Powertrain

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.

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.

Toyota, Partners Launch Hydrogen Research Initiative in UAE

January 17, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is collaborating with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., Air Liquide, Toyota distributor Al-Futtaim Motors and the city of Masdar in a joint research program to explore the potential of hydrogen energy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Oslo Ban Diesels, Temporarily

January 16, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Poor air quality has prompted Oslo, Norway, to ban the operation of diesel cars in its central district, effective Jan. 17.

Aisin Readies Trio of New Transmissions

January 11, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Japan’s Aisin AW is rolling out three new transmissions: an 8-speed automatic for front-drive applications, a 10-speed rear-drive automatic and a “multi-stage” 8-speed unit for rwd hybrid vehicles.