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Recharge Wrap-up: BMW i sales hit 50k, SsangYong SIV-2 concept

Published: February 17, 2016

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Filed under: Green , BMW , Misc. Automakers , Concept Cars , Electric , Hybrid BMW i3 and i8 sales hit 50,000. SsangYong will debut a mild hybrid concept at Geneva


Recharge Wrap-up: BMW i8 markups declining, Nissan offering discounted Leaf lease buyouts

Published: May 21, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Ownership , BMW , Nissan , Green Automakers , Transportation Alternatives , Electric Study reinforces Zipcar’s targeting of Baby Boomers in cities. Nissan is offering Leaf Gross Payoff discounts of up to $5,000. The BMW i8 is selling closer to its sticker price.


Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Gigafactory gets high-tech neighbors, BMW i8 still comes with a long wait

Published: January 20, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Plants/Manufacturing , BMW , Tesla , Electric , Hybrid Data company Switch moves in near Tesla Gigafactory, The Motley Fool has some Tesla insights and prospective BMW i8 customers can expect a lengthy wait. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Gigafactory gets high-tech neighbors, BMW i8 still comes with a long wait Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Gigafactory gets high-tech neighbors, BMW i8 still comes with a long wait originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .


First Drive: 2015 Ford Focus

Published: October 14, 2014

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Filed under: Budget , Hatchback , Ford , First Drives Sitting down at the pre-drive briefing with Ford engineers ahead of sampling the refreshed 2015 Focus , water bottles clinked as we wet our whistles before Q&A. While pouring a glass, we noticed something stamped on the bottle label: “1L.” One liter. We were palming the exact displacement of the EcoBoost engine our group was about to drive


Review: 2014 Cadillac ELR

Published: September 29, 2014

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Filed under: Coupe , Hybrid , Cadillac , Design/Style , New Car Reviews , Electric , Luxury Well, this is awkward. A few years ago, Audi Of America’s boss Johan de Nysschen went on record describing the Chevrolet Volt as “a car for idiots.” Fast-forward to earlier this summer, and the well-regarded executive suddenly found himself in a new office with new business cards bearing the title: President, Cadillac . That means that among other challenges, de Nysschen is now tasked with selling the ELR , a car that is, at its core, a Volt in a sportier, less utile frock wearing a price tag that’s twice as expensive


Featured: Autoblog drives to the Arctic Circle

Published: March 22, 2013

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Filed under: Minivan/Van , Truck , Etc. , Mercedes-Benz , New Car Reviews , Diesel In Which Mercedes’ Sprinter Becomes A Long-Distance Sherpa In the wintery wilds of northern Alaska, even the cute little critters want to kill you


Review: 2011 Lexus CT 200h

Published: April 29, 2011

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Filed under: Hybrid , Lexus , In The AutoblogGreen Garage Lexus Hatches A New Take On Responsible Performance 2011 Lexus CT 200h – Click above for high-res image gallery Armchair quarterbacks have been quick to charge Toyota with losing its engineering nerve, labeling it a brand content to churn out safe, middle-of-the-road milquetoast offerings for every segment in which it competes.


Don’t Tell Mom the College Fund’s Dead: Audi R8 V10 to start at $146,000*

Published: July 24, 2009

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pFiled under: a href=”http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/” rel=”tag”Coupe/a, a href=”http://www.autoblog.com/category/sports/” rel=”tag”Performance/a, a href=”http://www.autoblog.com/category/audi/” rel=”tag”Audi/a/pa href=”http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2010-audi-r8-v10/2162261/”img vspace=”4″ hspace=”4″ border=”1″ src=”http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/07/10r852fsi_01_hrgb_opt.jpg” alt=”” //abr / div style=”text-align: center;”small style=”font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;”2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro – Click above for high-res image gallery/small/div br /Although we haven’t gotten the chance to drive it yet (we will be soon), Audi has plunked a price tag on its 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro – better known as the V-10 R8. The mid-engined ten-cylinder wundercar will start at $146,000 for manual gearbox models, while the R Tronic commands $155,100 (*both are subject to a $1,200 destination charge).br /br /Those two extra cylinders command a premium of nearly $32,000 over the 2010 R8 4.2 FSI, which runs just $114,200 by comparison (R tronic? $123,300) – the same price as it did for 2009.


BREAKING: House, Senate reach terms on ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program – but only with $1B in funding

Published: June 13, 2009

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According to The Detroit News , the House and Senate came to terms late last night on a $1 billion ‘cash for clunkers’ initiative.