Engines

Daimler will receive 2.43 billion euros for stake in engine JV from Rolls-Royce

April 16, 2014 12:40 CET
Daimler will receive 2.43 billion euros ($3.36 billion) for its 50 percent stake in an engine joint venture from partner Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc.... Read More »

 

Old and new alliances crucial to Tavares' turnaround plan for PSA

April 15, 2014 13:48 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will keep its industrial partnerships with General Motors, Toyota and Fiat despite the arrival of China's Dongfeng as a stakeholder in the automaker, CEO Carlos Tavares said.... Read More »

 

14 new Toyota engines seek 10% gain in mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. will unleash a blitz of 14 new gasoline engines through 2015 in a long-awaited powertrain overhaul that aims to boost fuel efficiency by at least 10 percent.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Keys, push buttons and first responders

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
I have had concerns about push-button, fob and stop-start systems for some time now.... Read More »

 

Detroit 3: High octane has pluses

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Automakers could increase fuel economy as much as 5 percent if the United States used the same blend of high-octane gasoline that is sold in Europe, Detroit 3 powertrain chiefs say. Automakers could fine-tune engines to boost fuel economy and reduce engine sizes on future engines without sacrificing power.... Read More »

 

Toyota unveils new generation of fuel-efficient engines

April 10, 2014 11:56 CET
Toyota has unveiled two fresh fuel-efficient powerplants that will underpin 14 new gasoline engine variants to be introduced globally through next year.... Read More »

 

VW orders U.S. dealers to stop selling cars with new engine

9:55 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Citing the risk of a leak in the transmission oil cooler, Volkswagen of America has ordered dealers in the United States to stop selling newer cars equipped with an automatic transmission and VW’s most common engine, the 1.8-liter EA888. The stop-sale order, sent to dealers Tuesday, applies to cars produced after Feb. 1. VW spokesman Scott Vazin said the problem arose when a supplier changed the specifications of an O-ring linking the transmission oil cooler to the transmission.... Read More »

 

VW orders U.S. dealers to stop selling cars with new Mexico-built engine

April 9, 2014 15:55 CET
Citing the risk of a leak in the transmission oil cooler, Volkswagen ordered dealers in the United States to stop selling newer cars equipped with an automatic transmission and VW's most common engine, the 1.8-liter EA888.... Read More »

 

NUTS & BOLTS

BMW isn't ready for American engines

April 4, 2014 06:01 CET
Twenty years after launching U.S. production, BMW says it will expand annual capacity at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, assembly plant to 450,000 units and build a new crossover at the factory. But powertrains will continue to be shipped from Germany.... Read More »

 

BMW to recall 232,098 vehicles in China on engine bolt defect

April 2, 2014 13:22 CET
BMW will recall 232,098 vehicles in China for a defective bolt design that may damage the engine or cause it to fail to start.... Read More »

 

Porsche confirms 4-cylinder engine for Cayman, Boxster

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
The four-cylinder engines for the Porsche Cayman and Boxster will do more than improve each car's fuel economy: The lower weight that comes from reducing cylinder count by a third should enable the cars to handle and brake more efficiently.... Read More »

 

More assembly in S.C., but BMW isn't ready for American engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Twenty years after launching U.S. production, BMW says it will expand annual capacity at its Spartanburg, S.C., assembly plant to 450,000 units and build a new crossover at the factory. But powertrains will continue to be shipped from Germany.... Read More »

 

Daimler will use 3-cylinder engines in compact hybrids

March 28, 2014 06:01 CET
Mercedes will use three-cylinder engines for future hybrid versions of its compact front-wheel-drive vehicles.... Read More »

 

Ford spending $500 million to build new V-6 truck engine in Ohio

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Ford is investing $500 million to build a new compact, lightweight turbocharged V-6 engine for the redesigned F-150 pickup at a plant in Lima, Ohio. The smaller V-6 engine should help the venerable F-150 close the fuel economy gap with Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which has a 3.0-liter diesel engine and an industry best EPA rating of 28 mpg highway.... Read More »

 

Alfa Romeo leans on Ferrari for horsepower in brand's overhaul

March 27, 2014 12:08 CET
To transform struggling Alfa Romeo into a profit machine, Fiat is turning to the cachet and horsepower of Ferrari.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Why Honeywell's hot streak is turbocharged in Europe

7:21 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Honeywell's turbo business is on a hot streak. Six of the last eight European Car of the Year winners have gotten a boost from Honeywell, and Ferrari has hired the supplier to help power its F1 racecars.... Read More »

 

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Honeywell's hot streak

7:21 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Honeywell's turbo business is on a hot streak. Six of the last eight European Car of the Year winners have gotten a boost from Honeywell, and Ferrari has hired the supplier to help power its F1 racecars.... Read More »

 

Daimler will use 3-cylinder engines in compact hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Mercedes-Benz will use three-cylinder engines for future hybrid versions of its compact front-wheel-drive vehicles.... Read More »

 

HUSHED TONES

GM: Quietness of new Ecotec engines for small vehicles will be 'best in class'

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
To Steve Kiefer, General Motors' new vice president of global powertrain operations, quiet equals quality.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's hot Hellcat puts pressure on the Viper

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
It's been an open secret for nearly a year that Chrysler has been tinkering with a supercharged V-8 code-named Hellcat.... Read More »

 

Porsche confirms 4-cylinder engine for Cayman, Boxster, report says

March 21, 2014 15:44 CET
Future versions of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman are in line to receive a four-cylinder boxer engine, according to a German media report quoting CEO Matthias Mueller.... Read More »

 

4-cylinder for Porsche Cayman, Boxster will improve mpg, handling

9:44 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2014
The four-cylinder engines for the Porsche Cayman and Boxster will do more than improve each car's fuel economy: the lower weight that comes from reducing cylinder count by a third should enable both cars to handle and brake more efficiently.... Read More »

 

VW keeps to Russia growth plan as Europe weighs sanctions

March 20, 2014 16:52 CET
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says the carmaker will stick with ambitious expansion plans in Russia even as European leaders consider sanctions over the country's seizure of Crimea.... Read More »

 

Porsche blames loose fastener for engine fires in 911 GT3 model

March 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Porsche said a fastener that wasn't properly installed is to blame for engine fires in two of its 911 GT3s that led to a recall of all 785 cars from the current model year.... Read More »

 

GM preps more fuel-efficient engine family for small cars

March 19, 2014 15:19 CET
GM is creating a suite of 11 new small powerplants that the automaker says will be quieter and more refined than those found in some rival models.... Read More »

 

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