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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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Infineon names Ricardo as preferred design house

Ricardo, Inc. announced today (April 14) that Infineon Technologies has designated the company a preferred design house to support its automotive products in the USA. As a global leader in automotive electronics, Infineon provides solutions for the complete control loop that contributes to more sustainable mobility in the USA.

"Whether the application is for reduced fuel consumption and emissions, improved safety or affordability – our goal is to ensure successful development and integration for body, powertrain, safety, hybrid and electric, connected and autonomous vehicle applications," said Shawn Slusser, vice president, Automotive Segment, Infineon. “Having a credible design house to deliver support from experts that are experienced with our products ensures that our customers in the automotive value chain have confidence in the final product and create successful innovations."

In addition to development and application services at any phase from design and validation through to launch, Ricardo will also act as a software distributor, offer software support packages and technical interface for hardware support on Infineon components – as well as on-site or webinar training. Ricardo has a long history of proven vehicle development services for engines, transmissions, hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as complete vehicle and intelligent transportation systems.

"Ricardo delivers trusted technical application experience to create new technology with Infineon components across all vehicle electronic modules," added Clive Wotton, president of Ricardo, Inc. "Infineon’s customers can leverage our hybrid and electric vehicle systems and powertrain product design expertise, as well as integration expertise for connected and autonomous vehicles."

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