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Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist

The world of high-performance super sedans is like a game of chess. Moves and counter moves. This week saw the official launch and first drive of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 450kW AWD salvo across the bow of arch rival BMW, which is yet to formally announce the specification of the G30-generation M5 sedan...

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2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected
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2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected

Peugeot has issued a recall for 64 of its 2015 308 GTi hot hatches over concerns a faulty tyre valve could cause a loss of pressure. The French manufacturer reports that the recalled vehicles are potentially fitted with defective tyre valves. If a loss of tyre pressure occurs as a result of the fault, this could affect the handling of the vehicle and in a worst-case scenario, cause an accident...


Porsche hopes to sell 20,000 Mission E sedans each year - report
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Porsche hopes to sell 20,000 Mission E sedans each year - report

The CEO of German sports car maker Porsche has come out saying the company hopes to sell 20,000 examples of its upcoming Mission E sedan each year when it launches at the end of the decade, according to a new report. Speaking to German newspaper Automobilwoche (translated by Autoblog) Porsche boss Oliver Blume told the publication about the company's ambitious target...


Porsche 718 Boxster GTS spied testing
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Porsche 718 Boxster GTS spied testing

A prototype believed to be the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS has been spied testing this week. Little distinguishes this 718 Boxster prototype from the models currently on sale, though the extension of the front bumper hints that a more aggressive aero kit is in the works. Also expected from the rumoured 718 Boxster and Cayman GTS twins are a lower and stiffer suspension set up, along with a sports exhaust and special wheels...


Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale
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Alpina officially launches in Australia: B3 and B4 BiTurbo now on sale

German tuning company Alpina is now officially on sale in Australia, with its BMW 4 Series-based B4 BiTurbo the first model in its range to be homologated for our market. Local distributor, The In Motion Group, officially launched the range at a special event late last week, with the first dealerships to sell the bespoke models being BMW Doncaster and Bundoora...


2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 revealed: More power, more carbon, less weight
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2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 revealed: More power, more carbon, less weight

Yep, it's another Lotus special. The 2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 has been revealed this week, and is the most hardcore version of the British coupe yet. Serving as the new flagship in the range, the Exige Sport 380 is lighter, more powerful and looks the business. Under the bonnet is an uprated version of the Toyota-sourced 3...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 25, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Honda Civic Type R spied in Australia
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2017 Honda Civic Type R spied in Australia

The upcoming 2017 Honda Civic Type R has been spied by a keen-eyed CarAdvice reader near the Gold Coast in Queensland this week - wearing Victoria plates, where the company is headquartered - ahead of the hot hatch's launch here before the end of next year...


2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo review
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2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo review

It's a BMW but not as you know it. The bespoke 2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo finally lands in Australia!

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2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo pricing and specs: $160,900 starting price for 300kW coupe and convertible
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2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo pricing and specs: $160,900 starting price for 300kW coupe and convertible

Australian pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo range, the first model in the tuning company's local line-up. Based on the BMW 435i, the Alpina B4 BiTurbo has been extensively reworked to deliver better performance while also featuring numerous styling enhancements and unique interior elements...


2018 Ford Mustang details leaked: 10-speed auto, MagneRide, no more V6
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2018 Ford Mustang details leaked: 10-speed auto, MagneRide, no more V6

More details of the 2018 Ford Mustang update have been revealed by an unnamed dealer on an online forum this week, adding further fuel to previous rumours that the Blue Oval's pony car will feature a 10-speed automatic transmission. Posted on Mustang6G.com, the anonymous source who claims to be a dealership staff member lists numerous options and colours that they claim will be made available in the updated model...


2017 Toyota 86 pricing and specs: Updated sports car now on sale in Australia
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2017 Toyota 86 pricing and specs: Updated sports car now on sale in Australia

Local pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2017 Toyota 86 range, which sees the Japanese sports car get a small power bump and a new look for a small price increase. Now starting from $30,790 before on-road costs, the Toyota 86 starts off $800 dearer than previously, though it is still $2000 more affordable than the cheapest version of its Subaru BRZ twin...


2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Review
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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Review

The 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is the most affordable drop-top version of the venerable sports car on the market. But is it a bargain?

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Long-term report two
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Long-term report two

It has spent six months and 10,000km with the CarAdvice team so far, so how is the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI holding up?

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BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia
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BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia

The BMW M2 is now available with a dual-mode M Performance exhaust system that brings track-inspired sound to the company's smallest M model. Now homologated for the Australian market, the M Performance exhaust upgrade comes with a valve silencer system and two modes - 'Sport' for the street and 'Track' for the circuit...


Jaguar XKSS: First of ten $1.65m revived classics debuts in LA
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Jaguar XKSS: First of ten $1.65m revived classics debuts in LA

The Jaguar XKSS first rolled off the production line nearly 60 years ago, but this week the company has revealed a 'new original' example at the Los Angeles motor show. A road-going version of the Le Mans-winning Jaguar D-Type from the mid-1950s, just 16 examples of the XKSS were built after nine were lost in a fire at Jaguar's Browns Lane factory in the British Midlands back in 1957...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S revealed in LA: More power, more carbon, here in April
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S revealed in LA: More power, more carbon, here in April

The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been revealed, bringing a more powerful engine, a revised look and a harder edge to the company's flagship GT. At the heart of the Vanquish S is its 5.9-litre V12 engine (though Aston Martin calls it a 6.0-litre), that now produces 441kW of power (up from 424kW) - the same as the limited-edition Vanquish Zagato coupe and Volante twins...


2017 Lexus GS F and RC F get adaptive suspension upgrade, increased pricing
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2017 Lexus GS F and RC F get adaptive suspension upgrade, increased pricing

The 2017 Lexus GS F sports sedan and 2017 Lexus RC F sports coupe have been upgraded with the company's Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system. AVS electronically monitors and controls the damping force at all four wheels simultaneously, based on driver preferences and the road conditions...


Porsche opens $60mil LA Experience Centre with test track: Local arm "absolutely" keen
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Porsche opens $60mil LA Experience Centre with test track: Local arm "absolutely" keen

Following the 2015 launch of its first US-based Experience Centre in Atlanta, Porsche Cars North America has opened its second such centre, the Porsche Experience Centre LA. Located around 20km south of Los Angeles International Airport, the new US$60 million complex encompasses 20 hectares and includes a 6...