New Mazda Rotary Engine Likely To Feature Turbo, Not Electrification

New Mazda Rotary Engine Likely To Feature Turbo, Not Electrification

At last week's Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda unveiled a new sports-car concept called the RX-Vision. Beneath the car's sleek bodywork was what will likely be the first production Mazda rotary engine since the discontinuation of the RX-8 sports car back in 2012. Called SkyActiv-R, it was unveiled with... read more

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2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Next Audi Q7 To Launch Electric Turbocharger For Better Fuel Economy

Electric motors can improve the fuel efficiency of a car--even if they're not driving the wheels. Using electric power to run accessories like power steering lets engineers... read more June 16, 2014 by 

2013 Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang: Same Power, Fewer Cylinders, Better MPG?

A turbocharged four-cylinder version of the next generation of the Ford Mustang, due for the 2015 model year, has been widely reported around the web--but it had been assumed... read more March 11, 2013 by  3

2013 Ford Focus ST

2013 Ford Focus ST: Mean, Green, With Overboosted Ecoboost

Can a sporty car also be a green car? And can you add performance boosts to a green engine without making it a gas-guzzler? For thinks the answer is yes. Enter the 2013 Ford... read more June 12, 2012 by  3


Turbos Grow Much Faster Than Hybrids In Quest For MPG

There's a quiet revolution going on in the auto world, one that isn't as trendy as plug-in cars or hybrids: turbocharged engines. Cheaper to build and buy than hybrid... read more June 1, 2012 by  21


BMW Pairs Electric And Traditional Turbos To Boost Efficiency

To improve fuel efficiency, engines are gradually shedding accessory drives. Electric power steering is now commonplace, and electric air conditioning compressors are used on... read more November 3, 2011 by  3

BMW ActiveE Concept

BMW Looking To Boost MPGs With TwinPower Turbo Three-Cylinder Engines

Expect to see smaller engines for BMW’s future models, as high fuel prices and greater environmental concerns push automakers towards engines with lower displacements... read more March 22, 2011 by  1


Number Of Turbocharged Vehicles To Soar Thanks To CAFE Mileage Rules

There’s no doubt new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations introduced by the federal government are hitting automakers hard, especially here in the U.S... read more November 1, 2010 by  0

Eaton technologies test day, Marshall, Michigan, Sept 2010

How Smaller Engines Offer More Power: Superchargers Vs Turbos

Turbochargers have been with us in volume production only since the Seventies, but superchargers have a long and honorable automotive history. They were used on the Blower... read more October 26, 2010 by  4

Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta in New York City

3 Green-Car Trends: Smaller Cars, More Turbos, Luxury Hybrids

Everyone has opinions. But if you had to wrap up what's happening in green cars today by naming three trends, what would they be? The ever-eager publicists at auto-classified... read more May 11, 2010 by  2

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Special Brands for Small Turbo Engines: GM To Follow Ford?

Used to be that turbos were used in performance cars, from the Saab Turbos of the late Seventies to BMW's current range of twin-turbo sixes. These days, the little air pumps... read more April 20, 2010 by  1

2010 Ford F-150

Smaller-More-Efficient Engines II: Ford EcoBoost Effort Expands

We said it on Friday: Smaller, more efficient engines are going to be the main way we increase gas mileage in the next few years (in that case, a four-cylinder 2010 Buick... read more April 12, 2010 by  2

2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive

Fuel Efficient Fours Gain Ground on V-6s, V-8s In New Cars

At December's Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai made a big splash by saying it would no longer offer V-6 engines in its Sonata midsize car or its Tucson compact crossover... read more March 16, 2010 by  0

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible

Will the 2011 Ford Mustang Get An EcoBoost Engine Too?

We always enjoy talking cars with the opinionated Alex Nunez from Autoblog, most recently last week when we both appeared on FoxNews.com's Fox Car Report with dapper host... read more October 14, 2009 by  6

Controlled Power Technologies electric supercharger

Electric Supercharger Boosts Gasoline Engines To Diesel Efficiency

In the accelerating quest for greater fuel efficiency, boosting engines--with turbos or superchargers--is one way to pull more power out of a given displacement... read more September 24, 2009 by  3

Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine, to be fitted to 2011 F-Series Super Duty pickups

Ford Super Duty Pickups To Offer Clever PowerStroke Turbodiesel V8

Ford's been around a long time; it just celebrated the 100th birthday of its Model T. Much of its green news these days focuses on its upcoming 2011 Ford Fiesta subcompact... read more August 31, 2009 by  4


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