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#33784 of 37030 2014 Cruze Wagon Diesel M6 !? !
Jul 15, 2012 (8:33 am)
I recognized that as a Cruze wagon right away! Diesel !? if it comes with an M6 shifter too there is little doubt I'll have to trade/arrange to get one, maybe by trading my 2011 Cruze LS, if not my barely modded 2005 GTO (probably would return it to stock before trading it).
On the other hand, I don't actually believe Chevrolet will bring it to the USA showroom. (I'd only believe it if Volkswagen-Audi-Group put out a press release confirming it - all other vendors are evidently lying liars when it comes to diesel vehicle pre-announcements.)
#33785 of 37030 Re: 2014 Cruze Wagon Diesel M6 !? ! [elias]
Jul 15, 2012 (9:07 am)
On the other hand, I don't actually believe Chevrolet will bring it to the USA showroom.
My bad Elias, I read the article wrong but if I'm reading it right we will NOT get the wagon but USA Cruze sedans will get at least one diesel. link
Jul 15, 2012 (1:02 pm)
#33787 of 37030 Re: Rope-driver> [andys120]
Jul 15, 2012 (2:01 pm)
If ya really wanna get anal about it, that first-year "326" was actually a 336 CID! I think there was some kind of ruling in effect at GM that none of those compacts could have an engine with a displacement of greater than 327 CID, which was the base Corvette engine. So, Pontiac simply lied about the size of their compact car V-8. How they got away with that, though, I dunno.
For '64, I think the ruling was no midsized cars with more than a 330 CID, but somehow the GTO got away with a 389.
Useless trivia...Pontiac also lied about the size of their 350/5.7 V-8, as well. If you do the math, the true displacement is actually around 353 CID. If you round off, that's actually a 5.8. (a 350 is around a 5.74 liter, while a 351 is around 5.75, which is why Chevy had a 350 and Ford a 351) But, I guess it was bad marketing for a Pontiac to have a 5.8, while an Olds or Buick "only" had a 5.7, so they made them call it a 350.
#33788 of 37030 Re: Controversial> [andys120]
Jul 15, 2012 (3:56 pm)
Ferrari 330 GT, with the weirdo 60s modern lighting arrangement that Rolls/Bentley called "Chinese eye"
#33789 of 37030 Re: Rope-driver> [andre1969]
Jul 15, 2012 (4:15 pm)
I read somewhere that if you did the math on a Ford 427, it really worked out to 426, a 428 ended up as a 427 and a 429 really displaced 428 ci.
#33790 of 37030 Re: Rope-driver> [explorerx4]
Jul 15, 2012 (4:20 pm)
And the Ford 302 "5.0" was a 4.9...
#33791 of 37030 Re: Controversial> [fintail]
Jul 15, 2012 (6:31 pm)
Ferrari 330 GT, with the weirdo 60s modern lighting arrangement that Rolls/Bentley called "Chinese eye".
Looks a lot better on that Ferrari than on a Rolls>
#33792 of 37030 Re: Controversial> [andys120]
Jul 15, 2012 (7:49 pm)
Not a styling success; this is a UK registered 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Drophead Coupe (ie convertible)