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Curt Dupriez

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2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison

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2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison

With its combination of 250kW/500Nm turbocharged six-cylinder power, rear drive and choice of manual or automatic transmission shoehorned into a small five-door body shell, the BMW M140 LCI was one of 2017's most unique and highly anticipated offerings for the discerning petrolhead...

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2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review

Renault's Clio RS hyper-compact has had a midlife face lift. We check out the mid-range Cup version to see if a fiddling of pricing and spec can bring some added glow to the heroic hot hatch's halo.

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$32,490

2018 Audi SQ5 TFSI v Jaguar F-Pace S 35t comparison
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2018 Audi SQ5 TFSI v Jaguar F-Pace S 35t comparison

For around $100K, buyers can opt to leverage the 'sport' in sport utility vehicle in a big way. But can Jaguar's F-Pace S 35t overcome a heavy cost-options handicap to nab victory from Audi's SQ5 in the battle for go-faster, petrol-six-powered, Euro-badged family haulers?


Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

First published May 27, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West...


2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch review

At $58K, the Wolfsburg Edition is all the Volkswagen Golf R you can eat. But do extra goodies without added performance make it desirable enough for the VW fan who wants it all?


2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo review: Turbo S E-Hybrid
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo review: Turbo S E-Hybrid

Want the Porsche that ticks every conceivable box? A model that blends Turbo S performance, hybrid efficiency, sports car handling, family-friendly room and a wagon bootspace? The exhaustively named Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo could be right up your alley. Hold on to your kitchen sink...

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$466,400

2018 Audi RS4 Avant review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Audi RS4 Avant review

Has the return to turbocharged V6 power been a backwards step for the Audi RS4 Avant? Or has newfound pace compensated for the lamented loss of the sonorous naturally aspirated V8?


2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 review

Skoda has launched its most potent mid-sizers to date, the Octavia RS245 sedan and wagon. Does this pricier offering improve the cult car breed?

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$43,390 - $47,390

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S v Mercedes-AMG E43 comparison
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S v Mercedes-AMG E43 comparison

So you've got $160k in your hip pocket and fancy a four-door wearing an AMG badge. Fortunately for you, Affalterbach offers two distinctly different choices, if separated in price by only a couple of grand. In one corner sits the perennial favourite nameplate, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S. Mid-sized and with a Herculean 375kW and 700Nm from its 4...


2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS review

Porsche has upped the power, performance and purpose of its 718 sports car range to create the 2018 Boxster GTS convertible and Cayman GTS coupe twins. Are these the new fat-free driving kings from Stuttgart?

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$173,100 - $175,900

2018 Renault Koleos review: Intens diesel
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Renault Koleos review: Intens diesel

Does new-found oiler power justify the $3500 premium ask the new Intens Diesel commands at the top of the Renault Koleos tree?


World's greatest driving roads: Lake Garda, Italy

World's greatest driving roads: Lake Garda, Italy

The heart-stopping curves, pulse-racing gradients and breathtaking elevation: the rewards that make Europe’s finest Alpine passes so compelling are, by their very nature, what also make the world’s best roads so inaccessible...


2017 Toyota 86 Limited Edition review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Toyota 86 Limited Edition review

With its bold paintwork, toughened hardware and low-volume production, can the Toyota 86 Limited Edition justify its forty-something-grand price point?

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$41,490

2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison
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2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison

Despite making a fashionably late arrival to the small crossover market, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has certainly made a grand entrance on appearances alone. Funky? You bet. Even against the hot sellers and mover’n’shakers – CX-3, ASX, XV, HR-V – largely responsible for skyrocketing the popularity of form and fashion over pure family-friendly functionality, the Kona appears, literally, to lob into trendy leading edge of style...


2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 STI Sport review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 STI Sport review

The Subaru Levorg finally lobs into Oz wearing STI badging and WR Blue warpaint. Is it the real Subaru Tecnica International deal, or a pretender in disguise?

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$51,990