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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.

Toyota details its new Dynamic Force engine

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The Japanese OEM has revealed its all-new powertrain system which is set to be installed in 80% of Toyota vehicles by 2023. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture, the technology will feature a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.0-liter hybridized engine unit.

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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? 


Renault reveals engine plan

In an effort to become the cleanest car maker in Europe, Renault has unveiled powertrain plans that will see the French car maker drastically cut its CO2 output in the next three years.

The first part of the strategy will focus on the development of a new generation of turbocharged IC engines, as well as automatic transmissions. On the gasoline side, Renault will push forward with its downsized TCe technology, with a new family of engines that will range from 900cc to 1.2-liters in size. Engine Technology International has learnt that the new TCe units will be available in three- and four-cylinder form with power outputs ranging from 90bhp to 115bhp. According to a Renault spokesperson, the new TCe engines will emit less than 100g of CO2 per km.

To cater for the diesel segment, Renault engineers are working on a new 1.6-liter dCi engine that will have a power output of 130bhp. Due in 2011 – and co-developed with Nissan – the new dCi will emit 25g/km of CO2 less than that of the current 1.9-liter diesel offering.

The second part to Renault’s emissions-reduction plan focuses of all-electric vehicles, which when launched in 2012, will have power outputs ranging from 70bhp through to 140bhp.

20 March 2009


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