2014 Dodge Durango to Launch Early With 8-Speed Automatic

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2014 Dodge Durango to Launch Early With 8-Speed Automatic
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The Durango has been a hit for Dodge, bringing back SUV buyers to a brand that has shed numerous products over the past few years. While equipped with a standard (and efficient) 3.6-liter V6 engine, as a truck (and a sizable one at that), rising gas prices could send potential buyers away from the Durango… Continue Reading...

8-Speed Transmissions Coming to GM Products Late

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8-Speed Transmissions Coming to GM Products Late
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General Motors will end its internal-only approach to transmissions, opting to buy some 8-speed units from suppliers to mate with its upcoming twin-turbo V6. For the most part, however, GM will continue to develop and manufacture its own auto-boxes, with a new generation of 8-speed units arriving soon. But not soon enough. While domestic rival… Continue Reading...

Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, To Get 8-Speed Automatic, 31 MPG

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Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, To Get 8-Speed Automatic, 31 MPG
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According to CEO Sergio Marchionne, the 3.6-liter V-6 versions of both sedans are expected to deliver around 31 miles per gallon on the highway, significantly better than the current car (around 4 mpg) and even thriftier than Japanese offerings such as the Honda Accord. Continue Reading...

2011 BMX X3 Preview: 300-hp xDrive35i Model, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

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2011 BMX X3 Preview: 300-hp xDrive35i Model, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
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Details of the upcoming second-generation BMW X3 have been confirmed by BMW, just a week after news broke of a 300-hp xDrive35i model. While a long list of engines will be offered in other markets, North American will likely get just two of them, a 268-hp 3.0-liter inline-six in the xDrive28i model and the 300ish… Continue Reading...

Report: Parts-Maker ZF Says Production Ready Technology Can Cut Fuel-Consumption by 18%

Report: Parts-Maker ZF Says Production Ready Technology Can Cut Fuel-Consumption by 18%
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Auto parts maker and engineering firm ZF Friedrichshafen AG says that its new lineup of driveline modifications and transmissions, when combined, can deliver up to 18 percent better fuel-consumption on traditional gasoline powered cars. The results are even more impressive for hybrids, with total fuel-economy rising 30 percent. Harald Naunheimer, VP of research at ZF delivered… Continue Reading...

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid: V8 Power with 4-Cyl Fuel-Economy

Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid: V8 Power with 4-Cyl Fuel-Economy
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Just yesterday Porsche brought us news of its new Cayenne Diesel and now the company has released further details of the upcoming Cayenne S Hybrid SUV. Using the direct-injection supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine found in the new Audi S4 and A6, in the Cayenne S Hybrid that motor will be mated to a 52-hp electric… Continue Reading...
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