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Audi A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall notice for A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 models manufactured between January 2011 and March 2017 fitted with the 2.0-litre TFSI engine.  According to the German marque, moisture could find its way into electric components and cause overheating, or failure of the coolant pump...

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2005-2011 BMW 3 Series recalled
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2005-2011 BMW 3 Series recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the 2005-2011 3 Series, over concerns about the interior fan blower wiring. According to the company, the electrical wiring and fan resistor in the blower could deteriorate over time, creating a risk of melting or short-circuit and, subsequently, a fire. There are 44,196 units included in this recall – a VIN list is attached here...


Volvo XC90 to get Level 4 driverless tech in 2021 - report
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Volvo XC90 to get Level 4 driverless tech in 2021 - report

The Volvo XC90 is set to get some serious autonomous driving technology early next decade, according to a new report out of the US. Speaking with The Car Connection, Volvo's senior vice president, Henrik Green, said the next-generation XC90 will be able to transport "sleeping passengers" to their destination on "limited roadways" – likely referring to highways and freeways...


BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe rendered
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BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe rendered

The BMW 8 Series has just been revealed in two-door coupe form, but it appears there's a four-door Gran Coupe coming soon – going by a new set of patent renderings published in overseas media this week. A three-strong set of images was posted by website Motor1...


BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall
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BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall across its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, and X3 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects driver's airbags fitted to 'E8x' 1 Series, 'E9x' 3 Series and 'E83' X3 models, sold from 1 June 2004 through 30 June 2015...


2019 Audi RS7 Sportback spied
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2019 Audi RS7 Sportback spied

The next-generation Audi RS7 has been spied tackling the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany. As per the outgoing model, the new RS7 will share its running gear with the related RS6, meaning it will likely team a new twin-turbo V8 with the company's quattro all-wheel drive system...


2019 BMW X4: What's new?
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2019 BMW X4: What's new?

The 2019 BMW X4 will go on sale in Australia in the third quarter of 2018 and as you'd expect, there's a host of incremental changes across the model - not the least of which is the availability of the M Sport Package as a no-cost option across the X4 range. Read the detailed Australian launch information here...


Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025
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Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025

Volvo wants 25 per cent of the plastics in its new cars to be recycled by 2025, revealing a unique XC60 to demonstrate what that might look like. The XC60 has a centre tunnel made of renewable fibres and plastics made of discarded fishing nets and sailing ropes. Its carpet is made of fibres developed from PET plastic bottles, working with a recycled cotton mix from clothing manufacturer offcuts...


Mercedes-Benz EQC teased
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Mercedes-Benz EQC teased

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV has been previewed again, this time during hot weather testing on Spain's Iberian peninsula. Dry heat is the first challenge in the series, as exposure can cause battery damage in electric vehicles...


2019 BMW X4: Initial details for Australia revealed
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2019 BMW X4: Initial details for Australia revealed

BMW Australia has announced the initial X4 model range that will go on sale in local dealerships in the third quarter of 2018 though full pricing and specifications will be finalised closer to launch. "Expect the price range to be between $75,000 and $110,000," BMW's local corporate communications manager, Adam Davis, told CarAdvice in Spartanburg, South Carolina ahead of the international launch drive for the new X4, "We'll finalise those details soon though...


2004-07 BMW X3 added to Takata recall
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2004-07 BMW X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the first-generation X3 SUV sold from 2004 to 2007 as part of the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall. According to the manufacturer, faulty Takata airbags may have been used as replacement units for the original Petri inflators "during the service history of some vehicles" – specifically models fitted with the 'SA0255' sports steering wheel...


2018 Audi A8 pricing and specs
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2018 Audi A8 pricing and specs

Audi has released pricing and preliminary specifications for its flagship A8 sedan, set to kick off at $192,000 before on-road costs when it touches down in July. The range will kick off with the 50TDI quattro, a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel making 210kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Sitting above the 50TDI is the 55TFSI quattro, packing 250kW and 500Nm from its petrol 3...


2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall
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2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall

Overseas Vehicle Sales has added the 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade to the ever-growing list of vehicles on the Takata airbag recall. As affected vehicles age, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...


2019 BMW 8 Series revealed
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2019 BMW 8 Series revealed

BMW has ended the never-ending tease, revealing the hotly-anticipated new 8 Series ahead of an Australian arrival next year. This is the second-ever 8 Series, and the first of the 21st century. It's also the first without pop-up headlights, but we'll accept no new car is going to bring them back. Blame pedestrians and their silly, soft bodies for that one...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2017 E-Class Cabriolet, over concerns the front door seals may not stop heavy rain entering the door cavity. According to the company, the weak seals could let water into the door control unit, damaging the auto-reversing power window assembly, along with creating a risk of short circuit and fire...


2019 Audi A4 spied again
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2019 Audi A4 spied again

The Audi A4 facelift has been spied again, this time in 'A4 L' sedan guise on the roads of Europe. While it was spied in its homeland, the A4 L is actually a Chinese-market car – the Chinese characters on the boot lid are a dead giveaway. Despite this particular vehicle being based on a Chinese version, the updated face is the same as the Euro-spec wagon spied last month...


Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz has been forced to recall around 774,000 vehicles across its C-Class, GLC and Vito model lines in Europe, after being accused by German authorities of fitting emissions defeat devices in certain diesel models...


Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed – UPDATE
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Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed – UPDATE

UPDATE (13/6/18): Aston Martin's local arm has confirmed the Rapide AMR will be priced from $459,950 plus on-road costs. See bottom of article for more details. The Aston Martin Rapide AMR has been revealed, sporting racy looks, more power, and a super limited production run...


BMW X5: Through the generations
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BMW X5: Through the generations

There's a new BMW X5, carrying model code G05, just four years after the last one was launched. Mercedes-Benz technically was technically the first German brand to market with a road-biased four-wheel drive – the unloved first-generation ML-Class – but BMW was the first to really nail the formula...


2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied
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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible spied

The BMW 8 Series Convertible has been spied again this week, ahead of the flagship model's offical debut on June 15. In this latest set of images, the subject is a camouflaged 8 Series drop-top that appears to be deep orange under the black-and-white wrap. We reckon this particular vehicle is fitted with the M Sport package, going by the sporty bumpers, large alloy wheels, and large brakes with blue calipers...