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The Tactile Mobility system will detect even very slight initial runover of virtually anything, including a soft human body part, and provide a warning and/or a full vehicle stop to prevent further runover, which could be life-saving.
Boasting an eye-popping 184 hp/L, Volvo’s turbocharged and supercharged 4-cyl. Polestar started life as a racing engine before it found its way into family haulers.
Mazda’s Skyactiv-G 2.5T is unique in that its enhanced scavenging technology and cooled EGR make it a new type of downsized turbocharged engine that performs like a torquey V-6.
“The main reason why we have kept the inline 6-cyl. is there is no other way to have the smoothness or the responsiveness, the turbine-like feeling when revving the engine,” says Markus Rülicke, BMW’s head of construction design for in-line petrol engines.
“The key was to be better in every measurable way,” says GM Global Vehicle Chief Engineer Barry Walkup.
Twin-Turbocharged 3.0L V-6 delivers 400 hp effortlessly and efficiently.