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BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars

We will likely see more BMW M Performance models before we do ‘true’ BMW M models, the company says. CarAdvice spoke with a number of M Division executives, including Peter Quintus, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, in Australia for the Festival of M promotion and to meet with the local BMW team...

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2018 Porsche Cayenne spied in winter testing - UPDATE
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2018 Porsche Cayenne spied in winter testing - UPDATE

UPDATE: the new Cayenne has now been spied undergoing winter testing, as it closes in on its production debut. See the gallery for more shots. The third-generation Porsche Cayenne has been spied once again, and this time it's sporting a little less camouflage than before...


Faraday Future could crumble 'if CES goes badly', Lucid ramps up
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Faraday Future could crumble 'if CES goes badly', Lucid ramps up

If new reports are to be believed, next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas could be the make-or-break moment for electric vehicle startup Faraday Future. Having revealed nothing more to-date than a sleek futuristic concept, the company has already been declared by some on social media to be a questionable prospect...


CarAdvice podcast 32: MotorWorld special! Riding with Grant Denyer, Toyota Mirai and meet our guest presenter!
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CarAdvice podcast 32: MotorWorld special! Riding with Grant Denyer, Toyota Mirai and meet our guest presenter!

We are live from MotorWorld Sydney with Mandy, Paul and our guest presenter, Peter Ronis. In car news, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen are launching ultra-fast EV network in Europe, MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut, 2017 Ford Fiesta revealed, Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak, Holden winds up engine production ahead of 2017 manufacturing end and 2018 Volkswagen Arteon previewed...


Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development
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Toyota boss Akio Toyoda to lead the charge on EV development

Toyota may have pioneered the mass production of hybrid vehicles, but its move into next-generation power has been a less than direct process. To date, the Japanese giant has focused its post-hybrid efforts on a plug-in hybrid EV version of the Prius and the 'other' future alternative energy: hydrogen...


Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist
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Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist

The world of high-performance super sedans is like a game of chess. Moves and counter moves. This week saw the official launch and first drive of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 450kW AWD salvo across the bow of arch rival BMW, which is yet to formally announce the specification of the G30-generation M5 sedan...


Uber launches in Tasmania, NT the only remaining holdout
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Uber launches in Tasmania, NT the only remaining holdout

Acceptance of car-based public transport upstart Uber is growing in Australia, with Tasmania the latest region to welcome the company and others using the same 'ride-sharing' business model. The news follows confirmation that Tasmania had been exploring the case, together with the state's peak motoring body, RACT, for legalising the popular service...


Five things to love about the 2017 Ford F-150
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Five things to love about the 2017 Ford F-150

Guess which vehicle has been the best selling car in the United States for more than 30 years — I bet you'd never figure it's the beastly Ford F-150. The 2017 Ford F-150 has been released with an updated EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more power and torque, and a GM co-developed 10-speed automatic transmission...


2017 Porsche Macan range sees new four-cylinder base model added
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2017 Porsche Macan range sees new four-cylinder base model added

A new affordable model has been added to the 2017 Porsche Macan range - and it has a four-cylinder engine, and it's the most affordable Porsche model for decades. The new Porsche Macan - priced at $76,610 plus on-road costs -  features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing a healthy 185kW of power (at 5000-6800rpm) and a strong 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4500rpm)...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Audi Sport GmbH launches to continue quattro division's good work
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Audi Sport GmbH launches to continue quattro division's good work

Audi's 33-year-old quattro performance arm has now officially re-branded as Audi Sport, cementing changes that have in fact been in place for sometime now. Already being marketed in Australia for more than a year, the Audi Sport brand will stand for the company's growing range of RS-badged performance models in the same way that M and AMG do their thing within the BMW and Mercedes-Benz lines...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spy photos - UPDATE
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spy photos - UPDATE

UPDATE: The new E-Class Coupe has been spied on the road again this week, in a new and more revealing state of undress. See the black car here, and earlier camouflaged examples in the gallery. February 2, 2016: Spy photographers have caught the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe undergoing testing in Europe this week...


The Audi of 2030 will be an "electrification company": Q5 technology boss
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The Audi of 2030 will be an "electrification company": Q5 technology boss

Audi, already at the forefront of integrating hybrid electric technology with its fleet of luxury vehicles, is a company that is firmly looking to the future. Specifically, an electric future, with more and more research and development focussed on emerging powertrain technology...


2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected
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2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected

Peugeot has issued a recall for 64 of its 2015 308 GTi hot hatches over concerns a faulty tyre valve could cause a loss of pressure. The French manufacturer reports that the recalled vehicles are potentially fitted with defective tyre valves. If a loss of tyre pressure occurs as a result of the fault, this could affect the handling of the vehicle and in a worst-case scenario, cause an accident...


2015 Isuzu MU-X recalled for fuel tank fix: 12 vehicles affected
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2015 Isuzu MU-X recalled for fuel tank fix: 12 vehicles affected

Isuzu has issued a recall for 12 of its 2015.5 model-year MU-X off-roaders over concerns the fuel tank could detach. According to the manufacturer, a manufacturing fault could have caused the fuel tank band fixing bolts to be tightened incorrectly. If the fault occurs, the fixing bolts could become loose during normal operation of the vehicle, and the fuel tank could detach as a result...