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2015 Ford Expedition EcoBoost: Giant SUV Gets Smaller Engine

2015 Ford Expedition EcoBoost: Giant SUV Gets Smaller Engine

It's likely a stretch to think of a full-size sport-utility vehicle as green, but improving the gas mileage of these behemoths can have a big impact. That's why Ford is shrinking the engine of its largest SUV. MORE: 2014 Pickup Truck Gas Mileage: Ford vs Chevy vs Ram, Who's Best? The 2015 Ford... read more

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2015 Volvo V60

Before Plug-In Hybrids, Volvo Preps Efficient New Gas Engines

As German luxury brands have moved to smaller turbocharged engines with much-improved gas mileage, Volvo's entire U.S. lineup has remained powered by five- and six-cylinder... read more September 19, 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 


 
2012 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

2025 Gas Mileage Reachable With 'Radical Downsizing' HyBoost Engine, Says Ricardo

Noticed engines getting smaller recently? You're not alone. "Downsizing", as it's called, involves using a smaller engine to do the work of a larger alternative--usually... read more June 19, 2013 by 


 
VW logo and sign at opening of Volkswagen engine plant in Silao, Mexico

New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

Smaller, more efficient engines better matched to more complex transmissions will have some of the biggest effects in making tomorrow's cars more fuel-efficient. The 2025... read more June 18, 2013 by  12


 
2013 Ford Fusion

2014 Ford Fusion: 1.5-Liter EcoBoost Engine For China, Coming To U.S.--Maybe

There have been several rumors flying around as to the full details of Ford's new 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine. The first of these relates to how many cylinders the new unit... read more April 10, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

Do Small Turbo Engines Really Give Better Gas Mileage?

Back in November, we asked whether tinier, turbocharged engines were really the best way to get good gas mileage. Our assertion was that with the latest generation of small... read more February 6, 2013 by  14


 
Audi engine with conventional turbocharger and electric compressor

Next Step In Audi's Turbocharging Tech? Electric Assistance

Turbochargers always used to be about performance, but in recent years they've become very popular as a way of improving the efficiency of regular engines. Forced induction... read more September 19, 2012 by  4


 
Turbocharger

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


 
2009 VW Passat wagon test car w/Bosch-Mahle turbocharged 1.2-liter, 3-cyl engine, from WardsAuto.com

Smaller, More Efficient: VW Passat With 1.2-Liter 3-Cylinder Engine

How large an engine do you need in a mid-size car? Just a few years ago, the answer would have been a V-6 of 2.8 to 3.5 liters, perhaps with a base model offering a four of... read more June 23, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Honda CR-Z

Report: Honda CR-Z Model To Drop Hybrid Motor, Pick Up Turbo

The 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid hot-hatch was meant to be the car that showed hybrids could be sporty as well as green, but its paltry 122 horsepower and dismal 0-60 times were... read more December 6, 2010 by  1


 
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


 
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