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2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range
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2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range

New i3 variant gets extended driving range with meatier battery Faster charging available with three-phase upgrade Australian debut due late 2016 A new variant in BMW’s electric vehicle family has been revealed this week, in the form of the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah). The parentheses aren’t our doing, either: the model’s official name in Europe is indeed “i3 (94 Ah)”...


NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks
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NSW to trial traffic light communication for trucks

The New South Wales government has announced a trial of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology to tackle increasing congestion on Sydney’s roads. Transport for NSW says that by reducing the number of times trucks stop at traffic lights, the connected vehicle technology should improve travel time at over 100 intersections across Sydney, which will result in smoother and faster commuting for motorists...


2016 BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car unveiled
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2016 BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car unveiled

The BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car has been unveiled ahead of the 2016 season, which begins during the first weekend of May. Based on the showroom-bound BMW M4 GTS, which has a limited build run of just 700 units worldwide, this year's DTM safety car required only a few modifications to bring it up to spec for use in the German racing series...


Ford working on rival for Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 after all
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Ford working on rival for Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 after all

Contrary to comments made about three weeks ago at the conference in Detroit, it seems as though Ford is developing a long range, affordable electric vehicle to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Mark Fields, CEO of Ford, told The Detroit News and others earlier this week: "Our EVs come down to making sure we’re the best or among the leaders in those areas...


BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with leaked design files - report
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BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with leaked design files - report

An image that purportedly reveals components of the upcoming and so-called 2017 BMW 1-Series sedan has surfaced online this week. In addition to recent spy pictures, fans got their first look at the sedan at last November’s Auto Guangzhou in China, presented then as the Concept Compact Sedan...


Rolls-Royce Wraith gets $50,000 bespoke luggage set
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Rolls-Royce Wraith gets $50,000 bespoke luggage set

Luxury marque Rolls-Royce has used its flair for premium car design to create a range of elegant luggage designed to accompany the Wraith. The collection was brought to life by Rolls-Royce designer, Michael Bryden, and has been crafted to be housed perfectly in the rear compartment of the $645,000 car...


Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 RWD was always in the plan
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Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 RWD was always in the plan

Unlike the previous Gallardo LP550-2, which was a late decision in the model’s lifecycle, the new two-wheel drive Huracan was conceived on day one of the car’s production plans. “Since the beginning, we started development for all the major parts of the car, almost the same time as the Huracan LP610-4, so we were able to give the car a lot more attention than was the case with the rear-wheel drive Gallardo”, said Riccardo Bettini, Head of R&D Technical Project Leaders for Lamborghini...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia

The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is now on sale in Australia, joining the sedan and wagon variants that landed locally in 2014. The new 2016 C-Class coupe was first revealed in August last year, with the hero Mercedes-AMG C63 model debuting a week later. The months since have also seen the new C-Class Cabriolet revealed, making its first appearance at the Geneva motor show earlier this year...


Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports
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Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google are reportedly very close to signing a deal related to self-driving car technology. Sources have told both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that FCA and Google are in the late stage of negotiations, with the technology giant responsible for the supply of autonomous vehicle technology, while the Italian-American car maker will provide the automotive platform and manufacturing capability...


Volkswagen reveals more efficient new 1.5 TSI engine
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Volkswagen reveals more efficient new 1.5 TSI engine

Volkswagen AG has unveiled the first of its more efficient new-generation EA211 turbo-petrol engines, a 1.5-litre TSI that will replace the 1.4 TSI used in models such as the Golf, Skoda Octavia and Audi A3. Revealed overnight at the annual Vienna Motor Symposium, this new unit trickle into a range of VW products from the end of 2016...


Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival on this weekend
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Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival on this weekend

The first right-hand-drive Porsche models built in 1951 will be on show together at the Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. The early ‘split-screen’ 356 models – a Maroon Coupe (Chassis No. 10770) and a Fish Silver Grey Cabriolet (Chassis No. 10110) were also the first two Porsches to arrive in Australia almost 65 years ago...


Dodge Journey will soldier on until at least 2018 - report
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Dodge Journey will soldier on until at least 2018 - report

The current-generation Dodge Journey will reportedly soldier on for a few more years at least. A source within Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has told Automotive News that the Journey will keep its JC platform code at least until the US 2018 model year, production of which is slated to begin at the end of July 2017...


You can have my fog lights when you pry my cold dead fingers off the button
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You can have my fog lights when you pry my cold dead fingers off the button

Confession time. I occasionally drive along with my fog lights on, rain hail or shine… and I love it. There’s no accidental knock of the switch or a ‘what does this button do’ moment (looking at your rear foggy, Hyundai Excel owners…). It is always a measured, intentional action. I know it's frowned upon. I know it is (for the most part) illegal...


Porsche trademarks ‘960’ name, supercar rumours grow - report
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Porsche trademarks ‘960’ name, supercar rumours grow - report

Rumours that a new Porsche supercar is on the way are beginning to gain traction after the German car maker recently secured the trademark ‘960’. According to Car Magazine, the company was granted the trademark last September, implying that those rumours could soon be a reality...


Lamborghini looking to Huracan LP580-2 for sales growth before Urus launch
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Lamborghini looking to Huracan LP580-2 for sales growth before Urus launch

Italian supercar marque Lamborghini is hoping its latest creation, the Huracan LP580-2, will attract a new breed of customer to the raging bull badge. Andrea Baldi, General Manager Lamborghini Asia Pacific told CarAdvice he expects the new entry-level Huracan variant to create more demand for the brand, including customers who haven’t previously owned a Lamborghini...