Powertrain

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.

VW Nixes High-Output Golf

March 13, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Volkswagen AG has decided not to pursue a production version of the Golf R400 concept it presented in 2014.

FCA May Delay Diesel Phase-Out in Europe

March 11, 2019 at 2:22 AM

CEO Mike Manley says Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may not drop diesels in Europe by 2022 as previously pledged if demand is still strong enough to keep them.

BMW Poised to Cut Engine, Mini Output in U.K.

March 05, 2019 at 12:57 PM

BMW says it might move some of its engine and Mini car production out of the U.K. if Britain exits the European Union without new EU trade deals in place.

Volvo to Restrict Speed of Future Cars to 180 kph

March 04, 2019 at 9:19 AM

Starting next year, Volvo Car Corp. says it will limit the top speed on all its new vehicles sold worldwide to 180 kph (112 mph).

Porsche Clarifies Macan EV Strategy

March 01, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Porsche AG will continue to make the current piston-powered version Macan compact crossover when the all-electric second-generation version debuts a few years from now.

Ferrari Revs Up Tributo Supercar

February 28, 2019 at 9:58 AM

Ferrari NV says its new F8 Tributo supercar is the most powerful V-8 model in the brand’s history.

Ginetta Hypercar to Start at $445,000

February 27, 2019 at 2:04 PM

U.K.-based specialty builder Ginetta Cars Ltd. has released images of its upcoming supercar ahead of next week’s public unveiling at the Geneva auto show.