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GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

Mercedes, BMW racing into US$100,000 coupe market

Irony is: it's the flashy models and gas guzzlers that bring in the bucks that pay for green and fuel-efficient research

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BMW, which showed a pre-production version of the M8 (above) in Geneva, said it won't have anything less than 600 horsepower.

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Mercedes-Benz showcased the AMG GT four-door coupe, sporting a V-8 engine that emits more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide allowed under European Union fleet rules that come into force in 2021.

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Also seen at the Geneva International Motor Show was the "Pop.up next" concept flying car, a hybrid vehicle that blends a self-driving car and passenger drone by Audi, italdesign and Airbus.

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An Aston Martin Lagonda Valkyrie luxury hypercar.

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A Honda Urban EV concept automobile. The show opened to the public on March 8 and runs through March 18.

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AS the auto industry prepares for an age of zero emissions, it's the flashy coupes and gas guzzlers that will pave the way.

At the Geneva International Motor Show this week, BMW unveiled the high-performance M8 Gran Coupe concept, and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz showcased the

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