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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gets i8 electric all-wheel-drive tech

System developed by GKN Driveline, which also created AWD systems for Porsche 918 and Ford Focus RS

24 May 2016
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Porsche 911 R

Autocar confidential: Jaguar Land Rover, Peugeot, Mini, Aston Martin, Bentley

Our reporters empty their notebooks and round up this week's gossip from across the automotive industry

24 May 2016
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Reid Bigland

Maserati and Alfa Romeo name Reid Bigland as new CEO

Bigland replaces Harald Wester as boss of two brands; he remains FCA’s head of US sales and Canadian CEO

24 May 2016
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Google sticky bonnet

Google patents 'sticky bonnet' for pedestrian impacts

Technology uses adhesive layer on bonnet to bind to impacted pedestrians, preventing them from being flung back onto the road

23 May 2016
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Volvo V60 Polestar

Volvo UK boss Nick Connor appointed as Polestar CEO

Björn Sällström hands lead over to Connor following Volvo’s acquisition of performance brand

23 May 2016
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Fiat emissions scandal

German government attacks Fiat Chrysler for emissions stance

Reports suggest Fiat Chrysler cars could be taken off sale in Germany as row over possible emissions test device deepens

23 May 2016
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h2 speed concept

Pininfarina plots sports EV

Electric sports car could be on cards, following Mahindra's purchase of Pininfarina last year; acquisition also helping Formula E team

23 May 2016
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DIesel in the US

Has diesel really got a future in the US?

Following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, there’s been speculation that diesel cars might be facing a tough future across the pond

23 May 2016
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EV Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz set to release four EVs by 2020

Mercedes-Benz C-Class and S-Class are said to be the inspiration behind the new EV saloon models

21 May 2016
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Google infotainment

New Google Android to control more in-car features

Tech giant wants its software to control everything from infotainment to air-conditioning

20 May 2016
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