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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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GM and Isuzu announce Duramax diesel investment

General Motors and Isuzu have announced an US$82m investment in their DMAX joint venture which produces 6.6-liter turbocharged Duramax diesel engines in Ohio.

The investment is intended to facilitate production efficiency improvements and follows a US$60m investment in the plant early in 2015 aimed at helping the engine range meet future emissions requirements.

“The Duramax diesel’s performance is renowned in the industry, and these productivity improvements will allow us to become even more efficient in producing these world class engines,” said GM North America manufacturing manager Scott Whybrew.

The joint venture was established in 1998, and the Ohio factory has produced nearly 1.7m of the diesel engines for pickup truck applications since opening in 2000.

December 17, 2015

17 December 2015


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