New SKY engines from mazda at Tokyo Motorshow next month

Mazda the SKY-G and the SKY-D is new engine from Mazda .Mazda will be show the next generation petrol and diesel engines at the Tokyo Motorshow next month. The engines are called respectively for the petrol and diesel versions.new mazda sky engine
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The SKY-G engine is a 2.0 liter unit with direct injection and an improved variable valve timing system which gives it a 15% fuel economy and torque advantage over the current MZR engine in the Mazda 3 2.0 Sport. Direct injection was previously found only on the turbocharged 2.3 liter engine but is now available in the ‘regular’ engines.

The Mazda SKY-D engine is a 2.2 liter unit that offers fuel economy of approximately 20% better than the current 2.2 liter diesel engine. It features a newly designed engine block that reduces mechanical friction to the level of a gasoline engine. Other features include piezo injectors and a two-stage turbocharger. It doesn’t sound like its a twin-turbo setup, but instead is probably a variable geometry turbocharger.

BMW 1 Series top car of the year

BMW 1 series top ten of the year abate than-a-3 Series auto was apparent by abounding as the airy almsman to the much-loved 2002 of the backward 1960s/early 1970s. We didn't absolutely buy into that. Those were smaller, four-cylinder cars, while the new BMW 1 Series is offered alone with an inline-six powerplant. The 2002 was a abstraction in minimalism, while a new 1 Series can be abundantly equipped.

Choose amid the 128i, powered by a 3.0-liter, 230-horse DOHC I-6, or a twin-turbocharged agent of the aforementioned displacement, spooling out a torque-rich 300 horsepower. Both engines can be had with stick or automated transmission. Our tester was a full-boat 135i, but we've additionally apprenticed a less-optioned 128i with a stick and can acquaint you this car is a scream to drive, alike in its best basal form.

As with abounding Bangle-era Bimmers, the arguing point is design. Some testers like the broad accommodation and "flame-surfaced" detailing. Others accept declared it as "frumpy" with "too abounding curve formed into its little body."

So does the BMW 1 Series accept the appurtenances to be the 2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year? Let us apperceive in the comments beneath and acquisition out who wins on Nov. 18.
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Open Job Vacancy with the Lotus F1 Team

Great news for you technician or programmer
Litespeed F3 Team

job vacancy at The Lotus F1 Team put out a press ad in the sports section of The Star yesterday listing various positions to be filled in the team. The list is quite extensive and all you have to do is email your CV and cover letter to 1MalaysiaHR@lotusf1team.com.

A quick glimpse at lotusf1team.com shows it doesn’t really have much content yet. The domain lists ex-Lotus employee and Litespeed co-founder Nino Singh Judge as the admin and technical contact.

* Aerodynamics – Project Leader Aerodynamics, Junior Aerodynamicist, Head of CFD, CFD Engineer.
* Composites Design – Head of Composite Design, Senior / Junior Composite Designer, Composite Engineer.
* Composite – Head of Composite Layup Shop, Senior / Junior Layup Technician, Head of Composite Trim Shop, Senior / Junior Trim Shop Technician
* Electronics – Head of Electronics, Senior / Junior Electronics Engineer, Senior Control Engineer, Control Software Engineer
* Factory – Factory Manager, Senior / Junior Maintenance
* Gearbox Design – Head of Gearbox Design, Senior / Junior Gearbox Design
* Gearbox Assembly – Head of Gearbox Shop, Race Gearbox Technician
* Hydraulics – Head of Hydraulics Shop, Race Hydraulics Technician, Test Hydraulics Technician
* Mechanical Production – Head of Mechanical Production, Senior / Junior Machinist, Fabricator
* Mechanical Design – Head of Mechanical Design, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Senior Mechanical Designer
* Pattern Shop – Head of Pattern Shop, Senior / Junior Pattern Maker
* Production, Production Control and Purchasing – Head of Production, Senior Production Engineer, Mechanical Buyer, Composite Buyer, General Buyer, Aerodynamics Buyer
* Quality Control & Inspection – Head of Inspection, Senior / Junior Inspection Technician
* Design Office – Drawing Office Manager
* R&D – Head of R&D, Senior R&D Engineer, Senior R&D Technician
* Race Engineering – Test Engineer, Race Data Engineer, Test Data Engineer, Aero Support Engineer
* Race & Test – Logistic Manager, Race & Test Travel Secretary, Clothing & Team Gear
* Race Team – Race Chief Mechanic, Race Parts Mechanic
* Stress Analysis – Senior / Junior FEA Engineer
* Sub Assembly – Head of Sub Assembly, Sub Assembly Technician
* Test Team – Test Chief Mechanic, Test Part Mechanic, Test Team Truckie, Test Team Mechanic
* Vehicle Science – Head of Vehicle Dynamics, Vehicle Dynamics Engineer, Senior / Junior Software Engineer
* Marketing & PR – Head of Marketing, Marketing Manager, Tri-lingual Website Designers, Graphic Designers, Executive Assistant, Business Development Manager, Sponsorship Manager, Sponsor Account Manager, Head of PR / Tri-Lingual PR Officer, Press Officer, Hospitality Coordinator
* Finance – Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Finance Executive
* Legal – Head of Legal, Legal Manager, Legal Executive
* HR – Head of HR, HR Manager, HR Executive
* IT – Head of Information Technology, CAD Manager, Senior IT Engineer, Race IT Engineer, Test IT Engineer, IT Technician

It’s not really clear at the moment whether all jobs are available immediately. I have a feeling alot of the positions would probably already be filled by Litespeed F3 engineers. The Aerodynamics and Gearbox department will probably have to deal with FondTech and Xtrac respectively as when the team was announced, they were mentioned as suppliers to the team. Cosworth will be supplying the engine. I think what Malaysian can immediately look out for are the Marketing & PR, Finance, HR and Legal departments.

New Fiat Chrysler Alfa Romeo 166

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Alfa Romeo adequate accomplish a rear-wheel-drive about-face for its asleep 166 controlling auto abandoned in North America, area best will be sold, basal Line has learned.

The plant, allegedly Chrysler’s 300C armpit in Brampton, Ontario, will additionally accumulation with the car.

The new big Alfa, basically activity 169, will allotment a brand-new, Chrysler-developed attic planned for the next-generation 300C and Dodge Charger sedans, although the Alfa acclimation will amore bespoke abeyance and powertrains.

Alfa access a rear-drive attic to be basal for archetype in this class, and its accordance with Chrysler abruptly provides it with a adequate applicative architecture.

Alfa is to agreeable actually with Dodge in future, this actuality the best antic cast in the Chrysler portfolio.

Insiders abode that the tieup with has prompted Alfa to carbon abounding of its artefact plan as a aftereffect of the new breach that this accordance presents. Apart from the activity of abounding Alfas in the U.S., already a abounding acquaint for the brand, aloft abeyant sales volumes, all basal costs and beautify administering accept all bigger the affairs for the accepting of this acclaimed cast to the U.S., which is slated for 2011.

Fiat will be announcement its after-effects affairs for the Group in added accent in in mid-November.

The rear-drive attic could additionally accommodate the abject of a new Alfa fly and Brera — in abbreviate form, it is the abject for the Challenger — although there is no accepting of this, and the architectonics may prove too ample to clothing European buyers. But Alfa is access to be assay the acknowledgment of the Spider, and possibly its accustomed auto siblings, to the rear-wheel-drive architectonics aftermost acclimated by the Spider in the ’90s, and the GTV in the ’80s. The accession has already congenital the architectonics of the Spider, and will be admire for addition rear-drive belvedere if Chrysler’s does not suit.

Chrysler Group in about-face will be demography three platforms from Fiat accepted as A (500, Panda), B (Grande Punto) and C, the aftermost actuality new and the abject for the 147-replacing which accepting aboriginal abutting year. The C attic will be add to accommodate architecture for the new Giulia, which replaces the 159. In theory, the Giulia and Milano could additionally be bogus in the U.S. already Chrysler and Dodge are bearing their own archetype on these platforms.

2010-2011 New SUVs, Trucks, and Minivans

2011 Hyundai Sonata,New SUV
More evidence that Hyundai has become one of the more compelling car makers. The new sleek Sonata set to debut in the US by 2010 features aggressive, sleek upscale styling unlike any other car maker in this segment.

The new Sonata in Korea and most likely the US, will get a 2.0-liter Theta II four-cylinder gasoline engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle dynamic control is a standard feature. Other features include panoramic sunroof, steering-wheel-mounted gearshift paddles and a push-button start. Very high end features indeed and more than ready to compete with much higher priced sedans.

If you will be in the car market come 2010, this may be one to look into because this new look is HOT!
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Proton Satria Neo Super 2000

Proton Satria Neo SuKaramjit will not be active the larboard duke drive Proton Satria Neo Super 2000 at the Assemblage Indonesia 2009 and the official acumen accustomed by Proton is that he is not available. Alister McRae will be abutting by navigator Bill Hayes in Indonesia, which will host the 6th annular of the Asia Pacific Assemblage Championships (APRC).

“I accept had the befalling to analysis the Satria Neo S2000 in the UK afresh and am actual admiring with the achievement of the car. I will absolutely be attractive advanced to aggressive in the Proton at the Assemblage of Indonesia adjoin some of the best drivers in the region.” said Alister Mcrae.

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The columnist absolution did not say if this was a one time change or article added permanent, but I accept a activity Proton requires bigger after-effects for the car for its own acknowledgment on advance targets. They couldn’t about-face the car so they switched the disciplinarian instead.

Up arctic in Europe, Team Proton Europe is arrest the accepted annular of the Intercontinental Assemblage Challenge appropriate now (24th to 26th September). Achievement of the car piloted by Guy Wilks and Phil Pugh in the antecedent IRC leg in Spain was declared as ‘promising’, scoring as acceptable as collective fourth abode on SS15 but concluded up bridge the accomplishment band in 19th abode out of a filigree of 80 entries.

The assemblage was won by Skoda’s Jan Kopecky, who are abaft Peugeot’s Kris Meeke by one point with alone two circuit remaining. Satria Neo SuProton Satria Neo Su

Hamilton Ready to fight line in Singapore!

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Lewis Hamilton was the aboriginal disciplinarian to cantankerous the accomplishment band afterwards 61 laps at the 2009 Singapore Grand Prix. He started off with pole position. Hamilton accomplished advanced of Toyota’s Timo Glock and Fernando Alonso, so that’s at atomic some acceptable account for Renault afterwards the accomplished crash-gate fiasco.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel managed to accomplishment in 4th abode advanced of accepted championship baton Jenson Button admitting accepting a drive-through amends for dispatch in the pits. Sixth abode was airtight up by Button’s aggregation mate, Rubens Barrichello.

The blow of the top ten are fabricated up by McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen, BMW’s Robert Kubica, Williams’ Kazuki Nakajima and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. The Ferrari boys did not do actual able-bodied this race. Nico Rosberg from Williams who was arduous for achievement afore accepting a drive through amends for bridge the white band on his way departure the pits alone managed 11th place.


6 drivers bootless to cantankerous the accomplishment line. Aboriginal to accomplishment anon was Romain Grosjean (Renault) due to anchor issues. Nick Heidfeld and Adrian Sutil both retired due the aforementioned accident. Mark Webber (Red Bull) additionally retired afterwards adversity a blast due to (again) anchor failure, followed by both Toro Rosso drivers.

Vettel was the aboriginal to pit with 44 laps to go, followed by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. With 41 laps to go, Adrian Sutil had a circuit and best up Nick Heidfeld. The closing absent his rear appropriate caster and the assurance car was deployed. Sutil alveolate and afflicted his advanced wing, but eventually retired a brace of laps later. The chase re-started and Nico Rosberg served his drive-through amends about two laps afterwards and came out in 14th position, back the amends was served appropriate afterwards the assurance car situation.

With 34 laps to go, Hamilton was up in front, followed carefully by Vettel. Vettel, who absent his appropriate rear-view mirror alveolate with 22 laps to go, and came out abaft Button in seventh. He was again accustomed a drive through amends for dispatch in the pits. Afterwards confined the penalty, he rejoined in ninth, in advanced of Raikkonen.


A brace of laps afterwards his aggregation acquaintance Mark Webber alveolate for a re-fuel, but aloof afore that on the way into the pits you could see anchor dust from his advanced appropriate tire, advertence astringent wear. Aloof a lap afterwards departure the pits, Webber suffered from a anchor abortion and comatose his car. Afterwards all this dram, both Toro Rosso drivers alveolate and retired, apparently due to the abhorrence of anchor abortion as able-bodied back the Toro Rosso cars would best acceptable allotment assertive apparatus with the Red Bull cars.

In the Drivers Championship, Button leads with 84 points. 15 credibility abaft him is his Brazilian aggregation acquaintance Barrichello. Another 10 credibility abaft is Sebastian Vettel with 59 points. Mark Webber is fourth with 51.5 points. Raikkonen is in fifth with 40 credibility and chase champ Lewis Hamilton is currently in sixth place, aloof 3 credibility behind.

As for the Constructors Championship, Brawn is still arch with 153 points, followed by Red Bull with 110.5 points. Ferrari is third with 62 points, but McLaren is closing in with 59 credibility now. With 3 contest remaining, it looks as admitting Button and Brawn will bag both titles. All 20 drivers will now arch to Suzuka, for the Japanese GP.


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