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2019 BMW 3 Series Touring spied

The next-generation BMW 3 Series Touring has been spied again, this time giving us an early look and the new 3er's interior. While still heavily camouflaged, we can see the new-gen 3 Series Touring will look very much like a shrunken version of the new 5 Series Touring – which is no bad thing...

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Audi adds 40TDI engine for A6, A7 in the UK
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Audi adds 40TDI engine for A6, A7 in the UK

Audi UK has added a new 40TDI engine variant to the A6 and A7 model lines, offering a new four-cylinder entry point to its large sedan, wagon and liftback. Deliveries for the new models are set to commence in September for the A6 and November for the A7, all powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 204PS – or 150kW in our money – solely available with front-wheel drive at launch...


2019 BMW 3 Series teased
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2019 BMW 3 Series teased

BMW has begun the official tease of its next-generation 3 Series, releasing a set of camouflaged pictures of the crucial mid-size sedan taking on the Nurburgring. Although we can't tell too much about the way it'll look, BMW has provided a few tantalising details about the car. For one, it'll maintain its 50/50 weight distribution, and have a centre of gravity around 10mm lower than the current model...


Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection revealed
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Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection revealed

The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection has been revealed this week, sporting an array of silver-themed enhancements to commemorate the 1907 long-distance record of Charles Rolls and Claude Johnson in Sir Henry Royce's original 'Silver Ghost'...


Audi expands Takata recall
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Audi expands Takata recall

Audi has expanded the cars included in its Takata airbag recall, adding the previous-generation A4 Cabriolet to the list which already includes the A3 (8P), A5 Sportback (8T),  A5 Cabriolet (8F) and Q5 (8R). As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...


2019 BMW M5 Competition pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M5 Competition pricing and specs

BMW Australia has detailed pricing and specifications for the new M5 Competition, set to start at $229,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in local showrooms in October. As we already knew when it was revealed in May, the M5 Competition gets a more powerful version of the 4...


Lexus LC500 powers through Bristol carpark - video
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Lexus LC500 powers through Bristol carpark - video

It's no secret the Lexus LC500 is quite a looker, but it also sounds fantastic. To showcase this, the company's British arm has released a new video online. Posted to Lexus UK's YouTube channel, the clip shows James Bond stunt driver, Mark Higgins, piloting a bright yellow LC500 V8 around the Caboose Circus multi-level car park in Bristol...


Maserati Quattroporte GTS Gransport Nerissimo Edition arrives from $371,990
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Maserati Quattroporte GTS Gransport Nerissimo Edition arrives from $371,990

Maserati has confirmed the **breathes** Quattroporte GTS Gransport Nerissimo Edition for Australia, priced from a cool $371,990 before on-road costs. The Nerissimo Edition – or 'very black' edition – is a dark-themed special featuring numerous blacked-out styling treatments and various carbon-fibre components...


2018 BMW X3, X4 recalled
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2018 BMW X3, X4 recalled

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year X3 and X4 crossovers over concerns of a fault with the braking system. The manufacturer reports that "there is a possibility of air being trapped in the hydraulic braking system", which can cause the rear brake circuit to fail, or in "extreme circumstances" the brake pedal may "travel to the floor"...


Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE
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Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall - UPDATE

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2008-11 C-Class and 2009-13 R-Class to the ever-growing list of cars on the Takata airbag recalls list. UPDATE, 13/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include C-Class models through to the 2011 model year, increasing the number of affected vehicles to 24,478 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here...


2019 Volkswagen Touareg gets 170kW V6 TDI option in the UK
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2019 Volkswagen Touareg gets 170kW V6 TDI option in the UK

The new-generation Volkswagen Touareg has already been on sale in the UK for a while, and the company's British division has announced an additional engine variant this week. Starting at £48,995 ($85,397), the new 231PS (170kW) 3.0 TDI V6 turbo-diesel is essentially a lower-output version of the 281PS (206kW) oiler that has been available since launch in the UK...


BMW 740Le v Lexus LS500h 0-250km/h - video
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BMW 740Le v Lexus LS500h 0-250km/h - video

The BMW 740Le and Lexus LS500h are two hybrid-powered luxury limousines which wouldn't necessarily be your first choice for a drag race. In a new YouTube clip, however, AutoTopNL has compared the acceleration from the two upper-large land yachts from 0 to 250km/h – and the result may surprise you. Powering the plug-in hybrid BMW is a 190kW/400Nm 2...


2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied
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2020 BMW 3 Series 'Electric' spied

A prototype believed to be an all-electric BMW 3 Series has been spied this week, indicating the next-generation mid-sizer could be getting a pure-electric variant. Serving as the Bavarian marque's direct rival to the Tesla Model 3, the electric 3 Series doesn't give much away in terms of distinguishing features from its combustion-powered siblings, other than the 'Electric Test Vehicle' stickers plastered on the sides and rear...


Audi e-tron quattro promises '30 per cent' of range from regenerative braking
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Audi e-tron quattro promises '30 per cent' of range from regenerative braking

Audi has continued the drip-feed of information about its upcoming e-tron quattro, revealing its aggressive regenerative braking system in a video shot at Pikes Peak. According to the company, regenerative braking is able to contribute "up to 30 per cent of the electric SUV's range", using a combination of three systems: manual coasting regeneration using the 'shift paddles', automated recuperation when coasting and automated recuperation when braking...


Volvo S90, V90, XC90 get new 'T5' petrol engine in the UK
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Volvo S90, V90, XC90 get new 'T5' petrol engine in the UK

Volvo Car UK has added a new engine option for its 90 Series models in the form of the 186kW 'T5' petrol engine. Serving as a new entry point to the petrol-powered large car line-up, the T5 engine is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo unit with 350Nm of torque, mated as standard to an eight-speed automatic transmission...


2019 BMW X4 pricing and specs
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2019 BMW X4 pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 BMW X4 range have been announced this week, ahead of an on-sale date during the third quarter of 2018. Four variants of the new crossover coupe will be available from launch: the xDrive20i, xDrive20d, xDrive30i and M40i. Pricing for the entry-level xDrive20i M Sport starts at $76,900 before on-road costs, over $10,000 more than the X3 range-opener...


2018 Audi Q5 recalled - UPDATE
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2018 Audi Q5 recalled - UPDATE

Audi Australia has recalled two 2018 Q5s, over concerns their rear brake pistons are incorrectly coated. UPDATE, 08/08/2018: Audi has added another car to the recall. An updated VIN list is attached here.  According to the company, the issue could cause a long brake pedal travel and reduced overall braking effectiveness...


Porsche Cayenne Turbo tops 300km/h - video
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Porsche Cayenne Turbo tops 300km/h - video

The Porsche Cayenne Turbo has a claimed top speed of 286km/h, though you'll never get to those speeds Down Under thanks to our strict  laws. However, back in Europe, AutoTopNL has taken a Cayenne Turbo to the limit, demonstrating the performance SUV's ferocious straight-line acceleration and top speed capabilities in a couple of videos on YouTube...


BMW 8 Series Convertible, Gran Coupe confirmed for 2019
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BMW 8 Series Convertible, Gran Coupe confirmed for 2019

Harald Krüger, chairman for the board of management at BMW AG, has confirmed the 8 Series Convertible and four-door 8 Series Gran Coupe will launch next year, in addition to a production version of the upcoming iNext concept...


Configurator Challenge: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet
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Configurator Challenge: Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe or Cabriolet...