Engines

PSA winds down hybrid air fuel-saving project, still seeks partner to share costs

Jan. 22, 2015 12:45 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen said it will continue development of its Hybrid Air technology to reduce fuel use, despite reports in the French press that the project almost certainly will not see commercialization....
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Honeywell turbo boss expects to gain from hot sector's growth

Jan. 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Honeywell, the world's leading turbocharger supplier, foresees big gains for the performance-boosting, CO2-reducing technology, Terrence Hahn, CEO of the Switzerland-based Honeywell business unit, told Automotive News Europe....
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Honda invests $340 million in Ohio for fuel-efficient cars

8:50 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Honda will invest $340 million to build fuel-efficient, gasoline engines in Ohio, as it plans a slate of new electric cars in a push for more vehicles with lower emissions....
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EDITORIAL

A 'world car' that works for buyers and automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

The concept of a "world car" has been an elusive goal for decades, with lots of false starts....
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Q&A

Honeywell sees hot turbo growth ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Honeywell Transportation Systems, the leading turbocharger supplier with an estimated 34 percent share of the global market, foresees big gains for the performance-boosting, carbon-emissions-reducing technology, especially in the U.S. and China. Terrence Hahn, 48, CEO of the Switzerland-based business unit of Honeywell International Inc., shared his views on the sector with Automotive News Europe Managing Editor Douglas A. Bolduc....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for January

Jan. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Jaguar expects 2015 to be a record-breaking year....
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GM offers sneak peek of the next-gen Volt in Vegas

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

General Motors provided a sneak peek at the next-generation Chevrolet Volt -- which will be quicker, quieter and have a longer range than its predecessor -- Sunday night at International CES here....
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GM expects 15% mpg gain from new cylinder deactivation system

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

GM says a new infinitely variable cylinder deactivation system it has been developing with a Silicon Valley start-up can boost the fuel economy of gasoline engines by as much as 15 percent....
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Alfa Romeo readies high-performance engines

Dec. 17, 2014 08:55 CET

Alfa Romeo plans to introduce new high-performance engines, including a range-topping V-6, in a bid to reconnect the brand to its sporty heritage....
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Volvo plans 3-cylinder engines for 60-series cars

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Volvo is developing new three-cylinder engines that will appear in its 60-series cars, like the S60 sedan, V60 wagon, and the XC60 crossover.
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Chrysler Pentastar V-6s to get turbos and direct injection, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Chrysler Group is improving its Pentastar family of V-6s, adding direct injection, turbocharging and other technology to enable smaller displacement engines to power its vehicles....
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Scion nixes convertible, turbocharged FR-S

10:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

Toyota says there will be no convertible version of the Scion FR-S sports car and -- in a blow to power-seeking enthusiasts everywhere -- no turbocharged engine....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Why turbocharger fans owe Saab a thank-you

11:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014

We are gathered here today to pay our respects to Saab. The deceased Swedish automaker's lasting legacy is not the unconventional place it put the ignition switch. It isn't the blackout feature that allowed the driver to turn off all the instrument lights except the speedometer, nor is it the clamshell hood or any other quirky Saab feature....
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How Renault is cutting costs through more synergies with Nissan

Nov. 10, 2014 06:15 CET

Thierry Bollore has the task of boosting synergies with alliance partner Nissan in his role as chief competitive officer and joint No. 2 at Renault. Bollore spoke about this challenge and other future plans with Automotive News Europe....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: How Chrysler's Hellcat engine almost died

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014

One of the year's hottest new engines almost never happened....
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Daimler to buy 25% of motorbike maker MV Agusta

Oct. 31, 2014 16:04 CET

Daimler will buy a 25 percent stake in Italian motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta as part of a long-term cooperation that gives the German car and truck maker access to lightweight three-cylinder engines....
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Jaguar Land Rover opens $750 million engine plant

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Jaguar Land Rover moved another step closer today to gaining greater control of its destiny with the opening of its $750 million engine plant near Wolverhampton in the U.K....
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GM says new Chevy Volt will be quicker and quieter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014

The next-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid will be quicker off the line, quieter and go farther in electric mode than its predecessor, General Motors engineers said today....
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Daimler eyes stake in motorcycle maker MV Agusta, report says

Oct. 21, 2014 10:39 CET

Daimler is said to be in talks to take a stake of up to 25 percent in Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta. Carmakers' interest in motorbike technology is growing as they introduce smaller engines aimed at meeting anti-pollution rules....
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Ford will invest 240 million euros in UK on cleaner diesels

Oct. 20, 2014 11:31 CET

Ford will invest a further 240 million euros (190 million pounds) in its factory in Dagenham, southern England, as part of a new diesel engine program. Ford will start producing low-carbon 2.0-liter diesels at the factory late next year....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Volvo's new engine: Turbocharger? Supercharger? What is this thing?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2014

Volvo's experimental engine -- a 2.0-liter gasoline-powered four-cylinder -- cranks out an amazing 450 horsepower. But how? At 225 horsepower per liter, it would be one of the most power-dense engines ever produced, if Volvo decides to build it....
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Volvo 'triple boost' engine cranks up the power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

Volvo Car Group is testing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses three turbochargers to crank out at least 450 hp. Volvo calls its "triple boost" engine a concept and has not said if the powerplant will go into production. But if it does, its rating of 225 hp per liter would be one of the highest ever for a regular production vehicle's engine....
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Infiniti plans family of smaller, more powerful engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

PARIS — Infiniti is developing a family of aluminum engines that will begin hitting the market within two years, promising more horsepower for its higher end cars....
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MIKE COLIAS

Small engines could power a big GM change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Not long ago, the smallest engine in one of General Motors' smallest European cars wouldn't have stood a chance of showing up under hoods in U.S. showrooms. Times have changed, thanks to tightening fuel-economy and emissions standards....
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Daimler, Renault-Nissan extend manufacturing alliance

Oct. 3, 2014 12:11 CET

Daimler and Renault-Nissan are extending their alliance to include engines and transmissions. Renault will supply Daimler with a 1.6-liter diesel for the Mercedes C class. Mercedes will supply its 2.0-liter gasoline engine to Infiniti....
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