• 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 8 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

  • 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

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