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You can get 57 mpg in Audi's A3 TDI, and we sweated through the desert to prove it

The Audi A3 TDI may be rated at just 43 highway mpg, but it is capable of much, much more. That is, if the driver is willing to suffer. This practical, comfortable sedan can manage 63 mpg for over 800 miles, in the hands of a skilled and committed driver.

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Sorry, Tesla: Michigan Governor reinforces direct sales ban of automobiles

Tesla has lost its fight for direct car sales in Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder signed House Bill 5606 (also known as Public Act 354) into law this week, strengthening an existing law that bans auto sales without the use of a franchised dealer.

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Harman wants to quiet your ride using the tech behind noise-cancelling headphones

Harman, in conjunction with Lotus, has developed an in-car noise-cancelling technology that reduces road noise and vibrations, making music sound better and providing a quieter ride. The technology is similar to the noise-cancelling circuits found in…

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I spy: Scion teases iM Concept Car ahead of LA Auto Show debut

Toyota sub-brand Scion announced a new concept car today, and it’s slated to debut next month at the LA Auto Show. Called the iM, the concept has a sport look to it, but no further details were released.

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Ford unleashes ‘stampede’ of custom 2015 Mustangs for SEMA 2014

The Ford Mustang has always been popular with tuners, and Ford hopes that things will be now different with the new 2015 model. A pair of customized 'Stangs are ready to show off at SEMA 2014.

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You can't control the weather, but in Mercedes' S-Class Coupe, you can ignore it

The all-new flagship coupe from Mercedes-Benz is powerful, beautiful, technologically advanced, and awash in plush appointments. It is the embodiment of everything the automaker has become over more than a century of building fine luxury cars.

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Robo chauffeur: Next Audi A8 might boast the brand’s self-driving tech

As it rolls out autonomous-driving tech, Audi is starting at the top. Due in 2017, the next A8 full-size sedan will reportedly be the first production Audi that will be able to drive itself.

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Road Rave: Like a catchy pop-song hook, synthetic engine noises are playing on repeat

Depending on whom you ask, augmented engine noises are either blasphemous or completely irrelevant. In this edition of Road Rave, we’ll break down the different systems of each manufacturer and discuss how they reflect back on them.

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Maybach is back: Mercedes to revive luxury moniker with stretched S-Class at LA Auto Show

Much to Rick Ross’ dismay, the Maybach brand is dead. Mercedes-Benz is planning to partially revive the moniker next month, however, with a Maybach-badged S-Class debuting at the LA Auto Show.

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We found Groot’s car! Bugatti Veyron recreated in 1:1 scale completely out of wood

As the Veyron reaches the end of its production life, limited-edition versions seem to be popping up everywhere. However, the 1:1 scale wooden replica of the car made by is truly one of a kind.

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Shh! When the V12 is asleep, the hybrid Laferrari can secretly drive electric

Ferrari says the LaFerrari hybrid supercar can't drive on electric power alone, but this video proves otherwise. It shows a black LaFerrari gliding silently for a short distance at low speed.

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Land Rover’s Defender could go out on a high note with special performance model

The Land Rover Defender will leave showrooms at the end of 2015, and what better way to send it off than with a special-edition version from LR'S Special Vehicle Operations skunkworks?

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Watch out, McLaren: Twin-turbo Ferrari 458 targeting the 650S with 666 devilish HP

We know that Ferrari will release a 458 successor in 2015, but the juicy details keep pouring in. New reports say the revamped 458 will feature a 650-plus-horsepower V8 and target the McLaren 650S.

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Bentley remembers its racing heritage in the snarling Continental GT3-R

The 2015 Bentley GT3-R is designed to be a luxurious racecar for the road. With 572 horsepower, a crackling exhaust, and a big rear wing carved from carbon fiber, it meets the mark perfectly … for $337,000.

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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: 204 mph for $64,990

With a 707-horsepower HEMI V8 and four doors for $64,990, the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat could be one of the biggest performance bargains around. How many other sedans can hit 204 mph for under $100k?

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Could Ford’s 2015 F-150 SEMA big-tired off-roader win 5th straight ‘Hottest Truck’?

Past F-150 pickup trucks were favorites of the modifying scene, and Ford hopes customizers will embrace the new 2015 model with open arms. This pair of SEMA concepts certainly make a good case for the aluminum-bodied truck.

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Outraced by a robot: Watch Audi’s autonomous RS 7 conquer the track

When most people think of autonomous vehicles, they think of convenience, comfort, and traffic-easing driver aids. Audi has embraced those features as well, but this Sunday, the automaker put its self-driving RS 7 to the test in a Hockenheim hot lap.

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Ute be crazy not to love X-Tomi Design’s BMW M4 pickup

Apparently, BMW-based pickups are a thing. In 2011, BMW created an M3 truck for April Fools’ Day, and a Hungarian design firm called X-Tomi has followed suit with an M4-inspired ute.

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Spotify supports CarPlay now! Except it has for a while, and it’s still broken

Spotify today released an update to its iOS app which supposedly added Apple CarPlay support. Unfortunately, CarPlay support isn't actually new for Spotify, and even worse, the app still doesn't work with CarPlay.

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Lamborghini still wants the Urus SUV, but Audi doesn’t think customers will

The Lamborghini Urus SUV is still on track for a 2017 launch, but Lambo steward Audi is afraid the shifting economic climate could erase customer demand for this expensive, niche product by then.

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Move over, 911 Turbo: Porsche’s 911 Carrera and Carrera S could get turbocharged, too

Forget the 911 Turbo and GT2, the Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S could bring turbocharging to scores of new 911 buyers. Both models are expected to get turbocharged in an upcoming refresh.

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What caused 517 accidents in one day in Moscow? Breasts, of course

Russian police recently had to impound several trucks with a risqué advertisement printed on them. The Moscow ads showed a large picture of a woman’s breasts, and reportedly caused 517 accidents in a single day.

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II isn't a car, it's a force of nature

The 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II has been refreshed, giving the already impressive vehicle a bit more gravitas with new exterior details and improved interior technology.

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It’s a slam-dunk? Lebron James taking his talents to Kia as brand’s ‘luxury ambassador’

LeBron James may be controversial, but everybody knows his name. His notoriety has now taken him from the basketball court to the tarmac, as Korean automaker Kia has signed James on as its ‘luxury ambassador.’

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