Posts Tagged ‘engine’

Honda Stops Sale on 2016 Civics

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Honda is stopping sales on their 2016 Civic that is sold with their 2.0L four cylinder engines due to a potential problem that may lead to early engine failures. Early reports indicate that the piston pin snap rings may have been improperly assembled and if it came loose could cause significant piston and internal damage to the 2.0L engine. This issue could potentially impact 34,000 Civics that were produced for the 2016 year.

Specific details have yet to be released, but Honda intends to notify NHTSA officially on February 5, said Chris Martin Spokesperson for Honda. Once finalized with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda will release an official statement to the general public about the recall in March. What is know at this time is that the issue is isolated to the 2.0L engine and does not affect Honda’s 1.5L turbo engine.


Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Powertrain Revealed

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Hyundai has finally released images of the much talked about Ioniq along with specifications for its engine. The Korean hybrid will use a traditional hybrid motor that produces approximately 150hp. The power comes from a 1.6L Kappa GDI engine which produces 104hp from gas and an additional 43hp supplied by an electric motor. Hyundai will be mating the engine to a dual-clutch transmission which further helps promote fuel economy.

Additional weight savings is found by a generous amount of aluminum being used around the car such as the hood and trunk. The lithium-ion battery will be placed as low as possible to promote better handling and weight distribution, again helping to boost fuel economy.

Judging by Hyundai’s recently released specification and images, the Ioniq Hybrid will be quite the contender for Toyota’s Prius.


Engine details for the new Mercedes AMG GT

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Mercedes AMG has released a new video on their YouTube channel that gives some more insight into what is going to be under the hood of the all new Mercedes AMG GT.  The GT is intended to be a smaller SLS (not a direct replacement) and is to compete with the likes of the Porsche 911. We are also getting confirmation that the M178 engine will push out over 500 horsepower at 6250rpm and about 480 lb-ft of torque.

AMG is following the industry trend of powering all of their cars with forced induction engines.  AMG is also following other manufacturers by opting to put the turbos in the middle between the cylinder banks.  They call it a “hot inside ‘V’ ” configuration.  This puts the turbos as close as possible to the exhaust side of the cylinders and shortens the routing necessary for the cold side of the turbos.  This should allow for better throttle response.  This configuration also makes for a much more compact engine compared to the traditional mounting of turbos on the outside.

On the AMG GT (C190 model), the M178 engine comes with a dry sump.  This is unlikely to transfer over to the eagerly anticipated C63 that is rumored to be powered by the same 4.0 biturbo V8.  In the video, you can also see that the engine will be sporting twin air to water intercoolers that sit far ahead of the engine.  In fact, it looks like the engine cover is actually covering those intercoolers, rather than the engine itself.  This is because the engine in the C190 will sit behind the front axel for a mid-front engine mounting.

The video also shows what the new AMG GT might look like with a transparent outline of the forth coming sports car.

I, for one, am looking forward to hearing this engine in person.  AMG takes great care in making sure their engines sound superb even when turbo charged.

Check Out the Video after the break