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BMW prepping i6 for 2024 launch – report
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1st Jan 2020
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BMW prepping i6 for 2024 launch – report

The luxury fastback segment is heating up with BMW planning to join Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Tesla. Autoblog Italia reports a four-door coupe called the i6 will be the next all-electric BMW after the upcoming i4 four-door coupe and iX3 and iNext crossovers. It may appear in 2024, ready to rival the Porsche Taycan and the upcoming Audi e-tron GT and Mercedes-Benz EQS. According to Autoblog, the i6 will feature all-wheel drive and a choice of two electric powertrains.
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Rivian: Electric carmaker shows off 'tank turn'
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31st Dec 2019
1 min read

Rivian: Electric carmaker shows off 'tank turn'

Electric ute- and SUV-maker Rivian has teased a feature that allows its vehicles to spin on the spot. With an electric motor on each wheel, the Rivian R1T and R1S are capable of spinning the wheels on their right-hand side in the opposite direction to those on the left-hand side. In essence, that means the R1T and R1S will be able to rotate on the spot – essentially, the car can perform a 360-degree turn without moving forwards or backwards, like it's on an automotive lazy Susan.
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Scott Collie
Mercedes-AMG GT73 plug-in hybrid teased
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30th Dec 2019
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Mercedes-AMG GT73 plug-in hybrid teased

Mercedes-AMG appears to be readying a plug-in hybrid GT four-door range-topper, potentially packing around 600kW. Although fleeting, the end of a video on Mercedes-AMG's social media channels shows a GT four-door's rear end covered with camouflage. As it takes off into the distance, the car doesn't make an angry V8 sound – instead, there's the distinct hum of an electric motor, before the camera cuts to a graphic reading "THE FUTURE OF PERFORMANCE".
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Scott Collie
Top 5: Podcast clips from 2019
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29th Dec 2019
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Top 5: Podcast clips from 2019

2019 is officially over. It’s time for sunshine and (a sometimes rose-tinted) reflection on the year gone by. Here at CarAdvice, we’re taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year. Here are some of our favourite podcast clips from 2019. Two very different motorsports-inspired road cars go head-to-head. Get the full episode here
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Scott Collie
2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled
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27th Dec 2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019 V-Class, over concerns about the plastic flap on top of the front passenger airbag. According to the company, the plastic flap on top of the airbag could rip off when the front passenger airbag is activated. If the flap on top of the airbag tears off, the front passenger airbag mightn't properly restrain the passenger in an accident. There's also a risk the plastic flap will be propelled as a single piece, or in smaller splinters, into the cabin.
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