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ZF 8-speed cuts fuel use in new BMW 4 series

4:41 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
ZF supplies the new BMW 4 series with its optional eight-speed automatic transmission. The German supplier says the transmission can help reduce fuel consumption by up to 6 percent.... Read More »
 
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Honeywell turbo reduces CO2 in new Renault Clio

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2014
Honeywell’s turbocharger in the new Renault Clio helps the car’s new 90-hp 1.5-liter dCi diesel achieve fuel consumption as low as 3.2 liters per 100km and emissions of 83g/km, down from previous best of 106g/km and 3.4 liters per 100km in the powerplant that was replaced.... Read More »
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Magna contributes to new Mercedes CLA's aerodynamics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Magna International played key roles in the Mercedes-Benz CLA's interior and exterior. Mercedes credits several Magna supplied components for helping to make the CLA 180 BlueEfficiency edition one of the most aerodynamic cars in its class.... Read More »

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Delphi helps keep the new Range Rover safe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Delphi helps keep occupants safe in the new Range Rover with systems such as it electronically scanning radar, which is linked to Land Rover’s emergency braking. This helps drivers avoid a collision if the traffic ahead slows quickly.... Read More »

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Faurecia, Plastic Omnium cut weight, emissions in new Citroen C4 Picasso

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2013
With help from Faurecia, the new C4 Picasso is the first Citroen model that meets Euro 6 emission standards for diesel cars.... Read More »

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Honeywell, Hirschvogel help cut CO2 in new VW Golf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2013
Suppliers such as Honeywell and Hirschvogel played key roles in helping Volkswagen reduce CO2 emissions by an average of about 14 percent across the new Golf's model range.... Read More »

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ThyssenKrupp helps trim weight in new Skoda Octavia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2013
ThyssenKrupp cut 20 percent from the weight of the crankshaft in the new Skoda Octavia’s revised 1.2- and 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engines. That contribution helped Skoda parent Volkswagen Group shave 22kg from the engines. The new 1.... Read More »

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TRW helps BMW 3 series earn top safety rating

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
With help from TRW Automotive's driver and passenger airbag modules, buckle pretensioners and retractor rack and pinion, the new BMW 3 series achieved a top score of five stars from crash testing agency EuroNCAP.... Read More »

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Marelli gives new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta a lift

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
The new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta offers Magneti Marelli's optional front lifting system, which can raise the car by up to 40mm to help it better handle speed bumps.... Read More »

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Pilkington provides glass-tint control in new Mercedes SL

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Pilkington Automotive supplies push-button glass-tint control in the new Mercedes-Benz SL's optional Magic Sky Control roof system. Pilkington's tinted glass can be switched from dark to transparent at the touch of a button.... Read More »

Faurecia helps improve new Renault Clio’s pedestrian protection

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2013
Faurecia helps improve the pedestrian protection in the new Renault Clio. The subcompact has Faurecia’s front end module, which has no protruding edges that can cause injuries to people in the event of a collision.... Read More »

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Faurecia seats cut weight in new VW Up

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2013
Faurecia says it provides the new Volkswagen Up with seats that are up to 20 percent lighter than those in rival minicars.... Read More »

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Denso, Delphi help cut CO2 in Mercedes A class

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2013
Denso and Delphi help reduce CO2 emission in the new Mercedes-Benz A class. The car has Denso's starter in its stop-start system as well as Delphi's common-rail diesel technology.... Read More »

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BWI helps smooth out ride in new Range Rover

1:00 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2013
BWI Group's air suspension and active roll control actuators help with the ride and handling of the new Range Rover whether the premium SUV is on the highway or a rocky trail.... Read More »

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ZF gives new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira fuel-saving steering

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
ZF Lenksysteme supplies the new Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Tourer's fast-responding, fuel-saving electric power steering system. ZF's so-called Servolectric system is based on the power-on-demand principle.... Read More »

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BWI helps give Mini Roadster its distinctive handling

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2013
BWI Group provides the Mini Roadster's struts and shocks.... Read More »

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JTEKT helps reduce fuel use in new Mercedes B class

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2013
Mercedes improved the steering on the new B class to help reduce fuel consumption.... Read More »

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Bosch, BorgWarner help cut CO2 in new Kia Cee'd

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2013
With the help of powertrain technologies from suppliers including Robert Bosch and BorgWarner, the second-generation Kia Cee'd has improved its fuel efficiency compared with the previous-generation model.... Read More »

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IEE seat sensors help optimize airbags in new Mini Coupe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2013
Safety specialist IEE equips the Mini Coupe with an occupant sensing system that adjusts the operation of the airbag with help from a pressure-sensitive matrix sensor in the seat.... Read More »

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NSK saves fuel and space in new VW Up

4:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2013
NSK Steering Systems supplies its fuel-saving technology to the new Volkswagen Up. NSK developed the compact electric power assisted steering (EPAS) unit and fitted it to the Up's steering column to save space.... Read More »

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