R for Rough: Mercedes-AMG C63 R Coupe

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Mercedes-AMG is working on a hardcore version of the C63 Coupe to rival the BMW M4GTS. The C63 R, spied undergoing tests at the Nurburgring in Germany in near-production form, wears a large rear wing and a prominent front spoiler, suggesting it will produce enough downforce to enhance track performance and hinting at a more … [Read more…]

New Countryman Will Have a Hybrid Personality

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Mini has confirmed that its second-generation Countryman will be offered in hybrid form alongside three and four-cylinder petrolsa nd diesels when it arrives next year. The petrol-electric SUV will be Mini’s first hybrid car ahead of other alternatively powered models, including a fully electric version of the Cooper hatchback due in 2019. The Countryman hybrid … [Read more…]

New Trims For Lexus CT200H

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Lexus has revised the CT200H range with two new trims: Sport and Executive Edition. Sport brings privacy glass, while Executive Edition gets cruise control and both get sat-nav. Each costs £23,745, which is £1750 more than base S specification. Save

NextEV’s Hypercar Will Produce 1 Megawatt of Power

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NextEV’S new hypercar has been spied testing in the UK, revealing the sleek shape and race-grade aerodynamics of the electric two-seater. Set to be unveiled in November 2016, it is the first in a series of models planned by NextEV, whose profile has been raised by its participation in the Formula E championship. The Chinese-based … [Read more…]

BMW Makes Substitutes in The GT Section

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BMW is to rebadge the 5 Series GT as the 6 Series GT in its second generation, indirectly replacing the slow-selling 6 Series GranCoupe. The styling of the new liftback, spotted testing in Beijing, will be quite distinct from that of the 5 Series.

GT-R Nismo Puts The Price On BHP

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Nissan has priced its facelifted GT-R Nismo at £149,995 ahead of deliveries early next year. The figure is almost double that of the standard GT-R’s £79,995 price. Tweaks include a 30bhp power boost, thanks to new turbos honed in GT3 racing. Save Save Save

Germany Pleads For Petrol/Diesel Engines End

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Germany has moved closer to banning petrol and diesel car sales, according to German media. All 16 federal states reportedly want to ban the sale of fossil-fuelled cars by 2030, echoing a notion first expressed by Germany’s deputy economy minister.