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Road Test: 2013 Abarth 500C Competizione
By November 25, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Abarth 500C Competizione

If you want a sportier version of the Fiat 500, then your choice is the Abarth 500. We took a test drive with the Abarth 500C Competizione which is equipped with a robotised manual transmission. This kind of system always raises questions, so let’s see how it works.

Road Test: 2014 Volvo XC60 D5 AWD
By November 18, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2014 Volvo XC60 D5 AWD

Volvo has updated its best-selling model, the Volvo XC60 for the model year 2014. We took a test drive with the XC60 D5 AWD which is the top-of-the-range of the diesel lineup. There are many new features and new looks, but Volvo XC60 still still feels very familiar. What makes all Volvo cars great is that it always welcomes you warmly. Even if you haven’t driven one before, Volvo is very easy to get acquainted with.

Road Test: 2014 Audi S3 Sportback
By November 11, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2014 Audi S3 Sportback

Audi just keeps pushing more power out from its 2.0 TFSI engine. In the new 2014 Audi S3, the four cylinder engine delivers whopping 221 kW (300 hp) and 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque. Actually, this 2.0 TFSI in the new Audi S3 isn’t the same power source as used before, but a completely new engine which have been developed specifically for the new Audi S3.

Road Test: 2013 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic
By October 28, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic

Excluding the Audi S6 and RS 6 models, the most powerful petrol engined Audi A6 is the 3.0 TFSI. It is powered by the 3.0-litre V6 producing 228 kW (310 hp) and 440 Nm. This V6 engine is charged, but this time the T doesn’t stand for turbo. This can be a bit misleading because the 2.0 TFSI is turbocharged, but this 3.0 TFSI is actually supercharged.

Road Test: 2013 BMW 316i Sport Line
By October 14, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 BMW 316i Sport Line

BMW 3 Series’ entry level model is the 316i. It is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.6-litre petrol engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, high precision injection, Valvetronic fully variable valve control and Double-Vanos variable camshaft control. The engine produces 136 horsepower, which might sound a bit modest for the sporty 3 Series Sedan. However, with the twin-scroll turbocharger the engine delivers nice amount of torque from its considerably small displacement of 1598cc. The maximum torque of 220 Newton metres is delivered at 1,350rpm.

Road Test: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec Hybrid
By September 30, 2013 Read More →

Road Test: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz has updated the E-Class with new looks, new engine choices and new or optimised assistance systems borrowed from the new S-Class. Mercedes-Benz E-Class is also available with a wide range of engine variants. The most economical choice is this E 300 BlueTec Hybrid with an average fuel consumption of 4,1 l/100km and the CO2 emissions of 107 g/km.

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.

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