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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. The new engine is taken from the Cadillac ATS, and produces 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That's more than the... read more

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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 


 
2013 Subaru BRZ

2013 Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S Get EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

We still don’t have the sticker price data for the 2013 Subaru BRZ or the 2013 Scion FR-S, but at least we now know what kind of fuel economy to expect from the... read more March 21, 2012 by 


 
2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

Ford's New Police Interceptors Maximize Economy And Performance

Ford’s Crown Victoria sedan was the best-selling law enforcement vehicle in America for 15 years running. Police departments from coast-to-coast embraced the Crown Vic... read more March 16, 2012 by 


 
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$1 Billion Prize Proposed For 100 MPG Car

If California Representative Dan Lungren has his way, automakers may soon have an incentive other than environmental responsibility to design and produce cars that deliver... read more February 10, 2012 by 


 
2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011

Despite Previous Doubts, Mazda Bringing Diesels To The U.S.

When it comes to increasing fuel economy across a product range, automakers currently have a few options. First, they can make vehicles lighter and engines more efficient... read more January 17, 2012 by 


 
2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan

2013 Dodge Dart Achieves 40 MPG Combined In Testing?

While other automakers brag about building cars capable of achieving up to 40 miles per gallon in highway fuel economy, Chrysler is reporting that its new Dodge Dart sedan... read more January 5, 2012 by 


 
gas pump

New Fuel Economy Measures Likely To Mean More Expensive Cars

Like it or not, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have formally revealed their plans for upcoming fuel economy... read more November 17, 2011 by 


 
2012 Kia Rio Sedan

2012 Kia Rio: Stop/Start For One Of America's Cheapest Cars

Stop-start technology is an easy way of improving a car's fuel economy by a few MPG and lowering emissions - especially if you regularly commute in heavy traffic. However... read more September 26, 2011 by 


 
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