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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class


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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Audi tweaks five-cylinder 2.5 unit in the RS Q3

Audi has announced changes to its International Engine of the Year category-winning 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine in the RS Q3 to unleash more power.

The new range-topping model will be called the RS Q3 Performance, and gains 27ps over the standard RS-spec car thanks to fuel pump modifications and a larger radiator.

Peak power of 367ps and 465Nm carry the SUV from 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 270km/h (168mph) now that Audi has removed the standard vehicle’s 250km/h (155mph) limiter. Peak torque is available between 1,625 and 5,550rpm.

The RS Q3 Performance is fitted with four-wheel drive and a 7-speed S tronic auto transmission as standard. The car achieves 8.6 l/100km (27.4mpg) on the NEDC and emits 203g/km CO₂.

February 9, 2016.

Images: Audi.

9 February 2016


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