Powertrain

Mercedes-AMG Phasing Out V-12 Engines

October 08, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG performance unit is phasing out V-12 engines from its lineup.

Ford Ranger Out-Powers Its Competition

October 05, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Ford Motor Co. says its all-new Ranger midsize pickup truck will have best-in-class torque and payload capacity for a gasoline V-6 model.

Revamped Ford Transit Connect Boosts Fuel Economy

October 03, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Ford Motor Co. says its 2019 Transit Connect Wagon has a segment-best U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating of 26 mpg.

Bentley Drops Bentayga Diesel in Europe

October 03, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley unit has discontinued the diesel option for its Bentayga crossover vehicle in Europe after two years.

PSA Suspends Development Work on Diesels

October 03, 2018 at 5:37 AM

PSA Group has ruled out further development work on diesels, pending clarity about future demand for such engines.

Renault Trims Diesel Offerings

October 03, 2018 at 3:23 AM

Renault SA will replace many of its diesel models with cars powered by gasoline-electric hybrid systems over the next several years.

U.K. Transport Chief Sees Autonomous, Piston-Free Future

October 02, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The U.K.’s transport secretary predicts Britain will see the first completely automated cars on its roads no later than 2022.

Jeep Renegade Gets New Engine, More Tech

October 01, 2018 at 3:03 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Jeep unit is giving its tiny Renegade crossover a facelift and new engine for the 2019 model year.

Hyundai Wins DOE Grant to Develop “Mixed-Mode” Engine

September 25, 2018 at 11:13 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Dept. of Energy to continue development of its “mixed-mode” engine technology, which combines attributes of diesel and gasoline systems.

Porsche Phases Out Diesels

September 24, 2018 at 1:39 AM

Porsche AG, citing shrinking demand, says it will phase out diesels as it shifts to electrified powertrain options.

Caddy Puts Diesels on Back Burner in Favor of Electrification

September 17, 2018 at 10:14 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit is shelving plans to offer diesel-powered models.

Report: EV Impact on European Jobs Worse than Forecast

September 06, 2018 at 1:00 PM

The European auto industry’s sudden shift to electrification will eliminate far more jobs than the European Commission has predicted, according to trade group ACEA.