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The manual transmission is too popular to ditch

BMW, like a number of other automakers, is currently in a holding pattern with respect to the manual transmission. It wasn’t too long ago that the head of its M division, Frank van Meel, said the manual could be on its way out. Now he’s keen to keep the transmission around for as long as possible, even though he acknowledges …

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Ford Trademarks ‘Mustang Dark Horse,’ Could Be Blackout Package Name

Ford Trademarks 'Mustang Dark Horse,' Could Be Blackout Package Name

Ford announced a black accent package for the 2023 Mustang on Twitter June 1 and opened up online submissions to name the package. A trademark application for “Mustang Dark Horse” was filed in the United States on June 22, as well as in other countries. While there has been no official announcement yet, the trademark could indicate that the winning …

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Porsche adds second 718 production line

Porsche adds second 718 production line

The Porsche 718 isn’t even close to new, yet its popularity hasn’t waned. Porsche is expanding production of the 718 model line to the multi-brand Volkswagen Group plant in Osnabrück to keep up with demand and likely prepare for the future. Osnabrück is the same plant responsible for overflow production of the Cayenne. It will take time to prep Osnabrück …

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Goodwood Record-Setting McMurtry Spéirling to Spawn Roadgoing Car

Goodwood Record-Setting McMurtry Spéirling to Spawn Roadgoing Car

British startup McMurtry Automotive told Autocar at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed that it will build a roadgoing version of its Spéirling track car. The Spéirling made headlines this weekend when it set a new lap record at the Goodwood Hill Climb, running the course in just 39.08 seconds. The approximately 1000-hp EV measures a mere 126 inches long …

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View 2023 Nissan Z vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Photos

View 2023 Nissan Z vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Photos

Marc UrbanoCar and Driver A faceoff between two rear-drive, six-speed sports coupes with at least 400 horsepower. Read the full review View Gallery 54 Photos 1 of 54 The Nissan Z shares underpinnings with the previous 370Z, but its exterior nods to the first Datsun Z-cars, with a long nose and perky rear hatch. 2 of 54 The Z is …

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Volkswagen ID.Aero concept revealed, previews US-bound electric sedan

Volkswagen ID.Aero concept revealed, previews US-bound electric sedan

Volkswagen has only just shown us its 2024 ID.Buzz but the automaker is already close to revealing another member of the growing ID family of electric vehicles, a mid-size sedan that’s headed to the U.S. in 2023. The sedan will fill in for the Passat, which bows out here after 2022, and will likely go by the name ID.6. Prototypes …

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2023 Audi S3 Review, Pricing, and Specs

Overview Audi’s smallest offering, the A3 sedan, looks and drives great, and the 2023 S3 improves on that solid basis with a hotter 306-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a suspension tuned for more fun. A sports sedan of this size fits into a narrow niche, but enthusiast drivers will find plenty to love about the S3, even when compared to …

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McMurtry Speirling warps time, resets Goodwood Hill Climb record

It was at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed that British firm McMurtry debuted the Speirling, a tiny (it’s just 126 inches long) but powerful electric track car that does away with drag-inducing aerodynamic features in favor of a fan-powered ground effect system generating loads of downforce. We’re talking the ability to generate more than 4,400 pounds (up from 1,100 …

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Ford Won’t Let You Buy Your Leased EV When the Contract Ends

Ford Won't Let You Buy Your Leased EV When the Contract Ends

Ford has removed the end-of-lease buyout option for its customers who lease an EV such as an F-150 Lightning or Mustang Mach-E after June 15, 2022. Customers who’ve leased EVs prior to June 15 are in the clear; they can still do a buyout at lease end if they want. It comes as part of Ford’s plan to make its …

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