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BMW i3 Concept Coupe

28 Nov , 2012  

Today saw the world premier of the BMW Coupe i3 Concept, it hails premium-class motoring with zero local emissions. The news in brief: Carbon fibre reinforced plastic body 3,964 millimetres in length, 1,768 wide and 1,555 high 155/60 R20 at the front and 175/55 R20 at the rear Two lounge style individual rear seats World’s first “fully networked electric vehicle” […]

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Onassis Lamborghini Miura S to be auctioned

27 Nov , 2012  

An undiscovered iconic Lamborghini Miura “S” given by the shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis to his favourite Greek pop superstar of the 60s and 70s, Stamatis Kokotas. It is one of only 140 produced, the car which was found after laying dormant for decades in a Greek warehouse could sell for up to £370,000. Onassis purchased […]

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New Ford Fiesta tech specs unveiled

27 Nov , 2012  

  Ford have today announced some of the tech specs for the upcoming facelift Ford Fiesta. The new Fiesta features: Benchmark design, craftsmanship and ergonomics Power-dome bonnet Laser cut headlamps DRL’s New exterior colours (Copper Pulse, Hot Mustard and Candy Blue) New Emergency Assist function Relocated window and heated seat switches Relocated interior door handles […]

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KIA pro_cee’d GT revealed

27 Nov , 2012  

KIA have given a first glimpse of the upcoming 2013 pro_cee’d. The image is only a rendering but looks promising! It will be named the pro_cee’d GT and will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with a six speed gearbox. It will be launched in the second half of 2013.

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NEW MERCEDES-BENZ GL-CLASS

26 Nov , 2012  

Mercedes have announced the spec and pricing of its new mammoth GL 4×4. Production will start in January 2013. The specs are as follows: New GL is 21mm longer and 10mm taller than the outgoing model Boot capacity is increased by 60 litres GL 350 BlueTEC AMG Sport from £59,465 GL 350 BlueTEC will achieve […]

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SEAT Young Driver course helps accident rates

26 Nov , 2012  

As an alternative to the big brother MyKey that Ford are adopting, i think this is a much better alternative, and should be run free of charge for schools by all manufacturers. Road accident rate is reduced among young drivers that have completed the pioneering SEAT Young Driver programme Survey sample shows that teenage accident […]

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MX-5 gets a new face

26 Nov , 2012  

Mazda will be launching a refresh of the popular MX-5 from December 1st. Updates include: TomTom sat nav on MX-5 Sport Tech Nav models Aggressive new front grille and bumper Reduced drag around fog lights Improved pedestrian safety Modified throttle to improve responsiveness Improved brake return control and front-rear load distribution Auto dim rear view mirror […]

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NEC Classic Motor Show 2012 – Review

22 Nov , 2012  

Last weekend saw the Classic Motor Show return to the NEC, spread over a massive 11 halls with a floor space of 82,000 square metres, it was a very big deal! We decided to turn up on the Sunday, hoping it would be a bit quieter, which thankfully it was! The show was still busy […]

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Opel returns to motorsport

22 Nov , 2012  

Opel is returning to motor racing in the form of an internationally oriented rally program with the new Opel ADAM and a circuit series for the new Astra OPC that focusses on Germany. FIA R2 spec ADAM will race in the 2013 “ADAC Rally Masters” competition Astra OPC (VXR) will compete ina brand new trophy […]

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New Fiesta MyKey goes all big brother

22 Nov , 2012  

From December Ford will release an industry first system that enables parents to place restrictions on their kids driving. The system called MyKey enables the car to recognise multiple keys which are pre programmed with different settings. Some of these settings include: Limiting top speed Reduce maximum audio volume Disables the audio system altogether if belts aren’t being worn […]

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Facelift Peugeot RCZ gets pricing

20 Nov , 2012  

The fresh faced and handsome Peugeot RCZ has been given pricing today. Deliveries will start January 2013, with Sport trim starting at £21,595 (£385) over the old model. Whilst the GT trim level starts at £23,995. New options include: Matt black roof arches Cohiba Brown leather interior New body decals New alloy wheel options However […]

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Mercedes Benz “Intelligent Drive”

20 Nov , 2012  

Today Mercedes have announced a new set of safety features. They will first appear on the S-Class, and most likely roll out to other models over time. The new S-Class features a completely bulb-less lighting system, using LED’s all over the car, a world first. New safety features include: DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist helps the driver to […]