India to introduce new fuel efficiency standards

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India plans to introduce new fuel efficiency standards; the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards will give auto manufacturers time until 2015 to increase fuel economy from the current average of 14.1 mpg US, 7.1 mpg US, 5.8 The [CAFE] standard is the average annual fuel efficiency for a manufacturer’s fleet and is measured in terms of global warming causing carbon dioxide emissions. for petrol cars and from 15.5 Hindustan Times.

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Downsized 5.5L V8 Biturbo in S 63 AMG Delivers 25% Fuel Savings Compared to Predecessor; Stop-Start is Standard

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mpg US) (NEDC combined consumption, provisional figure)—a fuel savings of 25% compared to the current S63 AMG. “For the first time we have combined spray-guided direct petrol injection with turbocharging. Other highlights include an all-aluminum crankcase, four-valve technology with adjustable camshafts, an air/water intercooler, generator management and the standard stop-start function. liters per 100 kilometers according to the NEDC standard, and up to 0.2

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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MPG: A Progress Report on Achievability ”—of the response of consumers and automakers as both begin to experience the effects of the newly adopted federal fuel economy standard. A new nationwide poll, the first by CFA since the federal adoption of the new CAFE standard last year, found that 85% of respondents “support” the new requirements, with 54% saying they “strongly support” the standard. Those who indicated that their current gas mileage was 24 mpg (9.8

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In Europe, Ford introduces Mondeo hybrid wagon, 2.0L EcoBlue diesel for Mondeo

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Combined with the benefits of a low CO 2 petrol engine we expect the Hybrid to account for up to 50 percent of sales. At the same time we are introducing an all-new diesel powertrain with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology to meet and exceed the latest Euro 6d Temp emissions standards, with an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission available. l/100 km (56 mpg US) for the four-door, and anticipated CO 2 emissions from 101 g/km and fuel efficiency from 4.4

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Restyled VW Scirocco makes debut at Geneva; up to 19% better fuel economy

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The Scirocco offers a choice of six new turbocharged direct-injection gasoline and diesel engines, all of which meet EU6 emissions standards and return between 57.4 mpg US (4.1 The gasoline range consists of a 1.4-liter petrol with 125 PS (123 hp), and a new 2.0-liter 180 PS (177 hp) unit which replaces the previous 1.4-liter 160 PS (158 hp) unit. mpg US.

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New generation Fiat 500 features new engine lineup, more technology

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liters/100 km (62 mpg US) on the combined cycle with emissions lower than 90 g/km of CO 2. 16v Multijet II 95 hp emits only 89 grams of CO 2 per kilometer and complies with Euro 6 standards, as do all the other units. liter petrol 100 hp engine. The first includes seven airbags, Uconnect Radio 5" with six speakers, AUX-IN and USB ports, controls on the steering wheel and LED daytime running lights as standard equipment.

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Camry in Europe features new 2.0L engine with VVT-iW for both Atkinson and Otto cycles; 13% lower fuel consumption

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The 2014 Camry in Europe is benefitting from a new, Euro V-compliant, 4-cylinder, 1,998 cc, 16v, DOHC petrol engine mated to a 6-speed Multi-mode automatic transmission which replaces the existing 2.0-liter unit and its 4-speed automatic transmission. mpg US), fuel consumption is a substantial 13% less than that of the outgoing engine. VVT-iW features standard VVT-i on the exhaust valves and VVT-iW on the intake side. l/100 km (30 mpg US). mpg US).

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Ford introduces more fuel-efficient Focus 1.0L EcoBoost; 99 gCO2/km

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mpg US ). Even just a couple of years ago few people would have thought it possible that a medium-sized petrol car could break the 100 g/km CO 2 barrier. The new model that will be produced in Saarlouis, Germany, will extend to three the number of Focus models offered with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine, alongside the standard 100 PS version that offers 109 g/km CO 2 emissions and the 125 PS (123 hp, 92 kW) version that offers 114 g/km CO 2.

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New Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E PERFORMANCE 680hp hybrid with technology transfer from Formula 1

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l/100 km / 34 mpg US; combined CO 2 emissions, weighted: 156 g/km; combined electric energy consumption, weighted: 11.7 Added to this is active rear axle steering as standard, another unique feature in this segment. Another outstanding feature is the two-stage petrol injection.

New Turbo S E-Hybrid PHEV to be the flagship model in the Panamera line

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l/100 km (81 mpg US), and the new flagship Panamera can drive on fully electric power for up to 50 kilometers. As in all other second-generation Panamera models, the fast-shifting Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with eight gears is used to transmit the power to the standard adaptive all-wheel drive system Porsche Traction Management (PTM). l/100 km for super-grade petrol (66 g/km of CO 2 ) and 16.2 The long version is equipped with rear axle steering as standard.

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University College Dublin Study finds Prius IV hybrids drive >60% of the time in zero-emissions mode under Irish conditions

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With the exception of GPS information, all measurements, including fuel consumption, were obtained directly from the standard Toyota sensors and on- board computer systems. mpg US) was recorded for the overall trip distribution. However, our self-charging petrol electric hybrids have no such limitations.

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Revised Nissan Juke offers 1.2 DIG-T turbocharged engine

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance-developed 1.2-liter DIG-T petrol engine, which replaces the outgoing 117 ps (115 hp) 1.6-liter unit, is an advanced turbocharged direct injection engine delivering 115 ps (113 hp, 85kW) and generating 190 N·m (140 lb-ft) of torque. Its lower weight, standard automatic Stop/Start feature and more fuel-efficient operation translates into cleaner and more economical performance. mpg US).

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the US will offer new 4-cylinder diesel; new 4-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine in other markets

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Both the E-Class sedan and wagon offer a range of gasoline and diesel engines, all coming with the ECO start/stop system as standard equipment. Supplemented by an electric motor (27hp, 184 lb-ft), the E400 HYBRID offers the powerful and refined performance of the Mercedes-Benz 3.5-liter V6—302 hp (225 kW), 273 lb-ft (370 N·m ) paired with fuel economy of 24/30 mpg US (est. Also making up the BlueDIRECT petrol engine range are the familiar V6 and V8 engines.

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New Gasoline Direct Injection Engines in Mercedes-Benz CL- and S-Class Vehicles Cut Fuel Consumption By Up to 24%, Increase Output by Up to 12.5%

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Central to this enhanced efficiency is the newly developed BlueDIRECT technology with third-generation spray-guided gasoline direct injection in combination with a standard-fit start/stop function and the new the friction-optimized 7G-TRONIC PLUS seven-speed automatic transmission featuring new torque converter technology. liters of premium gasoline per 100 kilometers (31 mpg US) in the NEDC, with corresponding CO 2 emissions of 177 g/km. mpg US) and 234 g/km CO 2.

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Fiat updates 500L range for 2014 with new 120 hp diesel and gasoline engines, LPG version

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T-Jet is already compliant with the Euro 6 emissions standard, with recorded consumption and emissions values in the combined cycle of 6.9 l/100 km (34 mpg US) and 159 g/km of CO 2 respectively. Turbo Petrol LPG. mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 144 g/km. Fiat is updating its 500L range for 2014 with two new turbocharged 120 hp (88 kW) engine options—the 1.6 MultiJet II turbodiesel and the 1.4 T-Jet gasoline—and a dual fuel LPG/gasoline variant of the 1.4

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Toyota reduces fuel consumption and emissions across the new Auris range; 13% average reduction in CO2 compared to predecessors; gasoline, diesel and hybrid

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mpg US) with CO 2 emissions from 125 g/km, a reduction of 0.4 l/100 km (40 mpg US) and generates CO 2 emissions of 138 g/km—reductions of 0.7 mpg US) and 134 g/km respectively. l/100 km (62 mpg US) and generates CO 2 emissions of 99 g/km—a reduction of 0.6 liter D-4D turbodiesel engine has been extensively revised and now features Stop & Start technology as standard. mpg US) over the combined cycle.

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Rolls Royce unveils the Phantom Experimental Electric; induction charging system

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However, the naturally aspirated 6.75-liter V12 petrol engine and 6-speed gearbox have been replaced by a 71 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and two electric motors mounted on the rear sub-frame. This compares with 338 kW for standard Phantom with maximum torque of 720 N·m (531 lb-ft), delivered at 3,500 rpm. Acceleration from 0-60 mpg takes less than 8 seconds. Powertrain of the 102EX. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen unveiling CrossBlue Coupé concept plug-in hybrid in Shanghai

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l/100 km (78 mpg US) in the new European driving cycle (NEDC). In hybrid mode fuel consumption (sub-cycle of the European ECE-R101 standard with discharged battery powered by just the TSI drive), the SUV consumes 6.9 l/100 km (34 mpg US) of fuel. All new MQB models are designed so that—along with the classic types of drive systems (petrol and diesel engines)—they can always be built as natural gas, hybrid or E-models as well. CrossBlue Coupé.

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New engines in Mercedes-Benz A-Class lower fuel consumption up to 26% compared to preceding models

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The A 180 CDI will be the first Mercedes-Benz to emit only 98 g of CO 2 per kilometer; the A 220 CDI is the first Mercedes to meet the Euro-6 emission standard which comes into force in 2015. All engines of the new A-Class feature the ECO start/stop function as standard. liters per 100 km (62 mpg US), corresponding to 98 g of CO 2 /km. liters (48 mpg US). liters/100 km (55 mpg US) (provisional figure). liters (41 mpg US), 149 g of CO 2. standard.

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New BMW 3 Series includes a new 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo, 8-speed automatic and start-stop; ActiveHybrid 3 model in 2012

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l/100 km (57 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 109 g/km. Power is delivered to the rear wheels either via a standard-fitted six-speed manual transmission or, optionally, via an eight-speed automatic. mpg US), an 11% improvement on its 160 kW/218 hp predecessor. mpg US), with CO 2 emissions at 147 grams per kilometer (-15%). mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 118 grams per kilometer mark a 4% improvement on the predecessor model. liters per 100 kilometers (37 mpg US).

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Ford Rolls Out New Powertrain Lineup for Europe

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The more efficient combustion system enables these engines to meet Euro 5 emissions standards, while at the same time delivering reduced fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. L/100 km (62 mpg US) based on the European Fuel Economy Directive EU 80/1268/EEC cycle. The 1.6L EcoBoost gasoline engine. Click to enlarge.

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Tata Motors Launches the Nano in India, Details Booking Process

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The Tata Nano is BS-III compliant and comes with an all-new 2-cylinder aluminium MPFI 624 cc petrol engine mated to a four-speed gear box and will be available in three variants. km/L (55 mpg US, 4.24 The Tata Nano. Click to enlarge. Tata Motors held the commercial launch of the low-priced Tata Nano—the much-anticipated Rs 1-Lakh (about US$2,000) “People’s Car”. Earlier post.)

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New Engines for Mercedes S-Class; First 4-Cylinder Engine Delivers 5.7 L/100km Fuel Consumption

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liters per 100 kilometers (41 mpg US) NEDC, corresponding to CO 2 emissions of 149 grams per kilometer. L/100 kilometers (35 mpg US, 177 g CO 2 /km). The S 350 BlueTEC uses urea-based selective catalytic reduction to comply with coming EU6 emissions standards. The centerpiece of the BlueDIRECT technology package is the improved third-generation direct petrol injection with spray-guided combustion and piezo injectors. L/100km, 31 mpg US).

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Infiniti Introducing New Renault-Nissan Alliance 3.0L V6 Diesel in Europe

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We have established Infiniti as the luxury performance brand thanks in part to the remarkable multi-award winning VQ petrol engine that powers most of the models in the range. Engine refinement is complemented by Infiniti’s smooth seven-speed automatic transmission, standard on both EX and FX, which has been tuned to take full advantage of the high levels of torque. L/100km (28 mpg US). L/100km (26 mpg US). The new 3.0L V9X diesel engine. Click to enlarge.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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However," he continued, "If carmakers decide not to take advantage of this offer, AFS Trinity intends to raise the funds to begin modifying existing hybrids or manufacture its own 150 mpg SUVs and, eventually, 250 mpg sedans. The XHT is a new generation of plug-in hybrid drive train ready to multiply the gas mileage of any SUV or any standard sedan." ( Company PressRelease ) BYD Auto top 2/3/08 BYD Auto Co.,

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