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BMW smashes longest continuous drift record
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12th Jan 2018
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BMW smashes longest continuous drift record

The 2018 BMW M5 has smashed the record for the longest continuous drift, with the time of eight hours, the German sedan blitzed the previous record by a massive 230-kilometres, with a new distance of 374km. The 4.4-litre V8-powered BMW has 441kW of power and 750Nm of torque, reaching 100km/h in 3.4 seconds. But speed was not a factor in this record, with the average speed set around the BMW Performance Centre in South California being 46.6km/h.
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Mandy Turner
Mercedes-Benz: MBUX will "change the face of car infotainment'"
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12th Jan 2018
4 min read

Mercedes-Benz: MBUX will "change the face of car infotainment'"

Having officially released its MBUX infotainment system to the world at the CES in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz went on to emphasise its belief that the smartphone-like interface will in fact 'revolutionise the face of in-car infotainment'. It's a big call, but having tested the system firsthand - albeit briefly - there is some merit to the claim. We intend to revolutionise the ways you interact with cars," Ola Kallenius, member of the board of management, told the world's media.
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Trent Nikolic
Sacrilege or work of a genius? These guys are dropping a twin-turbo Ferrari V8 into a 1968 Ford Mustang
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12th Jan 2018
2 min read

Sacrilege or work of a genius? These guys are dropping a twin-turbo Ferrari V8 into a 1968 Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is an iconic representation of all that is ’Murica. More often than not, if there is an engine swap, it will be with some kind of big, angry, lumpy-idling V8 with more cubes than several modern family cars combined. However, the guys from American Legends had a different idea for their ’68 Mustang shell. A very different idea. Above: F136 V8 stuffed into the engine bay of American Legend's Ford Mustang.
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Mark Trueno
2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible upgrades announced
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11th Jan 2018
3 min read

2018 Mini Hatch, Convertible upgrades announced

Details of the updated 2018 Mini Hatch and Convertible ranges have been announced this week, bringing a range of cosmetic, mechanical and technology upgrades to the British icon. Headlining the changes for the new model include the availability of adaptive Matrix LED headlights, new LED tail-lights, new logos and body finishes, revised alloy wheel designs, new interior trim choices, a new dual-clutch transmission option, and upgraded infotainment options.
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James Wong
Autonomous driving better suited to hydrogen fuel-cell EVs: Hyundai
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11th Jan 2018
2 min read

Autonomous driving better suited to hydrogen fuel-cell EVs: Hyundai

Hyundai’s global boss says the power demands of a fully-autonomous vehicle will require a great deal of processing power that today’s pure electric vehicles may find more difficult to provide. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Hyundai’s global vice chairman, Chung Eui-sun, said his company’s investment in hydrogen technology is with a long-term view that also encompasses the benefits it brings to level four and five autonomous driving.
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Alborz Fallah