Ford Adds 3-Cylinder Engine & 8-Spd. Transmission

Ford is expanding its fuel-efficient EcoBoost? portfolio with the addition of a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine and an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Engineers at Ford?s Dunton Technical Centre in the U.K. began designing the new EcoBoost 1.0-liter engine long before the current spike in fuel prices pushed the cost of a gallon of gas over $4….

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Mercedes Replaces 6.3-liter AMG Engine with Biturbo V-8

Mercedes-Benz is rolling out a biturbo replacement for the thundering naturally aspired 6.3-liter V-8 being used in most AMG performance models. The new 5.5-liter engine employs direct injection with spray-guided combustion, piezo-electric injectors, adjustable camshafts and twin turbochargers. The standard 5.5-liter V-8 biturbo engine develops a peak output of 536 hp and maximum torque of…

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