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// Revealed: BMW unveils its first electric M car, the 405kw i4 m50

After long flirting with the idea of a proper performance-orientated electric car, BMW has done it; unveiling the i4 M50 this morning.

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// VIA tackles plans to change emissions rule

Industry organisation is working closely with the Ministry of Transport following proposals to make the standards for imports tougher.

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// Hot Audi SQ5 punches out 700nm

Audi’s updated SQ5 TDI V6 diesel SUV has arrived in New Zealand showrooms. Prices start at $134,900 for the wagon which runs a 3.0-litre a V6 diesel developing 251kW of maximum power and mammoth peak torque of 700Nm.


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// Rimac Nevera storms hypercar market

Rimac Automobili has launched the all-electric Nevera hypercar. It’s a production version of the C Two concept car revealed at the International Geneva Motor Show in 2018

// Lending guidance finalised

Regulator warns leading staff at lenders who fail to exercise required levels of care risk facing penalties of up to $200,000.

// Regions tipped to lag over EV uptake

Mazda NZ boss acknowledges price and driving preferences may lead to uneven demand for zero-emissions vehicles across the country.

// Eroad plans to consolidate markets

Company emerges strongly from a difficult year and focuses on improving its offerings.

// BMW confirms bumper electric car line-up for NZ

Hot on the heels of the unveiling earlier this morning of its new i4 M50, BMW New Zealand has confirmed it will be bringing both the standard i40 and the M50 performance variant into the country.


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