Chris Bowen

Chris is EFTM's Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce. He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.
  • POPULAR VOLVO SUV ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

    It’s the biggest selling premium SUV in Europe and the most popular Volvo in Australia. So, there’s a huge amount riding on the back of the new Volvo XC60. The official Australian launch has just occurred and we sent Chris Bowen to the Barossa Valley in South Australia to...
  • 2017 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY REVIEW

    The Land Rover Discovery was one of the first 4×4 vehicles I appreciated as a child. My father worked for “New Rowley Motors” at Artarmon, NSW in the spare parts department. They sold Jags and Land Rovers so occasionally he’d score one for the weekend. At the time, it...
  • THE PHANTOM RETURNS

    The Rolls Royce Phantom hardly even falls into the “car” category. But today, probably the most lauded maker of motor cars showcased the new 8th generation Phantom. The vehicle itself has been around since 1925, you can just imagine the calibre of people this kind of motoring excellence has...
  • THE M SERIES BMW CARS THAT NEVER MADE IT

    The Frankfurt Motor Show is arguably the biggest motor show of them all. But when in Germany it pays to head South to Munich, why? Because BMW has some amazing exhibits and museums you simply must check out if ever given the chance. Chris Bowen was taken inside the...
  • MERCEDES-AMG PROJECT ONE

    If there was ever going to be a headline act here at the Frankfurt Motor Show it’s the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. A hypercar with an F1 engine that can be driven on the road, simple as that. The mystery has finally been revealed and it’s one heck of a...
  • BMW TEAMS UP WITH TED

    Prior to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW teamed up with the non-profit organisation TED for the first “Next Visionaries” ideas competition. But what is TED? Since 1984 the corporation has become a worldwide hit, renowned for seeking out and spreading innovative new ideas. In 2006, TED went online,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: BMW Executive describes Tesla’s rise as Amazing

    Hildegard Wortmann is no stranger to BMWs – she loved them as a child, and purchased her first 3 Series privately instead of taking a company car when working for global giant Unilever, so as Senior Vice President of Brand at BMW – I sat down with her to discuss...
  • BMW LOGO GOES BLACK AND WHITE

    Chris Bowen is on the ground in Frankfurt for the IAA Cars 2017, or simply the Frankfurt Motor Show. BMW will unveil a huge number of production models and concept cars on an enormous stage next week. But it’s the logo change that’s generating some interest already. Some of...
  • AUDI A5 & S5 CABRIOLET REVIEW

    Back in March the Audi A5 and S5 coupé were launched, shortly thereafter the Sportsback arrived, now it’s time to unveil the next instalment, the Cabriolet. As previously reported the A5 is a totally new, clean-sheet design following the previous model’s 10-year reign. During that time, Audi sold 800,000...
  • CYGNETT HAS IN-CAR COVERED

    Cygnett In-Car Accessories If you spend many an hour behind the wheel it’s handy to have an array of in-car accessories supporting the gadgets you inevitably have. Cygnett has a very comprehensive range that will no doubt satisfy your needs. From chargers, cables, screen protectors, mounts and phone holders...
  • Nissan 370Z NISMO video review

    The Z for Nissan has been in existence for almost 50 years. It all started in 1969 when the Datsun 240Z coupe was launched, instantly becoming a classic. Over the years we’ve seen the 260Z, 280ZX, 300ZX, 350Z and today’s now nine-year-old 370Z. Be it a Datsun or Nissan...
  • Australian Volvo XC60 Pricing Announced.

    Volvo today announced the pricing for its new XC60 SUV ahead of the official Australian launch in October that EFTM will attend. Available in three variants the XC60 should suit most people’s needs. It will kick off with the Momentum, Inscription and the sports oriented R-Design. The 2017 XC60...
  • SodaStream Power

    The SodaStream is really one of the simplest appliances you can have in the kitchen. Plug a CO2 bottle into the rear, place a bottle of tap water into it, push a button and bang you have sparkling water. You can then add any number of flavours and drink...
  • Telstra Refunds AFL Fans After Outrage

    After the outrage from fans earlier in the year EFTM has learnt that Telstra is offering Live Pass refunds to customers who rightly blew up about screen size issues. A full refund to annual subscriptions who were affected by the change has been made available online to customers who...
  • BMW Fire The Starter’s Gun For Frankfurt

    Chris Bowen will cover the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt in mid-September for EFTM but BMW have today revealed a host of new creations and concepts, here’s just a taste… The updated BMW i3, will make its debut appearance and be joined by a second model variant. With...
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