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Audi A3 (2016) first drive: Virtual cockpit glory

Audi A3 (2016) first drive: Virtual cockpit glory

By Chris Hall

The Audi A3 has had a face-lift following its 2012 debut, presenting a fresher look to Audi's top-selling car in the UK. Sitting in the competitive C segment, the Audi A3 has been holding off competition from its stablemate the VW Golf, fending off the... Read more

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

Android Auto explored: Taking Google on the road

By Chris Hall

Android Auto has been around for a number of years. Announced in 2014, Android Auto first made its appearance in third-party head units, such as some from Pioneer, with a number of car manufacturers confirming they would be offering it in the future.The... Read more

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

By Rik Henderson

BMW has partnered with tech firms Intel and Mobileye with the hope that it will be able to put a whole fleet of fully autonomous cars into production by 2021.The BMW iNext car, shown in its concept form in May, will be the basis of the self-driving range... Read more

Jaguar wants you to Feel Wimbledon, with VR experience and Andy Murray japes

Jaguar wants you to Feel Wimbledon, with VR experience and Andy Murray japes

By Chris Hall

Jaguar has turned to VR to support its position as Official Car of The Championships Wimbledon, creating a VR experience. Not only is the company supplying 170 vehicles in support of The Championships, but it's having a little fun with Andy Murray too.Jaguar... Read more

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

Tesla Autopilot death under investigation

By Rik Henderson

Tesla's Autopilot mode is under investigation by US regulators after causing a fatal crash in the States on 7 May.A Tesla Model S driver hit the trailer of an 18-wheeler truck in Florida, which resulted in his death. It is claimed that he might not have... Read more

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT first drive: The SLS is dead, long live the AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT first drive: The SLS is dead, long live the AMG GT

By Joe Simpson

What can you learn about a car from simply driving it on a race track? Quite a lot as it happens, particularly when it's a sports car like the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.Mercedes introduced its AMG GT last year as a replacement for the dramatic, gullwing-door... Read more

This Blackbird adjustable rig can morph into any car for film shoots

This Blackbird adjustable rig can morph into any car for film shoots

By Elyse Betters

Ever see a car commercial with a small caption that warns something along the lines of "model shown may not match your vehicle exactly"? Well, thanks to the Blackbird, that might no longer be a thing.We all know that getting cars for a movie production... Read more

Audi piloted driving: A real-world glimpse into the future of self-driving cars

Audi piloted driving: A real-world glimpse into the future of self-driving cars

By Mike Lowe

We're sat behind the wheel of "Jack" - a modified Audi A7 concept, adapted for the full Audi piloted driving experience (the company's fancy name for self-driving cars, essentially) - zipping down the Autobahn in Germany at 130kmph.Although we're not... Read more

Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster: Most extreme open-top Aston yet (gallery)

Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster: Most extreme open-top Aston yet (gallery)

By Luke Edwards

Aston Martin has just taken the wraps off its Vantage GT12 Roadster that not only looks powerful, but should take the top-spot as the company's most extreme open-top yet. The bad news is, there's only one.The Vantage GT12 Roadster features a hefty 592hp V12... Read more

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: Alfa's super saloon return (gallery)

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio: Alfa's super saloon return (gallery)

By Luke Edwards

Alfa Romeo has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 to make the UK debut of its new range topper, the Giulia Quadrifoglio.Alfa is positioning the 2017 Giulia as its powerhouse, and rightly so. The top-end beast packs in a turbo-charged 2.9-litre... Read more

Lexus LC 500: Goodwood 2016 sees the concept become reality (gallery)

Lexus LC 500: Goodwood 2016 sees the concept become reality (gallery)

By Luke Edwards

After Lexus revealed its LF-LC concept it knew it was onto a winner and has since turned it into reality with the LC 500. That car is now being put through its paces, taking on the competition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.The Lexus LF-LC dropped... Read more

Ford Fiesta ST200 first drive: Irresistible overboost fun

Ford Fiesta ST200 first drive: Irresistible overboost fun

By Luke Edwards

When Ford announced that it would not be making a Fiesta RS, drivers the world over sighed. But that soon changed to cheers when the Fiesta ST200 was revealed as an overboost-toting powerhouse.Despite a four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine sounding meagre,... Read more

Volkswagen Golf 1.0-litre TSi first drive: Fore!

Volkswagen Golf 1.0-litre TSi first drive: Fore!

By Joe Simpson

We already know that the Volkswagen Golf is an excellent family hatchback. In fact, we'd still rate it as best in class — and three years on, still deserving of the 5-star review we gave it back at launch in 2013.But just how much Golf do you need?... Read more

Tesla Model S P90D review: If your robot chauffeur were a racing driver
4.5 stars

Tesla Model S P90D review: If your robot chauffeur were a racing driver

By Luke Edwards

Tesla has come a long way since the days of its humble Roadster beginnings, elevating electric cars into new heights of luxury and quality. But it has remained true to its sporty roots with cars like the Model S P90D.Now that the Tesla Model X SUV and... Read more

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

Volkswagen Beetle Dune (2016) first drive: Rugged and ready

By Britta O'Boyle

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the world's most iconic cars. It might be available in various models these days, but there is no mistaking that bug shape, whether it's a 1940s model or one of the more recent variations.The latest model to join the Beetle... Read more

Mercedes Benz S 500 hybrid to charge wirelessly, and quickly too

Mercedes Benz S 500 hybrid to charge wirelessly, and quickly too

By Luke Edwards

Mercedes Benz has announced that in 2017 it will be introducing wireless charging for its S 500 e hybrid electric cars.This means that anyone driving the S 500 e model will be able to align the car over a charging plate and it will begin recharging, without... Read more

Ford GT: Ford Performance heritage from 1966 to Le Mans 2016

Ford GT: Ford Performance heritage from 1966 to Le Mans 2016

By Chris Hall

Sitting in an innocuous shed on the outskirts of Ford's Dagenham estate lies the Ford Heritage Centre.To look at, the building is perhaps as much a heritage piece as the cars that sit within. We pull up outside the new Ford Mustang GT, and with a parking... Read more

Mini's future vision is an urban go-kart, made for sharing

Mini's future vision is an urban go-kart, made for sharing

By Chris Hall

BMW's stargazing has reached Mini, with the company unveiling its Vision Next 100 model in London. Joining siblings from BMW and Rolls-Royce, the future of Mini is designed to be fun, funky, and shared with strangers. Acknowledging that urban dwellers... Read more

The Rolls-Royce of the future is an autonomous land yacht with an AI concierge

The Rolls-Royce of the future is an autonomous land yacht with an AI concierge

By Chris Hall

It's a rare day that Rolls-Royce unveils a new car, it's an even rarer day that Rolls-Royce unveils its future vision for luxury motoring.Unveiled in London, as part of BMW Group's Vision Next 100, the Rolls-Royce concept outlines the future vision for... Read more

Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers

Volkswagen Amarok (2016) first drive: A tough toiler in smart trousers

By Leon Poultney

Amarok is the Inuit word for wolf. We don't speak Inuit, but you can see what Volkswagen is trying to achieve with its surprisingly luxurious pickup.The canis lupus is a hardy creature, living its life in the wilderness, traversing all sorts of challenging... Read more

Nissan is working on the world’s first bio-ethanol electric car with 600km range

Nissan is working on the world’s first bio-ethanol electric car with 600km range

By Luke Edwards

Nissan is working on a new fuel system that may replace petrol, pure electric and even hydrogen fuel driven cars. The Nissan bio-ethanol electric power system wants to change everything.So what is this e-bio fuel cell driven car? It uses what Nissan calls... Read more

Fiat 124 Spider review: More than an MX-5 remix
4.0 stars

Fiat 124 Spider review: More than an MX-5 remix

By Mike Lowe

"I want a doctor to take a picture, so I can look at you from inside as well," goes the line from The Vapors' Turning Japanese. Well, cut into the Fiat 124 Spider and you would indeed find a Japanese rather than Italian core: the car shares its chassis,... Read more

Tesla drops the price of its entry-level Model S, say hello to the 60 and 60D

Tesla drops the price of its entry-level Model S, say hello to the 60 and 60D

By Chris Hall

Followers of Tesla's EV march will have noticed a slight change to the line-up the company offers for the Model S. Gone is the 70D and in its place is the 60 and 60D. For those who don't know, Tesla's model naming follows its available battery capacity,... Read more

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

By Elyse Betters

You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector.That's right. Apple is working on... Read more

Audi S5 Coupé (2016) preview, in pictures: Flexing those German muscles

Audi S5 Coupé (2016) preview, in pictures: Flexing those German muscles

By Mike Lowe

This is the new Audi A5 Coupé (well, actually you're feasting your eyes on the sportier S5 Coupé edition). Which, if you squint a little, could be considered as the German brand's version of the Ford Mustang. With some added pep. An apt arrival year,... Read more

Ford Mustang GT Convertible review: Big, brutal, and now British
4.5 stars

Ford Mustang GT Convertible review: Big, brutal, and now British

By Chris Hall

When you're brought up on a diet of The Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky & Hutch, you can't help but feel that, perhaps, the Ford Capri left us a little short on muscle in the UK. Sure, the Capri was, and still is, an iconic car, but you could only gaze at... Read more

Apple Car to hit roads from 2020 says Tesla’s Elon Musk, but no Google car

Apple Car to hit roads from 2020 says Tesla’s Elon Musk, but no Google car

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Car is still not an official project for the mighty company but thanks to plenty of rumours and leaks it's almost certainly something Apple is working on. Now Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has chimed in saying he expects Apple Cars on the road from... Read more

Volvo XC90 review: Setting the SUV standard
5.0 stars

Volvo XC90 review: Setting the SUV standard

By Joe Simpson

In car terms, half a decade is a lifetime. So the last Volvo XC90's 12-year production run represents something of an unusual case. It sold well right to the end but was out-smarted by a new breed of big SUVs.Enter the new XC90. The first production car... Read more

Win two tickets to Goodwood to see the Lexus LC 500 sports coupe

Win two tickets to Goodwood to see the Lexus LC 500 sports coupe

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The amazing new Lexus LC 500 sports coupe is making its first UK appearance as one of the star cars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and we are giving you the chance to witness its debut as part of an exclusive prize package courtesy of Lexus. The... Read more

Mercedes-Benz C220d AMG Line Coupe first drive: Covering all bases

Mercedes-Benz C220d AMG Line Coupe first drive: Covering all bases

By Joe Simpson

What's in a name? For their medium-sized executive coupes, both Audi and BMW have chosen to position their more sporting offerings as stand-alone to the saloon versions, with the respective A5 and 4-Series. That means a different name and different styling.Mercedes?... Read more

Silent stealth bikes run on almost anything, Batman would want one of these

Silent stealth bikes run on almost anything, Batman would want one of these

By Luke Edwards

The dream of a vehicle fuel systems that runs on anything, like Back To the Future's Mr Fusion, is getting closer to a reality. Two military stealth bikes have been shown off that not only run near-silently but work with electricity and most fuels too.The... Read more

Toyota Hilux (2016) review: Invincible by name, invincible by nature
4.0 stars

Toyota Hilux (2016) review: Invincible by name, invincible by nature

By Mike Lowe

Testing the new Toyota Hilux demands a little more than just nipping down to the local shop to grab a pint of milk and a Mars Bar. Although with all that space in the back you could buy a lifetime supply of those.The famed "indestructible" pickup - apt,... Read more

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced it is building a 53,000-square-foot facility near Detroit.The team behind the company's self-driving car project revealed the news via Google+, where it described the new facility as a "self-driving technology development center"... Read more

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him

Driver caught sleeping at the wheel as Tesla Autopilot drives for him

By Luke Edwards

The future of cars might be here, or the future of next-level marketing. A driver was caught, not driving, but sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla Model S as it drove for him.The Tesla Model S Autopilot system works both at speed on motorways and slowly... Read more

Mercedes GLC first drive: SUVving to consider

Mercedes GLC first drive: SUVving to consider

By Joe Simpson

This is the Mercedes GLC. It's Merc's mid-sized SUV rival to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. It's a significant car for the brand, because this is the first time Mercedes has had a car of this size, in this class, available in the UK. The old, square-rig GLK... Read more

Ford Edge review: Big but facing bitter rivals
4.0 stars

Ford Edge review: Big but facing bitter rivals

By Chris Hall

Believe it or not there has been a hole in Ford's line-up in Europe over the past few years, especially in the UK. That hole is large SUV sized: the Kuga has sat in the small, sporty, pumped up hatch sector, but for larger cars, Ford's go-to option was... Read more

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

By Elyse Betters

Gimme, gimme!BMW is working on a luxury flagship based on its BMW i8 Roadster, a plug-in hybrid sports car. We know this because the company's CEO revealed the news during a shareholding meeting. Harald Krueger said BMW's upcoming autonomous car will... Read more

Infiniti Q30 first drive: To infinity and beyond?

Infiniti Q30 first drive: To infinity and beyond?

By Joe Simpson

It's unusual to introduce a car from a brand that some readers might not be aware of, but a quick straw poll of friends and colleagues suggests Infiniti isn't a universally known entity. So the Q30, its compact premium hatchback, might not be at the forefront... Read more

Apple Car autonomous drive testing at land bought for trials

Apple Car autonomous drive testing at land bought for trials

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Car, much like the fabled Apple Television, has been talked about in whispers and rumours for sometime, but this one now looks real. Tim Cook has already teased the project and his company has now bought land to start testing it too.The Apple... Read more

It's official: Google and Fiat Chrysler ink deal to make self-driving minivans

It's official: Google and Fiat Chrysler ink deal to make self-driving minivans

By Elyse Betters

Google wants to take its self-driving cars to the next level.Update:Google has announced it will double its self-driving car fleet with 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The first few minivans will be on the road by the end of 2016. The... Read more

BMW i3 upgrade now delivers a whopping 195 miles on a charge, watch out Tesla

BMW i3 upgrade now delivers a whopping 195 miles on a charge, watch out Tesla

By Luke Edwards

It looks like Tesla has given the established car companies enough of a shock to get them taking electric cars seriously. Now BMW has upgraded its i3 battery to extend the range to a respectable 195 miles on a charge.Tesla announced its Model 3, the first... Read more

Range Rover Evoque Convertible first drive: Top down, revs up

Range Rover Evoque Convertible first drive: Top down, revs up

By Luke Edwards

Land Rover has taken the top off its Range Rover Evoque to make it convertible. Sounds simple, but this good-looking topless SUV is a feat of modern design, engineering and manufacturing.This is the first convertible Range Rover, other than the Queen's... Read more

Audi S8 Plus first drive: V8 power, and then some

Audi S8 Plus first drive: V8 power, and then some

By Chris Hall

Sitting at the top of Audi's saloon family is the A8. Give it a sporty makeover and it becomes the S8. Give that a bit of a tweak and a boost and you arrive at the Audi S8 Plus, the most powerful saloon that Audi has ever put on the road. And by the... Read more

Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept preview: Prime cut SUV

Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept preview: Prime cut SUV

By Joe Simpson

Whoever is naming new VW concepts is going down an ever weirder rabbit hole. In the past couple of years we've had the T-Roc and the T-Cross Breeze — both from subsequent Geneva Show reveals — and now the T-Prime GTE Concept unveiled at the Beijing... Read more