Alfa 4C set to make its dynamic debut at Goodwood, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine wins award for second year in a row, Hyundai delivers fleet of hydrogen-powered ix35s, new turbo engine for Opel Astra GTC
5 June 2013

Ford's 'EcoBoost' engine has won the International Engine of the Year award for the second year in a row. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which was designed in the UK, achieved the highest score in the 15-year history of the awards. Ford is set to double production of the engine to meet demand.

The new Alfa Romeo 4C sports car is set to be seen in action by the public for the very first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The exclusive 'Launch Edition' will also be showcased, as well as taking to the famous hill climb course.

Hyundai has delivered the first 15 hydrogen-powered fuel cell-equipped ix35s. They were reputed to be the world's first assembly line-produced hydrogen-powered cars. The vehicles will be used in the municipal fleet in Copenhagen to support the city's 'carbon-neutral' aim.

Opel is now offering its new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol 'SIDI' - Spark Ignition Direct Injection - engine in the Astra GTC. It delivers 168bhp and 206lb ft, while average fuel consumption is rated at 46mpg. It's likely that this engine will join Vauxhall's line-up later in the year.

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5 June 2013


Good to see the 1.0 ecoboost is keeping diesels off the street so to speak and as Ford is the biggest seller in the UK diesel sales should decline, roll on SMMT figures!


Who’s next to bring out a modern sub 1.2 litre petrol turbo, Vauxhall ????

GM 1.6T, fills a bit of a gap in Vauxhalls line-up as the current 1.6T is a bit long in the tooth and behind the BMW and Ford units. Next stop a decent small capacity Petrol Tubo unit, like the Ford one.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

5 June 2013

In my humble opinion Alfa Romeo 4C is quite possibly the most desirable car ever, I can’t think of a better looking car including all the so-called ‘sports’ cars that can’t fit down a B road without forcing everyone else into a ditch e.g. F40

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

5 June 2013

The ecoboost engine in a Caterham.....when?.......


10 June 2013

the 4c is a real beauty.

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