• 2014 Buick Regal

    Just as it did in the 1980s, Buick is using turbocharging to make the Regal better.

  • 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Expect The Next Mazda MX-5 To Be Turbocharged: Report

    The next version of Mazda's MX-5 roadster is still some two years out, but sources close to the project say it will bear more resemblance to the first generation car than to the present car.

  • 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 MPH aren't mutually exclusive, Audi's new 1.8 TFSI engine boasts some impressive statistics. Turbocharging, clever fuel...

  • 2010 Ford Focus RS (European edition)
    Next-Gen Ford Focus RS In The Works: Report

    The new Ford Focus RS is due in late 2013 or early 2014 and should have more power than the current 305 horsepower model.

  • 2010 Volkswagen GTI
    Power Boost For MkVII Volkswagen Golf GTI: Report

    Development of Volkswagen’s MkVII Golf is well underway, with the new car on track to come onto the market towards the end of next year as a 2013 model. While a conventional hatchback shape will remain, designers are thought to be going for much sharper styling in an effort to make the new...

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
    2012 Volkswagen Beetle Getting Black Turbo And White Turbo Launch Editions

    We were impressed with it at its official unveiling at the 2011 New York Auto Show, and then again when pricing was announced, now Volkswagen has revealed that its chic new Beetle will be arriving on our shores with two new special editions. The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle will feature three different...

  • 2011 Volkswagen Golf R

    It’s the news Europhiles and hot-hatch fans all across the country have been waiting for. The high-performance Volkswagen Golf R, the turbocharged successor to the all-out-insane R32, has been confirmed for sale in the U.S. in early 2012. The information was revealed by Volkswagen’s product and technology communications manager Mark Gillies, who explained that the Golf R was always in the pipeline for the U.S. market and is now in the final stages of compliance procedures. The news isn’t all rosy, however. U.S. delivered Golf Rs will feature a slightly detuned version of the...

  • BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology)
    First X3 M, Now Next-Gen M3 Reported To Feature Triple-Turbo Six

    If you thought our previous report on the rumored X3 M performance SUV from BMW’s hallowed M division coming with a triple-turbocharged straight-six engine was strange enough, now a second reputable source is claiming that this fanciful engine is destined to power the next-generation M3 as...

  • 2009 VW Passat wagon test car w/Bosch-Mahle turbocharged 1.2-liter, 3-cyl engine, from WardsAuto.com
    3-Cyl Volkswagen Passat: An Insight Into Extreme Downsizing

    Think turbocharger and you may think high performance, but the latest generation of cars are using turbochargers in order to maintain performance whilst engine capacity decreases in the push for improved fuel economy. Volkswagen is no stranger to forced induction, having used turbochargers on...

  • 2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST
    2013 Nissan GT-R Getting Power Boost: Report

    The 2012 Nissan GT-R has only just come onto the market, bringing with it a more powerful engine and a string of handling mods that guarantee the car reliably dishes out 2.9 second 0-60 mph times and can lap the Nurburgring in a smoldering 7 minutes and 24.22 seconds. However, sources in Japan have...

  • 2012 BMW M5 leaked
    2012 BMW M5 Leaked

    Update: The official details on the 2012 BMW M5 are out. Click here to view our latest post. Though it isn’t set to make its official world debut until this September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, the new 2012 BMW M5 has hit the Internet by way of a leaked report and is already starting...

  • 2012 BMW M5 spied with manual transmission
    2012 BMW M5 Spied With Manual Transmission In U.S.

    Going a long way towards confirming previous reports that a third-pedal option would be offered on the 2012 BMW M5, at least in the U.S., this latest image reveals that BMW is testing prototypes on local soil fitted with a conventional manual transmission. The prototype was spotted in Los Angeles...

  • 2009 volkswagen bluesport roadster concept 009

    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 weeks after that grim report, Autocar is claiming that all three versions of the roadster are still on the table, and that each will have its own unique exterior styling, cabin design and powertrains. All three will ride on a brand new mid-engine platform first previewed in 2009’s Volkswagen...

  • Subaru Boxer RWD Sports Car Architecture
    Subaru Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe To Feature STI Model, Turbo Power Unlikely: Report

    Both Toyota and Subaru are scheduled to unveil their own separate versions of their jointly developed rear-wheel drive sports car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show this December, and while we’ve seen and heard plenty of Toyota’s version (nee Scion FR-S), not much is known about...

  • Twin-turbocharged Ford GT burns to the ground
    1,000 Horsepower Ford GT Burns To The Ground: Video

    We’re proud to admit the Ford GT is one of our favorite supercars here at MotorAuthority. An iconic design with just enough modern touches to make it look new, the Ford GT is hard not to love and its V-8 engine just begs to be pushed hard. So hard in fact that several aftermarket tuners have...

  • 2012 Bentley Continental GTC facelift spy shots
    2012 Bentley Continental GTC Facelift Spy Shots

    Last year the Bentley Continental GT coupe underwent a major facelift (pictured below), receiving fresh new styling, a more powerful and flex-fuel capable W-12 engine and a fully revamped interior. Now it’s the more luxurious GTC convertible’s turn, a prototype of which we recently...

  • 2012 BMW M5 engine seen in Concept M5
    2012 BMW M5 Twin-Turbo V-8 Engine First Look

    The brand new 2012 BMW M5 is scheduled to be unveiled in just a few months at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show but a near production-ready concept version of the car, the aptly named Concept M5, was recently unveiled at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show. BMW only officially revealed the concept’s...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
    2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Gets Twin-Turbo 5.5-Liter V-8: 2011 New York Auto Show

    The new C63 AMG Coupe may have been the big draw card for the AMG brand at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show but tucked away in the corner of its stands was another very important model, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. Set to do battle later this year with a brand new 2012 BMW M5, the E63...

  • 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design

    The 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design sedan and XC60 R-Design crossover will get a bump in power and torque when they go on sale late this summer. The announcement was made at the debut of Volvo’s 2012 model range at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show, along with pricing info for the two cars. Both models will be powered by Volvo's T6 engine, a turbocharged, inline six-cylinder that will now produce 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The standard T6 engine in both models produces a slightly lower 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the power and torque...

  • Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept
    Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept: 2011 New York Auto Show

    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...

  • Underground Racing’s twin-turbo Lamborghini Gallardo wreckage
    Video: Twin-Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Crashes Due To Wardrobe Malfunction

    The Underground Racing name has become synonymous with high-performance exotics, thanks mostly to the tuning firm’s special projects like this 250+ mph Lamborghini Gallardo and fire-breathing Murcielago LP670-4 SV. So it’s safe to say that the Underground Racing modified Lamborghini...

  • 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
    2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Preview

    Earlier reports of a more potent version of the Panamera Turbo have proven true, following the unveiling today of the brand new 2012 Porsche Panama Turbo S. Once again, with its new top model in the Panamera model line, Porsche is raising the bar for sporty four-door cars in the luxury class by yet...

  • 2012 BMW M5 spy shots
    Report: U.S.-Spec 2012 BMW M5 Will Get Manual Transmission

    With the introduction of its new 2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe, the German automaker made the surprise move of offering it with a manual transmission option here in the U.S. but only an eight-speed auto for its home market. It appears BMW is set to do the same with the next-gen M5, which is expected to...

  • 2012 Nissan GT-R at the Nurburgring
    Video: 2012 Nissan GT-R Posts 7m 24.22s Nurburgring Lap Time

    This day was inevitable. With an additional 38 horsepower and 17 pound-feet of torque on board, plus a reprogrammed gearbox and a more aerodynamic body, the new 2012 Nissan GT-R was always going to be quicker around a track than the outgoing 2011 model. Today we find out just how much quicker, and...

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