“G'day Mercedes” is all you need to say get the best from Benz' newest baby. A breakthrough voice-command system is fitted to the latest A-Class that taps into the car’s artificial intelligence system, recognising hundreds of individual commands. Unlike simpler systems which w...
POSTED 8 Aug, 2018 1 Comment
BMW has sent its already-impressive M5 off to the gym and the result is the even more muscular M5 Competition, which will elbow aside the standard M5 V8 when the souped-up sedan arrives here by year's end. The M5 Competition promises more straight-line punch and more grip for hooks and uppercu...
POSTED 6 Aug, 2018 1 Comment
Too much is never enough for the legion of mid-level executives who get their driving jollies from the punchy yet always-practical Volkswagen Golf GTI. Case in point: the 2019 edition of this turbocharged pocket rocket, which will be burning up the bitumen from October with even more performance...
POSTED 2 Aug, 2018 0 Comments
When Mercedes-Benz launched the 2019 G-Class SUV in Detroit earlier this year, it felt the need to do so with tremendous fanfare: a party for 2,000 people, indoor pyrotechnics, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was huge. And it should have been. It’s the first time in the 40-year existence of the ...
POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 3 Comments
What we’re driving: Alfa Romeo Giulia QV What it costs: $143,900 list price (around $156,932 drive-away) The Alfa Giulia QV is all about emotion. It’s an Italian dream machine, if you one night dreamt of a sedan, with sexy four-door styling mated to a highly-strung V6 engine develop...
POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 4 Comments
Overnight in New York, Mercedes-Benz introduced the car it will pit against the likes of the tiny Audi A3, the BMW 1-Series, and the Volvo S60: the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan. The new car will likely match Mercedes’ most affordable price tag with a highly aerodynamic profile. It was...
POSTED 26 Jul, 2018 6 Comments
Plans for a new Formula One race in Miami are on hold at least until 2020. The racing series had hoped to stage a Miami grand prix in 2019 but announced Monday that negotiations have taken too long to get it on next year's racing calendar. While calling negotiations "complicated," F1 managing d...
POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 4 Comments
Formula 1 race team and supercar maker McLaren is aiming to win over wealthy drivers keen to prove themselves on the track with its latest model – the $250,000 circuit-ready 600LT. Street-legal but capable of sprinting to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds, the 600LT is a match for the com...
POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 0 Comments
Bentley's Flying Spur harks back to an era of grandeur that's best enjoyed from the back seat, discovers Hannah Elliott. I have a running joke with my boyfriend about cell phone chargers in cars. Everything we’ve driven in the past year has had USB ports – typically multiple of them...
POSTED 5 Jul, 2018 3 Comments
Aston Martin's all-new DBS Superleggera Coupe will leave you shaken and stirred. Aston Martin has pulled back the covers on its DBS Superleggera, with the Formula One-styled US$300,000 coupe replacing the Vanquish 'super-grand touring two-door' that Aston Martin has made since 2001. T...
POSTED 28 Jun, 2018 3 Comments
BMW has unveiled the new 2018 8-Series, reviving the model for the 21st century since production of the original 8-Series ended in 1999. Classed as a Grand Tourer, the new 8-Series was teased in concept form earlier this year with the M8 Gran Coupe. While the production version has its differe...
POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 5 Comments
Porsche has named its first car to directly compete with electric leader Tesla as 'Taycan' – a moniker which roughly translates to “a lively, young horse,” according to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume. Porsche both needs electrification to comply with tougher emissions rules and is em...
POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 0 Comments
Maserati isn’t even trying to hide its ambitions – it’s out to get Tesla. Its weapon of choice: the full-electric Alfieri sportscar, with a top speed exceeding 186 miles per hour (about 300 km/h) and an acceleration from zero to 62 mph in less than two seconds. By comparison, ...
POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 6 Comments
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