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New car diary for December 2006

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - Coupe

Released: Dec 2006

BMW's all-new E92 3 Series Coupe has arrived Down Under in 325i and twin-turbo 335i guises, with the entry-level 323i due to arrive in by late December. Price increases over the current E46 coupe range - but so does power, performance, body stiffness and standard specifications.
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Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: CLS-class

Released: Dec 2006

AMG, Mercedes' performance arm, has a new 6.2-litre V8 engine that is set to slot under the bonnet of a range of the company's vehicles. Among them will be the CLS63 AMG four-door "coupe" and the smaller CLK63 AMG coupe and convertible. In the CLS, the new V8 generates a massive 378kW.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz CLS-class

Make: Renault

Model: Laguna - II 2.2 dCi

Released: Dec 2006

Renault unveiled its Laguna Phase II 2.2 dCi diesel at the 2006 Sydney motor show. The "reborn" Laguna is fitted with a five-speed automatic and a Euro IV emissions-compliant diesel that develops 112kW/320Nm to offer sub-6.0L/100km fuel economy.
read more about the Renault Laguna

Make: Audi

Model: TT

Released: Dec 2006

Audi's second-generation TT coupe goes on sale in Australia in December 2006 and brings significant changes. The front-drive four-cylinder is powered by a new 147kW/280Nm direct-injection 2.0-litre turbo, while the all-wheel-drive quattro version offers a 184kW/320Nm 3.2-litre V6.
read more about the Audi TT

Make: Holden

Model: Astra - TwinTop

Released: Dec 2006

Holden’s redesigned Astra "TwinTop" coupe-convertible will be launched in December, powered by a new 110kW/215Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder Ecotec engine, making it the first Astra to offer direct fuel-injection. The four-seater AH Astra TwinTop has a three-piece retractable hard top.
read more about the Holden Astra

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: CLK-class - CLK63 AMG

Released: Dec 2006

Mercedes' performance arm has a new flagship 6.2-litre V8 engine, which will power the big CLS63 AMG and the smaller CLK63 AMG coupe and convertible. In the CLS, the new V8 generates a massive 378kW, while it has been slightly detuned for the CLK, in which it produces only 354kW.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz CLK-class

Make: Mazda

Model: BT-50

Released: Dec 2006

Mazda's next-gen light truck will again be based on parent company Ford’s Courier utility and went on sale in December 2006. Like Ford's new Ranger, the bigger new BT-50 boasts a stronger body and suspension, and two new turbo-diesels: a 107kW/330Nm 2.5-litre and 116kW/380Nm 3.0-litre.
read more about the Mazda BT-50

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - Targa

Released: Dec 2006

Porsche will expand its stylish 911 range with the introduction of the Targa 4 and 4S in December. Both new Targa models feature permanent all-wheel drive and the Carrera 4’s distinctive 44mm wider body at the rear. The most striking feature is the large glass roof and opening rear window.
read more about the Porsche 911

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