Test drive: Mercedes C220d 4Matic All-Terrain: total serenity on Belgian roads

How things change ! We surely would have laughed out loudly if someone had told us that, we would be delighted to sit behind the wheel of a Mercedes Diesel estate on high heels.  And yet... after spending so much time with portly SUVs and their incongruous hybrid systems, testing a good old style premium car …

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Citroën C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid: serenity on wheels by Paul-Edouard Urbain

Replacing or even upgrading a best-seller is never an easy job. Citroën deliberately choose sobriety for its C5 Aircross midlife restyling. The new one looks more angular and more dynamic as well. In fact, this C-segment SUV design strictly follows Citroën's current styling ethos. We recently drove the 225 HP plug-in hybrid version in the …

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Test Drive: BMW 420i Gran Coupe: A stylish improved access

Despite the current huge popularity of SUVs, the Gran Coupé bodywork remains popular in the BMW range. Ingress is easier than with a 2 door-coupe body even though it is less practical than a good old 4-door saloon. True, this 5-door design lends the car a racy and sporty style that fits rather well the …

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On its 160th birthday, Opel’s museum offers enthusiasts a virtual tour!

Opel was created back in 1862 and the brand produced various things before assembling cars and trucks. On its 160th birthday, Opel now offers a new, free of charge, virtual tour highlighting the major events of Opel’s history. This completes the museum virtual visit available since 2021. The various  themes being the Roaring Twenties, the …

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Alpina is now part of BMW Group ! by Paul-Edouard Urbain

One could say Alpina is to BMW what AMG is to Mercedes, or even, in a way, what Abarth is to FIAT. Unlike AMG or Abarth, Alpina adds a unique enhanced comfort and luxurious side to the upgraded performance it offers. Burkard Bovensiepen was still reading engineering when he developed a twin Weber carbs intake …

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Test Drive: Dacia Duster 1.3 TCe 150 EDC: The right choice

A while ago, we focused on the fifth birthday upgrades the second generation Dacia Duster got. We tesed a Duster last September and more recently, a top-of-the-range version came our way. Now, we better understand why this car is such a success. Once again, it is clear Renault got it right offering affordable cars through …

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The new Tonale launches a new era for Alfa Romeo

The metamorphosis... that's how Alfa Romeo names the release of its new compact SUV, with an emphasis both on connectivity and electrification. In addition to the brand's one hundred and twelfth anniversary, 2022 is also the year of the 60th anniversary of the Giulia and the 50th anniversary of the Alfasud. These two models made …

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New Opel Astra first drive: Aesthetic and technical maturity

The renewal of the Opel range continues: After the Mokka and Corsa, it's the Astra's turn to abandon its GM platform and join the Stellantis portfolio. The five-door version has just been joined by a station wagon called "Sports Tourer". Of course, the latest Astra features the new in-house 'Vizor' front end with Intellilux LED …

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The Gendarmerie Nationale and Alpine: a 50 years old partnership

The Gendarmerie Nationale just placed an order for no less than 26 Alpine A110s. They will go to  the motorways quick response units.  Alpine and the French Gendarmerie have been working together for more than fifty years. As early as 1967, the Gendarmerie Nationale ran Alpine Berlinettes. They were used by the motorway quick response …

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Test Drive: Opel Grandland HYBRID 225: In the move

In 2022, driving a hybrid car is nearly compulsory. Dimitri already told you about the midlife facelift Opel did on the Grandland last year. Now, Opel lent us a Hybrid 225 test car so that we could get a taste of it. Given the fact that we live in a city centre and that charging …

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