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BMW brings plug-in hybrid smarts to the new X5 dubbed X5 xDrive40e (gallery)

BMW brings plug-in hybrid smarts to the new X5 dubbed X5 xDrive40e (gallery)

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BMW has announced its first plug-in hybrid car in a core range, the X5 xDrive40e, which should give the best mileage for any X5. The new X5 xDrive40e will offer plenty of power to keep the sizeable beast moving fast despite going easy on the fuel. In... >>

Flying cars will be in the air from 2017 with Aeromobil promising autonomous models

Flying cars will be in the air from 2017 with Aeromobil promising autonomous models

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Aeromobil wants to become the Tesla of flying cars. It has announced that its flying cars will be available to buy, and legally fly, from 2017. The announcement, made at SXSW, follows the unveiling of the Aeromobil 3.0 flying car last October. Since... >>

Audi A6 Avant (2015) first drive: Home from stately home

Audi A6 Avant (2015) first drive: Home from stately home

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The Audi A6 Avant, or estate for those not conversant with Audi parlance, has seen a minor revision for 2015. It remains one of the obvious models of estate envy on the road, offering plenty of space and comfort over and above the popular A4 Avant. ... >>

Geneva Motor Show 2015 in pictures: From concepts and supercars, to hot hatches and the latest in-car tech

Geneva Motor Show 2015 in pictures: From concepts and supercars, to hot hatches and the latest in-car tech

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The Geneva Motor Show is the auto industry's only neutral-ground show. It is in Switzerland after all. Why's that important? Well, at the Detroit show it's all about a show of force from the Americans. By contrast Paris is the stomping ground for wild... >>

Robocop police used in Congo, apparently to scare people in traffic

Robocop police used in Congo, apparently to scare people in traffic

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The Democratic Republic of Congo has replaced some of its traffic police with aluminium robots that look as though they could've come from a low-budget sci-fi film. The solar-powered machines tower over the roads, waving their arms, and hand out tickets... >>

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

Toyota i-Road: The electronic Boris bike of the future?

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Transport is changing. Emissions caps are tightening, owning a car in the big city is increasingly prohibitive, and commuters are ever mindful of electronic or hybrid options as alternative ways to get around – often proving both cheaper and faster.... >>

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept: Old and new collide in explosive design

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept: Old and new collide in explosive design

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The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept was our favourite car of the Geneva show. We know what you're thinking: yet another super/luxury performance car? Well, Geneva was littered with the things – performance and big money dominated the show. Once you've... >>

McLaren 675LT: British beauty with added sting in the tail (hands-on)

McLaren 675LT: British beauty with added sting in the tail (hands-on)

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This is the McLaren 675LT – which stands for long tail. We don't normally make a point of covering cars that are facelift versions, or new variations in a series, but given how good-looking this McLaren is we had to make an exception. A quick recap... >>

Audi R8 e-tron 2016 is the electric supercar you’ve been dreaming about, if you’re Iron Man

Audi R8 e-tron 2016 is the electric supercar you’ve been dreaming about, if you’re Iron Man

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Iron Man is getting an electric car. For the second generation of Audi R8 supercar, Audi has introduced an e-tron electric version. Set to debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the new R8 e-tron will be available with a V10 engine and 92kWh t-shaped lithium-ion... >>

Audi R8 (2015): Tech-tastic treat or 'difficult second album' moment for flagship model? (hands-on)

Audi R8 (2015): Tech-tastic treat or 'difficult second album' moment for flagship model? (hands-on)

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Audi is now well into the stride of a massive new model offensive. At the Detroit Motor Show back in January we got its flagship SUV, the Q7, while here at the Geneva Motor Show the company has launched the next-generation R8. Come September at the Frankfurt... >>