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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


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 to provide chain drive systems to GAC Motor

BorgWarner is to supply its advanced engine timing chain drive systems for the Trumpchi GS4 SUV’s turbocharged 1.5-liter engine from Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Co., Ltd. (GAC Motor). Designed to reduce mass and friction for improved fuel economy, performance and engine efficiency, BorgWarner’s next-generation inverted tooth silent chain helps GAC Motor meet current market demands. The latest timing chain technology offers best-in-class strength and durability as well as minimum noise, vibration and harshness and will be produced in China for the first time, enabling BorgWarner to locally support automakers with its high-quality solution.

"We are pleased to supply GAC Motor with our proven engine timing technology, which supports automakers in building highly efficient propulsion systems,” said Joel Wiegert, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “By understanding the complex interactions between the different engine timing components, we are able to deliver leading integrated systems solutions that are optimized for customer-specific applications."

Engineered to withstand high temperatures and tough operating conditions, BorgWarner’s leading T111 inverted tooth silent chain features super finish aperture (SFA) links for improved durability. In addition to an improved link and chain design, the silent chain features a hard-coated pin technology that enhances wear performance for severe environments compared with traditional pin coatings. Due to its high robustness, the silent chain for turbocharged engines offers improved durability and optimized resistance to chain elongation. By supplying numerous components of the engine timing system, BorgWarner provides designers with a wide range of options for an optimally tuned engine with improved fuel economy and reduced emissions.

28 April 2017


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