Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An engine which uses gasolene directly for the generation of power. See petrol, 2.
“It produces more power than a conventional petrol-engine vehicle while delivering better fuel economy.”
“Of the latter the most obvious was the difficult transportation of the heavy masts, petrol-engine, dynamo, induction-generator and other miscellaneous gear, from the beach to the summit -- a vertical height of three hundred feet.”
“Bickerton found many odd jobs to occupy his time in connexion with the petrol-engine and the wireless installations.”
“As expected, the main competition for the returning diesel-powered Peugeots came from the diesel-powered LMP1 class entries from Audi and the petrol-engine Acuras, both debuting all-new cars.”
“The customer has the choice of three petrol-engine models with power output ranging from 110 kW / 150 hp to”
“As expected, the main competition for the returning diesel-powered Peugeots came from the diesel-powered LMP1 class entries from Audi and the petrol-engine Acuras, both debuting new cars.”
“The editor of Green Car Journal, Ron Cogan, said the jurorswere impressed by the "50 per cent better fuel efficiency" compared to the similar petrol-engine A3.”
“Passenger vehicle lubricants (petrol-engine vehicle lubricants, diesel-engine vehicle lubricants)”
“Nissan has promised that the Leaf, which goes into mass-production as a global model in 2012, will be about the same price as a petrol-engine car such as the Versa, starting at about”
“On the road the petrol-engine SXT we drove was quiet and refined in its ride and handling, which unfortunately only served to highlight the slightly thrashy nature of the V6 engine's operation.”
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