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

    By 13 September 2013

    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...

  • BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car
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    BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car

    By 11 September 2013

    BMW has used the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil the BMW i8, its plug-in hybrid sports car. Joining the BMW i3 electric car that was launched in July, the BMW i8 is designed to embody the same i values, with an uncompromised drive experience from...

  • Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review
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    Hands-on: Mercedes G63 AMG review

    By 3 September 2013

    Rappers aren't known to frequent the picturesque town of Buckingham. And we're not well known for spittin' bars. Which is perhaps why, as we roll through the picturesque middle England town in a Mercedes G63 AMG, we get so many stares. Rendered in a spectacular...

  • A week in reviews: 26 - 30 August
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    A week in reviews: 26 - 30 August

    By 31 August 2013

    The final Bank Holiday of the summer is behind us, the sun setting earlier each day, and September is just about to begin. But on the cusp of summer's end we've tested so much cool tech this week that you'll have that summery smile back on your face in...

  • Toyota Rav4 Icon 2.2 Diesel 4x4 review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Toyota Rav4 Icon 2.2 Diesel 4x4 review

    By 29 August 2013

    When Toyota launched the first Rav4 in 1994 it gave birth to the whole soft-roader, crossover format. Given it opened the way to all kinds of horrors we've seen from other manufacturers in the segment, it'd therefore be easy to hate it. But the Rav4 has...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe pictures and hands-on

    By 26 August 2013

    Last year, when Mercedes asked us if we'd like to drive its SLS AMG GT Coupe supercar, we were down at the company's Brooklands Centre in Buckinghamshire before you could utter the letters AMG. The SLS represents a bloodline for Mercedes, which stems...

  • Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Porsche 911 Carrera 4S review

    By 21 August 2013

    With the new 991-generation car, Porsche has created the most usable, spacious - not to mention largest - 911 ever. The Carrera 4S model - recently added to the range and often abbreviated as "C4S" - not only offers the slightly pimped-up aesthetic of...

  • Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG pictures and hands-on

    By 5 August 2013

    When we reviewed the BMW M135i, it's fair to say that we were blown away by its spectrum of all round talents. Its turn of speed had us suggesting that, should you really feel the need to go faster, you'd need to jump into a supercar. Yet here we are,...

  • Renault Captur 1.2 Tce EDC hands-on and first drive
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    Renault Captur 1.2 Tce EDC hands-on and first drive

    By 30 July 2013

    Back in happier times, Renault made groundbreaking cars. Historians may quibble, but the company ultimately created the supermini (Renault 5), the people carrier (Espace) and then the small MPV (Scenic). How times have changed: you can’t even buy an...

  • BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car
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    BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car

    By 29 July 2013

    If you were playing buzzword bingo at the launch of the BMW i3, then "megacity" would probably be the winning word, so keen was BMW to tell us exactly who should be buying the new BMW i3. It's a term that makes us think of Judge Dredd, throwing us into...

  • BMW i3 ConnectedDrive Remote app lets you check status, plan routes, set the aircon and more
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    BMW i3 ConnectedDrive Remote app lets you check status, plan routes, set the aircon and more

    By 29 July 2013

    The BMW i3 takes the ConnectedDrive experience to a new level, with a bespoke app designed specifically for the new BMW i vehicles. As every BMW i comes with an embedded SIM, it is connected and that brings with it a whole range of possibilities. We had...

  • BMW i3: The ultimate driving machine is now electric, with a carbonfibre body
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    BMW i3: The ultimate driving machine is now electric, with a carbonfibre body

    By 29 July 2013

    BMW has pulled the covers off the new BMW i3, which it says revolutionises personal transportation. The new electric vehicle sees the company making a strong commitment to what it is calling the "next premium", and moving towards a sustainable future...

  • A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19
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    A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19

    By 20 July 2013

    It's been the hottest week of the year in the UK, so what have we been reviewing? Coffee machines, that's what. But, with Britain, you can always be sure that for every night of clammy sleep there will be another 10 where you're in dire need of being...

  • Peugeot 208 GTI review
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    Peugeot 208 GTI review

    By 18 July 2013

    Once upon a time, when most of the Pocket-lint was still in short trousers, Peugeot made a car called the 205 GTi. It became a legend. Along with the Golf GTi, it created a whole new breed of car – a performance-orientated, fun to drive car that didn’t...

  • A week in reviews: July 8 - July 13
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    A week in reviews: July 8 - July 13

    By 13 July 2013

    From drones to tea with the vicar, the one thing you can't call us is predictable. Another exciting week in reviews saw us look at Huawei's likeable P2, a phone which replaces the P1, a handset we also liked. It's not the sort of phone that will generate...

  • Lotus Elise S review
    Cars 5 out of 5

    Lotus Elise S review

    By 12 July 2013

    It was with a fair amount of trepidation that we set out on a near 1,000 mile road trip in the Elise S. The car isn’t exactly known for its refinement and this being our first time behind the wheel of Lotus’s most iconic car, we figured 15 hours on...

  • Garmin HUD projects road directions on to your windscreen
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    Garmin HUD projects road directions on to your windscreen

    By 8 July 2013

    Garmin is hoping to make using a satnav safer and has announced a new navigation device, called HUD, that projects directions from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone on to your windscreen - so you don't have to look away from the road to see where you are...

  • Range Rover Sport 2013 pictures and first drive
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    Range Rover Sport 2013 pictures and first drive

    By 3 July 2013

    It's not easy for the Range Rover Sport. It has to be almost as proficient off-road as the Discovery, nearly as old money as the Range Rover and better to drive than both. It has to be versatile like nothing else. While the original Sport never had the...

  • RenaultSport Clio 200 Turbo EDC pictures and first drive
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    RenaultSport Clio 200 Turbo EDC pictures and first drive

    By 1 July 2013

    There's never been much point in approaching a RenaultSport product from the perspective of say advanced technology or design aesthetics. Historically, if you wanted a hot hatch and you wanted the best, most raw, connected driving experience in an affordable...

  • A week in reviews: June 24 - June 29
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    A week in reviews: June 24 - June 29

    By 29 June 2013

    Another diverse week in reviews, from things that diagnose your car, to things that help you go places in your car without getting lost. It's all here this week. We've also taken a look at Sony's latest compact camera, a follow up to the amazing Company...

  • OBDLink MX Bluetooth car monitoring accessory review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    OBDLink MX Bluetooth car monitoring accessory review

    By 27 June 2013

    There was a time when you could open the bonnet of a car, look beneath it and see the engine in all its mechanical glory. If something went wrong, you'd more than likely be able to see something, or hear something - or in some alarming cases, smell something...

  • TomTom Go 500 review
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    TomTom Go 500 review

    By 27 June 2013

    With a totally new user interface and a re-thinking of exactly how it delivers connected services, the latest TomTom personal navigation devices feel like something of a rebirth. With all smartphones offering navigation in some form, many have been predicting...

  • 100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car
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    100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car

    By 18 June 2013

    The concept of a driverless car is very exciting to some and totally boring to others. For long motorway slogs, we can think of nothing better, but cutting back through B-roads and heel-toeing around a race track, might not be quite as exciting. BMW recently...

  • Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive
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    Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG pictures and first drive

    By 15 June 2013

    There is a certain brutality to the current range of AMG Mercedes products that we find ourselves giggling about like school children, every time we get behind the wheel. It’s no different in this, the newly updated E63 AMG. Along with the rest of the...

  • A week in reviews: June 10 - 17
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    A week in reviews: June 10 - 17

    By 15 June 2013

    This week has been all about games, because it's been E3 in LA where Microsoft and Sony both made some big statements about their upcoming consoles. Because of this, reviews has been a little bit more modest. But don't fear, we've still had the chance...