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BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...

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Mahindra and Pininfarina to resume buyout talks in September - report
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Mahindra and Pininfarina to resume buyout talks in September - report

Discussions about a takeover of Pininfarina by Mahindra will reportedly resume in September 2015. Sources have informed Reuters that talks between Mahindra & Mahindra and Pininfarina will recommence after the northern summer. The two parties have been discussing a possible takeover for several months now...


Tesla Australia launches referral program, free Model X SUV up for grabs
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Tesla Australia launches referral program, free Model X SUV up for grabs

The Australian arm of Tesla Motors has confirmed today that it will participate in the company’s new Referral Program for existing owners and new customers. Announced by founder Elon Musk overnight, the experimental program kicks off early next week and will run until October 31...


Ferrari 488 GTB debuts alongside 40 years of history - gallery
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Ferrari 488 GTB debuts alongside 40 years of history - gallery

The Ferrari 488 GTB may have been the star of the show at its Australian unveiling this week, but we couldn’t help but appreciate the five decades of pedigree parked on the lawns of the Inglis Newmarket Stables in Randwick in the lead up to the new model...


Audi to demonstrate matrix OLED headlights at Frankfurt
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Audi to demonstrate matrix OLED headlights at Frankfurt

Audi will bring matrix OLED headlights to the Frankfurt motor show, which starts in the middle of September. When it's unveiled, OLED will be the third type of lighting technology to be employed by Audi for its matrix headlights, which are able to dim or shut off specific lighting clusters to avoid blinding pedestrians or on-coming traffic...


New Opel Astra TCR getting ready to race
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New Opel Astra TCR getting ready to race

Holden’s German stablemate in the GM empire, Opel, has handed down a pair of teasers for its coming entrant into the new TCR Series championship. Launching into its inaugural season back in March, TCR is a ‘three-pillar’ series that accommodates customer racing on national, continental and international platforms, with all three built on identical technical specifications...


Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, Huracan Spyder coming - report
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Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, Huracan Spyder coming - report

Lamborghini will reportedly debut the extra-hot Super Veloce version of its Aventador Roadster at next month’s Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The new Aventador Super Veloce Roadster’s debut will come just months after the Goodwood Festival of Speed unveiling of the SV coupe. (See our review here...


The Correspondent finalists announced
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The Correspondent finalists announced

Over the past month we've watched applications roll in from across the country for The Correspondent competition from fans hoping to land their dream job as a paid motoring journalist for CarAdvice.com.au. All of us at CarAdvice have been genuinely surprised by the quality and passion of those who have entered...


Haval Australia confirms Q4 launch plans following setback
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Haval Australia confirms Q4 launch plans following setback

Chinese SUV manufacturer Haval has confirmed its intentions to enter the Australian market in the final quarter of this year after its initial plans to launch in June hit a snag. Haval Australia issued a statement overnight confirming that the brand would begin selling cars on our shores during the fourth quarter of the year...


Lotus boss dishes up details on new SUV
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Lotus boss dishes up details on new SUV

Lotus chief Jean-Marc Gales has revealed key new details on the company’s coming SUV model, well ahead of its anticipated 2019 debut. Confirmation of a high-riding addition to the Lotus family came in April, following months of rumours that targeting the high-volume segment would form a key part of the company’s rebuilding plans...


Spyker exits bankruptcy protection, prepares to launch electric cars
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Spyker exits bankruptcy protection, prepares to launch electric cars

Dutch car maker Spyker has emerged from bankruptcy protection and is now preparing for a future that includes merging with an aircraft maker and the launch of new electric vehicles. Overnight, Spyker exited from moratorium of payment protection, the Dutch equivalent of Chapter 11...


Top Gear follow-up with Clarkson, Hammond, May coming to Amazon streaming
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Top Gear follow-up with Clarkson, Hammond, May coming to Amazon streaming

Overnight, Amazon Prime Instant Video announced that it had secured the rights to a new a motoring show headed by former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The online shopping giant has also signed up Andy Wilman, the long time executive producer of Top Gear. The foursome have signed a "landmark global TV deal" that includes a minimum of three seasons...


No price cuts for Audi RS models
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No price cuts for Audi RS models

Audi Australia has confirmed it won't drop prices of the current-generation RS4 and RS5 models despite BMW slashing prices and adding equipment to its M3 sedan and M4 Coupe and Convertible. The price cuts from BMW have seen the 2016 M3 sedan drop to $139,900 plus on-road costs, while the M4 Coupe starts at $149,900 and the M4 Convertible is now $161,900...


Ferrari turbo switch raising eyebrows and sales
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Ferrari turbo switch raising eyebrows and sales

The boss of Ferrari Australasia admits some prospective customers have been sceptical of the brand’s shift from natural aspiration to forced induction for its V8-powered models, but insists driving the cars is the antidote to their doubts. Ferrari launched the California T in our market in June last year and unveiled the new 488 GTB for the first time in Australia yesterday...


Ferrari set to smash Australian sales record
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Ferrari set to smash Australian sales record

Ferrari is on track to smash its Australian sales record this year as the current range continues to attract more new and returning customers than ever before. Ferrari sold 95 vehicles across the country in the first half of this year, up a staggering 82.7 per cent over the same period in 2014...