Turbochargers are becoming more and more popular. Automakers are constantly looking for ways to improve their fuel-economy figures without sacrificing performance and these little exhaust-driven blowers can really help out. Continue Reading...
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Chrysler is recalling over 900,000 vehicles worldwide because of defects that could cause fires. Continue Reading...
Smaller, more sophisticated engines are on deck at Audi with technologies that will characterize the company’s future products. Continue Reading...
General Motors unveiled its brand-new family of Ecotec small-displacement engines at its Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. this morning. The lineup will include 11 separate powerplants in both three- and four-cylinder configurations. Continue Reading...
The Geneva Motor Show always plays host to a throng of exciting ultra-high-performance automobiles and this year’s installment was no exception. Lamborghini revealed its sultry new Huracán, McLaren unwrapped the alluring 650S and even Pagani’s outlandish Zonda Revolución made a showing. But the folks in Maranello, Italy were not to be out done. Continue Reading...
For all their glory, the smoothness they’re known for, the melodious noises they make, the low-end torque they produce, modern V8 engines are fading away faster than childhood memories of fat camp. But in spite of this unfortunate disappearing act one engine is apparently here to stay. Continue Reading...
Ford has completely redesigned its wildly popular F-150 pickup for the 2015 model year. This tough truck made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. Continue Reading...
In decades past, automakers produced more powerful engines by adding cylinders. As the old saying goes, there’s no replacement for displacement… Or is there? Continue Reading...
You can’t build a truly great car without an exceptional engine. Powertrain is the heart and soul of every vehicle on the road; it’s the mechanical equivalent of life. Without propulsion systems cars are little more than expensive, over-engineered pieces of yard art. Continue Reading...
Ford issued two new recalls related to the 2013 Escape today, marking the fourth and fifth call back to address fire problems since its introduction. Continue Reading...
Diesel engines are more efficient than their gasoline counterparts. There are several reasons for this; they burn a more energy-dense fuel, they’re run much higher compression ratios and there are fewer pumping losses since they have no throttle bodies. But what if you could take the best attributes of both powerplant types and combine them… Continue Reading...
No automaker can afford to stand still these days. The pace of development is absolutely relentless, especially when it comes to powertrains. To keep its vehicles as competitive as possible, Hyundai has refined two of its engines. Continue Reading...
All automakers are under enormous pressure to deliver the highest fuel economy possible without sacrificing performance. Volvo’s answer to the problem is their new Drive-E lineup of engines. Continue Reading...
A leaked image of what some believe to be the engine bound for Chevrolet’s next range-topping Corvette is circulating. Continue Reading...
Ford is marking production of the two-millionth EcoBoost engine, which rolled off the line in an Escape crossover in Louisville, Ky. last week. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen will slowly abandon its naturally aspirated engines as it releases new products. Continue Reading...
Michigan, it’s more than just Great Lakes, the Big Three and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. To the surprise of many, GM, Ford and Chrysler aren’t the only games in town. Practically every major OEM and supplier company has offices, technical centers or test facilities in the mitten state, and Toyota is making… Continue Reading...
A study released today by CarMD shows that the average nationwide cost to repair issues causing a “check engine” light have increased 10 percent since 2011. Continue Reading...
In an effort to meet rising demand for its vehicles, Ford will increase production capacity and produce more units this year. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen’s VR6 engine will continue into another generation despite past rumors that suggested otherwise. Continue Reading...
Attention history buffs and antique-auto aficionados: get your gristly haunches in gear because a landmark Detroit-area automotive attraction is closing its doors. Continue Reading...
General Motors announced today that it will work with French automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen to develop a new generation of small engines. Continue Reading...
The all new 2014 Chevy Corvette is coming in a few short weeks, and today Chevy released the third video in a string of teasers, with this one showing off some interior touches such as the seat stitching. Continue Reading...
Advanced diesel engines are one option automakers can turn to for complying with upcoming U.S. fuel-economy standards. German OEMs in particular are the technology’s strongest proponents, but at the opposite end of the Eurasian landmass, Honda is not so bullish. Continue Reading...