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Mahle Powertrain on the future of the gasoline IC engine

Mahle Powertrain on the future of the gasoline IC engine

Engineers at Mahle are confident that the IC engine has a bright future up to 2040 and beyond, despite recent UK government announcements. The company details its work with OEMs on engine downsizing, hybridization and alternative fuels as powertrain development strategies evolve. 

Engines on test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Fitted with a 1.6-liter Atkinson-cycle GDi Kappa engine and 44.5kW electric motor, Hyundai’s PHEV is the company’s first foray into automotive electrification – but how does the powertrain measure up?

Engines on test: Alfa Romeo Giulia F154 2.9-liter

A Ferrari derived engine, in a RWD Alfa Romeo platfom? No wonder the consumer press has been losing its collective mind for the Giulia Quadrofoglio – but is it, and that engine, any good?

BMW M3 CS: The Knowledge

Quicker, lighter and faster. BMW’s new reworked special edition high-performance sedan, the M3 CS, takes full advantage of its upgraded six-cylinder in-line engine.

Engines on test: Nissan Micra DCI90

Nissan’s fifth-generation Micra shares a range of engines with its Alliance-partner Renault, which feel right at home in the rejuvenated Japanese supermini

Range Rover Sport P400e: The Knowledge

The latest car to embrace plug-in hybrid technology is the Range Rover Sport; combining a 2.0-liter Ingenium engine and a 85kW electric motor for increased efficiencies

Engines on test: FCA Multijet turbocharged 1.4-liter

Fiat’s 124 Sport Spider may be built on the ND-generation MX-5 platform but, thanks to a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine from the Abarth 500, it offers up a very different driving experience

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