The “International Engine of the Year Award” is a big deal as far as bragging rights go in this industry. Think of it like the Academy Awards for engines. However, instead of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting, you have 62 renowned motoring journalists, from 30 countries, casting ballots for their favorite fossil fuel burner.… Continue reading
The 2009 S 1000 RR will be BMW’s first Supersport bike and helps to mark the company’s entry into the Superbike World Championship. Essentially a racing bike for the road, the S 1000 RR is powered by a 1.0-liter inline-four of as yet unspecified output.… Continue reading
It’s another fine day on the test track as a BMW roadster–with some groovy camouflage–zips by.
But take a closer look at the photos and you see that this roadster–a redesign for the Z4 that’s due out next year as a 2010 model–has a folding hardtop.
Sure, the top on this prototype looks like it is made of fabric, but closer inspection shows that it looks like fabric has been put over the solid roof panels–note the cut line in the roof, near the rear window.… Continue reading
The stunning new Fiat 500 – Car of the Year 2008 – has just been crowned Best Small Car in the annual What Diesel Car Of The Year awards.
This latest industry recognition is yet another top honour to be collected by the popular city car, which was launched in the UK in January.… Continue reading
Hamann has released its latest performance and styling kit for the E92 BMW M3 Coupe, boosting performance of the high-rev V8 engine as well as adding a lift-reducing bodykit and brake package. The Laupheim-based tuner has been modifying BMW’s since 1986 both for motorsport use and personal individualization of road-going cars, and now this wealth of experience has been put to use for the latest M3 tuning kit.… Continue reading
If you’re the type that can’t get enough of special UK-edition Volkswagens, the Golf GTI Pirelli is just the fix you’re looking for. Bringing back the GTI Pirelli edition 25 years after it first hit the UK, the new model gets almost all of the features of the 1,500 unit limited-run Golf GTI Edition 30 from early 2007, plus the goodness of Pirelli branding inside and out.… Continue reading
Accelerating and comparing a Volvo S80 T6 with a 15 year old Alfa 164 V6. Music featured: Dr