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Latest Luxury Diesels From Mercedes, Audi, BMW Add Stop-Start

Latest Luxury Diesels From Mercedes, Audi, BMW Add Stop-Start

Diesel engines and typical American-style commuting conditions are already a great match. Longer daily-driving distances get diesels up to their peak operating temperature—and hopefully out to higher highway speeds, where they return their best fuel economy. In low-speed stop-and-go driving... read more

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2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Updates MIVEC, Adds Stop-Start For Better MPG

You've gotta hand it to automakers. However tight the noose of emissions regulations and MPG targets gets, the engineers always find a way to wriggle free with ever more... read more October 21, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Kia Rio Sedan

Five Things You Need To Know About Stop/Start Systems

You’re probably already familiar with the effect that a hybrid drivetrain has on fuel economy, but now one of the key concepts of a hybrid drivetrain -- the ability for... read more September 29, 2011 by  17


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

How Does Your New Car Get Better MPG Than Your Old One?

Almost every day we hear of a shiny new car that gets a certain number of miles to the gallon, a number often greater than its predecessor. It sometimes seems like witchcraft... read more September 23, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Honda Insight

Half Of 2016 Cars To Have Gas-Saving Start-Stop Systems, Supplier Says

Chances are, you don't own a car with start-stop technology. But you will. For the uninitiated, start-stop is a simple concept: lift your foot from the accelerator and roll... read more June 29, 2011 by  1


 
Barack Obama

Should Detroit Dial Down The Doom & Gloom Over High-Mileage Rules?

We've heard this script before. Some agency of the Federal Government proposes a new rule that will affect the design and performance of cars in some way, sometime in the... read more June 15, 2011 by  14


 
Traffic light

Ford Will Be First Major Carmaker To Offer Start-Stop In U.S.

Start-stop systems, which shut off car engines when the vehicle comes to a stop, have been offered in Europe for several years. But until now, no automaker other than Porsche... read more December 28, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Slow U.S. Adoption of Start-Stop Systems: The Real Reasons

Sometimes even well-informed industry analysts get it wrong. Or miss the forest for the trees. A recent posting by Pike Research, entlted "Europe Leads, U.S. Lags In... read more November 22, 2010 by  5


 
2009 Ferrari California

Ferrari California HELE Adds Stop-Start, Gas-Saving Gizmos

No, it's not pronounced "hell" ... although that word was heard from many Modena fans when news first broke that Ferrari was planning a hybrid-electric drivetrain in some... read more October 4, 2010 by  2


 
New 2011 Mazda Mazda5 minivan, to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show, March 2010

Preview: Mazda to Show 2011 Mazda5 Minivan at Geneva Motor Show

We've always been fond of the 2010 Mazda Mazda5 small minivan, which gets rave reviews for its sporty character and good roadholding. Because it's smaller than more... read more January 20, 2010 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion, for Europe only

The 62-MPG 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI We Won't Get In the U.S.

While we think that the clean diesel 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI will do well in the States, VW has just rolled out an uber-economical BlueMotion model for European markets that... read more October 15, 2009 by  6


 
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