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BMW M3 review (2014)
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BMW M3 review (2014)

By 11 hours ago

Create a legend and it creates a rod for its own back. The BMW M3 is one such legend and with every new version you'll hear the same complaints: "It's moved too far away from the original concept." "It's too heavy." "It's got the wrong number of cylinders."... >>

Volkswagen Polo (2014) first drive: The sensible small car gets an internal tech boost
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Volkswagen Polo (2014) first drive: The sensible small car gets an internal tech boost

By 11 September 2014

Spare a thought for the Volkswagen Polo. While big brother Golf gets all the headlines and gold stars in the VW family pecking order, Polo sits there quietly, getting on with its job of being an entirely decent little car. In the world of supermini cars,... >>

BMW 220d review
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BMW 220d review

By 28 August 2014

BMW has gone to town on a host of new electric, performance and lifestyle models recently, including the i3, i8, X4, M4, M235i - the list has got so long we're almost struggling to keep up. The idea is that there's now a BMW for everyone. Yet what about... >>

Volvo XC90 hands-on: The safest Volvo ever is packed full of tech treats
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Volvo XC90 hands-on: The safest Volvo ever is packed full of tech treats

By 26 August 2014

"This is one of the most important days in our history. We are not just launching a car, but re-launching our brand," says Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo, as the cover is drawn off the new Volvo XC90 at a media launch in Stockholm. The new... >>

How not to drive an F1 car: Hands-on with the £500k Shell Pro Ferrari F1 Simulator
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How not to drive an F1 car: Hands-on with the £500k Shell Pro Ferrari F1 Simulator

By 25 August 2014

As part of a trip to the Belgian Grand Prix with Shell, Pocket-lint was invited to try its hand at driving a Ferrari Formula One car. Luckily for a majority of the people in the vicinity however, this was in a professional simulator rather than the real... >>

Volkswagen Golf R first drive: The best fast Golf ever
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Volkswagen Golf R first drive: The best fast Golf ever

By 25 August 2014

Just how much would you be happy to spend on a Golf? It's an interesting question posed by this, the new hottest (ever) Golf ­- the R - which starts at a few quid under 30-grand in the UK. It's the latest in a long line of uber-fast Golfs, designed to... >>

Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review
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Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review

By 18 August 2014

The main issue with buying an electric car - other than the cost of purchase - is range anxiety. The internal combustion age means we don't tend not to plan when it comes to cars. We just jump in and go. Despite the average person only driving 19 miles... >>

McLaren 650S first drive: Brit supercar contrasts comfort with savage performance
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McLaren 650S first drive: Brit supercar contrasts comfort with savage performance

By 12 August 2014

McLaren is riding on a wave right now. Hot on the heels of the £1-million P1 comes this, the McLaren 650S. It's a riposte to those who think of McLarens as a little safe, a little boring, a little lacking in drama compared to the obvious alternative... >>

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... >>