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Mercedes G-Wagen refuses to die: 2016 makeover keeps G-class alive

Rated 4 out of 54

Georg Kacher, 22 August 2014 10:20

Some cars simply refuse to die - like the Land Rover Defender, the Morgan Plus 8 and the Mercedes Geländewagen, aka the G-wagen. Mercedes-Benz launched the brick-shaped SUV together with its partner Steyr-Daimler-Puch back in 1979 when most of the vehicles that rolled off the assembly line in Graz, Austria, were sprayed camouflage brown or Nato olive. Over time, however, the ...

BMW 2-series Convertible (2015) spied at the Nurburgring

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 21 August 2014 12:47

The new BMW 2-series Convertible has stepped out on test at the Nurburgring ahead of its planned debut at the Paris motor show 2014. And judging by CAR’s spy photos, the 2-series convertible is hammering at quite a pace. Just check out the compressed rear suspension as it corners at high speed on the Nordschleife. The F22 2-series Convertible will ...

Jaguar XF (2016): CAR scoops the X260, aka XF Mk2

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 20 August 2014 10:41

The new 2016 Jaguar XF will be a mini-me XJ and a big brother to the junior XE, judging by CAR magazine’s exclusive new spy photos. Caught out on test in the West Midlands for the first time, the next Jaguar XF shows the pace of change is unrelenting under Tata’s ownership. Not content with launching the new F-type in ...

Beetlemania: why VW is considering four new Beetle bodystyles

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 18 August 2014 15:07

In 2013, VW sold 120,000 Beetles worldwide. Not a huge volume by VW standards, but a big enough segment to hang on to, which is exactly what the Germans intend to do when the cult car adopts the modern MQB matrix in 2019. This architecture, or platform, is so much more versatile than today’s components sets that it allows Wolfsburg ...

Audi RS3 Sportback (2015): Audi guns for Merc’s A45 AMG

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 18 August 2014 11:30

The disguise is peeling away from the new 2015 Audi RS3, revealed in our latest spy photos. And the latest information from Ingolstadt is that the hot hatch power war is showing no signs of dissipating: the new RS3 Sportback arriving early in 2015 is tipped to get 360bhp. It’s a worrying trend in hot-hatchkind: as nearly all GTIs turn ...

McLaren 500S (2015): everything we know about P13

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Georg Kacher, 15 August 2014 08:58

McLaren Automotive is about to enter phase two of its ambitious launch plan - led by the 2015 P13 project, which may be badged 500S when it arrives early next summer. Why 500S? Because its badge denotes its lower power output (500bhp) and range position beneath the 650S. Unlike Ferrari and Lamborghini, who have so far avoided sub-€200k (less than ...

Mercedes S-class Cabriolet (2015): the limo loses its lid

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 14 August 2014 14:05

Meet the new 2015 Mercedes S-class Cabriolet - a brand new addition coming to the S-class family next year. Caught in CAR magazine’s new spy photos, the S-class convertible is proof that sometimes concept cars do make reality. Back in December 2006, Merc showed the Ocean Drive show car ahead of its Detroit motor show debut the following month. Seven ...

Audi Q5 (2016): next Q5 goes to Mexico, gets tech galore

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 13 August 2014 11:57

The second-generation Audi Q5 will arrive in 2016 - and the car is switching from its pricy berth of Ingolstadt to be built at San José Chiapa in Mexico. Why the change? Unsurprisingly, wages are notably lower in Mexico, where Audi will in total create up to 20,000 new jobs. Critics nonetheless question the viability of this move. After all, ...

Ferrari FF: the mid-cycle facelift coming in 2016

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Georg Kacher, 08 August 2014 07:10

The Ferrari FF is due to undergo its mid-cycle changeover in 2016, as Maranello gives its oddball 4wd four-seater shooting brake a series of overhauls to keep it fresh. First launched in 2011, the FF is expected to have a raft of engineering and wardrobe updates - and is likely to spawn a second V8 derivative, CAR understands. Ferrari FF ...

Audi Q7 (2015) spy photos – and a new Q8

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 07 August 2014 09:22

Our new spy photographs reveal the 2015 Audi Q7, the replacement for the enormous seven-seater SUV at the top of Audi’s SUV family tree. As reported last week, the next Audi Q7 will be joined by a new Q8 model as Ingolstadt aims to broaden its range of 4x4s to capitalise on the world’s never-ending appetite for taller, more versatile ...

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