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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? 


Ford unveils all-new EcoBlue diesel engine

Ford unveiled its all-new EcoBlue diesel engine at the 2016 IAA Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show, with claims of fuel efficiency improvments compared with the outgoing 2.2-liter TDCi engine, and improved CO2 emissions from 157g/km.

“Ford’s EcoBlue engine is a real diesel game changer, combining reduced cost of ownership with outstanding performance and cleaner emissions,” said Bernhard Mattes, chairman, Ford of Germany. “As our sales growth shows, Ford already offers the most advanced line-up of commercial vehicles in Europe, and the all-new Ford EcoBlue engine takes it to a new level.”

The all-new 2.0-liter Ford EcoBlue diesel uses a completely new architecture engineered to provide the next-generation of engines for future Ford cars and commercial vehicles.

The 2.0-liter engine features revised turbocharger, fuel injection, combustion system, structural design and low-friction technologies to deliver 'significant' improvements in fuel efficiency, performance and operating refinement.

Available now in the latest Transit and Transit Custom models, the 2.0-liter Ford EcoBlue engine is offered in 105PS, 130PS and 170PS power ratings, each of which offers increased power and torque compared with the outgoing 2.2-liter engine. Improved low-end pulling power, with 20% more torque at 1,250rpm.

Transit van models equipped with Ford's optional 'Auto-Start-Stop' system achieve CO2 emissions from 174g/km and average fuel consumption from 42.8mpg representing a 10% reduction over the equivalent outgoing model.

25 September 2016


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