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On this day: 03-22-1983

The origins of the Hummer

The Pentagon awards a production contract worth more than $1 billion to AM General Corporation to develop 55,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV). The Humvee was designed to transport troops and cargo, the wide, rugged vehicles entered the spotlight when they were used by the American military during the 1989 invasion of Panama and the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s. In 1992, a civilian version of the Humvee, known as the Hummer, went on sale. The hulking, attention-grabbing road warrior tipped the scales at some 10,000 pounds and got less than 10 miles per gallon. It was an early hit with Hollywood celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, who went on to own a fleet of Hummers. General Motors purchased the rights from AM General to market and distribute the Hummer. In 2002, the Hummer H2, a smaller (some 8,600 pounds), less expensive version of the original model, debuted. The Hummer H3, an even smaller (5,800 pounds), more fuel-efficient (16 to 20 miles per gallon) vehicle, was released. The following year, GM ended production of the original Hummer, due to low sales. GM later announced that as part of a reorganization plan it would sell the Hummer brand to a Chinese machinery company.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2011JaguarXJ SuperCharged4.40012.800Car & Driver
2011JaguarXJ SuperCharged4.40012.800Car & Driver
2011JaguarXJL Supercharged4.40012.800Road & Track
2011JaguarXJL Supercharged4.40012.800Car & Driver
2011JaguarXJ5.80014.300motorweek.org
2010JaguarXJ5.4000.000Car & Driver
2010JaguarXJ Supercharged4.7000.000Car & Driver
2010JaguarXF6.10014.600Car & Driver
2010JaguarXFR4.30012.600Car & Driver
2010JaguarXFR4.50012.900motorweek.org
2009JaguarXF Supercharged5.00013.400(R&T June '08)
2009JaguarXF5.80014.200motorweek.org
2007JaguarXKR4.30012.800(MotorTrend.com)
2007JaguarXJ8L6.10014.500Road and Track
2007JaguarXK Coupe5.70014.200Road and Track
2007JaguarXKR5.30013.700motorweek.org
2005JaguarXJR4.70013.200(C&D.com)
2005JaguarX-Type Sportwagon7.70016.000motorweek.org
2005JaguarXJ8 Super V85.40014.000motorweek.org
2004JaguarS-Type R5.20013.700
2004JaguarXJ-Series6.90015.200motorweek.org
2003JaguarXKR5.20013.600motorweek.org
2002JaguarX-Type7.00015.400motorweek.org
2001JaguarX-Type 3.06.30014.900
2001JaguarXKR Silverstone4.90013.200motorweek.org
2000JaguarS-Type 3.08.70016.800
2000JaguarS-Type7.0000.000(MT Online)
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2000JaguarXKR5.60014.200
2000JaguarXKR5.40013.600motorweek.org
1998JaguarXJ8 L6.70015.000
1998JaguarXJR5.20013.700
1997JaguarXJR6.80015.100
1997JaguarXK8 Conv.6.70015.000
1996JaguarXJ67.60015.800
1995JaguarXJR6.60014.900
1994JaguarXJ127.70015.900
1993JaguarXJ12 Sedan7.50015.900
1993JaguarXJR-S Coupe7.00015.200
1993JaguarXJS Coupe7.80015.900
1992JaguarXJS8.30016.300
1991JaguarXJR-154.50012.600
1990JaguarXJ6 Sovereign9.00016.800
1990JaguarXJ6 Vanden Plas9.20016.900
1989JaguarXJ610.00017.500
1989JaguarXJ-S V-12 Conv.9.90017.500
1987JaguarXJ6 (auto)11.50018.300
1987JaguarXJ-S8.70016.500
1987JaguarXJ-SC8.80016.700
1986JaguarXJ6 Vanden Plas12.30018.900
1983JaguarXJ-S HE (auto)8.20016.300
1981JaguarXJ6 Series III (auto)10.6000.000
1981JaguarXJ-S (auto)7.8000.000
1976JaguarXJ-S8.90015.900
1965JaguarXK-E II6.50015.000(C&D Feb '65)