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Mercedes at CES-Mini JCW 2015-Volkswagen recalls

Well 2015 has officially arrived and happy new year to all. This also means that now with January arriving, two big events are set to take place this year with the Detroit Auto Show being one and the Consumer Electronics Show being the other. Big news incoming today from Mercedes Benz is that they have teased the debut of a new autonomous self driving vehicle which is expected to be revealed from the CES show later this month. Self driving cars have been making the headlines for a while now with the latest being the self driver from Google which will begin sales in California this year.

 

The German firm have officially teased the car by releasing a blacked out image via their official Facebook page which shows the car's basic outline and design structure. The use of either one or two electric motors are expected to be used in the car although exact specifics are yet to be revealed by Mercedes. Either way we look forward to hearing more about the car from the CES show which takes place next week from Las Vegas.

 

Mini bringing the power into 2015

It is to be a big year for the Mini brand as they introduce their brand new John Cooper Works model which will go down in history as being the most powerful Mini model that has ever been launched onto the road. The overall power delivered by the car clarifies this precisely as we see 228bhp developed which results in the same amount that is delivered upon by the S1 from rivals Audi. Mini have certainly pulled out all of the stops with this model as it is equipped with some of the latest in high standard technology as we see the use of Brembo brakes incorporated into the car and the motor also gets adaptive damping.

 

Inside we see the new JCW looking more sportier than before with Red and Black hugging seats. A new roof spoiler and a set of seventeen inch alloys have also been fitted. As you would expect from the most powerful Mini to go on offer, the use of a turbocharger on the engine comes completely as standard with a top speed of 152mph. The Mini JCW is certainly set to make an impact especially when it comes to taking on other hot hatch models on the road.

 

Volkswagen issue recalls over problems with fuel systems

The VW group in America have issued recalls on close to 38,000 vehicles due to a fault with their fuel system. The models are only affected in America but with so many of the same vehicles being on the road here in the United Kingdom, there is very much a chance the recall could span over here too. There is a vast range of cars affected by this latest batch which include vehicles such as the Jetta, Golf,Golf GTI,the Beetle and the Passat. The problem rests within one of the sealing caps on the engine with a fault which could potentially cause a fuel leak. Volkswagen have stated that they will be in touch with owners of affected models and will let them know to bring their vehicles back in where parts will be replaced in order to fix the problem. No accidents or injuries have been reported due to the problem.  

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