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15 February 2014
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Aston Martin up for sale. Will the company go full circle?

It’s not new news that Aston Martin are up for sale. The luxury car manufacturer, based in the UK, have been struggling for a number of years – they may have beautiful cars and a hell of a lot of automotive knowledge, but we all know that in business that …

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20 January 2014
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The Toyota Recall – Reputation Damaging, or Genius Marketing Ploy?

Today, Toyota made a pretty big announcement  Because of a small fault in the window catches of their cars, they are recalling 7 million cars globally, of which 138,000 are in the UK. It’s a precaution, rather than a massive urgent recall, and it only applies to cars manufactured between 06 and 08.
Now, …

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9 January 2014
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Electric Drive | Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé ED

You wouldn’t think an AMG Sports car could fall into the eco-friendly bracket, but Mercedes AMG have proved us all wrong with this SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive! Headlining at the Paris Motor Show last night, this stunning blue, fully electric vehicle (FEV) utilizes four electric motors positioned close to the …

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14 September 2012
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Has the “Concept” of a Concept Car Died?

Have you noticed something recently? Concept cars keep turning into real, purchasable cars – with very few changes from fantasy drawing board to car dealer’s showroom.
No one thought the Mercedes A Class grill would make it to production – but remarkably, it did. The Peugeot RCZ concept, despite looking completely ridiculous (for …

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12 September 2012
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The Tunnel | Mythbusters: We would like you to try this one!

Possible?
Our attention this week is drawn to this amazing piece of  media constructed by Mercedes in 2010. It’s called ‘The Tunnel’ and features the incredible Mercedes SLS AMG performing feats of the extraordinary.
Just watch the video for yourself! It is physically possible, the question is, do we trust our understanding of physics …

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4 September 2012
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Automotive Augmented Reality – Where will it go?

Augmented reality is quite the buzzword at the moment, and perhaps with good reason. After all, the basic idea is that, through the wonders of technology, we can change the world around us. Whether that’s through altering a horizon as seen through a phone screen, or all the way to distorting and world-changing glasses, it’s always …

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15 August 2012
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Guest Blogger | Mercedes Join The Green Revolution

With the continuing maelstrom of news surrounding the environment, every day signalling new records, breakthroughs, loss and warming; the world as we know it faces one of the biggest and most dangerous natural changes in recorded history.
Towards the end of July it was announced that Greenland showed evidence of 97% …

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3 August 2012
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Is this the best used car listing ever?

It is, seemingly, just yet another Ford Focus being sold by yet another beige and boring eBay seller. That is, until you look a little closer, and then the ordinary turns into the utterly extraordinary!
So, how do you set a run of the mill mint green Focus ahead of the crowd? …

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26 July 2012
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Industry Blogger | Judging a Book by its Cover

It’s no secret that car manufacturers use common parts across the various ranges and brands that they sell. They need to be able to generate the economies of scale that make the cars profitable. This is why you will find bits of VW in Audis, Toyota parts in Lexus, BMW …

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5 July 2012
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An Automotive Holiday – Renting a Classic to Travel in?

Most people who love and drive classic cars have done a road trip in them. Whether it’s just (just?! Have you SEEN the rain and weather we’ve been having this year?!) driving up to Scotland, or whether it is more of a long haul thing (here at THE Blog About Cars we …

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