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Four-Cylinder

  • 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS

    Porsche is reportedly working on a smaller sports car that would slot in below the Boxster.

  • 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 cylinders during steady freeway driving, the units use cylinder deactivation to save fuel when the power demand is low, shutting...

  • 2012 BMW 528i
    2012 BMW 528i Gets Turbo Four, Stop-Start, AWD

    The 2012 BMW 528i just jumped up the list for many luxury/performance enthusiasts with its turbo four-cylinder, all-wheel-drive platform.

  • 2011 Scion FR-S Concept
    Scion Racing Driver Ken Gushi Talks Up The FR-S: Video

    With the unveiling of its FR-S Concept back at the 2011 New York Auto Show, Scion showed us that even models intended to be affordable can look quite exotic. Despite still being a concept, most of the FR-S show car’s lines are expected to transfer faithfully to the production 2012 Scion FR-S...

  • 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
    2012 MINI Coupe Priced From $22,000

    Yesterday we saw the reveal of the new 2012 MINI Coupe range and today we have the all-important pricing details for the car, which is set to go on sale this October. The new range here in the U.S. will consist of the entry-level Cooper Coupe, mid-level Cooper S Coupe and high-performance John...

  • 2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) spy shots
    2012 Scion FR-S (Toyota FT-86) Spy Video

    We’ve already seen a string of concept cars and more than a dozen spy shots, but now we have an exclusive spy video of the upcoming rear-wheel drive sports coupe being developed jointly by Toyota and Subaru. In the U.S. Toyota’s version of the car will be known as the 2012 Scion FR-S...

  • Opel Astra Cabrio teaser

    We’ve been reporting about a convertible version of the latest-generation Opel Astra sold in Europe since 2009 but news concerning the car never really heated up until last month when reports emerged suggesting that the car, along with the recently revealed Opel Astra GTC sports hatch, could be sold in the U.S. wearing a Buick badge. Today we have an official teaser image of the new Opel Astra Cabrio, which is scheduled to go on sale in Europe in about 18 months. The car is expected to feature unique styling as well as a conventional soft-top roof in lieu of the previous model’s...

  • 2009 volkswagen bluesport roadster concept 009
    Audi, Porsche And Volkswagen Roadsters Back On The Table: Report

    It’s been a while since we last heard about the trio of new roadster models being developed at Volkswagen Group brands Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen, though at one point last month there were claims that Audi’s version of the lightweight sports car had been canceled. Now, just a few...

  • 2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) spy shots
    2012 Toyota FT-86 (Scion FR-S) Spy Shots

    We’ve got the first spy shots of prototypes for the production version of the string of Toyota FT-86 sports car concepts shown over the past two years, as well as the scorching Scion FR-S concept shown at the recent 2011 New York Auto Show. The prototype, seen here testing in Germany, is for...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Si video walkaround
    2012 Honda Civic Si Walkaround: Video

    The latest Civic Si is the sporty variant of the new 2012 Honda Civic lineup and our man John Voelcker recently took a close up look at the car following its debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The car comes standard with a six-speed manual and gets the 2012 lineup’s top-of-the-range...

  • 2012 Hyundai Veloster
    2012 Hyundai Veloster Walkaround: Video

    We first saw the new 2012 Hyundai Veloster back at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but at the more recent New York Auto Show, Hyundai’s corporate planning chief Michael O’Brien gave us a much closer look at his company’s latest sports offering. The Veloster arrives later this...

  • 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 engines are also destined to appear in the XTS range and possibly even the next-generation CTS. This will be in stark contrast...

  • Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept

    It was exactly a year ago that Suzuki introduced the new ‘Sport’ variant of its very capable Kizashi mid-size sedan. Contrary to the buzz leading up to the car’s unveiling, Suzuki chose not to add any more power to its Kizashi Sport but rather focus on accessories such as polished wheels and bodykits. Suffice it to say, it was a major letdown for fans. As the 2011 New York Auto Show ramps up Suzuki is bringing a new Kizashi to audiences but this time it won’t be making the same mistake. On display this week will be the new Kizashi Apex Concept, a sporty version of the...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
    2013 Chevrolet Malibu: 2011 New York Auto Show

    The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, the first global version of the popular mid-size Chevy, has finally been revealed, first at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show and just a day later at the 2011 New York Auto Show. That’s right, the new Malibu will be a truly global model, sold in nearly 100 countries in...

  • 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive 28i, BMWs first U.S. 4-cylinder car since the 1990s, at BMW Manhattan media event
    BMW Brings The Four-Cylinder Back With 2012 Z4 sDrive28i

    European luxury and sports car makers are no strangers to four-cylinders--they just rarely bring them to the U.S. BMW changes that this year, however, with the introduction of the four-cylinder Z4 sDrive28i. Sporting 2.0-liters of displacement and a twin-scroll turbocharger, it packs 240 horsepower...

  • 2012 Buick Verano
    Buick Verano To Receive 250 Horsepower Turbo Four?

    The new 2012 Buick Verano was first revealed with GM’s familiar Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission and delivering a reasonable--albeit a little underwhelming--177 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Since that initial reveal of the car...

  • 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 even the Z4 Roadster. However, overseas, BMW has been selling a number of four-cylinder engines for some time now, both in...

  • 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback
    2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

    Just a few weeks out from its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the wraps have come off the all-new 2012 Kia Rio three-door hatch. Joining the smaller Kia Picanto, which will also be making its world debut in Geneva, the design of the new Rio has been a global effort though most of the car's...

  • 2012 BMW X1 X1 xDrive28i

    We already know the new BMW X1 will be coming with BMW's four-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine later this year, but today at the Washington Auto Show BMW USA boss Jim O'Donnell announced that more than one is in fact coming before year's end. Other BMW models expected to get the four-cylinder treatment include the Z4, 1-Series, 3-Series, and possibly the 5-Series. The Z4 is perhaps the most likely of the group, as it's a relatively low-volume car that draws buyers more interested in image than outright performance (you can't even get a manual transmission Z4, after all). The 3-Series is also a...

  • 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder Los Angeles 2009
    Porsche Developing Four-Cylinder Boxer Engine For Boxster And Cayman

    For better or worse, government and social concern over fuel efficiency is a real and serious consideration for the world's major automakers. Porsche, with its full line of vehicles and rapidly increasing sales, is among them, so it’s not surprising to hear that even the legendary sports car...

  • BMW TwinPower Turbo engine
    First Four-Cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo Engine Debuts In X1 xDrive28i

    Future BMW models wearing the number "28" on their bootlid will no longer be fitted with six-cylinder engines but rather a new generation of four-cylinder gasoline engines complete with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The first of these models is the newly revealed BMW X1 xDrive28i, which has just...

  • Scuderia Toro Rosso STR5 2010 F1 car
    F1 Officially Announces Turbo 1.6-Liter Four-Cylinders For 2013

    The grid has been all a-bluster with talk of the coming engine changes for 2013 for months now, but today, it's official: the 18,000 rpm, 2.4-liter V-8 is now on its deathbed in Formula 1, its 12,000 rpm 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo replacement announced today for the 2013 season. The goal: a...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots
    Report: Renault Engines To Power Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class And B-Class

    Last April Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Renault-Nissan formerly signed an agreement to purchase shares in each other’s company and cooperate on future products. The deal would guarantee access to Renault’s range of compact gasoline and turbodiesel engines for...

  • Honda CR-Z Mugen concept
    Report: Honda CR-Z With Turbocharged Four-Banger Planned

    The Honda CR-Z currently has a sole powertrain option, a finicky hybrid system consisting of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to the automaker’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). The setup is good for 122 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 128 pound-feet of torque from 1,000-1,500 rpm, figures...

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