Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines

Supplier Testing Cylinder Deactivation on 3-Cylinder Engines
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Fuel economy is a top concern these days as automakers, suppliers and consumers alike strive to stretch every drop of petroleum as far as possible. Cylinder deactivation is a key way of bolstering the large-print numbers on a vehicle’s window sticker. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Polo Range Updated for 2014

Volkswagen Polo Range Updated for 2014
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Volkswagen will reveal a quartet of subcompact Polos at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Naturally fuel efficiency is a top priority with these models but the company hasn’t forgotten about performance. 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...

2014 MINI Cooper to Feature Turbocharged 3-Cylinder

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2014 MINI Cooper to Feature Turbocharged 3-Cylinder
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MINI released information about its next generation of new engines today, confirming not only turbocharged 4-cylinder models but also a new turbo 3-cyliner. Continue Reading...

Honda 3-Cylinder Engines a Possibility, Exec Says

Honda 3-Cylinder Engines a Possibility, Exec Says
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Ever more stringent CAFE requirements in the U.S. and CO2 regulations in Europe are squeezing automakers like never before. They’re turning to technologies and fuels they would have never considered just 10 years ago. What’s Honda’s strategy to meet these standards? Continue Reading...

BMW 3-Series Getting 3-Cylinder Engine Soon

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BMW 3-Series Getting 3-Cylinder Engine Soon
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There are smaller engines on the horizon for BMW‘s 3-Series cars, though a specific date isn’t set yet. According to an article published by What Car?, BMW said it has exhausted engine technology within the currently offered sizes and that the future is to move towards smaller, more powerful technology. BMW already stepped in this direction by… Continue Reading...

GM Unveils New Small Displacement Engine Family

GM Unveils New Small Displacement Engine Family
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General Motors unveiled their new family of small displacement engines, a group of three and four cylinder engines ranging from 1.0L to 1.5L in displacement. The engines were designed in concert largely with GM’s Chinese subsidiaries. GM didn’t divulge which vehicles will get the new engines, but did say that North America won’t be an… Continue Reading...

Volvo to Phase Out 5-Cylinder, 6-Cylinder Engines

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Volvo to Phase Out 5-Cylinder, 6-Cylinder Engines
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There was a time, some 35-odd years ago, when the only engines found under the hood of a Volvo were four-cylinder units. Some were naturally aspirated, and some were boosted via a turbo-charger. However, due to the demands and pressures from customers and share holders, Volvo started producing five-cylinder, six-cylinder engines. They even got Yamaha… Continue Reading...

Volvo Plans To Produce Three Electric Vehicles

Volvo Plans To Produce Three Electric Vehicles
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Volvo is currently working on developing several green technologies including an electric C30, a flywheel hybrid system and a diesel-electric plug-in hybrid system. This week, Volvo announced that it’s working on a more ambitious project -three unique range-extended electric drive setups. Volvo is working with the Swedish Energy Agency and the European Union to develop this technology…. Continue Reading...