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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


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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Torotrak demonstrates flywheel technology on buses

Wrightbus and Torotrak have been demonstrating at UK trade show Coach & Bus Live 2015 the results of a joint collaboration to reduce bus emissions.

Torotrak has fitted its mechanical kinetic energy recovery system to the Wrightbus StreetLite, which uses a flywheel to store wasted energy on a short-term basis that can be deployed under load. 

The British engineering company says that its mechanical hybrid system represents a much cheaper option for manufacturers, using commonly available materials and avoiding the need for replacement batteries during service life.

“Inner-city clean air objectives will continue to tighten, making increased uptake of hybrid buses crucial for the development of a low carbon public transport network,” said Tobias Knichel of Torotrak.

The so-called Flybrid system fitted to the Wrightbus demonstrators is situated parallel to the transmission and transmits power to the rear axle through a secondary propshaft. Energy is captured under deceleration and stored in the carbon-fiber and steel flywheel, and used to accelerate the bus to reduce the load on the IC engine.

“The Flybrid system for buses has been extensively validated, having undergone a rigorous durability testing programme – its life cycle of 1,000,000km, 40,000 operational hours or 8,000,000 charge/discharge cycles is aligned with the anticipated lifetime of the vehicle to which it is fitted,” continued Knichel.

October 27, 2015

27 October 2015


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