TMR Lifestyle Cars

Lifestyle Car Reviews

  • BMW X4 : xDrive30d And xDrive35i

    What’s hot: Brilliant performance and handling, unique style. What’s not: Unique look has its detractors, some practicality compromises. X-FACTOR: In-your-face muscled lines, huge grunt...

     

    POSTED YESTERDAY

     
  • Jaguar F-TYPE : 2014 Coupe R

    What’s Hot: Dripping in style, brilliant suspension, sharp steering, punchy drivetrain. What’s Not: Quite heavy for a coupe, some options should be standard. X-FACTOR: It's like a si...

     

    POSTED FRI, 18 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 MINI Cooper : Manual 3-Door Hatch

    July 18, 2014 Vehicle Style: Light premium hatch Price: $26,650  (plus on-roads), $31,470 as-tested Engine/trans: 100kW/220Nm 1.5 turbo petrol 3cyl | 6sp manual Fuel Economy claimed: 4.7 l/...

     

    POSTED FRI, 18 JUL, 2014

     
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport

    What’s hot: Brilliant handling and grip, great sound, beautiful build. What’s not: Tight rear headroom; long supply delays. X-FACTOR: Guilt-free premium family buying:  a sporting s...

     

    POSTED SAT, 12 JUL, 2014

     
  • Peugeot RCZ-R

    July 4, 2014 What’s Hot: Playful chassis, gutsy engine, individual style. What’s Not: Killer road noise, looks too much like a standard RCZ. X-FACTOR: Race-derived engine and handling...

     

    POSTED FRI, 4 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet

    July 4, 2014 What’s Hot: Sexy style, crisp handling and typical Audi quality feel. What’s Not: No standard sat-nav or seat heaters. X-FACTOR: It's in a small niche, but...

     

    POSTED FRI, 4 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Skoda Yeti : 103TDI 4x4 Outdoor

    2014 SKODA YETI 103TDI REVIEW Vehicle style: Compact SUV Price: $33,590 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 103kW/350Nm 2.0litre 103TDI | 6spd dual-clutch DSG Fuel economy claimed: 6.7 l/1...

     

    POSTED SUN, 22 JUN, 2014

     
  • Ford FPV GTF 351

    FPV GTF 351 REVIEW What’s hot: Rip-snorting performance, great handling and wailing supercharger. What’s not: Looks similar to other GTs (no unique body parts), dated interior, limited...

     

    POSTED SAT, 21 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible : 428i Petrol Auto

    2014 BMW 4 SERIES REVIEW Vehicle Style: midsized prestige convertible Price: $97,500  (plus on-roads), $101,040 as-tested. Engine/trans: 180kW/350Nm 2.0 turbo petrol 4cyl | 8sp automatic...

     

    POSTED SUN, 15 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Mercedes GLA : 200 CDI Diesel Auto

    2014 MERCEDES-BENZ GLA REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Compact luxury SUV Price: $47,900 (plus on-roads), $56,550 as-tested Engine/trans: 100kW/300Nm 2.2 turbo diesel 4cyl | 7sp twin-clutch a...

     

    POSTED FRI, 13 JUN, 2014

     
  • FPV GTF 351 : Ford Proving Ground Launch

    FPV GT F 351 REVIEW What's hot: Balance, power and finesse; gorgeous blended Boss V8 howl and supercharged whine - a performance bargain. What's not: Too bad, they’re mostly sold; vi...

     

    POSTED WED, 11 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 BMW 2 Series : 220i Sport Line

    2014 BMW 2 SERIES REVIEW Vehicle Style: 2-door sports coupe Price: $50,500  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 135kW/270Nm 2.0 turbo petrol 4cyl | 8sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.0 l/100km |...

     

    POSTED SAT, 7 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 BMW M235i Automatic

    2014 BMW 2 SERIES REVIEW Vehicle Style: Sports car. Price: $79,900  (plus on-roads), $91,315 (as-tested) Engine/trans: 240kW/450Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 8sp automatic Fuel Economy claim...

     

    POSTED SUN, 25 MAY, 2014

     
  • 2014 Audi S3 Sedan : Track Test At Phillip Island

    2014 AUDI S3 REVIEW   What’s Hot: Cracking performance, quattro grip, generous standard equipment. What’s Not: No manual option (yet)... and that's about it. X-FACTOR: Fast,...

     

    POSTED TUE, 20 MAY, 2014

     
  • 2014 Kia Pro_Cee'd GT : Tech Pack

    2014 KIA PROCEED REVIEW Vehicle Style: Three-door small warm hatch Price: $33,490 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 150kW/265Nm 4cyl petrol turbo | 6spd manual Fuel Economy claimed: 7.4 l/100km |...

     

    POSTED MON, 19 MAY, 2014

     
  • 2014 Renault Clio GT

    2014 RENAULT CLIO REVIEW What’s Hot: Handles well, looks cooler than the base Clio. What’s Not: Not as fast as an RS, not as comfortable as a regular Clio. X-FACTOR: Sporty looks with...

     

    POSTED THU, 1 MAY, 2014

     
  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type : V8 S Convertible

    2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE REVIEW  Vehicle Style: High-performance luxury convertible Price: $201,945 (retail) | $212,020 (as-tested) Engine/trans: 364kW/625Nm 5.0 supercharged petrol V8 | 8sp...

     

    POSTED FRI, 25 APR, 2014

     
  • 2014 MINI Cooper And Cooper S

    2014 MINI COOPER REVIEW What’s hot: Brilliant new engines, great handling, and new low prices. What’s not: Interior plastics are awful, noisy on-road. X-FACTOR: It has still got it: s...

     

    POSTED WED, 16 APR, 2014

     
  • 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback

    2014 AUDI RS7 REVIEW What’s Hot: Incredible thrust, intoxicating sound, all-weather grip. What’s Not: Heavy and thirsty (but will any buyer with this budget care?) X-FACTOR: Audi&rsqu...

     

    POSTED SUN, 13 APR, 2014

     
  • 2014 Lexus CT200h

    2014 LEXUS CT 200H REVIEW   What’s Hot: Thrifty powerplant, improved handling. What’s Not: Far from quick, entry price higher than competitors. X-FACTOR: Looking for something sm...

     

    POSTED TUE, 8 APR, 2014

     
 

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