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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. This enables further reduced fuel consumption and emission levels plus powerful torque even at low engine speeds. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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Ford C-MAX Hybrid EPA-rated at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway; plug-in Energi version offers 85 mph top electric speed

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Ford also announced that the plug-in hybrid version of the C-MAX, the Ford C-MAX Energi, features the a top electric-only speed among all plug-in of 85 mph (137 km/h)—more than 20 mph more than the Prius plug-in, and sufficient easily to keep pace with the flow of high-speed highway traffic even when the EV mode button is engaged and the gasoline engine is off. —Ford Vice President of Powertrain Engineering Joe Bakaj.

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Two engine options in new Mazda6; updated 2.5L with cylinder deactivation, turbo 2.5L with Dynamic Pressure Turbo

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naturally aspirated engine and the turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine, first unveiled at the 2015 LA Auto Show for the 2016 CX-9. A new technology that is unique to Mazda in North America is cylinder deactivation in a four-cylinder engine. engine. engine.

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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.

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Elio Motors unveils engine prototype for 84 mpg highway 3-wheeler

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Elio Motors, the start-up developing a $6,800, 84-mpg- (2.8l/100 km) three-wheeled vehicle with a target date of 2016, unveiled its engine prototype: a 0.9-liter, 3-cylinder unit developed by IAV. The Elio engine uses a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system.

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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.

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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L Green engine.

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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. The new Golf initially sees the debut of the new turbocharged gasoline engine EA211 “1.5

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New Porsche Boxsters up to 13% more fuel efficient with new turbocharged four-cylinder flat engines

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Porsche has restructured its Boxster mid-engine roadster lineup, introducing the new 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S. horizontally opposed, or “boxer”) engines. The outgoing Boxsters were equipped with 2.7-liter, 6-cylinder boxer engines. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Dynamics

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2017 Audi Q7 now available with 2.0-liter TFSI turbo-charged four-cylinder engine; lower entry point to premium SUV

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Audi of America is offering a new 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine on 2017 Audi Q7 models. This new model, when equipped with the 2.0-liter engine, is half a second faster on the 0-60 mph sprint; nearly 500 pounds lighter; and up to 22% more fuel-efficient than the previous generation Q7 3.0T engine reaches 60 mph a half-second faster than the previous generation 2015 Q7 3.0T engine stands out for its exceptional driving dynamics and efficiency.

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2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

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The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan—the second-generation of the vehicle—is powered by the latest version of the EA888 four-cylinder engine, the 2.0L This is the only engine/transmission combination available in the Tiguan in the US. Engine. Engine.

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New BMW 218i Coupe to offer new 3-cylinder gasoline engine

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New BMW 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine for the 218i. With the market launch of the new BMW 218i Coupe, BMW will offer a new a three-cylinder gasoline engine from the BMW Group’s latest engine family ( earlier post ) for the first time in the compact model.

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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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PSA evaluating Aquarius Engines’ free-piston linear generator for range-extender

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PSA Groupe is evaluating a free-piston engine linear-generator under development by Israel-based start-up Aquarius Engines for use as a range-extender in its electric vehicles. Cross-section of one embodiment of the engine. Bottom: The engine as linear generator.

2016 78

Ford hits 5-million mark with EcoBoost engines

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Late last week, the 5-millionth vehicle with a Ford EcoBoost engine rolled off the assembly line at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. A Ford Focus equipped with 1.0-liter turbocharged engine represents the 5-millionth Ford EcoBoost engine produced. That year, 14,439 EcoBoost engines were manufactured. The 2-millionth EcoBoost engine rolled off the line at Louisville in October 2013.

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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. With the refresh of its A-Class, Mercedes-Benz has increased the range of available engines. DYNAMIC SELECT is available on request for all other engine variants except the two BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models.

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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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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.

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Volkswagen unveils the new Gen 6 Polo; standard start/stop and regeneration; 1.0 TGI natural gas engine

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In many parts of Europe the new Polo is due to launch before the year is out, with a number of Euro 6 engines being used phase by phase. In addition, there will be a choice of four gasoline and two diesel engines, all equipped as standard with a start/stop system and regenerative braking mode.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new E-Class; new engines, PHEV, driver assistance systems; DRIVE PILOT

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The new generation features technology innovations in a number of areas, including driver assistance and powertrains, with new efficient engines and a plug-in hybrid version. All engines for the new E-Class are equipped with the ECO start/stop function. 6-cylinder diesel engine.

2016 78

Upgraded diesel engine joins Honda Civic line-up in Europe

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A comprehensively revised 120 PS (88 kW) 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine will join the Honda Civic range in Europe from March 2018, offering a combination of performance and efficiency. The new engine is one of the first units to be officially tested under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) fuel consumption and emissions cycle, which comes into force this year.

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Toyota introduces facelifted Auris; revamped powertrains including new Otto/Atkinson 1.2L gasoline engine

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liter direct injection turbocharged engine from Toyota’s new family of efficient engines announced last year ( earlier post ) joins the existing gasoline line-up. liter D-4D engine has been substantially upgraded, offering best-in-class CO 2 emissions in the 90 hp category.

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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

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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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BMW introducing new quad-turbo 6-cylinder diesel in 7 Series; engine output up 5%, average fuel consumption down 11%

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The engine comes standard with intelligent all-wheel drive. The new 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine was developed on the basis of the BMW Group’s latest generation of power units. The new BMW 750d xDrive accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.6

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Audi refreshes A3 with new engines, driver assistance systems, virtual cockpit

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The engine lineup for the new Audi A3 comprises six engines (three gasoline and three diesel units). The compact engine outputs 85 kW (115 hp) and delivers 200 N·m (147.5 TFSI engine down to just 1,150 kg (2,535.3 The new entry-level diesel engine is the 1.6

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2018 Mazda CX-5 in US features as standard 2.5L engine with new cylinder-deactivation technology

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engines received updates to reduce internal friction, which increases low-end torque, while also reducing real-world fuel consumption and particulate matter formation during combustion. engine. The engine introduces the ability to imperceptible shut down the two outside cylinders at cruising speeds to maximize efficiency. Mazda is the only automaker to equip a four-cylinder engine with cylinder deactivation in North America.

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Jaguar introduces Gen 2, aluminum-intensive XF; up to 60 mpg US with diesel Ingenium engine

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Engines. Ingenium is also one of the first diesel engines to feature variable valve timing. These covers prevent radiated noise from the engine from reaching the cabin and contribute to the XF’s levels of refinement. The engine will accelerate the all-new XF from 0-60mph in 5.8

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VW introducing 1.8L EA888 Gen 3 engine in 2014 Jetta, Passat and Beetle; driving impressions

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EA888 TSI engine (red) delivers its peak 250 N·m of torque as early as 1,400 rpm, and maintains the strong and flat torque curve through 4,750 rpm—far outpacing the performance of the 5-cylinder 2.5-liter engine (blue) it replaces. l/100 km) for the 2.5-liter engine.

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Audi power-dense 2.5L TFSI engine with electric biturbo delivers 591 hp from 2,480 cc; 48V subsystem for the turbo

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TFSI gasoline engine with an electric biturbo ( earlier post ) that delivers 441 kW (591 hp) and 650 N·m (479.4 mph) in 3.6 The five-cylinder, 2,480 cc engine produces 178 kW (239 hp) and 262 N·m (193 lb-ft) per liter of displacement. mph) in 3.6

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Guy Nègre, founder of compressed air engine car company MDI, dies

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MDI , a Luxembourg-based company striving to commercialize a compressed air engine vehicle ( earlier post ), reported last week that its founder, Guy Nègre, had died. The core of MDI’s work is a piston engine powered by the expansion of electronically injected compressed air. MDI developed two versions: a single fuel engine that relies solely upon compressed air, designed for urban areas only; and a dual-fuel version that uses compressed air and a combustible fue.

2016 76

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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BMW launches new 4 Series with 1 diesel, two gasoline engines; Air Curtains and Air Breather

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Launched as the latest generation of BMW’s sporty mid-size Coupe, the two-door model will be available from launch powered by a six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine in the BMW 435i Coupe, a four-cylinder gasoline unit for the BMW 428i Coupe and the four-cylinder diesel for the BMW 420d Coupe.

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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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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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VW up! minicar to launch in December with 3-cylinder gasoline engines; natural gas engine to follow

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initially will offer two variants of a new generation of 3-cylinder gasoline engine, with output of 44 kW / 60 PS (59 hp) and 55 kW / 75 PS (74 hp). Both of these 1.0-liter engines emit less than 100 g/km CO 2. City car Engines Fuel Efficiency Natural GasThe new Volkswagen up!

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