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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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BorgWarner details Alfa Romeo timing system

BorgWarner’s advanced engine timing system has been selected for use in the all-new, all-aluminum 2.0-liter gasoline engine from Alfa Romeo. The engine, which debuts in the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Veloce premium mid-size sedan, delivers 206 kW (280 HP) and 400 Nm of torque, allowing it to launch from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). BorgWarner’s engine timing system includes the company’s next-generation silent timing chain for direct-injected, boosted engines, and helps Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reach its challenging engine performance goals.

"We are very pleased to expand our successful business with FCA by supplying Alfa Romeo with our sophisticated engine timing solutions, as we have for other FCA engine series since 2010,” said Joe Fadool, president and general manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “We understand how various complex engine timing components interact with each other. This enables us to deliver leading integrated systems solutions specifically tuned and optimized for each customer application.”

BorgWarner states that its engine timing system is designed to reduce mass and friction for improved fuel economy and engine efficiency. The system's chain uses high-quality finishing links as well as optimized chain link profiles and pins for improved wear performance. Featuring a bespoke geometry to reduce mass, BorgWarner’s silent timing chain offers 'best-in-class' strength and durability as well as low noise, vibration and harshness.

22 November 2016


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