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2008-03-31
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ContiTech Fluid Technology offers high-strength flat hoses that provide a large volume increase at minimal pressures.
2011-10-05
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The latest version of the Bentley GTC convertible, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, incorporates a number of developments including an extensively redeveloped structure and body elements that make strategic use of steel, aluminum, composites, and magnesium.
2011-09-10
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The new Porsche may look at first glance very similar to its predecessor, but it is lower, has a longer wheelbase, and has “an intelligent aluminum-steel construction” to create “a completely redesigned generation” of the car.
2011-11-09
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Clever acoustic engineering kept Porsche's icon sounding like a proper 911. The 2012 Carrera and Carrera S also feature a new ZF seven-speed manual gearbox.
2012-03-14
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The Bentley SUV rumor is hardly a new one, so it didn’t come as a surprise to find that it has taken the step into concept form, emerging at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show as the EXP 9 F. EXP are the letters that have been used for experimental Bentley designs for almost a century, while the F, according to Bentley, stands for Falcon.
2012-07-16
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The U.K. specialist's Nanodrive low-friction synthetic lubricants containing nanoparticles could make the crossover from track to road car applications with fuel-saving potential.
2012-08-31
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Lighter, longer, lower, stiffer, quicker, more fuel frugal, with enhanced dynamics and cockpit comfort all bringing an altogether more “adult” feel; that sums up the new and much improved generation of the mid-engine two-seat sportscar.
2009-11-30
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The MR technology is tunable. It was supplied by Delphi Chassis Systems, now part of BWI Group.
2009-12-10
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Porsche claims a “world first” for production cars with its optional fitment of a lithium-ion starter battery.
2011-06-11
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Porsche rolled out a thrifty new hybrid and speedy new Turbo S variants of the Panamera premium sedan.
2011-08-08
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Electromobility is deeply embedded in the R&D programs of the Volkswagen Group and Porsche. Chairman Martin Winterkorn told AEI about the challenges and opportunities, including metal-air batteries and PHEVs.
2009-03-16
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The technology for the parallel full-hybrid version of the Cayenne is now in its final stages of development. It is a dual Porsche-VW project, with the latter fitting the system to the Touareg.
2009-03-16
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It may be a variation of an established model, but in reality, the newest addition to the Cayenne range represents a very big step for Porsche, both technically and philosophically. It is the Cayenne Diesel.
2009-07-14
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It is 50 years since Porsche first seriously considered the possibility of a full four-seat sports sedan or coupe and more­ than 20 years since it built the one-off, four-door 928 H50. But now at last, with the Panamera, it has one in production.
2008-07-10
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There seems to be no end to the enduring story of the Porsche 911. This year marks the 45th anniversary of its unveiling (initially it was called the 901) at the Frankfurt Motor Show and now Porsche has introduced its latest technology evolution: direct fuel injection (DFI) engines and a ZF 7-speed dual clutch PDK transmission.
2008-07-28
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The strengthening link with VW will expand Porsche’s potential. At present, Wolfgang Dürheimer, the company’s Executive Vice President, Research and Development is not saying too much about it, although he did allude to VW’s diesel capability when questioned about the possibility of a diesel Porsche.
2009-01-12
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Porsche has taken its new four-door, four-seat Panamera partially off the secret list and confirmed that there will be a hybrid version.
2010-06-16
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Bosch engineers aim to significantly reduce the package volume of power electronics units for HEVs. The smaller units on the 2011 Volkswagen and Porsche hybrid SUVs are the latest step in their plan.
2010-02-19
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Releasing details of its racing 911 GT3 R hybrid, Porsche stresses that it is “set apart” from conventional hybrid systems for road cars.
2010-04-07
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Massive weight reduction and hybrid electric drivetrains highlight the jointly developed second-generation crossovers from Porsche and Volkswagen.
2010-03-10
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Having launched its first production hybrid vehicle, the Cayenne S petrol-electric offering, Porsche seems intent on pushing for alternative powered automobiles throughout its range. Sharing Porsche’s 2010 Geneva Motor Show stage alongside the aforementioned Cayenne, as well as the 911 GT3 R hybrid, was the 918 Spyder concept.
2009-01-10
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Big changes for Porsche’s second-generation Boxster and Cayman sports cars reflect the engine technology developments for the 911, with upgrades bringing more power and better fuel efficiency to the flat-six units. The models are also available with Porsche’s PDK double-clutch gearbox.
2009-03-12
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The Geneva Motor Show saw the first public appearance of the new Porsche 911 GT3. Its naturally aspirated engine’s capacity has been upped to 3.8 L and produces 320 kW (429 hp). Like the GT3, Porsche’s MY2009 entry-level Boxster has not been given direct fuel injection. Its capacity has been upped to 2.9 L, and its output is 188 kW (252 hp). The 3.4-L 228-kW (306-hp) Boxster S, however, does have a direct-injection system.
2016-03-06
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Installing the intercooler and associated pipework for two lateral cooling systems in an engine bay designed for a naturally aspirated flat-six required some clever engineering.
2015-12-16
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Porsche announced it will build the electric Mission E concept, and with Bentley, is now positioned to share advanced technologies. Each brand is heading for pure electric-production models, each targeting 500-km range, huge acceleration capability, and 15-20 minute 800V battery charging times.
2015-09-08
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Porsche's all-new turbocharged flat-six engines for the 2016 911 Carrera and Carrera S are full of technology tricks for more power and fuel efficiency. Will anyone miss the unblown 3.4-L and 3.8-L units they replace?
2016-01-13
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Bentley’s design, engineering and R&D programs are expanding as never before under the VW Group.
2016-02-03
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Porsche’s decision to downsize the new-generation Boxster’s engines from flat-6 to turbocharged flat-4 may shock purists. But power and torque are up, and fuel consumption and emissions down, in a demonstration of what technology can deliver.
2016-08-03
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Porsche broke the engineering "golden rule" in developing its latest powertrain family but the resulting engines and gearbox are better than their predecessors in every metric.
2016-07-10
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The second generation of Porsche's big sports sedan, now on VW's MSB architecture, is completely redeveloped. It boasts a raft of new technologies including 48-V electric anti-roll control and all new powertrains.
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