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The skinny: Not for the faint-hearted the thumping new GLE Coupe from Mercedes-Benz takes a leaf out of BMW's style book - the one it used to create the polarising but very successful X6. Essentially the style idea is to take a bold coupe-like shape then jam it atop the platform and mechanicals of the GLE SUV. The result is something new for MB and another sports coupe-cum-SUV crossover to terrorise just about everything else. BMW is now up to its second generation X6 the vehicle that pioneered the SUV coupe so there's some catching up to do for MB.... continue reading
Hyundai Tucson Gets 500kW Bisimoto Makeover For SEMAWED, 23 SEP, 2015
Hyundai has teamed up with performance tuners Bisimoto for the fourth straight year to produce its latest powered-up creation for the 2015 SEMA sho...
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Cancelled Due To Costs - ReportTUE, 22 SEP, 2015
Infiniti’s powered-up Q50 Eau Rouge will remain as a stand-alone concept for the foreseeable future, as the Japanese carmaker has reportedly ...
HSV Gen-F2 Range Arrives - 400kW Supercharged LSA V8 For R8 And SenatorTUE, 22 SEP, 2015
Holden Special Vehicles has confirmed it will supercharge the majority of its range, with a detuned version of the GTS flagship's 6.2 litre sup...
Ferrari CEO Gives Strong Hint Of V6 FutureFRI, 18 SEP, 2015
Talk is cheap, but when the head of Ferrari starts talking about a V6 engine joining the range, the motoring world stops and listens.
Renault Megane RS Coming In 2017 With Manual Transmission And Four-Wheel SteeringFRI, 18 SEP, 2015
The recent reveal of the Renault’s latest Megane hatch at the Frankfurt Motor Show delivered a smart looking five-door with a range of new te...
Frankfurt Motor Show - Brabus Unveils 625kW 850 Biturbo 4X4 GLE CoupeTHU, 17 SEP, 2015
With the arrival of a new performance model from Mercedes-Benz comes the arrival of an insane version from Brabus, and the latest is on display at ...
Frankfurt Motor Show - Performance Stats And Pricing For Alfa Romeo GiuliaTHU, 17 SEP, 2015
While there wasn’t anything new on the Alfa Romeo stand at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, that didn’t stop the Italian carmake...
Ford Focus RS Will Hit 100km/h In Just 4.7 SecondsTHU, 17 SEP, 2015
Ford has revealed that its AWD hyper hatch, the Focus RS, will be able to sprint from zero to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds, making it fast...
Aston Martin Confirms DB11 Name For Late 2016 - Frankfurt Motor ShowWED, 16 SEP, 2015
Aston Martin has confirmed that its long-awaited replacement for the 12 year-old DB9 will launch towards the end of 2016 wearing a DB11 badge on it...
Frankfurt Motor Show - BMW Announces M6 Competition Edition and M6 GT3WED, 16 SEP, 2015
Although normally more of a high performance tourer than an out-and-out performance machine, BMW’s 6 Series range certainly shows some promis...
2015 MINI Cooper JCW Hatch Review: Stove-Hot Master Blaster LaunchedWED, 15 JUL, 2015
What’s Hot: Terrific handling, entertaining dynamics, punchy engine, keen standard feature list What’s Not: Road noise, a proper LSD w...
2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review: Sticky, Porky, But Nice...MON, 29 JUN, 2015
What’s Hot: Technology plus, dynamic AWD performance, solid price What’s Not: Small cabin, noisy, a bit porky, no spare wheel X-FACTO...
2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review: Hitting The SnowFRI, 26 JUN, 2015
What’s Hot: Surprisingly nimble on snow, very potent V6 turbo, more traction than we expected What’s Not: Snowbound skidpans are disap...
2015 Ford Focus ST Review: Ford's Speedy Hatch Gets An UpdateTHU, 18 JUN, 2015
What’s Hot: Value for money buying, straight-line power, a classier interior.
Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Review: 2015 CLA 200, CLA 250 Sport, CLA 45 AMG - Practical And Pretty In One PackageFRI, 12 JUN, 2015
What's hot: Compelling style, powerful AMG variant, extra interior space What's not: Not exactly cheap, some low speed transmiss...
2015 Audi RS6 Avant and RS7 Review: Comfort, Grunt, And Timeless StyleTHU, 14 MAY, 2015
What’s Hot: Glorious exhaust noise, torque-laden rush, immense road presence.
2015 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe Review: Monstrous Power, Monstrous Performance... Monstrous PriceTUE, 12 MAY, 2015
What’s Hot: Utterly seamless performance, stunningly handsome good looks, superb interior presentation.
Ford Focus ST Review 2015: The Well-Mannered Rat-Pack BratTHU, 7 MAY, 2015
What's hot: Fabulous grip, hot-hatch performance, comfortable on-road, superb seats.
2015 Audi TT Quattro S tronic Sport Review: The TT 'Mans Up'THU, 23 APR, 2015
What's Hot: Beautiful interior presentation, rorty engine, AWD grip, leading-edge cabin technology.
2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review: Transmissions On The Right FrequencyTHU, 16 APR, 2015
What’s Hot: A manual option at last, big power increase, infotainment upgrade.