• BMW's new 2019 3-series sedan comes packed with high-tech tricks

    BMW has packed its revamped 3-Series sedan with tech gadgetry like smartphone entry, auto-reverse and an in-car assistant that learns drivers’ routines, aimed at delivering a crucial sales bump after growth slowed. While a one-time bedrock of the German carmaker, the BMW 3-Series has been ...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Infiniti's Project Black S Hybrid is inspired by Formula One racers

    At a private party on the sidelines of this week's Paris Motor Show, Infiniti unveiled the Project Black S prototype – a 420kW sports car with a hybrid electric powertrain developed by the Renault Sport Formula One Team. The coupe represents Infiniti’s biggest step toward its goa...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Porsche 911 Speedster concept goes roaring from blackboard to bitumen

    There's more to the new Porsche 911 Speedster than a pretty body. The cut-down convertible is both an anniversary celebration of Porsche history and the exclamation point on the current 991 series. It marks the 70th anniversary of the very first Porsche, which was licensed for the road in J...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Preview: 2018 Paris Motor Show

    This week the 2018 Paris Motor Show will begin at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Along with the auto shows in Geneva and Frankfurt, it’s among the largest car events in Europe. And yet, the splashiest thing about it may be that there won’t be much automotive energy behind it. &l...

    POSTED 1 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Road test: Mercedes-Benz 2018 C Class adds polish to Benz' best-seller

    What we’re driving: Mercedes-Benz C Class What it costs: from $63,400 (C200) and $107,900 (C43) There is more to the latest Mercedes-Benz C Class than just another cosmetic tickle for a mid-life update. A recast of the bodywork is the least of the deal on the latest C-cars, although th...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Road trip: the best places to eat along California’s Highway 1

    Planning a road trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco? California’s Highway 1 isn’t just about uninterrupted drive and stunning views along a gorgeous coastal highway. There’s also the food to contend with: Dotted along the winding route, you’ll find peppery smoked-f...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • Porsche axes diesel models in shift toward hybrid, electric vehicles

    Porsche is phasing out diesel versions of its cars to focus on gasoline, electric and hybrid vehicles. The company confirmed plans to exit the diesel market in an emailed statement on Sunday, citing declining demand. For the sportscar manufacturer diesel “has traditionally played a subord...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • McLaren 600LT is "a barely road-legal track animal"

    'Longtail' is more than just a word at the McLaren supercar company. It’s a homage to the McLaren that won the classic Le Mans 24-hour race in 1995 and also provides the punctuation for its track-focussed road rockets. McLaren makes cars with three speeds – fast, very fast, and silly...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Aston Martin to build street-legal version of its Valkyrie hypercar

    Aston Martin will build a hybrid supercar code-named “003", based on the Valkyrie platform and due to arrive in 2021. This sketch is all that’s available now of the “003” supercar, but you can see its Valkyrie lineage in the shape of the body. It’s the third high...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Genesis revs up for Australian launch of prestige G70, G80 models

    Australia is the latest high-profile target for Genesis, the world’s newest prestige car brand. Genesis will rev up in December with two cars, – the sporty G70 and luxury G80 – and three sites which move away from traditional car dealerships in favour of shopping precincts in i...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2018 3 Comments

  • Review: 2019 Bentley Continental GT is power, glory and oh-so-brawny

    People often ask me which new car I’d buy if money were no object. Here’s a strong contender: the 2019 Bentley Continental GT coupe. Produced on the eve of the esteemed British brand’s centennial anniversary next year, the US$214,600 Continental GT combines most things that dis...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • BMW's Vision iNext concept puts the 'passenger experience' on wheels

    With its new Vision iNext concept, BMW is planning for an autonomous future where everything you do while inside a car matters - except driving. BMW has unveiled the latest iteration of its planned electric-car flagship, morphing what started out as low-slung cruiser into a sporty SUV, as the Ge...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: Mazda MX-5 (mid-2018 refresh)

    What we’re driving: Mazda MX-5 What it costs: From $34,190 to $48,960 Why we're driving it: It’s spring. That’s more than enough reason to jump into the latest Mazda MX-5. Even better, the world’s favourite sports car has received its annual tickle for the sunshine seaso...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2018 1 Comment

  • Aston Martin's electric Rapide E set for 2019 launch

    Aston Martin will begin development of its first all-electric production car, the Rapide E, by the end of 2019. Limited in production to 155 units, the car will have an 800-volt battery with 65kWh capacity, using lithium ion cells mounted to where the original 12-cylinder Rapide engine and gearb...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Lexus takes to the high seas with LY 650 luxury superyacht

    With almost three decades of crafting luxury cars under its belt, Lexus is now launching into superyachts. The first of its offshore fleet is the multi-million dollar LY 650, launching in 2019 and which the Japanese carmaker describes as its fourth flagship alongside the LS limousine, LC coupe a...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Holden's red-hot HSV Chevrolet Camaro is on the way

    Australian fans of the Chevrolet Camaro will soon be able to park one in their driveway for $85,990. The long-awaited price line for the classic American muscle car comes as HSV confirms the final details of its plan to import, re-manufacture and convert the Camaro for sales down under. Only ...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • 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

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