GM Considering Diesel Engines For Buick Lineup

The decision to keep Buick alive during the 2009 restructuring of General Motors baffled many, but so far seems to be justified by increased sales and interest from customers. To keep the momentum going, GM is reportedly considering the addition of diesel engines to its lineup, in an effort to make Buick ever more European.

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GM Engineer: Chevy Cruze Diesel Travels 900 Miles On A Single Tank

According to one GM engineer, a Chevrolet Cruze Diesel was able to travel 900 miles on a single tank of fuel. That translates to 58 MPG, and all it took was driving 5 mph under the speed limit. This is a great achievement, but, was it exaggerated?

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GM And Ford To Collaboratively Develop 9 And 10 Speed Transmissions

General Motors and Ford decided to collaboratively develop new 9 and 10-speed automatic transmissions. This might be able to reduce their research and development costs by hundreds of millions of dollars due to economies of scale.

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2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel Retails At $25,695, Rated At 42 MPG

We’ve been looking forward to the reveal of the Chevy Cruze Diesel for some time now, and finally the day has arrived. Annnd…we’re kind of disappointed with both the price and the EPA rating, at least at first glance. But if you take a step back, the Cruze Diesel still has a lot to offer if you’re the kind of person who buys a car, and keeps it.

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Video: Consumer Reports Unimpressed With Small Turbo Engine MPG

Faced with rising oil prices and emissions restrictions, automakers the world over are downsizing the engines powering their cars. While consumers are snapping cars equipped with these engines up, the oft-skeptical Consumer Reports has reported that these turbo engines are failing to deliver the fuel economy and performance they promise.

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Chevy Cruze Diesel To Debut In Chicago

American automakers have shied away from diesel passenger cars for the past few decades due to bad experiences in the early 1980s. But 2013 could be a watershed year for diesel cars in America, and General Motors is set to lead the way with the Chevy Cruze Diesel, set to debut next month at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Green News Roundup: Monday, October 24th, 2011

Who else has a case of the Mondays? Because I do. None the less, I’ve got a job to do, part of which involves rounding up some interesting green news for you, our dear readers. Some of the highlights over the weekend include Fisker’s promise of an affordable plug-in hybrid by 2013, reflective paint keeps your car cool, and the first round of Top Gear vs. Tesla goes to Top Gear..

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