DETROIT – New engines are nothing new. But the sheer number of new engines slated to be introduced to the North American market in 2004 leaves little doubt auto makers believe powertrain updates will be crucial in the coming year’s brutally competitive auto market. Mercedes 3.2L inline 6-cyl. turbodiesel available in U.S. this year. Two major engine trends to watch in 2004: three automakers’ nearly simultaneous launch of engines featuring fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation ...
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