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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? 


Valeo CEO quits

Valeo has confirmed that its CEO, Thierry Morin, has parted company with the French supplier. In a swift move, the Valeo management board named ex-Saint-Gobain deputy CEO, Jacques Aschenbroich, as Morin’s replacement.

In a statement to the media, the board said changes were needed “as a result of strategic differences”. Morin’s career with Valeo spans 20 years, eight of which has been as chairman and CEO.

Earlier this year, Valeo became the first French company to take advantage of the strategic investment fund that’s been created by President Nicolas Sarkozy to rescue companies hit by the credit crisis.

9 April 2009


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