Frankfurt Wrap-up: Magna Steyr's Mila CNG Concept

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Sometime next decade, when auto supplier/builder Magna Steyr is building everyone's cars and automakers are mere design-marketing packagers, we'll look back on the company's Mila concept as an augury. But today, it's just another weird single-seat, mid-engined roadster powered by compressed natural gas. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine is a gasoline-engine design, with only CNG-specific injection valves to set it apart, which produces 150 hp and brings the lightweight Mila to 62mph in 6.9 seconds (top speed 124 mph). Of course the Mila won't be built; it's just a showcase car for Magna's range of outsourcing capabilities. Capabilities enough to build its own car if it wanted to. Hint, hint. [Update: Magna Steyr is a division of Canada s Magna International. It's home office is in Oberwaltersdorf, Austria. Also check out Bob Elton's Magna Steyr piece on The Truth About Cars]

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