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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? 


Bentley ponders a diesel for new SUV

Bentley could use a diesel engine for the first time in its history in the SUV that was recently confirmed for production.
"We will investigate a diesel engine," CEO Dr Wolfgang Schreiber confirmed at Frankfurt. "In that platform (the Bentley will share its underpinnings with the Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and VW Touareg) a diesel engine will be implemented, anyway, so it could make sense. The numbers in Europe could be very high."
Bentley is forecasting global sales of around 3,000 a year for its first SUV, although Schreiber believes this could be an under-estimate.
Schreiber says the Bentley will have permanent four-wheel drive and more off-road capability than any of its current cars, but will not compete with the Range Rover.
The Bentley SUV is to be built at the company's Crewe home in the UK rather than in Bratislava alongside the Cayenne, Q7 and Touareg.

13 September 2013


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