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Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review (1)

Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Geartronic SE Lux Nav road test report review

WHEN a group of friends started to plan their next skiing trip and the decision to drive across Europe in winter was made, for me, this All Wheel Drive Volvo XC60 was the weapon of choice. Having driven Volvos in the Finnish Arctic Circle on frozen lakes, I know how good they are in their native conditions – conditions we were likely to encounter during our trip south to Italy in February.

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This week's road test car, a Mercedes-Benz A-Class A250 BlueEfficiency Engineered by AMG on Continental ContiWinterContact tyres.

Conti winter tyres A-Class above when the snow falls

Having driven a car on winter tyres for the first time on UK roads, DAVID HOOPER says the difference in grip levels on packed snow and ice is dramatic! AS freezing snowy conditions cripple the country, for once I’ve got the right car at the right time – because this week’s test car arrived sporting […]

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Mercedes Unimogs ideal when going gets tough!

My second drive of the Mercedes “Big Stuff” day took me into even more challenging terrain, but it was no match for the amazing Mercedes-Benz Unimogs which seem to be just about unstoppable. No matter how deep the ruts (some were at least 2ft), or how deep the water, this utility vehicle tackled the lot […]

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Are you ready for the dangers of winter driving?

A DRIVING campaign to increase awareness of the potential dangers of winter driving on the roads this year has been launched by GEM Motoring Assist. The road safety organisation and breakdown cover company is aware that UK motorists continue to cut corners on car maintenance due to the economic pinch. And while stressing that it’s […]

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winter driving

Get a grip this winter and stay safe on our roads

WITH snow and icy conditions already hitting parts of the country, TyreSafe urges drivers to warm to the idea of winter tyres. Many motorists have been lulled by one of the warmest autumns on record, but that has gone and winter is well and truly up on us. As temperatures plummet, normal tyres lose their […]

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Skid risk

Here’s hoping for better winter weather this year!

Even a light dusting of snow on top of ice can hide the danger. THE Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) is warning of potential chaos on the nation’s roads this winter. It has warned of increasing dangers facing road users as frosts and local authority cuts bite. The leading road safety charity says that in […]

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Keep close eye on those tyre pressures

Keep an even closer eye on tyre pressures during winter. IT’S already feeling very autumnal and winter is approaching, as is tyre safety month. With that in mind, Ring Automotive is calling on drivers to check their tyres and make sure they’re ready for winter, with its challenges. Ice and snow are obvious winter dangers, […]

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Icy conditions “snow” trouble for 5-Series

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: BMW 5 SERIES TOURING With -9 on the thermometer and heavy snow to contend with, Motoring Journalist DAVID HOOPER, editor of wheelworldreviews.co.uk, says a rear-wheel drive car was not at the top of his wish list, but BMW’s latest 5 Series coped surprisingly well in the adverse conditions. The new […]

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