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BMW X3 M40i coming to Australia soon
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BMW X3 M40i coming to Australia soon

BMW Australia will finally get its hands on a real rival to the Audi SQ5 and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 performance SUVs from mid-2018, priced to match the pair at around $100,000 and primed to beat them from 0-100km/h. This is because the third-generation BMW X3 range, which launches in 'regular' $68,900 20d, $75,900 30i and $83,900 30d forms in Australia in early November, also comes with a new range-topping M Performance variant called the X3 M40i...


2018 Audi A7 design revealed by leaked scale model
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2018 Audi A7 design revealed by leaked scale model

The design of the new Audi A7 has been largely revealed via leaked photos of miniature versions of the vehicle. These photos were originally posted online by AutoWeek.nl, and show the front and sides of the second-generation Audi A7 Sportback. As we've seen in earlier spy photos, the A7 and S7 will have a design that mixes together cues from the first-generation car and the Prologue series of concept cars...


Mystery Lexus concept to be unveiled at 2017 Tokyo motor show
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Mystery Lexus concept to be unveiled at 2017 Tokyo motor show

Lexus has confirmed it will debut a new concept car at the 2017 Tokyo motor show, which kicks off at the end of October. Beyond that, the luxury automaker has said precious little, leaving it open for us to speculate wildly about what this car might be. Above: Photo of Japanese magazine article about the LS F from Instagram user jzsinternational...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Reefton Spur
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Top driving roads around Melbourne: Reefton Spur

Welcome to another instalment of our little Top Driving Roads series, intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. To clarify, driving isn’t always about going fast; we want to make that bit clear...


2018 Jeep Compass: Australian details
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2018 Jeep Compass: Australian details

Australian details for the incoming 2018 Jeep Compass have been handed down tonight, ahead of its December launch. The new-generation 2018 Compass was revealed in September last year, and it was in March this year that world media were given a first drive. CarAdvice was there too, and you can catch our review here...


Toyota Australia's Altona factory closes
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Toyota Australia's Altona factory closes

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today closed its Australian manufacturing operations after 54 years and almost 3.5 million cars produced, for local buyers and export to the Middle East. The shuttering of Toyota’s Altona factory in Melbourne’s west was announced almost four years ago to give staff and suppliers time to prepare and re-train, with financial help from Toyota and various levels of government...


Nissan Leaf Nismo concept revealed ahead of Tokyo show - UPDATE
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Nissan Leaf Nismo concept revealed ahead of Tokyo show - UPDATE

UPDATE: Nissan has now officially revealed the Leaf Nismo concept, and confirmed the vehicle's debut at the Tokyo motor show. See article for details Hot off the heels of its global reveal, the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is already getting its sporty on, with the Leaf Nismo Concept revealed this week ahead of its debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month...


Honda HR-V gets three years of free servicing
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Honda HR-V gets three years of free servicing

The Honda HR-V is being offered with free scheduled servicing for three years (30,000km) for the month of October, worth $1165. Offered on all new and demonstrator HR-V models - though the latter is restricted to a kilometre reading of up to 2000km - the promotion covers the first three services, which are scheduled every 10,000 kilometres or 12 months, whichever comes first...


Forza Motorsport 7 now on sale: Racing gamers rejoice! - UPDATE
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Forza Motorsport 7 now on sale: Racing gamers rejoice! - UPDATE

UPDATE: Coinciding with the launch of the game today, Xbox has partnered with Porsche Australia to create the Xbox Onesie. See article for details. Racing has been revolutionised yet again at the hands of Turn 10 Studios. On sale from today, Forza Motorsport 7 boasts almost twice as many cars as before, and more race tracks than ever...


Hydrogen is the future, not battery-electric cars: Lexus
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Hydrogen is the future, not battery-electric cars: Lexus

Despite what you’ve heard from many major car corporations, and Tesla, electric vehicles are not the future, and never will be - according to Paul Williamsen, Lexus’s manager of global strategic communications - because the charging times will never fall to acceptable, practical levels. It’s “a simple matter of chemistry,” the company’s self-described “tech guy”, explains...


BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo pricing and specs
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BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo pricing and specs

The ultra-niche BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT) will hit Australia in November this year, to complement the shorter 5 Series sedan and wagon range. BMW's undoubtedly slicker successor to the polarising and moderately taller 5 Series GT retains the signature higher hip point, hatchback tailgate and stretched wheelbase (3070mm) to grow rear legroom - a key to doing well in China, its main market...


Study shows driving dehydrated similar to having blood alcohol content of 0.08
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Study shows driving dehydrated similar to having blood alcohol content of 0.08

A study from 2015 has shown that driving while dehydrated leads to the same outcomes as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 per cent. The 2015 study published in Physiology and Behaviour was carried out on a selection of male drivers by the UK's Loughborough University and funded by the European Hydration Institute...


BMW sales up 52 per cent over five years; 14 new models coming by 2020
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BMW sales up 52 per cent over five years; 14 new models coming by 2020

BMW Group Australia is kicking goals with local sales up 52 per cent over the past five years. In addition to sales success, the brand plans to launch 14 new models locally by 2020, further bolstering SUV sales and taking advantage of a surge in luxury car sales. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent BMW 1 and 2 Series LCI launch, BMW Group Australia CEO Marc Werner said he is excited about BMW's future product offering...


Nissan recalls all new cars sold in Japan within the last three years
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Nissan recalls all new cars sold in Japan within the last three years

Nissan has recalled all its vehicles sold in Japan between October 2014 and September 2017, totalling approximately 1.21 million vehicles, and placed a temporary halt on new car sales in its homeland. According to Nissan, these cars "did not meet Japanese market requirements for final inspection" with "certain checks ..


2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets 3.5-tonne tow rating
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2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 gets 3.5-tonne tow rating

An upgrade for the new model year has led to the 2018 Volkswagen Amarok V6 ute being given a 3500kg braked towing allowance - up from the 3000kg rating that still applies to previous examples. The new rating comes courtesy of engineering changes to the Amarok's rear step setup, and the availability of a 3.5-tonne genuine Volkswagen tow bar...