Aaron Brendel

2017 BMW 5 Series Touring specs declared

Not many vehicles make it to their 25th birthday but the BMW 5 Series Touring is one of the select few that’s stood the test of time becoming a favorite among executives. To be launched in June of this year in Europe, the new 5 Series Touring has gone on …

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Mercedes-AMG GT R heading to Bathurst 12 Hour

The first Australian appearance of the Mercedes-AMG GT R will be at the stage of the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour Race painted in the same “Green Hell Magno” colour as the Nürburgring Nordschleife record setting model. The driver entrusted to the jewl of the AMG lineup will be AMG brand …

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Report: 7-seat Mazda CX-5 under consideration

According to Japanese blog livedoor, Mazda are looking to introduce a 7 seater variant of the popular CX-5 to the local market with international exports to follow. But doesn’t the CX-9 already fulfill that requirement? Well yes and no, internationally the CX-9 is a big hit but within Japan the …

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Tesla range to get major hardware revisions almost annually

Traditionally manufacturers add incremental improvements to a cars design over the duration of its lifespan leaving much of the underlying electrical and mechanical systems the same as when it was first released. It’s a system that allows significant testing and ironing out of flaws before improvements make their way through …

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2017 Kia Cerato Sedan S Premium Review

Kia is well known for producing practical and capable cars for those on a budget while offering an extensive feature list without the price for their top end models. Their new euro inspired styling is really helping to bring the whole package together and raise the brand’s profile overall. We’re taking …

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Infiniti’s 2017 Engineering Academy offers Formula One placement

At the Autosport International Show Infiniti has announced a 2017 Engineering Academy with director of Infiniti Global Motorsport, Tommaso Volpe and managing director of the Renault Sport Formula One Team, Cyril Abiteboul. Seven world class engineering students will get the opportunity for a life-changing career for the competitions fourth consecutive year running. The …

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30% better fuel efficiency for 2018 Mazda 3

In a world of plug in hybrids and electric powered cars, the humble petrol engine really looks long in the tooth by comparison. Mazda hasn’t lost faith and has claimed that the 2018 Mazda 3 will boast 30% improved fuel economy over the current model which is an incredibly bold claim to …

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Hot hatch Toyota Yaris headed to 2017 Geneva motor show

Toyota are about to spice up the hot hatch scene when the new high performance variation of the Yaris gets unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March. Based on the 3 door Yaris hatch this version comes packing more than 156kW (210hp), most likely from a 2.0 litre turbo …

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Audi debut 260kW V6 Turbo SQ5 at Detroit Auto Show

The second generation Audi SQ5’s details have all been revealed as part of its debut at the 2017 Detroit auto show. Audi have opted to move away from the supercharged engine (international model) as used in the first generation SQ5 towards a turbocharged unit, still a V6 the new engine …

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Video: BMW’s 5 Series through the decades

A treat from the Bavarian auto manufacturer for fans of the 5 Series and BMW’s in general comes in the form of a six part video series detailing the evolution of BMW’s iconic sedan. From humble beginnings in the 70’s, we get a glimpse behind the scenes at the development …

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2017 Holden Trailblazer LTZ Review

Holden’s latest SUV and replacement for the Colorado 7 arrives with a new name, Trailblazer. Utilising the same underlying platform as the outgoing model and the current Colorado ute, we check out the Trailblazer to see if Holden has adapted the Colorado platform to suit the more refined SUV marketplace. …

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