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2018 BMW M5 revealed in Need for Speed game front cover
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2018 BMW M5 revealed in Need for Speed game front cover

The 2018 BMW M5 has inadvertently been revealed by the creators of the video game Need for Speed, as part of an email promotion for the upcoming game. Need for Speed Payback isn't due for release until November, but a teaser email sent out to fans of the game has accidentally revealed the front-end design of the all-new BMW M5, which is yet to be released...


Porsche Sport Driving School Master Class review
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Porsche Sport Driving School Master Class review

You know the strangest thing about owning a sports car? Not knowing how to drive it properly. A lot of you reading this will probably smirk at that statement, because somewhere buried deep inside, you have those secretly-seeded grand thoughts of ‘I could’ve been a racing driver’. Well, join the club...


Skoda wants Mazda CX-3 rival
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Skoda wants Mazda CX-3 rival

Skoda wants to expand its growing crossover SUV line-up even further by launching a smaller model to match the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V, set below the mid-sized Karoq and large Kodiaq. This desired small SUV would serve as a spiritual successor to the slightly unusual Skoda Yeti, which has been killed off to make way for the more conventional Karoq as pictured above...


Oliver Heilmer to head Mini design, Stephenson nowhere to be seen
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Oliver Heilmer to head Mini design, Stephenson nowhere to be seen

The BMW Group has announced Oliver Heilmer as the new head of design for the Mini brand, almost a year since his predecessor Anders Warming moved on. Heilmer is the current president of Designworks, a subsidiary of the BMW Group - with design studios in California, Munich and Shanghai - and has been part of the group's design team for 17 years...


2018 Jeep Compass will exorcise memories of the old model, brand boss says
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2018 Jeep Compass will exorcise memories of the old model, brand boss says

With the small SUV segment growing at an eyebrow-raising rate, it's almost a no brainer to state the importance of the all-new 2018 Jeep Compass when it launches in Australia later in 2017. "It will  be on sale at the very end of 2017, probably December," Jeep Australia brand chief Guillaume Drelon told CarAdvice at the launch of the updated 2017 Grand Cherokee in New Zealand this week...


QUT study finds multiple road signs not a distraction
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QUT study finds multiple road signs not a distraction

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has revealed details of a new study, which argues that despite contention in the community, three signs on overhead gantries doesn't impact driver performance or safety. The firm's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) division, claims the increasing complexity of road systems requires more information to be conveyed to drivers, often in a dynamic way...


Citroen C4 Aircross, Peugeot 4008 recalled for tailgate fix
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Citroen C4 Aircross, Peugeot 4008 recalled for tailgate fix

The Citroen C4 Aircross and Peugeot 4008 have been recalled this week for a suspected fault of the vehicles's tailgate gas springs. Both French manufacturers report that an insufficient anti-corrosion coating was applied to the end cap on the outer tube of the tailgate gas springs, which could cause corrosion...


Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin
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Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin

A number of key equipment details for the incoming new 2018 Kia Stinger liftback sedan have been revealed, thanks to a dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice reader Joe. Although the all-important pricing details are still to be confirmed, CarAdvice can confirm the Stinger will be offered locally in six grades, split equally across the already confirmed 2...


2017 Renault Megane hatch upgrades announced for Australia
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2017 Renault Megane hatch upgrades announced for Australia

The 2017 Renault Megane hatch has been bolstered with equipment and option upgrades this week, coinciding with the launch of the new sedan and wagon versions of the company's small car. Both the entry-level Life and mid-spec Zen variants are now available with the Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) package as a factory-fitted option ($700), which includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning and automatic high beam...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 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...


CarAdvice podcast 55: How is traffic flow monitored? We talk to the NSW Transport Management Centre
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CarAdvice podcast 55: How is traffic flow monitored? We talk to the NSW Transport Management Centre

Paul Maric returns! Joining him is Mandy and James Ward, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week. The 2018 Renault Megane RS side profile has been leaked, pricing and specs for the 2017 Honda CR-V are out, the Renault Zoe could be coming to Australia, Ford Focus RS Option Pack adds some goodies, Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’ one-off debuts in Italy, and a study finds EVs to be cheaper than regular cars by 2025...


I've just about had it with camouflage cars
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I've just about had it with camouflage cars

Camouflage wrap used to be cool. Wind back the clock five years and camouflage was an effective way for automotive manufacturers to disguise their new or development prototype cars from prying eyes. That was its only purpose.  These flashy black-and-white wraps were made to hide the finer details of the design of new models, or to keep you guessing as to what the car may actually be...


2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon pricing and specs
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2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Renault Megane sedan and wagon have been revealed this week, taking the body-style count from one - the now familiar five-door hatch - to a full three. The wagon will compete with equivalent versions of the Peugeot 308 and Volkswagen Golf, while the more style-focused sedan will do battle with the likes of the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Octavia...


Volkswagen Arteon wagon, V6 options being considered
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Volkswagen Arteon wagon, V6 options being considered

The Volkswagen Arteon has only just popped its head into this big scary world, and Volkswagen is already opening discussing variants for the vehicle. Dr Elmar-Marius Licharz, head of Volkswagen's medium and large vehicle programs, has told AutoExpress, “I would like to make an [Arteon] shooting brake — these plans are underway but it’s not yet final"...


2018 Audi A8 to feature 48V mild hybrid system as standard
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2018 Audi A8 to feature 48V mild hybrid system as standard

The next-generation Audi A8 will come fitted with a 48V mild hybrid system as standard. Automotive News reports the announcement was made earlier this week at the technical day of the Audi Forum in Munich. The mild hybrid setup includes a belt-driven alternator/starter, and a 48V lithium-ion battery that's recharged via regenerative braking...