The Truth About Cars » Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Wards 10 Best Engines For 2016 is Equal Parts Performance, Parsimonious http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/wards-10-best-engines-2016-equal-parts-performance-parsimonious/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/wards-10-best-engines-2016-equal-parts-performance-parsimonious/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242009 Three hybrid powertrains and three performance powertrains bookended Wards Auto’s top 10 engines, which was released last week. The list included repeat winners such as the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 3-liter six, Subaru’s turbo flat-four and Nissan’s veteran VQ 3.5-liter V-6. Appearing for the first time was BMW’s replacement for its N55 turbocharged, 3-liter straight six […]

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Three hybrid powertrains and three performance powertrains bookended Wards Auto’s top 10 engines, which was released last week. The list included repeat winners such as the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 3-liter six, Subaru’s turbo flat-four and Nissan’s veteran VQ 3.5-liter V-6. Appearing for the first time was BMW’s replacement for its N55 turbocharged, 3-liter straight six […]

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Volkswagen Hasn’t Found Their Fall Guys (or Gals) Yet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-hasnt-found-fall-guys-gals-yet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-hasnt-found-fall-guys-gals-yet/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188354 According to Reuters, Volkswagen may have suspended engineers — including top engineers for Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche — without any evidence. According to the report, more than 10 engineers were suspended in the fallout after it became clear the automaker cheated its way through emissions tests in the U.S. and Europe. It’s not clear if the suspended engineers would be reinstated […]

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According to Reuters, Volkswagen may have suspended engineers — including top engineers for Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche — without any evidence. According to the report, more than 10 engineers were suspended in the fallout after it became clear the automaker cheated its way through emissions tests in the U.S. and Europe. It’s not clear if the suspended engineers would be reinstated […]

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Used Car Dealers Line Up Against Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/used-car-dealers-line-volkswagen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/used-car-dealers-line-volkswagen/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:35:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181090 Used car dealerships have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Volkswagen over cars they say they can’t sell and are seeking the same compensation the German automaker is offering its new car dealers, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the attorney representing the dealers, selling the cars could put the businesses at risk […]

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Used car dealerships have filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Volkswagen over cars they say they can’t sell and are seeking the same compensation the German automaker is offering its new car dealers, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the attorney representing the dealers, selling the cars could put the businesses at risk […]

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Police Looking For ‘Street Outlaw’ Ronnie Pollard on Engine Theft http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/police-looking-street-outlaw-personality-engine-theft/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/police-looking-street-outlaw-personality-engine-theft/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1146473 Police in North Carolina are looking for Ronnie Pollard, who appeared in the Discovery Channel’s series “Street Outlaws,” in connection with an engine theft, WGHP is reporting. According to investigators, Pollard may have been involved with a June robbery in King, North Carolina where thieves made off with nearly $450,000 in engines and caused $14,000 in […]

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Police in North Carolina are looking for Ronnie Pollard, who appeared in the Discovery Channel’s series “Street Outlaws,” in connection with an engine theft, WGHP is reporting. According to investigators, Pollard may have been involved with a June robbery in King, North Carolina where thieves made off with nearly $450,000 in engines and caused $14,000 in […]

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LEAKED: 2017 Ford Fusion Refresh – Can You Tell The Difference? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/leaked-2017-ford-fusion-refresh-can-you-tell-the-difference/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/leaked-2017-ford-fusion-refresh-can-you-tell-the-difference/#comments Sat, 15 Aug 2015 16:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1143137 Is this the refreshed 2017 Fusion? A Ford slideshow presentation used at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference sure points to the affirmative, according to AutoBlog. Yet, it doesn’t look like much in the way of change is afoot with the Blue Oval’s midsize sedan. You’d be hard pressed to find much of a difference at all. The slideshow […]

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Is this the refreshed 2017 Fusion? A Ford slideshow presentation used at the J.P. Morgan Auto Conference sure points to the affirmative, according to AutoBlog. Yet, it doesn’t look like much in the way of change is afoot with the Blue Oval’s midsize sedan. You’d be hard pressed to find much of a difference at all. The slideshow […]

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OFFICIAL: Lexus GS Next Up to Receive Boosted 2-liter Four Cylinder http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/official-lexus-gs-next-up-to-receive-boosted-2-liter-four-cylinder/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/official-lexus-gs-next-up-to-receive-boosted-2-liter-four-cylinder/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1141442 The 2016 Lexus GS will sport Toyota’s 2-liter, turbocharged engine, which is already in the NX200t and is coming to the IS200t. The GS will be the third Lexus model in the States to feature the engine — overseas, the RC will get it as well, but that model hasn’t been confirmed for the U.S. market. The […]

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The 2016 Lexus GS will sport Toyota’s 2-liter, turbocharged engine, which is already in the NX200t and is coming to the IS200t. The GS will be the third Lexus model in the States to feature the engine — overseas, the RC will get it as well, but that model hasn’t been confirmed for the U.S. market. The […]

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QOTD: Are All These Turbocharged Cars Going to Last? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/qotd-are-all-these-turbocharged-cars-going-to-last/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/qotd-are-all-these-turbocharged-cars-going-to-last/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 11:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1135746 If there is one recent trend in the automotive industry today, it’s turbocharging. Of course, there are a lot of other trends, too. That whole SUV coupe thing is bizarrely catching on. And I think we can all agree that it’s only a matter of time before someone sees the Subaru Outback’s 20 years of […]

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If there is one recent trend in the automotive industry today, it’s turbocharging. Of course, there are a lot of other trends, too. That whole SUV coupe thing is bizarrely catching on. And I think we can all agree that it’s only a matter of time before someone sees the Subaru Outback’s 20 years of […]

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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry Will Get Turbo Fours Soon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/honda-accord-toyota-camry-will-get-turbo-fours-soon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/honda-accord-toyota-camry-will-get-turbo-fours-soon/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1128169 The best-selling mid-size sedans in the United States will catch up to their competition by offering boosted fours under their hoods soon, Automotive News is reporting (via Car & Driver). The long-running Camry will replace its six-cylinder engine with the turbo four, though the Accord is likely to use a new, smaller, boosted four pot to replace its base […]

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The best-selling mid-size sedans in the United States will catch up to their competition by offering boosted fours under their hoods soon, Automotive News is reporting (via Car & Driver). The long-running Camry will replace its six-cylinder engine with the turbo four, though the Accord is likely to use a new, smaller, boosted four pot to replace its base […]

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Consumer Reports Reveals New Cars’ Dirty Secret http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/consumer-reports-reveals-new-cars-dirty-secret/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/consumer-reports-reveals-new-cars-dirty-secret/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1106329 Engines burn oil, but how much oil burn is normal is at the heart of a Consumer Reports study that examined nearly 500,000 new cars for how much oil they have to replace in their new car’s engine. It’s a dirty, dirty business. The report defined excessive oil consumption as adding more than one quart between recommended […]

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Engines burn oil, but how much oil burn is normal is at the heart of a Consumer Reports study that examined nearly 500,000 new cars for how much oil they have to replace in their new car’s engine. It’s a dirty, dirty business. The report defined excessive oil consumption as adding more than one quart between recommended […]

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Gets Standard Turbo Mill, Diesel Will Continue http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-chevrolet-cruze-gets-standard-turbo-mill-diesel-will-continue/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-chevrolet-cruze-gets-standard-turbo-mill-diesel-will-continue/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1099673 After all the hubbub caused by the Alfa Romeo Giulia reveal yesterday, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze got lost in the melee. But, it’s here, and it’ll be packing a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder mill as standard. Even a new diesel lump will make its way to production for 2017. What else does the Cruze have […]

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After all the hubbub caused by the Alfa Romeo Giulia reveal yesterday, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze got lost in the melee. But, it’s here, and it’ll be packing a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder mill as standard. Even a new diesel lump will make its way to production for 2017. What else does the Cruze have […]

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Volkswagen Unveils New W12 At Vienna Motor Symposium http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/volkswagen-unveils-new-w12-vienna-motor-symposium/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/volkswagen-unveils-new-w12-vienna-motor-symposium/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 20:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1066002 Volkswagen’s new 6.0-liter W12 TSI made its global debut at the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium last Friday. The next-gen W12 combines Audi’s FSI direct injection and Bentley’s TMPI multi-point injection systems together, and is augmented by a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers, an oil circuit for off-road applications, APS-coated cylinders, active engine mounts with hydraulic […]

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Volkswagen’s new 6.0-liter W12 TSI made its global debut at the 36th International Vienna Motor Symposium last Friday. The next-gen W12 combines Audi’s FSI direct injection and Bentley’s TMPI multi-point injection systems together, and is augmented by a pair of twin-scroll turbochargers, an oil circuit for off-road applications, APS-coated cylinders, active engine mounts with hydraulic […]

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Tom Hoover, “Godfather of the 426 Hemi,” Dies at 85 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/tom-hoover-godfather-426-hemi-dies-85/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/tom-hoover-godfather-426-hemi-dies-85/#comments Sun, 03 May 2015 13:31:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1059450 After battling a “long-term illness,” former Chrysler engineer and “Godfather of the 426 Hemi,” Tom Hoover passed away on April 30. He was 85 According to Hemmings, Hoover joined Chrysler in 1955 to work on the Bendix Electrojector system, an early electronic fuel injection system that ultimately proved to be fraught with issues. His next assignment […]

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After battling a “long-term illness,” former Chrysler engineer and “Godfather of the 426 Hemi,” Tom Hoover passed away on April 30. He was 85 According to Hemmings, Hoover joined Chrysler in 1955 to work on the Bendix Electrojector system, an early electronic fuel injection system that ultimately proved to be fraught with issues. His next assignment […]

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Henry Ford Museum Pops the Hood. Can You Identify the Engines? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/henry-ford-museum-pops-hood-can-identify-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/henry-ford-museum-pops-hood-can-identify-engines/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:15:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1011186 This Friday I hope to cover the Detroit Autorama and the competitors for the prestigious Ridler Award for what many consider to be the best new custom car. It’s a great show but because the show was originally organized by a Detroit area hot rod club to whom go was as important as show, the […]

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This Friday I hope to cover the Detroit Autorama and the competitors for the prestigious Ridler Award for what many consider to be the best new custom car. It’s a great show but because the show was originally organized by a Detroit area hot rod club to whom go was as important as show, the […]

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2016 Chevrolet Volt Won’t Need Premium To Move http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/2016-chevrolet-volt-wont-need-premium-move/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/2016-chevrolet-volt-wont-need-premium-move/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=938105 When customers arrive to pick up the 2016 Chevrolet Volt late next year, they won’t need to spend money on premium when it eventually comes time to fill the tank. AutoblogGreen reports the 1.5-liter engine taking the place of the outgoing 1.4-liter unit will be more than happy with regular gasoline. Volt chief engineer Andrew […]

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When customers arrive to pick up the 2016 Chevrolet Volt late next year, they won’t need to spend money on premium when it eventually comes time to fill the tank. AutoblogGreen reports the 1.5-liter engine taking the place of the outgoing 1.4-liter unit will be more than happy with regular gasoline. Volt chief engineer Andrew […]

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Ford Could Build Next Generation 4-Cylinder Engines In Canada http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/ford-build-next-generation-4-cylinder-engines-canada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/ford-build-next-generation-4-cylinder-engines-canada/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:17:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=899258 Ford is deciding between Windsor, Ontario and Mexico for the production site of its new 1.5L and 1.6L four-cylinder engines. As many as 5,000 direct and indirect jobs could be created for the former hub of Ontario’s auto manufacturing sector. The Windsor Star is reporting that the new engines would be used in the next-generation […]

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Ford is deciding between Windsor, Ontario and Mexico for the production site of its new 1.5L and 1.6L four-cylinder engines. As many as 5,000 direct and indirect jobs could be created for the former hub of Ontario’s auto manufacturing sector. The Windsor Star is reporting that the new engines would be used in the next-generation […]

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US Nissan Plant To Supply Engine For Euro-Special Infiniti Q50 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/us-nissan-plant-to-supply-engine-for-euro-special-infiniti-q50/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/us-nissan-plant-to-supply-engine-for-euro-special-infiniti-q50/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=842922 In its fight against the big premium brands in Europe, Infiniti is calling upon some German-designed American firepower for its Japanese-made, Euro-market special Q50 sedan. Automotive News reports the Q50 will receive a 2-liter turbo-four from an $319 million Infinti-only line inside Nissan’s engine plant in Decherd, Tenn.; total overall production is expected to reach […]

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In its fight against the big premium brands in Europe, Infiniti is calling upon some German-designed American firepower for its Japanese-made, Euro-market special Q50 sedan. Automotive News reports the Q50 will receive a 2-liter turbo-four from an $319 million Infinti-only line inside Nissan’s engine plant in Decherd, Tenn.; total overall production is expected to reach […]

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Toyota Unveils New Duo Of Fuel-Efficient Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/toyota-unveils-new-duo-of-fuel-efficient-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/toyota-unveils-new-duo-of-fuel-efficient-engines/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:30:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=793594 Toyota has unveiled this week two new fuel-efficient gasoline engines that will serve as the basis for as many as 14 global powerplants by 2015, and boost economy by 10 percent. Automotive News reports the two engines — 1.3-liter four-pot and 1-liter three-pot — are Atkinson cycle powerplants co-developed with partner Daihatsu, and feature fuel-efficiency […]

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Toyota has unveiled this week two new fuel-efficient gasoline engines that will serve as the basis for as many as 14 global powerplants by 2015, and boost economy by 10 percent. Automotive News reports the two engines — 1.3-liter four-pot and 1-liter three-pot — are Atkinson cycle powerplants co-developed with partner Daihatsu, and feature fuel-efficiency […]

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PRI 2013: Midwest Supercub Wants to Mow Your Lawn at 90 MPH http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/pri-2013-midwest-supercub-wants-to-mow-your-lawn-at-90-mph/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/pri-2013-midwest-supercub-wants-to-mow-your-lawn-at-90-mph/#comments Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:49:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=685106 One of the best things at PRI is a little room, tucked just off the main hall, that usually houses the first-time exhibitors or late entries. This year’s “new arrivals” included an outfit called Midwest Supercub and Midwest Supercub’s line of homemade, alcohol-burning, CNC-milled racing engines. For lawn tractors. You read that right, kids- Midwest […]

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One of the best things at PRI is a little room, tucked just off the main hall, that usually houses the first-time exhibitors or late entries. This year’s “new arrivals” included an outfit called Midwest Supercub and Midwest Supercub’s line of homemade, alcohol-burning, CNC-milled racing engines. For lawn tractors. You read that right, kids- Midwest […]

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PRI 2013: Ford Shows Off its Ecoboost Crate Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/pri-2013-ford-shows-off-its-ecoboost-crate-engine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/pri-2013-ford-shows-off-its-ecoboost-crate-engine/#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=682610 Ford Racing quietly began offering its advanced, 2.0 liter Ecoboost turbocharged 4 cylinder crate engine earlier this year, without much fanfare. All that changed at the 2013 PRI Show in Indianapolis, however, with Ford’s Ecoboost powered 2015 Mustang twirling away on a giant lazy Susan directly under the giant “Ford Racing” banner mere steps away […]

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Ford Racing quietly began offering its advanced, 2.0 liter Ecoboost turbocharged 4 cylinder crate engine earlier this year, without much fanfare. All that changed at the 2013 PRI Show in Indianapolis, however, with Ford’s Ecoboost powered 2015 Mustang twirling away on a giant lazy Susan directly under the giant “Ford Racing” banner mere steps away […]

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Ten Hours, 800 RPM, Full Throttle: How Chrysler Used To Test Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/ten-hours-800-rpm-full-throttle-how-chrysler-used-to-test-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/ten-hours-800-rpm-full-throttle-how-chrysler-used-to-test-engines/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428710 Now that I’m scouring eBay Australia for crazy Detroit Down Under cars— maybe even as crazy as a 4-71-blown six-cylinder Torana— I’ve been dragged once again into the Whirlpool Of Arcane Internet Car Knowledge. You know how that goes: you go to look up the Australian Falcon on Wikipedia, a reference to the Valiant Charger […]

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Now that I’m scouring eBay Australia for crazy Detroit Down Under cars— maybe even as crazy as a 4-71-blown six-cylinder Torana— I’ve been dragged once again into the Whirlpool Of Arcane Internet Car Knowledge. You know how that goes: you go to look up the Australian Falcon on Wikipedia, a reference to the Valiant Charger […]

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Loose Partnership Between Renault-Nissan and Daimler Intensifies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/loose-partnership-between-renault-nissan-and-daimler-intensifies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/loose-partnership-between-renault-nissan-and-daimler-intensifies/#comments Sun, 08 Jan 2012 16:38:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424769 It’s not that the cross-sharing of technologies between Renault-Nissan has been a well-kept secret. However, it is good to hear that loose alliances between unlikely partners work, while a marriages made in the automotive compatibility heaven (we are looking at you, Volkswagen & Suzuki) don’t even get to the consummation part. Renault-Nissan announced today in […]

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It’s not that the cross-sharing of technologies between Renault-Nissan has been a well-kept secret. However, it is good to hear that loose alliances between unlikely partners work, while a marriages made in the automotive compatibility heaven (we are looking at you, Volkswagen & Suzuki) don’t even get to the consummation part. Renault-Nissan announced today in […]

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Future Volvos Powered By Turbocharged Modular 4-Cylinders http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/future-volvos-powered-by-turbocharged-modular-4-cylinders/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/future-volvos-powered-by-turbocharged-modular-4-cylinders/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 21:44:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424648 Amid Volvo’s announcement of a plug-in hybrid for markets besides diesel-loving Europe came another tidbit about the lone Swedish brand’s future direction. Rather than 5, 6 or 8 cylinder engines like years past, Volvo will be downsizing, much like BMW – and using modular engines to boot, much like their Bavarian rivals. While Volvo’s plans […]

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Amid Volvo’s announcement of a plug-in hybrid for markets besides diesel-loving Europe came another tidbit about the lone Swedish brand’s future direction. Rather than 5, 6 or 8 cylinder engines like years past, Volvo will be downsizing, much like BMW – and using modular engines to boot, much like their Bavarian rivals. While Volvo’s plans […]

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Tiny (12cc) Hand-Machined V12 Is A Holiday Miracle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/tiny-12cc-hand-machined-v12-is-a-holiday-miracle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/tiny-12cc-hand-machined-v12-is-a-holiday-miracle/#comments Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:25:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423564 Need an engineering project? Got 1,200 hours to kill with nothing to do? Take a tip from this heroically patient Spaniard, and hand-machine your own tiny (12 cc displacement) V12. This would be amazing feat of handwork even if it weren’t fully operational (using compressed air injection), but the fact that it works, runs and […]

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Need an engineering project? Got 1,200 hours to kill with nothing to do? Take a tip from this heroically patient Spaniard, and hand-machine your own tiny (12 cc displacement) V12. This would be amazing feat of handwork even if it weren’t fully operational (using compressed air injection), but the fact that it works, runs and […]

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The Engine Empire Strikes Back: Honda Battles For Engine Technology Relevance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/the-engine-empire-strikes-back-honda-battles-for-engine-technology-relevance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/the-engine-empire-strikes-back-honda-battles-for-engine-technology-relevance/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:17:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420983 It’s been a few years since we last detected much of a pulse from Honda [Ed: in fact, Paul Niedermeyer declared Hyundai the “new Honda” in terms of engine technology leadership way back in 2009]. But just when we were wondering if all hope was lost, and that it might be time to pull the […]

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It’s been a few years since we last detected much of a pulse from Honda [Ed: in fact, Paul Niedermeyer declared Hyundai the “new Honda” in terms of engine technology leadership way back in 2009]. But just when we were wondering if all hope was lost, and that it might be time to pull the […]

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Next-Gen M3 Kicks Up Its Heels, Cackles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/next-gen-m3-kicks-up-its-heels-cackles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/next-gen-m3-kicks-up-its-heels-cackles/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:50:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419606 With engine management technologies creating ever-more refined, well-behaved engines, the snap-crackle-pop overrun at the beginning of this video is an increasingly rare throwback to the time when men were men and engines could blow up at any second. Sure, such playfulness will probably be managed out of existence by the time the F30 M3 hits […]

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With engine management technologies creating ever-more refined, well-behaved engines, the snap-crackle-pop overrun at the beginning of this video is an increasingly rare throwback to the time when men were men and engines could blow up at any second. Sure, such playfulness will probably be managed out of existence by the time the F30 M3 hits […]

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