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Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine detailed in full

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Mercedes-AMG 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine detailed in full

Mercedes-Benz has revealed full information about its new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that will power the forthcoming 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT and next-generation C63 AMG...

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Suzuki eyes small SUV boom from mid-2015
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Suzuki eyes small SUV boom from mid-2015

Suzuki Australia is hopeful of returning to somewhere approaching market leadership in the booming small SUV market from the middle of 2015 when it launches the production Suzuki iV-4...


2014 BMW X4 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 BMW X4 Review

Looks are subjective, but the BMW X4's sharp on-road manners are not.

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Mazda expands lifetime capped-price servicing to all models; existing owners covered as well
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Mazda expands lifetime capped-price servicing to all models; existing owners covered as well

Mazda has expanded its retroactive lifetime capped-price service plan beyond just the Mazda3 and onto the entire passenger and commercial vehicle line-up.  Called Mazda Service Select, the plan covers the entire life of every Mazda vehicle, and also changes the increments of services from a rigid six-months/10,000km to as much as 12-months/10,000km, meaning low-mileage drivers aren’t necessarily forced into visiting their dealers twice a year...


BMW Australia to become even more SUV-focused
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BMW Australia to become even more SUV-focused

BMW Australia says it is entirely possible that a day could soon come when it sells more SUVs from its growing X range — which will expand to at least six models including the new X7 seven-seater from 2017 — than lower-riding passenger cars...


General Motors broadens Opel role, puts it in charge of all European operations
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General Motors broadens Opel role, puts it in charge of all European operations

General Motors has restructured its loss-making operations in Europe by creating a new organisation called the Opel Group, which takes over full economic responsibility not just for Opel/Vauxhall products but all of GM’s operations in Europe and Russia. To be based in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the Opel Group will operate as an umbrella for the Opel and Vauxhall brands, as well as GM in Russia...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer to be pricier but better-equipped than Mercedes B-Class
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer to be pricier but better-equipped than Mercedes B-Class

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will launch in Australia later this year with a higher price of entry than its Mercedes-Benz B-Class arch rival, but the Bavarian brand’s local arm says it will more than even the ledger with a substantial list of standard equipment from entry level...


Japan to offer $20k subsidy on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles
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Japan to offer $20k subsidy on hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his government will support the proliferation of series-production hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles by offering 2 million yen ($21,000) subsidies to get the green technology onto the public radar.  The announcement comes as domestic car-makers such as Toyota and Honda gear up to launch their next-generation zero emissions hydrogen vehicles (called the Fuel Cell Vehicle and FCEV Concept respectively) from 2015...


2015 Ford Falcon XR8 teaser image emerges
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2015 Ford Falcon XR8 teaser image emerges

Another day, another 2015 Ford Falcon teaser image. But this time there is a performance edge, with the returning XR8 hero car the subject matter.  The third instalment of Ford Australia’s drip-feed campaign leading up to the reveal of the upgraded FGIII (or perhaps FH) Falcon later this year was released on social media this morning...


2015 Skoda Fabia revealed via official rendering
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2015 Skoda Fabia revealed via official rendering

The 2015 Skoda Fabia has been revealed — sort of — with an official rendering released today suggesting that the next-generation Czech light car will be lower, wider and altogether sportier.  Due for its world premiere in October this year at the 2014 Paris motor show, the new Fabia takes cues from the VisionC concept unveiled last March in Geneva...


2015 Ford Territory sprung?
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2015 Ford Territory sprung?

Styling changes to the final Australian-made 2015 Ford Territory, due to launch by November this year, will be very minor indeed if this pair of images obtained by CarAdvice prove representative.  Blink twice and you’ll miss them, but these two images — sourced from a reliable location — appear to indeed be shots of the next Territory, given they feature very mild differences to the current model...


2014 Holden Caprice V Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Holden Caprice V Review

The Holden Caprice V offers maximum space and luxury for minimum money, but the Hyundai Genesis looms...


Google appoints ex-Ford president Alan Mulally to its board of directors
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Google appoints ex-Ford president Alan Mulally to its board of directors

Google has appointed recently retired Ford Motor Company president and CEO Alan Mulally to its board of directors at a time where the web monolith is increasingly focusing on the automotive area with autonomous cars and in-vehicle infotainment.  Mulally, 68, is also a former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and has a background in engineering, and had been tipped for a board role at tech giant Microsoft...


Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 successor spotted at the Nurburgring
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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 successor spotted at the Nurburgring

The tyre-shredding 2016 Ford Mustang ‘SVT’ successor to the Shelby GT500 may be a quintessentially American muscle car, but spy photographers have captured a development version lapping Germany’s Nurburgring.  And, courtesy of the high-speed nature of the testing, we can now make out more of the car beneath its lighter camouflage, including its mean and menacing body kit that states for the record its place as the hottest factory-fit Mustang on the road...


Tesla Model 3 name announced for 2016 rival to BMW 3 Series
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Tesla Model 3 name announced for 2016 rival to BMW 3 Series

The Tesla Model 3 is the name of the mid-sized luxury sedan designed to electrify a segment led by the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The new luxury sedan, which also has the likes of Jaguar’s forthcoming XE and the Audi A4 in its sights, is the model Tesla expects to propel it beyond a market niche and into something resembling the mainstream...