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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the E-Class sold between 2017 and 2018 over concerns the active bonnet may not operate as intended. According to the German marque, some vehicles may have a defective system that doesn't detect pedestrians and therefore doesn't activate the safety feature in the event of a collision...

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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate spied
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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate spied

Photographers have snapped images of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class facelift, ahead of an anticipated reveal some time next year. Despite all the fake panels and tape concealing the finer design details, we can see the refreshed E-Class will borrow heavily from the 'predator' design of the related CLS four-door coupe...


Kia Stinger: Sunset Yellow resprays halfway done
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Kia Stinger: Sunset Yellow resprays halfway done

Kia Australia has completed around 50 per cent of the resprays promised to customers with defective Sunset Yellow paint, having announced the program in July. The paint contains an oil that undermines its long-term durability, making it more likely to crack from stone chips and other day-to-day wear...


2019 Porsche Panamera GTS revealed, here first quarter of 2019
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2019 Porsche Panamera GTS revealed, here first quarter of 2019

Porsche has revealed the Panamera and Panamera Sport Turismo GTS, a new sub-Turbo variants for its four- and five-door executive express. Power in the GTS comes from a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 pumping out 338kW and 620Nm to all four wheels through an eight-speed PDK transmission. That's 15kW and 100Nm up on the previous GTS, helping both variants hit 100km/h in just 4...


2019 Audi A6 Allroad spied at the Nurburgring
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2019 Audi A6 Allroad spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Audi A6 Allroad has been spied again, this time around the Nurburgring in Germany, wearing less disguise than previously. We already have a general idea of what to expect from the new Allroad's design, given we've already seen the latest A6 Avant, though the high-riding version will get some unique design elements and off-road technology to take advantage of the extra ride height...


Volkswagen ART3on: Apprentice-built special hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds
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Volkswagen ART3on: Apprentice-built special hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds

A team of Volkswagen Australia apprentices has made the Arteon 206TSI into a sub-4.0-second car, as a showcase for the World Time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park. The modified five-door, dubbed ART3on, makes 360kW and 600Nm from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, up from 206kW and 350Nm...


2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 'certain' S-Class models built during 2017 and 2018 over concerns the busbars in the luggage area could pose a fire risk. According to the German marque, a manufacturing fault may not have seen two nuts for the mounting busbars (an electrical component) in the 'prefuse box' located in the boot installed...


2019 Kia K900 has been given the 'Biermann Effect'
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2019 Kia K900 has been given the 'Biermann Effect'

Kia's K900 is about to hit the North American market, and the company has revealed customers can expect a little more athleticism from its largest sedan courtesy of Albert Biermann – the Hyundai Motor Group's executive vice president for high-performance development...


Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags
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Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for numerous model lines over concerns the airbags could release metal parts in the event of deployment – though the company says it's unrelated to the ongoing Takata recall campaign. The marque reports 78 units across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC and AMG GT ranges could be affected by the issue, which could see the airbag gas generator housing eject metal parts if the inflator is deployed...


2017-18 Kia Stinger, Rio recalled
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2017-18 Kia Stinger, Rio recalled

Kia Australia has recalled the 2017-18 Rio and Stinger, over concerns about the load ratings specified on their tow bars. According to the company, the tow bar labels have incorrect load ratings specified. Kia says that could result in the tow bar being used to tow objects above its maximum weight...


Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-door revealed
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Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4-door revealed

Mercedes-AMG has kicked off sales of the new GT 4-door in Europe, quietly revealing a new variant in the process – the AMG GT 43 4-door 4Matic+. Sitting below the 53 and 63 models in the line-up, the GT 43 4-door draws from a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six with 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque, the latter on tap from 1800 to 4500rpm...


Volkswagen apprentices preparing sub-4.0-second Arteon
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Volkswagen apprentices preparing sub-4.0-second Arteon

Having created a race-ready Amarok V6 last year, Volkswagen Australia apprentices are preparing a special Arteon capable of hitting 100km/h in less than four seconds for the 2019 World Time Attack Challenge in Sydney. The boosted Arteon will have an exterior wrap by Simon Murray, a prominent Sydney street artist, but the really exciting changes hide beneath its skin...


2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has released pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2019 E-Class range, bolstered by new powertrain options and added technology. Key changes for the new model year include the standard fitment of the Driver Assistance Package Plus acros the range, adding features like enhanced traffic sign assist for the adaptive cruise control system...


Rolls-Royce reveals soundproof, isolated Phantom rear cabin
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Rolls-Royce reveals soundproof, isolated Phantom rear cabin

Rolls-Royce has revealed a new 'Privacy Suite' for its long-wheelbase Phantom, affording high-flying clients the 'luxury of privacy' in the form of a fully-soundproofed partition. Revealed at the 2018 Chengdu motor show in China, the Privacy Suite for Phantom EWB is made largely of electrochromic glass, which can be completely clear or opaque at the press of a button...


2018 Holden Calais review
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2018 Holden Calais review

Strip away preconceptions and the Holden Calais hatch presents as a highly competent mid-sized car with notable dynamics, though does the value quite stack up?

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2020 Genesis G80 spied
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2020 Genesis G80 spied

The next-generation Genesis G80 has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in the USA alongside the new Kia Soul. Up front, the new G80 has a sharper, almost triangular grille inspired by the Essentia concept. From the side we can see the car's overall proportions, which hint clearly it will stick with a rear- and all-wheel drive platform...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the C-Class and E-Class, over concerns about incorrectly-installed panelling on the exhaust system. According to the company, the left cutout for the exhaust system isn't installed correctly, and could make contact with hot components. If it touches a hot exhaust component during 'full-load operation' could make the paneling catch fire...


Audi adds 40TDI engine for A6, A7 in the UK
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Audi adds 40TDI engine for A6, A7 in the UK

Audi UK has added a new 40TDI engine variant to the A6 and A7 model lines, offering a new four-cylinder entry point to its large sedan, wagon and liftback. Deliveries for the new models are set to commence in September for the A6 and November for the A7, all powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 204PS – or 150kW in our money – solely available with front-wheel drive at launch...


Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection revealed
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Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection revealed

The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection has been revealed this week, sporting an array of silver-themed enhancements to commemorate the 1907 long-distance record of Charles Rolls and Claude Johnson in Sir Henry Royce's original 'Silver Ghost'...


2019 BMW M5 Competition pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M5 Competition pricing and specs

BMW Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the new M5 Competition, set to start at $229,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in local showrooms in October. As we already knew when it was revealed in May, the M5 Competition gets a more powerful version of the 4...