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Volkswagen Details Fix for EA189 Diesel in Europe, But It’ll Be More Complex for U.S.

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Volkswagen has detailed its first hardware fix for European-spec diesel engines. And the good news is that it’d one “without any adverse effects on the engine output, fuel consumption and performance,” or so the company claims.

GM, law firm can keep ignition-switch documents secret, U.S. judge rules

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or fraud by concealing defective ignition switches in their vehicles, a federal judge ruled today.

2015 BMW X6 M Tested: Glory Daze

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - No argument can be brokered that we do not live in an automotive enthusiast’s gilded age, where even big SUVs can be ordered track-ready from the factory, boasting performance numbers on par with exceptional sports cars like Porsche 911s and Chevrolet Corvettes. We’ve already forgotten what the world was like before 5200-pound utilities delivered sub-four-second 0-to-60-mph times.

10 Cool Facts About the 2017 Buick LaCrosse

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - At the 2015 Los Angeles auto show, Buick showed the world that it knows how to do sexy and upscale when it unveiled the 2017 LaCrosse. The mild hybrid e-Assist variant has been ditched and a new V-6 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox is now the sole powertrain available.

Ford Tests 2017 Ford Super Duty Bed

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - By Brian WongDetails have been slowly trickling out about the new 2017 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks, and they are impressive. The new trucks will offer a slew of segment-first technology features, increased towing and payload ratings, and of course, an aluminum body.

VW explains fixes for 1.6, 2.0 diesels in Europe

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The German Federal Motor Transport Authority has accepted Volkswagen's proposed repairs for the 1.6- and 2.0-liter versions of its emissions-cheating EA189 diesel engine in Europe. The 1.6 will need a software and hardware upgrade to be compliant, but the 2.0 will only require a software update. The first recalls in Germany will likely begin in January, according to VW.

Original, unrestored cars steal spotlight at Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - “Is it real?” is a question I often have to ask myself at car shows. It’s a knee-jerk reaction I’ve developed after seeing dozens of poorly “cloned” Hemi ‘Cudas and Shelby Mustangs. It wasn’t a question I had to ask myself at the 2015 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show.

2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron First Drive Review

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - I’ve got to think that when Audi originally planned the introduction of its A3 Sportback e-tron, the PR folks smiled at the thought of presenting it at the NEWBLK gallery in San Francisco. Trendy.