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BMW: wagons for Europe, GTs for the rest of the world

Posted 12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 21
blogs Luca Ciferri is Editor of Automotive News Europe.
BMW's Gran Turismo (GT) models are aimed at countries such as the United States and China, while Europe is the main market for the automaker's station wagons.The 3-series and 5-series wagons are popular in Europe while demand is growing in other markets for cars such as the 3-series GT and 5-series GT, said BMW's sales and marketing boss Ian Robertson. "Our 3-series Touring and 5-series Touring wa ...
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For BMW i3, juice from the solar grid

Posted 1:52 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 20
blogs Diana T. Kurylko covers various U.S. import brands for Automotive News.
Some experts argue that driving an electric vehicle charged with power generated from fossil fuels reduces the EV's green benefits.BMW of North America -- to give its new i EVs and plug-in hybrids more sustainability credits -- will offer buyers a cleaner source of electricity: solar power.BMW is touting the solar power option in the i pavilion it has set up across the street from the Los Angeles ...
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The Chevy Colorado's checklist

Posted 9:30 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 18
blogs Mike Colias covers General Motors for Automotive News.
LOS ANGELES -- Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado makes its debut at the auto show here this week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism.Hasn't the market already returned its verdict on smaller pickups? There' a reason, the pundits say, that sales have withered to one-quarter of their peak more than a decade ago: Buyers can get what they need from full-sized trucks.But Gene ...
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