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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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12th May 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage,with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending May 12, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below.
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Tegan Lawson
2017 Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback pricing and specs: New range brings faster hero model
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11th May 2017
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2017 Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback pricing and specs: New range brings faster hero model

Audi's all-new Audi A5 and S5 Sportback models have just landed in Australia with a starting price of under $70,000 (before on-road costs). The four model range includes one four-cylinder diesel, one four-cylinder petrol and a six-cylinder petrol engine. Kicking off from $69,900 (plus on-road costs) for the A5 Sportback 2.0TFSI S-tronic, it's powered by a four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 140kW of power and 320Nm of torque, consuming just 5.6L/100km.
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Paul Maric
2018 Nissan Qashqai could debut autonomous tech in Australia
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11th May 2017
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2018 Nissan Qashqai could debut autonomous tech in Australia

The facelifted 2018 Nissan Qashqai could debut the company's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technologies when it arrives here early next year. Richard Emery, Nissan Australia's managing director and CEO, told CarAdvice at the local launch of the updated 2017 X-Trail range that, while not confirmed for our market yet, the driver assistance systems could be offered here with the updated crossover. "We’re still working on its calibration," he said.
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James Wong
2017 Range Rover Evoque Landmark special edition revealed, available to order now - UPDATE
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10th May 2017
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2017 Range Rover Evoque Landmark special edition revealed, available to order now - UPDATE

The 2017 Range Rover Evoque Landmark special edition has been announced this week, celebrating six years and over 600,000 units of the British company's smallest luxury off-roader. Based on the Td4 180 SE grade ($67,551), the Evoque Landmark starts at $74,351 before on-road costs and is offered exclusively with the company's 132kW/430Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission sending drive to all four wheels.
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James Wong
2018 BMW M5 to develop over 447kW, Abu Dhabi dealer claims on social media
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10th May 2017
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2018 BMW M5 to develop over 447kW, Abu Dhabi dealer claims on social media

The upcoming 2018 BMW M5 super sedan will produce over 600 horsepower (447kW) from its twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 when it makes its debut later this year, according to a keen Instagrammer. Published on blog site Bimmer Post, the now deleted Instagram post details several features of the new Mercedes-AMG E63 S rival, including its 447kW+ power output, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h claim of less than 3.6 seconds.
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James Wong