WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/72621/more en With Audi V-6, Who Needs a V-8? http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/audi-v-6-who-needs-v-8 <div class="node-body article-body">The supercharged V-6 is nearly a half-second quicker than the previous V-8-powered S4, mainly because it has 23 lb.-ft. (31 Nm) more torque.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/audi-v-6-who-needs-v-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America North America Germany Audi Auto Makers Eaton Volkswagen Politics WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology Audi Ford EcoBoost Germany Volkswagen Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:17:00 +0000 403641 at http://wardsauto.com Chevy Volt’s Bold Blend of ICE and EV Right Strategy http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/chevy-volt-s-bold-blend-ice-and-ev-right-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">“More than two-thirds of our customers are driving all electric all the time,” Voltec propulsion system chief engineer Pamela Fletcher says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/chevy-volt-s-bold-blend-ice-and-ev-right-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers General Motors Plants & Production Politics Gasoline WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Bob Lutz Chevy Cruze General Motors Nissan Leaf U.S. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:00:00 +0000 403361 at http://wardsauto.com Latest Tech Creates Mighty 1.6L for Mini http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/latest-tech-creates-mighty-16l-mini <div class="node-body article-body">For ’11, BMW upped output by adding direct injection and double VANOS to the naturally-aspirated 4-cyl., plus Valvetronic and a new twin-scroll turbocharger to the S version.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/latest-tech-creates-mighty-16l-mini" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/latest-tech-creates-mighty-16l-mini#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers BMW Mini PSA Politics WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology BMW Mini PSA Peugeot Citroen U.S. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:40:00 +0000 276941 at http://wardsauto.com BMW’s Newest I-6 Better, Not Bigger http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/bmw-s-newest-i-6-better-not-bigger <div class="node-body article-body">New N55 engine features a single, more compact, faster-responding twin-scroll turbocharger that replaces the N54’s twin turbos.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/bmw-s-newest-i-6-better-not-bigger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/bmw-s-newest-i-6-better-not-bigger#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers BMW Bosch Politics WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology BMW Bosch gasoline direct injection Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:48:00 +0000 276031 at http://wardsauto.com Ford’s Iconic ‘Five-Oh’ V-8 Almost Born as Less-Sexy 5.8L http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-s-iconic-five-oh-v-8-almost-born-less-sexy-58l <div class="field-byline"> Gary Witzenburg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“There's a lot of love and passion in the company and the customer base around the 5.0L engine,” Harrison says, “and we have wanted to do one for years.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-s-iconic-five-oh-v-8-almost-born-less-sexy-58l" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/ford-s-iconic-five-oh-v-8-almost-born-less-sexy-58l#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Ford Sales & Marketing WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology Ford U.S. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 13:06:00 +0000 162970 at http://wardsauto.com Targeting BMW, Volvo I-6 Turbo World-Class on All Fronts http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/targeting-bmw-volvo-i-6-turbo-world-class-all-fronts <div class="field-byline"> Gary Witzenburg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The single most impressive thing about this world-class 3.0L turbo 6-cyl. is the fact it fits transversely between the shock towers of the midsize S60.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/targeting-bmw-volvo-i-6-turbo-world-class-all-fronts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/targeting-bmw-volvo-i-6-turbo-world-class-all-fronts#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers BMW Volvo Car Sales & Marketing WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology BMW S60 U.S. V60 Volvo XC60 XC90 Fri, 13 May 2011 17:15:00 +0000 56268 at http://wardsauto.com VW’s 2.0L Turbodiesel Remarkably Likeable and Fuel Efficient http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/vw-s-20l-turbodiesel-remarkably-likeable-and-fuel-efficient <div class="field-byline"> Gary Witzenburg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For those whose travels include substantial highway miles, a somewhat less expensive 40-plus-mpg diesel can offer real savings over many hybrid-electric vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/vw-s-20l-turbodiesel-remarkably-likeable-and-fuel-efficient" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/vw-s-20l-turbodiesel-remarkably-likeable-and-fuel-efficient#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Volkswagen Politics California Air Resources Board (CARB) Diesel Product Development WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology CARB U.S. Volkswagen Tue, 26 Apr 2011 14:12:00 +0000 56696 at http://wardsauto.com Nissan Improving Leaf One Amp at a Time http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/nissan-improving-leaf-one-amp-time <div class="field-byline"> Gary Witzenburg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“There is nobody out there, and nobody forecast to come, who has a mass-market, zero emissions, no-gas, and no-oil offering that does what the Leaf does,” Nissan’s Mark Perry says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/nissan-improving-leaf-one-amp-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/nissan-improving-leaf-one-amp-time#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Nissan Politics Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Electronics Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Product Development SAE International WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology Carlos Ghosn CHAdeMo electric vehicle Environmental Protection Agency Leaf Nissan U.S. Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:04:00 +0000 36923 at http://wardsauto.com Versatility, Refinement Hallmarks of Chrysler Pentastar http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/versatility-refinement-hallmarks-chrysler-pentastar <div class="field-byline"> Gary Witzenburg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The all-new V-6 will power 10 Chrysler vehicles by the end of this year and 13 by 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/versatility-refinement-hallmarks-chrysler-pentastar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/versatility-refinement-hallmarks-chrysler-pentastar#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers Chrysler Fiat Plants & Production Sales & Marketing WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology Chrysler Dodge Challenger Fiat MultiAir U.S. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:40:00 +0000 33675 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai’s Tau V-8 Continues to Improve http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hyundai-s-tau-v-8-continues-improve <div class="field-byline"> Drew Winter </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hyundai Vice Chairman H.S. Lee says increasing the volume of GDI systems should bring down the cost.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hyundai-s-tau-v-8-continues-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/news-amp-analysis/hyundai-s-tau-v-8-continues-improve#comments Public News & Analysis Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America North America U.S. Auto Makers WardsAuto 10 Best Engines Story Behind Vehicles & Technology Equus gasoline direct injection U.S. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:00:00 +0000 30328 at http://wardsauto.com