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BMW M rules out front-drive high-performance models
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30th Oct 2019
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BMW M rules out front-drive high-performance models

BMW may have made a U-turn by embracing front-drive for its latest small passenger cars – after previously ridiculing front-drive in advertising – but high-performance models will remain exclusively rear-drive or all-wheel drive, says the boss of BMW M division. When asked whether front-wheel drive might be suitable for high-performance M-branded models, the global boss of BMW M, Markus Flasch, said “No, it’s not”.
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Curt Dupriez
Audi S3, S4, S5 upgrades announced
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29th Oct 2019
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Audi S3, S4, S5 upgrades announced

Audi Australia has introduced a number of specification upgrades across its S3, S4 and S5 performance models, with up to $9000 of extra equipment now included as standard.
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James Wong
2020 Kia Optima teased, but we won't see it in Australia
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29th Oct 2019
2 min read

2020 Kia Optima teased, but we won't see it in Australia

The next-generation Kia K5, the South Korean version of the car sold elsewhere as the Optima, has been teased in a series of shadowy sketches. Before local fans of the short-lived Optima line get too excited, however, Kia Australia has confirmed today that the current LHD-only (left-hand drive) program for the mid-sized sedan will continue into this new generation. Enthusiasts of global automotive movements may read on, and watch from afar.
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Derek Fung
Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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29th Oct 2019
1 min read

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
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Mandy Turner
2020 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs - UPDATE
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29th Oct 2019
3 min read

2020 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs - UPDATE

Hyundai Australia has detailed the updated 2020 Ioniq line-up, once again including Hybrid, Plug-in and Electric models. UPDATE, 29/10/2019: Hyundai Australia has issued an official press release with additional details and local imagery of the updated Ioniq range. "[The] 2020 Ioniq features a new dashboard boasting premium soft-touch finishes, ambient lighting in Premium and Electric versions, and a new, tablet-style multimedia unit," the company says.
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James Wong