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Audi Q2

Audi snaps up Q4 and Q2 names from Fiat

19 Jan, 2016

FCA finally agrees to let Audi use its trademarked names opening the way for new Audi SUV and crossover models

BMW 225xe - nose

BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in: UK prices revealed

11 Nov, 2015

BMW's new 2-Series Active Tourer and 3-Series plug-in hybrid range priced from £35,005 and £33,935 respectively

BMW i3 hatchback 2013 main front tracking

Production fuel-cell BMW by 2020

11 Jun, 2015

BMW confirms it will build a mass-production fuel-cell car by 2020, likely under the ‘i’ brand

BMW M Power engine

Turbo takeover: is this the end for naturally aspirated engines?

10 Feb, 2015

As the seemingly unstoppable march of the turbo continues, we chart the decline of the much loved ‘atmo’ engine

Skoda Roomster

New Skoda Roomster confirmed

29 Oct, 2014

The will-they, won’t-they saga surrounding the new Skoda Roomster is settled

Audi RS6 Avant side view

Audi RS range to go hybrid

27 Oct, 2014

Legislation will force future Audi performance cars into using hybrid power

Audi R8 LMX front lights
Road tests

Audi R8 LMX review

29 Jul, 2014

New Audi R8 LMX is the fastest R8 ever and only 99 will be built


Audi R8 LMX revealed

9 May, 2014

Audi beats BMW with first laser lights in production car, special edition is most powerful R8 ever


Jaguar F-Type Club Sport planned

28 Mar, 2014

Jaguar eyeing up a lighter, faster and more extreme version of the F-Type Coupe

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe front tracking

Jaguar considers four-cylinder F-Type

28 Mar, 2014

Senior Jaguar officials are open to fitting a four-cylinder engine, providing performance is sufficient


Next BMW X1 set to go big on efficiency

1 Mar, 2014

Exclusive image reveals 2015 BMW X1, which will use the front-wheel drive architecture of the MINI

Volkswagen Polo R white front
Road tests

Volkswagen Polo R: 250bhp 4WD prototype driven

28 Feb, 2014

Volkswagen Polo R is confirmed, and we get behind the wheel of 250bhp four-wheel drive prototype

BMW carbon wheel

BMW carbon fibre wheels close to producion

20 Feb, 2014

BMW is only a year or two away from making the word “alloys” outdated in the car industry

Road tests

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet R: new prototype driven

24 Jan, 2014

We test prototype VW Beetle Cabriolet R with 4WD and 278bhp 2.0-litre turbo

2015 Audi R8

Audi quattro under new management

22 Jan, 2014

Heinz Hollweger to manage Audi quattro brand and oversee new RS and R8 models

MINI sports car

MINI planning sports car to rival MX-5

14 Aug, 2013

The new MINI sports car will replace slow-selling Roadster and Coupe

Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 front action
Road tests

Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6

5 Apr, 2013

We travelled to Dubai to put the 536bhp Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 through its paces in the desert

Mercedes CLA 45 AMG front tracking
Road tests

Mercedes CLA 45 AMG

25 Mar, 2013

We take to the passenger seat of the new 355bhp Mercedes CLA 45 AMG to see if it delivers

Mercedes SLS Electric Drive front tracking
Road tests

Mercedes SLS Electric Drive

7 Mar, 2013

The Mercedes SLS Electric Drive delivers 730bhp and costs £333,000

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series front tracking
Road tests

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series

1 Mar, 2013

The Mercedes SLS Black comes with 622bhp and a £230k price tag

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