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Video: 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class teaser and competition

Jan 24, 2012

Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser video briefly showing the all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The new model is promising to offer a more sporty driving style and overall character than the predecessor. Set to take on...

Toyota Australia to cut about 350 jobs at Altona plant

Jan 23, 2012

Toyota Australia is cutting about 350 jobs at its Altona production facilities in Victoria due to recent pressures to its operations, low sales and subsequent low production volumes. The strong Aussie dollar is also making...

Megaupload website founder has car collection repossessed

Jan 23, 2012

The founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload has had his popular website closed down, and his extravagant car collection repossessed under investigations of distributing copyright material. Kim Schmitz, it seems, was a bit of a...

Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and 250 BlueEFFICIENCY Australian prices

Jan 22, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced pricing details for the high performance Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and the new Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 BlueEFFICIENCY. The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG is the most powerful SLK in the lineup. It...

2012 BMW 320i and 318d announced for Australia

Jan 20, 2012

BMW Australia is introducing the new 2012 BMW 320i and 2012 BMW 318d, both featuring turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The two will form the basis of the entry-level range. The 2012 BMW 320i comes with the...

McLaren P12 F1 successor to feature 597kW V8 – report

Jan 19, 2012

The McLaren F1 successor (named the McLaren P12 in the industry) will apparently feature a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8. Even though the current, lower-spec MP4-12C offers the same layout, the P12 is set to be a...

MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster pricing for Australia announced

Jan 19, 2012

MINI has released pricing details for the new MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster micro machines. The two will launch locally later in February, in Cooper S and John Cooper Works guise. With just two models,...

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti crash in Sydney, two injured

Jan 19, 2012

A serious Ferrari 612 Scaglietti crash has occurred in Sydney’s south-west, involving two pedestrians. Two women were taken to hospital with serious spinal and leg injuries. The accident occurred in Lidcombe on Monday night at...

Mercedes-Benz A25 AMG to feature AWD 250kW 2.0-litre turbo – report

Jan 18, 2012

BMW has the 1 M Coupe, Audi has the RS 3, and so what does Mercedes-Benz have? The upcoming 2012 Mercedes-Benz A25 AMG. Well, not yet, but potentially some time in the next two years....

Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI V8 in Australia mid-2012

Jan 18, 2012

Audi Australia is introducing the Audi R8 Spyder 4.2 FSI V8. This is the drop-top version of the R8 which was, up until now, only available with the 5.2 FSI V10. Audi says the new...

2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe – Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG rival on the way

Jan 18, 2012

BMW is planning a 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe to rival the Mercedes-Benz CLS 65 AMG. Spy photographers from around the world have caught prototypes out on the streets testing. (rendered speculation only, by

Lexus LF-LC to spawn two new coupes – report

Jan 17, 2012

A production version of the stunning Lexus LF-LC could be on its way as Lexus tries to claw back sales and regain top position as USA’s most popular premium marque. Last year, BMW and Mercedes-Benz...