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Model Year 2013 Automobiles Achieve Highest Fuel Economy Ever

Model Year 2013 Automobiles Achieve Highest Fuel Economy Ever

The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that model year 2013 vehicles had achieved an all-time high fuel economy in 2013.  New automobiles achieved an average of 24.1 mpg (9.76 l/100 km), the best fuel economy since the government started keeping track of the figures in 1975.
The number represents an increase …

BMW to Open Performance Center Driving School in California

BMW to Open Performance Center Driving School in California

BMW announced it will open a new driving school in La Quinta, a city in Southern California, later this year.
The BMW Performance Center West will be located on 32 acres (13 hectares) of land inside the Thermal Club, a private motorsports club.  The facility will have a dedicated 1.4-mile (2.2-kilometer) …

Audi September Sales Continue To Rise

Audi September Sales Continue To Rise

Audi announced financial results for September 2014. The company reported a 14.2% sales increase in the United States, selling 14,917 vehicles as compared to 13,065 from September 2013. The September sales marked the 45th consecutive month of record sales for Audi.
The record setting sales were led by Audi models such …

Chrysler September Sales Increase

Chrysler September Sales Increase

The Chrysler Group announced financial results for September 2014. The total U.S. sales for the company increased by 19% from September 2013, selling 169,890 units as compared to 143,047. These results marked the best September sales for the company since 2005.
Just like in August, Chrysler’s Jeep model saw the biggest …

Porsche Reports Sales Increase for September

Porsche Reports Sales Increase for September

Porsche Cars North America announced financial results for September 2014. The company’s total sales in September were up 16.6%, selling 3,607 vehicles as compared to 3,093 from the previous September.
The company’s 911 and 918 models saw an increase in sales, selling 739 units as compared to 609 units sold in …

Report from Paris: BMW’s Drop-Top and X6, Audi’s 4-Door TT, the AMG GT Edition 1, and a Plug-In Lamborghini

Report from Paris: BMW’s Drop-Top and X6, Audi’s 4-Door TT, the AMG GT Edition 1, and a Plug-In Lamborghini

BMW unveiled the new 2 Series Convertible as well as the new X6.  The 2 Series Convertible is the successor to the 1 Series Convertible.  The new drop-top starts with the 2 Series Coupe, with similar powertrain options, and adds open-air touring to the mix.
The new BMW X6, while fully …

Mercedes-Benz Reports September Sales Increase

Mercedes-Benz Reports September Sales Increase

Mercedes-Benz announced financial results for September 2014. The company’s total U.S. sales were up 10.6% from September 2013 when 24,697 vehicles were sold. This September, the company set a sales record and sold 27,315 vehicles, marking the fifth straight year of rising September sales.
The company’s sales of the Stuttgart-based automaker’s …

BMW Achieves Best September Ever

BMW Achieves Best September Ever

BMW Group announced financial results for September 2014. Similar to what the company achieved in August, a new September record was set as U.S. sales increased by 8.6% from the previous year. Last month, BMW sold 25,586 vehicles as compared to 23,568 vehicles from September 2013.
BMW pre-owned vehicles also saw …

Report from Paris: Infiniti Flagship and Ducati-Powered VW

Report from Paris: Infiniti Flagship and Ducati-Powered VW

On the eve of the start of the 2014 Paris Motor Show, several automakers got a jump on the show’s opening with private unveilings of their concept cars.
Infiniti showed off its Q80 Inspiration concept, a very large luxury flagship, Wednesday evening.
“Q80 Inspiration is a concept vehicle, but there is a …

Behind the Scenes at BMW of Manhattan

Behind the Scenes at BMW of Manhattan

Autobahn Alley, the area in Manhattan around 11th Avenue in the 50s and the home of numerous temples to which the faithful come to pay homage, is thriving. Unlike other cities, where more car dealerships were closing rather than opening, this replacement to Automobile Row, that stretch of Broadway in …

Volkswagen Reports Lower Sales in September

Volkswagen Reports Lower Sales in September

Volkswagen released financial results for September 2014. The company’s total sales in September were down 18.6 % from September 2013 when 31,920 vehicles were sold. This September, only 25,996 vehicles were sold.
Sales for the majority of the company’s models decreased from September of the previous year. The CC saw the …

Porsche Cayenne Facelift to Debut in Paris Alongside New S E-Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne Facelift to Debut in Paris Alongside New S E-Hybrid

Porsche announced a mid-life facelift for the Cayenne as well as an all-new hybrid-electric variant.
The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on October 2.  Porsche says it will be the first plug-in hybrid in the premium SUV segment.  The German automaker also …