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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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Peugeot unveils production EV

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Peugeot has confirmed it will introduce a new electric vehicle at the end of next year.
Based on the Mitsubishi iMiEV, the Peugeot iOn will have a potential range of 80 miles due to the use of advanced lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged in six hours using a conventional mains power supply or recharged to 80% capacity within thirty minutes, thanks to its fast charging system.

With four doors and four seats, a compact length of 3.48m and a turning circle of 4.50m, Peugeot says that the iOn will be ideal for busy congested city centres. It develops a maximum power output of 64bhp and a torque of 180Nm. Top speed is rated at 80mph, it will have all the performance it needs in this busy environment.

9 September 2009


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