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  • BMW Tosses Out Traditional German Luxury as Models Shrink

    Chris Bangle, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s former design chief, once likened the German carmaker’s lineup to a bratwurst in three different lengths. Now, there’s a lot more on offer, including convenience sizes.

  • All-Wheel-Drive Sales Surge as U.S. Suffers Worst Weather: Cars

    Winter’s wrath fell hard on car dealer David Kelleher last month, forcing him to close his Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep store near Philadelphia for five days due to heavy snow and ice. There was an upside, though: Booming sales of all-wheel drive models.

  • American Auto Earnings Show Signs of Beating Best of 90s

    The 17 percent surge in U.S. auto sales last month pushed the annual rate to a pre-recession, boom-time level. Even more significant, Detroit automakers are reaping profits not seen since the turn of the century.

  • Detroit Gains Ground in 2013 as Ford Fusion Sets Growth

    Charlee Smith said he sees Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry and Honda Motor Co.’s Accord all over California and their styling makes him think “appliance.” To stand out, he picked a gas-electric hybrid with a grille that evokes British sports cars, buying a Ford Motor Co. Fusion.

  • Tesla Model S Buyback Offer May Generate More Revenue

    Tesla Motors Inc.’s gamble to buy back Model S electric cars from customers using its lease-style option has potential to generate further revenue when the automaker sells used cars, according to Bloomberg Industries.

  • Mulally’s F-150 Weight-Cut Long Shot Seen Within Reach

    Ford Motor Co.’s plan for F-Series pickups to lose as much as 750 pounds seemed like a long shot when the company said it was putting its entire lineup on a diet in 2011. The version of its best-selling truck that’s debuting next week should weigh in close to the goal.

  • McLaren Set to Add Pricier Sibling to $240,000 12C Supercar

    McLaren Automotive Ltd., the carmaker famed for its Formula One racing arm, is close to introducing its fourth supercar as the company seeks to vie against Fiat SpA’s Ferrari and Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini.

  • F-150 Sheds 700 Pounds as Ford Plans to Show, Not Tell

    The buzz entering the Detroit auto show that began today was that Ford Motor Co. would deliver one of the event’s most important introductions, an F-150 destined to be the first high-production vehicle with an aluminum body.

  • Frigid End Can’t Stop Best U.S. Auto Sales Year Since ’07

    A sluggish December failed to derail the U.S. auto industry’s best year since 2007, as sales of Ford Motor Co.’s Fusion surged to a record, Chrysler Group LLC posted its 45th straight month of sales increases and General Motors Co.’s Cadillac cars soared 48 percent.

  • Fusion Leads U.S. Cars Driving Sales Gains Eluding Camry

    A commercial showing the new Ford Fusion being driven off a cliff led David Bowhall to visit a dealer last month for a test drive. The owner of four Mercedes- Benzes in the last five years said it wasn’t much of a leap.

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