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BMW M8 confirmed for 2018 twinned with M8 GTE-class racer

The BMW M8 has been confirmed by the brand, as has its endurance racing counterpart – the M8 GTE. It’ll sit above the recently confirmed 8 Series, which itself was previewed by the 8 Series Concept, revealed this week. It’s likely to be powered by a more highly stressed version of the next M5’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and share ... Read More »

New BMW 530d Touring 2017 review

We’ve already driven the new BMW 520d Touring and declared it one of the most complete family cars money can buy. But if you like your wagons with a bit more grunt, then this 3.0-litre might be just the ticket. This 530d uses the same 261bhp six-cylinder diesel engine as the saloon. With 620Nm of torque it’ll sprint from 0-62mph ... Read More »

Honda Accord Type R | Used Car Buying Guide

With only around 600 on the roads and another 350 SORNed in lock-ups keeping dry, if any muchpraised 1990s sports saloon has the whiff of future classic status around it, it’s the Honda Accord Type R of 1999 to 2003. Note: ‘future’. Although excited owners claim to have spotted prices stirring, you can still pick up a wellmaintained 2002 example ... Read More »

Volkswagen Up GTI review 2018

VW’s GTI badge has become iconic, adorning some of the finest hot hatches in automotive history. Some may bristle, then, to discover that it will soon be attached to a humble city car – and one powered by a three-cylinder, 1.0-litre engine at that. But before anyone complains, they’d do well to investigate further, because the key figures of this ... Read More »

Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI 252 quattro S tronic review 2017

You’ve heard all the kerfuffle about diesel engines, right? Well, at the moment only older diesels are in the firing line over emissions, but certainly the general theme from policy makers is to encourage us to move away from anything that’s refuelled from a black pump. That’s fine if you’re in the market for a small car or family hatchback ... Read More »

BMW 540i xDrive review 2017

So, you like the look of the new BMW 5 Series saloon. And why wouldn’t you? It is, after all, our Car of the Year for 2017 in 520d SE (diesel) form. And, as our full 16-point review explains, that’s because it’s an absolute belter in almost every respect. But what if you want all the strengths of the 5 ... Read More »

BMW 1 Series receives mild facelift for 2017

BMW has revealed a raft of upgrades for the 1 Series, including minor styling tweaks inside and out, infotainment and technology upgrades, and an expansion of the range with three new special-edition models. The new, refreshed 1 Series will arrive on sale in July. The exterior styling tweaks will arrive on the three new special-edition models only – the Edition ... Read More »