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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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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? 

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Renault reveals Zoe e-sport electric vehicle concept at Geneva

Renault has revealed its Zoe e-sport concept based on the all-electric Zoe supermini platform and draws on the company’s three years in the FIA Formula E Championship.

It features a lightweight body structure made of carbon fiber and including the battery, which is 450kg, the car weighs in at just 1,400kg. It produces power close to 466ps and torque of 640Nm, which help the car to accelerate from standstill to 62mph in 3.2 seconds.

“The brief for the Renault Zoe e-sport concept couldn’t have been simpler: it was ‘have fun’. We came up with something midway between a production model and a racing car. It’s perfect for lovers of extreme driving sensations,” said Stéphane Janin, director, concept car design.

“At Renault, we believe that electric cars are capable of addressing the needs of all types of customers, with an emphasis on driving enjoyment. The Renault Zoe e-sport concept is a stunning expression of this,” added Éric Feunteun, director, electric vehicle program.

Written by John O'Brien

8 March 2017


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