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2011 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Review - Official photos, features, specs, pricing

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Enter the 2011 MAZDASPEED3. From a distance, it may look like its MAZDA3 siblings, with its five-point grille and sleek lines, but one minute behind the wheel will prove otherwise.

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Even before it was introduced, driving enthusiasts had pegged the MAZDASPEED3 to be a leader in the front-drive performance car category. In addition to living up to that expectation, the MAZDASPEED3 has come to be regarded as one of the best bargains on the road and the finest marriage of performance and practicality on four wheels.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

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The New Standard for Midsize Sedans: Twin-Scroll Turbocharger and Direct Injection Give Sonata 2.0T an Estimated 274 HP, 34 MPG, on Regular Fuel

Hyundai Motor America debuted its 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine in the 2011 Sonata at the 2010 NYIAS. With the addition of the all-new 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged GDI engine, the new 2011 Sonata offers an unprecedented combination of segment-leading fuel efficiency and power – with an estimated 34 mpg highway rating, and 274 horsepower.

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Highlights for 2011:
* The Sonata 2.0T debuts with Hyundai’s first four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine

BorgWarner's Breakthrough Turbo Technology Improves Diesel Emissions, Paves the Way for Clean Diesels in the USA

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 19, 2008 -- Building on the success of variable turbine geometry (VTG(TM)) turbochargers and regulated two-stage (R2S(R)) turbocharging systems, the experts at BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) have achieved another ground-breaking advancement in air management technology, designing a turbocharger that can withstand the harsh environment created by low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems to meet the world's strictest emissions standards. The company expects to see the technology introduced in the U.S. in 2008 on diesel imports from two European automakers.

Porsche Wins “Best Performance Engine Award” for Porsche 911 Turbo-Engine

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Stuttgart, 5/7/2008 -- Once again Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has been successful in the International Engine of the Year Awards. With its Porsche 911 Turbo-Drive, the sports car manufacturer has underpinned its position in a field of high performance competitors, receiving the coveted “Best Performance Engine Award” for the first time. For ten years now, this prize has been awarded by the British specialist journal “Engine Technology International” for outstanding engine characteristics.

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Bosch, MAHLE Plan Joint Venture to Develop, Manufacture Exhaust Gas Turbochargers

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· Joint venture planned to start at beginning of April 2008
· Company to be based in Stuttgart

February 01, 2008, Stuttgart – Robert Bosch GmbH and MAHLE GmbH have agreed to establish a fifty-fifty joint venture to develop, manufacture, and market exhaust gas turbochargers. It is planned to commence the joint venture in April 2008. The company, which will be called "Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems," will be headquartered in Stuttgart.

The joint venture partners plan to work together to develop and manufacture turbochargers for gasoline and diesel engines, and to market them worldwide. Series production is supposed to start in 2010. The foundation of the joint venture is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

BorgWarner Opens New Turbo Facilitiy in Korea

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BorgWarner Expects to Produce Nearly 2 Million Turbochargers in Korea within Five Years

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 19 -- Driven by increasing worldwide demand, BorgWarner's majority-owned subsidiary, SeohanWarner Turbo Systems, opened a 52,000-square-foot (4,800-square-meter) facility on the BorgWarner Engine Group campus in Pyongtaek, Korea. The world- class facility includes office, production and warehousing space for a workforce expected to reach 130 within five years.

In addition, the facility will house the first on-site engine and turbocharger testing cells for a turbocharger supplier in Korea. The test facilities will be commissioned later this year and fully operational early next year, further enhancing collaborative relationships with customers.

Tata Motors Launches Tata Indica V2 Turbo with Dual Airbags and ABS

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17th October, 2007 -- India’s largest selling diesel car – the Tata Indica V2, has enhanced its Turbo range with a new variant, which packs in the power of the turbo-charged intercooled engine with superior safety features - dual front airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS).

These safety features will be available on the top end Indica V2 Turbo DLX. The Tata Indica range already comes with standard safety features like anti-submarine seats, side-impact beams, front crumple zone, collapsible steering column, energy absorbing bumpers and ELR type seat belts. The car complies with European standards for full-frontal, offset-frontal and rear crash for passenger survivability and has acquired a reputation of being one of the safest hatchback cars on Indian roads.

The variant comes with the powerful 1405 cc turbo-charged intercooled diesel engine that delivers a power of 68 PS @ 4500 rpm and a high torque of 130 nm @ 2500 rpm. The new Indica V2 Turbo variant will be available in three colours: Salsa Red, Arctic Silver and Carbon Black. It will be priced at Rs. 4.76 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

All-New Turbo FSI Engine for 2008 Audi A5

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Oct 12, 2007 -- The first four-cylinder engine to power the all-new Audi A5 coupé joins the UK range this week, and fittingly it too is also a completely new design. The advanced, directly injected successor to the familiar 1.8-litre Turbo petrol unit that has powered A3, A4, A6 and TT models in the past creates the A5 1.8 TFSI, which is available to order now for an OTR price of £26,190. First UK deliveries are expected in late November.

Replacement for highly successful 1.8-litre Turbo engine brings yet more FSI efficiency to A5 coupé features:
• New four-cylinder FSI engine for A5 combines turbo charging with direct petrol injection for excellent all-round performance

Canadian Debut of Turbocharged 2008 Chevrolet HHR SS

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GM Canada Takes Wraps Off Newest “SS” at the 2007 Sport Compact Performance Show

MONTREAL, October 12, 2007 – At the 2007 Sport Compact Performance show - the nation’s premiere celebration of automotive tuner and performance enthusiasts - GM Canada today unveiled the newest member of Chevrolet’s SS family: the 2008 HHR SS.

Arriving in Canadian Chevrolet dealerships in the first quarter of 2008, the SS model combines uncompromising performance, with the style and capability of the popular HHR family. It features a turbocharged and intercooled 2.0L Ecotec engine that produces 260 horsepower (194 kW), plus unique exterior styling and an SS-specific interior.

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