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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? 


GM announces new vice president global powertrain

General Motors has announced that Steve Kiefer will join the company from the September 1 to lead its global powertrain operations.
Kiefer, 50, has served in a variety of engineering and leadership roles at both GM and Delphi, where he served as a company senior vice president and president of Delphi’s Powertrain Systems since 2011.
Kiefer will have overall responsibility for GM’s global powertrain engineering activities, reporting to Mary Barra. Jim Lanzon, vice president powertrain global transmissions, will continue to lead the company’s transmission development and engineering activities, reporting to Kiefer.
“The collective expertise and experience of Jim and Steve brings a new dynamic to the Powertrain team. Together they will lead the global team and work to strengthen GM’s position as an industry leader in powertrain technology,” said Mary Barra, executive vice president, global product development & global purchasing and supply chain.
Kiefer will be based at GM’s Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac. Kiefer has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, which included engineering studies at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Additionally, he holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

22 August 2013


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