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McLaren details the 4.0-liter V8 Senna

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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.

Ford Ranger returns to the USA with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine


Fitted with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine taken from the Focus RS, the 2019 Ford Ranger marks the OEM’s return to America’s mid-size truck segment. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, Ford promises torque comparable to a V6 and the efficiency of a four-cylinder.

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The next issue of Engine Technology International will bring you an extended HCCI technology feature, but will this innovative powertrain development ever jump from concept to mainstream production?


Parker Racor becomes OEM supplier to Mazda

US firm Parker Racor has announced that its German research and Thai manufacturing arms have developed a small-sized fuel filter/water separator for the new 1.5-liter diesel engines that are being used in the Mazda 2. The company says this is the first time that Mazda has selected a filter manufacturer from outside of its Japanese home market.

The requirements were stringent: Mazda’s Skyactiv technology uses low engine compression ratios in its diesel engines to meet emissions targets without the use of expensive after-treatment systems. The product had to offer efficiency of 98% at 5µ filtering capability and manage high dust holding capacity, while water separation above 99% was also required.

Furthermore, the suction side filter had to fulfil burst pressure up to 2 bar, while customer wax-up (cold start) requirements also had to be met.

Mass production and ease of assembly were another challenge for Parker Racor engineers: the new fuel filter/water separator is secured with two M6 screws to ensure rapid assembly.

“For Parker Racor this is a very prestigious project,” said Burkhard Hartmann, R&D officer at Parker Racor, Stuttgart. “Utilizing all of our engineering expertise in the fuel filter industry that has been built over our long-standing history, we were able to take the required specification and match it exactly.”

August 10, 2015

10 August 2015


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