The highly-anticipated BMW 2 Series is now on sale in Australia, with three models to kick off the new range.
Prices start at $50,500 plus on-roads for the petrol-powered 220i, while the diesel-powered 220d adds $2000.
The fantastic M235i performer rounds-out the range of launch models, priced at $79,900 plus on-roads.
The single-variant seven-seater is priced at $43,990 plus on-roads, and comes with a BlueHDi diesel engine producing 110kW and 370Nm.
A six-speed automatic is the only transmission option. The C4 Grand Picasso’s claimed 4.5 l/100km fuel figure is a vast improvement over the outgoing model and certainly among the best for this type of vehicle.
Nissan’s all-new X-Trail will arrive in Australia soon, and the Japanese carmaker this week outlined local pricing and specifications.
Two petrol engines in 2.0 litre and 2.5 litre capacities will be available from launch, with a diesel option joining the new range later in the year.
Pricing starts at $27,990 plus on-roads for the entry-level ST 2WD, which will be the only X-Trail at launch available with a manual gearbox.
The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will feature its first-up effort this month offering display space at the F1 Grand Prix to manufacturers, while the Victorian Automobile Chamber Of Commerce (VACC) is looking to 2015 for a new motor show.
The 2015 Mazda2 was previewed this week, with the release of a new official teaser sketch.
Another week, another TMR Garage full of cars. One of those cars was the 2014 Nissan Altima Ti-S Automatic Petrol Sedan – check out our review.
We drove the 2014 Audi RSQ3 this week, which enters the Australian market as the cheapest Audi to wear the RS badge.
One car that didn’t appear in the TMR garages this week was the Alfa Romeo 4C, which we experienced at the Phillip Island circuit instead. Check out our videoed hot-lap as TMR Managing Editor, Tim O’Brien, rides shotgun.
Volkswagen’s new 2014 Golf Wagon is now on sale in Australia, and we drove all three variants this week.
In case you missed it earlier, the new Citroen C4 Grand Picasso also arrived onto these shores, and TMR was on hand - in New Zealand - to put it through its paces.
And that’s… the week that was.
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