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JCI, LTU Pair Up for Battery Research Commented on: 1 week ago (May 20, 2015)

Nope, it's a 12V lead-acid plus a 12V Li-ion battery. That's what the senior JCI engineers told me.

’16 Chevy Camaro Bows, Promises ‘Finely Honed Performance’ Commented on: 1 week ago (May 18, 2015)

You could be right on all fronts, IS228979. I was thinking the same thing. Such are the unseemly effects of CAFE. But let's reserve judgment until we've at least driven each engine.

Corvette Z06 Tutorial: Know Your Limits Commented on: 13 weeks ago (February 25, 2015)

Why is that genalorainne? is a 911 less prone to motion sickness? Or is it the exorbitant price for a 911 Turbo?

Volvo Promises 7 Vehicles in 4 Years Commented on: 13 weeks ago (February 23, 2015)

I think you will be impressed with the new XC90. It carries over a lot of classic Volvo design cues while integrating some new ones.

Conti’s Cloud-to-Car Navigation: You Lost Me Commented on: 14 weeks ago (February 19, 2015)

I realize this digital conversation is happening already, HugoTheImpaler, but it's still in reasonably limited circumstances and among a small number of vehicles tied in with emerging technologies...

Ford Focus RS Joins AWD Hot-Hatch Segment Commented on: 16 weeks ago (February 3, 2015)

Agreed, is228979. Note also the extensive tweaks to the 2.3L EcoBoost, a brand-new engine that just launched in the Mustang. I asked if those tweaks will surface in the Mustang, and Ford assures...

BMW Sticking With Diesel Gameplan Commented on: 18 weeks ago (January 21, 2015)

Well said, air8271, but let's not forget lots and lots of people buy regular unleaded gasoline, the price of which serves as their psychological baseline as they decide on their next vehicle....

New Lincoln MKX Arrives in Fall Commented on: 19 weeks ago (January 15, 2015)

Aw, come on, let's cut Lincoln some slack. Is the Lexus RX front end really that much better, or the Infiniti QX60, or the Acura RDX or Acura MDX? It fits the wing-inspired theme that started with...

Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines Commented on: 19 weeks ago (January 15, 2015)

There are definite packaging advantages with pushrod architectures, and they make it easier for cylinder deactivation, too.

Where’s the Eco in EcoBoost? Commented on: 20 weeks ago (January 9, 2015)

That's respectable fuel economy, loganandbutters. Note that we put a Subaru turbo on the list this year, largely because of the impressive efficiency as well as thrilling powertrain experience....

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