The most advanced SUV yet to roll out of Sweden includes an autonomous highway mode that can take care of the brakes, steering and accelerator at speeds of up to 130km/h, plus plenty more safety tech. Will start production in April.
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Mercedes-AMG has flagged its intention to build a 600kW, Porsche Panamera-bashing V8 hybrid super sedan by 2018 with its unveiling of the GT Concept.
The four-door uses AMG’s familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and mates it to a lightweight battery pack and 150kW electric motor. ild d ncept. in-
The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST will tap a tiny 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine that can pump out 147kW and 290Nm – but run as a two-cylinder fuel miser when it needs to. On sale in Australia from 2018.
Audi ditches the atmo V8 for a twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 for the new-gen RS5. Same 331kW as the model it replaces, but now with 600Nm from 1900rpm (up 170Nm). 0-100km/h in 3.9 sec. In Oz by the end of ’17.