Fuel Economy

 
2012 Audi A8 L

EPA Sees No Fuel Economy Gains From The 2013 Audi A8 3.0T

Small is the new big, at least according to automakers who are scrambling to downsize engines to meet upcoming fuel economy and emission standards. No automaker is immune, and even luxury marques like BMW and Audi have jumped on the smaller-is-better bandwagon. Forced induction is the key to making... read more

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2011 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

Ford's New Police Interceptors Maximize Economy And Performance

Ford’s Crown Victoria sedan was the best-selling law enforcement vehicle in America for 15 years running. Police departments from coast-to-coast embraced the Crown Vic... read more March 16, 2012 by


 
Gas pump

$1 Billion Prize Proposed For 100 MPG Car

If California Representative Dan Lungren has his way, automakers may soon have an incentive other than environmental responsibility to design and produce cars that deliver... read more February 10, 2012 by


 
2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011

Despite Previous Doubts, Mazda Bringing Diesels To The U.S.

When it comes to increasing fuel economy across a product range, automakers currently have a few options. First, they can make vehicles lighter and engines more efficient... read more January 17, 2012 by


 
gas pump

New Fuel Economy Measures Likely To Mean More Expensive Cars

Like it or not, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have formally revealed their plans for upcoming fuel economy... read more November 17, 2011 by


 
2012 Kia Rio Sedan

2012 Kia Rio: Stop/Start For One Of America's Cheapest Cars

Stop-start technology is an easy way of improving a car's fuel economy by a few MPG and lowering emissions - especially if you regularly commute in heavy traffic. However... read more September 26, 2011 by


 
Eberspaecher's mini steam power plant. Image: Eberspaecher

Mini Steam Turbine May Make The Alternator Obsolete

Internal combustion engines generate heat, much of which is lost to the environment. To put it more bluntly, most of the heat energy produced by your automobile, which could... read more September 13, 2011 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen First To Launch Cylinder Shut-Off In A Four-Cylinder Engine

Cylinder deactivation is an excellent way to achieve higher fuel economy from larger-displacement V-6 and V-8 engines. By shutting down fuel supply to select cylinders when... read more September 2, 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


 
2012 BMW 1-Series Hatchback

2012 BMW 1-Series: Larger, More EfficientDynamics Technology

You can make your own mind up about the styling of the upcoming 2012 BMW 1-Series hatchback, but one thing is for certain: with larger dimensions and more efficiency, the... read more June 6, 2011 by


 
Ford's B-Max Concept featured the 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine. Image: Ford Motor Company

Ford Announces 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 proved one point to truck and sedan buyers; thanks to technology like gasoline direct injection and twin-turbocharging, it was indeed... read more June 2, 2011 by


 
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 live photos

2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster Confirmed Via EPA

It’s fairly safe to say that an open-top ‘Roadster’ version of the recently revealed Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 supercar was always going to be launched... read more June 2, 2011 by


 
Gas Buddy

Memorial Day: 6 Apps For Your 3-Day Weekend

If you're one of our U.S. readers, you're probably (well, hopefully) preparing for a three-day weekend. And although gas prices are sky high, chances are good that many of... read more May 26, 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


 
2010 Subaru Forester

Subaru Going For Bigger Cars, Better Economy?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it is apparently not a mantra at Subaru these days. Their sales machine certainly isn't broken--the U.S. arm has produced month on month of sales... read more March 10, 2011 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Planning Special-Trim 30-MPG 2LS Camaro?

A report on an enthusiast site and numbers on the official EPA fuel economy site point toward a new Camaro model optimized to achieve 30 mpg highway. The current base V-6... read more February 7, 2011 by


 
 

 
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