Porsche Panamera To Get Diesel Engine In 2011

Porsche‘s CEO confirmed that the brand will launch a diesel powered variant of the Panamera sports sedan in late 2011. Using the success of the Cayenne diesel as an example, CEO Matthias Muller made the announcement during an interview with Germany’s Westfalen-Blatt newspaper.

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Chevrolet Impala To Get Re-Design In 2014, Rear-Drive Performance Sedan May Follow

General Motors is hoping that their next Chevrolet Impala, due in 2014, will be looked at as more than just fodder for the rental car lot. With a new platform shared with the Buick Lacrosse, the next Impala, due in 2014, should represent a significant jump in both style and performance – although based on the current car, that’s not saying too much.

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Subaru Releases Impreza Concept Video

Subaru has released a video of their new Impreza Concept floating around a futuristic make-believe highway while funky new age music plays in the background.

The two minute clip, looking remarkably similar to the types of videos shown at press launches, doesn’t really give any new information on the Impreza, but we do know that the Concept is supposed to have a 2.0L Boxer four-cylinder and the dreaded CVT gearbox so familiar to Subaru products.

Hit the jump to see the video

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2011 Acura TSX Gets Extremely Minor Refresh, More MPG

The Acura TSX is still a solid if overlooked choice in the entry level sports sedan segment, and possibly the only luxury sedan that’s used as a race school training car. For 2011, Acura has slightly upgraded the interior and exterior styling as well as given the car a minor bump in mpg.

The front fascia and spoiler have been slightly tweaked, while the taillights and rear license plate garnish have always been modified.New rims have also been fitted to the 4-cylinder model. Inside, the design and materials have been updated, while rear seat passengers get heating and cooling vents situated in the back of the center console.

TSXs equipped with the 2.4L engine see a 1 mpg bump in all areas, while the V6 models get a 1 mpg bump for city and highway fuel economy, and a 2 mpg bump on the combined cycle.

[Source: Acura]

Hit the jump to read the official press release

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LA 2010: 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid Debuts With 360 Horsepower

Infiniti brought out their new M35h, a hybrid version of the M sedan, packing a big V6 motor and the ability to hit 40 mpg on the highway. With 360 horsepower and a 7-speed automatic transmission, the M35h can get up to highway speed quickly, and can even cruise as fast as 62 mph on electric only power.

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