A three-door Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance is just a fortnight away from showrooms as the team of German quicks gets more power and equipment. Three go-faster Golfs — the GTI, Performance Edition (150 examples only) and all-wheel drive R — are being added to the local line-up just six weeks after the Golf Mk 7.5 landed in Australia. Cheapest of the crew is the GTI manual from $41,490 and the Golf R starts at $52,990, promising more power and the fastest 0-100km/h sprint in a Golf to date, clocking just 4.8 seconds.
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Luxury brands shun red-pencil discounts, preferring the value-added road. So BMW has sharpened the deal on its X5 with a claimed $15,700 worth of extras on the xDrive30d. There is an M Sport package including 20-inch alloys, free metallic paint, an innovations package with active cruise control, glass sunroof and free scheduled servicing for four years/60,000km.