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The why and how Ford made a flat-plane crank

An in-depth look at Ford's most powerful and power-dense naturally-aspirated engine ever.

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Small improvements and years of expertise add up.

Chevy's engineers made the new Volt more efficient and more powerful. Here's what they did to pull it off.

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More Fuel Economy Follies

When you spend a year in a bunch of cars, you can start to track facts and figures. In this episode, comparing real-world MPG with what the EPA says.

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Volvo's new Drive-E powertrain family delivers power and efficiency in new models like the XC90 and upcoming S90 and V90.

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Because They Can

Columnist Gary Witzenburg drives the BMW i8 for a week and starts to wonder why the Germans built this EV.

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Double Wow!

Columnist Gary Witzenburg lives with the range-extender version of the BMW i3 for a while, and finds appeal in its quirky charms.

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Great Trip Car Needs Larger Trunk And Rolling Recharge Capability

AutoblogGreen's Gary Witzenburg takes a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid on a long trip to Branson, and discovers a few things he likes, a few he doesn't

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We revisit J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study and analyze what it really means.

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At Witz' End - Plug-In Hybrids: Beginning to Believe

Columnist Gary Witzenburg takes another look at plug-in hybrid technology after driving the new Hyundai Sonata PHEV and the Volvo XC90 PHEV.

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Volvo's Surprisingly Efficient Luxury Family Hauler

Reviewer Gary Witzenburg revisits the highly efficient Drive E "Twin Engine" set-up in the new Volvo XC90 hybrid and PHEV.

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Two Small Luxo-Coupes At Opposite Ends Of Brand's Performance/Economy Spectrum

Reviewer Gary Witzenburg takes a look at two very different Cadillac coupes: the plug-in ELR and the performance-oriented ATS-V.

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Longer, Lower, Wider, Roomier, Yet Lighter And More Fuel-Efficient

Just three months into 2015, columnist Gary Witzenburg picks the VW Golf family as the Green Car Of The Year.

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Over 1,357 Mostly Highway, Miles, We Get 42 MPG

Over 1,300 miles in a diesel-powereed Chevy Cruze between Michigan and West Virginia, our columnist find a deeper appreciation for oil burners.

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Do they really save fuel, and at what sacrifice of other important tire attributes?

Flat-out down Mid-Ohio's long back straight – not really straight because it has a fast dog-leg kink – braking hard into the tricky right-left combination that follows, I was having a great time. For a former racer, any time spent on a wonderful road course like Mid-Ohio, even in a middling, front-drive, four-cylinder compact car, is quality time.

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Fuel efficient, modular engines ready today and tomorrow

It's not quite the equivalent of the all-encompassing full-vehicle efficiency program that is Mazda Skyactiv, but beginning with the 2015 S60 mid-size sedan, the V60 sport wagon and the XC60 crossover models, Swedish automaker Volvo's "Drive-E" efficiency-enhancing effort starts with an all-new modular family of engines and extends through a new eight-speed automatic transmission and a number of additional measures. The new all-aluminum, all turbocharged Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) family wi

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Would deal with customer's No. 1 complaint about Chevy Volt

As we know, another major automaker investing heavily in electrified vehicles is General Motors, and it's doing things much differently than rivals BMW, Ford or Nissan. The Chevrolet Volt extended-range EV is a modest seller at its $35,000 sticker price but a huge hit with owners. The Chevy Spark BEV, still in limited availability, puts smiley faces on its owners and drivers. The just-introduced Cadillac ELR, a sharp-looking, fun-driving $76,000 luxocoupe take on the Volt's EREV mechanicals, has

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i3, i8 are upscale and green, but also 'proper BMWs'

Anyone who questions BMW's effort or sincerity on electrified vehicles should have a chat with Hildegard Wortmann, the German automaker's senior vice president over product management for automobiles and aftersales. I was fortunate to do just that at the Detroit North American International Auto Show earlier this year.

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The annual autofest known as the North American International Auto Show previews a plethora of exciting new products that we'll see and drive later in the year, from tiny urban commuters to family sedans and crossovers to hard-working big pickups and SUVs. It's also a once-a-year cornucopia of auto executives and leaders from around the world.

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Sometimes the person and the job are a perfect fit

There was plenty to talk about when General Motors hosted its annual mid-December holiday media reception a few months ago. GM had just decided to pull its global Chevrolet brand out of major European markets, where Chevys have competed directly with GM Europe Opel and Vauxhall vehicles, and the US government had sold its last remaining shares of GM stock.

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New luxury plug-ins are completely different in just about every way

A day before the Los Angeles Auto Show press days, I enjoyed the rare opportunity to drive both the Cadillac ELR luxury EREV and the futuristic BMW i3 EV (with optional extended range). Both are distinctive looking, technically fascinating and fun to drive, and both are clearly aimed at upscale EV intenders. Yet they are totally different.

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In 1939, New York City hosted both the future-gazing New York World's Fair (pictured below) and the founding of what would later become the history-focused Automotive Hall of Fame. The latter's mission, then as now, was to honor and perpetuate the memories of auto industry pioneers.

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