• BMW's super-stylish 8-Series ready to roar on Australian roads

    BMW’s 8-Series is returning after a 19 year hiatus, giving the German marque a new flagship grand tourer in its range. The last time BMW had an 8-Series in its lineup was in 1999 - until now, BMW’s grand tourer segment has been serviced by the 6-Series, but the return of the 8-Se...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • The best cars from the 2018 LA auto show

    Visitors to this week's Los Angeles Auto Show might find it feels a little different from the other trade shows that have dominated headlines in 2018. In addition to showing the electrics and massive SUVs that dominated headlines at the trade shows from Geneva to Detroit this year, LA had someth...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2018 3 Comments

  • First look: Audi E-Tron GT will target Tesla using Porsche DNA

    Audi aims to take on Tesla with its high-performance all-electric E-Tron GT, and Porsche has a hand in the game. The Audi e-Tron GT, which is taking shape ahead of a 2020 launch, will be built on the same platform as the much-hyped Porsche Taycan, with the two cars sharing 60 percent of their co...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Porsche 992 to hit Australian roads in April 2019

    The world’s oldest sports car – the Porsche 911 – is new again, and will be delighting Australian buyers before the middle of next year. Officially known as the Porsche 992, this is the latest eighth-generation version of a car which first hit the road in 1963. &ldquo...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • Porsche reveals new 911, the 992 Carrera, and hints of a hybrid

    This week at a series of private events at a corporate "experience center" outside Los Angeles, Porsche debuted the eighth-generation installment of its 54-year-old sportscar – the 2020 Porsche 911. Porsche showed the new 911, known internally as 992, in two versions for its world premiere...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 4 Comments

  • First drive: the 2019 BMW X5

    It’s hard to imagine that there was a time when the concept of a “luxury SUV” was considered sacrilege by BMW enthusiasts. Today, the X5 is BMW Australia’s top selling car, and SUVs make up 60% of the firm's sales. Yet despite their popularity, luxury SUVs can often be ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • First look: new Range Rover Evoque set for local debut in mid-2019

    The world’s first big-city SUV, the Range Rover Evoque, is about to get a new lease on life – but 'soft-road style' remains unchallenged as the Evoque's raison d'être. The Evoque was originally designed as a four-wheeled fashion accessory and nothing much is changing. It...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Take a look at the insane Formula E race car that debuts next month

    Formula E kicks off its 2019 season in December, ahead of a six-month roster with races at a dozen cities including Santiago, Hong Kong, Rome, Paris, Monaco, Berlin (at the old Tempelhof Airport), Bern and New York. But whereas Formula One has a history of ­charismatic drivers and long-stand...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Here are the new 2019 cars coming from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz

    Luxury car buyers will be spoiled for choice in 2019 as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz land more than 30 new models down under. The three biggest hitters in the luxury car world all have major introductions planned for next year, continuing the product offensive which has kept Australian buyers kee...

    POSTED 16 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Aston Martin DBX soft-roader breaks cover ahead of 2020 debut

    The wild woods of Wales are hosting a very different beastie as Aston Martin begins testing of its first SUV, the DBX. Prototypes of the high-powered family hauler are being run over well-known rally stages in the to accelerate development of the DBX, which is not scheduled for an official lau...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: the Audi A8 is a luxury limo with a 'business class' back seat

    The balance of power at the top end of motoring has just shifted towards Audi with its new A8 flagship. After many years in the shadow of cars wearing S-Class and 7-Series badges, the A8 is a revelation. It is dripping with luxury, finished like a private suite in a luxury hotel, loaded with the...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Vietnam to get Formula One street circuit race in Hanoi from 2020

    Vietnam will host a Formula One race in 2020 in Hanoi as the government steps up efforts to boost tourism to be a major economic driver. The April 2020 event will be a 5.565km street circuit, according to a statement issued by Formula One and sent by Vingroup, which signed a multi-year deal to h...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Test drive: BMW M2 and M5 Competition

    Paul Gover grabs his race helmet and heads to the track to test drive the latest BMW M2 Competition and M5 Competition. The only way to really get a handle on a BMW M-car is to make a sharp turn off the public highway and head for somewhere private. A racetrack is the best destination, bec...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • Here is Porsche's all-new 992, the marque's next-gen 911 for 2019

    Porsche's 992 has broken cover ahead of its official launch at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show, with the eight-generation model in the 911 series keeping its unmistakably iconic look. The two-door rear-engine speedsters still relish in their pumped-up rear haunches and comparatively wi...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • BMW reveals new 8-Series Convertible

    BMW has just revealed its newest entry in the luxury car beauty pageant, the 8 Series Convertible. The top-end droptop is set for Australia next year as part of a coupe-and-convertible pairing that return the 8 Series name and badge to local showrooms. Pricing has not been revealed, but both ...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • McLaren Speedtail pushes the hyper-car into hyper-luxe territory

    No-one really needs a car that can top 400 kilometres-an-hour on a public road, but that has not stopped McLaren from building one and at least one Australian from claiming one. The McLaren Speedtail is described as a ‘hyper car’ by the British marque and follows two earlier king-of-...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Maserati's Levante GTS paints a target on the Porsche Cayenne

    Maserati's midsize Levante GTS is the Italian automaker’s latest and best effort to take on Porsche for a bigger piece of the luxury SUV pie. To help win more buyers in the segment, Maserati this year has put its powerful twin-turbo V-8 engine into two new versions of the Levante SUV it la...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • The Aston Martin 2019 Vantage is as close as you can get to a Bond car

    The spirit of James Bond is still alive at Aston Martin in the sleek gunmetal silver form of the marque's 2019 Martin Vantage. The DB10 created for Spectre, Daniel Craig's most recent 007 outing, was based on the Vantage, in which the rougish personality and devastating charm of Mr Bond remain. ...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Summer drive: these four convertibles let you drop the top in style

    Driving with the top down is the best way to salute the start of spring and drive deeply into summer. After all, few things compare with the freedom and enjoyment of open-air motoring, and in Australia there's plenty of great weather to 'go topless' for much of the year – and then pop the ...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • BMW's new i8 Roadster is a practical high-end hybrid sports car

    The 2019 i8 roadster is the first open-top version of BMW’s excellent i8 hybrid coupe. It's a well-built, thoughtfully designed, fairly priced, and even practical high-end hybrid sports car, with a US$163,000 sticker and gorgeous looks. Its arched sides are sculpted to reveal air vents swo...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Renault Alpine A110 is a Porsche-baiting blast from the past

    Another 'back for the future' brand has just landed in Australia, this one promising the potential to punish Porsche. It’s a relatively obscure French sports company called Alpine, which was a giant killer in the 1970s but faded rapidly after that. Now it’s been saved by its French ...

    POSTED 18 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV

    The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the marque's first four-wheel drive – and despite being every inch the best that Rolls can build, it's also surefooted as a mule and as capable as a Mack truck. This is a $325,000 ultra-luxurious tank which really does want to taken off-r...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

  • Rolls-Royce CEO will keep the "beloved" V12 engine as long as he can

    This week, Rolls-Royce unleashed its US$325,000 Cullinan on the back roads and double-diamond ski runs of Wyoming’s Grand Teton mountain range. The press launch was the first time the 6,000-pound SUV had been driven publicly in North America, timed to get out word of the vehicle’s off...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • BMW X7 to see Australian debut early 2019

    The incredible hulk will take over the top end of the SUV action at BMW next year with the seven-seater X7 primed for flagship action and family travel in Australia. Pictures from Europe point to a big-and-brash addition to the BMW line-up, sitting above the existing five-seater X5 family wagon ...

    POSTED 17 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Mustang Bullitt is ready to roar on Aussie roads

    It’s been almost exactly 50 years since Steve McQueen manhandled a Ford Mustang into the history books in the tough-guy cop movie Bullitt. The car chase in Bullitt has become iconic and even inspired 21st century drift ace, Ken Block, to re-enact much of the action in a high-powered, fou...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

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