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Updated for 2015, the Mini Paceman is as unique as a supercar or maybe even more...

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BMW iDrive to make way for touchscreens, says design boss
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BMW iDrive to make way for touchscreens, says design boss

The head of design at BMW has admitted the company’s trademark iDrive infotainment system controller will make way for touchscreen technology in the future. BMW Group design director Adrian van Hooydonk told Autocar recently that touchscreens were one of a number of technology formats the car maker will use to allow drivers and passengers to interact with its next-generation vehicles...


Jaguar XF R-Sport variant sees out current-generation model
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Jaguar XF R-Sport variant sees out current-generation model

The 2015 Jaguar XF R-Sport model will see out the current-generation British mid-size luxury sedan in style - and with a sharp price to boot. The limited edition Jaguar XF model is offered as standard with an Aerodynamic Pack including revised front and rear bumpers and side skirts, a black grille and black window surrounds, and 18-inch Lyra wheels as standard...


BMW X5 twin test - upgrading from E70 to F15
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BMW X5 twin test - upgrading from E70 to F15

Read the article here. For many Australians, selling your car before its warranty period ends – say every three or four years – is pretty standard practice. And if your ownership experience has been good, then the first place you’re likely look for your next car, is the new version of the one you have. So today, I’m upgrading from my own BMW X5 to the new BMW X5...


BMW X3 xDrive28i v Lexus NX200t Sports Luxury – prestige SUV comparison test
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BMW X3 xDrive28i v Lexus NX200t Sports Luxury – prestige SUV comparison test

“Should I buy a sporty SUV? Or one that’s focused more on luxury?” Great hypothetical question, invisible questioner! We’ve assembled two prestige SUVs that appear to be trying to offer you two cars in one – sporty, and luxurious. Our two competitors are the BMW X3 xDrive28i and the Lexus NX200t Sports Luxury...


BMW X5 Old v New comparison: Second-generation E70 v third-generation F15
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BMW X5 Old v New comparison: Second-generation E70 v third-generation F15

When looking for a new car, particularly if you have had a positive ownership experience, the first place many of us turn is the new version of the car we already have. In my case, I’ve owned my second-generation E70 BMW X5 for three years now, and with the end of the warranty period approaching, the logical ‘next car’ path is the new third-generation F15 X5...


Land Rover hits out at the new uber-luxury SUV crowd
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Land Rover hits out at the new uber-luxury SUV crowd

If you’ve paid any attention to the automotive world in recent years, you will have heard of plans from the world’s most renowned luxury car makers to enter the SUV game. Vehicles such as the Bentley Bentayga, the as-yet unnamed Rolls-Royce SUV, and the production version of the Lamborghini Urus all spring to mind – but British luxury SUV specialist Land Rover insists it isn’t concerned about the apparent oncoming onslaught of competitors...


Porsche Panamera Edition models add more features for no extra cost
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Porsche Panamera Edition models add more features for no extra cost

The Porsche Panamera Edition range will arrive in Australian showrooms in late September, offering local customers enhanced specification on the car maker's entry-level grand tourers for no extra cost. From mid July, Porsche Cars Australia customers will be able to order the $204,600 Panamera Edition, the $208,400 Panamera Diesel Edition and the $216,800 Panamera 4 Edition variants from local dealerships (all prices before on-road costs)...


Jaguar XE, XF Sportbrake and Coupe versions on the cards
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Jaguar XE, XF Sportbrake and Coupe versions on the cards

More Jaguar models are coming - that's the clear message from the brand's global design chief, Ian Callum. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2015 New York motor show, the man behind the new Jaguar XE and Jaguar XF models, answered a few questions about whether there's scope for coupe or wagon versions of the the compact and mid-size sedans...


Jaguar small SUV the likely next step
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Jaguar small SUV the likely next step

Jaguar looks almost certain to follow the global market trend in adding a new compact SUV to its ranks - but it's not going to happen for a while. Many mainstream brands have added compact high-riders, while the big luxury brands are also present in the booming compact SUV segment...


2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Review

If ever a brand name stood for superlative quality, it would have to be Rolls-Royce. We’ve all heard it used in describing the best of the best, so much so that the name is has become a part of our everyday vernacular: the “Rolls-Royce of furniture” or the “Rolls-Royce of appliances”.

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Jaguar has Porsche in its sights as the "performance car brand of choice"
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Jaguar has Porsche in its sights as the "performance car brand of choice"

Jaguar has taken a swipe at the German performance car establishment, claiming that it aims to become the "world's performance car brand of choice". That bold assertion came at the preview launch of the new Jaguar XF sedan at the 2015 New York auto show overnight, and CarAdvice spoke with the British brand's global brand director, Steven De Ploey, to see what it means for buyers...


2016 Jaguar XF : New details emerge
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2016 Jaguar XF : New details emerge

Fresh details have been revealed about the all-new 2016 Jaguar XF, which will launch in Australia in the first quarter of next year. Jaguar Land Rover Australia general manager of communications and public relations, Tim Krieger, said the new model will form a vital part of the brand’s revitalised and growing line-up...


Jaguar F-Pace for 2015 Frankfurt motor show : Macan rival nears, while next-gen XF Sportbrake confirmed
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Jaguar F-Pace for 2015 Frankfurt motor show : Macan rival nears, while next-gen XF Sportbrake confirmed

The Jaguar F-Pace — the company’s first SUV — has been confirmed to make its long-awaited premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show in December. And befitting the company's sporting image, this production version will be aimed firmly at the dynamic Porsche Macan, with the company confident it can take it right up to the German powerhouse...


Mercedes-Benz BLA Shooting Brake : World-first hardcore two-door people-mover on the cards - UPDATED
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Mercedes-Benz BLA Shooting Brake : World-first hardcore two-door people-mover on the cards - UPDATED

Mercedes-Benz plans to fill yet another market niche and expand its family of front-drive compact cars to six models by launching an all-new BLA Shooting Brake, we can today reveal. In a CarAdvice exclusive, a company executive has this week confirmed top-secret plans for the Stuttgart marque to expand its line-up with what it calls a “part family MPV, part sexy sports car”...


Lincoln Continental to return in 2016
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Lincoln Continental to return in 2016

One of the most famous names in the automotive world is about to make a comeback. The Lincoln Continental, an icon of US car culture for decades, will return to roads in 2016 as a full-size sedan that signals a “future of quiet luxury” for the brand — a brand that has struggled against German luxury brands in recent times but is in the midst of a multi billion-dollar overhaul...


2015 BMW 5 Series gains new options packages; 550i variant discontinued
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2015 BMW 5 Series gains new options packages; 550i variant discontinued

BMW Australia has introduced two new options packages for the 2015 BMW 5 Series range. Available from March production, the new Professional and Exclusive packages bundle together a host of comfort and driver assist systems to enhance the BMW 5 Series sedan, Touring and Gran Turismo models...


2015 Range Rover Sport HSE Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Range Rover Sport HSE Review

Until recently, a supercharged V8 was the only petrol option worth choosing in the Range Rover Sport range. Now, with a supercharged V6 petrol available, is it worth looking at as a diesel alternative?

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2015 BMW 318d Touring Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 BMW 318d Touring Review

Combining sharp looks with excellent practicality, for 2015, the BMW 318d Touring is now even better value...


2015 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid revealed, Australia confirmed: UPDATE
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2015 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid revealed, Australia confirmed: UPDATE

The Audi Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid large SUV has been revealed - although it didn't make its 'in the metal' debut at the enormous Volkswagen Group Night in Geneva where the luxury brand instead previewed the new Audi R8 and Prologue Avant Concept. Most notably, it is the first Audi with a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain. It pairs a 190kW/600Nm 3...