Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53457/more en Variety Distinguishes 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body">WardsAuto editors evaluated 37 all-new or improved powertrains before settling on the winners: two V-8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 3-cyl. turbos, a battery-electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/variety-distinguishes-2015-ward-s-10-best-engines#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Diesel Resource Center Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Sweden United Kingdom BMW Chevrolet Dodge Ford Hyundai Mini Ram Subaru Volkswagen Volvo Car Automatic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Diesel Electric Vehicles Emissions Flex-Fuel Vehicles Fuel Economy Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Gasoline Li-ion Manual Product Development Supercharger Turbocharger 2.0L turbo 4-cyl. engine 6.2L LT1 V-8 BMW i3 Chevrolet Corvette Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Ford Fiesta EcoBoost hydrogen fuel cell Hyundai Tucson FCV range extender Volvo T5 Drive-E Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:30:00 +0000 1175021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>2015 <em>Ward&rsquo;s 10 Best Engines</em> winners will receive trophies at ceremony during Detroit auto show.</strong></p> Coming to an EV Near You: Multi-Speed Transmissions http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions <div class="node-body blog-body">A ZF executive says he expects 3- or 4-speed transmissions to be available in electric vehicles within five or six years. The new gearboxes could extend range some 20%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-ahead">Road Ahead</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/coming-ev-near-you-multi-speed-transmissions#comments Blog Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW General Motors Tesla ZF Batteries Electric Vehicles Emissions Future Products Product Development Sales Results Transmissions 1-speed transmission 2-mode transmission 2-speed transmission 3-speed 4-speed transmission James Potter Nissan Leaf Tesla Model S torque ZF ZF Powertrain Technology Road Ahead Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:14:00 +0000 1167451 at http://wardsauto.com 4-Wheel Steering Market on Rebound http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/4-wheel-steering-market-rebound <div class="node-body article-body">Germany’s ZF provides rear-steering as standard equipment on four Porsche models, and four other customers will use the supplier’s technology within the next two years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/4-wheel-steering-market-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/4-wheel-steering-market-rebound#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional Austria U.S. Germany Delphi Ford General Motors Porsche ZF Automatic Chassis Continuously Variable (CVT) Dual Clutch (DCT) Electronics Future Products Product Development Safety 4-wheel steering Active Kinematics Control AKC Audi Prologue Austria Batavia Continuously variable transmission CVT Delphi General Motors Lebring Mark Rotary Quadrasteer Steward Snead TechAcademy Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:06:00 +0000 1166981 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ZF supplies rear-steering system for Porsche 911 Turbo S.</strong></p> Tom Murphy ZF TechAcademy in South Carolina http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-techacademy-south-carolina <div class="node-body gallery-body">ZF hosted journalists for a 1-day TechAcademy at a former runway in Greenville, SC, to demonstrate its capabilities in chassis and driveline technologies. Eight-speed, 9-speed and dual-clutch transmissions were among the systems evaluated, as well as rear-wheel steering. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-techacademy-south-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/zf-techacademy-south-carolina#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany BMW Porsche ZF Automatic Chassis Dual Clutch (DCT) Electronics Future Products Product Development Safety Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:05:00 +0000 1167051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar F-Type roadster has ZF torque converter and 8-speed automatic.</strong></p> Fiat 500X New Addition to U.S. Lineup http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fiat 500X designers leveraged cues from the flagship Fiat 500, including double headlamps and a trapezoidal nose.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/fiat-500x-new-addition-us-lineup#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Collision Avoidance Exterior Gasoline Information & Entertainment Interior Manual Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:01:00 +0000 1163221 at http://wardsauto.com Mazda6 Refresh Conveys Brand Evolution, Automaker Says http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda6-refresh-conveys-brand-evolution-automaker-says <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda says NVH performance has been stepped up, with cabin noise reduced by 10% on rough roads and 25% on highways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda6-refresh-conveys-brand-evolution-automaker-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda6-refresh-conveys-brand-evolution-automaker-says#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Collision Avoidance Exterior Interior Manual Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1162481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Mazda6 receives new front grille with horizontal flow.</strong></p> Mazda Refreshes ’16 CX-5 CUV http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-refreshes-16-cx-5-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda CX-5 LED taillamps and headlamps receive updates to new designs, while nine new colors have been added to the palette.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-refreshes-16-cx-5-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-refreshes-16-cx-5-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Mazda 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Exterior Future Products Gasoline Interior Manual Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1162041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Mazda CX-5 available with 2.0L or 2.5L Skyactiv 4-cyl. engine.</strong></p> Chrysler Aims to Recapture Magic With New ’15 300 Sedan http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-aims-recapture-magic-new-15-300-sedan <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chrysler seeks to replicate impactful design of original ’05 300 with new version. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-aims-recapture-magic-new-15-300-sedan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/chrysler-aims-recapture-magic-new-15-300-sedan#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Chrysler 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:01:00 +0000 1160521 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Chrysler 300 receives updated sheetmetal, interiors.&nbsp;</strong></p> Mazda Takes Wraps Off All-New CX-3 CUV http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-takes-wraps-all-new-cx-3-cuv <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mazda expects new CX-3 to become a core model in its global lineup when it goes on sale next year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-takes-wraps-all-new-cx-3-cuv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mazda-takes-wraps-all-new-cx-3-cuv#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Mazda 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Automatic Exterior Gasoline Interior Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:00:00 +0000 1161241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Mazda CX-3 to be powered by 2.0L Skyactiv-G inline 4-cyl. engine</strong></p> Honda V-6 Part of Dying Breed http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/honda-v-6-part-dying-breed <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines: Under the Hood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So why isn’t the industry giving us fantastic new naturally aspirated 6-cyl. engines? Blame CAFE. Engineering budgets can stretch only so far, and automakers have discovered a turbocharged 4-cyl. can deliver the same, if not better, performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/honda-v-6-part-dying-breed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-engines/honda-v-6-part-dying-breed#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Engines North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Honda Automatic Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development cylinder deactivation Fuel Economy Honda Accord i-VTEC midrange Pentastar single overhead cam SOHC VCM Ward's 10 Best Engines Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:49:00 +0000 1159641 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Accord&rsquo;s 3.5L SOHC V-6 has dazzled <em>WardsAuto</em> editors with supreme smoothness, cool confidence, potent midrange.</strong></p>