FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE ADVENTURE: It’s harder than it looks but what a fantastic experience in a fantastic place

BMW Alpine xDrive event: Now do it again with altitude

Fri 19 Aug

If you’re wondering what ‘xDrive’ entails, it’s not generally anything to do with ‘extreme’ driving, no matter what BMW’s marketing bumpf might suggest – although in this case, it is rather appropriate.

BMW 420i GRAN COUPE: From the outside the car presents a pleasingly low-slung silhouette

BMW 420i Gran Coupe actually a svelte sedan

Fri 12 Aug

A coupe with four doors? It’s neither a typo nor a new idea.

SURPRISING: The sedan is lighter than drivers expect so feels fleet-footed

Jaguar XE S: nimble cat on a hot tin proverbial

Fri 29 Jul

Of course, climatically speaking, there was nothing hot about the environs I was driving Jaguar’s just-arrived XE S through this past week. 

X5 XDRIVE40E: Looks conventional – apart from the plug-in

BMW’s plug-in X5 heralds the ‘new normal’

Fri 8 Jul

In terms of viable alternatives to conventional internal combustion, we are living in exciting times. Well, we will be by the end of 2016 anyway.

WEE TERRIER: The BMW M2 is small but has serious oomph

BMW M2: Perfecting the notion of the ‘pocket rocket’

Fri 24 Jun

The BMW M2 is a stunning little sports car. “Little”? Well yes, it’s rather diminutive by modern standards. In fact, it’s about the same size as the original E30 M3 from the mid-1980s; an important touchpoint.

HOLDEN COLORADO: Holden is continuing a solid run here – but its parent company’s sales are down a whopping 18% in the US

Record new vehicle sales figures for May

Fri 10 Jun

The golden summer of 2016 continues on into winter for new car distributors as records continue to tumble in the New Zealand new vehicle market.


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