Ward?s Picks Top Powerplants

The recent grouping was dominated by small gasoline engines fitted with direct injection systems. Direct injection gained popularity about10 years ago when clean turbodiesel engines started showing up under vehicle hoods, especially in Europe. Now high-pressure gasoline direct injection is quickly becoming the optimal fuel system for everything from entry-level compacts to luxury cars and…

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Gas-Diesel Hybrid Engine Research

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, engineers are working on a new kind of hybrid engine that blends the attributes of the gas engine and the diesel engine.? Even though more than 200 million cars in the United State burn gasoline, ?it?s a very inefficient fuel.? Diesel engines as a contrast, can…

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The return of the BMW Four-Cylinder Engines

New 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers performance of a six Further enhancing their move away from larger displacement to smaller turbocharged power plants, BMW is bringing back the four-cylinder to U.S. market for the first time since 1999. Like the company?s latest 3.0-liter turbo inline six, the new 2.0-liter engine will combine twin-scroll turbocharging with high-pressure…

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