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Mercedes E-class (2015) gets new nine-speed transmission

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 31 July 2014 12:45

If you thought car transmissions were racing to challenge mountain bikes, wait until you see the new 2015 model year Mercedes E-class. Daimler today confirmed the revised E-class will get the company’s nine-speed automatic transmission on the E350 Bluetec diesel. The Mercedes 9G-Tronic gearbox has an epically long top gear, all the better to reduce fuel consumption and emissions for ...

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Mercedes E-class (2015) gets new nine-speed transmission

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 31 July 2014 12:45

If you thought car transmissions were racing to challenge mountain bikes, wait until you see the new 2015 model year Mercedes E-class. Daimler today confirmed the revised E-class will get the company’s nine-speed automatic transmission on the E350 Bluetec diesel. The Mercedes 9G-Tronic gearbox has an epically long top gear, all the better to reduce fuel consumption and emissions for ...

Toyota GT86 CS-R3 rally car (2014): first official photos

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 30 July 2014 17:00

It’s hard not to be a fan of the Toyota GT86. What’s not to like about a back-to-basics sports coupe with all the robustness of a Toyota and the brio of a junior Cayman? So our eyes were opened wide when we saw this – the new GT86 CS-R3 rally car, with extra raw fun dialed in. Due to make ...

Jaguar XE (2014): spec, information teased on Jag's baby

Jaguar XE (2014): spec, information teased on Jag's baby
The XE dripfeed continues. Here is the latest photograph of the new Jaguar XE compact exec saloon, alongside pop star Emeli Sande. While we're not that interested in the marketing exploits of a pop star, we are interested to see the front of the Jag XE in broad daylight for the first time. Has the shape of the Jaguar XE's headlamps and bumper ...

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Land Rover Discovery Sport (2015) to be a seven-seater

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 29 July 2014 16:29

Land Rover has confirmed that the new Discovery Sport will have a third row of seats as standard in the UK. The news means that the Freelander is not only growing into a baby Discovery by name, but also adopting big brother’s seven-seater layout. This handful of official press photos reveals the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport in an unusual ...

Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept – a four-wheeled trainer

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 29 July 2014 10:48

Fiat has a record of letting fashion labels design its cars. Just look at the Fiat 500 special editions by Gucci, GQ and Tracey Emin. So it should come as no surprise that the Italians have let trainer company Vans have a go at making its podgy 500L a bit cooler. The Fiat 500L Vans Design Concept is the result ...

Kia Sorento (2015): the first glimpse of third-gen SUV

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 29 July 2014 09:52

This is the new, third-generation Kia Sorento coming in 2015 – and it’s set to get a dose of the style bestowed upon its Sportage little sister. Only this pair of shadowy teaser photographs has been issued ahead of the new Sorento’s debut in Korea at the end of August. But this is a global car and will be shown ...

McLaren P1 GTR (2015): 986bhp track-only P1 first look

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

John Mahoney, 25 July 2014 14:03

McLaren has confirmed it will unveil a track-only version of the P1 supercar at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Friday 16 August2014. Called the P1 GTR, McLaren’s take on the ultimate track day weapon is not street legal and gets 83bhp more than the standard P1, boosting power to 986bhp. The teaser image, released ahead of Pebble Beach, hints at ...

Porsche Cayenne facelift (2014) first official pictures

Rated 3 out of 53

Phil McNamara, 24 July 2014 09:21

Porsche is revamping its flagship Cayenne SUV, boosting performance and economy, improving comfort and specification, and introducing – it claims – a ground-breaking plug-in hybrid model. The five-model range will be in dealerships from 11 October, priced from £49,902 for the base diesel. What’s the flagship model? For speed, the uprated Cayenne Turbo is the obvious flagship, but the Cayenne ...

Jaguar F-Type Tour de France Concept (2014)

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

James Clark, 21 July 2014 10:30

Jaguar’s new Special Vehicle Operations team has built an F-Type R Coupe to act as a support car for Team Sky on stage 20 of the 2014 Tour De France. The injured Chris Froome, who crashed out of the Tour earlier this month, is hoping to be onboard this weekend as he cheers on the rest of his Sky teammates. ...

Skoda Fabia (2015): first sketch and details

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

James Clark, 17 July 2014 13:46

Skoda has fired the starting pistol on its new Fabia supermini’s launch, and the big news is that this car will blood the platform for the next-generation VW Polo, Audi A1 and Seat Ibiza. The Fabia will also use the latest group three- and four-cylinder engines and boast an all-new interior, which is ripe for personalisation, Mini-style. Is Skoda styling ...

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