Powertrain

Toyota Readies Biofuel Hybrid

November 14, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch a flex-fuel version of its Prius hybrid car in Brazil within three years.

Bimmer M8 Coupe to Get 600-hp V-8

November 09, 2018 at 12:46 PM

BMW AG says the “M” performance version of its new 8 Series flagship car will be powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 with an output “north of” 600 hp.

Daimler, VW Agree to Make Hardware Updates on Diesels

November 09, 2018 at 1:38 AM

Daimler AG and Volkswagen AG have agreed to spend as much as €3,000 ($3,400) per vehicle to retrofit their older diesels in Germany with more effective emission control systems.

GM Teases Fuel Cell Pickup Truck for Military

November 07, 2018 at 9:29 AM

General Motors Co. is developing a rugged, fuel cell-powered version of its Chevrolet Silverado fullsize pickup truck for military applications.

Mopar Revs Up 1,000-hp Crate Engine

October 31, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Mopar parts unit has developed a supercharged 7.0-liter V-8 aftermarket crate engine that kicks out 1,000 hp and 950 lb-ft of torque.

BMW Exec Touts Diesel Benefits

October 15, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Diesel engines will play a significant role in BMW AG’s powertrain strategy for the foreseeable future.

FCA Drops Diesel Option for Panda Minicar

October 11, 2018 at 10:11 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has stopped building a diesel version of its Panda minicar.

Mercedes Readies Fuel Cell-Powered SUV

October 10, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Daimler AG plans to begin leasing fuel cell-powered versions of its GLC crossover vehicle to fleet operators in Germany early next year.

Elio Switches Engine Strategy for 3-Wheeler

October 09, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Phoenix-based Elio Motors Inc. says it will use an existing engine from an unnamed carmaker in its long-overdue three-wheel car rather than adapt a 20-year-old 3-cylinder engine as the company had previously planned.

Mercedes-AMG Phasing Out V-12 Engines

October 08, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG performance unit is phasing out V-12 engines from its lineup.

Ford Ranger Out-Powers Its Competition

October 05, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Ford Motor Co. says its all-new Ranger midsize pickup truck will have best-in-class torque and payload capacity for a gasoline V-6 model.

Revamped Ford Transit Connect Boosts Fuel Economy

October 03, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Ford Motor Co. says its 2019 Transit Connect Wagon has a segment-best U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating of 26 mpg.