Audi Robbed Blind: BMW (Nearly) Sweeps International Engine Awards —…

What's a normally aspirated 4.2-liter direct-injected 420 horsepower V8 with an 8,250 rpm redline gotta do to get a little respect around here? For the ninth year in a row Engine Technology International Magazine has presented their International Engine of the Year Award. In 2005 BMW took down 6 wins, including the… » 5/08/07 7:27pm 5/08/07 7:27pm

Volkswagen Reveals EcoRacer Concept for Tokyo Show

Volkswagen revealed its halo concept car for the Tokyo motor show, the EcoRacer. Bodied of carbon fiber, the mid-engined roadster gets around 69 mpg from VW's 1.4-liter diesel Twincharger engine (that supercharged/turbocharged gizmo revealed in Frankfurt). Zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) comes in 6.3 seconds (using VW's… » 10/19/05 10:20am 10/19/05 10:20am