GM to introduce strong hybrid version of Malibu; combined fuel economy above 45 mpg; leverages Volt

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Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system ( earlier post ), Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 l/100 km), higher than the combined cycle mileage ratings of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata hybrid variants and a significant boost over the 29 mpg combined of the MY 2015 Malibu with 2.5L EGHR improves engine warm up and assures consistent fuel economy performance in cold weather.

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EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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EPA recently released the latest edition of its annual report Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends. The report is the authoritative reference for real-world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the US every year since 1975. The report found that fuel economy for the US fleet continues to improve. mpg (9.51 mpg per year.

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Toyota announces expected fuel economy and pricing for RAV4 Hybrid: 33 mpg combined, entry at $28,370

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Toyota anticipates that the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid—unveiled earlier this year at the New York International Auto Show ( earlier post ) and the eighth hybrid in Toyota’s line-up—will receive EPA ratings of 34 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 33 mpg combined (6.9, The RAV4 Hybrid will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 miles at lower speeds (below approximately 25 mph). Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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Road Test: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Duramax 4WD

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If you are looking for comfort, versatility, great looks, a very accommodating and large interior, some innovative features and surprisingly good fuel economy, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is for you. Power and Torque and Fuel Sipping. Fuel economy for the 3.0L

New 3rd generation Audi TT diesel offers fuel economy of 56 mpg

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The new sports car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). Standard fuel consumption is 4.2 liters per 100 km (56 mpg US), which translates into CO 2 emissions of 110 g/km (177 g/mile). seconds, and on up to an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). seconds; top speed is 250 km/h (155 mph); fuel consumption of 6.8 Diesel Fuel Efficiency

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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept hybrid delivers 550 hp with 42.8 mpg fuel economy

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The four-door fastback is powered by a hybrid electric powertrain that is expected to deliver 550 hp (410 kW) with fuel consumption of 5.5 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of about 129 g/km. Acceleration from 0-60 mph takes less than 4 seconds, and the top speed is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).

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Consumer Reports finds Honda Accord hybrid fuel economy “impressive”, but short of EPA 47 mpg rating

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Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy of 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km), tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and falling below the top-performing and smaller Toyota Prius hatchback by only 4 mpg. However, Consumer Reports’ engineers cautioned that buyers expecting their car to deliver the EPA’s figure of 47 mpg posted on the window sticker might be disappointed.

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Tesla Model S matches gas cars by going 320 miles at average speeds of 75 mph


The Tesla Model S reached a range on par with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles after logging 320 miles of range at 75mph during a highway fuel-economy test run. The post Tesla Model S matches gas cars by going 320 miles at average speeds of 75 mph appeared first on TESLARATI.

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Road Test: 2021 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

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Turbo AWD at 22 mpg city/27 highway/24 combined. mpg and 30.1 mpg on a 106-mile all-freeway run with the adaptive cruise control set at 65 mph. We also feature those efficient gas-powered vehicles that are among the top mpg vehicles in their class.

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

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Gets more than 50 mpg. The Drive Mode Select helps you get the most performance and fuel efficiency from the hybrid system, offering choices of Smart, Normal, Sport and Custom. Smart mode will give you the best fuel economy while compromising slightly on performance.

ORNL researchers quantify the effect of increasing highway speed on fuel economy

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Huff Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This website, jointly maintained by the US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), provides information such as official EPA “window label” fuel economy estimates for city, highway, and combined driving for all U.S.-legal It also offers consumer information and advice pertaining to vehicle fuel economy and energy-related issues such as driving tips.

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ORNL study quantifies fuel economy costs of common driver practices and vehicle alterations

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have quantified the fuel economy effects of some common driver practices and vehicle accessories or alterations—including underinflated tires, open windows, and rooftop and hitch-mounted cargo. The compact sedan, a 2009 Toyota Corolla with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, also suffered as its fuel economy dipped 22% from 42.5 mpg (5.53 l/100 km) at 60 mph (97 km/h) to 33 mpg (7.1 mpg (9.45

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2017 Audi A3 replaces 1.8L with Millerized 2.0L TFSI; better fuel economy, power and torque

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This new 2.0-liter engine offers an increase of 16 hp and 21 lb-ft of torque compared to the previous generation A3 1.8T, along with EPA-estimated combined cycle fuel economy of 29 mpg (8.1 l/100km), compared to an EPA-rated 27 mpg (8.7 System output is 186 hp and 221 lb-ft (300 N·m) of torque; the 2017 A3 sedan sprints from 0-60 mph in 6.6 TFSI leads to more engine work delivered at the same rate of fuel consumption. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. TSI ACT BlueMotion delivers 96 kW / 130 PS with combined fuel consumption of 4.8 l/100 km (49 mpg US). l/100 km/h (59 mpg US). It innovatively controls combustion of the fuel and air mixture, which leads to the improvement in efficiency of up to 10%. Fuel consumption and emission levels go down, and responsiveness improves.

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Ford tweaking calibrations to boost on-road fuel economy for MY2013 hybrids

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Ford is boosting the on-road fuel economy performance of its 2013 model year hybrid vehicles in the US and Canada. Starting in August, the company will make calibration updates for owners at dealerships designed to improve on-road fuel economy of the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Combining a “lead foot” with environmental factors can lead to the wide swings in fuel economy results, he said.

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Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Venue

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To maximize fuel economy, selecting the Normal drive mode is key to equaling or besting the EPA rating of 30 mpg city/34 highway/32 combined. These are attractive economy numbers, and if you commute 50 miles daily, you will use about a gallon to a gallon-and-half of unleaded.

Mercedes-Benz previews new GLA compact SUV; fuel economy as high as 54.7 mpg in diesel version

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The GLA 200 CDI develops 100 kW (136 hp) and maximum torque of 300 N·m (221 lb-ft), with fuel consumption of 4.3 mpg US ) and 114 g CO 2 per kilometer (provisional figure). seconds, with a top speed of 235 km/h and a combined fuel consumption figure of 7.1 liters of gasoline per 100 km (33 mpg US ) and 151 g CO 2 /km—all provisional figures. mph), and is able to prevent rear-end collisions at speeds of up to 20 km/h (12.4 2015 GLA-Class.

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Hyundai introduces hybrid version of new Sonata; 10% improvement in fuel economy over predecessor

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Hyundai expects the 2016 Sonata Hybrid to improve fuel economy more than 10%. Sonata Hybrid’s Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device (TMED) delivers the same responsive, engaging driving characteristics Sonata owners expect while improving fuel economy through the use of the larger electric motor. It is possible for Sonata Hybrid to operate solely on electric power at speeds up to 75 mph (120 km/h) by decoupling the gasoline engine from the rest of the drivetrain.

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Study finds 6.3% spread in fuel economy obtained with maximum and minimum rolling resistance tires

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spread between the fuel economy obtained with maximum and minimum rolling resistance tires. At the average 2015 price of regular gasoline, the obtained fuel-consumption extremes result in a $78 difference in the annual cost of gasoline per light-duty vehicle, Sivak said. The US Transportation Research Board estimates that a 10% increase in tire rolling resistance will result in about a 1-2% decrease in the fuel economy of light-duty vehicles. mpg (RRf at 8.1

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Audi TDI models trounce EPA fuel economy ratings during “Truth in 48” cross-country efficiency drive

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Three new Audi TDI clean diesel models far exceeded their EPA fuel economy ratings in completing the “Truth in 48” cross-country efficiency drive that covered more than 2,850 miles between Southern California and New York. From beginning to end, the drivers could stop no more than four times to fill up with clean diesel fuel provided by Shell Oil Co. Results were: A6 TDI: 43.561 mpg at an average speed of 62.44 A7 TDI: 42.653 mpg at an average speed of 62.17

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Bentley’s new 616hp 12-cylinder GT Speed convertible with 8-speed and energy recuperation improves fuel economy by 15%

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liter W12 combined with a close-ratio eight-speed ZF transmission to deliver a 15% improvement in fuel economy. Provisional EPA fuel economy ratings for the convertible are 12 mpg city, 20 mpg highway, and 15 mpg combined. Provisional EU cycle fuel consumption figures are 22.7 The twin-turbocharged, 48-valve, W12 engine powers the new convertible to 60 mph in 4.1 s) and onto a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h).

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New Porsche 911 Turbo improves fuel economy by 16%

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The new generation Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S, equipped with new advanced engines, PDK transmission, new combined thermal management system for the turbo engine and the transmission, the new Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system, and other fuel efficiency technologies such as start/stop and active aerodynamics, have reduced NEDC fuel consumption by up to 16% to 9.7 mpg US); these figures apply to both models. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid EPA-rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway; plug-in Energi version offers 85 mph top electric speed

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The Ford C-MAX Hybrid ( earlier post ) is now officially EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined (5.0L/100km), bettering the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius v by 3 mpg on the city cycle and 7 mpg on the highway (5 mpg combined). We’ve done this with innovation—represented by nearly 500 hybrid patents—while driving costs down 30 percent so we can bring these fuel-saving vehicles to more customers.

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New Volkswagen Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation offers gasoline engine fuel economy of up to 52 mpg US

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The system was realized with the new 1.4-liter gasoline-fueled TSI of the Polo BlueGT. The TSI develops a power output of 103 kW / 138 hp, with a combined fuel consumption of 4.7 l/100 km/h (50 mpg US), equivalent to 108 g/km CO 2. If the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), fuel consumption drops further to 4.5 l/100 km (52 mpg US), equivalent to 105 g/km CO 2. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle SystemsPolo BlueGT.

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Audi announces pricing and fuel economy for 2014 Audi A6, A7 and Q5 TDI diesels

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Audi has now announced pricing and fuel economy figures for the 2014 A6, A7 and Q5 TDI models, expected to begin arriving at US dealers in late Summer 2013. EPA estimated fuel economy figures for the clean diesel introductions are as follows: Audi MY 2014 US diesel lineup. 24 mpg 6.34 38 mpg 6.19 29 mpg 8.11 24 mpg 6.34 38 mpg 6.19 29 mpg 8.11 24 mpg 6.34 31 mpg 7.59 27 mpg 8.71 24 mpg 6.34 36 mpg 6.53

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Consumer Reports testing finds many small turbo engines underperforming; fuel economy, acceleration no better than in larger conventional powertrains

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Consumer Reports’ own fuel economy tests of vehicles equipped with small turbocharged engines has found in many cases that the turbocharged cars tested by CR have slower acceleration and no better fuel economy than the models with larger conventional engines, the organization said. Based on the EPA fuel-economy estimates, many of the charged engines look better. 47 mpg for city, highway and combined—for both vehicles. 0-60 mph. CR mpg.

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Land Rover bringing two diesel SUVs to N. America; 32% better combined fuel economy, up to 28 mpg on highway; LEV 3

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The Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 SUVs will deliver 25 mpg (9.4 l/100 km) combined, a 32% improvement over the supercharged V6, and reach a high of 28 mpg (8.4 The Range Rover Sport Td6 and Range Rover Td6 accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.1 Preliminary fuel economy figures for the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover are 22 mpg (city), 28 mpg (highway) and 25 mpg (combined) (10.7, Diesel Emissions Fuel Efficiency

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New Ford Police Interceptors deliver up to 35% better fuel economy when idling

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The city and highway fuel economy ratings for the new Ford Police Interceptors (PI) have increased by 25% over the retired Crown Victoria. But as law enforcement vehicles spend the majority of their lives idling, Ford engineers also tuned the Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle models to save fuel even when they are standing still, with no sacrifice to pursuit performance. Fuel economy test results from the LA Sheriff’s Department 2012 evaluations.

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Ford’s math on hybrid fuel economy; standing by the C-MAX EPA ratings, acknowledging large real-world variance

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Raj Nair outlining factors affecting real-world fuel economy in hybrids. At Friday’s event unveiling the new Transit commercial vehicle family for North America ( earlier post ), Ford’s Raj Nair, group vice president global product development, spent some time addressing the issue of the large discrepancy between real-world fuel economy results for the C-MAX hybrid and its EPA fuel economy ratings—47 mpg (5.0 Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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New Ford Police Interceptors deliver up to 35% better fuel economy when idling

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The city and highway fuel economy ratings for the new Ford Police Interceptors (PI) have increased by 25% over the retired Crown Victoria. But as law enforcement vehicles spend the majority of their lives idling, Ford engineers also tuned the Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle models to save fuel even when they are standing still, with no sacrifice to pursuit performance. Fuel economy test results from the LA Sheriff’s Department 2012 evaluations.

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2014 Cascadia Evolution Class 8 rig delivers 10.67 mpg on closed-track demo; 7% better fuel economy than EPA 2010 Cascadia in cross-country tour

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The Freightliner Trucks 2014 Cascadia Evolution—powered only by the newly designed Detroit DD15 engine and featuring enhanced aerodynamic specs—delivered fuel economy of 10.67 mpg US (22 L.100km) on a closed-track demo, according to Freightliner. There, the truck traveled the 8.5-mile closed-course track for 1,000 miles nonstop at an average speed of 60 mph, with a GCW of 76,000 lbs. Fuel consumption and distance traveled were again documented by ATDS.

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Mercedes-Benz introducing diesel E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with fuel economy of 56 mpg US; gasoline-engined E 400 HYBRID model to follow

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing the new E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID; the luxury-class diesel hybrid offers fuel consumption of 4.2 L of diesel/100 km (56 mpg US), with CO 2 emissions of 109 g/km. The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is based on the E 250 CDI, yet has a higher output and approximately 15% lower fuel consumption. The omission of the converter allows all-electric motoring as well as sailing, thus significantly boosting the potential to reduce fuel consumption.

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Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

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Power and Torque and Fuel Sipping. This means that when you are towing up a grade, it will pull strong and still deliver good fuel economy. These numbers are a bit lower than competitor trucks, but the trade-off is better fuel economy in exchange for less payload and towing.

Update on the ACCESS fuel efficient engine project; simulations find up to 48.9% improvement in fuel economy over baseline

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Robert Bosch LLC, AVL Powertrain Engineering and partners including the University of Michigan are working on a four-year, $24-million US Department of Energy (DOE)-supported project— Advanced Combustion Concepts—Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS)—to achieve a 30% fuel economy improvement in a gasoline-fueled light-duty vehicle without compromising performance while also meeting SULEV emission standards. naturally aspirated, port fuel injected V6.

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Chevrolet makes Stop/Start standard on base 4-cylinder in 2015 Impala; 5% improvement in city fuel economy

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Stop/start technology will be standard on the 2015 Impala base 2.5-liter ECOTEC engine, an addition that improves the vehicle’s city fuel economy by nearly 5%, or one mile per gallon. Stop/start shuts down the engine in certain driving conditions to reduce fuel consumption. Impala with stop/start yields an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg city (10.7 l/100 km), 31 mpg (7.6 l/100 km) for the highway and 25 mpg (9.4 Fuel Efficiency SSVs

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Downspeeding and supercharging with transmission optimization can deliver fuel economy improvement over downspeeding and turbocharging

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Researchers from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and Eaton have demonstrated the application of downspeeding and supercharging a diesel vehicle, in conjunction with optimizing transmission gear ratios and the shift schedule, to deliver a greater improvement in fuel economy than a downsped and turbocharged configuration. The shift schedule optimization technique resulted in fuel economy gains of up to 12.2% Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Honda boosts performance and fuel economy on 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe using new Li-ion pack

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The 2013 Honda CR-Z goes on sale 21 November with a number of powertrain, styling and feature upgrades, including a new Li-ion battery pack that replaces the NiMH pack in the MY 2012 CR-Z hybrid and delivers more power and improved fuel economy. The new, more powerful Lithium-ion battery pack helps boost EPA-rated fuel economy figures by 1 mpg city for CVT equipped models, and 1 mpg highway for CR-Z models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.

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Chrysler offering ZF 8-speed automatic in 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger; improved fuel economy

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The result is a four mile-per-gallon increase in fuel economy that pushes the highway EPA rating to 31 mpg US (7.6 L/100km) for the 2012 Chrysler 300 and 2012 Dodge Charger, up from 27 mpg highway over last year’s model. The transmission efficiency and wide ratio spread also provide the improved fuel economy in city traffic. Fuel economy for both models is 19 mpg US (12.4 Fuel Efficiency Transmissions

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Road Test: 2021 Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury

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Playing with the drive modes tells the story of how performance and fuel economy can be affected. On a straight, flat section of freeway at 65 mph in Tour drive mode, the tachometer was showing 1,500 rpm. A Stylish Performer and Best Value in A Luxury Sedan.

Road Test: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

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Oh, and could you get used to 32 miles of all-electric driving and 30+ mph when in hybrid mode? Using 87 octane fuel, there is a total system of 260 horsepower combined. mpg based on the dashboard computer. gallon fuel tank, has an estimated 570 mile total driving range.

Road Test: 2021 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury AWD

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Such horsepower and torque numbers can mean so-so fuel economy, but that was not the case with the EPA rating at 21 mpg city/29 highway/24 combined. mpg, but in a 180-mile all-freeway run with the cruise control set at 65 mph we averaged 32.9

Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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The new hybrid version of Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series achieves at least 50 mpg (4.7 l/100 km) combined fuel economy (projected). That makes the 2020 Corolla Hybrid the most fuel-efficient model to ever wear the model name that debuted more than a half-century ago. The model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven as an MPG winner.

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BMW upgrading 1 and 3 Series models with focus on fuel economy and emissions; BMW 114d to debut with 1.6L diesel

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Too, the BMW 320i EfficientDynamics Edition Sedan will be available as the first gasoline-driven model with additionally enhanced technology for reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. The engine features a supercharging system with variable turbine technology and Common Rail direct fuel injection with solenoid valves operating with a maximum pressure of 1,600 bar. Average fuel consumption is between 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). BMW 114d.

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