Engines

Opel will develop PSA's 4-cylinder engines for Europe, China, N.A.

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Opel's engineering center in Ruesselsheim will develop PSA's new 4-cylinder gasoline engines for use in Europe, China and North America.

VW could face further fines from German authorities

June 15, 2018 10:37 CET
Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.

Honeywell to rebrand turbo unit upon completion of spinoff

12:32 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2018
Honeywell is rebranding its turbocharger unit as Garrett -- Advancing Motion once the previously announced spinoff is completed.

VW board to discuss Audi CEO probe, report says

June 13, 2018 10:47 CET
VW Group's supervisory board will discuss an investigation by German prosecutors into Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, as the automaker weighs how to tackle the latest fallout from its emissions scandal, Reuters reported.

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Schaeffler sees positive future for combustion engines with an electric twist

June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
The future of transportation may be electric, but Schaeffler, the German supplier that built its business around bearings, thinks the internal combustion engine still has plenty of life in it.

Hyundai plans $388 million expansion at Alabama engine plant

5:04 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2018
Hyundai plans to invest $388 million to expand and upgrade its engine manufacturing operations in Alabama, creating 50 new jobs.

Daimler CEO Zetsche quizzed over emissions fixes

May 28, 2018 15:38 CET
Germany's Transport Ministry questioned Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche over how many Mercedes vans and cars need to be fixed to meet emissions rules after the automaker was ordered to recall Vito vans because they breached emissions regulations.

RICHARD TRUETT

I-4's performance, not size, will make or break its success for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
If consumers embrace General Motors' four-cylinder engine in the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, GM will have Ford to thank.

RICHARD TRUETT

Performance, not size, will determine 2.7-liter I-4's success in Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2018
If consumers embrace General Motors' four-cylinder engine in the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, GM will have Ford to thank.

WESLEY WREN

Audi hints at Q8 styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2018
Judging from the design study, the Q8 will be a two-row crossover with a focus on style and personal luxury rather than utility.

Ex-VW exec Hatz appeals detention to top German court

May 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Wolfgang Hatz, VW Group's former top engineer, who has been in a German jail for nearly a year over his alleged involvement in the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal, is appealing to the country's highest court in a bid for his freedom, reports said.

Daimler may buy small stake in Volvo Cars, report says

April 19, 2018 15:24 CET
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a report said, raising the possibility of increased cooperation between Mercedes and Volvo's China owner Geely.

New 1.5-liter Ford engine can run on just 2 cylinders

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018
For the first time in more than a century, Ford will offer a vehicle in the U.S. with an engine that can run on two cylinders.

WESLEY WREN

Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018
Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, according to a new report.

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A bigger Jag crossover is coming

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2018
Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, according to a new report.

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Diesels may not be done just yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
It is noteworthy that at the Geneva auto show, VW CEO Matthias Mueller predicted the diesel’s “renaissance” and Mercedes exhibited a preproduction plug-in hybrid version of its OM 654 diesel engine, part of a more than $3 billion investment in a new engine family.

PSA expands engine exports from China to Europe

March 27, 2018 10:46 CET
PSA is increasing exports of 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engines to Europe from China in a move that

PSA gives production plan excluding Germany, as Opel talks drag on

March 21, 2018 15:55 CET
PSA published a production plan for Europe that excluded Germany, where the automaker remains in talks with unions over its newly acquired Opel business.

Audi expects no more diesel scandal provisions in 2018

March 15, 2018 16:34 CET
Audi expects no further provisions for its part in parent VW Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal this year after setting aside a total of 2 billion euros ($2.47 billion) in 2016 and 2017, its finance chief said.

Audi CEO says German watchdog will issue further diesel-car recalls

March 9, 2018 14:49 CET
Germany's transport watchdog, the KBA motor authority, will recall more vehicles with larger diesel engines as part of a recall of 850,000 VW Group vehicles issued last year, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said.

Ford calls for Brexit clarity to help it make UK investment decision

March 6, 2018 09:24 CET
Ford of Europe boss Steve Armstrong says the company needs clarity on post-Brexit trading conditions before it decides positively or negatively on future UK investment.

Germany could impose limited diesel car bans

Feb. 24, 2018 17:11 CET
Germany's government, which has steadfastly opposed barring heavily polluting diesel cars from cities, is working on changes to allow driving bans on certain routes on an emergency basis, documents seen by Reuters showed.

German neo-Nazis are trying to infiltrate Daimler, works council says

Feb. 22, 2018 09:37 CET
Neo-Nazis are attempting to infiltrate Daimler to turn a key German engine factory into a showcase for their views, the plant's works council said.

Audi offices searched by German prosecutors in diesel-emissions probe

Feb. 6, 2018 11:01 CET
German prosecutors searched offices at Audi's headquarters and its plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, in connection with the suspected manipulation of diesel engines in Europe.

German prosecutors raid homes of Audi staff

Jan. 31, 2018 16:42 CET
German prosecutors searched the homes of several current and former Audi employees in connection with the automaker's involvement in parent VW Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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