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McLaren details the 4.0-liter V8 Senna

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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.

Ford Ranger returns to the USA with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine

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Fitted with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine taken from the Focus RS, the 2019 Ford Ranger marks the OEM’s return to America’s mid-size truck segment. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, Ford promises torque comparable to a V6 and the efficiency of a four-cylinder.


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The next issue of Engine Technology International will bring you an extended HCCI technology feature, but will this innovative powertrain development ever jump from concept to mainstream production?

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FEV expands battery testing facilities

As OEMs continue their commitment to the future of e-mobility, FEV has detailed plans to expand its development and testing services for advanced, high-voltage battery systems.

The 600m² building in Paris, France, will contain four walk-in chambers, four battery pack chambers, with a test capacity of up to 1,200V, as well as 300 testing channels for battery cells. The state-of-the-art test center will offer climate controlled test cells and real-time road, vehicle and powertrain simulation capabilities.

“We are confident that this test center is a future-proof expansion of our capacities and will meet battery development needs for many years,” said professor Stefan Pischinger, CEO at FEV.

“However, there is much more to come. We are also planning major expansions in China. The global expansion of testing capacities for e-mobility also includes test cells for electric drivetrains.”

The test center development is the latest expansion step as the company continues to invest in electronics and electrification resources.

Written by Sam Petters

11 January 2018


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