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Turbos & Diesels: Like 'Em Or Loathe 'Em, They're Becoming The Norm

Turbos & Diesels: Like 'Em Or Loathe 'Em, They're Becoming The Norm

By most accounts, the conventional gasoline engine's days are numbered. Long before electric cars become commonplace, automakers expect to wean themselves off gas-powered powerplants, replacing them with fuel-efficient alternatives. On Monday, Ford's Joe Bakaj told Detroit News that the time is... read more

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Screencap from the 2011 Ford F-150 test-drive sign-up site

Want To Drive The 2011 Ford F-150 With EcoBoost Before It Arrives In Showrooms?

Say what you will about Ford, but one thing's for sure: the company knows its customers, and it knows them well. So when Ford announced that it was putting a turbocharged V-6... read more September 20, 2010 by  1


 
Audi TT RS

Audi Used Social Media To Make A Decision On The TT RS For The U.S.

So as many enthusiasts now know, the Audi TT-RS will indeed come to the America. The announcement was made two days ago and of course it was made using social media. The car... read more September 16, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: First Drive

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is a hit, no doubt. Sales of the swoopy new four-door have more than doubled those of its more conservative ancestors, and the risk to omit all V-6... read more July 12, 2010 by  5


 
2010 Ford F-150

EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s due late this year in the 2011 Ford F-150 will have more torque than the new engine does in Ford cars. “In the transverse installation... read more December 18, 2009 by 


 
Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine, to be fitted to 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickups

Ford Unveils New, Green Power Stroke V8 Turbodiesel, For Big Pickups Only

When we asked Ford executive vice president Mark Fields about diesels last week, he said mildly, "You'll see diesels used in our truck line, especially the larger models." Lo... read more August 31, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

So What Will Those 42-MPG Cars Actually Look Like? (Hint: Not Golf Carts)

No, we won't all be driving golf carts. We won't all have to drive a truncated 2009 Toyota Yaris either. Relax and chill, folks. Let's do a little reality-based projecting on... read more May 19, 2009 by  11


 
2010 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Volkswagen GTI Details

Volkswagen has dropped a ton of new information about the upcoming version of the GTI, the most important thing comes on page 2 where the announcement is made that we will be... read more April 17, 2009 by 


 
2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

Driven: 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible

The 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible we had for a few joyous days in California was a grin-inducing machine. Everyone who saw it couldn't help but crack a smile, even the most... read more April 10, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Fisker Karma

Fisker Set For $85 Million More In Venture Capital Funding

_GA_googleAdEngine.createDOMIframe('google_ads_div_Article_Bottom' ,'Article_Bottom'); Today Fisker Automotive announced they're inches away from receiving $85 million in... read more April 7, 2009 by  2


 
2008 BMW X6-Series xDrive35i

BMW Introduces X6 M Sports Activity Coupe In New York

BMW's M, or Motorsports, division will introduce "the next milestone in its illustrious history," the BMW X6 M, at the New York Auto Show next week. It's an even more... read more April 2, 2009 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Europe)

European Golf GTI Blends 6.9-second 0-60 With Average 32 mpg

While a release date has not yet been announced for the sixth-gen Volkswagen Golf GTI, we wanted to bring you the specs on the European version that VW recently released. The... read more March 31, 2009 by 


 
2008 Ford Explorer America Concept

Car-Based 2011 Ford Explorer Rumored For Chicago Assembly

It's looking like the 2011 Ford Explorer will be produced at the same Chicago factory that assembles the Ford Taurus X. This has fueled speculation that the next-gen Explorer... read more March 30, 2009 by 


 
2009 Subaru Forester

Subaru Sales Continue Climb; Company Promotes Doll

Last week VW promoted Barbie's 50th anniversary with its proud, pink, special edition Malibu Barbie New Beetle Convertible. Subaru's promoting a doll, too...executive Thomas... read more March 19, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

Driven: 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

Rabid fans of the segment-defining Subaru Impreza WRX, which popped up around the turn of the millennium, were pretty bummed out last year when their favorite turbocharged... read more February 20, 2009 by 


 
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Picked For Top 10 World Performance Cars

Yesterday the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was picked as one of the top 10 contenders for the World Performance Car of the Year honors. As such, it joins with some pretty... read more February 6, 2009 by  1


 
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