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Lexus NX200t Turbo Engine to Get High Output Version?

The upcoming 2015 Lexus NX200t is equipped with the first turbocharged engine within the whole Lexus history. This engine has the Toyota internal code name “8AR-FTS”.

The 8AR-FTS has an 2.0L displacement with an open-deck, midi-skirt type aluminum cylinder block. It also has a fully balanced forged steel crankshaft, cast-in iron cylinder liners.


On the Lexus NX200t, the turbocharged 8AR-FTS makes 235 hp at 5,600 rpm with 258 lb-ft of torque available from 1,650-4,000 rpm. On the paper this engine sounds just like a normal modern 4-cylinder turbo engine, which has similar performance (2...

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Why the Audi RS3 Concept Is A Big Deal

Yesterday VW revealed the A3 Clubsport Quattro – which is believed to be a concept prototype of the upcoming RS3 sedan.

The biggest news comes from the concept car is its 525hp 5-cylinder turbo engine. From my point of view, this is a revolution in the market. The reason is: VW is able to pump out 525hp from the 2.5-litre displacement, using only 1.5 bar pressure of turbo boost, this translates to 212hp per litre. For comparison, the Mercedes-Benz M133 engine which is used on the CLA45AMG, is using a much higher 1.8 bar of boost, but can only achieve 181hp per litre.

The VW engine has excellent torque curve too: 443 lb-ft available from 2300 to 6000 rpm...

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Media road test: BMW M235i vs. Mercedes CLA45 AMG vs. Subaru WRX STI

This road test comes from MotorTrend’s 2014 June Issue.

Note: If you cannot see the whole table when you are browsing using iPhone, you can turn your phone by 90 degree and view the full width version of the table.

2014 BMW M235i 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG 2015 Subaru WRX STI (Launch Edition)
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, AWD Front-engine, AWD
ENGINE TYPE Turbocharged I-6, alum block/head Turbocharged I-4, alum block/head Turbocharged flat-4, alum block/heads
VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
DISPLACEMENT 181.8 cu in/2979 cc 121.5 cu in/1991 cc 149.9 cu in/2457 cc
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