Mercedes-AMG lays out massive Bathurst 12 Hour line-up
The Bathurst 12-Hour enduro race may not yet draw the same crowds as the Supercars Bathurst 1000, but its profile domestically and internationally is growing rapidly.
The four-day 2019 event (January 31 to February 3) has an incredibly strong driver line-up including Le Mans and Spa enduro winners, plus DTM and Supercars touring champs.
Dodge Challenger, Charger: Electrified replacements coming "in the next decade"
The current Dodge Challenger and Charger are old. The chassis on which they're based is 13 years old, to be precise, meaning they're proper dinosaurs in the fast-moving automotive world.
They won't stay that way forever, though. Mike Manley, successor to Sergio Marchionne at the helm of Fiat Chrysler, has confirmed they'll be replaced with electrified vehicles "in the next decade".
BMW has expanded its Takata recall to E46 3 Series models previously fitted with new Takata inflators as replacements for their old, potentially deadly units.
UPDATE: Although the original recall included Alpha inflators, BMW has confirmed the latest campaign only includes 29,864 cars fitted with new Beta inflators to replace their ageing, and therefore more dangerous, airbag inflators during the last campaign.
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Mercedes-Benz remains the world’s most popular luxury car brand, outselling its German arch-rivals BMW and Audi for the third successive year.
Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs were 2,310,185 units last calendar year, up 0.6 per cent on 2017. This doesn't include vans, which are sold by a distinct organisation.