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Would you pay nearly $50,000 more for a car that is 0.3 seconds quicker and 2kmh faster than another that is almost identical to it? Porsche believes you will.
How would an electric car- sharing scheme further our ambition to be "car-lite"? In short, it does not.
The woman in charge of AMG communications said rather curtly that the 12-cylinder S65 test-cars have all been assigned to writers from "our most important markets".
A fuel cell car is essentially an electric car. But instead of a battery pack that is recharged via an external power source, the fuel cell car makes its own electricity.
The future is here. No, really, it is. Because that is the name of Toyota's first mass production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) - Mirai, which means future in Japanese.
Not far from where the first security robots are deployed for street patrol and just around the corner from where Google is plotting its foray into the automotive sector, a black Mercedes-Benz S-class plies silently.
It is not an understatement to describe the latest Renault as unique. It is different from run-of-the-mill cars on three fronts: It has a turbodiesel power plant while the Singapore car market is primarily a petrol one; it is a hatchback when saloons and SUVs rule local roads; and it is a Renault.
A well-brewed cuppa can perk you up in the morning, just like a well-built car can bring pleasure when you are running mundane errands such as going grocery shopping.
The concept of a vehicle platform is somewhat dated. These days, a platform - think of it as the dough of a pizza - is often modular.

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