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The first BMW Art Car - a 1975 3.0 CSL - created by Alexander Calder

40 years of BMW Art Cars - picture special

This year is the 40th anniversary of BMW 'Art Cars'. We take a look back at the German creations given unique treatment by flamboyant artists

28 May 2015
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The Ford GT interior was one of the first developed under Ford's new design philosophy

Ford to use brain scans as part of future interior design projects

Eye tracking and live brain scans will help Ford designers with next-generation interior design work

19 March 2015
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Design
BMW opens ‘The Mini Story’ in Munich
BMW’s newly created five-door original Mini is on display at the Munich Mini exhibition alongside the new five-door Mini.

BMW opens ‘The Mini Story’ in Munich - picture special

History of the iconic brand detailed in new exhibition with concepts and production cars

2 December 2014
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Mazda appoints new British design director
Peter Birtwhistle is retiring after 26 years with Mazda's design department

Mazda appoints new British design director

Kevin Rose to replace Peter Birtwhistle as design director of Mazda Motor Europe from the start of next month

18 August 2014
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Bentley could revisit coachbuilding heritage with bespoke car division
Bentley is exploring the idea of a bespoke car-building division

Bentley could revisit coachbuilding heritage with bespoke car division

British manufacturer interested in building one-off vehicles to customers' individual designs, echoing the company's early days

9 July 2014
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Design
New Renault Twingo - exclusive picture gallery
Renault's Csaba Wittinger discusses the new Twingo with Autocar's Steve Cropley

New Renault Twingo - exclusive picture gallery

The designer whose early sketches inspired the shape of the new Renault Twingo explains the philosophy and packaging behind the clever city car

17 June 2014
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Design
RCA gallery
Daniel Quinlan's electric two seater exposes its components

Futurama: Transport Design graduates look into the next decade and beyond

The Royal College of Art's Transport design graduates have revealed their degree projects, which should give a big clue to what could be happening in the car industry over the next decade or so.

16 June 2014
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Design
Ford gets a new design chief for Europe
Ford of Europe design chief Martin Smith is to step down later this year

Ford gets a new design chief for Europe

Martin Smith, designer responsible for Ford's kinetic styling language, is to retire; Joel Piaskowski named as his replacement

28 May 2014
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The Cayman's kerb weight has nudged slightly higher due to its bigger dimensions

Cutaway drawings highlight Porsche Cayman tech

A series of cutaway illustrations issued by Porsche highlight the advanced technology that underpins the new Cayman

8 February 2013
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Design
Kia's acclaimed design chief Peter Schreyer will head up Hyundai and Kia design

Kia design boss takes on Hyundai role

Kia's acclaimed design chief Peter Schreyer to take on Hyundai-Kia group role

12 January 2013
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