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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron road test report and review

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron road test report and review

AS premium class back-markers in the modern race to introduce electric models – great rivals BMW and Mercedes are already switched on – Audi will start to catch up in the New Year with the addition of this peppy plug-in hybrid version to their top-selling A3 range.

It marries the brand’s existing 150 PS 1.4 turbo petrol engine to a new 102 PS electric motor, sitting alongside it under the bonnet and energised remotely from a special high-voltage, lithium-ion battery pack in the floor under the rear bench seat. Housing that, plus the car’s normal 12v battery in that area has reduced boot volume by 100 litres, while adding 125 kg to the kerb weight, without drastically affecting the handling.

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Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid During his Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid road test, DAVID HOOPER considers the pros and cons of owning and running a hybrid car. HYBRID cars are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or hate them. I’m generally in the latter camp because they are […]

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The Saab 9-3

Used Saab 9-3 is a cheaper executive alternative

SAAB may no longer exist as a car manufacturer, but there is a new company called Saab Parts which rose from the ashes of the Swedish firm’s demise. There are lots of good second-hand models around and there are plenty of spares and garages that can fix them. One talented and stylish long distance cruiser […]

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Dacia Sandero

New Dacia Sandero review is no laughing matter!

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Dacia Sandero range With bargain basement pricing, this budget Romanian offering has been the butt of Top Gear’s jokes, but as Motoring journalist MARTYN COLLINS discovered during his Dacia Sandero roadtest, it’s no laughing matter! Butt of Top Gear’s James May’s jokes for over a year, Renault’s budget brand Dacia […]

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Mercedes-Benz A250 Engineered by AMG 013

Winter tyres on Mercedes A250 make big difference

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Mercedes A250 BlueEfficiency Engineered by AMG When the new A-Class arrived for its road test, so did the wintry weather, but wheelworldreviews editor DAVID HOOPER relished the chance to review the car on a set of winter tyres. MY review of this very smart looking Mercedes-Benz A250 coincided with some […]

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HONDA Crosstourer

Honda Crosstourer road test is a hit with ladies!

Lifelong biker SYD TAYLOR falls in love with what he says is one of the best bikes you can buy today – the Honda Crosstourer. “Goodness! That’s a whopper isn’t it?” said the barmaid, glancing at the Crosstourer that I’d parked by the door – and half a dozen drinkers sniggered into their beer at […]

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Ford Galaxy

Used Ford Galaxy has room for all your family

ANYONE who has driven the present Ford Galaxy will have been impressed by its great range of abilities – and used examples are almost as good. This is Ford’s full-size seven seat people carrier, but it handles and holds the road like a much smaller car, with very little roll. However, this does mean that […]

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Audi’s new A6 is ready for ‘allroads’ and all weather

ROAD TEST AND REVIEW: Audi A6 allroad 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic With the onset of winter weather just around the corner, DAVID HOOPER gets to grips with Audi’s latest A6 allroad. IF you want a spacious, comfortable car which will whisk you along in the lap of luxury, yet has the ability to go […]

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