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Aston Martin DBX: Andy Palmer on why it matters
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20th Nov 2019
4 min read

Aston Martin DBX: Andy Palmer on why it matters

Times are tough at Aston Martin. The English sports car maker’s share price has fallen by two thirds since it floated on the UK stock market last year, hit by both the uncertainties of Britain’s chaotic Brexit from the European Union and slipping demand for its traditional sports cars.
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Mike Duff
2019 M8 a "Porsche Turbo killer" - BMW M boss
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10th May 2019
2 min read

2019 M8 a "Porsche Turbo killer" - BMW M boss

We're used to car companies keeping their cards close to their chest. We're used to them being coy, refusing to comment on their rivals. That's not the case at BMW M. The upcoming BMW M8 has its sights set on the Porsche 911 Turbo. In fact Markus Flasch, recently-appointed head of BMW M, says it's being described as a "Porsche Turbo killer" in waiting. A bold claim.
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Scott Collie
McLaren SUV ‘against brand ethos’
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10th Mar 2019
2 min read

McLaren SUV ‘against brand ethos’

McLaren won't be trying to cash in on the SUV boom, seeing no way to deliver such a vehicle without compromising its promise of lightweight performance. Porsche broke the mould many years ago with the Cayenne, and now the likes of Lamborghini, Aston Martin and even Ferrari have followed suit with SUVs to feed voracious market demand. McLaren remains adamant it won't be lured by promise of profit from crossovers, though.
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Alborz Fallah
BMW M will electrify everything, division boss says
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20th Jul 2018
2 min read

BMW M will electrify everything, division boss says

BMW has recently said it thinks up to 40 per cent of the cars it produces by 2025 may be powered by some form of pure electric or hybrid powertrain, and now we have confirmation that M Division is set to get in on the act. "For sure, all M vehicles will be electrified by the end of the next decade," Frank Van Meel, M's boss, told Australian journalists at the launch of the updated BMW M2 and new M5 Competition in Spain.
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Mike Duff
Interview: Volkswagen Australia chief Michael Bartsch wants to revive the car servicing industry
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24th Nov 2017
5 min read

Interview: Volkswagen Australia chief Michael Bartsch wants to revive the car servicing industry

Ever since Volkswagen Group Australia’s managing director, Michael Bartsch, returned from the US two years ago after a long stint in senior executive roles at Porsche and Infiniti, he’s prioritised talking about the state of our car servicing industry.
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Mike Costello
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