Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices

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Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices
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With sky-high gas prices on the horizon and increasingly strict emissions standards for car manufacturers to live up to, consumers are constantly looking for more options when it comes to fuel economy, and automakers are equally eager to deliver. For those reasons manufacturers are continuing to downsize engines. It was a tough sell for car… Continue Reading...

GM Unveils New Small Displacement Engine Family

GM Unveils New Small Displacement Engine Family
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General Motors unveiled their new family of small displacement engines, a group of three and four cylinder engines ranging from 1.0L to 1.5L in displacement. The engines were designed in concert largely with GM’s Chinese subsidiaries. GM didn’t divulge which vehicles will get the new engines, but did say that North America won’t be an… Continue Reading...

Ford Fiesta 1.0L 3-Cylinder Ecoboost Coming To America

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Ford Fiesta 1.0L 3-Cylinder Ecoboost Coming To America
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While Ford has stopped short of confirming it, a recent article on Automotive News suggests that a Fiesta subcompact fitted with the company’s newest 1.0L Ecoboost 3-Cylinder engine is all but a done deal for North America. Ford confirmed that the engine would make it to America in some capacity, and the motor is only… Continue Reading...

Nissan Micra Coming to America?

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Nissan Micra Coming to America?
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Is the Nissan Micra headed to American shores? That’s certainly one conclusion that can be drawn from recent comments made by Ken Davis, president of the Eaton Superchargers vehicle group. In a recent interview with Automotive News, Davis let slip that Nissan will launch one or more supercharged models in the U.S. The comments came… Continue Reading...

Ford Launches 3 Cylinder Engine in B-Max Minivan

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Ford Launches 3 Cylinder Engine in B-Max Minivan
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Ford has officially confirmed that its new ultra-efficient smallest ever engine, a 1.0-liter three-cylinder Ecoboost unit will be placed in the new B-Max MPV. Ford claims that its new 3 cylinder engine, “delivers the same performance as a four-cylinder, but with much higher fuel economy and lower emissions”. The three cylinder engine was developed by engineers… Continue Reading...

Ford Adds New Efficient 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine With Eight-Speed Transmission To Lineup

Ford Adds New Efficient 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine With Eight-Speed Transmission To Lineup
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Today, Ford released details on its new fuel saving 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine and eight-speed automatic transmission to its powertrain lineup. The engine will have three cylinders and deliver performance expected from a larger four-cylinder while getting better fuel economy and achieving lower emissions. The new three-cylinder engine will be available globally in the company’s smaller… Continue Reading...

Next-Gen BMW 3 Series to Get Turbo 3-Cylinder

Next-Gen BMW 3 Series to Get Turbo 3-Cylinder
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News that BMW is developing a new direct-injection turbocharged 3-cylinder for the next generation of MINI models has been circulating for a few weeks now, but now it appears as though the same pint-sized powerplant will be used in the BMW lineup as well. According to a recent report by the well-informed MINI faithful at… Continue Reading...

Report: Next-Gen MINI Cooper to Get Turbo 3-Cylinder with Direct-Injection

Report: Next-Gen MINI Cooper to Get Turbo 3-Cylinder with Direct-Injection
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The next-generation of new MINI Cooper models will be powered by turbocharged direct-injection 3-cylinder engines. According to a report by MotoringFile, the new turbo DI 3-bangers will deliver MINI D-like diesel efficiency – somewhere in the range of 50-mpg on the highway! Somehow the MINI (BMW) engineers are planning to produce roughly the same amount… Continue Reading...

Future BMW 1-Series and 3-Series to Get Turbocharged 3-Cylinder and 4-Cylinder Engines

Future BMW 1-Series and 3-Series to Get Turbocharged 3-Cylinder and 4-Cylinder Engines
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BMW has made it clear that it is working hard to deliver performance as well as fuel economy, doing away with larger displacement motors wherever possible and introducing turbocharged smaller-displacement powerplants that produce as much (or more) power. While BMW has been able to give impressive performance to sporty models like the 135 and 335… Continue Reading...
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