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AAH #191 – Superchargers Stage a Resurgence

April 12th, 2013 at 7:49pm

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What do the Nissan Micra, Chery Tiggo and Audi Q7 all have in common? While one of these things is not like the other, all have engines with Eaton superchargers. And, like turbochargers in recent memory, get ready to see superchargers in cars you would have never expected. This week’s guest is Grant Terry, the Business Development Manager for the Eaton Supercharger Product Line. We’ll be asking him what advantages superchargers have over the ever-more ubiquitous turbocharger technology. Plus, we’ll be discussing the news of the week including a tale of two startups: EcoMotors and Fisker. And, which is really the best seller, the Ford Focus or Toyota Corolla? Joining John McElroy in studio is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Lindsay Brooke from SAE.

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2 Comments to “AAH #191 – Superchargers Stage a Resurgence”

  1. Bry Bry Says:

    Having sold MB over the last year, I can tell you that they’ve already been letting AMG creep down the line pretty consistently with AMG-labeled sport wheels and other subtle styling ques.

    They’re trying they’re damnedest to cash in on the image in a way that won’t piss off the high-end buyers.

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