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  • Audi A3 Sportback with 4G LTE available now, coming to entire A3 family by November
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    Audi A3 Sportback with 4G LTE available now, coming to entire A3 family by November

    By 16 August 2013

    At CES 2013 we were warmed by the news that Audi would be bringing 4G LTE to the Audi A3, integrating a Qualcomm chipset that will let you turn your car into a connected mobile 4G hotspot. That time has come, with Audi UK confirming that the A3 Sportback...

  • Renault Zoe pictures and hands-on
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    Renault Zoe pictures and hands-on

    By 13 August 2013

    BMW has announced its i3 electric car - and by all accounts it's a cracker. But there's another company that has its eggs heavily invested in the electric car basket right now: the Renault-Nissan alliance and launch of the Renault Zoe. It's got us more...

  • Napster now available on BMW ConnectedDrive, plug in your iPhone for streaming music access
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    Napster now available on BMW ConnectedDrive, plug in your iPhone for streaming music access

    By 12 August 2013

    Napster has announced that its music-streaming service is now available to BMW car owners with ConnectedDrive. BMW ConnectedDrive is an in-car system that allows connection to all manner of internet services. The car, such as the new electric BMW i3,...

  • Pocket-lint VIP: Great deals for all
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    Pocket-lint VIP: Great deals for all

    By 12 August 2013

    Pocket-lint is proud to present Pocket-lint VIP, a new area of the site where we will be bringing you great deals, giveaways, prizes, and much more over the coming months, all just because we love you guys that much. Teaming up with Three, our launch...

  • Audi A3 augmented reality manual now included in eKurzinfo iPhone app
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    Audi A3 augmented reality manual now included in eKurzinfo iPhone app

    By 12 August 2013

    The Audi eKurzinfo iPhone application now includes an augmented reality manual for the new Audi A3. The car was already the star of an iPad app that allowed a prospective buyer to see the vehicle from every conceivable angle, now A3 owners can use their...

  • 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...

  • Driving the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: The world's first production hydrogen fuel cell car
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    Driving the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: The world's first production hydrogen fuel cell car

    By 18 July 2013

    "It's right here, it's right now", said Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai UK president and CEO. He wasn't quoting Fat Boy Slim, but talking about hydrogen, which Hyundai is making a serious commitment to as a future fuel for cars, as an alternative to conventional...

  • 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...

  • Sneak peek at Tesla Motors robot factory reveals futuristic Model S production lines
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    Sneak peek at Tesla Motors robot factory reveals futuristic Model S production lines

    By 17 July 2013

    Ever wonder how Tesla makes the Model S? First clue: it involves a horde of red robots and a giant roll of shiny metal that looks awfully similar to the paper spools found in many (ancient) newspaper presses. Wired recently went behind the scenes at Tesla's...

  • UK to test driverless cars on roads by end of the year
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    UK to test driverless cars on roads by end of the year

    By 17 July 2013

    The UK government has given the green light to test driverless cars on public roads before the end of 2013. Previously, dummy runs have been made only on private roads in the country, but a blueprint by the Department for Transport has revealed plans...

  • Terra Motors to launch electric scooter with built in iPhone connection
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    Terra Motors to launch electric scooter with built in iPhone connection

    By 12 July 2013

    A Japanese scooter manufacturer is to launch a new model which features a dedicated iPhone connection and dock, turning your mobile phone into a data read-out for the bike. Called the A4000i, the electric scooter uses the iPhone's data connection to gather...

  • 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...

  • Nissan planning Tesla-style quick charging at dealerships
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    Nissan planning Tesla-style quick charging at dealerships

    By 9 July 2013

    Nissan is to implement special quick-charging stations in dealerships for its Leaf electric car. The stations, which will be in the US only for the time being, allow you an 80 per cent battery recharge in just half an hour. Tesla implements a similar...

  • 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...

  • Pure enters car stereo market with Highway H240Di and Highway H260DBi, exclusive to Halfords
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    Pure enters car stereo market with Highway H240Di and Highway H260DBi, exclusive to Halfords

    By 4 July 2013

    Pure has rapidly been expanding its horizons of late. Once known almost exclusively as a digital radio manufacture, the company has added TV set-top boxes and wireless music systems to its line-up. Now the audio firm has entered the car stereo market,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New electric car world speed record set by Drayson Racing, 204.2mph on batteries
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    New electric car world speed record set by Drayson Racing, 204.2mph on batteries

    By 26 June 2013

    A new world record has been set by an electric car designed by Drayson Racing. Managing a top speed of 204.2mph at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire, the Lola B12 69/EV is now the fastest electric car in the world. Previous records were held by the General Electric...

  • A week in reviews: June 17 - 21
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    A week in reviews: June 17 - 21

    By 22 June 2013

    Another week of reviews, another crop of fascinating products. The big arrival of the week has to be the Apple MacBook Air, improved over the previous generation substantially once again, and with plenty of reasons to buy this laptop. It's still our go-to...