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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition sports eye-catching highlights

The limited run BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been created to celebrate the fact that an M4 lookalike has run away with this year's DTM championship. Unless you've been following the DTM championship closely, last weekend's season ending race at the Hockenheimring was all about the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept...

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Lotus Exige S automatic here in 2015
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Lotus Exige S automatic here in 2015

The beginning of the end? An automatic version of the hardcore Lotus Exige S road racer will be offered for the first time ever, the Malaysian-owned British car maker has announced. Said to be completing its final stages of testing, the new six-speed automatic Lotus Exige S is set to go on sale globally from January...


Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls
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Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

The president of Honda Motor Co. and 12 other top executives will take unprecedented pay cuts after the company announced the fifth recall for its new Jazz Hybrid in just 12 months. Reuters reports the latest recall affects 425,000 Honda Jazz Hybrids (badged Fit Hybrid in other markets) and other models in Japan, and relates to two noise-related defects...


McLaren P1 GTR interior unveiled, driver programme detailed
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McLaren P1 GTR interior unveiled, driver programme detailed

The interior of the McLaren P1 GTR has been revealed, along with new details about the track-only vehicle and its ownership programme. Being a track-only device, the GTR's interior is naturally a stripped out affair, with the only nod comfort being the air conditioning system. The dashboard, door trims and centre tunnel are fashioned out of lightweight carbon fibre...


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe makes Australian premiere
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe makes Australian premiere

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe made its Australian premiere this week at Melbourne’s Motorclassica, known as the Australian International Concours d’Elegance.  As such, the stunning grand tourer that replaces the CL makes its first local public appearance one year after the four-door S-Class sedan likewise made its debut at the 2013 Motorclassica...


Mazda performance car revival in the works
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Mazda performance car revival in the works

It’s not often we get a chance to drive a sports car from the 1990s at the request of a manufacturer. But that was exactly the case when we found ourselves behind the wheel of a race-winning 13B twin-turbo rotary Mazda RX-7 at Eastern Creek raceway at the recent World Time Attack challenge...


Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic
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Holden Sandman : Red Bull Racing reveals 525kW V8 Supercar-based classic

Red Bull Racing Australia and GM Holden’s Design Department have joined forces for a one-off creation that is part V8 Supercar and all Aussie icon: the Holden Sandman Tribute Edition. Set to debut at this weekend’s round of the V8 Supercar Championship on the Gold Coast, the silver Sandman special edition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original homegrown Holden panel van...


Mercedes-Benz AMG extends market dominance
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Mercedes-Benz AMG extends market dominance

The smash success of its four-cylinder turbo compact range is driving Mercedes-Benz AMG to a record total of about 2500 sales in Australia in 2014 despite its traditional biggest-seller being depleted and between generations.  The projected figure will easily outstrip last year’s record total of 1649. In fact, Mercedes-AMG has already moved more than 2000 units out the door this year...


New Volkswagen Passat will spawn CC, Alltrack variants
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New Volkswagen Passat will spawn CC, Alltrack variants

It's been confirmed that new versions of the CC four-door "coupe" and Alltrack all-wheel drive wagon will be spun off from the just launched next-generation Volkswagen Passat. Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen's design department, dropped this little nugget of information during an interview with Autogramm, Volkswagen's employee magazine...


Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG price and specifications
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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG price and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG launches in Australia this week and, like its fellow compact AMG-tuned siblings the A45 and CLA45, red-hot demand is already outstripping supply.  With cars just now rolling into showrooms, Mercedes-Benz already holds about 300 firm orders on the car...


Next Audi RS4 could ditch V8
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Next Audi RS4 could ditch V8

The next generation Audi RS4 might follow in the footsteps of the recently launched BMW M3/M4 and swap its V8 heart for a six-cylinder engine as the German company seeks to reduce its CO2 emissions across the board. Whilst admitting that the RS4 in its current V8 form has been a great success story for Audi’s performance arm, Quattro GmbH, the company’s boss, Heinz Hollerwerger, told the Australian media in Germany this week that the next generation “need not” be a V8...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S : Hardcore track special spied
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S : Hardcore track special spied

A mysterious Aston Martin prototype has been spotted undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in Germany, sending the automotive rumour-mill into overdrive over just what the British sports car maker is up to...


Audi RS electrification inevitable, says Quattro boss
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Audi RS electrification inevitable, says Quattro boss

The head of Audi’s RS performance division admits that electrification of it cars in the future is inevitable. Asked by CarAdvice if Audi’s RS-producing division Quattro GmbH could continue to make naturally aspirated or turbocharged models without electrification in the future, Heinz Hollerwerger said it was unlikely...


Audi RS3 sedan and hatch gearing up for production
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Audi RS3 sedan and hatch gearing up for production

The next-generation Audi RS3 hatch and sedan performance models are all but confirmed for production as Quattro GmbH seeks to get official confirmation from Audi’s board in the coming weeks. Speaking with Australian media at the company’s facility in Neuburg, Germany, the high-performance arm’s boss, Heinz Hollerwerger, said there was more than a 50 per cent chance the RS3 would go into production...


Audi RS expansion to boost global appeal
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Audi RS expansion to boost global appeal

Audi’s RS division is set to expand its global appeal with new models and a better understanding of its customers' needs internationally. Speaking with Australian media at Audi’s Quattro headquarters in Neuburg, Germany, the man in charge of RS vehicles Heinz Hollerweger admitted that the division was initially started for European markets...


Trion Nemesis RR : 1500kW, 435km/h supercar confirmed for 2016
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Trion Nemesis RR : 1500kW, 435km/h supercar confirmed for 2016

Californian start-up Trion SuperCars will begin production of its 1500kW Nemesis RR in a little over 12 months’ time. Targeting the likes of the Bugatti Veyron and the Koenigsegg One:1, Trion projects the Nemesis RR will launch from 0-60mph (0-96.6km/h) in just 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 435km/h...


Nissan Juke Midnight special edition styling pack released
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Nissan Juke Midnight special edition styling pack released

Nissan Australia has released a special edition styling pack for its funky sub-compact crossover dubbed the Nissan Juke Midnight. Nissan says the Midnight package adds up to $3300 in extra equipment to either the Juke ST or ST-S, with black 17-inch alloy wheels and matching roof spoiler, headlight finishers and mirror caps included for no extra cost, along with premium paint, floor mats and Midnight badging...


BMW i8S with 370kW coming in 2017 - report
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BMW i8S with 370kW coming in 2017 - report

A fresh report has shed new light on BMW’s alleged plans for a higher-performance version of its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar. Following a report in July by German publication Auto Motor und Sport that a hotter BMW i9 was on the way, US magazine Automobile is reporting that the new model has been internally codenamed ‘M100’ and is “almost certain” to be badged BMW i8S...


Hyundai Genesis breaks ANCAP record
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Hyundai Genesis breaks ANCAP record

The new 2015 Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan has scored the highest ANCAP rating since testing began 21 years ago.  Announced this morning, the Korean company’s much-hyped flagship managed to score an almost-perfect 36.88 points out of 37 against ANCAP’s regimen, ousting the 36.78 achieved by the Mercedes-Benz B-Class in 2012. Naturally this equates to five stars...


Range Rover LWB SVR : High-performance flagship SUV spied
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Range Rover LWB SVR : High-performance flagship SUV spied

Land Rover appears to be working on an even more powerful and exclusive version of its luxury Range Rover SUV, as these images reveal. Captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers entering Jaguar Land Rover’s test facility at the Nurburgring in Germany, the test vehicle wears plastic camouflage on its bonnet, door, side, tailgate and rear bumper panels...