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2011 Suzuki Swift – Auto Shows 2011 Suzuki Swift – Auto Shows
The cool little Suzuki sticks to a successful formula, and it will likely come to the U.S. In the somewhat bleak landscape of Suzuki cars, one has always stuck out: the Swift, a small city car, earlier generations of which were sold in the U.S. as the Chevrolet Sprint and the Chevy/Geo Metro. Before...
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Mazda Sky-G and Sky-D Engines – Car News Mazda Sky-G and Sky-D Engines – Car News
A deep dive into Mazda’s new gas and diesel four-cylinders reveals huge fuel-economy gains. Around the world, automakers are grappling with the changes necessary to meet escalating fuel-economy regulations. To this end, Mazda is launching a new family of four-cylinder engines—fours power the vast...
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Fastlane Launches Turbo Kit for 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 Fastlane Launches Turbo Kit for 2011 Mustang GT 5.0
The latest in what’s sure to be a long line of performance add-ons for the Ford Mustang’s new 5.0-liter V-8 engine comes from Texas-based Fastlane Inc. The company’s turbocharger kit for the Mustang GT bumps the car’s output to over 530 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. The...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Development Package – Short Take Road Test 2010 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Development Package – Short Take Road Test
Thirty extra horsepower, a higher top speed, and brake upgrades—are they worth the extra dough? There is a consistency and commonality of character that pervades Mercedes-Benz’s AMG products, especially those that pack the in-house tuner’s own 6.2-liter V-8. Unique to the AMG brand, the big eight...
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Picnic at Pebbles with Special Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe Picnic at Pebbles with Special Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe
The August 15th edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance once again provided a vivid look into the prestige of past motoring. For those who could afford the $150 admission price to see the lavish one-day event in person, its fair to say that the present economics have been gentler...
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Does Mazda’s Rotary Have a Future? Does Mazda’s Rotary Have a Future?
Mazda’s recent technology forum was all about its new Sky family of inline-four diesel and gasoline engines, as well as a new six-speed automatic and chassis improvements to the next-gen Mazda 6. But we couldn’t help but ask Seita Kinai, senior managing executive officer of Mazda’s research and...
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Next Mazdaspeed 3 Could Go Diesel Next Mazdaspeed 3 Could Go Diesel
A pretty big-deal little tidbit slipped out during the recent Mazda technology forum we attended: the company is tinkering with the idea of a diesel powertrain for the next-gen Mazdaspeed 3. And this came straight from Robert Davis, Mazda USA senior VP of product development, who is one of the key...
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BMW Teases 1-series M Coupe with Overly Dramatic Video BMW Teases 1-series M Coupe with Overly Dramatic Video
It’s by now common knowledge that BMW will soon sate fans of the roundel badge with an M-fettled version of the 1-series coupe, to be dubbed 1-series M Coupe. To whet your BMW-loving appetite, the company has released this overly dramatic teaser video. Swelling orchestral music, quick cuts, and faux-interference...
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Ask a C/D Editor, Volume 1: Eddie Alterman Answers Ask a C/D Editor, Volume 1: Eddie Alterman Answers
Last Monday, we introduced our new weekly feature, “Ask a C/D Editor” and then mercilessly threw EIC Eddie Alterman at you and ran for cover. Here are his answers. v8vader: “As the enforcer of quality journalism for a major industry publication- factoring in your obvious passion for the products...
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2011 Jaguar XK Coupe – Short Take Road Test 2011 Jaguar XK Coupe – Short Take Road Test
More power was all the XK needed. Jaguar is confident that it got the XK right. Proof is right there on the order sheet, where there are almost no options. The factory is 13 color choices away from churning out an endless parade of identical cars. The only options are added-cost paint, a pair of wheel...
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