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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? 


Truck and SUV applications for Nissan’s new 5.6-liter engine

Nissan has announced that its new Armada SUV and Titan truck models will get the company’s new 5.6-liter Endurance gasoline engine.

The latest-generation V8 has the same displacement as its predecessor, but offers a 72ps power boost with 385ps at 5,200rpm versus the old unit’s 313ps. The torque figure of 544Nm at 4,000rpm is an increase of 22Nm from 522Nm.

Features of note include the new direct injection gas (DIG) system, which Nissan says provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance over a non-direct-injection system by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control.

An 11.2:1 compression ratio (previously 9.8:1) is provided by a new piston design, aiding overall engine efficiency and performance and thermal efficiency benefits thanks to an MCV rather than a traditional thermostat.

The engine also uses Nissan’s VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) technology, which combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake and exhaust sides to provide high performance and crisp response. 

Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve (rather than using the traditional method of controlling intake with a throttle valve) and valve timing and opening with non-variable camshafts.

The gasoline engine joins the Cummins 5-liter V8 turbo diesel that Nissan offers as a powertrain option on its larger vehicles.

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February 24, 2016

24 February 2016


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