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BMW Vision Future Luxury concept revealed

The BMW Vision Future Luxury concept may have a long name now, but a production version of this sleek four-door coupe-style limousine is expected to be brandished with the 9 Series badge prior to 2017...

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Mercedes-Benz to hunt luxury rivals with expanded SUV range
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Mercedes-Benz to hunt luxury rivals with expanded SUV range

Mercedes-Benz Australia says its days as an SUV minnow are coming to an end. Last week’s launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (pictured above) marked the beginning of a strong SUV product offensive from the German luxury marque in which it will double its SUV line-up in the space of two years...


Lexus NX officially revealed : NX200, NX200t, NX300h variants confirmed
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Lexus NX officially revealed : NX200, NX200t, NX300h variants confirmed

The Lexus NX has been officially revealed just hours after leaked images of the all-new premium mid-sized SUV appeared online. With its toned-down but still sharp and assertive styling largely uncovered by earlier leaks, the big news is in the additional details released by the Japanese car maker, which will present its new model in public for the first time at the Beijing auto show on April 20...


Bentley Hybrid : Mulsanne-based plug-in concept previews future SUV powertrain
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Bentley Hybrid : Mulsanne-based plug-in concept previews future SUV powertrain

The Bentley Hybrid concept will debut at the 2014 Beijing auto show later this month, previewing a new plug-in drivetrain that will power the luxury brand's upcoming SUV now due in 2017. Claimed to increase power by up to 25 per cent and reduce CO2 emissions by 70 per cent, all “without compromise to luxury”, the premium British marque says the Mulsanne-based Bentley Hybrid concept showcases technology that will be first applied to its future SUV...


Maserati Quattroporte S Review
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Maserati Quattroporte S Review

Italy's four-door limo retains appeal even with smaller (V6) engine, though Quattroporte is still a choice for owners who want to drive rather than be driven.


Mercedes-Benz AMG GT : 911 rival looks mint in new camouflage
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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT : 911 rival looks mint in new camouflage

Mercedes-Benz's newest AMG performance model has been spotted in Spain, wrapped in a far-from-subtle bright green camouflage ensuring everyone is aware of its upcoming unveiling. Snapped testing on Barcelona’s busy public roads wearing German number plates, the fluorescent green Porsche 911-rivalling sports car, speculated to be badged the AMG GT, shows Mercedes-Benz is making every effort to build interest in the car codenamed C190...


BMW M4 Convertible revealed
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BMW M4 Convertible revealed

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible has been revealed, beginning a new era for the Bavarian brand’s flagship open-top sports car. Sitting at the top of the new 4 Series Convertible range, the M4 Convertible becomes the third member of BMW’s new-generation high-performance mid-size family, joining the M3 sedan and the M4 Coupe...


BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe : Pricing and specifications
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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe : Pricing and specifications

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will cost $500 more than its two-door Coupe sibling and at least $10K more than the 3 Series sedan when it reaches Australian showrooms in June. BMW Australia will offer four grades of the third member of its all-new 4 Series family that is aimed squarely at Audi's A5 Sportback – 420i: $70,000, 420d: $72,300, 428i: $81,000, and 435i: $109,000 – each one asking an identical $500 premium over its equivalent 4 Series Coupe variant...


2016 BMW X7 confirmed
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2016 BMW X7 confirmed

The BMW X7 will become the largest SUV ever offered by the luxury German manufacturer when it enters production in 2016. Following strong rumours last week, BMW Group chairman Dr Norbert Reithofer confirmed the company would invest US$1 billion ($1.08 billion) into its Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, USA, to build the new flagship SUV...


BMW 535i Touring :: week with Review
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BMW 535i Touring : week with Review

James Ward battles head and heart over a week with BMW 535i Touring.


BMW 3 Series :: mid-life facelift spied
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BMW 3 Series : mid-life facelift spied

A lightly camouflaged BMW 3 Series prototype has been spied out in public for the first time, suggesting development of an upcoming facelift for the three-year-old sedan is well under way. Snapped on the road in Germany by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, the dark blue BMW 3 Series sedan had its front end disguised and all badging removed...


2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG :: M3 rival spied
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG : M3 rival spied

The all-new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG has been spied testing in Germany, boosting anticipation of a Paris motor show unveiling this October. Based on the recently released fourth-generation C-Class, the white Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG was spied wearing identical camouflage to a grey model spotted earlier this month...


BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport revealed
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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport revealed

Intended to make the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer more aggressive and sporting, the German car maker has released the first images of the M Sport pack that will be made available for its first-ever compact MPV. The luxury German car maker’s first-ever front-wheel-drive production model and first model to be powered by a three-cylinder engine, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer – which debuted earlier this month at the 2014 Geneva motor show – is due to arrive locally mid fourth quarter...


Lexus CT200h :: facelifted hatch range retains  $39,990 starting price
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Lexus CT200h : facelifted hatch range retains $39,990 starting price

The refreshed Lexus CT200h is now available to order in Australia, with the hybrid-powered hatchback keeping its existing $39,990 starting price in a restructured line-up. Carrying over from the outgoing Lexus CT200h range, the freshly facelifted model will be offered in Luxury, F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, with Lexus Australia dropping the previous entry-level Prestige variant...


Aston Martin sports cars, SUV to borrow new Mercedes-Benz platforms :: report
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Aston Martin sports cars, SUV to borrow new Mercedes-Benz platforms : report

An all-new Mercedes-Benz platform destined for the next-generation SLK and SL will underpin future Aston Martin sports cars, while the British brand's first SUV will share its basic structure with the next GL-Class, according to the latest rumours out of the US...


BMW X5 Review: xDrive25d and sDrive25d
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BMW X5 Review: xDrive25d and sDrive25d

The entry-level four-cylinder X5 models offer a lot of car for not a lot of cash.


Bentley to boost W12 engine production
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Bentley to boost W12 engine production

Bentley has reinforced its standing as the largest producer of 12-cylinder engines in the world, announcing its Crewe headquarters in the UK will become the home of all Volkswagen Group W12 engine production from the end of 2014. Existing W12 production in Salzgitter, Germany, will end later this year as assembly of the Group’s flagship engines is consolidated under one roof...


Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe : Sub-4.0sec S-Class revealed
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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe : Sub-4.0sec S-Class revealed

The Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe has become the first member of the S-Class family to break the 4.0-second 0-100km/h acceleration barrier. Unveiled overnight ahead of its New York motor show debut next month, the all-wheel-drive S63 AMG Coupe claims to sprint to triple figures from rest in 3.9 seconds, shaving 0...


2016 Bentley SUV teased
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2016 Bentley SUV teased

The production version of the Bentley SUV has been teased, giving us our first look at the final design of the British brand’s highly anticipated new model. The single teaser image shows the new Bentley SUV poking its redesigned nose out from a cloud of sand – the desert background likely symbolic of the wealthy Arab region where the brand expects the new model to sell in big numbers...


Porsche Panamera : next-gen sports sedan due in 2017, new engines planned
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Porsche Panamera : next-gen sports sedan due in 2017, new engines planned

The second-generation Porsche Panamera will launch in 2017 powered by a range of new V6 and V8 engines, according to the overseas reports. Speaking with Autocar, Porsche R&D head Wolfgang Hatz confirmed “Porsche will have its own new V8 that will be common to the [Volkswagen Group's] new MSB platform"...