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Magna Powertrain adds extra motor to Tesla Model S for better handling

What happens when a third electric motor is added to a Tesla Model S? Not additional power, but increased handling prowess. That's according to Roadshow, which recently had a go in a tri-motor Tesla Model S. But ... surprise ... it isn't actually a Tesla Model S. It's Magna Powertrain's own... read more

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2012 Porsche Boxster, Cayman To Be Built In-House ... Sort Of

It's not widely known amongst the general public, but Porsche frequently contracts out its actual production. Many of the small manufacturer's sports cars are not built by... read more December 21, 2009 by

2009 Opel Insignia Sedan

GM to keep Opel, sale to Magna off

Late last month reports emerged that GM's sale of Opel to a consortium of buyers led by Magna International and Russia's Sberbank could be done as early within weeks. Since... read more November 3, 2009 by

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Magna To Build 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

With a fresh majority stake in Opel, Magna has been at risk of losing many of its manufacturing contracts, including the next-gen Porsche Boxster and Cayman. But... read more October 8, 2009 by

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2010 Aston Martin Rapide Debuts At Frankfurt Auto Show

Aston Martin’s 2010 Rapide sedan is roughly half a year away from hitting showrooms but the automaker has released official images and details of the car, which has just... read more September 15, 2009 by

2009 Opel Insignia Sedan

GM Approves Opel Majority Sale to Magna International And Sberbank

General Motors today announced that its Board of Directors supports a bid from the consortium of automotive parts supplier Magna International and Russian bank Sberbank to... read more September 10, 2009 by

2009 Opel Insignia

GM Considering Plan To Keep Opel

General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson has previously stated that a new buyer for Opel would be picked this year and that at least three different companies were still in the... read more August 25, 2009 by

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Belgium’s RHJ International emerges as latest bidder for Opel

Holding company RHJ International has emerged this week as a strong challenger to Magna International in the bidding war for General Motors' Opel division. The Belgium-based... read more July 14, 2009 by

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Peugeot releases more details for new RCZ sports coupe

The midsize Peugeot 308 is one of the most flexible vehicles in the French automaker’s lineup, spawning numerous variants such as the regular three and five-door... read more July 14, 2009 by

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Beijing Auto offers $923 million for Opel, but race could already be over

Three companies have submitted bids for Opel so far, but another, China's Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC), has now joined the fray with an offer of more than... read more July 6, 2009 by

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Magna may use Opel as vehicle supplier for other brands

The saga surrounding General Motors’ European subsidiary Opel continues to unfold as the struggling automaker ponders the bids that are on offer. Now, anonymous sources... read more June 15, 2009 by

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Spy shots: Peugeot 308 RC Z coupe nearly undisguised

The midsize Peugeot 308 is one of the most flexible vehicles in the French carmaker’s lineup, spawning numerous variants such as the regular three and five-door... read more June 12, 2009 by

2010 Opel Astra

Opel’s new owner won’t be able to sell cars in U.S. or China

Earlier this week Opel managed to secure a $2.1 billion bridge financing package from the German government to keep itself operating until ownership is transferred from GM to... read more June 2, 2009 by

2009 Opel Insignia

Fiat skips Opel talks, Chrysler deal to be finalized today

The future of General Motors’ European division Opel will soon be a lot clearer as a buyer for the brand is expected to be announced within the next week. Up until now... read more May 29, 2009 by

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German governor says Magna is best choice for Opel

The contents of the bids for purchase of Opel submitted by Fiat, Magna and Ripplewood Holdings on Wednesday - and BAIC on Thursday - haven't yet been disclosed, but today the... read more May 22, 2009 by

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Magna-Saturn-Opel alliance could prove formidable

A lot of discussion goes into the topic of finding synergies within the auto industry, but few big, successful examples show what that looks like. The disastrously failed... read more May 21, 2009 by


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