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2018 BMW M5 to come with AWD and automatic only - report
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2018 BMW M5 to come with AWD and automatic only - report

The next-generation BMW M5 will reportedly be exclusively available with an eight-speed automatic paired to an advanced all-wheel drive setup. Sources have told Autocar that the new M5 will use the existing 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, although improvements will see power rise to around 440kW...


Audi 'to fill the gaps' in its SUV range with Q4 and Q6
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Audi 'to fill the gaps' in its SUV range with Q4 and Q6

Audi has a few SUVs in its line-up: there's the Q2, Q3, Q5, Q7 and upcoming Q8. But what about the gaps? Where are the Q1, Q4 and Q6? Well, they could be on their way sooner than you'd think. Audi chairman of the board of management Rupert Stadler told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the brand is looking to add new models to appeal to different buyers in different regions, with the spots either side of the new Q5 the ones that are garnering the most attention internally...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 gets matte paint option
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 gets matte paint option

The Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 has gained a new option: matte paint, in either blue or grey. The premium paint will set buyers back a further $3990. The Amarok Ultimate V6 starts at $67,990 before on-road costs. The entry-level Amarok V6, the $59,990 Highline, cannot be specified with this new option...


Behind the scenes: 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a Holden Colorado ute
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Behind the scenes: 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a Holden Colorado ute

It's been at least a day since I last found a random piece of glitter in my hair, and the resultant headache from a long night out is now finally just a memory. You see, it's been a week since I joined Holden at the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but that's how long it took to be rid of the sparkles as well as that shadow that follows (now that I'm in my 30s) after a night out...


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Ralliart possible, no plans for Evolution XI
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Ralliart possible, no plans for Evolution XI

The newly unveiled Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross may lend itself to a sportier Ralliart variant in the short-term future if there is market demand, the model’s project leader says. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Hiroshi Yamauchi, the boss of small- and medium-segment vehicles at Mitsubishi, admitted that a Ralliart model will be one option the brand could take with its recently launched Eclipse Cross, however he insisted that there would be no Evolution model...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

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...


2017 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses

The Geneva motor show, now in its 87th year, remains the jewel in the crown of automotive design, style and European flair. The big show is renowned for big reveals by big names, and the 2017 event was no exception. With Alborz Fallah, Anthony Crawford, Matt Campbell and David Zalstein on the ground, the CarAdvice team got a good look at all the glittering winners on the show floor...


CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!
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CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe pricing and specs
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe pricing and specs

Australian pricing and initial specifications for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range have been detailed ahead of the new model's on-sale date in June Three variants will be offered at launch - the E220d, E300 and E400 4Matic - with prices starting at $96,000 before on road costs, around a $3000 hike over the sedan...


Volkswagen chief turns down Fiat Chrysler boss' call for a merger
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Volkswagen chief turns down Fiat Chrysler boss' call for a merger

The head of the Volkswagen Group has flatly stated on the record that he's not interested in a merger with Fiat Chrysler (FCA). Earlier this week, Marchionne told Bloomberg and other media outlets at the Geneva motor show that he had "no doubt that at the relevant time VW may show up and have a chat" about a merger between the two automakers...


2017 World Car of the Year categories culled to three finalists
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2017 World Car of the Year categories culled to three finalists

The World Car of the Year committee has announced the top three vote recipients in each of this year's categories. With the second round of voting completed by this year's World Car of the Year jurists, all that remains is for the awards to handed out at the New York motor show in April...


Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report
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Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report

According to a report, Volkswagen and Tata will soon publicly announce a joint product development push centred around low-cost vehicles. A report in Autocar India states that during the 2017 Geneva motor show, which kicked off this week, Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, and Guenter Butschek, managing director of Tata Motors, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...


Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati
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Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati

Apart from being “probably the sportiest production car” Kia’s chief designer has ever penned, Gregory Guillaume says the Kia Stinger is also very much a modern interpretation of iconic Gran Turismo models from the 1970s. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show this week, Guillaume said that while building a traditional, two-door sports car would be a fun project, he’s smitten with the four-door, rear-drive Kia Stinger...


Holden involved in Opel Insignia development since 2012
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Holden involved in Opel Insignia development since 2012

Opel says Holden’s involvement in the Insignia has been integral to the project since day one, with both design and engineering input from Australia shaping the next-generation Commodore from as far back as 2012. The Insignia, which will become the new 2018 Holden Commodore, has been engineered and designed by Opel in Europe, but the team in Australia had been actively involved with the project from the get-go...


2017 Fiat Ducato recalled for camshaft fix
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2017 Fiat Ducato recalled for camshaft fix

Fiat has issued a recall for 56 of its 2016 and 2017 Ducato vans fitted with the 2.3-litre 'Multijet' engine over concerns the camshaft could crack. The Italian company reports the camshaft could crack while the vehicle is in use due to a manufacturing fault. If the conditions occurs, the vehicle could stop suddenly, posing a safety risk for occupants of the vehicle and other road users...