Toyota C-HR Neon Lime powered by JBL revealed, not for Oz
Toyota Europe has announced a limited run of C-HR Neon Lime powered by JBL editions, in partnership with the renowned audio specialist.
Finished in an exclusive Neon Lime metallic paint with contrasting black roof, the special-edition C-HR also gets 18-inch matte-black alloy wheels, and LED lighting at both ends.
Inside, there's black leather/Alcantara sports seats, "introduced uniquely for this version", according to Toyota's European division.
Mercedes-AMG G63 drags Audi RS3, Porsche Cayman GTS
Much has been made of the fact Mercedes-Benz slots a twin-turbo AMG V8 into its G-Class. Sure, the G63 looks like an old-fashioned off-roader, but it's fast enough to make sports cars nervous in a straight line.
It might weigh 2500kg, but 430kW and 850Nm are serious outputs. In its latest head-to-head (to-head), the team at Top Gear UK lined it up against the five-cylinder Audi RS3 and four-cylinder Porsche 718 Cayman GTS.
Mercedes-AMG GT R Black Series coming to Australia in 2020
The AMG Black Series models have for long been the ultimate series in any AMG range, with the likes of the C 63 Black, SLS AMG Black and other models only available in extremely limited quantities. As such, these highly desirable models have enjoyed continued appreciation in value. As an example, the SLS Black series is now fetching around $1.5 million in the private market, more than double its original new price.
EU charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen for colluding on emissions cleaning technology
According to an investigation by the EU's anti-trust regulator, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen worked together between 2006 and 2014 to stymie competition in developing emissions cleaning technology.
The so-called "circle of five", which included engineers from Audi and Porsche, are said to have "coordinated their AdBlue dosing strategies, AdBlue tank size and refill ranges ... with the common understanding that they thereby limited AdBlue-consumption and exhaust gas cleaning effectiveness".
Volkswagen has celebrated a production milestone this week, with the 30 millionth Passat rolling down the assembly line.
On April 3 at the brand's Emden facility in Germany, a Passat GTE 'Variant' wagon finished in Pyrite Silver metallic was the magic milestone unit.
The Passat first entered production in 1973 as a successor to the Volkswagen 1600, and is currently produced at 10 different plants for over 100 global markets.