Powertrain

Report: GM Mulls Massive V-8 for Class 7 Truck

February 19, 2019 at 2:47 PM

General Motors Co. may use a V-8 engine that displaces “well over” 8.0 liters for a Class 7 heavy-duty truck the carmaker is said to be developing with Navistar International Corp.

Bentley Bentayga Reclaims Fastest SUV Title

February 14, 2019 at 3:20 PM

The new Bentley Bentayga Speed has a top speed of 190 mph, which edges out the Lamborghini Urus as the world’s fastest SUV/crossover.

FCA Redlines 10 Millionth Pentastar V-6

February 14, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says cumulative production of its Pentastar V-6 engines has surpassed 10 million units.

Range Rover Gets New Engine, Mild-Hybrid Powertrain

February 13, 2019 at 8:02 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is launching a new inline-six engine and Land Rover’s first mild-hybrid system in the HST performance variant of its Range Rover Sport SUV.

Tuner Company Offers 1,000-hp Chevy SUVs

February 12, 2019 at 11:51 AM

Specialty Vehicle Engineering is introducing 1,000-hp variants of the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs.

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.