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Porsche Macan : No plans for 2WD version; no four-cylinder engines for Australia

Porsche has scotched rumours of a two-wheel-drive Macan for any world market, and Australia won't get a four-cylinder version - diesel or petrol - at any stage either...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG : 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to pump out 375kW and 700Nm
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG : 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to pump out 375kW and 700Nm

The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG will be powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing a mammoth 375kW of power and colossal 700Nm of torque, the German brand has confirmed. Those outputs will put the new-generation C63 AMG more powerful than the existing 6...


Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range
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Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range

The new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be a "significant" model in the updated range, according to the brand's local arm. Porsche Cars Australia public relations manager Paul Ellis told CarAdvice that the new plug-in hybrid Cayenne will be the real kickstarter for that technology for the German sports car brand, despite a plug-in drivetrain also being available in the Panamera sports sedan...


Lexus IS350 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Lexus IS350 Review

The IS350 is currenlty the pick of Lexus's rival for the 3 Series and C-Class.

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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed
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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed

The wraps have been taken off the BMW 2 Series Convertible, which has been launched as a replacement for the outgoing 1 Series Convertible. The sporty small drop-top features an electric fabric soft top that is capable of opening or retracting in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, and BMW claims drivers will enjoy a sportier drive thanks to a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity in comparison to the outgoing 1 Series Convertible...


Jaguar Ingenium engines could range from three to eight cylinders
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Jaguar Ingenium engines could range from three to eight cylinders

The all-new Jaguar Ingenium engine line-up may expand to include powerplants ranging from three to eight cylinders in size. Jaguar XE chief programme manager Nick Miller told CarAdvice at the launch of the new mid-size model that the engine range is modular, much like the new architecture upon which the XE is built...


BMW 1 Series sedan caught for the first time
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BMW 1 Series sedan caught for the first time

An all-new BMW 1 Series sedan has been spotted undergoing testing by CarAdvice's spy photographers for the first time. The new 1 Series sedan, confirmed to be sold globally in the second part of this decade, was seen near the brand's German headquarters, and the significance of the car is not only that it's the first such bodystyle for the BMW small car range, but also its underpinnings...


Jaguar in no rush to add hybrid models
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Jaguar in no rush to add hybrid models

The new Jaguar Ingenium engine range is capable of handling hybrid components, but the brand has suggested it is in no hurry to push through hybrid models across its range. Nick Miller, Jaguar chief programme engineer for the all-new XE – the first model fitted with the company’s new Ingenium engines, initially with a 2...


Jaguar XE debuts InControl media system
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Jaguar XE debuts InControl media system

The all-new 2015 Jaguar XE will debut a new infotainment system known as InControl, which the brand claims connects the car, driver and the outside world. The InControl system is centred around an 8.0-inch touchscreen in the guts of the Jaguar XE's centre console, and can be accessed using a plain speech voice control system at any level, according to Jaguar, “without navigating through menus, so drivers can keep their eyes on the road”...


2015 Jaguar XE revealed
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2015 Jaguar XE revealed

The much-anticipated all-new 2015 Jaguar XE has been revealed. The vital new luxury model from the British brand is being touted as “a true driver’s car” that “redefines the concept of the sports saloon”, one that will take on the likes of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, not to mention the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4...


Jaguar XE to spawn new family of models; production C-X17 SUV confirmed
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Jaguar XE to spawn new family of models; production C-X17 SUV confirmed

The all-new Jaguar XE will spawn the introduction of a range of different body styles including a production version of the Jaguar C-X17 concept SUV, it has been revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice at the reveal of the all-new 2015 Jaguar XE sedan in London, the chief programme engineer for the car, Nick Miller, said there’s more to come off the new modular architecture that underpins the all-new sedan...


Volvo XC90 First Edition : Ten Australians sign up for $120,000 luxury SUV
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Volvo XC90 First Edition : Ten Australians sign up for $120,000 luxury SUV

Ten of the limited run of 1927 Volvo XC90 First Edition models are headed to Australia following the brand’s online global campaign that was a sell out in just 47 hours. Volvo Car Australia said it was “very pleased” with the double-digit deposit result for the exclusive luxury SUV that will set each customer back $120,000 plus on-road costs...


Aston Martin Lagonda goes testing in Oman
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Aston Martin Lagonda goes testing in Oman

The Aston Martin Lagonda has kicked off its hot-weather testing program in the Omani desert. The British luxury sports car maker released a fresh batch of images of its ultra-exclusive new saloon undergoing testing in the Middle Eastern sun, giving us our best look yet at its exterior design and a sneak peek inside its cabin...


Infiniti Q70 gains new four-cylinder diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz
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Infiniti Q70 gains new four-cylinder diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz

The Infiniti Q70 sedan is set to gain a new 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine sourced from Mercedes-Benz. The new four-cylinder diesel unit produces 125kW of power and 400Nm of torque, with the latter available between 1600 and 2800rpm "for brisk acceleration and pulling power". The same diesel engine has been seen in the smaller Q50 range, with the same outputs...


BMW M235i Weekend Review: Sorrento to Daylesford
Rating: 8.510 /10
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BMW M235i Weekend Review: Sorrento to Daylesford

Taking advantage of a long weekend, David Zalstein heads from Sorrento to Daylesford in the new BMW M235i...

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2015 Lexus NX200t spotted in the Blue Mountains months ahead of release
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2015 Lexus NX200t spotted in the Blue Mountains months ahead of release

CarAdvice has spotted a production 2015 Lexus NX200t on the road in Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains approximately six months before it goes on sale.The car spotted was an NX200t F Sport, which is expected to be the mid-range variant in the new NX line-up following an announcement this week that the brand will kick off the range from $55,000...


Range Rover Autobiography Long Wheelbase Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Range Rover Autobiography Long Wheelbase Review

For some people, it seems, a regular Range Rover just isn’t enough Range Rover. Enter the Long Wheelbase version you see here, which has the gap between its front and rear wheels stretched by 200mm to a gargantuan 3122mm and a humungous set of rear doors closing on an absurdly cushy pair of rear armchairs with 140mm more legroom than the regular model...

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Aston Martin Lagonda : Fresh images reveal front and rear of exclusive luxury sedan
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Aston Martin Lagonda : Fresh images reveal front and rear of exclusive luxury sedan

Fresh images of an Aston Martin Lagonda prototype have revealed the front and rear styling of the exclusive new luxury sedan. The black prototype was produced at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters in the UK and was transported by Oman Air to Muscat for hot-weather testing as part of its early engineering program...


Range Rover Autobiography Long Wheel Base Review
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Range Rover Autobiography Long Wheel Base Review

Range Rover makes their extra-special SUV that bit more luxurious with the Autobiography Long Wheel Base, a high-riding limousine for the immensely well-to-do.


Bentley Flying Spur V8 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Bentley Flying Spur V8 Review

Bentley's latest creation boasts a little more green cred and a slightly more attainable price point.

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$378,000