Powertrain

Diversity Marks Ward’s Best-Engine List

December 13, 2018 at 4:21 PM

For the second year in a row, electrified powertrains accounted for four of WardsAuto’s 10 Best engines.

Aston Martin Revs Up Valkyrie V-12 Engine

December 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has released a teaser video that indicates the naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V-12 engine for the upcoming Valkyrie hypercar will generate 1,000 hp and 546 lb-ft of torque.

Ford Ranger Pickup Boasts Best-in-Class Fuel Economy

December 11, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s says the base version of it all-new Ranger midsize pickup truck will have a U.S. fuel economy rating of 23 mpg when it debuts next year.

VW: No Pure Piston Platforms after 2026

December 05, 2018 at 12:07 AM

Volkswagen AG says its next generation of gasoline and diesel engines will be its last when they begin to arrive in 2026.

Ford to Unveil Mustang GT500 in Detroit

November 30, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Ford Motor Co. confirms it will unveil the next-generation Mustang Shelby GT500 at the Detroit auto show in January.

Honda Will Phase Out Diesels in Europe by 2021

November 29, 2018 at 12:47 AM

Honda Motor Co. says it will drop diesels from its European product lineup within three years as it shifts to electrified powertrains.

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.