Powertrain

Gasoline Direct Injection Engines Top 50% of U.S. Market

April 16, 2019 at 11:26 AM

Gasoline-direct-injection (GDI) engines were the most common emerging fuel-saving technology outfitted on 2018 model vehicles sold in the U.S., according to federal agencies.

“Hyper-Hatch” Mazda3 in the Works?

April 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is developing a performance variant of the redesigned Mazda3 small car that could launch by the end of next year, Autocar reports.

Hybrid Aston Martin to Match Valkyrie’s 1,000 Horses

April 11, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Aston Martin Holdings Ltd.’s upcoming AM-RB 003 hybrid hypercar will generate 1,000 hp, according to dealer brochures obtained by Carscoops

SEAT Expands CNG Lineup

April 09, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is adding variants of its Arona SUV/crossover vehicle and Ibiza supermini in Europe with engines capable of running on compressed natural gas fuel.

Dana Tech Spans Drivetrain Spectrum

April 08, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Dana Inc. offers advanced powertrain technologies for everything from conventional piston-powered vehicles to hybrids, all-electric and fuel cell systems—and from cars to commercial trucks and offroad vehicles.

Hyundai Elantra to Add CVT Option

April 01, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. will offer a continuously variable transmission in the 2020 Elantra compact car.

Mazda6 Drops Manual Transmission

March 28, 2019 at 11:46 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. is discontinuing the manual transmission option on the Mazda6 midsize car in the U.S.

Modified Ford GT Breaks 300-mph Barrier

March 25, 2019 at 1:42 PM

M2K Motorsports LLC, a Fulshear, Tex.-based tuner company, hit 300.4 mph in a modified 2006 Ford GT supercar to set a new record for a street legal car.

Mazda Will Bring Next-Gen Engine to U.S., Eventually

March 22, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Mazda Motor Corp. has no immediate plans to offer its latest Skyactiv-D diesel engine and all-new Skyactiv-X homogeneous-charge-compression-ignition (HCCI) technology in the U.S.

BMW to Supply Engines to Off-Road Customer

March 18, 2019 at 3:41 PM

BMW AG has agreed to supply twin-turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines to Ineos Automotive Ltd. for use in an upcoming off-road vehicle.

BMW Ponders U.S. Source for Transmissions

March 18, 2019 at 12:08 AM

BMW AG is considering a U.S. supplier for at least some of the transmissions used in crossover vehicles made by its factory in South Carolina.

Caddy Switching to Torque-Based Powertrain Naming Scheme

March 13, 2019 at 3:39 PM

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit is adopting a new naming scheme for 2020 models that will incorporate an engine’s torque rating.