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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?


NEVS and Dongfeng sign EV development deal

Saab-owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) and Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng Motor have signed a joint agreement to develop hybrids and EVs.

In a statement, the two companies said they would work together to ‘enhance Dongfeng’s technical strength’ and ‘improve NEVS’ own development capability’.

Dongfeng will support NEVS with R&D and the construction of new electric and PHEVs in Tianjin, China, as well as helping the Swedish firm to set up a dealership network in the country.

NEVS has already begun work on a factory in the city that will have a potential capacity of 200,000 cars.

NEVS will support Dongfeng outside of China in meeting international regulations and technical specifications, as well as allowing it to sell own-brand cars through its dealership networks, focusing on Europe and North America.

NEVS bought the assets of Saab back in 2012, but has been prevented from using the Saab name since 2014 because of financial difficulties. Dongfeng has a 14% stake in PSA Peugeot Citroën and numerous joint venture agreements with international OEMs.

August 19, 2015

19 August 2015


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