Euro and British ‘greats’ at Shannons May 27 sale

 

 

 

 

  • Five stunning BMWs
  • Four classic sporting Jaguars
  • Two superb Mini Coopers

World-class European and British sporting ‘greats’ will be going under the hammer at Shannons upcoming Classic Auction in conjunction with the Hot Rod & Custom Auto Expo in Sydney.

Crossing the block at Rosehill Racecourse on Sunday, May 27 are five sporting BMW Coupes, headed by a pair of stunning racing ‘Tribute’ coupes – a 1972 E9 CSL ‘Batmobile’ and a 1987 M3 E30 ‘Group A’ coupe.

Meanwhile, British honour is upheld by four classic sporting Jaguars spearheaded by a barn-find, Australian-delivered 1951 XK120 roadster.

Two superbly-restored Mini Coopers, a stunning, very low kilometre 1997 Lotus Esprit V8 Coupe and a lovely restored 1954 MG TF 1250 roadster are also in the auction.

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New entry point for in-demand Mercedes-Benz GLC mid-size SUV range

A newly added model to the Australian Mercedes-Benz GLC range brings an enticing new entry point to the popular SUV and Coupé range.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 200 SUV combines a powerful yet frugal 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine (135kW/300Nm), a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, and full-time rear-wheel-drive with a long list of standard appointments.

This includes Parking Pilot with a 360-degree camera, an EASY PACK tailgate, Audio 20 entertainment system with seven-inch colour display and touchpad control, satellite navigation system, digital radio, media interface with smartphone integration, keyless start, electric front seats, black ash wood trim, ARTICO upholstery, LED head-lights, Active Parking Assist, DYNAMIC SELECT driving mode selector, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

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‘Edition C’ adds even more value for buyers of Australia’s best-selling luxury car, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

There will be more incentive than ever to purchase the most affordable model of Australia’s best-selling luxury car, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, with the addition of a new value package, known as Edition C.

Buyers of the popular Mercedces-Benz C 200 sedan can now select the Edition C option, which adds a glass electric sunroof, smartphone integration in the form of Apple CarPlay™ or Google Android ™ Auto, metallic paint (excludes designo) and eye-catching 19-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Australia’s most popular luxury car in 2017 and is set to carry on as a firm favourite of luxury car buyers. The C 200 sedan is equipped with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine making 135kW and 300Nm, coupled with a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission.

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The X-Class launches in Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 April, 2018: From today brand new X-Class utes will drive out of Mercedes-Benz dealerships all around Australia. With pricing starting from $45,490 plus on roads Mercedes-Benz Vans has already had more than 8,000 customers register their interest in buying the vehicle, with some leaving deposits at dealerships to secure early orders.

World wide, it’s consider one of the biggest vehicle launches for the year. Mercedes-Benz Vans kicked off their marketing campaign by inviting Henry Rollins to travel around Australia in an X-Class creating a podcast and documentary called Tough Conversations which interviews real Australians on what it means to be tough. The documentary will air on Network Ten’s ONE channel at 9.30pm April 18th.

Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia and New Zealand, Diane Tarr, said, “The high level of interest and anticipation in the lead up to revealing the new X-Class has been a reflection of just how ingrained dual cab utes are in both the Australian and New Zealand culture. The fact is we love utes and we are showing a desire to incorporate this type of vehicle into our lives in more ways than we did in the past. Not just for work, but also increasingly for private use.

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Made-in-Germany: New Ford Focus to bring driver-oriented, high quality and technically advanced vehicle line-up to Australian customers

 

 

 

 

 

  • The new clean-sheet, German-made Ford Focus range will launch in Australia in late 2018 with advanced technology and a fresh new look for one of the world’s best-selling nameplates
  • Standard Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Keeping Aid will be joined by an advanced suite of available Driver Assist Technology, including optional Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go capability
  • Focus will offer two new-generation three-cylinder powerplants including a brand-new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, and a new eight-speed torque-convertor automatic to deliver improvements in efficiency, drivability and lower running costs
  • Focus benefits from state-of-the-art technology, with sophisticated cutting-edge manufacturing techniques and construction enabling improvements in fit, finish and overall quality

MELBOURNE, Australia, April 10, 2018– Ford Australia will bring the most advanced, highly equipped and freshly styled Ford Focus to Australian customers in late 2018. The new German-made Ford Focus will bring the latest safety, technology and European sophistication to more Australians looking for a dynamic, practical passenger car.

“We already enjoy highly-sophisticated and praised Fords from Europe, which include the current Focus ST and Focus RS models – now, our state of the art plant in Germany will be the single-source for the entire Focus range,” said Ford Australia CEO and President, Graeme Whickman.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain supports world record-setting 24-hour ride

Melbourne – Endurance cyclist Dr Mitch Anderson set a new world record outdoor distance for 24 hours on a bike, shadowed every inch of the way by a Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain containing support staff and equipment that set a landmark of its own.

On a closed 3.25 km road loop at the Australian Automotive Research Centre in Wensleydale, Victoria, over the Easter weekend, Anderson set a new outdoor world mark for 24 hours in the saddle of 894.35 kilometres, beating the previous world record distance by four kilometres.
Anderson, a former professional ironman triathlete who already held the cycling outdoor world record for 12 hours, added the 24-hour record to his resume by averaging just over 37km/h for the 24-hour period.

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New Mercedes-AMG Safety Car for the 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

Bathurst, Australia – For the fourth consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia will supply the Safety and Course cars to ensure the smooth running of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour Race, from February 2-4, 2018.

The field will be led by the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Safety Car and when needed, will corral the high-powered field across all on-track sessions, including Sunday’s race. Equipped with a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine pumping out 450 kW of power and 850 Nm of torque, the AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Safety Car is able to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reach an electronically controlled top speed of 300 km/h.

Also lending a helping hand, a pair of Mercedes-AMG C 63 S models plus two Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC saloons will perform official duties as Course Cars across the weekend at Mount Panorama.

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The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class The legend on the Schöckl: More control, more comfort

Every G-Class has to conquer the Schöckl. Mercedes-Benz uses the 1,445 metre high local mountain near the Austrian city of Graz as a test track. The 5.6 km route includes gradients of up to 60 percent and lateral inclinations of up to 40 percent. During the development stage, a “G” has to endure a good 2,000 strenuous kilometres on this very demanding course. The new G-Class masters the route with noticeably more control and comfort.
The primary goal of development was to make the new G-Class even more effective off-road. The G thus remains a true G – thanks to its standard ladder-type frame, the three 100-percent differential locks and LOW RANGE off-road ratio. Its suspension is the result of collaboration between Mercedes-Benz G GmbH and Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The result is an independent suspension with double-wishbone front axle in combination with a rigid rear axle. During development work, the engineers had the task of fighting for every millimetre, because off-road capability also means maximum ground clearance. The raised axle with independent suspension decisively contributes to this, and additionally increases the stiffness of the body with a strut brace.

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World’s first full service Mercedes-AMG dealership opens in Sydney

Sydney – Mercedes-AMG has this week opened a stunning new stand-alone, full-service showroom to showcase its performance vehicle range in Sydney. To be known as AMG Sydney, it is the first dedicated sales-and-service showroom for Mercedes-AMG vehicles in the world, and just the second stand-alone AMG showroom along with a facility opened in Tokyo earlier this year.

The new showroom represents the sports car and performance brand in a discrete architecture for the first time in Australia, and will present customers with an immersive yet approachable brand experience.

Prominently positioned adjacent to the Kingsford Smith Airport domestic terminals, it is well placed to capitalise on the strategic expansion of the Mercedes-AMG product range in recent years and marks another milestone in the performance brand’s sales strategy.

Mercedes-AMG understands the passion Australians have for the performance brand, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes AMG GmbH.

“We are very proud to open our second stand-alone store here in Sydney. It is a great chance to underline the importance of the Australian market to our brand and to ensure that our customers can experience the AMG spirit as well as the ideal service for their car – everything of course Affalterbach approved.”

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Electric trucks for BMW Group Plant Munich: 100% electric, clean and quiet – BMW Group, ARS Altmann AG and SCHERM Group put two new e-trucks into service

A total of three e-trucks now traveling the streets of Munich for the plant’s production Savings of approx. 82 tons of CO2 thanks to use of electric trucks

Munich. As of now, three electric trucks are part of the logistics operations of the BMW Group’s home plant. What began when the first 40-ton electric truck was put into service by the Munich plant in 2015 has now been taken to the next level. Through the use of these e-trucks, the company reduces CO2 emissions by approx. 82 tons annually. All three trucks are used on public roads in the Greater Munich area.

With its first e-truck, logistics service provider ARS Altmann AG transports new cars on a 15-kilometer route through Munich: on its way from the town of Garching north of the city to the BMW Welt, the truck is loaded with vehicles to be handed over to customers; on the way back, it transports finished vehicles from the BMW plant, which will later be dispatched from the Garching site to the European sales network. A special feature of the new e-truck is its covered semitrailer.

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