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Jaguar unleashes XJR575

Jaguar has sent the XJ to the gym to create the XJR575. It uses a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that makes 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for a 4.4-second zero-to-60 time. It also receives a full body kit, specific rims, and "575" emblems.   

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BMW celebrates 7's 50th with limited-edition model

BMW is celebrating the 7 Series' 40th birthday with a limited-edition model named 40 Jahre. Limited to just 200 examples, it comes with the M Aerodynamics Package, 20-inch alloy wheels, and Shadow Line trim. Buyers can choose Petrol Mica or Frozen Silver.   

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BMW denies cartel accusations

Responding to recent accusations, BMW stresses it didn't form a cartel with Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz to fix the price of diesel emissions treatment. The company also emphasizes none of its cars are equipped with an illegal defeat device.   

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Classic FBI surveillance van listed on eBay

A 1989 Dodge Ram 350 van used by the FBI as a surveillance vehicle has come up on eBay. It's a one-owner vehicle with just 23,500 miles on the odometer. It's still fitted with late-1980s surveillance equipment including LCD screens, an intercom, recorders, tape players, three extra batteries, additional door locks, and even a toilet. Bidding currently stands at $15,900.   

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Chevrolet Volt could morph into a crossover

The sedan segment is declining, and Chevrolet is increasingly worried about the Volt's future. Reuters has learned the company's plug-in hybrid model could morph into a crossover when it's replaced in about 2022.   

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One-off Mercedes E-Class gains portal axles

A Mercedes-Benz engineer has turned the E-Class All-Terrain into a monster truck with portal axles. It's just a one-off model for the time being, but insiders say it could spawn a limited-edition model in the next few months.   http://bit.ly/2uURM4i

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UAW worried about slumping sedan sales

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union is worried about the impact the decline of sedans will have on jobs in the United States. "We are tracking it and we are addressing it," UAW president Dennis Williams told Reuters. He added he's in talks with General Motors to find a solution that would preserve as many jobs as possible.   

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Ford Fiesta axed in America

Ford has confirmed it will stop selling the tiny Fiesta in the United States. "In North America, especially the U.S., the demand for such vehicles is declining, and we are reacting accordingly," the company said.   

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Enthusiast building Hellcat-powered Prius

A company named American Racing Headers is turning an unassuming Toyota Prius into a monster. Through extensive fabrication work, the team has managed to stuff a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 engine into the hybrid's engine bay.   http://bit.ly/2vKFsQl

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GM launches in-vehicle app development tool

General Motors announced Friday the launch of its GM Dev Client--an in-vehicle testing app which gives authorized developers the ability to test their applications in an actual GM car. Interested developers can register at developer.gm.com.   

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