Cylinder Deactivation

 
Next-Gen Cylinder Deactivation: V-8s Using Two Cylinders, 20 Percent MPG Boost?

Next-Gen Cylinder Deactivation: V-8s Using Two Cylinders, 20 Percent MPG Boost?

Cylinder deactivation has become an important tool for squeezing better fuel economy out of larger-displacement engines. It allows engines to shut off fuel supply to some of their cylinders under light loads, effectively cutting displacement when extra power is not needed. That's typically... read more

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2014 Volkswagen Golf: Bigger, Lighter, Greener

It has been in production in one form or another for 38 years, but the next-generation Volkswagen Golf, due to be unveiled next month at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, will be the... read more August 22, 2012 by 3


 
2010 Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen’s New Engine Turns Off Cylinders To Save You Gas

You may not know this, but internal combustion engines are only efficient during a tiny part of their total operating range. And that means when driving at lower speeds when... read more March 9, 2012 by 3


 

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