Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.6 JTDm

This car produces 120bhp and 320Nm, which is 10bhp and 80Nm more than the MINI Cooper D. Although the unit is noisy, it offers a satisfying burst of acceleration – even from low speeds. And there’s good news at the pumps, too, with a claimed 58.9mpg.

Standard kit includes the firm’s three-stage DNA system, which allows you to choose between Dynamic, Normal and All-weather modes.… Continue reading

2010 Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda’s official tuning division Mugen has released details on a new range of sport accessories for the Japanese-market 2010 Honda Insight that just went on sale in the Land of the Rising Sun. Mugen’s package includes a full functional aerodynamic kit called ‘Zero-Lift’ that supposedly does what it’s name suggests -create zero lift- and at the same time offers a sportier look to the Insight.… Continue reading

Last 10 for World Car of the Year announced

Winning the World Car of the Year title is the best promotion any automaker can probably wish for. Plenty of media coverage plus the title no other automaker can use.

And the finalists are:
– Audi A4/Avant
– BMW 7 Series
– Citroën C5 Sedan/Tourer
– Fiat 500
– Honda Jazz/Fit
– Jaguar XF
– Mazda6/Atenza
– Nissan GT-R
– Toyota iQ
– VW Golf VI

The struggle will end on April 9 at the New York International auto show.… Continue reading

Prices announced Nissan 370Z

Prices announced Nissan 370Z

Nissan has announced prices for UK-spec 370 Z sports cars, and punters will be pleased to learn that the entry-level Zed will cost £26,895 – a mere £166 more than the 350Z.

So what goodies do I get on my £27k Nissan 370Z?

All cars of course come with a rear-wheel drive chassis and 328bhp 3.7-litre V6, but base-model 370Zs also have climate-control, electric seats, 18-inch wheels, automatic xenon lights, plus aux-in and Bluetooth connections.… Continue reading

Dubai’s Gold Mercedes C63 AMG

Slathering a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG in a goldish-chrome finish is one way of telling the world that a- you do have a lot of spending money, and b- your taste buds are as dead as a dodo bird. Of course, it does not take a rocket scientist to guess the origin of this one-of-a-kind Merc – and yes, it’s Dubai, the world’s capitol of bling-bling.… Continue reading