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Feature Article: 2008 BMW 125i Coupe Road Test Review
Some things are just plain wrong. Like pineapple on pizza. Like bicycle pants. And like putting “BMW” and “bargain” in the same sentence. That's gotta be wrong. So what's going on with the BMW 125i Coupe Who ever heard of a BMW-badged two-door coupe a growling three-litre straight six in the snout like we're talking a real engine here not an earnest but underdone four and track-day handling for less than 60k You'd reckon 70k plus at least wouldn't you . But it isn't and it's a bargain. In fact teeing off at 54 401 for the six-speed manual with... continue reading
Porsche Confirms Hybrid Panamera For 2011MON, 2 AUG, 2010
Porsche has made a big thing out of its four-door Panamera, and now news has come through that the German sports and luxury carmaker has confirm...
When Project Cars Go WrongWED, 1 APR, 2009
Home-built cars can be a bit of a mixed bag.
Infiniti To Launch Quattroporte-Fightin' Flagship, All-Electric 1 Series Competitor?MON, 30 MAR, 2009
According to British mag Autocar, Nissan's luxury arm Infiniti is preparing an all-new luxury flagship sedan designed to go head-to-head with Euro...
Sacrilege Or Supremely Awesome? Man Converts S2000 To All-Electric PowerFRI, 13 FEB, 2009
Thanks to rising petrol prices and a gaping hole in the automotive market where all-electric passenger vehicles should be found, many enterprising...
Australian New Car Sales Down 18.5 PercentWED, 4 FEB, 2009
New car sales for January have dropped 18.5 percent over the same period last year, according to the latest data released by VFACTS. 67,079 passen...
What Grinds My Gears: Motorists in Wet WeatherSAT, 13 DEC, 2008
There's nothing quite like the smell of an afternoon shower on a stinking hot day.
Toyota Planning $5000 Small CarTUE, 11 NOV, 2008
Toyota is reportedly in the midst of developing a USD$5000 small car to tackle emerging markets like India and Brazil. Toyota's small-car subsidia...
RMIT Unveils Australia's First Hydrogen Race CarTHU, 6 NOV, 2008
Working in collaboration with Germany's Fachhochschule Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences, RMIT University researchers have unveiled Austra...
Caterham Wants YOU... To Design Its Next CarTHU, 6 NOV, 2008
In an unprecedented move for a boutique manufacturer, legendary sports car maker Caterham has announced that it is putting the development of its ...
VW Gets Wrenching On Touareg 2 Dakar ChallengerWED, 5 NOV, 2008
The 2009 Dakar rally (which, ironically, no longer finishes in the West African city of Dakar, but on a different continent altogether) is set to ...
Film Review: Death Race (Jason Statham)MON, 3 NOV, 2008
Well chaps, yet another hour and a half of Jason Statham’s grimaces and steely-eyed stares have been visited upon us, this time in the form of P...
Spotting Road Ragers: Look for RiceTUE, 24 JUN, 2008
If you've ever wondered how to spot a road rager, and their aggressive tailgating and sudden swerving of lanes while gesticulating in the cabin do...