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Fuel combustion chamber - cutaway
Here, fuel and air are microseconds away from being compressed and ignited in a direct-injection petrol engine. How much it can be compressed depends on the octane rating of the fuel

What's the difference between regular and super unleaded fuel?

You might think pricier petrol liberates some extra horsepower from your car's engine - we explain when that's not the case

13 August 2020
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2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale - cornering front

Under the skin: How Ferrari electrified the SF90 Stradale

The Italian marque's new hybrid hypercar pushes the envelopes of both performance and versatility

10 August 2020
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Maserati engine

Under the skin: How Maserati's new V6 is more potent

Maserati’s new twin-turbo 3.0-litre Nettuno V6 employs Formula 1 technology and is designed and built in-house

3 August 2020
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2004 BMW E46 M3 CSL

New conversion kit adds manual gearbox to E46 BMW M3 CSL

Owners of the lightweight coupe can now swap original SMG automatic for six-speed manual

30 July 2020
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Porsche 3D printed pistons

Under the skin: How Porsche is 3D-printing pistons

The use of 3D-printing allows Porsche to squeeze even more performance from the 911 GT2 RS

27 July 2020
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Rotary engine

Under the skin: Understanding the bizarre workings of rotary engines

Rotary engines are smooth because they have no reciprocating parts to spoil the balance

20 July 2020
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Kia clutch-by-wire

Under the skin: How Kia is keeping the manual gearbox alive

Kia’s fuel-saving clutch-by-wire system, claimed to be a world first, is made possible by 48V mild-hybrid tech

13 July 2020
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BISG

Under the skin: Why BISG is the heart of mild hybrids

It won’t be long before every new car other than a full hybrid, plug-in hybrid or EV will be equipped with a belt-integrated starter-generator (BISG)

6 July 2020
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BMW Operating System 7

BMW connected cars set for major software update

Latest-generation BMW models will gain cloud-based navigation and smartphone-based digital keys

1 July 2020
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Vehicle-to-grid charging

Under the skin: EVs are already helping to charge our grid

Large-scale vehicle-to-grid charging could reduce the need for additional power stations

29 June 2020
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Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace to be used for wireless charging taxi fleet

British firm provides 25 electric SUVs for use in wireless charging test scheme in Norwegian capital city

25 June 2020
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BMW Digital Key
BMW Digital Key

New Apple CarKey iPhone function to make debut on BMW models

BMW customers will be able to use their iPhone to unlock and start their car at the touch of a button

23 June 2020
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