And will the GTX badge soon replace the revered GTI suffix?
Volkswagen, like Audi, Mini, and Mercedes-Benz, is in a bit of an awkward pickle: It now builds an electric rival to its core model.Audi's own e-tron GT arguably competes with the RS6, the A7, and the A8. Mini
Not bad
As you'll well know, BMW loves its art cars. And to put it mildly, we're rather fond of them, too.Only thing is, BMW's art cars are usually designed and painted by, well...artists. This latest collection may look
If you have the budget
This is the second step in Porsche's electric strategy. We've had the Taycan-this is its crossover cousin, the Cross Turismo. Think Audi Allroad and you're spot-on. In due course, there'll be a Sport Turismo along with
Peak power is now at 295hp, versus 201hp for the standard car
Welcome to the first of many sporty electric road-going Volkswagens-the ID.4 GTX. Big news is the addition of a second e-motor for all-wheel drive (when required, not all the time) and a reasonable, but not earth-shattering,
For your viewing pleasure
In our line of work, review units are handed over with a little mileage on them. Vehicles that haven't been broken in, after all, are hardly proper barometers for the type of performance manufacturers would like to convey to consumers.Every
Everyone’s favorite scientist
The Porsche Taycan is a masterpiece of German engineering, thanks in no small part to it being the sports car manufacturer's first fully electric vehicle. That said, the leap in tech can be quite a bit to get your head around
Look, ma, no sidewalls
Stuttgart-based Mercedes modifier Hofele-Design doesn't really do subtle, and its latest bespoke commission has never even heard of the word...This is the Ultimate HGLE Coupe-a one-off Mercedes-Benz GLE made for an as-yet-unnamed 'private
To be launched next month
In March 2020, Volkswagen Philippines confirmed that it would be introducing the T-Cross in the local market. If this is a release you've been keeping an eye on, you'll be happy to know that we finally have a launch
It’s the brand’s most affordable SUV yet
Meet the Q4 e-tron, the first Audi built on the bespoke electric platform underpinning all of the Volkswagen Group's most affordable EVs. And with the VW Group knowing what its customers want, we're getting a four-ringed SUV before
Does the #savethemanuals hero work with paddle shifters?
Let's start with the figures, because that's where the new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 PDK best states its case. Yep, one of the key protagonists of the #savethemanuals movement now offers paddle shifters. And if it's anything like the
“Still a gorgeously refined long-distance GT”
Here's one of the biggest boots you can buy, if that's not too vulgar a way to begin. Sure, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon has plenty of technical and engineering talent to entice you toward it and away from
Good for 261hp and up to 20km/L
Here's something that might shock you. The Mercedes-Benz CLS has been with us 17 years. Yep, the car that founded the coupaloon (or should it be saloupe?) sector is now old enough to learn to drive. Fitting, given it's
And another one
Apparently Volkswagen thinks the world needs yet another crossover. So it's pinching the Nivus from South America, where it was developed and is already available, and has announced plans to stick it on sale in Europe towards the end of this
You either adapt or face obsolescence
Deep inside the German car companies, something very big indeed is shifting. Inside five years, they'll drastically reconfigure how they design, develop, build, and sell.I'd love to tell you what sort of cars this means we'll get, but
We try out two variants from the range: the E220d and the E53 AMG
If the S-Class is the car that defines Mercedes-Benz as a purveyor of very clever, safe and refined luxury cars, then the E-Class is the lucky little brother that comes along shortly afterwards and gets most-if not all-
Important numbers: 612hp, 0-100 in 3.3sec, 323kph top speed
Today is officially a very good day, for it begins with news of a new Alpina. More specifically the gorgeous Alpina B8 Gran Coupe-a subtler, rarer, altogether cooler and softer-edged alternative to BMW's own M8 Gran Coupe.Let's
It’s called the Heritage Design Edition
A retro tribute. Or in Porsche-speak, a 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition. We can divide that into two distinct elements if you split the name between '4S' and 'Heritage,' which is worth doing as those three little words at the
The higher of two variants at launch gets 492hp
BMW has revealed two versions of its fully-electric iX SUV that'll be available when it launches later this year. One is big and fast, and the other is just as big, but very fast.In BMW speak, the former is
We can’t wait to try this out
When it comes to in-car infotainment, once you've tried one system, you've pretty much tried them all. Sure, they may differ in appearance somewhat, but most of them offer the same feature set and capabilities.Us? We prefer just
Glass half-empty or half-full?
It's a big moment. The first BMW M4 was a hit. Those of us who geek out over the lineage of performance cars saw the renaming of the two-door M3 as a bit of an affront. Meanwhile, those who actually
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