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It's less expensive than that V8 swap you've considered.

Flyin' Miata is the sole US distributor.

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A handsome new body is paired with high-tech options and efficient engines.

The dowdy old Equinox is gone, replaced by a sleek new crossover that gets up to 40 mpg on the highway.

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If a naturally aspirated Skyactiv four-cylinder fits, the turbo will fit too.

The Mazda CX-9's new turbocharged four-cylinder could see duty in the brand's other products, which means it's more of a product planning decision than an engineering one.

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New two-stage turbocharger utilizes a low-pressure and high-pressure turbine in a series.

General Motors has filed a patent for a new two-stage turbocharger that should increase performance and negate lag.

The more horsepower your vehicle has, the faster it can accelerate and pick up speed.

Buying a car with a turbo booster is a great way to get the increased horsepower that you are looking for.

For a driver that is looking for more performance and speed, choosing a car with a turbo system is just what they need.

When the turbocharger was introduced in the early 1900's for diesel engine applications, one of the most difficult side-effects was broken internal engine components caused by excess pressure built up by these forced induction systems.

There are several reasons that cars have different oil change intervals, including: Type of oil used in the crankcase Type of service in which the vehicle is used Type of engine Synthetic oil is manufactured to perform over a wide range of temperatures.

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Audi's engine development boss says a turbocharged version of the R8 isn't happening, although the company's execs seriously discussed the possibility.

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Toyota might start pursuing turbocharging in a big way. The shift could include a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder to replace the V6 engine option in the Camry.

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Toyota introduces an updated Auris hatchback for its domestic market in Japan, packing a new 1.2-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine that promises to optimize both output and efficiency.

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Ferrari is adopting two methods of increasing output while decreasing fuel consumption, boosting its V8s with turbos and its V12s with hybrids - but not the other way around.

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Honda is reportedly using its upcoming 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the base choice in the next-gen Civic. It's possible that they could both be fully unveiled by the end of 2015.

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There's some concern among a portion of drivers that the move from big displacement, naturally aspirated performance engines towards smaller, turbocharged units is somehow diluting the experience behind the wheel. Xcar Films tries to suss out whether that's actually the case during its drive of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

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Ferrari has been caught testing some new ducting at the front of the FF, and another one was recently filmed testing driving around the Fiorano track. It seems the Prancing Horse definitely has something in store for the shooting brake, possibly a turbocharged engine.

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Turbo compounding is the process of using a turbo run off exhaust gasses to provide additional power to the crankshaft via gearing or a hydrodynamic coupling, or to power a generator that distributes energy via a power electronics module. The technology isn't new - the aerospace industry introduced the concept in the 1940s - but an article in Car and Driver says it could be "the next big thing in energy recovery" for automotive engines.

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North America Is Second-Fastest Growth Market, Honeywell Says

As the public portion of the Paris Motor Show gets under way this week, attendees will no doubt see dozens of vehicles with turbocharged engines. In Europe, such technology is common. Two out of every three cars on the road have turbochargers under their hoods.

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An In-Depth Look At The Lexus Of Turbocharged Engines

If Lexus is going to stay competitive, it needs to turbocharge sooner rather than later.