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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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Fiat reveals Chrysler's powertrain future

Chrysler is to revamp its engine lineup with advanced technology that will contribute to an overall fuel-efficiency improvement of more than 25% in the next four years. The strategy, which was made public at the Detroit Motor Show, comes only months after Fiat Group took control of the troubled US car maker.
According to the plan, the Michigan-headquartered car maker will get access to a range of eco-friendly Fiat powertrains, including the 1.4-liter FIRE Multiair unit and its turbo derivative. Chrysler will also get a 2.4-liter Multiair unit that generates 190bhp and 237Nm of torque.
Chrysler Group will attain leadership by rapidly applying Fiat Powertrain technologies, such as Multiair, direct injection, turbocharging and transmission systems to its powertrain portfolio,” said Paolo Ferrero, Senior Vice President, Chrysler Powertrain. “By 2014 calendar year, more than 80% of Chrysler Group’s current powertrain lineup will undergo a complete makeover.”
But whilst fuel economy and emissions are key to Chrysler’s new powertrain future, the car maker will retain some Detroit V engine product offering in the shape of an all-new V6 Pentastar engine. Details remain sparse about the 3.6-liter unit, but what is known is that the first application for the new powertrain will be the upcoming 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
A Chrysler spokesperson says that the Pentastar V6 will be the “most advanced six-cylinder engine in the history of Chrysler, with an optimized integration of select technologies that deliver refinement, fuel efficiency and performance”. According to Chrysler, new Pentastar delivers a fuel efficiency improvement of up to 8% on average when compared with previous Chrysler Group V6 engines and delivers 90% of its available torque from 1,800 and 6,400rpm. The engine has also been specifically designed to use technologies such as Multiair, direct-injection and turbocharging for future applications.

20 January 2010


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