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Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel with electrically-driven turbo and 268 horsepower

VW Future Tech To Include 10-Speed DSG And Electrically-Driven Turbos

Volkswagen has announced several new technologies that will be making their way into its cars in the not too distant future. Headlining the list is a new diesel engine that displaces just 2.0 liters but churns out 268 horsepower. No torque figure has been mentioned but insiders have suggested... read more

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2016 Audi A7

Audi Abandons CVTs, Focuses On Conventional Auto And Dual-Clutch Transmissions

German automaker Audi has decided to kill off its continuously variable transmission, in the next generation of its models. Continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, have... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission

VW R&D Boss Confirms 10-Speed DSG, 236-HP Diesel Four

Volkswagen R&D boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser used this month’s Vienna Motor Symposium to reaffirm his company’s plans to introduce a 10-speed DSG dual-clutch... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

40 Percent Of Corvette Buyers Stick With Manual

As they fill out order forms, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray buyers are focusing on performance. General Motors has confirmed to Edmunds that 40 percent of Corvette Stingray... read more May 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Porsche 911 GT3

The 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Might Still Get A Stick: Wishful Thinking?

The news that Porsche's newest take on the hardcore 911, the GT3, would come in PDK-only form was taken a bit hard by some enthusiasts. We totally understand the lack of a... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

GM Files Patent For 7-Speed Dual-Clutch, Is Corvette First In Line?

There's no doubt the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a truly impressive performance car, from its electronically actuated limited-slip differential to its direct-injected... read more September 26, 2013 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Equus

Can You Count To Ten? Hyundai's Next Automatic Gearbox Can

If anything is going to make you feel old it's remembering you grew up with four-, or even three-speed gearboxes. In the 1980s a trend for five-speed manual transmissions... read more September 29, 2011 by 


 
2012 Audi A6 all-LED headlights

7 High Tech Options, The Cheapest Cars You'll Find Them In

One of the benefits of the rapid pace of technological advancement is that economies of scale are achieved relatively easily. Sounds boring, but this means that the... read more May 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chrysler 300

New Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger First To Get 8-Speed Automatic

Plans for an eight-speed transmission at Chrysler have been known since last summer, but we have a few new details from the first drive launch of the 2011 Chrysler 300. The... read more January 27, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus Five-Door

2012 Ford Focus Has 'Torque Hole Filling' Auto Trans Tech

Changing gear is a necessary evil. Of course, for driving enthusiasts it can be a challenge and a pleasure, and in cars with automatic transmissions you can sit back and let... read more January 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chrysler 300

Chrysler Moves Up 8-Speed Transmission Production Plans

We've known since the summer that Chrysler is planning a new range of eight-speed transmissions, licensed from ZF and built in the U.S., but this week the company announced... read more December 15, 2010 by 


 
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Versus STI

In what is clearly a case of be careful what you ask for, North American enthusiasts implored Subaru to bring the WRX here for years. Long unobtainable in this market, the... read more September 9, 2010 by 


 
2008 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast

Used Car Market: The Nissan 350Z

Before disappearing for a seven-year hiatus, The 300ZX was considered one of the best Z-cars that Nissan Ever Made. However, unlike the original Datsun 240Z, the cars were... read more August 29, 2010 by 


 
1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata Leather

Mazda MX-5 Miata: Big Fun, Little Cash

You cannot talk about cheap, fun cars without mentioning the Miata.  It's about as simple as a car can get. You get a four-cylinder engine up front, a stick for selecting... read more August 27, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Five Cars More Fun Than Your Girlfriend

We all have one person in our life that laments us for what they call our automotive addiction. We call it a lifestyle choice. At a young age there were people in life that... read more August 24, 2010 by 


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

How Dangerous Is Texting And Driving?

The shameful thing about using cellphones while driving is Generation Y is most guilty for it. We grew up with cellphones around us constantly, and some of us started texting... read more August 19, 2010 by 


 
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