Powertrain

BorgWarner Launches 48-Volt Electric Air Intake Compressor

April 28, 2017 at 3:31 PM

BorgWarner Inc. has begun producing its eBooster electrically driven air intake compressor to enhance low-end boost for engine turbocharger systems.

VW to Spend €19 Billion in 5 Years on Powertrains

April 28, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Volkswagen AG says it will invest about €19 billion ($20.7 billion) on advanced piston and electrified powertrains between now and 2022 as it strives to meet tougher emission standards in major markets.

BMW M550d Gets Quad-Turbo Diesel

April 26, 2017 at 10:47 AM

BMW AG’s 2017 M550d midsize performance model will be powered by the company’s new quad-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six diesel engine.

Future Bimmers Shifting to Automatic Transmissions

April 24, 2017 at 11:02 AM

BMW AG plans to phase out manual and dual-clutch automatic transmission in coming years.

Mitsubishi to Launch Engine Production in China in 2018

April 24, 2017 at 12:11 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. aims by the end of next year to begin making engines in China for its locally assembled SUVs.

Toyota to Test Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Truck in California

April 20, 2017 at 12:30 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans this summerto test its fuel cell technology in a heavy-duty truck at the Port of Los Angeles.

Toyota to Test Fuel Cell Cars in China

April 18, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will begin China tests of its fuel cell-powered Mirai sedan in October.

Mercedes Weighs Diesel’s Future in U.S.

April 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM

The head of Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Cars in the U.S. says the American unit hasn’t yet decided whether to continue offering diesel-powered vehicles.

Jeep Revs Up Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

April 10, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says the 2018 Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will be the quickest and most powerful production SUV in the world with a zero to 60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.

Diesel Sales Expected Fall to 30% of European Market by 2020

April 04, 2017 at 11:55 AM

The proportion of new cars powered by diesels in Europe is likely to shrink from 50% today to about 30% in three years, according to analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

GM-Isuzu JV Builds 2 Millionth Duramax Diesel

March 24, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Dmax Ltd., General Motors Co.’s joint venture plant with Isuzu Motors Co. in Moraine, Ohio, built the two millionth Duramax diesel engine today.

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).