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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? 


Audi gets clean

Having seen its chief German rival, BMW, encounter much success with its EfficientDynamics marketing campaign – which includes the use of Bosch’s stop/start system across the 1 and 3 Series product range – Audi has announced its plans to follow suit and introduce the same technology in its car lineup by the third quarter of this year. The new system will make its debut in the A3 1.4-liter TFSI product, as well as in the Audi A4 and A5 2-liter models. Audi says that early tests have shown the stop/start system will help reduce CO2 emissions by around 5g/km. In addition to the stop/start technology, certain Audi models – including the A3, A4, A5, A6 and Q5 – will also benefit from regenerative braking technology and a newly designed gearshift indicator signal system. The plans are part of Audi’s long-term eco-friendly goal, which will see the German car maker lower the overall fuel consumption of its model range by 20% compared to levels in 2007.

15 May 2009


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