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    Report: More automakers will use turbochargers to meet CAFE standards

    Plug-ins may be getting a lot of the attention from folks looking to cut emissions, but no one is forgetting the good old-fashioned turbocharger. In the end, turbos might even have a far larger impact. Decidedly non-electrification-related features such as turbochargers, eight-speed ...

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    Report: Will fuel-saving gadgets like turbochargers hinder plug-in vehicle adoption?

    In the global battle to reduce emissions, automakers have made considerable strides in boosting the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines thanks to fuel-saving gadgets like turbochargers. Craig Balis, vice-president of engineers at Honeywell Turbo Technologies, told Reuters:

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

    BMW's four-cylinder turbocharged engine – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries develops hybrid turbocharger to generate electricity

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has developed a new hybrid turbocharger that could further enhance the possibilities for improving fuel efficiency through downsizing. Turbochargers have traditionally be used as a way of to recycle some of the thermal and mechanical energy that normally flows ...

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

    Ford iosis Max Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    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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    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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    Videos: turbo, fuel injection, air intakes are green

    If I said my car was turbocharged, with electronic fuel injection and it had a giant, cold air, intake scoop on the hood, you might not think it was green, but you should. Technologies like turbo mean greater power but they also mean better fuel economy and car makers are turning to them to make ...

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    Saab attacks Australia with E85 cars

    Saab Australia will sponsor a demonstration fleet of BioPower 9-5 vehicles to promote ethanol. The BioPower 9-5 is already a sales hit in Sweeden and has been launched in Europe. The turbocharged 9-5 likes the higher octane rating and Saab gives the 2.3-liter BioPower engine higher horsepower and ...

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    Citroen introduces new twin-turbo diesel engine

    Citroen, in partnership with Peugeot and Ford, has developed a new 2.2 liter 4 cylinder diesel engine which uses a sequential dual turbo setup. The design is aimed at improving engine response at low speed, and minimize turbo lag. The engine, which delivers 170 bhp and 370 Nm of torque, delivers ...


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