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Wheels Combine Carbon, Aluminum For Strength, Lighter Weight

Wheels Combine Carbon, Aluminum For Strength, Lighter Weight

It seems carbon fiber is starting to show up everywhere in cars to cut weight, with wheels being one of the latest examples. There are already some aftermarket carbon-fiber wheels available, but now Ford will offer them as standard equipment on its sportiest new Mustang model--the Shelby GT350R... read more

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2015 Ford F-150

Steel Vs Aluminum: Which Wins For Fuel Efficiency AND Cost?

As carmakers try to meet stricter global emissions standards, they are using aluminum--and more of it--to save weight. Previously reserved for high-end luxury and sports... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE Diesel To Face Off Against BMW 328d (3-Series Diesel)

The 2017 Jaguar XE sedan won't arrive in the U.S. for a couple of years, but company officials revealed some important details yesterday at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The XE... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW 2WD Crew Cab 156" XLT Grille

2016 Ford Super Duty Pickups To Adopt Aluminum Bodies Too

Only now are selected media getting a chance to spend time with the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which has a cab and pickup bed made of aluminum. And it will be a... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE aluminum construction

Main Path To Better Fuel Efficiency: Lighter Vehicles, Say Automakers

There are many routes to improving fuel efficiency in modern cars, but one route in particular seems to be resonating with automakers, automotive engineers and designers... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lincoln Navigator

Next Lincoln Navigator Likely To Get Aluminum Body For MPG Gains

The Ford F-150 pickup might be one of America's best-selling vehicles, but the move to build the 2015 model from aluminum has required significant investment from Ford. To... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE prototype with clear bodywork

Upcoming Jaguar XE Sedan: Mostly Aluminum For Fuel Efficiency With Luxury

Jaguars haven't exactly been known for good fuel economy, but that could change with the British carmaker's newest and smallest sedan. The upcoming 2016 Jaguar XE could set... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
BMW Vision Future Luxury

BMW i3, i8 Electric-Car Tech To Let 2016 BMW 7-Series Shed 400 Pounds

BMW is aiming for a significant weight-reduction with its next-generation 7-Series luxury sedan. To do this, BMW will dip into lessons learned from its i3 electric car and i8... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 SFE: Highest Gas Mileage Model For Aluminum Pickup

Various details have already been released about the radical new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the first-ever to use an all-aluminum body to reduce weight and improve fuel... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 To Cost More Than Steel Model It Replaces

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to be more fuel-efficient than the full-size pickup truck with a steel body that it replaces. But that efficiency comes at a... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE teaser

2017 Jaguar XE: Compact Sedan Built From Aluminum To Boost MPG

In recent years we've finally seen a reversal of the trend towards heavier cars, but Jaguar will take that a step further when it launches the 2016 XE sedan. Long-awaited... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck: Buyers Intrigued, Report Says

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck seems like a big gamble for the company. The redesigned version of Ford's best-selling model promises to be more... read more July 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Future Pickup Trucks: 7 Out Of 10 Could Be Aluminum By 2025 (Says Aluminum-Industry Study)

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 isn't yet on sale, but some analysts already believe it heralds an industry trend. A new study from research firm Ducker Worldwide... read more June 12, 2014 by 


 
Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept

Ford Fusion Lightweight Concept: How To Make A Car 25 Percent Lighter

Light weight will soon be big business at Ford. The company's F-150 truck, going aluminum for the first time with the 2015 model, sheds 700 lbs over its predecessor, thanks... read more June 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150 Team Fights Fear Of Aluminum Toughness, Repair, Cost

Sometimes, selling a vehicle can be harder than making it. The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is the product of a complete redesign, meant to increase both utility... read more April 11, 2014 by 


 
2016 Jaguar XE aluminum construction

Aluminum Vehicles Save More Energy Than It Takes To Build Them

So, you've done the right thing: You've decided your next car will be considerably more fuel-efficient than the one you drive now. That's great news. But, have you considered... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 

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