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Mercedes-Benz unveils its revamped G-Class

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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

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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 introduces two-liter engine for Q7 SUV

Audi of America has announced the its 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine will now be offered on 2017 Audi Q7 models. This new model, when equipped with the 2.0-liter engine, is faster, lighter and more efficient than the previous generation Q7 3.0T V6.

Developing 252hp and 273lb-ft of torque, the 2.0T Q7 reaches 60mph a half-second faster than the previous generation 2015 Q7 3.0T V6 model. The new model is also said to be 22% more fuel efficient, with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22mpg city/ highway combined. The car is also said to be 226kg lighter than the previous model, whilst retaining the 2,000kg towing capacity.

Carrying over from the 3.0-liter engine, is the Q7’s eight-speed Tiptronic transmission, which Audi states retains efficient and dynamic shifting characteristics to help optimize fuel consumption. Improved handling and comfort enhancements have been made possible through the reduced unsprung weight of lightweight aluminum control arm components and revised elastokinematic attributes.

20 October 2016


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