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Tesla Model X preview: An SUV without compromise?

Tesla Model X preview: An SUV without compromise?

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Tesla has been making waves in the car industry with the Model S, an all-electric car that not only offers blistering performance, but offers a range that leaves most other current electric cars on the sidelines. Tesla is taking its successes with the... >>

Porsche 718 Cayman preview: Firing on all (four) cylinders

Porsche 718 Cayman preview: Firing on all (four) cylinders

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Twinned with the new 718 Boxster that we drove a couple of weeks back, Porsche's new model offensive continued at the Beijing Auto Show with the launch of the 718 Cayman. The hard-top coupe twin version to the Boxster's drop top, the 718 Cayman holds... >>

LeEco LeSee preview: See what all Le fuss is about

LeEco LeSee preview: See what all Le fuss is about

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The star of the Beijing Auto Show isn't a Volkswagen, or a Porsche, or a Mercedes. It's something most people have never heard of before: the LeSee, a car from LeEco (formerly LeTV).You might be thinking, "so what?". But this car is significant for a... >>

Best of the Beijing Auto Show: LeEco, Tesla, Audi, and more

Best of the Beijing Auto Show: LeEco, Tesla, Audi, and more

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You might have heard that China is the second biggest car market in the world. But when it comes to Chinese car brands most Westerners are still blissfully unaware of the homegrown Chinese car market. If you do have an impression of such brands, it's... >>

You'll be driving with autonomous Volvo cars on UK roads in 2017

You'll be driving with autonomous Volvo cars on UK roads in 2017

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Self-driving cars are going to hit the roads sooner than expected, with the UK helping lead the way. This time next year you could be on the same roads as cars that are driving themselves, thanks to new Volvo plans.Volvo has announced that it will be... >>

Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just teamed up

Never lose your keys again Land Rover owners, Tile just teamed up

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Tile is a smart Bluetooth tag that can be found using your smartphone, so it makes sense that Land Rover has teamed up with its creators to make sure you never lose you car keys, and more, again.The Land Rover Discovery Sport features the InControl Touch... >>

Jaguar XE R-Sport review: Everyday superhero?
4.0 stars

Jaguar XE R-Sport review: Everyday superhero?

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In this game of ours we can't help forming an opinion of a car before we've driven it. We do that based on how it looks, how the spec shapes up, and even, to a degree, the opinions of some trusted friends and journalists. All of whom have raved about... >>

Ford boss believes an Apple Car is in the works

Ford boss believes an Apple Car is in the works

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Apple has long been rumoured to be working on its own car, currently called the Apple Car or Project Titan by the press. And it seems that major players in the motor industry believe so too.Ford CEO Mark Fields has confirmed that his company assumes the... >>

Mini Clubman review: A club worth being in
4.5 stars

Mini Clubman review: A club worth being in

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The new Mini Clubman is the biggest Mini ever. But can such a classically small car be turned into a family runabout that could conceivably be purchased instead of a VW Golf?In this review we aim to find out, by putting the Clubman through the ultimate... >>

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

Chinese search giant Baidu is forming a self-driving car team in Silicon Valley

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Baidu is giving people another reason to call it the Google of China; it's investing deeply in a Silicon Valley self-driving car team.Baidu said last December that it had 657 million monthly active users conducting mobile searches, effectively solidifying... >>

Audi RS Q3 Performance first drive: RS thrills and spills in an SUV guise

Audi RS Q3 Performance first drive: RS thrills and spills in an SUV guise

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Audi's quest to give every car in its range the S treatment or RS treatment rolls on unrelenting, with the RS Q3 probably the oddest RS of the lot.Giving the regular A3 the RS treatment makes sense, as it results in a typical hot hatch, albeit one that's... >>

These driverless pod cars will be on the road this year

These driverless pod cars will be on the road this year

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Autonomous cars are coming, sooner than you may think, with self-driving pod style cars hitting the streets by the end of this year.The driverless pods are due to arrive on limited roads in Singapore before the end of 2016 as a way for families to get... >>

LeEco goes beyond its electric Aston Martin RapidE with new autonomous LeSEE car

LeEco goes beyond its electric Aston Martin RapidE with new autonomous LeSEE car

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LeEco shot to fame after it began investing in the first electric Aston Martin, the 1000bhp RapidE – now it's unveiled its own autonomous car, LeSEE.LeEco also makes smartphones and televisions but it's really pushing cars right now following its Aston... >>

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

Super engines are coming from 3D printed ceramics breakthrough

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Scientists have made a breakthrough with the material, ceramic, which could mean car, jet plane and spaceship engines that are better than ever.Ceramics are amazing, they can withstand extreme temperatures and are largely impervious to friction and scratching.... >>

Tesla now offers 1-month free Autopilot trial to Model S and X owners

Tesla now offers 1-month free Autopilot trial to Model S and X owners

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Those of you who didn't buy the Autopilot upgrade with your new Model S or Model X can now snag the option as a $3,000 in-car purchase after first testing a 1-month free trial that Tesla has quietly started offering.When configuring your Model S or Model... >>

Autonomous car self-drives 1200 miles through Chinese traffic, voice commands used

Autonomous car self-drives 1200 miles through Chinese traffic, voice commands used

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As self-driving car tests go a 1200 mile trek across the congested roads of China has to be one of the most challenging. Despite those possible difficulties the self-driving car completed the epic journey.The autonomous car was being tested as part of... >>

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

This Batmobile concept is the best we’ve ever seen, please use it Batfleck

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Batman is getting a lot of attention right now so this concept car is perfectly timed.The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie is out and doing well, despite critics. One of the best parts is Ben Affleck's Batman, or Batfleck as he's more affectionately... >>

Ford Focus (2016) review: Unlearn everything
4.5 stars

Ford Focus (2016) review: Unlearn everything

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It's difficult to ignore the Ford Focus. With an impressive 83,816 of them sold in the UK in 2015, it's also difficult to drive anywhere without seeing one.So this might be the UK's best selling hatch, edging out the Golf marginally, but there's no escaping... >>

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

This is the official new 2016 Tesla Model S: Upgraded grille, lights, filter and more

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Tesla has taken the wraps of its updated Model S for 2016 with some, but not all, of the rumoured changes expected.First off there's no 100kW battery option as was rumoured. But there are changes that should make the newer car stand out from the previous... >>

Tesla Model X recalled already, dangerous seating fault couldn’t slip through European tests

Tesla Model X recalled already, dangerous seating fault couldn’t slip through European tests

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The Tesla Model X SUV has had a voluntary recall issued after faults were found in the rear seats that could be dangerous.The fault, found in the third row of seating, means that in a crash there is a chance the seats will fold forward potentially harming... >>

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 first drive: Comfortably cool

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 first drive: Comfortably cool

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is the convertible car for those who want the exhilaration of wind in their hair, while remaining in comfort - a difficult combination to achieve.While the S-Class already offers spa levels of comfort and enough tech... >>

Tesla Model S for 2016, what to expect from the newest electric supercar

Tesla Model S for 2016, what to expect from the newest electric supercar

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Tesla is expected to unveil an upgraded version of its Model S this week.While the Tesla Model S P90D is still relatively new, the electric car manufacturer is always pushing forward.The new model is expected to arrive at the same time as the Model X... >>

Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster first drive: New name, new engine, new limits

Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster first drive: New name, new engine, new limits

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The Mercedes-Benz SLC roadster for 2016 is the rebranding of the light, sporty convertible SLK.While the name has changed, bringing the C-Class influences to the fore, the car still remains true to its driver-focused sporting roots from the SLK birth... >>

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream

Tesla took 325,000 Model 3 preorders, says EVs are now mainstream

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Tesla Motors - and the entire EV industry - is having a good week, apparently.Tesla recently unveiled its $35,000 Model 3 and opened up the ability for customers to reserve the electric vehicle. Now, one week after that event, Tesla has reported over... >>

Porsche 911 Turbo S (2017) first drive: Ready to launch

Porsche 911 Turbo S (2017) first drive: Ready to launch

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In a world of McLarens, Ferraris and Porsche's own 918 supercar, it's easy to forget about the shock and awe that the Porsche 911 Turbo was once capable of inducing. The original, usable supercar was once considered to be almost antisocially fast. Is... >>

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders hit 276,000 in three days

Tesla Model 3 pre-orders hit 276,000 in three days

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Tesla pulled the covers off the Model 3, its new electric car for the masses, on 31 March and it seems the masses have responded.Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of Tesla Motor has been regularly updating on the progress of Model 3 pre-orders via Twitter.The... >>

Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive

Tesla Model 3 is the super electric car you can afford to drive

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In a movie set in the a post apocalyptic future, it'll be the Tesla Model 3 that we see dotted about the landscape. That's because this is going to be the first real mass-market electric car that does it all.The Tesla Model 3 was shown off by Elon Musk,... >>

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

Tesla Model 3 event: How to watch and what to expect

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Tesla Motors will unveil its first affordable, mass-market electric vehicle in California on 31 March, but the automaker doesn't plan to reveal everything all at once, according to a recent tweet from Elon Musk.Musk, the co-founder, CEO, and "product... >>

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

Riding shotgun with Batman: We’ve driven in the Batmobile

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When you get a chance to ride in the actual Batmobile you take it, right? We were offered a ride and deliberated, in fear of having to wear the green panties of Robin. The outcome was inevitable, the experience mind-blowing.The new Batmobile, featured... >>

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

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Sky has officially confirmed that it will show the Formula 1 race season in 4K Ultra High Definition from next year.The 4K race coverage will be delivered via the latest Sky Q service from Sky. This is available now but won't get used for 4K UHD viewing until... >>

Newly unveiled Toyota Prius Plug-in uses its solar roof to get hefty 202mpg

Newly unveiled Toyota Prius Plug-in uses its solar roof to get hefty 202mpg

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Toyota has been at the forefront of hybrid vehicles since its Prius was released back in 1997. Now it's got a new version of its plug-in hybrid that's been upgraded with a super efficient engine and the return of that solar power roof to deliver some... >>

Tesla Model 3 should sell out fast, here’s how to guarantee you get one

Tesla Model 3 should sell out fast, here’s how to guarantee you get one

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Tesla is all set to take the wraps off its latest electric car, the Model 3, on 31 March. This will be the first affordable Tesla and as such is expected to sell out fast. But there is a way to make sure you don't miss out.Tesla has published details... >>

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

Uber apparently wants to buy a fleet of autonomous cars in Germany

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Uber is looking for a way to cut one of its biggest costs: drivers.According to Reuters, the ride-hailing app is shopping around Germany for a fleet of autonomous vehicles. We don't know how many cars it wants to purchase, but it seems to be doing a lot... >>

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

Electric double-decker buses with 180-mile range hit London next month

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The pure electric double decker buses that were teased last year have been revealed a month ahead of their launch on London routes. TfL says this is the world's first electric double decker bus.London began running electric single decker buses in July... >>

Aston Martin and F1’s Red Bull are working on the fastest hypercar ever

Aston Martin and F1’s Red Bull are working on the fastest hypercar ever

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Aston Martin is working hard to create the fastest car the world has ever seen with the catchy name AM-RB 001.That name encompasses the company's partnership with F1 Red Bull Racing. The result of this is the Aston logo on the F1 car for the 2016 season,... >>

Tesla Model 3 to be officially unveiled on 31 March, affordable Tesla incoming

Tesla Model 3 to be officially unveiled on 31 March, affordable Tesla incoming

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Tesla has officially announced that it will be taking the wraps of its next generation of electric car, the Model 3, on 31 March.The Tesla Model 3 is expected to be the company's first mass market vehicle that will be produced on a huge scale and be affordable... >>

Autonomous cars to hit UK roads in 2017, says government

Autonomous cars to hit UK roads in 2017, says government

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Driverless cars are set to make a huge impact on the UK roads as soon as next year. According to chancellor George Osborne the UK will push ahead with the technology soon.Speaking to The Guardian, Osborne revealed some of what he will be announcing at... >>

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

New battery could mean the Samsung Galaxy S8 only charges once a week

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Current lithium-ion batteries may be about to get a much-needed upgrade thanks to a new development for fuel cells. The new batteries should be able to keep smartphones and drones going for over double the time they currently last. It could even be applied... >>

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock

Tesla Model S race incoming: Electric GT World Series, here to shock

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Electric cars are fast permeating the lives and roads of the world. They're also capturing the excited attention of race fans in the all-electric single seater Formula E race series. But that's not enough and now a new Electric GT World Series, that races... >>

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

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BMW is heavily rumoured to be releasing an electric version of its X5 SUV which should be called the BMW i5. Now an official comment suggests this model will come with a Range Extender option.Head of product for BMW, Henrik Wenders, commented to Car and... >>

Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners predict a fuel station-free future

Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners predict a fuel station-free future

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Nissan believes that your car in the future will be able to not only drive you around, through piloted drive technology, but also refuel itself without you having to visit a fuel station.In a new visionary concept realized by the manufacturer and renowned... >>

UK wants to resolve traffic congestion by testing driverless lorries

UK wants to resolve traffic congestion by testing driverless lorries

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If you thought driving alongside normal Big Rigs was nerve-wracking, just wait until you look over and see there is no driver at the wheel.According to a few reports, British Chancellor George Osborne is about to announce trials of autonomous heavy goods... >>

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars

Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2016 first drive: The Einstein of luxury cars

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon is here for 2016 and it's pushing the boundaries of how luxurious and technologically advanced a car can be.The future of self-driving cars is edging closer and vehicle companies are working harder and faster to be... >>

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

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To commemorate its 100 years of existence, BMW has shown off its glimpse of the future of driving in the Vision Next 100 car.While BMW has created a prototype of the car it's not something we expect to do much driving, nor to hit the roads anytime soon.... >>

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso: A Ferrari fit for the whole family?

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso: A Ferrari fit for the whole family?

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The FF is dead, long live the GTC4 Lusso. Clumsy badging aside, what you're looking at is a heavy facelift of the current FF, which is the oldest car in Ferrari's range.That means that the GTC4 is a V12, front-engined, 4-Seat shooting brake. An odd combination... >>

Aston Martin DB11: Shaken and stirred

Aston Martin DB11: Shaken and stirred

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This is Aston Martin's all new DB11 — the car designed to replace the beautiful, if now venerable DB9. If you've spent any time looking at a DB9, you'll know what big shoes the DB11 has to fill in terms of looks.More of that in a minute, because first... >>

Bugatti Chiron: The 260mph supercar with a £1.9m (yes, million) asking price

Bugatti Chiron: The 260mph supercar with a £1.9m (yes, million) asking price

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Pity poor Bugatti. Once upon a time, it ruled the world. We're not talking just about the incredible "Type-" cars of the early 20th Century either. The Veyron, when it landed in the mid-noughties, featured a scarcely credible 1,000bhp produced by its... >>

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2016: Bugatti, Ferrari, Renault and more

Best of the Geneva Motor Show 2016: Bugatti, Ferrari, Renault and more

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Every March, the auto industry gathers on neutral ground in Switzerland, coming together for one giant huzzah of an event, showing off its latest wares and new ideas to woo car buyers of tomorrow.Of all the international shows, Geneva tends to be the... >>

Mini Cooper Convertible (2016) first drive: Topless fun

Mini Cooper Convertible (2016) first drive: Topless fun

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It's almost hard to believe that the BMW-reimagined Mini is now in its 15th year. Call it a birthday, if you will, that the Cooper Convertible arrives this month in its third-generation and best-looking guise to date; a little puppy fat, cute looks, bags... >>

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

Easily upgrade your car: Spotify, DAB and hands-free with Pure Highway 600

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Pure, the digital radio specialist, has unveiled an in-car system that will turn any motor into a digital radio and Spotify friendly machine.The Pure Highway 400 and Highway 600 are plug-and-play units that sit on a car's dashboard and connect to the... >>