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Video: BMW’s new sub-brand to revive Isetta name?

Video: BMW’s new sub-brand to revive Isetta name?

For the older European readers out there, the mention of the words BMW Isetta probably conjures up nostalgic images of little, egg-shaped cars trundling around the city, with styling that looked possibly as cheerful and non-threatening as a car could ever get. Built in the 1950s and ‘60s, the...

August 5, 2009
 
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP560-4

CEO hints at 2015 launch date for first Lamborghini hybrid

It wasn't long ago that supercar manufacturers were scoffing at the idea of introducing hybrid variants of their models, but with Porsche and even the usually traditionalist... read more August 4, 2009


 
Switzer P800 on the dyno

Video: Switzer Performance P800 package Porsche 911 hits the dyno

It's a classic recipe: take one high-performance sports car, add power to taste. How powerful you like it depends largely on your budget, but this time Switzer has made one... read more August 3, 2009


 
A.R.T. AS55K YAAS EDITION

Royal Family of Abu Dhabi commissions one-off ‘AS55K’ Mercedes G55 AMG

This ostentatious SUV is the latest work of German tuning outfit A.R.T. but it differs from most of the firm’s previous outlandish creations as it was developed... read more August 3, 2009


 
BMW Munich headquarters

BMW picks Bosch and Samsung JV as Project i battery supplier

BMW's foray into the world of hybrids is expected to begin at some point this year with the release of a hybrid variant of the 7-series flagship and eventually the X5 and X6... read more August 3, 2009


 
2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Foreign luxury carmakers could get loophole in upcoming fuel regulations

In May the White House unveiled a new fuel efficiency policy calling for 35.5mpg fleet averages by 2016, and almost immediately the carmakers began talking about how much it... read more July 31, 2009


 
2009 BMW 7-Series Hybrid Concept

BMW 7-Series and X6 hybrids destined for Frankfurt Motor Show

Earlier this year we brought you news of BMW's entry into the hybrid market, with the suspected debut of a 7-Series equipped with the automaker’s ActiveHybrid system... read more July 31, 2009


 

 
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