Mercedes-Benz GLA Class News

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    Three-cylinder engines were popular with Japanese automakers back in the 1980s and 1990s, as a way of reducing weight and fuel consumption in smaller vehicles. Now, they're making a resurgence, as low weight and improved efficiency are once again at the forefront of automakers' development tasks. German automaker Daimler is now looking into three-cylinder engines for use in a range of small hybrid vehicles, reports Automotive News Europe. The company has long equipped its Smart Fortwo city car with three-cylinder engines, but now sees them as a necessary factor in hybrid powertrains, where...

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