Powertrain

Ford May Use Super-Duty V-8 in F-150 Series Too

February 08, 2019 at 1:52 PM

The new 7.3-liter V-8 engine that will be offered in Ford Motor Co.’s Super Duty pickup trucks eventually may be used in some F-150 pickups, including the off-road Raptor.

Finland Targets 30% Biofuel Use by 2029

February 07, 2019 at 4:01 PM

The Finnish Parliament has passed a law requiring that the use of biofuels in road vehicles must reach 30% by 2029.

VW Adds Third Tank to European CNG Cars

February 01, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Volkswagen AG is adding a third compressed natural gas tank to its Golf and Polo TGI models in Europe.

Mazda Buys Out Ford Stake in Chinese Engine Venture

January 30, 2019 at 12:26 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. has acquired Ford Motor Co.’s 25% stake in a three-way engine-making joint venture in China.

Camaro Track Model Adds Automatic Transmission

January 29, 2019 at 3:04 PM

A 10-speed automatic transmission will be available in General Motors Co.’s 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, marking the first time an automatic gearbox will be offered in the top-end track car since 1992.

Report: Corvette, Mustang GT500 May Share Dual-Clutch Transmission

January 25, 2019 at 7:54 AM

General Motors Co.’s upcoming mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette may get the same transmission that’s being fitted into Ford Motor Co.’s latest Mustang Shelby GT500, Road & Track reports.

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.