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Jaguar Land Rover seeking funding after huge write-down - report
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12th Feb 2019
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Jaguar Land Rover seeking funding after huge write-down - report

Jaguar Land Rover is seeking US$1 billion in funding after a disastrous fourth quarter of 2018, huge-write downs on the value of its investments, and continued sales struggles in China. According to a report from Automotive News Europe, the Indian-owned carmaker needs to raise US$1 billion ($1.4 billion) within the next 14 months to replace "maturing bonds" and fund the brand's expensive electric vehicle development program.
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Scott Collie
2020 Alpina B7 xDrive revealed
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12th Feb 2019
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2020 Alpina B7 xDrive revealed

Alpina Automobiles has taken the wraps off the updated 2020 B7 xDrive, based on the facelifted BMW 7 Series limousine. Like the vehicle on which it's based, the B7 gets a host of design revisions including new lights and bumpers, along with a revised interior incorporating the latest BMW driver assistance and infotainment systems. Under the skin, changes have been made in the engine bay to improve responsiveness and enhance power delivery across the rev range.
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James Wong
55-car convoy in 'autopilot' mode claims Guinness world record
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11th Feb 2019
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55-car convoy in 'autopilot' mode claims Guinness world record

We've covered a lot of autonomous developments recently, but none are quite as grand in their scale as this one. There's a new world record for 'largest parade of autonomous cars', and it belongs to a Chinese car company. The world record attempt took place in late November 2018 at the Dianjiang test track, near Changan's headquarters in the Chinese city of Chongqing.
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Derek Fung
Around the Tracks: Rental cars, Ferrari on the Nurburgring
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11th Feb 2019
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Around the Tracks: Rental cars, Ferrari on the Nurburgring

When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? Is 64hp enough? Hmmmm
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Scott Collie
2019 Alpina B5 Touring, XD3 pricing revealed
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10th Feb 2019
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2019 Alpina B5 Touring, XD3 pricing revealed

Alpina has announced pricing for its B5 Touring and XD3, as it continues its rollout in Australia. The 5 Series-based B5 Touring will be priced from $217,000 before on-road costs, making it $7000 more expensive than the sedan. It'll be here during the third quarter of 2019. REVIEW: Mike Duff checks out the B5 Touring and XD3 in Germany
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Scott Collie