New engine for 2011 Mustang will be built in Ohio

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The pony car wars are heating up! The Camaro has been outselling the Mustang recently, but the new 2011 Mustang will be getting a nice engine upgrade from Ford’s Brook Park plant in Ohio.

Ford Motor Co. will make a new 3.7-liter V-6 engine for the popular Mustang sports car at Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 in Brook Park next year, replacing an engine built in Germany.

The new engine, similar to one built in Lima for use in the Lincoln MKS luxury car, should go into production next year to be ready for 2011 Mustang production, said Mark Payne, vice president of the United Auto Workers Local 1250 in Brook Park.

Ford says the new engine will be more fuel-efficient and more powerful than the 4-liter V-6 it replaces. That engine, built in Cologne, Germany, produces 210 horsepower and gets 26 mpg on the highway. The upcoming 3.7-liter engine produces 305 horsepower and should get up to 30 mpg on the highway. Those power numbers are only a little bit shy of the 4.6-liter V-8 now offered in the Mustang.

“Mustang is completely transformed with this new engine,” Ford product development chief Derrick Kuzak said in a news release. “Everything people love about the car is still there, and now under the hood is a V-6 engine that uses premium technology to deliver the power, the feel, the fuel efficiency, even the sound of the best sports coupes in the world.”

Ford will showcase the 2011 Mustang this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Photos from the 2009 SEMA car show

sub5zero has tons of great photos from the 2009 SEMA car show, including tons of booth babes! Here we have two lovely ladies posing in front of a souped up white BMW.

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Check out the SpeedART Porsche Panamera PS9-650

At DBN we are crazy about the new Porsche Panamera!

When we saw this SpeedART Porsche Panamera PS9-650 showing it’s stuff at the Essen Motor Show (courtesy of Subzero.com) we had to share it with our friends here.

Enjoy this 650hp luxurious machine!

The 2009 Essen Motor Show kicked off today and runs until December 6th. This event is one of the best opportunities to see the top tuners in the world showcase their skill and vision. SpeedART is a high-end Porsche customization shop that’s hoping to wow the crowds this year with their Porsche Panamera Turbo PS9-650 tuning package. As the name suggests, this upgraded super-sedan will have access to 650 hp by way of bigger turbos and intercoolers, a sports air filter, sport exhaust system, sport catalytic converters and a reworked ECU.

Check out the entire article here.

GM to show Cruze moblie at LA Show

GM will be showing the public it’s soon-to-be-launched Cruze mobile at the LA show this week. This car will actually get 40 mpg which is very impressive for a car to be on the road in 2010. We have not driven this car yet but I have to say the initial photos of the interior are pretty impressive.

From Detroit News:

General Motors Co. will get small-car serious at the Los Angeles Auto Show when it takes the wraps off the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze.

The Cruze, which will arrive in the third quarter of next year as the replacement for the Chevy Cobalt, will feature small, efficient engines and a six-speed transmission that will help it achieve up to 40 mpg on the highway. It could have a range of up to 600 miles.

The five-passenger Cruze debuted in Europe and Asia this year. GM will build the U.S. Cruze in Lordstown, Ohio.

“The amenities, quietness and roominess you expect in larger cars are what the Cruze delivers,” said Margaret Brooks, Chevrolet product marketing manager. “This is a car that will shake up the compact segment, with a more spacious interior and more cargo room than the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.”

To read the full article, click here.

VW to invest $3.5 billion in Brazil

The greatest story never told is gaining more steam going into the next decade. VW will invest $3.5 billion in Brazil. Steadily, VW is turning into the next measuring stick in the auto business.

From the Detroit News:

Germany’s Volkswagen AG today announced plans to invest $3.5 billion in Brazil and said it hopes to be building a million vehicles a year in the country by 2014.

Volkswagen said the planned investment through 2014 is aimed at increasing production capacity and developing new models. It expects to produce some 800,000 vehicles in the South American country this year.

VW, based in Wolfsburg and Europe’s biggest auto maker, said it will expand production capacity at its Anchieta and Taubate vehicle production plants and at an engine plant in Sao Carlos.

Read the full article here.


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