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Audi A4 Ultra - front
Road tests

Audi A4 Avant Ultra review

23 Jul, 2014

No doubt that the new Audi A4 Avant Ultra is green but is it also good? Find out here…

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV long termer car
Long-term tests

Long-term test review: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

23 Jul, 2014

We pick up the keys to our new plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Let's find out what it can do

Audi A7 Ultra tracking
Road tests

Audi A7 Ultra review

19 Jul, 2014

Efficient Audi A7 Ultra gets power boost and impressive fual economy gains

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Clean diesel front
Road tests

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Clean diesel review

18 Jul, 2014

Audi Q5 gets new 2.0-litre diesel engine, and could be badged as an Ultra model when it comes to the UK in 2015

Audi A8 Front action

Audi A8 e-tron on the way with new V6 diesel-electric engine

18 Jul, 2014

More powerful plug-in hybrid version of V6 diesel to get first showing in Audi A8 e-tron, then rolled across the range


Wales backs car smoking ban

15 Jul, 2014

Consultation currently open to make decision on banning smoking in cars with children present

Geely GE

Chinese copycat cars

8 Jul, 2014

As China’s car market booms, we look at the shameless lookalikes Chinese car makers are selling - and see if they are legal

Citroen tackles C4 Picasso suspension issues

Citroen tackles C4 Picasso suspension issues

3 Jul, 2014

Customers complained to BBC Watchdog of poor ride after gas escapes from air suspension system on rear wheels

Mercedes CLA 180
In-depth reviews

Mercedes CLA review

with sharp looks, an engaging drive and a varied engine range, the Mercedes CLA is an attractive alternative to the Audi A3 saloon

Dacia Duster

Dacia cars: what is the secret of their success?

1 Jul, 2014

Cut-price car brand Dacia was a sales sensation in the UK last year. We headed to Romania to find out the secrets behind its success

German manufacturers no longer most reliable

Tables turn on manufacturers as car buyers get more rights

14 Jun, 2014

Consumer Rights Directive makes complaining for motorists easier than ever

Bloodhound SSC

Bloodhound SSC cockpit revealed ahead of record attempt

13 Jun, 2014

Windscreen thicker than fighter jet and 3D-printed steering wheel for 1,000mph car

Diesel smog, haze, pollution

Call for diesel scrappage scheme

13 Jun, 2014

Concern is growing at the rising number of old diesels on the road, and the potential damage they could be causing to air quality

Insurance clamdown

New plans to reduce car insurance costs announced

12 Jun, 2014

The latest ideas will also be used to try to increase competition in the insurance market

RMIF member garage search

Garage labour rates hit record £215 per hour

11 Jun, 2014

Average costs across all franchised and non-franchised workshops on the up

West Ham number plate

Top ten football number plates revealed

9 Jun, 2014

League table shows that England can only manage a disappointing seventh place

Volkswagen Golf hatchback 2013 front static

New car registrations experience longest ever period of growth

5 Jun, 2014

May represents the 27th month of year-on-year rises, beating previous record from 1989

GM badge

GM car defects could have led to more deaths in US

4 Jun, 2014

Study claims that accidents in GM cars linked to ignition switch recall issues occur at higher rate

Congestion/Emissions Camera

Congestion Charge to rise by 15 per cent

28 May, 2014

TfL says capital's Congestion Charge will be increased to £11.50 per day in June

Ban on passengers for young drivers

Teenage drivers represent high risk on the road

27 May, 2014

Research finds that one in eight accidents involving injury involve a driver aged 17-19

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