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Bosch webpage at www.bosch.com

Bosch to host Power of Innovation media event today

Torque News along with other media organizations have been invited to join Bosch on Nov. 7, 2011, as the company brings together its leadership to address the latest market trends and technological advancements that will impact the car buying consumer – everything from smart navigation and driver assistance systems to estimates on the U.S. market penetration for diesels and hybrids.
2012 BMW M3 Competition Edition

Hot New 2012 BMW M3 Competition Edition Available in Limited - Make That Very Limited – Quantities

The 2012 M3 Competition Edition features Frozen Silver exterior paint and other enhancements to honor the 40 years since the founding of BMW M in 1972 but you're going to have to act quick because supplies are very limited and you'll need $81,000 to cover the cost.
From the show car room at Lotus Engineering in Sterling Heights, MI

Lotus Engineering cues media on future of automobiles with Technical Press Workshop

In a rare private workshop following the week of The Battery Show 2011, Lotus Engineering brought together a small group of journalists to its Sterling Heights, Michigan office for a Technical Press Workshop, a review of its technologies that will define the cars of the future.

One in three drivers admit to drowsy driving

Thirty-two percent admitted to drowsy driving within the last month in a AAA safety survey, despite the fact 96 percent of everyone considers this unacceptable behavior. This is pursuant to last year’s survey that revealed one of six fatalities and one in eight accidents causing serious injury resulted from drowsy driving, a rate substantially higher than thought, reaffirming the negative impact of this behavior on automotive crashes, injuries and deaths.
The Ford Focus ST-R at the 2011 SEMA Show

The Ford Focus ST-R coming to a track near you

The Ford Focus ST-R, a thoroughbred production-based Focus racer, is in the works for small car speedsters and will be displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show November 18-27. The globally focused racer will soon be ready for action and available for purchase. The Focus ST-R is technically based on Ford’s Focus racecar development program aimed at professionals, amateurs and track-day enthusiasts.
Richard Petty with his new Signature Series Ford Mustang GT

The Richard Petty Garage Signature Series Ford Mustang GT debuts at SEMA

While Richard Petty’s name is best associated with being a dominating force in the world of NASCAR racing, The King recently began offering high performance muscle cars and at the 2011 SEMA Show, Petty’s Garage launched their first Ford product in the form of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT Signature Series.
Monthly chart of Toyota stock dated 2011-1104

Toyota stock treading water after extending production cutbacks from Thailand floods

Toyota stock was just trading over $69 last week; now it's treading water at the $64 level after the company announced it will maintain production cutbacks in Japan, North America and Southeast Asia, due to parts shortages resulting from the flooding in Thailand. Question is, what is Toyota stock's next price support level?
The 2012 Ford Focus ST will debut at the LA Auto Show.

Ford Focus ST will bring racing badge to American streets next year

The Ford Focus ST will bring a performance car previously unavailable on the continent to American drivers during 2012. As Ford’s first truly global performance car, the Focus ST is building on the Focus ST heritage in Europe, giving drivers worldwide the opportunity to share in the ribald performance, crisp handling, seductive sound and sporty design the ST badge represents.
Fiesta ST Concept

Will the Fiesta ST concept be Ford's first global positioning success?

The Ford Fiesta ST concept will be the automaker's second release under the new global positioning approach to the design and fabrication of their automobiles, following the Focus ST concept when both debut at the LA Auto Show later this month. Ford plans to build vehicles to compete in the global market without continental variants produced in Europe or Asia. Such vehicles are a break from the brand’s traditional business model.

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