Category: Cars

Mini has unveiled a one-off electric version of its iconic original car

2018-03-30 17:24:43

 - by Adrian Hearn Mini has unveiled a one-off electric version of its iconic original car - as the British firm showcases its zero-emission technology. The classic Mini is the world’s most recognisable city car, with more than five million sold between 1959 and 2000 and now engineers at the Oxford-based manufacturer have transported a classic model into the 21st century by turning it into an electric car. The road-legal car is fitted with 30 lithium-iron phosphate batteries to give...Read more

A trip down memory lane, car profile drawings from Graeme Jenner

Car profile drawings from Graeme Jenner Graeme Jenner’s a man on a mission; this, to draw profiles of some of the world’s most iconic cars. The challenge is Graeme’s drawings are amazingly detailed and time consuming however the finished article is well worth the effort. The technique used is known as profile drawing, the detail though as precise as a technical drawing has a delightful warmth and feel to it with approaching 700 cars in the series Graeme’s focus in...Read more

Fiat 500 Riva

2016-09-10 13:44:40

FIAT 500 Riva: A collaboration between FIAT and luxury yacht manufacturer Riva FIAT 500 Riva's real mahogany and maple inserts in line with premium fittings of luxury Riva yachts The first 500 cars will have a numbered limited edition badge which can be personalised by the customer The 1957 FIAT 500 was not only the cornerstone of a mobilised Italy, allowing millions of people to experience the personal freedom of car ownership, it also symbolised the rebirth of the nation,...Read more

The BMW Group’s Hommage vehicles come together for the first time at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016

2016-06-02 12:08:21

With BMW’s centenary headline “The Next 100 Years” in mind, the BMW Group is bringing together, for the first time, the full line-up of Hommage vehicles unveiled over recent years. They will be joined on display at a special exhibition titled “Hommage and Concept Vehicles” in the Padiglione Centrale at Villa Erba by the models from the past that inspired them. The Hommage vehicles bridge the company’s past with its future in the form of exciting design studies. “With our...Read more

Munich/Milan. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

2016-05-10 20:02:42

Munich/Milan. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is the world’s most exclusive heritage event for historic automobiles and motorcycles. The event has a long tradition extending back to the year 1929, when the first exhibition entitled “Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este” was held in Cernobbio, Northern Italy, as a showcase for new launches in the automobile sector. This was followed by decades of changing fortunes. In 1999, the BMW Group became the patron, and since 2005, BMW Group Classic has joined forces...Read more

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4matic

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4matic The mid-size SUV model series gains a particularly dynamic addition in the form of the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC. The 270 kW (367 hp) 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, the automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC with shortened shift times and the AMG performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive configured with a rear bias form the basis for an especially dynamic on-road driving experience. The autonomous design and the specially tuned sports suspension on the basis of AIR BODY CONTROL with...Read more

Potholes driving you bonkers?

2015-11-11 16:38:10

If you are a road user then you may wish to pencil this date in your diary, streetrepairs.co.uk is launching the second national pothole day on the 15th of January 2016. This pothole initiative is again being co-ordinated by Colin Mahoney owner of the award winning Street Repairs website. Colin said “after the success of the 2015 #NationalPotholeDay campaign many thousands of our followers and supporters have asked us to highlight the seriousness of this major problem yet again, social...Read more

The new Mini Clubman

2015-11-03 13:35:07

The new MINI Clubman continues generation change in MINI model family Built in the UK at MINI Plant Oxford, priced from £19,995 OTR Another new chapter has opened in the regeneration of the MINI model family, with the launch of the new MINI Clubman. Following the success of the re-energised MINI 3-door Hatch and the successful launch of the MINI 5-door Hatch, the new model offers customers a premium vehicle featuring the highest level of ride refinement ever seen in...Read more

Volvo XC90 receives top five star rating in Euro NCAP assessment

2015-10-30 20:35:13

Volvo XC90 receives top five star rating in Euro NCAP assessment The Volvo XC90 has been awarded five stars and achieved top ratings in its 2015 Euro NCAP tests. The XC90 with standard City Safety technology stood out as the first car from any manufacturer to score full points in Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end tests (AEB City & AEB Interurban). “This is further proof that with Volvo XC90 we have developed one of the safest...Read more

Mercedes C-Class Estate

2015-10-27 17:01:02

At a glance The new C-Class Estate is technically advanced, aerodynamically efficient and boasts lightweight aluminium construction, underpinned by class-leading levels of sophisticated safety, connectivity and convenience features. The extensive model range is powered by EU6-compliant turbo-charged petrol and diesel engines with six-speed manual or 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed automatic transmissions; there are two ultra-efficient petrol and diesel hybrid models that top the emissions and economy charts, and drivers have the choice of luxurious SE, engaging Sport or dynamic AMG Line...Read more