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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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Nissan explores Juke-R model with a twin-turbo V6

Nissan has confirmed that it is looking into the possibility of creating a Juke-R model, which if put into production will be the first super crossover vehicle.

A one-off concept to test the public’s reaction to a sporty Juke has already been created by RML with input from engineers based at the Nissan Technical Centre for Europe. It features a fully road legal GT-R drivetrain, which includes the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 powertrain.

Under the boot floor of the super crossover concept is the GT-R's six-speed transaxle, with the front and rear ends joined by a modified GT-R 4WD driveline and prop shaft.

Paul Willcox, Nissan Europe’s senior VP for sales says a sporty Juke makes sense: "Nissan Juke is one of the most exciting cars on the market today. Its bold crossover design has captured the imagination of car buyers all over Europe; after just a year on sale we are celebrating sales of more than 100,000 units.

"Juke lends itself perfectly to a sports derivative and Juke-R explores that territory. Equally at home on road and track, Juke-R showcases two of the most exciting cars in our range and highlights the technical innovation that drives Nissan. This car will more than live up to the dynamic driving experience we engineer into all our cars.”

 

 

5 October 2011


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