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2017 Audi S5 Coupe review
  • Superb drivetrain with excellent refinement; Excellent balance and control; Adaptive dampers offer great comfort and composure; Lovely interior with all the trimmings; Decently priced
  • Steering lacks feel and feedback; Gearbox not as rapid as dual-clutch; A little tight getting in and out of the back

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8.5 / 10

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2017 Audi S5 Coupe review

If you want the best four-seat coupe currently on offer from the four-ring brand, you need to try out the 2017 Audi S5 Coupe.

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2017 Audi S5 Coupe pricing and specs: Quicker coupe gets sharper starting point
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2017 Audi S5 Coupe pricing and specs: Quicker coupe gets sharper starting point

The 2017 Audi S5 Coupe is here to sit atop the A5 range with extra sporting intent and even more equipment. The all-new S5 Coupe model has done away with its supercharged engine, opting instead for a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol unit with 260kW of power from 5400-6400rpm and 500Nm of torque from 1370-4500rpm...


2017 Audi A5 Coupe pricing and specs
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2017 Audi A5 Coupe pricing and specs

The 2017 Audi A5 Coupe range has arrived in Australia, with the four-ring brand offering plenty of kit for its two-door, four-seat, style-focused model. The three-model Audi A5 range will start off from an attractive $69,900 (all prices plus on-road costs) for the entry-level front-drive 2.0TFSI petrol, while the other petrol 2...


2017 Audi A5 Coupe review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Audi A5 Coupe review

The 2017 Audi A5 Coupe is a stylish thing, and that's why people buy it. It isn't the driver's tool of choice, but it is well priced, well equipped and well packaged.

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$69,900 - $81,500

2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD review

The base model isn't usually the best car in the range, but that may not be true of this, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD.

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$46,490

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 Review: Long-term report five, and farewell
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2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 Review: Long-term report five, and farewell

Instalment five of our long-term test of the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 is the final one, and it sees our chief photographer, Sam Venn, telling us what he reckoned. Get this – he hadn’t spent much time in a manual before we got this vehicle, so it was a learning curve for him... You’ve spent time driving, loading, unloading and parking the car...


Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider
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Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider

Audi is set to introduce three all-new electric vehicles by 2020, and the company’s chairman, Rupert Stadler, reckons the market is ready for it. Audi’s first pure EV will be a “pure electric SUV with a luxury character”, Stadler said when speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show – but he confirmed that it won’t be the most expensive SUV in the company’s line-up...


Audi Sport working on new flagship hypercar?
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Audi Sport working on new flagship hypercar?

Audi Sport may well be working on a new technological flagship hypercar model to sit above the R8 as the new pinnacle of the brand. One of Audi Sport's chief competitors, Mercedes-AMG, is working on its Project One hypercar with formula one technology, and BMW has its i8 - a different kind of sports car with plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


Volvo autonomous cars 'won't make moral decisions' for occupants
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Volvo autonomous cars 'won't make moral decisions' for occupants

The head of Volvo Cars has stated that its autonomous vehicles will not make ‘moral decisions’ on behalf of the driver or occupants in the car. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO, said at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the company would not allow the vehicle to choose between saving the driver or saving pedestrians or other road users in the event of an imminent accident...


Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever
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Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever

The speed at which things are changing in the automotive world is at times baffling, and even the heads of some of the most successful companies on the planet are trying to keep up. Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler, for instance, told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that he feels things are changing faster now than ever before in the industry...


2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report four – urban driving
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2017 Peugeot 308 Active review: Long-term report four – urban driving

The 2017 Peugeot 308 Active has found itself a loving home in the CarAdvice office, and in this report we take a look at how it handles the ins and outs of urban driving.


Volvo remains committed to four-cylinder plan
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Volvo remains committed to four-cylinder plan

The announcement a few years back that no Volvo would be sold with an engine larger than four cylinders caught some off guard – even the company’s CEO. In a frank interview with select media at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson suggested that the strategy to only have four-cylinder engines in its models was one he wasn’t entirely sold on even a couple of years ago...


Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017
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Audi confirms new A6, A7, A8, Q3 and A1 - all for 2017

Talk about busy - Audi will launch new versions of its large A6, A7, A8 models, as well as a new Q3 small SUV and baby A1 hatchback, all by the end of this year. The German luxury car maker made its plans public at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler said the brand detailed the expansive model range revamp...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

There are work utes – you know, the single-cab, budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls. In fact, we drove those types of utes in our eight ute mega test a while ago, and we've even done an extra-cab lifestyle ute comparison, too...


2017 LDV G10 diesel manual review
Rating: 610 /10
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2017 LDV G10 diesel manual review

The commercial van market is powered by diesel, and this is the country's cheapest oil-burning van - the 2017 LDV G10 diesel manual.

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$28,990