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Earlier this week, TopSpeed.com was graciously invited by GM to attend a press event on their famous Detroit test track ’Milford Proving Ground’. In the morning, we completed the safe driving program and test drove several GM vehicles. Later on, we met up for dinner with several other car bloggers and GM’s general manager, Edward J. Peper. Below are the highlights of the event.

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General Motors will display an advanced technology compression ignition engine at its Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan today. The engine is a peek at new internal combustion engine developments at GM. The engines have been installed in a Saturn Saturn Aura sedan and an Opel Vectra. The concept is similar to that of a diesel, in that the fuel/air mixture is ignited by the heat caused by its compression, rather than by a spark plug. Unlike a diesel, however, the GM engines are designed to use (...)
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It has long been expected, but now it’s official: General Motors and the Ford Motor Company both want the United Auto Workers to take over the health care programs for retired and current union autoworkers. In exchange, each automaker would make a one-time lump sum payment to a trust fund to be administered by the UAW. The size of the payment would be enormous. But it would get the auto companies out from under the continuing economic drain of providing these benefits to both past and (...)
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Only days after BMW announced that it had awarded actor Will Ferrell the use of the first of 25 hydrogen powered 7 Series that are to be provided to celebrities, who are supposedly “evaluating” the vehicles, General Motors has announced its own hydrogen vehicle evaluation program. But, no celebrities. Just folks. Beginning this month, GM will place 100 hydrogen powered Chevy Equinox SUVs with drivers in New York, California, and Washington, D.C. Called “Project Driveway,” the program is (...)
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Perennial nag Ralph Nader, who has built a career on criticism of General Motors, is at it again. This time he wants the Federal Communications Commission to investigate GM’s loaning of vehicles to “certain hosts of radio shows,” including Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh has praised the Cadillac SRX Cadillac SRX on air, a vehicle loaned to him by Cadillac, which he made clear. Cadillac is a sponsor of his program. In a letter to the FCC, Nader complained that the arrangement might violate rules requiring the (...)
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According to Forbes.com, the answer is a definite “maybe,” as one important local has already voted to authorize a strike. The United Auto Workers’ contract with General Motors expires on September 14th and the automaker has made it very clear that it wants major concessions from the union, as do both Ford Ford and Chrysler, who also have contracts expiring that month. But the president of the UAW faces open rebellion from his members if he gives the automakers what they want. Now it appears (...)
Source: Forbes
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Diesel engine saves you money on fuel. The question is by how much? A normal gas fueled Dodge Ram 1500 pickup can on average can get about 15mpg city and 19mpg on highway. A Diesel fueled 1500 pickup can get about 19.5mpg city and almost 25mpg on highway. Diesel engines could save you money, and help out the environment.

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General Motors Corp. offered DaimlerChrysler AG a stake of less than 10 percent of its own stock in an early, "longshot" bid to acquire Chrysler Group, the Detroit News reported on Monday. GM’s bid for Chrysler, which was made in January before Daimler opened discussions with a range of bidders, did not include a cash transfer to Daimler, the newspaper reported. GM’s offer remains active as other bidders prepare to tender their own offers for Chrysler this week, but unnamed (...)

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