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Sacto8780

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Raymond Chuang
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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
Audi to match 6- and 8-cylinder engine smoothness with all-new 4-cylinder unit - report
Essentially, the VW Group looked at what Ford successfully achieved with that unusual unbalanced flywheel on the 1.0-liter I-3 "Ecoboost" engine and applied what was learned to create an I-4 engine so the mechanical vibration forces cancel each other out for very smooth performance throughout the re...
August 18, 2014
Toyota is working on an entry-level sports car to slot below the GT 86 - report
I would LOVE to see thisturned into the next-generation MR2 that is influenced by the original model from 1984, but with a modern drivetrain and very low weight (but still meet US DoT FMVSS safety certification).
August 15, 2014
20 percent of all new Euro-spec Fords have 1.0 EcoBoost engine
But I believe that is for the 100 bhp engine only sold in Europe. The US-market 1.0-liter "Ecoboost" engine is rated at 123 bhp, and that has yet to be paired with an automatic transmission.
August 15, 2014
20 percent of all new Euro-spec Fords have 1.0 EcoBoost engine
I think this engine will be a lot more popular in North America once Ford offers an automatic transmission with this engine. I believe that Ford will make an announcement soon about the 1.0-liter I-3 "Ecoboost" engine with the Powershift automatic.
August 11, 2014
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