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BMW M history - a quick look at 40 years of M
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BMW M history - a quick look at 40 years of M

For the past 40 years, the letter M has signified something special beneath the blue and white BMW badge. And now, with the addition of the M2, BMW’s M-car range is at its most diverse ever – but what makes these tri-colour road warriors so special? Let’s take a closer look.


2016 Honda Civic RS Sedan Review
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2016 Honda Civic RS Sedan Review

The all-new Honda Civic sedan is bigger, better equipped and, for the first time – boosted. With a new-generation turbocharged engine under the bonnet, we want to answer a simple question: is the new Civic any good? Honda calls this car the boldest Civic yet, and there’s some truth to that...


How does rear cross-traffic alert work?
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How does rear cross-traffic alert work?

Read the article here. Safety features like rear-view cameras and parking sensors are a huge help for drivers, taking this technology a step further to help in those in those tricky situations – the new Holden Captiva is available with rear cross-traffic alert. Radar sensors are located here in the rear corners of the vehicle scan for approaching traffic to the left and right...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Here’s what’s making news headlines this week. A class action has been filed in the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of owners of Ford Fiesta, Focus and EcoSport vehicles who claim to have experienced issues with Ford’s PowerShift transmission...


Sideways in Japan – Chasing the Drifting Dream
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Sideways in Japan – Chasing the Drifting Dream

Read the article here. CarAdvice heads to Japan to go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most exciting and flamboyant forms of motorsport - drifting. Follow the adventures of our own drifting fan-boy David Zalstein and two-time Japanese G1 drift champion Chris DeJager as they take you inside and the world of drift and drifting...


2017 McLaren 540C Walkaround — What are the 570S and 540C differences?
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2017 McLaren 540C Walkaround — What are the 570S and 540C differences?

Read the article here. There’s no such thing as a cheap supercar, but the 2016 McLaren 540C Coupe is probably the closest thing to it. Starting from a measly… ahem… $350,000 driveaway (before options) the all-new entry-point to McLaren’s Sport Series range is competitively priced if you think of it in the same echelon as a Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 (from $378,900 plus on-road costs) and the Porsche 911 Turbo (from $384,900 plus on-road costs)...


BMW M Performance Drive Day — M2 and M4 at Phillip Island
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BMW M Performance Drive Day — M2 and M4 at Phillip Island

Read the article here. Recently CarAdvice ran a competition for 20 lucky people to win the chance to drive the new BMW M2 at one of the world's best racetracks — Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, or as it's more affectionately known - Phillip Island. Our 20 lucky winners (listed below) spent the entire day behind the wheel of the BMW M2 and BMW M4 on track and the BMW M235i on the skidpan at the BMW M Performance Drive Day...


2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 Review
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2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 Review

Read the article here. This is the new Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 super sports car from the storied Italian sports car marque, and we’re at Phillip Island for a flat-out track test. That’s ‘2’ for two-wheel drive, so forget about understeer, Lamborghini’s technical team says this car is less about outright performance and more about having fun...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

Read the article here. Australian buyers have been bashing down the doors at dealers, rushing madly to secure the keys (or keyless fobs) to large SUVs over the past decade without so much as a backward glance. The harsh reality, though, is most of those buyers don’t really need a large SUV...


Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND
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Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND

Read the article here. Like it or not, the '80s were cool. Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was encouraged. But a very special thing happened in February of 1989: the Mazda MX-5 was born. It all started with the first-generation Mazda MX-5, the NA. It had an 85kW/130Nm 1...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage. I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. A boxer birthday bash is in full swing, the hurry to join the hybrid race, and Porsche powers up – but first, there have been reports of a major merger. There’s speculation Nissan is close to securing a deal that could see it take control of Mitsubishi motors...


2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review
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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

Read the article here. The all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Prius is clearly, well, polarising to look at, but fact of the matter is that the new model is actually quite impressive. What makes it so impressive? Well, this time – or more correctly, for the first time ever – the Prius is actually a bit of fun to drive...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Read the article here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popping up everywhere – with the majority of manufacturers either already offering the technology in cars in Australia, or planning to in the very near future. It’s essentially software, installed into the infotainment system that gives you access to a simple version of your phones operating system on the car’s media display...


2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Track Test Review
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2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Track Test Review

Read the article here. We’ve all dreamed of being a racing driver. And now, thanks to Toyota Australia and the Toyota 86 Racing Series, you can compete in your very own Toyota 86 racing car… Based on either an entry-level GT or a flagship GTS, each T86RS race car is prepared identically...


2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review
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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review

Read article here. It’s been more than six months since the famous Suzuki Vitara badge returned to Australia. Over that time, this boxy little crossover has cemented itself as Suzuki’s top-selling model here after the Swift. But while the Vitara hasn’t been on sale all that long, a major improvement has already been introduced...


2016 Kia Sportage Si Review
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2016 Kia Sportage Si Review

Read the article here. Whether you’re a fan of the look of the Kia Sportage is very much subjective, but what can’t be argued is that it has a sophisticated interior and an impressive list of standard features. But this is the entry level Kia Sportage – the Si – and it’s also comparatively one of the most affordable mid-sized SUVs...


Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives in Australia
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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 arrives in Australia

Read the article here. We first saw the Jaguar Project 7 concept in 2014 and its chances of entering prosecution seemed limited. Celebrating the British brand's seven Le Mans victories, the stunning concept had more power and performance potential than the F-Type and also looked the part. Jaguar confirmed that 250 examples would be built and ten would make their way to Australia...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6 2016 For the first time in its history, Hyundai has been crowned the top-selling passenger car brand. The VFACTS figures for April were released this week and the Hyundai i30 was Australia’s best selling car ahead of the Toyota Hi-Lux, Ford Ranger, Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


2016 Audi RS6 Performance — 0-100mph-0, 0-100-0 Acceleration Test
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2016 Audi RS6 Performance — 0-100mph-0, 0-100-0 Acceleration Test

Read the full track test here. The 2016 Audi RS6 has been upgraded. It now features even more torque and power and has been named the Audi RS6 Performance. To see just how fast it it, we lined it up at Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit to test how fast it would go from standstill to 100mph and then back to zero. It's a classic 0-100-0 test...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Review
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Review

Read the article here. Call the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance boring. Call it bland. Call it the populist choice that will ensure you’re forever anonymous, running round in a sea of other Volkswagen Golfs. You can call the GTI Performance all those things but there’s one other title you should also bestow upon it - the most complete, all-round hot-hatch benchmark...