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    Official: Stop-start standard in four-cylinder 2015 Chevrolet Impala
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    Chevrolet has announced that it will include stop-start technology as standard in the entry level 2015 Impala. The result is a nearly five-percent improvement in city fuel economy, also known as one mile per gallon, up to 25 mpg, combined. The 3.6-liter V-6 Impala will not feature ...

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    Report: Engine packaging to blame for Fisker Karma garage fire?
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    While the investigation of the Fisker Karma that toasted a Texas garage is not over, pundits have begun to weigh in. Automotive News has found a particularly credible one in Jon Bereisa, CEO of Auto Lectrification and the chief engineer of the General Motors EV1 and systems architect for the ...

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    GM investing $65M to boost four-cylinder Ecotec production
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    It matters not whether you want to chalk it up to rising fuel prices or a gradual change in vehicle buying preferences, the reality is that the American public keeps snatching up fuel-efficient vehicles powered by four-cylinder engines. Of course, soaring demand for four-cylinder-engined vehicles ...

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    GM to invest $109 million to boost 1.4-liter Ecotec engine production
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    General Motors has announced that it will invest $109 million to boost production of its 1.4-liter four-cylinder Ecotec engine. GM says this spending will add (or keep) 96 jobs at its manufacturing facilities in Flint, MI and Bay City, MI. Of the $109 million, $84 million will be used to increase ...

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    Report: GM struggling to market fuel efficient turbo technology
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    In the automotive realm, marketing can sometimes prove just as important as the actual product. Take, for instance, Ford's well-regarded EcoBoost technology, which couples turbocharging with direct injection to produce more horsepower and reduce fuel consumption. Would it surprise you to hear that ...

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    GM investing $500 million in next-gen Ecotec engines, fuel efficiency highlighted
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    Building cars is expensive, and many of the single priciest bits of technology driving research and development costs are wrapped up in the automobile's powertrain. Therefore, it's not particularly surprising to hear that General Motors has just announced a $494 million investment to build the ...

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    Fisker Karma to use GM's 2.0-liter turbo'd four
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    Those who were miffed at General Motors for eschewing its initial plans to launch the Chevy Volt with a small 1.0L turbocharged three cylinder engine are probably not going to like this piece of news, but Fisker Automotive has finally settled on an ...

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    Next Chevy Equinox to be equipped with a 2.3L DI 4 cylinder
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    The automotive world will be getting a new Chevy Equinox bestowed upon it for the 2009 model year, and news from General Motors now places a 2.3L direct-injected four-cylinder engine underhood. Currently, the Equinox comes equipped with a boat-anchor of a base engine in the form of a ...

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    Chicago Preview: Saturn Astra
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    Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the 2008 AstraGeneral Motors is officially retiring the era of the plastic bodied Saturn with the introduction this week of new Saturn Astra. The new entry level Saturn is coming this fall courtesy of the gang in Russellsheim, Germany. ...

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