Volkswagen DSG dual-clutch transmission

VW R&D Boss Confirms 10-Speed DSG, 236-HP Diesel Four

Volkswagen R&D boss Heinz-Jakob Neusser used this month’s Vienna Motor Symposium to reaffirm his company’s plans to introduce a 10-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission. Development of the advanced transmission was first announced at the Austrian event a year ago by VW Group CEO Martin... read more

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Koenigsegg One:1 live photos, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Hear The Koenigsegg One:1’s 1,340-HP Engine Start Up And Rev: Video

Koenigsegg’s new One:1 supercar is the most powerful production car ever built. Its twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V-8 engine delivers a claimed 1,000 kilowatts, which... read more April 11, 2014 by

Koenigsegg One:1 live photos, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

New Episode Of Inside Koenigsegg Looks At The One:1’s 1,340-HP Engine: Video

The second episode of the new season of Inside Koenigsegg is out, and in this one the guys at /DRIVE interview Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg about the... read more April 1, 2014 by

Mercedes-AMG's Final F1 V-8 Leaves The Factory

Mercedes AMG's Final F1 V-8 Leaves The Factory: Gallery

Next weekend marks the end of another era for Formula One as new regulations consign V-8 engines to the history books. To celebrate, and perhaps to mourn the passing of the... read more November 18, 2013 by

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Ferrari Fetches Another International Engine Of The Year Title

There's no denying that Ferrari produces some amazing engines. The Italian automaker creates some of the world's most stunning cars thanks to their sultry lines but also to... read more June 5, 2013 by

BMW 1-Series (European model) fitted with prototype 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine

BMW's 1.5-Liter Three-Cylinder Engine: First Drive Of Test Car

It's inevitable: With increasing pressure from fuel-efficiency and emission regulations globally, engines are going to get smaller. But BMW has simply taken its time-tested... read more March 26, 2013 by

GM powertrain division consolidation

GM Consolidates Powertrain Divisions, Moves Performance Build Center To Corvette Plant

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] is overhauling the structure of its powertrain division, including investing up to $200 million in the construction of a new testing facility... read more January 31, 2013 by

Audi engine with conventional turbocharger and electric compressor

Audi Developing Its Own Electrically-Assisted Turbocharging

Turbochargers, on their own, are fairly simple devices. Escaping exhaust gasses spin a turbine, allowing the compressor side of the turbo to increase the amount of air... read more September 19, 2012 by

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Future Strategy For Mercedes V-12 Engines Lies With AMG

The future looks bright for V-12 engines, at least, they do at Mercedes-Benz. This is because the luxury automaker has confirmed its future lineup will offer the full flavor... read more August 23, 2012 by

Mercedes-Benz Nanoslide engine technology

Mercedes-Benz Nanoslide: Ultra Low Friction Engine Tech

If you thought a NANOSLIDE was a driving situation fixed by a dab of nanocorrection on the steering, think again. It's actually the name of a new, award-winning technology... read more October 20, 2011 by

Bentley engine

Bentley SUV To Feature 12-Cylinder Engine, Says CEO

We already know Bentley’s working on a new SUV model due sometime in 2014 or 2015, and we also know that it will be instantly recognizable as a Bentley despite almost... read more October 10, 2011 by

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Does Chevy's Small-Block V8 Have a Future? GM Thinks So

In an age known for its electric vehicles, hybrid drivetrains, clean diesels and alternative fuels, you might not think there's a place in the world for a pushrod V8 with... read more September 7, 2011 by

Ammonia could be used as fuel. Image: Wikipedia user Ben Mills

Ammonia: The Latest "Fuel Technology Of The Future"?

Ammonia: Useful in fertilizers, cleaning products and fairly unpleasant in direct human contact. Used as a fuel for vehicles? Certainly not impossible, according to an... read more September 6, 2011 by

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen Debuts Cylinder Shut-Off Tech In 4-Cyl Engines

Cylinder deactivation has been with us for several years in big V8 engines. Both GM and Chrysler have used it and Audi now offers it on its S range. Rather firing on all... read more September 2, 2011 by

Thorium could be used as car fuel

Thorium Powered Cars: A Million Miles Without Refuelling

It reads more like a 1950s space race vision of the future than a pragmatic 21st Century theory, but we could now be a step closer to driving a nuclear-powered car. In light... read more August 17, 2011 by

New 1.8 TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder for the Audi A5

40 MPG And 170 BHP? Audi Engine Offers Frugality And Fun

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... read more August 5, 2011 by


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