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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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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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In this Issue - January 2017

The January 2017 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

ONE LAST SPARK : The phrase ‘spark ignition’ has become synonymous with gasoline combustion, but there’s more than one way to start a fire

 

IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL : Commercial vehicle engine manufacturers arefocusing on more bang for their customer’s buck,creating cleaner and more efficient powertrains in the process. ETi looks at some of the latest innovations andtechnologies reducing fuel consumption in this sphereand the factors that are driving current developments

 

INFINITE POSSIBILITIES  : After decades of hard work, the impossible has been made possible: variable compression technology has finally been cracked and it’s coming to Infiniti dealerships very soon

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In this Issue - September 2016

The September 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

THE GREAT DIESEL WITCH HUNT?: Rumors abound that Norway is to ban the sale of all diesel- engined cars by 2025. With several other European countries apparently considering a similar move, we speak to leading think tanks about the wider implications for OEMs and buyers

 

FROM GAYDON WITH LOVE: Aston Martin’s all-new DB11 is the first in a new generation of cars from the British luxury manufacturer. At its heart is an all-new V12 unit that could power a variety of future products in a variety of configurations, formats and outputs

 

DIESEL DO NICELY: Sales figures for diesel passenger vehicles in North America have never matched those achieved in Europe, and took a further blow following the VW scandal. Despite this, the future for the fuel is looking up

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In this Issue - March 2016

The March 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: It’s not just advanced batteries and next-gen e-motors that could speed up the end of the humble IC engine. There are a whole range of innovations that are vying to take its place

MERCEDES F1 ENGINES: ETi speaks exclusively to Andy Cowell, managing director of Mercedes AMG’s High Performance Powertrains division, on his team’s dominant F1 engine package and why critics of the latest hybrid formula are wrong

INFINITI VR30DDTT: Launching an all-new 3-liter V6 to replace its long-serving VQ37, Infiniti is faced with the challenge of improving overall efficiency while maintaining the performance drivers have come to expect

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In this Issue - January 2016

The January 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

PORSCHE 911: Porsche’s new all-turbo 911 range might be a little too much for some diehard fans, but the company has been working hard to ensure its latest engines are in keeping with tradition

DIESELGATE: In July 2015, Volkswagen finally became the world’s biggest car maker. But following a triumphal display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, news broke of an emissions testing scandal that would drastically alter the company’s fortunes…

ENGINEERING EQUALITY: A great many technological challenges face the automotive industry – is a lack of diversity in engineering preventing fresh minds from coming up with innovative new ideas?

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In this Issue - September 2015

The September 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

FORD V8 : Ford’s all-new 5.2 flat-crank V8 uses just about every trick in the book to exceed 100ps per liter without using a blower

OEM INTERVIEW BMW : It’s been seven long years since BMW won the overall International Engine of the Year Award, but 2015 has marked a return to the top for Bavaria’s finest - except this time it’s for a downsized hybrid powertrain

OEM INTERVIEW CHRYSLER : In a candid and open interview, FCA’s powertrain boss, Bob Lee, explains why large-displacement naturally aspirated engines have a future, and how downsized, turbocharged designs and e-powertrains are not all they’re cracked up to be

FUTURE FUELS : As the e-powertrain movement continues to gather serious momentum, ETi asks: What will happen to the fuels and lubricants sector if battery electrics really do end up replacing IC motors?

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In this Issue - June 2015

The June 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

ON A CHARGE : A screaming turbocharged engine forms the heart of Ferrari’s second new car in less than a year, but don’t for one second think that the 488’s V8 is some sort of re-hashed California T motor

NATURAL ASPIRATIONS : Once beloved of engine makers around the world, the naturally aspirated motor is being pushed to the margins of the car industry as turbocharged designs take over. Is it a case of long live the new king – or is there still life left for the once-dominant technology?

NATURAL SELECTION : Some of the industry's finest naturally aspirated designs...

ENGINE EXPO 2015 : With world-leading powertrain pioneers all under one roof, Engine Expo 2015 is the place to be for the latest and greatest industry designs, concepts, technologies and services

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In this Issue - January 2015

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UNIVERSITY CHALLENGED : It’s becoming apparent that the powertrain community’s greatest challenge is not meeting all-new stringent emissions legislation – it’s all about attracting fresh young minds to take up engine engineering

MODERN FAMILY : Jaguar Land Rover is aiming high with its new Ingenium engine architecture. ETi takes a close look at a project the car maker believes is at the very heart of its future

STAR STRUCK : The latest round of emissions legislation represented the toughest yet for heavy-duty diesel engine developers. But just where do the next efficiency gains come from? It’s the question on the lips of all truck engineers

 

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In this Issue - June 2014

The June 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

CAUGHT IN A TRAP: A controversial new study has concluded that high-tech GDI powertrains cause more air pollution than modern diesel engines. ETi investigates

ENGINE EXPO 2014
Meet the leading powertrain design and development innovators!

CALIFORNIA BOOSTING
Ferrari is returning to its turbocharging ways that once fired up the supercar world in the 1980s, but there’s much more to the new V8 in the refreshed California than just a sophisticated twin-scroll setup

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In this Issue - March 2014

The March 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

CAUGHT IN A TRAP: A controversial new study has concluded that high-tech GDI powertrains cause more air pollution than modern diesel engines. ETi investigates

FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS: Volvo has so many cutting-edge technologies on the go, from an all-new IC engine architecture through to plug-in hybrids, battery electric prototypes and even flywheel tech demonstrators, that ETi thought it was high time to catch up with its head of powertrain, Derek Crabbt

ALL CHARGED UP: GM's Gen5 small-block V8 gains a super-compact supercharger and an all-new 8-speed automatic to handle the resulting increased power surges of 633ps and 861Nm of torque. European and Japanese racers have been warned!

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In this Issue - January 2014

The January 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF: BMW's M division has gone back to the future to power up its next-generation M3 and the first generation of its M4

FABULOUS AT 50: Hybrid sports cars, new plug-in architecture, the shortcomings of emissions legislation and the 911 turning 50 years old... Just some of the things that Wolfgang Hatz, Porsche's head of research and development, discussed when ETi paid him a visit

ENGINE INTERVENTION: With the gasoline IC engine about to celebrate its 120th birthday, ETi asks what future material changes are in store for the technology that refuses to go away

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In this Issue - September 2013

The September 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

POINT TO PROVE: Hugely passionate but frustratingly (for the media) secretive, McLaren Automotive is much like all other supercar makers. But having won its first International Engine of the Year Award, program director Mark Vinnels was in the mood to talk about all things powertrain related

DESKTOP ENGINEERING: Over the past decade, the speed, capability and reliability of engine-testing software has revolutionized the entire powertrain development process for the Detroit Three - but do the next 10 years hold as much promise? ETi travels to the East Coast's automotive home to find out

POWERTRAIN SHOWTIME: Get your business cards ready as Engine Expo North America 2013 prepares to open its doors for another exciting industry show

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In this Issue - June 2013

The June 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

HYPER ACTIVE: With a power output exceeding 900ps, you'd be forgiven for thinking the McLaren P1 is all about performance

CLEAR HORIZON: As Euro 6 legislation looms, ETi examines how technology, test cycles and real-world driving all need to come together for the implementation of what comes after the next wave of emissions standards

BENTLEY BOY: Last month, ETi took a closer look at Bentley's revamped engine facilities in Crewe, UK, and the tour guide was none other than the luxury car maker's new powertrain director. From the Merlin 12-cylinder drivetrains of yesteryear to the electric powertrains of tomorrow, there was much to see and even more to discuss

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In this Issue - March 2013

The March 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

CAUSE AND EFFECT: Is engine design and development being hampered by exaggerated warranty promises offered by eager marketing executives? ETi investigates

IN GOOD COMPANY: Engine JVs are becoming more common practice these days, and although successful partnerships offer many potential benefits, the coming together of two engine makers is never an easy thing. ETi explores the 'dos' and the 'don'ts'

POCKET ROCKET: ETi was given an exclusive preview of AMG's first-ever four-pot engine design. Here's what we managed to glean...

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In this Issue - January 2013

The January 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

DEATH BY DIESEL: Following the World Health Organization's recent reclassification of diesel exhaust as 'carcinogenic in humans', ETi examines reaction from the powertrain community and investigates what repercussions these controversial findings will have on IC development

THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL: Unsure about where to establish your next engine facility? It doesn't have to be within the key BRIC nations. Here's a handy guide that highlights some pros and cons of other markets that are looking for automotive investment

SMALLBLOCK REINVENTION: With all the very latest technologies at its command, GM has changed virtually every part and subsystem of its 6.2-liter V8 that is destined for the new Corvette

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In this Issue - September 2012

The September 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

MOTHER NATURE INC: Biomimicry brings evolution to powertrain engineering, delivering effective and environmentally friendly solutions to component design challenges

TRADING PLACES - Senior industry officials debate the effect that powertrain electrification could have on the IC engineer

ANIMAL INSTINCT - With less than two years to produce a brand new engine for the new Dodge Dart, Chrysler and Fiat joined forces and came up with what they hope will be a downsized beast for Detroit

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In this Issue - June 2012

The June 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

A DYING BREED? - As it becomes more important to bring more powertrains to market in a shorter time and on lower budgets, ETi asks whether hand-built engines - even those for niche applications - will soon be a thing of the past?

ENGINE EXPO 2012: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE - With many powertrain pioneers all under one roof, Engine Expo 2012 is the place to be for the latest and greatest industry concepts

TRI THIS FOR SIZE - Boasting a new secret weapon, BMW might just have developed the world's best diesel engine for its new 550d xDrive model. Good things come in threes...

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In this Issue - March 2012

The March 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Dream Machines - 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


Piston Perfect - Changes in the use of materials are helping car makers and suppliers to deliver the next design stage of the trusty piston


Firing on all cylinders - Joe Bakaj is a man who loves a turbo engine, and in a revealing interview, Ford’s global powertrain chief outlines his future IC vision

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In this Issue - January 2012

The January 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Lift Off - With a little help from Bentley, Audi's IC engine downsizing strategy now includes cylinder deactivation. It would seem that V10s are out and smaller, more compact V8s are in

It's a Wrap - With costs tumbling, the age of coatings is upon us. But we have seen only the beginning, say those championing these exotic formulations

Energy to Burn - The fuels and lubricants industry in North America looks cloudy from the perspective of 2012, let alone 2020. Our man in Detroit looks at the regulations and maps out the key technical trends

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In this Issue - September 2011

The September 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

The Sky's the Limit - Wankel-mad Mazda is set to introduce pioneering engines with the world’s lowest and highest compression ratios

Ray of Light - It's been around in one form or another for over a century, but is the trusted spark plug about to be replaced with all-new, cutting-edge laser technology?

It's showtime for Engine Expo North America - North America's new and dedicated international trade fair for automotive powertrain design, development, production, components, and technology takes place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, on October 25, 26 and 27 2011.

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In this Issue - June 2011

The June 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

ENGINE OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Cream of the Crop - It's that time of year when the greatest powertrains in the world are honored at the International Engine of the Year Awards, presented during Engine Expo 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany

Balance of Power - As more and more powertrain components are being made from plastic rather than steel, ETi investigates what materials will make up future IC engines

Engine Expo Revs Up - Click here to discover our Top 10 showstoppers at Engine Expo 2011
 

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In this Issue - April 2011

The April 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

COVER STORY: Ministry of Sound - With IC engines getting smaller and electric powertrains on the increase, never before has the noise coming through the hood of a car been so important

Star Cast: With engine designs becoming increasingly complex, companies involved with castings are facing a sink-or-swim situation

Engine Extravaganza: With plenty of new powertrain products on display, Engine Expo 2011 promises to be the best yet
 

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In this Issue - January 2011

The January 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Raging Bull - ETi brings you early, exclusive details about Lamborghini's all-new V12 heart

As Nature Intended - Each year for the past seven years, the LA Auto Show Design Challenge has enabled up-and-coming engineers to sketch tomorrow's automotive world. The theme for this year's competition is powertrain and vehicle efficiency

Kap Fits - ETI gets an early look at Hyundai's high-tech, three-cylinder engine, a new challenger to Toyota's 993cc 1KR-FE unit and Fiat's TwinAir heart

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In this Issue - September 2010

The September 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

And the Winner is... - It's that time of year when the best in the powertrain business are honored

Breaking the Mold - ETi travels the world to bring you tomorrow's breakthrough powertrain technologies

Lab of the Gods - Advances in simulation packages, engine dynos and data acquisition have not gone unnoticed in the automotive world. But will such improvements allow engineers to soon be capable of developing new powertrains purely in the lab environment?

 

 

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In this Issue - June 2010

The June 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: CO2: the myth - Is carbon dioxide really that bad or is the industry being railroaded by shortsighted legislators?

Emissions: the real threat - ETi travels the world to discover more about the pollutants we should be worried about – particulate matter and NOx

OEM interview: Having abstained from a government handout, Ford is Detroit’s shining light. Dan Kapp, director of research and advanced engineering, and Nancy Gioia, director of vehicle electrification, discuss what the future holds for the OEM that pioneered mobility on a mass scale

Engine Expo 2010: An in-depth guide to the world’s greatest powertrain event

Caffeine shot: As wacky as it sounds, a car that runs on coffee has been developed. Armed with a skinny latte, ETi gets the lowdown

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2010 Showcase - In this Issue

The Showcase 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Aston Martin - Two powertrain partners have joined forces to create one of the best sounding V12 engines

Fuji Heavy Industries - Subaru’s latest boxer diesel powertrain meets stringent Euro 5 emissions regulations without compromising power output, fuel economy or NVH

Lotus engineering - Electric and hybrid vehicles may soon transmit synthesized external noise to alert pedestrians to their approach

Menzolit - A look at how composite materials are playing an important role in the latest powertrain systems

OEM INTERVIEW: WOLFGANG STROBL - BMW’s general manager of CleanEnergy on building cars powered by hydrogen

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY - Design of the world’s fastest hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle: Buckeye Bullet 2

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON - A student engineering team is gaining extensive experience in the design and development of alternative fuel race cars

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON - An online program is bringing a
Masters degree in engineering within easier reach of working engineers around the world

BIG END - Our verdict on some of the new vehicles we’ve driven recently

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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…
 

ENGINE MANUFACTURING AND MACHINING SPECIAL

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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In this Issue - June 2009

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

 

Cover story: Aston Martin One-77 - More than just a marketing stunt, Aston Martin powertrain engineers have teamed up with Cosworth to create a monster 7.3-liter heart

 

AUDI TT RS: It’s been a long wait, but Audi has fi nally returned to its rich, fi ve-cylinder heritage for its fi rst RS-based sports car

 

HYUNDAI SIX-SPEED: Having created its fi rst six-speed transmission, Hyundai has joined a very exclusive OE gearbox club

 

NEW PRODUCT FOCUS: How stepper linear actuators are helping to provide an economical solution for engine control

 

ENGINE EXPO 2009 PREVIEW: A full rundown of the world’s leading powertrain show

 

Interview: Jacques Prost: Renault’s head of engine development is on a mission to make the French car maker the cleanest in Europe when it comes to emissions output

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In this Issue - March 2009

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

 

Cover story: Jaguar V engines – Tata’s luxury British brand has two new V units

 

Engine case study: Honda Insight – The world’s first affordable hybrid is set to be launched, and it’s not a Toyota!

 

Engine case study: Volvo D5 – Sharing only its five-cylinder configuration and its D5 badge, Volvo’s new diesel really is new

 

Feature: Catalytic evolution – With emissions targets becoming ever more stringent, ETi investigates what’s next for catalytic technology

 

Feature: Diesel hybrid hope – Often referred to as the optimum eco-friendly powertrain solution, the first mass-market diesel hybrid vehicle is yet to be realized. But will such a technology ever make the leap from the R&D lab into the real-world?

 

Interview: Jaguar’s chief engine engineer, Malcolm Sandford, reveals what the future holds for the Big Cat OEM

 

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