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  • 2009 Infiniti M45

    It looks like the new 2010 Jaguar XJ and upcoming ‘Grand Bentley’ Arnage replacement won’t be the only major highlights for next month’s annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California. Also set to appear, although not in physical form, is the next-generation 2011 Infiniti M sedan. The teaser sketch above suggests the general outline of the car, reflecting a lot of the curvaceousness of the new G coupe at the front and rear, though with a somewhat elongated sedan profile. Not much is known about the next-generation M series but previous reports have...

  • Nissan Dual Injector
    Nissan unveils fuel-saving dual injector system

    Nissan today announced the development of a Dual Injector system designed to improve fuel efficiency in small-displacement petrol engines. The new fuel delivery system, the first of its kind in the world (for mass produced cars), uses an injector for each port rather than one per cylinder –...

  • 2010 Buick LaCrosse
    Report: Buick LaCrosse hybrid in the works

    The new 2010 Buick Lacrosse has made waves with its attractive design and overall build quality since its unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Soon after that General Motors increased the appeal of the car by announcing that it will be available with not only a 3.0L and 3.6L V6, but also...

  • 2009 Mercedes Benz C-Class CGI BlueEFFICIENCY
    Mercedes Benz C-Class gets three new direct injection engines in Europe

    Mercedes Benz first added its CGI BlueEFFICIENCY technology (Mercedes speak for direct-fuel-injection) to the C-Class range last October with the launch of the C350 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY model, and today the automaker has expanded the range of fuel-efficient engines with three new variants. While the...

  • 2010 Cadillac SRX
    Cadillac SRX goes on sale this summer, priced from $34,155

    Cadillac’s North American model lineup is about to expand with the addition of two exciting new models: the 2010 model year SRX crossover and CTS Sport Wagon. The first model to go on sale will be the SRX, which Cadillac has confirmed today will be priced from $34,155 when it arrives in...

  • Mazda Rotary engine with direct injection patent
    Patent application reveals new direct-injection rotary engine from Mazda

    Mazda's renowned rotary Wankel engine has been a staple in some of the carmaker’s sports cars for the last 44 years, with its first appearance in 1965 and its continuing application in the current RX-8 model. Throughout that period the engine has gone through a number of significant changes...

  • GM direct-injection

    GM is understandably proud of its direct-injection system that helps its vehicles be more frugal while churning out extra power, and according to the company it’s now the brand with the most direct-injected vehicles in its North American lineup. For those that don't know, direct-injection engines differ from conventional engines in that rather than mixing air and fuel before they enter the combustion chamber, fuel is sprayed directly into the cylinder where it’s mixed with air. As the piston approaches top-dead center, the mixture is ignited by the spark plug, and when the fuel...

  • 2009 Infiniti M45
    Infiniti M hybrid coming in 2010

    Nissan has been selling a hybrid version of its Altima sedan for the past couple of years but the core technology of the vehicle, the petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain, is based on technology borrowed from Toyota. Nissan has always promised to deliver a vehicle using its own proprietary hybrid...

  • 2009 Infiniti G37
    More powerful direct-injected Infiniti M and G models on the way

    Infiniti’s 3.7L V6 engine from the current G lineup of cars already has one of the highest specific horsepower outputs of any production naturally aspirated V6 engine, with the most powerful unit, found in the G37 Convertible, delivering a healthy 328hp (245kW). However, in less than a year...

  • bmw hydrogen direct injection 003
    BMW announces new hydrogen tech that beats diesels for efficiency

    Hydrogen fuel is often derided as an impractical and inefficient solution - and for the most part, the critics are right. But BMW is forging ahead with its hydrogen-burning cars, today announcing a technological development that has raised thermal efficiency to 42% - one percent greater than...

  • Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 EcoBoost production line
    Ford reopens Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 for EcoBoost production

    After shutting down its storied Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 back in 2007, Ford has kicked the site back into life with production of its brand new EcoBoost engines starting today. The plant is the first manufacturing site in the world to build the EcoBoost engine and the first examples are...

  • 2009 Mercedes Benz SL65 Black Series
    Report: AMG to shrink engines in addition to direct-injeciton, stop-start tech

    With AMG no longer focused on chasing big horsepower numbers, efficiency could quickly become the new performance benchmark for the Affalterbach tuner. To that end, Mercedes' performance arm may be cutting the displacement of its engines in addition to the debut of new direct-injection and...

  • Ford EcoBoost V6 engine

    The first in a wave of new EcoBoost engines makes its debut in the Lincoln MKS, MKT and Ford Flex later this year as part of Ford’s global initiative to provide powertrains that deliver high output but low consumption and emissions. The first engine will be a 3.5L petrol V6 with direct-injection and twin-turbochargers, which is claimed to deliver the performance of a normally aspirated V8 but the economy of a V6. The new mill delivers a peak 355hp (265kW) at 5,700rpm and 350ft-lb (474Nm) of torque from 3,500rpm. A 10-15% fuel-economy benefit is expected versus normally aspirated...

  • 2010 Cadillac SRX
    Cadillac SRX unveiled ahead of 2009 Detroit Auto Show

    Sporty, luxurious crossovers, like the crossover niche in general, haven't had the success the industry might have hoped for. Nevertheless, there is a definite market for the vehicles, and Cadillac has just unveiled its latest contender for the driveways of those buyers. Cadillac gave us a sneak...

  • GM four-cylinder engine with direct-injection
    GM announces new direct-injection engine range

    General Motors has implemented new direct injection technology into the four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines found in the Chevrolet Equinox range, helping the General's 2010 model overtake Ford's Escape crossover in terms of mileage and power. The new Equinox engine range will consist of a 2.4L...

  • Ford EcoBoost engine technology
    Ford announces new low-displacement EcoBoost powertrain

    Ford has announced a new $110 million investment program at its high-tech Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce a next generation low-CO2 1.6L four-cylinder petrol engine as part of its EcoBoost range. The new engine will be the first EcoBoost engine to be sold in Europe when it debuts in 2010...

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