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Recall roundup: Mazda, Volvo, BMW
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4 days ago
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Recall roundup: Mazda, Volvo, BMW

A number of models have suffered recalls in this first month of 2020, including examples from Mazda, Volvo and BMW. The new-generation Mazda3 is the subject of two recalls in January. The first, affecting 13,768 examples of the popular small car, involves its autonomous emergency braking system. The system may incorrectly detect an object in front of the vehicle, forcing the car to brake unnecessarily.
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William Stopford
CES 2020: Five future motoring technologies coming soon
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7th Jan 2020
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CES 2020: Five future motoring technologies coming soon

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has once again delivered future tech for the motoring masses. But how much of it will make it to showrooms and which gadgets are nothing but a flight of fancy? As a preview to CES 2020 here is our Top Five future motoring technologies that may or may not be coming soon.
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Susannah Guthrie
BMW prepping i6 for 2024 launch – report
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1st Jan 2020
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BMW prepping i6 for 2024 launch – report

The luxury fastback segment is heating up with BMW planning to join Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Tesla. Autoblog Italia reports a four-door coupe called the i6 will be the next all-electric BMW after the upcoming i4 four-door coupe and iX3 and iNext crossovers. It may appear in 2024, ready to rival the Porsche Taycan and the upcoming Audi e-tron GT and Mercedes-Benz EQS. According to Autoblog, the i6 will feature all-wheel drive and a choice of two electric powertrains.
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William Stopford
2021 BMW M3 spied with manual gearstick
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20th Dec 2019
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2021 BMW M3 spied with manual gearstick

The 2021 BMW M3 has been snapped in greater detail during testing, revealing its interior and more about its aggressive exterior makeover. Like the last car we spotted, this M3 isn't wearing any fake body panels. That means we can see it wears headlights similar to what we're expecting from the 4 Series, instead of the notched units that feature on the non-M 3 Series.
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Scott Collie
Takata airbag crisis worsens: 78,000 cars off the road in Australia’s biggest automotive buy back
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17th Dec 2019
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Takata airbag crisis worsens: 78,000 cars off the road in Australia’s biggest automotive buy back

The Takata airbag crisis has taken its most serious turn yet, with to up 78,000 cars to be put off the road and bought back by manufacturers at an estimated cost of up to $200 million. Popular cars made by Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Toyota – sold from 1996 to 2000 – are believed to be equipped with another type of Takata airbag inflator which can also become unstable over time and spray shrapnel when deployed in a crash.
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Joshua Dowling