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First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T brings turbo power to Main Street America

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Videos: Hyundai shows off direct-injected V6, four-cylinder, eight-speed automatic

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2011 Mercedes-Benz S63 gets smaller but more powerful 5.5-liter biturbo V8

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New 2010 Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost to start at $47,760*

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Geneva 2009: Hyundai ix-onic concept is far more enticing than its name

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Start-stop, direct-injection coming to AMG models next year

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Volkswagen adds a new TSI engine to its lineup, goes common-rail as well

Volkswagen is introducing a new 160hp version of its 1.4-liter TFSI engine. This engine and the 122hp version are replacing VW's 1.6 FSI and 2.0 FSI engines which produced 115 and 150hp, respectively. This change in the engine lineup will start in the Golf Plus, Jetta and Golf Variant versions.

Can advanced drivetrain tech bring in buyers?

There's no doubt that there are a lot of advances in powertrain technology that will improve the efficiency of vehicles over the next few years. There are near-term features like direct fuel injection, turbocharging and dual clutch transmissions. Other features like start stop systems and electrification of accessory drives will help too. The problem is these features all add cost to the vehicle. If consumers don't buy vehicles equipped with this kind of technology, there is no net benefit. Erni

2/4SIGHT engine concept switches between 2 and 4 stroke operation

Until electric cars and their associated technologies (motors, batteries, controllers etc.) become mainstream, the internal combustion engine will need to be further refined in order to meet upcoming fuel economy requirements and current emissions regulations -- while still producing the power that consumers have come to expect. HCCI is one technology currently being developed to make the

Volvo bringing more models out with ‘Efficiency’ branding

Along with seemingly every other automaker in the European market, Volvo is set to expand the special branding that indicates the most efficient models in each of their lines. While Volkswagen has chosen to go with the more abstract BlueMotion label and Ford is mashing up words to create Sam Abuelsamid

Ferrari tests the direct injection waters

There are many who question whether or not small-volume or high-performance manufacturers should be held to the same emissions and fuel economy regulations as the larger automakers. Ferrari qualifies as both a small-volume (though getting larger) and a (very) high performance company. Indeed, the Italian maker of sports and racing cars is quite concerned with legislation which could make it impossible to sell their current line of vehicles, and they are Jeremy Korzeniewski