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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...


2017 Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition celebrates factory's 50th birthday
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2017 Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition celebrates factory's 50th birthday

Another day, another limited-edition Lotus. This one's a little extra special, though: just 50 Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition convertibles will be built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company's factory in Hethel, UK. The new Elise 250 Special Edition is based on the Elise Cup 250 that was unveiled earlier this year...


Mercedes-Benz Unimog hits the track(s)
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Mercedes-Benz Unimog hits the track(s)

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog has been in production since the 1950s and fits somewhere in between the old-school G-Class 4X4 and the company’s larger trucks. Its go-anywhere theme is even being extended to the track - but not the race kind. Almost like a Lego kit, the Unimog can be customised endlessly to suit different customer needs, with the trucks being used around the world as tractors, snowplows, cranes, military trucks - and now trains...


Roborace ‘Devbot’ revealed - video
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Roborace ‘Devbot’ revealed - video

The new autonomous racing series Roborace has revealed the ‘DevBot’ development vehicle, its robotic, driverless, electric racing concept. The main purpose of the DevBot is to allow teams to develop technologies and experience the hardware that will be used on the upcoming ‘Robocar’, which was previewed as a concept in April and will be revealed in its final form later this year...


Light car sales will recover, predicts Honda
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Light car sales will recover, predicts Honda

Light car sales are in the doldrums right now, but key market player Honda is convinced things will turn around — it’s just not quite sure when it’ll happen, and why it’s happening in the first place. Sales of light vehicles are in relative freefall this year, down 16 per cent within a total market up three per cent...


BMW M4 GT4 spied at the Nurburgring
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BMW M4 GT4 spied at the Nurburgring

Photographers have snapped a hardcore BMW M4 development vehicle wearing an extensive aero package near the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. From the front, the prototype doesn’t look too different from the ‘regular’ M4, with the exception of the deeper front splitter - reminiscent of the recently-revealed M4 GTS...


CarAdvice podcast episode 18: Megane RS retired, new Golf spied, Q30 launched, and much more
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CarAdvice podcast episode 18: Megane RS retired, new Golf spied, Q30 launched, and much more

Welcome to episode 18 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, regular hosts Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Lifestyle Editor, Tegan Lawson, to talk all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...


Ford Sync 3 rollout confirmed
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Ford Sync 3 rollout confirmed

The new Ford Sync 3 media system will be rolled out incrementally across a range of models over the coming months. Ford's updated media system offers better connectivity options, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, as well as improved mapping and menu layouts...


Renault Clio RS 16 could soon go into limited production - report
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Renault Clio RS 16 could soon go into limited production - report

The Renault Clio RS 16 concept revealed earlier this year could make it to production, albeit in limited numbers, a new report claims. According to French website Caradisiac, Renault will make an official announcement at the Paris motor show in October...


Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE
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Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE

After exclusively confirming his potential move into the world of Global Rallycross with CarAdvice back in late 2014, it's now official, with Subaru of America announcing that former World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Chris Atkinson will join its ranks to compete in the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series...