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The MTA WA’s Automotive Repairer Division has been campaigning to increase awareness surrounding the risks of handling, storing and installing flammable refrigerants.

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Loyal supporters of the MTA WA and automotive part supplier, Burson Auto Parts have celebrated the opening of the company’s 170th store.

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:47

BMW Announce All-New X5

All-New BMW X5 Announced, with an off-road package available.

BMW has officially released details regarding the fourth generation BMW X5. We've sifted through the details to bring you the key upgrades!

 

 

  • 18-22 inch Wheel packages available
  • Off-Road Package with tailored X-Drive off-road modes and transmission response, two-axle air suspension, differential lock and underguards
  • Acoustic glass windscreen (acoustic side windows optional)
  • BMW Laserlight technology headlights, increasing high-beam functionality from 300m to 500m of range vs Standard LED
  • Traffic Jam Assistant, Lane Keeping Assistant, Steering Assistant and Automatic Speed Limit Assistant available
  • Up to 1860 litres of boot space
  • 10.2 inch twin rear screens available for passengers
  • Panoramic sunroof called "Sky Lounge" with more than 15,000 illuminated graphic patterns
  • BMW Live Cockpit with Two 12.3 inch screens available
  • 3D Graphic "head-up display"
  • 20 Speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond 3D Sound system available
  • 36mm longer, 66mm wider & 19mm taller than predecessor
  • Engines include: V8 Petrol 340kw/650nm (xDrive50i), Straight-6 Petrol 250kw/450nm (xDrive40i) and 2 x 6 cylinder diesel engines with outputs of 294kw/760nm (M50d) and 195kw/620nm (xDrive30d) respectively
  • Entry-level xdrive30d 0-100km/h in 6.5 seconds with the V8 Petrol xDrive50i version reaching 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds

See BMW's Global Website for full details and specifications - www.bmwgroup.com 

 

 

 

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Compulsory Takata Airbag Recall - ACCC briefing: What dealers and other automotive industries must know!

Key Points:

  • Briefing to be held 28th May 2018
  • Speakers include ACCC, Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Advisers to the Takata Task Force)
  • Interested parties should register below (Free)

 

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The Motor Trade Association of WA has taken aim at the CCI WA over the fight to retain payroll tax exemptions for trainees and apprentices which the McGowan Government has announced they will scrap.

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Motor Trade Association of Western Australia Group CEO Stephen Moir has been featured in WA Business News in a bid to educate the community on the importance of Payroll Tax exemptions for employers that employ trainees and apprentices, including many MTA WA members. (The article can be viewed by clicking HERE )

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How the MTA WA can help you avoid fines and back-pay during the current audit sweep of WA.

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Kick start your automotive career and boost your chances of securing an apprenticeship with a pre-apprenticeship delivered by MTA WA's Automotive Institute of Technology.

PLUS We'll find you an employer for work experience.  - CLICK HERE FOR MORE

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Is your business checking the working rights of all new employees?  Have you checked current workers to establish if workers do have a legal right to work in Australia?

Did you know that it is your responsibility to ensure you employ legal workers?

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The following article has been provided by VASA for any interested MTA WA members involved in automotive Thermal and Electrical Management. Please contact VASA directly, should you have any enquiries.

"TICKETS to VASA’s 25th anniversary Wire & Gas convention on the Gold Coast are now officially on sale, providing access to a line-up of inspirational speakers, expert trainers and presenters who will share their vast experience on topics consistent with the event’s theme of “future-proof yourself with the knowledge you can profit from today”.

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