Engines

2015 Volvo V60 Wagon To Debut Engine Tech Headed For S60, XC60
2015 Volvo V60 Wagon To Debut Engine Tech Headed For S60, XC60

When the 2015 Volvo V60 sport wagon arrives in January 2014, it will be the first model from Volvo to arrive with the automaker's new Drive-E powertrains, which will transition the automaker away from in-line five- and six-cylinder engines and toward an all-four-cylinder lineup that could be up to...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost
Ford Owners File Lawsuit, Claim EcoBoost Engine Loses Power During Acceleration

Late last year, Ford owners made headlines when they sued the automaker over inaccurate fuel economy claims for the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max Hybrid. According to the Detroit News, Ford now has another lawsuit on its hands -- this time, over its acclaimed EcoBoost engine. The suit has been filed by...Read More»

Ford Atlas Concept revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Ford Likes Turbocharging In Trucks, GM Dodges It: Which Is Better?

The Ford Atlas concept from the Detroit Auto Show, which gives a first glimpse of the all-new, next-generation versions of the F-150 pickup, has a lot of tech and design ideas packed into it. But truck shoppers often need to think about horsepower, torque, payloads, and pulling power first and...Read More»

2014 GMC Sierra 1500
2014 GM Full-Size Trucks Get Direct Injection, Fuel-Saving Engine Technologies

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has revealed significantly revised versions of its full-size pickups, the 2014 GMC Sierra and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, and while they make major advances in cabin appointments, safety, connectivity, and even cargo-bed convenience, one of the biggest pieces of news is that...Read More»

2011 Honda EV-STER Concept
2012 Toyota Corolla, Tokyo Motor Show, Connected Cars: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Toyota increases the price of the 2012 Corolla while GM builds its 100-millionth small-block V-8. There are still things we need before cars are fully connected--and we'll tell you what they are, and tell you about our drive in the 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas. All this...Read More»

Duratec 2011 Mustang V6 engine
New Small V-6 Engine Coming From Ford

When the UAW (briefly) posted a PDF document communicating Ford contract details on its website, the union inadvertently released a slew of upcoming product plans. The UAW document has since been removed, but we now know that the Ford Transit Van will be assembled in the U.S., we know that...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Build Experience
GM Insists The Small Block V-8 Is Here To Stay

With automakers focused on hitting fuel economy standards for 2015 and beyond, it seems like the days of the small-block V-8 are surely numbered. After all, most automakers are downsizing engines and introducing hybrids and electric vehicles at an astounding rate; could it be that the storied...Read More»

2012 Buick LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse To Benefit From GM's Improved V-6

If you’re in the market for a 2012 Buick LaCrosse, there’s good news on the horizon: the 2012 model will benefit from the same engine upgrades as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro V-6. LaCrosse buyers opting for the V-6 version will get a 3.6-liter engine rated at 303 horsepower, which is an...Read More»

2006 Jeep Liberty Renegade
Diesel Jeeps Could Be Here In Three Years

The last time you could walk into a Jeep dealership anywhere in the U.S. and put money down on a diesel-powered vehicle was 2006 (although the diesel Grand Cherokee was sold in regions of the U.S. until 2009). By 2007, tighter emission regulations forced Chrysler to kill off their Common Rail...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger
2011 Dodge Challenger Gets 305-HP Version Of New Chrysler V-6

Chrysler is doing a little powertrain housekeeping, and it's doing so in a way that should leave no one disappointed. The automaker has already introduced its all-new Pentastar V-6 in the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the engine, Chrysler says, "will gradually phase out seven V-6 legacy engines...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus, at 2010 Detroit Auto Show
2012 Ford Focus: 40 MPG Expected From Stronger Base Engine

Ford has announced a few more details regarding the standard four-cylinder engine that will be under the hood of most, if not all, 2012 Ford Focus models. And there's truly something for everyone; the new engine has more power, is smoother, and goes farther on a gallon of gas than the engine it...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 engine
Ford Ramping Up Powertrain Revamp For 2010

Just ahead of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Ford has announced nine new engines and six new transmissions due to hit the market in 2010. Part of a five-year push to introduce 60 new powertrains, the new engines include a 2.0-liter direct-injection engine that will find its way into the 2012 Ford...Read More»

Ford Motor Company's EcoBoost V-6 engine, 3.5-liters
Hybrids, Turbos & Diesels Dominate 2010 Ward’s Auto 10 Best Engines List

This year, only one V-8 engine made the cut for the annual Ward’s Auto 10 Best Engines List as most of the field was dominated by alternative-fueled and forced-induction powertrains.  To qualify for the award, engines must be available in a regular-production, U.S.-specification models and...Read More»

Mazda SKY D diesel engine
Mazda Reveals Next-Gen Engine And Transmission Technology

So far Mazda has taken a somewhat unconventional route to improving fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet, focusing on lighter materials and new designs instead of rebuilding its powertrain lineup. It has done the company well, but to move to the next level of efficiency the automaker is also...Read More»

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