2013: The Last Year of the V6 Engine?

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2013: The Last Year of the V6 Engine?
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With the V8 engine is losing its foothold, it seems like the V6 engine may suffer the same fate. Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Crosstour Pricing Announced

2012 Honda Crosstour Pricing Announced
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Pricing details are now available for the rethought 2012 Honda Crosstour featuring a more cost-minded four-cylinder engine. The 2012 Crosstour will start at $27,655 and go all the way up to $36,540 for the four-wheel drive version with navigation. At the base price, you get a 192-horsepower engine that squeaks out an extra three miles-per-gallon in the… 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...

2012 Acura TSX Special Edition Announced

2012 Acura TSX Special Edition Announced
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To celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary, Acura is producing a Special Edition of the TSX. The TSX Special Edition model will give the popular sedan a sportier, more aggressive look – a good thing, considering the upgrades are all cosmetic. The TSX will receive a more aggressive front spoiler, unique side sills and rear fascia as… Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Accord Tries To Outshine The Recently Released Toyota Camry

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2012 Honda Accord Tries To Outshine The Recently Released Toyota Camry
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With the debut of the all new 2012 Toyota Camry yesterday (review here), Honda’s Accord soldiers on for another model year mostly unchanged save for the addition of a Special Edition (SE) trim level. All Accord models will also receive a USB audio interface for 2012. The Honda Accord will also receive four engine variations ,… Continue Reading...

Lexus GS Gains 4-Cylinder Diesel Engine

Lexus GS Gains 4-Cylinder Diesel Engine
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For over a decade now, Lexus has been the most popular luxury brand in the U.S, but the Toyota-owned company has struggled in the European market due to a lack of diesel engines. Lexus hopes to change this in the coming years as a diesel option becomes available for the next-gen GS model. Lexus will… Continue Reading...

Ford Explorer Gains 4-Cylinder EcoBoost Engine, 28 MPG Rating

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Ford Explorer Gains 4-Cylinder EcoBoost Engine, 28 MPG Rating
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Ford is about to launch an EcoBoost powered Explorer SUV. The new EcoBoost engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, with direct injection and a turbocharger and returns 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg highway. The Ecoboost option will be limited to the front-wheel drive model only and have a maximum towing capacity of 2,000… Continue Reading...

Honda Celebrates 39 Years Of Civic “Heritage” [Video]

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In celebration of Honda’s 39th anniversary of the popular compact, the Japanese automaker has put together a video titled “Heritage”, where we take a look at the histroy of the car. With some help from the British house music trio Dirty Vegas, the video shows us the evolution of Civic dating back to 1973. Since… Continue Reading...

Toyota’s Next-Gen Yaris Debuts At The 2011 Melbourne Auto Show

Toyota’s Next-Gen Yaris Debuts At The 2011 Melbourne Auto Show
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Toyota’s new Yaris just made its local debut at the 2011 Melbourne auto show, ahead of its showroom release at the end of the year. The current Yaris is the third most popular compact car in the Australia, behind the Mazda2 and the Hyundai Getz. Toyota stretched the Yaris to help create more space for… Continue Reading...

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupé Racer [Video]

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MINI has recently released the all-new 2012 Coupe and it will pack a serious punch. The company’s racing heritage will continue with this sporty two-door in the John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance. This race car has been developed to compete in this weekends 24-hour Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit. MINI will race the “Green Hell”, as the track is… Continue Reading...

The New Toyota Yaris? Yes? No? Maybe So?

The New Toyota Yaris? Yes? No? Maybe So?
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The all new stylish 2012 Toyota Vitz model, sold here as the Yaris, appears to have new photos, that is if these pics from a Hungarian Toyota dealership’s Facebook page are anything to go by. In an age where fuel economy is a major selling aspect, the subcompact B-segment is more important than ever, and… Continue Reading...

2012 Buick Regal GS Rated at 270-HP and 295 Lb-Ft of Torque

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2012 Buick Regal GS Rated at 270-HP and 295 Lb-Ft of Torque
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The all-new 2012 Buick Regal GS arrives this fall and will pack a serious punch. The GS has ow officially been rated at 270-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and achieves a 0-60 mph time of 6.7 seconds. For the record, that’s 15 more horsepower than originally claimed. The GS will be powered exclusively by a… Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Civic Sedan Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

2012 Honda Civic Sedan Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
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The all-new 2012 Honda Civic sedan models received the highest safety rating of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, announced today. In order to receive a top safety pick, the vehicle must include a standard electronic stability control system and must successfully protect occupants inside the vehicle, involved in front, side… Continue Reading...

Nissan And Cummins Developing 4-Cylinder Engine For Nissan Titan

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Nissan And Cummins Developing 4-Cylinder Engine For Nissan Titan
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A $30 million federal- government grant, half funded by the Department of Energy is development of a high efficiency Cummins four-cylinder diesel engine to be used in the Nissan Titan. This engine will allow the Titan to shed its guzzler status and become one of the most fuel-efficient full size pickup trucks on the market…. Continue Reading...

Ferrari Testa Rossa With Four Cylinder Engine Expected to Reach $4 Million at Auction

Ferrari Testa Rossa With Four Cylinder Engine Expected to Reach $4 Million at Auction
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This very special 1957 four-cylinder Ferrari 500 is one of the latest additions to the RM Auctions docket at the upcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este where the car is expected to fetch between $3.5 to $4.5 million. This Ferrari 500 TRC (Testa Rossa Type-C) Spider was the first Ferrari to bear the Testa Rossa name for… Continue Reading...

Cadillac ATS-V To Get Twin-Turbo V6

Cadillac ATS-V To Get Twin-Turbo V6
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The upcoming Cadillac ATS is expected to slot below the mid-size CTS, and compete with upcoming compact luxury cars. In order to differentiate itself from the CTS, the ATS will get a series of smaller engines, with an Ecotec 4-cylinder or a small V6 (much like the high feature V6, seen above) among the possibilities…. Continue Reading...

Cadillac To Add Four-Cylinder Engines To Lineup

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Cadillac To Add Four-Cylinder Engines To Lineup
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The days of multiple supercharged V8s for Cadillac look to be ending as GM’s luxury division is now mulling four-cylinder engines on multiple product lines. While the upcoming ATS sports sedan is a natural candidate for a four banger, rumor has it that the Cadillac XTS full size sedan may also be offered with a… Continue Reading...

BMW Z4 To Get 4-Cylinder Engine In 2011

BMW Z4 To Get 4-Cylinder Engine In 2011
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The BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster will be the first BMW to get a 4-cylinder engine in the United States since the BMW 318i was offered in the early 1990s. But unlike the underpowered 1.8L mill of yore, this new 2.0L 4-banger will pack a turbocharger, helping it make 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The… Continue Reading...

BMW to Announce Return of 4-Cylinder Engines to U.S. Lineup at NY Auto Show

BMW to Announce Return of 4-Cylinder Engines to U.S. Lineup at NY Auto Show
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BMW will make numerous announcements at its New York Auto Show press conference next week, many of which will deal with ‘sustainable mobility.’ With BMW’s new i Ventures division recently being announced the Munich-based automaker elaborate on plans to renovate two buildings in New York City as part of a larger push towards promoting sustainable… Continue Reading...

Hybrids And 4-Cylinder Cars In Demand Among Used Car Dealers

Hybrids And 4-Cylinder Cars In Demand Among Used Car Dealers
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An old finance maxim states that “by the time you’ve read about it, it’s already too late”, but that hasn’t stopped used car dealers from eagerly snapping up any 4-cylinder or hybrid vehicle as gas prices continue to climb. With one dealer calling the sudden trend a “panic”, values of previously undesirable cars like the… Continue Reading...

Four-Cylinders Powered Over 65% Of Cars Built In 2010

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Four-Cylinders Powered Over 65% Of Cars Built In 2010
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The Ford F-150 and its 8-cylinder bretheren may have a lock on America’s auto market, but rising gas prices and improving technology have helped the once-pedestrian 4-cylinder engine dominate the automotive world, with 65.4% of cars built in 2010 powered by a 4-banger. About 18 percent of light trucks were similarly equipped. While we lost… Continue Reading...

Porsche Confirms Boxer 4-Cylinder Under Development

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Porsche Confirms Boxer 4-Cylinder Under Development
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It’s been rumored for quite some time now, but Porsche has finally confirmed plans for a 4-cylinder boxer engine. In an interview at the Detroit Auto Show, former R&D boss Wolfgang Durheimer told AutoCar that the new engine could feasibly be used for the Boxster and Cayman. It’s also believed to be introduced in the… Continue Reading...

2012 Chevy Malibu Ditching V6 for 4-Cylinder Engine Choices

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2012 Chevy Malibu Ditching V6 for 4-Cylinder Engine Choices
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In response to increasingly strict fuel consumption and emissions standards future General Motors mid-size sedans will be offered exclusively with 4-cylinder engine options – starting with the 2012 Chevy Malibu. The development comes from GMInsideNews‘s sources working on the next generation of mid-size sedans. The plan actually began with the current Buick Regal, which is… Continue Reading...
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