While test driving two of the new BMW 1 and 6 Series models yesterday,
we were struck by a sense of satisfaction. There was a understatement
that doesn't exist with, for example, similar Mercedes cars. Respectively, one of the two Bimmers is practical whereas the other is luxurious – but they both ooze quality.
Late last year, Mini announced that there was to be a new John Cooper Works (JCW) model of its iconic car. That meant taking the Mini's typical bubblegum style, churning it through the JCW performance-machine and creating something altogether less wholesome. Gizmag took it for a spin.
The problem with spending a day driving £300,000+ worth of cars is that driving home in your own worn out old banger makes a measured article tricky to write. Such is my issue having spent last Friday with three of Mercedes' top-end AMGs, the C300 BlueTEC Hybrid Saloon AMG Line – the S500 Plug-in Hybrid AMG Line L
and the S63 AMG Coupé
. So apologies in advance for any gushing.
The new Kuga is Ford ’s latest foray into the medium SUV market and despite some stiff competition, it packs enough ammunition to make its presence felt. This is particularly the case in the driver assist technology department, where adaptive cruise control, active city stop, blind spot monitoring, park assist and lane keeping aid headline a suite of features designed to make life easier and safer on the road. We spent two weeks with the Kuga to discover how all this high-tech gadgetry plays out in the real world.
After a long incubation period, the first cars released under BMW's sustainability-focused "i" sub-brand
– the i3 city car and i8 sportscar
– have been hitting roads around the globe throughout 2014. We climbed aboard the i3 to find out how it performs.
The long-tailed classic that is Chevrolet’s Impala has gone through many iterations since it was introduced in the late 1950s – some good, some excessively bland. The redesigned 2015 Impala LTZ is in the former camp and after 10 days of driving I was pleasantly surprised at how well Chevy has executed the overall package.
, successor to and loosely based off the iconic E-type
, has rightfully been acknowledged as a brilliant new take on one of the industry's most famous rides. Following on from my time behind the wheel of a gorgeous 495 hp F-type V8S roadster
a few months back, I recently had the opportunity to drive the less powerful (but equally gorgeous) 380 hp V6S Coupe version. So how did the car hold up to the V8S in terms of performance and value?
With its stunning GT proportions, beautifully flowing aluminum body, 8-speed ZF gearbox and a 495 hp supercharged 5.0 liter V8 under the hood, Jaguar’s new F-type V8 S roadster has attracted widespread critical acclaim. Is it worthy? We recently climbed behind the wheel of the new cat to find out for ourselves.
Having seen the sumptuous collection of angles and curves that is the Lamborghini Huracán
in person during its North American debut a few months back, I can attest to its visual impact, so I was just slightly pleased to learn I’d be driving the 610 hp specimen out of Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata this month. So what's it like to drive the new baby bull?
Cadillac swears its plug-in hybrid ELR
isn't a bust and to help make the point, it recently let me cruise around in one for a weekend. It's a powerful and fun ride built on the guts of the Chevrolet Volt
that could certainly give Tesla
a run for its money, provided you've got plenty of your own to spend on one.