Powertrain

VW Touts More Efficient 6-Speed Manual Gearbox

July 16, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Volkswagen AG says its new 6-speed manual transmission can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as five grams per km, depending on the engine.

No Diesel for Ford Transit Connect Van

July 10, 2019 at 4:13 PM

Ford Motor Co. has decided not to offer a diesel variant in the U.S. for its Transit Connect midsize van, Car and Driver reports.

Toyota to Supply Fuel Cell Tech for FAW-Higer Buses in China

July 08, 2019 at 12:11 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to supply fuel cell technology to Chinese carmaker FAW Group and Higer Bus Co.

BMW: Diesels Will Survive at Least 20 Years

June 28, 2019 at 11:31 AM

BMW AG predicts that diesels will continue to be sold in the global auto market for at least 20 more years, and gasoline engines will survive at least 30 years.

Skoda Readies 2 CNG Cars

June 25, 2019 at 8:23 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Skoda unit is introducing variants of the Kamiq hatchback and Scala crossover vehicle modified to run on compressed natural gas.  

Retro Mustang Gets 500-hp Electric Drivetrain

June 24, 2019 at 3:40 PM

British startup Charge Automotive Ltd. has developed an all-electric vehicle with the styling of a 1960s-era Ford Mustang.

Porsche GT Models to Remain Piston-Only Power

June 21, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Porsche AG says it has no plans to offer hybrid or full-electric versions of its GT performance cars.

Ford Revs up Mustang Shelby GT500

June 19, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s upcoming Mustang Shelby GT500 will generate 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque, which the carmaker says makes it the most powerful street-legal model in the company’s history.

FCA Revs Up Ram Diesel

June 10, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV claims its 2020 Ram 1500 fullsize pickup will be the “most capable” and powerful (in terms of torque) half-ton diesel truck in the U.S.

New Mercedes-AMG 4-Cyl. Engine Tops 400 hp

June 07, 2019 at 12:52 PM

Daimler AG says its new 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine tops out at 415 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, making it the world’s most powerful series production 4-banger.

Ford Expands F-150 Diesel Option to High-Volume Model

May 31, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Ford Motor Co. has begun offering its 3.0-liter Power Stroke V-6 diesel engine in the midrange XLT version of the F-150 fullsize pickup truck.

Report: New ‘Vette ECU May Derail Aftermarket Tuners

May 30, 2019 at 2:45 PM

General Motors Co.’s next-generation Chevrolet Corvette will feature an encrypted engine control unit that improves cyber security but also may thwart aftermarket tuners, Muscle Cars & Trucks reports.