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  • BMW i3 and i8 concept cars race into Olympic Park
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    BMW i3 and i8 concept cars race into Olympic Park

    By 24 July 2012

    Like futuristic concept cars? Going to the London 2012 Olympics this year? Then you are in luck, BMW will be showing off its i range of concept cars, the BMW i8 and the BMW i3 to all those who visit the BMW Pavilion in the Olympic Park in east London...

  • Peugeot and Citroën cars to feature TomTom mapping services
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    Peugeot and Citroën cars to feature TomTom mapping services

    By 24 July 2012

    Peugeot and Citroën cars’ infotainment systems will feature TomTom maps and traffic services after PSA Peugeot Citroën agreed a deal with the navigation provider.  Drivers will have access to maps for more than 30 countries throughout Europe and...

  • BMW 520 Efficient Dynamics review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    BMW 520 Efficient Dynamics review

    By 23 July 2012

    What price size? When we reviewed the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics a few weeks back we found it to be fundamentally brilliant and concluded by saying that it was all the car you could ever need. So why might you want to take a step up the BMW ladder, shell...

  • Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on
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    Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on

    By 20 July 2012

    First shown at the Geneva Motor Show, BMW has created a new London and Team GB-inspired version of its Mini Rocketman Concept for the London 2012 Olympic games and Pocket-lint has had the chance to see it up close in the flesh ahead of the official public...

  • iPhone controlled mini Ferrari Enzo arriving this August
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    iPhone controlled mini Ferrari Enzo arriving this August

    By 19 July 2012

    A mere £80 for a Ferrari Enzo? We’ll have some of that, thank you very much - even if it is 1/16th the size of an actual Ferrari and needs to be controlled via an iPhone app.  Painted in the iconic red, despite its size the remote-controlled Ferrari...

  • Bentley shows off its concept SUV complete with picnic hamper boot
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    Bentley shows off its concept SUV complete with picnic hamper boot

    By 13 July 2012

    Bentley has released images of a concept Bentley SUV, describing the EXP 9 F as a “natural progression.” Car enthusiasts are being urged to express their interest in the idea through the car giant’s website. Should it prove popular enough, we could...

  • Volvo V40 review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Volvo V40 review

    By 13 July 2012

    When the Volvo brand name is uttered what’s the first thing that springs to mind?  Safety? Family? Swedes (and we don’t mean the vegetable)? We reckon all of the above, veg excluded. And yet the introduction of the five door V40 certainly adds a...

  • Vauxhall Astra GTC SRI CDTI review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Vauxhall Astra GTC SRI CDTI review

    By 6 July 2012

    We’ve already had a day of seat time in the almost comically overpowered VXR version of the Astra GTC. But what if your tastes - and frankly - your wallet, would prefer something a little more restrained and economical? Enter the (deep breath) Astra...

  • Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Volvo S60 DRIVe R-Design 1.6 litre turbo diesel review

    By 3 July 2012

    Why not buy a German car? We'll tell you why not, because you can have a Swedish one instead. Of course there are a lot of German car lovers out there, so it might be a tough sell to get them to make the switch. But that's a shame, because cars like the...

  • Ford Focus ST 2013 pictures and hands-on
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    Ford Focus ST 2013 pictures and hands-on

    By 29 June 2012

    Sometimes a lot of fun can be had with relatively little money. The new Focus ST takes this idea and multiplies it by ten. It is, at £21,995 for the base model, one of the most enjoyable experiences to be had on the road for the price. The new ST comes...

  • BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics review

    By 29 June 2012

    The BMW 3-Series is a car that epitomises the phrase "all things to all people". It’s consistently one of the 10 best-selling cars in the UK - and it’s easy to see why. It’s big enough for four people and luggage, yet small enough to park easily....

  • New Ford traffic jam technology takes pain out of driving in queues
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    New Ford traffic jam technology takes pain out of driving in queues

    By 26 June 2012

    Ford has announced plans for a rather clever solution to the pains of driving in slow moving traffic. The traffic jam assist technology shifts cars into a sort of auto pilot, taking charge of gear changes, acceleration and steering, to keep up with cars...

  • Citroen DS5 DSport Hybrid4 200 Airdream review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Citroen DS5 DSport Hybrid4 200 Airdream review

    By 21 June 2012

    One question that arises time and again, is why car makers build concept cars. And why the stuff that actually appears in the showrooms looks nothing like the wild design that appeared on a motorshow stand two years earlier. The answers of course, are...

  • Crash test kiddies: Inside the Britax test centre
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    Crash test kiddies: Inside the Britax test centre

    By 21 June 2012

    Sitting off a roundabout outside Andover is the UK headquarters of Britax. The company is all about car safety, and having merged with German counterpart Römer in 1979, has been making child car seats for more than 40 years. Housed on the Hampshire site...

  • Vauxhall Astra VXR review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Vauxhall Astra VXR review

    By 18 June 2012

    The hot hatch is the preserve of young, enthusiastic petrolheads the country over. No doubt seen as a blight by some, these cars offer staggering performance at an incredibly reasonable price. Well, it's reasonable before your insurance company tells...

  • Lexus GS450h review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Lexus GS450h review

    By 14 June 2012

    It might come as a surprise to learn that this new Lexus GS is actually the fourth generation of the model line. And if you’re lucky enough to have climbed to near the top of the company car tree, this car is rather good news. It not only means there’s...

  • TomTom: Maps will power the smart connected cars of the future
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    TomTom: Maps will power the smart connected cars of the future

    By 13 June 2012

    Peter-Frans Pauwels, TomTom co-founder and CTO, has revealed to Pocket-lint some of his ideas about what lies in store for the mapping company and automotive industry in the future. The connected car is central to Pauwels's vision of the future, with...

  • Jeep Wrangler with futuristic dashboard courtesy of RIM-owned QNX shown off
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    Jeep Wrangler with futuristic dashboard courtesy of RIM-owned QNX shown off

    By 8 June 2012

    QNX has been talking about the future of cars, and it's all about customisation. The operating system has been demoed in a Jeep Wrangler Sahara and sees the digital instrument cluster (that’s a dashboard to us Brits) configured according to your personal...

  • Honda Civic 1.4 iVTEC SE review
    Cars 3.5 out of 5

    Honda Civic 1.4 iVTEC SE review

    By 5 June 2012

    When reviewing a car, we can ask a manufacturer for a specific model and engine, but rarely have any say in what spec we get. This means they usually send us one that’s in top line trim and then had the entire options list thrown at it for good measure....

  • Ferrari 458 Italia pictures and hands-on
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    Ferrari 458 Italia pictures and hands-on

    By 4 June 2012

    Ferrari has a long history of success in Formula One. Right now Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is sitting at the top of the F1 standings, neck a neck with Sebastian Vettel. All that technology, all that research, it seems only right that it ends up somewhere...

  • Nissan DeltaWing debuts at Le Mans
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    Nissan DeltaWing debuts at Le Mans

    By 3 June 2012

    When the DeltaWing was unveiled with its Nissan badge back in March this year, it sent ripples down the automotive and racing world's spine. Not only did it look oh so cool in its own special way - very Batmobile-esque, if you will - but it's also crammed...

  • TomTom Start 60 review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    TomTom Start 60 review

    By 1 June 2012

    With mobile phone navigation apps slowly gobbling the traditional satnav market, GPS makers like TomTom have to continue to develop new ways of making their devices still relevant in a world where many of the competing products are free. Five years ago...

  • Kia Cee'd (2012) review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Kia Cee'd (2012) review

    By 31 May 2012

    Building on what made the original model a success, the 2012 Kia Cee’d is an all-new motor with enough clout to keep it in check with the other big-boy car markers. The Korean manufacturer might have a reputation for practical, sensible vehicles, but...

  • BMW lets drivers customise their 5-Series driving panel
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    BMW lets drivers customise their 5-Series driving panel

    By 25 May 2012

    Drivers of the new BMW 5-Series can now choose from four different designs as to how their instrument panel looks. The four different modes all feature the same four circular gauges, with additional information sitting between the two larger ones, but...

  • Steve Jobs dreamt of creating an iCar
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    Steve Jobs dreamt of creating an iCar

    By 18 May 2012

    There are many "what might have been" questions surrounding the sad passing of Steve Jobs, with the latest possibility being that of an iCar. Apple board member and J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler has revealed that the late Apple boss used to daydream about...