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Under The Hood: 2016 Audi Q3 Quattro 2.0 TFSI

Because the the 2016 Audi Q3 is still based on the older A5 or Golf V architecture, it was not updated with the latest generation of the 2.0 VW/Audi EA888 engine. This means that it's one generation back of what most ...

In Depth Look: Infiniti VC Turbo Engine

While it made little news, likely one of the biggest innovations in the history of the internal combustion engine has come in 2016 with Infiniti's announcement of their 2.0-liter variable compression turbo (VC Turbo) ...

Under The Hood: 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8

The standard engine now for the Volkwagen Passat is now the brand's 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EA888 mill, replacing the old naturally aspirated 2.5-liter five cylinder engine a couple years ago. And thou...

Under The Hood: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T

Because the the 2016 Beetle R-Line is still based on the older A5 architecture, it was not updated with the latest generation of the 2.0 liter EA888 engine. This means that it's one generation back of what most VW and...

2017 Chevrolet & GMC Duramax: Inside Look

At the Texas State Fair today, GM has announced details on their next-generation 6.6 liter Duramax turbo-diesel V8 that will power both the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD and the GMC Sierra HD Pickups. The long awaite...

Motoring Minute: AMG BiTurbo V8

All new from Mercedes-Benz is a breakthrough performance AMG BiTurbo V8 engine that will be the back-bone of their high-performance model line-up across the board for several models. Calling it a technological mast...

Under The Hood: 2016 Kia Optima 2.0 GDI Turbo

In the 2016 Kia Optima, the company's 2.0 liter turbocharged direct-injected four-cylinder engine is somewhat de-tuned from previous versions, this one offering up 245 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This ...

Under The Hood: 2016 Range Rover Sport TD6

The 3.0 liter turbo-diesel V6 new to the Range Rover in North America this year isn't really new at all, having been sold around the world in Land Rover vehicles for a very long time. The engine known internally as th...

Under The Hood: 2016 Fiat 500C Abarth

Though there is a lot going on under the hood of the Fiat 500 Abarth, it's not always easy to see because it's one of the most tightly packed engine bays you will find. But what's here is a 1.4 liter turbocharged four...

Under The Hood: 2016 Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S

The Subaru BRZ and its companion Scion FR-S (soon to be Toyota 86 in the States) uses a unique version of the brand's horizontally opposed four-cylinder Boxer engine. The 2.0-liter engine we have here features Toyota'...

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