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Turbochargers topping the list!

For the first time in history Wards top 10 best engines does not include a V8. “Automakers see downsizing, turbocharging and electrification as key strategies for delivering no-compromise powertrains that also are fuel-efficient, and this year’s list clearly affirms that strategy,” says WardsAuto Senior Content Director Drew Winter. [Source: The truth about cars, Dec 16]

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New ‘Evo’ Petrol Turbo Engine for Volkswagen Golf

2017 will see a number of changes to the Golf range, including an updated TSI engine. The new turbocharged petrol direct-injection will be available in the ‘1.5 TSI Evo’, as well as a BlueMotion version. [Source: Engine Technology International – Nov’16]

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Chevrolet Cruze set to be first to achieve 50mpg in US

The new Chevrolet Cruze is their first diesel powered hatchback to be available in North America, and could also be the first non-hybrid this century to reach 50mpg on the highway, promoting a positive message to the US market about diesel engines. [Source: Automotive News, Oct,16]

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PSA Group publishes protocols for real-world consumption

Back in July 2016, PSA released real-world fuel consumption figures for 30 Peugeot, Citroen and DS models. To fulfil the commitment they made back then, the Group have now published the test protocol for measuring real-world fuel consumption to calculate the average real-life fuel consumption of the average customer. [Source: Green Car Guide – Oct’16]

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New ‘EcoBlue’ diesel engine from Ford

To enhance their commercial vehicle offering, Ford earlier this year announced the launch of the ‘Ecoblue’ diesel engine. The 2.0 litre engine features a revised turbocharger and combustion system to deliver improved fuel efficiency and performance. [Source: Autocar, 2016]

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New four-cylinder engine for JLR powertrain

Jaguar-Land Rover are to expand their powertrain line-up with a new four-cylinder petrol engine which promises to deliver up to 25% more power and reduce fuel consumption by 15%. The new engine design includes a twin scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearing technology. [Source: Engine Technology International – Sept’16]

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The Rising Trend of ‘Click and Fit’

eBay has caused a stir amongst the repair industry as they launch a new campaign throughout the UK to encourage consumers to buy parts for their MOT, as a way of saving money. [Source: Aftermarket Magazine – April’16 Edition]