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Mini recalling certain Cooper S and JCW models over water pump

Back in October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating certain turbocharged Mini models for vehicle fires. The investigation came after reports of at least 12 vehicles lighting up, and now the investigation has officially lead to a recall.

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Editors' Choice: Top Five 2012 Detroit Auto Show Debuts

That's a wrap, folks. Press days for the 2012 Detroit Auto Show have come and gone, meaning there's just one thing left to do: pick our favorites.

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Ford begins offering crate versions of 2.0-liter four [UPDATE]

This is the start of way too much fun. Ford has just announced that it will offer crate versions of a new naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine ahead of the powerplant's debut in production engines. Available through Ford Racing, the direct-injection engine makes use of an astronomically-high 12.0:1 combustion ratio to produce somewhere between 160 and 175 horsepower depending on final

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Will fuel-saving gadgets like turbochargers hinder plug-in vehicle adoption?

In the global battle to reduce emissions, automakers have made considerable strides in boosting the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines thanks to fuel-saving gadgets like turbochargers.

eBay Find of the Day: Rinspeed Porsche 911 R69 is spectacularly Eighties

Nothing communicates the Miami Vice-era coke-dealer ethos like a slantnose Porsche 911 Turbo. Nothing, that is, except this 1986 Rinspeed Porsche 911 R69.

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2013 Ford Escape to be four-cylinder only, two EcoBoost options

The 2013 Ford Escape is set to bow at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month, but we don't have to wait several weeks for engine options. The Ford Story (a Ford-run blog) reports that the next Escape (Ford Vertrek concept from 2011 Detroit Auto Show shown above) will fe

Toyota eyes turbocharging, direct-injection to boost ICE efficiency

2011 Toyota Corolla – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Formula 1 engines could go four-cylinder turbo in 2013

In less than a week, the FIA could vote in a new engine for the 2013 Formula One season, and the smart money is on a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder to replace the current 2.4-liter V8s.

Report: Toyota plans to add turbo, direct-injection to most of lineup

Toyota has big plans for its model lineup, as the automaker intends to introduce 11 new or redesigned vehicles by 2012. This will be accomplished by offering hybrid versions of existing models, as well as introducing all-new hybrid vehicles. However, Toyota's focus isn't going to be entirely on improving the electric half of the hybrid equation. The automaker is looking at ways to produce more efficient gasoline engines, and turbocha

First Drive: 2010 Saab 9-5 proves being born from chaos builds character

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Report: EcoBoosted Ford Mustang not in the cards... for now

2011 Ford Mustang V6 burnout – Click above to enlarge

Rumormill: 2011 Infiniti G25 coming with turbocharged 2.5-liter V6

2010 Infiniti G – Click above for high-res image gallery

Review: 2009 MTM Audi A3 Sportback is a singular sport (with) utility

2009 MTM Audi A3 Sportback – Click above for high-res image gallery

MotoIQ provides sport compact geeks a port in the storm

We've never been fond of blatantly pimping the sites of our colleagues, but if (like us) you've been jonesing for tech-rich features and import performance stories after the unfortunate demise of Sport Compact Car and Turbo, Mo

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