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Honda details the production process behind the industry's first FWD 10-speed automatic transmission

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Introduced to the US market in 2017 with the launch of the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) was the first Honda plant in the world to produce the new 10-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Jaguar details the technology behind the I-Pace

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Ahead of it public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, McLaren has released further information on the Senna. Fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – McLaren’s most powerful IC engine ever produced for a road car – the limited release hypercar will develop 800ps and 800Nm.

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As OEMs continue to announce plans to end production of diesel engines, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new diesel PHEV C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show. Will this powertrain development give TDI a new lease of life? 

In this Issue - January 2018

The January 2018 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:


BIG BROTHERS : GPS-assistance has already been rolled out on a number of Rolls-Royce models, pre-selecting
transmission ratios in anticipation of upcoming topography. But can it be applied to the IC engine to help increase efficiencies and overall driveability?


Compact, efficient and highly flexible – has the time come to introduce electronically controlled valvetrains, and are they the future of timing control in the internal combustion engine?


ALL THE SMALL THINGS : The Dieselgate emissions scandal has seen some of the VW Group’s high-profile projects fall by the wayside. But as the German OEM looks to reprofile itself and establish  a firm, electrified portfolio, a number of popular models are also set to be killed off, in the name of progress

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In this Issue - September 2009

The September 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

COVER STORY: BMW VISION - It may look as if it belongs to tomorrow’s world, but the Bavarian car maker’s latest concept features an innovative diesel hybrid powertrain that will soon see the light of day

STRAIGHT-SIX EVOLUTION - BMW’s acclaimed 3-liter diesel and gasoline units have just been enhanced with new technologies

GHOST V12 - Three years after development started, Rolls-Royce and BMW Group are set to launch a 6.6-liter engine that bears no similarities to the Phantom V12

TOYOTA IQ - Teaming up with Japanese K-car specialist Daihatsu, Toyota has co-developed its next urban heart

ALLIANCE ELECTRIC VEHICLES - Nissan is set to launch the world’s first ‘affordable EV’, and Renault has a cost-saving battery plan

PERSONALITY PROFILE - Raf Schuermans, manager, drivetrain design, Toyota Europe

DOWNSIZING IN DETROIT - Who thought we’d ever see the day that GM, Ford and Chrysler would swap V8 muscle cars for four-cylinder subcompacts…


MAGNUS HELLSTEN - Volvo’s senior vice president of manufacturing discusses the key issues facing engine production in today’s climate

CASE STUDY: SCHMID - A rare insight into how a leading Tier 1 supplier has successfully installed two advanced engine manufacturing lines at BMW’s Austrian production plant

CASE STUDY: SCHWÄBISCHE WERKZEUGMASCHINEN - How advanced, multiple spindle technologies can help engine builders to realize productivity and profitability goals

CASE STUDY: MICRON - A new machine is helping global engine makers to overcome the challenges involved in the industrial machining of diesel and petrol powertrains

CASE STUDY: CERATIZIT - Development of a new side and face milling cutter system for Opel is helping the German car maker to improve productivity


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