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Ulrich Hackenberg

Audi R&D chief steps down amid emissions cheating scandal

Audi R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg has announced his resignation amid the automaker’s emissions cheating scandal where a number of Audi models, including some here in the United States, were fitted with a device to hide the true level of their emissions from regulators. Hackenberg, one of... read more

December 4, 2015 by
 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW & Audi ready software fix for emissions cheating diesels

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller confirmed in a speech made to managers on Monday that the automaker was ready with a fix for most of the four-cylinder diesel... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

More VW diesels confirmed to be in violation of EPA standards

In September, the Volkswagen Group admitted to having installed “defeat device” software on some diesel engines designed to switch on performance-sapping... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
Mercedes-AMG engine production

Mercedes-AMG To Start New Engine Production Line To Meet Demand

Strong demand for its high-performance cars has forced Mercedes-AMG to open up a new production line for engines. Currently, the official Mercedes-Benz tuner produces all of... read more November 19, 2015 by


 
2013 Wiesmann GT MF4-CS

German Sports Car Brand Wiesmann Sold To Indian Investors

Wiesmann, the German manufacturer of lightweight, retro-styled sports cars powered by BMW M engines, finally went out of business last year after several years of barely... read more November 17, 2015 by


 
2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

Chinese-Made Buick Envision In U.S. By Early 2016: Report

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] may be the first major American automaker to sell a Chinese-made vehicle in the United States. It’s being reported GM has decided to... read more November 16, 2015 by


 
Pininfarina Sergio concept car

Pininfarina Confident Of Acquisition By Mahindra

Earlier in the year it was revealed legendary Italian design firm Pininfarina was in talks with Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra about a possible sale. Now... read more November 16, 2015 by


 
Karma

Karma (Formerly Fisker) To Source Parts From BMW

About a month ago we learned that the automaker formerly known as Fisker, which now operates under the control of Chinese parent Wanxiang, had changed its name to Karma... read more November 13, 2015 by


 
Porsche 918 Spyder on the Nürburgring

Track Operator Cleared To Lift Nürburgring Speed Limits

In the summer, the operator of the Nürburgring race track, Capricorn, announced speed limits of 155 mph at certain sections prone to accidents. The move, one of the... read more November 13, 2015 by


 
Michelin and Ford performance tires

Michelin to develop tires for Ford Performance fleet, including GT supercar

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is prepping for a global performance onslaught. The future lineup of the sporty side of the Blue Oval looks exciting thanks to the impending... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
Caparo T1

Caparo Parent Company Enters Administration, Chairman Dies In Apparent Suicide

Britain’s Caparo T1 was billed as the ‘closest thing to driving a Formula One car on the road’ when it was first unveiled back in 2006. The car looked just... read more November 11, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW starts “goodwill” payment program for customers affected by diesel scandal

While Volkswagen may still be months away from announcing a recall in the United States for vehicles found to have “defeat device” diesel emissions cheating... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
Faraday Future

Chinese-Backed Electric Car Startup Faraday Future Plans $1 Billion U.S. Plant

In August, we first learned of the plans of Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting for a new electric car company rivaling Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA]. It turns out Yueting’s... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
Toyota Logo

Toyota Investing $1 Billion In Silicon Valley Research Lab

Toyota will establish a new research and development facility in California’s Silicon Valley at the cost of $1 billion over five years. The new facility, to be called... read more November 9, 2015 by


 
Walter Maria de Silva

Volkswagen Group Design Chief Walter de Silva Retires

Current Volkswagen Group design boss Walter Maria de Silva is set to retire at the end of the month, though he will continue his links with the automaker in an advisory role... read more November 8, 2015 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Audi, Porsche and VW issue stop-sale orders on models with diesel V-6

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency issued the Volkswagen Group with a notice of violation for a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine used in several models from... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
 

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