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2014 Geneva: Audi surprises with a TT quattro sport concept at Geneva

In addition to showcasing an all-new and (slightly) redesigned TT at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, Audi also brought a TT quattro sport concept to preview what could be a future TT RS successor. The new Audi TT quattro sport concept delivers 420hp from a potent 2.0L TFSI four-banger, making out to serve up 210hp per liter of displacement, which is a very impressive figure. The torque figure hovers around 332 lb-ft of twist. Weighing only 2,963lbs, the Audi TT quattro sport concept also promises to offer some serious handling…

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2014 Geneva: Infiniti debuts powerplant for the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept, new four-pot

Earlier this year at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Infiniti revealed a new version of the Q50 in concept form, also known as the Q50 Eau Rouge, which hints at an all-new high-performance variant to the G35/G37 successor. Such a car could be aimed directly at the BMW M3, a sensible prediction considering Infiniti’s long tradition of trying to be an alternative to the Germans. According to Infiniti’s new information, the Q50 Eau Rouge Concept gets a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6 lifted straight from a GT-R, except…

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Official: Jaguar teases new XE mid-sized sedan, the much-anticipated BMW 3-Series competitor

Jaguar officially teased a new mid-sized premium sedan due at the Geneva Auto Show very shortly. According to the press release, the new model will take the role as the highly anticipated BMW 3-Series competitor. The XE will be the first car built on Jaguar’s new advanced aluminum modular platform that debuted on the C-X17 at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The full engine lineup hasn’t been released, though Jaguar said that a new family of high-output gas and diesel engines, codenamed Ingenium, will see first duty in the new…

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Official: Maserati confirms two debuts at Geneva this year

The 2014 Geneva Auto Show is right around the corner and Maserati officially announced to be bringing two major world debuts to the celebration later this week. According to their super-brief press release, Maserati will be debuting their Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition sedan, which first debuted in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September. Production is limited to 100 units and is essentially a Maserati trimmed and aesthetically tweaked by the famous luxury outfitter. Additionally, Maserati mentioned a second world premiere, though specifics weren’t shared regarding this…

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Official: Apple Inc. introduces world’s first infotainment system for a variety of automakers

Apple Inc. officially announced to be revealing an all-new system dubbed CarPlay, which is in essence, Apple’s first infiltration into the infotainment market for automakers to compete with Microsoft, Sony, Garmin and so on. The system will allow drivers and users to conduct the same functions you can currently carry out on cars today in an Apple fashion. That said, it’s a big test as to whether Apple’s excellence with ergonomics and usability can pay off in the world of automobiles. CarPlay will come as an update for iOS users…

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