The Mercedes EQC 1866 Edition arrives, effectively, as a Launch Edition EQC with a badge which celebrates the birth of the motor car. Mercedes likes nothing more than a ‘Launch Edition’ model of a new or revised car, throwing all its toys in to the game and charging earlier buyers a chunky premium. So with […]
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The new Mercedes GLS – Mercedes’ largest SUV – arrives in new York to take aim at the BMW X7 and Range Rover. If you thought the old Mercedes GLS – which was really just a facelift for the GL – was too big to be usable anywhere other than on big wide roads in […]
The new Porsche 911 Speedster is revealed as a limited run – just 1,948 globally – and based on the 911 GT3 with 502bhp. It’s no secret that a new Porsche 911 Speedster is on the way after Porsche rolled out a concept last year. But now it’s here, and if you’re going to have […]
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and GLC 63 Coupe have been revealed at the Shanghai Motor Show with a range of updates. You might have thought that the Porsche Macan, or maybe the Alfa Stelvio, was the pick of the performance SUVs in their sector. But if you want the quickest, certainly round the Nurburgring, […]
The MINI Clubman – MINI’s estate – gets a facelift for 2019 and debuts at the Shanghai Motor Show. But the updates are tough to spot. We’re not entirely sure you can call the tiny tweaks MINI has wrought to the 2019 Clubman Estate a facelift – they’re more of a lunchtime non-surgical tweak than […]
Lotus announces the Type 130 – their first new car for more than a decade – will be an electric hypercar, teased with a misty green image. There was a time, under Dany Bahar’s tenure at Lotus, when the announcement of a new hypercar would have to be met with scorn. But Lotus is a […]
The Aston Martin Rapide E makes its debut in production guise at the Shanghai Motor Show, delivering 602bhp and over 200 miles of range. Four years ago Andy Palmer, Aston Martin boss, confirmed that AML were working on their first electric car, that it would be an electric RapidE (that’s Rapide with a big E […]
The Mercedes Concept GLB arrives at the Shanghai Motor Show as a bit of a baby G-Wagen, bringing traditional off-road looks to a small Mercedes SUV. With exception of SUVs like the Mercedes G-Wagen, Jeep Renegade, Suzuki Jimny and the not yet arrived new Land Rover Defender, SUVs have become slicker and sharper, more like […]
Volvo cars across Europe will be connected to warn each other about upcoming road hazards and slippery road surfaces to help cut accidents. It’s no secret that Volvo is on a mission to end all fatalities in cars and make driving as safe as possible, although the recent announcement about Volvos limited to 112mph from […]
The Audi AI:ME is revealed in Shanghai, previewing an autonomous electric city car designed to transport you round the cities in the future. One of the joys of an electric car, even a pretty prosaic electric car, is that it feels more lively to drive than its equivalent ICE model thanks to the instant torque […]