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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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BorgWarner builds 5 millionth turbocharger in China

BorgWarner has built its 5 millionth turbocharger at its manufacturing facility in Ningbo, China. Since 2005, the plant has produced a variety of turbochargers for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Customers include global as well as domestic vehicle makers. Engineered to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance, BorgWarner’s advanced turbocharging technology is in high demand in China. As emissions standards become more stringent, BorgWarner expects the Chinese light vehicle turbocharger market to more than double by 2019. Recently, employees at the facility also earned a BorgWarner CEO’s Safety Excellence Award for attaining 1 million hours without a recordable incident. BorgWarner’s safety program not only recognizes employees for maintaining a safe workplace, but also supports the local community. The nearly 900 employees at the facility chose to donate their $20,000 safety award to two local primary schools. “At BorgWarner, our passionate pursuit of excellence encompasses everything we do, from the high-quality products we manufacture to the safe work environment where we produce them,” says Frédéric Lissalde, president and general manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “Congratulations to our employees for achieving these important milestones.”

5 March 2015


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