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F90 M5 - BMW's first four-wheel drive M car

12 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

With 441kW or 600 horsepower on tap, the latest M5 is the most powerful car yet from BMW's M division. Taming its 750Nm of torque meant the chassis engineers decided to give this super-sedan four-wheel drive for the first time in the model's history.

Does understatement keep the VW Golf ahead of rivals?

3 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The Golf is six years old, twice the age of the somehow far less popular Opel/Vauxhall Astra. Ford of Europe's new Focus ought to be pummeling its elderly rival but that isn't happening either. Toyota, Hyundai, Peugeot, Renault, Kia - the list of major makes selling cars in the C segment which Volkswagen's long-time king stays ahead of is long. What is the Golf's secret?

Volkswagen torques up Amarok with new 580Nm V6

20 Sep 2018 | Glenn Brooks

It's coming up for nine years old and still the VW Amarok powers on, recently gaining a range-topping diesel V6. But is it good enough to beat the similarly powered and equally pricey new Mercedes X 350 d?

BMW i cars – future models

23 Aug 2018 | Mike Vousden

After our recently published overview of BMW's main range, we take a closer look at the firm's 'i' range of electrified vehicles. Initially just featuring the i3 and i8, there are now a number of models planned under the electric sub-brand.

G80 M3 and other future models for BMW M division

21 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The first chapters in the future vehicles series on BMW Group were about cars and SUVs. Now comes a look at M. Next up with be a focus on i, then Zinoro, Mini and Rolls-Royce.

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Audi to recall diesel cars in Germany

14 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

On Wednesday 14 November 2018, Audi will begin the first of eight recalls for cars with V TDI engines in Germany.

Hyundai and Kia enter new pan-European strategic partnership with Vodafone

14 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have entered a new pan-European strategic partnership with Vodafone to provide customers with fully-connected in-car infotainment and connected car service.

Mercedes launches 'GLC F-Cell' hydrogen/PHEV powertrain

13 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz has launched an electric vehicle featuring hydrogen fuel cell and conventional plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) battery technology. The first sales are to selected customers in Germany.

Hella completes withdrawal from wholesale businesses

13 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Hella is to sell Norwegian wholesale company, Hellanor and complete the sale of the wholesale business.

VW prepares to sell 50m electric vehicles - reports

12 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen's electric vehicle platform and battery purchasing plans are being readied to handle production of 50m vehicles, chief executive Herbert Diess reportedly told German auto trade weekly Automobilwoche.

ZF to fly automated drones over German factories

12 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it is the first company in Germany to receive official approval for automated drone flights over factory premises.

Daimler Gaggenau plant makes CV transmission #5m

12 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Gaggenau plant nearRastatt has made its five millionth commercial vehicle transmission - a 12-speed automated G330 unit which will be exhibited in the factory.

BMW supplies electric motors and batteries for Karsan e-bus

9 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

BMW says that for the first time, the electric motors and high-voltage batteries developed for the BMW i3 will be used to power a city bus made by the Turkish manufacturer Karsan which is designed specifically for use in inner-city traffic.

Opel and partners to 'develop intelligent charging infrastructure'

9 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

PSA-owned Opel says the engineering centre at its company headquarters in Russelsheim will become a laboratory for electric-mobility working with a number of partners.

NXP develops new Battery Cell Controllers for EVs

9 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new Battery Cell Controller portfolio suitable for automotive Battery Management Systems.

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