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BMW M rules out four-cylinder-powered model

BMW M has surfed the downsizing wave in recent years, but it's not ready to launch a car powered by a four-cylinder engine. "If you look at it with a four-cylinder, I don't see characteristics that I would like on an M car, on a small displacement turbocharged four-cylinder engine," affirmed M boss Frank van Meel in an interview with Australian website Car Advice.   

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Lexus to extend F treatment to new LS

The Lexus LS will be the next vehicle to get the brand's F hot rod treatment. It's expected to debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show with a twin-turbocharged V8.   http://bit.ly/2fncqDI

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Daimler investing $1B to build EVs in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler will pump $1 billion into its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The investment will go towards upgrading the plant to allow it to churn out batteries and electric cars. The first battery-powered Mercedes with a "made in America" label is expected to see the light of day in 2020.   http://reut.rs/2xycqHQ

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Infiniti QX60 hybrid gets axed

It's too late to order the hybrid version of Infiniti's QX60. A company spokesperson confirmed to Motor Authority the model has been axed due to slow sales.   

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2019 Jeep Wrangler looks ready for the trail in unofficial renderings

Jeep won't show the next-generation Wrangler until the Los Angeles Auto Show, and enthusiasts are getting impatient. A computer-savvy fan has created a rendering that shows what Jeep's next off-roader could look like, and we think it's pretty spot-on.   

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MG introduces second-generation 6

MG is a distant memory in the United States, but it's still soldiering on in China and in England. The Chinese-owned company has just replaced the 6 with a brand-new model. Its design is loosely inspired by the head-turning e-Motion concept unveiled earlier this year at the Shanghai Auto Show. U.S. sales still aren't planned.   http://bit.ly/2fm1dDC

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Infiniti kills QX50

Infiniti's QX50 has reached the end of its life cycle. The crossover won't return for the 2018 model year, according to Motor Authority, but a brand-new second-generation model will arrive in showrooms in time for the 2019 model year. It's expected to make its debut either in Los Angeles or Detroit.   

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Jaguar says XE Project 8 is 70 percent new

Jaguar's Project 8 doesn't share as many parts with the XE as you might think. Jaguar explained 70 percent of the parts are Project 8-specific. Only the roof panel and the door skins are shared with the standard XE, according to Autoblog.   

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Lamborghini not interested in autonomous tech

Unsurprisingly, Lamborghini has confirmed it's not looking into integrating autonomous technology into its cars. The Urus will receive the usual assortment of driving aids, but R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani said Lamborghini will be "the last brand" to adopt full autonomy.   

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Volvo: "Having a New Volvo XC40 Will be as Hassle Free as Having a Mobile Phone"

Volvo's new compact crossover represents more than just a fresh face in the compact crossover segment. It's also ushering in a new subscription plan that will allow buyers all the conveniences of having a vehicle without the burdens normally associated with the purchase and ownership experiences.   http://bit.ly/2xxCUt2

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