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CarAdvice podcast 121: Full coverage on 2019 Toyota Supra!

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie. In car news, we cover off all the Toyota Supra information, along with details about the Mercedes-AMG A35 and Audi e-tron Quattro. Also, pricing and specs for the Ford Focus have been released, and we cover Ferrari's five-year plan – which includes an SUV...

2011-15 Audi A4, A5, Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the 2011-2015 A4, A5, and Q5 model lines, over concerns a faulty heating element in the air-conditioning system could pose a fire risk. The German marque reports that the auxiliary heater element in the ventilation system may fail as the result of overheating "in the area of the connectors"...

Audi expands Takata recall

Audi has expanded the cars included in its Takata airbag recall, adding the previous-generation A4 Cabriolet to the list which already includes the A3 (8P), A5 Sportback (8T),  A5 Cabriolet (8F) and Q5 (8R). As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

2018 Audi A1, A3, A4 and Q3 special editions detailed

Audi has revealed a handful of cut-price limited editions based on the A1, A3, A4 and Q3 through its consumer website, offering more equipment and drive-away pricing. Kicking off proceedings is the A1 Sportback 1.4TFSI Style Edition, priced from $30,990 drive-away. It gains gains xenon headlights and light washers, LED tail-lights and 17-inch alloy wheels over the 1...

Poll: Audi A4 Avant out-wagons the C-Class

The new Audi A4 Avant might look just like the old one, barring a few tweaks to the bumpers, but it's still managed to topple the equally-subtly redesigned C-Class Estate in our latest poll. It was a close-run thing, but 59 per cent of respondents preferred the angular wagon from Ingolstadt over the curvier creation from Stuttgart...

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...

2019 Audi A4 revealed, here in 'early 2019'

The refreshed Audi A4 has been revealed this week, ahead of an Australian launch early next year. Headlining the updated range are new front and rear bumper treatments, new available alloy wheel options, and a new S Line Competition package for added "visual appeal". Models equipped with the S Line exterior package get a new 3D look for the front grille, with small blades finishing off each slat...

Audi A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall notice for A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 models manufactured between January 2011 and March 2017 fitted with the 2.0-litre TFSI engine.  According to the German marque, moisture could find its way into electric components and cause overheating, or failure of the coolant pump...

2019 Audi A4 spied again

The Audi A4 facelift has been spied again, this time in 'A4 L' sedan guise on the roads of Europe. While it was spied in its homeland, the A4 L is actually a Chinese-market car – the Chinese characters on the boot lid are a dead giveaway. Despite this particular vehicle being based on a Chinese version, the updated face is the same as the Euro-spec wagon spied last month...

2019 Audi A4 facelift spied

The Audi A4 facelift has been spied undergoing testing on public roads in Germany. With the fourth-generation A4 having made its debut in the middle of 2015, it's due a mid-life update soon. Up front the bumper has been resculpted to incorporate a more prominent set of fake air intakes. The grille also looks as though it has been very subtly reshaped...

2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix

Audi Australia has issued a recall for A4 and A5 models built between October 2014 and October 2017 fitted with the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system, over concerns some interior trim pieces could come loose. The German marque reports the A4 sedan, Avant and Allroad along with A5 Sportbacks with the cost-option audio system could be fitted with faulty aluminium strips in the loudspeaker of the front and rear doors...