Aside from being simpler, cleaner and cheaper, this design can run on any fuel and is 50 percent more efficient. Continue Reading...
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Better fuel economy and performance are the main goals here. Continue Reading...
From steak dinners and airline seats to yearly salaries, bigger is always better; it’s also the same with engine size, right? Continue Reading...
This brand-new bent-six breaks a lot of new ground. Continue Reading...
Each year engines come and go, as automakers find better ways to squeeze performance while improving fuel economy. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen has released details on its latest small displacement engine. Continue Reading...
In the race to improve efficiency and cut emissions, more and more automakers are turning to forced induction as a way of increasing fuel economy without sacrificing drivability. Continue Reading...
Cost is often the first thing that comes to mind when motorists think of gasoline. Many will drive halfway across town to save a couple cents per gallon. Additionally, purchasing regular-grade fuel to save money can be an exercise in false economy, especially if your vehicle is designed for premium gas. Continue Reading...
Direct injection offers numerous benefits over port fuel delivery but could it be a bigger headache than it’s worth? Continue Reading...
Chrysler is preparing to add direct injection and turbocharging to its line of Pentastar V6 engines in order to increase output and enhance fuel economy. Continue Reading...
Daimler is expanding its stake in Aston Martin as a part of the previously announced for AMG to provide engines to the British exotic car builder. Continue Reading...
It’s hard to beat the noises a well-designed, high-performance engine makes; experiencing this is of life’s great pleasures, especially when it isn’t adulterated by restrictive exhaust systems or synthesized bullshit piped through a vehicle’s speakers. Continue Reading...
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its next-generation engine family: Ingenium. Continue Reading...
Since 1999, Engine Technology International Magazine has awarded the International Engine of the Year Award and this year’s winners have been announced. Continue Reading...
Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today. Continue Reading...
In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...
Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...
Mazda might soon be spurred to fit a turbocharger to its SkyActiv four-cylinder gasoline engine in order to power the next generation CX-9. Continue Reading...
Like other supercars, McLarens are rarer than Sasquatch-fur coats. It’s hard enough to steal a glimpse of one at an auto show, but the chances of seeing one on the street are about as good as commuting to work on the back of a Pegasus. Continue Reading...
Not even Porsche is immune to pressure from governments and customers to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The legendary German sports-car builder will offer a four-cylinder engine in future versions of both its Boxster and Cayman models. Continue Reading...
BMW plans to to further consolidate its platforms and engines to cut costs as part of its “Strategy Number One.” Continue Reading...
Luxury automakers like to mess with us. That is the only conclusion we can come up with when looking at various manufacturer’s vehicle nomenclature. Continue Reading...
BMW is considering the possibility of building engines in the U.S. or Mexico. 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...