Ford's new four
The largest engine development program in company history will lead
to at least 200 applications, starting with the new Mondeo's
Duratec HE and replacement of its existing cast-iron-block
four-cylinders with higher aluminum content powerplants.
GM Powertrain's new inline six for
For the first time in nearly two decades, three new General Motors
vehicles will feature an inline six-cylinder engine developed by GM
Fuel-stratified injection from VW
Though gasoline direct-injection technology is being introduced in
the Lupo FSI, VW says it easily can be adapted for high-volume use
in larger vehicles such as the Polo and Golf.
LS6 for Z06
The latest high-performance Corvette engine features improved
breathing, new pistons, an increased compression ratio, and a new
New diesel V8 for S-Class
Mercedes-Benz engineers employed common-rail technology, twin
turbochargers, and a water-cooled intercooler to achieve a 9.6
L/100 km fuel consumption while satisfying EU 3 emissions
SAE 2001--the ultimate automotive engineering
Every millimeter of exhibit space at Detroit's Cobo Center is
sold out, and every meeting room in the building is booked. That
must mean it's time for the SAE 2001 World Congress.
Hiring and retaining engineers
This special section focuses on the shortage of engineering
professionals and looks at what some companies are doing to attract
the skilled innovators who keep the world in motion.
Racing in the computer age
NASCAR racecars may be 1950s technology, but the tools engineers
use to keep their teams competitive from week to week are far more