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Mercedes-AMG is preparing a different kind of GT R

Mercedes-AMG is preparing to unleash a hotter version of the GT called GT R. Inspired by the GT 3 race car, the GT R likely uses a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine rated at 585 horsepower.
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Judge extends Volkswagen diesel settlement deadline

Volkswagen and U.S. regulators will get one more week to finalize the diesel settlement announced in April. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer extended the deadline from June 21 to June 28.
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VW’s new direction: 2 to 3 million all-electric cars annually by 2025

Shifting focus from DieselGate, Volkswagen quantifies e-car plans, promising 2 to 3 million all-electric cars yearly by 2025. Self-driving technology and ride-hailing services are also part of VW's ten-year plan.
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Why you can’t order a Toyota Prius with a roof-mounted solar panel

Toyota will offer the plug-in hybrid variant of the Prius with a roof-mounted solar panel in Japan and in Europe. We won't see the panel -- which boosts efficiency by 10 percent -- in the U.S. until later in the production run.
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British Olympian Chris Hoy trades his bicycle for a Nissan Le Mans race car

British Olympic cyclist Chris Hoy will race at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, driving a Nissan-powered LMP2-class prototype car. He's the first Summer Olympic medalist to race at Le Mans.
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Mercedes-Benz will have you covered for every kind of motor in the next few years

The mobility industry is going electric, but Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler are investing in cleaner versions of all power types. Daimler is investing in diesel, gasoline, fuel cell, mild- and high-power hybrid, and electric…
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Move over, Siri: Watson rides shotgun in this IBM-powered autonomous car

IBM and Local Motors have debuted Olli, a self-driving vehicle powered by Watson. The 12-passenger electric car uses cloud-based cognitive computing to allow natural conversations between man and machine.
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NHTSA autonomous car guidelines coming by July

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to issue its first set of guidelines for self-driving cars in July. The guidelines will not be law but will provide direction for federal and state regulators.
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Teslas could be for sale soon in a Nordstrom near you

Elon Musk wants to sell Teslas directly to consumers, not through car dealers. Combine those two facts and selling at Nordstrom makes sense. A pilot program in a Los Angeles Nordstrom will be a showroom only, until Tesla procures a dealer…