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Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine

Jeep Liberty Replacement To Feature Downsized Pentastar V-6

Chrysler is reportedly planning a ‘downsized’ 3.2-liter version of its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. The new engine is said to debut in the replacement for the Jeep Liberty next January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The information was revealed to Automotive News... read more

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2011 Volvo Concept Universe

Volvo Downsizing Engines, Moving To Modular Platforms: Video

With the support of cash-rich parent Geely, Volvo is about to embark on a radical platform shakeup that will see the automaker introduce a range of new... read more September 5, 2011 by 


 
2011 Lincoln Navigator

2012 Lincoln Navigator To Get EcoBoost V-6: Report

Lincoln is in the process of recreating itself, with the aim to turn its current reputation for simply selling tarted up Fords to one of grand American luxury. Part of its... read more August 31, 2011 by 


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

3-Cyl Volkswagen Passat: An Insight Into Extreme Downsizing

Think turbocharger and you may think high performance, but the latest generation of cars are using turbochargers in order to maintain performance whilst engine capacity... read more June 22, 2011 by 


 
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Fiat Twin-Cylinder Voted Engine Of The Year, Ferrari 458 Italia V-8 Gets Performance Title

There are numerous publications, organizations and companies that hand out awards to the automotive industry for its various technical and design achievements, but few are so... read more May 19, 2011 by 


 
Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine

Mazda Unveils SKYACTIV-G 1.3 Direct-Injection Engine For Mazda2

Mazda has taken the wraps off a new ‘downsized’ engine displacing just 1.3-liters but developing upwards of 83 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque thanks to a... read more May 18, 2011 by 


 
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

Four-Cylinder Engines Filtering Across Cadillac Lineup

We already know that the upcoming ATS will feature a four-cylinder engine but this will be just the start of Cadillac’s new four-cylinder onslaught as the downsized... read more May 3, 2011 by 


 
2012 BMW 1-Series Coupe and Convertible

BMW Reveals Downsized 3 Cylinder Engine, U.S-Bound?

Home of the Ultimate Driving Machine and bringer of Joy to drivers, BMW has revealed its latest powerplant and to the casual observer or diehard enthusiast neither corporate... read more April 14, 2011 by 


 
2012 BMW minicar rendering

BMW To Expand TwinPower Turbo Technology To Three-Cylinder Engines

About a year ago we reported on BMW developing a new family of modular gasoline and diesel engines that will include a three-cylinder variant and eventually go into some 1.5... read more March 22, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

Dirty Fuels In U.S. Hampering Next-Generation Engines, Says Mercedes-Benz

According to Mercedes-Benz, America’s dirty fuels, namely its high sulfur content in gasoline, is the main reason why we won’t be seeing a new generation of... read more March 18, 2011 by 


 
BMW TwinPower Turbo engine

Report: BMW Plans To Turbocharge All Four-Cylinder Engines

Later this year a four-cylinder BMW engine will return to the U.S. in turbocharged formed, first in the 2012 BMW X1 sDrive28i and eventually the 1 and 3-Series models and... read more February 18, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen ‘twincharger’ 1.4-liter TSI engine

Report: Volkswagen Likely To Axe Twincharger Engine

A few years ago Volkswagen was touting the benefits of its new ‘twincharger’ technology for gasoline engines. Labeled TSI, the technology essentially combined... read more January 18, 2011 by 


 
2012 Kia Picanto

2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2012 Kia Picanto

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show is still a few months out but already the first trickle of product launches are starting to either be previewed or revealed. The latest is a new... read more January 3, 2011 by 


 
BMW prototype based on Vision EfficientDynamics concept

Video: First Working Prototype Of BMW’s New Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car

Despite BMW not having built a true supercar for 30 years since its original, limited-edition M1 model, we have reported on a number of occasions that the automaker is trying... read more November 8, 2010 by 


 
2009 BMW 3-Series

Study: Luxury Car Buyers Downsizing

The United States has long been a bastion of the large luxury car. Even in Europe, where many of the world's top luxury carmakers make their home, economic and government... read more October 14, 2009 by 


 
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