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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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Rolls Royce confirms new model

Rolls Royce has confirmed the development program for a new model, which will reach the market by mid-2016.

Though light on details, the announcement promises that the new car will build on the success of the Phantom, Ghost and Wraith. Speaking from the home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, West Sussex, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, says: “I am truly delighted to confirm today the development of our new model which will open an exciting new chapter in the great story of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. We are currently developing an exciting and thoroughly contemporary interpretation of a pinnacle drophead tourer, which will introduce even more discerning men and women to Rolls-Royce ownership.”

Peter Schwarzenbauer, chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, welcomed the announcement. “The announcement of a new Rolls-Royce model is always a seminal moment in the automobile industry. When it arrives in 2016, this elegant and sensuous new car will build on the success of our current models and will play a key part in fulfilling Rolls-Royce Motor Cars’ commitment to long-term sustainable growth.”

The new car is currently undergoing a rigorous process of prototype testing as it enters its next stage of development.

6 August 2014


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