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Ford, Volkswagen Win in International Engine of the Year Awards

Ford is at the top of the newly released International Engine of the Year Award list. The company’s teensy 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder took top honors for the second year running. The awards are chosen by 87 judges from 35 different countries. Among the other award winners were two engines from ...
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Ford EcoBoost Voted International Engine Of The Year

Ford won the International Engine of the Year Award for the second year running. The tiny Ford 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder took top honors this year and in 2012. The awards are chosen by 87 judges from 35 different countries. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost is turbocharged and has direct fuel injection. Its footprint ...
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Cocktail Chatter: May 3, 2013

What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. To celebrate the brightly colored spring flowers that are blooming outside our office windows, we’re drinking a the equally ...
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Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both ...
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Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 2012 Paris Motor Show Concept

While automakers use auto shows to reveal new production models, it’s the concept cars that get the most attention. Today we want to know which concept car from the Paris Motor Show is your favorite. Here is a brief overview of some of the concepts that rolled onto the Paris ...
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By the Numbers: Fascinating Stats from Nearly 20 Years of Neiman Marcus Cars

Consider it the ultimate present for the fashionista and car enthusiast in your life – It’s the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book car, which is sold just once a year and in limited quantities. This year’s car was the 2013 McLaren 12C Spider and all 12 copies of the $354,000 drop-top ...
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Pebble Beach 2012: Top 5 Best-of-Show Cars

In recent years the Pebble Beach weekend has become more of a venue to reveal new cars and concepts, some of which have been grabbing quite a bit of attention away from the thousands of classic machines strewn about the Monterey Peninsula – at least the ones that don’t go ...
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Your Say: Top 10 Cars That Should Be Renamed

There was a time when most automakers actually bothered to give their vehicles real names. Cars had elegant names like Continental and Fleetwood, while trucks had tough-sounding names like Bronco and Ram. More often than not nowadays cars get named random alphanumeric characters like FX50 and Z4 sDrive35is. Last week we ...
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MT Poll: What’s Your Favorite Geneva Motor Show Debut?

If the Geneva Motor Show is any indication, 2013 will be the year of the hypercar. The Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno, and McLaren P1 all made their debuts at this year’s show. That’s more than 2400 horsepower and 32 cylinders between the three European supercars. And it gets better. Chevrolet, ...
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Staff Picks: The Best and Worst Cars We Drove in 2012

And just like that, we’re closing the book on 2012 and preparing to start 2013. Motor Trend staffers were lucky enough to drive a wide assortment of fantastic cars, with everything from the 74-hp Volkswagen Up! to the 691-hp Lamborghini Aventador passing through our garage. Of the hundreds of cars ...
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