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Audi’s 2015 A3 and S3 sedans, offering a mix of diesel, turbocharged and gasoline engines, have earned a 5-Star overall crash safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. This New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) rating is the highest crash test rating currently available, being added to IIHS Top […]

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Audi has seen three of its vehicles recognized as being great value, helped by a mix of diesel and turbocharged powertrains. Owners of the Audi A7 helped name it the Best Model overall in the newly released 2014 Total Value Index (TVI) study, presented by Strategic Vision and ALG. The Audi A7 also topped the […]

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Volkswagen revealed its 2015 Jetta powered by the brand’s new TDI Clean Diesel starts at $21,640. The updated car features the turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, a refreshed exterior, and what the company describes as being a host of newly-available driver assistance systems. These driver assistance systems include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, […]

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It may have just landed on our shores, but Ford’s small 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is Europe’s best-selling turbocharged gasoline engine for the first six months of 2014. This statement is based according to Ford’s own figures. Ford explained this year, one in every five vehicles Ford sold in Europe was equipped with a 1.0-liter EcoBoost. […]

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June 26, 2014, will mark the official start of production for the new Decherd Powertrain Plant, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Infiniti Motor Company President Johan de Nysschen and Gary Edwards, vice president, Powertrain Operations and Battery Plant, are expected to preside over the Opening Celebration activities. […]

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Audi introduced the latest generation of its 3.0 TDI engine at the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium, held May 8 and 9. The German automaker said the new V6 diesel boasts innovative solutions in many fields of technology. “TDI engines are a central part of our technology mix for the mobility of tomorrow,” said As […]

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General Motors is preparing a new generation of Ecotec small-displacement engines that will be produced in 11 engine variants ranging from 1.0 liter to 1.5 liter. General Motors (GM) said this will allow streamlining of its global powertrain portfolio with a modular architecture that broadens its adaptability to global markets and reduce manufacturing complexity – […]

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Ford is shedding light today on the next generation of its Mustang pony car announcing it will be back with four-cylinder turbocharged power. The Mustang was available for a few years in the early 80’s with a turbocharged four, giving birth to the SVO Mustangs. The new 4-cylinder engine has nothing in common with its […]

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has newly developed the VTEC TURBO, a direct injection gasoline turbo engine that is suitable for small-to-medium-sized vehicles. Honda explained the VTEC TURBO is a new addition to the Earth Dreams Technology, the company’s next-generation powertrain technologies which aim to achieve both the fun of driving and excellent […]

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Volkswagen de Mexico announced November 7 a new investment of $118 million to mark the start of the second stage of its engine plant located in the Guanajuato Puerto Interior industrial park. VW explained the additional funding will be used to manufacture new components that will be used in a new version of the EA888 […]

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