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  • New 1.8 TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder for the Audi A5

    High performance usually means taking a hit as far as economy is concerned, and impressive economy numbers don't often provide much in the way of fun. Proving that MPG and MPH aren't mutually exclusive, Audi's new 1.8 TFSI engine boasts some impressive statistics. Turbocharging, clever fuel injection and electronically controlled coolant tech comes together for 170 horsepower and 236 pounds-feet of torque, but you don't pay at the pumps, with a combined fuel consumption of 41.27 miles per gallon. The engine will make its debut in the 2012 Audi A5 so has a sporty reputation to uphold despite...

  • 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 couple of neat features. The tiny four-cylinder gasoline engine falls under the umbrella of Mazda’s SKYACTIV range of...

  • 2012 Kia Rio
    2012 Kia Rio Sedan: 2011 New York Auto Show

    We first saw the Hatchback version of the brand new 2012 Kia Rio debut last month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and now it’s the Sedan’s turn for the spotlight, with the compact four-door appearing in public for the first time at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show. Set to go on...

  • 2012 Kia Soul
    2012 Kia Soul Facelift: 2011 New York Auto Show

    We’re already seen the spy shots but now the facelifted version of Kia’s popular Soul hatchback has been revealed following its world debut this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The facelifted hatch, coming onto the market later this year as a 2012 model, improves on the...

  • 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 ‘lean-burn’ engine technology anytime soon. Already on sale in Europe, these lean-burn engines run at a much leaner...

  • 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 both a supercharger and a turbocharger along with direct fuel injection on a single engine to boost performance throughout the...

  • XM Accessory Package SEMA Camaro

    The dust has barely settled on the launch of the new Chevrolet Camaro Convertible, which has entered the market with a 2011 model year tag, but already the first details for the car’s 2012 model year have started to seep. Although unconfirmed by Chevrolet, the new 2012 model year Camaro is expected to feature new paint and trim options, as well as a brand new V-6 engine. Codenamed the LFX V-6, the new engine should give the Camaro a leg-up over its Ford Mustang rival thanks to a number of fuel saving technologies and expected 330 horsepower output--25 more ponies than the Mustang. The...

  • Bentley engine
    Bentley And Audi To Share New 4.0-Liter V-8

    Currently, Bentley does not have a vehicle in its entire lineup with an engine capacity smaller than 6.0-liters. A few years back this wouldn’t seem at all out of the ordinary for the ultra-luxury marque from Crewe, but at a time where environmental consciousness is sweeping the minds of...

  • Corvette celebrates 50th anniversary of racing at Le Mans
    Report: C7 Chevrolet Corvette To Feature 5.5-Liter Small Block V-8

    There are all manner of rumors concerning the next-generation C7 Chevrolet Corvette, with stories ranging from the possibility of a mid-engined platform to all-wheel drive powertrains and even the arrival of a dual clutch version. Although there isn’t much substance to any of these rumors, an...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette 2-door Convertible w/3LT Engine
    Direct Injection And E85 Capability Coming To Corvette, CTS-V

    General Motors’ LS series of V-8 engines currently enjoy the status of being one of the most popular powerplant designs in history, appearing in models all across the globe and available in several different variations. To ensure the engine's viability in a world of tighter fuel economy and...

  • Volvo 2.0-liter GTDi engine
    Volvo Unveils Direct-Injected And Turbocharged GTDi Engine

    Volvo has unveiled the first of a new range of down-sized gasoline engines that the automaker plans to launch in its cars from this year onwards. The new engines adopt the tried-and-tested method of combining two separate fuel saving technologies, direct fuel injection and turbocharging, in order...

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