10:14 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Billy and Steve Torrence powered to the top two spots in Top Fuel on Saturday in qualifying for the Dodge NHRA Finals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, bringing Steve a step closer to his third straight world championship. Billy Torrence had a 3.728-second run
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FRANKFURT — Daimler will be a smaller company five years from now, focused on capturing recurring revenues with software-based services as Mercedes-Benz seeks to redefine luxury in an era of electric and self-driving cars, CEO Ola Kaellenius said. The Stuttgart-based company founded by Carl Benz, who patented the first gasoline-powered car in 1886, is accelerating
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GMC’s Acadia crossovers deliver excellent infotainment and a variety of trims, but the safety gear we deem essential is left off base models and costs extra on another. We give it a 7, adding points for its touchscreen, which now has standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and for value. The base Acadia
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Most dealerships so far are unaffected by new government-mandated shutdowns as U.S. coronavirus cases rise sharply this fall. But not Plaza Motors in Brooklyn. The five-franchise dealership group was forced to shift to remote and appointment-only sales last month after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo designated its neighborhood a red zone because of soaring COVID-19
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New UK car registrations fell 4.4% in September from a year earlier, according to the motor industry. That made it the worst September this century in what is normally the industry’s second most important month. There were just 328,041 new registrations in the month, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The car
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8:50 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Steve Torrence, Matt Hagan, Erica Enders and Matt Smith held onto their points leads to win season titles Sunday at the Dodge NHRA Finals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Torrence raced to his third straight Top Fuel championship, Hagan claimed his third Funny Car
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Lexus IS? What does it compare to? The 2021 Lexus IS compact luxury sedan induces new or first-time Lexus buyers into Toyota’s luxury brand. It competes with the Genesis G70 and Cadillac CT4, and more aspirationally the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.  Is the 2021 Lexus IS a
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Hope is rising among auto parts suppliers as they tally up improved business results for the third quarter. For some, the quarter stood in stark contrast to a spring and early summer beaten down by business interruptions and cash crises caused by the coronavirus pandemic. At Gentex Corp., the Zeeland, Mich., maker of mirror and
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FRANKFURT — The head of the Berlin engine plant run by Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz, Rene Reif, has defected to rival Tesla Inc., German union IG Metall said, calling on employees to protest his departure. IG Metall said there would be a protest in front of the Mercedes factory on Thursday and called on Daimler to present
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2:34 PM ET Williams’ acting principal Simon Roberts tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and will miss this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, the Formula One team said. Williams, last in the championship with four races remaining, said Roberts had not travelled to Istanbul or been in close contact with any other members of the race
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