2007 Dodge Caliber Powertrain is a New Slant in One of the World’s Most Competitive Segments

Firsts for the Chrysler Group include the use of a continuously variable transmission, application of the World Engines and all-wheel drive availability in the C segment

  • New-generation continuously variable transmission, CVT2, will give customers improved performance and fuel economy
  • Chrysler Group’s first electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system provides all-weather driving security and added handling performance
  • 2.0-liter turbo diesel with 2000-bar direct injection will deliver excellent performance and fuel economy for markets outside of North America
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    Vectra OPC Premiere at IAA 2005

    Rüsselsheim. The Vectra OPC is the fastest and most powerful IAA world premiere on the Opel stand this year. The high-performance Vectra (255 hp, 260 km/h top speed) can be seen at the International Automobile Exhibition in Frankfurt from September 15 – 25, 2005, and will be introduced in Germany a few weeks later. Following the current Astra OPC and Zafira OPC, it will extend Opel’s OPC (Opel Performance Center) range of high performance cars. The Vectra OPC will be available as a five-door hatchback and a station wagon.

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    Lee Iacocca and Snoop Dogg are “Golf Buddies” in New Chrysler Group Commercial

    Auburn Hills, Mich./Boston, Aug 5, 2005 –

    Chrysler Group and the Iacocca Foundation announced today that the Chrysler Group has become an official partner of the Iacocca Foundation’s ongoing initiatives to support diabetes research. Chrysler Group and the Iacocca Foundation are in the process of finalizing the details of the fundraising program. Read More

    What Industry Experts Have To Say About Performance

    Anyone with knowledge of the tuner scene knows what drifting is about; it’s all about ultimate car control. But what do top performance experts have to say about what ultimate control means for the components you depend on in your car?

    Click to watch the Signal Drift Twins from Osaka, Japan show you real car control. After the video you’ll have a chance to listen to experts from two different segments of the performance industry, as they share insights on how you can bring the same high level of performance to your ride.

    Dubspeed Driven Road Test: 2005 Audi A8L – Leave the corporate jet at home.

    Words by: Zerin Dube – Dubspeed Media Staff
    Photos by: Matt Chow, Zerin Dube and Todd Spoth

    In today’s world of global partnerships and remote offices, executives find themselves needing to travel more and more in order to meet the needs of their businesses. Airlines are taking advantage of this new era by touting their “new and improved” business class seating just about everywhere you go. Each airline tries to one-up its competition, offering just a little more leg room, or a place for you to plug in your laptop or other electronic gadgets, all in an effort to try and seduce the would-be business traveler to fly their airline.
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