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New car diary for October 2007

Make: Audi

Model: A5

Released: Oct 2007

Audi's scintillating new A5 and S5 coupe twins are on sale in Australia earlier than expected - in October 2007. Audi’s first coupe for 11 years will kick off with a front-drive 3.2 FSI V6 CVT A5 variant priced around $90,000, plus the mighty S5 quattro manual with a 4.2-litre FSI V8, priced under $135,000.
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Make: Hummer

Model: H3

Released: Oct 2007

Holden has confirmed the introduction of America's legendary Hummer brand in Australia by late-2007. The H3 AWD wagon will single-handedly represent the GM-owned US brand, powered by a 3.7-litre 180kW five-cylinder DOHC petrol engine, mated to either five-speed manual or four-speed auto boxes.
read more about the Hummer H3

Make: Porsche

Model: 911 - Turbo Cabriolet

Released: Oct 2007

Porsche should release its next 911 Turbo Cabriolet in September. Powered by the same 353kW 3.6-litre twin-turbo boxer as the Turbo coupe, the soft-top differs from the 911 Cabriolet with wider wheel-arches, intake scoops and a pop-up wing. It'll offer both a six-speed manual and a five-speed auto.
read more about the Porsche 911

Make: Citroen

Model: C3 - 1.6 HDi

Released: Oct 2007

Citroen will launch a new 1.6 HDi 16V turbo-diesel engine to its C3 model range in late 2007. With approximately 82kW of power and 230Nm of torque, it is expected to accelerate the C3 from rest to 100km/h in under 10 seconds. Power is fed via a five-speed manual transmission.
read more about the Citroen C3

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Oct 2007

Nissan’s second-generation X-Trail, shown at the Geneva motor show in March 2007, will be built on the Renault Megane platform. Engines include a revised 2.5-litre petrol engine, and for overseas markets a new 2.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine option, sourced from Renault.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Hyundai

Model: Elantra - Hatch

Released: Oct 2007

Hyundai's new US-oriented HD Elantra sedan, launched here in October 2006, will morph into a five-foor hatch codenamed FD in October. The German-designed model will be named i30 in Europe and possibly Australia, and will bring cool styling from the 2006 Paris show's Arnejs concept.
read more about the Hyundai Elantra

Make: Ford

Model: Mondeo

Released: Oct 2007

Ford debuted its next-gen Mondeo at the 2007 Melbourne motor show, and has confirmed a late-2007 on-sale date. To be offered in both five-door and four-door guises, Mondeo will offer two petrol engines (a 167kW 2.5-litre five-cylinder and a 120kW 2.3-litre four), plus a 2.0-litre TDCi turbo-diesel.
read more about the Ford Mondeo

Make: Skoda

Model: Roomster

Released: Oct 2007

Skoda’s versatile Roomster is a compact five-seater people-mover that shares much with parent company VW's Polo but is closer in concept to the (seven-seat) VW Caddy Life. Roomster sits mid-way between the Fabia and Octavia in size and is powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines.
read more about the Skoda Roomster

Make: Audi

Model: R8

Released: Oct 2007

Audi's long-awaited R8 supercar was unveiled at the 2006 Paris motor show and proves faithful to the Le Mans quattro concept car. Closely related to the Lamborghini Gallardo, the R8 is Audi’s first mid-engined exotic and flaunts a 309kW 4.2-litre V8 in a lightweight aluminum space-frame body.
read more about the Audi R8

Make: Mercedes-Benz

Model: CL-class - CL65 AMG

Released: Oct 2007

Mercedes-Benz's all-new CL65 AMG high-performance coupe receives its marching orders from AMG-branded sisters models in the S65 and SL65. Its twin-turbo V12 offers 450kW/1000Nm and is paired with an AMG five-speed automatic transmission to reach 100km/h from standstill in just 4.4 seconds.
read more about the Mercedes-Benz CL-class

Make: BMW

Model: 3 Series - M3

Released: Oct 2007

BMW's next-gen M3 coupe, based on the all-new E92 3 Series Coupe on sale since October 2006, should appear globally by around Frankfurt motor show time 12 months later. Expect outputs of more than 300kW and 420Nm from a new 4.0-litre M5 V10-derived V8, to rival Audi's brilliant RS4.
read more about the BMW 3 Series

Make: Skoda

Model: Octavia

Released: Oct 2007

Skoda will launch a revitalized model range starting with the medium Octavia hatch and wagon at the Sydney motor show in October. It will be powered by 77kW 1.9-litre and 110kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engines, plus a direct-injection 103kW 2.0-litre petrol four – mated to manual and auto transmissions.
read more about the Skoda Octavia

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