Archives for September 10th, 2013

Detroit Throws in Bid to Host X-Games

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Los Angeles has been home to the X-Games for as long as many can remember, but in a recent turn of events, Detroit has issued a bid to have the X-Games moved from the streets of downtown L.A. to those of Detroit. The video below was created as the city’s bid to bring the X-Games to their turf. The video showcases the different ...

Ford, GM Co-Developing Nine and Ten-Speed Automatic Transmissions

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Ford and General Motors are teaming up to develop nine- and ten-speed automatic transmissions that should launch in time for the 2017 model year. “The collaboration enables both automakers to design, develop, engineer, test, validate, and deliver these new transmissions for their vehicles faster and at lower cost than if each company worked independently,” the companies said in a joint release. The nine-speed will mate with transverse (front-wheel-drive) engines and the ten-speed will serve longitudinal (rear-wheel-drive) applications. ...

2014 Ford Fiesta SFE Hits 41 MPG Highway

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Minor updates to its aerodynamic components and powertrain calibration allows the 2014 Ford Fiesta to achieve 41 mpg on the highway, with the optional Super Fuel Economy package. That’s up from 40 mpg for the 2013 model; the Fiesta SFE’s city rating also inches up from 29 to 30 mpg. The SFE package is offered on the 2014 Ford Fiesta SE sedan and hatchback, but only with the car’s optional six-speed dual-clutch transmission. It includes low ...