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Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists
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2nd Mar 2016
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Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists

Among the frenzy of super, hyper and mega cars revealed at this week's Geneva motor show, the top three finalists for the 2016 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award have been announced. With four key categories covered, comprising World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year, the top prize is the coveted title of World Car of the Year.
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David Zalstein
Mercedes-AMG naming convention about brand philosophy, not raw figures
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2nd Mar 2016
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Mercedes-AMG naming convention about brand philosophy, not raw figures

It used to be so simple. A Mercedes-Benz 300E was an E-Class with a 3.0-litre engine. Even the Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG used to identify an SL-Class with a 5.5-litre V8 tuned by AMG. With numerical model suffixes of 45, 63, 65 and now 43, how do these translate to the vehicles they represent? If the numbers are important, why release a 43 when there is already a 45? CarAdvice spoke with Mercedes-AMG Chief Executive Tobais Moers who said, “a 45 is a different attitude of car (to a 43)”.
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James Ward
Mercedes-AMG pickup not part of utility line-up
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2nd Mar 2016
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Mercedes-AMG pickup not part of utility line-up

Curb your excitement Australia. We may buy the highest ratio of AMG to regular Mercedes-Benz models in the world, and there may be a Mercedes-Benz-developed dual-cab ute in the pipeline… but the two are not planned to collide. Yet to have its name officially confirmed, though speculated to potentially carry the moniker X-, Z- or possibly GLT-Class, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed to CarAdvice its upcoming pickup will not be offered as a standalone AMG model.
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James Ward
Alfa Romeo Giulia range revealed in Geneva
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1st Mar 2016
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Alfa Romeo Giulia range revealed in Geneva

Humbler versions of the long-awaited 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan made their world premiere tonight at the Geneva motor show. Nine months after the premiere of the Ferrari-inspired Giulia Quadrifoglio flagship, mainstream versions of Alfa Romeo’s new BMW 3 Series rival are here for all to see.
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Mike Costello
2017 Audi Q2 revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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1st Mar 2016
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2017 Audi Q2 revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The all-new Audi Q2 compact SUV has been revealed at this week's Geneva motor show, joining its larger stablemates the small Q3, mid-sized Q5 and large Q7. The German marque claims the Audi Q2 is the all-round SUV with an urban focus, and it is likely to become a popular option in Australia's hot-selling SUV market. “We have specifically developed the Q2 for young customers,” says Professor Rupert Stadler, Audi AG chairman of the Board of Management.
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Trent Nikolic