Turbocharging

Six Points: Twin-Scroll Turbo Tech In The 2015 Ford Edge
Six Points: Twin-Scroll Turbo Tech In The 2015 Ford Edge

The 2015 Ford Edge, for which we posted our first driving impressions this past week, has been fully redesigned to fit right in with Ford’s latest lineup of cars and crossovers, and reengineered to have a far more refined yet responsive freel from the driver’s seat. Two of the three...Read More»

BMW turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine
Report: By 2017, Fewer Than Half Of U.S. Cars Will Run On Conventional Gasoline Engines

If we've learned anything from the rosy, sci-fi predictions that emerged from the Space Race of the mid-20th-century, it's that human beings can be very optimistic when thinking about their future. Decades after The Jetsons forecast flying cars and 2001: A Space Odyssey promised interplanetary...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
Car Sales Surge: Who's Buying & What Are They Getting?

Yesterday, we reported that sales for most automakers hit record levels in March. (Honda was the notable exception, its slipping figures due in part to the underwhelming 2012 Civic.) But who's buying all these cars? And what are they getting for their money? J.D. Power has some ideas. Today's...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Get A Boost: Family Sedans With Turbo Engines

Before it was V-6 engines with the performance of a V-8 that automakers were touting, but today the big news, especially in family sedans, is turbocharged four-cylinders that are more powerful and more fuel-efficient than their V-6 brethren. Here we take a look at four 2012 and one 2013 family...Read More»

Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta on New York City side street
Three-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engine Coming To U.S. Lineup

The original Model T that helped elevate Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] among the world's top automakers might have had a four-cylinder engine under the hood, but the automaker has never built a production three—until today, when Ford officially revealed an all-new three-cylinder engine design. In...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo: Driven

Just a few years ago, the conventional wisdom with mid-size sedans was that, unless you counted yourself among frugally minded tightwads, you'd be much happier with the optional V-6 than with a standard four-cylinder engine. Then four-cylinder engines found a new benchmark for power last year, when...Read More»

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