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...

Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports

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Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports
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Vehicle quality was not the only thing making news when Consumer Reports unveiled the results of its latest reliability study in Detroit earlier this week. Amongst the issues highlighted by the consumer publication were real world fuel economy and forced induction engine technology. Continue Reading...

VW Passat 3-Cylinder Unveiled by Bosch Mahle Joint Venture

VW Passat 3-Cylinder Unveiled by Bosch Mahle Joint Venture
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Back in 2008 parts supply giants Bosch and Mahle teamed up to create a joint venture, the fruits of which are just just about ready to hit the market. Looking to take on leading turbo manufacturers BorgWarner and Honeywell (Garrett), the goal was to create efficient and reliable turbocharging systems just as demand for the… Continue Reading...