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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? 


BMW launches all-new V12

BMW has debuted the new M760Li xDrive, which houses the new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol powerplant.

The 6.6-liter V12 has an output of 448kW/610hp at 5,500rpm, and a peak torque of 800Nm (59lb-ft) at 1,550rpm (fuel consumption combined: 12.8 l/100km [22.1mpg]; CO2 emissions combined: 294g/km).

The high-performance unit propels the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in just 3.7 seconds to achieve an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h (155mph). With the optional M driver’s package, the speed limiter does not cut in until 305km/h (189mph).

BMW’s M760Li xDrive houses an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard. The OEM has optimized the gear changes, which have been specially adapted to the characteristics of the V12 engine, providing more instantaneous downshifts throughout the rev range.

February 8, 2017

8 February 2017


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