The Technolgy of To…Day.

Technology is always hard to keep up with as it is ever evolving and improving. Developments and features may slip you by… I mean, by the time you finish reading this article 4 new Droid phones will have probably been announced…  But we’re here to ensure you know the latest and greatest technologies in the vehicle industry!

ECOTEC 2.0L high output turbocharged engine – The small cat with a big ROAR.
(as seen in the 2013 Regal GS Engine)

What has 270 Horsepower with 295 pound-feet torque going 0-60 in 6.7sec? GM’s new four-cylinder engine. GM has proved that Engine technology has expanded in a BIG way in a small form as they have created the most power-dense engine certified by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

“The turbocharged Ecotec 2.0L belongs on the list this year because it makes an outrageous 135 hp per liter in the Regal GS, and it’s a blast to drive,” said WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter. “This engine delivers a level of power and sophistication that redefines Buick.”

BLIS (Blind Spot Information System)
Imagine backing out of a parking spot without having to worry about pedestrians, on-coming vehicles or even a stray shopping cart. Sounds good, huh? Ford vehicles with BLIS technology enable that reality. It is composed of two features:

Cross Traffic Alert
This technology uses two radar sensors (located in the rear quarter panels) to detect moving objects within 65 feet of either side of your vehicle that are approaching. When the object is detected a light will show up on your outside mirror and sound will go off warning you of the approaching object.  The combination of all of these features means you will know when oncoming traffic is coming from any direction.

Ford Blind Spot Monitor
Two sensors (in the rear quarter-panels) detect when an object is approaching your blind-spot range. It will then warn you through an indicator light on your side-view mirror.

Auto Stop-Start
This technology makes your vehicle come to a complete stop the engine will turn off  and then will restart when the vehicle returns to motion. This technology restarts the engine through combustion instead of relying on a starter motor (like what most current hybrids do). Fuel is directly injected into a cylinder while the engine is stopped and ignited to generate downward piston force. The entire restart process takes place in .35 seconds.

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