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Henrik Fisker teases new American-made supercar
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Henrik Fisker teases new American-made supercar

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the styling of Aston Martin’s DB9 and V8 Vantage, along with his own Fisker brand - recently reborn under new management as Karma - has announced plans for another new motoring venture. This latest plan, which follows the unveiling of the Aston-based Thunderbolt earlier this year, will see the Danish designer team up with an unnamed American partner on a new supercar called the Force 1...


Skoda Roomster successor scrapped
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Skoda Roomster successor scrapped

The Skoda Roomster has been thrown on the automotive scrapheap, with the Volkswagen-owned Czech brand confirming it has cancelled plans for a successor to its quirky compact MPV. The decision to axe the second-generation Roomster comes at the 11th hour, with development of the new model all but complete...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class to change lanes autonomously
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class to change lanes autonomously

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class will add another layer of autonomous driving technology to the luxury German brand’s range when it launches early next year with a new Active Lane Change Assist function. Active Lane Change Assist uses a series of radars and a stereo camera to support the driver to complete lane changes...


McLaren P1 production ends, more hybrids to come
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McLaren P1 production ends, more hybrids to come

Sales of the heroic McLaren P1 ended in late 2013, mere months after the $2 million dollar ‘hypercar’ first went on sale to only the most well-heeled of buyers. Now, two years later, production of McLaren’s halo offering has wrapped up, with the 375th and final custom-built example rolling off the production line this week...


Mercedes-Benz S400 joins S-Class Coupe range, but not for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz S400 joins S-Class Coupe range, but not for Australia

A new entry-level S400 4Matic variant has joined the 2016 S-Class Coupe line-up in Europe, but, just like the V12 S600, Mercedes-Benz Australia will be leaving this one alone. Local options for buyers looking at the S-Class Coupe range kick off with the 4.7-litre V8-powered S500 at $319,000, stepping up to the $409,000 5...


BMW M car sales to grow 20 per cent in 2016
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BMW M car sales to grow 20 per cent in 2016

BMW Australia says it expects M sales to grow by a strong 20 per cent next year as the company closes 2015 with its best M sales record to date, topping out at over 1000 cars. Speaking to CarAdvice today at the brand’s announcement to re-enter motorsports in Australia, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, said the BMW M2 will likely become the best-selling M car for the brand...


BMW Australia favours GT Championship over Supercars series
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BMW Australia favours GT Championship over Supercars series

BMW Australia says it was approached by numerous V8 supercar teams to enter the new-regulation 2017 Supercar championship season, but the German brand ultimately decided that GT racing was the better option. BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, confirmed that his brand was approached by numerous V8 supercar teams to provide the foundations for a new entry in the 2017 season but the decision was instead made in favour of entering the GT championship from next year...


BMW Australia to enter GT Championship with M6 GT3
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BMW Australia to enter GT Championship with M6 GT3

BMW Australia has confirmed that it will enter the GT championship next year with the soon-to-arrive BMW M6 GT3. Speaking to the media at a special event in Melbourne today, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, said the manufacturer-backed BMW team would be a unique entry into the championship and an ideal fit for the BMW brand...


Volkswagen Australia confirms no local models exceed claimed CO2 emissions
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Volkswagen Australia confirms no local models exceed claimed CO2 emissions

Volkswagen has concluded that none of its vehicles sold in Australia produce more carbon dioxide (CO2) than claimed, following a thorough internal investigation into a number of models in its line-up. The beleaguered car maker today announced that the majority of the models under investigation did correspond with the CO2 figures originally determined, but confirmed nine variants sold overseas showed slightly heightened levels of CO2 emissions...


EU, American states push for 2050 ban on petrol and diesel cars
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EU, American states push for 2050 ban on petrol and diesel cars

The European Commission’s push to have conventional petrol and diesel vehicles banned from dense city areas is building steam, with news this week that more regions will work towards the same goal. In 2011, the European Commission proposed a commitment to massively transform Europe’s transport networks and needs, in a bid to cut overall carbon emissions by around 60 per cent...


Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman names confirmed for 2016 overhaul
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Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman names confirmed for 2016 overhaul

Porsche’s compact sports car duo will be rebranded the Porsche 718 Boxster and Porsche 718 Cayman as part of a significant overhaul in 2016. The new 718 model series nomenclature pays homage to Porsche’s four-cylinder 718 racer of the same name that won a number of iconic races in Europe in the late 1950s and early 1960s...


Lotus Exige Sport 350 revealed: Plaid seats, exposed shifter, 51kg weight loss, 0-100km/h in 3.8s
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Lotus Exige Sport 350 revealed: Plaid seats, exposed shifter, 51kg weight loss, 0-100km/h in 3.8s

The Lotus Exige Sport 350 made its premiere this week. The stripped-back supercar is being dubbed “the ultimate incarnation” of the famous nameplate. Lotus’ headline figures make for impressive reading. At 1125kg, the coupe weighs 51kg than the Exige S, while its 0-100km/h sprint time is as low as 3.8 seconds (down one-tenth)...


2016 Jaguar F-Pace pricing and specifications: $74,340 opener for new SUV range
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2016 Jaguar F-Pace pricing and specifications: $74,340 opener for new SUV range

The all-new 2016 Jaguar F-Pace SUV will kick off from $74,340 plus on-road costs when it hits Australia in the third quarter of next year. Revealed in September after months of revealing spy photos and barely disguised preview cars, the F-Pace enters the Jaguar range as the British brand’s first-ever SUV...


Ford Everest Titanium pricing defended, flagship making up 25 per cent of sales
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Ford Everest Titanium pricing defended, flagship making up 25 per cent of sales

Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman has defended the company’s controversial $76,990 (plus on-roads) asking price for the flagship Ford Everest Titanium. The Australian-developed Everest — an SUV based on the same T6 architecture as the Ranger ute — has been generally well received since it launched a few months ago...


Genesis G90 revealed in Korea: Hyundai unveils new flagship sedan
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Genesis G90 revealed in Korea: Hyundai unveils new flagship sedan

Hyundai has unveiled its big new Genesis G90 sedan, ahead of an early 2016 launch into the Korean market - where it will be known as the EQ900. The new model’s world premiere comes just one month after the carmaker announced it would transform its Genesis marque into a new standalone luxury brand, just as Lexus, Infiniti and the new DS brand represent the premium efforts of Toyota, Nissan and Citroen...