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Paul Maric

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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review
  • Your ears will melt when you hear the raucous exhaust note; The interior looks absolutely stunning; The front end visibly lifts when you stand on the throttle; It'll go anywhere off-road
  • It uses a lot of fuel; It doesn't really do corners; No proximity entry, just proximity start; Extra height rules out low carparks

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8.3 / 10

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2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 review

There probably isn't a more pointless car on the road. A 2500kg four-wheel drive with a giant V8. But, that's mainly why we love it. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel to see what the new G63 is like.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A250 review

Want performance, but don't want to spend AMG money? The all-new Mercedes-Benz A250 may just be the answer. Paul Maric goes for a drive to find out what it's like.


2019 Porsche Boxster GTS review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2019 Porsche Boxster GTS review

It's hard to improve on perfection, yet Porsche continuously manages it. But, is the improvement on the Boxster GTS pushing it too close to 911 territory?

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$181,880

Are track days a thing of the past? Doing a tarmac rally in the Hyundai i30 N

Are track days a thing of the past? Doing a tarmac rally in the Hyundai i30 N

I remember watching Targa Tasmania one year and thinking how cool it would be to get a race car and have a crack. It wasn’t long before I realised it’s much harder than it looks, it’s much more expensive than it looks, and I’d likely run out of skill shortly before spearing off the road into a tree...

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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2018 Isuzu D-Max LS-T review

Now around six years old, the D-Max was recently updated with new suspension and a revised interior. But, is it enough to stay within the sales charts? Paul Maric finds out.

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$50,990

2019 Volvo S60 review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Volvo S60 review

The all-new Volvo S60 has dropped with a surprise 300kW+ Polestar model to get the blood flowing. But, is it M3 quick? Paul Maric finds out.


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV

Mercedes-Benz is placing a lot of emphasis on its new GLE SUV, with a renewed focus on off-road ability – even creating a 'jumping' function to help owners stuck in sand. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz's vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, explained that off-road driving may not be every customer's caper, but the car still needs to hold its own off the beaten track...


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Third row to cater for 1.8m adults
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Third row to cater for 1.8m adults

With the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE making its public debut at the Paris motor show, the German marque was keen to show off the new SUV's increased storage capacity and third row. Speaking with media, Mercedes-Benz vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz confirmed that the third row will be big enough to seat an adult that measures in at 1...


Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV due within the next year
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Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV due within the next year

Mercedes-Benz used the 2018 Paris motor show to take the debut its all-new GLE, also confirming that a plug-in hybrid  version is less than a year away. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz confirmed that a PHEV is in the works...


Mercedes-AMG: Hybrid technology being pushed hard for new models
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Mercedes-AMG: Hybrid technology being pushed hard for new models

Electrification is inevitable and, while it's a big departure from traditional performance vehicles, the head of AMG is excited for the future of electrification. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG said that he's also working hard to bring that future nearer...


Mercedes-AMG brand won't be diluted with new models: AMG boss
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Mercedes-AMG brand won't be diluted with new models: AMG boss

Despite an onslaught of new models and lower entry prices, Mercedes-AMG says there's no chance of its brand becoming diluted. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG is convinced more AMG models can't be a bad thing. "The A35 family is not diluting the brand...


2019 Mercedes-AMG One will be easy to drive: Moers
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2019 Mercedes-AMG One will be easy to drive: Moers

The Mercedes-AMG Project One, now called the Mercedes-AMG One, is set to hit Australian shores some time in late 2019. And, despite using a Formula One-derived engine, the brand claims it's going to be easy to drive. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG said that the One will be supremely quick, but won't require a race driver to take advantage of its performance...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 a near match for current A45 performance
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 a near match for current A45 performance

While the Mercedes-AMG A35 had its public debut at the 2018 Paris motor show, it's the upcoming 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 that has tails wagging. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG said that it will be more powerful than ever with an all-new engine...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 to come with drift mode, more than 300kW
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 to come with drift mode, more than 300kW

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 is set to shake up the hot hatch segment with the AMG boss today confirming that it will pick up a drift mode. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG confirmed what we were all wanting to hear, plus some extra detail about the gearbox in its new hot hatch...


Without BMW there would be no Supra - Toyota
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Without BMW there would be no Supra - Toyota

Despite carrying serious brand cachet, the new BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra wouldn't exist if the brands didn't collaborate on development of their respective models. Speaking to media at the first drive of the 2019 Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer Masayuki Kai told journalists that it's a sad reality that in today's day and age, sports cars need co-development to make business sense...