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Nissan Dualis+2, 7-Seat Wagon For Style-Aware Families (Australia) Nissan Dualis+2, 7-Seat Wagon For Style-Aware Families (Australia)

On the crest of an all-new DUALIS design, Nissan Australia announces the arrival of a 7-seat family wagon version, dubbed DUALIS +2. Based on the innovative DUALIS hatch concept, the DUALIS +2 makes its showroom debut next week. Nissan moved the goalposts again, introducing the stylish family crossover, the DUALIS+2, with more space and a flexible seven-seat configuration and adding even more strongly to the appeal of the new DUALIS range.

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Exclusive MINI to Make Public Event Debut at F1 GP (Australia) Exclusive MINI to Make Public Event Debut at F1 GP (Australia)

MINI John Cooper Works World Championship 50 #273 will make a guest appearance at this year’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, in Melbourne this week. One of just ten vehicles destined for Australian shores and one of only 500 vehicles of its kind in the world, this exclusive race-bred MINI will be sure to command the attention of race-goers and enthusiasts at the Albert Park circuit. “This will be the first time the limited edition MINI John Cooper Works WC50 will be shown at a public...

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The New Nissan 370Z Roadster (Australia) The New Nissan 370Z Roadster (Australia)

The new Nissan 370Z Roadster joins the identically powered 370Z Coupe launched last May, and adds joyful open-air motoring to the successful, sporty package. Highly specified and equipped with a new fast-folding fully automatic roof, the new Roadster is a genuine sportscar. With its shorter wheelbase, lighter weight and advanced 245kW, 3.7-litre V6 engine, the new 370Z Roadster delivers remarkably high levels of sports acceleration and handling, teamed with a comfortable, bluster-free interior.

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Mercedes-Benz F 800 Style Research Vehicle Mercedes-Benz F 800 Style Research Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz’ F 800 Style research vehicle is showing the future of premium automobiles from a new perspective, as the five-seat upper-range sedan combines highly efficient drive technologies with unparalleled safety and convenience features and an emotive design idiom, which interprets current Mercedes-Benz styling in line with the brand’s hallmark attribute of cultivated sportiness.

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Mitsubishi Motors Launches RVR Compact Crossover Mitsubishi Motors Launches RVR Compact Crossover

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced that its all-new compact crossover RVR went on sale at Mitsubishi dealerships throughout Japan from February 17. The RVR is an ideal compact crossover which achieves superior utility and running performance, excellent environmental efficiency (all models qualify for the Japanese domestic eco-car tax reduction), and a refined interior and exterior in a compact size at an accessible price (¥1,785,000 ~ ¥2,449,650, consumption tax included).

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New-Look Mazda2 Hatch and Sedan Heads for Australia (Australia) New-Look Mazda2 Hatch and Sedan Heads for Australia (Australia)

An updated version of the 2008 World Car of the Year, Mazda2, will hit Australian showrooms in May in both hatch and sedan body styles boasting a dynamic new look and equipment upgrades. Mazda2’s combination of chic styling, Zoom-Zoom driving dynamics and spirited yet economical performance has seen it more than treble the sales volumes achieved by its predecessor. Over 35,000 Mazda2’s have been sold in Australia since its launch in 2007 making it one of the best selling lights cars in the...

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The Battery-powered Mercedes-Benz Vito The Battery-powered Mercedes-Benz Vito

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a prototype of a battery-powered van based on the Mercedes-Benz Vito at the informal EU Competitiveness Council meeting in San Sebastián, which was held from 7 to 9 February. During this event, European ministers of economic affairs met to discuss issues relating to the economic viability of future technologies. Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, spoke about the sustainability of electric vehicles in his capacity as current...

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Mazda Heads To Bathurst (Australia) Mazda Heads To Bathurst (Australia)

A trio of Mazda3 MPS production cars are primed and at the ready to take on some of the big names in racing including Holden and Ford at this weekend's Bathurst 12 Hour on Mount Panorama. Flying the Mazda flag on the mountain will be the Mazda3 MPS of seasoned circuit goers Grand Prix Mazda, and for the first time ever, a further two turbocharged Mazda hatches racing under the banner of Osborne Motorsport. Team owner Colin Osborne has chosen the annual 12 Hour endurance event to debut his...

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Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV is Now Even Greater Value (Australia) Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV is Now Even Greater Value (Australia)

Leading German luxury auto-maker Mercedes-Benz has added the popular M-Class SUV to its extensive 2010 value-enhancement programme. Following recent product-enrichment announcements for some of its other 2010 passenger car models, Mercedes-Benz has elected to offer customers of its popular M-Class SUV additional standard equipment for this year.

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New Mazda6 Facelift Confirmed for Australia (Australia) New Mazda6 Facelift Confirmed for Australia (Australia)

Mazda Australia has confirmed Australia’s favourite imported medium car Mazda6 will receive a facelift in 2010, with the new range adding design and specification upgrades and an all-new Touring wagon. Set to make its global debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, facelift Mazda6 is due to arrive in Australia around autumn boasting an evolved exterior design in keeping with Mazda6’s ‘emotional and sporty’ original design theme.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Launched (Australia) Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Launched (Australia)

The first stunning new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estates have arrived in Australia. Australian customer deliveries of the stylish and practical station wagon from the award-winning E-Class have commenced from authorised Mercedes-Benz dealerships. The first Australian 212-series E-Class estate model to be released is the petrol V6-powered E 350. With a Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) of $138,100 it is priced 2.4 percent lower than the model it replaces and gains $8,400 in new standard...

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The New MINI Countryman Crossover (Australia) The New MINI Countryman Crossover (Australia)

MINI is adding a fourth model to the family, opening up a new dimension of that unmistakable MINI feeling. As a genuine Crossover, the MINI Countryman bridges the gap between the classic concept of the MINI and a modern Sports Activity Vehicle. Boasting enhanced opportunities in urban mobility and beyond, the MINI Countryman offers that unique driving pleasure so typical of MINI to new target groups requiring extra space and flexibility. As the first model in the MINI range with four doors and...

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Avoid Traffic Jams with Nissan (Australia) Avoid Traffic Jams with Nissan (Australia)

Nissan joins forces with SUNA to deliver its customers next generation GPS technology. Nissan X-TRAIL Ti and TL, and Nissan Patrol Ti vehicle owners will now be able to tackle heavy traffic conditions with ease, thanks to the inclusion of SUNA Traffic Channel services provided by Intelematics Australia. Nissan is the first vehicle importer in the Australian automotive industry to offer its customers SUNA Traffic Channel as a standard feature on certain models. The X-TRAIL Ti and TL and...

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Mitsubishi to Premiere ASX compact crossover at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show Mitsubishi to Premiere ASX compact crossover at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will premiere its ASX all-new compact crossover from Tuesday March 2, 2010 to Sunday March 14, 2010 at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show held at the Geneva Palexpo in Switzerland. The ASX is the European-spec version of the Japanese RVR, which is slated to go on sale in Japan from February 2010. MMC’s new compact crossover will seat 5 and will be sequentially introduced in European countries from late spring 2010, aimed at expanding MMC’s passenger...

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Nissan GT-R Participates in the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship Nissan GT-R Participates in the 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship

Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) has announced that it has signed the official partnership agreements for the FIA GT1 World Championship with Sumo Power GT (UK) and Swiss Racing Team (CH). Both teams will run two NISSAN GT-Rs respectively in the inaugural World Championship. NISMO will provide technical support to its new racing partners. Other details including driver line-up will be announced at the later date.

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Mercedes-Benz Announces First Wave of Product Enhancements Mercedes-Benz Announces First Wave of Product Enhancements

As a result of Australia’s new vehicle import duty reduction – down from ten to five percent from January 1 this year – the German luxury car maker has elected to provide additional standard equipment to a number of its new passenger car models. At the time of this announcement (1 December 2009), the managing director of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Australia, Mr Horst von Sanden, said: “Our customers have told us that they prefer increases in equipment levels over any short-term price reductions or...

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The Benz-krieg Continues The Benz-krieg Continues

With 19,000 sales last year and an even stronger 2010 expected Mercedes-Benz has again stamped its authority as the country’s best-selling prestige automotive brand. In a total Australian market down by 7.4 percent, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific posted a 2009 sales result 2.5 percent higher than the previous year - delivering double-digit net growth against a declining market. “A combination of a strong and vigorous dealer network, comprehensive market management, and customer first...

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Maserati Grancabrio to Debut in Sydney (Australia) Maserati Grancabrio to Debut in Sydney (Australia)

The Maserati GranCabrio will make its Australian debut in Sydney on 3 February 2010 to celebrate the opening of Maserati Sydney, Australia’s newest dealer for the legendary Italian car maker.

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Mahindra Pik-Up Launched 'Rock Bottom' Sale Mahindra Pik-Up Launched 'Rock Bottom' Sale

Mahindra Automotive Australia (MAA) today launched a national “Rock Bottom” Sale on its entire range of Pik-Ups, where EVERY Mahindra will be on sale. Amazing deals are being offered by new dealers in Western Australia and the dealer network in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland on all 4x4, 4x2, cab chassis, single or dual cab Mahindra Pik-Up variants, with savings up to $3,000 across the full range. Free alloy wheels will also be available on selected models during this time.

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Nissan Backs Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Lives Nissan Backs Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Lives

Nissan Australia has announced a Corporate Social Responsibility partnership with Habitat for Humanity – a not for profit organization which builds houses for low-income and underprivileged families. In making the donation of a Navara 4x4 King Cab utility, Nissan Managing Director, Dan Thompson said, “Habitat for Humanity is a critical community charity dedicated to improving the lives of families in hardship. Nissan is proud to stand alongside Habitat both here in Australia and in other...

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Mitsubishi's Lancer Safety Upgrade (Australia) Mitsubishi's Lancer Safety Upgrade (Australia)

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has revealed additional safety specifications for its popular Lancer small car for 2010. All Lancer sedans and hatches, including entry level ES variants, will now come standard with side and curtain airbags.

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Mazda BT-50 Now Even More Value-Packed - (Australia) Mazda BT-50 Now Even More Value-Packed - (Australia)

Mazda’s award-winning BT-50 is now one of Australia’s best value light commercial utes thanks to improved safety, comfort, convenience and style. Existing price points have remained static while significant equipment upgrades have been added across the whole BT-50 range. Now dubbed the BT-50 Boss range, it kicks off with the 4x2 Single Cab Chassis DX which adds power windows and mirrors to an already impressive array of features including air-conditioning, alloy wheels and MP3-compatible CD...

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Mitsubishi’s Legendary Pajero Receives a Platinum Upgrade - (Australia) Mitsubishi’s Legendary Pajero Receives a Platinum Upgrade - (Australia)

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has announced the release of a special action model of its legendary Pajero four-wheel drive; the Pajero Platinum Edition; which features an array of safety, function, and style-enhancing upgrades. Based on the GLX model, the Pajero Platinum Edition offers first-class occupant and driver safety. In addition to Pajero’s high level of standard safety equipment including RISE body protection, ABS braking system with BA and EBD, electronic stability...

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Mitsubishi’s 2010 Model Year Outlander - (Australia) Mitsubishi’s 2010 Model Year Outlander - (Australia)

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2010 model year Outlander featuring a distinctive and aggressive styling make-over which includes the company’s trademark “jet fighter” grille, and a host of new comfort, convenience and safety appointments. Improvements to the Outlander’s engineering include the addition of Hill Start Control to automatic transmission models and Super All Wheel Control to V6 models.

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Refreshingly Different: The MINI Roadster Concept Refreshingly Different: The MINI Roadster Concept

MINI evokes new fascination and a wonderful new experience time and again. Each model in the range offers unique opportunities to enjoy supreme driving pleasure and unmistakable style. Like the MINI Coupé Concept, now the MINI Roadster Concept once again sets a new trend for individual mobility borne out by the brand. A purist vehicle concept, elegant design and fascinating, sporting driving characteristics all come together in this unique car to offer the vision of an open two-seater...

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Mazda at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: MX-5 Superlight Version and Mazda CX-7 Facelift Mazda at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show: MX-5 Superlight Version and Mazda CX-7 Facelift

At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show Mazda celebrates the heritage of the MX-5 roadster with a special show car, the MX-5 Superlight version. Created by Mazda’s European design team, the show car takes Mazda’s lightweight strategy to a new level that is pure fun to drive yet extremely fuel-efficient. Joining at the stand is the new CX-7 facelift, Mazda’s sport crossover SUV is now available with a 2.2 L Turbo Diesel – the first Japanese passenger car with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR)...

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Mitsubishi Introduces 2010 Model Year Lancer Line-Up - (Australia) Mitsubishi Introduces 2010 Model Year Lancer Line-Up - (Australia)

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) proudly introduces 2010 model year upgrades across the popular Lancer range. With interior and exterior style changes, safety and technology upgrades across the entire range, and the addition of a Special Edition RX model, the new Lancer family is on sale at your local Mitsubishi dealership from September 16th.

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First Official Images: The New Gullwing from Mercedes-Benz First Official Images: The New Gullwing from Mercedes-Benz

Automotive fascination and high tech of the highest order: These are the traits embodied by the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which is making its world premiere at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main on 15 September 2009. The super sports car boasts a purist design, the systematic incorporation of lightweight engineering and superior handling dynamics. At the same time, the SLS delivers the high everyday utility and exemplary safety that typifies Mercedes, making the new...

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New Mazda CX-9 Range - (Australia) New Mazda CX-9 Range - (Australia)

Mazda Australia has confirmed it will add an all-new range-topping model to its upgraded CX-9 line-up due to hit Australian shores in September. To coincide with the release of its facelifted Mazda CX-9, which will bring both styling and equipment upgrades, Mazda will add a feature packed Grand Touring model to its crossover, seven-seat SUV range.

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Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS: Battery-Powered Electric Drive with Range-Extending Engine Mercedes-Benz BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS: Battery-Powered Electric Drive with Range-Extending Engine

The near-series Mercedes-Benz Concept BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS electric car combines environment-friendly electric mobility in the city with unrestricted suitability for long-distance driving. This is made possible by the combination of the battery-electric drive with a combustion engine. The range extender gives the BlueZERO E-CELL PLUS a total range of up to 600 kilometres, with 100 kilometres thereof solely under electric power and thus free of local emissions.

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The Latest Voice-operated Control System of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The Latest Voice-operated Control System of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The latest generation of the LINGUATRONIC voice-operated control system is entering series production with the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. And the cast behind the commands has been revealed.

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Concentrated Driving Pleasure: The MINI Coupé Concept Concentrated Driving Pleasure: The MINI Coupé Concept

MINI is celebrating a great birthday: Exactly fifty years ago, on 26 August 1959, the classic Mini was presented to the public for the first time, a unique story of success starting out and today giving MINI the perfect opportunity to look ahead without losing sight of the brand’s great tradition. The MINI Coupé Concept is an expression of MINI design and the great ability of the brand’s designers to fill the elementary values of the brand with new life, using the options of modern...

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MINI 50th Anniversary Models Announced for Australia MINI 50th Anniversary Models Announced for Australia

Wednesday 26th August marks the 50th Birthday of one of the world’s most iconic automotive brands, MINI. To celebrate this very special milestone, MINI is thrilled to announce the introduction of two exciting new models for the Australian market, the MINI 50 Mayfair and MINI 50 Camden. “The new 50th Anniversary models are a welcome addition to the MINI portfolio here in Australia. Not only do they celebrate a significant milestone for one of the world’s most iconic brands, they provide...

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New Powertrains for Mazda CX-7 - (Australia) New Powertrains for Mazda CX-7 - (Australia)

Mazda Australia will later this year add two new engines to its updated CX-7 crossover range, both delivering impressive fuel economy and that Zoom-Zoom driving promise. On sale in November, the refreshed CX-7 range will adopt the proven 2.5 litre naturally-aspirated and 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engines already used in the award-winning Mazda6. By doing so, Mazda recognises the diverse needs of Australian SUV buyers, becoming the only country where all three powertrains are offered.

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Mitsubishi gets ACTiV with a Special Edition Outlander - (Australia) Mitsubishi gets ACTiV with a Special Edition Outlander - (Australia)

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has released limited units of a special edition Outlander SUV; the ACTiV. With added interior and exterior appointments to enhance its style, functionality and safety, the Outlander ACTiV is in a class of its own.

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Mitsubishi’s 2010 Triton – More Power, More Safety, and Greater Load Capacity - (Australia) Mitsubishi’s 2010 Triton – More Power, More Safety, and Greater Load Capacity - (Australia)

On the back of unprecedented sales throughout 2009, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has announced details of its 2010 model year Triton utility line-up. The 2010 Triton offers a new, high powered turbo-diesel engine with class leading power, industry-leading safety standards including stability control and side and curtain airbags available on diesel dual-cab models, greater towing capacity, and an extended tray.

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Mazda MX-5 Superlight Version to Premiere at Frankfurt Motor Show Mazda MX-5 Superlight Version to Premiere at Frankfurt Motor Show

The Mazda MX-5 Superlight version, a show car capturing the pure essence of the world’s most popular roadster, will make its world premiere at the 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show, from September 15-27, 2009. After 20 years of global success, the Mazda MX-5 is the best-selling two-seat sports car in the world.

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The Cult of Personality: C 63 AMG – Edition 63 - (Australia) The Cult of Personality: C 63 AMG – Edition 63 - (Australia)

German sports car maker Mercedes-AMG has enhanced its model arsenal with a more focussed version of its compact sledgehammer. Its name: the C 63 AMG – Edition 63. Having set the benchmark with its Australian debut in March last year at the iconic Bathurst motor racing circuit, the C 63 AMG has gone on to become both a runaway success for Mercedes-Benz and a beacon for the brand in this hotly contested segment. Its cult-like following has been well documented and its ability to attract...

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Intelligent (E)state-of-the-art - (Australia) Intelligent (E)state-of-the-art - (Australia)

This November Mercedes-Benz is launching the Estate version of the award-winning E-Class in Europe, adding another highly distinctive member to the model family. Like the Saloon and Coupé, the Estate combines unique design with leadership in safety, comfort, quality and practicality. The new E-Class marks the debut of a number of technical innovations which no other car in the world in this category is able to offer -- from drowsiness detection to automatic emergency braking when an accident...

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Nissan DUALIS Plus Wider Appeal: Four Wheels Good, Two Wheels.....Good - (Australia) Nissan DUALIS Plus Wider Appeal: Four Wheels Good, Two Wheels.....Good - (Australia)

Nissan extends the appeal of the DUALIS model range, adding a new 2WD version and simplifying the DUALIS AWD line-up. Standard specifications improve and prices now start at a highly competitive $24,990 (plus dealer delivery and on road costs.)

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MINI Opens the Lid on Another Race Bred JCW - (Australia) MINI Opens the Lid on Another Race Bred JCW - (Australia)

With MINI John Cooper Works experiencing unprecedented sales success, MINI is pleased to confirm a new member to the John Cooper Work performance family. The MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio is confirmed for market introduction in September this year and will join the MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper Works Clubman. “It’s certainly been a big year for MINI with the release of the MINI Cooper D, the 50th anniversary, an all new Cabrio and now another member is being added to the...

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Outdoor Adventure on the X-TRAIL - (Australia) Outdoor Adventure on the X-TRAIL - (Australia)

Nissan Australia adds a special Adventure Edition to its award winning X-TRAIL range. The special limited production X-TRAIL Adventure Edition is based on an enhanced X-TRAIL ST 2.5 litre petrol model. It offers a choice of either six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission.

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Nissan Announces Limited Edition Navara Titanium Edition - (Australia) Nissan Announces Limited Edition Navara Titanium Edition - (Australia)

Nissan will add a stylish limited edition to its strong selling Navara range with the addition of a high feature, high value, Navara Titanium Edition. The Nissan Navara Titanium Edition is available on the D40 4x4 Dual Cab model powered by the 126 kW common rail diesel engine and mated to a choice of six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions. It is based on an enhanced specification of the popular ST-X model.

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All New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Arrives - (Australia) All New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Arrives - (Australia)

The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has arrived in Australia. Already an award winner, this ninth generation of the popular sedan model has been a key fixture in the Mercedes –Benz car catalogue for more than 60 years. This new model’s arrival sees the introduction of a variety of innovative technologies to this important Australian new car segment, offering customers the latest in safety, comfort, and driving performance.

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All New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé Arrives - (Australia) All New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé Arrives - (Australia)

The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupé has arrived in Australia. This award winning classic two-door joins its sedan sibling under the German marque’s famous E-Class badge. Previously known as the popular CLK-Class coupé, this stunning two-door model returns to the rank of E-Class after more than ten years. The last Mercedes-Benz coupé to wear the coveted E-Class badge was the C 124 model. As the two-door variant of the all new E-Class, this striking coupé offers customers the design,...

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New Generation Mazda3 MPS - (Australia) New Generation Mazda3 MPS - (Australia)

Since its introduction in 2006 the turbocharged Mazda3 MPS hot hatch has become renowned for its performance, style and Zoom-Zoom handling. The New Generation Mazda3 MPS pushes design and driving performance to the limit, further cementing its place as Mazda’s flagship performance model and one of Australia’s most sought-after sports compacts.

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AC/DC SLS AMG: the World’s Most Electric Super Sports Car AC/DC SLS AMG: the World’s Most Electric Super Sports Car

Mercedes-AMG is paving the way ahead. With its new SLS AMG fitted with electric drive, the performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars is developing an exciting super sports car with zero-emission high-tech drive. This model sees Mercedes-Benz and AMG displaying their expertise in the development of alternative drive solutions for high-performance super sports cars, delivering further proof of their pioneering status in this market segment.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Special Edition Announced 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Special Edition Announced

For lovers of exclusive cars Mercedes-Benz is proud to announce the arrival of an eye-catching new version of the C-Class on the scene. The new Special Edition is set to draw admiring glances with its sporty, elegant design features, reserved for this model only, a high-quality interior plus some exciting technical highlights as part of the standard specification, including AGILITY CONTROL, ADAPTIVE BRAKE, BlueEFFICIENCY and the Intelligent Light System, ensuring that even the most discerning...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz S63 and S65 AMG Pricing Announced 2009 Mercedes-Benz S63 and S65 AMG Pricing Announced

The Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG and S 65 AMG, the powerful top-of-the-line S-Class models, are now even more appealing: thanks to a series of subtle yet extremely effective fine-tuning measures, the two performance saloons are even more striking and priceless than ever before. The updated technology is aimed at ensuring a more dynamic driving experience as well as optimum active and passive safety.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition Announced 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Grand Edition Announced

The world’s first four-door Coupe, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, is now even more distinguished and powerful with the introduction of the new Mercedes CLS Grand Edition. Only 560 units will be coming to the UK, with deliveries starting in July. There is a choice of five colors, including, for the first time on the CLS, Palladium Silver. For those customers who want an even more exclusive look there is also the option of the unique designo Palladium Silver Matt Paint, which is not only...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK Special Edition Announced 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK Special Edition Announced

Mercedes-Benz is launching the SLK 2LOOK Edition just in time for summer. The striking special edition enhances the already stunning SLK Roadster with unique colour options inside and out, while increased standard equipment ensures driver and passenger alike have everything they could need for perfect drop-top driving this summer. With only 150 cars available, the SLK 2LOOK offers exclusivity and is available in Calcite White or Black paint. For those who want to shimmer in the sun, Obsidian...

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2009 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Production Version Unveiled 2009 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Production Version Unveiled

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today, on World Environment Day, unveiled the production version of the i-MiEV *1 *2 new-generation electric vehicle (EV), describing it as "the pioneer that will open the door to the next 100 years of our automobile society." The i-MiEV will go on sale on the Japanese market in late July of this year. The i-MiEV represents the crystallization of some 40 years of electric vehicle development at Mitsubishi Motors. The company is presenting the...

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2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Launched - (Australia) 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Launched - (Australia)

The new Quattroporte Sport GT S has arrived in Australia (25 May 2009), providing Maserati’s luxury performance saloon with a new sporting flagship that offers enhanced performance, a more aggressive chassis and gearbox and the unmistakable sound of a racetrack bred engine, matched by subtle changes to a body that has become an automotive classic. “Maserati has a unique record on and off the race track for setting benchmarks for design, styling and performance that the rest of the industry...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gets New Engines 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gets New Engines

Three newly developed engines with direct injection will make the Mercedes-Benz C-Class even more efficient. They raise performance and driving enjoyment to a new level, while demonstrating exemplary economy and environmental compatibility. The new engines impress with a low fuel consumption, and therefore exemplary environmental compatibility, while delivering a high output and therefore outstanding driving pleasure. The new C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY saloon, the most efficient C-Class ever,...

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2009 Mini Cooper JCW World Championship 50 Special Edition 2009 Mini Cooper JCW World Championship 50 Special Edition

In the mid-1960s the classic Mini’s profile on the world stage was boosted by a trio of giant-killing Monte Carlo Rally wins. It was the sports car tuning expertise of the legendary John Cooper that set Mini on its course in motorsport. 50 years on, MINI will launch the most exquisitely finished, highly specified and desirable model to ever bear the Cooper name; the MINI John Cooper Works World Championship 50. Finished in John Cooper’s signature color - Connaught Green - the flagship model...

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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ-400 Launched 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ-400 Launched

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 is the fastest and most extreme version of Mitsubishi's motorsport derived machine. With 403bhp and 387lb.ft of torque on offer from its advanced, lightweight aluminium 2.0-litre turbocharged MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) petrol engine the FQ-400 is able to reach 62mph from standstill in an estimated 3.8 seconds before reaching an electronically limited 155mph - where permitted.

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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ330 SST Announced 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ330 SST Announced

Since its introduction in 2008, the Lancer Evolution X has been an enormous success, gaining popular acclaim from customers and the media alike. Now, after extensive testing, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has added the eagerly awaited FQ330 SST to its already impressive line-up. The FQ330 SST model utilises a breathing kit and ECU re-map to accomplish its enhanced power output, and has been systematically tested over the past 6 months to achieve successful results. This power upgrade...

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2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS Pricing Announced 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS Pricing Announced

The new Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS sets another milestone in the high performance luxury saloon segment. Conceived and developed as “a real driving machine in the guise of a luxury saloon”, the Quattroporte Sport GTS is the ultimate expression of Maserati’s sportiness in the Quattroporte range. The uniqueness of the car in its segment is denoted by some important features. First of all, it is the only car in its segment that truly offers sporty handling thanks to a suspension set-up...

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2009 Mini Cooper George Harrison Special Edition Announced 2009 Mini Cooper George Harrison Special Edition Announced

MINI has come up with a fresh interpretation of George Harrison’s extravagant original Mini to coincide with the brand’s 50th birthday. The one-off model will be handed over to Olivia Harrison at the MINI United event. Olivia will accept the MINI on behalf of the Material World Charitable Foundation, a charity set up by George Harrison in 1973. The car will be auctioned in aid of the Foundation later in the year. MINI United – the world’s biggest fan event – will take place at Silverstone in...

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2009 Mini Cooper D Arrives - (Australia) 2009 Mini Cooper D Arrives - (Australia)

The first diesel powered MINI has arrived in showrooms, claiming the title of Australia’s most fuel efficient car. The new MINI Cooper D can travel 100 kilometres using only 3.9 litres, according to the official combined fuel consumption test. For the first time in Australia, the new car is also fitted with the complete package of MINIMALISM features, designed to reduce CO2 emissions. This means the car is the first in Australia to feature the innovative Auto Start Stop...

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20009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Facelift Unveiled 20009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Facelift Unveiled

BlueEFFICIENCY and BlueTEC technologies, efficient engines, even more attractive appointments, all-new body elements and an upgraded interior will make the Mercedes-Benz GL even more appealing. In its new model year, the world's top-class luxury SUV will consume up to 8 percent less fuel (preliminary value) and be even more environmentally compatible. Other outstanding features of the GL-Class will include excellent handling both on road and off road, exceptional roominess and the comfort of...

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2009 Nissan 370Z Launched - (Australia) 2009 Nissan 370Z Launched - (Australia)

The Nissan Z sportscar concept celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2009 successfully evolving the ‘less is more’ mantra. Less weight, less sheet metal. Less fuel. Less wheelbase. Less money.* But more rigidity. More agility. More pace. More power. More driving thrill. When the Nissan 350Z returned the famed Z badge to the Nissan line-up in February 2003 in Australia, a new era dawned. Now, after a successful run and continuous improvement over a six-year lifespan, a new son is rising:...

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2009 Mini Cooper Graphite Special Edition Announced 2009 Mini Cooper Graphite Special Edition Announced

MINI is increasing its model range with the value-packed, special edition MINI Graphite. Offering enhanced standard equipment levels over existing Hatch models, the MINI Graphite edition will be available in MINI One, Cooper and Cooper D guise; each offering an unbeatable combination of low ownership costs – from just £210 per month – as well as exclusivity.

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2009 Mini Life Ball, Designed by The Blonds for Katy Perry 2009 Mini Life Ball, Designed by The Blonds for Katy Perry

When fashion and music come together at the Life Ball, the result will always be something fascinating and unique - the new Life Ball MINI created in Katy Perry style by American designer duo The Blonds. MINI is supporting the Life Ball for the ninth year in succession in 2009. The 17th Life Ball - taking place on 16 May 2009 - marks the beginning of a four-year cycle, the elements water, earth, air and fire representing both metaphorically and in their artistic embodiment the fundamental...

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2009 Morgan Aero SuperSports Announced 2009 Morgan Aero SuperSports Announced

Throughout 2009 the Morgan Motor Company is celebrating one hundred years of continuous manufacture of motorcars. The company has remained in one family’s ownership since the founder HFS Morgan made his first car in 1909. As part of the Centenary celebrations Morgan announces a truly special model. Designed and engineered in house, the Morgan Aero SuperSports is a lightweight aluminum sports car with a luxurious specification. The interior features a comfortable combination of polished...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Exclusive Edition 2009 Mercedes-Benz CL500 Exclusive Edition

This year Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the one hundredth birthday of the Mercedes three-pointed star and the Benz emblem with a particularly exclusive edition of the CL Coupe. This anniversary model shines with an extensive package of appointments and exquisite details. These include an elegant paint finish from the designo collection, a new AMG Sports package, top-class leather, black piano lacquer trim and beautifully executed emblems of the original trademarks inset into the center console....

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2009 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Special Edition Announced 2009 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Special Edition Announced

Mercedes-Benz is ushering in the spring with a new special model of the A-Class. With design features reserved only for this edition, plus extensive, high-grade appointments, the Special Edition 2009 is not only eye-catching. It also combines the well-proven basic virtues of this compact Mercedes-Benz model with more than a touch of passion. This exclusive new model variant in the A-Class is available now.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Interior Images 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Interior Images

For the new SLS, Mercedes-Benz and AMG have developed a puristic sports car interior that combines lightweight construction with dynamism and high emotional appeal. Opening the unique swing-wing doors reveals an interior of a decidedly sporty nature – and immediately brings an aircraft cockpit to mind. The central design theme of "aviation engineering" is reflected in the wing-shaped dashboard, the centre console in the style of a jet's operating console and the four striking air...

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2009 Mosler MT900 GTR XX On-Sale 2009 Mosler MT900 GTR XX On-Sale

One of the World's Most Unique Supercar Manufacturers Begins the First Deliveries of its 20th Anniversary Vehicle Mosler Automotive announces the 20th anniversary model, the MT900 GTR XX has successfully completed the German TUV, Euro4 emission tests, crash tests and electro magnetic compatibility tests. With the completion of these tests the Mosler MT900 GTR XX gained comprehensive approval for sale in nearly all European and United Arab Eremite countries. First deliveries of this...

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Video: 2009 MINI Cooper S Clubman Meets Airstream Trailer Video: 2009 MINI Cooper S Clubman Meets Airstream Trailer

After the successful unveiling of the new MINI Convertible this spring, MINI dips its toe into the stylistic future of travel. Teaming up with renowned brands Airstream and Republic of Fritz HansenTM, the carmaker has embraced the theme of "mobile living" in developing an innovative design study with a down-by-the beach feel. The collaboration has spawned a unique combination of a 6.80-metre-long Airstream trailer and a modified MINI Cooper S Clubman, one whose appeal extends beyond...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Limited Edition Sports Package - (Australia) 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Limited Edition Sports Package - (Australia)

The class-leading and award-winning Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been enhanced with the addition of a limited edition model to its popular ranks. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Package is now on sale and offers customers even greater value, and is available in both four-cylinder C-Class models: the supercharged 135kW C 200 KOMPRESSOR and torque-rich but fuel-efficient 400Nm C 220 CDI turbo-diesel. The C-Class Sports Package is available in both saloon and wagon.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and S65 AMG Unveiled 2009 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG and S65 AMG Unveiled

The Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG and S 65 AMG, the powerful top-of-the-line S-Class models, are now even more appealing: thanks to a series of subtle yet extremely effective fine-tuning measures, the two performance saloons are even more striking and priceless than ever before. The updated technology is aimed at ensuring a more dynamic driving experience as well as optimum active and passive safety.

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2009 Novitec Rosso TuLesto Supercar 2009 Novitec Rosso TuLesto Supercar

The World's Most Exclusive High-End Sports Car There are many fascinating automobiles money can buy but its spectacular design, its uncompromising high-performance concept and its limited edition of just eleven cars make the new NOVITEC TuLesto the most exclusive high-end sports car in the world. The mid-engine racer is 204 centimeters wide and weighs in at just 1,260 kilograms. It is built by German automobile manufacturer NOVITEC in Stetten in Bavaria. At the heart of the two-seater is...

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2009 Nissan Maxima, In-Detail - (Australia) 2009 Nissan Maxima, In-Detail - (Australia)

The new Nissan Maxima sedan defines the concept of Modern Elegance - at an affordable price. It delivers a class-leading blend of bold styling and distinctive luxury that adds a competitive edge in both the Australian medium and large car segments. And with a new two-engine strategy, Nissan will attract new customers to the Maxima range. The big news for the new Maxima is a new 2.5-litre version of Nissan’s international award-winning VQ engine. The VQ25 engine powers the ST-L variant...

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2010 Nissan Skyline Crossover Announced 2010 Nissan Skyline Crossover Announced

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the release of its all-new Skyline Crossover this summer. The all-new Skyline Crossover makes its foray into the crossover segment with a unique and distinctive design, that arrives from a fusion of a coupe with an SUV. The luxury crossover utilizes smooth, soft-to-the-touch and high-quality materials to provide an elegant and personalized interior space.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 Introduced - (Australia) 2009 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 Introduced - (Australia)

The multi-award-winning Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and cab-chassis range is now available in Australia with all-wheel drive. The new Sprinter 4x4 range utilises extensive all-wheel drive know-how developed by Mercedes-Benz, which boasts more than a century of experience with four-wheel drive technology. The option of all-wheel drive in the Sprinter range is designed to enhance vehicle traction in slippery, low-grip conditions. Surfaces such as snow, ice, and mud often limit the...

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Video: 2009 Opel Insignia OPC Video: 2009 Opel Insignia OPC

The heart of the Opel Insignia OPC is its 2.8 V6 Turbo engine. Derived from the powerful gasoline engine already available on the top-of-the-line Insignia, this version reaches an output of 239 kW/325 hp. The increase in power was obtained by a special engine development and by reworking the exhaust, significantly reducing the counter pressure. And because sound is so important in the appreciation of an engine, the acoustic specialists worked on the exhaust of the V6 by adopting specific center...

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Video: 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Video: 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The 2009 S-Class once again represents the cutting edge of automotive development. Mercedes-Benz's technology leadership is demonstrated by the new S 400 HYBRID, which is the first production vehicle in the world to feature a hybrid drive with a lithium-ion battery.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz AMG Sport Package for S-Class and CL-Class 2009 Mercedes-Benz AMG Sport Package for S-Class and CL-Class

For the first time, there is an AMG Sports package for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the CL-Class. With revamped AMG bodystyling, attractive 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels and special interior details, both top Mercedes-Benz models can now be made more striking than ever in terms of sportiness. The appealing combination of exclusive equipment features, many of which are not available separately, is proving increasingly popular with customers. The AMG Sports package is now available for...

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2009 Opel Insignia OPC First Images 2009 Opel Insignia OPC First Images

The high performance version of the Car of the Year 2009 will be unveiled on May 7, when the Opel Insignia OPC premieres at the Barcelona Motor Show, ten years after the launch of the first OPC model (Opel Performance Center). The heart of the Opel Insignia OPC is its 2.8 V6 Turbo engine. Derived from the powerful gasoline engine already available on the top-of-the-line Insignia, this version reaches an output of 239 kW/325 hp. The increase in power was obtained by a special engine...

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Video: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG at All-Angles Video: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG at All-Angles

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG boasts a 6.3-liter V8 powerhouse generating 518 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, taking the luxury sedan from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph.

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2009 Audi R8 by MTM 2009 Audi R8 by MTM

Customers who want to avoid that their neighbors suddenly shows up with the same car, are now given a guarantee by MTM that this will certainly not happen. The new program MTM individual meets all customer wishes and creates a unique automobile. Therefore, MTM allows an individualization of the car, as far as the ideas of the customer reach. Nothing can top this exclusivity. Motoren Technik Mayer (MTM) now shows what the individualization program offers. Following customer requirements, the...

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Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype Unveiled Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype Unveiled

Building on the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi Motors North America today conducted the World debut of a distinctive new model that takes the compact SUV to another new level of performance and sportiness - the Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype. The all-new design study is the centerpiece of the Mitsubishi Motors exhibit at the New York International Auto Show, which continues through April 19. The Diamond white Outlander GT Prototype infuses performance and design...

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2010 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed3, US Spec 2010 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed3, US Spec

It's an unwritten law of nature. When two parents have kids, more often than not, their offspring will be quite different. One will have Dad's eyes, another, Mom's nose. Some will be mild-mannered, happy and always smiling, and others, well - they will be wicked. Enter the all-new 2010 MAZDASPEED3. From a distance, it may look like its MAZDA3 siblings, with its five-point grille and sleek lines, but one minute behind the wheel will prove otherwise. For 2010, the MAZDASPEED3 blends the...

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2010 Mazda CX-9 Unveiled 2010 Mazda CX-9 Unveiled

As the saying goes, there is always room for improvement. In the automotive industry, minor improvements often come in the form of performance, handling and design - all things that have become synonymous with Mazda vehicles. So, naturally, when the Mazda design, engineering and product marketing divisions sat down to discuss minor refreshes for the 2010 CX-9, they quickly realized just how challenging the task would be. An instant success when it first hit the market in 2007, the CX-9...

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2010 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS, Sketches and Interior Revealed 2010 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS, Sketches and Interior Revealed

For the new SLS, Mercedes-Benz and AMG have developed a puristic sports car interior that combines lightweight construction with dynamism and high emotional appeal. Opening the unique swing-wing doors reveals an interior of a decidedly sporty nature – and immediately brings an aircraft cockpit to mind. The central design theme of "aviation engineering" is reflected in the wing-shaped dashboard, the center console in the style of a jet's operating console and the four striking air...

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Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec Concept Car at New York Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec Concept Car at New York

BlueTEC is the keyword for the future of diesel engine technology. Thanks to the highly- efficient exhaust treatment system developed by Mercedes-Benz, BlueTEC vehicles fulfill the strictest global emissions standards to make them the cleanest diesels in the world. With the E250 BlueTEC concept, which was created specifically for the North American market, Mercedes-Benz is now demonstrating how BlueTEC technology in the E-Class can be combined with a four-cylinder engine with optimized fuel...

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2010 Mercedes-Benz S600 and S400 Hybrid Unveiled 2010 Mercedes-Benz S600 and S400 Hybrid Unveiled

Four years after the market launch of the W 221 model series, Mercedes-Benz is presenting the 2009 S-Class. Trailblazing innovations in the areas of comfort and drive engineering combined with state-of-the-art technology for enhanced safety consolidate the Mercedes-Benz flagship's position as the brand's innovation driver and underscore its pioneering role in the automotive industry as a whole. The technology highlights include the world's first standard production hybrid drive with a...

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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 HYBRID Production Model Unveiled 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 HYBRID Production Model Unveiled

In the search for the optimum hybrid system for the premium motor car, the engineers were already sure of one thing right from the concept phase: a Mercedes-Benz SUV with a hybrid drive would have to share the same typical brand attributes as any other Mercedes vehicle. Essential elements such as the greatest possible active and passive safety, optimum ride comfort and ease of operation, uncompromising reliability over a long period and high-quality workmanship with select materials would have...

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2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Revealed 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster Revealed

Nissan Z® Roadster Joins 370Z Coupe in Nissan Showrooms In Late Summer 2009 Less than a year after the introduction of the all-new 2009 Nissan 370Z Coupe - a vehicle that reset the bar for affordable sports car design and performance - comes its dramatic new stablemate, the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster. The seductively styled Z® Roadster offers everything the hardtop Z® Coupe does - and more. As in more classic open-air sports car driving excitement. More sun, moon and stars. And more...

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2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z Revealed 2009 Nissan NISMO 370Z Revealed

Latest NISMO Z® Hits the Streets in June With 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, NISMO-tuned Suspension, Aerodynamic Body and Unique Interior Treatments The all-new, second generation NISMO 370Z, which is set to go on sale at Nissan retailers nationwide in June 2009, continues the tradition of the original by offering unique performance and design attributes that true sports car enthusiasts are looking for - straight from the factory. Like the limited production NISMO 350Z introduced two years...

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2009 Mazda 3 In-Detail - (Australia) 2009 Mazda 3 In-Detail - (Australia)

The New Generation Mazda3 has been developed to take the outstanding ownership experience defined by its predecessor to new levels of enjoyment, while embodying Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom‐ Zoom strategy. The New Generation Mazda3 is the third vehicle in Mazda’s next‐generation product line‐up (after Mazda2 and Mazda6), and is built to deliver four key values:

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2009 Maserati GranTurismo MC Unveiled 2009 Maserati GranTurismo MC Unveiled

The new Maserati GranTurismo MC will be officially unveiled during the FIA GT "Media Days" at the Paul Ricard circuit. The new model is an offshoot of the Maserati GranTurismo MC Concept introduced last September in Monza and based on the Maserati GranTurismo S road version, with electro-actuated gearbox system. On 17 and 18 March the car participated in the "Balance of performance", two days of practices organized by SRO at the Paul Ricard circuit in order to analyze and...

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2009 Nissan NV200 Vanette in Japan 2009 Nissan NV200 Vanette in Japan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd (NML) today announced the start of the pre-launch sales for the all-new NV200 van in Japan. Following its global debut at the 79th International Geneva Motor Show in March, Japan will be the first market to launch this next generation global van starting mid-May. The compact NV200 Vanette will be offered in two configurations - the Van GX light commercial van and the Wagon 16S people carrier. The NV200 Vanette* has been designed to meet the demands of a wide-range of...

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2009 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype Teaser 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype Teaser

The centerpiece of Mitsubishi Motors' stand at next week's New York Auto Show will be the Outlander GT Prototype. Building on the success of the current Outlander, this sporty compact CUV will make its World debut on April 9. Dressed in a premium Diamond white hue, the Outlander GT Prototype showcases a host of new technologies, such as Idle Neutral Logic that automatically shifts the transmission into neutral during vehicle standstill, improved performance and fuel economy from its more...

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Unveiled 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Unveiled

AMG is kicking-off the 2009 driving season with a new superstar: shortly after the launch of the new E-Class, the AMG high-performance brand of Mercedes-Benz Cars presents the new 2010 E63 AMG. This dynamic sports sedan impresses with outstanding performance, thrilling handling characteristics and advanced technology transferred from its sibling, the SL63 AMG high-performance Roadster. The 2010 MERCEDES E63 AMG makes its U.S. sales debut in November 2009. The new 2010 Mercedes E63 AMG...

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2009 Nissan GT-R, On Sale - (Australia) 2009 Nissan GT-R, On Sale - (Australia)

The first official Australian Nissan GT-R super car was delivered at 12:01 a.m. today. The record setting, 2009 Nissan GT-R, goes on sale today at eleven select GT-R Certified Nissan dealers across the country. Andrew Richmond is one of the first customers to order a GT-R R35 through a pre-sale program and he couldn’t wait for normal business hours to take possession of his new White Ivory Pearl Premium GT-R.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, New Engines 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, New Engines

Captivating design, passion-fuelled driving enjoyment and outstandingly low CO2 emissions – these are the hallmarks of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe. Its sporty temperament is largely attributable to newly developed and modified engines, including a new four-cylinder powerplant with direct injection, which outperforms engines that boast a far higher displacement yet still succeeds in saving fuel. With a displacement of 2.2 liters, the engine in the Mercedes-Benz E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY...

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Mercedes-Benz F CELL Roadster Concept Car Mercedes-Benz F CELL Roadster Concept Car

In a hitherto unique project bridging various fields of profession, the trainees of Daimler AG at the Sindelfingen Mercedes-Benz plant have built a Roadster with fuel cell drive. For about a year, more than 150 trainees and dual education system students worked on the overall concept, development, assembly, and completion of the F-CELL Roadster. This project involved junior employees from the fields of automotive mechatronics, model-building, electronics, coating technology, manufacturing...

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2009 Melkus RS2000 Finalised 2009 Melkus RS2000 Finalised

A follow-up model to the legendary MELKUS RS1000 had always been the dream of Heinz Melkus. Now, Peter and Sepp Melkus, son and grandson of the well known race engineer and driver, are making this dream a reality. The elegant sports car will take shape in Dresden at the MELKUS Sportwagen KG workshop, alongside the currently hand-built small series production. It will be carried out in a similar fashion to the current task of replicating the MELKUS RS1000 in a limited edition.

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2010 Mazda CX-7 and CX-9  Facelifts to Debut in New York 2010 Mazda CX-7 and CX-9 Facelifts to Debut in New York

Mazda North American Operations will unveil three new vehicles at the 2009 New York International Auto Show, including the heavily revised 2010 CX-9 and CX-7 crossover SUVs and the highly anticipated MAZDASPEED3 high-performance compact 5-door. Takashi Yamanouchi, representative director, president and CEO, Mazda Motor Corporation, is scheduled to address the media at a press conference at the Mazda booth. A strong success - including winning the 2008 Motor Trend Sport Utility of the Year...

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2009 MINI Cooper D on Sale in May - (Australia) 2009 MINI Cooper D on Sale in May - (Australia)

When the new MINI Cooper D goes on sale in May this year it will become Australia’s most fuel efficient car on the market. Upon its arrival, not only will MINI reset the fuel consumption benchmark with 3.9 litres per 100 kilometres it will set a new benchmark with regard to CO2 emissions, emitting just 104 g/km, the lowest of any vehicle on the road. Priced from just $33,750 the new MINI Cooper D also comes to market attractively priced compared to some more expensive hybrid...

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2010 Nissan GT-R Pricing Change 2010 Nissan GT-R Pricing Change

March may be the month known for madness, lions and lambs, but at Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA), the biggest roar is coming from the early introduction of the new 2010 Nissan GT-R supercar, including a number of important enhancements. Specifically, five additional horsepower, a revised suspension, updated wheel finishes and standard front seat- and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags. First introduced in the United States in July 2008, the Nissan GT-R earned near...

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2009 Mazda MX-5, At a Glance - (Australia) 2009 Mazda MX-5, At a Glance - (Australia)

Mazda MX‐5 offers roadster driving at its best. Its original concept has been so successful that Mazda has never changed it: affordable to buy and use, lightweight, Jinba Ittai ‘one-with-the-car’ handling, and classic roadster looks.

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2009 MINI Cooper Cabrio Arrives - (Australia) 2009 MINI Cooper Cabrio Arrives - (Australia)

The new MINI Cabrio has arrived in Australia and is set for market release in line with global release date on Saturday 28th March 2009. Priced from $39,800 the new MINI Cabrio is set to build on the success of its predecessor, thanks to new more powerful engines, substantial reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, a wider range of practical functions, optimised safety technology and upgraded suspension. “The new MINI Cabrio – the one and only premium Cabrio in its segment - will...

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2009 Mahindra Pik-Up Goes on Sale - (Australia) 2009 Mahindra Pik-Up Goes on Sale - (Australia)

Mahindra Automotive Australia (MAA) today announced a first ever sale on its entire range of vehicles in an end of model run out. Sensational deals are being offered by dealers across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland on all 4x2, 4x4, cab chassis, single or dual cab Mahindra Pik-Up variants, with prices starting at $16,990 plus on-road costs. Claire Tynan, CEO, MAA said, “We will be making an announcement shortly about our model plans, so this is the perfect time for Australian...

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2009 Mazda AZ-Wagon for Wheelchairs 2009 Mazda AZ-Wagon for Wheelchairs

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the launch of its redesigned Mazda AZ-Wagon i, a special needs vehicle equipped with a sloping access ramp for wheelchairs. The new model is based on the fully redesigned AZ-Wagon micro-mini that was launched in Japan in September 2008. Sales commence today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini, and Mazda Autozam dealerships throughout Japan. The new AZ-Wagon i has a wide opening at the rear and a spacious cabin with a high roof. Other enhancements designed for...

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2009 Porsche 911 Tuning Program by Mansory 2009 Porsche 911 Tuning Program by Mansory

The company Mansory is situated in Bavaria and one of the top addresses for refining premium sports cars. Whether Bentley, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ferrari or Porsche - the refining specialist shows its technical talent for every automobile. The subsidiary company Mansory Switzerland AG, the in-house expert for Porsche cars, presents a comprehensive tuning programme for the model 911 from the recently revived Porsche Type 997 series at the Geneva Auto Salon 2009. This tuning programme mainly...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Official Details 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Official Details

For the first time in the company's history stretching back over 40 years, the Mercedes-Benz performance brand is presenting a vehicle developed in-house, the Mercedes SLS AMG. The super sports car serves up an exciting proposition with its unique technology package: aluminum spaceframe body with gullwing doors, AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine developing 420 kW/571 hp peak output and dry sump lubrication, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration and sports suspension...

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2009 MINI Cooper S Clubman and Airstream Trailer by Republic of Fritz Hansen 2009 MINI Cooper S Clubman and Airstream Trailer by Republic of Fritz Hansen

Airstream Inc. and MINI have teamed up to offer the best in both design and functionality with a one-off MINI Cooper S Clubman and Airstream creation designed by Republic of Fritz Hansen. The concept will be presented for the first time at the INTERNI DESIGN ENERGIES exhibition in the courtyards of Università degli Studi di Milano during the upcoming world-renowned Salone del Mobile show in Milan. The exhibition will be open each day from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 30 April from 10:00 a.m. until...

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2009 Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR Announced 2009 Nissan Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR Announced

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced an expansion of the popular Nissan Sentra line-up with the addition of a sport-styled Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR model. The Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan retailers nationwide beginning on April 17, 2009. The Sentra FE+ 2.0 SR has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $17,760, the same price as the Sentra FE+ 2.0 S model. The full 2009 Sentra lineup now features seven models, ranging from the entry-level Sentra FE+ 2.0 to...

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2009 Porsche Cayenne 955 by Mansory 2009 Porsche Cayenne 955 by Mansory

Perfect surface quality and custom-fit manufacture are the hallmarks of the liftreducing Mansory auto body design for the current Cayenne models. With the striking design, the SUV turns into the center of attention on the streets and off-road. A far more dynamic front apron with larger air inlets is the outstanding element at the front. An ultra-light bonnet additionally strengthened with carbon supplies the front engine with extra fresh air via ventilation ducts. By broadening the wings,...

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Mitsubishi i MiEV SPORT AIR Concept Car Mitsubishi i MiEV SPORT AIR Concept Car

Whilst the idea of an electric sports car (or simply electric fast car, witness the 100 km/h record-breaker back in 1899) is not new, not much thought have been given so far to consider electric vehicle (EV) fundamentals as sports car material… Blending sporting heritage with EV leading expertise, Mitsubishi Motors has just taken that upside down view to create the clear removable top i MiEV SPORT AIR, premiered at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. One step beyond being merely green, this...

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2009 Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic Unveiled 2009 Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic Unveiled

True to Maserati’s commitment to introduce a new model at each international car show, the GranTurismo S Automatic premières at the Geneva Auto Show. The new Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic features a 4.7 V8 engine which develops 440 hp (323kW) at 7000 rpm. The maximum torque is 490Nm at 4750 rpm. The principal content is the combination of the automatic transmission with the most powerful wet sump Maserati V8 on the GranTurismo – until now offered as 4.2 l with automatic transmission and...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK Special Edition 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK Special Edition

At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a new, eye-catching special model in the successful SLK series with the model suffix "2LOOK Edition". This new model variant, which is specifically aimed at a younger target group, is only available in glossy black or lustrous white. This styling touch is harmoniously complemented by a two-tone interior with high-grade materials in dramatic black-and-white contrasts. The attraction of opposites – this is the concept with...

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Magna Steyr Mila EV Concept Car Magna Steyr Mila EV Concept Car

Magna is presenting the latest member of the MILA innovation family at the Geneva Motor Show 2009: mila ev - a forward-looking automotive concept, uncompromising, universally applicable and suited to daily use in every way. The outstanding element and centerpiece of the mila ev is its fully integrated electric vehicle platform which can be used by every OEM to realize their own product, drive and design strategies in the shortest of time.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Unveiled 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe Unveiled

The Geneva Motor Show will see the comeback of an intriguing product idea when Mercedes-Benz presents the Coupé range in the new E?Class. Just three months after the presentation of the Saloon, the brand is therefore launching a new highlight in the new model series while continuing a tradition that has repeatedly met with great enthusiasm throughout the history of the E-Class. The new E-Class Coupé offers a very special combination of two attributes for which the Mercedes brand is known:...

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2011 Opel Ampera Unveiled 2011 Opel Ampera Unveiled

The Opel Ampera will also be offered with right-hand drive in the United Kingdom by Opel’s sister-brand, Vauxhall. “The Opel Ampera further demonstrates GM’s leadership in the electrification of the automobile,” said Carl-Peter Forster. “Its ground-breaking Voltec electric propulsion system is the kind of game-changing technology the automotive industry needs to respond to energy and environmental challenges.” The five-door, four-seat Ampera is influenced by Opel’s award-winning design...

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2009 Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero by Mansory 2009 Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero by Mansory

“Vincero! Vincero! -– I will win“, that is the self-confident exclamation from Nessun Dorma, probably the most famous tenor aria from Giacomo Puccini´s opera Turandot. And Vincero is also the name of the latest automobile accessory line by refining specialist Mansory. Mansory already finds many parallels for the new name: The plot of the aria stems from a Persian tale of 1001 days which also relates to the standard motorisation of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 with 1,001 hp. On the other hand, it...

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2009 Maserati Quattroporte Centurion Arrives 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Centurion Arrives

Maserati GB and American Express Centurion are delighted to announce the arrival of the new Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series. Officially unveiled at Forbes House, in London’s Belgravia in front of an exclusive audience of American Express black card holders, the Pininfarina designed luxury saloon was received with great enthusiasm. The Maserati Quattroporte for Centurion special series is exclusively built to order: finished in stunning metallic Nero Carbonio (carbon...

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2009 Mazda CX-7 Facelift, Clean Turbo Diesel 2009 Mazda CX-7 Facelift, Clean Turbo Diesel

The facelift version of Mazda’s popular sports crossover SUV, the CX-7, features the premiere of its first diesel variant. After a successful launch in North America in 2006, sales were expanded to include Japan and Europe in 2007. Two years later, total sales have surpassed 165,000 units (as of December 2008) and the CX-7 has won more than 10 global automobile awards. In developing the facelift CX-7, Mazda focused on delivering a car that is even more representative of the Mazda brand....

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Nissan Qazana Concept Car World Debut Nissan Qazana Concept Car World Debut

At the current 79th International Geneva Motor Show, Nissan has confirmed that a future Nissan vehicle based on the Qazana concept car will be manufactured at its Sunderland plant in the UK from 2010. Qazana is a small Crossover and has been conceived to challenge conventional wisdom about what buyers of small five-door cars should expect. Speaking of a future model for Europe inspired by Qazana, Carlos Tavares, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, confirmed: “I am pleased to...

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2009 Mazda 3 MPS, Details 2009 Mazda 3 MPS, Details

In the spotlight in Geneva is the next-generation Mazda3 MPS, one of the world’s most powerful front-wheel drive compact cars. It takes the new-generation Mazda3 hatchback as its base and raises it to new levels of driving excitement with an updated MZR 2.3-litre DISI* turbo petrol engine, increased body shell rigidity and an evolved suspension. To this it adds exclusive design cues and materials to deliver a next-generation compact flagship that is even more fun to own and drive than the...

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2009 Nissan 370Z, More Agile, More Compact, More Thrills - (Australia) 2009 Nissan 370Z, More Agile, More Compact, More Thrills - (Australia)

New Nissan 370Z continues the Z-car bloodline offering an authentic sports car experience with enhanced performance and handling thanks to its more compact dimensions and attention to weight- saving. In the first full redesign of the iconic Nissan Z since its re-introduction in 2003, the new 370Z now sports a shorter wheelbase, greater use of lightweight body materials, new engine with more horsepower and a new 7-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, as well as the world’s first...

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2009 Nissan Maxima Preview - (Australia) 2009 Nissan Maxima Preview - (Australia)

Nissan Australia will turn its new product offensive on the local sedan market with the introduction of the new Maxima sedan designed to deliver a new level of modern elegance to the segment. With its contemporary design, impressive ride comfort and thoughtful appointments, the all-new J32 Maxima will expand its sales potential through some significant new additions to the model line up. Available in June, the J32 Maxima is the fifth generation to carry the Maxima nameplate, which was...

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