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BMW CEO Harald Krüger to step down

Harald Krüger has announced he won't be seeking a second term as the CEO of BMW. "I would like to pursue new professional endeavours and leverage my diverse international experience for new projects and ventures," Krüger said in a statement released late last week...

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BMW X7 Pick-up concept unveiled
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BMW X7 Pick-up concept unveiled

Mercedes-Benz has the X-Class, BMW has... well at the moment it doesn't have anything, but that doesn't mean the company's engineers in Germany don't know how to make a ute. Unveiled overnight, the BMW X7 Pick-up concept was developed over 10 months by vocational trainees, with help from the company's concept construction and model technology teams, in Munich...


2019 Porsche 911 RSR unveiled
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2019 Porsche 911 RSR unveiled

The new Porsche 911 RSR has made its debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Powering the new Porsche 911 RSR is a dry sump 4.2-litre six-cylinder boxer engine positioned ahead of the rear axle. Depending on the size of restrictor attached to it, the motor can produce up to 378kW of power, and remains naturally aspirated...


De Tomaso P72 unveiled
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De Tomaso P72 unveiled

The De Tomaso P72 has been unveiled at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Although the new car has been named in honour of the 1965 P70 racing car, the P72 has a modern carbon-fibre chassis borrowed from the Apollo IE. Both Apollo and De Tomaso were brought together under common ownership in 2014...


2020 Toyota Yaris spied
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2020 Toyota Yaris spied

The next-generation Toyota Yaris has been spied undergoing performance testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Given the car's presence on the Nurburgring, we believe this is the new Yaris bound for Europe, Japan and developed markets outside of North America. Even though the five-door hatch prototype is completely covered in camouflage, it's clear the new model will be a far more expressive design than today's model...


2020 Ford GT Mk II unveiled
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2020 Ford GT Mk II unveiled

Ford has unveiled the new, track-only GT MkII at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Thanks to its can't-miss-it spoiler package, the Ford GT Mk II makes 400 per cent more downforce than the road-legal GT. Changes include the protruding rear wing and diffuser, and new splitters, diffuser, louvres and dive planes at the front...


Lee Iacocca, father of the Mustang, saviour of Chrysler, dies age 94
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Lee Iacocca, father of the Mustang, saviour of Chrysler, dies age 94

Lee Iacocca, father of the legendary Ford Mustang, has passed away due to complications related to Parkinson's disease. Born on October 15, 1924, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Lido Anthony Iacocca was the son of Italian immigrants. His father Nicola started his working life as a hot-dog seller...


2020 Holden Astra previewed by Opel/Vauxhall facelift
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2020 Holden Astra previewed by Opel/Vauxhall facelift

With a new Ford Focus already on sale and the Volkswagen Golf Mark VIII around the corner, the PSA Group has given its Opel and Vauxhall Astra range a freshen up. Externally the differences are slight, with a new grille design incorporating shutters, and redesigned front and rear bumpers being the most obvious changes...


2020 Renault Captur unveiled
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2020 Renault Captur unveiled

The second-generation Renault Captur has been unveiled overnight, riding on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-B architecture first used by the latest Clio. Like the Clio, the new Captur has C-shaped headlights. The crossover also utilises a similar design for its tail-lights...


Honda E outputs confirmed
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Honda E outputs confirmed

Power and torque figures for the Honda E, the company's first electric car targeted at developed markets, have been confirmed. The motor for the tiny hatchback delivers 110kW of power and over 300Nm of torque to the rear wheels. With its previously announced 35.5kWh water-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, the E has a claimed driving range of over 200 kilometres on a full charge...


2020 Land Rover Defender specifications leaked
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2020 Land Rover Defender specifications leaked

Details about the drivetrains, dimensions and features of the Land Rover Defender have been leaked ahead of its launch later this year. A user on the Disco4.com forum has posted smartphone photos taken of slides outlining the new Defender's key details. Due to be launched October this year, the first cab off the rank will be the Defender 110...


2020 Audi S8 revealed, here next year - UPDATE
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2020 Audi S8 revealed, here next year - UPDATE

The Audi S8 sedan has been unveiled, and will be available across Europe later this year. UPDATE, 4/7/19: Audi Australia has confirmed the new S8 will arrive in local showrooms during the second half of 2020. Under the bonnet there's a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 rated at 420kW of power and 800Nm of torque...


2021 Jaguar F-Type facelift spied
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2021 Jaguar F-Type facelift spied

Both the updated Jaguar F-Type coupe and convertible have been spied undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Even with their bodies covered from head to toe in camouflage, it's clear the revised F-Type will share the platform and most of its body panels with today's model, which debuted in production form back in 2012...


Bentley Continental GT sets new Pikes Peak record
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Bentley Continental GT sets new Pikes Peak record

A Bentley Continental GT has set a new Time Attack 2 production car record during the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. With Rhys Millen in the driver's seat, the Continental GT finished the 20 kilometre hill climb in 10 minutes 18.488 seconds. The new time is over eight seconds faster than the previous record of 10 minutes 26...


Europe mandates sound generators for EVs
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Europe mandates sound generators for EVs

From today, all new electrified car models launched in the European Union will need to be fitted with an Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS). According to the union's regulations, the system must make noise similar to an internal combustion engine at speeds below 19km/h in both forward and reverse...