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2016 Audi A4 Sedan 1.4 TFSI Review

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2016 Audi A4 Sedan 1.4 TFSI Review

The entry level Audi A4 1.4 TFSI might just be the pick of the range.

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2017 Audi A3: Australian line-up detailed
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2017 Audi A3: Australian line-up detailed

It seems a done deal that the 2017 Audi A3 range will bring with it a three-cylinder option as a price leader when it launches here later this year. The current Audi A3 range is headlined by the 1.4 TFSI model, which will be dropped as part of the updated range. That leaves a gap for a new model to fill the role of the most affordable A3… enter the new 1...


2017 Audi A3 Sportback Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Audi A3 Sportback Review

Updated Audi A3 brings new 1.0- and 2.0-litre engines, and it's all the better for it.


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review

If you never thought you could afford a Mercedes-Benz SUV, think again. Mandy spends a week with the practical and zippy 2016 Merces-Benz GLA250 4Matic…...

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$59,900

Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith: final edition takes assembly line with it
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith: final edition takes assembly line with it

The Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe and Drophead, two of the most luxurious and exclusive cars in the world, are being given a noble send-off before the seventh generation ceases production. The Zenith collection, announced earlier this year, celebrates one of the automotive world’s most iconic luxury cars, combining bespoke touches with an engraved piece of metal plucked from the Phantom’s actual assembly line in Goodwood, England...


BMW 750d xDrive debuts quad-turbo diesel, no-go for Australia
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BMW 750d xDrive debuts quad-turbo diesel, no-go for Australia

The BMW 7 Series limousine is the first model in the brand’s line-up to be powered by the company’s new 3.0-litre quad-turbocharged diesel engine. Following its reveal a fortnight ago, BMW’s new flagship diesel engine ups power by five per cent and reduces average fuel consumption by 11 per cent over the preceding triple-turbo powerplant...


Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro v BMW 330i v Mercedes-Benz C250 Comparison
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Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro v BMW 330i v Mercedes-Benz C250 Comparison

The new ninth-generation A4 quattro is out to prove it's the new mid-sized premium sedan benchmark, taking on the German standard-bearers in BMW 330i and Mercedes-Benz C250...


2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for airbag fix - UPDATE
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for airbag fix - UPDATE

Update: The majority of affected Touaregs haven't been sold yet. See bottom of article for details Volkswagen is recalling 59 vehicles from its 2016 Touareg SUV line over concerns that the fabric of the side airbag could tear. The manufacturer reports that in the event of an accident, the fabric of the side airbag may tear during deployment...


2016 Jaguar XF S Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Jaguar XF S Review

Big, beautiful and unmistakably a Jag, does the 2016 XF 35t have it where it counts to be a truly great sports sedan?

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$128,200

2017 Audi A5 coupe to debut on June 2 with 3D light show
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2017 Audi A5 coupe to debut on June 2 with 3D light show

Audi has announced that the next-generation A5 coupe will make its global debut on June 2nd, accompanied by a 3D light show in Ingolstadt, Germany. After a year of spy photos and speculation surrounding the new A5/S5 models, the new generation will finally be unveiled - albeit just in coupe form - in a month’s time...


2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for battery fix

Mercedes-Benz has recalled 15 vehicles from its SLK sports car line over concerns that a battery failure could cause the car’s electric park brake and gear selector to fail. The German manufacturer reports that in the event of a main battery failure, the electric ignition lock will not be supplied power from the backup battery...


2016 BMW 318i Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 BMW 318i Review

The BMW 318i badge returns, packing a three-cylinder engine. Yes, a three-pot 3-Series. Does the package work?

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$54,900

Jaguar XFL revealed for chauffeur-driven Chinese market
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Jaguar XFL revealed for chauffeur-driven Chinese market

The Chinese market's obsession with rear comfort continues, with Jaguar unveiling its stretched XF sedan for the Beijing motor show, called the XFL. As with many models of its type, the XFL is largely identical to the standard XF, with the exception of the increased length and stretched rear doors...


What makes a luxury car?
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What makes a luxury car?

What exactly is 'luxury' and what exactly makes a luxury car? These are some of the hardest questions in the automotive world to answer. Is it all about the brand? The technology? Features? Price? Heritage? It’s nearly impossible to define where a mainstream car becomes luxury or vice versa...


2016 BMW M2 Review: Track Test
Rating: 9.510 /10
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2016 BMW M2 Review: Track Test

The best car from BMW's M Division also happens to be its most affordable...

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BMW 'i' brand: initial Australian response 'almost overwhelming'
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BMW 'i' brand: initial Australian response 'almost overwhelming'

The response by Australian buyers to the BMW ‘i’ sub-brand has been profoundly positive, with the German brand's local head revealing it all but underestimated local demand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new BMW M2 at Targa Tasmania this week, BMW Australia CEO Mark Werner said the response to BMW’s first foray into a standalone electrified sub-brand has been a local and global sales success...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Review: Track test

2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Review: Track test

“Just follow me yah, and we have some fun”, crackled the Mercedes-Benz driving instructor over the radio. I couldn’t take him all too seriously though, as he looked (and sounded) like the German nuclear consortium representative on The Simpsons, and I was easing out on to the circuit in a somewhat regular-looking sedan and not some AMG-branded explosive device...


Road trip: New York City

Road trip: New York City

When you think of ultimate driving destinations, New York City is probably one of the last places to come to mind. Anyone who has been to the Big Apple, or even seen it on television, will probably know that even in a taxi it can be an extremely frustrating experience: the traffic is deadly, and stop-start cues can last for hours...

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$399,000

2016 Bentley Bentayga 0-100-0 acceleration test
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2016 Bentley Bentayga 0-100-0 acceleration test

Read the article here. The Bentley Bentayga is said to be the fastest SUV on the market. We wanted to see just how fast, so set up an acceleration and brake test of the 2.5-tonne SUV. Starting from a standstill, we accelerate to 100mph (160km/h) and brake back to a halt. For context a Lotus Exige S can do it in 16.6 seconds and a Bugatti Veyron in 9...


Volvo XC90 Excellence under consideration for Australia
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Volvo XC90 Excellence under consideration for Australia

A high-end, even more luxurious version of the Volvo XC90 appears to be on the cards for Australia. The local arm of the Chinese-owned Swedish brand has confirmed it is considering adding the Volvo XC90 Excellence to its ranks as a flagship model for the range, which currently tops out with the XC90 T8 R-Design plug-in hybrid model at $122,950 plus on-road costs...