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BWI Group gives Lamborghini Huracan added stability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014
BWI Group provides added stability to the new Lamborghini Huracan with its optional magneto-rheologic suspension damper control system. Harman supplies the supercar's infotainment and navigation system.... Read More »
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Magna, Haartz team up on Opel Cascada roof

5:26 am U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2014
Magna International and Haartz Corp. teamed up to supply the new Opel Cascada's folding softtop roof.... Read More »



 
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Marelli helps optimize Alfa 4C's transmission

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014
Magneti Marelli supplies the Alfa Romeo 4C roadster with the technology that helps optimize the performance of its six-speed dual-clutch transmission.... Read More »

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BorgWarner helps boost power in BMW 2 series

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014
BorgWarner-sourced turbochargers for the new BMW 2 series help boost power by as much as 13 hp to 184 hp in gasoline-powered variants of the 220i...... Read More »

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Jaguar F-Type relies on Stadco's aluminum skin

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014
Stadco supplies the vast majority of the aluminum outer structure for the new Jaguar F-Type, including the door and hood assemblies and front and...... Read More »

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Magna Powertrain helps Mercedes GLA stay on track

5:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2014
Magna Powertrain supplies the all-wheel-drive system for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA.... Read More »

Osram provides BMW i8's laser lights

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Osram provides the headlamps for the optional laser high beams on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar.... Read More »

Delphi helps reduce CO2, noise in new Peugeot 308

12:15 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Delphi supplies the injectors to the new Peugeot 308's gasoline direct-injection engine, which produces a low of 107g/km of CO2 compared with 144g/km...... Read More »

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Roechling, Plastic Omnium help cut CO2 in new Nissan Qashqai

4:49 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Roechling Automotive and Plastic Omnium help reduce the drag coefficient in the new Nissan Qashqai to 0.32 from 0.34 in the previous generation.... Read More »

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Brose, Behr, Conti keep Skoda Octavia's cabin cozy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
Several suppliers contributed to the Octavia's HVAC system.... Read More »

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TrelleborgVibracoustic helps cut CO2 in Porsche Macan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
TrelleborgVibracoustic supplies the Porsche Macan's optional air springs that allow the crossover to sit 15mm lower to the ground.... Read More »

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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.... 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.... 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.... 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...... 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...... 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.... 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...... 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...... Read More »

 
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