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"10 Best Engines": Double Success for BMW EfficientDynamics in the US

A brilliant US debut for the new BMW Advanced Diesel with BMW BluePerformance: renowned specialist magazine "Ward's Auto World" has selected BMW's 3.0-litre inline-six-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine with SCR system for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions as one of "10 Best Engines" in 2009. Launched in the US market only a few months ago, the 3.0-litre diesel engine that comes with BMW 335d Sedans and BMW X5 xDrive35d models garnered instant pra

New Sports Exhaust System for the Porsche 911 Carrera and Targa 4

The engineers of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, have developed a new sports exhaust system for the latest generation of the 911, available as an option on new models as of February 2009. This special exhaust gives the customer the opportunity to adjust the 911 to his individual, personal preferences also in the car’s particular sound: At the touch of a button the exhaust system switches over to a sporting and emotional sound generated in

The AC Schnitzer Limited Slip Differential for BMW 1, 3 series and MINI

There's no driving pleasure without the right engine power: But what's the use of pressing the gas pedal hard, if the power doesn't get to where it's needed? On rapid acceleration out of corners or in the wet, or on loose surfaces such as ice, snow or dirt, you soon find one wheel spinning helplessly on the spot. For smooth forward progress, AC Schnitzer offers an after-market limited slip differential for the BMW 1-series and 3-series and for th

50 Years Of The Bentley V8 Engine

Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, Member of the Board for Engineering at Bentley Motors, will chart the progress of one of the world's most remarkable and enduring automotive engines at the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation lecture on January 22nd. Fifty years after its introduction in the iconic Bentley S2 Continental, Bentley's V8 engine continues to power the company's powerful, flagship luxury motor cars including the 530bhp Bentley Brooklands coupe, the Arnage and Azure convertible models in 2009.

Nickel leakage minimised in all Volvo car interiors for allergy-sufferers

To alleviate for nickel allergy-sufferers, all nickel containing parts are tested to ensure nickel leakage meats the requirements set by Volvo. Nickel allergy is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis in the industrialised world. It is estimated that up to 15% of women, and up to 5% of men - up to 120 million people in the industrialised world - have nickel allergy. Those allergic to nickel may get an itchy rash when thei

Daimler AG and Continental receive “Yellow Angel” award for lithium-ion technology

The ADAC (German Automobile Association) has awarded its “Gelber Engel 2009” (Yellow Angel) to Daimler AG and its systems partner Continental in the Innovation & Environment category. The Stuttgart carmaker was selected for the award by Europe’s largest automobile club in recognition of its lithium-ion battery, the first such battery ever to be successfully integrated into a production passenger car. The Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID featuri

ROUSH Exhibiting at the Detroit Auto Show

For the first time in company history, ROUSH® Performance has a vehicle on display at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, more commonly known as the Detroit Auto Show. ROUSH® is showing a propane F-150 and the ROUSH® Electric Vehicle (REV) in support of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. In fact, you can even take the REV for a test drive around a 70,000-square-foot indoor track lined with more than 100 Michigan maple, pine and birch trees, waterfalls and countless flowers in full bloom.

Chevrolet Volt Battery Packs Will Be Manufactured by General Motors in the United States

The Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle that delivers up to 40 miles of gasoline- and emissions-free electric driving, will use battery packs manufactured in the United States by General Motors, Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced at the North American International Auto Show. GM will establish the first lithium-ion battery pack manufacturing facility operated by a major automaker in the United States to produce the Volt's b

SEAT presents its electric car project to Spanish government

SEAT presented an electrically-driven vehicle prototype on which the Spanish brand is currently working to Miguel Sebastián, Spanish minister for Industry, Tourism and Business. The SEAT project is an electrically-powered León Twin Drive Ecomotive vehicle equipped with a lithium-ion battery for urban circuits, connected ingeniously to an internal combustion engine for interurban trips, with optimum consumption level. The presentation was made

smart fortwo Planning Electric Drive Vehicle

smart is producer of one of the worldwide most economical and environmentally friendly cars: the smart fortwo. The brand takes advantages by using alternative technologies to develop even more ecologically friendly vehicles. The smart fortwo electric drive demonstrates the pioneering role of the young car brand. As an electric car it is locally emission-free, highly efficient and quite. It represents sustainability at its highest level. The next generation prototype of the smart fortwo electric drive is being prese

Hyundai Makes New Connections At CES Las Vegas Debut, World´s Largest Electronics Show

Hyundai Motor Company will showcase some of its newest infotainment technologies in its debut at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens on Jan. 8 in Las Vegas. "We´re here to show the world a little–known side of ourselves––our world–class IT development capabilities," said Dr. Yang Woong–Chul, President of the Electronic and Eco–Technology Center. "The technologies we´re displaying at CES are either in the proce

All-new HEMI® with Fuel-Saving MDS Technology Earns Ward’s 2009 "10 Best Engines" Award

Now in its second generation, the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine has once again earned a place on Ward’s distinguished "2009 10 Best Engines" list. Relentlessly delivering powertrain excellence, Chrysler LLC has earned Ward's "10 Best" award six times in the last seven years with the iconic 5.7-liter HEMI engine. "The HEMI earns the honor not on pure emotion or brute force but with advanced new technology such as variable valve timing, w