Powertrain

GM Readies Tennessee Plant to Make More Efficient V-8s

January 25, 2019 at 12:06 AM

General Motors Co. is spending $22 million to prepare its engine making operation in Spring Hill, Tenn., to build more efficient 6.2-liter V-8 powerplants.

VW Mulls Improved 4-Cylinder Engine for U.S.

January 22, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Volkswagen AG is developing a more powerful version of its 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Evo engine that may be offered in the U.S.

Next-Gen Dodge Muscle Cars to Get Electric Boost

January 21, 2019 at 11:53 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to offer some sort of hybrid-electric system in its next-generation Dodge Challenger muscle car.

PSA Launches 3-Cylinder Engine Production in Poland

January 21, 2019 at 1:31 AM

PSA Group has begun making 3-cylinder gasoline engines at its retooled factory in Tychy, Poland.

Wards Engine Awards Adds Propulsion to Name

January 18, 2019 at 3:42 PM

To reflect the growing trend toward electrified vehicles, WardsAuto’s annual 10 Best Engines Awards is being renamed Wards 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems.

S. Korea Vows to Make 6.2 Million Fuel Cell Vehicles by 2040

January 17, 2019 at 12:14 AM

South Korea aims to build 6.2 million fuel cell-powered vehicles, open 1,200 hydrogen fueling stations and hike annual production of hydrogen to 5.3 million tons by 2040.

Ram 3500 Ups Torque to 1,000 lb-ft

January 14, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says the re-engineered 2019 Ram 3500 heavy-duty pickup truck will generate an industry-best 1,000 lb-ft of torque with its 6.7-liter inline-six Cummins diesel engine.

Bentley Revs Up Bentayga SUV

January 10, 2019 at 4:18 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley luxury car unit plans this spring to add a 650-hp variant of its three-year-old Bentayga crossover vehicle.

Report: Global Demand for Piston Engines Peaked in 2018

January 01, 2019 at 1:32 PM

Worldwide sales of piston-powered cars last year are unlikely to be equaled ever again, says the Financial Times.

Report: FCA Developing Inline-6 to Replace Pentastar V-6

December 20, 2018 at 6:02 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reportedly is developing a turbocharged inline-6 engine that could be used across the carmaker’s brands.

Hyundai Nixes Plans for Diesel-Powered Santa Fe

December 17, 2018 at 10:55 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has decided scrap plans to add a diesel option to its Santa Fe crossover vehicle in the U.S. early next decade.

Report: Aston Martin Developing Inline-6 Engine

December 14, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. is developing an inline-six engine that will replace the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine the British company sources from Mercedes-AMG, sources tell Autocar.