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. l/100 km (52 mpg). l/100 km (51 mpg). EA211 refers to a family of advanced gasoline engines and incorporates both three-cylinder and four-cylinder engines. The turbocharged gasoline engine with its 10.5:1

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Road Test: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4WD

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The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco has two EcoBoost gasoline engine choices. are 25 mpg city/28 highway/ 26 combined. Our takeaway is when the Bronco Sport is loaded with a two adults and all their gear, 30 mpg will be realistic on the highway. Back To the Future.

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Road Test: 2021 Cadillac CT4 Premium Luxury AWD

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The 2021 Cadillac CT4 comes with two gasoline engines that run on 91 octane and two automatic transmission options, in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. with the 10-speed automatic smoothly accelerating through the gears while making a pleasant rumble from the twin exhaust.

Toyota anticipates 2016 Prius at 52 mpg combined, 56 mpg with Eco grade

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Toyota anticipates that the 2016 Prius ( earlier post ) will deliver fuel economy ratings of 54 MPG city / 50 MPG highway / 52 MPG combined. A new Eco grade model is expecting ratings of 58 MPG city / 53 MPG highway / 56 MPG combined thanks to lighter weight and further optimized aerodynamics. On top of that, both the intake and exhaust systems are quieter than before.

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Toyota introducing Corolla Hybrid to US at LA Auto Show; at least 50 mpg

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The new hybrid version of Toyota’s all-time best-selling car series achieves at least 50 mpg (4.7 The model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven as an MPG winner. The new hybrid system combines a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with two motor/generators through an electronically controlled planetary-type continuously variable transmission (CVT) transaxle.

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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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The system was realized with the new 1.4-liter gasoline-fueled TSI of the Polo BlueGT. l/100 km/h (50 mpg US), equivalent to 108 g/km CO 2. l/100 km (52 mpg US), equivalent to 105 g/km CO 2. These gasoline engines and the EA288 series diesel engines, which are also new, are technological pillars of the future Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). TSI of the Polo BlueGT, an exhaust camshaft adjuster is added. Polo BlueGT. Click to enlarge.

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2020 Hyundai Accent improves by 4 mpg on most models with switch to dual port injection engine and IVT

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These changes increase Accent’s EPA estimated fuel economy to 33 mpg city, 41 highway, 36 combined, up considerably from the 28 city, 38 highway, 32 combined mpg rating with last year’s 1.6-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. An external exhaust gas recovery (EGR) system improves fuel economy and combustion stability. The 2020 Hyundai Accent features a new Smartstream G1.6

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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage w/ 3-cylinder engine the most fuel efficient non-hybrid gasoline car in US; up to 40 mpg combined

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is currently the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline car in the US, with combined EPA rating of 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km), consisting of 37 mpg (6.36 l/100 km) city and 44 mpg (5.35 Fuel economy with the 5-speed is 37 mpg (6.36 l/100 km) combined/34 mpg (6.92 l/100 km) city/42 mpg (5.6 2015 Mirage ES. Click to enlarge.

2014 179

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. liters per 100 km (42 to 46 mpg US), with CO 2 emission levels of 130 to 118 grams per km. liters (43 to 46 mpg US) and 129 and 118 grams respectively (figures as per EU test cycle, depending on selected tire size).

2014 192

Transonic demonstrates supercritical gasoline operation under low load, medium load, and high speed low load conditions; simulated vehicle fuel economy of 48.8 mpg

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Engineers at Transonic Combustion, a start-up developing a fuel efficient supercritical (SC) fuel injection and combustion system—Transonic Combustion, or TSCi ( earlier post )—have demonstrated the TSCi process using gasoline fuel at low load without EGR, medium load with EGR, and high speed low load with EGR. mpg US (4.8 mpg US/5.05 mpg US/6.0 We inject gasoline under supercritical conditions to provide potential for improved efficiency.

2012 221

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. l/100 km (49 mpg US). l/100 km/h (59 mpg US). The 1.5-liter engine ( earlier post ) is 10% more efficient than comparable gasoline engines; Volkswagen achieves this through the new TSI Miller combustion process and the use of a high-tech turbocharger with variable turbine geometry (VTG).

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2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earns 28 mpg highway; best in segment

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The combined city/highway rating is 23 mpg (10.2 On the gasoline side, the 2013 Ram 1500 equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine earned 25 mpg (9.4 The all-new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel features Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR); high-pressure cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR); variable swirl intake ports; and a variable-geometry turbocharger. 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Click to enlarge.

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New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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Toyota estimates that the 2019 Avalon Hybrid will boost fuel economy by up to 10% over its MY 2018 predecessor, from 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km) combined to 44 mpg (5.34 The engine leverages the spectrum of Toyota’s advanced engine technologies: Dual VVT-i with VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing intelligent system by Electric motor); D-4S (Direct injection 4-stroke gasoline engine Superior version) direct injection and laser-clad valve seats; longer stroke (4.07

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Mercedes introduces new 4-cylinder gasoline engine for GLK Class

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Mercedes-Benz is offering a new 4-cylinder gasoline engine for the GLK-Class compact SUV—the first gasoline four-cylinder offered on the range. mpg US) (180-176 g CO 2 /km). As well as the combination of exhaust gas turbocharger and direct injection, features contributing to the engine’s efficiency include the low engine weight of 139 kilograms (306 lbs), low friction losses and the demand-actuated control of the ancillary units.

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Second-generation Audi A7 Sportback features standard 48V MHEV system with gasoline or diesel engines

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TFSI (gasoline) or a 3.0 mpg US), corresponding to 154 grams CO 2 per kilometer (247.8 The new three-liter V6 exhaust end lies inside the 90° vee; the short gas paths and the twin scroll charger, which prevents unwanted interactions between the gas columns, guarantee spontaneous throttle response. The B-cycle combustion process (a modified Miller cycle, earlier post ), which is designed specifically for part load, makes the V6 gasoline engine particularly efficient.

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

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km/L (46 mpg US, 5.15 The engine pairs a single-scroll turbocharger with a cylinder head that uses an integrated water-cooled exhaust manifold to optimize exhaust temperature. This, together with advanced D-4T (Direct-injection 4 stroke gasoline engine with Turbo) technology, creates an optimized air-fuel mixture. These improvements combine to produce maximum thermal efficiency of 36%, a leading level among mass-produced gasoline engines.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan EPA-rated at 28 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined; stop/start and PHEV still to come

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The gasoline-powered version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan has earned a highway-cycle fuel-economy rating of 28 mpg US (8.4 The Pacifica’s efficiency is further reflected in its city- and combined-cycle fuel-economy ratings of 18 mpg (13 l/100km) and 22 mpg (10.7 The redesigned V-6 gasoline engine delivers a best-in-class 287 horsepower (214 kW) and 262 lb-ft (355 N·m) of torque.

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Fiat 500L Living diesels average about 70.6 mpg on Turin to Paris run

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mpg US , 3.33 gallons US) of fuel, equal to more than 38 kilometers per liter (89 mpg US , 2.6 The exhaust gas treatment system implements close-coupled DPF technology which integrates the oxidizing catalytic converter and the particulate trap (CCDPF). The component is compact to reduce exhaust counter-pressure—with beneficial effects in terms of fuel reduction and CO 2 emissions. T-Jet gasoline engine. Fiat 500L running in the Bosch Diesel Challenge.

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Mercedes-Benz investing ~€3B in new engine technology; new diesel family, particulate filters for gasoline engines

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billion) in engine technology to ensure further improvements in fuel consumption and emissions in gasoline and diesel engines in current as well as current vehicles, according to Prof. Exhaust aftertreatment systems. The diagram at the top shows the layout of the exhaust aftertreatment systems in the prior generation of diesel motors; the diagram at the bottom shows the aftertreatment system for the new 4-cylinder diesel. Mercedes-Benz is investing about €3 billion (US$3.4

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Toyota revamps 1.0L 3-cylinder engine for new AYGO; up to 60 mpg in ECO version

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Toyota’s new AYGO, introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, is equipped with an improved version of Toyota’s award-winning 3-cylinder, 1.0-liter VVT-i gasoline engine. Gasoline engines are chosen by 85% of A-segment customers in Europe. “ What was already one of the lightest engines of its type was made even lighter by fitting a cylinder head with a built-in exhaust manifold. mpg US increasing to 57.4 l/100 km (60 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of less than 88 g/km.

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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. mpg US) in the NEDC, clearly undercutting both its predecessor and comparable competitors. This also addresses particulates from gasoline direct injection. Contributing to this benefit is also the exhaust manifold, integrated in the cylinder head. Audi introduced its new series-production 2.0

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New 2016 Range Rover Evoque with new Ingenium diesel will deliver up to 56 mpg; Geneva debut

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l/100 km (56 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 109 g/km. l/100km (49 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions from 125g/km. The 2016 model year Evoque is also offered with Land Rover’s existing advanced 240PS Si4 gasoline engine. l/100km (30 mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 181g/km. The 9-speed is standard with the 240 PS gasoline unit. Selective catalytic reduction and a new low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation system significantly reduce NO x emissions.

2015 266

BMW introduces 2 Series Gran Tourer; up to 60 mpg US

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Five three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will be available from market launch of the new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, all featuring the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. In addition to the four-cylinder liter gasoline engine in the BMW 220i Gran Tourer and the three-cylinder in the BMW 218i Gran Tourer, three diesel units round off the engine portfolio available at market launch. All engines comply with the EU6 exhaust standard.

2015 192

SAE Publishes Revised J1711 Standard to Measure Exhaust Emissions and Fuel Economy of Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrids

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A revised J1711 standard from SAE International— J1711 - Recommended Practice for Measuring the Exhaust Emissions and Fuel Economy of Hybrid Electric Vehicles, including Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (J1711 JUN2010)— provides the procedures to accurately measure exhaust emissions and fuel economy of hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). gasoline and Diesel fuel), alcohol-based liquid fuels (e.g.,

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Cummins progressing with lightweight downsized T2B2 diesel for pickup; 40% improvement in fuel economy over gasoline V8

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Cummins reports that it, along with partners Johnson Matthey and Nissan, is on plan in a 4-year, $30-million ($15 million from the US Department of Energy) research project to deliver a light-duty diesel engine with fuel economy 40% improved over that of baseline gasoline V8 engine for a half-ton pickup truck while also meeting the requirements of US Tier2 Bin2 tailpipe emissions. l/100 km), and as such would not meet the GHG requirement of 28 mpg (8.4 Exhaust system configuration.

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VW of America introducing the Golf SportWagen; increased cargo volume and fuel efficiency; up to 43 mpg highway with diesel

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city (mpg). hwy (mpg). The TSI gasoline unit is a member of the latest EA888 engine family and replaces the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine of the previous Jetta SportWagen model. When equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Golf SportWagen’s EPA estimated highway fuel economy has improved by 5 mpg over the previous 2.5-liter Jetta SportWagen to 35 mpg (6.7 The EPA rating for the manual transmission model is 36 mpg (6.5

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

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The powertrain range will consist of: 163PS (161 hp, 120 kW) and 180PS (178 hp, 132 kW) 2.0-liter diesel manual and automatic; RWD, 240PS (237 hp, 177 kW) 2.0-liter gasoline automatic; RWD, 300PS (296 hp, 221 kW) 3.0-liter diesel automatic; RWD and AWD, 340PS (335 hp, 250 kW) and 380PS (375 hp, 279 kW) 3.0-liter gasoline automatic. With fuel economy as low as 60 mpg US (3.94 mpg US (5.5

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Fiat updates 500L range for 2014 with new 120 hp diesel and gasoline engines, LPG version

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T-Jet gasoline—and a dual fuel LPG/gasoline variant of the 1.4 The exhaust gas treatment system implements close-coupled DPF technology which efficiently integrates the oxidizing catalytic converter and the particulate filter (CCDPF). The component is compact to reduce exhaust counter-pressure with beneficial effects in terms of fuel reduction and CO 2 emissions. l/100 km (34 mpg US) and 159 g/km of CO 2 respectively. mpg US) and CO 2 emissions of 144 g/km.

2014 191

SwRI D-EGR gasoline demo vehicle delivers diesel efficiency at lower cost; potential for LEV III/Tier 3 emissions

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mpg) and a 9.2% Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) announced preliminary test results of its Dedicated-Exhaust Gas Recirculation (D-EGR) demonstration vehicle ( earlier post ) at the SAE 2014 World Congress in Detroit. D-EGR is a SwRI-developed gasoline engine concept that uses in-cylinder fuel reforming to produce CO and H 2 (with Research Octane Numbers of 106 and 130, respectively) and high levels of recirculated gas (EGR) to achieve very high levels of thermal efficiency.

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4-cylinder Ingenium diesel most efficient Jaguar diesel to date; up to 62 mpg US (3.8L/100 km) in new XE

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The first, rated at 163 PS (120 kW) and 380 N·m (280 lb-ft), delivers benchmark efficiency figures of 62 mpg US (3.8 The Euro 6 compliant engines features variable exhaust valve timing to shorten the catalyst light-off phase and also improve diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration. The cooled low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system reduces combustion chamber temperatures, inhibiting NO x formation.

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

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With the launch of the Auris Hybrid in 2010, Toyota became the first manufacturer to offer a choice of three powertrains (gasoline, gasoline-electric hybrid, and diesel) in the C-segment. liter direct injection turbocharged engine from Toyota’s new family of efficient engines announced last year ( earlier post ) joins the existing gasoline line-up. 1.2T: an all-new direct injection turbo gasoline engine. seconds, and the top speed is set at 200 km/h (124 mpg).

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New 2014 Jeep Cherokee features up to 31 mpg highway, 9-speed transmission; driver assistance firsts

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Powered by the choice of two new engines mated to the nine-speed, the Cherokee features expected highway fuel economy ratings of up to 31 mpg US (7.6 l/100 km) and a driving range on a tank of gasoline of nearly 500 miles (805 km). The 2.4-liter is the third engine to feature MultiAir technology from Chrysler Group and features the second generation “MultiAir 2” system that further enhances combustion control, improves fuel efficiency and reduces exhaust emissions.

2013 242

Hyundai introduces Veloster 3-door coupe; up to 40 mpg highway

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The 2012 Veloster features a new 1.6-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine mated to Hyundai’s first dual-clutch transmission and is estimated to deliver up to 40 mpg highway. The all-new Gamma 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is the smallest Hyundai engine to use Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI). D-CVVT (intake and exhaust camshaft phaser) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts provide optimum power, efficiency and refinement. 2012 Veloster. Click to enlarge.

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BMW unveils Gen7 5 Series; more efficient gasoline and diesel units; plug-in hybrid 530e in 2017

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The new 5 Series features TwinPower Turbo gasoline and diesel engines from the modular BMW EfficientDynamics family of power units. Two diesel engines and two gasoline variants will be available from launch, working in tandem with either rear-wheel drive or BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. The 530e plug-in hybrid will feature a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine plus BMW eDrive electric drive system (plug-in hybrid) and eight-speed Steptronic transmission.

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers new 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 and 8-speed for 30 mpg highway

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That powertrain delivers 30 mpg (7.8 The new eight-speed transmission also is paired with Grand Cherokee’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine—now achieving up to 25 mpg highway and more than 600-miles driving range—and its 5.7-liter V-8, now achieving up to 21 mpg highway. Producing 240 hp (179 kW) and 420 lb-ft (569 N·m ) of torque, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is capable of towing 7,400 pounds—more than any competitor’s gasoline V-8 equipped SUVs.

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New Mercedes C-Class Estate offers new 1.6L diesel, diesel hybrid options; gasoline plug-in hybrid model coming

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The powertrain range for the Estate, which includes diesel, gasoline and hybrid options, features a new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder diesel (OM 626) produced by Renault. mpg US) NEDC. The new Estate’s gasoline and diesel engines with ECO start/stop function comply with the Euro 6 emissions standards. liters of diesel per 100 km (62 mpg US) in NEDC combined mode (equivalent to 99 grams of CO 2 ). An overhead camshaft actuates two intake and two exhaust valves per cylinder.

2014 248

New Generation smartfortwo Gasoline and Diesel Models Lower Fuel Consumption

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mpg US) and offers CO 2 emissions of 86 g/km. The optimized gasoline engines also set new low levels of CO 2 emissions. Through detailed work on the engine control unit and exhaust system, both the 45 kW mhd (micro hybrid drive, i.e., stop-start) and the 52 kW mhd consume 4.2 liters of gasoline per 100 km, combined cycle (56 mpg US)—corresponding to CO 2 emissions of 97 g/km (combined figure).

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Pre-orders start for Mazda Axela in Japan; gasoline and hybrid models first, followed by diesel

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Sales will begin on 21 November, starting with the gasoline engine and a hybrid models, to be followed by a diesel version. This will make Mazda the first domestic automaker to offer gasoline, diesel and hybrid versions of a single model in Japan. On the gasoline side, the powertrain lineup includes a new SKYACTIV-G 1.5-liter gasoline engine which greatly enhances torque and improves fuel economy by about 26% (compares AT sedan model under JC08 mode test). mpg US , 3.2

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Volkswagen targeting 5% of Jetta sales in US with new sporty Hybrid model; expected 45 mpg combined

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Volkswagen is holding media drive events this week for the sporty new 2013 Jetta Turbo Hybrid ( earlier post ), which features the second version of a Volkswagen gasoline-electric hybrid drive system: a 1.4L The company anticipates EPA-rated combined mileage of around 45 mpg US (5.2 The gasoline engine is one of Volkswagen’s latest EA211 series of small engines. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Land Rover bringing two diesel SUVs to N. America; 32% better combined fuel economy, up to 28 mpg on highway; LEV 3

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The Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 SUVs will deliver 25 mpg (9.4 l/100 km) combined, a 32% improvement over the supercharged V6, and reach a high of 28 mpg (8.4 Peak torque arrives at 1,750 rpm in the Td6 while the gasoline V6 produces its 332 lb-ft (450 N·m) at 3,500 rpm. Similarly, the low-end torque of the Td6 allows the vehicles to deliver 0-60 acceleration times comparable to the higher horsepower V6 gasoline models.

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Peugeot 208 features new generation of 3-cylinder gasoline and Stop & Start System (e-HDi) diesel engines

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The new Peugeot 208 B-segment supermini, which launches this spring in Europe, will be available in 3- and 5-door bodystyles with a range of gasoline and diesel engines including a new 3-cylinder gasoline engine range and the latest generation of Stop & Start System (e-HDi) diesel engines. With five models, four of which are equipped with the new generation Stop & Start System (e-HDi), the diesel range starts at 87g/km of CO 2 (delivering fuel economy of 69 mpg US or 3.4

2012 204

Mazda introducing 1.3L direct injection gasoline engine as first SKYACTIV-G unit

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direct-injection 1.3-liter gasoline engine. features a high compression ratio (for a regular gasoline mass production automobile engine) of 14.0:1 It will be the first 1.3-liter direct-injection gasoline engine to be equipped in a compact car manufactured in Japan. will achieve fuel economy of 30 km/L (71 mpg US, 3.33 that is equipped in the facelifted Mazda Demio adopts all of Mazda’s SKYACTIV engine technologies except for the exhaust manifold.

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Nissan Unveils New 3-Cylinder 1.2L Supercharged Gasoline Direct Injection Engine; Targeting Lowest Fuel Consumption for Gasoline Engine

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unveiled a newly developed 1.2-liter engine, the HR12DDR, which aims to achieve the lowest level of fuel consumption in the world for gasoline-powered cars while delivering power output equivalent to that of a 1.5L High engine performance and low fuel consumption levels have been achieved through the adoption of the Miller cycle, gasoline direct injection system (GDI), and a highly efficient supercharger, in combination with an Idling Stop (stop-start) system. km/L (61 mpg US, 3.85

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