Archives for July 6th, 2013

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Ford EcoBoost Three-Cylinder Named 2012 International Engine of The Year

It’s obviously a good year for forced induction and battery packs: only two of nine finalists at the International Engine of the Year competition lacked either technology. But top honors in the competition went to itty-bitty 999cc Ford EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, which scored overall Engine of the Year. The awards are ...
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Toyota, BMW Fuel-Cell Technology Sharing Agreement Almost Finalized

Toyota and BMW may announce the final details of their fuel-cell technology sharing agreement this week. From the Japanese automaker, BMW will lease fuel-cell technology including drivetrain and hydrogen storage technology, Automotive News reports. BMW plans to show a fuel-cell prototype by 2015 and have a production car by 2020. A ...
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2013 NAIAS: Audi SQ5 Enters the Ring – BMW BLOG

Audi has brought the performance fight to North American shores in the compact sport utility market. Squaring off against the X3 in this segment, the Audi has been selling strongly – but how does it measure up with the X3 when it comes to performance? BMWBLOG thoroughly tested the X3′s performance ...
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Roding Roadster 23 Hits 62 MPH in 3.9 Seconds, Still Has Room for Skis, Helmet

Meet the Roding Roadster 23. Roding is a Bavarian firm specializing in low-cost, higher-volume carbon fiber construction and engineering services, and this car is presented as a showcase of the company’s capabilities. The intriguing roadster was displayed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and looked like an LFA nose on ...
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Refreshed 2013 BMW 7 Series Gets Updated Engines, 750i Has 445 HP and 8A

Those expecting new sheetmetal to grace the updated BMW 7 Series may be disappointed. But the German automaker has done more than simply give the mid-cycle refresh of its flagship sedan a quick face-lift, as the refreshed 7 Series has updated drivetrains and a host of revised standard and available ...
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January 2013 Sales: BMW 3 Series Falls to Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The never-ending fight for entry-level luxury/sport sedan sales supremacy continued in January 2013, but with a twist: amidst a pack with seven cars down by 20 percent or more, there emerged a winner: the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The C-Class pulled out a convincing win in January with 7214 sales, some 10.6 percent ...
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