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Alpina chasing 'balance' in Australia
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15th May 2018
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Alpina chasing 'balance' in Australia

With a small population and lots of carmakers – 50, to be precise – Australia is a tough place to launch a new car brand, even when that brand is a German icon with more than five decades of experience. Since officially launching locally two years ago, the team behind Alpina has sought to spread the word without creating an un-fulfillable rush. Speaking with media at an event in Melbourne, Phil Jeffery, Alpina Australia sales manager, says establishing the brand locally is a balancing act.
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Scott Collie
Nissan exits Australian Supercar Championship to focus on SUVs, EVs
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15th May 2018
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Nissan exits Australian Supercar Championship to focus on SUVs, EVs

Nissan Australia has confirmed it will not renew its contract with Kelly Racing to compete in the Australian Supercar Championship, exiting the series at the end of 2018 after six years in the game. It has been known for at least a year that Nissan had been in discussion on whether it would continue with the series, but the change in leadership last August – when Australian Richard Emery was replaced as CEO by Canadian Stephen Lester – may have been the final nail.
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Mike Stevens
2019 BMW 8 Series to debut at Le Mans
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14th May 2018
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2019 BMW 8 Series to debut at Le Mans

After concept cars and spy photos too numerous to mention, the new BMW 8 Series coupe will make its official debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Overnight, BMW confirmed the 8 Series will make its official debut on June 15, European time, the day before the 2018 race.
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Derek Fung
HSV Camaro to be auto-only
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14th May 2018
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HSV Camaro to be auto-only

Initial specifications for the HSV Chevrolet Camaro have been revealed, and spoiler alert – there's no manual version. The Camaro will be imported and converted in only one spec: outgoing MY18 2SS trim, rather than the facelifted MY19 version. And, according to HSV's website, the V8 sports car will only be available locally with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
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James Wong
2018 Aston Martin DB11 AMR revealed - UPDATE
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13th May 2018
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 AMR revealed - UPDATE

Update (14/5/18): Aston Martin's local division has confirmed the DB11 AMR for an Australian release later this year, priced from $428,000. See bottom of article for details. The Aston Martin DB11 AMR has been revealed, serving as the new flagship of the British GT's line-up. Launched at the opening of the company's new performance centre at the Nurburgring, the DB11 AMR features an array of upgrades inside and out for a more "vivid driving experience".
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James Wong