downsizing

 
Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

Lately, automakers haven't been touting the rising fuel economy of new vehicles, but it has to continue rising to meet reductions in the legal levels of carbon emitted. While major strides in fuel economy have been made over the past five years, the complex engine technologies and other... read more

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Ford's 5-millionth EcoBoost-equipped vehicle

Ford Marks 5-Millionth EcoBoost Engine Since 2009

Back in 2009, Ford introduced what would become the backbone of its fuel-efficiency strategy: the EcoBoost line of efficiency-focused engines. Ford has used the smaller... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Quick Drive Of Higher-Gas Mileage Small Turbo Four

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the most fuel-efficient version of the Korean maker's mid-size sedan, aside from its Sonata Hybrid model. And this year, the Sonata Hybrid uses... read more October 23, 2014 by


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

Small Engines May Use More Fuel Than You Expect, In Europe Especially

Decreasing an engine's displacement is one of the most straightforward ways to increase fuel efficiency. Or is it? According to research firm Emissions Analytics, the high... read more October 7, 2014 by


 
2015 Ford Fiesta

Ford EcoBoost High-Efficiency Turbo Engines: Ultimate Guide

If you've spent any time looking at Fords recently, one word won't have escaped your attention: EcoBoost. EcoBoost is Ford-speak for a downsized, turbocharged gasoline engine... read more August 26, 2014 by


 
2015 Audi A8 L W12 Exclusive Concept

Audi Patent Reveals Plan For Four-Cylinder Engine As Smooth As Six Or V-8

There's a reason people like big, multi-cylinder engines and it isn't just about the noise they make or how much power they produce. It's also to do with smoothness. And it's... read more August 18, 2014 by


 
Ford Fiesta Red and Black 1.0 Ecoboost

Ford Fiesta 3-Cyl Boosted To 140 HP: Forbidden Fruit Quick Drive

At 123 horsepower, Ford's 1.0-liter Ecoboost Fiesta already develops an impressive output for its diminutive size. That it does so while delivering entertaining handling and... read more June 26, 2014 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

Smaller, More Efficient Engines Work Harder; Noise Suppression More Important

For a long time in the U.S. car market, bigger was better. From engines to bodywork, size meant luxury and performance. But recently, manufacturers and customers alike have... read more April 24, 2014 by


 
2014 Ford Escape SE

2014 Ford Escape: Great Small SUV, Not-So-Great Gas Mileage

The previous model of Ford Escape was a popular car in the U.S. from 2001 through 2012--not only for its utility, but also for the availability of a hybrid model. At 32 mpg... read more April 3, 2014 by


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG Line leaked

Downsized 3-Cylinder Engines Not Refined Enough For Mercedes

Three-cylinder engines are all the rage right now. Once the preserve of basic economy cars, they're now used in everything from the latest generation of economy vehicles... read more March 13, 2014 by


 
2014 Ford Fiesta sedan

Are New, Smaller, Higher-Mileage Engines Less Reliable?

For the first time in over 15 years, increased engine and transmission problems in 2011 model year cars have contributed to a decline in vehicle dependability in J.D. Power's... read more February 16, 2014 by


 
Nissan’s three-cylinder engine for its ZEOD RC electrified Le Mans car

Nissan Reveals Tiny Engine For Electric ZEOD Le Mans Racer

Downsizing isn't just a concept reserved for road-going vehicles--the world of motor racing is adopting the theory too. Smaller engines, turbocharging and hybrid technology... read more January 28, 2014 by


 
54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Hybrids, Electrics Not Needed To Reach 54.5 MPG In 2025: Industry Exec

For some companies in the auto industry, building cars to hit a target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may seem like a near-impossible task. But to others, the EPA's Corporate Average... read more January 17, 2014 by


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Priced, 45 MPG Highway Too

Ever since Mitsubishi revealed its gas-sipping Mirage was capable of 40 mpg combined, we've awaited the figures for Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost Fiesta with interest. That wait... read more October 29, 2013 by


 
2014 Toyota Corolla S

Toyota Thinks Larger, Non-Turbo Engines Can Deliver Better MPG

One of the most popular motor industry trends in recent years has been that of 'downsizing' engines--reducing capacity even in larger vehicles to improve fuel efficiency... read more October 16, 2013 by


 
Engine bay of Caterham's upcoming entry-level model

Tiny Kei-Car Engine For Iconic Caterham 7 Sports Car

Putting a tiny engine in a hairy-chested sports car doesn't seem like the perfect recipe for fun, but British sports car companies have always been a little... different... read more August 9, 2013 by 3


 

 
 

 
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