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    Report: BMW already considering four cylinders for next M3

    The cylinder count in BMW's M3 has fluctuated over the years. The original M3 debuted in 1985 packing a 2.3-liter inline-four, but subsequent models went with sixes until the outgoing generation upped the cylinder count to eight. With its latest model, BMW has dropped back to six cylinders with a ...

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    Report: Porsche finally moving ahead with flat-four engine

    When Porsche released the first Boxster in 1996 and the first Cayman in 2005, the idea was to create an entry-level model for the German automaker's sports car range. The latest iterations of both closely related models, however, have begun to encroach dangerously on the 911's territory, ...

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    Report: Toyota to enter modern turbo four-cylinder era with Lexus crossover

    Toyota has sat quietly on the sidelines as many of its competitors have armed themselves in recent years with lower-displacement turbocharged four-cylinder engines in an effort to gain better fuel efficiency numbers and flatter power curves. It's a strategy largely shared by fellow countryman ...

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    New York: 2014 BMW 328d ready to burn oil in just four cylinders

    Despite showing off the new 328d sedan in New Jersey yesterday, BMW though it only fair to bring the first four-cylinder diesel it will ever sell in the US to the New York Auto Show today as well. Unfortunately, the company remains vague about pertinent details like fuel economy and price, but we ...

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    Official: Nissan agrees to make engines for Mercedes in Tennessee

    Mercedes-Benz and Nissan plan on working together in the future, sharing the Mercedes A-Class platform and engines in an effort save cash on engineering and manufacturing resources. A big part of that collaboration is now official with a joint engine announcement. Nissan will produce high-end ...

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    Official: Honda Crosstour gains four-cylinder model for 2012

    Ever since the launch of the, uh, polarizing Honda Crosstour, the rumormill has been buzzing with word that Honda might someday add a four-cylinder engine to the lineup. Makes sense, since the Accord on which it's based offers a four-pot, and the CUV's key competitor, the Toyota Venza, also ...

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    Official: GM announces new global small engine family

    General Motors announced today that it would be overhauling its smallest engines, replacing three engine families with a new, modular Ecotec design. Production of new three- and four-cylinder powerplants should begin mid-decade, ramping up to over two million engines a year by 2020. While GM ...

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    Report: Four-cylinder engines to proliferate throughout Cadillac lineup

    Traditionally, Cadillac buyers have been a V8-loving bunch. Over the past decade, the V6 came into vogue, but the four-cylinder has never really entered the discussion – until now. Car and Driver reports that Cadillac will offer turbocharged four-cylinder engines in the ATS and XTS. C/D ...

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    Officially Official: BMW announces 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo for U.S.

    BMW's four-cylinder turbocharged engine – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW has been teasing us with little factoids here and there about its new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and we finally have official confirmation that it will, in fact, be coming to the United ...

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    Report: Formula 1 engines could go four-cylinder turbo in 2013

    In less than a week, the FIA could vote in a new engine for the 2013 Formula One season, and the smart money is on a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder to replace the current 2.4-liter V8s. BBC Sport reports that the downsized engine is an attempt to mirror the mills used in road cars and ...

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    Report: Audi bringing four-cylinder A8 in 2012

    2011 Audi A8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Automakers are always looking to add a tinge of green to their fleets, and Audi is reportedly ready to drop a few cylinders on its flagship sedan. The 2012 Audi A8 will be offered as a hybrid, with a four-cylinder gasoline engine being ...

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    USA Today: Four-cylinder engines powered nearly half of all new car sales last month

    Along with eight-cylinder engines and manual transmissions, six-cylinder motors appear to be on the outs, relatively speaking. In the first quarter of this year, USA Today notes that four-cylinder lumps made up 46.5 percent of new car sales, almost a five percent jump over the same period ...

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    Report: Infiniti G to get four-cylinder Mercedes engine

    2009 Infiniti G37x S Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've all been wondering exactly what flavor of fruit the Daimler AG/Renault-Nissan mash-up would bear, and now it looks like we may have our first answer. Starting soon, the Infiniti G will boast an efficient four-cylinder ...

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    Review: 2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS is a stylish all-rounder without sacrifice

    2010 Hyundai Tucson - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Like it or not, the small crossover segment is booming. Not only are budget-minded automakers all putting forth their best efforts to create new-and-improved vehicles for the class, even higher-end manufacturers like Audi, BMW and ...

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    Ford: Falcon to be first RWD four-cylinder EcoBoost car. Translation? No such Mustang until 2011... if at all

    Ford FG Falcon G-Series - Click above for image gallery
    Ford made news this week when it officially announced its four-cylinder EcoBoost engine; an engine that promises V6 performance with four-banger efficiency. The company's twin-turbo technology is expected to infiltrate almost every part of ...

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    Four Play: GM confirms 2010 Buick LaCrosse will be available with 2.4-liter Ecotec I4

    2010 Buick LaCrosse - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    General Motors has announced that its new 2010 Buick LaCrosse will be available with its fuel-sipping 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder. Equipped with the direct injected engine and paired with the sedan's standard six-speed automatic, GM ...

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    BMW and Mercedes-Benz reportedly considering four-cylinders in US, pending new fuel economy standards

    With new CAFE regulations looming on the horizon, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are considering bringing four-cylinder models back to the States. BMW's development of new four-pots have been widely reported over the last year, with the automaker confirming work on a direct injected, twin-turbocharged four, ...

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    Beyond Redline dissects Hyundai Genesis Coupe's new 2.0T motor

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe's 2.0T engine
    The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is already winning praise from the motoring press, and enthusiasts are itching to get their hands on the RWD Korean 2+2. While some are seeking out the uplevel 300-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 ...

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    Detroit Preview: 2010 Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition

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    As the current Saab 9-5 heads into the waning days of its life-cycle, General Motors' Swedish brand will be launching a new limited edition model at the Detroit Auto Show. This time around, the 9-5 Griffin is set to do duty as the most luxurious Saab yet. While one might expect ...

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    Ford considering four-cylinder EcoBoost for F150

    According to sources speaking with, Ford is considering offering an EcoBoost four-cylinder engine on its F-150 pickup in 2013. The boosted mill is expected to displace around 2.5-liters, produce 260 hp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque, and would only be available on the two-door Regular ...


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