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Lamborghini Asterion Revealed In Leaked Photos?

Lamborghini’s coming Asterion concept, to be unveiled in Paris this week, looks to have snuck out from behind the curtain today. Glossy shots of the concept, appearing in Italian magazine Quattroruote (‘Four Wheels’) ahead of its official debut, are reported to be the genuine article. Show More Summary

The Week That Was: Audi S1, Ford Falcon And Territory, Infiniti Q50

The 2014 Audi S1 is now on sale in Australia, with the smallest of Audi’s S performers priced from $49,990 plus on-roads. Powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 170kW and 370Nm matched exclusively with a six-speed manual and quattro all-wheel-drive, the S1 can hit 100km/h from rest in 5.9 seconds. Show More Summary

Porsche 911 Carrera Joins NSW Police Fleet

Porsche has escalated its association with New South Wales Police, adding a 911 Carrera to the law enforcer’s fleet. The partnership kicked off in 2012, when the first Porsche-badged cop car (a Panamera) appeared wearing a variation of the NSW Police livery. Show More Summary

Powered-Up BMW i8 Planned For 2016, Called i9: Report

BMW is reportedly planning a powered-up version of its i8 high-performance EV as a special edition to celebrate the carmaker’s centenary in 2016. Britain’s Autocar reports that unnamed sources have revealed the celebratory plans, and hinted that the new model might carry the ‘i9’ name. Show More Summary

2015 Mercedes-AMG C 63: Edition 1 Version Unveiled

Mercedes-AMG has kept the ball rolling with its recent all-new 2015 C 63 unveiling, adding a special edition pack to the options list during the first 12 months of the car’s production. Fittingly called “Edition 1”, the pack will be available to C 63 or C 63 S customers in both sedan and wagon form, adding a bagful of extras to the existing package. Show More Summary

BMW i Wallbox Pro: Solar And Smart Charging For i3, i8

BMW’s i3 and i8 electric cars will soon have a new home-charging option, in the form of the i Wallbox Pro. Until now, the i Wallbox was available in the ‘Pure’ model for home charging, with the wall-mounted unit charging the BMW i8 to 80 percent capacity in around two hours, and the i3 in around three hours; depending on the electricity supply. Show More Summary

2015 Peugeot 508 Review: The Spain Drive

What's Hot: A stylish facelift that falls into the "it should have always looked this way" category. What's Not: For now, the high price point of the current range. For 2015, we'll have to see... X-FACTOR: The 508 has always been a good unit, and these new looks make it worth another look. Show More Summary

NSW: Odometer Tampering Fines Double, New Motor Dealers Act

Motor dealers in New South Wales caught tampering with odometer readings will soon face tougher penalties. Fines will double to $22,000 as part of a host of changes to existing legislation, while the NSW Government also announced new rules requiring greater transparency from dealers. Show More Summary

Car Ownership In European Cities Declining Thanks To Smartphones: Report

Residents in some of Europe’s biggest cities reportedly believe that a good smartphone is more important than owning a car. According to Bloomberg, as people become more ‘connected’ with their mobile phones the need - and desire - to own a car is becoming a thing of the past. Show More Summary

2015 Ford Falcon Ute: Price And Features For 'FG X' Utility Range

Ford’s refreshed and final 2015 Falcon series is nearly on the market, and this week the carmaker has revealed pricing across the full range. Along with the Falcon sedan line - and the updated Territory SUV - Ford has shuffled pricing across the Ute range. Show More Summary

Tesla Model III Could Cost US$50k Or More: Report

Tesla’s first ‘people’s car’ in the Model III (or ‘3’) is supposed to hit the market priced at around US$35,000 (AU$39,760), according to CEO Elon Musk. That would see the III take on the BMW 3 Series, Audi’s A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, but a report out of the US suggests meeting that price-point in the new model will be a struggle. Show More Summary

NSW: Fair Trading Vehicle Repair Reforms ‘Delayed’

Changes to Fair Trading laws surrounding motor vehicle repair in New South Wales have been delayed, despite a committee recommending urgent action. The committee was formed earlier this year, following allegations that major insurance...Show More Summary

2014 Holden Colorado Black Edition: Price And Features

It’s no AMG Black Series performance hero, but Holden’s new Colorado Black Edition could prove appealing in its own right. Entering as an optional pack for crew-cab Colorado models, the Black Edition adds a hard tonneau cover, black sports and nudge bars, a black bonnet protector and slim-line weathershields atop the side windows. Show More Summary

Ferrari 458 Speciale A Revealed: Most Powerful Ferrari Spider Ever

Ferrari has unveiled a special edition of its 458 Spider ahead of the Paris Motor Show, designed to celebrate its “most successful, award-winning eight-cylinder model”. Joining the 458 Speciale coupe, the new model is called the 458 Speciale A - the ‘A’ being short for Aperta, Italian for 'open'. Show More Summary

2015 Jaguar XE: More Powerful Diesel Confirmed

Jaguar’s all-new XE sedan, revealed earlier this month, will debut with not one but two versions of the company’s Ingenium diesel engines. Already confirmed is a 120kW/380Nm tune for the 2.0 litre diesel, and this week Jaguar has announced the addition of a more powerful 132kW/430Nm version. Show More Summary

Mercedes-AMG GT Edition 1 Revealed

The special ‘Edition 1’ version of Mercedes-AMG’s hot new GT Coupe has surfaced online this week, ahead of a Paris Motor Show debut. As expected, the launch-edition special is largely identical to its regular series sibling. Stand-out...Show More Summary

2015 Ford Territory: Price And Features For 'SZ MkII' Range

Ford Australia has revealed sharp new pricing for its last-ever Territory SUV range, following news yesterday of the 2015 Falcon line’s pricing. For 2015, the Territory ‘SZ MkII’ range will kick off $3000 cheaper at $36,990 for the TX RWD petrol model. Show More Summary

2015 Subaru Impreza Facelift Revealed

Subaru’s small Impreza hatch and sedan have come in for a 2015 makeover, gaining updates inside and out. This marks the Impreza range’s first significant update since its global unveiling in 2011. The range landed in Australia in early 2012. Show More Summary

2014 Audi S1: Price And Features For Australia

Audi’s most compact S model is now on sale in Australia. And, when the company’s local arm said it would land at around $50,000, it wasn’t kidding. Launching this week at $49,900, the 2014 S1 Sportback is one of the most expensive ways you can unburden your wallet in the light-hatch segment. Show More Summary

2015 Renault Espace Revealed

Renault has at last revealed its reborn Espace people-mover, evolving the French flair embodied in the brand’s latest offerings. As expected, the new family hauler retains much of the styling that debuted this time last year with the glossy Initiale Paris concept. Show More Summary

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