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Road Test: 2014 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid
By September 23, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2014 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

The Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid is an excellent example of what can be achieved by adding an extra electric motor to a diesel-engined car. This new Hybrid isn’t just the most economical car in the Volvo V60 range, it is also the fastest V60 diesel model. Sounds like a perfect combination!

Road Test: 2013 BMW M135i xDrive
By September 9, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 BMW M135i xDrive

If you didn’t get hands on one of those limited edition BMW 1 Series M Coupe cars, you might consider this BMW M135i instead. As part of the BMW M Performance Automobiles lineup, the M135i is a bit more comfortable than the track-focused 1 Series M Coupe. However, the BMW M135i still has more performance […]

Road Test: 2013 Peugeot 208 GTi
By September 2, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Peugeot 208 GTi

The 208 GTi has arrived to spice up the Peugeot 208 lineup. The compact, lightweight body of the Peugeot 208 provides an excellent starting point for the sporty GTi. Compared to the preceding Peugeot 207, the 208 is about 90 kilograms lighter. Although well equipped, the weight of the new Peugeot 208 GTi is just 1160 kilograms. This improves car’s driving dynamics and fuel efficiency, and also makes it possible to achieve good performance without massive sized engine.

Road Test: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
By August 26, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

The new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is a perfect retro car. It inevitably resembles the original Beetle Cabriolet from 1949, but still has modern design. The car looks great and is much sportier than the predecessor, the New Beetle Cabriolet. Compared to which, the Beetle Cabriolet is 152 mm (6.0 inches) longer and 84 mm (3.3 inches) wider. Car’s overall length is 4,278 mm (168.4 inches). The longer wheelbase has improved interior space and boot capacity. At the rear there is enough knee space also for an adult passenger. The cargo capacity has increased by 24 litres to 225 litres. The rear seat can now be folded down, thanks to a newly developed rollover protection system.

Road Test: 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo
By August 13, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Nissan Juke Nismo

Nissan has finally brought the Nismo brand to Europe, and the first model available with the Nismo-threatment is the Nissan Juke. This small crossover might sound a bit weird choice for a sporty Nismo version, but it is actually pretty fun car to drive. The Nissan Juke Nismo is compact crossover with the length of […]

Road Test: 2013 BMW M6 Coupe
By August 5, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 BMW M6 Coupe

The BMW 6 Series Coupe looks great in its standard form. Take that as a starting point, add some M exterior and interior design features, and the result is fantastic. Its the new BMW M6 Coupe. At the front end the large air intakes and flared wheel arches create a powerful look. Bmw M6 also has a newly designed M kidney grille with M6 badge. The grille’s black, paired kidney grille slats have a bit of the same design as the M wheels. The new BMW M6 Coupe is fitted with 19-inch M light-alloy wheels as standard. The forged wheels feature seven double-spokes in a two-tone finish.

Road Test: 2014 Jaguar F-Type S
By July 29, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2014 Jaguar F-Type S

If you think that the new Jaguar F-Type roadster is great, you would be wrong, because this car is awesome. It looks gorgeous, drives beautifully, sounds fantastic and has the performance to match its sporty appearance.

Road Test: 2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 4Motion
By July 15, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 4Motion

It’s good to know that there are some things in life that you can always rely on. One of them is Volkswagen Golf. Making its first appearance in 1974, the Volkswagen Golf is now in its seventh generation. Although the Golf has new design, some typical Golf elements like the C-pillars and the roofline have remained. The front and rear section have a modern look thanks to the new headlights and rear lights, but still the Golf is easy to recognise.

Road Test: 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive18i
By July 1, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 BMW Z4 sDrive18i

BMW Z4’s new entry level version is the sDrive18i powered by a 2.0-litre, turbocharged petrol engine. This same power source can be found from the sDrive20i and sDrive28i models. The four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine features twin-scroll turbocharging, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, Valvetronic fully variable valve control and Double-Vanos continuously variable camshaft control. In the sDrive18i, the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivers 115 kW / 156 hp at 5,000rpm and 240 Newton metres (177 lb-ft) of torque between 1,250 and 4,400 rpm. As standard the engine is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and the eight-speed automatic is available as an option.

Road Test: 2013 Audi SQ5 3.0 BiTDI quattro
By June 17, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Audi SQ5 3.0 BiTDI quattro

At first glance, you wouldn’t guess that this SUV is diesel engined. Its sporty looks and the V6 T badges on the front fenders give you the idea of a powerful petrol engine. Well, this would be true if we we’re on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, as in the US this car comes with the 3.0 TFSI petrol engine. However, here in Europe the new Audi SQ5 is powered by a diesel engine.