October 2015

AE rounds up of the most important vehicle designs and concepts seen at the IAA Frankfurt motor show

NEWS

VW to fix test cycle emission irregularities

Williams supplies increased power to Formula E

Turbocharging to reach 50% of market by 2020

Porsche 911 Carrera gets a turbocharged straight-six

TECHNOLOGY

GKN develops intelligent all-wheel drive for Focus RS

ZF brings coasting function to manual transmissions

Schaeffler and Conti jointly develop chassis improvements

Kia Cee'd gets three-cylinder efficiency boost

REGULARS

VW emissions saga should lead to changes in testing regime

Viewpoint: Taking diesel to the next stage of efficiency

Milestones: The Matra Rancho paved the way for today's SUVs

Diary: All the events you need to attend

Recruitment: Look here if it's time to boost your career

The Job: Predicting the future with Nissan

FEATURES

Skoda Superb

A focus on weight loss and increased dimensions has made the sedan more efficient

Opel-Vauxhall Karl/Viva

A naturally aspirated triple helps the city car emit only 99g/km CO2

Cover story

Our round-up of the most important vehicle designs and concepts seen at the IAA Frankfurt motor show

Breaking barriers

Fuel-cell technology has proved costly but Rice University in Texas has found a way to change that

Full steam ahead

VW's twin-charged W12 gasoline engine uses cylinder deactivation to boost luxury vehicles

The long game

ZF's takeover of TRW has opened the door to a much wider technology portfolio

The right turn

Nexteer is pushing the limits of EPAS systems, allowing more firms to benefit from the technology

FOCUS:Diesel

The efficiencies gained in diesel engines have been impressive, to the extent that any savings – even relatively small amounts – are to be recognised for the achievements they are and welcomed.

We speak to Bosch and Conti to find out what technologies and measures can be applied to make an already efficient engine more so.

While injection pressures are nearing their optimum level, there still remains much that can be done to improve other areas of compression ignition technology

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