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The New BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible. (Australia) The New BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible. (Australia)

The new BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible receive elegant design enhancements, engine upgrades and higher standard specification as part of a mid-life model update for the range in Australia. The range-topping BMW 335i Coupé and Convertible now feature the M Sport package as standard equipment and each boasts a newly developed straight-six cylinder power unit which for the first time combines BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology, High Precision Injection, and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve...

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Everything's New for the A1: The Brussels Site Now Has the Audi Standard Everything's New for the A1: The Brussels Site Now Has the Audi Standard

2010 is a very special year for the Brussels plant: The Belgian capital is witnessing the production of the first full-fledged premium car in the small car segment – the new Audi A1. The plant and its employees have been preparing intensively for this great challenge. Since 2007, a total of around €300 million has been invested in the site and state-of-the-art Audi standards have been integrated in the plant. By May 2010 over 100 individual projects will have been implemented.

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The New Audi A1: Advance Sales Have Started The New Audi A1: Advance Sales Have Started

Prospective buyers throughout Europe can now order the new A1 at their Audi dealer. The A1 will be available from a starting price of EUR 15,800. It will initially go on sale in two engine versions – and with a particularly extensive range of customization options.

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The new Bentley Mulsanne Details The new Bentley Mulsanne Details

The new Mulsanne is a thoroughly modern flagship that captures the essence of the Bentley marque. It is elegant yet distinctly sporting in character, delivering effortless performance while within its sumptuous cabin, advanced technology sits discreetly with handcrafted luxury. Bentley Motors Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen

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The Audi RS5 The Audi RS5

Unbridled power lurking in a classically elegant coupé: the Audi RS 5 will debut at the Geneva Auto Show. The high-revving 4.2-litre V8 with its 331 kW (450 hp) unleashes powerful performance while achieving remarkable fuel economy. The seven-speed S tronic and an innovative centre differential in the quattro drivetrain transmit power to all four wheels. Developed by quattro GmbH, the RS models comprise the dynamic spearhead of Audi‘s model range. The RS 5 is the latest torchbearer in a...

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The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (Australia) The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (Australia)

BMW is once again defining a brand-new segment in the automotive sector. The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is as unique vehicle concept that combines the essential features of a luxury saloon, a modern Sports Activity Vehicle, and a classic Gran Turismo. Stylish and elegant in design, this unique four or five-seater is emphasised by the coupé-like roofline, long bonnet, generous wheelbase and two-piece tailgate. The extra-large and light flooded interior offers luxurious comfort, a slightly...

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Groundbreaking Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible Groundbreaking Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible

The Continental Supersports Convertible further strengthens Bentley’s supercar range, following the introduction of the Continental Supersports Coupé in 2009. The new Supersports Convertible, with the same 630PS (621bhp/463kW) twin-turbocharged W12 engine, is the fastest, most potent drop‑top Bentley has ever built, offering the ultimate Bentley driving experience in the world’s most dramatic convertible.

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BMW to the Top of Bathurst 12 Hour (Australia) BMW to the Top of Bathurst 12 Hour (Australia)

TEAM EASTERN CREEK KARTS has won a second Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race at Mount Panorama, returning to the top of the rostrum after two years of Mitsubishi domination on the mountain. The team of Garry Holt, Paul Morris and touring car legend John Bowe survived everything that could be thrown at them – including kangaroos, torrential rain, two race stoppages and even a tree falling across the circuit – to replicate the teams’ 2007 success in a car that had been driven to the...

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The New Audi A1 The New Audi A1

Audi is introducing a whole new dimension to the compact class this summer. It is dynamic and high quality, emotional and individual. It condenses all of the virtues of the brand down to less than four meters – a design full of character, uncompromising quality and pioneering efficiency technologies. The agile chassis and powerful engines make the A1 the sportiest car in the segment. The young customers of the A1 live in major cities and therefore are looking for a vehicle that is designed...

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Building the Body Beautiful, Bentley Mulsanne Building the Body Beautiful, Bentley Mulsanne

The design of the Mulsanne, Bentley’s new flagship, is a compelling fusion of sportiness, solidity and coach-built elegance – created on a grand scale. Its sweeping bonnet and long overhang convey a sense of power and movement, enhanced by the muscular haunches and sharply sculpted lines flowing gracefully from the front wings to the rear.

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More Power, Efficiency and Luxury for BMW X5 (Australia) More Power, Efficiency and Luxury for BMW X5 (Australia)

Australia’s best-selling luxury Sports Activity Vehicle – for the past seven years running – will receive a mid-life makeover in June to further strengthen its supremacy. The new BMW X5 will be more powerful, more efficient and more luxurious, raising the bar again in the luxury SUV segment and ensuring BMW remains the benchmark. Local specifications, standard equipment levels and pricing are expected to increase over the current model and will be confirmed closer to the vehicle’s...

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BMW Announces Prices and Expanded Line-up for New X1 (Australia) BMW Announces Prices and Expanded Line-up for New X1 (Australia)

BMW’s youthful, versatile and efficient X1 will join the Bavarian luxury brand’s line-up in Australia with a starting price of $43,500*. The Sports Activity Vehicle will attract a new generation of BMW customers and is set to officially go on sale on Saturday 10 April. In line with the very high level of pre-launch customer interest, the company has announced it is expanding the X1 line-up with the addition of two petrol models. For those who desire typical BMW rear-wheel drive agility...

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First Look: The New BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible First Look: The New BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible

The benchmark in dynamic sporting luxury Coupés and Convertibles will once again be raised. First images released by the world’s leading luxury manufacturer of the new BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible provide an insight into the look of the new class leading models. At first glance the distinctive changes include design changes to the front, side and rear to give both sporting models an even more dynamic and athletic appearance. Coupled with the design changes, select models will...

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Barnstorming M Models Get Set for Debut - (Australia) Barnstorming M Models Get Set for Debut - (Australia)

Local pricing and equipment details for BMW’s barnstorming X6 M, which arrives in Australian showrooms this December, were announced today. The X6 M will be priced from $179,900. It joins the X6 Sports Activity Coupé range which has, thanks to 734 customer deliveries in its first year, exceeded BMW sales forecasts and become a niche sales hit.

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Special Edition Arrives - (Australia) 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Special Edition Arrives - (Australia)

Only available in Brilliant Black exterior paint, the Special Edition 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser comes with a host of extras that not only add value but also differentiate the already unique appearance of the PT Cruiser. All-new cross-hatched, solid billet aluminium grille is individually milled and machined for a true sense of customisation. New 17-inch SRT Design wheels provide an athletic stance while filling up Chrysler PT Cruiser’s uniquely styled fenders. Chromed body-side trim spears...

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New Series 51 Bentley Continental Range Debut at Frankfurt Show New Series 51 Bentley Continental Range Debut at Frankfurt Show

Bentley Motors previewed an exciting new design direction for the company’s Continental GT and GTC models at the 2009 Frankfurt Show. The Series 51 Continental models represent Bentley exterior and interior styling at its most vibrant and will enable customers to order ‘off the peg’ from an exclusive range created by Dirk van Braeckel’s renowned team of Crewe-based designers.

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Sportier Edge and Improved Fuel Consumption for BMW 6 Series Sportier Edge and Improved Fuel Consumption for BMW 6 Series

BMW has introduced a sportier edge, as well as improved fuel consumption, for its new 6 Series Sport Coupé and Convertible, which arrive on Australian shores in November. Brake Energy Regeneration joins the standard equipment list, improving fuel consumption by up to 6.8 per cent, to ensure maximum efficiency without sacrificing performance. The technology is part of BMW’s EfficientDynamics repertoire. It reduces fuel consumption by generating electric power from energy otherwise wasted as...

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The Audi e-tron The Audi e-tron

Audi presents the highlight of the IAA 2009: the e-tron, a high-performance sports car with a purely electric drive system. Four motors – two each at the front and rear axles – drive the wheels, making the concept car a true quattro. Producing 230 kW and 4,500 Nm of torque, the two-seater accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, and from 60 to 120 km/h in 4.1 seconds. The lithium-ion battery provides a truly useable energy content of 42.4 kilowatt hours to enable a range of approximately...

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Bentley Mulsanne - Frankfurt Bentley Mulsanne - Frankfurt

While paying homage to past Bentley greats, the brief for the new Mulsanne’s design and engineering teams was to create a Bentley that represents the pinnacle of British luxury motoring. The new Mulsanne, designed and engineered at Crewe from the ground-up, reaffirms the marque’s intent to create a new flagship Bentley with refined performance, unparalleled levels of interior luxury and coach building skills to the fore.

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BMW Presents its First Production Hybrid Models BMW Presents its First Production Hybrid Models

BMW is today presenting its first hybrid production cars, versions of the flagship 7 Series and X6 Sports Activity Vehicles, at the Frankfurt motor show. Both use an intelligent combination of combustion engine and electric drive tailored specifically to each model to provide both an exceptional driving experience and impressive efficiency.

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The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro – Breathtakingly Dynamic Open-Top Driving The Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro – Breathtakingly Dynamic Open-Top Driving

Exceptional performance and breathtaking dynamism coupled with the intense sensations of open-top driving: Audi presents the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro. Its lightweight cloth top opens and closes fully automatically; several body parts are made of a carbon fibre composite material. The V10 engine produces 386 kW (525 hp) and launches the open-top two-seater to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 313 km/h (194.49 mph). Featuring technologies such as the Audi Space...

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Audi Will Unveil Three New Vehicles Audi Will Unveil Three New Vehicles

Audi will unveil three new vehicles at Frankfurt’s International Motor Show (IAA): the remarkably dynamic S5 Sportback, the extremely low-emission A4 3.0 TDI clean diesel quattro, and the especially efficient A3 1.2 TFSI. These innovative engines boast some very different key data, yet they share something in common: They embody Audi’s conviction that dynamics and efficiency are not mutually exclusive; on the contrary, they go hand in hand and are mutually complementary.

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BMW Confirms Price of New Flagship BMW Confirms Price of New Flagship

BMW today announced the price of the most comprehensively equipped 7 Series model ever offered in Australia. The new BMW 760Li, which is available exclusively in long wheel-base form, will be priced at $386,000*. As well as its very high level of standard equipment, a comprehensive no-cost option program is included to ensure each car is tailored specifically to customer requirements.

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Sublime BMW Six-Cylinder Power Tempts Luxury Buyers - (Australia) Sublime BMW Six-Cylinder Power Tempts Luxury Buyers - (Australia)

BMW is set to shake up the luxury car market, today announcing it will bring its celebrated in-line six-cylinder engine to the hotly contested sub-$60,000 sedan segment. Renowned for its smoothness, refinement and efficiency, the straight-six BMW 323i sedan will tempt luxury buyers with a starting price of $58,300. Previously, the iconic BMW was priced from $63,200.

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BMW EfficientDynamics Rollout Continues with 15 New Models - (Australia) BMW EfficientDynamics Rollout Continues with 15 New Models - (Australia)

As the only vehicle manufacturer to offer a comprehensive suite of technologies to reduce fuel consumption and emissions across all model series, BMW will again turn its focus to offer customers the very latest in BMW EfficientDynamics – high performance, low consumption and low emissions. Expanding its EfficientDynamics rollout to encompass fifteen additional models across the 1 and 3 series range, BMW continues to provide the Australian market with class leading vehicles ahead of its...

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BMW 3 Series Range Expanded with Five New Models - (Australia) BMW 3 Series Range Expanded with Five New Models - (Australia)

With the overriding success of BMW diesel power plants, BMW is set to expand the range even further, introducing the first ever diesel powered 3 Series Coupe, Convertible and Touring to the Australian market. Customers will have the choice between two engines depending on body style; a 2.0-litre four cylinder or 3.0-litre straight-six diesel power plant, both combining the very best in dynamic and efficient motoring.

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BMW Announces Major 1 Series Product Assault - (Australia) BMW Announces Major 1 Series Product Assault - (Australia)

In its commitment to achieve greater fuel efficiency and to reduce emissions, whilst maintaining superior dynamics and performance, BMW is pleased to announce the arrival of multiple class leading 1 Series models. Leading the charge are two all new diesel engines that bring the very best in diesel technology to the 1 Series Sports Hatch, Coupe and Convertible range.

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BMW 120d: Green Envy with a Sporting Edge - (Australia) BMW 120d: Green Envy with a Sporting Edge - (Australia)

For those sporting drivers with a green heart, the BMW 120d Sports Hatch manual may just be the answer. Equipped with the latest in BMW fuel saving technology, the highly efficient yet dynamically stimulating BMW 120d Sports Hatch is yet another example of BMW EfficientDynamics. The environmentally friendly BMW 120d Sports Hatch manual consumes just 4.8-litres of diesel per 100 km/h on the combined cycle, and emits only 128 g/km of CO2.

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New Bentley Mulsanne Makes World Debut at Pebble Beach Concours D'elegance, California New Bentley Mulsanne Makes World Debut at Pebble Beach Concours D'elegance, California

Bentley Motors unveiled the Mulsanne, the company’s all-new flagship grand tourer, at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance in Monterey, California. The Mulsanne is inspired by the company founder W.O. Bentley’s crowning achievement in 1930, the 8-litre. And it was W.O.’s own carefully preserved company car that shared the podium with the new Mulsanne in Pebble Beach. This early motoring masterpiece represented the last big Bentley that was designed, engineered and built from the...

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Audi Launches Stunning New A5 Cabriolet - (Australia) Audi Launches Stunning New A5 Cabriolet - (Australia)

Audi’s stunning new drop-top A5 has arrived in Australia, offering authentic convertible styling with a choice of three sporty engines, quattro all wheel drive and S tronic transmission as standard.

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Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro Blasts into Showrooms - (Australia) Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro Blasts into Showrooms - (Australia)

Audi’s extraordinary R8 sports coupe has a new leader – the V10 version is now available in Australia. Developed jointly with quattro GmbH, the R8 V10 sees Audi reinforcing its leading position in the high-performance sports car segment. The newly-developed ten-cylinder engine develops 386 kW of breathtaking performance while 530Nm of torque endows it with unstoppable power. Both R tronic sequential gearbox and a 6-speed manual transmission are available.

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BMW M Sports Package to Feature on 7 Series - (Australia) BMW M Sports Package to Feature on 7 Series - (Australia)

The BMW M Sports Package will soon be featured for the first time on the BMW 7 Series. The BMW 7 Series is characterised not only by its powerful design, supreme comfort and innovative features, but also by dynamic engines, superior suspension technology and unrivalled sporting performance. Indeed, no other sedan in the luxury segment offers such a dynamic driving experience of this calibre and quality.

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The First TDI Sportscar Lands - (Australia) The First TDI Sportscar Lands - (Australia)

Pure sportiness and compelling performance, combined with sensational efficiency is the best description of Audi’s newest TT model to arrive Down Under. The all-new Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI quattro is the first series-production sports car in Australia to be powered by a diesel engine, further cementing Audi’s reputation for leading performance with TDI technology and clearly expressing the company’s desire to promote Progressive Performance – that is, performance combined with strong...

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Efficient, New TDI Engines for Audi A6 Range - (Australia) Efficient, New TDI Engines for Audi A6 Range - (Australia)

Audi’s fresher, sportier A6 sedan range now has two new siblings this month with the arrival of the fuel-sipping 2.0 TDI and 2.7 TDI engines which boast excellent performance and exceptional efficiency. Every variant in Audi’s A6 model line offers premium interiors and dynamic handling, and the introduction of the new and highly efficient TDI engines mean that customers are completely exempt from the Luxury Car Tax thanks to combined fuel consumption of just 5.8 litres for the new 2.0 TDI,...

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Audi Launches New TT Coupe 1.8 TFSI - (Australia) Audi Launches New TT Coupe 1.8 TFSI - (Australia)

Audi Australia has added a brand new 1.8 TFSI engine to the successful TT Coupe model line. Once again, Audi demonstrates its expertise in Progressive Performance with this highly efficient four-cylinder engine, with turbocharger and direct injection using just 6.7 litres of fuel per 100km. This impressive result means the vehicle is entirely exempt from LCT, bringing Audi Australia’s total model line-up of fuel efficient engines to a leading 21 vehicles.

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Covers Come Off the New Audi A5 Sportback - (Australia) Covers Come Off the New Audi A5 Sportback - (Australia)

The latest addition to the Audi A5 range has officially been revealed. The new five-door Sportback now completes the Audi A5 range which includes A5 Coupe and A5 Cabriolet models. The A5 Sportback has been unveiled to coincide with Audi’s centenary celebrations. Combining the sophistication of a coupe with the comfort of a sedan and versatility of an Avant, the A5 Sportback will arrive in European dealerships from September. Audi, the creator of the Avant concept, has now forged a new...

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BMW 330d Arrives Well Equipped to Entice Luxury Buyers - (Australia) BMW 330d Arrives Well Equipped to Entice Luxury Buyers - (Australia)

BMW’s first ever six-cylinder diesel 3 Series arrives in showrooms ready to entice buyers with a wide-ranging list of standard features. The 330d is the most highly specified diesel 3 Series ever offered in Australia. Exterior features such as the larger 17-inch light-alloy wheels, bigger brake package, kidney grille with chrome bars, larger dual exhaust tailpipe and chrome highlights around the side windows distinguish the 330d over the four-cylinder 320d. The tyre and brake package...

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High-Performance, Super-Frugal BMW 330d Arrives - (Australia) High-Performance, Super-Frugal BMW 330d Arrives - (Australia)

BMW’s acclaimed new generation 3.0-litre straight-six diesel engine has been shoehorned into the 3 Series Sedan. The 330d, which is now hitting showrooms across the country, is the first 3 Series Sedan offered locally with BMW’s straight-six diesel engine. It offers buyers more torque than the fabled M3; yet fuel consumption is below the four-cylinder 320i. The all-aluminium high output turbocharged 180 kW six-cylinder engine develops a substantial 520 Nm of torque. Peak power is...

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Youthful, Versatile and Efficient X1 Set to Join BMW X Family - (Australia) Youthful, Versatile and Efficient X1 Set to Join BMW X Family - (Australia)

The youthful, versatile and efficient BMW X1 will join the very successful family of X models early next year. Appealing to significantly younger urban customers, with an active and varied lifestyle, the X1 promises a new driving experience in the premium compact segment. The X1 will join over 30,000 BMW X models already on Australian roads. Offering superior driving dynamics compared to a typical compact vehicle, the BMW X1 is also the most fuel efficient in its competitive...

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2010 BMW 1 Series Details 2010 BMW 1 Series Details

Entering the 2010 model year, the BMW 1 Series as the guarantee for the broad-scale impact of BMW EfficientDynamics and as the epitome of Sheer Driving Pleasure in the compact segment is gaining even greater significance. Two additional, extra-economical low-emission engine variants are enhancing the model range of the BMW 1 Series Coupé as of September 2009: In the guise of the BMW 120i Coupé and the BMW 118d Coupé there will then be two further models with the EU5 emission...

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2010 BMW 7 Series Details 2010 BMW 7 Series Details

Following its successful introduction into the market, the new BMW 7 Series is further expanding its position in 2010 as the most innovative model series in the luxury segment. New drivetrain and equipment variants emphasise both the driving pleasure and the outstanding efficiency of BMW's top-class luxury saloon. The BMW 740d to be introduced in autumn, for example, will for the first time feature a new straight-six diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and maximum output of 225...

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2009 BMW 316d ES Launched 2009 BMW 316d ES Launched

June 2009 heralds the launch of the most fuel efficient and cleanest BMW 3 Series the marque has ever produced. The new BMW 316d ES Saloon sets a new benchmark in the premium sector with its heightened blend of high economy, low emissions yet rewarding driving experience. The BMW 316d is powered by a 1,995cc four-cylinder diesel engine that records 62.8mpg on the combined cycle. This class-leading economy figure is enough to give the car a possible range in excess of 800 miles between...

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2009 BMW 730d Arrives - (Australia) 2009 BMW 730d Arrives - (Australia)

Buyers of BMW’s new 730d luxury saloon, which goes on sale this month, will benefit from fuel consumption that is identical to many small four-cylinder sedans and hatchbacks. In a pioneering breakthrough, the 730d also becomes the first, and only, car in the upper luxury sedan segment that emits less than 200 grams of CO2 per kilometre (192 g/km). This puts it ahead of hybrid and other diesel competitors in the segment which all use more fuel and emit greater volumes of CO2. “Buyers of...

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2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Launched 2009 Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Launched

Just a year after the celebrations for the Centenary and as ever a synonym of refined technologies and high performance engines, Alfa Romeo announces the marketing from September of the Alfa Romeo MiTo with 1.4 Turbo petrol MultiAir engines, the revolutionary technology developed and patented by FPT – Fiat Powertrain Technologies. The range of a winning model is therefore even broader, for a model which, since its launch to date, has seen 60,000 orders and is sold in 34 Countries throughout the...

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2010 Coda EV Revealed 2010 Coda EV Revealed

Coda Automotive, formed and developed under the stewardship of entrepreneur Miles Rubin (known for his marketing and sales of low-speed, electric fleet vehicles under the Miles Electric Vehicles brand), today announced that it will be introducing an affordable, full performance all-electric sedan to the mainstream California market in 2010. Additionally, the company, which has an existing long-term sourcing contract with Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co., Ltd., (Lishen) for lithium-ion...

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2009 Audi A3 1.6 TDI Introduced 2009 Audi A3 1.6 TDI Introduced

With its new 1.6 TDI engines, Audi demonstrates once again that driving pleasure and efficiency are not mutually exclusive. With consumption of just 4.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (57.37 US mpg), the A3 1.6 TDI with an output of 77 kW (105 hp) emits a mere 109 grams of CO2 per kilometer (175 g/mile). These excellent figures are made possible by efficient technologies such as the start/stop system and energy recovery. Performance is also impressive. The version with an output of 77 kW...

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2009 BMW M3 Edition Models Revealed 2009 BMW M3 Edition Models Revealed

Powerful, aesthetic design, supreme performance and exclusive style - the unique characteristics of the BMW M3 are now available in highly attractive Edition Models focusing on the most outstanding highlights of these outstanding cars. Based on the BMW M3 Coupé, the M3 Edition Models offer a choice of no less than four highly individual cars boasting perfectly harmonised modifications in body design and interior features as well as special light-alloy wheels and an even lower chassis. The...

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2009 Audi Q5 Gets Two New Engines - (Australia) 2009 Audi Q5 Gets Two New Engines - (Australia)

Two new engines have been added to the Australian line-up of Audi’s highly successful Q5 compact, premium SUV this month, including a highly-efficient 2.0 TDI and a spritely 3.2 FSI engine, bringing the Q5 range to four powerplants in total. Officially launched in Australia in March 2009 (with launch engines 2.0 TFSI and 3.0 TDI engines), the Audi Q5 is writing a new chapter for the brand Down Under with its versatile blend of on-road sophistication and off-road ability. Now with a choice...

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2010 BMW 535i GT Single Turbo Valvetronic N55 Engine 2010 BMW 535i GT Single Turbo Valvetronic N55 Engine

The history of BMW's modern turbo engines going back to the year 2006 is characterised by spectacular power and exemplary efficiency. And now BMW is opening up a new chapter in this history, the straight-six gasoline engine powering the BMW 535i Gran Turismo consistently continuing the process of optimising engine power while at the same time reducing both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on an engine of this calibre. The 3.0-litre power unit, for example, is yet a further result of the...

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2009 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Production Starts 2009 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Production Starts

Last year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California was the setting for the very first public presentation of the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. The response was extremely positive and now production of this roadster - limited to 150 units - is to begin at Molsheim. At the same time, the media and customers are taking their first test drives. The new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport confronted the marque renowned for impeccable automotive solutions, aesthetics and driving...

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2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed Introduced - (Australia) 2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed Introduced - (Australia)

Now, the introduction of the new GTC range builds on this success with a subtle evolution of its distinctive style and a range of technical and feature enhancements benefiting comfort and customer choice. The appeal of the GTC is further strengthened by the addition of the new 600bhp (610PS) GTC Speed model. It is Bentley’s most powerful convertible ever and inspired by Bentley’s legendary ‘Speed Models’ from the 1920s. The new GTC models share a fresh frontal appearance. The radiator grille...

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2009 Audi S3 Sportback S tronic Launched - (Australia) 2009 Audi S3 Sportback S tronic Launched - (Australia)

The flagship of the A3 range – the Audi S3 Sportback – is now available with an S tronic gearbox, complementing the existing manual version. Priced at $71,010 RRP, this dynamic and sporty addition further enhances the class-leading A3 range. The Audi S3 Sportback comes with the renowned 2.0 TFSI engine, category class winner for four successive years at the International Engine of the Year awards. With an output of 188 kW, this powerful turbo charged direct injection engine catapults the new...

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2009 Audi S4 Launched - (Australia) 2009 Audi S4 Launched - (Australia)

Faster, further, more agile, the new Audi S4 is a well-trained athlete. The new 3.0 TFSI engine combines the power of 245 kW (333 hp) with an astonishingly low fuel consumption of 9.4 litres per 100 km. The quattro permanent four-wheel drive system ensures practically loss-free transfer of this power to the road and sports suspension and a high-performance braking system control it reliably. The dynamic look outside and in, together with the generous range of standard equipment, underline the...

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2009 Audi A4 gets New Turbo 4-Cyl Engine - (Australia) 2009 Audi A4 gets New Turbo 4-Cyl Engine - (Australia)

Audi’s popular and successful new A4 range now has an additional direct-injection engine, which has been added to the range for sedan and Avant models. The brand’s latest-generation Audi A4 2.0 TFSI is already proving popular in the current manual guise thanks to its winning combination of stylish design and strong, efficient performance. Joining this quattro manual variant is a brand new combination of quattro and seven-speed S tronic for the A4 sedan, priced at $73,900 rrp and A4 Avant...

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2009 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Launched - (Australia) 2009 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Quattro Launched - (Australia)

The Audi A5 is now available in Australia with the brand’s award-winning 2.0 TFSI engine and quattro all-wheel drive. The A5 takes up the tradition of classic two-door sports and touring coupés. It is expertly styled with a powerful presence and uses elements of Audi’s progressive design language to make a clear design statement of sportiness and elegance. Moreover, the A5 offers a great dynamic driving experience and excellent long-distance comfort. For the first time, the A5 is...

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2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Hero Edition, One of a Kind 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Hero Edition, One of a Kind

The Corvette ZR1 "Hero Edition" was specially built by General Motors to honor the Kids Wish Network's "Hero of the Month", a child that has faced and overcome traumatic and life-changing circumstances with courage and spirit. This special edition ZR1 will be paired with a Black/Red 1967 Corvette 427/390 hp roadster and raffled off at the end of the year in the Win The Vette's Corvette Dream Giveaway.

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2009 Alfa Romeo Mito to Launch - (Australia) 2009 Alfa Romeo Mito to Launch - (Australia)

Alfa Romeo has confirmed that its all-new MiTo model will arrive in Australia in July providing the Australian car market with a unique compact performance car that sets new standards for style, performance and technology. “The MiTo is enormously important to Alfa Romeo as it takes us into a whole new market sector,” explains Edward Butler, General Manager for Alfa Romeo in Australia. “Although Alfa Romeo has had small cars, starting with the legendary AlfaSud through to its modern...

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2009 Chrysler Grand Voyager 25th Anniversary Edition Announced 2009 Chrysler Grand Voyager 25th Anniversary Edition Announced

Chrysler UK Ltd is pleased to introduce a special edition model to its successful Grand Voyager range. Celebrating 25 years as the world’s best selling MPV, and with over 12 million vehicles sold worldwide, the Grand Voyager special edition comes with significant amounts of extra interior and exterior equipment that help makes the award winning vehicle even better value for money.

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2009 BMW Z4 Roadster Launched - (Australia) 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster Launched - (Australia)

The classic roadster is back – more powerful and more stylish than ever before as modern interpretation of this very special kind of car. Its name is the BMW Z4, the only car in its segment combining classic roadster proportions with a seating position moved close to the rear axle, rear-wheel drive and an automatically retractable hardtop. The new BMW Z4 offers all the driving pleasure of a BMW Roadster with particularly refined and stylish flair. Driving with the roof down, this supreme...

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2009 Audi Q5 Gets Two New Styling Packages - (Australia) 2009 Audi Q5 Gets Two New Styling Packages - (Australia)

Audi has launched two new exterior styling packages for the brand new Q5 compact SUV. Customers now have the option of an ‘off-road styling package’ for more aggressive, outdoor characteristics or a sportier appearance with an ‘S line’ package. The Audi exclusive off-road styling package offers customers additional features to build on the visual off-road appearance of the all-new Q5. The package includes ‘tougher’ front and rear bumpers, side grilles and door capping strips, as well...

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212 by Carlsson 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212 by Carlsson

The new E-class by Carlsson celebrates its world premiere at the Tuning World Bodensee in Friedrichshafen from April 30th until May 3rd 2009. With the new E-class, the automobile manufacturer has combined sportiness and elegance to a harmonic symbiosis. In former times, thorough-blood race-horses where bred at Gut Wiesenhof in Merzig/Saarland – today it is the Carlsson headquarter and production location for the new sportive Carlsson E-class. Carlsson transfers this history-laden origin to...

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2009 Bugatti Veyron Type 35 Grand Prix Special Edition 2009 Bugatti Veyron Type 35 Grand Prix Special Edition

Bugatti Automobiles Pays Homage with four special Veyron models to Ettore Bugatti’s Masterpiece: The Type 35 Grand Prix In a further highlight on this year’s agenda of centennial celebrations, Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. presented four Bugatti Veyron specials at Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza. These one off models are reminders of Bugatti’s glorious motor-racing history which played a central role in popularising and ultimately establishing the myth which the brand continues to enjoy to...

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2009 Aston Martin One-77 Unveiled 2009 Aston Martin One-77 Unveiled

At its world debut this weekend, the Aston Martin One-77 has won the Concorso d'Eleganza Design Award for Concept Cars and Prototypes on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Following the Geneva Auto Salon in March, where the technical illustration was first shown, the rolling chassis has since been completed by hand into the first car presented at Villa d'Este this weekend. At its first public unveiling in the perfect setting of the Grand Hotel Villa d'Este, the first complete One-77 was on...

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2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Announced 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Announced

Grand Sport. It’s one of the most storied monikers in Corvette’s illustrious racing heritage. Today, Chevrolet announced it is returning to the lineup in the new, 2010 Corvette Grand Sport model. The announcement was made at the 12th annual C5/C6 Corvette Birthday Bash, held at the National Corvette Museum, in Bowling Green, Ky. The new Grand Sport combines the Corvette’s LS3-based powertrain with unique, wide-body styling and a racing-bred suspension for a distinctive model that...

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2009 Aston Martin One-77 to Debut 2009 Aston Martin One-77 to Debut

Aston Martin has confirmed the first public display of the complete One-77 concept will be held at the world renowned Concorso d’Eleganza event in the grounds of the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy on 24-26 April 2009. The One-77 is Aston Martin’s definitive sports car, one that epitomises everything Aston Martin from technology, hand-craftsmanship of the hand rolled aluminum panels to the attention to detail. A culmination of all the marque’s know-how, the One-77...

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2009 Audi A4 2.0 TDI e to Launch 2009 Audi A4 2.0 TDI e to Launch

Audi will soon launch the most efficient standard-size sedan. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI e will be available at dealerships starting in early June. Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, this sedan sips 4.6 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (51.13 miles per U.S. gallon). It consequently emits a mere 119 grams of CO2 per kilometer (191.51 grams per mile): the best value of any vehicle in its class. “Efficiency is standard in every Audi. The A4 2.0 TDI e is particularly persuasive proof that...

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2009 Citroen Nemo Multispace Introduced 2009 Citroen Nemo Multispace Introduced

Citroën is introducing the compact, practical, versatile, environmentally – sensitive and, above all, attractively priced Nemo Multispace. Whether it’s the 60+ mpg, or sub £10,000 price tag; its 119g/km CO2 emissions or its 2,500 litre load space, the new Nemo Multispace is a surefooted response by Citroën to recent market evolutions – where customers are increasingly looking for good value for money and fuel consumption in environmentally friendly and practical vehicles. It is set to...

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Audi Intelligent Emotion Concept Cars Audi Intelligent Emotion Concept Cars

Audi looks into the future. Under the title “Intelligent Emotion,” students at Munich University of Applied Sciences, aided by Audi, have developed visionary ideas for the mobility of the future – from a hybrid supercar to an alternative concept for lightweight design of interiors. The results are presented in eleven future-oriented concept studies. “The next generation of employees is our future,” says Wolfgang Egger, Head of Audi Group Design. “That’s why sponsoring design students is one...

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Chrysler Electric Minivan Concept Chrysler Electric Minivan Concept

Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago. More than 12 million minivan sales later, Chrysler today showed off four all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan concepts to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as part of the USPS Earth Day celebration. Chrysler LLC, in conjunction with the USPS and select energy service providers, also announced that the company intends to apply for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Transportation Electrification stimulus program for a federal grant,...

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2011 Audi Q3 SUV to be Produced in Spain 2011 Audi Q3 SUV to be Produced in Spain

A production site for the Audi Q3 was chosen today: the SEAT site in Martorell, Spain. Manufacture will begin in 2011 with an annual production capacity of up to 80,000 units. The total investment will amount to around €300 million. “Following in-depth consideration of all relevant factors and an extensive international comparison of various sites, we selected Martorell,” explained Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management at AUDI AG. This decision enables Audi to continue its...

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Buick Business Concept Car Unveiled Buick Business Concept Car Unveiled

The Buick Business Concept, a new concept vehicle designed to showcase Buick’s future vision of “business class on the road,” made its global debut today at Auto Shanghai 2009. The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) was developed in China by the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), a design and engineering joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), with global design input. The Buick Business Concept Vehicle captures the essence of the...

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2010 Citroen C-Quatre Sedan Revealed 2010 Citroen C-Quatre Sedan Revealed

At the Shanghai Motor Show, Citroën world premieres the three-volume C-Quatre and presents the C5 for the first time in China Citroën is broadening its product line-up in China and presenting two new cars at the Shanghai International Motor Show: the three-volume C-Quatre, making its world debut, and the new C5, to be manufactured at Wuhan. This product dynamic is backed by a powerful brand dynamic.

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2010 Citroen C4 Debut in China 2010 Citroen C4 Debut in China

The new Citroen C4 has made its debut in China at the Shanghai International Motor Show (20 April 2009) in both the hatchback version, just launched in Australia, and – in a world debut – the new C4 sedan, which were joined on the Citroen stand by the new Citroen C5 which will start Chinese production this year. Wearing a new badge for China, C-Quatre, the sedan and hatchback versions of Citroen’s top selling model contain the same changes to the front and interior as seen in Australia when...

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Bertone Mantide Concept Car Revealed Bertone Mantide Concept Car Revealed

Stile Bertone is proud to present the ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE one-off MANTIDE. Few, if any, automobiles have been as awe-inspiring as the show-stopping prototypes and “fuori serie” cars designed by Stile Bertone - the Alfa Romeo Carabo, the Lancia Stratos Zero and the Lamborghini LP500 prototype to name just a few

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2010 Audi Q7 Facelift Revealed 2010 Audi Q7 Facelift Revealed

When it was first rolled out three years ago, the Audi Q7 performance SUV immediately achieved a leadership position – as a sporty, comfortable as well as high-performance recreational and business vehicle on a grand scale. Now Audi is making it even better – more elegant and more efficient, with lower emissions: the Q7 3.0 TDI consumes only 9.1 liters per 100 kilometers (25.85 US mpg). And now it’s also available in a new version as a TDI clean diesel, with the world’s cleanest diesel...

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2009 BMW X5 Security Plus Announced 2009 BMW X5 Security Plus Announced

BMW is extending its range of security vehicles with the new BMW X5 Security Plus, which complies with the requirements of bullet resistance class 6 (APR 2006). It is the first vehicle produced by a high-volume manufacturer to offer a security concept aimed at lessening the danger of attacks using the world’s most widely used handgun – the AK 47. The vehicle, which was developed on the basis of the successful BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), offers room for up to four people inside...

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Video: 2009 Audi R8 V10 Commercial Video: 2009 Audi R8 V10 Commercial

A zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) sprint of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 316 km/h (196.35 mph) exemplify the breathtaking dynamics of the R8 5.2 FSI quattro. And this car serves these up as exhilarating power experiences with a ferocious response to the gas pedal, outstanding revving ability, and a thrilling crescendo of technological music.

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2009 AC Cars Cobra MkVI to be Unveiled 2009 AC Cars Cobra MkVI to be Unveiled

AC to launch new AC MkVI in Monaco. The UK's oldest car marque has announced that it is building its new AC MkVI in Germany. The AC MkVI will be launched at the Top Marques car show in Monaco on April 16. The AC MkVI, a faithful recreation of the ultimate sports car icon - the AC Cobra, is now being produced in Germany for sale in Europe. AC has entered into a long term strategic alliance with Gullwing GmbH in Heyda, Germany. The AC MkVI is being produced in a modern facility and AC is...

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2010 Audi Q7 Facelift Unveiled 2010 Audi Q7 Facelift Unveiled

When it was first rolled out three years ago, the 2010 Audi Q7 facelift performance SUV immediately achieved a leadership position – as a sporty, comfortable as well as high-performance recreational and business vehicle on a grand scale. Now Audi is making it even better – more elegant and more efficient, with lower emissions: the 2010 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI consumes only 9.1 liters per 100 kilometers (25.85 US mpg). And now it’s also available in a new version as a TDI clean diesel, with the world’s...

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2010 Aston Martin Rapide Overview 2010 Aston Martin Rapide Overview

The Aston Martin Rapide has moved into the final stages of its development program, on course for a public debut in late 2009, with the first customer cars due to be delivered in early 2010. First revealed as the Aston Martin Rapide Concept at the Detroit Auto Show in 2006, the Aston Martin Rapide is one of the most eagerly awaited cars of the year. As Aston Martin's first true four-door production sports car, the Aston Martin Rapide encapsulates the core values of the brand within an...

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Chrysler Introduces All-New Pentastar V6 Engine Chrysler Introduces All-New Pentastar V6 Engine

Chrysler LLC introduced today an all-new line of V-6 engines that will improve fuel efficiency across the Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge lineup by 8 percent on average compared with previous Chrysler V-6 engines. This more refined and fuel-efficient V-6 engine will ultimately replace seven current Chrysler V-6 engines. The new 3.6-liter V-6 engine-named Pentastar-is part of the company's overall $3 billion powertrain offensive. It will first be offered in the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee,...

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2009 BMW X3 xDrive 18d Introduced 2009 BMW X3 xDrive 18d Introduced

Fascinating agility on all kinds of terrain is now becoming more economical than ever before. Introducing a new entry-level version of the BMW X3, the world's most successful manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles is once again setting the standard for efficiency in a Sports Activity Vehicle. The new BMW X3 xDrive18d is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel delivering an ample 105 kW/143 hp. Average fuel consumption of the new model in the EU test cycle is a mere 6.2...

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Acura ZDX Prototype Unveiled Acura ZDX Prototype Unveiled

A prototype of the provocative Acura ZDX luxury four-door sports coupemade its world debut at the New York International Auto Show today. The production version of the dramatically styled prototype goes on-sale in the fall of 2009. The segment bending Acura ZDX features stunning coupe-like styling with the added benefit of a commanding presence and flexible utility. "The ZDX is truly a luxury performance coupe - plus," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "The...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG CK63S by Carlsson 2009 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG CK63S by Carlsson

Carlsson unites two automobile worlds which could not be any more different: on the one hand, overwhelming engine power and on the other hand, the touring limousine. On one, a car trimmed for sportiness and on the other, a fully-fledged boot. Here, the coilover kit for top speeds on the race track and there, a comfortable damping for long tours. The Carlsson CK63S based on the Mercedes-Benz C-class C 63 AMG unites all of these contradictions in one car. The core part of this refinement is...

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2009 Mini Cooper Challenge Cup Car by Arden, Street Legal 2009 Mini Cooper Challenge Cup Car by Arden, Street Legal

Since 1972 we of Arden, who are specialized in the refinement of British automobiles and have made ourselves a world-wide name particularly as modifier for Jaguar and made Range Rover vehicles, have now discovered our passion for MINI cars. The road version desired is based on the Cup vehicle, which is running the MINI Challenge 2009 driven by the repeated winner „of the Gentlemen Driver" E. Piro. The target group of the Arden MINI is the so-called Gentlemen and Ladies Driver, who...

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2009 BMW X6 M and X5 M Debut 2009 BMW X6 M and X5 M Debut

The modern, sustainable legacy of BMW M GmbH began in 1985 when engineers placed the snarling, race-bred inline-6 engine from the M1 supercar into the production BMW 5 Series sedan, reworked the suspension and brakes, and created the first M5. Through this industry-first combination of attributes, the M5 redefined the capabilities of a sedan with levels of power, precision, balance, and linear control never before imaginable. Since then, finding new ways to expand the boundaries of what is...

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2009 Audi A8 Comfort and Sport Plus Style Packages 2009 Audi A8 Comfort and Sport Plus Style Packages

Two new equipment packages can now be ordered for the Audi A8: the Audi comfort plus style package and the Audi sport plus style package. The new paint color Panther Black, crystal effect is now also available exclusively for the A8. Equipped with the Audi comfort plus style package, the Audi A8 is finished in Night Blue, pearl effect and fitted with 19-inch forged aluminum wheels of 12-spoke design. The comfort seats are upholstered in silk beige Valcona leather; the full-leather trim for...

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2009 Alfa Romeo 159 1750 TBi Announced 2009 Alfa Romeo 159 1750 TBi Announced

The Alfa Romeo 159 is certainly no exception. Starting from April 2009, the new 159 will be available with a brand new engine: a 1750 cc turbocharged petrol engine that conforms to Euro 5 standards and develops 200 HP between 4,750 and 5,500 rpm with 320 Nm of torque at only 1,400 rpm. The new 1750 cc turbo petrol engine (manufactured by FPT - Fiat Powertrain Technologies) comes combined with a six speed manual gearbox and boasts advanced ignition control solutions including direct fuel...

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2009 Audi Q5 by Abt, Gets Power Upgrade to 275hp 2009 Audi Q5 by Abt, Gets Power Upgrade to 275hp

With the ABT Q5 the world's largest tuner of vehicles from the VW group continues a series which has been extremely successful both technically and optically. This is because the classy yet sporty SUV is the latest in a range of exquisite vehicles, whose success began with the Touareg and was continued by the AS7 and Tiguan. The company from southern Germany has also developed a design for the new Q5, which makes the diverse car appear as powerful, confident and very harmonic. Pure class in...

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Acura ZDX Sports Coupe Concept Car to Debut Acura ZDX Sports Coupe Concept Car to Debut

Acura announced it will debut a prototype of the all-new ACURA ZDX luxury four-door sport coupe at the New York International Auto Show. The prototype features striking coupe-like styling with the added benefit of a commanding presence and flexible utility to define a new luxury category. “The Acura ZDX prototype is unlike anything you have ever seen before from Acura,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president, Acura sales. “The prototype showcases a new level of luxury, style and refinement for...

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2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class by BRABUS 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class by BRABUS

Concurrent with the market launch of the new Mercedes E-Class of the W 212 model series, BRABUS presents an exclusive tuning program for the new sedan. Highlights in the product lineup are the BRABUS 6.1 displacement engine with 462 hp (456 bhp) / 340 kW for the E 500 (E550 in the US), a sporty yet elegant aerodynamic-enhancement program, light-alloy wheels with diameters of up to 20 inches, matching suspension solutions, a high-performance brake system and exclusive interior upgrades. All...

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2009 Audi TT-RS Roadster to be Revealed 2009 Audi TT-RS Roadster to be Revealed

Visitors to AMI Leipzig 2009 will witness the world premiere of the Audi TT RS Roadster at the Audi exhibition stand at the Leipzig Motor Show, Hall 1. From March 28 to April 5, visitors will be able to view a total of 20 production models, two show cars and two historic cars at the roughly 2,100 square meter (22,604.21 square feet) exhibition stand. The spotlight will also be on the German premieres of the new Audi A4 allroad quattro, the Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolets and the Audi R8 5.2 FSI...

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2009 Volkswagen Scirocco by B&B 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco by B&B

For more than 25 years the Siegen-based tuning partner B&B optimizes VW and Audi cars. The newest development of B&B, the tuning program for the new VW Scirocco has been finished and enables the Scirocco`s stronges engine, the 2.0 TFSI, enormous performance values up to 350hp and 450 Nm. The engine program with its 6 stages begins with a modification of the engine electronics and a slightly increased loading pressure to higher the car`s performance up to 235hp and 340 Nm to the...

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan by B&B 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan by B&B

The Siegen based VW / Audi specialist B&B offers an extensive tuning program up to 300hp for the VW Tiguan equipped with the powerful 2.0 TFSI engine. This offered tuning program consisting of 4 different stages starts with level 1 by an adjustment of electronic characteristics to the increased loading pressure. This first level reaches performance values of 240hp and 340Nm to the price of EUR 998,- . In stage 2 and 3 the car reaches 250hp and 286hp. By mounting special air pipes as well...

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2009 Audi TT Roadster 1.8 TFSI Launched 2009 Audi TT Roadster 1.8 TFSI Launched

This summer a new version of the acclaimed Audi TT Roadster will make it a little easier for sun worshippers to weather the economic storm as they work on the all-important tan. Priced at £23,910 OTR, and due with its first UK customers in April, the new TT slots into the range just below the existing 2.0 TFSI model costing £27,355 OTR, and runs its more familiar relative impressively close both on the equipment checklist and on the move thanks to its all-new 1.8-litre TFSI petrol engine.

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2009 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro, In-Depth 2009 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro, In-Depth

The Audi A4 allroad quattro is right at home on any road or trail. With its permanent all-wheel drive and increased ground clearance, it offers driving pleasure even on unpaved surfaces. The Audi A4 allroad quattro also features all the technologies which impart superiority to the A4 model line: powerful and highly efficient engines, the vehicle-dynamics control system known as Audi drive select, the high-tech S tronic transmission, and innovative communication and assistance systems. Sales...

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2009 Citroen C4, Boosts Performance and Refinement - (Australia) 2009 Citroen C4, Boosts Performance and Refinement - (Australia)

The car that uses a dancing robot to illustrate just how alive it is with technology, the Citroen C4, has been given a boost of new technology and a fresh face to maintain the French car maker’s mid size car at the forefront of intelligent design. Behind its new grille are two advanced new petrol engines developed in conjunction with BMW that lift performance and drop fuel consumption and emission levels, while subtle changes to trim, equipment and colours keep the Citroen C4...

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BMW Megacity Hybrid Announced at Annual Meeting BMW Megacity Hybrid Announced at Annual Meeting

Shaping the future of the automobile-this can only be achieved by reducing fuel consumption and emissions. No other car company has reduced emissions as much as the BMW Group. We even exceeded the ACEA voluntary commitment: Between 1995 and 2008, our EU fleet consumption decreased by 27 percent. And let me add: We will also be able to meet the new EU emission performance requirements for 2012 and 2015. Excess penalties will not be an issue for the BMW Group.

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2009 Caparo T1 Race Extreme Announced 2009 Caparo T1 Race Extreme Announced

Caparo T1, the fastest performance supercar from Caparo Vehicle Technologies, is now available in its new Race Extreme version. The vehicle, aimed specifically at the high end of the track day market, boasts the car’s utmost race specification and is set to deliver the ultimate driving experience. Inspired in its design and performance by Formula One, the Caparo T1 has a distinctive pedigree which has once again been enhanced by the introduction of the new Race Extreme specification. The...

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2009 BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon 2009 BMW ALPINA D3 Bi-Turbo Saloon

Is this the cleverest performance car available? Unbeatable combination of performance, economy and emissions The new BMW ALPINA D3. Saloon car evolution of the acclaimed D3 Coupe is now in the showrooms. A four cylinder four-door car, arguably the cleverest buy for all discerning UK drivers, delivering more than any larger engined counterpart in terms of performance, economy, low emissions and sheer exclusivity. ALPINA engineers have once again used their development of BMW's...

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2009 Citroen Berlingo Arrives - (Australia) 2009 Citroen Berlingo Arrives - (Australia)

Few vehicles have had such a significant impact on the market place as the Citroen Berlingo with it changing the face of the commercial vehicle market place in every market in which it has been sold. Given that Citroen, arguably, invented the whole idea of box van with the Citroen TUB and the car derived van with the Citroen 2CV van, setting the design standard for the two most common van types, it should be no surprise that the original Berlingo was such a benchmark in commercial vehicle...

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Showrooms 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS in Showrooms

The wait is over. After a seven-year hiatus, the new Chevrolet Camaro is now back in dealer showrooms. Combining great looks, performance and advanced technology, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro honors its heritage while delivering on customer expectations of a sports coupe for the 21st century. “The new Camaro delivers a modern, advanced package of performance, comfort and technology,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager and General Motors vice president. “It’s a personal car for a...

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2009 Audi Q5 Arrives - (Australia) 2009 Audi Q5 Arrives - (Australia)

Audi’s all-new Q5 compact, premium SUV has been officially launched in Australia and promises to write a new chapter for the brand Down Under with its versatile blend of on-road sophistication and off-road ability. Following in the tyre tracks of its multi-award winning sibling, the Audi Q7 performance SUV, Audi’s new mid-size Q5 will be very much at home in Australia, where the market for versatile, lifestyle-oriented vehicles make it a perfect fit. Audi’s managing director, Joerg...

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2009 Jaguar XJ 358 AJ14 Noble Cat by Arden 2009 Jaguar XJ 358 AJ14 Noble Cat by Arden

Arden is expanding its exclusive range of accessories for the Jaguar XJ 358. From now on there is a modern front-end conversion and a sporty-elegant rear diffuser available. The new front look is given a sporty touch by two spoiler lips installed at the side under the fog lights, but is dominated by the LED daytime running lights shining brightly in the air inlets. These lights bracket the newly designed central stainless steel grille, which is made of the same high-grade material as the...

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First 2009 Audi R8 LMS Delivered First 2009 Audi R8 LMS Delivered

The new customer sport program of AUDI AG has reached the next stage with delivery of the first Audi R8 LMS to Audi Sport Italia. Twelve examples of the over 500 hp GT3 sports car will be delivered during the forthcoming weeks to six customer teams. The first races for the R8 LMS are scheduled for April. Audi Sport Italia receives the Audi R8 LMS with chassis number 101. The symbolic handover of the first customer car was made on Tuesday in the Audi Forum Neckarsulm. Emilio Radaelli, Team...

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2009 Chevrolet Cruze Pricing Announced 2009 Chevrolet Cruze Pricing Announced

Keeping an eye on money has never been more topical, and the good news for Chevrolet customers is that the all-new Cruze will be true to the brand’s traditional value-for-money ethics despite its premium styling and build quality. The newcomer, which has the stance of a four-door coupe, will start from just £11,545 on-the-road, and will arrive at UK Chevrolet retailers in July. It will be offered with a choice of four engines – 1.6 (113PS) and 1.8-litre (141PS) petrols featuring...

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smart fortwo Electric Drive Concept Car by BRABUS smart fortwo Electric Drive Concept Car by BRABUS

Environmental friendliness does not mean making sacrifices. The smart fortwo with its high quality equipment proves that a car that makes environmental sense can also have charm and be fun to drive – otherwise the innovative two-seater would never have attained its popular status. smart-BRABUS takes the smart fortwo to an even higher level. In Genevaa near-series smart-BRABUS show car featuring electric drive and a state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery will celebrate its world premiere. Here,...

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2009 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Bleu Centenaire Special Edition 2009 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Bleu Centenaire Special Edition

At Geneva the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport is shown for the first time to a wider public in Europe. Next to the Grand Sport Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. presents the Veyron Bleu Centenaire, a special commission honouring the 100th anniversary of the company, thus initiating a range of worldwide activities celebrating the creation of this mythic brand a hundred years ago.

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2009 BMW 730 Ld Debut 2009 BMW 730 Ld Debut

The new BMW 7 Series is the result of perfection in design and supreme engineering on the drivetrain, on the chassis, in terms of safety systems, driver assistance, and comfort. And at the same time the sophisticated but very modern interior proves that both driving and riding in the new BMW 7 Series is a truly impressive experience the driver and all passengers will enjoy at all times.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 Biturbo by Brabus 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 Biturbo by Brabus

BRABUS Mercedes ML63 biturbo with 310-km/h Top Speed 650 hp / 478 kW Twin-Turbo Power for the Mercedes AMG ML 63 Innovative engine technology has been the mainstay of BRABUS product portfolio for more than three decades. The new BRABUS Mercedes ML63 biturbo, based on the Mercedes AMG ML 63, celebrates its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2009. It sets new standards for SUV performance and styling. The new BRABUS B63 Biturbo 6.3-liter V8 engine produces 650 hp (641 bhp) / 478 kW and propels...

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2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK V8 by Brabus 2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK V8 by Brabus

An automotive dream comes true: The special model GLK V8, which celebrates its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2009, adds fascinating eight-cylinder power from BRABUS to the GLK. BRABUS, recognized as an automobile manufacturer by the German Federal Vehicle Registration Agency (Kraftfahrtbundesamt), implants the eight-cylinder four-valve engine from the S 500 into the confines of the GLK body. As part of the BRABUS power treatment the displacement of the engine is increased to 6.1 liters,...

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2009 Audi TT RS Unveiled 2009 Audi TT RS Unveiled

A Pure Driving Machine developing 340 bhp Audi is once again producing a five-cylinder engine – and a very special one at that. Arriving at dealerships this summer, the AUDI TT RS has a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine with direct gasoline injection; it produces 250 kW (340 bhp) and 450 Nm (331.90 lb.-ft.) of torque. The blazing five-cylinder engine enables the AUDI TT RS to perform extraordinary feats. In conjunction with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and a high-performance chassis,...

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2009 Aston Martin One-77 Technical Showcase 2009 Aston Martin One-77 Technical Showcase

Aston Martin will present a One-77 technical showcase at the Geneva Auto Salon on 3 March 2009. Chassis no.1 will be on display as an exposé throughout the show detailing the quintessence of Aston Martin engineering and design expertise. The Aston Martin One-77 is Aston Martin’s definitive sports car, one that epitomizes everything Aston Martin from technology, the hand-craftsmanship of the hand rolled aluminum panels to the attention to detail. A culmination of all the marque’s know-how,...

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2009 BMW X3 Rescue Vehicle 2009 BMW X3 Rescue Vehicle

At its official public stand in Geneva, the BMW Group is displaying a BMW X3 xDrive20d emergency rescue vehicle. This is the first time it is being presented to the public, and by doing so, BMW has chosen not only to emphasise the X range's versatility, with its intelligent, electronically controlled four-wheel drive system, but it is also taking the opportunity to publicise its wide range of special-purpose vehicles. The BMW X3 medical emergency vehicle presented at the Geneva Motor Show...

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BMW Offers 3 Series Sedan Customers Spare Peace-of-Mind BMW Offers 3 Series Sedan Customers Spare Peace-of-Mind

BMW has devised a tidy and secure solution to carrying an emergency replacement wheel in the luggage compartment of the BMW 3 Series Sedan. All BMW 3 Series Sedans (except M3) are fitted with run flat safety tyres as standard. These highly developed tyres are capable of covering around 250 km at up to 80 km/h with any or all of these tyres fully or partially deflated. They obviate the need to change a punctured wheel at the roadside or when the driver is within easy reach of a BMW dealer...

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2009 BMW 330d Sedan Pricing Announced - (Australia) 2009 BMW 330d Sedan Pricing Announced - (Australia)

BMW today announced pricing for the new 330d, which features an acclaimed new generation 3.0-litre diesel engine. Deliveries of the new BMW 330d Sedan are expected to commence in June, priced from $87,250. The 330d uses a new generation all aluminium high output turbocharged 180 kW six-cylinder engine that develops a substantial 520 Nm of torque. Peak power is delivered at 4,000 rpm and peak torque is available between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. The 330d will be available only with a...

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2009 BMW Z4 Roadster Pricing Announced - (Australia) 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster Pricing Announced - (Australia)

The all-new BMW Z4 Roadster makes its Australian debut at the Melbourne International Motor Show today, 27 February 2009. The new generation of the much-loved BMW sportscar will commence deliveries to customers in May, and is available with a two-piece retractable hardtop for the first time. The new BMW Z4 Roadster is powered by one of three highly-efficient BMW six-cylinder engines with the most powerful being a twin turbo 3.0-litre high precision injection engine generating 225 kW of...

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2009 BMW BMW 3 Series Performance, Athletic Equipment - (Australia) 2009 BMW BMW 3 Series Performance, Athletic Equipment - (Australia)

Its athletic design and its superior driving dynamics make the new BMW 3 Series an exceptional phenomenon within its segment. More than ever, the world’s most successful premium vehicle precisely meets the expectations of customers who focus their purchase decision on a sporty driving experience. With the new offers from the product line BMW Performance, the distinctive character of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan and the new BMW 3 Series Touring can now be highlighted even more strikingly. The...

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2009 BMW 120d Manual, Dynamic Advantage - (Australia) 2009 BMW 120d Manual, Dynamic Advantage - (Australia)

BMW will target sporting drivers with a green heart when the highly efficient and dynamically stimulating new manual transmission equipped BMW 120d hatch arrives mid-year. The new environmentally friendly model consumes just 4.8-litres of diesel per 100 km/h on the combined cycle, and emits only 128 g/km of CO2. It will be the first BMW offered in Australia to mate a six-speed manual transmission with the powerful four-cylinder diesel engine. The third-generation common rail injection...

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2009 Audi Q5 Premiere - (Australia) 2009 Audi Q5 Premiere - (Australia)

Audi’s brand new Q5 compact SUV will make its Australian premiere at the Melbourne International Motor Show from 27 February to 9 March 2009. This versatile SUV will be in dealerships from the ‘launch weekend’ of 7/8 March 2009 and will be priced from just $59,900 for both the 2.0 TDI quattro and 2.0 TFSI quattro models. A powerful V6 3.2 FSI quattro follows at just $69,900 and the mighty 3.0 TDI at a sharp $71,900. Audi’s managing director, Joerg Hofmann, says the Q5 will find favour...

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Bentley Continental Supersports, the Fastest, Most Powerful Bentley Ever Bentley Continental Supersports, the Fastest, Most Powerful Bentley Ever

The Continental Supersports is the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever. It is the extreme Bentley, a muscular two-seater that delivers supercar performance and a highly focused driving experience. The Supersports is also the first Bentley capable of running on both petrol (gasoline) and biofuel, pioneering the use of FlexFuel technology in the luxury sector. This represents stage one of the company’s commitment to make its complete model range compatible with renewable fuels by...

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2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante Revealed 2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante Revealed

Aston Martin will premiere the DBS Volante at the Geneva Auto Salon on the 3rd March 2009. Completing the DBS line-up, the new Volante will afford customers the combination of the DBS’s already-established benchmark sports car characteristics with all the thrills of open-air motoring. Broadening the DBS’s character, the DBS Volante will appeal to drivers who wish to combine the excitement of driving a finely-tuned sports car with the invigorating feeling of being open to the elements. This...

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2009 Audi TT RS Official Images 2009 Audi TT RS Official Images

Audi is once again producing a five-cylinder powerhouse: the Audi TT RS will be unveiled to the world at the Geneva Auto Show. Its turbocharged 2.5-liter engine produces well above 300 bhp. It also delivers explosive acceleration, driving delight, and unrivalled sound. A legend is reborn. After all, powerful five-cylinder gasoline engines have a long legacy at Audi. And the turbocharged direct-fuel-injection engine in the TT RS is the new torchbearer of this dynamic tradition. It enables the...

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Alfa MiTo GTA Concept Car Alfa MiTo GTA Concept Car

A high performance concept of the new Alfa MiTo, the Alfa MiTo GTA, will be starring at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show in early March. In line with the famous GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito) signature, (Alleggerito means reduced weight in Italian), the Alfa MiTo GTA Concept prioritises weight reduction, and the achievement of an optimum power-to-weight ratio. Considerable work has gone into lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity; thus certain components such as the tailgate...

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Audi’s New 3.0 TFSI Engine, Hi-tech V6 with Supercharging Audi’s New 3.0 TFSI Engine, Hi-tech V6 with Supercharging

Powerful, spontaneous and ultra-efficient: this is the new top variant in Audi's V6 engine range. The 3.0 TFSI develops 213 kW and a huge 420 Nm of torque. It combines two state-of-the-art technologies – petrol direct injection and supercharging. Audi has a long tradition of supercharged engines. The legendary Grand Prix racing cars built by Auto Union back in the 1930s already featured compressors, which coaxed as much as 440 kW out of the mighty 16-cylinder and 12-cylinder engines. ...

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