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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...

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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

Infiniti set for major product expansion in Australia from 2016
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Infiniti set for major product expansion in Australia from 2016

Infiniti Australia won’t offer any new models in 2015, but the brand has confirmed big plans in the years following – including an aim to offer a car in every luxury car segment of the market. The first model to arrive will be the new Q30 luxury hatch, which will give the brand a rival to the likes of the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, BMW 1 Series and Lexus CT200h...


Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept points to a new rival to the Porsche Panamera
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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept points to a new rival to the Porsche Panamera

The Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept to be revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show is set to showcase what the brand will offer at the top of its model range in the near future. At the launch of the new Infiniti Q50 2.0T, Infiniti Cars Australia product planning manager, Bernard Michel, indicated that reports doing the rounds about a production version of the Q80 offering buyers a large sports luxury car are on the money...


2015 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : Pricing and specifications

The 2015 Infiniti Q50 luxury sedan has a new starting price point thanks to the addition of a turbocharged petrol engine. Bringing the entry price of the Infiniti Q50 down to $50,900 plus on-road costs is a new variant that sits below the diesel (from $51,900) and hybrid (from $67,900) models in the Japanese luxury sedan range. The new Infiniti Q50 2...


Jaguar XF : Second-gen large car spied wearing production body panels
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Jaguar XF : Second-gen large car spied wearing production body panels

All eyes may currently be on the brand new Jaguar XE compact sedan, but behind the scenes the British car maker’s focus has shifted to the next class up, with the company hard at work on the second-generation Jaguar XF. Today’s images give us our first look at the new XF wearing its production body panels; the shots coming 10 months after CarAdvice’s spies first captured an early XF mule wearing crudely cut panels from the current car...


2015 Porsche Cayenne Review
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2015 Porsche Cayenne Review

The Porsche Cayenne has been subtly face lifted for 2015 with the German manufacturer hoping to keep it atop the performance SUV pile.


Porsche Macan : No plans for 2WD version; no four-cylinder engines for Australia
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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. Porsche SUV sales and marketing director Julian Baumann told CarAdvice that the Macan range would grow to match the five-model grade Cayenne range and there would be the potential for a plug in hybrid Macan "if market demand dictated it"...


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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$65,800

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...