Mercedes-Benz’s Smart subsidiary has released the first series production cars in the group’s electrified EQ sub-brand.
The Smart EQ fortwo and forfour models premiered this week the night before the Geneva motor show, headlined by special ‘nightsky’ edition models, in black and blue.
Clearly tiny city cars are an ideal candidate to be electrified, with range limitations rarely an issue and global megacities becoming more and more equipped with charging sites.
Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the upgraded C43 sedan and wagon, its more refined all-wheel drive alternative to the hardcore C63 V8.
The reveal comes hot on the heels of the updated Mercedes-Benz-badged 'regular' C-Class range.
Headlining the MY18 upgrades are engine tweaks - notably a bigger turbo, lifted from the E43 - to the 3.0-litre V6 powertrain, which now puts out 287kW of power and 520Nm of torque, the latter between 2500 and 5000rpm.
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When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
"Toyota and Nissan (then called Datsun) were relatively well established in America when Subaru entered the U.S. market in 1968.
Indian automaker, Mahindra is preparing a new model onslaught in the next three years, with an array of products set to strengthen its lineup in Australia and around the world.
The first new product for Mahindra will arrive in the form of a compact SUV to be positioned below the current seven-seat XUV500 and use a platform provided by the Ssangyong Tivoli, set to appear in the next 12 to 18 months.
The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks.
To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.