We all know Volkswagen as a good quality German car with other words People’s car. Many years ago finding such car in USA was a quite hard task. Nowadays VW isn’t that tough to find. Yes, we are talking about the whole range Touareg, Passat, Jetta, New Beetle, Eos, Rabbit, GTI and R32.… Continue reading
Alfa Romeo’s stylish Brera convertible or ‘Spider’ is already one of the best looking droptops currently on sale but to give its profile a boost just in time for the northern summer UK dealers are now offering a Limited Edition model fitted with a number of new features as standard.
The Alfa Spider Limited Edition features a choice of three color combinations (Carbonio Black, Alfa Red, Ghiaccio White) plus 19in alloy wheels, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable and heated memory front seats and door mirrors.… Continue reading
* On the road price: £27,954 – £32,454
* For : Handles superbly, acceptable comfort and refinement, semi-auto option
* Against : Engine sounds rather flat, cabin refinement not the step forward we had hoped
If you’re thinking the Evo isn’t as hardcore as it once was, you’d be right.… Continue reading
The most powerful series production Passat ever built is now available for sale in the UK market. Offered in both sedan and estate bodystyles, the VW Passat R36 is equipped with a naturally-aspirated 3.6-litre V6 engine developing 300Hp and 258 lbs ft of torque. Drive is channeled via a six-speed DSG gearbox through a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system that can divert torque to either axle depending on the grip available.… Continue reading
The car you see above, dubbed the M-Zero by its designer Mael Oberkampf, looks like spawn of a BMW M6 and Aston Martin DB9. Up front it’s an all business BMW with a convincing set of “angry eye” headlights and a bit of snarl, but inspiration from Aston can be seen in the rear or by viewing the car in profile.… Continue reading
Once upon a time, coachbuilding was a thriving industry, especially in Italy with marques like Zagato, Vignale, Bertone, Ghia and Carozzeria Touring Superleggera. Today, despite the fact that the coachbuilding business isn’t what it used to be, some companies have managed to keep the flame alive. Touring Superleggera for example is showing off two unique concepts at this weekend’s (April 25-27, 2008), classic car show “Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este”.… Continue reading
After a 20 year hiatus, BMW specialist/manufacturer, Alpina, will return to motorsports with an entry into the 2009 FIA GT3 European Championships in addition to a few other prominent endurance races.
Alpina’s motorsports history boasts of winning three European Touring Car Championships with such legendary drivers from F1 and Touring Cars as Niki Lauda, Jacky Ickx, Hans Stuck and Dieter Quester.… Continue reading
It will be based on the company’s forthcoming 900cc two-cylinder unit – which will debut at July’s Good-wood Festival of Speed in West Sussex. The engine is mated to a motor and a battery pack, and will allow small cars like the 500 to run solely on electricity for short distances.… Continue reading