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BMW 5-Series in China

China Overtakes U.S. For BMW Group Sales In 2013

The BMW Group solidified its position as the world’s number one luxury automaker in terms of sales, with its sales in 2013 growing to 1,963,798 units, up 6.4 percent from the 1,845,186 units sold in 2012. That’s a new record for the group, which comprises the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce... read more

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Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche Sells Record 162,145 Vehicles In 2013

The previous year has turned out to be one of record sales for many of the major luxury automotive brands. We can now add another to the growing pile, with Porsche also... read more January 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

Mercedes-Benz Sells Record 1.46 Million Vehicles In 2013

Mercedes-Benz is the latest premium automotive brand to announce record sales, following the likes of Audi, Buick and Rolls-Royce. More than 1,461,680 cars wearing the... read more January 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi S3

Audi Sales Top 1.57 Million Units In 2013

Audi managed to sell close to 1,575,500 vehicles in 2013, setting a new record for the brand and achieving a 1.5 million unit sales milestone two years ahead of schedule... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls-Royce Enjoys Fourth Straight Year Of Record Sales: Video

It’s been another bumper year for British brand Rolls-Royce, with the automaker confirming today it sold a record 3,630 vehicles in 2013, surpassing the previous record... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class

Mercedes Edges Out BMW For 2013 U.S. Luxury Car Sales Crown

Mercedes-Benz has ended 2013 with the sales crown for luxury autos in the U.S., with 312,534 units walking out the door over the past 12 months. This represents a 14 percent... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

Fisker Wants Court To Reject Wanxiang Bid, Cites It As Cause Of Bankruptcy

Bankrupt automaker Fisker Automotive is urging courts to approve the sale of its assets to a Hong Kong company currently bidding on it, in the hope that it can prevent... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class production in Sindelfingen, Germany

Mercedes-Benz Builds Record 1.49 Million Vehicles In 2013

Mercedes-Benz had a very good run in 2013, with the German auto giant manufacturing a record 1.49 million vehicles over the course of the past 12 months. No figure for the... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

Fisker Founders Sued Over Company Collapse

The woes of Fisker Automotive, the electric car startup that filed for bankruptcy late last year after a series of insurmountable problems, don't look like stopping any time... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
Sergio Marchionne

Fiat To Buy Remaining Chrysler Shares In $4.35 Billion Deal

Fiat is ringing in the new year by agreeing to buy the remaining 41.46 percent stake in Chrysler that it doesn't own from the United Auto Workers VEBA Trust, in a deal valued... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Analyst Predicts Tesla Motors Sale In 2014

The progress of Tesla Motors, electric car startup co-founded by PayPal billionaire Elon Musk, has been eye-opening for many in 2013. While the company hasn't been immune to... read more December 31, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi Q3

Audi To Invest Record $30 Billion Through 2018

Audi will spend 22 billion euros (approximately $30.35 billion) over the next five years on new models, technology and expansion of its global production facilities to help... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
Google's Self-Driving Lexus RX450h

Michigan Fourth State To Approve Autonomous Car Testing

Michigan has joined California, Nevada and Florida in allowing self-driving vehicle research to take place on the state's highways. It now means companies like Nissan, Ford... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
2013 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin And AMG To Develop New V-8 Engines Together

In July of this year, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz tuner AMG signed a Letter of Intent to form a wide-ranging technical partnership aimed at providing the historic British... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
Marc Lichte

Marc Lichte Replaces Wolfgang Egger As Audi Design Chief

Following the departure of Wolfgang Egger as head of design at Audi earlier this month, the German automaker has announced that Marc Lichte will now take up the reigns... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 
Protean in-wheel electric motor

VW And Protean Team Up For In-Wheel Electric Motors

As electric cars become more prevalent in the market place, many automakers are still exploring the best way to make use of electric drivetrains. We've seen everything from... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
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