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Sacto8780

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Raymond Chuang
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Rolls-Royce says they could redefine SUV sector but production decision still pending
I don't think they'll do it in the end, though. Rolls-Royce has a very specific company image to protect and a crossover vehicle may not fit that image.
September 24, 2014
Honda CR-V facelift official photo surfaces the web
I believe the US model will essentially use the current Accord's I-4 drivetrain: 2.4-liter I-4 rated at 185 bhp with CVT automatic.
September 21, 2014
Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid detailed ahead of forthcoming reveal
This model is definitely headed for the US market, since you don't need a turbodiesel engine with its very expensive BlueTec emission control system to get good fuel economy.
September 21, 2014
2015 Mercedes CLA revealed with more power & upgraded technology
I wonder has M-B thought about bringing over the turbodiesel engine mentioned in this article to US-market CLA sedans....
September 19, 2014
BMW reportedly builds & tests V6 engines regularly
A problem with an I-6 engine is the fact you do need a pretty long hold to accommodate such an engine--that tends to make the car sometimes longer than necessary. It'll be very interesting to see how Mercedes-Benz figures out how to neatly package an I-6 engine on the next-generation E-Class without...
September 13, 2014
BMW reportedly builds & tests V6 engines regularly
Yet, how come both Honda and Nissan can design excellent V-6 engines? After all, the engine on the vaunted GT-R sports car is twin-turbocharged V-6 engine.
September 13, 2014
Porsche takes a look at their secret prototypes for new museum exhibit
There was a very specific reason for the Panamera's unusual "hunchback" roof--Porsche wanted to make sure taller passengers could actually seat comfortably in the back seats of the car.
September 13, 2014
All-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata unveiled [video]
I think while the initial specs are true for the JDM version that was unveiled, I expect the US version to sport a 2.0-liter Skyactiv engine rated at around 165-170 bhp and both six-speed manual and automatic transmission transmission choices.
September 4, 2014
Mercedes-AMG GT reveal confirmed for September 9 [video]
This car BETTER live up to its expectations considering how much M-B will price this car. It'll be interesting to see if the car can match the standard for handling set by the current Porsche 911 models.
September 2, 2014
Mercedes B-Class facelift headed to Paris, will be teased on Sept 12th
I would not be surprised that M-B may offer the B-Class in the USA market for the first time. And may offer a US-legal turbodiesel engine as part of the engine choice (probably using the 170 bhp 2.1-liter engine).
September 2, 2014
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