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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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PSA to use Dassault software for powertrain development

PSA Peugeot Citroën has announced further adoption of Dassault Systèmes’ Delmia digital manufacturing and production software. The digital mock-up technology has been used by PSA for some time now and is involved, at present, in various stages of construction such as assembly simulation, painting and stamping.

This latest application sees Delmia utilized within PSA’s powertrain division. The introduction of the software will aid PSA’s forthcoming DCT dual-clutch transmission, as well as the next-generation of engines and other transmissions.

“The Atrium project has enabled us to standardize what were, in the past, heterogeneous work methods throughout the group,” says Emmanuel Chamouton, digital engineering and metrology manager for PSA Peugeot Citroën. “This is an important step which today involves 400 users in over seven production sites. Thanks to years of close and successful cooperation between PSA and Dassault Systèmes in digital manufacturing, Delmia now fully supports most of our manufacturing processes.”

20 March 2012


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