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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New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE; gasoline, diesel and PHEV

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The Golf GTE can be driven at speeds of up to 130 km/h (81 mph) in all-electric mode. Volkswagen unveiled the new eight-generation Golf GTI, the Golf GTD and the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid via a live stream event, in place of the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show.

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Two new V6 engines with 48V mild hybrid system for Audi Q8; gasoline and diesel

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With the turbocharged gasoline engine, the Audi Q8 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.9 mph) in 7.1 mph), the Q8 can coast for up to 40 seconds with the engine switched off when the driver lets off the accelerator. Audi is expanding the engine line-up for its luxury SUV, the Q8—as well as its roll-out of its 48V mild hybrid system ( earlier post )—by adding two V6 engine versions.

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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.

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Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

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Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines. The electric drive can reach 135km/h (84 mph) before the combustion engine takes over. The HYBRID engine and the HYBRID4 (four-wheel-drive) engine will be available for the second quarter of 2019. Peugeot 3008 PHEV. The 1.6L PureTech engine has been adapted, including with the addition of a starter-alternator or a specific cooling face.

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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. seconds and goes on to a top speed of 204 km/h (127 mph). 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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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. Top speed is 212 km/h (132 mph) in each case. Starting in the spring of 2015, there will be a choice of four gasoline and three diesel engines, including the new entry-level power unit.

2014 192

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. 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). Compared with other gasoline engines, the intake valves of the 1.5

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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. seconds and can reach a top speed of 215 km/h (134 mph). The 2.0L direct-injection engine delivers output of up to 155 kW (211 hp) and torque of 350 N·m (258 lb-ft). The GLK 250 4MATIC accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 In doing so, the new model boasts an NEDC combined fuel consumption of just 7.7

2013 191

Hyundai Motor America to release 8 new crossovers by 2020; gasoline, diesel, hydrogen and electricity

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Hyundai said it will showcase its latest gasoline engine, diesel engine, hydrogen fuel cell ( earlier post ) and battery electric technologies in these vehicles. Hyundai currently offers gasoline, diesel, hydrogen and battery-electric vehicles—but not a diesel—in the US. seconds and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). The 2.0-liter MPI Atkinson engine produces 149PS, with a 0-100 km/h time of 10 seconds and a top speed of 194 km/h (121 mph).

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Kia introducing bi-fuel gasoline-LPG Picanto in Europe

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Responding to growing customer demand in Europe for small cars with low running costs and low emissions, Kia is introducing a bi-fuel gasoline-LPG model to its Picanto small car range. gallon) gasoline tank in the regular position ahead of the rear axle and a 27-liter (7.1-gallon) pressurized LPG tank located beneath the trunk floor in the space previously occupied by the spare wheel. Drivers can switch from gasoline to LPG (and vice-versa) by pressing a button on the dashboard.

2013 191

Ford unveils new Focus; 10% better fuel economy; focus on tech; gasoline and diesel

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The new Focus features a broad suite of Ford advanced driver assistance technologies and advanced EcoBoost gasoline and EcoBlue diesel engines offering a 10% fuel-efficiency improvement across the range. Braking distances from 100 km/h (62 mph) are reduced by up to 1 meter, supported by the new Electric Brake Booster for select models that builds pressure faster, and delivers a more confident and consistent pedal feel across a broader range of operating conditions.

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New top-end diesel, gasoline engines for VW Tiguan in Europe

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seconds and it can reach a top speed of 228 km/h (142 mph); maximum torque is 500 N·m, available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. TSI gasoline engine with 162 kW / 220 PS also promises increased dynamic performance. seconds and reaches a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph). In Europe, the new Volkswagen Tiguan can now be ordered with two new top engines: the new 2.0 TDI biturbo diesel with 176 KW / 240 PS; and the 2.0

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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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First VW Polo BlueMotion to have gasoline-fueled TSI technology; new 3-cylinder engine, 57 mpg

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Volkswagen is introducing its first fuel-saving BlueMotion vehicle with a gasoline-fueled TSI engine with the Polo TSI BlueMotion. As a result, the TSI BlueMotion is the first gasoline-fueled Polo to receive a class A label for energy efficiency and achieve top ratings for fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions in its class. The new three-cylinder engine with a displacement of one liter delivers 70 kW / 94 hp and can reach a top speed of more than 190 km/h (188 mph).

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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. seconds and a maximum speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). 1.2T: an all-new direct injection turbo gasoline engine.

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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. The new Estate’s gasoline and diesel engines with ECO start/stop function comply with the Euro 6 emissions standards. Three BlueDIRECT four-cylinder gasoline engines and one BlueDIRECT six-cylinder gasoline engine with power outputs ranging from 115 to 245 kW (156 to 333 hp) will initially be available for the new C-Class.

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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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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 T-Jet records a top speed of 189 km/h (117 mph) and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.2 Fiat will also soon introduce a dual-fuel (LPG/Gasoline) version of the 500L and Fiat 500L Trekking. Performance is similar to the gasoline version, with maximum power of 120 HP at 5,000 rpm, a top speed of 189 km/h; acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.6

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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. One additional gasoline and two diesel engines will be introduced later this year: the BMW 420i Coupe, BMW 430d Coupe and BMW 435d Coupe, plus two BMW xDrive options. BMW 4 Series Coupe.

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive reduces lifecycle CO2 emissions by as much as 64% compared to B 180 gasoline model

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CO 2 emissions of the B-Class Electric Drive compared with the B 180 gasoline-engine variant [t/car]. The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive ( earlier post ) delivers up to 64% lower CO 2 emissions than the equivalent B 180 gasoline model (when charged with hydroelectricity), according to Mercedes-Benz and TÜV Süd. In the interests of optimizing the range, the top speed is electronically limited to 160 km/h (99 mph). 4% higher than for the gasoline variant.

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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. The new top-of-the-line gasoline model, which was designed specifically for markets such as the United States, Canada and China accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

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Facelifted Mercedes-Benz B-Class with diesel, gasoline, natural gas and electric drives debuting at Paris show

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to 47 mpg US); four gasoline engines at between 5.4 Both the B 200 Natural Gas Drive and the B-Class Electric Drive use the B-Class’s modular ENERGY SPACE body concept: The underbody houses one large and two smaller gas tanks and a 14-liter gasoline tank (B 200 Natural Gas Drive) or the lithium-ion battery (B-Class Electric Drive). B-Class gasoline models.

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Gen 2 Audi A5 Sportback available as bivalent g-tron; Audi e-gas, natural gas or gasoline

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In a new departure, the A5 Sportback is also available as a bivalent g-tron, which customers can run on either Audi e-gas ( earlier post ), natural gas or gasoline. g/mi) (with S tronic), Audi is the first premium manufacturer to offer a gasoline engine in the B segment that achieves lower emissions than a comparable diesel engine. The newly developed engine is based on the gasoline-powered 2.0 mph) in just 8.5

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2013 Toyota Avalon features both gasoline and hybrid powertrains; hybrid expects a 40-mpg combined EPA-rating

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Toyota will introduce both gasoline and hybrid powertrain versions of the North American designed and engineered 2013 Avalon. The all-aluminum six-cylinder engine will produce 268 hp (200 kW) and 248 lb-ft (336 N·m) of torque, which will propel the new sedan to 60 mph in under seven seconds. km) at speeds up to 25 mph (40 km/h), providing an all-electric option that is convenient in residential areas or parking garages. Avalon Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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Lincoln to Price MKZ Hybrid at Parity with Gasoline Model

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The MKZ Hybrid can operate in electric vehicle mode at speeds up to 47 mph. Lincoln’s new MKZ Hybrid ( earlier post ) will be priced the same as its conventional gas sibling when it goes on sale this fall, with an MSRP starting at $35,180, including destination and delivery. The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

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). It is automatically active at speeds under 30 km/h (19 mph), and it uses a laser sensor to detect the risk of an imminent collision. The new Volkswagen up! Click to enlarge. Volkswagen will launch its new up! minicar in December, first in the European market, with 3 versions for different budgets and needs: take up!

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Jaguar adds two new smaller forced induction gasoline engines to 2013 XF and XJ lineup; 8-speed automatic and start-stop

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For the 2013 XF and XJ lineup, Jaguar is adding two new downsized forced induction gasoline powerplants: 3.0-liter V6 Supercharged and 2.0-liter i4 Turbocharged units. These join the existing line-up of 2.2-liter i4 Turbodiesel, 3.0-liter V6 Turbodiesel and both naturally-aspirated and Supercharged 5.0-liter V8 gasoline units. Eight-speed ZF automatic transmissions are now fitted to all gasoline and diesel XJ and XF variants as standard for greater efficiency and performance.

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Mercedes-Benz launches new S-Class with hybrid, diesel, gasoline models; 59 mpg PHEV model to come

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On a larger efficiency scale, the new S-Class in its first year will offer two hybrid versions, a gasoline model and a diesel variant: the S 400 HYBRID, S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, S 500, and S 350 BlueTEC. With the hybrid model, which combines a V6 gasoline engine with a compact hybrid module and Li-ion battery pack, the Mercedes?Benz The gasoline engine develops 225 kW (306 hp) and the electric motor adds another 20 kW. New S 400 HYBRID. Click to enlarge.

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Citroën introduces first members of new 3-cylinder gasoline engine family; 1.0L and 1.2L PureTech reduce fuel consumption about 25%

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Citroën is introducing the first members of its new PureTech family of three-cylinder gasoline engines on the C3, DS3 and C-Elysée (for international markets) ranges. Top speed is up 7 mph (11 km/h), and fuel economy is also improved by up to 1.5 Progress has been made across the board, with the top speed increasing by 5 mph (8 km/h). PureTech 3-cylinder engine. Click to enlarge.

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Volvo to unveil XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Detroit show; system targeted for US and China markets

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At the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car Corporation will unveil the Volvo XC60 gasoline-electric Plug-in Hybrid Concept. To make the plug-in technology viable for buyers in the US and China, Volvo notes , it needs to feature a gasoline engine. The gasoline plug-in hybrid is ideal for the American motorist who wants an electric car while at the same time retaining all the power and capacity that comes in his or her. XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept.

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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. With a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph), the car accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.9 These gasoline engines and the EA288 series diesel engines, which are also new, are technological pillars of the future Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). In constant speed driving at 50 km/h (31 mph) in third or fourth gear, fuel savings are as much as one liter per 100 km. Polo BlueGT. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan introducing new Micra with supercharged 3-cylinder gasoline direct injection engine; 95 gCO2/km

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Nissan is launching a version of the Micra city car equipped with a new supercharged gasoline direct injection engine. The Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger (DIG-S) engine produces 72 kW (97 hp) and 142 N·m (105 lb-ft), while CO 2 emissions are 95 g/km for the manual version and 115 g/km for the CVT version. Maximum speed is 180 km/h (112 mph) for the manual version. The new 1.2L DIG-S engine. Click to enlarge.

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Mercedes-Benz introducing diesel E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID with fuel economy of 56 mpg US; gasoline-engined E 400 HYBRID model to follow

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Daimler will introduce the Mercedes-Benz E 400 HYBRID—equipped with a V6 gasoline engine—into in the US market, and later in other countries such as Japan and China. The modular hybrid concept requires no modifications to the bodyshell; the hybrid module can be used flexibly in other model series and there will be right-hand drive versions apart from the diesel and gasoline models. E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Click to enlarge.

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Toyota provides update on status of green car technology, future plans; 21 new hybrid models, new gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EV and fuel cell stack

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In the area of energy conservation, TMC has developed a new gasoline engine that achieves a maximum 38.5% Gasoline engines. An enhanced engine for use in hybrid vehicles, based on the 2.5-liter AR gasoline engine, adopts the Atkinson cycle and D-4S injection system. Starting in 2014, TMC plans to launch a vehicle with a new 2.0-liter, turbo-charged AR engine, also based on the 2.5-liter AR gasoline engine. The new EQ EV offers power consumption of 104 Wh/km.

2012 256

VW stages global launch for third generation of Beetle; for the US, two gasoline and one diesel engines

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gasoline five cylinder; the 2.0L TSI turbocharged gasoline engine. The car exhibits significantly reduced fuel consumption and emission values compared to the previous model thanks to the switch to turbo-gasoline (TSI) and common rail turbodiesel direct injection engines (TDI). TSI turbocharged gasoline models, while a 6-speed manual will come standard. The three charged gasoline engines of the Beetle output 77 kW / 105 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS.

2011 191

New Mercedes C-Class Models Feature Gasoline Direct Injection with 6-Speed MT, Start/Stop Systems

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing C-Class C 180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY and C 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY models featuring four-cylinder gasoline direct injection engines with ECO start/stop function, coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. Previously the four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection was only available for C-Class models equipped with an automatic transmission. Compared to conventional port injection, gasoline direct fuel injection allows higher.

2010 170

New Top-End Audi A1 Features 1.4 TFSI Dual Charged Gasoline Engine; 40 MPG US

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seconds, and the top speed is 227 km/h (141 mph) (performance figures are provisional). Audi will present the new top engine version for the Audi A1 at the Paris Motor Show, a dual-charged 1.4 TFSI engine with 136 kW (185 hp) and 250 N·m (185 lb-ft). The A1 1.4 TFSI consumes on average 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (40 mpg US), which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 139 g/km (223 g/mile) (provisional figures). The compact and lightweight 1.4

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Toyota reduces fuel consumption and emissions across the new Auris range; 13% average reduction in CO2 compared to predecessors; gasoline, diesel and hybrid

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Toyota anticipates a 1/3 full hybrid, 1/3 gasoline, 1/3 diesel engine mix. The new Auris’ powertrain line-up, which now features a choice of an improved full hybrid or two gasoline and two diesel engines offering the performance- and economy-enhancing benefits of Toyota Optimal Drive. gasoline engine, new roller rocker technology and smaller, lighter pistons in both gasoline engines, low viscosity oil and 6-speed manual transmissions throughout the new Auris engine range.

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New Mercedes-Benz B-Class to feature new gasoline and diesel engines and transmissions; start/stop standard

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New M270 gasoline direct injection engine. Gasoline engines. The new four-cylinder gasoline engines (internal designation M270) mark the launch of a completely new engine series. The turbo engines retain their fuel efficiency at high load levels, as the mixture does not require enriching to cool the cylinder head up to a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) (full-load enrichment). Click to enlarge.

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Fiat Launches New 1.8L Gasoline Direct-Injection Turbo in Lancia Delta

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Fiat has launched a new 1.8-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine—the 1.8 Di TurboJet, the Lancia Delta can reach a maximum speed of 230 km/h (143 mph) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 This allows the engine to make better use of the supercharging when compared to standard turbocharged gasoline engines, according to Fiat. The 200 HP 1.8 Di TurboJet. Click to enlarge.

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VW Arteon and Arteon Shooting Brake available with plug-in hybrid drive

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When using the electric motor, the two new Arteon models can drive at speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph). At higher speeds, the efficient four-cylinder TSI engine (turbocharged gasoline engine) is activated. seconds and reach a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph).

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Terrafugia obtains FAA Special Light-Sport Airworthiness Certificate for roadable aircraft; “flying car”

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Powered by a 100-hp Rotax 912iS Sport fuel-injected engine with a 2,000 hr TBO, the vehicle has a flight speed of 100 mph and runs on either premium gasoline or 100LL airplane fuel. Terrafugia, Inc.

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