Are Turbocharged Engines Reliable?

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Are Turbocharged Engines Reliable?
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  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...

GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed

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GM’s All-New Ecotec Engine Family Detailed
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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...

Everything You Need to Know About the First Turbocharged Ferrari Engine in Decades

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Everything You Need to Know About the First Turbocharged Ferrari Engine in Decades
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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...

Audi 4.2-Liter V8 to Live On: Report

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Audi 4.2-Liter V8 to Live On: Report
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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...

2015 Ford F-150 Explored in Depth

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2015 Ford F-150 Explored in Depth
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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...

Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator

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Five-Point Inspection: Mahle Downsizing Demonstrator
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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...

Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2015 BMW M3 and M4’s New Turbocharged Inline-Six Engine

Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2015 BMW M3 and M4’s New Turbocharged Inline-Six Engine
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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...

Hyundai Building ‘Diesel’ Engine that Runs on Gasoline

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Hyundai Building ‘Diesel’ Engine that Runs on Gasoline
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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...

Hyundai Aims to Build ‘World’s Best Powertrains’

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Hyundai Aims to Build ‘World’s Best Powertrains’
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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...

Volvo’s Drive-E Engines Delivers the Goods with Low CO2 Emissions

Volvo’s Drive-E Engines Delivers the Goods with Low CO2 Emissions
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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...

Toyota Investing $28 Million in Michigan Facilities

Toyota Investing $28 Million in Michigan Facilities
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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...

‘Check Engine’ Repairs Cost Most in New Jersey: Study

‘Check Engine’ Repairs Cost Most in New Jersey: Study
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  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...

Walter P. Chrysler Museum Closing at Year’s End

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Walter P. Chrysler Museum Closing at Year’s End
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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...

2014 Chevy Corvette Interior Teased in Third Video

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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...

Diesel-Powered Hondas Unlikely For US, Says Exec

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Diesel-Powered Hondas Unlikely For US, Says Exec
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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...
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