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2017 BMW 2 Series pricing and specifications: new engines, more equipment across the range

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2017 BMW 2 Series pricing and specifications: new engines, more equipment across the range

The 2017 BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible range has landed in Australia, bringing new 230i and M240i variants, along with the addition of more standard equipment across the range. For the new model year the 2 Series benefits from similar power and specification upgrades seen in the recently-updated 1 Series range...

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Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster spied at the Nurburgring
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Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster spied at the Nurburgring

An open-top version of the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 has been spied testing at the Nurburgring this week. The same beefy bodykit from the GT12 coupe (read our review here) features on this rag-top prototype, albeit without the metal roof and huge rear wing...


BMW restores the King’s 507 roadster for Concours d’Elegance
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BMW restores the King’s 507 roadster for Concours d’Elegance

A 1950s BMW 507 once driven by Elvis Presley has been completely restored for the Concours d’Elegance show in Pebble Beach, California. Only 254 examples of the BMW 507 were produced between 1955 and 1958, making it one of the most sought-after BMW models ever built. This particular car’s links with the 'King of Rock and Roll' made it an even more exclusive...


2016 Mini Cooper Convertible review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mini Cooper Convertible review

The Mini Cooper Convertible is bigger than ever but can it prove its prowess as an enjoyable winter mode of transport without relying on the drop-top factor?

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$37,900

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 29

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...


2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Weekender

2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Weekender

We're right in the middle of winter, and it's around this time that we begin planning summer holidays and escapes from the cold, crispy starts and frosted-over windscreens. Now is also the time to daydream about convertibles and the summer road trips that can be had. We’ve taken the legwork out of that research, by hitting the blacktop in one of the hottest (and few four-seat) convertibles on the market...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 8

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...


Destination Drive : Courchevel, France in a Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Destination Drive : Courchevel, France in a Range Rover Evoque Convertible

At 2000m above sea level, visibility was low, and through the curtain of falling snowflakes, the shadowed cars were barely visible as they made their way in convoy along the steep and slippery track that wound its way up the mountainside...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S & C43 Cabriolet Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S & C43 Cabriolet Review

What makes a real AMG convertible? We put the two new C-Class contenders to the test.


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10

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...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will be offered in two standard and two powered-up AMG forms when it hits Australia in November. The first-ever C-Class Cabriolet will be a sportier and more youthful option, alongside the long-running E-Class Cabriolet badge - which will soon also debut in a new-generation form...


2016 Mini JCW Convertible pricing and specifications
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2016 Mini JCW Convertible pricing and specifications

Mini Australia has announced the pricing and specifications of the new go-faster 2016 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible, the third variant in the Mini Convertible range. Only months after being confirmed for the Australian market in February, the hottest drop-top Mini joins the standard Cooper and hotter Cooper S variants...


Exploring Mulholland Drive: Top down in LA in a Mazda MX-5

Exploring Mulholland Drive: Top down in LA in a Mazda MX-5

It’s a name almost as well known as the city itself – Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, California. A 15-odd mile (24km) stretch of historic tarmac that winds its way from a defunct Nike nuclear missile silo in Encino to the 101 Freeway in Hollywood...


Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND
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Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND

Read the article here. Like it or not, the '80s were cool. Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was encouraged. But a very special thing happened in February of 1989: the Mazda MX-5 was born. It all started with the first-generation Mazda MX-5, the NA. It had an 85kW/130Nm 1...


2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0 GT Review: Long-term report one
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0 GT Review: Long-term report one

Living with a new Mazda MX-5 really highlights why everyone needs to own a convertible once in their life.

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$39,550

2016 Holden Cascada Review: Mornington Peninsula weekender
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Holden Cascada Review: Mornington Peninsula weekender

Reviving the long lost art of taking the scenic route, CarAdvice shooter Tom Fraser heads to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula in the 2016 Holden Cascada...

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$42,990

Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model
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Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...


2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider walkaround
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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider walkaround

Read the article here. Few other cars on sale, at any price, are quite as bittersweet an experience as the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. In its happy yellow paintwork and quite bland-looking, smaller (17in front, 18in rear) rolling stock, I’m expecting a markedly diluted experience from the rag-top. And I’d presumed wrongly...