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Volkswagen turns to the Miller Cycle for improved efficiency

Manufacturers are leaving no stone unturned in the quest to improve the efficiency of their internal combustion engines. Just this week, we've seen a fastidiously engineered diesel engine from Ford and a camless engine from Qoros. Now Volkswagen, no stranger to doing whatever it takes to lower consumption (figures), has joined the party by releasing a 1.5-liter Miller Cycle engine tasked with improving fuel consumption and increasing low-down torque. Read More

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BMW X1 xDrive 25i: The consummate all-rounder

Not even BMW, a brand built around the slogan "ultimate driving machine," has been able to avoid the pull of front-wheel drive. It started with a minivan – the Series 2 Active Tourer – but the space-saving tech has quickly spread across to BMW's smallest SUV. So, is the X1 worth the sticker price and can a roomy family SUV really be built on the skinny carcass of the Mini Cooper? After spending a week in the xDrive25i, we have some answers.Read More

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Audi TT RS packs five-cylinders of supercar-rivaling fury

In a world dominated by downsized, four-cylinder engines, Audi has staunchly stood by its five-cylinder turbo. The new TT RS joins the RS3 in offering the unique motor, but ramps up the power and torque for a supercar-rivaling sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) of 3.9 seconds for the RS Convertible, or 3.7 seconds for the Coupe, which makes it just 0.1 seconds slower to 100 km/h than the Lamborghini-derived R8 V10 Spyder.Read More

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718 Cayman joins growing ranks of turbo Porsches

Fans of natural aspiration, look away now: the Porsche Cayman has joined the growing list of sports cars to adopt turbo power. The mid-engined coupe joins the Boxster in employing a downsized flat-four engine for a fatter torque curve and improved fuel economy, but whether it will sound and feel as thrilling as the outgoing car remains to be seen.Read More

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A closer look at the new McLaren 570GT

When McLaren re-entered the road car arena, it was on the back of the brand's strong motorsport connection. But not all buyers are after a road-going racer – some need room for luggage, and others want to enjoy their supercars on cross-country jaunts. That's where the 570GT comes in. With more luggage space than a Ford Focus, and a softer suspension than the 570S, the GT is designed to open McLaren up to buyers with dreams of practical, long distance motoring. Gizmag was on hand at the Australian launch to chat with designer Robert Melville.Read More

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Mercedes-AMG halfway house grows to include GLC 43 mid-size SUV

Mercedes has been taking full advantage of AMG's tuning capabilities since it took a controlling interest in the brand in 1990, but it's taken until 2016 for the German giant to fully harvest the marketing potential of Affalterbach's work. The release of the GLC 43 4MATIC continues the rollout of less powerful AMG cars that trade on the tuning house's performance credibility, but don't offer the full-fat V8 experience it's famous for.Read More

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