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2019 Audi Q8 pricing and specs

The 2019 Audi Q8 has touched down in Australia, with the German marque's local arm detailing pricing and specifications for its SUV flagship ahead of customer deliveries commencing in January. Priced from $128,900 plus on-roads, the Q8 will be available with two V6 powertrains – one petrol, one diesel...

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ANCAP: BMW X5, Holden Acadia score five-star ratings
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ANCAP: BMW X5, Holden Acadia score five-star ratings

The new BMW X5 and Holden Acadia have been awarded top marks in the latest round of ANCAP safety ratings. Both SUVs managed five stars, with the Holden impressing with strong performances in the protection of adults (94 per cent), children (87 per cent), and Vulnerable Road Users (74 per cent), along with Safety Assist (86 per cent)...


2013-15 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall
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2013-15 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2013-15 C-Class as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign, adding to the 2008-12 model years that have already been called back. A total of 28,965 vehicles are affected including the 2012 model, meaning 17,066 units have been added if you subtract the number of affected vehicles from our previous coverage...


Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe/Cabriolet detailed for the UK
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Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe/Cabriolet detailed for the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has bolstered its E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet line-up with the addition of the new E350 variant featuring the company's mild-hybrid technology. Available in Britain from £44,750 ($78,191) for the coupe and £49,246 ($86,047) for the convertible, the E350 pairs a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an on-board 48V starter motor/alternator for an added 'boost' over short spurts...


Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK
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Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has detailed the plug-in hybrid E300e, which commences deliveries in Great Britain from 'spring 2019'. Unlike the E300de, which teams a turbo-diesel engine with plug-in hybrid tech, the E300e uses a more conventional petrol-electric setup. Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 211hp (157kW) and 350Nm, while the electric motor makes 122hp (91kW) and 440Nm...


2018 Lexus LS500 recalled
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2018 Lexus LS500 recalled

Lexus has recalled the 2018 LS500 V6, over concerns about the stop/start system. According to the company, the engine control unit could miscalculate the car's air intake volume, causing the engine to stall as the driver accelerates. If the engine stalls, owners can restart it using the start button...


2019 Porsche Macan S pricing and specs
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2019 Porsche Macan S pricing and specs

Porsche Australia has revealed pricing and specifications for the facelifted Macan S, set to touch down during February 2019. REVIEW: 2019 Porsche Macan  As we learned in October, the new-look Macan will kick off at $81,400 before on-road costs with the base, four-cylinder petrol engine...


2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall
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2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall

Audi Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall, adding the '8E' A4 and '4F' A6 model lines sold between July 2004 and April 2011. This particular notice affects vehicles with potentially-faulty passenger-side airbags. As with all Takata-related recalls, the airbag's inflator propellant could degrade over time as it gets exposed to high temperatures and humidity...


2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review

Alfa Romeo has bolstered its Stelvio line-up with a new mid-tier performance variant to bridge the gap between the core range and the full-fat Quadrifoglio – but is it any good?

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$78,900

2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017-18 E-Class and CLS, over concerns about owners using a child restraint in the passenger seat. According to the company, if a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there's a chance the airbag might not turn off as intended. In those cases, there's a risk the airbag will trigger in an accident and injure the child in a rear-facing seat...


508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings
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508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to several new models, including the Audi Q3, BMW X5, Peugeot 508, along with the Volvo S60/V60. The Q3, 508, S60 and V60 all scored over 90 per cent in the area of Adult Occupant Protection, while the X5 managed 89 per cent – largely due to the driver's knee airbag not deploying properly in the front offset test...


2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for its incoming M850i xDrive, set to start at $272,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in March 2019. Two variants will be available from launch: the M850i xDrive Coupe and M850i xDrive Convertible, both powered by the same twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine, making the same 390kW and 750Nm...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace HSE D180 review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace HSE D180 review

The Jaguar E-Pace doesn't lack presence, and there's something for everyone in the range. So is the D180 worth a look?

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$67,990

2019 Genesis G70: Australian line-up revealed
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2019 Genesis G70: Australian line-up revealed

The model line-up for the upcoming 2019 Genesis G70 appears to have been confirmed this week, with six variants of the new sports sedan set to lob when it launches next year. How do we know? A list of variants was published in this week's latest ANCAP safety test results – where the G70 was awarded a five-star rating...


Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478
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Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478

Jaguar Australia has announced pricing for the XJ50 special edition, available locally in four variants priced from $222,478 before on-road costs. Commemorating five decades of Jaguar's flagship limousines, the XJ50 is available with both the 250kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine and 221kW 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, along with standard- and long-wheelbase bodies...


2019 Lexus RC pricing and specs
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2019 Lexus RC pricing and specs

Lexus Australia has detailed the facelifted 2019 RC line-up, with the refreshed range kicking off at $66,174 plus on-road costs. For 2019 the RC gets a revised look, including new re-styled LED headlights, updated bumpers, a new-look 'spindle' grille mesh pattern, new alloy wheel designs, and side mirrors from the flagship LC coupe...


BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE
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BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...


2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet join Takata recall
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2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet join Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2009-2011 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet to the ongoing Takata campaign. As with all Takata recalls, affected vehicles are fitted with airbag propellant that can degrade over time through a combination of heat and humidity. If an impacted vehicle is involved in an accident, internal pressure can make the airbag inflator rupture, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg: Initial details
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg: Initial details

The new, third-generation Volkswagen Touareg arrives in Australia during the second quarter of 2019. It’ll sit atop VW’s range alongside the sleek Arteon, and like that sleek elongated hatchback is now pitched at the luxury part of the market. MORE: 2019 Volkswagen Touareg review Design: There’s a hell of a lot of Audi in the new Touareg’s design, with a side profile reminiscent of the smaller Q5...


Audi e-tron GT: 2020 EV revealed
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Audi e-tron GT: 2020 EV revealed

Audi has unveiled its all-electric take on the classic grand tourer, revealing a preview of the e-tron GT headed for production in 2020. Measuring up at 4.96m long, 1.96m wide and 1.38m tall, clothed in an evolution of the Sportback shape from the four-door A7/A5 models, Audi's design team has certainly given the GT proportions befitting a modern grand tourer...