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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? 


Daimler Trucks expands its engine portfolio

Detroit Diesel Corporation – a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) – has added a six-cylinder unit to its engine line-up. The Detroit DD8 will be produced in the components plant in Detroit, USA, and will power medium-duty trucks.

The 7.7-liter engine produces between 260 and 350ps and puts Daimler ahead of its competition in the rollout of its global platform strategy for drivetrains. Over the last four years, Daimler Trucks has invested more than US$350m in the renewal of its engine portfolio in North America.

The OEM introduced its heavy-duty-truck engine platform in 2007 and in 2013 medium-duty engines were added to the strategy. As part of the integrated drivetrain by Detroit, the engine offers higher efficiency and lower maintenance costs. This has led to 95% of Freightliner and Western Star customers choosing trucks powered by Detroit engines.

Written by Sam Petters

8 March 2018


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