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Configurator Challenge: Aston Martin DB11

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model...

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2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range
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2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range

Jaguar has announced the 2019 model-year upgrades for its XE, XF and XF Sportbrake, headlined by the addition of new four-cylinder, all-wheel drive 300 Sport models. Although there are a number of minor tweaks to the base XE and XF package, the biggest news is the 300 Sport...


Alpina B7 drag races C63 S, RS6  - video
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Alpina B7 drag races C63 S, RS6 - video

It's no secret the Alpina B7 is seriously fast, but this latest video shows just how fast the twin-turbo luxury yacht on wheels really is. Based on the BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 pumping out 447kW of power and 800Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission...


2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix
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2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix

Audi Australia has issued a recall for A4 and A5 models built between October 2014 and October 2017 fitted with the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system, over concerns some interior trim pieces could come loose. The German marque reports the A4 sedan, Avant and Allroad along with A5 Sportbacks with the cost-option audio system could be fitted with faulty aluminium strips in the loudspeaker of the front and rear doors...


2012-2016 Tesla Model S recalled
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2012-2016 Tesla Model S recalled

Tesla Australia has recalled more than 800 Model S sedans, over concerns about faulty bolts in the steering rack. According to the company, vehicles with Bosch steering racks exposed to long-term, high-corrosion environments could have corroded aluminium bolts attaching the power steering gear assist motor...


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti coming Down Under
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti coming Down Under

Alfa Romeo will bring the more powerful Stelvio Ti offered in overseas markets to Australia later this year. With power from the same 206kW/400Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine as the Giulia Veloce, the Ti sprints to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds – 1.5 seconds faster than the base petrol Stelvio, and 0...


2019 Lexus ES revealed
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2019 Lexus ES revealed

Lexus has unveiled its new mid-size ES sedan in a single image, ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 Beijing motor show next week. Described as "more than just a pretty face" in press materials, the ES runs with the Lexus Spindle Grille up front, flanked by headlights similar to those of the bigger LS sedan...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury teased again
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury teased again

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury has been teased again this week, ahead of its reveal at the Beijing motor show. Following the teaser video posted on social media earlier this week, the German marque has released a designer sketch of the new concept's cabin, showing a simple, yet elegant cockpit with a futuristic design and a large dual-screen instrument cluster and infotainment system...


Jaguar Land Rover cuts 1000 jobs in the UK - report
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Jaguar Land Rover cuts 1000 jobs in the UK - report

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has cut 1000 jobs at its Solihull base this week, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar reports the British manufacturer has restricted the layoffs to agency workers, with JLR citing a decline in diesel vehicle sales for the decision...


Mercedes-Maybach concept teased ahead of Beijing
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Mercedes-Maybach concept teased ahead of Beijing

Mercedes-Benz has published a teaser for a luxurious new concept car headed to the Beijing motor show later this month. Posted to the company's global Facebook page, the 22-second clip captioned "luxury at its finest" shows the interior of a Maybach-branded car with futuristic cabin styling elements...


2018 Range Rover Sport SVR – Video first look
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2018 Range Rover Sport SVR – Video first look

Before it touches down in local showrooms later this year, we've had the chance to drive the new 2018 Range Rover Sport SVR in its home of the UK. Featuring a 5.0-litre supercharged V8, the Range Rover Sport SVR develops a meaty 423kW of power and 700Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission...


Aston Martin Rapide AMR spied
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Aston Martin Rapide AMR spied

A prototype believed to be the production Aston Martin Rapide AMR has been spied this week around the Nurburgring in Germany. Based on the 2017 Rapide AMR concept, the production version will feature a power boost and a more performance-focused mechanical setup for a more engaging drive experience – Aston Martin Racing (AMR) products are meant to be the most extreme versions of core models...


Range Rover Vogue Si4 PHEV – Video first look
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Range Rover Vogue Si4 PHEV – Video first look

Range Rover is known for cars capable of wafting around in blissful silence, but the idea of a plug-in hybrid model still seems a bit strange. How does the technology, which is rolling out in luxury cars the world over, stack up in a Rangie, on- and off-road? Trent Nikolic took a trip to sunny England and spent some time in the Range Rover Vogue Si4 PHEV to find out...


2019 BMW 8 Series spied
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2019 BMW 8 Series spied

The upcoming BMW 8 Series has been spied once again in both coupe and convertible forms, ahead of a likely reveal later this year. Both versions are wearing a little less camouflage than previous prototypes, showing off more production parts like the bumpers and light units...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C arrives from $60,900
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C arrives from $60,900

The limited-edition Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C is now available in Australia, priced from $60,900 drive-away. Based on the C200 sedan, the Edition C adds features like an electric sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, metallic paint (excludes designo) and 19-inch alloy wheels, despite the standard version being priced from $61,900 before on-road costs...


2019 BMW X7 spied inside and out
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2019 BMW X7 spied inside and out

The upcoming BMW X7 has been snapped inside and out, giving us a better peek at the upcoming SUV flagship. After previewing the production car with an eye-catching concept at last year's Frankfurt motor show, BMW is preparing to put it in showrooms likely late this year or early next...


2019 Audi A6 Avant revealed
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2019 Audi A6 Avant revealed

Just six weeks after the new sedan, Audi has whipped the covers off its A6 Avant, wrapping all the technology from the sedan in a more practical wagon body. From the front doors forward, there's nothing to separate the A6 Avant from its sedan brethren. It's got the same low, wide single-frame grille and angular headlamps as the three-box car, and the same massaged wheel arches...


2018 Lexus LS pricing and specs
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2018 Lexus LS pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 Lexus LS range have been announced this week, with the all-new limousine to kick off from $190,500 before on-road costs. Offered in two trim levels and with two powertrain choices, the Lexus LS starts just under $5000 dearer than its predecessor, while also dropping all forms of V8 power from the line-up in favour of two V6 options...


Mercedes-Benz EQ S coming in 2020 – report
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Mercedes-Benz EQ S coming in 2020 – report

Mercedes-Benz is plotting an all-electric luxury flagship to rival upcoming cars from Audi and Jaguar, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar quotes the company's large cars project boss, Michael Kelz, saying: "We will have an electric vehicle at the level of the S-Class, no doubt, but it will not be the S-Class"...


Genesis: Essentia concept shows direction for future models
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Genesis: Essentia concept shows direction for future models

The Genesis Essentia concept has paved the way for slinkier models in future, with a new styling team finally getting a chance to demonstrate its skills. Luc Donckerwolke, head of design at Hyundai, joined the Korean manufacturer at the end of 2015, right around the time Sasha Selipanov, head of design at Genesis, came on board...