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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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Mahle reports continued, strong growth

Mahle has aanounced it underwent significant growth during 2015; sales were up to €11.5bn (US$12.8bn), almost 16% year on year, whilst its employment rates were also 'at a high' at its multiple locations worldwide.

“Mahle has entered a new dimension. In terms of variety and depth of range, our company is now, more than ever, one of the influential suppliers in the automotive industry," stated CEO and Chairman of the Mahle Management Board, Wolf Henning Scheider.

The group has grown significantly over the past few years, with presence in 34 countries through its 173 fully consolidated subsidiaries and regional companies. Last year, Mahle formally established itself amongst the 20 largest automotive suppliers worldwide, employing around 76,000 people in more than 170 locations.

Mahle has also invested in its own 'innovative strength period', with the number of development engineers and technicians working at 15 development locations worldwide rising by 20%, making the total number more than 6,000.

"It’s a very exciting time for Mahle as a company as we are a global organisation that will continue to grow year on year across the many sectors in which we excel," added Jonathan Walker, managing director for Mahle Aftermarket UK. "The growth in our product portfolio with OE customers allows us to bring these technologies into the aftermarket, which is a clear benefit for UK Mahle approved distributors."

11 August 2016


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