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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? 


German government plans ‘doping’ tests for cars

German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt has told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that “there will be controls for cars like doping tests – unannounced – each year”.

Using the same model used in professional athletics to cut down on drugs cheats would encourage manufacturers to stick to the rules, claimed the politician.

Dobrindt said that technicians could, for example, rent cars and test those models. He added that the proposed tests would serve to build up trust in auto makers among the public.

The German transport minister said that he was keen to make sure that something like the Volkswagen emissions scandal couldn’t happen again, and said that as well as rotating test technicians, he would look at making ECU software public to ensure the integrity and transparency of tests.

February 17, 2016

17 February 2016


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