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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate sets new Nurburgring lap record
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13th Nov 2017
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Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate sets new Nurburgring lap record

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate is the fastest wagon around the Nurburgring, setting a time of 7 minutes 45.19 seconds during a test drive conducted by German car magazine sport auto. Powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 450kW of power and 850Nm of torque, the all-wheel drive super wagon lapped the 'Ring some 13 seconds quicker than the previous record holder - the Seat Leon ST Cupra (7:58.12).
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James Wong
Victoria's first driverless shuttle enters service
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12th Nov 2017
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Victoria's first driverless shuttle enters service

An autonomous shuttle trial has kicked off at LaTrobe University in Bundoora, giving Victorians the chance to ride on a self-driving Navya bus. The trial will be run on an existing transport route at La Trobe, and continues until July 2018. It's designed to gain a better understanding of how self-driving vehicles interact with other road users and, perhaps more importantly, the general public.
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2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix
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11th Nov 2017
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2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix

Ford Australia has recalled 5655 2015/16 Rangers with a manual gearbox, over concerns a faulty gearshift clip could lead to a loss of drive. According to the company, the gearshift cable retaining clip might not be properly fastened, which could put it into contact with the rear driveshaft. Prolonged contact between the clip and driveshaft can damage both components, making it harder for drivers to change gear and, in the worst case, a loss of drive.
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Scott Collie
2018 Aston Martin Vantage to be revealed November 21
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10th Nov 2017
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage to be revealed November 21

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been confirmed for a November 21 reveal, with the British marque posting yet another teaser on social media. Unlike the previous sneak peeks at its upcoming sports car, Aston Martin has chosen to use an image of a wolf's eyes, accompanied by the hashtags #NewVantage and #BeautifulWontBeTamed – no doubt hinting at an attractive design combined with predator-like performance.
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James Wong
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pricing and specs
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9th Nov 2017
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced local pricing and specs for the X-Class ute, which is set to land April 2018. UPDATE, 1/8/18: Mercedes-Benz has also detailed pricing and specs for the V6 X350d range. Read more here. Two engines will be available from launch, but the base 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel will only be available with a manual gearbox. X220d buyers will be given the choice of cab chassis or load bed tray, the latter of which will be offered with 4Matic all-wheel drive.
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Scott Collie