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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? 


All-new Mini Hatch models unveiled

Mini has unveiled its new Hatch model, promising significant improvements in technology, engine efficiency, power delivery, and driving dynamics.
Featuring a range of three new engines, each unit utilizes Mini TwinPower turbo technology and offer improved performance figures, with maximum power across all three variants produced lower down the rev range. Fuel consumption and emission levels have been reduced by as much as 27% when compared to their predecessor models, while all meet EU6 exhaust emissions criteria.
The new Mini Cooper Hatch has a three-cylinder gasoline engine with a peak output of 135ps, while a four-cylinder gasoline engine that develops 191ps powers the S Hatch, and the D Hatch comes with a three-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 115ps and average combined economy of 80.7mpg.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard featuring rev matching on downward shifts and a six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option on each engine. The automatic transmission sees efficiency improvements against the outgoing model, with the new D Hatch producing 98g/km CO2 compared to the outgoing D Automatic Hatch’s 135g/km CO2.
The auto transmission features an engine stop/start function for the first time, that, while a new six-speed sports automatic transmission enables shorter shift times and features rev matching on downward shifts. It can be operated in manual mode using shift paddles behind the steering wheel.
Minimalism environmental technologies also continue to feature on the new Hatch models. Designed to reduce fuel consumption, standard features include a shift-point display function on manual cars and optimized preheating process on the diesel. Brake energy recuperation and need-oriented control of the fuel pump, coolant pump and other ancillary units feature on all models.

22 November 2013


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