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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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Volvo's next-generation powertrains

Volvo has unveiled its '40-series' concept models that showcase the next generation of powertrains, modular hybrid systems, platforms, and exterior design language for the Swedish manufacturer. This slick animation details how its Drive-E three-cylinder turbocharged units form an integral part of the new car

 

Volvo Cars, has unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in 'an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small-car strategy'.

The 40 series concept models demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the premium small car market. The new concept cars will be the first built around Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which has been specially created for smaller cars and will be help spawn a pure-battery electric vehicle as well as Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variants. This is in line with the company’s commitment to the electrification of its entire portfolio, and plans to have sold a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025 globally.

“Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just like the members of a real family. CMA has helped us to capture something special, something youthful in our new concept cars. They have an energy, a disruptive and engaging urban character that makes them stand out among the crowd. This is the flavour of small Volvos to come,” said Thomas Ingenlath, senior Vice President, design, at Volvo Car Group.

Click here to watch a video detailing the new three-cylinder engines, and how they are integral to the entire modular approach by Volvo.

 

20 May 2016

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