for January, 2014

Most Wanted of 2014: Mini Cooper S

Posted on January 22, 2014 in News - 2
mini cooper s

The styling of the new Mini Cooper generated huge debate when we revealed the new hatch on CAR Online late last year. Some of you hated the bulbous, high-shouldered look, while others criticised the stylists for not moving the game on far enough next to rivals like the Citroen DS3 and Audi A1.

The dust is still settling on that front, but there can be no argument over just how important the new Cooper is not just for Mini, but BMW’s future too.

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Top Gear’s verdict on the the top saloon

Posted on January 22, 2014 in News - 2
bmw 3 series

What is it?

That sharply-cut nose is already a familiar sight on the UK’s roads, despite the new 3-Series only actually being launched around a year ago. This F30 range is already expanding too, with new engines, trims and even the first four-wheel drive version, dubbed xDrive: there is also now a range-topping hybrid model with 306bhp and 47.9mpg.

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Porsche Cayman S comes out on top

Posted on January 22, 2014 in News - 1
porche cayman s

Porsche Cayman S is Top Gear’s number one choice of sports car

Porsche calls it the third generation Cayman, but that’s a bit rich since the middle one was no more than a facelift. This one’s a lot more than that. Revised engines, longer wheelbase, wider tracks, new gadgets and a brand new interior and exterior.

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Top Gear’s number one hatchback

Posted on January 22, 2014 in News - 4
vw golf

What is it?

Unlike the outgoing Golf MkVI, this is more than just a comprehensive and clever facelift. The Golf MkVII really is an all-new car. But instead of radically redesigning the hatch, VW has come up with… a Golf. When you’ve sold 29 million of ‘em, you don’t throw away a formula that’s so successful. Instead, you improve it. Which is why no stone has been left unturned in the pursuit of perfection.

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