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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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Cummins expands electrification capabilities

Tier 1 supplier Cummins has agreed the acquisition of Johnson Matthey’s automotive battery systems business, a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.

As part of the agreement Cummins and Johnson Matthey will collaborate on the development of high-energy battery materials for commercial heavy-duty applications. This will allow Cummins to expand its electrification and energy storage capabilities and accelerate developments in electrified power.

“The addition of Johnson Matthey Battery Systems’ technical expertise and customer base in markets that are more rapidly adopting electrification further positions us as a global energy storage supplier,” said Tom Linebarger, CEO at Cummins.

“By combining our electrification capabilities, portfolio of diverse power solutions and global network, Cummins is uniquely positioned to lead in electrification.”

As one of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery system suppliers, Johnson Matthey has 50 employees and is based in Milton Keynes, UK.

In October 2017, Cummins announced the acquisition of Brammo, and with the addition of Johnson Matthey Battery Systems’ high-voltage battery expertise, Cummins now has capability across a range of energy storage options.

Written by Sam Petters

1 February 2018


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