Fuel Economy

 
DeltaWing four-seater road car concept

DeltaWing Says Its Road Car Can Achieve 74 MPG Highway Without Electrification

It was at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show that we first saw the radically-designed DeltaWing concept, which was unveiled by chief designer Ben Bowlby as a potential replacement for the chassis used in IndyCar. Promising incredible fuel economy, the DeltaWing racer found a natural home in endurance... read more

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: First Fuel Economy Figures Released

Buyers of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 are probably more interested in 0-60 times and grip levels than fuel economy, but those numbers are now available for the curious... read more November 26, 2014 by 


 
2015 Dodge Challenger  -  First Drive, Portland OR, July 2014

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Scores 22 MPG Highway

If you’re bruising around town in a 707-horsepower Hellcat, the only time gas mileage crosses your mind is when you wonder how many freeway runs you want to make... read more September 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gas Mileage Revealed

One of the most controversial aspects of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang is its turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. The new engine, displacing just 2.3 liters, may... read more August 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Buick Regal

2014 Buick Regal Gets Standard Turbo, Better Fuel Economy

It must be 1987, because Buick is going turbo-crazy. The 2014 Buick Regal will get a major upgrade in the form of a new standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
Michelin EV tire

Coming Regulations May Downsize Tire Width, Too

Automakers are doing all they can to make cars lighter and more fuel efficient, as regulations for average fuel economy and permissible emissions grow ever tighter in Europe... read more March 25, 2013 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500L live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

Coming Soon To A Car Near You: Plastic Windows

If you wear glasses to correct your vision, chances are good you already know the benefits of polycarbonate lenses over glass ones. Not only are polycarbonate lenses... read more February 7, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi A8 TDI

Audi Publishes Pricing And Fuel Economy Data For the 2014 A8 L TDI

Audi debuted the turbodiesel version of its flagship A8 sedan at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. At the time, we were told that pricing and fuel economy details were... read more January 31, 2013 by 


 
The National Tire Research Center's Flat-Trac LTRe - image: GM

To Boost Fuel Economy, GM Turns To Tire Technology

When it comes to increasing fuel economy, the obvious steps are decreasing engine size (and, often, performance), shaving pounds, refining aerodynamics and possibly... read more November 21, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost live photos

In Five Years, 25 Percent Of Cars Sold In The U.S. Will Be Turbocharged

Last year, Americans purchased some 12.8 million new vehicles. Of that number, 1.3 million vehicles, or roughly 10 percent, came with turbocharged engines. In just five... read more October 9, 2012 by 


 
2013 BMW 3-Series  -  First U.S. Drive, February 2012

Don't Like Your BMW 3-Series' Start Stop? Have It Reprogrammed

As automakers look to meet ever more-restrictive emission standards and ever-increasing fuel economy goals, automatic start stop systems, which shut down an engine after a... read more August 14, 2012 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots

Official 2013 VW Beetle Convertible Fuel Economy Numbers Published

If you’re counting down the days until you can take delivery of your very own 2013 Beetle Convertible, there’s some good news to report on its official fuel... read more August 6, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus ST  -  First Drive, Southern France, June 2012

2013 Ford Focus ST Fuel Economy Numbers Published

If you’ve been holding out putting in an order for a 2013 Ford Focus ST until the fuel economy numbers are published, here’s good news: Ford has just posted the... read more July 12, 2012 by 


 
2012 Audi A8 L

EPA Sees No Fuel Economy Gains From The 2013 Audi A8 3.0T

Small is the new big, at least according to automakers who are scrambling to downsize engines to meet upcoming fuel economy and emission standards. No automaker is immune... read more May 8, 2012 by 


 
Oven used to bake carbon fiber components

Ford And Dow Team To Develop Low Cost Carbon Fiber

Shaving pounds off of new vehicles is essential to meeting upcoming fuel economy standards, and the best way to reduce weight without compromising strength is via the use of... read more April 13, 2012 by 


 
2012 BMW X3

2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i Offers Class-Leading Fuel Economy

For the moment, at least, BMW builds the most fuel-efficient luxury crossover on the market today, excluding hybrid models. It’s 2013 X3 xDrive28i, equipped with the... read more April 11, 2012 by 


 
 

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