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The M3 Coupe morphs into the M4 in its fifth generation and adopts turbocharging for the first time. But don't worry M faithful, it's still a fine thing.

HSV Senator Signature vs Jeep GC SRT
Looking for a family vehicle with plenty of power? You could blow $200k on a Euro wagon, or spend half as much on either the HSV Senator or the Jeep GC SRT.

Jaguar XJR and XFR-S
Two Jaguars sport the same 550bhp supercharged V8, the XJR and the XFR-S. We’ve recently spent a little wheel time in both. They’re feisty but quite different in character.

Also in this issue
There’s a first drive of the new Mazda2, a well conceived littlie that’s due here at the end of the year, and the newly arrived and refreshed VW Polo and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Also from the M-B camp we sample another GLA, this time the 250 turbopetrol and we take the F-Type S Coupe for a blast. There are reports on the Nissan Qashqai, tested in both petrol and diesel guises and our take on BMW’s Alpine xDrive Experience from the snow farm near Cardrona. We feature Ford Australia’s R&D centre and report from the Rally of Coromandel, cruise up the Karamea highway and investigate the business of race seats with a profile on Wellington’s Racetech outfit. We get some saddle time on a range of new Honda motorcycles and another madcap MV Agusta in the form of the Brutale 800 Dragster.

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