• Jaguar I-Pace shows Tesla and co how to do an electric luxury SUV

    Due to hit Australian roads in November, Jaguar's I-PACE shows why Tesla’s head start in the electric SUV market is officially over. To know Ian Callum is to understand why he was the right person to create the Jaguar I-Pace, and to understand why it’s a success. The Jaguar design...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • The Mercedes-Benz EQC redefines the electric car

    Mercedes-Benz is about to re-write the rules for electric cars. Its all-new EQC is the start of a giant push into battery-powered motoring by the company that put the world on wheels from the late 1800s, and there are big plans for Australian sales in the back half of 2019. The EQC is coming f...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2018 3 Comments

  • Volkswagen revs up Golf R Special Edition as ultimate pocket rocket

    Australia’s insatiable appetite for go-faster cars has sparked the creation of a special Volkswagen Golf R for down-under drivers. It’s being pitched as the ultimate pocket rocket, two steps up from the Golf GTI and one above the regular Golf R. Priced at $61,990, the Golf R Special...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2018 2 Comments

  • $500 million of the world's finest cars on show at Pebble Beach 2018

    The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is a spectacle of metal unlike any other. More than 20,000 people – car collectors and enthusiasts alike – descended on the Monterey Bay peninsula near Carmel, California this weekend. With an oceanic backdrop, vehicles from decades gone sat alongs...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Mercedes-Benz goes back to the future with EQ Silver Arrow concept car

    Mercedes-Benz' new EQ Silver Arrow concept car is an electric-vehicle fantasy inspired by the brand’s Silver Arrows heyday in the 1930s. Paying homage to the original W 125 race car, which in 1937 set the record for fastest land-speed vehicle on a public road by traveling nearl...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Bugatti’s Divo is a road-legal but racetrack-bred $8m supercar

    Bugatti’s new Divo is made for turning corners as well as heads, but despite the near-$7 million price tag and a production run limited to just 40 of these slipstreaming supercars, every single one of them has already been sold. The Divo will be ever rarer than the Bugatti...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Audi's PB18 e-tron supercar concept is an all-electric stunner

    Audi's electric PB18 e-tron supercar burst out from under the covers at Laguna Seca Racetrack in Monterey overnight, with the concept electric stunner teasing a new all-electric SUV coming in September. The PB18 e-tron follows another electric concept, the Audi Aicon, which debuted in 2017. Bu...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Photos: here is BMW's all-new Z4 coupe

    The all-new BMW Z4 roadster is real and it's red-hot. After a year of hints and teases, starting from a futuristic concept car in California exactly a year ago, the showroom-ready handiwork of Australian designer Calvin Luk was finally unveiled today at Monterey Car Week. The end result is mode...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 6 Comments

  • Infiniti Prototype 10 electric-hybrid concept charges into the future

    Infiniti is plugging into an electric future and the newest proof is called Prototype 10. It’s a range-extended hybrid that has just emerged as one of the early stars of Monterey Car Week, which has become the biggest auto event in the USA and the perfect launching pad for Nissan's upscale...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Jaguar is now taking orders for the retro-electric E-Type Zero

    The car made famous at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – Jaguar's electric E-Type Zero concept – will go into production in 2020, and if you're really keen to own this retro-chic roadster you can place an order today, even though the pricing is yet to be announced (specu...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Aston Martin's DB5 is back, with 007-style revolving number plates

    Aston Martin is re-creating the legendary DB5, as driven by James Bond. A collectible for true 007 fans, the 25 limited-edition vehicles will each be priced at £2.75 million (A$4.8 million), plus taxes, and will feature enough working gadgets to make Q proud, says the British carmaker. The...

    POSTED 22 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • At Pebble Beach 2018, new cars may outshine the classics

    This week more than 20,000 car enthusiasts will trek to Pebble Beach, California – the Pacific peninsula 90 minutes south of Silicon Valley – for one of the most important classic car shows on earth, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. There will be an aurora-blue 1967 Ferrar...

    POSTED 21 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • The Aussie designer behind BMW's all-new Z4 roadster

    When BMW pulls the wraps off its hot new Z4 roadster this Friday, the stylish drop-top will be packed with Australian DNA courtesy of its Sydney-born designer Calvin Luk. Luk followed his dream to Germany more than a decade ago and has now been entrusted with shaping the future for the Germ...

    POSTED 20 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • These four luxury SUVs blend city style with soft-road appeal

    For the daily drive and the weekend getaway it's hard to beat the appeal of a stylish yet practical SUV. More and more owners are switching to upmarket soft-roaders, which is why prestige brands are now injecting punch, personality and panache into the latest generation of family-friendly five-s...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2018 9 Comments

  • Review: Mercedes-Benz A 200 A-Class hatch - high tech meets high style

    The stylish new Mercedes-Benz A 200 A-Class hatchback flips convention in more ways than one. Instead of packing the latest technology into its flagship, the $425,000 Maybach limousine, Mercedes-Benz has injected all the good new stuff into its newest baby. That car is the A 200, the first ar...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2018 4 Comments

  • Ferrari Portofino will be the Italian marque's next best-seller

    The Ferrari Portofino is a looker you can comfortably drive every day, with performance that should be reserved for the track – and it's set to be a best-seller for the House of the Prancing Horse, writes Bloomberg motoring journalist Hannah Elliott.  This summer has been an emotional...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2018 4 Comments

  • "Hey, Mercedes" – new A-Class marks debut of "Siri on wheels"

    “G'day Mercedes” is all you need to say get the best from Benz' newest baby. A breakthrough voice-command system is fitted to the latest A-Class that taps into the car’s artificial intelligence system, recognising hundreds of individual commands. Unlike simpler systems which w...

    POSTED 8 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • First look: BMW's all-new limited edition M5 Competition

    BMW has sent its already-impressive M5 off to the gym and the result is the even more muscular M5 Competition, which will elbow aside the standard M5 V8 when the souped-up sedan arrives here by year's end. The M5 Competition promises more straight-line punch and more grip for hooks and uppercu...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI: the original hot hatch gets even hotter for 2019

    Too much is never enough for the legion of mid-level executives who get their driving jollies from the punchy yet always-practical Volkswagen Golf GTI. Case in point: the 2019 edition of this turbocharged pocket rocket, which will be burning up the bitumen from October with even more performance...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Mercedes' new G-Wagen: a luxurious and endearingly boxy SUV stand-out

    When Mercedes-Benz launched the 2019 G-Class SUV in Detroit earlier this year, it felt the need to do so with tremendous fanfare: a party for 2,000 people, indoor pyrotechnics, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was huge. And it should have been. It’s the first time in the 40-year existence of the ...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • Alfa Romeo's Giulia QV is a coupe-styled sedan brimming with brio

    What we’re driving: Alfa Romeo Giulia QV What it costs: $143,900 list price (around $156,932 drive-away) The Alfa Giulia QV is all about emotion. It’s an Italian dream machine, if you one night dreamt of a sedan, with sexy four-door styling mated to a highly-strung V6 engine develop...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 4 Comments

  • Mercedes-Benz revs up aerodynamic new A-Class sedan for 2019

    Overnight in New York, Mercedes-Benz introduced the car it will pit against the likes of the tiny Audi A3, the BMW 1-Series, and the Volvo S60: the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan. The new car will likely match Mercedes’ most affordable price tag with a highly aerodynamic profile. It was...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 6 Comments

  • Miami won’t drop the chequered flag on a Formula 1 race before 2020

    Plans for a new Formula One race in Miami are on hold at least until 2020. The racing series had hoped to stage a Miami grand prix in 2019 but announced Monday that negotiations have taken too long to get it on next year's racing calendar. While calling negotiations "complicated," F1 managing d...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 4 Comments

  • Feel the need for speed? Try McLaren's US$250,000 road-to-track racer

    Formula 1 race team and supercar maker McLaren is aiming to win over wealthy drivers keen to prove themselves on the track with its latest model – the $250,000 circuit-ready 600LT. Street-legal but capable of sprinting to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, the 600LT is a match for the com...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • The Bentley Flying Spur is a car to be driven (in)

    Bentley's Flying Spur harks back to an era of grandeur that's best enjoyed from the back seat, discovers Hannah Elliott. I have a running joke with my boyfriend about cell phone chargers in cars. Everything we’ve driven in the past year has had USB ports – typically multiple of them...

    POSTED 5 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

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