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2014 BMW M3 and M4 engine technology

2014 BMW M3 & M4: Engine Tech Gallery

The move from the soaring, singing S65 V-8 of the E9x BMW M3 to the new twin-turbo, in-line six-cylinder S55 in the 2014 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe has some fans longing for the sweet sounds of massive revs. Fortunately, the new six looks to make its own style of music. BMW S55 engine also looks... read more

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2013 Scion FR-S

Scion's FR-S Sport Coupe Won't Get Turbo Option: Report

Bad news, sports fans: if you’re looking for a factory-built Scion FR-S turbo, word is that no such animal is forthcoming, at least in the United States market. The... read more April 25, 2012 by 


 
Jay Leno Camaro

2009 'Leno Edition' Camaro V-6 Visits Jay Leno's Garage: Video

Back in 2009, GM built a special V-6 Camaro for comedian and uber-gearhead Jay Leno. Designed by Ed Welburn, GM’s VP of global design, the car was one of the highlights... read more February 22, 2012 by 


 
2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Lamborghini Rules Out Turbocharging, For Now

While many of its rivals go the turbocharging route in order to boost performance without any detriment to fuel efficiency, Lamborghini has decided to go against doing the... read more January 30, 2012 by 


 
In 2012, Chevy returns to IndyCar racing with an all-new twin-turbo V-6.

Chevrolet Talks About Its Return To Indy: Video

A Chevrolet engine hasn’t powered a winning IndyCar team since Sam Hornish, Jr. took the 2002 Indy Racing League title. Coincidentally, that was also the last year that... read more December 9, 2011 by 


 
2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Hyundai Working On Turbo V-6: Report

When it comes to building sports cars, Hyundai is at a crossroads. One path is powered by it’s 5.0-liter V-8, which the company uses in its Genesis R-Spec sedan and has... read more November 22, 2011 by 


 
Turbocharger

BMW Patents Its Electric Turbocharger Design: Report

The concept of electric-motor-powered forced induction is nothing new, and breakthroughs in this area have been “just around the corner” for several years... read more November 2, 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 


 
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 


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Mazda: Turbos On Small Cars Too Heavy, Expensive And Complex

Much of the auto industry is downsizing. Whilst makers turn to smaller capacity turbocharged engines offering greater efficiency and no performance penalty, Mazda North... read more February 21, 2011 by 


 
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

Ferrari Boss Says V-6 Engine Possible

Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce the greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not the first sector they... read more June 10, 2010 by 


 
Hennessey Chevrolet Camaro

Hennessey Rolls Out 1,000 Horsepower Chevrolet Camaro Kit

Thought Hennessey’s LS9-packing 700 horsepower HPE700 was as extreme as Camaro tuning got? Think again because the Texan tuner is at it again and now offering mega 1,000... read more May 24, 2010 by 


 
Ford Motor Company's EcoBoost V-6 cylinder head with DI

Ford Working On More Powerful, More Efficient EcoBoost Technology

Earlier this week Ford announced plans for three new EcoBoost engines to enter its North American lineup by the end of the year, with a pair of four-cylinder versions... read more April 14, 2010 by 


 
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept

GM Working On EcoBoost-Like Twin-Turbo V-6 For Cadillac XTS Flagship

While Ford’s EcoBoost technology is nothing really revolutionary--direct injection and turbocharging has been available on European diesels for years--the Blue Oval has... read more March 24, 2010 by 


 
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