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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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BMW 320d ED meets emissions requirements following criticism

The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has published the findings of tests conducted on the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics edition following criticism of the car’s emissions performance in December 2017 by the environmental lobby group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (Environmental Action Germany).

The results confirmed that the vehicle examined fully complies with all legal requirements.

“As a matter of principle, BMW Group vehicles are not manipulated and comply with all respective legal requirements,” commented Klaus Fröhlich, board member at BMW. “Our diesel engines are clean. The public and policymakers can rely on that – and, most of all, so can our customers and employees.”

The findings of the KBA tests confirm that the BMW Group has no illegal activities or technical provisions of any kind that influence the test mode for recording emissions. This means that the effectiveness of the emissions control systems required for exhaust-gas treatment fully reflect typical customer driving behavior.

The KBA has claimed that the emissions readings criticized by Deutsche Umwelthilfe resulted from forced driving situations and flawed execution of tests, and are therefore not representative.

Fröhlich said, “The KBA test findings show quite clearly that the vehicle examined was not manipulated. We therefore find the procedure adopted by Deutsche Umwelthilfe to be unprofessional and its results meaningless.”

Written by Sam Petters

21 February 2018


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