Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Bentley sheds kilos from Bentayga diesel

Bentley Motors is saving weight on its new diesel engine for the Bentayga sports utility vehicle (SUV).

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Audi diesel powers Bentley's Bentayga SUV

Bentley Motors has announces plans to install a diesel engine in its Bentayga luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV).

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Texas awaits next Duramax engine

Observers of the US diesel engine scene are waiting for this week's Texas State Fair which opens 30 September to see how General Motors achieves 445 bhp from its 6.6-litre V8 Duramax.

Friday, 23 September 2016

MG car production goes ‘home’

Cynics among us knew it would happen before long. That it took so long is indeed a surprise.

Navistar: Time to step up to the plate and deliver

Is it just conceivable, when the dust of document signing has settled and top-level Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group (T&B Group) engineers and managers sit round the table with their counterparts at Navistar International Corporation that the conversation will move to the detail of not only customising the MAN engines that Navistar builds under license, but manufacturing other VW group diesel engines in North America.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

McLaren denies Apple takeover bid

Formula 1 team owner McLaren has played down a report that Apple has made a buyout or investment approach for the supercar maker.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Is platooning just around the corner?

 Bosch claims platooning, which allows multiple commercial vehicles to connect and run in an autonomous road train, will increase truck safety and reliability. Platooning is part of Bosch's drive to improve vehicle fuel efficiency.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

VW achieves 550 PS from 2-litre TSI engine

A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a new speed record powered by a turbocharged 2-litre gasoline engine giving 550 PS.

Researchers remotely hack into Tesla Model S

It is reported that Chinese researchers have managed to control the brakes, lights and mirrors within a Tesla Model S from while the car is moving and up to 20 kilometres (12 miles) away.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Next Jaguar XE reinforces ally ‘road map’

The message in Jaguar’s ‘Road Map’ always claimed that the XE saloon could be built at the firm’s Land Rover plant in Solihull or Jaguar’s ‘home plant’ of Castle Bromwich. In the event, Solihull became the XE’s first port of call but with the option production could be moved to Castle Bromwich should the need arise.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Opoc engine moves closer to production

The developers of the opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engine claim the engine is moving closer to production. But details, as ever, remain elusive.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Mahle fits eSupercharge 1.2-litre to VW Golf

Mahle Powertrain’s Northampton (UK) engineering team has replaced the standard 2-litre turbocharged engine in its donor VW Golf GTi, with the latest development of its 1.2-litre downsizing engine.

VW says ‘new’ Crafter is “without compromise”

Volkswagen claims its ‘new’ Crafter light commercial has been designed ‘without compromise’. It will be available up to 5.5 tonnes.

Nissan raises output nearly 10-fold in 30 years

When UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opened Nissan’s first European plant 30 years ago yesterday, the car maker had 470 staff and produced 5,000 vehicles at a rate of 12 an hour.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Torotrak verifies V-Charge performance

Torotrak Group claims it has verified its previous claims for V-Charge, a variable drive mechanical supercharger, using a Ford three-cylinder EcoBoost engine.