Tag: Doug Bentley

Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation rally car fits Klarius exhaust

Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation rally car fits Klarius exhaust

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Preparing rounded future professionals for the demands of motorsport is often best achieved through a mixture of education and experience. Hence Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation (OUMF) offers exactly these sorts of opportunities to young people, running a multitude of classic cars in some of the world’s most prestigious racing events. Motorsport isn’t kind to vehicle components though, so when the OUMF required a new racing exhaust for its Mercedes 380 SL rally car project, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, Klarius Products Ltd, was ready to offer a solution.

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Klarius and PM Training encourage future engineers with factory tour for teenagers

Klarius and PM Training encourage future engineers with factory tour for teenagers

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Klarius Products, in conjunction with local training provider PM Training, introduced young learners to the world of work this Autumn with a full factory tour of its Staffordshire-based exhaust manufacturing centre.

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BMW privateers select Klarius exhausts for the grid

4th January 2019 | 0 Comments

With solid body control, decent grip, rear wheel drive and 50/50 weight distribution it was only a matter of time before someone took the BMW 1 Series racing. It is no surprise then that champions of affordable motorsport 750 Motorclub and 116 Racing are gearing up for a new endurance championship starring BMW’s entry level model. Thanks to a deal with UK manufacturer Klarius Products, every car on the grid will sport a lightweight Klarius racing exhaust.

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Klarius exhaust ‘adds 25hp’ to BMW Compact Cup competitor

Klarius exhaust ‘adds 25hp’ to BMW Compact Cup competitor

8th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Racing is competitive at every level and so any advantage counts, but to add 25hp to a car that started with only 122hp with one component change is highly significant. This what a Klarius exhaust and CAT system has done for amateur racer Martin Gadsby’s BMW Compact Cup car, the exhaust manufacturer states.

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Peugeot 106 Rallye gets exhaust boost from Klarius

Peugeot 106 Rallye gets exhaust boost from Klarius

30th October 2018 | 0 Comments

When the exhaust on his 1998 Rallye S2 developed a leak, EVO magazine staff writer Antony Ingram contacted the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, Klarius Products Ltd, to supply an OEM quality replacement.

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What does the future hold for the automotive aftermarket?

What does the future hold for the automotive aftermarket?

11th September 2018 | 0 Comments

The automotive aftermarket is undergoing major changes in Europe and worldwide due to market maturity, evolving customer preferences and expectations, advances in engineering and logistics technology. Doug Bentley, research and development manager at Klarius Products Ltd, looks at the future challenges for the European automotive aftermarket and how to address them.

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Klarius: How will WLTP real-world emission tests affect the automotive aftermarket?

Klarius: How will WLTP real-world emission tests affect the automotive aftermarket?

19th June 2018 | 0 Comments

The automotive industry is now implementing a new ‘real-world’ emissions testing procedure for vehicles that will hopefully make quoted mpg figures a bit more accurate but could mean higher tax brackets for many cars. The push by manufacturers to produce vehicles that are more optimised for the new test will therefore likely see some trends in engine design change.

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What makes a quality aftermarket exhaust?

4th October 2017 | 0 Comments

When specifying a replacement aftermarket exhaust, ensuring that the vehicle’s efficiency, performance and MOT compliance are preserved is a primary concern. With this in mind, Doug Bentley, head of product development at UK aftermarket exhaust manufacturer Klarius, has issued a number of pointers about what makes a quality aftermarket exhaust.

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More than 100 new Klarius components boost aftermarket emissions choice

More than 100 new Klarius components boost aftermarket emissions choice

1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Klarius Products has expanded its range with more than 100 new exhausts, catalytic converters (CATs), diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and accessories. The latest new-to-range list details every component released by Klarius during Q2 2017, which bolsters its 10,000-plus product range to support an ever-larger range of vehicles. The UK based manufacturer of aftermarket emissions components has an in-house R&D centre, enabling it to update its product range “on a daily basis,” it states.

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Save fuel & protect air quality with type-approved emissions components

Save fuel & protect air quality with type-approved emissions components

23rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent assessments of air quality in British cities have brought the issue of emissions generated by road vehicles back under the spotlight. With major manufacturers and individual motorists potentially contributing to the problem, it raises the question, what steps can the aftermarket industry and motorists take to improve the environmental credentials of the petrol and diesel vehicles on British roads?

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Save fuel & protect air quality with type-approved emissions components

Save fuel & protect air quality with type-approved emissions components

23rd August 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent assessments of air quality in British cities have brought the issue of emissions generated by road vehicles back under the spotlight. With major manufacturers and individual motorists potentially contributing to the problem, it raises the question, what steps can the aftermarket industry and motorists take to improve the environmental credentials of the petrol and diesel vehicles on British roads?

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Klarius lists more than 250 new parts

Klarius lists more than 250 new parts

17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Klarius has added more than 250 new exhausts, catalytic converters (CATs), diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and accessories to its 10,000 piece product range during the first half of 2017. The full list from the UK’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of emissions components is available now. The new products highlight the company’s commitment to servicing the full range of consumer aftermarket segments, incorporating saloons, hatchbacks, commercial vans, SUVs, people carriers, luxury cars and superminis of varying age. The company develops new parts for both new and old models, supporting the growing number of vehicles on the road.

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95 additions to Klarius range in December

95 additions to Klarius range in December

20th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the expansion of its R&D department, Klarius has announced the release of 95 new emissions parts to its 10,000-plus item product range. The new additions include type-approved catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters, exhausts and related fittings. New parts service vehicles across the automotive spectrum, incorporating old and new, from commercial vehicles and SUVs to popular models and sports cars.

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IMI approves latest Klarius Products training

IMI approves latest Klarius Products training

7th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Klarius has backed up the quality of its training after teaming up with the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). The IMI visited the exhaust manufacturer to validate its latest emissions product training modules. The professional institute for those working in the motor industry offers accreditation for educational courses to help increase knowledge and quality within the industry. Klarius says this mission statement is closely aligned with Klarius’ approach to the market of providing education and supplying high quality type-approved components.

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Additives for diesel vehicles: Efficiency goldmine or reliability minefield?

Additives for diesel vehicles: Efficiency goldmine or reliability minefield?

1st December 2016 | 0 Comments

Additives for diesel engines allow many diesel vehicles to keep pace with ever stricter emissions legislation, while also providing improved Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) performance. Typically, diesel additives will either be Fuel Borne Catalysts (FBC) or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF); which offer differing benefits for processing the noxious gases produced by the diesel combustion process. However, the market is also flooded with fluids that make unsubstantiated claims about improving performance, so how diligently should the consumer treat these fluids?

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