Month: October 2011

Holden SSV Ute: The Big, Butch, Manly, Hairy Chested Aussie Muscle Car.

  The Ute is a peculiarly Australian invention. A farmer’s wife wanted a vehicle to take her to church on Sundays and the pigs to market during the week. And lo, the Ute came. Think about it, they don’t exist in any other market. Sure there are the Hi-luxes and F series Fords but no … Continue reading Holden SSV Ute: The Big, Butch, Manly, Hairy Chested Aussie Muscle Car.

When Cars Talk to Each Other. Car-to-x – The Communication Platform of the Future

      The key to intelligent driving, which is synonymous with energy-efficient and safe driving, is forward thinking. To help drivers plan ahead, vehicles from the BMW Group are already fitted with a large number of sensors designed to improve safety, comfort and efficiency. Often, however, these sensors have only a limited predictive capability … Continue reading When Cars Talk to Each Other. Car-to-x – The Communication Platform of the Future

Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Electric Vehicle Sparks Public Interest

  Mitsubishi's all-electric i-MiEV city car is now on sale to the Australian public. The model year 2012 i-MiEV combines performance and comfort with the latest electric vehicle technology to provide a sustainable transport solution now and in the future. The i-MiEV, which stands for Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle, first arrived in Australia in July … Continue reading Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV Electric Vehicle Sparks Public Interest

The New C 63 AMG Coupé – Emotion and High Performance at its Most Attractive

Mercedes-Benz presents the new C 63 AMG Coupé, a stand-alone, highperformance car that appeals to all the senses: unmistakable design is teamed up with a high-performance drive system and dynamic handling. The new Coupé rounds off the successful C-Class AMG model range, which includes the classic Saloon as well as the practical Estate models. The … Continue reading The New C 63 AMG Coupé – Emotion and High Performance at its Most Attractive

Mercedes-Benz Wins in Four Categories

The Mercedes-Benz CLS, the SLS AMG Roadster and the various models in the C-Class are the most attractive vehicles in their respective classes. Furthermore, the legendary 300 SL Gullwing of the 1950s has earned the right to be called a design icon of recent decades. Such were the results of a survey of readers undertaken … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Wins in Four Categories

E 63 AMG Saloon and Estate Pricing Announced

E 63 AMG Estate to make its Australian return in 2011 New 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels fitted as standard No change to E 63 AMG Saloon pricing AMG Performance package available on both variants Initial Australian orders for the powerful E 63 AMG will begin to arrive over the coming weeks and will be available … Continue reading E 63 AMG Saloon and Estate Pricing Announced

Audi Introduces a New Dimension of Efficiency to the Class-Leading A6 Sedan

Powerful, efficient 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TFSI engines launched in Australia for all-new Audi A6 saloon  Audi A6 2.0 TDI is the most fuel efficient vehicle in its segment Low fuel consumption and low emissions, combined with excellent performance signals strong future for 4-cylinder models  Audi Australia has introduced two brand new, ultra-efficient front-wheel-drive, 4-cylinder … Continue reading Audi Introduces a New Dimension of Efficiency to the Class-Leading A6 Sedan

THE HURRICANE: TOMORROW’S HOLDEN REBORN

      Holden has gone back to the future, restoring its very first concept car – the 1969 Holden Hurricane. The futuristic research vehicle described as an experiment “to study design trend, propulsion systems and other long range developments” has been restored to its former glory as a labour of love by a dedicated … Continue reading THE HURRICANE: TOMORROW’S HOLDEN REBORN

Peugeot 508: A little French Kissin

508: A posh French Kiss. We spent a week with the stunning Peugeot 508 GT. Yes I said stunning. I know stunningness has been missing from the Peugeot line up in recent times. Until the gorgeous RCZ turned up you would be forgiven for thinking that the designers were on holiday leaving the kids in … Continue reading Peugeot 508: A little French Kissin

Audi A1 1.6 TDI Off to a Strong Start in the 2011 World Solar Challenge

Audi A1 1.6 TDI starts at the front of the pack in the 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge Steamy weather, strong headwinds and road trains mark first day Day 1 – 316 km of 3028 km event Audi’s brand new, ultra frugal A1 1.6 TDI manual led away the field in the 2011 Veolia World … Continue reading Audi A1 1.6 TDI Off to a Strong Start in the 2011 World Solar Challenge