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New car diary for December 2008

Make: Citroen

Model: Berlingo

Released: Dec 2008

Citroen is expected to launch its all-new Berlingo small commercial van here in late 2008. Initially to be available as a diesel only, with a petrol variant to follow, the new Berlingo will come in both short and long-wheelbase guises and will be sold beside the smaller existing Berlingo until around mid-2009.
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Make: Smart

Model: ForTwo - mhd

Released: Dec 2008

The Smart ForTwo micro car will be offered with fuel-saving stop/start technology from late 2008. Dubbed micro hybrid drive (MHD), it replaces the starter motor with a generator, which also supplys the electrical system with voltage. Fuel consumption is down from 4.7L/100km to 4.4L/100km
read more about the Smart ForTwo

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - sedan

Released: Dec 2008

The first M3 sedan is likely to arrive in Australia by December 2008. Powered by the same 309kW 4.0-litre V8 as its coupe and cabriolet stablemates, the four-door M3 will compete head on with the likes of Mercedes-Benz's bruising new C63 AMG sedan and the Lexus IS-F sedan due here in October.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Mazda

Model: Mazda6 - MZR-CD turbo-diesel

Released: Dec 2008

Mazda will add turbo-diesel power to its Mazda6 hatch and wagon range by the end of 2008. The diesel Six's all-new 136kW/400Nm 2.2-litre common-rail direct-injection four-cylinder engine, with manual transmission only, is capable of returning 5.9L/100km. Pricing is expected to start under $40,000.
read more about the Mazda Mazda6

Make: Porsche

Model: 911

Released: Dec 2008

Having released the facelifted C2/C2S 911 in September 2008, Porsche will also launch upgraded versions of its all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4/S Coupe/Cabriolet range. The will feature the same new direct-injction enines and PDK uto transmissins as the rear-drive Carrera and Cabriolet models.
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Make: Land Rover

Model: Defender

Released: Dec 2008

Land Rover will release a limited-edition Defender SVX model in the fourth quarter of 2008, commemorating the British 4WD brand’s 60th anniversary this year. Australia will take the 110 Station Wagon only, featuring unique seats, wheels, graphics, colour and minor frontal styling changes.
read more about the Land Rover Defender

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - Convertible

Released: Dec 2008

BMW Australia will soon widen the appeal of its new M3 coupe with the addition of the M3 convertible. Likely to carry a traditional price premium ($16,000 in E46 guise) over the new M3 coupe, it will come with the same 309kW 4.0-litre V8, mated to six-speed manual or M-DCT auto transmissions.
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Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series

Released: Dec 2008

BMW’s facelifted 3-Series gains a relatively minor makeover. Changes include subtle headlight, bonnet, bumper and tail-light treatments. Inside higher quality cabin trim and improved iDrive system are included. The 335i Coupe and Convertible models gain BMW’s new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Porsche

Model: Cayenne - Turbo S

Released: Dec 2008

Porsche premiered its new Cayenne Turbo S at the 2008 Beijing motor show. The S version of Porsche’s super-SUV packs a host of performance enhancements including a 404kW/750Nm 4.8-litre direct-injection twin-turbo V8, making the Turbo S the most powerful Porsche available.
read more about the Porsche Cayenne

Make: Subaru

Model: Impreza - WRX sedan

Released: Dec 2008

Subaru will launch a new WRX sedan and upgraded hatch to its Impreza range late 2008 With more power and revised suspension tune, both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback guises, gain 26kW more power – for maximum outputs of 195kW – with better claimed fuel efficiency.
read more about the Subaru Impreza

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