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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition revealed, five confirmed for Australia
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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition revealed, five confirmed for Australia

If the 2016 BMW i8 hybrid sports car wasn’t already exclusive enough, the brand has just confirmed an ultra-exclusive Protonic Red Edition - and only five are coming Down Under. Starting at $299,000 plus on-road costs, the special i8 features the bespoke Protonic Red metallic with contrasting Frozen Grey metallic accents, riding on 20-inch W-spoke alloy wheels...


Infiniti to trial new customer retail experience on the Gold Coast
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Infiniti to trial new customer retail experience on the Gold Coast

Infiniti will trial a new retail-style customer experience on the Gold Coast, with the store to open soon. Managing Director of the company's Australian arm, Jean-Philippe Roux, told CarAdvice at the launch of the crossover Q30 that plans for the new retail store are well underway. "There is a strong plan for growth for Infiniti and that growth is across the brand, the network and product," Roux said...


BMW Z4 production ends, roadster fans wait on 'Z5' announcement
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BMW Z4 production ends, roadster fans wait on 'Z5' announcement

The last BMW Z4 has rolled off the production line, marking the end of a two-generation, 14-year run for the Bavarian two-seater sports car. German publication BimmerToday reports the last Z4 rolled out of the factory on August 22. Previously, the company had confirmed production would end sometime this month...


Lada XCode concept revealed
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Lada XCode concept revealed

The Lada XCode SUV concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Moscow motor show. After being teased in an image uploaded to the company’s Facebook page earlier this month, the new SUV concept has been fully revealed, and it’s quite a good-looking thing. The bright yellow show car sports the company’s new ‘X’ themed design, with a cross-shaped front fascia along with x-shaped character lines down the sides...


Vitronic’s bulletproof Enforcement Trailer autonomously snaps speeding drivers
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Vitronic’s bulletproof Enforcement Trailer autonomously snaps speeding drivers

Vitronic, a German industrial automation and traffic technology company, has released its Enforcement Trailer, which is a lidar-based, bulletproof, WiFi-connected and autonomous speed camera. Designed primarily for use in locations that are dangerous or difficult for human operators, the new Enforcement Trailer is touted as the next generation in speed enforcement and traffic surveillance...


BMW '7 Series coupe' to give sales boost against S-Class - report
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BMW '7 Series coupe' to give sales boost against S-Class - report

The current-generation BMW 7 Series may have only launched less than a year ago, but the company is already planning a coupe version in the hope to boost slow sales, a new report says. According to an article by US’s Bloomberg, the new 7 Series hasn’t been as big a hit as BMW would have liked, with global sales falling roughly 40 per cent behind the Mercedes-Benz S-Class...


Citroen CXperience revealed: stretched Paris concept could hint at new C6
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Citroen CXperience revealed: stretched Paris concept could hint at new C6

Citroen has returned to the themes of its swooping Numero 9 concept of 2012, unveiling the new CXperience show car that will debut at the Paris motor show in October. Just like the Numero 9, the CXperience lands somewhere between stretched hatch and shooting brake wagon, matching a long profile with a short rear overhang for a more sporting look than the average load hauler...


2014-16 Mercedes-Benz C200d recalled for fuel leak fix
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2014-16 Mercedes-Benz C200d recalled for fuel leak fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 356 of its diesel-powered 2014 to 2016 model-year C200d vehicles over fuel leak concerns. The German manufacturer reports the high-pressure fuel line may not have been correctly manufactured, and as a result could leak fuel. A fuel leak poses a hazard to the driver and other road users...


Honda responds to NSX pricing criticism
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Honda responds to NSX pricing criticism

Honda Australia took six or seven pre-orders on the brand-new NSX hybrid supercar before last week's local launch, but admits the public response to its $420,000 price tag has been mixed. The reborn petrol-electric Honda NSX brand halo can be ordered now, with first Australian deliveries built-to-order at the brand’s Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio due in early 2017...


2017 BMW 5 Series previewed with Remote 3D View
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2017 BMW 5 Series previewed with Remote 3D View

The next-generation BMW 5 Series has been teased in a new video on the company's Twitter profile, which previews a new ‘Remote 3D View’ technology. Few details have been revealed about the new system or the car itself, however the Remote 3D View feature will use the car’s surround-view camera system giving the driver a virtual overhead view of their 5 Series remotely via the BMW Connected smartphone app...


Skoda has its own distinct brand, says VW
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Skoda has its own distinct brand, says VW

Skoda should not simply be positioned as a ‘cheaper Volkswagen’ in Australia, says the latter company’s local boss. Instead, it must be defined as a strong and worthy brand in its own right, with its own distinct values to lure a different sort of buyer...


Melbourne’s Punt Road becomes permanent clearway
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Melbourne’s Punt Road becomes permanent clearway

The Victorian government has implemented 24-hour clearways on Punt Road, one of the busiest routes in Melbourne. Starting from today, the new no-parking zones will operated seven days a week from Alexandra Avenue to Gladstone Street on the east side, and Alexandra Avenue to Union Street on the west side, which should help to cut congestion on the busy north-south corridor...


Bugatti Chiron performance hybrid currently under evaluation
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Bugatti Chiron performance hybrid currently under evaluation

The Bugatti Chiron may adopt a hybrid drivetrain in order to improve its performance even further. Prior to the unveiling of the Chiron, there were plenty of rumours flying around that the new hypercar would feature a W16 engine aided by a hybrid system. Instead, the Veyron's replacement featured an updated version of the company's 8...


Hybrid power likely for Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar
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Hybrid power likely for Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull’s upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar is likely to have hybrid power, according to key hints from the partners. On Red Bull’s careers website, the company is advertising positions for AM-RB 001 engineers, notably those with experience in hybrid systems, semi-active suspension and composite materials...


Caterham 'C120': the new Alpine coupe's scrubbed twin
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Caterham 'C120': the new Alpine coupe's scrubbed twin

The Caterham 'C120' coupe, the cancelled sibling of the upcoming Alpine 'A120', has been unveiled by the design consultancy involved in its development. The Caterham coupe, codenamed C120 - although it wears F1-based 'CT02' plates in these images - was unveiled late last week by Drive Design, the British firm that helped to shape it...