2013my Reviews and News
Feature Article: 2014 Audi RS6 Avant Review: The Power And The Glory
Vehicle Style: 5-door station wagon Price: 225 000; 244 140 as tested Engine trans: 412kW 700Nm 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.8l 100km tested: Not recorded OVERVIEW Audi's RS 6 Avant is Ingolstadt's answer to the powerhouses from Munich and Stuttgart the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-AMG E 63. The new RS 6 arrived mid-2014 replacing the epic twin-turbo 5.0 litre V10-powered edition that preceded it. But - gulp - it brought less power to the table... 14kW less than the V10 . Not much but less is definitely not more at this end of the... continue reading
Mercedes-AMG GT vs Porsche 911: Doing The NumbersWED, 10 SEP, 2014
The data has dropped on Benz's new AMG GT coupe, and from spec sheet to marketing spin, it's clear the GT has that other German sportscar, ...
Tata Continues Xenon Sales Push With Factory Cash-Back OfferWED, 30 JUL, 2014
Tata has continued its sales-push on the Xenon pickup via a new factory bonus offer, with up to $2000 cash-back available until early September.
Mercedes C63 AMG Edition 507 Gets Price Cut To Rival BMW M4TUE, 1 JUL, 2014
Mercedes AMG’s special C 63 Edition 507 coupe, now the final offering in the outgoing range, has been given a key price cut this week.
Tata Xenon EOFY Deals: Priced From $19,990 Drive-AwayMON, 9 JUN, 2014
Tata has taken the knife to pricing for its Xenon ute with special drive-away deals for the end of financial year (EOFY).
Tata Xenon Gets Price Cuts, Drive-Away Pricing For EOFYTUE, 6 MAY, 2014
Tata has announced price-cuts and drive-away pricing for its 2013-plated Xenon pick-up models, in an effort to boost sales as the end of finan...
German ADAC Car Award Results Rigged, Volkswagen May Return TrophyTUE, 21 JAN, 2014
The Germans are up in arms, Volkswagen is considering returning an award, and a company director has resigned.
VFACTS 2013: A Stable Market, And Why Hyundai Needs A UteTHU, 9 JAN, 2014
VFACTS NEW CAR SALES 2013 Above: Theophilus Chin imagines a Hyundai pickup - with a little help from the Santa Fe and Ford's Ranger.
Volkswagen Kombi: Production Of Iconic Freedom Bus Ends, Or Does It?WED, 1 JAN, 2014
Production of the iconic Volkswagen Kombi has come to an end after 63 continuous years.
The 2013 That Was: Top Ten Reviews, The Readers' ChoiceTUE, 31 DEC, 2013
The 2013 That Was Part 3: Top Ten Reviews Of 2013 This week, we pulled out the old calculator and charged ourselves with the arduous&n...
The 2013 That Was: Australia's Big New Performance And Lifestyle LaunchesMON, 30 DEC, 2013
The 2013 That Was Part 2: Australia's Big New Performance And Lifestyle Launches Lifestyle cars, sports cars, performance cars, su...
2014 Renault Clio Review: Dynamique EDC AutoSUN, 2 FEB, 2014
2013 RENAULT CLIO REVIEW Vehicle Style: 5-door light hatch Price: $23,290 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 88kw/190Nm 4cyl petrol | 6spd du...
2014 BMW X5 xDrive30d ReviewTHU, 16 JAN, 2014
2014 BMW X5 REVIEW Vehicle Style: Large luxury SUV Price: $99,900 (plus on-roads), $111,850 (as tested) Engine/trans: 190kW/560Nm 3.0 t...
Nissan Juke Ti-S ReviewFRI, 10 JAN, 2014
2014 NISSAN JUKE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $32,190 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 140kW/240Nm 1.6 turbo petrol 4cyl&nb...
2014 Renault Clio Expression Manual ReviewTUE, 7 JAN, 2014
2013 RENAULT CLIO REVIEW Vehicle Style: Light five-door hatch Price: $17,790 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 66kW/135Nm 3cyl turbo petrol | 5spd...
2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG Auto ReviewTUE, 31 DEC, 2013
2013 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF REVIEW [Photography note: thanks to Paddy's Bricks for the backdrop] Vehicle Style: 5-door small hot hatch Price: $43...
2013 Bentley Flying Spur ReviewMON, 30 DEC, 2013
2013 BENTLEY FLYING SPUR REVIEW Vehicle Style: Prestige four-door sedan Price: $461,315 (driveaway) Engine/trans: 460kW/800Nm 6.0-litre ...
2013 Mazda BT-50 XTR Freestyle Cab ReviewFRI, 20 DEC, 2013
2013 MAZDA BT-50 REVIEW Vehicle Style: 4x4 Utility Price: $48,890 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 3.2 turbo diesel 5cyl | 6spd auto Fuel ...
2013 Fiat Panda Trekking ReviewMON, 16 DEC, 2013
2013 FIAT PANDA REVIEW Vehicle Style: light five-door hatch Price: $24,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 55kW/190Nm 4cyl diesel | 5spd manual&...
2013 Renault Megane GT 220 Sport Wagon ReviewMON, 16 DEC, 2013
2013 RENAULT MEGANE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Small performance wagon.