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Video: Next-generation Mercedes C-class development

Mercedes has been slowly releasing details about the next-generation C-class before its not-so-distant release date. The new C-class is Mercedes’ most important model and one of the most important cars to hit the roads this year. Unlike other car manufacturers, BMW and Mercedes keep their... read more

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Volvo developing DSG-style automatics

Volvo developing DSG-style automatics

Volkswagen’s DSG gearbox has won accolades for its slick shifting, efficient power delivery, and fuel economy ratings, and there have been reports that other carmakers... read more November 3, 2006 by 


 
Carmakers have seen the light in LEDs

Carmakers have seen the light in LEDs

As the auto industry starts to adopt LED lights in more mainstream vehicles, we’ll start to see cars featuring new and exciting headlight designs such as those seen on... read more November 1, 2006 by 


 
911 Turbo technology coming to a car near you

911 Turbo technology coming to a car near you

The benefits of turbocharging have been well documented, yet still today the technology is not as common as one would expect. Perhaps it’s because until now the price... read more October 12, 2006 by 


 
Ferrari develops 4WD system

Ferrari develops 4WD system

Ferrari’s of the future may include an optional four-wheel drive system that the company has just developed, and follows on from the “adaptable” four-wheel... read more October 11, 2006 by 


 
Carbon fiber coming to a car near you

Carbon fiber coming to a car near you

We’re seeing more and more production cars now featuring the exotic material, and for good reason. Carbon fiber is five times stronger than steel but weighs... read more October 3, 2006 by 


 
Video: How Volkswagen’s DSG works

Video: How Volkswagen’s DSG works

One of the most impressive advancements in technology has been the emergence of DSG gearboxes, which deliver the comfort of an auto with almost the same amount of fun as a... read more October 1, 2006 by 


 
Honda announces next-gen engine technologies

Honda announces next-gen engine technologies

Honda’s always been ahead of the game when it comes to engine development, and they’ve today announced a range of new advancements that improve upon projects... read more September 25, 2006 by 


 
Mercedes CL showcases latest Active Body Control technology

Mercedes CL showcases latest Active Body Control technology

After originally introducing the technology back in 1999, Mercedes Benz has installed an updated version of its ride handling feature for its new CL. Active Body Control... read more September 5, 2006 by 


 
Consumers must be informed about black boxes

Consumers must be informed about black boxes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has passed a new rule that requires auto manufacturers to inform customers whether their car has an Event Data Recorder... read more August 22, 2006 by 


 
Drivers want stability

Drivers want stability

Bosch, the inventor of stability control, has put out a research study showing drivers are becoming more aware of ESP and ABS safety systems on cars. In 2004 only 1% of... read more July 23, 2006 by 


 
The Prius' self-parking system

The Prius' self-parking system

Depending on who you are, you’re either going to love or loathe the new self-parking systems on high-tech cars. Toyota’s Prius is one of the first production cars... read more July 20, 2006 by 


 
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Pioneer joins portable sat-nav brigade

Pioneer, famous for building in car electronic entertainment systems, are now moving into the world of portable satellite navigation with the launch of the AVIC-S1 aimed... read more July 10, 2006 by 


 
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Beat the rising cost of fuel

The cost of vehicle ownership is increasing and now more than ever, it's important to find ways to stretch your fuel budget. Here are some tips on how to stretch your driving... read more July 5, 2006 by 


 
BMW 1 Series Diesel

BMW 1 Series Diesel

BMW Group Australia has introduced another diesel model to its growing range of compression ignition cars. The 2.0-litre fitted in the 120d is the first four-cylinder diesel... read more June 22, 2006 by 


 
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