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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

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The all-new G-Class makes its public debut at the Detroit auto show in G550 form. Completely redeveloped and fitted with a 4.0-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine offering 427ps and 450 lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm to 4,750rpm, despite near-identical looks to its predecessor plenty has changed for the Mercedes-Benz SUV.


Ford’s F150 pickup gets its first diesel motor

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Developed by the powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine for super duty trucks, the all-new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke unit promises 250ps, 440 lb-ft of torque, and an anticipated 5175kg of towing capacity.


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In light of Fisker's solid-state battery breakthrough and claims of a one minute charge time, will this electric vehicle technology development kick-start mass BEV uptake? 

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Conti confirms Schaeffler purchasing deal

In an effort to beat the economic downturn, Continental and the Schaeffler Group have started their first collaboration project since the two companies agreed to form a partnership alliance.

High-ranking VPs from both suppliers agreed upon a purchasing cooperation, which will aim to optimize the cost of materials and achieve an annual triple-digit million benefit through access to the steel markets and component suppliers as well as investments and non-manufacturing materials.

“The combined purchasing volume of Continental and Schaeffler totaled Euro 20 billion in 2008, while the annual purchasing volume capable of benefiting from synergies comes to about Euro 6.6 billion, resulting in a total savings potential of up to Euro 400 million for between 2009 and 2011 alone,” said a Conti spokesperson.
 

9 April 2009


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