Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines

Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines
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Fuel economy is a top concern these days as automakers, suppliers and consumers alike strive to stretch every drop of petroleum as far as possible. Cylinder deactivation is a key way of bolstering the large-print numbers on a vehicle’s window sticker. Continue Reading...

Seven Fuel-Saving Technologies That Are Changing the Auto Industry

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Seven Fuel-Saving Technologies That Are Changing the Auto Industry
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Every car, whether it has a big V8 engine or an electric motor powering the wheels, is being equipped with fuel saving technologies. Recall variable-valve timing. Introduced on the Acura NSX, and at one time a revolutionary technology, now practically all cars have some form of VVT. Now more technologies are being introduced as innovations… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Brings Cylinder Deactivation Technology to the 4-Cylinder Engine

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Volkswagen Brings Cylinder Deactivation Technology to the 4-Cylinder Engine
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Cylinder shut off technology has been a staple in fuel-saving technology for many years now but it has yet to make its way into a four cylinder engine. At least not until now. Volkswagen‘s 1.4 liter TSI engine will be the very first four cylinder to feature cylinder deactivation as two of its cylinders will… Continue Reading...