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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? 


New EcoBoost engines for next-generation Focus

Having debuted at Detroit Motor Show earlier this week, Ford has confirmed that the all-new Focus will be powered by a new breed of EcoBoost engines, which will include a 1.6-liter unit and eventually a 2-liter heart.
At the center of Ford’s EcoBoost family is a new combustion system that features high-pressure direct fuel injection, advanced turbocharging, and twin independent variable valve timing. The fuel injection system injects fuel into each cylinder in small, precise amounts at a pressure of up to 200 bar. The variable valve timing on the intake valve and camshafts help the four-cylinder EcoBoost engines to optimize gas flow through the combustion chamber at all engine speeds, further enhancing efficiency and performance.
But fuel economy and low emissions are only part of the EcoBoost story. Performance is also important – especially as the 2-liter derivative is destined for North America and Australia. So, strong low-end torque is the order of the day as the engines have to compete with diesels in Europe. As a result, the BorgWarner-supplied turbochargers have been designed to feature small, low-inertia rotors that spin at speeds in excess of 200,000rpm. The turbines are carefully selected to ensure that maximum torque can be achieved at 1,500rpm or less. Ford says that careful matching of the turbo units ensures the new EcoBoost engines remain powerful and responsive at speeds in excess of 5,000rpm.
Both the new Focus and the next-generation EcoBoost engines are an important part of Ford’s global growth plan. Discussing the new powertrains, Ford of Europe CEO
John Fleming, said: “The new family of EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engines coming later this year is a key element of Ford’s global blueprint for sustainability
“We believe these engines will provide customers with a genuinely attractive alternative to diesel and hybrid power units, delivering highly competitive fuel economy and cost of ownership.”
And the Focus is just as important. Created for most global markets – thus mirroring the launch strategy of the Fiesta – the Focus will roll out of production facilities in North America and Europe. Ford’s new c-car platform, which includes Focus, C-Max and Grand C-Max, is expected to generate sales in all regions of two million units annually by 2012. 

14 January 2010


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