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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? 


Continental and Fallbrook announce new partnership

German supplier Continental has announced a collaboration with US transmission maker Fallbrook Technologies to develop the North American company’s NuVinci transmission technology for vehicle applications.

Rudolf Stark, head of the transmission business unit in the Continental powertrain division, said, “This collaboration with Fallbrook will provide us with the opportunity to expand our business activities in the area of private urban mobility. The aim is to develop new electromechanical transmission solutions for urban transport on the basis of this continuously variable automatic transmission.”

Fallbrook’s NuVinci transmission uses rotating balls arranged in a circle, located between the input and output components of the transmission. Tilting the balls changes their contact diameter and therefore the transmission ratio. NuVinci transmissions can be configured to replace various types of planetary transmissions with a compact unit that can improve system efficiency.

The company says that the technology can be used to develop customized products for a wide range of applications – from stationary devices and bicycles to vehicles.

November 24, 2015

24 November 2015


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