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Rolls-Royce declares it wouldn’t survive without BMW backing

Rolls-Royce isn’t an independent British luxury company. It hasn’t been since 2003 when BMW Group acquired full control of the automaker. On Friday, the luxury marque’s top executive acknowledged that without BMW, the brand would be dead. Speaking to Australian website Go Auto, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said he’s glad to be a part of the BMW Group. He went on to say “we would never exist anymore” if it weren’t for being part of BMW. Having the large automaker behind the small Britain-based company means Rolls-Royce doesn’t have to…

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Learn how the 2020 Porsche 911’s adaptive aero keeps things slippery

Having a machine that weighs a few thousands pounds act like a brick in the wind is hardly ideal for performance and efficiency. That’s why Porsche has worked to ensure the 992-generation 911 cuts through the wind as best as possible, which the automaker has explained in a new video. Viewers start the aerodynamic journey in the wind tunnel. Here, we see the basics of the 2020 Porsche 911’s aero tricks. It starts with tailored cooling functions for less driving resistance on the road, and the new car boasts improved…

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2020 Ford Bronco spy shots

Ford is known to be working on a compact pickup truck slotting below the recently launched Ranger; Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets, made the confirmation in January. However, what may appear to be a new pickup testing near Ford’s Detroit headquarters is actually a cleverly disguised test mule for something entirely different. What we’re looking at is a test mule for the revived Bronco coming for 2020. Giveaways are the flared wheel arches, generous ride height, 6-lug wheels, and chunky all-terrain tires. In other words, a serious off-roader.…

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Hyundai Tucson N-Line teased with racy accents

A new addition to Hyundai’s crossover lineup may be coming to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Last Thursday, the Korean brand teased the Tucson N-Line and said we’ll learn more about the racier crossover in the very near future. That leads us to expect a debut in Geneva next week. However, this should not be confused with the full-boat Tucson N that’s reportedly in development. Consider the N-Line Hyundai’s equivalent to a BMW M Sport variant, while the “N” badge by itself is reserved for the real performance enhancements, much…

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