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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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One year after showing the electric SUV concept at the LA Auto Show, JLR has headed back to the area to carry out final validation tests ahead of its launch in 2018.

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VW to introduce high torque engines in Tiguan

Volkswagen has announced it is to expand the range of engines currently available in its all-new Tiguan. The range is to gain the 220ps 2.0 TSI engine from the Golf GTI and VW's new 240ps 2.0 TDI biturbo.

The new biturbo, a four-cylinder turbodiesel direct-injection engine, enables the Tiguan to achieve the 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 228 km/h. Its maximum torque of 500Nm, available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, is transferred to the road via the 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4Motion all-wheel drive. The top TDI consumes an average of just 6.4l/ 100 km, and produces CO2 emissions of 167g/km.

The 2.0 TSI engine with 220ps also promises increased dynamic performance. Familiar from the Golf GTI, it now also gives the Tiguan a sporty character. With this engine the Tiguan accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 220km/h. The maximum torque of 350Nm is available between 1,500 and 4,000rpm. The 2.0 TSI will also be offered with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and 4Motion all-wheel drive as standard.

31 August 2016


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