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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? 


AVL continues with innovation

Following Bosch’s announcement about its investment in R&D, AVL has also stressed that the company is continuing to forge ahead with advanced powertrain work. The Austrian company has unveiled that it was granted 60 patent inventions in 2008, making it one of the most innovative suppliers.

Above: AVL filled for 60 patents last year thanks to advanced R&D work

“Innovation is an essential value within AVL and we strongly drive this forward,” commented AVL CEO, Helmut List. The company is currently focusing core efforts of hybrid and battery technologies to help OEMs reduce emissions. AVL employs 4,100 people, and turned under US$ 885 million in 2007.


4 June 2009


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