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2018 BMW M5 teased ahead of August 21 debut

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2018 BMW M5 teased ahead of August 21 debut

The upcoming 2018 BMW M5 super sedan has been teased again, this time undisguised in a short clip posted on the company's Facebook page this week...

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2017 HSV GTSR review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 HSV GTSR review

The ‘Big Dog’ LS9-powered HSV GTSR W1 may well have grabbed the headlines when HSV announced its final Zeta platform-based line-up back in February. But six months on, it’s the ‘humble’ LSA-powered 2017 HSV GTSR that Dave reckons is the real pick of the bunch…...

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2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer spied at the Nurburgring
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2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer spied at the Nurburgring

The 2018 Opel Insignia GSi Sports Tourer has been spied completely undisguised this week around the famed Nurburgring race track. With the liftback version having already been revealed in Holden, Opel and Buick guises, this is the first look at what the sports treatment will look like on the more practical wagon body - and it looks boss...


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: Local pricing announced for November launch
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: Local pricing announced for November launch

Australian pricing and initial details for the 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake range have been revealed ahead of its local launch on November 1, with the new luxury wagon priced from $90,400 before on-road costs. Four versions of the XF Sportbrake will be offered, which includes three different engine choices - one petrol and two diesels...


2011-15 Holden Commodore LPG models recalled for fire risk
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2011-15 Holden Commodore LPG models recalled for fire risk

Holden has issued a recall for about 5000 examples of its LPG-powered 'VE' and 'VF' Commodore and Caprice ranges produced between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the LPG vaporiser could cause an electrical fault. The company reports that affected units may have had their LPG vaporiser serviced or replaced, leading to a loose electrical ground connection...


Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge gets UK police livery
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Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge gets UK police livery

Rolls-Royce has decked out a Ghost Black Badge in UK police livery for the Chichester Police Station Open Day, in support of Sussex Police. Like the Holden/Vauxhall Astra and Ford Focus police cars typically used in the UK, the Rolls-Royce features authentic police lights, a police radio, and Sussex police decals which cover the 'Andalusian White' paint...


2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200
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2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200

The local 2017 BMW 5 Series range has been expanded this week with the introduction of a new entry-level 520i variant, hitting showrooms in September. Starting at $92,900 plus on-road costs, the 520i comes equipped with the Luxury Line styling pack with chrome exterior highlights, 18-inch light alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog-lights, keyless entry and start, 'Dakota' leather upholstery, electric front seat adjustment, Navigation Professional with 10...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it
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HSV GTSR arrives in UK; looks weird with Pommy plates on it

Last month we told you about 15 very special Aussie HSV GTSR beasts that were bound for the UK and set to be rebadged as Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-Rs. Well, they've arrived… and they look a bit strange wearing British number plates. “They’re finally here,” Vauxhall proclaimed in a press release alerting media to a stack of fresh hi-res images of its newly-arrived VXR8 GTS-R...


2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo gets the M Performance treatment
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2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo gets the M Performance treatment

The recently-revealed 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been the latest recipient of the company's M Performance makeover, with an array of sporty enhancements revealed for the new liftback this week. Available from the vehicle's overseas market launch, which is scheduled for November, the 6 Series Gran Turismo will be offered with numerous cosmetic upgrades and a sports exhaust system...


2014-16 Chevrolet SS recalled for steering fix, Commodore not affected
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2014-16 Chevrolet SS recalled for steering fix, Commodore not affected

The Aussie-built 2014-16 Chevrolet SS has been recalled over concerns a faulty power steering module could cause a loss of steering assistance, with around 6200 vehicles affected. Chevrolet reports that corrosion of the connector between the electric power steering model and the torque sensor connector may cause a loss of power steering assistance...


2017 BMW 5 Series Touring pricing and specs, here in October
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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring pricing and specs, here in October

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring have been announced this week, with the Bavarian wagon set to start from a smidgen under $100,000 when it arrives in October. Just two variants will be offered in Australia, the diesel-powered 520d and the petrol-powered 530i...


Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota
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Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota

Kia has once again come out on top of the JD Power Initial Quality Study in the United States, making it the second year in a row the Korean manufacturer has ranked highest in the independent survey. Last year the company was the first non-premium automotive brand in 27 years to outdo the competition, and once again Kia has beaten premium manufacturers like Porsche, Lexus and Audi, along with mainstream players like Ford, Hyundai and Toyota...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900

Local pricing and details for the 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been revealed this week, with the electrified luxury sedan to arrive in Australian showrooms from July. Starting from $108,900 before on-road costs, the hybrid 5 Series is the same price as the more conventional 530i, though the hybrid claims to be far more frugal...


2018 Lexus LS350 debuts in China, not for Australia - UPDATE
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2018 Lexus LS350 debuts in China, not for Australia - UPDATE

The 2018 Lexus LS350 has quietly broken cover this week, debuting at the Shenzen-Hong Kong-Macao international auto show in China. While there's no official press release from the Japanese marque, yet, the LS350 will be powered by the same 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine found in other Lexus 350 models, such as the smaller GS350...


Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK
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Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R: 15 Aussie HSV GTSRs rebadged for UK

Strewth! It turns out 15 of our HSV GTSR supercharged specials are going to the Poms, badged as Vauxhalls. Dubbed the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS-R, the 435kW/740Nm supercharged 6.2-litre LSA V8-powered HSV GTSR will not only rock their limey socks off, it’ll also become the most-powerful car Vauxhall has ever sold in the company’s 114-year history...


2017 Volvo S90 R-Design arrives from $100,900
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2017 Volvo S90 R-Design arrives from $100,900

The 2017 Volvo S90 R-Design has quietly joined the local range, starting from $100,900 before on-road costs. Sporting more aggressive styling and the punchier T6 petrol powertrain - which develops a healthy 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque - the S90 T6 R-Design is the Swedish firm's entrant to duel with the likes of the BMW 540i and Mercedes-Benz E400...


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline - Sandown Sound-off
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline - Sandown Sound-off

It's Ford versus Holden, but which naturally-aspirated V8 beast sounds best going around Melbourne's Sandown Raceway? We hit the track in the 306kW 5.0-litre Ford Mustang GT Fastback and the 304kW 6.2-litre Holden Commodore SS V Redline to find out.


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S review

This is the one we've been waiting for, the 600hp AWD Mercedes-AMG E63 S. The spec sheet reads like a best seller, but how does it translate to the road?


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test

At the end of Part One of our Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison – the Road Test – the 5.0-litre ‘Yank Tank’ was lagging a little behind the 6.2-litre Aussie brute. But things were most definitely still close. Now it's time to sort the men from the boys, and find out which of our two sub-$60k rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered muscle cars should rightfully be crowned the victor: the Ford or the Holden...