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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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20th Aug 2019
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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download includes: Listen to the CarAdvice podcasts: iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) | RadioPublic | Omny | Stitcher |TuneIn
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Mandy Turner
Porsche Type 64: Auction blunder sees historic racer unsold at Monterey
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20th Aug 2019
2 min read

Porsche Type 64: Auction blunder sees historic racer unsold at Monterey

The auction of a car designed by Ferdinand Porsche in Nazi Germany resulted in what could be politely described as a snafu or, in the words of one auction patron, a “massive f*** up”. The 1939 Type 64 – retroactively and somewhat controversially referred to as a Porsche – failed to find a buyer at the RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey, California over the weekend, according to Bloomberg.
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William Stopford
Mercedes-Benz A250e/B250e revealed, A250e here in 2020
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19th Aug 2019
2 min read

Mercedes-Benz A250e/B250e revealed, A250e here in 2020

Mercedes-Benz has continued its A-Class and B-Class expansion, revealing plug-in '250e' hybrid variants of its small cars – and the A250e is heading for Australia next year. By combining the 1.33-litre turbo petrol engine from the A180 and B180 with an electric motor making 75kW, Mercedes-Benz has managed to extract a total of 160kW and 450Nm from the 250e powertrain. Top speed is 140km/h in EV mode or 235km/h with both power sources engaged.
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Scott Collie
Rolls-Royce Pebble Beach 2019 Pastel Collection revealed
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19th Aug 2019
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Rolls-Royce Pebble Beach 2019 Pastel Collection revealed

Rolls-Royce has shown off a trio of special vehicles based on the Ghost, Dawn and Wraith Black Badge for the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, with bespoke exterior colours and appointments. Dubbed the Pebble Beach 2019 Pastel Collection, the eye-catching models all feature a paint finish inspired by "this year's 'wildflower superbloom' on the Monterey Peninsula" which the company says helps to 'reaffirm' the idea that a Black Badge model "doesn't have to be black".
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James Wong
Hyundai: Another EV concept headed to Frankfurt
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19th Aug 2019
1 min read

Hyundai: Another EV concept headed to Frankfurt

Hyundai has confirmed a second all-electric prototype will be presented on its stand at the Frankfurt motor show next month. The Korean brand's theme for the show will be 'Style Set Free', a vision for future electric vehicles that will allow owners to personalise their vehicles "in a way similar to how people design their homes to reflect their lifestyles" – including customising a car's interior throughout its lifecycle.
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James Wong