Powertrain

Chevy Equinox Diesel Gets 39-mpg Highway Rating

August 14, 2017 at 11:41 AM

General Motors Co. says the diesel front-wheel-drive variant of its 2018 Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover/SUV has a best-in-class highway fuel efficiency rating of 39 mpg from the U.S.

Ram Ups Torque for 2018 Heavy-Duty Pickup

August 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says the top-rated version of its 2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup truck with a 6.7-liter diesel inline-six engine will generate a class-leading 930 lb-ft of torque, up 30 lb-ft over the outgoing model.

Partners Rev Up Vintage Porsche 911 Engine

August 10, 2017 at 11:08 AM

California-based restoration shop Singer Vehicle Design has teamed up with Formula One’s Williams Advanced Engineering to build a lightweight, high-output version of Porsche AG's 1990-era flat-six engine.

Hyundai Mobis Ramps Up Fuel Cell Module Production

August 09, 2017 at 12:51 AM

Hyundai Mobis Co. has built a 70 billion-won ($62 million) factory in South Korea to mass produce hydrogen fuel-cell components, The Nikkei reports.

Turbocharged Engines Hit Record 28% of U.S. Light-Vehicle Market

August 08, 2017 at 12:38 PM

Turbocharged engines powered nearly 28% of cars and light trucks built in the U.S. during the first half of the 2017 model year through March, WardsAuto reports.

Mazda Confirms Plans to Launch HCCI Engine in 2019

August 08, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. says it will launch a homogeneous-charge-compression-ignition (HCCI) gasoline engine in a production vehicle in 2019, which would be the world’s first such application.

Mercedes AMG to Launch New “53” Series Lineup

August 07, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will launch a new designation for its AMG performance sub-brand next year with the Mercedes-AMG CLS53.

Conti: Piston Engine Development in Germany Will Stop in 6 Years

August 03, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Continental AG predicts that carmakers in Germany will stop developing new piston engines in about 2023 and refocus their efforts on electric powertrains instead.

Porsche May Drop Diesel Options

July 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Porsche AG says its current family of diesel engines may be the brand’s last as it shifts to gasoline-electric hybrid and all-electric options.

Volvo to Phase Out Piston-Only Powertrains

July 05, 2017 at 2:43 AM

Volvo Car Corp. plans to abandon exclusively internal combustion powertrains for its cars and replace them with piston-electric hybrids or all-electric propulsion systems.

PSA Supplying European Plants with Small Engines from China

June 30, 2017 at 9:14 AM

PSA Group is importing 3-cylinder gasoline engines from China to supply some of its small-car production in Europe.

Ferrari V-8 Repeats as International Engine of the Year

June 21, 2017 at 12:15 PM

For the second straight year, Ferrari’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 was named the International Engine of the Year by a panel of 58 journalists from 31 countries.