Articles about Engine Technology

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
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