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Honda details the production process behind the industry's first FWD 10-speed automatic transmission

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Introduced to the US market in 2017 with the launch of the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, Honda Precision Parts of Georgia (HPPG) was the first Honda plant in the world to produce the new 10-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

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.

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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? 


Revised 2.5-liter five cylinder engine for new Audi TTRS

Audi's 2.5-liter TFSI has become a regular feature in the International Engine of Year Awards, claiming the 2.0-liter to 2.5-liter crown six successive times. 

For the 2016-specification Audi TT RS, the manufacturer has developed the five-cylinder engine in 'all areas', resulting in a lighter yet more powerful unit. Lightweight construction measures have been used across the engine, with revised material choices in a number of areas. Audi is also claiming a reduction in internal friction in combination with an improved power delivery.

Despite these changes, the engine retains its 2,480cc capacity. Performance is a claimed '17%' better, with peak power of 294kW (400hp), and maximum torque of 480Nm (354 lb-ft) available between 1,700rpm and 5,850 rpm.

The allows the all-new TT RS Coupé to accelerate from 0km/h to 100km/h (0 to 62.1mph) in 3.7s, and 3.9s for the Roadster. Audi regulates the top speed at 250km/h (155.3mph), or at 280km/h (173.9mph) upon request.

April 28, 2016

28 April 2016


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