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2020 Lexus IS rendered

This could be your first look at the all-new Lexus IS, thanks to a pair of speculative renderings recently published in Japanese media and posted online by Arabic publication, Almuraba. According to the report, these images were created by Japanese artists given an early look at the new IS by Lexus...

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2016-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled
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2016-18 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for C-Class models sold between May 2016 and January 2018 over concerns window trims could detach from the vehicle. The German marque reports that affected units may have experienced a production fault where the bonding of the rear window trims strips on both the left- and right-hand sides may not have been performed correctly...


2019 BMW 3 Series revealed in Paris
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2019 BMW 3 Series revealed in Paris

The all-new BMW 3 Series has officially been unveiled at the Paris motor show, after a set of renders leaked overnight. Measuring 4709mm long, 1827mm wide and 1442mm tall, the car is larger in every dimension than the model it replaces. The wheelbase has grown by 41mm, too, and the tracks have grown front (+43mm) and rear (+21mm)...


2019 BMW 3 Series leaked via online configurator
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2019 BMW 3 Series leaked via online configurator

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series has been leaked via an online configurator that went live a little ahead of schedule. These computer-generated images show the car in 330i M Sport (blue) and M340i trims (black). For the first time they also show us the car's notched headlight design, which, to our eyes, recalls the fourth-generation (E46) model...


Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence
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Mercedes-Benz Australia's sales dip linked to consumer confidence

Mercedes-Benz Australia’s CEO, Horst von Sanden, says he’s not particularly concerned about dipping luxury car sales this year, though he admits consumer and business confidence is “not great”. Sales of the company’s passenger cars and SUV models are down 7.5 per cent this year, contrasting against six consecutive years of solid - often double digit - growth...


2019 BMW 3 Series confirmed for Paris
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2019 BMW 3 Series confirmed for Paris

The next-generation BMW 3 Series will be unveiled at the Paris motor show next week – the company has confirmed. At a press conference scheduled for 9:00am CET (5:00pm AEST) on Tuesday, October 2, the Bavarian marque will reveal the seventh iteration of its popular sports sedan, headlining its stand at the event...


2019 Jaguar XE spied
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2019 Jaguar XE spied

The facelifted Jaguar XE has been snapped by photographers during development testing, ahead of an anticipated debut early next year. Despite the heavy camouflage, we can see the overall shape of the mid-sized sedan won't change a heap, with the front and rear ends the main areas for revision. The headlights up front look slimmer and appear to sport a new LED daytime-running light signature...


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe/Cabriolet pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe/Cabriolet pricing and specs

Full pricing and specifications for the updated 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet have been detailed this week, with prices starting at $67,900 before on-road costs. Like the related C-Class Sedan and Estate ranges, the updated two-door models get refreshed styling, revised powertrains and upgraded technology across the line-up...


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan/Estate pricing and specs
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan/Estate pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has detailed the updated 2019 C-Class line-up, with a slimmer range, added tech and revised powertrains. Here, we'll focus on the sedan and wagon versions, with pricing starting at $63,400 before on-road costs for the C200 sedan. Standard equipment on the C200 and C220d (from $64,900) includes 18-inch (five-spoke) alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, full-LED headlights, a 12...


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...


2019 BMW 3 Series teased
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2019 BMW 3 Series teased

BMW has provided our clearest look yet at the next-generation (G20) 3 Series, ahead of a likely reveal at the Paris motor show in October. Although a series of spy pictures, pre-production testing photos and renders have given us a pretty good sense for how the 3 Series will look, there's something to be said for seeing it officially... under a sheet...


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced from $63,400
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced from $63,400

Mercedes-Benz Australia has released pricing and preliminary specifications for the facelifted C-Class range, which goes on sale in September priced from $63,400 before on-road costs. Light design revisions feature across the range, including AMG versions, while the entire C-Class family now gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster complemented by a 10...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class/E-Class recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class/E-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for certain C-Class and E-Class Coupes and Cabriolets sold during 2017 over concerns the seats may not lock into place correctly. According to the German marque, "the locking mechanism on the right side of the seat backrest in affected vehicles may not lock in place at times"...


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...


Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE
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Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2008-11 C-Class and 2009-13 R-Class to the ever-growing list of cars on the Takata airbag recalls list. UPDATE, 13/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include C-Class models through to the 2011 model year, increasing the number of affected vehicles to 24,478 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here...


Time Machine Tuesday: 7 August 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 7 August 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of August 7 in years past...


2019 Mercedes-AMG C63: Initial details
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2019 Mercedes-AMG C63: Initial details

Mercedes-AMG's has confirmed initial Australian specifications for the updated C63 S family, scheduled to arrive Down Under in December. Key highlights for the 2019 model-year C63 sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible include a new nine-speed multi-clutch automatic transmission (formerly seven), a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10...


Poll: Audi A4 Avant out-wagons the C-Class
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Poll: Audi A4 Avant out-wagons the C-Class

The new Audi A4 Avant might look just like the old one, barring a few tweaks to the bumpers, but it's still managed to topple the equally-subtly redesigned C-Class Estate in our latest poll. It was a close-run thing, but 59 per cent of respondents preferred the angular wagon from Ingolstadt over the curvier creation from Stuttgart...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC spied
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC spied

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC has been spied testing in Europe, giving us a better look at what to expect from the luxury SUV's mid-life refresh. While there's quite a bit of body-coloured camouflage concealing the finer details of the front and rear treatments, we can see the updated GLC will get new LED light signatures at both ends, along with a new set of bumpers...


Poll: 2019 Audi A1 is a styling winner
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Poll: 2019 Audi A1 is a styling winner

There's not much doubt about this one. The leaner, meaner 2019 Audi A1 is already a winner, as far as styling is concerned. A whopping 77 per cent of respondents to our latest poll favoured the new A1 over its predecessor, an almost identical split to that we saw with the new-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class when it launched. Seems people like new, shiny designs...