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BMW slashes weight in its new M3/M4 twosome

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2014
BMW lopped 180 pounds off the new-generation M3 and M4 high-performance compacts by using lightweight materials....
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2015 Mustang packs on the pounds, tuner says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Ford has pledged to reduce the weight of its vehicles with each redesign, but a Mustang modifier in Florida says the redesigned 2015 pony car won't make that target....
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Lightening up the Fusion

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Ford's Lightweight Concept shown last week cuts the weight of a 2013 Fusion mid-sized sedan nearly 25 percent, or about 900 pounds, by making maximum use of lightweight materials, the automaker says....
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Toyota expects weight, fuel savings from technology due in 2015

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota targets big weight savings and fuel economy gains with new technology due in 2015, the company's top r&d executives said....
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Toyota expects weight savings, mpg gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. targets big weight savings and fuel economy gains with new technology coming in 2015, the company's top r&d executives said. Toyota should be able to slash overall vehicle weight by up to 20 percent with vehicles based on the so-called Toyota New Global Architecture, or TNGA, said Mitsuhisa Kato....
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Redesigned C class sheds 200 pounds but keeps its power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz C class scheduled to debut at the Detroit auto show in January has a new lightweight body structure that Mercedes says will shave as much as 220 pounds, depending on the engine used....
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Lighter, stronger, more fuel efficient

6:16 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
While most fuel economy gains will come from more efficient powertrains, shedding weight also can help. Automakers improve fuel economy about 1 percent for each 110 pounds they remove from their design, regardless of other changes....
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