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    Detroit: Volkswagen Passat goes green with the BlueMotion Concept
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    Volkswagen is constantly searching for ways to bring fuel-efficient options to the midsize Passat - a smart strategy considering it competes in one of the most popular vehicle segments. You can already opt for a diesel-powered TDI model, but the new VW Passat BlueMotion Concept hints at a future ...

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    Official: Lamborghini Aventador updated for 2013 with fuel-saving tech
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    Lamborghini has announced that its Aventador supercar will now feature cylinder deactivation and stop/start technology, confirming previous reports of the Italian automaker's intent to improve the fuel efficiency of its products. The centerpiece of its fuel-saving efforts is a combination of ...

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    Report: 2013 Lamborghini Aventador to get stop/start, cylinder deactivation technology
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    It doesn't matter if you produce supercars, subcompacts, or semi trucks, U.S. and European governments are clamping down on fuel economy and emissions. While hybrid powertrains becoming a popular option, even in the hypercar realm, more traditional high-performance machines are being forced to ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz details new variable-displacement V8 for SLK55 AMG
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    Balancing power and economy is a tricky business, especially for Mercedes-Benz and its in-house performance division, AMG. On the one hand, a buyer's conscience demands improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. But on the other, AMG knows what its customers really want is pure, unadulterated ...

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    Lutz on the Aura and Impala's new trick
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    General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz was bitten by the blogging bug again yesterday and uploaded a post to the company's FastLane Blog. Despite his hectic schedule the Chairman got some seat time in a pair of new GM products and wanted the rest of us to know he was impressed. The two cars in ...

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    General Motors introducing 19 new engines and powertrains
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    General Motors announced that it will be introducing 19 -- yes, 19 -- new engines and powertrains for the 2007 model year. The powerplants span the gamut of technologies available today and include hybrids, traditional gasoline-powered engines, ethanol powerplants and everything in ...

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