Monthly Archives: May 2012

Noise reduction at the core of Vauxhall’s new engine line-up

Vauxhall is spending the coming year in transition to three new ranges of engines that offer class-leading torque output and inbuilt noise reduction. The carmaker is fitting the three new engine families across the core of its petrol and diesel portfolio, adding not only the noise reduction element, but also cutting CO2 emissions, improving economy, […]

Five-link rear-axle arrangement offers acoustic insulation for BMW 3 Series Touring

The new BMW 3 Series Touring line-up has its own form of acoustic insulation, in the form of an advanced, five-link rear-axle arrangement. According to the manufacturer, this offers “significant improvements”, thanks to its precise location beneath the vehicle, and the long wheel travel. Vibrational and acoustic insulation are just two of the benefits, among […]

Low-resistance tyres add noise reduction to Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt has inbuilt noise reduction features, thanks to both its electric engine, and its low-rolling-resistance tyres. Recently voted European Car of the Year 2012, the Volt is a pure-electric vehicle capable of covering a 300-mile range on a single fuel load. While there is a fuel tank onboard, this is only used to […]

Jaguar proves a quiet ride for Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson has been enthusing about the quiet ride delivered by the Jaguar XJ Supersport Speed after taking the car for a spin at Gaydon, Warwickshire. The private event was a chance for the Jaguar Academy of Sport ambassador and world record hurdler to take himself to new top speeds, courtesy of the 510PS Jaguar […]

Mandatory tyre labelling may renew focus on noise reduction

The six-month countdown is on until new labelling requirements are put in place for all new tyres manufactured in the UK, which may create new attention for noise reduction in the only part of a vehicle that typically makes contact with the road. Noise generated by the tyre under normal operating conditions is one of […]