Blogs By Marque
Even the excellent filtered air conditioning systems installed in all BMWs are prone to get a little polluted over time and without maintenance
E93 3 Series Convertible
The new E93 BMW 3 series convertible’s hard top retracts in just 22 seconds, and the 3 litre straight six engine takes the 330ci (the larger power plant) model quietly and smoothly from 0 to 100 in just 6.9 seconds with
BMW E70 X5
One of the primary strengths of the BMW E70 X5 is its Adaptive Drive system. In an even handed assessment in the carsguide.com.au Website late last year, reviewer Paul Pottinger sung the praises of the Adaptive Drive, which almost eliminates body roll in cornering.
The pursuit of optimum handling and on road stability is clearly a preoccupation of the BMW engineers who put together the latest BMW 5 Series range.
BMW 5 Series
BMW 5 Series vehicles look better with each design increment and release to market. The new 5 Series are eye-catching in the extreme. There may be little argument from many enthusiasts that the design is perhaps the best yet.
BMW 5 Series LCI
Alto BMW at Pennant Hills and Artarmon both have the new 5 Series LCI in the showroom. LCI or Life Cycle Impulse is the techno-poetic name applied to the set of evolutionary enhancements that BMW have applied across the exterior, interior of the vehicles and in the engine bay.
BMW 1 Series
The BMW 1 Series is a be-wheeled definition of style. Compact, fuel economical vehicles with sporty features are a class of their own, and have a lot of fans in the driving community.
If you can tear your eyes away from the amazing exterior profile of the Z4 Coupé for long enough, BMW Pennant Hills will let you drive the sexiest two-seater BMW thing there is.
BMW’s 740i is a car-technology enthusiast’s be-wheeled paradise.
The BMW 7 Series is the German master car-maker’s flagship ‘fleet’, and the 750i is aimed at those who want a high standard of standard luxury, with power to boot.
The latest update to the Camry sees attractive changes to its body profile. It is lowered and widened and the front end has been redesigned. There are also significant additions in terms of interior, security and anti-theft features.
The Aurion took out most of the significant automotive industry awards in 2006, including Wheels’ Car of the Year. It did so with a superior standard feature set and class-leading engine technology.
New Toyota Corolla
The new 2007, named ‘Auris’ in its concept car manifestation, is a re-assertion of the smart fun image of the Corolla. The standard and ‘S’ pack models are both sporty and agile looking, and offer attractive small car profiles.
Many of the most recent SUV offerings from major manufacturers have two things in common – significant attention has been paid to both power and aesthetics.
Looking in through the window of the Yaris is a little strange. The vehicle almost seems bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside. Not only are the lines of this compact parking space expander sporty and aerodynamic, but its design conveys a sense of newness.
Landcruiser 200 Range has 6 Models
The new LandCruiser 200 range has six models, with the choice of two engines and three model grades. The two engines are 4.7-litre petrol V8 equipped with VVT-i and 4.5-litre twin-turbo direct-injection diesel. The petrol engine is matched to a five-speed automatic transmission and the diesel engine to a six-speed automatic transmission. The model grades are GXL, VX and Sahara. All are highly specified.
More Technology, Features and Value in Landcruiser 200
Toyota Australia has added substantially more technology, features and value to new LandCruiser 200.
The biggest-seller in the range will be the 195kW, 650Nm twin turbo-diesel GXL, with a new six-speed automatic transmission and fuel use of just 10.3 litres/100km1.
Compared with the outgoing model it gains $6390 of specification, yet the price has risen less than $4550 from the previous model to $79,990 RRP.
Range Rover Sport TDV6
Possibly the most handsome SUV available today, the Range Rover Sport TDV6 sees the maturing of the Range Rover body format, whilst avoiding the sameness of line and profile that makes many recent vehicles in the class difficult to distinguish from one another.
Range Rover TDV8 Vogue
The Range Rover TDV8’s impeccable presentation, luxurious poise and stature are impressive.
TDV8 Range Rover Sport
A test drive in the new TDV8 Range Rover Sport at Alto Land Rover is a solid driving experience for the serious 4WD enthusiast. The diesel powered TDV8 and TDV6 Sport, and TDV8 Vogue, are all pristine examples of British engineering prowess.
Land Rover Defender
One of the most fresh and feature-filled Land Rover’s, the 2007 Defender, offers a powerful yet stylish economical choice for buyers.
Jaguar S-Type Diesel
Jaguar has always been a pioneer in the luxury diesel sedan class. The new S-Type Diesel is not only typically aesthetically delightful for a Jaguar, but has an engine that produces 435Nm of torque.
Jaguar's new C-XF concept car will ultimately be released as the replacement for the existing S-Type model.
Just like its diesel stable-mate, the S-Type, the XJ6D is impressive in terms of both torque and engine quietness. 435 Nm of torque makes for a very capable traffic manager.
Alto Jaguar’s showroom is often graced by the presence of superb sports cars, but the Jaguar XK Coupe and XK Convertible are unique in terms of their striking aesthetics and technological features.
It’s difficult to get any figure for the 0-100 km/h performance of the new Jaguar XKR, but based on the road-wrenching 306kw power output of the newly engineered lightweight Supercharged 4.2 litre V8 engine, the figure promises to be breathtaking.
The new 2008 Jaguar 2.1L V6 X-Type is a statement of comfort and luxury. The vehicle looks very ‘Jaguar’ indeed, and the interior is superbly appointed with luxury trim and comfort features like climate control and electric seat adjustment.
Paris to Dakar
That Mitsubishi have won twelve victories in 25 years of the coveted and grueling Paris to Dakar rally is a superb achievement, but the recent victory of Team Repsol Mitsubishi Ralliart was their seventh consecutive win.
Mitsubishi 380 Series III
Mitsubishi has included a host of new technology innovations in the new 380 Series III. Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) technology renders the lighter, more rigid body safer, while MBOS (Mitsubishi Body Optimised Suspension) improves road holding and ride-quality.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
For over a decade the exceptional Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has earned a worldwide reputation as the supercar slayer.
Mitsubishi’s Outstanding Lancer Evolution on Sale in Australia
The wait is over for power-hungry sports car fans – the all-new Lancer Evolution has arrived in Australia and with its stunning good looks, blistering performance, cutting edge technology and sure-footed dynamics, the vehicle will set a new benchmark in Australian sports sedans.