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Chevrolet expands performance line-up

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Chevrolet details its ZR2 concept and race development truck as the company continues to redefine the segment


Mazda SPCCI tech breakdown

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As featured in the upcoming issue of Engine Technology International, Mazda breaks down the technologies embedded within its SkyActiv-X engine


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As SEMA opens this week, to expected record numbers, is the aftermarket important to OEMs at the initial stages of design and development?

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Infiniti unveils groundbreaking VC-T engine

First impressions: ETI travels to Arizona to test Infiniti’s innovative VC-T engine

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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.

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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

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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

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Daimler reveals the GLC F-Cell's development program

With the Mercedes GLC F-Cell SUV unveiled at the Frankfurt IAA last week, Daimler has revealed the extensive testing process the first production plug-in hydrogen-powered car was put through

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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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Personality Profile: Leah Bruce, Ford Motor Company

A regular in the magazine, Personality Profile highlights the work of those who work in the industry. First up online, is Leah Bruce, diesel manufacturing strategy manager, Ford

 

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Daimler reveals how the GLC F-Cell went from testing to production

With the Mercedes GLC F-Cell SUV set to be unveiled at Frankfurt this week, Daimler has revealed the extensive testing process the first production plug-in hydrogen-powered car was put through.

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Kia Niro gets an all-new plug-in hybrid powertrain

Kia is set to add a new PHEV powertrain option to its Niro line-up. It will be the first plug-in hybrid compact crossover to go on sale in the UK.

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BMW i3s: The knowledge

A sporting variant of the i3, dubbed i3s, will gain more power, more performance and a new dynamic to differentiate it from its stablemates

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Engines on test: Suzuki K12C DualJet 1.2-liter I4 SVHS

Suzuki's Ignis had a radical make over for 2017, mixing Japanese Kei car quirkiness with a 'hybrid' system, solid handling and an appealing price point. What's not to like, right? 

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New BMW M5 to be powered by retuned 4.4-liter V8

Reworked power unit in German OEM’s all-new M5 to produce 608ps and maximum torque of 750Nm

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Engines on test: Honda K20C1 2.0-liter turbocharged I4

Type-R once stood for raw, naturally aspirated performance, but as legislation tightens its relentless grip around that offshoot of engine design, how well does its spirit translate in to the latest generation of hot hatchbacks from the Japanese OEM?

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Engines on test: BMW TwinPower 3.0-liter diesel

Whilst the entire world looks happy to turn its back on diesel, BMW is persisting with the fuel source with its range of magnificent TwinPower engines, proving that mpg and performance aren't mutally exclusive. We see just how good the 3.0-liter engine is, in the all-new 530D X-Drive

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Singer Williams lightweight air-cooled flat-six: The Knowledge

Singer Vehicle Design has released details of its performance research study with Williams Advanced Engineering, which looked at creating a ligher, more powerful air-cooled flat-six

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Engines on test: Audi 4.0-liter V8 TDI

Audi's performance SQ7 SUV is at the opposite end of the spectrum to its luxurious brother; the Bentley Bentayga, but yet they share the same triple-charged, hot-vee diesel. The question is, to which car is it more suited?

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Engines on test: Honda 3.5-liter bi-turbo V6

The long-awaited replacement for Honda's NSX supercar has finally arrived. Engine Technology International samples the 2017 supercar's electrically-assisted 3.5-liter bi-turbo V6 in an unusual setting

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Jaguar E-Pace: The Knowledge

Perhaps the most important new model to be added to Jaguar's line-up, the all-new E-Pace is the first Jaguar to exclusively feature Ingenium petrol and diesel engines

 

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Engines on test: Jaguar Land-Rover AJ126 3.0-liter V6

A sports car engine in an SUV? Does JLR's AJ126 supercharged 3.0-liter V6 help the Range Rover Sport live up to its nameplate? 

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Audi A8 range 48V system: The Knowledge

Audi's next-generation A8 will feature a 'range-wide' adoption of 48V circuitry, for the very first time. Engine Technology International details the new electrical subsystem

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Engines on test: Infiniti Q60 2.0T (Mercedes-Benz M274)

Can an engine that shares the vast majority of its architecture with a six-year old Mercedes-Benz sourced inline four provide Infiniti's low-slung coupe with performance to match its looks?

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DS electric future: The Knowledge

Following several seasons of competition in the FIA's Formula E championship, Citroen's sub-brand DS is set to roll out an entire range of all-new electric and hybrid vehicles

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Engines on test: Seat EA211 1.0-TSI

A sub 1.0-liter downsized unit in a C-segment car was always going to split opinion in the Engine Technology International office. How does Seat's TSi-equipped Leon stack up, in a class already saturated with options? 

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Engines on test: Toyota 2ZR-FE

A new body, which brings increased strength and lighter weight to the party alongside those looks, plug-in capability, and a solar roof mean that whilst familiar, there's an awful lot of all-new in the 2017 Toyota Prius

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Lowering Friction in timing chain drive systems

DSM Engineering Plastics outlines the importance of timing chain drive systems in the overall role of the IC engine, and as regulators continue to press for more efficient engines timing chains are the one area that can yield further gains

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DSM Engineering Plastics


Engines on test: Lexus 2UR-GSE 5.0-liter V8

The 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated Lexus GS F is most definitely party up front, business out back; much like a reverse mullet. Only the Japanese super sedan carries it off with much, much more class - and dignity

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Exhaust gas temperature sensors: The future's digital

Patrice Flot, chief technical officer at CMR Group, considers the current approach to sensing exhaust gas temperature (EGT) on high horsepower engine platforms and the capabilities provided by new digital technology.

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Engines on test: Audi 2.5-liter TFSI

Audi's sonorous 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine is a multiple International Engine of the Year winner. Responsive, powerful, and soulful, it's not hard to see why it's so lauded

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Jaguar F-Type 2.0-liter: The Knowledge

Jaguar is broadening the appeal of the its F-Type performance coupe, with the introduction of the a new 2.0-liter entry-level model, powered by a state-of-the-art four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine

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Engines on test: Bentley Bentayga W12 TSI

The first Bentley SUV packs a 608ps, 900Nm punch via an all-new 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 TSI powerplant. But staggering power levels aside, is it any good? 

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Fleet trialling sustainable ethanol fuel

Clariant, in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz and Haltermann Carless, have been trialling the use of sustainable cellulosic ethanol on a number of vehicles over a twelve month period

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Engines on test: MG SGE-LFV GDI 1.5-liter

Is the sole engine available for the MG GS good enough to support the entire range? We find out as we test the Opel, SAIC, MG and Shanghai GM co-developed SGE-LFV GDI 1.5-liter turbo

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McLaren unveils twin-turbocharged V8

The UK OEM gives the knowledge and all the exclusive details behind the M480T engine

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How VW Group’s new MQ281 transmission is created

This accelerated footage shows the entire production process of the MQ281 transmission, at the Seat component plant in El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona

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Engines on test: Volkswagen 1.0-liter TSI

Since its launch, there have been numerous calls for VW's slick city car, the Up!, to gain a turbocharger. Now that it has, we find out whether it's been worth the wait

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Measuring pressure during engine development

FPT Motorenforschung, a Swiss manufacturer of engines for commercial vehicles, construction equipment and agricultural machinery, uses Keller’s M5 pressure transmitters in its test benches to achieve reliable, precise measurement results

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FPT Motorenforschung


Engines on test: Hyundai-Kia G3LC-6iL

At the center of the all-new Kia Rio, the all-aluminum three-cylinder TGDi unit uses a host of the latest technologies such as integrated turbocharger and manifold, variable valve timing and laser-drilled injectors to boost power, refinement and efficiency over the outgoing 1.4-liter engine

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Lucid Air prototype testing

With 1,000hp and up to 400 miles driving range, the Lucid Air is one of the most exciting EC developments of the year so far. Watch here the prototype being tested earlier this year.

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Engines on test: Isuzu 4JK-1E5-TC

The latest engine on test by Engine Technology International is the Isuzu 4JK-1E5-TC; a 2.5-liter, twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel that delivers 400Nm of torque, as fitted to the special edition Isuzu D-Max AT35

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Audi Q8 concept

As Audi gets ready to launch the Q8 PHEV production model, here's a detailed under-the-skin look into its 330kW, 700Nm, 1,000km driving range powertrain.

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Engines on test: Mercedes-Benz OM654

Engine Technology International had the opportunity to sample the all-new Mercedes-Benz OM654 two-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder diesel in the latest generation E-Class Wagon

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Development of a new intercooler using ALM

In a unique project, Swansea University Race Engineering worked closely with additive manufacturing expert Renishaw to redesign the intercooler of its race car

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Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4: The Knowledge

Mini has introduced a plug-in hybrid to its range for the first time, giving the Cooper S E Countryman 385Nm of torque, as well as 134.5mpg and CO2 emissions of just 49g/km

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Dynamic temperature control of an endurance test bench

Lauda has implemented a suite of updates in its Kryoheater Selecta line of temperature control equipment, to provide improved operational efficiency and process safety

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Case study: Ford Otosan and CD-adapco

Ford Otosan has used CD-adapco’s STAR-CCM software to analyze the thermal exchange between the hot engine gases and various critical solid engine components

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Sinan Eroglu and Serdar Güryuva, Ford Otosan, and Christopher Beves, Siemens PLM Software


First water-cooled AdBlue injection valve

New AdBlue dosing system from Continental enables auto makers to achieve extremely low NOx emissions

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Powertrain NVH testing

Bart Verrecas, automotive testing business development manager at Siemens PLM Software, explains how the company's software enables NVH departments to perform tests that map full powertrain NVH behavior against other interplaying attributes.

 

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Nissan furthers electrical home storage applications

In conjunction with its development partner, Eaton, Nissan is expanding its portfolio of xStorage solutions, as customer deliveries of the novel product begin across Europe

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Toyota expands R&D in to extending EV range

As one of the pioneers of the hybrid movement, Toyota outlines its continued efforts in the research and development of improved battery range

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NIO EP9: The Knowledge

NextEV has unveiled its all-new NIO EP9 electric supercar, which has just broken the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe thanks in part to its 1MW powertrain

 

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Simulating 'realistic wind' for accurate fuel economy

Exa Corporation explains that with a 2% reduction in aerodynamic drag translating to a 1% improvement in real-world fuel economy, just how important realistic wind conditions in simulations

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Jaguar I-Pace: The knowledge

The first all-electric Jaguar production vehicle aims to blend 'supercar looks, sportscar performance, and SUV space', we find out what's beneath the surface

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Delphi's next-generation common rail systems

How new ultra-fast injectors, which allow up to nine injection events per cycle, and a new closed-loop control system are delivering whole-life ‘as new’ performance for Delphi's next-generation heavy-duty modular common rail systems

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JLR Ingenium family expansion

Jaguar Land Rover is set to expand its Ingenium powertrain family - here's an exclusive early look at the all-new four-cylinder gasoline development.

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Exclusive interview: Alain Raposo

ETi caught up with the Renault-Nissan Alliance director of engineering, to discuss Infiniti’s groundbreaking new Variable Compression-Turbo engine

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Ford's hybrid autonomous research vehicle

An exclusive insight into Ford's self-driving cars, which use high-resolution 3D maps – complete with information about the road, road markings, geography, topography and landmarks like signs, buildings and trees.

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Audi four-cylinder development and production

Audi inaugurated its engine plant in Győr in October 1994. Nearly 25 years later, ETI online takes a trip to Hungary to witness all-new Audi four-cylinder engine production and development.

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Land Rover Discovery: The Knowledge

Land Rover's all-new interpretation of its established Discovery model has seen it usher in new levels of refinement and economy thanks to an all-aluminium construction and the latest generation of Ingenium engines

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In-cylinder simulations

Convergent Science explains how Ford used its Converge CFD advanced combustion modelling tool for faster simulation runs when developing its latest EcoBlue diesel engines

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Convergent Science


Real world disparity

Emissions Analytics, a specialist in real-world, on-road emissions measurement and analysis, has announced its new EQUA Carbon Dioxide Index shows car manufacturers miss target by 39%

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50 years of hydrogen fuel cell development

50 years ago, General Motors tested its Electrovan concept, which was at the time, the world's first hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle

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Duramax 6.6-litre diesel: The Knowledge

GMC's 2017 Sierra HD will feature an all-new Duramax 6.6-litre diesel engine, which incorporates a variety of new technologies to deliver improved efficiency and performance 

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The future of urban delivery?

Mercedes-Benz Vans has unveiled its vision of future light commercial vehicles in the Vision Van. Part of its adVANce strategy, the all-electric van has a range of 80km to 270km depending on customer application

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Bentley Bentayga diesel: The Knowledge

Ahead of its first ever diesel model, Bentley explains some of the technology under the bonnet of the Bentayga diesel luxury SUV

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Nissan and Uber launch EV trial

Engine Technology Online gets the exclusive story on the London, UK-based trial, which will be run in partnership with the Energy Savings Trust

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Volkswagen Beetle breaks speed record

Get all the tech details on this specially tuned VW Beetle LSR, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TSI gasoline engine, that achieved a top speed of 205.122mph over a mile

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Jaguar to compete in Formula E

Engine Technology Online gets an exclusive insight into Jaguar's stunning Formula E plans at the team's unveiling of the I-Type 1 racer

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Audi to establish factory Formula E team

Audi is the latest major car maker to enter Formula E, but just what has Ingolstadt got planned? Engine Technology Online unveils the plan...

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Dynamic temperature control of an endurance test bench

Lauda has implemented a suite of updates in its Kryoheater Selecta line of temperature control equipment, to provide improved operational efficiency and process safety

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Designing trucks for 'platooning'

'Platooning' can improve fuel economy by at least 10% on large commercial vehicles. Exa Corporation explains the challenges and benefits of pursuing such an idea

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Kevin Golsch, technical director at Exa Corporation


Audi five-cylinder celebrates 40 years

Audi is celebrating four decades of its five-cylinder powerplant: from its soulful soundtrack, to its on-road performance and significant motorsport success

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Kia Optima PHEV: The Knowledge

The first plug-in hybrid from Kia brings with it a 33 mile pure-electric driving range, emissions of just 37g/km, and up to 176.6mpg

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Inside GM's Performance & Racing Center

ETI takes a look around GM's all-new Powertrain Performance & Racing center, ahead of the latest issue of the magazine's exclusive tour around the facility

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Perfect 10

The inside story on the GM/ Ford co-developed 10-speed transmission, set to debut in a variety of models

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Engine Expo: Exhibitor Q&As

Ahead of Engine Expo North America, Engine Technology International chats with Glen Eichhorn, VP OE/ OES business unit, Wells Vehicle Electronics

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Riversimple: An FCEV for the masses

As test and development continues on Riversimple's Rasa FCEV, Hugo Spowers, Riversimple's CEO, explains the ongoing task facing his team

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Improved prediction of heat rejection in combustion engines

A new method to predict heat rejection in engine design using software-based virtual testing, backed up by data from physical tests, has been developed by Integrated Design Analysis

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Gerald Seider, InDesA


Engine Expo: Exhibitor Q&As

Ahead of Engine Expo North America, Engine Technology International chats with Al Hetke, technical consultant, Kyowa

 

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Mahle Powertrain implements US$8m investment program

ETI was invited to the opening of Mahle Powertrain's new US$670,000 Vehicle Engineering Centre at its Northampton facility in the UK

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Q&A with Honda's engine chief, Yasuhide Sakamoto

The highs of IndyCar, a V10 sports car engine that never saw the light of day and a chance to work on the rebirth of the NSX: Yasuhide Sakamoto gives insight into his career and working on some of the most exciting Honda powertrain projects of the last 20 years

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Reducing cylinder liner distortion

Advanced cast iron technology from Federal-Mogul Powertrain is resulting in lower oil consumption and reduced bore friction whilst allowing higher combustion pressures

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Cummins turbocharger containment and wheel burst testing

In a recent study, the company used FEA to simulate this complex phenomena, in order to shorten the design cycle and reduce physical test times

 

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Hunter Ultrasonics introduces a 'better' way to clean DPFs

Ken Hunter, founder and CEO of Hunter Ultrasonics explains the environmental benefits of a new approach to cleaning diesel particulate filters in heavy-duty engines

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Porsche V8: The Knowledge

Debuting in the all-new Panamera, Porsche's latest generation V8 engine is packed with technical features to ensure that targets for fuel consumption, emissions and performance were all achieved

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DSD and Solvay develop plastic EV transmission

A new development partnership for DSD and Solvay, which aims to improve the efficiency and reduce the weight of transmissions, through the innovative use of structural plastics

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Low-cost mild hybrid architecture development

Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) is entering the final development stages of its 48V mild hybrid architecture, which is said to offer all the benefits of a full hybrid powertrain but with improved packaging and associated costs

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Mercedes-AMG GT R: The Knowledge

Mercedes-AMG's new halo sportscar, the GT R, is a hardcore version of the existing AMG GT. With a series of race inspired and influenced revisions on board, the GT R is one of the fastest production Mercedes' vehicles to date

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New long route exhaust gas recirculation turbocharger

Cummins has developed a highly durable system for commercial vehicle applications was developed using a multifaceted approach to testing and analysis

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The best of both worlds

Schaeffler states that its plug-in hybrid concept based on a CV transmission will enable it to appease both customers and regulatory bodies alike

 

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Schaeffler AG


Applus IDIADA develops new charging simulator

ETI speaks to Klaus Kersting, product manager for EV/HEV powertrain at Applus IDIADA Group, about its revolutionary new charging simulator, which enables users to create test cases that could be potentially hazardous on real vehicles

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Ensure your test cell delivers maximum value

Five ways to ensure an engine test cell provides the maximum value to a company and its customers while delivering a high return on investment

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RDE NOx compliance testing

Ricardo's latest research project proves that achieving RDE NOx compliance in urban driving is possible through the use of a range of aftertreatments

 

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Honda NSX: The knowledge

As Honda's long-awaited NSX replacement finally reaches the market, the Japanese OEM has released further technical details of the car's bespoke hybrid powertrain

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Günter Emmert, innovation manager, MWS

MWS's innovation manager revealed at Engine Expo this week, how the company aims to expand its expertise in advanced aluminum solutions

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Guillaume Malherbe, powertrain R&D engineer, Saint Jean Industries

At this week's Engine Expo, we spoke with Saint Jean Industries' Guillaume Malherbe about current challenges facing the powertrain industry

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Expo exhibitor interview: Yoshitaka Fukushima, Atect Corporation

Yoshitaka Fukushima, chief engineer, Atect Corporation explains the challenges facing powder injection molding (PIM), both present and future

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2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue: the knowledge

Ford has unveiled the first in a new range of advanced diesel engines. The clean-sheet designs reduces friction with innovations including an off-set crank, belt-in-oil and Ford’s first use of modular camshafts for a 13% fuel efficiency improvement

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Expo exhibitor interview: Bryn Richards, Aeristech

Aeristech's founder and CEO, Bryn Richards discusses the latest technologies from his company, how legislators are influencing his work, and what the future holds for the wider industry

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Volvo's next-generation powertrains

Volvo has unveiled its '40-series' concept models that showcase the next generation of powertrains, modular hybrid systems, platforms, and exterior design language for the Swedish manufacturer. This slick animation details how its Drive-E three-cylinder turbocharged units form an integral part of the new car

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Breakthrough for safer, smarter batteries

Scientists at Toyota's Research Institute of North America (TRINA), have had a breakthrough in the development of smaller, longer-lasting batteries for EV and wider applications 

 

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What is the fuel station of tomorrow?

Nissan has collaborated with world-renowned architects Foster + Partners to consider the future of mobility, and what form the fuel station of tomorrow will take

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BMW i3 (94ah): the knowledge

BMW i is set to expand its i3 range with the introduction of a new 94ah model, as well as a range extender option

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Inside the 2017-specification Nissan GTR

Nissan has released this video, giving an insight in to the production facility that creates the GTR's 3.8L twin-turbo V6. Each engine is assembled by one of five master craftsman at Nissan’s plant in Yokohama, Japan

 

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Shaping tomorrow’s mobility today

The ‘Schaeffler Mobility Study’ shows that while the forms of transportation around the world continue to increase, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are becoming dominant development goals everywhere

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Electric truck startup Tevva completes 27,000 miles of testing

Electric truck startup Tevva Motors has completed over 27,000 miles of testing of its prototype electric range extender powertrain

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Clearing the NOx emissions confusion

The EQUA Air Quality Index for the European Union has been designed to evaluate the performance of individual passenger cars in terms of tailpipe nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions under real-world driving conditions. The scheme will assess cars using objective performance criteria

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Efficiency Leap - 48V architectures

Continental and Schaeffler, in close collaboration with Ford, have developed the second-generation Gasoline Technology Car (GTC II). Using a 48V P2 Hybride architecture, the system is claimed to deliver a 25% improvement in fuel economy

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New rolling bearing research project

A joint project between Schaeffler and the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) aims to cut fuel and energy consumption in vehicles and machines

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EPA report highlights benefits of diesel emissions reduction

The latest report by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) highlights the benefits of the 2012 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA), with over 73,000 older generation diesel engines replaced, yielding a reduction of over 14,000 tons of particulate matter

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Overcoming hydrogen fuel's chicken-and-egg conundrum is a question of purity

Dr Arul Murugan, senior research scientist at NPL in The Gas and Particle Metrology Group, explains how the industry can overcome the chicken-and-egg conundrum that currently faces hydrogen fuel

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Improving prediction of heat rejection in combustion engines

Demands for downsizing, to meet emissions and fuel consumption targets, have placed a higher demand on thermal management. CD-adapco explains how it can help predict thermal loadings through its simulation software

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Gerald Seider - InDesA GmbH, Germany, CD-adapco


New scheme launched to intelligently reuse EV batteries

A new project has been launched with the intention of cutting site energy costs and carbon footprints through the use of optimized energy storage

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New e-record for nanoFlowcell AG

nanoFlowcell AG presented a 'breakthrough in electromobility' at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, with its QUANTiNO, a car that recently set a new e-record for its 1,000km+ range

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Ilmor Engineering expands CFD capabilities

A world leader in race engine design, Ilmor Engineering is reducing development times through the use of Convergent Science CFD software

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Infiniti introduces all-new V6 engine range

Infiniti outlines the technology behind the latest addition to its VR family of V6 engines – the VR30 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo

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UK firm reveals lightweight hydrogen prototype

Riversimple has unveiled the Rasa, a lightweight, two-seater, hydrogen-powered road car that can deliver a range of up to 300 miles on 1.5kg of hydrogen

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Electric truck startup Tevva begins production moves

Startup company Tevva is looking for a new round of investment as it attempts to bring its protoype range-extended electric truck powertrain to production

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Mercedes previews new-generation diesels with 2016 E-Class

The latest E-Class from Mercedes-Benz brings with it the all-new OM654 'next-generation' diesel engine

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Porsche reveals images of its WEC-winning engine

Team Porsche has unveiled images of its unique 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship-winning V4 internal combustion engine

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BMW M760Li xDrive V12: the knowledge

BMW has revealed details of the M Performance twin-turbo V12 gasoline engine that will power the new M760Li xDrive

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Developing durable thermoplastics for IC engines

Injection moldable high-performance thermoplastics often enable components to be realized with optimized lightweight designs and price/performance ratios

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Continental begins new urea sensor production

Continental has begun production on a new urea sensor that it says will help make diesel exhaust gas aftertreatment more efficiency and reliable.

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Solvay polymers chosen for plastic racing engine

Solvay, a leading supplier of high-performance polymers, has been detailing its involvement with the Polimotor 2 automotive engine project.

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Federal-Mogul develops new simplified valve simulation model

Valvetrain specialist Federal-Mogul Powertrain says its newly developed simulation model will cut engine valve development time.

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John Deere reveals new modular inverter for hybrid electric vehicles

John Deere Electronic Solutions has introduced its new PD400 modular inverter for hybrid electric vehicles.

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DeltaWing and DHX announce electric motor agreement

Two US-based companies, DeltaWing and DHX, have announced an agreement for the worldwide distribution of innovative electric motors.

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Porsche reveals engine details of new 718 Boxster

Porsche has revealed the engine details of its new 718 Boxster ahead of the sports car’s launch at the Geneva International Motor Show in March.

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Aston Martin reveals glimpse of new V12

Aston Martin has released a video of its new twin-turbo V12 engine firing up ahead of its official launch in March.

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Canadian university opens new powertrain research center

The University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, has officially opened its new Green and Intelligent Automotive (GAIA) research center.

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British startup gets cash injection for zero-emission project

Dearman receives multi million pound investment to support development of liquid nitrogen engine technology

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Hyundai reveals details of new Ioniq hybrid

Hyundai has revealed some technical details of its new hybrid model, Ioniq, which it hopes will challenge the Toyota Prius.

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Ford and Kia to test driverless cars on public roads in USA

Ford and Kia have won licenses in California and Nevada respectively to test fully autonomous vehicles on public streets

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Video: Faraday Future reveals supercar EV concept at CES 2016

New California-based manufacturer Faraday Future has revealed its FFZERO1 concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

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Coating technology trends

The right coatings can enhance performance and prolong the life of tools and component according to international specialist IHI Hauzer Techno Coating

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Michiel Eerden and Gabriela Negrea


GM announces performance engine center investment

General Motors has revealed that it will invest US$44m in its Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, assembly plant to support increased capacity in its Performance Build Center

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Ford investing US$4.5bn in EV development

Ford has revealed plans to invest US$4.5bn and add 13 new electrified vehicles to its range by 2020

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Video: Volvo PowerPulse diesel technology

Volvo has revealed details of its new S90, including an innovative new compressed air system for its 2-liter D5 Drive-E diesel engine.

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Ford develops plasma process for renewing engines

Ford is using an innovative new process using plasma that it says will bring a new lease of life to old engines that would otherwise end up being scrapped.

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Ionbond opens new Chinese facility

Coating supplier Ionbond has opened a new factory for automotive components in the city of Chengdu in the Sichuan Province of China.

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Scientists develop new process for hardening steel

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in southwest Germany are working on the development of a new process for hardening steel with the help of methylamine to enrich low-alloy steels with carbon and nitrogen.

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US government leading lightweight powertrain materials collaboration

The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, FCA US and Mexican supplier Nemak are working together to create lightweight powertrain materials

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New Prius has most thermally efficient gasoline engine

Toyota has released technical details of its new fourth-generation Prius hybrid, with industry-leading thermally efficient IC engine

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FIAT unveils its new 124 Spider at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

The droptop sports car is based on the Mazda MX-5/Miata, and equipped with FCA’s 1.4-liter MultiAir II turbocharged engine which has seen action in various small cars from the company, including the FIAT 500 and Alfa Romeo Mito.

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Project M reveals glimpse of innovative collaboration

Project M, a collaboration between Shell, Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology, has opened the doors of its facility in Hamburg, Germany, to reveal more details of its work.

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Mercedes-AMG moving 12-cylinder assembly to Mannheim

Mercedes-AMG has announced that it is starting assembly of its 12-cylinder engines at a new location at Daimler’s facility in Mannheim.

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CPT delivering hybrid functionality with SR motor-generator setup

Controlled Power Technologies has developed a low-cost solution using two low-voltage SR machines that it says delivers near full-hybrid capability.

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GM’s new diesel pickups get class-leading EPA rating

General Motors has revealed two new diesel pickups, the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, which it claims offer segment-leading fuel consumption.

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First Detroit Electric SP:01 rolls off the line

The first EV sports car from Detroit Electric has rolled off the assembly line at its manufacturing facility in Leamington Spa, UK.

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Ferrari reveals limited edition F12tdf

Ferrari has revealed its new F12tdf, a special edition of its F12berlinetta grand tourer, which gets a 40ps power boost to 780ps.

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Interview: BMW’s Ilka Horstmeier talks UK factory upgrade and latest engine developments

BMW recently announced that upgrade work on its Hams Hall engine production facility in the UK was completed. We spoke to Ilka Horstmeier, senior vice president, production engines and electrified powertrain, about the factory and BMW’s engine strategy.

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Bosch opens new research campus in Germany

German chancellor Angela Merkel has officially opened a new US$440m Bosch research center in Renningen, Germany, that the company hopes will bring breakthroughs in various technologies.

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Researchers make progress on fuel cell catalyst efficiency

European researchers have revealed their findings on a new platinum-based catalyst for fuel cell applications.

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Automakers divided on diesel demand impact

Automakers across the world continue to wait to assess the impact of the VW emissions scandal on demand for diesel cars

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BMW reveals new M2 with 3-liter turbocharged straight-six

BMW has taken the wraps off its new three-door M2 performance sedan, which is powered by a turbocharged 3-liter straight-six gasoline engine.

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Schaeffler begins electromechanical camshaft phasing unit production

German supplier Schaeffler has revealed that it is about to begin volume production of its electromechanical camshaft phasing units to be installed in a Japanese engine.

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Volvo celebrates 30 years since ‘Flying Brick’ triumph

Volvo is celebrating 30 years since its 240 Turbo, nicknamed ‘the Flying Brick’, won the European and German touring car championships.

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BMW’s ‘next-generation’ engine plant upgrade complete

BMW has revealed that its investment program at its Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham in the UK is complete

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DeltaWing to put GT concept into production

The Don Panoz/Chip Ganassi-owned company DeltaWing has offered a glimpse of a potential roadgoing version of the DeltaWing race car.

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Volkswagen diesel crisis: what’s happened so far

The Volkswagen diesel emissions crisis has been moving fast – here's what has happened so far and who's in and out at the company

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British company reveals casting innovations

The latest development work in high precision castings has shown how a new novel grain refiner, originally developed for the wrought aluminum industry, is superseding existing processes.

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by Keith Denholm


Video: Ferrari 488 Spider launched

To mark the launch of its new 3.9-liter V8-engined 488 Spider, Ferrari has released a video giving a glimpse behind the scenes at its assembly facility in Maranello.

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The knowledge: Porsche Mission E

Porsche has revealed a surprise new EV concept at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Video: Ford confirms 2.3 Ecoboost for Focus RS hot hatch

Ford has revealed new engine and performance details of its new Focus RS at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Jaguar Land Rover develops electric concepts

Jaguar Land Rover has developed three concept demonstrators showcasing its latest developments in low- and zero-emission vehicles.

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The knowledge: Fiat Chrysler 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 upgrade

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US has announced changes to its celebrated 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine.

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Video: Bentley Bentayga, the world’s fastest SUV

Bentley has released a video of its new Bentayga SUV, achieving a top speed of 301km/h in testing, as well as first pictures of the new car

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Video: Alpina celebrates 50th anniversary

World-renowned tuning company Alpina is celebrating its 50th birthday, holding a party at its factory in Bavaria and launching two special edition cars.

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Stanford researchers claim lithium battery breakthroughs

Dendrites-related fires loom heavily over battery solutions for cars. Have researches at Stanford University in the USA found the answer?

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by Frank Millard


Exclusive Jaguar interview: new XF engine range

We spoke exclusively with John Pepperell, senior manager of engine planning and strategy at Jaguar Land Rover, about the XF’s four new powertrains.

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Millbrook discusses US$2.9m powertrain test facility upgrade

UK test facility Millbrook has announced a US$2.9m upgrade to its engine test center.

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BMW reveals innovative water injection technology

We've spoken to BMW to get exclusive details of the innovative water injection system it will showcase at IAA 2015

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GKN Automotive discusses new Poland factory and industry trends

GKN Driveline recently announced an US$18m investment in expanding its facilities in Poland, with a new 14,280m² factory on the way

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Dearman CTO talks liquid nitrogen engine development

UK-based startup Dearman Engine Company is developing a new zero-emission engine at its recently opened liquid air R&D lab.

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New 2.2-liter diesel from Fiat Chrysler

The Fiat Chrysler group has introduced its new 2.2-liter Multijet II diesel engine that will debut in the Jeep Cherokee.

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Volkswagen: Hybrids are bridging strategy

Volkswagen has revealed that it sees its current hybrid vehicles merely as a ‘bridging strategy’ on its way to full electric vehicles.

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Ford EcoBoost: Firing on all cylinders

Exclusive interview with Carsten Weber, advanced engine engineering team leader at Ford of Europe, about the next-generation 1-liter EcoBoost.

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Federal-Mogul celebrates engine components recognition

Federal-Mogul has this week celebrated its components featuring in 11 out of 12 International Engine of the Year category winners

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McLaren 675LT: the knowledge

McLaren has sold all 500 examples of its more intense 675 Longtail with production beginning this month.

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Ricardo opens new vehicle emissions test center

Ricardo has officially opened its new £10m (US$16m) Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC) at its Shoreham facility in the UK.

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Honda plant celebrates anniversary with new Type R powertrain

Honda’s Anna, Ohio, USA, engine manufacturing plant is celebrating 30 years of production this week (commencing July 20, 2015), with more than 20 million units built during that time.

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Video: Ride round Silverstone in the new Mustang V8

Experience a lap round Silverstone in the new Mustang V8 courtesy of Ford

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New Fiat 500: the knowledge

It seems even retro designs need to keep up with the times: Fiat has launched an all-new version of its 500 subcompact hatchback.

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Volkswagen Golf now racetrack ready

VW’s motorsport division has developed a touring car version of the seventh-generation Golf

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Third-generation Hyundai Tucson: the knowledge

The new Hyundai Tucson goes on sale worldwide in September. Here are the details.

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ZF’s Smart Urban Vehicle: the future of city driving

German-based driveline firm ZF is showing off some of its ideas for urban driving with a new subcompact concept car.

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Video: Watch the fastest ever Rolls-Royce up Goodwood hillclimb

The Wraith exudes elegance and power, according to Rolls-Royce – so why not take it for a spin up the hill at Goodwood during June’s Festival of Speed?

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Lotus 3-Eleven: the knowledge

At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lotus unveiled the 3-Eleven – the OEM’s quickest and most expensive series production car. The new model will be available in both Road and Race versions. Here are some of the highlights

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Video: See the 350ps Focus RS prepping for Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ford’s high-performance Focus RS, which features a unique version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine found in the new Mustang, prepares to take on the iconic hill course

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Video: All-star cast contribute to Land Rover’s two-millionth Defender

Special bespoke edition of the iconic vehicle created as a tribute to seven decades of the line

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Toyota develops new diesel engine for Land Cruiser

New 2.8-liter engine produces 176ps and 420Nm

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Video: Shell Eco-marathon cars on track at Le Mans

Vehicles achieving up to 3,771km per liter of fuel demonstrated at the iconic track as Shell’s Eco-marathon Europe celebrates its 30th anniversary 

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Elio Motors to build fifth-generation prototype of 3.36l/100km vehicle

The P5 will include a prototype 0.9-liter, three-cylinder engine from IAV, and a manual transmission from Aisin 

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Ford’s all-new V8 is the highest revving in its history

New flat-plane crankshaft 5.2-liter V8 for Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in OEM’s history

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Video: Toyota takes hydrogen to the birthplace of US oil

Latest short film follows the Toyota Mirai into the heart of North American oil country 

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Pentastar V6 engine family surpasses 5 million engines: video clip

The Pentastar V6 engine family passed an important production milestone in May with its 5 millionth unit.  

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Ford opens portfolio of electrified patents to competitors

OEM announces the release of its electrified vehicle technology patents – for a fee

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Audi collaboration announces e-benzin synthetic fuel

OEM and Global Bioenergies develop 100% iso-octane, produced without petroleum

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A day in the life of an Infiniti engineer: video clip

Infiniti follows three of its academy graduates on a typical day in the office

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Inside Nissan’s GT-R LM Nismo engine: video clip

A closer look at preparing the 3-liter V6 direct injection twin-turbo gasoline engine at the heart of Nissan’s hybrid racer, which is set to take part in Le Mans 24 Hours 2015 this June

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Porsche designs 500ps production 911 GT3 R

OEM reveals that the new customer sports racer is powered by 4-liter flat-six engine

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Audi’s new high efficiency TFSI petrol engine: the knowledge

At the Vienna Motor Symposium, Audi revealed details of its all-new 2-liter TFSI four-cylinder power unit. Here are some of the technical highlights 

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Building the Bloodhound: video

A high-speed look at the supersonic car, which produces the thrust of approximately 180 F1 cars

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Inside the Cadillac CTS-V’s LT4 V8

ETi speaks to GM about the supercharged 649ps engine at the heart of its new sedan

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by Graham Heeps


Video: Tesla talks renewable energy

Elon Musk outlines the electric automaker’s other pursuits for the coming years

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Toyota pokes fun at Elon Musk by showing that the Mirai can run on BS: video

Japanese carmaker demonstrates that their fuel cell vehicle can run on hydrogen derived from cow manure 

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TUD and Romax collaborate on two-drive transmission for hybrid powertrains

University institute and software specialist develop transmission design for electric range-extended vehicles
 

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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid: the knowledge

A new plug-in hybrid 308 developed by Peugeot Sport features four-wheel drive and produces 507ps. Here are some of the technical highlights

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McLaren 540C Coupé joins the Sports Series

The second entry in McLaren’s Sports Series is fitted with a 3.8-liter turbocharged V8, producing 540ps and 540Nm

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Gordon Murray on Shell car concept, Project M: video

Famed race and road car designer Gordon Murray will collaborate with Shell and engine specialist Osamu Gotu to design a compact, efficient city car.

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Case study: CFD at ECR Engines

The powertrain division of Richard Childress Racing is using an innovative CFD meshing tool to improve results in NASCAR and IMSA sportscar racing  

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New York International Auto Show: five debuts

North America’s largest car show kicked off on April 3, and gave visitors a glimpse of a number of new vehicles. Here are some of the big reveals of the New York Auto Show 2015 so far:

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Chevy Malibu Hybrid: video clip

GM details adapted Volt technology utilized in the 2016 Malibu Hybrid

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Alpina reveals details of 608ps, 800Nm V8-powered anniversary Edition 50 range

To mark the bespoke manufacturer’s half centenary, Alpina will create 100 vehicles, powered by heavily revised BMW 4.4-liter V8 engines. The Edition 50 range will be the most powerful roadcar in the company’s history 

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The new Mercedes GLE: video clip

OEM’s updated SUV line-up will include a hybrid variant, as well as a 593ps 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 in the range-topping AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC 

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by Matt Ross


Build video of Cadillac’s 3-liter Twin Turbo V6

OEM releases technical video showing the constriction process for its 3-liter twin turbo V6 engine

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Jaguar Land Rover begins work on new UK innovation center

Dignitaries assemble to unveil the foundation stone for JLR’s US$224m facility, which will be at the heart of the OEM’s future development projects

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BMW X5 PHEV: the knowledge

BMW has revealed details of the first hybrid production car from the OEM’s core brand. Here are some of the highlights

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McLaren Sport Series: video clip

The anticipated Sport Series debuts in a winter testing environment 

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See the Honda Civic Type R take on the Nürburgring: video clip

The most extreme Type R to date sets a time of 7 minutes 50.63 seconds around the famous circuit

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Ricardo develops next-generation electric vehicle motor

Engineering firm announces that a collaborative research project has led to the development of an 85kW unit that doesn't require rare earth materials

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Bugatti sells the last Veyron

“An unprecedented chapter in automobile history has reached its climax,” says Bugatti’s president as the 450th and final production supercar is sold

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Five of the best: Volkswagen Touran

Volkswagen has announced the next generation of its popular Touran MPV. Based on the MQB architecture platform, the new Touran will also boast new engine options which, VW claims, are up to 19% more economical. Here are five of the highlights

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Toyota Mirai: video clip

A look at the assembly of Toyota's ground-breaking hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

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Dubai Municipality vehicles to run on biodiesel

The emirate continues its mission to reduce its carbon footprint as the city’s authority vehicles switch to locally produced biodiesel.

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Honda Civic Type R: video clip

Honda offers up a soundtrack teaser of the most extreme vehicle in the performance line's history

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Jaguar XE 3.0 pre-production going sideways round SPA

Watch screen star Idris Elba and F1 racing legend Martin Brundle take the all-new Jaguar XE and its smooth 3-liter 340ps petrol engine to task on an icy, foggy Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium.

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Volvo's all-new Twin Engine

Not since the Volkswagen 1.4 TSI TwinCharger creation has a car maker launched an engine featuring both turbocharging and supercharging technologies, but that’s exactly what Volvo has done with its all-new Twin Engine for the second-generation XC90.

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Ford Focus RS: video clip

Take a look at video footage of the new Focus RS strutting its stuff

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Ferrari 488 GTB: the knowledge

Ferrari has just dropped details about its latest berlinetta, the 488 GTB, ahead of its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month

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Audi's 885km automated test drive

In a bid to showcase its Audi A7 piloted driving concept car, the OEM is taking journalists from California to Las Vegas

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nanoFlowcell forms nanoProduction

New company plays an important role in the move towards operation as a series-production car manufacturer

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DSM launches next generation of Diablo high-temperature resistant polyamides

At the Fakuma 2014 trade show, DSM unveiled its latest Diablo polyamide products

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Royal DSM


Intelligent robots: should we be scared?

As increasingly sophisticated levels of automation are utilized in manufacturing plants, do we need to fear the intelligence behind these robotic workforces?

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Mark Proctor, European Automation


The world’s first high heat plastic AIM/CAC combination

Kurt Maschke, global segment manager air/fuel, details how DSM developed high-performance materials for air intake manifolds

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Kurt Maschke, global segment manager air/fuel


Utilizing 3D printing in Formula 1 parts production

How Dash CAE slashed lead times by 83% with Stratasys additive manufacturing 

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Stratasys


Moving forward through new research solutions

ummins Turbo Technologies are looking at innovative R&D solutions as the key to addressing the materials and cost debate

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Cummins Turbo Technologies


Sakor Technologies delivers valve spring test system to SAIC Motor Corporation

A new test stand will enable SAIC to perform precision testing of valve train components

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Sakor Technologies


The road to recovery – life after Euro 6

Mark Sealy, global engineering director for the commercial vehicle sector of Norgren, a market leader in fluid control technology, looks at the challenges faced by OEMs and Tier 1s as Euro 6 emissions standards come into play

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Mark Sealy, global engineering director for the commercial vehicle sector, Norgren


Water cooling multiplies brake resistor power density

There would seem to be a world of difference between the current generation of advanced electric sports cars and the heavy industries. However, the common denominator is a lightweight 25kW water-cooled resistor

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Martin Nicholls, Cressall Resistors


Tried and tested

Having been in operation for 35 years, Mercedes-Benz’s tech center in Ann Arbor is under new leadership and has recently benefited from major upgrades. ETi took a drive to Michigan to inspect the facility

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Josh Bentall


Turnkey test systems for hybrid and electric vehicles

Fully automated test system for all driveline and electric motor testing

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Caitlyn S. O’Keefe, Sakor Technologies


Coatings prolong bearing life in harsh environments

Often, operating conditions exist that are beyond the limits of standard bearings. However, by applying a coating or combination of coatings to the base material of bearing components, the operating life of the bearings can be extended significant

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Schaeffler


Continuously variable transmissions on the rise worldwide

Making a case for the use of continuously variable transmissions in IC and hybrid powertrains

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Tom Callow, Bosch


Turnkey test system for hybrid and electric vehicles

Fully automated test system for all driveline and electric motor testing

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Caitlyn S. O’Keefe, McNeil, Gray & Rice


High-voltage battery simulator and test systems critical for electric and hybrid vehicle development

High voltage battery simulator and test systems are essential for conducting testing of the high voltage DC power systems that are such a critical element of electric and hybrid/electric vehicles

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Randal Beattie, SAKOR


A multiple-bus electric system for the next generation automobile

The single 12 V bus system used in automotive electric systems provides insufficient efficiency and has reached the limit of its power supply capabilities. A multi-bus system is proposed as the solution

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Xiaoyan Yu & Eduardo M. A. Oliveira, Vicor Corporation


Measuring nanoparticles in exhaust emissions

NanoMet3 is a new instrument for Portable Emission Measurement Systems (PEMS) application to measure number concentration and diameter of nanometer-sized particles

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Getting to grips with vibration requirements for EV batteries

Jim Hooper, senior engineer at Millbrook, discusses the lack of data to validate the impact of vibration on EV batteries, recent test and development work to identify these gaps and recommendations for future testing

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Material breakthrough

An exclusive insight into the first high temperature polyamide for blow-molded ducts that can handle continuous-use temperatures over 220°C

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Full circle

The ever evolving and revolving story of auto engine power sources

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Frank Millard


Fuelling EV growth

Professor Nigel Berkeley, director of the Research Centre is Sustainable Regeneration department of Coventry University outlines some key throughts in how electric vehicles can jump from the niche and into the mass market

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Emissions mission

A look at the recent demands from consumers that manufacturers are striving to meet

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Driven by success

One supplier’s high-tech innovation in HEVs systems is bringing much joy to the automotive world

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All set for a charge?

Are we about to see electric racing become a permanent fixture on the professional motorsport calendar?

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Charles Armstrong-Wilson


Honda's engine future

Honda is an organization that doesn't reveal much about its engines and is not one to boast about state-of-the-art innovations either. But in a world exclusive, ETi has gained a rare insight into the company's future powertrain direction, which includes an all-new family of IC engines


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Keeping automotive insulation lightweight

Jim Griffin is managing director of Automotive Insulations, specialists in the design and manufacture of innovative noise reduction systems and thermal management solutions. In this revealing feature, Griffin explains how the choice of material and design can impact on insulation, especially when it comes to electric vehicles


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First rate

Akasol Engineering has designs to be the number one battery developer in the world. E&H takes a trip to Germany to find out just how such an ambitious plan will be realized


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Setting the standard

High-tech emissions reduction technologies are top of the development agenda for Engine Expo North America exhibitor, Cooper Standard


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The role of virtual technology in automotive design

Ford’s Mario Felice on the company’s quick shift to a virtual powertrain design process


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Simulation optimises design of selective catalytic reduction systems to meet emissions challenges

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Union (EURO 6 standards) have implemented stringent diesel emissions standards for 2010 and 2013 that force a dramatic reduction in discharges of PM and NOx.


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Process to perfection

Efficiency levels at Volkswagen's transmissions plant have soared following the installment of a state-of-the-art RFID system


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Trouble shooter

A rare behind-the-scene look at DAF's powertrain department, and how an innovative virtual test bench has cut costs and improved engine performance for the next-generation MX engine


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Volvo reveals fastest hybrid truck

Volvo Trucks has unveiled to the word its Mean Green technology demonstrator – a unique hybrid truck that the Swedish OEM plans to use next year to beat the world speed record for the standing kilometer.


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The greatest engines of all time

ETi’s contributors wax lyrical about
what they think are the finest engines ever made


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EVS 25: Show Review


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Volvo unveiled new petrol engine family

Volvo's engine range is being expanded with the T3 and T4 hearts: two four-cylinder 1.6-liter petrol engines featuring the very latest direct injection technology.

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Eaton scoop top honors

For the second consecutive year, diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation scored well in the International Engine of the Year Award, which was presented in Stuttgart at the end of June of this year.

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IC Boost

Despite the rise of electric and hybrid vehicles, it would seem that IC engines are going to be around for some while yet, which is why Ford’s decision to develop an all-new EcoBoost range cannot be ignored.

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First direct

With some predicting that Hyundai Kia will be the third biggest car producer by 2013, it’s little wonder that the South Korean OEM is on a powertrain roll.

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Beauty Queens

Having ignited a price war last year by claiming to have developed the world’s first affordable, mass-market hybrid product, Honda is now taking on its eco-friendly rivals in what can only be termed as a beauty contest.

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Powertrain partners

When two powertrain teams came together to develop a new V12, they created the best-sounding Aston Martin to date

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Next-generation boxer diesel

Subaru’s latest boxer diesel engine meets Euro 5 emissions regulations without compromising power output, fuel economy or NVH performance

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NVH optimization

Lauded for helping to drive down emissions and improve fuel economy, electric and hybrid vehicles are now facing criticism for being too quiet in urban environments
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Hauzer Techno Coating Successful in China

European emission standards are becoming more and more important in China for both western OEMs as well as Chinese ones. As a result of that trend, Hauzer Techno Coating, a supplier of leading technology for functional coatings in auto engines, has seen its market grow significantly in China.

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Family values

Family valuesThe Carrera S’s 3.8-liter DI flat-six was named Best New Engine –  but for Porsche it’s one of the family

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CGI breakthrough

CGI breakthroughAn advanced third-generation compact graphite iron process, called Graphyte Flow, is transforming engine production

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Family tree

Family TreeFeeling blue about being green? VW has unveiled a new family of eco-friendly cars – and these concepts will make it to production

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Family business

LexusLexus is set to launch its first all-hybrid passenger car benefiting from 'hand-me-down' technology, that's courtesy of Toyota

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Second chance

FordFrom gas-guzzler to now green giant, Ford is transforming its image in the USA with its all-new hybrid technology

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Academic Focus

Academic ForecastA new detailed electrochemical approach and modeling strategy for solid oxide fuel cells has been developed that could lead to the vital breakthrough in fuel cell technology.

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Market Forecast

Market ForecastMaking engines smaller and more efficient has already become big business in many European markets. The good news for powertrain suppliers is that engine downsizing is set for further growth in regions around the world

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