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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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Chevrolet develops supercharger system concept

Chevrolet has designed a new concept supercharger along with the new 2018 Silverado Performance concept. Developed for use on the light-duty pickup’s 5.3-liter V8 engine, the component will add over 100ps to the unit’s output the American OEM says.

Based on the LT4 engine component offered in the Corvette Z06 and Camaro ZL1, the Chevrolet Performance intercooled supercharger system is accompanied by a new performance exhaust and brake kits.

The Silverado concept, which features the front six-piston Brembo brake upgrade kit, a 5.3-liter cat-back exhaust, and a cold-air induction system, debuted at the 2017 Specialist Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week (October 31-November 3).

Written by Sam Petters

3 November 2017


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