October 21, 2014

  • from Autocar

    BMW M2 coupé scooped, wet handling test, new Corsa takes on Fiesta and Polo, Bentley GT3-R driven, Porsche 918 Spyder road test, our long-term Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes off-road This week's issue of Autocar magazine, dated 22 October 2014, reveals the secrets of the forthcoming BMW M2 coupé. We've got the latest information on the Munich manufacturer's latest performance car, which is currently under development.As the autumnal weather takes a turn for the worst, we ask what car is best in...
  • from Autocar

    The Ford Fiesta is Britain’s best-selling car, the VW Polo the country’s classiest supermini. Can the new Vauxhall Corsa topple them? Want to know how important the new Corsa is to Vauxhall? It’s the company’s most profitable car. One in three Vauxhalls sold is a Corsa. Even last year, late in its model cycle, Vauxhall shifted 85,000 of them in the UK. Four per cent of all new cars sold here is a Corsa.And half the people who buy them are spending their own money. They’re not fleet buyers, they...
  • from Autocar

    Only one way to find out: get seven very different cars, a wet track and a data logger. We reveal who reigns in the rain How entirely fitting it was that the day of this test was that day that always comes each autumn. You know the one. It’s Monday morning. You leave the house in darkness. It is pelting with rain. You know that you’ll not return before darkness. There is no question about it: you will need a decent coat, from this very day forward, until the return of spring.The only...
  • from Auto123

    When General Motors decided to add yet another engine option to the CTS lineup -- a twin-turbocharged version of the 3.6L V6 that's fitted to almost everything built by the General -- I yawned a great yawn. Then I saw the specs: 420 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. That's all you need to know about this car. OK, maybe not... What is the Cadillac CTS Vsport? For 2014, the CTS Vsport is the most powerful CTS currently available -- until the full-blown...
  • GM says big network can be asset as some stores fear consolidation; Hyundai seeks capacity; Porsche ahead of plan; Toyota expands recall.

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October 17, 2014

  • from Autocar

    The likes of McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche and Chevrolet do battle on road and track to determine this year's best-handling car The daunting Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire plays host to our quest to determine the most entertaining and capable machine of the year. New cars from Ferrari, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, McLaren and many more are put through their paces on road and track to decide the outright winner, and our judges explain which cars impressed them most.

October 16, 2014

  • from Autocar

    New Corsa’s turbocharged 1.4-litre engine majors on torque and frugality, but might not appeal to keener drivers who like vivacious petrol units It’s all very well for Vauxhall to come out with cheap, youthful and quirky three-cylinder versions of its much-improved new Vauxhall Corsa, but there also needs to be one for the traditionalist who wants more open-roads oomph that the average low-powered city-car versions, and is prepared to pay for it.The 99bhp, four cylinder, 1.4-litre turbo...

October 15, 2014

  • In Amarillo, Texas, it's not unusual to see restaurant billboards advertising 72-ounce steak dinners. At AutoNation Chevrolet in Amarillo, the ribs or brisket portions may be smaller, but the grill is hardly dainty.
  • from Auto123

    While General Motors initially said that 13 people directly died from an ignition switch defect in its vehicles, the victims' compensation program has approved 27 payouts as of Oct. 10th for cases of death.  
    At least 151 other fatality claims are under review.  
    The faulty switches could be inadvertently shut off when jarred, cutting power to the engine and deactivating airbags. However, GM took too much time to issue a recall.  
    Last July,...
  • from Autocar

    Four-wheel-drive and rugged makeover adds a dash of all-weather capability and security to the Seat Leon estate, should you desire it The Seat Leon X-Perience marks something of a diversion for the Spanish brand, which doesn’t have an extensive track record for rugged models. The Altea Freetrack and Alhambra 4x4 are among infrequent forays into the go-anywhere market.That will change in 2016 with the arrival of Seat’s first compact SUV, but in the meantime this new four-wheel-drive version of...
  • from Autocar

    Our eight judges each ranked the 12 cars in order of merit, with their combined scores being used to determine the ultimate pecking order in Britain’s Best Driver’s Car 2014 We feared for the Alfa Romeo 4C when we planned this feature, but not all of our testers had driven one and there was a chance, we’d heard, that the geometry had been knocked out on the last one we drove. So it got another chance but didn’t take it.We thought that Jaguar’s F-type R coupé would fare rather better. But Castle...
  • from Autocar

    This year our quest to determine the most entertaining and capable machine, on road and track, is one of the most closely fought ever The line-up for Britain’s Best Driver’s Car usually assembles itself. There’s a big name, a must-have, which everything else falls easily around.But not this year. Not since Lamborghini declined, wisely perhaps, to allow any publication to compare a Huracán alongside any other car. So we mulled over a long list of what we thought we should gather for what we...
  • from Autocar

    Our most eclectic category contained the Alfa Romeo 4C, Ariel Atom 3.5R and Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy – and produced the widest range of results Misfits, oddballs, square pegs… call ’em what you will, our most eclectic category produced the widest range of results, one car coming bog last by 13 clear points, another missing outright victory by just three.There is no point trying to find a thread to unite the Ariel Atom 3.5R, Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy and Alfa Romeo 4C. They all have four...
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