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    Official: Audi details updated 3.0L V6 TDI engine
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    The brands in the Volkswagen Group have shown that they can develop some of the world's best diesel engines for passenger cars. At the Vienna Motor Symposium taking place May 8 and 9, Audi has an updated one to add to its lineup. It's launching a new version of the 3.0 TDI V6 with better efficiency ...

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    Report: VW readying new VR6 with forced induction
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    Volkswagen built a stonking, narrow-angle V6 in the 1980s and 1990s that was found in three different generations of the Golf (their performance iterations, obviously), three generations of the Passat, the New Beetle, the Corrado and the Touareg, among other VWs, a spate of Audis, Seats, a Skoda, ...

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    Official: 2014 GMC Sierra 4.3L V6 to offer segment-best 305 LB-FT
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    General Motors has released more information on the 4.3-liter V6 available in the 2014 GMC Sierra. The engine will serve up 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, with a six-speed automatic transmission, and giving the V6 Sierra a maximum tow rating of 7,200 pounds in regular cab, short bed ...

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    Report: Ecclestone wonders if F1's upcoming turbo V6s should get augmented sound [w/videos]
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    While every team on the Formula One grid is worried about making a good showing in this year's championship at the same time as they develop a brand-new car for next year's championship, Bernie Ecclestone and F1 circuit promoters have a different concern: how next year's cars will sound. The ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab SLT 4x4 [w/video]
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    Putting The Pentastar To Work It's been over five months since we first heard word that Chrysler was planning to grace the Ram 1500 with the company's do-all Pentastar 3.6-liter V6. At 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, the new-generation six-cylinder handily embarrasses the antiquated ...

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    Official: Lotus announces Exige V6 Cup racer
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    The Lotus Exige is once of the most focused race cars that you can purchase on the market today, but for those individuals who desire to track the mid-engined racer, Lotus has released its latest no-frills, all-go racecar: the Exige V6 Cup. The Exige Cup features a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 ...

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    Official: 2013 Jaguar XF and XJ get new powertrains, all-wheel drive
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    A little more than a year ago Jaguar promised it would soon be closing a massive hole in its product line-up – the lack of all-wheel-drive vehicles. With the 2013 XF and XJ, that job is done... sort of. AWD can be had on the XJ and XF only when paired with the new 3.0L V6. The ...

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    Report: Chrysler considering $200M investment to boost Pentastar V6 production
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    The Pentastar V6 has been Chrysler's magic bullet as of late, combining solid power and impressive fuel efficiency. The do-all powerplant has found its way into a just about any Chrysler Group vehicle with an engine bay to accept it. Jeep and Journey alike have enjoyed the benefits of the ...

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    Report: Maserati Quattroporte to get Ferrari-built supercharged V6, turbo V8
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    According to Car and Driver, the next-generation Maserati Quattroporte is slated to get two all-new forced-induction engines sourced from Ferrari. At launch, the Quattroporte will be introduced with its range-topping engine, a 5.2-liter turbocharged V8, good for something like 520 horsepower. ...

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    Official: Toyota boosting V6 production in Alabama, adding 125 jobs
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    Toyota's Huntsville, Alabama production facility, which makes the company's four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines, is getting a couple of big boosts: $80 million and roughly 125 new jobs. When the spending and hiring is complete, the enlarged factory and the plant's 1,150 workers will raise ...

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    Official: Jaguar announces new supercharged V6 and turbo four-cylinder
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    The Jaguar engine lineup is about to get a lot more interesting with the addition of a pair of forced-induction powerplants. The engines, announced in time for this week's Beijing Motor Show, will be mated to efficient eight-speed ZF transmissions. The more powerful of the two is a supercharged ...

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    Official: GMC reveals 2013 Terrain Denali with 301-horsepower V6
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    GMC has a hit on its hands with the Denali trim, but for some reason the brand's most popular crossover still hasn't donned the signature chrome grille. That will change for the 2013 model year with the introduction of the 2013 Terrain Denali. The freshly minted Terrain Denali will of course ...

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    Report: Ford F-150 EcoBoost hits 100,000 sales
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    Ford bet big on the combination of light duty pickup trucks and boosted V6 power, and it appears the gamble has paid off. The Detroit News reports that Ford has already reached 100,000 F-150 sales in 2011, just as the automaker promised it would. Overall EcoBoost models accounted for 40 percent ...

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    Report: Ford working on all-new small V6
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    In addition to confirming the upcoming Kansas City-built Transit van, a recent UAW release states that Ford will be adding an "industry-leading small V6" to its powertrain lineup. Car and Driver reports that, while the automaker has yet to confirm the development of such an engine, Ford stated ...

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    Report: BMW patents turbocharged V6 engine design
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    Sacrilege. Blasphemy. Treason. Heresy. Just what sin is BMW accused of? Patenting a design for a turbocharged V6 engine. If you're not a BMW fanboy, you may be wondering, what's the big deal? BMW stands alone as the only major automaker to have stuck with the tried-and-true inline-six engine ...

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    Rumormill: Unconfirmed next-generation Ford and GM truck powertrain details swirl
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    TheDetroitBureau.com is reporting a few juicy rumors about the future of full-size pickups from both General Motors and Ford. According to details supplied by shadowy sources, Ford is currently hard at task on the development of a range of new V6 engines. The powerplants are said to be under ...

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    Report: Four-cylinders increase lead over V6s as engine of choice for Americans
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    America cho-cho-chooses the four-cylinder engine as its preferred means of locomotion. In fact, the four banger has been the favored choice since taking the lead over six-cylinder engines a few years back. The four-versus-six debate was neck in neck back in 2005, when six-cylinder engines ...

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    Report: Ford F-150 V6s outselling V8 models
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    Ford hit a milestone with its F-150 pickup last month. According to PickupTrucks.com, the Blue Oval sold more trucks with V6 engines than V8 mills. Forty-one percent of F-150 sales left the lot with the company's 3.5-liter Ecoboost six-pot under the hood. That number is up four percentage points ...

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    Four-cylinder engines power 65.4% of cars built in 2010
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    Back in 2008, soaring gas prices sent car buyers in search of efficient four-cylinder vehicles and, as the numbers show, sales of V6 and V8 engines dropped from 63.9 percent to 57.1 percent when gas prices spiked. Though elevated fuel costs may have triggered the increased demand for ...

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    Video: Ford yanks F-150 EcoBoost 'hero' engine out of Baja racer ahead of NAIAS teardown
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    Ford pulls its "hero" Ecoboost V6 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ford has finally pulled the Ecoboost V6 engine from its Baja racer in preparation for the mill's tear down at the Detroit Auto Show. This particular lump has seen several lifetimes worth of abuse, from skidding ...

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