Articles about Premium Compact Sedan

The German carmaker will likely sell them in droves
One handsome German
The all-new BMW 3-Series has finally arrived on Philippine shores, and if you're in the mood for a brand-new sports sedan, chances are you're interested in checking out the 330i M Sport-the lone variant available locally.
The upgrades include new engines with mild-hybrid tech
This is not a facelift like you'd usually see from Audi. Mainly because you, a human being who doesn't work for Audi, can actually see the differences between new and old A4 with your own eyes.Makes sense. With the
“The way Jag finds a way of balancing ride and handling is simply unmatched“
So much praise was lavished upon the Jaguar XE when it launched back in 2015. Its brand-new, lightweight mechanicals endowed it with a deft driving experience that embarrassed every single one of its rivals, but take a swift look at the
One of our favorite BMW models
That wishes it was the new BMW M3, doesn't it?The new 320d M Sport is only a couple of exhaust pipes away from full M car drag. Brits love M Sports. So much, in fact, cars like the X6 and
With bits from the I-Pace and the F-Type
The Jaguar XE is a good sedan. Handsome. Good to drive. While it might not have the heavyweight sales of the BMW 3-Series and the Mercedes C-Class, it remains a desirable thing. Here's the facelifted version.It's a
We drive three different variants
In the automotive woodland, the BMW 3-Series is one of the great oaks. You can name them: VW Golf, Porsche 911, Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz S-Class. They're what define the landscape. The unchanging cars, the ones by which we
An existential question for car guys
Are you a real car guy if you don't like the BMW 3-Series? While there are few absolutes in the automotive world, gearheads loving the 3 is surely one of them.All of us want our sports cars, and for
A promising sign
BMW isn't holding back. One whole, entire day after revealing the new 3-Series sedan, it's applied the performance treatment to it.This isn't-for shame-the new M3. Expect that in at least a year's time, with
The core of BMW's range is back to scare away the competition
Settle down, we've got a lot to get through here. This is the new BMW 3-Series sedan, and first of all, it has stolen Peugeot's headlights. Look! Bookending the merged kidney grilles are headlights with little notches
How does it fare against its rivals?
Yes, we've bagged a drive in the next BMW 3-Series before it's been properly unveiled to the public-that's due in October.The camouflage isn't really fooling anyone, though; it's fairly obvious this is a new
A smooth ride that befits the badge
If you're after a no-frills daily driver that's economic to run and practical to maintain, a compact sedan isn't a bad way to go. Just count the number of Toyota Altis units on the road. Compact sedans with
Sorry, no diesels
Volvo is on a roll. Has been for a while. And that roll looks set to continue thanks to this-the new S60. It is a car of firsts. The first Volvo to be built in the USA, at the company's
Is it an effective daily driver?
Ordinary compact sedans make for great daily drivers, but can the same be said for their premium counterparts? Take the Lexus IS350, for example. It shares the same corporate DNA as the Toyota Vios, but is it as practical (except the price)
Yes, it's new
So Mercedes has facelifted its C-Class sedan and wagon for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Seriously. Look again. It really is different. There's a redesigned bumper, new-though pretty much exactly the same-LED headlights, a restyled rear diffuser, fancy
RWD with a turbocharged V6
The world can't have enough rear-wheel-drive sedans with turbo V6 power, right? Here's the latest challenger to the likes of the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class: Meet the Genesis G70.Europeans might be scratching their heads
You’d think twice about a more expensive German car
The Lexus lineup is competitively priced when compared to German brands-something that we already know. But to think of Lexus as the "more affordable" alternative is a mistake. The brand has developed its own unique identity, character, and brand cache. I'
Now available in PH
Before the official launch of the refreshed Lexus IS in the country, we gave you the price list of the compact sedan. So by now, you know how much more its variants cost. You may be wondering next: What are the updates
Still one of the best bargains in its segment
When the third-generation Lexus IS arrived in 2013, many were surprised by its appealing price point. Despite being fully loaded with creature comforts, it undercut its German rivals by an average of half a million pesos.The Japanese carmaker's advantage
Sriracha is life
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.It looks like Lexus is still suffering from a very, very serious case of SEMA hangover. The luxury carmaker pulled the sheets off what
Love rowing gears?
The manual transmission is a dying breed. Market demand, coupled with horrendous traffic in most major cities, has prompted almost every manufacturer to equip its offerings with various iterations of the automatic gearbox.Audi seems to understand the passion that some still
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