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 |  Mar 28 2014, 11:31 AM

Audi Q5/Detail

Smaller, more sophisticated engines are on deck at Audi with technologies that will characterize the company’s future products. 

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 |  Mar 19 2014, 1:06 PM

GM New Ecotec Engine Family

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.

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 |  Mar 12 2014, 1:38 PM

Ferrari California T Engine

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.

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 |  Feb 26 2014, 11:02 AM

2014 Audi R8 V8

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.

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 |  Feb 20 2014, 1:35 PM

2015 F150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Main Art

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.

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 3:15 PM

Less is More


Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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? 

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 |  Jan 22 2014, 9:02 AM

2015-BMW-M3-M4-Main-Art

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.

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 |  Nov 26 2013, 11:32 AM

2013 Ford Escape

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.

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 8:02 PM

Hyundai-GDCI-Engine-Main-ArtDiesel 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 into one unit? That’s exactly what engineers at Hyundai are doing.

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 5:02 PM

Hyundai-Engine-Main-Art2No 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.

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 |  Oct 25 2013, 10:04 AM

Volvo-Drive-E-Engines-Main-ArtAll 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.

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 |  Oct 09 2013, 9:32 PM

corvette-engine-leak

A leaked image of what some believe to be the engine bound for Chevrolet’s next range-topping Corvette is circulating.

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 |  Sep 17 2013, 9:32 AM

ecoboost-engine

Ford is marking production of the two-millionth EcoBoost engine, which rolled off the line in an Escape crossover in Louisville, Ky. last week.

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 |  Sep 16 2013, 5:15 PM

2014-Volkswagen-Golf-2-1

Volkswagen will slowly abandon its naturally aspirated engines as it releases new products.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 4:00 PM

Toyota-Michigan-Investment-Main-Art

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 a major investment its facilities.

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 |  Jun 11 2013, 12:32 PM

 

car-repair-index

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. 

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 |  May 22 2013, 10:40 AM

2013-ford-f150-pickup-opt

In an effort to meet rising demand for its vehicles, Ford will increase production capacity and produce more units this year. 

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 |  May 10 2013, 12:02 PM

volkswagen-design-vision-gti-concept_edited-1

Volkswagen’s VR6 engine will continue into another generation despite past rumors that suggested otherwise.

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 |  Dec 28 2012, 8:01 AM

Attention history buffs and antique-auto aficionados: get your gristly haunches in gear because a landmark Detroit-area automotive attraction is closing its doors.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 1:31 PM

General Motors announced today that it will work with French automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen to develop a new generation of small engines.

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 |  Dec 17 2012, 10:45 AM

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. 

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 |  Dec 10 2012, 1:01 PM

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.

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 |  Nov 16 2012, 9:01 AM

Speaking at a media event in Detroit today Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed suspicions that there will be more versions of the company’s award-winning Pentastar V6.

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 |  Nov 01 2012, 6:52 PM

The next-generation 2014 Subaru Forester will be more fuel efficient than today’s model according to the company. 

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