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The first four-cylinder application of EcoBoost technology will be a 2.0L mill that will likely debut in the Fusion sedan

The first four-cylinder application of EcoBoost technology will be a 2.0L mill that will likely debut in the Fusion sedan

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The car's materials costs had previously exceeded its list price by tens of thousands of dollars

The car's materials costs had previously exceeded its list price by tens of thousands of dollars

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Social media is digging its hooks into the tender car segment, with Ford launching its new Fusion41 campaign to follow up on the Fiesta Movement. Chevrolet is getting in on the action too, with a contest to name the Volt's paint color. Volkswagen has even launched the 2010 GTI via an iPhone app that lets gamers Twitter with each other over who has the highest score.

In the market for an electric sports car? Tesla has you covered--and if you buy it in Colorado, you can save up to $42,000! And you can have your cash delivered to you in an Bright Idea delivery van capable of 40 all-electric miles. Oddly enough, neither car is on the top-10 list of most fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S.

Just hope that your huge pile of money doesn't get near a teen driver on the way--a new study says they're not heeding anti-texting laws.

Don't miss Marty Padgett's first drive report on the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo at Portugal's famed Estoril circuit, either--it's a must-read for any high-performance enthusiast.

All these topics and more are covered in the stories below--follow the jump for all the links on the second page!

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TheCarConnection.com
Volkswagen Ups Its Stake In Porsche To 49.9%
$600 Million Loan Saves Saab Sale To Koenigsegg
GM Invites Public To Name 2011 Chevrolet Volt Paint Color
Tokyo Motor Show Comes & Goes, Infiniti Confirms Electric Car: Today’s Car News
Study: Laws Restricting Texting Aren't Deterring Teens
The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10
Fusion41 Social Media Campaign Pits 2010 Ford Fusion Owners Against Each Other
Seasonal Fare: Cal Auto Museum's 'Hearses: The Last Rides'
2009 Toyko Motor Show: Honda's EV-N Minicar Concept Video

MotorAuthority.com
VW Launches 2010 GTI With iPhone and iPod Touch App
Rendered: 2011 BMW X3
SARTRE Initiative Working On Self-Driving Cars
Saab Gets $600 Million Loan From European Investment Bank
Lingenfelter & Hotchkis Team Up For SEMA Camaro SS
Dealer Crashes Ultra-Rare Koenigsegg CCX Supercar
Rendered: 2011 BMW 5-Series
2010 Porsche 911 Turbo: First Drive
2009 Tokyo Motor Show Coverage
Video: Tommy Kendall and David Donohue give the Panamera A Workout
Mercedes Unveils SLS-enhanced C 63 AMG Performance Package Plus
Report: Subaru Working On Hot STI Version of Joint Sports Coupe
Infiniti Confirms Electric Luxury Vehicle Plans
Maserati GranCabrio Renamed GranTurismo Convertible For U.S.
Double Video: Live Unveiling Of The 2011 Lexus LF-A Plus Promo Video

GreenCarReports.com
Want $42K Off A New Tesla Roadster? Call Your Colorado Cousin

CelebsAndCars.com
John Mayer: Alleged Boy-Kisser, Confirmed Serial Dater/Car Nut

From around the High Gear Media network
AllCarsElectric.com:

Test Drive: Volvo C30 BEV
Use of Aluminum Could Reduce Cost of EVs by $3,000

ChallengerBlog.com:
Winged Dodge Challenger Daytona Headed to SEMA Show
ZEX Nitrous System for 2008-09 Dodge Challenger R/T & SRT8

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