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BMW Z4 manual confirmed for Australia – will the Supra follow suit?
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19th May 2019
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BMW Z4 manual confirmed for Australia – will the Supra follow suit?

The odds of a three-pedal Toyota Supra just got better, with BMW adding a manual option to the base Z4 sDrive20i in Europe. Although Toyota has hinted at the existence of a three-pedal Supra, the cars revealed have been auto-only. We knew a manual development car existed – Toyota confirmed as much last year – but seeing the A90's BMW twin enter the market with the transmission raises hopes for the Supra, too.
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Scott Collie
2019 Skoda Citigo-e teased
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19th May 2019
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2019 Skoda Citigo-e teased

Skoda's first electric car, a version of the Volkswagen Up-aping Citigo, has been teased ahead of its debut later this month. Skoda has posted a sketch of its upcoming electric Citigo on Twitter, stating the car “will make its grand entrance on 23 May in Bratislava”. Judging by the sketch, the Citigo-e will sport minor design changes compared to the petrol-powered versions.
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Derek Fung
Tesla updates battery software after Hong Kong, Shanghai fires
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18th May 2019
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Tesla updates battery software after Hong Kong, Shanghai fires

Tesla has wirelessly updated the software on the Model S and Model X, after spontaneous battery fires in Shanghai and Hong Kong. The company this week issued the update, which tweaks "charge and thermal management settings" in the battery out of "an abundance of caution".
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Scott Collie
2019 Toyota GR Supra detailed for Europe
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17th May 2019
3 min read

2019 Toyota GR Supra detailed for Europe

Toyota Europe has released initial details for its GR Supra, ahead of first deliveries arriving in the region during the northern hemisphere's summer (June-August). At launch, there will be two trim levels – Active and Premium – though both will be powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six sourced from development partner BMW, which develops 250kW and 500Nm.
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James Wong
CarAdvice podcast 153: 2019 RAV4, 911 Speedster reviews
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17th May 2019
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CarAdvice podcast 153: 2019 RAV4, 911 Speedster reviews

This week Scott Collie and Mike Costello are on the panel. In car news, it appears a BMW Z4 M is off the cards, Volvo Australia is working on capped-priced servicing, Mazda is preparing inline-six petrol and diesel engines, and a Hyundai N EV sports car is coming with thanks to a Rimac partnership. Josh Dowling reviews the 2019 Toyota RAV4, and Tony Crawford talks about the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster.
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Mandy Turner