2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

July 26, 2013 – 11:33 am
2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel-300

  • Competes with: Volkswagen Jetta TDI,Chevy's own Cruze Eco
  • Looks like: A lot of money to pay for little fuel economy benefit
  • Drivetrain: Turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder making 148 hp and 258 pounds-feet of torque; six-speed automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Summer 2013

Supposedly Americans just don't like diesel passenger cars. Every German auto brand disagrees,however,and VW seems to have no trouble selling at least a quarter of its total volume with an oil burner under the hood. With fuel prices consistently high over the last few years,automakers are looking at diesel as a fuel-efficient option,and GM will be the first domestic automaker to offer a diesel-powered passenger car later this year with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel.

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Outwardly,the '14 Cruze Diesel looks just like the current Cruze — a freshening of Chevy's compact sedan is still at least one model year away. Instead,the changes are in the engine bay,where there's a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engine making just 148 horsepower but pumping out a formidable 258 pounds-feet of torque. Chevy says that the motor can also enter an "overboost" mode for 10 seconds,which boosts torque to 280 pounds-feet on a limited basis. That power channels through a standard six-speed automatic transmission and propels the Cruze Diesel to 60 mph in just 8.6 seconds. It's not a blistering drag-strip performance,but it's a hair quicker than the Cruze Diesel's main competitor,the Volkswagen Jetta TDI,which does it in 8.7 seconds.

2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Engine

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Hats off for his great Cobra scam

2010-06-03 11:20:47 by scram

If I remember the story right, Shelby 'aged' some frames by letting them lightly rust and then built and got approval to sell them as red-discovered vintage cobras.
April 15, 1993|PAUL DEAN, LA TIMES
Questions have been raised over Carroll Shelby's claim he's building 43 of his classic Cobras using original chassis. Shelby says he's the victim of a business feud.
Designer Carroll Shelby's year-long claim has been intriguing: He would finish what he started in 1965 and build the last of his elite Cobra sports cars on cobwebbed frames and parts he had hoarded for 27 years.
In recent months, his company has assembled nine of the treasured two-seaters--Cobra 427s descended from race cars that beat Ferrari for the 1964 world manufacturer's...


2010-06-03 11:26:34 by scram

Shelby, however, continues to maintain that he hasn't misled anyone: "If I said they were 1965 chassis or if I inferred it, it meant that they were built in the '60s and I was using '65 engines which means that they are '65 cars if I so choose to say so."
Chassis for all three models of the 1,100 original Cobras--also their bodies, suspension, wheels, seats and interiors--were built by AC Cars in partnership with Shelby American Inc. and Ford Motor Co. between 1962-70. The partially completed vehicles were shipped to Southern California to be fitted with Ford V-8 engines and transmissions.
As part of the certification process for racing the 400-plus horsepower Cobra 427 model, AC and Shelby-American assigned that series a block of 100 numbers.
But not all 100 cars were...

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