Mercedes builds 190E 2.5-16 Evolution replica
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.