Acura Ilx To Keep Base Engine

2013 Acura ILX to Cost Around $27,000Rumors of Acura dropping the base 2.0-liter engine from its lineup have been debunked, as the Japanese automaker spoke out on the speculation revolving its newest sedan.

Toyota Unveils New Engine Plant

Toyota Unveils New Engine PlantToyota Australia has today officially opened its new state of the art engine plant, making it the first Australian car manufacturer to produce both petrol and hybrid engines.

Located in Altona, west of Melbourne, the plant will produce approximately 108,000 four cylinder 2.5 litre engines per year for its locally built Camry and Camry Hybrid sedans. The new, more fuel efficient engines will also be exported to Thailand and Malaysia.

Honda Adds High Performance, Low Emission, Small Diesel Engine To The Civic Line-up

Honda Adds High Performance, Low Emission, Small Diesel Engine to the Civic line-upThe new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is the first engine from Honda's Earth Dreams Technology series to be launched in Europe. The engine will be introduced on the Civic at the beginning of 2013. Combining competitive power (120 PS) and class-leading torque (300 Nm @ 2000 rpm) with CO2 emissions of just 94 g/km the new Civic 1.6-litre i-DTEC offers impressive fuel economy and performance.

Jay Leno Drives, Talks Nissan Gt-rs At Engine Factory

Jay Leno Drives, Talks Nissan GT-Rs at Engine FactoryDriving in Japan at any hour can frazzle the best of international drivers, but taking the wheel of a Nissan GT-R at night on the streets of the capital city's electronics district?

No problem, says comedian Jay Leno, who capped a day of car design and heritage garage touring in Japan by taking the super car for a drive around Tokyo's Akihabara.

Honda Develops Household Gas Engine Cogeneration Unit

Honda Develops Household Gas Engine Cogeneration UnitHonda Motor announced it will begin sales of a new model for its household MCHP (Micro Combined Heat and Power) gas engine cogeneration unit in November 2012, through gas utilities across Japan. Building on its well-received predecessors that have served as the core unit in the ECOWILL household cogeneration system*1,which runs by burning natural gas or LPG (liquefied propane gas) for electricity generation and using the exhaust heat for hot water supply and heating, the new model has an autonomous operation function that enables system use in a power outage or other emergencies.

Mitsubishi Hollow-head Engine Valve Employed For Nissan Gt-r

Mitsubishi Hollow-head Engine Valve Employed for Nissan GT-RMitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Ltd disclosed that it has been shipping its "hollow-head" engine valve, which is hollow through to the head, to Nissan Motor Co Ltd since November 2011.

Nissan employed the engine valve for the 2012 model of the Nissan GT-R not only because of its light weight but also because of its high cooling efficiency and potential to drastically improve fuel efficiency by preventing knocking.

Toyota Ramps-up Engine Plant Pre Production

Toyota Ramps-up Engine Plant Pre ProductionToyota Australia is ramping up pre production of its new state-of-the-art four-cylinder engine plant, with the first trial build having just taken place.

The trial is designed to ensure all new machines are working at capacity and the engines produced meet the quality standards Toyota is renowned for.

Research For Making Engine Sounds Pleasant

Research for Making Engine Sounds PleasantIn research to create comfortable sound, Sound Design Lab LLC and the Takeshi Toi Laboratory at Chuo University are advancing with a project to make engine sound more comfortable. Until now, engine sound was perceived as noise, but this research team has discovered that engine sound actually resembles the tonal characteristics of stringed instruments.

Mazda Announces Skyactiv-d Clean Diesel Engine For 2013 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Mazda Announces SKYACTIV-D CLEAN DIESEL Engine for 2013 24 Hours of Le MansMazda Motorsports today announced that it will sell racing versions of its new SKYACTIV-D CLEAN DIESEL engines to teams competing in the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class of racing’s greatest endurance challenge – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  The Le Mans engine program will make its debut at the 2013 running of the race.  Mazda was the first – and to this day, remains the only – Asian manufacturer to score an overall win at the race, in 1991.

Toyota European Engine And Transmission Plant In Poland Turns 10

Toyota European engine and transmission plant in Poland turns 10Toyota's engine and only transmission manufacturing facility located in Europe – will officially celebrate its 10th year of operations in Wa?brzych, Poland on June 7. TMMP currently produces manual transmissions and 1.0-litre petrol engines destined to be fitted to the majority of Toyota's locally produced core models in Europe, including the Toyota AYGO, Yaris, Auris, Verso and Avensis. TMMP also supplies engine parts to Toyota's engine production facilities outside of Europe, making it a key facility for the company globally.