Articles about Engine Technology

This is for the European market
So, we finally have a clearer idea of what Mazda's revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine tech is capable of. The Japanese car manufacturer has just revealed the engine details for the European market, with deliveries over there set to begin in autumn.
The pros and cons of each system
The continuous progress and expansion of modern society in a finite world have put a strain on what limited resources we have, and have brought on irreversible environmental consequences. Looking into the future, our demand for more energy to light up our
And we hope they put it in this car
Brilliant news, everyone-Mazda has announced it plans to develop new six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.Well, we say 'announced.' The news actually comes from a presentation delivered to investors and uploaded to Mazda's website (slide 26, if you're
We may not be able to afford them, but this is good to know
AMG has announced that its current generation of V12-engined S-Class sedans will be its last. There's no 12-cylinder Audi A8 in certain markets, and heck, the only Jaguar XJ left on sale is a turbodiesel.So, you'd
And should I worry?
There are many reasons your car's check-engine light turns on after you fuel up. It could be a loose gas cap, a gasket gone bad on said gas cap, or a damaged vacuum hose, among others.Modern cars (mostly those
What are the risks?
One of the benefits of modern computer-controlled engines is efficiency. These kinds of engines manage the ignition and fueling in a precise manner so that very little fuel wastage occurs.Take, for instance, fuel mixtures. In carbureted engines, fuel mixtures were
To be used in 60% of its vehicles by 2021
The race to the future between the big car manufacturers is on. Each brand is aiming for something unique and special to power their next generation of vehicles. In Toyota's case, its focus is on improving driving performance while reducing its
Our tech guru has the answer
Hi Top Gear! I just want to ask, does using second gear when taking off from a full stop hurt my car's engine?Thanks!Dann Francis Lopena Hi, Dann. The short answer is: it won't hurt your engine but it
Better performance, less fuel
We're sure that many of you are familiar with the BMW M4 GTS and its 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged mill. As we mentioned last year, the car's engine features a revolutionary water-injection system, which raises its performance
Variable compression explained
When Nissan announced that it was going to put a variable compression engine on the market, the reactions ranged from "Oh, wow!" to "It's never going to work." But Nissan's clever new technology has a lot going for it. Yet
Fuel efficiency without sacrificing power
The Range Rover Sport has been branded as a capable off-roader with a hint of sports car-like performance. But is that all there really is to the legendary Range Rover's more agile sibling? According to Land Rover, the answer
Some say this could make diesel obsolete
It looks like there's no stopping the onslaught of small displacement turbocharged gasoline engines. Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Subaru, and Honda are just some of the brands that have embraced the technology. Nissan, however, wants to take things a step further.The
2016 International Engine of the Year
It was a little over a year ago when BMW took home the coveted 2015 International Engine of the Year award. Bagging top honors was the ultra-high-tech 1.5-liter three-cylinder hybrid that powered the sporty yet efficient i8
With Dolph Lundgren on-board
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. The first vehicles that come to mind when you talk of three-cylinder engines are usually motorcycles. After all, the lump has been the
The EcoBoost of oil-burners
Diesel engines have been in the news lately, as the German government continues to investigate other carmakers following the events of Volkswagen's "Dieselgate." Despite the bad press oil-burners have been getting in Europe, it hasn't discouraged Ford from investing
They just keep coming back to it
Those who know Mazda and its place in car culture will always associate it with the rotary engine. But why is this powerplant design so important to Mazda? How does it work, really? And if it's so good, why haven't
Improving fuel economy by 4.5%
Automotive manufacturers are already OCD about stripping weight from a car's chassis, body and interior by using exotic materials, but why not the engine itself? Obvious, isn't it? Well, Ford has had a go, and the results are not to
Mazda's big surprise at Tokyo Motor Show
Before we had our first taste of authentic sushi in Japan on the night before the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, we had an appetizing, bite-size piece of juicy information from Mazda executives."Someday--in the not-too-distant future--that rotary
Most powerful unit of revered motor line
Chevrolet has been known for churning out engines known as the "small-block" series. Since its inception in the '50s, this motor has gone through several generations and has powered many Chevrolet vehicles such as the Suburban, the Camaro and the Corvette.
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