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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class


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


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? 


Engine Expo 2013 show news: call for speakers!

The organizers of Engine Expo 2013, which takes on 4, 5, and 6 June at the Stuttgart Messe, in Stuttgart, Germany, are now calling for key speakers from all the leading OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers that are at the forefront of engine development, testing, evaluation and quality engineering to propose suitable presentations for inclusion in the 2013 Open Technology Forum, which will run for three days alongside the exhibition.

Key speakers and insightful presentations are a regular feature at the high-level Open Technology Forum, which will take center stage at the heart of the Engine Expo 2013 exhibition hall. For this year, presentations must offer an insight into new product design and service innovations, technological developments, or those based on an application story working within one or more of the session categories proposed for discussion below:

Engine manufacturing – downsizing and optimization

Powertrain – engine and transmission developments

Supercharger, turbocharger and injection technology

Piston breakthroughs and sensor innovation

Two-cylinder designs - the challenges

Modular architecture and transmission road-maps

Active developments for lubrication oils and fuels

Weight reduction - light weighting technology and alternative materials

Measurement demands on new engines

Casting and coatings enhancements

Emissions and certificated standards

Fuels and lubrication

Advancing hybrid technology

Super hybrids

All-electric vehicles – future technology and successful integration

EV noise legislation

Electric motor innovation

Fuel cell developments

Battery management systems and future resources

If you are interested in participating in the 2013 Open Technology Forum, please CLICK HERE to complete the speaker registration form as soon as possible. If you feel we have missed any important issues that would also benefit the show, please do feel free to contact us to suggest.

For further information contact Nick Moller:
Tel: +44 1306 743744


1 March 2013


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