£111,986 Mercedes-AMG CL 63

Jan 22nd
In theory at least, we’re at best grudgingly accepting the current trend of swapping large capacity normally aspirated engines for smaller units using turbos to make up the difference. True fuel consumption and emissions can be improved this way, but at what cost? The first victims are usually the throttle response and noise. Andrew Frankel Senior contributing writer The CL’s…
Volkswagen California Ocean Double Bed

Jan 22nd
What is it? It may not seem like it at first glance, but this is the brand-new T6 Volkswagen California, the camper version of the Transporter van. The styling may be a subtle evolution of the T5 that preceded it, but it hides plenty of new stuff. There's a choice of two models: the California Beach, which offers sleeping for…
5 Star McLaren F1

Jan 22nd
"What you are about to read is not simply the fastest road test in history. It is, in all likelihood, the fastest road test there will ever be. "Until we strapped our equipment to the McLaren F1 no one knew how fast it would go. Now we know it all, because we have driven it beyond 210mph, timed it to…
2016 Goodwood Revival

Jan 22nd
The Goodwood Revival returned to Sussex this weekend for three days of vintage racing. Autocar's Steve Cropley was on hand to soak up the atmosphere - read his thoughts below. Scroll to the bottom to watch a repeat highlights video. Well, it started fine and ended fine, but it was distinctly damp in the middle.  It is often presumed that…
Audi Q8 Render

Jan 22nd
The new Audi Q8 five-seat SUV will go on sale in 2018 as a rival to BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Range Rover Sport. Audi boss Rupert Stadler has described it as the firm's "flagship SUV" saying it will sit alongside the A8 at the top of the firm's range. "I could imagine an executive being driven to work every day in their A8…
BMW I8

Jan 22nd
BMW is set to give the i8 more power, an extended range, various chassis tweaks, an inductive charging option and a series of new lightweight components. The changes are part of a comprehensive midlife facelift for the high-tech 2+2, which first went on sale in the UK in 2014. The facelifted i8 is due to reach showrooms in the final…
Audi 'R4' E-tron: Full Details

Jan 21st
Audi’s latest e-tron concept is the strongest hint yet at the firm’s intentions to build a smaller, lighter sports car known as R4. The new two-seater has the same name as the bigger, more powerful concept car revealed at last year’s Frankfurt motor show and driven by Autocar last month. However, this car is significantly smaller and, uncharacteristically for an…
BMW M235i

Jan 21st
There’s a memorable episode of Alan Partridge where the eponymous radio show host becomes increasingly exasperated by a Liverpudlian named Tex (Terry) who gets his Dr Pepper from the cooler, manworships John Wayne and calls his lone pick-up truck ‘Convoy’. For the past half a century, buying a Ford Mustang in this country has come with the same Route 66…
2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Jan 21st
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class will go on sale this summer, with prices starting at £35,935. The model made its debut at the Detroit motor show earlier this year, and you can see exclusive pictures of the new car in the gallery above, or watch the video below to learn more. Design The new, fifth-generation E-Class has been thoroughly redesigned, taking on a…
Porsche V8

Jan 21st
Porsche has revealed a new twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine which is set to power future incarnations of its Panamera Turbo and Cayenne Turbo models. Originally revealed by Autocar last year, the 4.0-litre unit, which was unveiled in a low-key presentation at the Vienna Motor Symposium, will also feature in other Volkswagen Group models from Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini. It forms part of a…
Smart Roadster Coupe

Jan 21st
We’ve already driven the Smart Roadster, but this is the first opportunity we’ve had to pilot a right-hand-drive version of its sister Roadster-Coupé on UK roads. Besides, it seems the obvious choice for everyday use, what with a 189-litre boot (103 more than the Roadster) in addition to the 59-litre cubby in the nose. Although mechanically identical, the £1000-dearer Roadster-Coupé…