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External airbags could reduce injuries by 30 per cent

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External airbags could reduce injuries by 30 per cent

ZF has been looking into the impact external airbags could make on car accident injury rates. Turns out, it's potentially huge. According to the company, its prototype external side airbag could lessen occupant injury severity by a whopping 30 per cent in perpendicular crashes...

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Around the Tracks: Veyron, Hayabusa and crazy concepts
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Around the Tracks: Veyron, Hayabusa and crazy concepts

When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while...


Renault Sport Performance Parts announced in Europe
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Renault Sport Performance Parts announced in Europe

Renault Sport Europe has revealed a range of performance-oriented parts for the Clio RS, as the first step towards a catalogue of style- and race-focused pieces for the entire RS garage. The parts will be launched under the RS Performance badge, with the initial offerings falling into two baskets: a line of accessories for track days, and a range of non-car accessories like clothing and workshop parts...


2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017-18 E-Class and CLS, over concerns about owners using a child restraint in the passenger seat. According to the company, if a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there's a chance the airbag might not turn off as intended. In those cases, there's a risk the airbag will trigger in an accident and injure the child in a rear-facing seat...


2019 McLaren 720S Spider revealed
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2019 McLaren 720S Spider revealed

McLaren has lopped the top from its 720S, expanding the Super Series line-up with the 720S Spider. As with the 650S Spider before it, the 720S sports a small retractable hardtop. It's available in black, or a new electrochromic finish that can switch between tinted and transparent at the push of a button. Opening/closing takes just 11 seconds, and can be done at up to 50km/h...


2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for its incoming M850i xDrive, set to start at $272,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in March 2019. Two variants will be available from launch: the M850i xDrive Coupe and M850i xDrive Convertible, both powered by the same twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine, making the same 390kW and 750Nm...


Bugatti Veyron interior for sale in the US
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Bugatti Veyron interior for sale in the US

Desperate for a Bugatti Veyron, but lacking the budget to afford an entire car? Fear not, because one owner is (rather charitably) selling their tan interior for the low, low price of US$150,000 ($207,500). According to the seller, all the components were removed from the car before the owner took delivery, after he requested the interior be changed to black...


The week's top news stories: December 9, 2018
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The week's top news stories: December 9, 2018

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace HSE D180 review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace HSE D180 review

The Jaguar E-Pace doesn't lack presence, and there's something for everyone in the range. So is the D180 worth a look?

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$67,990

Koenigsegg Regera KNC: Naked carbon hypercar revealed
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Koenigsegg Regera KNC: Naked carbon hypercar revealed

Koenigsegg has revealed its latest special-edition Regera, touting its high-tech new carbon exterior finish. The KNC, or Koenigsegg Naked Carbon, finish involved no lacquer, varnish or alternative coating. Instead, the thin layer of epoxy usually used to coat a cured piece of carbon is gently hand-removed until only the naked carbon remains...


Lotus planning electric hypercar - report
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Lotus planning electric hypercar - report

Lotus is planning to launch a £2 million ($3.53 million) pure-electric hypercar, according to new reports from Europe. According to coverage from Autocar, the flagship will be built in incredibly limited numbers, and serve to demonstrate owner Geely's technical prowess to the world...


Opel: PSA driving further electrification
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Opel: PSA driving further electrification

The next-generation Opel Mokka X and Vivaro will be launched with an electric powertrain, as the Peugeot Citroen Group (PSA) looks to accelerate the brand's electrification. Along with the load-lugging van and compact crossover, the Opel range will next year gain an all-electric Corsa compact hatchback...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq review: Electric, Plug-in
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq review: Electric, Plug-in

Australia's most affordable electric vehicle is here. The best part? It doesn't drive like a science experiment.

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$33,990 - $48,990

Jaguar Land Rover to skip Geneva motor show
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Jaguar Land Rover to skip Geneva motor show

Jaguar Land Rover won't have a presence at the Geneva motor show in March 2019, according to a new report from Europe. Autocar is reporting the British marques are "looking at the effectiveness of each motor show individually" and, rather than paying to attend the 2019 show, will pour the money into its own launch events...


2019 BMW M8 Competition spied undisguised
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2019 BMW M8 Competition spied undisguised

Spy photographers have struck in BMW's warehouses again, snapping the upcoming M8 Competition months ahead of its official reveal. How do we know it's a Competition? BMW has a formula, and this car appears to follow it perfectly...