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A wedding sees Dave head down Victoria's Great Ocean Road in the Mercedes-Benz E250 Coupe...

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Lexus NX's Toyota RAV4 foundations are a non-issue, says local chief
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Lexus NX's Toyota RAV4 foundations are a non-issue, says local chief

The new Lexus NX compact luxury may use a few bits from the humble Toyota RAV4, but so what? That was the question posed by Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley at the NX launch in Adelaide this week.  This week’s launch of the NX300h hybrid ahead of the brand-first NX200t 2.0-litre turbo-petrol around February marks an important step for Lexus into a booming segment where it has lacked a presence...


Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class sports variant spied
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Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class sports variant spied

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a sporty version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class outside the Nurburgring in Germany. The latest shots come just weeks after our spies spotted a suspected entry-level GLC emerging from a Mercedes-Benz research and development facility...


Porsche planning luxury EV to rival Tesla Model S - report
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Porsche planning luxury EV to rival Tesla Model S - report

Early development work has begun on an electric Porsche to rival the Tesla Model S, according to reports out of Europe. German media is reporting that Porsche chairman Matthias Muller made comments suggesting that its first-ever pure-electric production model will form part of an upcoming five-door mid-sized family...


Mercedes-AMG GT : Hardcore variant to rival Porsche 911 GT3 - report
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Mercedes-AMG GT : Hardcore variant to rival Porsche 911 GT3 - report

As revealed by CarAdvice earlier this month, work is well underway on a higher-performance version of the Mercedes-AMG GT to go head to head with the Porsche 911 GT3. Confirming plans to expand the GT portfolio when speaking with CarAdvice at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers has shed more light on the Affalterbach-based manufacturer’s vision for the halo model of the GT range...


Honda Legend to feature world-first emergency steering system to avoid pedestrians
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Honda Legend to feature world-first emergency steering system to avoid pedestrians

The next-generation Honda Legend will introduce a number of new advanced driver-assist safety features, including one claimed world first, when it goes on sale in Japan later this year. Dubbed ‘Honda Sensing’, the system consists of two different types of sensors: a millimetre-wave radar located inside the front grille, and a monocular camera mounted on the upper inside section of the windscreen...


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...


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...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class : Next-gen spied, set to debut advanced engine tech
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class : Next-gen spied, set to debut advanced engine tech

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have captured the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class up close, providing our best look yet at the upcoming large luxury car. As these images reveal, the new E-Class will be a natural fit between the C-Class and S-Class from a design perspective...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet : Spy shots reveal S-Class Coupe-inspired tail-lights
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet : Spy shots reveal S-Class Coupe-inspired tail-lights

The first-ever Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will feature styling inspired by the super-luxurious S-Class Coupe, as these spy shots reveal. Captured by CarAdvice’s snappers in Germany, the images uncover the upcoming C-Class Cabriolet’s rear end, exposing for the first time its slim, horizontal tail-lights that mirror those of the two-door S-Class...


2015 Range Rover Sport : New entry model, hybrids join updated line-up
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2015 Range Rover Sport : New entry model, hybrids join updated line-up

The 2015 Range Rover Sport line-up has been expanded with the introduction of a new entry variant and two new hybrids. Land Rover Australia has also boosted the specification of the SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic variants, claiming to add more than $6000 of equipment to each with no price changes...


Volvo XC90 : Car maker adds 1300 workers, third shift to meet SUV demand
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Volvo XC90 : Car maker adds 1300 workers, third shift to meet SUV demand

Strong demand for the all-new Volvo XC90 has prompted the Swedish car maker to add a third shift and 1300 extra jobs to its Torslanda plant in Gothenburg. The new working agreement will be introduced in the first quarter of 2015 to align with the start of production of the second-generation XC90 luxury SUV, which debuted in August and goes on sale in Australia in May...


Hyundai Australia says $50K is no longer a barrier for buyers
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Hyundai Australia says $50K is no longer a barrier for buyers

Hyundai Australia claims buyers are no longer concerned about spending more than $50,000 on their cars. The company's local chief operating officer John Elsworth said at the launch of the updated 2015 Santa Fe that the sales figures show that customers are no longer pensive about purchasing a Hyundai vehicle with a price tag starting above $50,000, and the company claims that is good news ahead of the Genesis luxury sedan launching in November...


Infiniti Q70 price cut $7500 due to poor sales; GT petrol now $68,900
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Infiniti Q70 price cut $7500 due to poor sales; GT petrol now $68,900

Infiniti Australia has slashed the price of its flagship Q70 sedan for the second time in little more than 12 months due to poor sales. The Japanese luxury brand quietly cut $7500 from all five variants in its large sedan range at the start of this month, reducing the entry-level Infiniti Q70 GT petrol to $68,900 and the range-topping GT Premium hybrid to $82,900...


Behind the scenes at the world's best luxury car maker
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Behind the scenes at the world's best luxury car maker

There are luxury brands and then there are luxury brands, but surely few would begrudge the title of ‘world’s leading high-end car maker’ going to 110-year old British-based icon Rolls-Royce.  From its very first car, the 1907 Silver Ghost that covered a then-record 14,371 miles in a single run, the company has occupied a rarified air — in hearts and minds always, and with the virtue of its product merely sometimes...


Reborn Alfa Romeo has BMW in the crosshairs, says Fiat chief Marchionne
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Reborn Alfa Romeo has BMW in the crosshairs, says Fiat chief Marchionne

The fleet of entirely new rear-drive premium product we’ll start seeing rolling out of Alfa Romeo’s factory gates from June 2015 will proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with rivals from the likes of BMW, says Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne.  The long-mooted rejuvenation of the iconic Italian brand begins in earnest on June 24, 2015, when the company will launch the first of eight new products...


Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update
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Lexus CT, IS, ES refreshed: safety, specification and price increases headline update

Added safety, increased pricing and minor specification tweaks lead changes to a refreshed Lexus CT, IS and ES line-up. As reported by CarAdvice back in August, the latest update sees Lexus boost the active safety package of certain models to include Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – a system designed to alert drivers to oncoming traffic from the rear...


2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Review

It might be a tad dated alongside its newer siblings, but at $159,900, the CLS500 is a lot of car for the money.

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$159,900

BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430
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BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible is now on sale in Australia priced from $178,430, representing a near $2000 price cut compared with the model it replaces. Taking its place atop the new BMW 4 Series range, the BMW M4 Convertible is priced $51,800 above the top-spec 435i Convertible and $12,000 above the M4 Coupe. Starting $1965 below the outgoing automatic-equipped 4...


Infiniti Q50 2.0T Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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Infiniti Q50 2.0T Review

The latest addition to the Infiniti Q50 range is the best yet.

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$51,900 to $60,500