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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? 


Conti confirms Schaeffler purchasing deal

In an effort to beat the economic downturn, Continental and the Schaeffler Group have started their first collaboration project since the two companies agreed to form a partnership alliance.

High-ranking VPs from both suppliers agreed upon a purchasing cooperation, which will aim to optimize the cost of materials and achieve an annual triple-digit million benefit through access to the steel markets and component suppliers as well as investments and non-manufacturing materials.

“The combined purchasing volume of Continental and Schaeffler totaled Euro 20 billion in 2008, while the annual purchasing volume capable of benefiting from synergies comes to about Euro 6.6 billion, resulting in a total savings potential of up to Euro 400 million for between 2009 and 2011 alone,” said a Conti spokesperson.

9 April 2009


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