2012 Hyundai i40 Sedan On Sale In Australia

Hyundai Australia has announced the arrival of the i40 sedan, which expands its range of mid-sized passenger cars to three distinct models.

The i45 has been on the market the longest, while the i40 Tourer launched here in 2011. Now, the i40 sedan provides the i45 with a slightly smaller, slightly sportier sibling – a model strategy similar to Honda’s twinning of the Accord and Accord Euro.

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The Damage Control Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk held a conference call on Tuesday morning to allay concerns that the departures of two executives indicated broader problems within the California-based company. Tesla announced last Friday that Peter Rawlinson, the company’s vice president and chief engineer, left for undisclosed personal reasons. Mr. Musk said on Tuesday’s call that Nick Sampson, a chassis engineering supervisor, was dismissed. After falling 19 percent on Friday afternoon, Tesla’s stock was rebounding on Tuesday morning. The company still intends to sell its Model S sedan this summer and reveal a prototype of the Model X, Tesla’s third vehicle, on Feb. 9, Mr. Musk said.

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The new BMW M5.

At a glance.

  • Fifth generation of the world’s most successful high-performance sedan in the premium segment of the executive class; new BMW M5 is an exceptionally dynamic high-performance sports car with four doors and five seats; consistent further development of the vehicle concept initiated in 1984 with the first-generation BMW M5; compelling track potential combines with the comprehensive practicality of a luxurious business sedan; groundbreaking character headlined by significantly improved efficiency, supreme long-distance comfort, and innovative driver assistance systems and infotainment functions.

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BMW Reveals M5 Ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

Dressed in baby-blue clear coat and spinning a new twin-turbo engine generating more than 550 horsepower, the 2012 BMW M5 sedan was revealed online Wednesday.

Not unexpectedly, the car, which goes on sale in the United States early next year, closely echoes the prototype shown at the Shanghai auto show in April.
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Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept Explores Design Features That Will Migrate to Future Lexus

  • LF-Gh concept to make world debut at 2011 New York International Auto Show
  • Stylish and assertive concept advances notions of premium grand touring sedan
  • Concept explores Lexus’ future direction with aggressive and bold spindle-shaped front grille

The Lexus LF-Gh hybrid concept will make its global debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The concept, which sets out to redefine the premium grand touring sedan, will be at the Lexus display through May 1.
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