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First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3
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First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3

By 24 July 2014

The BMW X4 can be seen in two ways, either as a baby version of the popular X6, or as a souped up version of the company's popular X3 model. For all intents and purposes the best way to look at the X4 is like an X3 plus. The car delivers you a few more... >>

Porsche 911 Targa 4 review: A modernised blast from the past
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Porsche 911 Targa 4 review: A modernised blast from the past

By 23 July 2014

Think of the Targa-topped Porsche 911 and, assuming you were alive, your mind is likely to be transported to times past, a time when men with slick hair shouted into enormous mobile phones about buying low and selling high. But the top is back in the... >>

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron review

By 16 July 2014

The electric era is upon us. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the first hybrid car the company has put onto its production line, combining an electronic motor with established 1.4L TFSI petrol hybrid to deliver that Audi Sportback experience but with a... >>

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future
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BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future

By 10 July 2014

Standing in a small car park on the far Western Coast of the Scottish highlands ought to be the last place you'd expect to draw a crowd. But so futuristic is the look of the new BMW i8, especially in Prototonic blue, that right now it's cameraphone central... >>

Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers
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Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

By 26 June 2014

Despite its prickly-sounding name, the Citroen C4 Cactus is anything but. We first saw the Cactus as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 and things have moved along fast. The road-worthy C4 2014 model, shown here, has bypassed the HybridAir... >>

Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo
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Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

By 26 June 2014

It's one thing taking a look at the new Ford Fiesta ST3. It's another thing entirely to lob it round the Goodwood Hillclimb circuit at this year's Festival of Speed. Which is exactly what we did, and what a thrill this 1.6-litre turbo-charged beast is... >>

Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival
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Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

By 26 June 2014

It's not the first time we've seen the Jaguar C-X17 concept 4x4 Sport SUV, but it is the first time we've seen it appear in a red coat of paint and one step closer to its 2016 anticipated release date. Measuring 4.72m long and at 1.96m wide the crossover... >>

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series
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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series

By 26 June 2014

The Gran Coupé is the third model in the 4 Series family. We've previously driven, and loved, the regular BMW 4-Series Coupé and the BMW 4-Series Convertible models, so we had high expectations for the Gran Coupé. And it delivered. Slipping into... >>

Want to see Volvo's new performance car? Check out the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar in our first drive
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Want to see Volvo's new performance car? Check out the limited edition Volvo V60 Polestar in our first drive

By 19 June 2014

Set up a few years back, Polestar is a company all about high performance cars. To date it's created a number of one-off, very high-performance Volvos, one of which made a cameo appearance on Top Gear. That was the tipping point: since then there has... >>

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)
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Nissan X-Trail review (2014)

By 13 June 2014

It's rare we would ever call an SUV sexy, and while the 2014 Nissan X-Trail doesn't quite acquire that label it's a darn sight prettier than its predecessors. In many respects the X-Trail looks like the plumper sibling of the Nissan Qashqai, a car that... >>