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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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AVL to acquire NTC Powertrain

AVL has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire NTC Powertrain operations in Australia, USA and the UK. NTC has vast experience in the development of transmissions for the high volume passenger car market and will form a key part of the AVL passenger car transmission division.

Helmut List, CEO of AVL, said: “The depth of experience, resources and capabilities of the combined AVL and NTC powertrain teams will further leverage advanced technology solutions for customers worldwide and will assist AVL to significantly expand the range of services provided to the global automotive market.”

NTC Powertrain CEO, Richard Tamba, added: “AVL and NTC share a common goal to bring high technology, reliable designs to our customers with a focus on customer satisfaction and on time delivery of projects. Together, AVL and NTC form the largest independent powertrain technology provider offering full technology solutions from analysis, through concept, design, testing and production implementation. NTC is honoured to have been invited to be part of the AVL family and we can now offer our combined services from facilities worldwide.”

NTC Powertrain is recognized for the role it played in the core development of
BorgWarner’s DualTronic technology. NTC has developed more than 12 DCT’s
and five automatics that are currently in various stages of high volume production.
NTC is also a provider of powertrain design and development services to the
marine and mining industries.

 

 

10 September 2010


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