Engines

 
How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

Earlier this month, Japanese automaker Mazda laid out its future powertrain strategy and dropped a massive announcement in the process. In 2019, Mazda will introduce a gasoline-powered Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition engine, dubbed Skyactiv-X, that the automaker promises will offer huge... read more

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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Next Mercedes-Benz small cars to get even tinier engines

Not so many years ago, a 1.2-liter engine would only have been found in the U.S. in the smallest and least impressive of subcompact cars. It might have been a 3-cylinder, and... read more July 26, 2017 by


 
Nicolas Hulot, French minister of ecological transition, announces 2040 ban on vehicles with engines

France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

To most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
BMW quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine

Diesels to lose two-thirds of current market share in 10 years: report

Sometimes interesting predictions come buried inside a completely different topic. Take, for example, an investment note on the auto-parts supplier Continental contained in a... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
Infiniti VC-Turbo engine

Infiniti variable-compression engine: more complexity, incremental gains

To meet stricter global emissions standards, carmakers are trying to squeeze every last bit of efficiency out of internal-combustion engines. That has led Infiniti to turn to... read more October 6, 2016 by


 
Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Infiniti plans VC-T engine with variable compression ratio

While significant attention is being paid to battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, carmakers are still trying to wring more efficiency out of... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
2015 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (Europe)

Hyundai Fuel Cell, BMW i3 Electric Motor Win "10 Best Engines" Awards

The annual Ward's Auto list of "10 Best Engines" is out, but not every one of its award-winners is actually an engine. This year, Ward's expanded its award criteria to... read more December 12, 2014 by


 
2014 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

BMW To Phase Out Combustion Engines When? 10 Years, Analyst Claims

It's a vision that seems like something from a future century: a carmaker preparing to phase out combustion engines altogether. The notion that an entire brand could walk... read more November 26, 2014 by


 
Toyota 1.3-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine

Toyota Gasoline Engine Achieves Thermal Efficiency Of 38 Percent

Most internal combustion engines are incredibly inefficient at turning fuel burned into usable energy. The efficiency by which they do so is measured in terms of "thermal... read more April 14, 2014 by


 
New GM Ecotec engines introduced for 2015 cars

GM's New 3- And 4-Cylinder Engines Face Off Against Ford, VW

Yesterday's announcement by General Motors that it would launch a new line of three- and four-cylinder Ecotec engines for better fuel economy was short on some details... read more March 20, 2014 by


 
GM’s next-gen Ecotec engines

GM Releases First Details On Next-Gen Ecotec Engine Family

General Motors is stepping up its engine game. Today it released first details of a new range of three- and four-cylinder Ecotec engines from 1.0 to 1.5 liters that replace... read more March 19, 2014 by


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel's New 3-Cylinder Engine May Preview Volt's Next Range-Extender

It's been expected for some time that the next generation Chevrolet Volt could use a smaller, more efficient and likely three-cylinder power unit as its range-extending... read more February 17, 2014 by


 
2013 Fiat 500e electric car, Los Angeles drive event, April 2013

Annual 10 Best Engines List: Diesels, Turbos, And Electric Too

You might think that a list of the best engines on sale would be dominated by screaming sports car engines or a muscular V-8 from the latest muscle car. And while it's true... read more December 17, 2013 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen's Future Engines: All Turbo For Gasoline & Diesel

No more conventional gasoline engines for Volkswagen. The German automaker will phase out naturally aspirated engines for U.S. models over the next three or four years in... read more September 18, 2013 by


 
EcoMotors OPOC engine diagram

China To Build EcoMotors' Efficient Opposed-Piston Engines

History makes fools of us all sometimes, none more so than when we dismiss certain ideas out of hand, only for them to come back years later and eat our words. That's why... read more April 9, 2013 by 12


 
diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI

Who Might Buy Diesels? Gasoline Drivers, Not Hybrid Owners

With a raft of new diesel vehicles entering the market this year and next, the question arises: Who exactly will buy them? Based on the results of a survey to be released... read more March 28, 2013 by 49


 

 
 

 
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