Powertrain

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.

GM More Than Doubles Sales of Turbo Engines in U.S.

June 19, 2017 at 12:02 AM

One in four vehicles General Motors Co. sold in the U.S. last year—some 712,000 units—were turbocharged.

Ford Revs Up 2018 Trucks

June 16, 2017 at 7:53 AM

Ford Motor Co. will offer several new powertrain options in the 2018 Expedition full-size SUV and top-selling F-150 pickup truck, both of which will launch this autumn.

Cummins to Add Electrified Powertrains in 2019

June 15, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Engine-maker Cummins Inc. says it will begin delivering plug-in hybrid and full-electric power systems to unnamed commercial truck customers in 2019.

PSA to Add Particulate Filter for Gasoline Engines

June 12, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Following the lead of other European carmakers, PSA Group will begin equipping its gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines with particulate filters by the end of the year.

2018 Honda Accord Drops V-6 for Turbo-4

June 09, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Honda Motor Co. will offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine on the 2018 Accord midsize sedan in place of the outgoing model’s optional 3.5-liter V-6.

Jaguar Revs Up Special-Edition XE Sedan

May 26, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. says its upcoming Jaguar XE SV Project 8 sedan will generate 591 hp, making it the brand's most powerful production model ever.

Japanese Companies to Partner on Nationwide Hydrogen Fueling Network

May 19, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Japan’s Big Three carmakers and several energy companies say they will launch a joint venture later this year to expand the country’s network of hydrogen refueling stations to support fuel cell-powered vehicles.

Volvo May Halt Further Diesel Development

May 17, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Volvo Car Corp. isn’t likely to develop next-generation diesels to succeed its current lineup, CEO Hakan Samuelsson tells Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Mazda to Test U.S. Market for Diesels

May 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. tells reporters it will offer diesel option in U.S. versions of its CX-5 crossover vehicle this autumn to gauge American demand for the engine.

BMW to Bring Back Diesel 5 Series in U.S.

May 10, 2017 at 8:58 AM

After a one-year hiatus, BMW AG will offer a diesel engine on the 5 Series midsize sedan in the U.S. for the 2018 model year.

Daimler Drops 2017-Model Diesels for U.S.

May 10, 2017 at 12:12 AM

Daimler AG tells Reuters it has abandoned its effort to certify diesel-powered 2017 model year Mercedes-Benz cars for the U.S. market.