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2018 Paris motor show: Hits and misses
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6th Oct 2018
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2018 Paris motor show: Hits and misses

Another Paris motor show done and dusted, and suddenly we find ourselves wondering... will there be many, or any, more to come? While this year's show brought us some beautiful concepts and big unveilings, the show seemed... a shadow of its former self. Only time will tell. Among the highlights this year were the exceptionally retro 911 Speedster, Peugeot's heart-starting e-Legend concept, and the big preview of things to come for Skoda, the Vision RS.
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Mike Stevens
VinFast Lux A2.0, Lux SA2.0 debut with BMW platforms, tech
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4th Oct 2018
2 min read

VinFast Lux A2.0, Lux SA2.0 debut with BMW platforms, tech

The VinFast Lux A2.0 sedan and Lux SA2.0 crossover have made their in-the-flesh debuts at the 2018 Paris motor show. Under the bonnet, the two cars are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder which, according to Autocar and other sources, is sourced from BMW.
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Derek Fung
BMW's i brand is where risks are taken
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4th Oct 2018
2 min read

BMW's i brand is where risks are taken

When you see the final result of years of engineering and testing, it's easy to overlook the perceived risks that a company undertakes any time it steps either outside its comfort zone, or into a new area of development. Australian journalists assembled for the Paris motor show asked two of the most obvious questions surrounding BMW's i brand – where was the Vision iNext concept, and how risky is it to put that much tech into a single vehicle?
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Trent Nikolic
BMW 3 Series: M Performance parts revealed
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3rd Oct 2018
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BMW 3 Series: M Performance parts revealed

Hot on the heels of the reveal of its all-new 3 Series, BMW has unveiled a range of M Performance accessories for its "middle-class limousine". Like M Performance options available on the company's other models, the range of accessories offered for the new 3 Series not only sharpen up the new 3er's looks, but bring benefits to the vehicle's aerodynamics. Various titanium and carbon-fibre add-ons are available, along with upgraded brakes, wheel and tyre packages, and sportier interior trims.
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James Wong
2019 Peugeot 508 Touring confirmed for Australia
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2nd Oct 2018
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2019 Peugeot 508 Touring confirmed for Australia

Peugeot has confirmed the 508 Touring will join its sedan (Fastback) stablemate in Australia next year, answering the prayers of wagon-loving buyers across the nation. Unveiled earlier this year and revealed in person at the Paris motor show, the Touring is a lighter, slicker successor to the current 508 Touring. It's built on the EMP2 platform, and tips the scales at around 70kg lighter than its predecessor.
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Scott Collie