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BMW M looking at hybrids and electrification
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13th Sep 2017
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BMW M looking at hybrids and electrification

BMW’s high-performance M cars are likely to adopt some form of electrification from 2021 in order to give additional performance whilst also meeting ever stringent emission regulations. Speaking to Australian motoring media at the Frankfurt motor show, Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management at BMW, said that once battery technology and electric motors are light and compact enough, they will make sense for implementation on BMW M vehicles.
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Alborz Fallah
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed, 'would make sense' for Australia
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12th Sep 2017
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Mercedes-Benz EQA concept revealed, 'would make sense' for Australia

The Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, previews the second all-electric model from the German marque, following on from the recent EQC. And, according to local representatives, it would make sense for Australia.
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Trent Nikolic
2018 Audi RS4 Avant revealed: Here by April
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12th Sep 2017
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2018 Audi RS4 Avant revealed: Here by April

Audi has taken the wraps off the 2018 RS4 Avant at the Frankfurt motor show, revealing an all-new car capable of moving from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds. Packing an engine co-developed with Porsche, the Audi RS4 Avant is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 331kW of power and 600Nm of torque.
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Paul Maric
Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype revealed
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12th Sep 2017
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Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype revealed

The Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype has been revealed for the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the European specification of the popular Japanese SUV. It's the first time the company has offered a hybrid-powered crossover in the European market, combining a 2.0-litre i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle petrol engine and an electric motor, mated to a fixed-gear ratio rather than a conventional transmission.
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James Wong
Audi Elaine and Aicon: Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles on the horizon for Audi
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11th Sep 2017
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Audi Elaine and Aicon: Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles on the horizon for Audi

It was only last week that we had the chance to sample the world's first level 3 autonomous production vehicle, the Audi A8. Audi has today unveiled the Audi Elaine and Aicon concepts that further push the boundaries of vehicle autonomy. Revealed at the Volkswagen Group preview night at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, the concepts shape the path for Audi's move into the high technology space of autonomous vehicles.
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Paul Maric