2015 Acura TLX First Drive

By Bill Schaffer Middleburg, VA ? New car introductions are especially fun and informative because you get to talk to the people responsible for bringing the car from a vision to the road. They are the planners, R&D staff, designers, engineers and executives that usher the creation process from stage to stage asking ?why not?,…

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Austin, Texas – If I were giving auto manufacturers awards, Jeep would get a gold star from me for introducing the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel. I think that?s a big, important move for an American manufacturer to make right now. Jeep mangers say consumers have been asking for a diesel-powered Grand…

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Chrysler Takes Lead in Gear Wars

With the announcement that the new 2012 Chrysler 300 sedan will be outfitted with ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions, the company takes the lead in transmission technology for domestic sedans. ?With its state-of-the-art eight-speed automatic transmission, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 represents the pride and determination of our engineers to give our customers the quality and…

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Ford Adds 3-Cylinder Engine & 8-Spd. Transmission

Ford is expanding its fuel-efficient EcoBoost? portfolio with the addition of a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Engineers at Ford?s Dunton Technical Centre in the U.K. began designing the new EcoBoost 1.0-liter engine long before the current spike in fuel prices pushed the cost of a gallon of gas over $4….

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Hyundai?s R-Spec Performance Sedan

429-hp from Sophisticated 5.0-liter V-8 Hyundai has been doing a great job of filling in the gaps as it continues to grow a record setting pace.? First it was the quality, then styling and now they are taking a big leap forward in performance with the introduction of their most powerful V-8 powertrain to date….

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Chrysler 300 Offers New Level of Luxury

300 Will Feature Chrysler?s New 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Chrysler is ready to get back into the game with an all new version of the popular 300 Luxury sedan.? Due at dealers in the first quarter of 2011, the rear-drive sedan displays a new level of refinement, innovation and value. The fresh, contemporary styling starts with…

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