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Five notable 2018 Paris motor show concept cars
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6th Oct 2018
4 min read

Five notable 2018 Paris motor show concept cars

It was a pretty flat Paris motor show this year, with a long list of brands sitting it out (Volkswagen, Ford, Fiat Chrysler to name a few) and a number of others more-or-less phoning it in (looking at you, Audi). But there were some interesting things scattered around – and a motor show wouldn’t earn its name without hosting some cool concept cars. Here are five of the best.
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Mike Costello
2019 Audi SQ2 revealed - UPDATE
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4th Oct 2018
3 min read

2019 Audi SQ2 revealed - UPDATE

Audi has officially revealed the SQ2ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next week, serving as a new flagship in the little crossover's line-up. UPDATE, 4/10/18: We've now got more images of the SQ2, click here for the full gallery. UPDATE, 29/9/18: Audi Australia has said its keen to add the SQ2 to the local line-up, and aims to have it in local showrooms before the end of next year. See bottom of article for more details.
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James Wong
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
Mercedes-AMG: Hybrid technology being pushed hard for new models
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3rd Oct 2018
2 min read

Mercedes-AMG: Hybrid technology being pushed hard for new models

Electrification is inevitable and, while it's a big departure from traditional performance vehicles, the head of AMG is excited for the future of electrification. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2018 Paris motor show, Tobias Moers, the chairman of the management board of Mercedes-AMG said that he's also working hard to bring that future nearer. "I'm pushing that quite hard. I'm excited. The downside is weight, but the other perspectives are much brighter. I'm pushing that," said Moers.
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Paul Maric
2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 revealed in Paris
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3rd Oct 2018
2 min read

2019 Audi R8 LMS GT3 revealed in Paris

It's not the updated R8 we were hoping for, but Audi Sport – Audi's performance and motorsport division – has revealed a refreshed R8 LMS GT3 race car at the Paris motor show, which could be giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the facelifted supercar. Compared to the previous LMS, which made its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show, the 2019 R8 LMS gets a pointier snout with three vertical slats above the grille and a hood-like element atop the front intake.
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James Wong