Engines

GM preps more fuel efficient engine family for small cars

9:19 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
General Motors is creating a family of more fuel efficient small engines that it says will be quieter and more refined than those found in some rival models. The suite of engines will consist of 11 powerplants ranging from a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder to a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four, the company said today.... Read More »

 

Bentley will build W12 engines for Audi, VW

March 19, 2014 11:15 CET
Bentley will build all of Volkswagen Group's W12 engines, creating about 100 jobs for its England factory and ending production of the engines in Germany.... Read More »

 

More suppliers join turbo fray in race for mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
The push to improve fuel economy has shaken up the auto industry's once-cozy world of turbocharger suppliers.... Read More »

 

Daimler to sell 50% stake in engines JV to partner Rolls-Royce holdings

March 10, 2014 13:07 CET
Daimler will sell its 50 percent stake in an engines joint venture to partner Rolls-Royce Holdings to invest in its automotive and truck businesses.... Read More »

 

Infiniti gets engine-specific on Q50

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Infiniti raised production expectation for its two-month-old Q50 Eau Rouge concept sports car here last week by identifying the specific engine it would receive.... Read More »

 

Toyota's new subcompact will use Mazda's Skyactiv engine

11:08 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
Toyota will add Mazda’s fuel-efficient Skyactiv engine to its tiny stable of borrowed powerplants when it sources a new Mazda2-based subcompact from Mazda’s just-opened assembly plant here. The car will get Toyota-designed sheet metal on the outside but Mazda’s high-compression, fuel-injected Skyactiv gasoline engine under the hood.... Read More »

 

EcoMotors forms second China joint venture

8:54 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
EcoMotors, a Michigan-based engine maker backed by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, has formed a joint venture in China with a subsidiary of First Auto Works.... Read More »

 

Ferrari returns to turbo as supercar makers face up to emissions rules

March 3, 2014 14:44 CET
Ferrari has mounted a turbocharged engine on its latest supercar, the California T, for the first time in more than two decades, as even luxury automakers are forced to seek ways to cut emissions without sacrificing performance.... Read More »

 

Toyota hopes BMW diesel will lift Verso sales in Europe

Feb. 26, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota expects the majority of future European sales of the Verso minivan will be versions equipped with a BMW-sourced diesel engine.... Read More »

 

BMW plans to double engine capacity in China to close Audi gap

Feb. 25, 2014 09:34 CET
BMW is expanding engine production in China to potentially double capacity as it seeks to close the gap with Audi in the world's largest car market. A new plant will build four-cylinder gasoline engines for locally built cars starting in 2016.... Read More »

 

Porsche recalls all GT3 cars delivered this year in fire probe

Feb. 20, 2014 12:51 CET
Porsche will recall all of the 785 GT3 sports cars that have been delivered worldwide this year as it continues to investigate fires that broke out in two cars.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Opel expands Adam range with off-road-inspired and high-powered variants

Feb. 18, 2014 13:21 CET
Opel/Vauxhall will expand its Adam minicar range with the Adam Rocks, an off-road-inspired variant, and the Adam S high-performance version.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Turbocharging alone saves no fuel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
I've noticed that in Automotive News and other publications, turbocharging is generally lumped in with direct injection and cylinder deactivation as a fuel-saving technology.... Read More »

 

Audio system gives smaller engines a V-8 vroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2014
Luxury car buyers are getting accustomed to vehicles with smaller, turbocharged engines, but many still want their powertrains to sound like big, rumbly V-8s. Faurecia SA thinks it has the answer.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mazda Europe design boss on why brand's fwd cars have a rwd look

Feb. 12, 2014 06:15 CET
Mazda's 'convention-defying' approach to car design means its front-wheel-drive models have the long, flowing looks of popular premium rear-drive models.... Read More »

 

GM to expand Opel diesel-engine plant in Poland

Feb. 11, 2014 13:28 CET
General Motors will spend $342 million on expanding its Opel engine plant in Poland for a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel unit.... Read More »

 

GM to spend $342 million expanding Opel diesel-engine plant in Poland

7:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
General Motors will spend 250 million euros ($342 million) expanding its Opel diesel-engine plant in Tychy, Poland, as the carmaker seeks to return to profit in Europe.... Read More »

 

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Nissan mulls small diesel, seeks input

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Nissan wants consumers, dealers and the media to help decide whether to put a turbocharged four-cylinder Cummins diesel engine into its mid-sized Frontier pickup, which would make it one of the few small-diesel trucks in the United States.... Read More »

 

Mahindra, SsangYong to launch jointly developed engine in 2015

Feb. 7, 2014 06:01 CET
Mahindra and Mahindra, India's largest SUV maker, and subsidiary SsangYong will launch their first jointly developed engine in the first quarter of 2015, a senior executive of the Indian company said.... Read More »

 

GM, Isuzu to invest $60 million in engine joint venture

11:42 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
General Motors and Isuzu Motors plan to invest $60 million to upgrade technology in their diesel engine joint venture in Ohio.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

BMW development chief Diess says internal synergies key to premium strategy

Feb. 4, 2014 06:15 CET
BMW plans to strengthen internal synergies between its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands as it aims to make permanent its nine-year reign as the world's No. 1 premium automaker.... Read More »

 

Ford pickup V-6 gets new twist: A 2-piece block

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
The 2.7-liter V-6 that Ford unveiled along with the redesigned 2015 F-150 has a lightweight two-piece cylinder block unique among pickup engines.... Read More »

 

Honda leans toward 2 motors for next Civic Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Honda Motor Co. has a new and greatly improved one-motor hybrid system for small cars. But engineers for the next Civic are leaning toward the more powerful and fuel-efficient two-motor system that debuted in the mid-sized Accord Hybrid that went on sale last fall.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Bentley adds higher performance with Continental GT V8 S

3:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Bentley introduced the Continental GT V8 S, a higher performance version of its luxury grand touring car making its debut in North America.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

Ford, GM take opposite routes to engine fuel economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
General Motors and Ford Motor Co. are using radically different strategies to raise the fuel economy of their thirstiest vehicles: trucks and performance cars. Ford, with its EcoBoost turbocharging technology, makes a small engine act big. GM, with its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system, makes a big engine act small.... Read More »

 

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