• Tesla Model X still turns heads but faces new EV challengers

    What we’re driving: Tesla Model X P100D What it costs: From $200,000 Why we’re driving it: These days the entire world appears to be sprinting towards electric cars – but only one manufacturer, Tesla, can be credited with firing the starter's gun. The punchy US startup...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • Test drive: Lexus UX 250h F Sport

    What we’re driving: Lexus UX 250h F Sport What it costs: Lexus UX from around $45,450 (our Lexus UX 250h 2WD F Sport test drive sat at $56,950) Why we’re driving it: The Japanese luxury brand’s newest model is also its first foray into the booming compact-luxury-cr...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Bentley's electric city car will bring luxury to the daily commute

    A battery-powered Bentley could open the door to a new age of British luxury motoring. As the famed British brand focusses on the potential for an inner-city runabout, it’s more likely to focus on young professionals than its old-school owners. 'Green motoring' is becoming more of a prior...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: Mercedes-AMG C63 S

    What we're driving: Mercedes-AMG C63 S What it costs: from $160,900 Why we’re driving it: there is a long, long waiting list in Australia for the ultimate in pocket battleships, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S. Some people have been waiting for more than a year for the updated C63, but they will ...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Local hero: Brabham BT62 is a road-going supercar built in Australia

    The most famous name in Australian motoring, Brabham, is back and firing on all cylinders. Brabham Automotive is now the only genuine carmaker in the country, and it's ready to unleash a $1.8 million supercar embracing the spirit of Sir Jack Brabham. The DNA that drove Sydney-born Brabham t...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2019 3 Comments

  • First look: Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe makes a blast at Bathurst

    Family fans of fast four-doors will soon be able to jump into a new upscale hotrod from Germany, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. The new quick can also become an executive express by swapping out the three-spot back bench seat for a pair of sculpted individual rear buckets. The 4-Door Coupe i...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Electric cars want to match high performance with super-fast charging

    Zero-to-100km/h times are shorthand for what anybody buying a Porsche is supposed to care about. But with the all-electric Taycan due out later this year, Porsche executives are talking up a less-exhilarating metric: getting to 100km of charge. Stepping into the world of electric cars is making ...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: Genesis G70 leaps into the crowded luxury lane

    What we’re driving: Genesis G70 What it costs: from around $55,000 Why we’re driving it: the time is right, and right now, for the Genesis G70. It’s less than a month until the Australian order books open for the landmark South Korean car, created as a head-on challenger ...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2019 2 Comments

  • Up next: a riot of electric sports cars, convertibles and roadsters

    The decline of petrol power is set to put a high-performance spark into convertibles and sports cars. While the current and near-future crop of electric vehicles and hybrids seems to revolve around small city cars or family-friendly SUVs, drivers with a hankering for something racier won't have ...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2019 1 Comment

  • Test drive: Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe is a hybrid in a hurry

    Executive summary: While a full-on AMG Benz is way too hardcore for most drivers, the new hybrid Mercedes-AMG E53 Coupe is much more liveable and, for almost all of the time, more enjoyable too. What we’re driving: Mercedes-AMG hybrid E53 Coupe  What it costs: from $172,729 W...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2019 3 Comments

  • Germany looks to set a speed limit on autobahns

    Germany's autobahns have long been a favourite of drivers from around the world, but red-lining the speedo could be a thing of the past under proposed new laws which would cap drives at 130km/h. While this speed currently serves as an 'advisory' limit on just over half of the 12,900km motorway n...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2019 15 Comments

  • Porsche, Lexus soak up the sun with new convertibles for 2019

    Tops have popped as Porsche and Lexus celebrate the start of 2019 with gorgeous new convertibles. Porsche has unveiled the newest 911 as part of the usual roll-out of derivates from the latest 992 series coupe, with the all-new 911 Cabriolet hitting Australian roads by June, and it’s only ...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • BMW's Z4 roadster gets Australian pricing, specs ahead of April debut

    BMW's new 2019  Z4 coupe will roar onto Australian roads in April in three models ranging from $84,900 through to $124,900. The red-hot roadster – featuring bold bodylines shaped by Australian designer Calvin Luk (below) – is a long-awaited update to the 2009 Z4 family. I...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: Jaguar I-Pace is an EV milestone

    What we’re driving: the all-new and all-electric Jaguar I-Pace What it costs: from $119,000 Why we’re driving it: By any metric, the Jaguar I-Pace is a landmark car. It’s the first battery-electric car from one of Britain’s most iconic and luxury car companies,...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2019 7 Comments

  • Genesis wants to change the way you buy luxury cars

    The first all-new global luxury car start-up since Lexus and Infiniti is about to change the way Australians think about Korean cars – and the way they buy them. Genesis is the upmarket spin-off brand from the Hyundai stable, but don’t go looking for a Hyundai badge anywhere on its p...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2019 9 Comments

  • Infiniti's QX Inspiration electric concept combines beauty and power

    When Infiniti pulled back the covers on its Infiniti QX Inspiration at this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the luxury arm of Nissan wasn't just showing off an electric 'crossover' concept – it was hinting at what we'll see when the brand launches its first fully e...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • New 2019 Toyota Supra turns the BMW Z4 into a hardtop 86-style coupe

    Looking a lot like an 86 on steroids, Toyota’s born-again Supra has finally been unveiled and is ready for Australian deliveries later this year. Toyota whipped the covers off the smart two-door sportster at the Detroit Motor Show overnight, revealing its own take on the shared mech...

    POSTED 15 Jan, 2019 3 Comments

  • BMW's new 3-series will roar onto Australian roads in March

    BMW is returning to its roots as ’The Ultimate Driving Machine’ for the arrival of the seventh-generation 3 Series. The all-new Three is sharper in every way as BMW Australia confirms two launch models, the mid-level 320d and 330i, to spearhead a fresh attack from March. The desig...

    POSTED 14 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • Mercedes-Benz's 2019 CLA baby coupe arriving later this year

    The glamour puss of the baby Mercedes family, the CLA four-door coupe, is new again. It’s the next step in a small-car family that starts with the latest A Class and will eventually grow to include everything up to the GLA baby SUV. The unveiling of the style master to coincide with the...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • Porsche Taycan takes shape, and will reshape the German luxury marque

    The year 2018 was very good for the car industry, and I am already looking forward to what I can get my hands on in 2019 – a roster which includes the convertible versions of the Bentley Continental GT and McLaren 720S, as well as the next-generation Porsche 911, the 992 – one car sta...

    POSTED 8 Jan, 2019 4 Comments

  • Taking a spin on BMW's driver training track day

    The lightning speed down Gardner’s Straight. The tight hairpin on turn four. The sweeping backside over 'Siberia'. It’s enough to give you goosebumps. For Australian racing enthusiasts, myself included, Phillip Island is a bucket list destination. It holds a sacred place deep in our ...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2018 1 Comment

  • 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

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