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

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. Notably, the carmaker only gave two examples of future cars they would power--and even declined to identify the three existing... read more

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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, GT: 40MPG Highway, Less Than $20k

Earlier this year at the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai announced the expansion of its highly-popular Elantra line by announcing two new models for 2013. Now we know that both... read more June 18, 2012 by  6


 
2014 Jaguar F-Type teaser

Jaguar Joins Downsized Engine Parade With Very Familiar Four

Writing about the latest carmaker plans to add smaller, more efficient engines is now almost a weekly occurrence. Today's lucky winner is Jaguar, which took the occasion of... read more April 23, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback, road test, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2011

2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 1.8-Liter Hatchback: Drive Report

It's autumn, so what better way to highlight the changing leaves than a tomato-soup red Chevy Sonic subcompact? Three weeks ago, we drove our first new Sonic: a high-end 2012... read more October 31, 2011 by  1


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

American Exceptionalism: 2.4-Liter Four Is Only 'Tiny' In U.S.

There's been a fair amount of commentary in politics of late about "American exceptionalism," the notion that the U.S. is qualitatively different from any other country in... read more October 25, 2011 by  8


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz C 250, Maine, September 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Four-Cylinder C 250 Drive Report

The onslaught of four-cylinder engines into vehicles that previously wouldn't have had anything lower than six cylinders continues. It's in the service of gas mileage, and... read more September 26, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Volvo XC60

Volvo Downsizes Engines, Continues Drive Towards Greener Cars

Volvo isn’t the largest automaker in the world -- but it is one of the safest thanks to a long-standing passion about passenger and pedestrian safety dating back to... read more September 7, 2011 by  4


 
2012 MINI Cooper Coupe official spy shots

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe: Lots Of Fun In A Small Package

The MINI family is set to expand with two new editions set to debut over the next six to twelve months; the production versions of the MINI Coupe and Roadster concepts first... read more June 6, 2011 by 


 
2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio Brings Start-Stop, 40 MPG: NY Auto Show

Kia has redesigned its popular Rio small car for 2012, offering buyers more space, more power and up to 40 mpg fuel economy on the highway. The vehicle made its U.S. debut... read more April 26, 2011 by 


 
2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 Hyundai Accent: 40 MPG For $12,445

The brand new 2012 Hyundai Accent isn’t set to go on sale until summer but the car made its official U.S. debut this past week at the 2011 New York Auto Show so we now... read more April 25, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Buyers Seeking Better Gas Mileage Flock To Four-Cylinders In Droves

While many Americans may still scoff at the idea of driving a reasonably sized car with an engine not much bigger than that found on a motorbike, sales numbers are showing... read more March 17, 2011 by 


 
BMW TwinPower Turbo engine

BMW Brings Smaller, More Efficient ‘TwinPower' Turbo Fours To U.S.

Automakers all over the world are adapting their engine strategies to the need for higher fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions. From mass-market to high-end luxury... read more January 28, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Half of Sales To Be High-MPG Fours

Mercedes-Benz likes to launch technologies and lead trends, but sometimes they follow along with the crowd. In this case, Hyundai's doing it. Chevy's doing it. Chrysler's... read more January 19, 2011 by  1


 
Toyota logo

Toyota Hops On the Direct Injection And Turbocharging Bandwagon

Toyota is the latest automaker to announce it’s headed down the downsized engine path as it strives for improved fuel economy, following the likes of Ford... read more November 24, 2010 by  4


 
Mercedes-Benz S 400 Hybrid

Small, Powerful Engines: Four-Cylinder Mercedes-Benz S-Class

We talk quite a lot about how global regulations aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions will lead to much smaller, more powerful engines. Latest... read more November 10, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

The Magic Numbers In New Compact Cars: 40 MPG From 1.4 Liters

To achieve ambitious 2016 Federal fuel-economy goals, carmakers are working hard to make their engines smaller and more efficient. That's not news. But it's increasingly... read more November 1, 2010 by  2


 
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