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    Report: More turbochargers, direct injection coming to China as plug-in interest drops

    China seems to be hedging its bets on meeting stiffening emissions and fuel economy regulations, and addressing consumer demand for cleaner air. Electric vehicles remain part of the strategy, but their high cost, limited range and lack of infrastructure have kept sales at a slow pace. Hmm, that ...

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    Fisker confirms BMW 3-series turbo engine will power Atlantic, still hoping to build in Delaware

    Although plans haven't been finalized for the upcoming Fisker Atlantic (plans like, say, determining if Fisker will even have enough money to build the car) the company has already figured out what will be under the hood: an engine from the BMW 3-series. Fisker has inked an agreement with BMW to ...

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    Chrysler to get MPG boost from Fiat technologies, ZF 8- and 9-speed transmisions

    In the coming years, Chrysler will add a megadose of Fiat's fuel-saving technology to tame its gas-guzzling lineup of vehicles. The goal: Hit the target that the Fiat-Chrysler chief executive officer, Sergio Marchionne, set: increasing fuel economy 25 percent by 2014. Chrysler will take a ...

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    2011 Buick Regal Turbo features flex-fuel capability

    2011 Buick Regal Turbo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In May of 2010, General Motors announced that all 2011 Buick Regals, including the Turbo model, would offer flex-fuel capability. Now, The General wants potential buyers to know that the Buick Regal Turbo, with its ...

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    Mazda against turbocharging downsized engines to meet mpg goals

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    As automakers scramble to meet looming fuel economy standards, turbocharging downsized gasoline engines has gained popularity in the automotive industry. By adding a turbo to a low-displacement mill, vehicles equipped in this way ...

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    BMW's U.S.-bound 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo to bump up fuel economy

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    German automaker BMW has tempted us before with hints that its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will eventually appear in the States. BMW has now finally, officially confirmed that this potent mill ...

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    Next-gen Mini Cooper to match diesel efficiency with turbo DI inline-three

    It's no secret that BMW, like many other automakers, is working on smaller three-cylinder engines for its future products in order to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Some of those engines will go into the next generation of Mini products. Mini's goal is to provide a significant ...

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    PSA Peugeot Citroën to launch three-cylinder turbo in 2013

    PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced that it will spend €175 Million to tool up one of its engine plants to build a new turbocharged inline three-cylinder engine. The Douvrin engine plant will have a capacity of 320,000 units per year starting in early in 2013. The 1.2-liter engines will ...

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    Next BMW M5 to cut CO2 emissions by 20%, no hybrid

    The next generation of BMW's 5-series sedan is expected to debut early in 2010, perhaps at the Geneva Motor Show. The new M5, however, likely won't be launched until the 2011 Frankfurt show. According to Albert Biermann, development boss of the M division, when it does arrive, it will cut CO2 ...

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    Ford's new 1.6L EcoBoost four to come in three power levels

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    When Ford introduces the next-generation Focus in Europe next year it will be powered by the first of the company's new four cylinder EcoBoost engines. The engines will be built at the Bridgend in Wales starting with a 1.6-liter ...

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    Why gasoline turbocharged direct injected engines?

    Hybrid and battery electric cars get most of the attention from drivers looking for more efficient transportation. Toyota has done a masterful job of marketing the benefits of hybrids and, for a great many people, hybrids are an excellent means of saving on fuel and reducing emissions (not ...

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    Continental introduces its first turbocharger, coming in 2011

    With the overall automotive market at best stagnant in recent years and in complete free fall in the past year, one way for suppliers to expand their revenues is to get into new product areas. Thus Continental, long known for tires, brake systems, fuel systems and more is getting into ...

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    General Motors may get a boost from Honeywell

    Turbocharging is likely to be all the range in the next few years as automakers try to improve the mileage of high volume vehicles with downsized engines. Ford has already announced big plans for its EcoBoost engines starting with the 3.5L V6 that launches next spring. Across town at GM, the ...

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    Ford boosting Honeywell turbocharger sales with EcoBoost engines

    Ford is planning to make a huge push for turbocharged engines starting in April 2009 with the introduction of the first in its line of EcoBoost engines. Honeywell Turbo Technologies will be supplying Ford with turbochargers for the 3.5L V6 and the followup four cylinder EcoBoost engines. Honeywell ...

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    Mercedes to add turbo engines to entire lineup by 2010

    Pending carbon dioxide emissions regulations in Europe mean that Mercedes Benz will make a major push toward down-sizing engines in the next three years. Thomas Weber, Daimler board member responsible for research and development has announced that every model in the Mercedes lineup will offer a ...

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    Bosch-Mahle joint venture gets go ahead to start manufacturing turbos

    Automotive supplier Bosch is now set to follow arch-rival Continental Automotive systems into the field producing turbochargers. Robert Bosch GmbH has received German regulatory approval to team up with MAHLE GmbH in a 50-50 joint venture called Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems GmbH & Co. KG. The new ...

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    GM Launches two new turbocharged engines

    At a Powertrain technology event in Europe, General Motors has announced a pair of new small displacement turbocharged engines. The 1.4L turbo is gasoline fueled and will be used globally in cars like the Opel/Saturn Astra starting in 2010. Depending on the application, the engines will generate ...

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    Continental jumps into turbocharger business

    Car makers the world over are looking for the most cost effective ways to increase fuel economy as fuel prices continue to climb and CO2 limits and fuel economy standards come into force. One approach that seems to be appealing to most is adding direct fuel injection and turbocharging to smaller ...

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    Can advanced drivetrain tech bring in buyers?

    There's no doubt that there are a lot of advances in powertrain technology that will improve the efficiency of vehicles over the next few years. There are near-term features like direct fuel injection, turbocharging and dual clutch transmissions. Other features like start stop systems and ...

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    Detroit 2008: Saab 9-4X BioPower Concept

    Click the 9-4X for a high-res gallerySeveral months ago word started circulating that Saab was working on a new crossover that would share a platform with a similar vehicle from Cadillac. We still haven't seen the Cadillac but spy photos of a mule with a Chevy Trailblazer body shell and Saab 9-7x ...


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