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BMW Emphasizes 3-series Efficiency

BMW Emphasizes 3-series Efficiency

The idea of a powerful sports sedan and fuel efficiency would seem to be in direct opposition. But BMW, the top purveyor of the sports sedan – and most would say, the originator of the concept – is taking on the challenge head on. BMW rolled out a more efficient new...
Volvo Uses XC60 to Showcase Innovative Hybrid System

Volvo Uses XC60 to Showcase Innovative Hybrid System

Volvo showed off a unique hybrid system that it says will use the car’s kinetic energy to provide excellent fuel economy while still producing the performance luxury buyers have grown accustomed to. Volvo President and CEO Stefan Jacoby said the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid...
First Look: Dodge Dart

First Look: Dodge Dart

Two thousand eleven was a huge year for Chrysler, but the automaker knows that it has to fill a huge hole in its lineup to succeed. With that in mind, the automaker’s Dodge brand resurrected the Dart nameplate, putting it on a new compact which replaces the unloved...
Your Guide to the 2012 NAIAS Overview

Your Guide to the 2012 NAIAS Overview

Editor’s Note: This guide and its links will be updated regularly during the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. No slight intended, but there aren’t many things that can fill the hotels, restaurants and conference centers of Detroit in the middle of winter – nothing, that...
Book Excerpt: Jim Dunne’s Car Spy

Book Excerpt: Jim Dunne’s Car Spy

His name is Dunne.  James Dunne.  And if Ian Fleming had written about the world of automotive espionage, this is the man who might have served as his role model.  But where some spies sleuth for competing car companies, this septuagenarian Grosse Pointer serves a...
Live From LA – What’s New at the Auto Show

Live From LA – What’s New at the Auto Show

With more than 40 new production models and concept vehicles on display, there’s something for everyone at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show, and TheDetroitBureau.com’s team is there to give you wall-to-wall coverage.  Here’s our latest...
Cruise In All Weekend!

Cruise In All Weekend!

It’s going to be a busy weekend for car fans! The annual Woodward Dream Cruise is expected to bring out more than 1 million muscle car mavens as 10s of thousands of ‘Cudas, Goats and ‘Stangs – along with the odd Ferrari and Triumph —...
Moving Ahead!

Moving Ahead!

Thanks for your patience, anyone who might have tried accessing TheDetroitBureau.com late Thursday night or early Friday morning.  We were down periodically due to extensive system maintenance. A heavy increase in traffic strained our old server to the breaking...
Big News: Subaru Reveals Grand Outback

Big News: Subaru Reveals Grand Outback

It’s that season when manufacturers start unveiling the coming model-year’s products.  And while some press releases require hours of reading to get to the pertinent facts.  However, Subaru’s missive revealing today’s surprise launch of the...
Keeping Collision Repairs as Painless as Possible

Keeping Collision Repairs as Painless as Possible

Whether it’s the result of a parking lot ding, a freeway fender bender or something more serious, almost every driver will eventually wind up needing to find an auto collision shop. That adds up to a nationwide bill of around $40 billion a year, according to repair...