Match: BMW 128ti vs Volkswagen Golf GTI: Putting the record straight

The arrival of Wolfsburg’s 8th generation of Golf GTI coincides with BMW’s introduction of its first dynamic front-wheel drive car, powered by a vulgar 4-cylinder engine. Perfect timing to confront the two Germans directly. And the winner is... That’s a 4-cylinder engine of 1998cc with 265 hp and 400 Nm of torque available between 1750 …

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Test Drive: Abarth 595C Competizione: as long as it exists…

This time, the Abarth 595C Competizione comes in a matt blue colour reminiscent of Fiat's great rallying days in the 1970s and is once again playful and always ready to growl. When you press the scorpion button, a real storm breaks out, releasing the full 180 bhp power from the little 1.4 T-jet engine. Afterwards, …

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Lotus Emira: the end and the beginning of an era!

Back in 1948, Colin Chapman created Lotus. Over the years, the company went through tough times, fashions, recurrent financial difficulties, partnerships, takeovers... without ever moving away from the vision of its founder: "light is right". Now an integral part of the Geely and Etika Automotive (a Malaysian group), Lotus has great ambitions for the future... …

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Are there any hope to get less stringent Euro 7 standards?

At the end of this year, the European authorities must decide on new emission standards. From 2025 onwards, all new vehicles will have to conform with them. Until now, it seemed a foregone conclusion that no combustion engine vehicle would be able to meet them. However, things might not be as bad as expected. The …

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Test Drive: Hyundai i20 1.0 T-GDi 48V: The Magic Formula?

Tastes and colours are a private matter. However, it is widely admitted that this new i20 looks great with a dynamic face using a large grille that is not offensive on the eye. From the headlights shape that blends smoothly in the front design with all the lines heading to the central logo and triangular …

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