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IMechE event - High Performance Powertrains 2018 - 22 May 2018, Birmingham

16 May 2018

Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham, Birmingham

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MIA members are being offered tickets at IMechE members rate. Book on the IMechE website.

About the event:

With increasing pressure from government and consumers to develop more efficient vehicles, engineers are looking for new avenues in powertrain development to meet emissions reductions targets and ensure continued reliability.

Featuring key presentations from market leaders from the motorsport and automotive industries, this seminar is a key opportunity to learn about the latest technical developments affecting the high performance powertrain market.

Learn about the latest developments in high performance powertrains, looking at innovations from motorsport, high performance road vehicles and mass-market vehicles. Explore how to achieve high performance while taking into account regulations, emissions reduction, reliability, safety, durability and other aspects.

Hear from leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers about ground-breaking projects and find out more about the technologies and solutions affecting high powertrain performance.


  • Learn how Cosworth have managed to maintain high specific power output while minimising fuel consumption for more efficient powertrains
  • Hear how Ford Motor Company developed their 2nd generation 1ltr Ecoboost and their approaches for improving their already award-winning engine
  • Take back best practice for engine downsizing for high performance powertrains from MAHLE Powertrain Ltd and Jaguar Land Rover Limited
  • Find out how to balance of increased power output with lower emissions, with research findings from the Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems at Coventry University
  • Understand the challenges for high performance electrical vehicles and how Williams Advanced Engineering have been approaching the design of powertrain and battery systems
Plus: hear technical insights and further developments from Enginsoft, Imperial College, Ricardo, AVL, Brunel University, Advanced Innovative Engineering and more!


"[The seminar] contains a good mix of presentations that cover the key challenges currently facing the industry."
Mike Bassett, Chief Engineer – Research and Advanced Engineering, MAHLE Powertrain Ltd

"This seminar gives an excellent overview about the future development potential of automotive powertrains in changing times for the automotive industry."
Hartwig Busch, Director Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS), Coventry University

"[Join to] increase your knowledge and understanding as someone is likely to have done or is doing what you are thinking."
Thomas Lee, Programme Manager, Advanced Innovative Engineering

"See the latest developments in the field and to understand some of how the industry is reacting to the challenges it faces in a practical way."
Jamie Turner, Professor of Engines and Energy Systems, University of Bath

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