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Mercedes-Benz has built an accurate replica of the 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II. The classic race car was recreated specifically to avoid trashing the original model on the track. It will make its track debut on August 3rd during the company's Trackdays event.   

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Jeep Wrangler diesel allegedly confirmed for U.S. market

The Jeep Wrangler will be available with a turbodiesel engine in the United States for the first time ever, according to JLWranglerForums. The oil-burning engine will debut at the end of the 2019 model year.   

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Volvo announces first-ever XC40

Volvo has confirmed plans to introduce its first-ever small SUV. Named XC40, the model will likely make its debut this fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show.   

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Registration opens for Woodward drag racing with Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge

Registration has opened up for another year of legal drag racing on historic Woodward Avenue. Interested? Sign up now to run at M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, on Saturday, August 12 with Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge.   http://bit.ly/2tjttsj

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Authorities investigating German automakers for possible collusion in emissions scandals

The European Commission has launched an investigation to determine whether German automakers colluded in producing systems to reduce diesel exhaust emissions, Reuters reports.   http://reut.rs/2tjNteh

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Startup wants to sell you munchies on your Uber ride home

Startup Cargo wants to introduce mobile vending machines to Uber's fleet, allowing operators to offer snacks and other essentials to riders. Drivers who sign up would receive a console-mounted display filled with items such as candy, chips and hangover cures which riders can purchase using their smartphones, TechCrunch reports.   http://tcrn.ch/2uN8FO7

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300,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class built in Austria

The 300,000th example of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has rolled off Magna Steyr's Graz, Austria, assembly line. Finished in an attractive shade of blue, the milestone car was designed by the company's fans on various social media platforms.   

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Like-new '06 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution listed at $100k

It's the next best thing to traveling back in time: a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with just nine miles on the clock has come up for sale on eBay. There's no word on why the car was never driven, but enthusiasts don't seem to mind. Bidding currently stands at $100,700 with five and a half days left.   

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Opel Insignia GSi is the Regal GS' Euro-bred cousin

Opel has resurrected the GSi nameplate to use on a sportier Insignia, which is known as the Buick Regal here. Unlike the GS, which gets a V6, the Euro-spec model receives a 2.0-liter turbo four rated at 250 horsepower.   

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Mercedes: Nissan partnership was key to developing a truck

Mercedes-Benz explains developing a pickup truck on its own would have been overly expensive. "In the LCV business it's a common approach to work with alliance partners," said Volker Mornhinweg, the head of the company's Vans division. "If we would like to be attractive from a price perspective, we have to work on things together," he added.   

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