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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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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? 


Revised 2.5-liter five cylinder engine for new Audi TTRS

Audi's 2.5-liter TFSI has become a regular feature in the International Engine of Year Awards, claiming the 2.0-liter to 2.5-liter crown six successive times. 

For the 2016-specification Audi TT RS, the manufacturer has developed the five-cylinder engine in 'all areas', resulting in a lighter yet more powerful unit. Lightweight construction measures have been used across the engine, with revised material choices in a number of areas. Audi is also claiming a reduction in internal friction in combination with an improved power delivery.

Despite these changes, the engine retains its 2,480cc capacity. Performance is a claimed '17%' better, with peak power of 294kW (400hp), and maximum torque of 480Nm (354 lb-ft) available between 1,700rpm and 5,850 rpm.

The allows the all-new TT RS Coupé to accelerate from 0km/h to 100km/h (0 to 62.1mph) in 3.7s, and 3.9s for the Roadster. Audi regulates the top speed at 250km/h (155.3mph), or at 280km/h (173.9mph) upon request.

April 28, 2016

28 April 2016


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