Engines

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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Suppliers invest in brick and mortar -- finally

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Parts makers can no longer simply run an extra shift to keep pace with expanding North American vehicle production; they have to build or expand factories....
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Japanese collaborate on r&d for new fuel efficient engines

8:55 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Japan's automakers, aiming to take the lead in fuel-efficient powertrains, have joined forces in a new consortium to develop the next generation of fuel-sipping combustion engines. Their goal: A 30 percent improvement in the fuel efficiency of traditional gasoline and diesel engines by 2020....
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Nissan to replace timing chains in 104,000 Juke subcompacts

3:39 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2014
Nissan will replace the timing chains in more than 104,000 Nissan Juke subcompacts from the 2011-13 model years sold in the United States and Canada as part of a voluntary service campaign....
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Chrysler Group's new 600+ hp supercharged V-8 engine breaks cover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
After months of declining to confirm its existence, Chrysler Group executives last week proudly displayed a new supercharged Hemi V-8 that they will install in some high-end Dodges....
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Fiat Chrysler to replace 4-cylinder engines with new powertrain family

2:51 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
To help meet tightening global fuel economy and emissions standards, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will replace its four-cylinder engine lineup with a new family of engines that share common parts and can be inexpensively customized for individual markets....
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GM recalls almost 52,000 SUVs for engine software

10:31 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2014
General Motors is recalling 51,640 SUVs from the 2014 model year due to software that may not register fuel levels properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said....
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Porsche to offer 'greener' Macan in UK

May 1, 2014 06:01 CET
The UK is the only European market that will get a “greener” Porsche Macan SUV with a four-cylinder engine. The model is the automaker's first four-cylinder car in almost 20 years....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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