The 2014 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is now available in Australia, joining the Coupe and Convertible models in the 4 Series range.
Three petrol-powered variants are accompanied by the 420d diesel option, with prices starting from a neat $70,000 plus on-roads for the 420i.
All models are powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol or diesel engine except the range-topping 435i, which gets BMW’s in-line six-cylinder turbo petrol unit producing 225kW and 400Nm.
The Qashqai (a reminder, it’s pronounced “Cash-Kai”) replaces the Dualis badge in Nissan’s local line-up, with prices starting at $25,850 plus on-roads for the ST 2.0 litre petrol six-speed manual model.
Four petrol and two diesel models will be available – all of them front-wheel-drive – with the TL diesel the most expensive at $37,990 plus on-roads.
Six BMW dealers have been confirmed for the i8 in Australia, with the order books officially opening from March 2015.
Demonstrator models will be available from the end of this year, and some dealers may accept ‘pre-orders’ before March.
Queensland-based Performax International secured Australian Design Rule (ADR) approval this week to reconfigure for right-hand-drive and sell the Ford F-Series pickup locally.
The Ferrari California T arrived in Australia with new looks, a new turbocharged engine and lower pricing.
Nissan revealed its Concept 2020 Vision GT this week, potentially previewing a radical new GT-R model for the future.
Peugeot’s updated 508 was revealed ahead of an Australian arrival early next year, with new front and rear styling in line with the current Peugeot range.
A Skoda sketch emerged in the Chinese media this week, potentially previewing the new Superb sedan for 2016.
We also put the 2014 Skoda Yeti 103TDI 4X4 Outdoor through its paces and were again impressed with its gutsy diesel engine, flexible interior and value-for-money pricing.
In case you missed it earlier, Australian Mercedes-Benz customers now have four new S-Class variants to choose from. We drove the cheapest of those new arrivals, in the 2014 S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid.
The 2014 Volvo V40 Cross Country D4 Diesel Luxury is all yours for $47,990 plus on-roads, and a hatch-cum-SUV for the individual thinker is what you’ll get. Check out our review.
Finally, we drove the last-ever Falcon GT to grace Australian roads this week, when we took to the wheel of the rip-snorting FPV GT F 351.
And that’s… the week that was.
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