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Audi Sport brand to expand with eight new models by 2019
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Audi Sport brand to expand with eight new models by 2019

Audi Sport may not be as much of a household name as Mercedes-AMG or BMW M, but the company's recently-appointed head wants that to change, and fast. Stefan Winkelmann, the man who used to head up Lamborghini and who is now employed as managing director of Audi Sport (formerly Quattro GmbH), said at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the Audi Sport brand needs to make itself better known among potential customers...


Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June
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Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June

Amateur motorsport, track days, poker runs, swap meets, cruises, classic and vintage festivals, motor shows, car club meetings... there are literally thousands of car events held across Australia every year. Between now and the end of June there are a slew of options with something for everyone - even an 'anything goes' bike race that looks like an epic amount of fun...


Lamborghini Aventador Performante spied
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Lamborghini Aventador Performante spied

A prototype believed to be the Lamborghini Aventador Performante has been spied during cold weather testing this week, suggesting the Italian marque is planning an even hotter version of its flagship supercar. Distinguishing this Aventador from the recently-launched Aventador S - apart from the contraption strapped to the bonnet - are two exhaust pipes sticking out the rear in addition to the central exhaust from the 'standard' car, though this appears to be fake...


Nissan design supremo Shiro Nakamura retires, former BMW head designer goes to Infiniti
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Nissan design supremo Shiro Nakamura retires, former BMW head designer goes to Infiniti

Shiro Nakamura, chief creative officer at Nissan, has retired as part of a sweeping set of boardroom changes at the Japanese automaker, including the departure of CEO Carlos Ghosn. Nakamura joined Nissan in 1999 from Isuzu, where he helped bring the VehiCross into production. He was lured across by the company's newly installed CEO, Carlos Ghosn, who had a wide remit to turn around the then struggling car maker...


Porsche Mission E to feature drivetrain options, over-the-air updates
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Porsche Mission E to feature drivetrain options, over-the-air updates

Details about the production version of the Porsche Mission E have been divulged by the company's CEO, Oliver Blume. At the 2017 Geneva motor show, Blume told Auto Express that the Porsche's first dedicated EV will be sized below the Panamera, the current generation of which measures just over five metres in length...


Volvo's upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing
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Volvo's upcoming EV to offer 400km range, affordable pricing

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has announced its first all-electric vehicle (EV) will offer a range of at least 250 miles (402km) and start between US$35,000-$40,000 ($46,238-$52,844) when it hit markets in 2019. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, Lex Kerssemakers, CEO of Volvo Car USA, is quoted saying if the company wants to do well in the States with this vehicle, it needs to meet these targets...


Citroen C5 Aircross sketched ahead of Shanghai debut
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Citroen C5 Aircross sketched ahead of Shanghai debut

The upcoming Citroen C5 Aircross SUV has been teased in sketches ahead of its debut at this year's Shanghai motor show in April. Released shortly after the presentation of the C-Aircross concept in Geneva - which is believed to preview the SUV-styled replacement for the C3 Picasso MPV - the renderings of the C5 Aircross closely resemble the Citroen Aircross concept that was shown at the 2015 Shanghai motor show...


Mini Countryman PHEV on Australian radar
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Mini Countryman PHEV on Australian radar

Mini Australia is yet to make up its mind on local potential for the Countryman PHEV, citing an iffy business case as the cause of its indecision. The new Countryman is the first Mini to offer a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain, in a variant called the Cooper S E All4. It couples the familiar 100kW 1...


Tesla Supercharger site opens in Ballarat
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Tesla Supercharger site opens in Ballarat

Tesla keeps on expanding its Supercharger network in Australia, this week opening a new site in the key regional Victorian city of Ballarat, about 120km from Melbourne. The six-bay charging station is billed as the first connection from Melbourne to Adelaide, and was opened by City Councillor Jim Rinaldi...


2014-16 BMW i3 REx recalled for fuel leak fix
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2014-16 BMW i3 REx recalled for fuel leak fix

BMW has issued a recall for its i3 REx (range extender hybrid) built between 2014 and 2016 over concerns the fuel tank ventilation line could be faulty and leak fuel vapour. The Bavarian company reports the fuel tank ventilation line may not be correctly located, and could wear through if it rubs against the body of the vehicle...


2015-16 Ford Mustang GT recalled for fire risk
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2015-16 Ford Mustang GT recalled for fire risk

Ford has issued a recall for 1391 of its 2015-16 Mustang GT sports cars over concerns wiring close to the exhaust manifold could cause a fire. The company reports affected vehicles may have reduced clearance between the battery cable wiring loom and the exhaust manifold. If the condition occurs, the wiring loom could contact the manifold and short circuit, potentially causing an under-bonnet fire...


Volvo: diesel engines unviable post 2020
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Volvo: diesel engines unviable post 2020

It seems clear that as far as fuels go, diesel is on the nose: and the head of Volvo Cars reckons it might not be viable beyond 2020. Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson made the remarks at the 2017 Geneva motor show, where he said the ever-tightening emissions regulations, not to mention the cost of development when it comes to revolutionising diesel as a mainstream fuel source, could mean the company won’t offer it after 2020...


Audi standing by diesel power – for now
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Audi standing by diesel power – for now

Diesel has come under some criticism in recent years, and in markets like Europe where diesel penetration is up to 90 per cent in some regions, that’s been a hard pill to swallow. Still, there are cities that are pushing for bans on diesel cars in the near future, with the emissions of older vans and heavier trucks being called into question...


Chevrolet Camaro Track concept revealed
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Chevrolet Camaro Track concept revealed

The Chevrolet Camaro Track concept has been revealed, debuting at the Geneva motor show in all its green glory. Based on the V8-powered Camaro SS variant, the Track concept features a number of enhancements to give it more bite on the track, while still being comfortable enough for everyday use. Under the bonnet is a 6...


2017 BMW 6 Series M Sport earns 'Limited Edition' status
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2017 BMW 6 Series M Sport earns 'Limited Edition' status

BMW’s flagship grand touring coupe, the BMW 6 Series has been given a spruce up with the introduction of the M Sport Limited Edition available across the range: 6 Series Coupe, Convertible and the four-door Gran Coupe...