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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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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? 

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VW’s USA diesel fix includes new catalytic converter

Volkswagen boss Matthias Mueller is set to present a newly developed catalytic converter to EPA boss Gina McCarthy when they meet in Washington DC in the USA this week. 

The German company has already presented proposals to bring its European models in line with legislation, but the stricter rules in the US have proven trickier to meet.

The new catalytic converter is set to be installed in the approximately 430,000 cars fitted with the EA189 diesel engine, according to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. 

Mueller has publicly apologized ahead of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA, this month, saying that VW had cheated customers, officials and the US public and that he was sorry for everything that had gone wrong at Volkswagen.

NAIAS 2016 takes place January 11-24, 2016, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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