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Audi’s 2015 A3 and S3 sedans, offering a mix of diesel, turbocharged and gasoline engines, have earned a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. This New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rating is the highest crash test rating currently available, being added to IIHS Top […]

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What does the BMW i3, the Ram 1500 Diesel and the 3-cylinder Ford Fiesta have in common? They are all powered by one of WardsAuto’s ten best 2015 engines. Every year WardsAuto evaluates newly launched engines against the previous year’s winners and awards the ten ones they see as best. Editors from WardAuto said they […]

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The Drive-E powertrain will be found under the hood of Volvo’s new special edition version of its XC60. Volvo Cars of North America announced it will unveil its limited edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 at the Miami International Auto Show which is held November 7 to 16. The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the […]

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With the need to downsize engines, reduce weight and reduce fuel consumption, turbocharging has become a technology many manufacturers are turning to. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), one of the leading global developers of automotive turbochargers, released its Global Turbo Forecast that estimates the industry will generate $12 billion in revenue by equipping 49 million vehicles […]

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The 2015 Lincoln Navigator will come to market powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. On top of the new engine, the 2015 Navigator gets a refreshed exterior design and enhanced interior appointments; it will go on sale with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $62,475, including destination and delivery charges. Under the hood […]

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Four truck customers have been offered the chance to get behind the wheel of Ford’s new aluminum-built, EcoBoost-powered 2015 F-150. Ford started releasing last Friday the first of four videos in the “You Test” series; these videos will show, said Ford, how these customers tested the all-new F-150 at www.BuiltToughTest.com. The company explained these truck […]

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It may have just landed on our shores, but Ford’s small 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is Europe’s best-selling turbocharged gasoline engine for the first six months of 2014. This statement is based according to Ford’s own figures. Ford explained this year, one in every five vehicles Ford sold in Europe was equipped with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost. […]

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The addition of a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine brings turbocharging back to the Mustang powertrain lineup. Turbocharging was part of the Mustang’s powertrain choice in the early eighties with models like the SVO. The new EcoBoost engine was designed specifically for the Mustang said Ford, to meet the needs of drivers looking for outstanding performance […]

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Hybrids and EVs are great, but what about those who need a full-size SUV and would still have environmental and fuel consumption concerns? There’s no hybrid for them yet, or at least since the demise of the Chevy Tahoe’s hybrid version. Ford has redeveloped the powertrain of its Expedition SUV to bring this vehicle more […]

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Lexus is entering the growing compact CUV segment with a model that will be available is hybrid and turbocharged versions, the 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus said the 2015 NX debuts in two versions, the NX 200t with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the NX 300h hybrid, which brings the brand’s number of hybrid offerings […]

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