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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? 


SHOW LIVE: MAPE acquires former Volvo plant

Italian company MAPE SpA, took the opportunity to announce its latest acquisition at the 2012 Engine Expo. Less than one week prior to its arrival at the Detroit show, MAPE acquired its second former Volvo site as part of its expansion.

The Leganes site, near Madrid, was developed less than five years ago by the Swedish manufacturer, and was expected to fulfil around 30% of Volvo’s total annual capacity. The 130 staff at the site are now expected to produce around 1m crankshafts per annum for a variety of cars, from Volvo to other OEM applications under MAPE’s control.

The Leganes site is the second former Volvo site to be acquired, in as many years, with the first site located in Sweden. That site is now responsible for MAPE’s con-rod construction and is symbolic of MAPE’s increasing relationship with the Swedish OEM.

25 October 2012


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