new four-cylinder engines

  • Turbocharger

    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 systems, they offer great gas mileage and great performance. In some cases, such as the 3-cylinder 2014 Ford Focus 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost, which is rumored to launch in the U.S. next year, the resulting gas mileage may equal or even beat those of a hybrid car, while retaining the power and performance of a much bigger engine. Because smaller, turbocharged engines are also cheaper to build and develop than full-blown...

  • 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 when the company was founed nearly 85 years ago. But recently Volvo has developed a new passion to put alongside its aim to have...

  • 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 Bentleys that won Le Mans 80 years ago, and have appeared ever since on high-performance engines, often larger ones. A boost...

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