Powertrain

Volvo Readies 3-Cylinder Engine Family

March 23, 2017 at 8:37 AM

Next year Volvo Car Corp. will introduce gasoline and diesel versions of its new 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine in an unspecified model built on the company’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA).

Lexus LS Hybrid to Get Multi-Stage Tech

February 23, 2017 at 1:42 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit says its upcoming LS 500h hybrid-electric sedan will feature the multi-stage setup the company introduced last year in the LC 500h hybrid coupe.

Eaton Adds Supercharger Oomph

February 22, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Eaton Corp. has expanded its supercharger line with the new TVS R2650 unit, which the company says is larger, more powerful and more efficient than previous devices.

ZF Touts Flexible 8-Speed Transmission

February 20, 2017 at 1:28 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG says its new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission can be adapted for all-wheel-drive and/or hybrid-electric applications.

McLaren Revs Up New Supercar

February 16, 2017 at 2:54 PM

McLaren Automotive Ltd. says its second-generation Super Series model will sprint from zero to 200 kph (124 mph) in 7.8 seconds and cover a quarter mile in 10.3 seconds.

GM Expands 9-Speed Transmission Rollout to China

February 16, 2017 at 11:25 AM

General Motors Co. says it will offer the 9-speed automatic transmission it co-developed with Ford Motor Co. in 13 Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet models in China by 2020.

Toyota to Recall all Mirai Fuel Cell Cars

February 15, 2017 at 2:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will call back all 2,800 of its fuel cell-powered Mirai sedans to fix a software flaw that can cause powertrain voltage to surge.

It’s Official: Chevy Cruze Diesel Gets 52-mpg Highway Rating

February 13, 2017 at 11:42 AM

General Motors Co. says the diesel variant of its 2017 Chevrolet Cruze sedan has an Environmental Protection Agency-rating of 52 mpg on the highway, which the carmaker boasts is the best of any non-electrified model in the U.S.

Diess: Engine Downsizing at VW Stops at 1.0 Liter

February 06, 2017 at 1:26 PM

The environmental benefits of using ever-smaller turbocharged gasoline engines can start to reverse when their displaced falls below about 1.0 liter, says Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess.

BMW, McLaren to Partner on Engine R&D Program

January 31, 2017 at 9:25 AM

BMW AG and McLaren Automotive Ltd. are teaming up as part of a joint research program to develop advanced engine combustion technologies that both carmaker’s plan to use in future vehicles.