Engines

Ford EcoBoost V-6 makes V-8 power

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Ford Motor Co.'s latest EcoBoost engine -- a compact, lightweight 2.7-liter V-6 -- will be the smallest engine available in a full-sized pickup when it debuts this fall in the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. But it generates V-8 levels of power: 325 hp and 375 pounds-feet of torque....
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Toyota's massive engine overhaul

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Toyota, after long neglecting the internal combustion engine in favor of hybrids, is preparing a sweeping powertrain makeover. It is designing common parts to spread costs across large numbers of engines that will allow it to economically customize engines for specific vehicles with fuel injection, turbocharging and more....
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Honeywell merging turbocharger business into aerospace unit

12:35 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Honeywell is merging its transportation systems unit into its aerospace division to take advantage of similarities between the businesses....
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Bentley Mulsanne could gain performance variant

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
A more powerful version of the Bentley Mulsanne will debut in October at the Paris auto show, according to British car magazine Auto Express....
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GM Korea contractor probed by prosecutors for possible leak of engine technology

7:05 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2014
General Motors said South Korean prosecutors are investigating whether a contractor leaked the carmaker’s engine technology overseas....
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Ford to replace 2.0-liter EcoBoost after just 4 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder -- offered in more than a dozen Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally -- begins easing out of production early next year with the launch of the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge....
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A diesel Cherokee? Depends on Grand Cherokee

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Jeep won't consider offering a diesel-powered version of the Cherokee in the United States unless diesel-powered Grand Cherokee sales take off....
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Ferrari V-8s to get turbos; V-12s to get hybrid systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Ferrari will use turbochargers on V-8s and hybrid systems on V-12s to cut fleet carbon dioxide emissions 20 percent by 2021 while also boosting performance, Ferrari Powertrain Director Vittorio Dini said....
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Hyundai tests smaller engine in Sonata

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The addition of the Sonata Eco model, with its 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, marks an effort by Hyundai to broaden its appeal in the crowded mid-sized sedan segment....
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Ford to replace 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine after just 4 model years

6:00 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
In an unusual move, Ford is phasing out its current 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine after just four model years....
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Ferrari plans 20% CO2 cut by 2021

June 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari wants to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021 while simultaneously boosting performance. To do this the supercar maker will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s, a top executive said....
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Bentley's Continental GT3-R turns up the turbo power

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Bentley last week showed its Continental GT3-R, a limited-edition model inspired by the Continental GT3 race car....
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Hyundai adds small, turbocharged engine to '15 Sonata lineup

6:34 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Hyundai will offer a small-displacement, turbocharged engine on the re-engineered 2015 Sonata to bolster the sedan’s fuel economy credentials in the crowded mid-sized segment....
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Jaguar Land Rover to build Evoque and Freelander SUVs in China plant

June 18, 2014 10:29 CET
Jaguar Land Rover plans to build the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander SUVs at a new plant in China operated with joint venture partner Chery Automobile, a source said....
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Chrysler extends warranty on some 2011-13 V-6s

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Chrysler Group will extend the warranty for consumers who bought certain 2011-13 vehicles with 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engines. The left cylinder heads of a small percentage of the engines have failed after excessive wear....
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Jaguar Land Rover plans China engine plant

June 13, 2014 13:13 CET
Jaguar Land Rover is finalizing plans to build an engine factory next to its new vehicle plant in China. The factory would be the British automaker's first engine plant outside the UK....
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Hyundai drops Genesis Coupe turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Hyundai is dropping the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the 2015 Genesis Coupe, a spokesman said. A 3.8-liter V-6 engine will be the only powertrain available in the rear-wheel-drive sporty car....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

How about my 'wheezing' triple?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
The story "3 is the new 4" about three-cylinder engines (May 26) caught my eye as I still own one of those "wheezing" triples from the 1980s....
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Hyundai drops turbo, moving Genesis coupe upscale for 2015

10:42 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
Hyundai is dropping the 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine on the 2015 Genesis Coupe, a company spokesman said....
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Mercedes allows Chinese to peek under hood

May 29, 2014 13:13 CET
Battling to catch up with German rivals in China, Daimler is shifting gears, giving local authorities unprecedented access to new Mercedes models. "To put it bluntly, we are transferring know-how," a top Daimler executive said....
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Jaguar releases teaser of its BMW 3-series rival

May 27, 2014 06:01 CET
Jaguar has released a teaser photo of its XE compact sedan ahead of European sales in 2015. U.S. deliveries will begin a year later....
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3 IS THE NEW 4

Can 3-cylinder engines overcome their wimpy reputation?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Engineers have solved the technical problems that dogged the three-cylinder engine in the 1980s and early '90s. But even with turbochargers, it may take a while for the triple to outrun its historical baggage....
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GM, University of Michigan extend r&d partnership

2:44 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
General Motors and the University of Michigan said they agreed to extend their more than 50-year relationship with the opening of the Automotive Collaborative Research Laboratories....
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Japanese automakers team up on engine r&d to take on Europeans

May 20, 2014 12:54 CET
Japanese carmakers are collaborating in engine research with the aim of better competing against their European rivals in fuel-saving technologies....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

JLR taps Schaeffler's fuel-saving system, sources say

May 19, 2014 06:01 CET
Jaguar Land Rover will become the second customer after Fiat Chrysler for Schaeffler's fuel-saving UniAir electrohydraulic variable valve lift system, sources told Automotive News Europe....
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