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    Report: VW XL1 'only' gets 120 mpg in new test drive

    You've got to love this brave new world we're in, where getting 120 miles per gallon can be considered a disappointment. That's the upshot of an Automobile magazine test drive of the Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid diesel, which the German automaker has said can get as much as 261 miles per gallon, ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Volt wins Automobile Magazine Automobile of the Year award

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As much as we'd like to say that we didn't see this one coming... well, we did. But, despite the fact that it would seem to be the obvious choice to take home the Automobile Magazine Automobile of the Year award, the voting crew ...

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    L'automobile publishes own list of less polluting cars

    One of France's most prestigious car magazines, l'Automobile, believes that considering CO2 as the only pollutant to adapt legislation is unfair. Hence the magazine editors came up their own list that includes all pollutants coming from the exhaust pipe. The list is actually pretty harsh on small ...

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    Automobile Magazine names direct injection Technology of the Year

    A number of automakers are beginning to roll out gasoline engines that use direct injection. Oil-burning diesel engines have been using direct injection a bit longer. In a DI engine, the fuel is sprayed directly into the combustion chamber, allowing a computer to precisely meter the correct amount ...


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