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2017 Porsche Macan range sees new four-cylinder base model added

A new affordable model has been added to the 2017 Porsche Macan range - and it has a four-cylinder engine, and it's the most affordable Porsche model for decades. The new Porsche Macan - priced at $76,610 plus on-road costs -  features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing a healthy 185kW of power (at 5000-6800rpm) and a strong 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4500rpm)...

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...

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have announced they will partner to build a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across Europe. The joint venture can be considered a response to the growing Tesla Supercharger network in Europe, which is understood to number around 260 sites - with more to come...

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...

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...

Volkswagen to withdraw diesels from US market, Mercedes-Benz could follow - report

Volkswagen will not offer new diesel models in the US, the company's brand chief has announced this week, ahead of more stringent regulations that will come into effect by the end of the decade. German newspaper Handelblatt reports that the automotive giant has made the decision to withdraw its diesel offerings, contrary to previous reports that Volkswagen executives indicated TDI models may come back to the States for the one or two years leading up to the new, stricter diesel laws...

Porsche won't go below Macan and 718 in size or price - report

The Porsche Macan and Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will apparently form the floor of German sport car brand's range. Detlev von Platen, Porsche's global sales chief, told Automotive News at the opening of its Los Angeles Experience Center that the brand had "absolutely no intention to go below what we have today"...

2017 Porsche 911 RSR endurance race car revealed

The Porsche 911 RSR, which is engineered for endurance racing, was unveiled overnight. According to Porsche, the suspension, engine, transmission, body structure, and aerodynamic aids have been "designed from scratch". The RSR is powered by a naturally-aspirated direct-injection 4...

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...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 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 Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 on sale in Australia: New entry option hits local range

The 2017 Porsche Panamera range has been bolstered by the addition of two new variants, the V6-powered Panamera and Panamera 4, providing a new entry point into the range. Joining the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, 4S, 4S Diesel and Turbo models, the new rear-wheel drive Panamera brings the entry point to $210,000 plus on-road costs, while the all-wheel-driven Panamera 4 starts from $220,400...