The segment for luxury performance sedans has typically been dominated by the Germans, with BMW’s M3 and the Mercedes-AMG C63 becoming a familiar sight on Australia’s roads. If you’re after something a little different, with a bit of Italian flair and styling, the new Al...
POSTED 6 Jan, 2017 1 Comment
BMW’s compact range of 2 Series coupes and convertibles were designed with fun in mind – after all, taking a small car and injecting it with plenty of power has always been a sure fire way to elicit grins from drivers, and in the case of the 2 Series, BMW gets the formula right in man...
POSTED 9 Nov, 2016 0 Comments
Cartier is a brand perhaps better known for jewellery than horology, and certainly more aligned to the tastes of the fairer sex. But the luxury French maison crafted its first men’s watch in 1904 when founder Louis Cartier designed an aviator’s watch for his friend, Brazilian flyer A...
POSTED 31 Oct, 2016 0 Comments
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class range has long been the benchmark for large luxury sedans, and now with the introduction of new plug-in hybrid technology, the Mercedes-Benz S 500 e offers drivers more efficiency and whisper-quiet operation without compromising on the renowned S-Class feature list. Thi...
POSTED 25 Oct, 2016 0 Comments
For most of its history, Tudor stood in the shadow of sibling super-brand Rolex. Even the name was decidedly non-Swiss – being chosen to honour the Tudor period of England and thus adopting a Tudor rose, and later a shield, as its emblem. Tudor was positioned as mainstream, more affordabl...
POSTED 25 Oct, 2016 1 Comment
When you think of an SUV, chances are that fuel efficiency is not the first thing that comes to mind – but Mercedes-Benz is hoping to change that with their all new GLE 500 e Plug-in Hybrid. This article is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz So how exactly do you make a large vehicle such as an S...
POSTED 21 Oct, 2016 0 Comments
John, George, Paul, Ringo – and Raymond? That'd be Swiss luxury watchmaker Raymond Weil, which has long linked its name to musicians and composers, beginning with an Amadeus line in 1983. More recent pieces have celebrated artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and Bob Dylan&hell...
POSTED 19 Oct, 2016 0 Comments
Taking flight at this year’s annual SIHH Geneva watchfest, IWC's Mark XVIII – or, more simply put, the '18' – is the latest generation of what was once famously described as “every non-pilot’s favourite pilot’s watch.” No preening pretender, the Mark X...
POSTED 14 Oct, 2016 3 Comments
It will be 24 years before electric vehicles outstrip their fuel consuming cousins in sales, according to projections by BMW. However, if you’re not willing to wait that long they have been selling two futuristic electric vehicles since 2013 – the compact i3, and the i8 hybrid superca...
POSTED 13 Oct, 2016 0 Comments
Let me start with a confession: despite my fondness for cocktails, I've only begun to drink whisky in the past year. It's been an enjoyable start, nudged forward with shots of tutelage from fellow journalists (of course!), frequent flyers and AusBT's resident whisky expert Martin Eber. The upsi...
POSTED 11 Oct, 2016 1 Comment
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