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Daimler and Bosch partnered to build the ultimate valet parking garage
Daimler and Bosch have developed an autonomous driving concept we can get behind: Driverless valet parking. Debuting at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the autonomous parking center combines a Bosch "smart" structure and Mercedes-Benz vehicle communications technology with a smartphone app to manage and track the parking process and vehicle location. http://bit.ly/2v1bMlR
The 2018 Ford Mustang GT does 0-60 quicker than your neighbor's 911
Detroit's epic pony car rivalry has spawned some unlikely heroes in the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Both are now world-class performance vehicles (and world-class bargains, too), but the 2018 Mustang GT dials that up a notch with a 0-60 run clocking in under four seconds. That's Porsche 911 territory. http://bit.ly/2vTrE6k
Bugatti still considering second model
Bugatti still hasn't ruled out developing a second car to sit alongside the Chiron. "We are at the predevelopment phase, preparing technically and asking clients what they expect," company boss Wolfgang Dürheimer told Autocar. If approved, Bugatti's second model won't arrive until about 2024.
Pagani upgrades customer's Zonda
Pagani has upgraded a customer's Zonda. The modifications include a manual transmission in lieu of a sequential gearbox, and plenty of additional carbon fiber in order to keep weight in check. The engine is still a naturally-aspirated 7-3-liter V12 borrowed from AMG. http://bit.ly/2uYp9TI
Infiniti drops QX70
Infiniti has confirmed the QX70 -- formerly known as the FX -- will not return for the 2018 model year. The company would rather focus on other crossovers and SUVs like the QX50. A successor won't arrive until 2021 at the earliest, according to Automotive News.
BMW to recall Euro 5-era diesels
BMW has announced it's voluntarily recalling every car equipped with a Euro 5-era diesel engine in Europe. Entirely voluntary, the campaign will draw upon "knowledge gained in the field over the last years" to make the engines cleaner. It affects cars registered between 2009 and 2014, though whether it extends to the United States is up in the air.
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.