News: Cars

Ford Focus RS engine problem confirmed to cause 'white smoke'

Friday  13:16,   15 december 2017
Autocar

Early version of 2.3-litre Ecoboost unit has a known issue that Ford is working to fixThe company told Autocar that the problem, which appears to be affecting cars of as little as 6000 miles, is causing some 2016 and 2017 models to produce[...]

Ares Panther revealed as bespoke V10 supercar with pop-up headlights

Friday  13:15,   15 december 2017
Autocar

Modena design house applies classic De Tomaso Pantera look to modern V10 baseThe Modena design house, which is headed by former Lotus boss Dany Bahar, is producing the model as the first of several custom design creations that use the Huracán’s[...]

Are We Headed For 'Peak SUV?'

Friday  13:15,   15 december 2017
Forbes

Perhaps the answer to free-falling sedan sales isn't for automakers to build more crossover SUVs, but to make their sedans more crossover-like.Perhaps an SUV in name only, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is uniquely available as a two-door[...]

How much would it cost to insure the Millennium Falcon?

Friday  13:11,   15 december 2017
MSN

If you thought insuring a rusting Vauxhall Corsa as a 17-year-old just-passed driver was bad enough – spare a thought for Luke Skywalker. To mark the arrival of the new film Star Wars: The Last Jedi, an insurance company has ‘used the force’ to[...]

10 safest cars of 2017 revealed

Friday  13:11,   15 december 2017
Motoring Research

Thatcham Research unveils its star cars of 2017 The post 10 safest cars of 2017 revealed appeared first on Motoring Research. [...]

These cars prove six wheels are better than four

Friday  13:10,   15 december 2017
MSN

Cars should have four wheels, right? Wrong! Well, at least it is if these mad, six-wheeled monsters are anything to go by. They might not come along very often, but when they do a six-wheeled car certainly makes a statement. Whether they’re 50 per[...]

Opinion: Does new car technology really make our lives easier?

Friday  13:06,   15 december 2017
Motoring Research

Keyless entry, touchscreen controls, over-the-air updates and driverless cars – we look at the impacts of in-car tech When car technology makes the national news, it’s rarely attached to a positive story. The release last week of footage[...]

Perfect Christmas gifts for petrolheads

Friday  13:06,   15 december 2017
MSN

The festive season is rapidly approaching – but what do you get for the car-mad person in your life? Helpfully, we’ve put together a list of the ideal presents for petrolheads, and with a variety of different prices there’s sure to be something for[...]

Can you name these car parts?

Friday  13:05,   15 december 2017
MSN

<p>Take this quiz and test your knowledge about car[...]

Richard Hammond’s ‘death trap’ BMW M3 could be a secondhand bargain

Thursday  19:51,   07 december 2017
Motoring Research

It's up for auction this weekend. Will it make more than the £5,000 Hammond paid?&nbsp;Admittedly, Hammond’s £5,000 BMW M3 – which squared up against Clarkson’s Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth and May’s Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth – turned[...]

Mercedes-Benz S560 Coupé 4Matic 2017 review

Thursday  18:53,   07 december 2017
Autocar

A facelift and a new twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 endow the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé with a stunning combination of performance, luxury and refinementIt comes as little surprise that Mercedes-Benz has gone light on the styling changes in its mid-life[...]

2018 BMW M5 first drive: back to its best?

Thursday  18:52,   07 december 2017
Motoring Research

Can four-wheel drive bring a return to form for the latest car in a famous model series?&nbsp;The 2005 E60 V10 was wild. With a 5.0-litre motor that showed little interest until 4,000rpm, and revved to more than twice that, it was a bona fide[...]

Volkswagen Polo GTI 2018 review

Thursday  18:51,   07 december 2017
Autocar

Volkswagen successfully miniaturises the performance Golf’s recipe for the first time; the Polo GTI is desirable, well rounded and fun to driveWhen you read the letters ‘GTI’, whether it’s in the first sentence of a car review or on the grille of a[...]

Beaching a BMW X3 in the Saharan Desert

Thursday  18:51,   07 december 2017
MSN

The wheels are spinning, but the BMW isn’t going anywhere.&nbsp;Usually this wouldn’t be too much of a problem, but this isn’t a seaside resort, this is 25 miles from civilisation, in the Saharan[...]

Six things people already hate about the Lamborghini Urus

Thursday  18:51,   07 december 2017
MSN

Lamborghini has taken the wraps off its controversial Urus 4×4 – but not everyone thinks it looks bellissimo.&nbsp;While an off-roader from a traditional sports car manufacturer is always going to raise eyebrows, it seems the internet is aghast[...]