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Ford’s F150 pickup gets its first diesel motor


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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Audi gets clean

Having seen its chief German rival, BMW, encounter much success with its EfficientDynamics marketing campaign – which includes the use of Bosch’s stop/start system across the 1 and 3 Series product range – Audi has announced its plans to follow suit and introduce the same technology in its car lineup by the third quarter of this year. The new system will make its debut in the A3 1.4-liter TFSI product, as well as in the Audi A4 and A5 2-liter models. Audi says that early tests have shown the stop/start system will help reduce CO2 emissions by around 5g/km. In addition to the stop/start technology, certain Audi models – including the A3, A4, A5, A6 and Q5 – will also benefit from regenerative braking technology and a newly designed gearshift indicator signal system. The plans are part of Audi’s long-term eco-friendly goal, which will see the German car maker lower the overall fuel consumption of its model range by 20% compared to levels in 2007.

15 May 2009


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