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EcoBoost choice for 1 in 5 Ford buyers

IT’S not only the motoring judges and writers who have taken to Ford’s EcoBoost engine. Winning awards is one thing, but the real success of any power plant is how many buyers choose to specify it when they sign up for a new car. So, after an unprecedented third successive International Engine of the Year […]

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First Lexus NX models on production line

CURB your excitement for a little while longer, but it won’t be too long before the Lexus NX reaches our shores. The arrival of the first NX with UK customers is a little closer following the official start of production ceremony at Lexus’s Miyata plant in Japan. More than 350 UK customers have submitted their […]

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New Veyron

Bugatti to build more powerful Veyron

CLEARLY Bugatti didn’t think its Veyron was quite good enough. It has announced a revamped model. The successor to the iconic hypercar could feature performance levels so wild that its top speed will be difficult to prove, according to an exclusive report in Autocar. Bugatti insiders have revealed to Autocar that the new model, expected […]

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Back to six cylinders for new BMW M models

BMW has launched two new models — an M3 Saloon and M4 Coupe — the fifth generation of iconic high performance sports cars from the German carmaker. In a break from the past, BMW has given the coupe and saloon models individual model names. Another first is the adoption of a turbocharged engine — the high-revving, three-litre […]

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Vauxhall fits Cascada with more powerful SIDI engine

VAUXHALL has announced it will be fitting a new high power version of its SIDI engine in its Cascada model. The high performance variant of the new 1.6-litre SIDI turbo engine with its 200PS and 300Nm of torque gives the Cascada a top speed of 146pm and its world premier at next month’s Frankfurt Motor […]

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Renault reveals pricing of GT-Line hot hatch

FOR those who want the cool looks of the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo EDC, Renault has revealed the pricing of its more affordable brother, the GT-Line 120 EDC. The new model, which sits between the French carmaker’s TC3 90 Dynamique S MediaNav and the 200hp Turbo EDC, will cost UK buyers £17,395. The GT-Line has […]

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When is an SUV not an SUV? When it’s an SAV!

ONCE upon a time there was the humble SUV. A vehicle for leisure pursuits and maybe a little light work. Now the SUV market has come of age with almost every manufacturer making at least one. But BMW is moving the concept along even further and taking it upmarket. So as not to be mistaken […]

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Porsche 911 Turbo just gets better and better

IT is now four decades since the first prototype Porsche 911 Turbo appeared… but it has lost none of its magic. The latest version, the new Type 991 generation 911 Turbo and Turbo S combine the virtues of a full-blown race car with a use-anytime road vehicle. Improvements include new all-wheel drive running gear with […]

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