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Over the course of even just recent history, it has been made pretty clear that numbers can be misleading. Ask those wonderful folks over at companies like Enron, Worldcom, or Tyco about how to make numbers look better or worse. Or maybe even more recently than that, see what the chairmen of any of the major banks across the US had to say about how to make numbers mislead people in the early 2000s for things like a mortgage, for instance. Of course, those numbers were intentionally misleading, and with very malicious intent in mind, but then there are other numbers out there that can also be misleading, but in a way that might surprise people in a positive way. One such example is the 2016 BMW M2. At first glance, one might be inclined to believe that just by the numbers, the M2 would naturally just be half of what the top-flight M4 is for its driver. While that math does work out, the actual application of that theory couldn't be farther from the truth.
Following nearly a century of designing "the ultimate driving machine" for its customers, BMW is preparing for a future where driverless cars will become a bigger part of the automotive industry, according to a new report that was released by Reuters.
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Infiniti has high hopes for the recently unveiled Q50 Red Sport 400, however, the Red Sport 400 will have a lot more on its plate than just making a good impression when it arrives. According to statements from Infiniti, it will also herald the debut of an all-new performance brand that is set to wage war with BMW's M division and Mercedes-Benz and their in-house AMG performance division.
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With all the attention that electric vehicles, driverless cars, and even advanced hybrids get in both the press and the automotive circuit, it's easy to forget about the vehicle's tires, which often don't get as much of the glory, especially on modern cars. Part of this is because the basic shape of a tire has changed very little over the years, despite advancements in rubber and tread technology; however, a new tire concept from Goodyear will completely redefine what we perceive as a tire, while also introducing the world to an all-new driving experience.
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FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne Urges Apple Not To Build Car By Itself, Confirms FCA Is Not In Merger Talks
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne recently shared his thoughts on Apple's plans for a possible autonomous car urging the California based tech company to not go on its own with the project while also shooting down new rumors of the company engaging in merger talks.
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With the current generation SportWagen expanding its reach to both diesel and non-diesel buyers, Volkswagen has released an all-new limited edition model that aims to maintain the SportWagen's strong sales momentum, while adding some rarity and uniqueness to the model family.
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Rumors of a possible revival of the 8 Series moniker have floated around the automotive industry for several years, but so far no solid proof has surfaced of whether BMW is, indeed, reviving its flagship model. However, a new report has added new fuel to these speculations, and it appears that BMW is, indeed, moving forward with the idea of adding the technology and styling-themed model back into its lineup.
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If you sit back and think about just how many different model cars have come off the assembly lines, it's amazing that we remember any of them at all. Sure, you personally might remember your first car, but, by and large, not too many of us are really emotionally vested in a 1987 Buick Skylark the way you might be. But then there are cars that come along every once in a great while that we as a collective civilized world can appreciate. Cars that are so striking, and so stunning that men and women who have no automotive knowledge whatsoever become awestruck and mesmerized by the mere sight of one of these mighty machines. That list of cars is very short, but it can be argued that at the top of that very short list lies one car, and one car only—the Ferrari F40.
When Cadillac first unveiled the hybrid rear-camera mirror system in the Cadillac CT6 sedan, it was a preview of a significant technological leap: A mirror that would support a full-view rear backup camera display. It was unknown if the novel technology would make it through the rigorous screening of the federal government, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has now approved the technology for production vehicles.
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Nevada's state government wants to strike a deal with Faraday Future regarding plant incentives, but the state has demanded collateral from the upstart firm before it moves forward with approving anymore infrastructure improvement bonds. The new demand comes after comments by the state treasurer, Dan Schwartz, who fears that Leshi, a key backer for Faraday Future, may not have the money to actually fund the plant, according to a report by Automotive News.
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Excellent, state of-the-art transportation, but a poor driving experience perhaps best sums up this Focus. Maybe that is to be expected from an entry-level economy car, but since previous generations Focus drove well, even in poverty specification, your writer was hoping for more. Surprisingly the Focus remained likeable, but be clear: This is transportation in the airport monorail sense of the word far more than it is a car in the Big Block Chevelle sense of the word.
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