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    Video: Fiat shows off performance, efficiency gains of TwinAir engine

    Small engine, big pitch. Italian automaker Fiat is using a new video to wax poetic about its TwinAir family of engines designed to boost performance in its smaller cars while cutting fuel use and emissions. The three-plus-minute video, put together by Frame Communication, outlines the TwinAir ...

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    Report: Fiat details Euro-VI 1.8-liter 300 hp Alfa Romeo 4-cylinder engine

    Made almost entirely of aluminum and featuring direct injection, variable valve timing on both intake and exhaust sides and a high-efficiency turbocharger, the new-for-2013 1.8 liter gasser from Alfa Romeo and Fiat Powertrain Technologies is one of those downsized engines that combines all of the ...

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    Four-cylinder engines dominate in U.S.; V8s drop to just 17 percent

    Four cylinder engines have replaced sixes as the engine of choice for U.S. consumers, powering 43 percent of light vehicles sold in the first six months of 2011, according to IHS Automotive. Back in 2005, V6 engines were found under the hood of 43 percent of vehicles sold, but rising fuel prices ...

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    Chrysler working on engine that can simultaneously burn gas and diesel

    Multi-fuel capable cars have been around for quite some time. Case in point, five years ago we reported on a Volvo prototype that could burn five different types of fuel. But a new project from Chrysler is aiming to do something that none of these existing flex-fuel vehicles can pull off: an ...

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    GM retooling Rochester, NY facility for production of fuel-efficient Gen V engine

    General Motors announced that it will invest $100 million to retool and enhance its GM Components Holdings Rochester Operations facility in Rochester, NY. The retooling will enable The General to manufacture its next-generation, fuel efficient small block car and truck engines. Cathy Clegg, GM's ...

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    Is the Wave Disk Generator engine the wave of the future? [w/video]

    Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have prototyped a potential game-changing, gasoline-burning engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, lubricants or cooling systems. The so-called Wave Disk Generator (WDG) could substantially improve the efficiency of ...

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    Renault's Energy dCi 130 diesel and why it's so efficient [w/video]

    Renault Energy dCi 130 engine video - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Along with the introduction of its new Energy dCi 130 diesel engine, Renault saw fit to create a pretty snazzy video to show off some of the technology hiding in this new powerplant. The video offers the unusual ...

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    Four-cylinder engines power 65.4% of cars built in 2010

    Back in 2008, soaring gas prices sent car buyers in search of efficient four-cylinder vehicles and, as the numbers show, sales of V6 and V8 engines dropped from 63.9 percent to 57.1 percent when gas prices spiked. Though elevated fuel costs may have triggered the increased demand for ...

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    Aggressive engine downsizing held back by low-speed preignition problems?

    Engine downsizing is considered an effective method to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency. The basic concept is simple: replace a larger engine with something that displaces less and, typically, packs a turbocharger to make up for any lost power. One impediment to engine downsizing is ...

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    Report: Bentley experimented with diesels, but poor salability means they won't be built

    The words "diesel" and "Bentley" have flirted for some years now, but it never gets beyond that initial stage. Bentley isn't against oil burners, but its customers in the U.S. and Japan aren't ready to connect the two, and that makes the issue a non-starter. Not only that, but Bentley CEO ...

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    USA Today: Four-cylinder engines powered nearly half of all new car sales last month

    Along with eight-cylinder engines and manual transmissions, six-cylinder motors appear to be on the outs, relatively speaking. In the first quarter of this year, USA Today notes that four-cylinder lumps made up 46.5 percent of new car sales, almost a five percent jump over the same period last ...

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    Engine displacement tax could convince automakers to focus on smaller powerplants

    Last year, the state of Washington contemplated a tax that would be placed on vehicles dependent upon the displacement of its engine. The displacement tax was eventually discarded but not forgotten. Automakers noted the possibility of this tax cropping up again in the future and marked it in their ...

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    New BMW M3 V8 engine features Brake Energy Regeneration

    The engines in sports cars aren't built for fuel efficiency or low emissions, they're built for speed and power. It's always nice when these seemingly mutually exclusive design criteria align, but typically you're not going to see too much written about sports car V8 engines on AutoblogGreen. One ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Cadillac unveils powerful new V6 clean diesel engine

    Click on the image for two high-res images of GM's new 2.9-liter V6 turbo-diesel engine. digg_url ='; General Motors has debuted a new 2.9-liter V6 turbo-diesel engine, destined to find its way into ...

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    Volvo Trucks to display parallel hybrid diesel-electric system at U.K. show

    Volvo Trucks, which has full control of the Mack Trucks brand in North America and Renault Trucks in Europe, will be showing off an example of their hybrid diesel–electric D7 engine and I-SAM (Integrated Starter, Alternator Motor) drivetrain system at the Commercial Vehicle Show to be held in ...

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    General Motors Medium Duty Trucks reduce diesel emissions

    General Motors has announced its Medium Duty Truck lineup for the 2007i (the i stands for interim) and 2008 model years feature increased performance, increased driver comfort and reduced diesel emissions. Included are an all-new Chevrolet and GMC W-Series, as well as revised diesel engines and ...

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    Diesels coming Mitsubishi's way via PSA Peugeot CitroŽn

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and PSA Peugeot Citroën have announced that they have signed an agreement that will see PSA Peugeot Citroën supplying Mitsubishi with diesel engines. The agreement is an extension of an existing arrangement struck between the companies last year to develop a ...

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    Piezo injection technology breaks into top engine list

    Siemens VDO has announced that for the first time an engine equipped with piezo direct injection gasoline (DIG) technology has featured in Ward's 10 Best Engine List of 2007. The 300 hp / 224 kW BMW 335i Twin Turbo 3-liter engine, which features Siemens VDO DIG technology, was unveiled at the ...

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    Automotive History: How did we get here, and where will we go? (Part 1)

    Four out of five automotive experts agree: We must do something to stop impacting our environment due to our driving habits. (Alright, fine, I made that statistic up.) What they disagree about is how to do it. I thought that sharing some history about how we got to the point we are at might ...

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    Volkswagen Twincharger TSI wins "Best New Engine of 2006"

    Volkswagen TSI engine found in Europe in the Golf GT won the "Best New Engine of 2006" award. The TSI engine combines a supercharger with a turbocharger. The engine, with a displacement of 1.4 liter, produces 170 bhp and uses 7.2l/100 km. The high specific output of the engine allows this engine to ...


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