Weight is the mortal enemy of performance and efficiency. One of the most effective ways of increasing a vehicle’s fuel economy and improving its driving dynamics is to cut unnecessary mass. Every component is fair game for optimization, including turbochargers. Continue Reading...
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There is a new king in the land of fast SUVs and it’s the 2016 Cayenne Turbo S. Continue Reading...
Kia built its reputation as an automobile manufacturer that offers content at a discount. One look at the 2015 Kia Forte5 and it’s easy to understand why. Continue Reading...
If you’re shopping for a sports car under $30,000 – AutoGuide.com has you covered. Continue Reading...
Sporty cars are not dead. Rumors of their demise are premature. Thrill-packed machinery litters the automotive landscape, available to suit nearly every budget. When it comes to motoring fun, one of the most intriguing segments is the under $30,000 price bracket, where several enticing choices can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. Continue Reading...
Smart just debuted its new fortwo and forfour city cars at an event in Berlin marking the return of a four-seat car to the brand. Continue Reading...
Add Alfa Romeo’s North American return to the list of reasons why visiting this year’s New York Auto Show will be worthwhile. Continue Reading...
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...
Rumors of a turbocharged Subaru BRZ are swirling around the internet, but would a turbo version even make sense? Continue Reading...
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...
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel estimates are out for BMW‘s new line of 3-Series cars and it looks like they’ve caught the competition with their pants down. The 2012 328i scores an impressive 24 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, that’s a 28 percent improvement in fuel consumption over last year’s model. What’s even better… Continue Reading...
The 2013 Porsche Boxster S is going to look more aggressive with fresh lines a new interior and bigger air scoops, but the real change is going to be how it feels on the road. New looks are cool, but just wait until you see what the folks over in Stuttgart cooked up this time… Continue Reading...
AutoGuide’s spy photographers caught an updated version of the Ferrari California testing near Ferrari’s home base of Maranello, Italy and our photographers noted that an unusual whistling sound – possibly that of a turbocharger, was heard emanating from the engine bay. Ferrari hasn’t done a turbo V8 since the psychotic F40 of the 1980’s, and… Continue Reading...
Ford is revising their forecast for F-150 Ecoboost sales, estimating that the turbocharged 6-cylinder pickup will comprise 45 percent of F-150 sales, versus original estimates of 40 percent. Ford now estimates that the Ecoboost will sell 100,000 units this year. The F-150 remains the best selling vehicle in the United States, and Ford was caught… Continue Reading...
General Motors much loved LNF engine, the same 2.0L Ecotec that powered the Pontiac Solstice GXP, Saturn Sky Redline and Chevrolet Cobalt SS is continuing on in the Buick Regal Turbo and Buick Regal GS, but a new generation of turbocharged 4-cylinder motor is set to replace the LNF next year, packing even more power…. Continue Reading...
While Ford has stopped short of confirming it, a recent article on Automotive News suggests that a Fiesta subcompact fitted with the company’s newest 1.0L Ecoboost 3-Cylinder engine is all but a done deal for North America. Ford confirmed that the engine would make it to America in some capacity, and the motor is only… Continue Reading...
With the rise of turbochargers as a “green” technology, the lifespan of superchargers looked numbers as their popularity decreased, with the belt driven forced induction systems appearing only on high-end V6 and V8 powered sports cars. While superchargers delivery power in a smooth, linear manner, their cost, complexity and noise has relegated them to near… Continue Reading...
While forced induction has long been in favor in the rest of the world, Americans have often favored big displacement motors, but recent trends towards fuel economy have necessitated a shift to smaller motors, and turbocharging is considered the optimal way to stretch 4-cylinders into feeling like 6. Honeywell, one of the largest manufacturers of… Continue Reading...
BMW has always been known for their trademark inline-6 engines, but the recent industry-wide trend of downsizing has led to BMW adopting turbocharged four-cylinder engines as an alternative to smaller, naturally aspirated I6 engines in the name of efficiency. First to get the turbo-4 treatment is the X1 small crossover, although Jim O’Donnell, head of… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen‘s famous 1.4L twincharged engine, which uses both a supercharged and turbocharger to squeeze 170 horsepower from 1.4L, could be axed shortly due to its costliness and mechanical complexity. While the engine has garnered substantial praise from both consumers and the motoring press, Volkswagen engineers say that current turbocharging technology can achieve the same power… Continue Reading...
BMW has recalled 130,000 vehicles using turbocharged inline-6 engines after complaints regarded the fuel pump used with the engine. Vehicles affected include 2007-2010 135i, 535i, X6 and Z4 cars, while another 20,000 2008 X5s are also being recalled, despite not using the turbo motor. BMW owners approach ABC after they complained of “losing power” while… Continue Reading...
GM is recalling 547 Cadillac SRX’s equipped with the 2.8L twin-turbo V6 due to potential engine failure if the car is run with regular, rather than premium fuel. In a statement released by NHTSA, the agency said that “The combination of regular fuel usage and aggressive driving maneuvers may induce pre-ignition.” If pre-ignition occurs, you… Continue Reading...