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Swimming Fiat 500 (Jetskis) at Surf Championships in California

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"Fiat 500 .. Motorboat ..., ah."
Earlier today when I was walking I checked my Mails and just read them quickly, I read something about a Fiat 500 and a Motorboat. Well, it's maybe something like the Cigarette Racing and Mercedes-Benz AMG - a Technology/Design-Cooperation.

When I just came home I read the E-Mail again, on my Notebook this time, and I couldn't belive my eyes when I checked out the Pictures .. "no way, no way, no way" everytime I've seen another Picture. But what are these SWIMMING FIAT 500 all about??!?!?

Well, in America there is currently the U.S. Surfing Champrionship taking place in Sunny California. And as the Fiat 500 is currently the best selling car in its class they thought that they have to do something special - and I bet most of the viewers couldnt belive their eyes when they first saw the swimming Fiat 500 on the edge of the bay in Huntington Beach. But no, its no animation or hollogramm, the Fiat 500 are REALL…

Accident-Free Driving with Assistance Systems by Volkswagen

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A future without Accidents might sound a bit like science fiction .. but might be pretty soon our real future, thanks to Volkswagen and their new Assistance Systems.

#StylePitStop during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week London

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It's not a new thing that Mercedes-Benz plays a main role at the big international Fashion Week's like the ones in New York, London or Moscow.

During the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in London Mercedes launches a series of online fashion films called "Style Pit Stop" (#StylePitStop).

Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport is UK's fastes Car under £30,000

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Did you know that the Vauxhall Insignia VXR SuperSport is the UK'S fastes Car under £30,000? This sounds like a good value for money .. if the "SuperSport" is more than just a badge on the back.

What do you want to learn about Cars at THE CAR ADDICT SCHOOL?

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Welcome back to School on September 1st! Or better, welcome to THE CAR ADDICT SCHOOL!

What's this you might be asking yourself .. well, the THE CAR ADDICT SCHOOL, as it already says, is a School for Car Addicts. There you'll learn about Cars, the Automotive Industry and learn how everything goes and why everything is the way it is. Sounds simple, right? And it's going to be entertaining as well!

As I also want "not yet Car Addicts" to become real Car Addicts I'm asking YOU to submit EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about Cars and the Automotive Industry!

TEST: Skoda Octavia RS 2.0 TDI Hatchback 2013

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Test Driving the 2013 Skoda Octavia RS is ... fun! And Surprising! To know why, keep on reading my Test Drive Review of the Skoda Octavia RS 2.0 TDI Hatchback. A Review of the Octavia RS Combi follows soon & do you already know my Review of the vRS Mega Man-Pram?

Already at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK Skoda unveiled the "fastest Skoda ever" for the first time. The fastest model of an entire Company, that's a statement!

Clever Sportsman

What's so Special?
As mentioned before, the Skoda Octavia RS is THE fastest Skoda ever! With either 184 hp (2.0 TDI ) or up to 220 hp (2.0 TSI) the RS deserves it's name! Making the 0 – 100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 6.8 seconds with the TSI it's now 6 seconds faster than it's predecessor and the maximum speed is at 248 km/h (154 mph). The Combi / Estate will be available all over Europe from August 2013, the Sedan / Hatchback follows in October – but both can be already ordered.

What's to Like?
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2015 Ford Mustang is the sexiest Car on Earth!

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For me the 2015 Ford Mustang will be THE hottest Car on the Planet in 2014 (at it's debut) and beyond! With it's aggressive Front and the mean-looking Headlights the left lane on the Autobahn will be yours, definitely!

The former Inventor of the "Pony Cars" has now, finally, turned into a wild stallion. The only thing I'm asking for, dear Ford Motor Company, please place a nice and big engine under the hood so the outcome in the back will sound sweet and adequate as well as the possibility for nice 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) sprints.

2014 Kia Soul European Debut at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

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The all-new 2014 Kia Soul urban crossover will make its European debut at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) in Frankfurt on 10 September, before going on sale across Europe early next year.

Inspired by the 2012 Kia Track’ster concept, the 2014 Soul introduces a thoroughly fresh, more grown-up appearance, whilst still instantly recognisable as a Soul.

The new vehicle – shown in European specification for the first time – echoes the outgoing model’s upright stance, squared shoulders, wraparound greenhouse, high-mounted tail lights and confidence-inspiring SUV ride height. The new Soul also features an all-new interior, with higher quality materials and a more driver-focused design.

When the car goes on sale in 2014, buyers will also be able to choose between three different roof colours – black, white and red – as well as up to 11 exterior paint finishes.

The pair of new Kia Souls displayed on the Kia stand at IAA Frankfurt will also exhibit a new SUV Sty…

First Picture of the Infiniti Q30 (Frankfurt Motor Show 2013)

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Here it is, one of the first Pictures of the Infiniti Q30 which will celebrate its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor show on September 10. The Concept Car signals the contemporary design vision for a compact Infiniti vehicle which will target a new generation of premium customers.

The Infiniti Q30 Concept is not just a Coupe, a hatchback or a Crossover, the Q30 is a fusion of these three body styles. It is designed for younger customers seeking an alternative to traditional premium compact vehicles and open to convention-challenging approaches.

Test Drive: Skoda vRS Mega Man-Pram

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Upps, the Skoda vRS Mega Man-Pram is not a real "Car"? Well, but a damn nice Baby Pram! Or Mega Man-Pram!

To celebrate the launch of the third-generation Skoda Octavia RS, the fastest Skoda ever, they were thinking about what they could do. So they started a survey and asked more than 1000 Dads in the UK on what must be done in order for them to push their Babies Stroller more often.

And here are the results:

Alan Mulally Ford Keynote at IFA 2013 about Product and Technology News

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Alan Mulally will give a Keynote at IFA 2013 in Berlin to announce Product and Technology News. The Ford Motor Company President and CEO will highlight Ford’s commitment to leading a new era of connected driving and how it is leveraging technology to deliver a safer, more convenient driving experience. Mulally also will reveal an all-new Ford concept vehicle with breakthrough technology features. Ford also will provide an update on plans for bringing Ford SYNC with AppLink to market later this year, including an update on app development partners.

2014 Subaru BRZ Price starts at $25,595

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Subaru of America just announced the Price for their 2014 Subaru BRZ - it will start at $25,595.

Subaru developed the rear-wheel drive BRZ utilizing an all-new naturally aspirated 200-horsepower horizontally opposed (BOXER) engine design. The BRZ is a sports car that does not sacrifice everyday comfort and practicality, including up to manufacturer-estimated 34 mpg highway fuel economy (with 6-speed automatic transmission). With 2+2 seating and a folding rear seat, the BRZ is a practical daily driver and a powerful performer.

Lexus 2014 GX 460 Price is at $49,085

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The redesigned 2014 Lexus GX 460 luxury utility vehicle (LUV) will be offered in two grades when it arrives at dealerships beginning in September, in the US. The standard GX will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $49,085, $4,710 or nearly nine percent less than the previous year; while the Luxury model which will be priced at $60,715. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $910.

ALL-NEW 2014 Nissan Rogue at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

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Nissan just published a first Picture of their 2014 Nissan Rogue which will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10th. The all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue will push the envelope of CUV design.

Stay tuned for more updates and my live reportage on Tuesday, September 10!

Sexy Behind the Scenes: Miss Tuning Calendar 2014 Shooting with Leonie Hagmeyer-Reyinger

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The 2014 Miss Tuning Calendar was just shot the past Week in Hungary with the 2013 Miss Tuning Leonie Hagmeyer-Reyinger.

Enjoy here some "Behind the Scenes" Pictures, the limited Calendar will be available up from Fall 2013.

Ferrari 458 Speciale - first Video

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The Ferrari 458 Speciale will receive its public world debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September.

Volkswagen at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 with 53 Cars

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The Volkswagen World Premieres at the Frankfurt Motor Show are the e-Golf, the new Golf R plus as well as one further world premiere. Everything will be exhibited on the (huge) 8,893 m2 stand from September 12 to 22 in Hall 3.0. In total Volkswagen, just Volkswagen, not the Volkswagen Group, will exhibit 53 Cars - feel free to count ;)

Chevrolet Camaro convertible debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

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The Chevrolet Camaro convertible and coupe will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a few weeks, in September. This new version will have the most significant redesign since the introduction of the fifth-generation Camaro as a concept car in 2006.

Gallery: Skoda Octavia RS Combi 2013 (Steel Grey)

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Here some Pictures of a Steel-Grey Skoda Octavia RS Combi, more soon!

How To: Connect your iPhone with the Skoda Octavia RS

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Connecting a mobile device with a Car can be pretty tricky, but it doesn't always need to be tricky. So when I was able to Test Drive the Skoda Octavia RS today I tried to connect my iPhone 4S with the Car in order to listen to my own Music. And so, here's the Step-by-Step Explanation for you.

Gallery: Skoda Octavia RS Sedan 2.0 TDI 2013 (Rallye Green)

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Here some first Pictures of the new Skoda Octavia RS 2.0 TDI Green tec with 135 kW/184 PS. Stay tuned for the Review later!

Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG UK Price

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The most sophisticated car in the world has been introduced to the engineers at AMG in Affalterbach to create the new, 585 hp, S 63 AMG – set to arrive in the UK in November priced from £119,565 OTR.

The new S-Class, the most powerful high-performance saloon in the luxury segment aims to set new standards in driving dynamics, performance, refinement and technology.

The hand built AMG 5.5-litre V8 bi-turbo engine is twinned with an AMG Speedshift MCT seven-speed sports transmission to deliver superior performance effortlessly. The S 63 AMG boasts an output of 585 hp and 900 Nm of torque and can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.

SKODA vRS Ice Cream Van - Worlds biggest Ice Cream Van!

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The ŠKODA vRS Ice Cream Van is the worlds BIGGEST Ice Cream Van! And yes, Skoda seems to like "big" wheels!

Skoda UK unveiled the world's biggest ice cream van, just as Britain gears up for a scorching bank holiday weekend but also to celebrate the launch of the Skoda Octavia vRS. The giant vRS ice cream van was launched at Great Yarmouth today, where local children tucked in to huge ice creams. Everyone else might have the luck to get some free ice cream as well as the vRS Van now starts on a national tour in the UK in the coming month.

Volkwagen celebrates Success with the Kombi Last Edition

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To celebrate the success of the Volkswagen Kombi, the "longest produced model in automotive history", Volkswagen do Brasil launches a special edition. The Volkswagen Kombi Last Edtion will be limited to 600 units only and celebrates 56 Years of Prodution but also the end of the Volkswagen T2 Production. A functional design, great cargo capacity and versatility have made the Kombi a huge success!

Every of the 600 units will feature a numbered identification plaque on the dashborad. It also features an exclusive white/blue body paint such as nice details like the whitewall tyres or white centre wheel caps or tinted rear windows. All these details definitely underline the nostalgic touch and the "Last Edition" really seems like it travelled in time trhough the decades.

Gallery: Mercedes-Benz CLA 200

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An early Morning in the Fields between Germany and France with nothing than a Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 and a Camera. Having the Windows down and the volume up with "weird" Music, the smell of morning dew plays around my nose while my eyes are more and more awake. My foot pushes the pedal further and further down, always in search of the perfect photo location and the beautiful morning light. Endless Roads, the wind ruffled my hair and this kind of "Freedom"-Feeling which totally removes the chains from the mind. After about one hour and after a short sleep in the back I finally found the perfect Location, somewhere in the cross of the Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and France.. Bonjour CLA!

Oldtimertreffen Obereisenbach 2013 Part 2

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Sun, a garden and lots of Cars on it - how could a Sunday be any better?
Here Part 2 of the Pictures I've taken yesterday at the Oldtimertreffen in Obereisenabach.

Start of production of the Skoda Rapid Spaceback in Mlada Boleslav

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Today the Production of the Skoda Rapid Spaceback started at the Skoda Plant in Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republik. The Rapid Spaceback, which will celebrate it's world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Sptember, is Skoda's first short-tail model. The Spaceback complements the product range between the Fabia and Octavia, and for the first time Skoda offers a compact car that combines the practical - and typical Skoda - qualities with the short-tail shape. The Rapid Spaceback shares the assembly line with the current Skoda Fabia.

Driving the Nordschleife with the M5 BMW M Ring-Taxi

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Thanks to the Internet I sometimes feel like I have been to so many Places as I see so many Pictures and Videos that I really start to think that I already went there in Person. Last weekend I had such a Déjà vu when I went to the Nurburgring as I was able to join the Warm-Up Lap of the BMW Ring-Taxi around the Nordschleife. Seriously, who doesn't know the most famous gas station at Döttinger Höhe with their Webcam or Pictures of the thousands of Cars waiting to do a Lap on the Nordschleife?!

Outside the little House where you can book your Taxi-Drives around the Nordschleife there was already a - on the first look - inconspicuous Car waiting: a white BMW 5-Series. Wait, this is the Car? Okay, it was a M5 F10 with 560 hp and a maximum torque of 680 Newton meters 1500-5750 rpm. Well, these numbers are impressive .. but it's still a "family Car"?!

Oldtimertreffen Obereisenbach 2013 Part 1

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As it's Sunday I tried to spent less hours behind the Computer as usual and so I went to a Classic Car Meeting, the Oldtimertreffen in Obereisenbach (Vaude-City), Germany. Today not with my usual Camera but with a small one (this explains the change of Quality...) When I arrived most of the Cars already left but I still had the chance so see some rarities such as a Triumph TR7 or the cute Goggomobil. Another Part with Pictures will follow tomorrow.

Enjoy your Evening and enjoy the nice weather!

BMW to enter 2014 DTM season with the BMW M4 DTM

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Just some hours ago BMW unveiled their BMW M4 Concept Car at the Concorso in Pebble Beach, California, and now they just announced that they will enter the 2014 DTM (German Touring Car Masters) with the BMW M4 DTM Car.

Volkswagen Beetle Sunshinetour 2013

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More than 400 Volkswagen Beetle come together this Weekend to Travemuende, at the Shores of the Baltic Sea, to celebrate the ninth Beetle Sunshinetour.

Sound Concert: BMW M1 VS BMW V12 LMR (Video)

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Is there anything better than loud and aggressive engine Sounds? ... no!

During the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring last weekend BMW had, for sure, to start their engines and the Sound, the Feeling and the smell inside the Tent was just A W E S O M E!! First the BMW M1 Wirtshausauto started and later the BMW V12 LMR as well. After about 5 minutes I had to leave as my eyes started to tear because of the petrol gasses (It haven't been my first time during the weekend). During the weekend I've also started to use a new Hashtag on Instagram #noHybrid and this one just fits perfectly to this Video. Enjoy it and turn your speakers up!!

Bentley Capsule Handbag Collection - The Continental & The Barnato

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I think every Girl knows the "Problem" that not every Handbag fits every Car (besides the Problem "Where to store the Bag while Driving?") and so Bentley created a Capsule Handbag Collection for woman only.

Icona, Spyker, Ford, Lightning and Tauro at Salon Privé 2013 in London

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For this Years Salon Privé in London, held from September 4 to 6 at West London’s Syon Park, they just announced the first manufacturers that signed up for the new Concepts & Prototypes display. Salon Privé is the UK’s most prestigious Luxury Super Car Show & Concours d’Elégance.

Livestream: Audi A8 will be unveiled on August 21

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And again Audi uses the Internet to unveil a new Car. This time it will be the new Audi A8 and it will be unveiled on August 21 at 9.00 a.m. CEST, right in time before it's first "real" debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show up from September 10.

Oldtimer Grand Prix 2013 Phots Part 2

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After Part 1 yesterday now Part 2 of the Pictures I've taken during my stay at the 41. AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix last weekend at the Nurburgring.

New Limited McLaren Fashion Collections: McLaren 50, McLaren 50 by Hunziker, James Hunt Racing Collection

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To celebrate their 50 years of race-winning history McLaren starts 3 new Fashion Collections: McLaren 50, McLaren 50 by Hunziker and James Hunt Racing Collection. The retro-styled fashion collections are inspired by Cars, Drivers and the most exhilarating moments from McLaren. All the Pieces are limited and available at their eStore They cost each between £29.95 and £49.95.

How the future Audi RS3 Sedan might look like

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On I found some Renderings of an Audi RS3 Sedan this morning. But the Question is, does the already sporty-looking Audi A3 Sedan / Audi S3 Sedan really need an RS-version?

In my Opinion this Rendering bei Theophilius Chin looks like a mixture of the Audi A1 Clubsport and, for sure, a brave A3 Sedan. The Rims look anyway very sexy but the rear spoiler, well the rear spoiler seems a bit miss-placed but as Spoilers are normally used for a reason it hopefully fulfills the purpose.

BMW Interview during Oldtimer Grand Prix 2013

"BMW are made ​​for people who like to ride" Adrian van Hooydonk
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As part of the official programme during the Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring this past Weekend BMW Classic sheduled each one Interview Session on Saturday and Sunday for Fans with their Racedrivers and other BMW Personalities. If you're able to understand German I totally recommend you to watch the whole Video, otherwise I recommend you to start watching at Minute 09:21 as Johnny Cecotto is anyway speaking in english.

Gallery: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupe 250

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Another Gallery from last week with Mercedes-Benz when I drove the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe 250. A Test Drive Review will follow soon!

Oldtimer Grand Prix 2013 Photos Part 1

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There, were it's okay to tow a Car by a Scooter and there, where constantly gasoline scented the air is where the Action happens, the Pitlane. Here now Part 1 of two more to come of my Sights during the 41. AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix this past Weekend at the Nurburgring.