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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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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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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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