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Category : Road Test

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz A250 Engineered by AMG

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £28,775 (Feb 2013) Fuel: 44.1mpg CO2: 148g/km The arrival of the latest A-Class must have caused a lot of furrowed brows, finally bringing Mercedes-Benz into a premium C-segment dominated by … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4 PDK

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £73,836 Fuel: 34.4mpg CO2: 194g/km  When Porsche launched the first 911 in 1963, economy meant losing two cylinders and most of its straight-line performance. But the 912E, as the most efficient … Read More »

First Drive: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower-medium Price: £19,400 – £23,175 (Jan 2013) Fuel: 78.5mpg  CO2: 94g/km Honda was a latecomer to the diesel market, and it has not exactly blazed a trail since. Since its first engine – the … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo S60 D5 SE Lux Start/Stop

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Compact executive Price: £31,845 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 119g/km Until recently, if you wanted a high-power, low-carbon compact executive car, your choices were fairly limited. BMW cast the mould with its EfficientDynamics technology, and … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 TDI 170 Sport

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £26,420 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 123g/km The Volkswagen Passat occupies a niche in the volume upper-medium estate sector, being neither fully-fledged premium challenger yet seemingly sitting slightly above the volume crowd in … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Executive SE estate

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £29,505 Fuel: 60.1mpg CO2: 124g/km The vast majority of the C-Classes that you see on the road are in Sport trim; all big alloy wheels and bulging bodykits to make them … Read More »

Road Test: Porsche Boxster

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Roadster Price: £37,589 Fuel: 34.4mpg CO2: 192g/km While the Boxster is a relative newcomer to the Porsche range, it's arguably the model with the longest lineage. Porsche may have settled on a rear-mounted … Read More »

Road Test: Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI 170 4×4 Elegance

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Small SUV Price: £23,790 Fuel: 47.9mpg CO2: 155g/km You can have a Skoda Yeti for £15,000, which seems like good value to me. Chunky styling, left-field brand appeal, versatile interior and stand-out looks … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo V40 D2 SE Lux

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Lower Medium Price: £23,595 Fuel: 78.5mpg CO2: 94g/km The V40 joins a rapidly changing premium C-segment, and like some of its rivals Volvo is plugging a large gap with its newcomer. Until last … Read More »

Road Test: Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDIe 163 SE

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Upper-medium Price: £28,775 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 120g/km Following on from its facelift earlier this year, the Audi A4 range is now offered with four versions of the ubiquitous 2.0 TDI diesel engine. Power … Read More »

Road Test: Volkswagen Scirocco 2.0 TDI 140 R Line

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £26,205 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 118g/km While Volkswagen may be stretching the point a bit by describing the Scirocco as a coupe, what’s not in doubt is what a cracking package it … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Zafira Tourer 2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFlex S/S Tech Line

4 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: MPV Price: £22,075 Fuel: 62.8mpg CO2: 119g/km Choosing which version of the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer to go for is something of a no-brainer. In amongst all the many different models, one version stands … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz ML 250 BlueTEC Sport

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price: £45,380 Fuel: 44.8mpg CO2: 165g/km Built largely to meet the tastes of the SUV-loving American market, the gargantuan Mercedes-Benz ML has never really been a front-runner in the economy stakes. … Read More »

First Drive: SEAT Leon

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Family hatchback  PRICE £15,670 – £22,375  FUEL 47.1 – 74.3mpg  CO2 99 – 139g/km The SEAT Leon has perhaps had the unfortunate honour of being the car company drivers choose if they can’t … Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz C180 Coupe AMG Sport

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Coupe Price: £31,590 Fuel: 44.8mpg CO2: 147g/km Mercedes-Benz is a brand on the march, with the UK fleet sector firmly in its three-pointed crosshair. But while there’s been a glut of publicity about … Read More »

First Drive: Vauxhall ADAM

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR City car  PRICE £11,255 – £14,000  FUEL 51.4 – 56.5mpg  CO2 118 – 129g/km The small car segment has never been bigger. Increasingly sophisticated, with tastes moving from purely cost-driven purchase to fashion … Read More »

Road Test: Renaultsport Twingo 133

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Supermini Price: £13,565 Fuel: 43.5mpg CO2: 150g/km Ask yourself this. When was the last time you used all the space available in your company car? What if instead of running a mid-spec C-segment … Read More »

First Drive: Audi A3 Sportback

5 years ago / 0 comments

 SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £19,825 – £27,180  FUEL 50.4 – 74.3mpg  CO2 99 – 130g/km The European C-segment is heavily weighted towards five-door cars, to the extent that some of Audi’s key rivals don’t … Read More »

First Drive: Toyota Auris

5 years ago / 0 comments

SECTOR Lower medium  PRICE £14,495 – £21,745  FUEL 47.8 – 74.3mpg  CO2 87 – 138g/km Toyota is listening. It’s been gathering opinions about its model range, and is deploying much-needed upgrades across the board, … Read More »

Road Test: Peugeot Expert

5 years ago / 0 comments

There are a number of automated manuals available – VW’s excellent DSG, the Renault/Vauxhall Quickshift/Tecshift, Fiat’s Comfort-Matic, while Mercedes has continued to market full auto transmissions, the latest being the 7G-Tronic that is now … Read More »