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Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil the new X350d 4Matic X-Class at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It was back in July 2017 when the brand first premiered its pickup which utilizes the chassis, as well as certain body panels, of the Nissan Navara. However this version is set out to be the most expensive one yet.
This new model has a six-cylinder engine and the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive. Specifically, the new X-Class is fitted with the turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine that benefits from the common-rail direct injection. With this, it can deliver an output of 258 hp (190 kW) with top torque measured to be 406 lb.-ft. (550 Nm) and available at 1,4000 rpm and up to 3,200 rpm.
As a comparison, the highest specification of the biturbodiesel V6 engine fitted in the Volkswagen Amarok is only able to deliver 224 hp (165 kW). In addition, while the amount of torque is similar, it is available beginning 1,5000 rpm. Paired to this engine is the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission having steering wheel shift paddles as well as the ECO start/stop function. This transmission has been modified to allow it to transmit 60% of the available torque to the vehicle's rear wheels to result in a rear-based configuration, highly suitable especially for a pickup truck.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz unveils X350d 4Matic X-Class at 2018 Geneva Motor Show
Visitors at the much-awaited 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show – scheduled from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 -- can expect a wide array of show cars that demonstrate not only various aftermarket parts and specialty services, but also the capabilities for various companies. One of these show cars is the Future Forty from MagnaFlow and Superformance.
Superformance is an American automobile company that creates performance components and full replicas, especially cars from the 1960s like the Shelby Cobra, Daytona Coupe, GT40, and the Corvette Grand Sport. The company and MagnaFlow – a firm that takes pride of its expertise in performance exhaust systems superior catalytic converter technology – have decided enter into a partnership and create a visually exciting fabrication that makes use of a Ford MkI GT40 replica and the engine of a modern Ford GT. The result is what is to be shown at the upcoming 2018 SEMA Show – the Future Forty.
The companies started the Future Forty project by getting a MkI GT40 replica from Superformance. This replica boasts of an exact recreation of the original monocoque and pressed steel roof of the GT40. However, this GT40 replica doesn’t feature the usual naturally aspirated V8 engine, and is instead powered by a mill derived from a modern Ford GT – a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 powerplant.Read the entire article SEMA Show-bound Future Forty by Superformance is a GT40 replica with Ford GT engine
During the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles decided to tease European pickup truck enthusiasts with a more powerful version of the V6 Amarok that’s dressed in a striking Turmeric Yellow Metallic. This model is called the Aventura Exclusive Concept, and now has a direct road going rival in the shape of a new range topping version of the luxury workhorse.
Today, the strongest Amarok is packed with 221 horsepower (165 kilowatts) and 406 pound feet (550 Newton metres) of torque. All these come from the 3.0 liter TDI V6 engine. This version has a little more power at 255 horsepower (190 kilowatts) and 428 pound feet (580 Newton meters) of torque. This stands for as much as 34 horsepower improvement of 34 Hp and 22 pound feet (30 Nm) of torque.
That is not all though, because it will be equipped with an overboost function that will temporarily increase the current output of the vehicle by an extra 13 horsepower, totaling up to 268 hp (200 kw). Having said that, this engine is paired to a 4Motion all-wheel drive system through a standard eight speed automatic transmission. The maximum torque is rated at a low 1,400 rpm, whereas the full version is available from 3,250 rpm.Read the entire article More potent VW Amarok is meant to rival the Mercedes-Benz X Class
For many years, the internet has been making noise about a new Audi R8, and recent reports said that Audi will finally introduce an entry level R8 that will be equipped with a biturbo 2.9 liter V6 engine at the upcoming 2018 New York Auto Show. But apparently, all that was just a false alarm. In an interview between Road and Track and an Audi spokesperson, it was revealed that the R8 is not getting a V6 engine.
For quite some time now, the automaker did mention that the company is planning on installing a new V6 like that of the RS5 Coupe and RS4 Avant, in a cheaper R8 version, just below the V10 version. To further support that statement, there was a roadmap that was revealed around two years ago showing that the V6 powered R8 will be launched in 2018.
We do think that the automaker really planned on building one, but they had probably changed their mind and decided that they would instead keep the V10 model that produces 540 horsepower as the base version of the mid-engined supercar.Read the entire article Audi is not going to reveal a V6 powered R8 at 2018 New York Auto Show
Ford Motor Co. revealed that it will be offering a new Power Stroke 3.0-liter V6 engine for its F-150 trucks. With this addition, customers now have a total of six choices for the engine of the F-150.
The new engine is capable of delivering 250 hp with peak torque of 440 lb.-ft., figures that customers are sure to love. Fuel efficiency meanwhile is expected to be at an EPA-estimated value of 30 mpg highway. Towing capacity is projected to be the best for its segment at 11,400 lbs. with payload capacity measured to be at 2,020 lbs.
This latest engine was designed by none other than the same powertrain team responsible for coming up with the Power Stroke 6.7-liter engine used in Ford’s Super Duty trucks going back as far as 2011. The new engine was developed in order to meet the specific demands of F-150 customers in North America. These are customers that haul and tow more frequently compared to customers in other markets. Proof of this is the fact that the maximum torque is accessible at 1,750 rpm, with strong torque being delivered all across the rpm range. These features make the F-150 the best vehicle to haul, or even tow, heavy loads across long distances.Read the entire article First-ever Ford F-150 diesel version is set to arrive this spring, specs released
For potential customers wanting to purchase the new Rezvani Tank but think that its 500-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine is just too much, the carmaker is offering a lower-powered option. Now, customers could opt to have the Rezvani Tank powered by a V6 mill.
Rezvani has recently presented the second variant of the Rezvani Tank, the new Rezvani Tank V6. Its 3.6-liter V6 engine is able to deliver up to 285 hp of output and up to 260 lb.-ft. of torque. This mill is able achieve a fuel economy rating estimated at 25 miles per gallon.
Aside from the engine, there are no vital differences between the Rezvani Tank V8 and the Rezvani Tank V6. The V6-powered Rezvani Tank still features the same distinct elements, like its rugged design, off-road-tuned suspension system and on-demand 4x4 system.Read the entire article Rezvani introduces V6 version of its Tank extreme utility vehicle
Toyota has been silently preparing for the eventual comeback of the Toyota Supra sports car for some time now. Because of this silence, it has been left to discerning fans and enthusiasts as well as potential customers to dig further into the details about the next generation of the Supra. Just recently, some juicy details sprouted in a certain online forum about the upcoming Supra.
These details were divulged to forum member Canyonero by a certain Toyota representative who goes by the name of Dave. It turned out that Canyonero had dinner with Dave, and that was when the Toyota rep started spilling the beans.
The information about the next generation Supra was rather short, but it already tells a lot. According to Canyonero, Dave said that Toyota will commence sales of the new Supra sports car in early 2019. Power would be sourced from an engine jointly developed by Toyota and BMW.Read the entire article Next-generation Toyota Supra offers 400+hp V6 turbo engine and a manual transmission
Audi’s intention to bring out the Renn Sport Racing version of the Q5 was made clear when it unveiled the Audi SQ5 at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show early this year. Amazingly, the new Audi RS Q5 is expected to show off its high-performance nature by having under its elegantly sporty bonnet a powerful engine that is already fitted in the new Audi RS 5 Coupe.
Following the reveal of the SQ5 in January 2017, it was widely expected that Audi would take the wraps off the new RS Q5 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. To the dismay of many Audi fans and enthusiasts, that unveiling didn’t happen, and the guessing game for the new Audi RS Q5 continues. Of course, one of the matters being debated is the core of the any vehicle – the engine.
As revealed, the Audi SQ5 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 TFSI aluminum engine that delivers 260 kW (354 hp) of max output and 500 Nm (368.8 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available between 1,370 rp and 4,500 rpm. This allows the SQ5 to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.4 seconds on the way to reaching an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph).Read the entire article Audi RS Q5 will be powered by the 2.9-liter bi-turbo V6 from RS 5 Coupe
The new 2018 Buick Regal GS is definitely coming to town, it turns out, and it will do so with a powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine that could deliver 310 horsepower of output. This piece of information isn’t a guess, but a detail leaked from the brand’s own magazine.
Quite a lot of details have already been known to the public about the new Buick Regal GS, which is essentially the performance-oriented version of the Regal. Most of the information was known thanks to the probing eyes of our journalistic colleagues. However, it should be noted that Buick and General Motors – intentionally or unintentionally – leaked details about the new Regal GS.
When Buick unveiled the next generation of the Regal, it only took the wraps off the Sportback and TourX wagon forms, which would be launched later this year. Remarkably missing from the debut of the next-gen Regal was the highly anticipated GS model. Buick hasn’t officially revealed any details about the next-gen Regal GS, but the brand is expected to offer such a model considering the fact that the previous generation has a GS version and this performance-oriented was quite a hit.Read the entire article 2018 Buick Regal GS will get a V6 engine delivering 310 hp
McLaren is said to be designing the next generation of Sports Series, which could include a V6 hybrid among its powertrain options. It was earlier reported that the British automaker has a 6-year plan to develop hybrid electric powertrains for its supercars. McLaren however did not elaborate much on the details about its “Track 22” project.
In a recent interview with Car & Driver, McLaren’s CEO Mike Flewitt said that it’s all about the character. For them, it doesn’t matter if it is going to be a V6, a V8, a V10 or a V12 as long as its performance is good. Also, as much as most people love the “manual-shifting V12”, he thinks it’s rather outdated by twenty years. This is why they are not so attached to the “cylinder count” from the very beginning. Instead, the CEO pointed out the fact that they are more into “performance and excitement”.
Having just come out with V8 engines a couple of years back, the McLaren 570 S and 540C are still using the same updated engine versions of the V8. Though not yet confirmed, the current V8 could be replaced especially after Flewitt commented that they are working on a new V6 hybrid powertrain.Read the entire article Next generation McLaren Sports Series could get a V6 hybrid drivetrain
Volkswagen Group’s dieselgate saga continues, but it appears the German company would be able to get out of trouble, but it would not be unscathed. This development comes as Volkswagen entered into an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and regulatory agencies to compensate customers whose vehicles are powered by the group’s 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines implicated in the emissions cheating scandal in 2015.
The new settlement agreement covers 83,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles powered by the group’s 3.0-liter TDI V6 engines that have been found to have employed software that helps them evade the emissions testing process. No thanks to this software, these V6 diesel engines seem cleaner than they actually are. Parties in the agreement – coming in the form of a proposed Consent Decree – include Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America, US DOJ, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of California, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Attorney General. The latest settlement agreement is more or less similar to the one that covers Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter TDI engines.
Under the proposed Consent Decree, Volkswagen has agreed to recall and/or buy back the affected 3.0-liter TDI V6 vehicles from Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche brands. The program will be separated into two parts.Read the entire article VW reaches agreement to recall and modify 3.0L V6 diesel engines involved in dieselgate scandal
A forum post in Mustang6G and a succeeding blog post have revealed some interesting details regarding the 2018 Ford Mustang. While there may not be a lot of details divulged, there is enough to get an idea of what to expect. We get for instance an idea of what colors to expected for the regular version and the Shelby.
In terms of transmissions though, it will still use the automatic version but instead of the 6-speed unit, it is fitted with a 10-speed one. This is the same one inside the Raptor and even some of the F-150 models. The shift is not that surprising considering that this can be seen as the best next step and if equipped correctly, can enhance not only performance but efficiency as well.
On the outside, there is the possibility that the 2018 Ford Mustang will have new headlights and new taillights too. There is also the chance that the bumpers will be redesigned. At the rear portion, Ford is likely to make a dual exhaust available, though the post does not show on what engine it will be paired with.Read the entire article 2018 Ford Mustang loses V6 engine but gains 10-speed auto and some interesting upgrades
Visitors at the 2015 New York Auto Show will be able to see the brand new 2016 Nissan Maxima, company’s latest 4-door sports car inspired by the Sport Sedan Concept. As you can see from the photos, the 2016 Maxima looks absolutely impressive and according to the company, it was created by driving enthusiast for driving enthusiasts.
Promising to set a new standard in the large segment in terms of style, performance and technology, the 2016 Maxima features Nissan’s new design language and comes with several elements such as the V-Motion front end, signature boomerang lights, kick-up C-pillars as well as the unique floating roof appearance.
The interior rivals luxury vehicles and features a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel wrapped in leather and fitted with paddle shifters, a 7-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display offered as standard, contrast stitching for the dashboard, seats wrapped in premium Ascot leather appointments with quilted leather inserts on the Platinum model (SR model has quilted Alcantara inserts).Read the entire article 2016 Nissan Maxima breaks cover with impressive design, starts at $32,410
The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot was showcased at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and according to the Japanese manufacturer, the three-row SUV was reengineered and redesigned in America. Looking at the vehicle we can easily see the redesigned LED projector headlights fitted with high beam technology, signature LED daytime running lights and taillights as well as its first-ever panoramic roof, which is offered as an option.
Moreover, the 2016 Pilot comes with 20-inch wheels. Inside, the Pilor shows high-quality and soft-touch materials, LED map lightning, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel as well as heated second-row seats. For the first time, the Pilot is available with second-row captain’s chairs.
Because it offers enough room for 7 persons, the 2016 Honda Pilot offers up to five USB ports, four that provide better recharging with 2.5-amp output, to charge iPads or smartphones, as well as additional ports and plugs that include an auxiliary jack for audio players, a HDMI port for gaming consoles, two headphones jacks, two 12-volt power outlets and a 115-volt outlet.Read the entire article 2016 Honda Pilot debuts with new design, 3.5-liter V6
Chrysler Group is introducing improvements to its Pentastar family of V-6 engines – the Pentastar Upgrade or PUG, sources told Automotive News. PUG will feature direct injection, turbocharging and other technologies that will allow Chrysler to use smaller displacement engines for its vehicles – a part of the carmaker’s strategy to comply with stiffening corporate average fuel economy standards.
According to sources, upgrades will result to higher power output as well improved fuel economy. The improvement may also include a possibility for turbocharging naturally aspirated engines. Sources said that for now, Fiat's MultiAir variable valve timing technology will still be used. The first 3.6-liter PUG V6 will make its debut in late next year in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
An improved 3.2-liter PUG V6 will also be fitted on the redesigned Chrysler Town & Country minivan due 2016, people privy with the carmaker said. The current minivan is powered by a 3.6-liter V-6.Read the entire article Chrysler will add turbos and direct injection to its Pentastar V6 engines
Porsche’s Cayenne GTS received a facelift today and now, the Cayenne lineup is almost complete, as we still need to see the new Cayenne Turbo S. The biggest change on the new 2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS Facelift is that the new model ditched the old 4.8-liter V8 engine in favor of a new 3.6-liter V6 biturbo engine.
The new engine delivers 440 hp and 600 Nm of torque. As a result, it is more powerful than the previous V8 (+20 hp) but also more fuel-efficient because fuel consumption goes down by 0.9 l/100 km.
The new engine helps the Cayenne GTS to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds, or in 5.1 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package (0.6/0.5 seconds faster than its predecessor), while top speed is 262 km/h or 162 mph.Read the entire article 2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS Facelift drops the V8, gets a new 3.6-liter biturbo V6 engine [w/video]
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe will be launched this month in the United States and according to the manufacturer the S550 4Matic Coupe will start at $119,900. This model arrives with a 4.7-liter V8 biturbo engine that produces 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
If you want more, you’d better know that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe starts at $160,000. This model is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that generates 577 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque.
The engine is bolted to the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sport transmission, which sends the power via an all-wheel drive system. As a result, it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 186 mph or 300 km/h.Read the entire article 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic Coupe starts at $119,900 in the US, S63 AMG Coupe costs $160,000
The 2015 VW Touareg Facelift not only received an updated design but also an upgraded V6 diesel engine. According to the German manufacturer, over 90 percent of all Touareg models sold in Europe are equipped with a V6 TDI engine and as a result, Volkswagen modified and upgraded the engine by adding an SCR catalytic converter.
Thanks to the new catalytic converter the engine meets the Euro 6 emissions standard. Volkswagen offers two versions of the V6 TDI engine. The first one delivers 204 hp (150 kW) and due to the addition of the standard 8-speed automatic transmission, fuel consumption was reduced from 7.0 to 6.6 liters of diesel per 100 km, with CO2 emissions of 173 g/km.
The second version of the V6 TDI engine was boosted from 245 hp (180 kW) to 262 hp (193 kW) and thanks to the new 8-speed transmission fuel consumption falls from 7.2 to 6.6 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 174 g/km of CO2.Read the entire article 2015 VW Touareg Facelift receives a more powerful, yet fuel-efficient V6 TDI engine
Believe it or not, some of the engines powering Maserati's flagship Quattroporte and its hot-selling entry-level Ghibli sedan have blocks machined right in Detroit. During summer, employees at Chrysler Group's Trenton Engine Complex have been machining aluminum 3.0-liter V-6 engine blocks – as supervised by Ferrari engineers.
The blocks -- with cast-in steel cylinder liners --are being sent to Ferrari SpA’s plant in Maranello, Italy, for finishing. They will then be fitted into Maserati vehicles. This marks the first time that Chrysler has had a hand in building engines for the luxury nameplates of its new parent -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
According to Brian Harlow, global head of powertrain manufacturing engineering for FCA, Chrysler is machining around 50 engine blocks per day for Maserati, with production set to expand to 80.Read the entire article Chrysler is machining aluminum V6 engines for Maserati sedans
Back in April, Mercedes-Benz introduced in Europe the new SL400, a new model powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine developing 333 hp (245 kW) at 5,250 to 6,000 rpm and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque at 1,600 to 4,000 rpm. Today, we found out thanks to Autoblog that the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 available also in the United States and has a starting price of $84,000 excluding the $925 destination charge.
We also observed that the US-spec SL400 comes with 329 hp, but it is still a fast car as it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.1 seconds. So, if you don’t want the SL550, which comes with a 4.7-liter biturbo V8 and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, the SL400 could be the perfect choices.
Also the $22,900 difference looks pretty interesting as the SL500 is priced at $106,900 excluding the $925 destination charge of course.Read the entire article 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL400 gets a $84,000 price tag in the US and a twin-turbo V6
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