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Audi TT Quattro Sport v BMW 228i Sport : Comparison Review

One brief, two different approaches. It's AWD Audi against RWD BMW for the battle of the sports coupes.

2015 BMW X5 M v Porsche Cayenne Turbo : Comparison Review

Traditionally, the sportscar concept embraced lightness and simplicity – a less is more approach. Increasingly, though, the makers of the BMW X5 M from Munich and Porsche Cayenne Turbo from Stuttgart – together with Affalterbach arch rival Mercedes-AMG – threaten to burst the conventional ‘sportiness’ pigeonhole at the seams plying extensive feature lists, excess in luxury and extremes of high performance in formulating their range-leading Sport Utility Vehicles...

Audi A3 Cabriolet v BMW 2 Series Convertible : Comparison review

With the sunlight hours diminishing by the day, the Audi A3 Cabriolet and the BMW 2 Series Convertible may not be at the top of your automotive wish list. Ironically, however, as we’re busy digging out our trackies and Uggs in preparation for circa-20-degree days, our friends in parts of Europe are doing the same – though they’re stripping off snow jackets and boots (in place of our footy shorts and thongs) in anticipation of what they depressingly label ‘summer’...

BMW X3 xDrive28i v Lexus NX200t Sports Luxury – prestige SUV comparison test

“Should I buy a sporty SUV? Or one that’s focused more on luxury?” Great hypothetical question, invisible questioner! We’ve assembled two prestige SUVs that appear to be trying to offer you two cars in one – sporty, and luxurious. Our two competitors are the BMW X3 xDrive28i and the Lexus NX200t Sports Luxury...

BMW X5 Old v New comparison: Second-generation E70 v third-generation F15

When looking for a new car, particularly if you have had a positive ownership experience, the first place many of us turn is the new version of the car we already have. In my case, I’ve owned my second-generation E70 BMW X5 for three years now, and with the end of the warranty period approaching, the logical ‘next car’ path is the new third-generation F15 X5...

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer v Mercedes-Benz B-Class v Citroen C4 Picasso : Comparison review

Names can be deliberately suggestive. Out of nowhere the other day – actually not quite, as it was published in the newspaper that day ahead of, say, conflict in Syria – my better half decided to send me a list titled ‘most attractive baby names of 2015’. Topping the list were Alessandro for blokes and Scarlett for girls, as voted by people on a website somewhere (it was that kinda poll)...

Lexus RC F v BMW M4 : Comparison review

It is quite literally a fork in the road moment. Just after the long, sweeping hairpin on Jenolan Caves Road, on the western side of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, the BMW M4 and Lexus RC F are parked on a little side road. The duo of two-door coupes are tinking away, heat pouring from their wheelarches after up-and-back runs of the main road and then the side road...

Audi S3 sedan v BMW 228i coupe : Comparison review

It’s not always body style or driveline specification that defines a good twin test — it’s also price. And on that count, the Audi S3 Sedan and BMW 228i Coupe are very similar indeed. The all-wheel-drive Audi is a classy compact sedan with a 206kW punch that retails for $62,200 plus on-road costs and without options...

Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q5 v BMW X3 v Lexus NX v Volvo XC60

Considering luxury SUVs are big business, the Lexus NX can’t be accused of being rushed to market. It’s more than a decade since Toyota’s luxury division introduced its last new SUV, the GX that is a spruced-up Prado and never sold in Australia. You then have to go back into the 1990s for the (LandCruiser-based) LX and (Highlander-based) RX...

Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius

For the first time in the history of the automobile, we are entering an era of increasingly mainstream propulsion beyond the traditional internal combustion engine (ICE). Choose petrol or diesel, or gas or an ethanol blend, leave the engine unassisted or put a turbocharger or supercharger on it – these have been your options for as long as anyone reading this has been alive...

Lexus RC350 F Sport v BMW 435i coupe : Comparison review

From the moment the Lexus RC350 F Sport threaded through a first sharp corner it clicked that this is not only a proper BMW 435i rival, but is one that could dethrone the benchmark in the premium coupe class. Lexus nails quality and refinement almost consistently enough that its engineers even seem bored with just ticking off those virtues...