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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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FEV acquires vehicle developer STEA S.R.L.

FEV, a vehicle development service provider, has announced it is taking an 'important step' towards becoming a complete vehicle developer for future mobility concepts through the acquisition of the Italian company STEA S.r.l.

STEA, with locations in Turin and Modena in Italy, as well as in Belo Horizonte in Brazil, is a vehicle development-focused engineering company with more than 80 employees. In addition to the automotive sector, STEA also offers mechanical and engineering solutions to customers in the areas of rail, motorcycles, marine, and mechanical systems.

"The acquisition of STEA is another strategic step in the expansion of our expertise in complete vehicle development. With a focus on packaging, ergonomics and dimensional concept design, STEA offers critical expertise that will complement our portfolio in the future," explains Professor Stefan Pischinger, president and CEO of the FEV Group. "Increasing automation and connectivity are changing user expectations for the functionality and design of future vehicles. Thanks to the additional expertise we have gained, we can now also offer our customers interior and exterior design solutions from a single source."

3 March 2017


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