Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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At the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, Qoros Auto introduced the first drivable engineering development car—a modified Qoros 3 hatchback—equipped with the QamFree engine featuring FreeValve’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator (PHEA) technology. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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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% engine brake thermal efficiency. The 390 hp/1400 lb-ft torque (291 kW/1,898 N·m) engine features a revamped combustion system.

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Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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is developing a prototype 10 kW Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG) featuring a thin and compact build, high efficiency and high fuel flexibility. Toyota envisions that a pair of such units (20 kW) would enable B/C-segment electric drive vehicles to cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph).

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Trident Iceni: The 200 MPH, 57 MPG Diesel Supercar

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To some that might seem strange--after all, diesel engines are certainly capable of delivering high power and torque figures. It's been a long time since diesels were clanky, slow, smelly and noisy, but very few carmakers have gone down the route of making a diesel sports car or supercar. In other ways, it's not that odd--what millionaire supercar

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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. At full plant utilization produces around 200 eight-cylinder V-engines daily. Porsche’s new engine plant will also contribute towards synergies within the Volkswagen Group.

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Audi launches next-gen A4 with new Millerized TFSI engine; g-tron model w/ Audi e-gas

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Further, although compared with the previous model the car’s dimensions have grown, its weight has been reduced by up to 120 kilograms (265 lbs), depending on the engine. Engines. All engines comply with the Euro 6 emission limits, so that the TDI has been labeled a clean diesel.

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Ford unveils 1.5L EcoBoost engine in new Mondeo in China

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Ford unveiled the new, fifth-generation global Mondeo in China, the first Ford to be equipped with the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine. EcoBoost is the fifth and latest member to join Ford’s global family of EcoBoost engines, which includes a 1.0-liter three-cylinder, 1.6- Ford’s EcoBoost technology combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing to enable a downsized engine to gain fuel economy by up to 20% over larger engines with no loss of performance.

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops weight, adds new engines, diesel hybrid, w/ plug-in to come; up to 20% cut in fuel consumption

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Mercedes-Benz has launched its new C-Class, featuring a lightweight design concept with weight savings of up to 100 kg (220 lbs); excellent aerodynamics and new, economical engines along with a hybrid model. New C-Class launch engines. A new small diesel engine with a displacement of 1.6

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2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Not Just MPG, MPH On Offer Too

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Diesel engine technology has come along in leaps and bounds over the past two decades and the best of today's diesel vehicles easily offer a compromise between performance and economy to best equivalent gasoline vehicles. Diesels: Dirty and slow, right? Only if you've never left the 1980s.

Audi’s mild-hybrid systems: 12V for 4-cylinders, 48V for 6- and 8-cylinders

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The next generation of luxury sedans, the Audi A8, will have 48V MHEV systems regardless of engine type. For the four-cylinder engines they are based on the familiar 12-volt electrical system. One of them is a water-cooled belt alternator starter (BAS) on the front side of the engine.

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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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Volkswagen is introducing its next generation of the supermini (B segment) Polo, featuring a range of new EU6 engines that are up to 21% more fuel-efficient and new driver assistance technologies. Gasoline engines. Here, engine power is boosted from 132 kW / 177 hp to 141 kW / 189 hp.

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Volkswagen introduces new Coasting 2.0 micro hybrid system and new natural gas engine at Vienna Motor Symposium

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At the 38 th Vienna Motor Symposium Volkswagen is introducing a new, more fuel-efficient “Coasting - Engine off” micro hybrid system—which shuts off the engine completely—as well as a new, compact three-cylinder natural gas engine for the Polo. Coasting - Engine off.

BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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combustion engine, high-voltage generator and road-linked all-wheel drive via an electric drive system at the rear axle. The result is road-linked all-wheel drive—similar to that offered by the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, albeit with the positions of motor and engine reversed.

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Toyota unveils new TNGA-based engines and transmissions and improved hybrid systems; deployment begins in 2017

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled new advanced engines and transmissions and further evolved hybrid systems based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). mph) and approximately 20% better fuel economy. Dynamic Force Engines. Performance of new engines.

Genovation’s GXE breaks street-legal all-electric land speed record: 205.6 mph

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mph (330.88 mph (300.63 The GXE is a Z06 Corvette that has been re-engineered by Genovation to be a performance driven all-electric vehicle. Genovation broke the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle with the Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE). The GXE reached 205.6 km/h) during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, FL.

Camry in Europe features new 2.0L engine with VVT-iW for both Atkinson and Otto cycles; 13% lower fuel consumption

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The 2014 Camry in Europe is benefitting from a new, Euro V-compliant, 4-cylinder, 1,998 cc, 16v, DOHC petrol engine mated to a 6-speed Multi-mode automatic transmission which replaces the existing 2.0-liter unit and its 4-speed automatic transmission. 1 compression ratio, the new engine generates maximum power of 150 DIN hp/110 kW at 5,600 - 6,500 rpm, and maximum torque of 199 N·m (147 lb-ft) at 4,600 rpm. seconds, and on to a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).

Start-up developing electric 2-seat VTOL aircraft

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Lilium was formed by a team of aerospace engineers and product designers from the Technical University of Munich. Cruising velocity: 300 km/h / 180 mph. velocity: 400 km/h / 250 mph.

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Tata Technologies displays eMO low-cost city EV engineering study at Detroit Show

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Tata Technologies, a global provider of engineering services and product development IT, was selected by Michelin to display its electric MObility (eMO) engineering study EV as part of the Michelin Challenge Design display at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

China R&D company introduces micro-turbine range extender technology at Geneva

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seconds, 350 km/h (217 mph) restricted top speed). But, with electric vehicles, an electric motor is used to drive the wheels, which effectively frees the combustion engine to exclusively convert chemical energy into mechanical energy and finally into electric energy.

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Vehicle Sets CNG Speed Record: 323 mph

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Fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), the Lucas Oil/Lessman Streamliner hisett an official speed record for a CNG vehicle of 323 mph through the measured mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats in early October. With an official timed speed by the Southern California Timing Association at the 2009 World Finals of 323 mph and an actual peak speed of 332 mph, owner-driver Roger Lessman is excited about the demonstrated performance aspects of a more environmentally friendly fuel.

Update on the ACCESS fuel efficient engine project; simulations find up to 48.9% improvement in fuel economy over baseline

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Robert Bosch LLC, AVL Powertrain Engineering and partners including the University of Michigan are working on a four-year, $24-million US Department of Energy (DOE)-supported project— Advanced Combustion Concepts—Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS)—to achieve a 30% fuel economy improvement in a gasoline-fueled light-duty vehicle without compromising performance while also meeting SULEV emission standards. I4 Ecotec engine. Engine configuration.

Frost & Sullivan consultant suggests European EV success will require radical lightweighting plus enabling legislation

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Legislations for taxing weight size and engine power will help produce and sell such a car. 2-cylinder diesel engine developing 4 kW (5.4 Top speed is 45 km/h (28 mph). 2-cylinder diesel engine that develops 4 kW (5.4

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2017 Audi A3 replaces 1.8L with Millerized 2.0L TFSI; better fuel economy, power and torque

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The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models in the US are now available with Audi’s more efficient Millerized 2.0-liter TFSI engine ( earlier post ) and seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. l/100 km) from the 2016 A3 with the 1.8-liter engine (a 7.4% Engines Fuel Efficiency

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New Volkswagen Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation offers gasoline engine fuel economy of up to 52 mpg US

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With a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph), the car accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.9 This combination of efficiency and dynamic performance is enabled by the systematic interplay of ACT, downsizing (reduced engine displacement plus direct injection and charging) and BlueMotion Technology (Stop/Start system, battery regeneration). TSI in the Polo BlueGT is the top engine of the entirely new EA211 series of petrol engines. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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Lightning Motorcycles electric bike with Remy motor cracks 200 mph

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blasted through the land speed record for production electric bikes by 30 mph to be crowned the first electric bike to exceed 200 mph. In a 14 August SCTA (Southern California Timing Association)-sanctioned run at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Lightning—the 2010 land speed record holder—achieved 206.079 mph, topping its 2010 speed of 176 mph. Lightning Motorcycles is a California-based motorcycle engineering firm using competition to spur innovation.

The new MINI makes its debut; new architecture, new fuel-efficient engines, including 3-cylinder diesel

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The new MINI features an all-new vehicle architecture, an evolutionary design and a range of new fuel-efficient engines. The new MINI features a new generation of engines with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. seconds), top speed is 235 km/h (146 mph). Diesel Engines


ICCT-led test of 73 Euro 6 diesels finds large difference in NOx results under NEDC and more realistic WLTC

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EGR systems recirculate a portion of exhaust gas to the combustion chamber, lowering the combustion temperature and the production of engine-out NO x. LNT systems adsorb NO x to a catalyst during lean engine operation. Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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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. mph), and has a driving range of approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles). SPORT mode is aimed at maximised performance, harnessing the full combined output of the engine and the electric motor.

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Audi SQ7 features new V8 TDI, 48V system, electric compressor

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Audi is introducing a diesel-engined S model to its Q7 model line. mph) in 4.8 mph) (governed). Audi engineers will present a paper on the new V8 TDI at the upcoming Vienna Motor Symposium in April. The V8 engine has a displacement of 3,956 cc.

Audi introducing supercharged gasoline engine version of SQ5 SUV at Detroit Show

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Audi will introduce an SQ5 model powered by a supercharged gasoline engine at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show; heretofore, the SQ5 was only powered by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI Biturbo diesel, and was not available in the US. seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

BMW Group presents prototype of i8 plug-in hybrid; first use of new 3-cylinder engine

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Plug-in hybrid system of the i8: 3-cylinder engine in the rear, battery in the center, eDrive unit in the front. It can operate solely on electric power and offers the dynamic performance of a sports car, with an expected 0 – 60 mph sprint time of less than 4.5

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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. engine brings CO 2 emissions down to 109 g/km from 124 g/km, with fuel consumption on the combined cycle of 4.2 The new unit is now the most efficient engine in the Juke line-up, Nissan says.

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Consumer Reports testing finds many small turbo engines underperforming; fuel economy, acceleration no better than in larger conventional powertrains

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Consumer Reports’ own fuel economy tests of vehicles equipped with small turbocharged engines has found in many cases that the turbocharged cars tested by CR have slower acceleration and no better fuel economy than the models with larger conventional engines, the organization said.

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. The new TSI engine also offers the highest specific torque of any large-scale production series gasoline engines: 200 N·m per liter displacement. engine) introduced in 1975.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces latest E 200 Natural Gas Drive and E 220 BlueTEC BlueEFFICIENCY Edition

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If the new E 200 NGD automatically switches to running on gasoline because the gas tank is empty, the new four-cylinder engine needs requires 6.3 The new four-cylinder gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection is a member of the BlueDIRECT family of Mercedes?Benz

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Semcon develops prototype low-cost smart motor for turning any bike electric

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That’s why we developed an engine which is compatible with any bike and easily shared among friends and family. Making the engine small and easy to carry around was important for the developers, so the team decided on a solution with a 150-watt output weighing just over one kilogram.

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Successful run across the US on 37.6 gallons of 100% NEXBTL renewable diesel; 66.7 mpg w/ average speed 67.7 mph

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The trip was made with CLP-engineered and developed Superlite Coupe (SLC) racecar powered by a custom Volkswagen 1.9-liter TDI diesel engine. It is a “drop-in” fuel that is compatible with all diesel engines and does not require changes to the distribution network.


Fiat introducing new 2-cylinder 0.9L Turbo TwinAir in 2014 MiTo mini

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Turbo TwinAir 105 HP engine for the 2014 Alfa Romeo MiTo sport mini. The gasoline engine delivers 105 hp (72 kW) at 5500 rpm and maximum torque of 145 N·m (107 lb-ft) at 2000 rpm/min, with combined cycle fuel consumption of 4.2 The engine range also includes the 120 HP 1.4

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Ford reveals redesigned 2015 Ford Focus with 1.0L EcoBoost engine option

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In addition to a number of styling and technological advances, the new Focus will offer 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine with a six-speed transmission—surpassing the fuel efficiency of the previous model. The smallest engine in the company’s growing EcoBoost family will increase the choice for Ford customers in the United States, as Fiesta is already available with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Engines Fuel Efficiency 2015 Ford Focus. Click to enlarge.

Aviat, Aviation Foundation unveil concept CNG-fueled single-engine aircraft

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The only modification made to the engine, a Lycoming IO-360-A1 D6, was the installation of new pistons to increase the compression ratio from 8.50:1 The 200 hp Lycoming four-cylinder engine power the aircraft with a cruise speed of 143 mph. Aviat Husky CNG. Click to enlarge.

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