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2016-11-15
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At least for this moment, all is right with the world as Mercedes-Benz reinstates a new-age version of its iconic inline six-cylinder engine.
2016-11-07
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The Administration recently announced details of the expanded network of EV charging stations across nearly 25,000 mi (40,233 km) of highways in 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
2016-10-24
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The key to engineering greatness is the willingness to take intelligent risks—both reputational and risks with the product, says one of the industry's greatest "product guys."
2016-09-18
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Volvo isn't trying to be BMW or Mercedes-Benz, promoting the all-new 2017 S90 sedan as a true luxury car with an emphasis on technology and safety rather than searing performance.
2016-09-06
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BASF offers an additional service for polyurethane (PU) systems in automotive interiors.
2016-08-04
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What does it cost to replace an EV battery at the retail level? For a BMW i3 a new battery will set owners back about $16,000, according to Dr. Christian Cozzarini, BMW Department Head, Environmental Engineering, who spoke at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars.
2016-06-20
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Making extensive use of 3D printing techniques, the Vision Next 100 is Rolls-Royce's design and engineering teams' forward-reaching concept of super-luxury mobility over the next century.
2016-06-14
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BWI Group believes its second-generation Magneto Rheological (MR) powertrain mount helps meet downsized-powertrain NVH challenges.
2016-06-10
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Solvay launches new rapid cure resin system MTR 760 for the manufacture of new BMW M4 GTS hoods made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.
2016-03-29
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All the talk about self-driving cars, car sharing, and a new generation of consumers who really don't care much about cars is having a major impact at BMW.
2016-03-19
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An "electronic assistant" with the capability to determine if the driver is capable of receiving information under safety critical conditions.
2016-02-03
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The new ALL4 driveline was designed to keep fuel consumption and emissions comparable to those of 2-wheel drive Mini models.
2015-10-14
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The three arch-competitors formed the new CMC to speed development of intelligent bikes and their integration into the V2V and V2I ecosystem.
2015-09-21
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A "carbon core" structure anchors the company's technology-laden flagship that can self-park.
2015-08-13
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Why did BMW, Audi, and Daimler recently get together to buy Nokia's digital map unit for $3.1 billion? In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the map technology recently purchased by the three German automakers. 
2015-06-02
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The WI system is in pilot development with a Bosch customer. Test results to date show a reduction of fuel consumption at high loads and low rpm (up to 4% improvement on the NEDC cycle); reduction or avoidance of fuel enrichment and lower exhaust-gas temperatures at high loads and high rpm, and improved torque.
2014-12-29
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When is an SUV not and SUV? When it’s the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, a sportier version of the GLE, formerly M-Class.
2014-11-13
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Having two gear ratios rather than the single ratio that is typical of EVs enables the eAxle to boost the i8's all-wheel-drive performance across its entire speed range.
2014-10-20
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Automakers are racing to cut the cost of lightweight materials that help boost fuel efficiency. In this week's SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the U.S. and German automakers' push for low-cost carbon fiber.
2014-08-19
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Engineers developed a cast-aluminum, liquid-cooled turbine housing that saves cost and weight.
2014-07-15
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With an exceptionally rigid unibody, solid-mounted rear subframe, and lighter transmission, the twin-turbo inline six-cylinder model is faster than the outgoing V8.
2014-06-23
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For over 40 years, Alpina has been BMW's 'outside' tuning house. Their CEO explains the synergies behind his company's success.
2014-05-09
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BMW is doubling down on its commitment to carbon fiber with major capacity increases at the plant that makes the material for its new i brand of lightweight electrified vehicles. The plant (located in Moses Lake, WA, and owned by a joint venture between BMW and SGL Group called SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers) currently operates two production lines, exclusively for BMW i, with annual output of about 3000 ton (2721 t).
2014-04-21
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Vehicle has 18 mi/30 km all-electric range from lithium-ion battery pack. Uses 2.0-l twin-scroll turbo engine with combination peak output of 270 hp/201 kW and 300 lb ft/407 N-m. Offers "predictive navigation" for high fuel efficiency, and can save battery capacity for areas that may require electric vehicle-only operation. European drive cycle ratings are 3.8 l/100 km (62 mpg) and just 89 grams CO₂/100 km.
2014-04-16
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Acoustic panels are installed almost everywhere including in front of the engine and on the rear hatch.
2014-04-15
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With its i3 slated to reach U.S. customer hands in early May, BMW is ramping up production of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.
2014-04-14
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To make the most of the opportunities available, decision makers need to think more in terms of alternatives for various “what-if” scenarios—rather than try to predict a well-defined future.
2014-03-10
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The company’s laser-diode high beams have three times the luminosity of LED-type high beams, but don't hit oncoming drivers like a Sci-Fi movie death ray.
2014-03-03
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Emphasizing aerodynamics more than ever, the resulting design innovations are making the 2015 a Mustang fit for the world’s highways.
2014-01-15
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Employing several motorsport-derived features and emphasizing lightweight construction with extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, the M TwinPower Turbo-powered vehicles put out 317 kW (425 hp), go from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.2 s, and see a weight reduction of 80 kg (176 lb) from predecessor models.
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