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Mercedes-Benz Australia recalls 30,105 cars

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on a total of 30,105 cars, citing an issue with the anchorage of the sunroof glass panel to the sliding roof frame. The affected models are the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, CLK, CLS and E-Class, with model years between 2000 and 2010...

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2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé price and specs: new model due in October
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2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé price and specs: new model due in October

BMW has released pricing and specifications for the 2021 4 Series Coupé range. Three variants will be offered: the 420i, 430i and all-new M440i xDrive. The line-up will be available in Australia from October, 2020. The next-generation vehicle is larger than its predecessor, stepping up in length by a substantial 130 millimetres to 4768mm...


2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class interior teasers go official
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2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class interior teasers go official

An early glimpse at the interior for the seventh-generation S-Class has been released by Mercedes-Benz, ahead of the vehicle's September launch. The German manufacturer’s flagship limousine will include “up to” five screens, an automatically-adjusting seat and steering wheel, a new air-filtration system, yacht-inspired design features, and interactive LED interior lighting...


2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed revealed: Still bloody quick
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2021 Bentley Bentayga Speed revealed: Still bloody quick

Bentley has released the 2021 Bentayga Speed, which remains one of the world's fastest SUVs. The facelifted vehicle is powered by the existing 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine producing 467kW and 900Nm, however, according to Bentley, new cylinder-deactivation technology provides “significant economy gains under part-throttle cruising conditions...


2020 Ford Ranger prices raised, new XL and XLT editions announced
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2020 Ford Ranger prices raised, new XL and XLT editions announced

Ford Australia has given its Ranger line-up a price increase – joining other brands in recent currency-driven changes – while adding new variants and new options to the range. Almost every variant has risen in cost by $400 since May, with the exception being the flagship Ford Ranger Raptor, which has increased by $700...


New Rolls-Royce Ghost will be all-wheel-drive
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New Rolls-Royce Ghost will be all-wheel-drive

Rolls-Royce has revealed its next-generation Ghost limousine will be all-wheel drive. In a promotional video posted to Twitter, the iconic manufacturer also announced the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost will have four-wheel steering and a new predictive suspension system...


Toyota price rises across the range
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Toyota price rises across the range

Pricing across the Toyota range has undergone a major shakeup, with the RAV4, LandCruiser, Corolla, Prius Hybrid, Camry, 86, Granvia, C-HR, and HiAce models all receiving price increases. The HiLux is also expected to increase in cost when the 2021 model is launched later this month, as previously reported by CarAdvice...


McLaren passed off as Porsche seized in Filipino tax sting
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McLaren passed off as Porsche seized in Filipino tax sting

Supermarkets have long claimed that the self-serve checkout system is abused by customers who scan through cheaper items in place of expensive ones, but it appears this scheme has been taken to a whole new level in the Philippines. A McLaren 620R was seized at the Filipino border after it was fraudulently declared to be a much cheaper Porsche Cayman in an attempt to avoid local taxes...


Is this the world's cheapest electric car?
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Is this the world's cheapest electric car?

The cheapest electric car in the US has been unveiled by Chinese manufacture Kandi, however there is no word on whether the vehicle will be sold in Australia. The Kandi K27 hatchback and larger K23 hatchback are expected to reach US showrooms before the end of this year. Sales will begin in Texas, where the company’s US division in based...


Electric car subsidies: how Australia compares to the rest of the world
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Electric car subsidies: how Australia compares to the rest of the world

Australian buyers pay substantially more for electric cars than motorists in Europe and the US, where generous government subsidies and strict emissions targets have forced prices down. While the financial incentives to purchase electric vehicles overseas can equate to as much as €12,000 ($AU20,000) per car, buyers in Australia get little to no taxpayer assistance...


Lexus participates in Ipswich-based connected vehicle program
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Lexus participates in Ipswich-based connected vehicle program

Lexus Australia is participating in an Ipswich-based program that aims to greatly reduce the prevalence and severity of road traffic accidents. The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, which is run by the Queensland government, uses sensors installed at 29 intersections to communicate with participating vehicles...


Porsche 911 Turbo S versus McLaren 720S in drag race
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Porsche 911 Turbo S versus McLaren 720S in drag race

A quarter mile drag race between the new Porsche 911 Turbo S and a McLaren 720S has been conducted by carwow.com, with the results demonstrating the data as it appears on paper – or in the brochure – can be deceiving. The Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat six-cylinder engine that produces 478kW/800Nm...


Mercedes-Benz recall 5826 X-Class utes for autonomous braking fault
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Mercedes-Benz recall 5826 X-Class utes for autonomous braking fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on a total of 5826 X-Class dual-cab utes (MY2018 and MY2019), citing an issue with the active braking assistance feature. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the dual-cab ute's brake assist system may “mistakenly detect an obstacle and brake suddenly or unexpectedly...


Ex-Google and Uber engineer sentenced to prison for autonomous vehicle data theft
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Ex-Google and Uber engineer sentenced to prison for autonomous vehicle data theft

Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer who pleaded guilty to stealing company secrets before joining Uber’s autonomous vehicle program, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay more than $850,000 (approximately AU$1.17 million) in fines and reimbursement...


Electric car power accepted as payment for parking in Japan
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Electric car power accepted as payment for parking in Japan

Nissan Leaf drivers in Japan can now pay for parking with electricity from their vehicle. The proof-of-concept experiment, at Nissan’s Pavilion exhibition space in Yokohama, allows EV owners to pay for their stay by feeding battery power back into a localised grid. The Pavilion opened on August 1, 2020, and will run until October 23...