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How does this German offering stack up against the rest of the segment?
You must get the manual
Let me interrupt you there. Have the manual. There are plenty of other choices to make when buying a GT3 Touring, but that's the only one that really matters. It puts you more in touch with this engine, makes you think
There’s a market for these things
Modern-day BMW design is, um, controversial to say the least. And we bet the X5 and X6 Black Vermilion Editions will do precisely nothing to change that.On the face of it, the Black Vermilion Editions are little more than matte-
Please wipe your hands before entering
It's come a long way, baby. Where the original featured a horizontal strip with a few major controls huddled near the driver, the 2021 edition gets a ginormous central touchscreen that wouldn't look out of place in your living room.
Damn, that torque figure
All together now...aww. Isn't this adorable? It's called the Xbus and it's "the most innovative and modular light vehicle in the world," according to its German manufacturer.It might just be the most versatile vehicle we've ever
An SUV isn’t always the answer
Today is officially a good day, for we are able to bring you news of a new fast wagon: the Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R Estate.Of course, it uses the same drivetrain as the Golf R five-door hatch-a 2.0-
More info on this upcoming release
The Volkswagen Kombi is making a comeback. The German carmaker is launching the Multivan here in the Philippines with the iconic 'Kombi' moniker attached to it, and we're kind of excited at the proposition.If you're interested, Volkswagen Philippines has
“It’s refined top up or down”
The story here: a cloth roof. The last two generations of this car (one the last to be badged '3-Series'; the other the first to carry the 4-Series name) deployed three-piece folding metal roof mechanisms, sacrificing weight, packaging, and
With 473hp and bits borrowed from the 911 Turbo
This is a new Porsche 911. It is potentially the only Porsche 911 you might ever need to read about, because it is the new Porsche 911 GTS.And if you know, you know. Porsche itself says: "Inspired by the 904 GTS
Same engine, more outgoing personality
A new Audi RS3 is coming, and before too long, we'll see the entire car, shorn of its camouflage and '1-2-4-5-3' decals-the latter a not-so-subtle shorthand for its five-cylinder engine.Audi has released
No one would accuse this of being subtle-looking
German tuner TechArt has been producing its GTstreet range of Porsche 911s for 20 years, with the first being based on the 996 Turbo two decades ago. This new 992-gen 911 Turbo S-based GTstreet R might just be the most
The pinnacle of the brand’s performance
Local BMW loyalists looking for a taste of the manufacturer's performance-oriented offerings are going to want to ready their bank accounts.SMC Asia Car Distributors, the German carmaker's official Philippine distributor, has just launched three of the company's
The i Hydrogen Next will be produced in limited numbers next year
BMW has begun testing "near-standard" prototypes of the i Hydrogen NEXT-effectively a hydrogen-fueled X5-ahead of presenting a "small-series model" in 2022. The X5s will be tested in Europe under "real-life conditions" as BMW gears up to
Minus the massive fixed rear wing
The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring is back. As expected, the 992-generation track special has also bred a, um, road special. The king of Porsche Motorsport products, Andreas Preuninger, acknowledges the 991-gen GT3 Touring was a big hit and "for the
We want to try this
Vans come in all shapes, sizes, and brands. But here in the Philippines? There are only really a couple of them that stand out, including the Toyota Hiace, Nissan Urvan, and Hyundai Starex.As with other segments outside of the midsize SUV,
Once upon a time, SUV-coupes were a strange notion
This is the BMW X Coupe concept, which had the sheets whipped off it at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2001. It was a sporty crossover SUV-coupe thing years before anyone had even got to grips with
“By 2030, half of all the cars we sell will be full-electric”
BMW's acceleration of its electric-car program means it gave full details of the iX and the i4 on the same day. But come 2025, even those will be beginning to go obsolete.According to Frank Weber, BMW's head of
The third variant so far in the upcoming iX range
The BMW iX is back to bless/trouble your eyes. It's back because the folks in Bavaria have announced that an iX M60 with an "output exceeding 600hp" will join the range at some point in the near future. Good grief.
Captain’s chairs ftw
Anyone else here a fan of captain's chairs? There's just simply no better way to stay energized (and sane) in traffic than having a ride where you can sit back and stretch your legs. If you've ever experienced being
And the electric conversion is reversible
Porsche has gone on the record as saying its 911 may be among the very last cars in the world to be electrified. But that's not stopped anyone else from proving them wrong unofficially.The latest 'retro sports car with batteries
Porsche knows what’s up
Four words to describe the Friends reunion that premiered on HBO Go last night? Right. In. The. Feels.Seriously, what a nostalgia trip that was. Seeing the cast together in the same room for the first time in more than 17 years
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