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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S engine specifications leaked online
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S engine specifications leaked online

Details about the next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S have been leaked online ahead of its debut later this year. Under the bonnet, the new E63 and E63 S will ditch the current model's 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8. In its place will be a retuned version of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo that made its debut in the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe, and which also motivates the C63 and C63 S models...


2016 Tesla Model S facelift revealed
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2016 Tesla Model S facelift revealed

A subtle facelift for the Tesla Model S was quietly unveiled overnight, via the electric car maker's website. The most noticeable changes to the revised Tesla Model S have been introduced to the car's front end. Gone is the fake black grille, replaced by a slim piano black and chrome garnish that resembles the piece fitted to the front of the Model X crossover...


2016 Audi SQ5 Plus pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi SQ5 Plus pricing and specifications

Audi Australia has taken the wraps off the 2016 Audi SQ5 Plus, which goes on sale locally this week with a starting price of $108,900. The SQ5 Plus will run concurrently with the SQ5 and demands a $16,300 price premium over its non-Plus sibling. Performance from the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 diesel engine has improved by 10kW and 50Nm from 240kW to 250kW and 650Nm and 700Nm respectively...


Google patents indicator-sensing tech for driverless vehicles
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Google patents indicator-sensing tech for driverless vehicles

A new patent application from tech giant Google details a system that will allow future autonomous cars to recognise when other vehicles have activated their indicators. Google’s technology uses a forward-facing camera system to scan traffic in front of the vehicle, looking for changes in colour at the rear of cars ahead...


2016 Audi S8 Plus pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi S8 Plus pricing and specifications

More power, more torque and a bigger price tag accompany the fastest Audi S model ever. The 2016 Audi S8 Plus debuts in Australia this week with a starting price of $330,500. Sitting atop the Audi A8 range, the S8 Plus will sit alongside the non-Plus S8, which remains priced at $280,610. Power output from the turbocharged 4...


2016 Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi RS6 and RS7 Performance pricing and specifications

Need more performance with your performance car? Audi has come to the rescue by launching replacements for its current RS6 and RS7 models, aptly named the RS6 Performance and RS7 Performance. The 2016 Audi RS6 Performance and 2016 Audi RS7 Performance variants launch in Australia this week with higher power and torque, and larger price tags...


Volkswagen Australia looks to offer EV and PHEV cars by 2020
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Volkswagen Australia looks to offer EV and PHEV cars by 2020

Volkswagen Australia is likely to offer electric and plug-in hybrid models here within the next few years, according to managing director Michael Bartsch. The German brand is pushing ever more heavily into the development of EV and PHEV models globally, but as yet offers nothing along those lines in our market...


Mercedes-Benz customers want more AMG models, not electric vehicles: Zetsche
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Mercedes-Benz customers want more AMG models, not electric vehicles: Zetsche

"We want more AMG models!" That's the feedback from current Mercedes-Benz customers, according to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, the brand's global chief. His comment comes in response to a question on whether the company is currently directing more R&D budget towards autonomous driving cars or pure electric cars...


'Tech companies are our benchmark', Mercedes-Benz chief says
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'Tech companies are our benchmark', Mercedes-Benz chief says

"We see tech companies as our benchmark, especially the culture of how they operate," says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, global head of Mercedes-Benz. "Our objective is always to become number one because we have the most intriguing product." The next decade will, by necessity, be a period of rapid change for motoring companies, and the boss of Mercedes-Benz won't be looking at traditional competitors for inspiration...


UberX made legal in SA, but Uber may yet steer clear
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UberX made legal in SA, but Uber may yet steer clear

South Australia will soon join the growing list of states and territories that have made the controversial UberX ride-sharing service legal. In an announcement today, South Australian premier Jay Weatherill said that from July 1, travellers will be able to legally access the 'partner driver' Uber X service...


2017 Range Rover Sport SVR spied testing, performance upgrades expected
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2017 Range Rover Sport SVR spied testing, performance upgrades expected

The upgraded Range Rover Sport SVR has been spied testing in Europe, with light styling changes and key performance upgrades expected. The revised SVR variant was spotted this week covered in the requisite swirly camouflage, obscuring the finer details of this coming update...


Volvo launches XC90 T8 in the US with a ‘Highway Robbery’ - video
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Volvo launches XC90 T8 in the US with a ‘Highway Robbery’ - video

Volvo has launched its new XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV in the US with a playful video campaign that sees the new model drawing power from passing cars, while at the same time taunting drivers and other manufacturers. The new PHEV variant of Volvo’s flagship SUV is powered by a 2...


2017 Audi RS4 Avant spied testing
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2017 Audi RS4 Avant spied testing

Our spy photographers have captured images of the next-generation Audi RS4 Avant on public roads in Germany. The next-gen RS4 was last spied by a our eagle-eyed sharp shooters at the end of October 2015. That early engineering mule didn't wear any camouflage and, thanks to its wheel arch extensions, resembled a high performance version of the A4 Allroad...


2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet to land as Australia's most expensive Merc
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2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet to land as Australia's most expensive Merc

Hot on the heels of our international launch drive of the Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet variants, speculative local pricing has indicated that the range-topping Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet is likely to become the most expensive Mercedes-Benz on sale in Australia...


BMW X7: research shows room for larger SUV in Australia
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BMW X7: research shows room for larger SUV in Australia

BMW Australia says there is room in its product portfolio for a larger proper seven-seater SUV in the form of the upcoming X7, a space that the current X5 with its third-row seating option doesn’t appear to be filling. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new BMW M2 at Targa Tasmania this week, BMW CEO Mark Werner admitted that sales of seven-seater X5s were not that high, despite healthy market demand for more than five seats in that segment...