Powertrain

Skoda Readies 2 CNG Cars

June 25, 2019 at 8:23 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Skoda unit is introducing variants of the Kamiq hatchback and Scala crossover vehicle modified to run on compressed natural gas.  

Retro Mustang Gets 500-hp Electric Drivetrain

June 24, 2019 at 3:40 PM

British startup Charge Automotive Ltd. has developed an all-electric vehicle with the styling of a 1960s-era Ford Mustang.

Porsche GT Models to Remain Piston-Only Power

June 21, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Porsche AG says it has no plans to offer hybrid or full-electric versions of its GT performance cars.

Ford Revs up Mustang Shelby GT500

June 19, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s upcoming Mustang Shelby GT500 will generate 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque, which the carmaker says makes it the most powerful street-legal model in the company’s history.

FCA Revs Up Ram Diesel

June 10, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV claims its 2020 Ram 1500 fullsize pickup will be the “most capable” and powerful (in terms of torque) half-ton diesel truck in the U.S.

New Mercedes-AMG 4-Cyl. Engine Tops 400 hp

June 07, 2019 at 12:52 PM

Daimler AG says its new 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine tops out at 415 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, making it the world’s most powerful series production 4-banger.

Ford Expands F-150 Diesel Option to High-Volume Model

May 31, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Ford Motor Co. has begun offering its 3.0-liter Power Stroke V-6 diesel engine in the midrange XLT version of the F-150 fullsize pickup truck.

Report: New ‘Vette ECU May Derail Aftermarket Tuners

May 30, 2019 at 2:45 PM

General Motors Co.’s next-generation Chevrolet Corvette will feature an encrypted engine control unit that improves cyber security but also may thwart aftermarket tuners, Muscle Cars & Trucks reports.

Denso Touts Improved Alternator Diode

May 24, 2019 at 8:11 AM

Denso Corp. and partner Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Ltd. have developed a new diode technology that they say can improve an alternator’s power generation efficiency by 6%.

Toyota Expects Price Parity on Fuel Cell Cars by 2029

May 22, 2019 at 2:43 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. predicts fuel cell-powered cars will cost no more than hybrids within 10 years.

Ferrari Revs Up Hybrid Supercar

May 22, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Ferrari NV’s upcoming hybrid-electric supercar will generate about 1,000 hp and accelerate from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in two seconds, reports Auto Motor und Sport.

GM Delays New Diesel Until 2020 Model Year

May 22, 2019 at 1:01 AM

Delays in certification have prompted General Motors Co. to delay the U.S. debut of a new 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine until the 2020 model year.