2019 Ford Transit Connect gets two new engines and 4G LTE

Ford has updated its compact Transit Connect cargo van with two new engines. The standard gasoline engine is a direct injection unit, and it comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Equipped with a start-stop function, it’s also beefed up with a heavy-duty battery; a matching heavy-duty alternator is available. The engine can handle E85 fuel. […]

Financial documents raise questions about AR1 engine’s readiness

Enlarge / United Launch Alliance has yet to select its booster engines for the Vulcan rocket. (credit: United Launch Alliance) Publicly, the venerable US rocket engine company Aerojet Rocketdyne maintains that it is committed to finishing development of its powerful new AR1 engine by 2019. By meeting this deadline, company officials say, they will provide […]

Alles Ist Verboten! German Court Says Cities Should Ban Diesel Engines

– Germans have a collective love both of the diesel engine and of banning things—this is the country, mind you, where it is illegal to hand-wash a car on a Sunday. Now those two passions are colliding following a landmark court case that looks as if it could prevent the majority of the country’s diesel-powered […]

Driving on E: Current Volvo Engines Will Be the Company’s Last

– Volvo’s current generation of gasoline and diesel engines will be its last. Speaking to Road & Track, CEO Håkan Samuelsson said Volvo will not develop the Drive-E family of three- and four-cylinder engines any further, aside from potentially adding a third (electric) compressor on the 2.0-liter to help it reach 400 horsepower before any […]

Report: Fiat Chrysler to Ax Diesel Car Engines by 2022

– Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will abandon diesel engines in most of its passenger cars by 2022, according to a Financial Times report. The newspaper cites FCA’s upcoming four-year plan—an update of its last five-year plan to investors, in 2014—in reporting that executives plan to “phase out the fuel type from the cars across its […]

SpaceX tests the Falcon Heavy’s 27 engines ahead of first launch

Today, SpaceX performed a static fire test on its Falcon Heavy rocket. Also called the hold-down test, it involved loading the rocket with propellant and firing all of its 27 engines at once while the rocket was secured to the launch pad. The test appears to have been successful, though we are waiting on confirmation […]

2019 Ford Ranger: other diesel and gasoline V6 engines possible?

The 2019 Ford Ranger is launching with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four, a turbocharged engine with very healthy specs in the Mustang and Focus RS. The new Ranger’s direct competitor, the Chevrolet Colorado, offers three engine choices. Considering the one-upsmanship battle raging between the brand new 2019 Silverado 1500 (and its still mysterious Duramax inline-six diesel […]

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will test its 27 engines on January 10th

We’ve been talking about SpaceX’s new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, for years now, so it’s exciting to see that the launch vehicle inching closer to its maiden voyage. Last week, the rocket was raised to a vertical position on Pad 39A before being lowered to make way for the Falcon 9 Zuma mission, which launched […]

These are the 10 best engines in the world

Ford Wards Auto has released its 24th annual 10 best engines list. The top 10 includes traditional internal combustion as well as fuel cell, electric, and hybrid drive technology.  Mass-market brands and electric mobility dominate the list.  Wards Auto has released the latest edition of its annual list of best engines in the world. For 2018, […]