|CHEVROLET SILVERADO GEARS UP FOR 2015|
|• New 8L90 eight-speed automatic supports capability, enhances efficiency|
DETROIT – The all-new, GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed transmission is matched with the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 engine in the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, supporting the pickup's capabilities with greater efficiency and refinement.
It was designed with 11 percent greater torque capacity than GM's 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission, complementing the output of the 6.2L, which – at 420 h...[Read more...]
|NEW 8-SPEED ENABLES QUICKER, MORE EFFICIENT CORVETTE|
|DETROIT – The all-new, paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission makes the 2015 Corvette Stingray faster and more fuel efficient, with 0-60 acceleration of only 3.7 seconds and an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.
'The Corvette Stingray is a great example of how we are leveraging engineering and technology to improve both efficiency and performance,' said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. 'No other car can match 460...[Read more...]|
|GMC PICKUPS 101: BUSTING MYTHS OF TRUCK AERODYNAMICS|
|• 2014 Sierra gains fuel economy, quietness from time in wind tunnel|
DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Sierra full-size pickup truck spent more development time in a wind tunnel than any GMC pickup before it, resulting in design changes that benefit both fuel efficiency and interior quietness.
To achieve improved airflow, aerodynamic engineers like Diane Bloch examined every millimeter of the truck to find areas of improvement, debunking some popular myths along the way.
To study...[Read more...]
|Edsel Ford's Speedster Stars at 'The Amelia'|
|Edsel Ford's 'continental car', a custom boattail speedster, will take its rightful place in the Sports Car Class of the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. In the shape of Edsel's seminal speedster is the genesis of Ford's legendary design department.
Edsel Ford was hardly 'a chip off the old block'. The acorn fell well away from the mighty oak that was Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. Edsel was not just the President of Ford, he was a car guy to his core. His ta...[Read more...]|
|CHRYSLER GROUP LLC AND FIAT S.P.A. ANNOUNCE MOST ACCESSORIZED VEHICLES AND TOP-SELLING ACCESSORIES|
|Mopar Offers More Than 25,000 Accessories Worldwide
•Ram 1500, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Challenger are most accessorized vehicles in North America
•Side steps, Jeep Wrangler tops and floor mats are best-selling accessories in North America
•Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and Jeep Grand Cherokee among most accessorized vehicles in other global regions
•Top-selling accessories announced for Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America
February 11, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich....[Read more...]|