Powertrain Archive

  • In-Depth With the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT’s New V-8: So Long, Natural Aspiration—Hello, Twin Turbos!

    The days are numbered for the epic 6.2-liter M156/159 V-8 that has energized one admirable “63”-badged Mercedes-Benz AMG product after another for the past few years. Chalk up the engine’s death to the unrelenting drive for efficiency. While most of AMG’s “63” models have switched to a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8, the thunderous, M159-powered SLS AMG […]

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  • Parts Counter: Like a Head of Cattle, Every Corvette is Worth a Fortune in Parts

    If you don’t know your meat, at least know your butcher. In Picayune, Mississippi, Dino Behler butchers Corvettes. Dino’s Corvette Salvage & Sales slices up Chevy-sports-car carcasses and then packages the pieces into marketable ­morsels. “Every part of a Corvette is worth something,” says Behler. “We buy the vehicles wrecked, so we pay on average […]

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  • The Physics of Injectables: Hypodermic Horsepower

    Engines are designed to run on commonly available fuels, but as every street racer knows, injecting a little something extra can help performance. (Certain athletes seem to have picked up on this concept, too.) Auxiliary injection systems provide tremendous power gains in a relatively easy-to-install package. What is injected generally falls into one of three […]

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  • 2015 Jeep Renegade Dissected: The Import-Fighting Import

    The significance of Fiat Chrysler’s decision to unveil the 2015 Renegade in Geneva in March is plain: It will be the first U.S.-market Jeep to be built abroad. Sharing a platform with the Fiat 500L and built in Fiat’s Melfi, Italy, assembly plant, the Renegade also has a simple mission: to give Jeep an entry-level […]

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  • Band of Prancing Horses: Future Alfas Could Wield Ferrari Power

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Fiat is desperately trying to make its beleaguered Alfa Romeo brand relevant in this millennium. After years of mediocre products and efforts to return to the U.S. market that can best be described as slapdash, Fiat may resort to playing its ultimate race card, as in injecting future […]

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  • Deep Dive: GM’s New Small Engine Family

    With fuel-economy standards in the middle of a historic escalation in most of the world’s car markets, small engines are more important than ever. And they’re no longer confined to tiny cars and trucks, as smaller powerplants, in turbocharged form, are finding homes in mainstream vehicles. GM has been paying attention and has developed a […]

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  • Deep Dive: GM’s New Small Engine Family

    With fuel-economy standards in the middle of a historic escalation in most of the world’s car markets, small engines are more important than ever. And they’re no longer confined to tiny cars and trucks, as smaller powerplants, in turbocharged form, are finding homes in mainstream vehicles. GM has been paying attention and has developed a […]

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  • Deep Dive: GM’s New Small Engine Family

    With fuel-economy standards in the middle of a historic escalation in most of the world’s car markets, small engines are more important than ever. And they’re no longer confined to tiny cars and trucks, as smaller powerplants, in turbocharged form, are finding homes in mainstream vehicles. GM has been paying attention and has developed a […]

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  • Deep Dive: GM’s New Small Engine Family

    With fuel-economy standards in the middle of a historic escalation in most of the world’s car markets, small engines are more important than ever. And they’re no longer confined to tiny cars and trucks, as smaller powerplants, in turbocharged form, are finding homes in mainstream vehicles. GM has been paying attention and has developed a […]

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Manufacturer
Peugeot


Production
2010–present


Assembly
Rennes, France (Rennes Plant)
Wuhan, China (Dongfeng)


Body and chassis


Class
Large family car


Body style
4-door sedan
5-door station wagon


Layout
Front-engine, front-wheel-dr...

    Peugeot 508

    Manufacturer Peugeot Production 2010–present Assembly Rennes, France (Rennes Plant) Wuhan, China (Dongfeng) Body and chassis Class Large family car Body style 4-door sedan 5-door station wagon Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-dr...

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From GMM

Mercedes' advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought.

Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspect...

    F1: Rivals think Mercedes has big advantage

    From GMM Mercedes' advantage over its 2014 rivals might be bigger than is currently thought. Nico Rosberg won the Melbourne race with a half-minute advantage, but Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was quoted afterwards by Auto Motor und Sport as suspect...

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  • General Motors Has a New Family of Tiny Ecotec Engines

    General Motors is overhauling its compact car engines with new three- and four-cylinder powerplants that will span into at least 27 models in the next three years. Three new gasoline Ecotec engines will be available: a 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 113 horsepower and 108 lb-ft of torque, a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 148 horses and 173 […]

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