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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? 


GKN Driveline expands into Russia

GKN Driveline, part of global automotive and aerospace engineering group GKN plc, is opening a new automotive manufacturing operation in the Russian market.
GKN Driveline is to initially open a 5,000sqm plant in Togliatti, a city in the Volga region of Russia, where a number of large car manufacturers are already based. GKN production of constant velocity jointed sideshafts for a number of automotive customers is expected to commence in early 2015.
Andrew Reynolds Smith, CEO, GKN Automotive, said: “Russia is a key growth market for car manufacturers and this is an important step for GKN. A key part of our strategy is to continue the development of our global footprint, building the capability to add more value for our customers across a range of Driveline products.
GKN already supplies Driveline products to many of the large car manufacturers in Russia, but the new plant, which is the first of its kind in the country, will offer locally-produced products together with the excellent service our customers already expect from GKN.”
The Russian automotive industry produces over two million cars each year. Production is forecast to grow driven by increasing demand and government policies that are aimed at creating new production facilities and additional investment in the automotive market.

15 January 2014


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