Test Drive : BMW 218d Active Tourer : Family Friendly

BMW’s compact MPV second generation boasts a dynamic and rather pleasant look. Its internal combustion engine lineup engines should please private buyers who are still reluctant to take the plunge for a plug in hybrid. Even if its longer version disappeared, it grew up in size and should be high on large families’ buying list. …

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Test Drive : Ford Fiesta ST-Line X 1.0 mHEV 155 M6 : the warm sportshatch

As most manufacturers are leaving the supermini segment, and the number of small sporty hatches available dwindling by the day, this Ford Fiesta is really  refreshing. If you can't afford the 200bhp 1.5 ST, this alternative should appeal to you. Fitted with a 155 HP 1.0 litre 3-cylinder engine, the 3-door Fiesta offers a lot …

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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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Test drive: Mercedes C300e: the hybrid comes of age

It's a real shame : regulations are enforced too quickly and are detrimental for plug-in hybridcars,  tax benefits currently available on them will already be over by the end of the year. While the very first hybrid cars available clearly lacked range in ful electric mode, the current crop offers a much more compelling electric …

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Test drive: Mercedes EQS450+: No steering wheel needed !

Let’s be honest, that’s the first time we spend a whole week behind the wheel of a fully electric car .  It was rather positive for us. Admittedly, the € 145.000 EQS is not the cheapest full electric car available but it’s good enough to be a real threat for the internal combustion-engined S-Class. Aboard …

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Test Drive: Renault Kadjar dCi 115 EDC : Old World order

Renault introduced the new Austral just a few days after our test took place, making it somewhat instantly outdated.  However… What a pleasure it was to be behind the wheel of a reasonably sized SUV sipping diesel! No weird hybridized power plant here : in most cases the Kadjar just gets you from A to …

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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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Test drive: DS4 Rivoli E-Tense 225: the right balance?

The very first cars from the DS brand may have shocked prospective customers while the  subsequent ones may have seemed a bit bland. Would the new DS4 be the right balance, the car that eventually put the thins right for DS, Citroën’s posh badge ? That's what we think after a week spent behind the …

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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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