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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spied

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been snapped for the first time, offering a (heavily camouflaged) glimpse at the next flagship to wear the three-pointed star. According to our spy photographer, the prototype you see here was travelling in convoy with a group of current-generation S-Classes, along with an Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series...

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2018 BMW M5: Australian reaction overwhelmingly positive
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2018 BMW M5: Australian reaction overwhelmingly positive

BMW says the public has responded positively to the first all-wheel drive M5, which lands in Q2 this year. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Bathurst 12 Hour, Lenore Fletcher, communications boss for BMW Australia, said initial signs were good for the twin-turbo super-sedan. "It's probably the most positive response to a vehicle that I've ever seen," Fletcher said...


Alpina B5: Price slashed ahead of March launch
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Alpina B5: Price slashed ahead of March launch

Alpina Automobiles has taken a knife to the price of the B5 BiTurbo sedan, slashing nearly $30,000 off the price announced in October last year. Originally listed at $239,900 before on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed it has repositioned the 5 Series-based sports luxury model to better compete with its competitors...


Holden Commodore: "Drive the car and then have an opinion"
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Holden Commodore: "Drive the car and then have an opinion"

As the launch of Holden's first imported Commodore, the ZB, rolls around, the company's boss has challenged the Holden heartland to drive the car before they offer an opinion. This week Holden hosts Australian media for a first drive of the ZB Commodore across a variety of roads and tracks at Holden's Lang Lang proving ground, but company boss, Mark Bernhard, wants fans to reserve judgement until they've had a go themselves...


Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled
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Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled

Maserati's local division has issued a recall for its Quattroporte GTS limousine over concerns a faulty wiring harness could compromise the fuel pump. According to the Italian marque, operation of the low-pressure fuel pump could be compromised due to an open circuit in the wiring harness...


2019 Audi A6 Avant spied
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2019 Audi A6 Avant spied

The next-generation Audi A6 Avant has been spied during development testing, giving us a first look at the luxury marque's upcoming large wagon. Despite being camouflaged in a swirly black-and-white wrap, we can see the A6 Avant will look very much like the sedan (also pictured), albeit with a more practical roofline and rump...


2018 Holden Commodore gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2018 Holden Commodore gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2018 Holden Commodore has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing firm, ANCAP. It's the first score issued by ANCAP this year, and fittingly it's given to the first imported Commodore. The 'ZB' Commodore managed 35.54 out of 38 for adult occupant protection, equating to 93 per cent...


Kia K900/Quoris to get refreshed in New York - report
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Kia K900/Quoris to get refreshed in New York - report

The Kia K900 limousine - also known as the Quoris or K9 depending on region - could be getting a significant update in the coming months, according to a new report out of the US. Speaking with Wards Auto, Orth Hedrick, Kia America's vice president for product planning, hinted that the next-generation luxury sedan could make its debut at the New York motor show in March...


2019 BMW 7 Series 'LCI' spied
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2019 BMW 7 Series 'LCI' spied

The facelifted BMW 7 Series has been snapped during winter testing, previewing the limousine BMW will use to tackle the Audi A8 and Mercedes S-Class. At the moment, details about the facelift have been well concealed by BMW. The 7 Series 'LCI' – or Life Cycle Impulse – refresh will carry new head- and tail-lights, along with minor revisions to the bumpers...


Jaguar Land Rover recalls several models for digital instrument fix
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Jaguar Land Rover recalls several models for digital instrument fix

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for the F-Pace, XE, XF, XJ, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport lines over concerns the virtual instrument cluster could go blank when in use. The British marque says affected models fitted with the virtual instrument cluster could see the display go blank intermittently and/or reset while driving...


2018 Maserati Quattroporte pricing and specs
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2018 Maserati Quattroporte pricing and specs

The updated 2018 Maserati Quattroporte range has arrived in Australia, with the Italian limousine kicking off at $209,990 before on-road costs. Headlining the revised range is the availability of new technologies, an upgraded twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, and lightly revised styling...


2018 Lexus LS: Interior works of art
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2018 Lexus LS: Interior works of art

The new Lexus LS hasn't quite made it to Australia yet, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese marque from showcasing the intricate pieces and trims that are available for the limousine's plush interior ahead of its local launch in April. Headlining the interior is the availability of beautiful moulded glass panels inspired by Japanese kiriko glass, contrasting with stitched leather upholstery, metal door handles and hand-pleated silk surfaces...


2019 Jaguar XJ to go electric - report
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2019 Jaguar XJ to go electric - report

The next-generation Jaguar XJ could be reborn as an all-electric flagship limousine when it launches sometime next year, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims it has learned from an anonymous source the XJ will become the technology showcase for the brand with its all-electric powertrain while also previewing a new design direction - it's believed it will become a swoopy five-door liftback, a la the Panamera...


2019 Toyota Avalon revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Toyota Avalon revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE: Toyota Australia has confirmed Apple CarPlay is under consideration for our market, and we've added some new images to the gallery. See bottom of article for more details Toyota has pulled back the covers on the 2019 Avalon, debuting a sharp new styling direction and a more luxurious, tech-focused interior...


2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal
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2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 previewed ahead of Detroit reveal

The upcoming 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 4Matic+ has been teased on social media ahead of its reveal at the Detroit motor show this week. Set to become the flagship of the new-generation CLS range, the AMG CLS53 will become the first mainstream AMG-badged hybrid, and likely pioneer a new range of electrified '53' models...


BMW smashes longest continuous drift record
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BMW smashes longest continuous drift record

The 2018 BMW M5 has smashed the record for the longest continuous drift, with the time of eight hours, the German sedan blitzed the previous record by a massive 230-kilometres, with a new distance of 374km. The 4.4-litre V8-powered BMW has 441kW of power and 750Nm of torque, reaching 100km/h in 3...


Kia lobs Australian Open editions
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Kia lobs Australian Open editions

Kia Australia has launched into full swing for this year's Australian Open tennis tournament, detailing a set of tennis-themed special editions based on the Picanto, Rio, Sportage and Stinger. First cab off the rank is the Picanto AO Edition, which features some sporty-looking extras, along with some Babolat tennis kit...


Tesla Model S-based Shooting Brake revealed
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Tesla Model S-based Shooting Brake revealed

A UK-based company has produced its first Shooting Brake, based on the Tesla Model S. We know what you're thinking - "wasn't it meant to be revealed next year?" - but this is actually a different company and a different car. Qwest is a recently-formed aftermarket conversion company based in Norfolk, UK, that has been working for over a year on the wagon-backed Model S, touting the vehicle as the "world's first and quickest EV Shooting Brake"...


2019 Toyota Avalon teased ahead of Detroit debut
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2019 Toyota Avalon teased ahead of Detroit debut

The new-generation 2019 Toyota Avalon has been teased this week, ahead of its global unveiling at the 2018 Detroit motor show in January. Just a single image showing part of the large sedan's front end has been released so far, highlighted by the new model's LED daytime-running light signature...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS revealed

The third-generation 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show. Some 15 years after the original made its debut, the new CLS brings a raft of upgrades including an overhauled interior, the latest driver assistance systems and a range of the company's new inline six-cylinder engines...