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BMW to quit Formula E Championship
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3rd Dec 2020
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BMW to quit Formula E Championship

The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has been dealt another blow with confirmation that BMW will withdraw from the series at the end of the current season. The German manufacturer issued a short statement outlining its decision to leave the electric race series was based on its belief it had “exhausted the opportunities” for technological development.
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Rob Margeit
Volvo Car Australia announces new Managing Director
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3rd Dec 2020
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Volvo Car Australia announces new Managing Director

Volvo Car Australia will have a new boss come January, with the company today announcing Stephen Connor as its new Managing Director. From 1 January 2021, Stephen Connor will take over the top job from Nick Connor (no relation), who will relocate to Shanghai to serve as Volvo's Head of Asia Pacific.
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Ben Zachariah
2021 Subaru Outback: Australian launch confirmed for March
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3rd Dec 2020
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2021 Subaru Outback: Australian launch confirmed for March

The 2021 Subaru Outback is locked in for a March arrival in Australia, the Japanese company has confirmed today. Only three months after it was announced the Liberty would be leaving our market, Subaru has committed to the sixth-generation Outback – first unveiled in April 2019 – confirming the model will be produced in a specification unique to the Australian market
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Ben Zachariah
2012-17 Audi A8 and S8 recalled over engine bay issue
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2nd Dec 2020
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2012-17 Audi A8 and S8 recalled over engine bay issue

Audi has recalled 67 examples of its A8, S8 and S8 Plus models in Australia over a fault with the engine bay seal that could result in a fire. The affected cars have model years from 2012 to 2017 and feature the brand's 4.0-litre TFSI V8 engine. The recall notice, which was lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, states that the cars' "engine bay seal may become warped and come loose".
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Susannah Guthrie
BMW to offer three electric i4 models, but no plug-in hybrid – report
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2nd Dec 2020
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BMW to offer three electric i4 models, but no plug-in hybrid – report

The 2022 BMW i4 will be offered in three variants when it goes on sale, with the company adopting its traditional naming conventions for the electric vehicle. According to multiple sources, including BMW Blog, it's suggested BMW will initially offer a mid-spec i440, which is expected to use a single electric motor to drive the rear wheels. Rumours suggest power will be somewhere around 225kW, but may have an 'overboost' feature allowing a shot of up to 250kW for overtaking.
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Ben Zachariah