Automotive Powertrain

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For about 100 years, internal combustion engines—spark- and compression-ignition types—have been dominant. But now, they’re joined by—or with—electric motors. And the ways and means to improve the performance of all types of engines are being driven like never before.


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  • Schaeffler’s Important Incremental Improvements


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  • Volvo’s Drive-E: Environmentally Efficient—& Clever—Powertrains

    Funny thing: Volvo’s first car, back in 1927, had a two-liter, four-cylinder engine. And that configuration is key to the company’s future.

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  • 2015 Mustang: Lifting the Hood


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  • Hyundai's Powertrain Approach

    Making improvements to existing engines, as well as working toward something entirely different.

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  • Acura RLX Sport Hybrid: 6, 8 and 4

    This vehicle has a V6 under the hood, it produces 377 hp and 377 lb-ft of torque like a V8, and it has the fuel efficiency of an I4. Here’s a look at the powertrain architecture.


    Ultimate Lawn Care

    This man is obviously quite interested in the length of his lawn, something that many of us will be in the not-too-distant future: But the point is not the man or the lawn, but the mower.

    Svensson on Ford Design & More

    This is Chris Svensson: He grew up in the U.K., in Sunderland.

    This Is Not a Car

    This, obviously, is not a car, truck or other motorized vehicle: It is actually two pastries, the “chou DS” and the “chou-colat croustillant” created by Philippe Conticini, a Michelin-starred chef (back when he was at Petrossian) who is presently the co-founder and head pastry chef at Pâitisserie des Rêves in Paris.