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Cat's Out of the Bag:
Jaguar-LandRover Future Plans Revealed
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by Kelly Pleskot / April 29, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for the next few years, when it will bring out the XE sedan and F-Pace crossover. But that's only the beginning of what the British automaker has in store. Take a look at what senior features editor Jonny Lieberman recently discovered about JLR's future plans:

Three-Cylinder Engines and the Return of the Straight-Six
Due to stricter fuel economy regulations, Jaguar's current 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine will fade away after 2016. In its stead, Jaguar will bring out a more efficient and more powerful Ingenium inline-six, and we think it could be turbocharged. Jaguar's long hood and large dash-to-axle ratio make its cars ideal candidates for the straight-six, and since this type of configuration is part of Jaguar's history, the automaker is happy to bring this engine back into the family.

Meanwhile, look for global Ingenium inline-three-cylinder engines on the Evoque, Discovery Sport, XE, and F-Pace. Although it will take some time, it could one day be offered in the XE here in the U.S.

Saying Goodbye to the XK?
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More Versions of the XE, Including a Powerful XE R
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Jaguar Considering a Large SUV?
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The Timeline
As far as auto show rollouts go, expect the F-Pace to debut this year in Frankfurt and the next model in the Discovery family for Geneva or New York in 2016. In terms of when products will show up in dealerships, the recently revealed XF will launch in the U.S. this winter, followed by the XE in spring 2016. The F-Pace will arrive right on the heels of the XE.

All About Land Rover: Evoque Convertible, Defender
Just like its Jaguar sibling, Land Rover isn't ready to rest on its laurels. The company has confirmed the Evoque Convertible, and we expect it to debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show this November. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a lot longer for the Defender. From what we know, the new Defender's exterior pays appropriate homage to the long-running nameplate, and thankfully, looks nothing like the DC100 concept that debuted a few years back. We're also told everyone who's seen the SUV says it's fabulous. Considering JLR likes previewing big models under concepts with different names, it's likely we'll see a Defender Concept in some form in the near future. Our guess? Geneva 2016.
 

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Return of the Straight-Six BMW 3er & more - Leftlane

2016 BMW 3 Series gets updated look, new straight-six engine - Leftlane
Ronan Glon
May 7th, 2015


The bulk of the changes for the upcoming model year are found under the hood.
The 340i, the new range-topping 3, inaugurates an all-aluminum turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine that makes 320 horsepower between 5,500 and 6,500 rpm and 330 lb-ft. of torque from just 1,380 rpm. The six comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but a six-speed manual with a rev-matching function is available as a no-cost option.

The rear-wheel drive 340i reaches 60 mph from a stop in 4.8 seconds while the all-wheel drive model takes 4.6 seconds. Both versions are electronically limited to 155 mph.

The rest of the lineup carries on without any major mechanical updates...

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What's next?
BMW has confirmed it will introduce the first-ever plug-in hybrid 3 next year. Called 330e, it will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain rated at approximately 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft. of torque, enough to send it from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 140 mph. With the gasoline-burning engine turned off, the 330e will be able to drive on electricity alone for up to 22 miles.

Finally, the 340i's straight-six will power a long list of upcoming BMWs ranging from the M2 to the 2017 7 Series.


Read more: http://www.leftlanenews.com/bmw-3-series-gets-updated-look-more-efficient-engines-for-2016-88424.html#ixzz3ZrxEjYwQ
 

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Re: Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar & more - MT

Mercedes is also developing new inline sixes and threes in both gasoline a diesel versions. Should debut in new E-Class
 

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Re: Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar & more - MT

I'm still waiting on Ford to introduce a small roadster with a 2.0EB I6 derived from two of their 1.0EB engines. That 2.0EB should be capable of near 300HP or better while producing great low end torque, being silky smooth like I6's tend to be, and yet extremely light for a Miata like car, but with the power to go along with it's handling!!
 

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re: modular 4-cyls AND ('magic') "TranSCEND" transmissions

more re: JagUar engine and "transcendtions"...

Jaguar Land Rover announces new Ingenium four-cylinder petrol engines
JLR is also working on a new advanced eight-speed transmission called Transcend
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Phill Tromans - 12 September 2016

{JLR} ... announced a £30 million research project into advanced new transmissions, called Transcend.

The four-cylinder 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engines will be produced at JLR’s £1 billion Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton. The company says they deliver up to 25% more power than the engines they replace, while consuming up to 15% less fuel. They use a range of technologies including an electro-hydraulic valvetrain, integrated exhaust manifold and a twin-scroll turbocharger with ceramic ball bearings, and will be available from next year.

Three versions of the 2.0-litre petrol Ingenium engine will be available, with 197bhp from a single scroll turbo, or 247bhp and 296bhp using a twin scroll turbo.

The Ingenium range of engines is modular, with a capacity of 500cc per cylinder, which means that parts and designs can be shared among different sizes. The arrival of the 2.0-ltre petrol Ingenium units follows the announcement of diesel versions last year. Straight-six, 3.0-litre units were confirmed earlier in 2016, and 1.5-litre, three-cylinder engines are planned as well.


Transcend is an acronym for Transmission Supply Chain Excellence for Next Generation Dual Clutch Technologies - the name of a research project by five organisations, of which JLR is the lead. The consortium is developing an eight-speed transmission that will improve efficiency and expand all-wheel drive capability. It uses an ultra-wide ratio spread of 20:1 – double that of other eight-speed transmissions – to integrate a low-range gearbox with dual-clutch and hybrid technology. JLR says it offers a fuel-saving capability of up to 10% and better off-road performance, and will weigh 20kg less than existing comparable gearboxes.

The £30 million Transcend project has been part-funded to the tune of £15 million over three years by the UK government’s Innovate UK agency, as part of a push to help promote the export of hybrid vehicle technologies. Also in the consortium are engineering consultancy Drive System Design, Tata Steel, green technology group Productiv and technology and innovation organisation HVM Catapult.

Nick Rogers, JLR’s group engineering director, said: “Environmental innovation is at the heart of our strategy to dramatically reduce emissions up to 2020 and beyond. With the Ingenium family of powertrains and advanced research projects, such as Transcend, future Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will emit significantly less CO2. By 2020, new technologies will help us reduce our CO2 emissions by a further 25%.”
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part of a whole new family of engines

Mercedes rolls out new generation V8, inline 6 and 4 cylinder engine
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Cristi Stefan , October 29, 2016

Mercedes-Benz reveals its plans and tech for an all-new generation of powerpants, including a potent new twin-turbo 4.0L V8, new in-line 4 and 6 cylinder engines and various clever new tech, starting with a new 48V electrical system and mild hybrid functions.

Mercedes is rolling out not one, but four brand new engines with eight, six and four cylinders, all equipped with clever tech and modular components across the engines, including a standard 500cc cylinder displacement, help to improve fuel economy and enhance performance.

M176 AMG developed new V8 for the S-Class...

M256 six-cylinder inline gasoline with mild-hybrid tech

Another significant premiere is the new six-cylinder inline gasoline engine (codenamed M256), the first-ever Mercedes engine designed to support mild hybrid and electrification applications right from the outset. It will debut in 2017, again on the flagship S-Class, at first, but it will eventually filter down to the smaller E-Class.

The main innovation is the 48V electrical system. The Integrated Starter-Alternator (ISG) and electric auxiliary compressor (eZV) combine to produce a power boost that negates turbo lag, while the system also serves the classic roles of powering the water pump and air-conditioning compressor. The 48V ISG is also responsible for hybrid functions such as boost (up to 15 kW), energy recovery, coasting and shifting of the load point – the engine can be operated in a more favourable area of the engine map; load increase/reduction depending on the state of charge of the battery.

Packaging has a lot gain from the new inline configuration. The engine is shorter due to the absence of a belt drive so Mercedes freed more space for ancillary components on either side of the new inline six cylinder unit. Its performance is also as dynamic as that of a V8, as the new six-cylinder in-line engine comes with an especially intelligent form of turbocharging: assisted by the ISG at start-off, the electric auxiliary compressor (eZV) guarantees immediate high torque when driving off and accelerating, bridging the time before the large exhaust turbocharger cuts in. The electric turbocharger accelerates to 70,000 rpm within 300 milliseconds, ensuring an extremely spontaneous reaction from the engine.

The new engine has 2,999 cc and develops more than 408 hp and 500 Nm (versus 2,996 cc and 333 hp for the old M276 V6) while CO2 emissions have gone down by 15%. Another trick used by Mercedes is the first-ever particulate filter to be mounted on a series gasoline engine. It traps soot particles and it will be gradually appear on all future engines, beyond the all-new M256 inline-six cylinder.

Mercedes-Benz Sechszylinder-Dieselmotor, OM656 // Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder diesel engine, OM656

OM656 six-cylinder inline diesel with 313 hp
The list of brand new engines continues with a 3-liter diesel, again in the inline-six cylinder configuration. Codenamed OM656, Mercedes says this will be the most powerful six-cylinder diesel in its line-up with ample power output of 313 bhp (up from 258 bhp on the old V6).

The new engine features state of the art design. Mercedes says the inline-six cylinder unit uses an aluminium engine block and steel pistons (reducing the friction by 40 to 50 percent), multi-way exhaust gas recirculation and a near-engine exhaust aftertreatment. Also of great importance is the Nanoslide technology – an extremely thin, low-friction coating of the cylinder walls, two measures that reduce friction.

Another high-tech solution is the stepped-bowl combustion process – named after the shape of the combustion bowl in the piston. The efficiency is increased by the higher burning rate in comparison with the previous omega combustion bowl. The characteristic feature of the specifically configured combination of bowl shape, air movement and injector is its very efficient utilisation of air, which allows operation with very high air surplus. This means that particulate emissions can be reduced to an especially low level.

Fuel consumption has gone down 7%. his is reinforced by the CAMTRONIC switchable exhaust camshaft, which supports the consumption-neutral heating of the exhaust system. The new engine is equipped with multi-way exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). It combines cooled high-pressure and low-pressure EGR. This makes it possible to significantly further reduce the untreated emissions from the engine across the entire engine map, with the centre of combustion being favourable for fuel economy.

M264 four-cylinder petrol with 100 kW per litre...

48V electrical system...

Integrated Starter-Alternator...

Petrol particulate filter...

Electric auxiliary compressor...

Belt-driven starter-alternator (BSA)...

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Re: Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar & more - MT

I'm still waiting on Ford to introduce a small roadster with a 2.0EB I6 derived from two of their 1.0EB engines. That 2.0EB should be capable of near 300HP or better while producing great low end torque, being silky smooth like I6's tend to be, and yet extremely light for a Miata like car, but with the power to go along with it's handling!!
Ford HAD a straight 6 in Australia. I wonder if any of it is salvageable for a new I6 for Lincoln :angel (on D6 naturally since an I6 won't fit sideways)
 

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the Australian 'Barra' (iirc) inline6 is/was 4.0L
so twice the displacement of SP's doubled-3cyl (which I also would like to see,
drive,
HAVE!)

figure it could prolley make between 300-360hp in a sport-production version
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wondering if there'd be a way of turning half of it OFF, like cylinder-deactivation,
but where half of it wouldn't even have to be "turning" while the other half was "burning"??
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wondering to day if it'd be workable to combine a 1.0 3cyl and a 1.5L...maybe with some kind of gizmo joining them...but could output from 1.0-or-1.5-or-both=2.5
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(no, I didn't have too much coffee today - yet)
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Mercedes’ Inline-Six Makes the Rest of Its Impressive New Motors Look Like Mechanical Plebs
TTAC

By Matt Posky on October 31, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is introducing a host of new engines with clever shared modular components, including a standard 500cc cylinder displacement.

These new engines include a new AMG-developed twin-turbocharged V8 for the S-Class and one of the most encouraging mechanical additions to the automotive landscape seen in a while — a high-tech inline-six specifically designed to compete with, and outclass, larger motors.

While Mercedes wants to keep you interested with claims of vastly improved economy across platforms, enhanced efficiency is definitely not the most impressive bit of engineering on offer. For example, the aforementioned inline six-cylinder features 48-volt systematic electrification, so there’s no belt drive for ancillary components at the front of the engine. This reduces the overall length of what would normally be a fairly long motor and frees it up for packaging in areas that may have not worked otherwise.

Those 48 volts also work with the engine’s electric turbocharger. Mercedes claims that it only takes the e-turbo 0.3 second to reach 70,000 rpm, followed by the larger twin-scroll exhaust-driven turbo. The intended result is seamless linear power delivery without any turbo lag. The new inline-six is rated by the company to “at least” 408 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque and Mercedes says it’ll come in silky smooth with 15 percent better CO2 emissions than the current V6 being offered.

The other spec sheet darling is the slightly lower tech M176 twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. Although, on paper, this engine looks very similar to the 4.0 biturbo that Mercedes-Benz is already producing, right down to the matching 17 pounds per square inch of boost pressure.

Mercedes says this V8 will output over 476 hp and 516 lb-ft in the upcoming 2017 S-Class with a 10 percent improvement in economy — partly due to cylinder deactivation. However, cylinder shutoff is only active in an engine-speed range of 900 to 3,250 rpm and only when the vehicle operator has selected one of two conservative driving modes. Otherwise, it’s a full-time V8.

In addition to two diesel engines that are somewhat less likely to show up in North America, Benz is also offering a practical 2.0-liter turbo four for next year’s more economic models. The package includes twin-scroll turbochargers that merge the exhaust gas ducts of cylinder pairs into a “flow-optimized” manifold. Mercedes says this setup aids in the production of low-rpm torque. The engine also has a belt-driven 48-volt starter-alternator that is responsible for for fuel-saving hybrid functions such as energy recovery, imperceptible on/off at stops, and boosting the engine-speed range up to 2,500 rpm.
 

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The Straight Six is the Best Six — And It’s Making a Comeback

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By Henry Leung on November 28, 2016

... inline-six engines have returned to Mercedes-Benz after nearly a 20 year hiatus in North America.

Why are straight six engines making a comeback?

Guess who’s back, back again?
The straight six is the ideal six cylinder engine from a simplicity, smoothness, and efficiency standpoint.

The smoothness and balance come from the engine’s configuration. The front three cylinders and rear three cylinders are mirror images and move in offset pairs. This allows for perfect primary and secondary balance without power-robbing balance shafts, and allows the engine to be much smoother than a V6 or inline four, especially in high-rev applications.


In addition, because of the inline layout, only a single set of camshafts is required for the valvetrain, compared to two sets for multi-bank V6 and V8 engines.

The design’s simplicity has driven the use of inline sixes for larger vehicles such as monstrous Caterpillar earth movers and even mammoth ships.

Why are (almost) all six cylinder engines V6? . . .
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My dad always told me back in the day if you didn't have a V8 in your car you had a "suffering 6" and back then they were mostly straight 6s. I can't wait to see the numbers these new I6s put out and I really hope Ford considers making one for Lincoln an EB I6 might be really cool!
 

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Re: Return of the Straight-Six Jaguar, BMW & more - speaking of a v8

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Jaguar XE SVR with the F-Type R's Fire-Breathing V8?
AutoExpress.co.UK

17 Feb, 2017 11:00am Jonathan Burn


New V8 Jaguar XE SVR supersaloon is shaping up, and it's likely to develop around 500bhp

Jaguar Land Rover’s exclusive Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, which is responsible for developing high-performance and ultra-luxury versions of existing models, is applying the finishing touches to a fully-fledged BMW M3 rival, the XE SVR.

Auto Express understands that the SVO engineering team is currently in Northern Spain benchmarking the supersaloon – previewed in our exclusive images – against its closest rivals from BMW and Mercedes...

...JLR has yet to launch an SVO-developed model with rear-wheel drive; the F-Type and Range Rover Sport SVR are both four-wheel drive. To maximise its performance and harness all of the available power, Jag could employ a similar 4WD set-up in the XE, making the SVR closer in spirit to Audi’s upcoming RS 4. However, that’s likely to add around 50kg of extra weight.

Either way, the performance upgrade should give the Jag a sub-four-second 0-62mph time; the current flagship, the 336bhp XE S, manages it in 5.1 seconds...

...The XE SVR will arrive almost halfway through the saloon’s lifecycle, with a likely price tag of around £65,000, but SVO bosses recently expressed a desire to begin introducing high-performance variants of standard cars much closer to their initial launch...

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crossreferencing list of competitors in the STARstang thread
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...to "slant" or not to "slant"?

a short blurb for FCA...
Return of the straight six?
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by Michael Volkmann on Monday, February 20, 2017

For decades, straight sixes were a Chrysler Corporation (and Jeep) mainstay, powering cars and trucks alike. The slant six fell first, in 1987 (by then, it was only used in Mexico), followed by the Jeep six, which lasted into 2006.

Now, rumors coming out of Auburn Hills suggest that the company may be looking to straight sixes again. These would, we suspect, be based on the GME four-cylinder design (which has yet to be used in any Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep, but has been seen in Alfa Romeos).

BMW has continued to use in-line sixes, and Mercedes is developing new ones; they are inherently smoother-running than V-shaped engines, and have packaging advantages in some applications — particularly where suspension articulation is important.

At this stage, we only have rumors, but if the engines are “for real,” we should expect to see them in around five to seven years.

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Return of the inline-six:
Why the classic engine layout is making a comeback

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- Richard Truett - October 24, 2017

Nearly 70 years since it was blown away by the high-compression Oldsmobile Rocket V8, the inline-six engine is poised to make a comeback.

I'm not the first to connect these dots, but the reason for the return of the inline-six has everything to do with manufacturing efficiency and not because of an inherent fault of the V-6. As V-8s fade away, the V-6s they spawned will also diminish in numbers.

BMW, which never abandoned the inline-six, has created the template for the modern modular inline engine family that other automakers are adopting. At BMW, each cylinder is 500cc and the engines are modular, meaning that they use the same basic menu of internal parts, such as valves, pistons, bearings and pumps.

"The advent of the modular 500cc cylinder has brought us a flurry of 2.0-liter I-4 engines, 3.0-liter V-6 engines and 4.0-liter V-8s. A lot of this was due to cost," says AutoPacific analyst Dave Sullivan. "Being able to use the same hardware in multiple applications helps to bring costs down. The inline-six is naturally harmonically balanced, reducing the need for balancers or any expensive treatment systems," he added.

When Jaguar Land Rover developed its acclaimed Ingenium gasoline and diesel engine family, it used BMW's 500cc per-cylinder and modular component strategy, but with engineering twists of its own. JLR's announcement last month that it plans to stop buying gasoline engines from Ford's Welsh engine plant in 2020, opens the door to larger Ingenium engines. JLR officials won't confirm six-cylinder Ingeniums are on the way, but it is a sure bet they are.

JLR buys its V-8 and V-6 engines from Ford, and without those engines, it would have only turbo four and hybrid vehicles -- which would not develop enough torque to provide the kind of performance a Range Rover needs to take on Bentley and others. But a supercharged 3.0-liter Ingenium six could easily replace the 5.0-liter V-8.

JLR's plan to halt the Ford V-6 and V-8 gasoline engine purchases in 2020 indicates the six-cylinder Ingenium engine will likely be ready for the 2021 model year -- or sooner if JLR discontinues the V-6 before the V-8.

As three- and four-cylinder engines continue to deliver more power and efficiency, it's far less expensive and disruptive to add another pair of cylinders for a bigger engine with more torque than to build a V-6 that doesn't share its parts with a V-8.

Mercedes' new inline-six, a 3.0-liter, comes in two flavors, Automotive News affiliate Autoweek reports, including one that cranks out 435 hp.

But there are problems related to inline-sixes. Most are longer than the V-6s they will replace, making it tough to mount the engine in front-wheel-drive cars because the engine's length leaves little room for the transmission. That length also can be problematic for rear-wheel-drive cars, which may need longer hoods to accommodate the engine.

And then there's safety.

Engineers appear close to solving a few lingering safety problems that they didn't have to deal with when a V-6 was installed. "One of the long-standing issues [for the inline-six] has involved the length of the engine and crash standards. It appears that manufacturers are confident they can have an engine 'deform' and not penetrate the cabin," says Sullivan.

But, if you've driven a BMW six lately, you know how smooth and silky an inline-six can be. Now, with direct injection, variable valve timing, electric superchargers and electrification, the inline-six just may be the configuration that propels the internal combustion engine to the finish line.

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The guys at Allpar say a turbo inline six will replace the 5.7L Hemi in the next generation Charger and Challenger (the 6.4L and 6.2L Hellcat will remain). The future of the 300 is doubtful.
 

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From the link above,
....It appears that manufacturers are confident they can have an engine 'deform' and not penetrate the cabin," says Sullivan


Is this some kind of a joke? Where on God's green earth will we find a substance that offers rigid strength and deformability? They must be talking about engine shift, not deform.


I don't mind inlines, but as the article lists the benefits, lets balance that toward the often ignored negatives and challenges.
First off, boosting means there is no need to spin engines very high, so the major benefit of smoothness is mitigated.
And yes, there are only 2 cams, albeit very, very long cams..... as opposed to 4 short ones. But lets not forget the extra long and heavy crankshaft. V's offer nearly half the length and half as many journals because they are shared. And the block itself is massively long and quite the challenge to makes structurally sound and resistant to flex and bore distortion. A V is much stronger due to shape and structure . And yes, packaging has always been a challenge, as is crash protection. I have yet to see many advancements in either.
 
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