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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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Honda to produce a 'crate' engine version of K20C1

Japanese OEM Honda has announced that it will produce the 2.0 liter VTEC Turbo power unit, from the Civic Type R, as a crate engine. The motor that makes the Type R the fastest front-wheel-drive production car will be made available through Honda Performance Development’s Racing Line program.

Now available to grass roots and professional racers in verified, closed-course racing applications, the hot hatch’s K20C1 engine generates 310ps at 6,500rpm and a peak 295 lb-ft of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm.

As the most powerful Honda automobile production engine made in America, the 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injected i-VTEC Turbo powerplant will sell in the USA for US$6,519.87. The crate power unit made its debut at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week (Oct 31-Nov 3).

Written by Sam Petters

3 November 2017


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