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Sketchy: Mercedes-Benz Teases the New 2017 E-class

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http://blog.caranddriver.com - “Emotional design and intelligent high-tech perfectly embody the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of Sensual Purity,” Mercedes gushes on various social media channels today, with the release of this sketch. The car to which they are referring is, of course, the next-generation E-class, which will be fully unveiled at the Detroit auto show in less than two weeks.

Obama Joins Seinfeld in a 1963 Corvette Stingray (with video)

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http://www.motortrend.com - To kick off the seventh season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Jerry Seinfeld, the President himself hops in the passenger seat of a 1963 Corvette Stingray split window coupe. The Silver Blue Corvette with a dark purple interior is powered by a 327-cubic-inch V-8 engine, and was popular amongst astronauts during the ’60s and ’70s.

Cadillac Needs Escalade To Stand Out from 'The Herd' But Fit into Its Own

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http://www.forbes.com - Cadillac's brain trust will be hitting the gas with the launch of the brand's all-new CT6 sedan in early 2016, its new flagship vehicle that also will be carrying the intentions and aspirations behind the "Dare Greatly" repositioning that CEO Johan de Nysschen and CMO Uwe Ellinghaus initiated last year.

'Transformers' Bumblebee Camaro Headed For Auction

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http://www.motorauthority.com - There aren't a lot of good things to say about the "Transformers" movie franchise. In fact, anything beyond the first movie was basically unnecessary, and the fourth installment, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," may be the worst of them all. Well, at least it featured some cool cars.

GM fails to avert first ‘bellwether’ ignition switch trial

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected General Motors Co’s bid to dismiss the first so-called “bellwether” case over defective ignition switches in its vehicles, clearing the way for a January 11 trial.

Jerry Seinfeld Puts President Obama Behind the Wheel of a ’63 Corvette Sting Ray (with video)

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http://blog.caranddriver.com - We’ve already shown you the teaser for President Obama’s appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but now the full episode is out. And yes, the Commander in Chief slides behind the wheel of that gorgeous ’63 Corvette Sting Ray.

After Delay, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Diesels Are Being Released to Dealers

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http://blog.caranddriver.com - These are tense times for automakers selling diesels in the United States. In the wake of Volkswagen’s emissions cheating, the EPA announced that it would be more stringent in its testing. All this happened just as GM was supposed to bring its first-ever mid-size diesel pickup to market in the fall. And sure enough, the trucks were delayed. Now the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon diesels are being released to dealers.

GM to face first ignition switch trial January 11

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http://www.leftlanenews.com - General Motors will have to go to face the first of several planned bellwether cases over its alleged involvement in an defective ignition switch coverup, a United States judge has ruled. GM was pushing to have the case dismissed. A jury is now scheduled to hear a suit filed by Robert Scheuer on January 11. Scheuer alleges that a defective ignition switch in his 2003 Saturn Ion caused his vehicle's airbags to fail to deploy after his car left the road and struck a pair of trees.

Chevrolet, Toyota raise game in green battle

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http://www.autonews.com - The redesigned and re-engineered Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Toyota Prius hybrid enter the 2016 model year as two of the nation's most fuel-efficient cars, according to the latest EPA fuel economy guide.