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‘Out They Go’ – American Volkswagen Owners Strip Cars Before Buyback

ebay and craigslist in north america may be flooded with advertisements for used volkswagen parts as unhappy owners affected by the ‘dieselgate’ catastrophe ‘double-dip’ on the german giant’s compulsory buy-back scheme. under the $us...Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Recalled For Seatbelt Software Safety

mercedes-benz has recalled its luxury s-class in australia this week, due to a potential problem with the seatbelts. the carmaker says that a software problem with the rear control unit may prevent the seatbelt handover arm from retracting while driving. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Unveiled For 2017

he all-new 2017-model-year mercedes-benz e-class coupe line-up will be crowned by an amg engineered e50 4matic model be unveiled during the latter half of 2017. to be launched as part of the extensive 50th anniversary celebrations planned for mercedes-benz's amg p... Read more The Motor Report is Australia's fastest growing auto website. Click through to read the full article.

An Affordable Electric Car From Renault

renault-nissan ceo carlos ghosn has confirmed the company is developing an affordable compact electric car. he called it a ‘game-changer’ and if, as speculated, the price is under $8,000…well the enigmatic mr ghosn may will be correct once again. Show More Summary

Toyota Unveils Awesome Yaris World Rally Championship Beast

his is about as far away from ‘mum’s taxi’ as you can get – toyota’s brilliant 2017 world rally championship (wrc) contender the yaris wrc. just check-out the ‘tough-as’ driver’s exterior mirror and the massive rear wing. while the all-conquering...Show More Summary

Mazda RX-8 Recalled For Fuel Pump Problems

mazda has recalled its rx-8 sports car in australia this week, due to a potential problem with the fuel pump. the carmaker has identified a weakness with the fuel pump’s plastic retaining rings, which may become frail due to exposure to engine heat. Show More Summary

ANCAP - 5-Stars For Fiat 500X | Subaru Impreza And Mercedes-Benz E-Class

a trio of new models has been gifted the maximum 5-star safety rating from the australasian new car assessment program (ancap) just in time for christmas. fiat’s 500x suv and the mercedes-benz e-class are flying the 5-star flag for europe, while subaru’s impreza is doing likewise for japan. Show More Summary

Revealed: One of the World's Most Exclusive Ferraris

christmas has come early for a handful of collectors with an eye for italian supercars. ferrari has unveiled a special-edition roadster limited to 10 examples likely to be snapped up by its most loyal supporters. dubbed j50, the model celebrates the brand's 50th anniversary, and it is only available in japan. Show More Summary

Peugeot 308 - 2017 Hatch And Wagon Range Simplified, Now With More Standard Features

peugeot has simplified its 308 small car range in australia, while increasing the model’s appeal and value with new standard kit. the car first launched in australia in september 2014, and peugeot has used the time since to assess buyer’s preferences for the french hatch and wagon. Show More Summary

BMW Partners With 40 Westfield Shopping Centres For Electric Vehicle Charging

a major breakthrough for bmw’s all-electric ‘i’ sub-brand has been announced with confirmation of 40 charging stations being installed at 10 westfield shopping centres in nsw, queensland and victoria. owners of any electric vehicle (about 8,000 are currently on australian roads) can re-charge for free at the bmw/westfield locations. Show More Summary

Morgan Announces 2017 Model Lineup – Including The Return Of The Classics

morgan has been successful in negotiations with the federal department of transport and the classic models - previously discontinued because of adr (australian design rules) compliance problems - have been reinstated into the model lineup for 2017 in australia. Show More Summary

Nine New Engines, Four New Transmissions – Toyota Gears-Up For Tougher Regulations

o tackle tightening global fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions standards and continue its ‘fun to drive’ aspirations, toyota has embarked on a massive revamp of its powertrain range with plans for 60 percent of its lineup to be replaced by the end of 2021. Show More Summary

Toyota Tundra By Performax Recalled For Steering Solution

oyota’s big tundra pickup, available in australia through performax international, has been recalled due to a potential problem with the vehicle’s steering. performax says that the tie rod ends are susceptible to excessive adjustment during a wheel alignment. Show More Summary

New Electric GT Championship to Launch in 2017

he world's quietest motorsport series is coming in 2017. the recently announced electric gt championship will kick off next year. the full line-up of drivers for the inaugural racing series are to be revealed at the autosport international racing motor show at the start of january. Show More Summary

2017 Toyota Camry Altise REVIEW - Underappreciated Mid-Sizer is a Shining Beacon of Sensibility

it is the least-inspiring version of the least-appreciated australian-made car – but there is something pleasantly unpretentious about the 2017 toyota camry altise. in an affluent world where domestic pragmatism is often overruled by...Show More Summary

Mercedes-AMG GT R Sets Nurburgring Lap Record

new mercedes-amg gt r owns the one ring to rule them all - the nurburgring. the most track focused road car from the german car maker has set a blistering time of 7:10.9 around the 21km nurburgring track in germany. this is the fastest time ever set by a rear-wheel drive road car. Show More Summary

Aston Martin to build 25 Classic DB4 GT Race Cars

aston martin is set to follow jaguar's lead by reviving one of its classic models as a new car. the british brand is set to reproduce the 1959 aston martin db4 gt as a run of 25 track-only cars for wealthy collectors around the world. Show More Summary

Inside the Ultimate Nismo Fan Festival

here is one special day in december for fans of go-fast nissans. it doesn't matter whether you've been good or bad, christmas definitely comes early for japanese performance car enthusiasts at the annual nismo festivals, held each year under the shadow of the iconic snow-capped peak of mount fuji at the fuji speedway. Show More Summary

2017 BMW 5-Series Prices and Specifications Revealed

bmw has raised the bar for its mid-sized luxury sedan, confirming details for the seventh-generation 5-series sedan range ahead of its official arrival in australian showrooms next march. the german brand has increased the price across...Show More Summary

2017 BMW 220i Luxury Line Coupe Review | Updated 2 Series Gets A Great Start

he updated bmw 2 series range gets a fresh start in the form of the 220i coupe. priced at $51,300 this is bmw's cheapest two-door and it has scored a new, more powerful turbocharged 2.0 litre engine. bmw delivered no styling changesShow More Summary

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