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Land Rover's first new Discovery to be named Sport (2014)

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Phil McNamara, 16 April 2014 20:00

Land Rover's new car for 2015 will be called Discovery Sport, the firm announced in New York today. The compact SUV – a seven-seater to replace Freelander in the model line-up – is expected to go on UK sale very early in the new year, with prices estimated to be slightly below the Range Rover Evoque's. Announcing the new nameplate, ...

Bentley Continental ‘GT3’ Supersports (2014) hotter track-focused Bentley spied

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Ollie Kew, 16 April 2014 09:00

Bentley could be about to offer a slice of its GT3 racing exploits in road-going form. This Continental GT V8, featuring a new spoiler and splitter combo, has been spotted undergoing high-speed testing at Germany’s Nurburgring. It points to an even hotter Conti V8 to sit above the recently revealed V8 ‘S’ model. Bentley’s mysterious hotter Continental It’s not just ...

Porsche 911 GT3 RS (2014) ultimate 911 scooped

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Ollie Kew, 15 April 2014 16:30

The latest Porsche 911 GT3 blew away worries about its weight, electric power steering and PDK paddleshift gearbox in 2013 – and now Porsche is ready to rewrite the rulebook all over again. This is the ultimate Porsche 911: the new GT3 RS. Set to be lighter, more powerful and generate more downforce than the already stellar GT3, this could ...

BMW X1 (2015) new front-drive crossover takes shape

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Georg Kacher, 11 April 2014 10:15

The BMW X1 has always been a purist-riling machine and this Mk2 version due on sale in late 2015 will be even more controversial. The precedent for its styling has been set by the new X4 and X5 – hardly encouraging – and its front-wheel drive underpinnings are pinched from the new 2-series Active Tourer MPV. Plus, BMW is mulling ...

Mini Clubman Cooper S (2014) hot Mini wagon tackles the Nurburgring

Rated 3 out of 53

Ollie Kew, 10 April 2014 16:00

The estate-bodied Mini, named Clubman, is the next new Mini on the way now we’ve seen (and driven) the reborn hatchback in Cooper and Cooper S trim. If you chastised the three-door Mini for not looking different enough to the outgoing model, this new Clubman might be up your street. It’s longer, lower, and has grown an extra door for ...

VW plots new model blitz for US market (2015) CAR scoop

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 08 April 2014 22:00

VW aims to bounce back from lacklustre recent US sales with a brace of new models, starting in 2015. Among the new VWs is a large seven-seat SUV, a stretched Tiguan 4x4 also destined for China, and a new Passat coupe family. VW’s key new US-bound SUVs America’s relentless appetite for large SUVs is being supported by demand from China ...

Porsche 911 facelift (2015) spy shots of tweaked 991

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ollie Kew, 07 April 2014 11:00

Porsche will facelift the current-gen 911 in 2015, when a new 911 GTS will be brought to market. The warmed-up GTS could combine an all-wheel drive 911’s 44mm-wider bodyshell with rear-wheel drive, and a power boost to around 420bhp, positioning the car above the standard 3.8-litre Carrera S, but well out of the mighty 518bhp 911 Turbo’s crosshairs. What will ...

Mercedes C63 AMG (2014) Merc’s new super-saloon scooped

Rated 3 out of 53

Ollie Kew, 03 April 2014 10:00

Two things about the new ultimate C-class, the Mercedes C63 AMG, are downsized. Meanwhile, power, performance and quality leap forwards as Mercedes takes an almighty swipe at the new twin-turbo BMW M3. How do you fight off the world’s most iconic sport saloon? Like this, says Mercedes. So what’s being downsized for the new Mercedes C63 AMG? Weight, and engine ...

VW Golf R Estate (2014) hot Golf wagon scooped

Rated 2 out of 52

Ollie Kew, 01 April 2014 12:00

VW is plotting a Golf R Estate, to sit alongside the new Golf R at the very peak of the Mk7’s range. Spotted here during a Nürburgring test shakedown, the super-wagon is likely to borrow its hatchback sister’s near-300bhp powertrain. So the VW Golf R Estate would be the hottest Golf wagon ever? Easily. We’re expecting a 296bhp 2.0-litre engine ...

BMW confirms X7 flagship SUV for 2018

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Georg Kacher, 28 March 2014 17:00

BMW has confirmed that an all-new X7 flagship SUV will join its range in 2018 – and the German brand is plotting a $1bn overhaul of its US-based factory to copy with increased demand. The X7 will be built alongside the X3, X4, X5 and X6 at the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, USA. Though the plant currently turns out ...

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