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Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo EDC Lux review
4.0 stars

Renault Clio RenaultSport 200 Turbo EDC Lux review

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Pocket-lint is quite fond of the RenaultSport Clio. In fact, we’ve owned two of the previous versions, one of which is still in our possession.But we come to the new 200 Turbo Clio - or 200T as we refer to it - with some trepidation. Taking it out for... >>

Hands-on: Porsche Panamera Diesel review

Hands-on: Porsche Panamera Diesel review

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Is a diesel Porsche a proper Porsche? That’s the big question that hangs in our minds before we jump into the low-set, leather-clad seat of the Panamera Diesel. Especially given that this one’s propelled by an engine you can find under the bonnet... >>

Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

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Some cars are just special. Particularly the seemingly unobtainable ones. And we don’t mean just the super-pricey. The Ford Mustang is one such example - an iconic car that will celebrate its 50th birthday in April 2014. And Ford’s way of celebrating?... >>

Hands-on: Audi RS Q3 review

Hands-on: Audi RS Q3 review

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Audi is unleashing more and more Rennsport, or RS models, including a beefed-up version of its baby SUV, the Audi Q3.Racing in with the Audi RS Q3 name, this model gets a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, giving you 310PS. That makes this SUV a rocket,... >>

Hands-on: Audi RS7 Sportback review

Hands-on: Audi RS7 Sportback review

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Audi isn't scared to bring its RS badge to a widening array of cars and the Audi RS7 Sportback sits at the top of the pile. It's one of the newest additions, along with the RS Q3, and sees the premium A7 Sportback get a makeover.The A7 arrives at £41,170,... >>

Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDi 92 review
4.0 stars

Peugeot 2008 Allure e-HDi 92 review

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The gene pool of the modern crossover derives from the 4x4, yet few have four-wheel drive. Combine this with fat, lower-profile summer tyres and the average crossover is about as much use off-road (or in the snow) as a chocolate fireguard. Which might... >>

Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

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Yes, we know what you’re thinking - "Just what the hell am I looking at?" This is the Nissan BladeGlider - try saying it after you’ve had a few drinks - and while we’ll admit that it looks pretty challenging, it’s nonetheless rather important... >>

Lexus RC 300h pictures and hands-on

Lexus RC 300h pictures and hands-on

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You’ve got to hand it to Lexus and its RC 300h, as shown off at this year's Tokyo Motor Show.In German premium brand-obsessed Europe, the Japanese company might be all too easy to overlook. But to have established the brand from scratch less than 30... >>

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe pictures and hands-on

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe pictures and hands-on

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The Jaguar F-Type Coupe was a sure bet for production the minute the F-Type convertible launched and immediately acquired a waiting list several months long. While Jaguar primarily launched this new, coupe version of the F-Type at the LA motorshow - taking... >>

Porsche Macan pictures and hands-on

Porsche Macan pictures and hands-on

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This is the latest new Porsche, the Macan. Yes, we know, it’s hard to keep up. The company didn’t make an SUV 10 years ago, but now it’s got a second one under its belt.Little brother Macan joins big brother Cayenne - the theory perhaps being that... >>

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review
5.0 stars

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review

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It took 120 miles for us to fall in love with the Mazda MX-5. At first, and despite loving the idea of the small, reasonably cheap and pretty little sportscar, we just didn't get it. There wasn't a great deal to really grab our attention and it's got... >>

Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on

Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on

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This is the new, new Mini – the third generation of BMW’s modern take on the 60s British classic. It’s a car that the company is hoping will be a huge hit, because while the design is evolutionary, to say the least, there’s also a big jump forward... >>

Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX
4.5 stars

Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX

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The Vauxhall Adam is a car that is aimed squarely at the city dweller. Compact, yet cool, it’s loaded with tech and complete with an economic engine that will not only save you money but also do less harm to the planet. It's ideal for younger drivers... >>

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio review
4.5 stars

Jaguar XF Sportbrake 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio review

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Perhaps more than almost any other product, the experience we have of a car is affected by how it is specified - its colour, typology, interior trim, wheels, engine type. This is how it proves with the Jaguar XF Sportbrake - the 3.0 Diesel S Portfolio... >>

Hands-on: BMW i3 review

Hands-on: BMW i3 review

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After spending time in the company of the new, electrically powered BMW i3 we came away with a clear thought in our minds: we’d just driven the future. Not into the future, of course, as the i3 is a production car in the here and now. You can pop to... >>

Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review
3.5 stars

Volvo V40 T2 R-Design Nav review

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Back at its launch in 2012, we were big fans of the Volvo V40. It was a leftfield choice, but smart, comfortable and above all packed with safety features and technologies.Since then the diminutive Volvo has gained numerous fresh challengers. Volkswagen... >>

Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review

Hands-On: Volkswagen XL1 review

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As a kid, if someone had asked you what cars were going to look like when you grew up, we’re betting you wouldn’t have imagined them looking like the Volkswagen XL1.If you were a child of the 60s - the era of Concorde and the space race - perhaps... >>

BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review
4.0 stars

BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review

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Looking out of the window one grey and wet October morning, it's hard to understand why Brits buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe.Perhaps that's because there are now a wide array of cars - like the upgraded BMW Z4 as tested here -... >>

Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review

Hands-on: Volkswagen Golf GTi (Mk7) review

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The VW Golf GTi has been an ever present in the automotive world since 1975. Six generations of the car have sold over 200,000 units for VW in the UK alone. A smash hit? Yes, but rather like Top of the Pops, the game's moved on since the GTi first arrived... >>

BMW 435i M Sport review
4.5 stars

BMW 435i M Sport review

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What difference does a name make? Or a number? This is the new BMW 4-Series, or the 435i M Sport to be name precise - and it's a brand new model number in the BMW range that waves goodbye to the outgoing 3-Series Coupe. What exactly was wrong with the... >>

Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on

Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on

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Jaguars C-X75 is everything the C-X17 is not. It's not a family 4x4 and it's not something you can even start to think about affording. Instead its Jaguar's vision of the "hypercar of tomorrow."For roadies who like specs, the car comes with a total of... >>

Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on

Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on

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Project 7 is special one-off Jaguar, which made its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and promises, says Jaguar, to reflect the heart of the company’s sports car DNA.Supposedly inspired by a simple sketch, a small team of Jaguar designers... >>

Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly

Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly

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If you like the Jaguar C-X17 4x4 concept car, we've got some bad news. On its first official outing in the UK, Jaguar has told Pocket-lint that in its current form, it won't be going on the market.Julian Thomson, director of advanced design at Jaguar,... >>

Smart electric bike review
3.5 stars

Smart electric bike review

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Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the... >>

Hyundai i40 Tourer review
4.0 stars

Hyundai i40 Tourer review

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If you're looking for an estate car, then you're spoilt for choice. The Hyundai i40 Tourer joins a growing army of options to consider.Not only are there the large estate models, like the Passat or the A6, but in many cases shorter-wheelbase options,... >>

Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

Volvo Concept Coupe hands-on, the new face of Sweden's finest

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No more vanilla Volvos. That's the message from the Swedish company as it launches its concept coupe in Frankfurt.What exactly does that mean? Well, for the past few years, Volvo's been chasing the Germans - think Audi, BMW, Mercedes - and not really... >>

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring Superleggera pictures and hands-on

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante by Touring Superleggera pictures and hands-on

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Do you have a Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione coupé that you just don't like the look of? Do you want to dump a whole heap of cash on giving it a complete remodelling? Then the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante is possibly the car for you.Alfa Romeo has given its... >>

Cadillac Elminaj Concept pictures and eyes-on

Cadillac Elminaj Concept pictures and eyes-on

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The Germans, keen to impress on home ground, typically steal the Frankfurt motorshow limelight. But this year everyone was betting big and General Motors’ brands proved no exception. The Cadillac Elminaj concept, first shown at the Concours d’Elegance... >>

Porsche 918 Spyder pictures and hands-on

Porsche 918 Spyder pictures and hands-on

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The Porsche 918 Spyder, unveiled in production form at the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, is perhaps the answer to a question no one asked. So, we'll create one for it.Let's pretend you've got the best part of a million quid to spend. On a car. You're... >>