Materials http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53442/more en 2015 Winner: Chevrolet 6.2L LT1 OHV DI V-8 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Whereas the Hellcat Hemi V-8 is a Braveheart mallet to the face, the 460-hp ’Vette powerplant is a black-ops sniper with a clear shot in daylight. Other naturally aspirated small-blocks will outsell the LT1, but they will never outperform it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-chevrolet-62l-lt1-ohv-di-v-8#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America North America - Regional U.S. Chevrolet Aluminum Automatic Chassis Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development 6.2L LT1 V-8 Active Fuel Management Chevy Corvette Corvette cylinder deactivation Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Hemi naturally aspirated Porsche 911 small-block V-8 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1184981 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Winner: BMW 127-kW Electric Motor http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The BMW i3’s 170-hp electric motor propels the spacious 4-seater with a free-wheeling simplicity that is uncommon among EVs. Aggressive regenerative braking lets you drive while rarely touching the brake pedal. This is the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/2015-winner-bmw-127-kw-electric-motor#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW BMW Carbon Fiber Electric Vehicles Emissions Fuel Economy Gasoline Li-ion Product Development BMW i3 Cadillac ELR Chevrolet Volt Drew Winter EREV Fiat 500e generator Kia Soul EV range extender Ultimate Driving Machine VW e-Golf zero emissions ZEV Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:02:00 +0000 1185061 at http://wardsauto.com Research Finds New Dimension in Fuel-Cell Efficiency http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/research-finds-new-dimension-fuel-cell-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body">The discovery makes monolayers of graphene, and its sister material boron nitride, attractive for possible uses as proton-conducting membranes, which are at the heart of modern fuel-cell technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/research-finds-new-dimension-fuel-cell-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/research-finds-new-dimension-fuel-cell-efficiency#comments Premium Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology China Netherlands United Kingdom Fuel-Cell Vehicles Materials Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:22:00 +0000 1175421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Studies indicate graphene could boost fuel-cell</strong><strong>&nbsp;durability.</strong></p> Luxury Automakers Cater to Lead Feet of Well-Heeled http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With mass-market cars now offering LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity and even Alcantara fabrics, performance is where many luxury brands are trying to stand out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/luxury-automakers-cater-lead-feet-well-heeled#comments Public World Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology World Audi Bentley Cadillac Maybach Mercedes Porsche Sales & Marketing Autonomous Vehicles Information & Entertainment Interior Lighting Materials Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:12:00 +0000 1176411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Porsche Panamera Turbo S lacks little except cutting-edge technology.</strong></p> Researchers Tout Supercapacitors for EV Power Boost http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-tout-supercapacitors-ev-power-boost <div class="node-body article-body">Supercapacitors made into a thin film with a high power density could be embedded in an EV’s body panels, roof, doors, hood and floor, storing enough energy to charge the battery in just a few minutes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-tout-supercapacitors-ev-power-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/researchers-tout-supercapacitors-ev-power-boost#comments Premium Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Australia U.S. Charging Future Products Li-ion Materials Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:27:00 +0000 1166231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Supercapacitors offer cost, charge-time benefits, researcher Nunzio Motta says.</strong></p> Tesla, BMW Talking EV-Components Deal http://wardsauto.com/tesla-bmw-talking-ev-components-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Tesla founder Elon Musk says he and BMW officials are discussing "whether we can collaborate in battery technology or charging stations."</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/tesla-bmw-talking-ev-components-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Germany Batteries Carbon Fiber Electric Vehicles Globalization Product Development Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:26:00 +0000 1165861 at http://wardsauto.com New ’15 Ford F-150 to Achieve 26 MPG, Just Shy of Ram EcoDiesel http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-15-ford-f-150-achieve-26-mpg-just-shy-ram-ecodiesel-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Early builds of the new ’15 Ford F-150 have been cleared for sale and will reach dealerships within a week, the automaker says. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-15-ford-f-150-achieve-26-mpg-just-shy-ram-ecodiesel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-15-ford-f-150-achieve-26-mpg-just-shy-ram-ecodiesel-0#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Diesel Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Gasoline Turbocharger Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:47:00 +0000 1165441 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Ford F-150 pickup 5%-29% more fuel efficient.</strong></p> Lincoln Black Label MKC and MKZ http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each time a Lincoln vehicle is all-new, such as the next-generation Navigator now in the pipeline, a Black Label version will be offered.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-mkc-and-mkz#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Lincoln Sales & Marketing 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products Instrument Panel Materials Product Development Seats Vehicle Interiors Wheels Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:07:00 +0000 1160581 at http://wardsauto.com Lincoln Black Label Welcomes Indulgence http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-welcomes-indulgence <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford’s luxury brand is reaching out to potential customers who “want to be part of something a little bit bigger,” with membership privileges that include fine dining and weekend getaways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-welcomes-indulgence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/lincoln-black-label-welcomes-indulgence#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional Mexico U.S. Lincoln Advertising Future Products Instrument Panel Materials Product Development Seats Vehicle Assembly Vehicle Interiors Alcantara Andrew Frick Black Label Eagle Ottawa leather exclusive Ford Hines Park Lincoln Lincoln Paul Bucek premium materials Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:02:00 +0000 1160571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Andrew Frick, Lincoln&rsquo;s group marketing manager, discusses new Black Label offerings at Hines Park Lincoln in Plymouth, MI.</strong></p> Is ’15 Ford F-150 Too Advanced? http://wardsauto.com/blog/15-ford-f-150-too-advanced <div class="node-body blog-body">When it comes to vehicles, lighter almost always is better. Whatever Ford did to the F-150 has made me a believer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/15-ford-f-150-too-advanced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/15-ford-f-150-too-advanced#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Ford Aluminum Exterior Ford's Innovative F-150 Pickup Final Inspection Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:12:00 +0000 1152831 at http://wardsauto.com