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BMW i8 wins International Engine of the Year
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BMW i8 wins International Engine of the Year

The BMW i8’s 1.5-litre plug-in hybrid powertrain has taken out the title in the 17th International Engine of the Year awards, in the closest result to date. BMW’s design ended the three-year reign of Ford’s runner-up 1.0-litre EcoBoost three-cylinder — seen in Australia in the Ford EcoSport SUV. Rounding out the podium was PSA’s 1...


Peugeot 308 GTi revealed
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Peugeot 308 GTi revealed

The long-awaited Peugeot 308 GTi has been revealed ahead of its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next weekend. Confirming what we reported last October, it will come in not one, but two, iterations with different power outputs, giving the French brand a range of hot hatch alternatives to the Volkswagen Golf GTI and R...


Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe almost certain for Australia
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe almost certain for Australia

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC seems to be the gift that keeps on giving - particularly if you want a broad range of mid-sized luxury SUVs. Along with details on the new GLC range, which includes a number of petrol and diesel versions and even a plug-in hybrid model, we've learnt of plans for two go-fast models - the Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 - and now Australia looks very likely to see the addition of the all-new GLC Coupe, too...


Jaguar XE Australian pricing and specifications
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Jaguar XE Australian pricing and specifications

The all-new Jaguar XE will go on sale from September 1, priced from $60,400 plus on-road costs — $1100 less than its BMW 320i nemesis. Jaguar’s mid-sized sedan — naturally, also pitched as the British answer to the market-topping Mercedes-Benz C-Class (priced from $60,900) — is a vital conquest car for the brand as it seeks to carve out a bigger share of Australia’s booming luxury market...


Mercedes-Benz GLC revealed
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Mercedes-Benz GLC revealed

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC mid-sized SUV made its long-awaited world premiere tonight in Germany, meaning the Stuttgart-based marque finally has a proper global rival for the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. A replacement for the GLK (a left-hand-drive car that never came here, much to Mercedes-Benz Australia’s chagrin), the GLC in many ways takes elements from the hugely successful C-Class and applies them to a crossover body-style...


2016 Toyota Prado engine details revealed
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2016 Toyota Prado engine details revealed

The 2016 Toyota Prado update, due in August this year, will receive a new 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Shared with the 2016 Toyota HiLux, engineers have been able to reduce the engine's fuel consumption by up to 13...


2016 Mini Clubman teased ahead of Frankfurt debut
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2016 Mini Clubman teased ahead of Frankfurt debut

The next-generation Mini Clubman has been teased ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt motor show, which starts in September. Overnight, the image below was posted to the Mini website under the tagline "Go with you gut". Pictured completely in shadow, the production vehicle shares the same shape as the Clubman concept car that was unveiled at last year's Geneva motor show...


Toyota Camatte Hajime concept
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Toyota Camatte Hajime concept

The Toyota Camatte Hajime concept has made its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Toy Show. In recent years, Toyota has shown off its fun side by debuting a new concept car at the annual Tokyo Toy Show. This year, Toyota gave a debut to the Camatte Hajime, which the sixth Camatte concept. Styled a lot like the general purpose vehicle made by Willys for the US Army in the World War II, the Hajime measures 3...


Win a paid job as a CarAdvice journalist and a trip to the Tokyo motor show
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Win a paid job as a CarAdvice journalist and a trip to the Tokyo motor show

If you ask me, test-driving and reviewing the latest and greatest cars is the best job in the world. The automotive industry is an amazingly exciting place to be with hundreds of new cars launched yearly in a never-ending cycle of renewal and innovation that is best described as the antithesis of boredom...


Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport models confirmed
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Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport models confirmed

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has only just been revealed, but already CarAdvice can confirm the new model will be offered in two hardcore versions: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 450 AMG Sport and flagship Mercedes-AMG GLC 63...


Tesla Model 3 will feature both sedan and crossover bodies
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Tesla Model 3 will feature both sedan and crossover bodies

It's been revealed that the the mainstream Tesla Model 3 will include not only a sedan model, but also a crossover variant. According to The Wall Street Journal, Jeffrey Brian Straubel, chief technical officer at Tesla, made this revelation earlier this week at a conference being held in Washington, DC...


Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived
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Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class could be revived to take advantage of the world’s current taste for SUV-style vehicles. The seven-seat R-Class went on sale in its original form in 2006, before an update in 2010 saw some big styling changes. The car was discontinued from most international markets in 2013 due to slow sales, though it is still being built and sold in China for that market only...


Kirk Kerkorian, billionaire auto investor, dies at age 98
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Kirk Kerkorian, billionaire auto investor, dies at age 98

Kirk Kerkorian, the billionaire businessman who tried several times to buy a big American automaker, died on Monday, US time, at the age of 98 after a short illness. In 1995, with the backing of colourful former Chrysler chief Lee Iacocca, Kerkorian used his shareholding in the smallest of the Big Three American automakers and attempted a takeover, which was ultimately repelled...


Honda Civic Type-R Australian launch cloudy
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Honda Civic Type-R Australian launch cloudy

The current Honda Civic Type-R may not launch in Australia after all, despite the company’s local arm remaining steadfast in its desire to find a way to make it happen. Now on sale in Europe after being hyped since late 2013, the hardcore 231kW/400Nm Honda hero hot hatch is the subject of huge demand and limited production capacity at the UK plant that builds them, hindering the wider rollout beyond Europe...


Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe could have beaten BMW X6 to market
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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe could have beaten BMW X6 to market

The car that upset the SUV segment – the BMW X6 – could have been beaten to market by a Mercedes-Benz coupe-style SUV way back before the Bavarian brand's controversial crossover vehicle launched in 2008. That admission came at the launch of the first ever Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe – which could have been the ML Coupe had it been built way back when – in Austria overnight...