Briefs: Ford, Mercedes, Dodge

June 5, 2004
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Ford to Develop New V-8 Engine

Ford is said to be developing a big new V-8 engine to compete with
Dodge’s 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. The new engine will displace about 6.2
liters, larger than Dodge, Chevrolet and Nissan. Ford also says it’s
bringing out 11 new powertrains in the next few years

No-Name Mercedes Model Coming

Although no official name or other information has been released, a
new compact Mercedes-Benz model is expected to be introduced in the
United States during 2005. Believed to combine small sport-wagon design,
it will be offered with up to five engine options and three roof
designs.

Dodge May Offer Jeep Liberty Version

Dodge may start selling a version of the Jeep Liberty SUV.
Although company officials have not confirmed this yet, strong rumors
say that Dodge will offer a restyled model using mostly Liberty
components. The new SUV will likely appear in 2006.

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