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This Week in Blurbs

This Week in Blurbs

Here are stories from this week that are interesting, odd, entertaining, and/or of remotely tangential interest to the auto buyer, in blurbs:

  • Forbes compiled a list of the most beautiful cars of 2012. Beauty comes at a price apparently, because every one of them is extraordinarily expensive.

  • Last week we previewed the upcoming redesigned Mazda6. Now here’s a glimpse of the wagon version. Wagon-lovers, cross your fingers; no word yet if it will make it to the U.S.

  • Mercedes-Benz has BlueTEC, Mazda has SKYACTIV, now Honda ups the corny eco-name ante with their Earth Dreams line of engines. This, and more future Honda product news here.

  • Zipcar is great, but you’ll likely be in a rather pedestrian compact. BMW is hoping to win your heart with hourly rentals

  • The Lexus LFA is a high-tech supercar tour-de-force, but at $375,000 most likely out of your reach. As a consolation, Lexus is offering a chance to win a day with one.

  • MINI a while ago confirmed production of the Paceman, a 2-door version of the Countryman. Now it has released oxymoronic official spy shots.

  • The Hummer brand may have driven off into the sunset, but fear not, you can now buy a kit to build one yourself.