Porsche 911 Turbo S cabriolet

The new Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S

The top models of the 911 model series – the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S – now boast 15 kW (20 hp, 911 Turbo: Combined fuel consumption 9.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions 212 g/km, 911 Turbo Cabriolet: Combined fuel consumption 9.3 l/100 km, CO2emissions 216 g/km) more power, a sharpened design and improved features.

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Mercedes-AMG 2 liter engine

The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC

Following a comprehensive upgrade, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC opens up a new dimension in vehicle dynamics. With peak output of 280 kW (381 hp) and a maximum torque of 475 Nm, the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG is the world’s most powerful compact sports model. The revised gear ratios, aerodynamic fine-tuning and the new DYNAMIC

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The Next Generation Acura NSX in details

In advance of the market launch of the next generation Acura NSX, the engineers leading the supercar’s development shared new technical details and design strategies with the automotive engineering community at the April 22nd SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition. Additional information about the team’s efforts

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BMW X5 M and X6 M

Video of the week: The new BMW X5 M and X6 M

The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M combine the characteristic features of the BMW X family with the commitment to high performance that defines an M car. The latter is highlighted by the cars’ performance figures. Both models complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds in conjunction with the standard eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. The new

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New Ford Focus 2015

Enhanced stability control on the new Ford Focus

The new 2015 Ford Focus features stability control technology that actively determines when a car meets the conditions that may lead to a spin and intervenes early to help prevent the driver from losing control. The feature – known as enhanced transitional stability technology – can help deliver better handling in highly dynamic driving maneuvers.

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Ford Focus RS 2015 with EcoBoost engine

The 2015 All-wheel drive Ford Focus RS

Ford revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower. “The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that

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Lexus RC F

Usage of carbon in the new Lexus RC F

Until recently, carbon was considered a second-rate material when it came to manufacturing cars. Benefits lay in its weight – it’s light and flexible – but the substance lacked strength in comparison with steel and aluminum, and it was prone to breaking under pressure. Recent technological advances have turned that widely held view on its

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2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

The new Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack’s chassis

The all-new Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack is engineered with a high-performance tuned chassis – designed with the hardware necessary for high-demanding track conditions. Exclusive Bilstein high-performance shock absorbers are highly damped and provide a firm ride that maintains the feel for everyday commuting while being capable for the more challenging situations. Additionally, the Charger

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Light-weight torque vectoring transmission for the Visio.M electric car

Torque vectoring transmission for electric vehicles

Large range, agile drive dynamics and excellent safety: These are the goals the Visio.M electro-mobility project strives to achieve. Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have developed a torque vectoring transmission with characteristics that are optimally adapted to electric vehicles. A limiting factor for the driving range of electric vehicles is the amount of

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Road friction estimation test track in Sweden

An algorithm that estimates friction between the road and the tires

NIRA Dynamics AB has now developed algorithms that can estimate the friction value between the road and the tires. Experienced drivers perceive the road with nearly all senses: they see, feel and even hear the road. They use all this information to estimate the grip of the road and, based on their judgment, adapt their

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Integral transmission function thanks to axle-split hybrid

Torque vectoring using hybrid technology

It is a fact that electrification reduces fuel consumption in hybrid vehicles and enables electric vehicles to travel with zero emissions. Yet for Dr. Rolf Bulander, member of the board of management at Robert Bosch GmbH, there’s more to it than that. “Electromobility is not just a matter of emissions and costs. It’s also a question

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Alfa Romeo 4C

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vehicle dynamics

Utilizing technologies and materials derived from Formula 1 and supercars, the all-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is designed to be powerful and ultra-lightweight. The Alfa Romeo 4C demonstrates its performance credentials with a top speed of 160 mph (257 km/h), 0-to-60 mph acceleration reached in the mid-4 second range, 1.1 g of side acceleration on corners

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Lincoln MKZ with CCD system

Intelligent suspension system of Lincoln MKZ to help mitigating pothole damage

While the polar vortex has had much of the country in a vise grip, its impact has created a new condition – the “pothole vortex.” However, the 2014 Lincoln MKZ’s standard continuously controlled damping (CCD) suspension provides some protection against jarring impact and wheel/tire repairs from the dreaded highway pitfalls. Lincoln CCD is part of the

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Continental Position sensor

A magnetic position sensor for active chassis control systems

[image_frame style=”framed_shadow” align=”right” alt=”Position sensor” title=”Magnetic position sensor used in Continental CPS series”][/image_frame]A reliable contactless magnetic position sensing technology from ams AG, a provider of high performance analog Integrated Circuits and sensors, has gained valuable endorsement from the demanding automotive industry. International automotive supplier Continental is basing its new CPS series chassis height sensor on

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Cadillac Performance Algorithm Liftfoot

The new Cadillac ATS contains a brand new performance-oriented component that improves acceleration control and handling through curves during spirited driving. Performance Algorithm Liftfoot (PAL) detects when the driver demands more performance from the vehicle while taking a curve and automatically drops the transmission to a lower gear to improve acceleration out of the corner. PAL

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