Automotive Powertrain

For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.

GMC Celebrates Diesel—The Man & the Engine

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 09, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Plenty of torque. And a mystery.

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Exploring the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 05, 2019 at 3:22 PM

When the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer was being developed, the decision was made to provide a hybrid version of the midsize utility. Given the demands of customers for what a vehicle like the Explorer is supposed to do, Ford engineers worked to develop a new hybrid system. Here’s a look.

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Hyundai Palisade Brings the Space

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 05, 2019 at 1:02 PM

The challenge is easy to state but the execution is hard to pull off: Create an all-new midsize sport utility that can more than hold its own against well-established competitors like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and new ones like the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas. Introducing the Palisade.

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2020 Corvette Engine Production

August 03, 2019 at 2:30 PM

This factory in Buffalo, New York, is really getting it done for General Motors

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Long Time Coming

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Yes, the 8th generation Corvette is red-hot

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A sporty(ish) sedan from VW, including an increasingly rare manual gearbox

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Happy Birthday, Bentley

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Bentley celebrates its centenary with a concept car

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ZF Gets Big Orders for Innovative Transmission

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 10, 2019 at 8:00 AM

This eight-speed was designed from the start with electrification in mind

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About the Audi R8 LMS GT2

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 05, 2019 at 9:30 AM

For weekend racers who are exceedingly serious, Audi has a new R8 variant

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MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Knights Edition

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 05, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A special edition of what is arguably a special car because this is a vehicle for people who like to drive and it seems most people now just like to carry stuff in their vehicles and the driving is but a means to an end.

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Lasers in Parma

July 03, 2019 at 1:06 PM

To say that the GM Parma Metal Center is instrumental in the production of assembly and stampings for the OEM would be a huge understatement: at the 2.3-million ft2 facility the team processes over 1,000 tons of steel per day.

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The Unstately (But Remarkable) Performance of Bentley

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 01, 2019 at 8:41 AM

Who knew that a Bentley could be so brisk—and bold?

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