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Porsche V8

Porsche reveals new 542bhp V8 petrol engine

New twin-turbo V8 will power future Panamera Turbo and Cayenne Turbo models; will also feature in Audis, Bentleys and Lamborghinis

6 May 2016
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VW electric

Volkswagen wants to beat Google and Apple in electric race

VW's first purpose-built EV is expected to have a 300-mile and 15-minute charge time and will cost less than the equivalent conventional car

6 May 2016
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Industry

UK car registrations up again, but diesel demand drops

The new car market rose again in April, but increased demand for petrol and alternatively fuelled models was not matched by diesel

6 May 2016
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Industry
DS 4

DS to lead PSA Group into the US and other markets

PSA wants its cars to be sold in 200 of the world's most important cities and believes its luxury brand is the one to lead the charge

6 May 2016
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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to test autonomous cars with Google

FCA supplies Google with 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid MPVs to test autonomous technology; the new cars will more than double Google's existing test fleet

4 May 2016
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Industry
Wolfgang Hatz
Wolfgang Hatz

Porsche R&D boss Wolfgang Hatz leaves company

Hatz departs following Dieselgate investigations, although no evidence has been found against him

3 May 2016
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Industry
Volvo XC90 autonomous

UK insurance industry boss casts doubts over autonomous vehicles

The boss of the UK's insurance trade body, James Dalton, disagrees with claims truly autonomous cars are nearly here

3 May 2016
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Industry
Volvo V90 Polestar

Autocar confidential: Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo Polestar, Seat, Volkswagen

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

3 May 2016
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Industry
BMW autonomous

BMW: autonomous driving is 'many, many years away'

Many reckon we're just a few years from the first truly autonomous car. BMW's Ian Robertson thinks otherwise

3 May 2016
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Industry
Autonomous car

One in four drivers would sleep in self-driving car

Watching TV and internet browsing also rated highly among the list of things to do while the car is driving, according to a recent study by What Car?

2 May 2016
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    Better than ever, in terms of its handling and the characteristically ballistic performance, and with little compromise for the soft-top
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