• Bentley engine

    Automakers are downsizing engines and adding hybrid powertrains to many next-generation supercars. But this raises the question: how many cylinders does a supercar need to have? Engines with fewer cylinders provide many benefits as outlined earlier today by McLaren. Ranging from less weight and fewer moving parts, to better fuel economy and better packaging. The list of benefits to using a smaller engine is long. Jaguar is planning to use a turbo four-cylinder engine displacing a mere 1.6-liters but producing more than 500 horsepower while revving past 10,000 rpm in its upcoming supercar...

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    Onstar Versus Sync: Can Ford Catch Up? #YouTellUs

    Ford is beta testing live operator assistance for SYNC services, similar to what OnStar offers. But can Ford catch up to OnStar? #YouTellUs

  • 2010 Mazda MazdaSPEED3
    Which Hot Hatch Is King? #YouTellUs

    From Ford and Volkswagen to Subaru and Mazda, the hot hatchback segment is growing. But which hot hatch is the king? #YouTellUs

  • 2011 Saab 9-5
    Pang Da: About To Eat, Shoot, And Leave Saab? #YouTellUs

    Always the fiancee, never the wife? Saab could be flirting with Pang Da, but it may just eat, shoot, and leave the automaker. #YouTellUs how it will play out.

  • 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe first drive
    Which Is Better: 2011 BMW 1M Coupe or 2011 BMW M3? #YouTellUs

    It's a clash of the titans, the new BMW 1M Coupe or the BMW M3? #YouTellUs which is better.

  • 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S
    Who's The King: Porsche 911 Turbo or Nissan GT-R? #YouTellUs

    It's Godzilla vs. The King. Which one's the winner in the death match between the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Nissan GT-R? #YouTellUs by sending in your answer via Twitter to @therealma -- and don't forget the hashtag.

  • Chevrolet Volt battery cover planter

    Reducing fuel consumption and emissions is only one aspect of automotive sustainability - at the end of a car's life comes the time for its components to be re-used and recycled. We'd hope for Chevrolet's sake that its 2011 Volt models aren't already reaching the end of their life-cycles but it's nice to know that when they do, a little innovation can make old components go a long way. When General Motors' Real Estate and Facilities team moved into a new building and wanted to spruce up the atrium, they had the perfect planter ready and waiting - the battery cover from the 2011 Chevrolet...

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