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BMW M GmbH three decade milestone
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BMW M GmbH three decade milestone

The most prestigious letter in performance vernacular has just reached an epic milestone, having producing 300,000 unique and exciting vehicles after an iconic reign spanning three decades. BMW's M division has defined the formula for performance saloons since its inception in 1978 under the guise of BMW Motorsport GmbH...


2009 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo specs
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2009 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo specs

We have already spied the new XR5 Turbo on the streets of Melbourne, but now it's official with Ford releasing the first details on its latest addition. The first Focus to debut Ford's new Kinetic design philosophy, the iconic German-built XR5 Turbo flagship looks simply stunning with an all-new appearance and raft of interior enhancements...


Toyota drives G8 summit
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Toyota drives G8 summit

Toyota will provide cars to world leaders at this year's G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit starting next month. The company will provide 78 conventional hybrid and other environmentally friendly vehicles for official and demonstration use during the event...


Peugeot Citroen + Mitsubishi = electric cars
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Peugeot Citroen + Mitsubishi = electric cars

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have announced a deal today for both companies to begin a joint feasibility study on an "extended technical collaboration" to develop electric powertrains. Mitsubishi announces the news a few hours ago, saying the study will be conducted over several months, with the final aim being the development of electric powertrain for small urban vehicles...


2009 Pontiac G8 GT price rise
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2009 Pontiac G8 GT price rise

Pontiac has boasted its adopted Australian G8 GT model as the most powerful car under $30,000 in the US. However its claim to fame has been lost following a $1,365 price rise which pushed the base model G8 GT to $31,360. This is apparently a result of the strengthening Australian dollar increasing the nominal cost of the exported Commodore-based G8 GT in the US...


Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Tony Hawk DUB Edition
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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Tony Hawk DUB Edition

"Win it on ebay Motors" - Anthony Crawford US based Custom car magazine DUB, has prepped a brand new, one of kind, 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon which pays homage to the Lord of skate, Tony Hawk. You can win this unique 4X4 by bidding on ebay Motors, but only if you get in quick, as it’s all over in 4 days and 10 hours...


Porsche returns to 'Ring with new 911
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Porsche returns to 'Ring with new 911

Following the release of the next generation 911, Porsche has returned to the Nurburgring to settle a grudge. With the Nissan GT-R setting the benchmark at an incredible 7:29, and a limit of 7:59 set by the Cadillac CTS-V to avoid humiliation, there was certainly very little room for error...


Dodge Challenger SRT8 joins Leno's garage
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Dodge Challenger SRT8 joins Leno's garage

In this episode of Leno's Garage, Jay picks up his latest purchase - the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, the first ever delivered to a private customer. As usual, Jay provides some valuable insight, especially as the current owner of a meticulously restored 1970 426 HEMI Challenger R/T.


Aston Martin V8 Vantage pricing
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Aston Martin V8 Vantage pricing

Aston Martin has informed CarAdvice today of pricing for its updated V8 Vantage. With revisions including an 11% increase in power, and a 15% increase in torque, the new Vantage pumps out 313kW and 470Nm from its enlarged V8. Transmissions have been tickled, too, with the Sportshift gear control being revised for increased refinement and usablilty...


Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 performance specs
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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 performance specs

Update: GM has released a video showing the production of the new ZR1 from start to finish. The Corvette has also been quite a conundrum, an American car which was fast in a straight line and around corners - simply unheard of. Now Chevrolet has revealed the all important performance times for its flagship Corvette ZR1 - and they are simply staggering...


First Chinese car to arrive in October
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First Chinese car to arrive in October

The time has come, Chinese made cars are now only a few months away from entering Australian markets. The distributor, Ateco Automotive (better known for brands such as Fiat/ Ferrari and Alfa Romeo) will import the first of many Chinese cars to Australia and New Zealand in October of this year...


Subaru Exiga MPV officially revealed
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Subaru Exiga MPV officially revealed

Subaru's design philosophy has run awry recently, and its latest model offers no relief, having today officially revealed its new mid-sized people carrier - the Exiga. Based on a lengthened version of the current Impreza platform, the Exiga will also feature Subaru's trademark symmetrical all-wheel drive...


Hyundai announces LPG Hybrid Elantra
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Hyundai announces LPG Hybrid Elantra

What do you do when LPG makes the most sense, yet hybrid is the way to go? Make a Hybrid LPG car of course. Korean manufacturer Hyundai has announced plans to launch a hybrid electric version of the Elantra sedan next year, with or without support from the Korean government...


GM, Ford & Toyota expand in China
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GM, Ford & Toyota expand in China

General Motors, Ford and Toyota have all released details about their ongoing expansion in China, the world's fastest growing automobile market. All three currently have a foothold in the Chinese market, with GM leading the race with its joint venture managing over 1 million sales last year...


Bosch + Samsung = lithium ion batteries
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Bosch + Samsung = lithium ion batteries

Whether it's burying CO2 underground, or planting trees to offset CO2 emissions, or even if it's just green paint, if it looks and feels 'green' it will sell, at least that's what big investors are hoping for, as yet another two companies join forces to make Lithium Ion batteries for hybrid cars...