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Development: Kia Pro_cee'd GT

Automotive Engineer - James Scoltock
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-10-10
Published 2013-12-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
The firm's first hot hatch relies on a turbocharged, direct-injection 1.6-liter gasoline engine to provide the performance, while revised front MacPherson and rear multilink suspension deliver the ride and handling.
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Powertrain - Hybrids: Cell Count

Automotive Engineer - Simon Bickerstaffe
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-10-26
Published 2013-12-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Volkswagen's plug-in hybrid system enables the Golf to emit no carbon dioxide for the first 50 km, and to reach 217 km/h top speed. The technology could make a big difference to the group's fleet average.
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Development: Circuit Breaker

Automotive Engineer - James Scoltock
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-10-18
Published 2013-12-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
A plug-in hybrid V8 enables Porsche's quickest car to set lap records at the Nurburgring but emits as little as 70 g/km CO2 on the test cycle. Powertrain electrification will help to shape the firm's future.
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Spotlight - Thomas Merker: Safety Skills

Automotive Engineer - James Scoltock
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-10-30
Published 2013-12-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Active and passive systems are helping to cut the number of accidents on our roads, but Daimler is driving towards autonomous vehicles to make significant reductions.
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Development: Range Rover Sport

Automotive Engineer - Simon Bickerstaffe
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-10-13
Published 2013-12-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Weight reduction and better chassis technology mean that this SUV is now as good to drive on the road as off it. Diesel hybrids and four cylinders will deliver further fuel consumption reductions.
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Perspective: Julian Thomson

Automotive Engineer - James Scoltock
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-10-29
Published 2013-12-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
China's growing influence, alternative powertrains and active safety systems will shape future Jaguar vehicles.
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Powertrain - Honda 1.6 iDTEC: Displacement Theory

Automotive Engineer - James Scoltock
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-10-24
Published 2013-12-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Honda has joined competitors in releasing a small-displacement diesel engine in which an open-deck diecast aluminum cylinder block reduces weight, and low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation cuts NOx.
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The Big Picture: Lighting the Way Ahead

  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-10-38
Published 2013-12-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
We shine a light on Audi's latest lighting innovation - matrix LED headlamp technology.
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Development: DAF XF

Automotive Engineer - James Scoltock
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-9-18
Published 2013-11-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
This truck meets Euro VI by using a 2,500 bar common rail system, exhaust gas recirculation and selective catalytic reduction. Improved aerodynamics and weight reduction make it more fuel efficient too.
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Development: SEAT Leon SC

Automotive Engineer - Simon Bickerstaffe
  • Journal Article
  • 7-38-9-10
Published 2013-11-01 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Sharper styling and LED headlights get your attention but it's the weight reduction and the chassis dynamics that consumers will really notice.