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Audi A5 Sportback review 2009

Audi A5 Sportback review

Cute And Practical Sweeping Roof Line Adds Pizzazz Without Sacrificing (Much) Space Bewildering List Of Choices Awaits Potential Buyers **** out of 5 Audi’s relentless new product march continues, with the A5 Sportback completing the A5 line-up of hatchback, coupe and cabriolet. The Sportback may be a nicer way of saying hatchback, but that isn’t fair […]

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Deep Restructuring Expected At Daimler, After Election

Capacity Said To Exceed Demand By Large Amount Mercedes Trucks Particularly Vulnerable Struggling Daimler is expected to introduce a tough cost cutting programme soon, but don’t expect any action until after the German election on September 27. Investors have been urging action by Daimler for some time as the company’s losses have mounted. In 2009’s […]

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Peugeot i-MiEV Car Deal With Mitsubishi Starts Alliance Talk

Peugeot Doesn’t Really Deny The Deal Deutsche Bank Sees Little Point In An Alliance Peugeot-Citroen’s decision to buy Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV battery powered car set the rumour mill buzzing that the French company might be planning a deeper alliance with the Japanese. Peugeot didn’t really shoot the report down, with a spokesman saying there was nothing […]

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Magna Deal For Opel Brings Relief To Merkel, German Unions

Investors Bemoan Bailout Of Unprofitable Manufacturer But Overcapacity Must And Will Be Addressed Sooner Or Later German unions and Chancellor Angela Merkel were happy after General Motors finally agreed to sell a majority of Opel-Vauxhall to the Magna-Russia consortium. But British unions worried about the job “guarantees”, while investors complained that propping up Europe’s most […]

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Porsche Panamera review

Porsche Panamera review Dynamic, Classy Pricey BMWs, Mercs, Audis Likely To Wilt Against This Competition Porsches, Premium Makers Generally Make Last Stand In Frankfurt **** out of 5 “Where is King Canute II when we need him?” SILVERSTONE, England It was the kind of invite that makes it worth getting up in the morning. “Dear Neil, we […]

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