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Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

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Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at least one carmaker--Ford--and possibly others as well, that turns out not to be the case: Different gasoline formulations are used to test gas mileage than are used for engine.

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Audi introduces new high-efficiency 2.0L TFSI based on Miller cycle; 190 hp, 47 mpg

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TFSI gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine for the first time at the Vienna Motor Symposium this week. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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65 MPG Split-Cycle The Next Direction For Gasoline Engines?

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Like it or not, the humble gasoline engine still has a lot to give to the automobile world.

Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. feet). —Fabien Redon.

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Toyota Thinks Larger, Non-Turbo Engines Can Deliver Better MPG

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One of the most popular motor industry trends in recent years has been that of ''downsizing'' engines--reducing capacity even in larger vehicles to improve fuel efficiency, while usually adding a turbocharger to make up for lost power. It''s why Ford can now sell a 1.0-liter engine in the U.S.

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2013 Ford Taurus EPA-certified at 32 mpg highway with new 2.0L EcoBoost engine

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The EPA has certified the 2013 Ford Taurus with the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine at 32 mpg (7.35 The 2.0-liter EcoBoost helps Taurus deliver a 26 mpg (9.05 All three engine options for the 2013 model have now been certified at 25 mpg (9.41 L/100km) highway. L/100km) combined EPA rating. Brief

Full-size diesel pickup truck that gets 37 mpg? Achates says yes

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Could a full-size pickup truck ever get a fuel-economy rating of 37 mpg? California-based Achates Power believes it can, and its novel engine uses a design that dates back to the earliest days of internal combustion to do so. Fuel Economy two-stroke Achates Power

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Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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Testing was also conducted at the DTNA Detroit engineering facility to demonstrate engine efficiency by achieving 50.2% mpg (19.26

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BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x current capacity, electric AWD

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At the same time, an internal combustion engine will also supply power to the front axle. mpg US) and 50 g/km respectively.

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Waterless Coolant Improves Engine Life, Boosts MPG 10 Percent

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Engine coolant isn't something you often think about when considering the running costs of your car. If we told you that a special waterless coolant would improve your fuel efficiency ten percent, extend your engine's life

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Next-Gen Cylinder Deactivation: V-8s Using Two Cylinders, 20 Percent MPG Boost?

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Cylinder deactivation has become an important tool for squeezing better fuel economy out of larger-displacement engines. It allows engines to shut off fuel supply to some of their cylinders under light loads, effectively cutting displacement when extra power is not needed. General Motors V8 Fuel Economy Delphi Cylinder Deactivation

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I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

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mpg by 2016. mpg by the 2025 model year. Again, automakers have selectively improved the efficiency of some of their gas engines.

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Porsche opens new plant for eight-cylinder engines; digitalization and data management; V8s for all VW Group brands

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Porsche has officially dedicated a new engine plant for eight-cylinder engines. The assembly of a new engine begins every 3.5

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Diesel Vs Small Turbo Gas Engines: Does Real-World MPG Matter?

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And many have suggested there's a battle coming among smaller gasoline engines, diesels, and hybrids. As fuel efficiency standards tighten continuously between now and 2025, buyers will have more powertrain options to chose from.

2016 Honda HR-V Subcompact SUV Rated At 31 MPG Combined

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With the sole option of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, Honda''s smallest-ever crossover is rated at 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway) when ordered with front-wheel drive and the CVT automatic transmission. We now have EPA fuel-economy for the 2016 Honda HR-V crossover, which is based on the Fit subcompact.

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Urban Drive Cycle Testing shows a 26% mpg improvement on Ford Transits with XL Hybrids drive system

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liter and EcoBoost gasoline engines providing 20% fuel and CO2 savings. —Ed Lovelace, chief technology officer for XL Hybrids.

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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact

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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact. l/100 km (67 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 89 g/km. seconds—0.4

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MAHLE Jet Ignition for Ferrari F1 as well as sub-200 g/kWh BSFC in light-duty engine; on-road and stationary applications

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10-20% increase in fuel economy (mpg) is expected when compared to current production gasoline engines. Earlier post , ( Earlier post.).

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2016 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Take Truck Fuel-Efficiency Crown At 25 MPG

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The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup twins, fitted with the newly-available Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine, are now the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks sold in the U.S. Trucks Fuel Economy Duramax

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Fuel Economy: 23 MPG Combined

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Fitting in a smaller diesel engine seems to be working for Ram. The 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel achieved an EPA fuel-economy rating of 23 mpg combined for rear-wheel drive models. That represents a city rating of 20 mpg How do you make a full-size pickup truck more fuel-efficient?

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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The engine is the 1.2-liter, three-cylinder HR12DE. Unlike a full EV, the power source originates from the engine and not just the battery.

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Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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In addition to some design enhancements, the new Golf features new engines (including the Millerized 1.5L Engines. —Dr. The 1.5

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Nissan introduces new 1.5L diesel in Juke in Europe; 56 mpg US

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Nissan is introducing a new 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine in the Juke in Europe. mpg US) of the outgoing 1.5L The engine restarts within 0.5

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New generation VW Polo features more fuel-efficient engines and advanced driver assistance; Polo TDI BlueMotion with 73.5 mpg

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mpg US ), or 82 g/km CO 2. mpg US ) and 94 g/km CO 2. Gasoline engines. mpg US ) and 128 g/km CO 2 to 4.6 Diesel engines.

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Chevrolet 2017 Cruze Diesel EPA-rated at 52 mpg highway, 37 mpg combined; Tier 3 Bin 125

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The 2017 Cruze Diesel Sedan ( earlier post ) fitted with the six-speed manual transmission offers an EPA-estimated highway mileage of 52 mpg (4.52 The six-speed manual model returns an EPA-estimated city mileage of 30 mpg (7.83 l/100 km), resulting in 37 mpg (6.35 Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiencyl/100 km) combined.

2016 Chevy Volt EPA Ratings: 53-Mile Electric Range, 42 MPG On Gas

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The EPA also rates the 2016 Volt at 42 mpg combined when the engine is running, and 106 Miles Per Gallon Equivalent combined when operating solely on electricity. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has been rated by the EPA at 53 miles of electric range, a nice boost on Chevy's earlier promise of "at least 50 miles."

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Turbos Grow Much Faster Than Hybrids In Quest For MPG

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There's a quiet revolution going on in the auto world, one that isn't as trendy as plug-in cars or hybrids: turbocharged engines. Cheaper to build and buy than hybrid systems, they offer great gas mileage and great performance.

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Toyota’s second turbocharged gasoline engine now available in Auris in Japan; 36% thermal efficiency

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Toyota announced the new engine in March at the Geneva Motor Show. At 19.4 km/L (46 mpg US, 5.15 Engines Fuel Efficiency

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Four-Cylinder Gas Mileage: 21 Or 22 MPG Combined

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General Motors has released gas-mileage ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks equipped with the base four-cylinder gasoline engine. Trucks equipped with the 2.5-liter engine and six-speed automatic transmission will return an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway).

Elio Motors introduces E1c engineering vehicle

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Elio Motors, the start-up vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheel vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg with a set $7,300 base price, introduced its E1c engineering vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. The E1c is part of Elio Motors’ E-Series vehicles, which are being built for testing and validation purposes.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid EPA-rated at 50 mpg city

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Honda has begun US production of the 2014 Accord Hybrid ( earlier post ), which will carry an EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg (4.7 Hybrids

New Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan features standard nine speed transmission, expected 35 mpg highway

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The 200 is the industry’s first mid-size sedan with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission, which enables expected highway fuel economy ratings of 35 mpg US (6.7 l/100 km) when coupled with the 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark I-4 engine. With the Tigershark engine coupled to the 9-speed, fuel economy improves by 13%.

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2013 Ford Fusion: High-MPG Engines, Hybrid, Plug-In (Video)

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Now that we're back from the Detroit Auto Show, we can say with confidence that the two most important cars of the show were the 2013 Ford Fusion and the 2013 Dodge Dart. The 2013 Fusion in particular got rave reviews for its styling--which blended elements of Audi A7 and even a hint of Aston-Martin sports car in the grille forms--and high hopes

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: 32 MPG Combined From 1.6 Turbo Sedan

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Joining the Sonata 2.0T and the 2.4-liter model in the range, the Sonata Eco uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine to deliver combined EPA fuel economy of 32 mpg (28 mpg city, 38 mpg highway). Mid-size car buyers now have another option if they want to reduce their gas mileage--the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco.

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2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gas Mileage: 26 MPG Combined: UPDATE

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The 2015 Ford Mustang has attracted plenty of attention for its 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine--and not all of it positive. Fans of chest-thumping V-8s may scoff at such a downsized engine, but everyone else will likely want to know how efficient it is.

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Test Returns 40 MPG

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As a general rule, we like small cars, and small cars with small engines. Eighteen months ago, when we first drove prototype versions of the 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, we knew we''d be eager to get our hands on the little subcompact with the turbocharged three-cylinder engine for a longer drive.

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Opel to launch 3 new engine families, 13 new engines by 2016

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Opel is launching three new engine families and 13 new engines between 2012 and 2016, renewing 80% of its engine portfolio. New 1.6

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Volkswagen to produce XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid at Osnabrück; 261 mpg US

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261 mpg US), will go into limited production at the company’s Osnabrück factory in Germany. XL1’s engine. The XL1. Click to enlarge.

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2015 Ford Mustang: Same Power, Fewer Cylinders, Better MPG?

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may very well get the engine, if a report from Road & Track proves true. A turbocharged four-cylinder version of the next generation of the Ford Mustang, due for the 2015 model year, has been widely reported around the web--but it had been assumed it would be for non-U.S. consumption. That has changed. In fact, it appears that the U.S.

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DeltaWing Road Car: 57 MPG Combined, Four Seats, No Electric Motor

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First unveiled in 2010 as a pure race car, an engine-driven DeltaWing car even competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans back in 2012. The idea of an all-electric Nissan BladeGlider sports car now seems to be somewhere between delayed and defunct, but the narrow-front delta-wing shape continues to intrigue and challenge vehicle designers.

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