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2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Aims to Beat 30 Mpg

With two key 30-mpg enablers for F-150 already in production—an aluminum body structure and 10-speed transmission—Ford Truck Engineering now brings the final piece of the technology puzzle:...

Road Ready
Propulsion

2016 Los Angeles Auto Show: Mazda’s All-New CX-5 to Include Diesel Engine for North America

Mazda made no secret it would unveil an all-new CX-5 compact crossover—now one of its best-selling models in the U.S.—at the 2016 Los...

Editorial
Propulsion

What’s Old (And Revered) Is New Again

Apart from top brass and various other engineering true believers at Mercedes-Benz, perhaps no one was more delighted than me when it was confirmed a couple of years ago that Mercedes was...

Product Briefs
Propulsion

Engines, Transmissions and Alternative Drives Seals

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (Plymouth, MI) has expanded its LESS (Low Emission Sealing Solution) lineup to include new products designed to address challenges associated with powertrain friction, smaller spaces, lighter weight vehicles and growth in the electric mobility vehicle arena....

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Automotive

Hybrid and Electric Powertrain Microcontroller

Silicon Mobility’s (Sophia-Antipolis, France) OLEA T222 automotive microcontroller is a dedicated solution for hybrid and electric powertrain control. According to company claims, it is the...

Technology Report
Automotive

Mercedes Extensively Electrifies Its New ICEs

Mercedes-Benz is not generally given to hyperbole to detail its technology, so when company engineers describe a program as “the biggest strategic engine...

Technology Report
Propulsion

Optimizing Engine Oil Warm-Up Strategies for 'Real-World' Driving

Optimizing engines for the new era of 'real-world' driving cycles will require new lubrication strategies—fast warm-up being a particular area of focus. A recent U.K....

Global Vehicles
Propulsion

Volvo S90: Niche for Now, But…

It’s no secret the reconstituted Volvo, since 2010 owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely, is doing interesting and innovative things—one of the most intriguing, maybe, being that it’s survived and in...

Global Vehicles
Propulsion

With 2017 Fusion Sport, Ford Pushes Further Toward Audi

Nobody’s ever had much trouble liking the slinky look and agreeable driving dynamics of Ford’s Fusion midsize sedan since the second-generation model was launched for the 2013...

Product Briefs
Propulsion

DEF Tank Drain Solution

A full stainless-steel version of EZ Drain Valve from Global Sales Group (Redmond, WA), the manufacturer of the EZ Oil Drain Valve, is now available for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank applications. Unlike a plastic...

Technology Report
Propulsion

Inside Porsche's New V8 and V6 Powertrains

Porsche broke a “golden rule” of automotive engineering when it began development of the second generation Panamera: Never develop a new car, a new powertrain and a...

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Propulsion

C3 Consortium Aims for Soot Solution

Predicting more accurately what happens in the complex chemical reactions between air and fuel when they are compressed and ignited in an IC engine’s combustion chamber—and solving the challenge...

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Propulsion

Sustainable Transformation—the Daimler Way

Interviewed by Automotive Engineering European Editor Stuart Birch, Anke Kleinschmit, Vice President Group Research and Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer, Daimler AG, addressed...

Global Vehicles
Propulsion

Nissan's New Direct-Injection V6 Muscles 2017 Pathfinder to 6000-Lb Towing Crown

The most significant mid-cycle revamp in the Nissan Pathfinder’s 30-year history provides the midsize SUV with a 6000 lb (2722 kg) towing capacity, a full...

Global Vehicles
Propulsion

Volvo Bets on New PowerPulse, Not 48V, for Turbodiesel Boost Assist

Volvo is using a blast of compressed air to boost torque delivery and exorcise turbo "lag" of its new D5 diesel engine. It's a comparatively simple technology solution...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Custom, High-Performance Mufflers

Modular Exhaust, a division of GLSV, features custom sizing for three different shapes of mufflers—circular, elongated, and rectangular—as well as custom-shaped non-modular mufflers, which are available...

Product Briefs
Propulsion

Diesel Injector-Seat Cleaning Kit

A 17-piece kit from IPA Tools is designed to clean injector seats and bores on most light-, medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines. The kit is suited for removing carbon, rust and other debris from injector...

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Propulsion

The Race to Engineer Robotic Personal Mobility

In her year-end LinkedIn post last December, GM CEO Mary Barra predicted that “2016 and beyond will be pivotal in terms of how people around the world will get from Point A to Point...

Technology Report
Propulsion

Nautilus Claims Radical Advance in HCCI Engine Development

Claiming its novel base-engine design solves most of the intrinsic drawbacks that have slowed auto-industry development of homogenous-charge compression-ignition (HCCI) engines,...

Product Briefs
Propulsion

Powertrain Vents

Donaldson’s powertrain vents incorporate a breathable ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) membrane and an oil-repellent, coalescing pre-filter for maximum protection in harsh environments. The vents provide...

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Propulsion

2016 Mini Clubman's Torque-Vectoring AWD System Designed to Give 2wd Efficiency

In the 1960s, the front-wheel drive Mini Cooper S famously won the Monte Carlo Rally, propelled by a 52 kW (70 hp) engine and clawing through snow and ice on...

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Propulsion

2017 Porsche Boxster Loses Cylinders, Gains Power, Adds Frugality

Porsche’s decision to downsize the new generation Boxster’s engines from flat-6 to turbocharged flat-4 may shock purists, but power and torque are up, and fuel...

Global Vehicles
Electronics & Computers

Engineering a 1000-Mph Car

Engineering a car designed for a 0-1000 mph (1610 km/h) time of 55 seconds is one of the world’s most unlikely, most daunting, and most exciting challenges. That is the task of Mark...

Articles
Propulsion

Castrol’s Removable Oil Cell Heralds 90-S Oil Changes, Reduced Friction and CO2

The sight and sound of Aston Martin’s exotic 600-kW (805-hp) £1.5M Vulcan thundering around the Paul Ricard High-Tech Test Track in the South of France...

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Transportation

Porsche Unveils New Downsized, Boosted 3.0-L Boxer Six

The words “Porsche” and “turbo” have been synonymous with ultimate high performance since 1972, when the automaker first used boosted engines in the mighty 917/10 Can-Am...

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Power

V-Charging Aims to Add Muscle to Downsized Engines

Engine downsizing can sometimes include a distinct lack of torque at low revs and slow transient response, even when subtle turbocharging techniques are applied. A potential solution to...

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Energy

Automakers Vie for Le Mans with Different Solutions

Rulesmakers at the Automobile Club de l’Oest, the sanctioning group that conducts the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race, issued rules that took effect in 2014 mandating that...

News
Propulsion

DEF Filters

Clean Solutions, a division of Donaldson Co., has introduced a convenient, effective solution to deliver clean diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to protect selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems on vehicles and equipment. The...

Technology Report
Automotive

Ford Tests Cylinder Deactivation on Its 1.0-L EcoBoost Triple

If the words “Ford Mondeo powered by 1.0-L 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine” sound a bit incongruent, now consider that the company is researching cylinder deactivation for its...