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2019 Fiat 500C Spiaggina '58 confirmed for Australia

Fiat Chrysler Australia has confirmed the throwback 500 Spiaggina '58 special edition is headed for our shores, priced from $25,990 before on-road costs and available right now...

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2019 BMW Z4 pricing and specs
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2019 BMW Z4 pricing and specs

BMW has announced pricing and specifications for its twin-under-the-skin to the Toyota Supra, the Z4, ahead of its April arrival in local showrooms. The three-pronged Z4 range will start with the sDrive20i, priced from $84,900 before on-road costs. Power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 145kW and 320Nm, mated exclusively to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission...


2020 BMW 4 Series cabriolet interior spied
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2020 BMW 4 Series cabriolet interior spied

The BMW 4 Series convertible has been spied again, this time revealing not only its exterior, but also giving us our first look at its interior. Externally this latest prototype is wearing the same amount of camouflage as earlier vehicles. In terms of proportions, the upcoming 4 Series will stick to a well-worn path with a three-box design and a long bonnet...


Porsche 718 T: Boxster, Cayman gain pared-back variants
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Porsche 718 T: Boxster, Cayman gain pared-back variants

Porsche has added another variant to its 718 Cayman and Boxster range, today announcing a pared-back 718 T for both coupe and drop-top. As with the 911 T revealed last year, the 718 T aims to offer a simpler, lighter (and slightly more performance-oriented) take on the base Cayman formula. To that end, it rides on a PASM sport chassis that sits the cars 20mm lower than their respective bases...


2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible revealed, here in Q2 2019 - UPDATE
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2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible revealed, here in Q2 2019 - UPDATE

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible has been unveiled and detailed this week, joining the related coupe in the new-generation line-up. UPDATE, 3/12/18: Bentley's local division has confirmed the Continental GT Convertible will be arriving in Australia from the second quarter of 2019, priced from $462,240.50 before on-road costs...


Lexus SC430: Takata recall initiated
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Lexus SC430: Takata recall initiated

Lexus Australia has initiated its recall for the old-generation SC430 sports car as part of the ongoing Takata campaign ahead of schedule. Initially slated for July or December 2019, the company's local division says recall work will commence during the first quarter of 2019, when replacement parts are expected to be available...


2019 BMW Z4: Full range revealed
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2019 BMW Z4: Full range revealed

BMW has revealed the upcoming Z4 range in its entirety, ahead of an in-the-metal debut at the Paris motor show next month. REVIEW: Check out our first drive of a Z4 M40i prototype Along with the range-topping Z4 M40i, the soft-top BMW will be offered in sDrive20i and sDrive30i guises. Both are powered by 2...


2019 BMW 8 Series convertible spied almost camouflage-free
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2019 BMW 8 Series convertible spied almost camouflage-free

The BMW 8 Series convertible has been spied ready for an on-stage debut in, it seems, the very near future. There's only a little bit of camouflage on the top of the rear deck, around the rear wheel arches, and covering the vents on the front wings. As is the norm for these things, BMW 8 Series convertible looks exactly like the coupe with accommodations made for its electric folding soft-top...


Fiat 500 Spiaggina '58 revealed
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Fiat 500 Spiaggina '58 revealed

Fiat has taken the wraps off a special-edition 500, designed to commemorate six decades since the canvas-topped 500 Jolly 'Spiaggina' was launched in Italy. Back in the late 1950s, the Spiaggina (or 'beach car') was a part of the scenery on the Italian Riviera, ferrying well-heeled tourists around stunning beachside resorts...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2017 E-Class Cabriolet, over concerns the front door seals may not stop heavy rain entering the door cavity. According to the company, the weak seals could let water into the door control unit, damaging the auto-reversing power window assembly, along with creating a risk of short circuit and fire...


2019 BMW Z4 nears production
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2019 BMW Z4 nears production

BMW is getting ready to unveil its Toyota Supra twin, the third-generation Z4, teasing the drop-top sports car during suspension testing in France. The latest set of images still have the car covered in camouflage – boo – but BMW has revealed a few details about its replacement for the hard-topped, boulevard-cruiser the new Z4 will replace...


Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary revealed
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Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary revealed

Mini is celebrating 25 years of its Convertible, which first went on sale in 1993 as the Mini Cabriolet. A quarter of a century later, the BMW-owned marque has created the Mini Convertible 25th Anniversary, complete with numerous unique appointments to commemorate the drop-top Mini's milestone...


McLaren 570S Spider gains Track Pack option
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McLaren 570S Spider gains Track Pack option

McLaren has toned and tightened the 570S Spider for track work, adding a lightweight Track Pack option to the line-up. The new Track Pack follows in the coupe's footprints, with a smattering of carbon-fibre and titanium components helping shave 33kg from the already-lithe 570S Spider...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante pricing
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante pricing

Aston Martin has announced pricing for the DB11 Volante drop top, with deliveries set to begin in May 2018. With a starting price of $398,495 before on-road costs it's over $30,000 more expensive than the $368,000 V8 DB11 coupe, although it undercuts the $428,032 V12 coupe. Power in the Volante comes from a 4...


2018 Maserati GranCabrio pricing and specs
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2018 Maserati GranCabrio pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specs for the revised 2018 Maserati GranCabrio have been announced, with the V8 Italian drop-top to kick off from $335,000 before on-road costs. The car will be offered in two trim levels: Sport (below in blue) and MC, or Maserati Corse (above). Both are powered by the same naturally-aspirated 4.7-litre V8 engine, making 343kW and 520Nm...


2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review
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2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review

The Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition gives keen drivers a more capable car, but is it worth the spend?


Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary
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Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

The Mazda MX-5 has become a default choice for people who want a light, simple sports car. But what is the two-seat convertible like to live with? Here's a diary of our time with the CarAdvice MX-5. Think of this as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable. You'll find the most recent entries at the top, and the older instalments at the bottom...


Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A
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Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

First published May 27, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet review
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet review

A convertible body suits Mercedes-AMG's C43 badge particularly well. It looks like a C63 hot rod, but offers a slightly more relaxed demeanour, and a price point that lines up.


2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet review
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet review

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet targets a very specific type of buyer, those wanting the luxury and refinement of a Mercedes, but without a roof.