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 |  Oct 03 2013, 10:02 AM

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Almost a third of new vehicles on dealer lots will be turbocharged by 2018 according to a major supplier of automotive turbochargers.

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 |  Sep 29 2013, 7:14 PM

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MINI released information about its next generation of new engines today, confirming not only turbocharged 4-cylinder models but also a new turbo 3-cyliner.

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 |  Sep 17 2013, 9:32 AM

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Ford is marking production of the two-millionth EcoBoost engine, which rolled off the line in an Escape crossover in Louisville, Ky. last week.

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 |  Sep 16 2013, 5:15 PM

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Volkswagen will slowly abandon its naturally aspirated engines as it releases new products.

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 |  Aug 30 2013, 10:32 AM

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Crossovers are taking over the market. Buyers can get big ones, small ones, long ones and tall ones. They can opt for models with three rows of seats, all-wheel drive or in rare instances even manual transmissions. Like it or not these versatile vehicles are rapidly becoming the de-facto choice of drivers in America.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 11:02 AM

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It was only a matter of time until Ford offered its turbocharged V6 in the taller of its two law enforcement specials.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 9:45 AM

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Can’t get enough of the BMW Concept M4 Coupe? You’re not alone.

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 |  Aug 19 2013, 11:58 AM

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BMW’s 3 Series Coupe is fading away. It’s soon to be replaced by the all-new 2014 4 Series, a car that’s powered by either a four- or six-cylinder turbo. But what about drivers that want even more performance than what’s provided by these base engines? There’s no need to call Scooby Doo and company because the Concept M4 Coupe is a pretty obvious clue as to what’s in the works.

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 |  Jul 17 2013, 10:04 AM

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Volkswagen will limit the number of special edition Beetle GSR coupes to 3,500 worldwide.

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 |  Jul 16 2013, 9:58 AM

"Midnight Opal" Special Edition GT-R

Nissan announced a special edition of its 2014 GT-R supercar today that will cost $6,000 more than the base “premium” model.

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 |  May 21 2013, 11:02 AM

AutoGuide Five-Point Inspection


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Ten years ago the so called “tuner scene” was in full affect. Every manufacturer wanted a piece of this compact performance pie and the possibilities seemed endless for consumers. But, like any automotive trend, time moves on, tastes change and only a handful of hopped up economy cars remain.

That didn’t deter Ford. After years of hot editions of the Focus in Europe, the maker finally brought the fire-breathing Focus ST States-side. Not only that, but pricing has been kept in check as well with the ST starting at $24,495.

After week behind the wheel, the ST proved it isn’t just a vast improvement over a regular Focus, but quite possibly ready to redefine the hot hatch segment. Here are five reasons why.

 |  May 15 2013, 11:36 AM

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Three Ohio drivers are suing Ford, saying the EcoBoot V6 engines powering their cars are defective.

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 |  Apr 16 2013, 1:38 PM

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Testing is underway after earlier spy photos of the new Subaru WRX emerged this morning showing the car driving to the Nurburgring.

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 |  Mar 28 2013, 11:57 AM

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Subaru just unveiled the WRX concept, previewing what to expect with the next in its line of rally-inspired all-wheel drive sport sedan.

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 |  Mar 26 2013, 9:12 PM

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Attention late-model BMW 335i drivers. Are you looking for a skosh more firepower under your Bimmer’s hood? If so the monks in München have answered your prayers and it comes in the form of the M Performance Power kit.

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 |  Mar 05 2013, 11:46 AM

Mercedes-Benz is showing off it’s A45 AMG at the Geneva Motor Show, and while we won’t get this vehicle in the US, we will get its powertrain in a more attractive package with the CLA 45 AMG. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 04 2013, 12:24 PM

Mercedes’ newest hot hatch – the A45 AMG – will make its official world premiere tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show. But why wait until then?

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 |  Feb 08 2013, 10:31 AM

The Volkswagen Beetle GSR unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show is much more than a pretty face, its the fastest Beetle that VW has ever made.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 3:05 PM

Kia just revealed its brand-new Forte 5-Door at the Chicago Auto Show today, including a potent 201 hp turbocharged version.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 8:12 AM

It’s a tribute to the 1970s era GSR and it’s the fastest production Volkswagen Beetle to date.

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 |  Dec 21 2012, 2:32 PM

Buick will replace the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated Ecotec engien currently found in the Buick Verano with a turbocharged 1.6-liter unit for the 2014 model year.

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 |  Nov 19 2012, 1:28 PM

Ford just announced ahead of the upcoming L.A. Auto Show that its 2014 Fiesta sub-compact will come with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

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 |  Sep 21 2012, 4:32 PM

Rumblings of a smaller version of the new Acura NSX are resurfacing after Honda shelved the project during the financial crisis.  

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 |  Sep 06 2012, 5:32 PM

Originally supposed to be powered by microturbines, a technology that hardly exists, the Jaguar C-X75 concept will go into prototype production.

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