Mel Farr still wows Detroit
Posted 5:00 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 4
Mel Farr's dealership group comprised 11 franchises and once generated annual revenues of $596.6 million and at its peak touted Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Toyota, Volkswagen and Mazda franchises.
Mel Farr hasn’t sold new cars in Detroit for more than a decade, but his passing this week was breaking news in the city, topping many local TV newscasts Monday night.
I ran into him about a month ago for the first time in more than a decade at the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers conference in Orlando.
Besides being a former Detroit Lions football star, Farr was known a ...
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The race to find the perfect aluminum alloy
Posted 12:00 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 4
GM will use advanced mixed-material manufacturing techniques to build the Cadillac CT6 sedan. Techniques include material joining processes such as aluminum laser welding. (GM)
KENNESAW, Ga. -- Tom Boney, who runs the automotive business for aluminum giant Novelis, sees a steady migration to the lightweight metal as fuel economy standards get tougher in the years ahead.
If he’s disappointed that Jeep didn’t choose aluminum for the entire body of the next-generation Wrangler, he doesn’t show it. If he is concerned that Chevrolet, GMC, Ram, Toyota and Ni ...
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Tri-turbos are sooo last season. Aiming to keep up with fashion BMW is reportedly working on quad-turbo engines, according to Autocar.
The company already fielded a tri-turbo design in the X5 xDrive50d M Performance and the M550d, adding an electrically driven turbocharger for extra low-end boost pressure. The quad-turbo design could follow that with another electrically driven turbo, or BMW coul ...