Category Archives: Powertrains

Powertrains | May 22 2015

EcoDiesel: An Essential Tool For Every Outdoorsman

Savvy outdoor enthusiasts boost their enjoyment of activities, such as boating, fishing and camping, by bringing along the right gear. That means more than a well-equipped tackle box and proper equipment. Sometimes, mastering the forces of nature requires grunt. This is where a diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickup or Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in handy. To
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Powertrains | March 18 2015

The Diesel behind diesel

Power and fuel efficiency – you can have both. Some of the credit for that goes to Rudolph Diesel, who was born 157 years ago on March 18, 1858. His quest to develop a power unit that was more efficient than the steam engine is why the diesel is one of today’s popular workhorse power
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Powertrains | December 10 2014

HEMI Hellcat, EcoDiesel Rank Among Best Engines

Plenty of horsepower and torque, combined with refinement and technology, powered two Chrysler Group engines into the winner’s list of 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines. The 707-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® Hellcat V-8, available in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and Charger SRT, made the Ward’s list in its first year of availability. It was joined by
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Powertrains | November 26 2014

Remember 2014 as Year of the Engine

In a year that saw fluid design shine in alluring packages that ranged from stylish (think Chrysler 200) to sexy (think Alfa Romeo 4C), engines stole much of the spotlight. Two engines in particular: the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6  and the 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat V-8. Wanna make a gearhead grin? Mention either one. Both names now are
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Powertrains | April 25 2014

Saturday is HEMI Day

Got plans for Saturday, April 26? Did you know that it’s HEMI Day? Huh? Yes, HEMI Day. April 26 – 4/26 when expressed in numbers – happens to match the cubic-inch displacement of the Generation II HEMI racing engine that debuted at the 1964 Daytona 500. So, not only is it HEMI Day, this year
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Powertrains | January 17 2014

Balance of Power

Designers get lots of glory. All of it well-deserved, considering the emotions they evoke with sleek offerings such as the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200, unveiled this week at the 25th annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But another yearly Detroit event – Ward’s 10 Best Engines – balances the auto-industry limelight by honoring
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