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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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Dr Jochen Schröder to lead Schaeffler’s e-mobility division

Automotive supplier Schaeffler has appointed former BMW executive Dr Jochen Schröder to lead the group’s newly established e-mobility division. The 46-year-old will oversee the development of EV components and systems.

Schröder, who will assume his new position on April 1, enjoyed a successful 15-year career at BMW, holding various positions in areas such as electric system design, advanced engineering of electric drivetrains and vehicle energy management.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr Schröder to our company,” said Matthias Zink, CEO Automotive OEM, Schaeffler.

“We are sure that his years of experience in the different fields of electric mobility will provide the perfect basis to successfully lead our new e-mobility business division and thus help to actively shape mobility for tomorrow.”

The supplier made the decision in 2017 to establish an independent e-mobility business within its automotive division. The new department will be based in Bühl, Germany, and will provide products and system solutions for hybrid and pure BEV vehicles.

Written by Sam Petters

23 January 2018


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