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New VW Passat proves that 1.8 L is enough

VW equips its latest midsize sedan with a 1.8-liter engine, using a turbocharger and direct injection to compete with larger engines in the segment.

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New VW Passat features small engine, big sound (pictures)

VW reduces the size of the engine in the Passat to achieve better fuel economy, and gives the car a Fender audio system, one of the best in the segment.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL

The new 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium competes in the toughest category with the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima. Brian Cooley takes it out for a drive and checks the tech.

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In the snakepit: XCAR visits Hennessey and the Venom GT (pictures)

XCAR happened to drop by Hennessey's shop in Southern California when two Venom GTs were in, one of which is the car that smashed the Veyron's top-speed record.

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Mille Miglia 2014: A front-row seat

XCAR drives nearly a thousand miles in a 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupé, following millions of dollars of metal and catching up with Jay Leno, Brian Johnson and Jodie Kidd along the way.

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Transform your current car into a tech car

We round up eight driver aid and infotainment technologies of today and tomorrow that can be added the ride that you already own.

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Is the Aston Martin DP-100 a vision of the future?

Aston Martin teamed up with Polyphony Digital to put the DP-100 Concept in to Gran Turismo 6. XCAR spoke to the guys behind it to find out what it means for the future of Aston Martin.

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Smarter driver: Are older cars more dangerous?

Brian Cooley tells you why the age of your car can be a risk factor in staying safe on the road.

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Top 5: Three-cylinder engines

Brian Cooley runs down his top five powerful peg legs.

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A Continental-modified self-driving VW Passat near Las Vegas, Nevada.

Auto supplier Continental hires Googler to lead new Silicon Valley unit

The German automotive supplier plucks Seval Oz from Google's self-driving car project to lead a new division focused on intelligent transportation systems.

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Car Tech 101: Dashcams explained

Brian Cooley explains the ins and outs of dashcams and why you would want a camera watching the road with you.

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On the road: 2015 Hyundai Genesis 5.0

Brian Cooley takes the new Hyundai Genesis 5.0 out for a test drive and tells you why it's a high-tech pace-setter.

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