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First drive: Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo. Image by Alpina. lead story - First drive: Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo
 

First drive: Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo
Alpina takes an already great car and adds some real brilliance. >>
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SuperSport VXR Tourer. Image by Vauxhall.
Driven: SuperSport VXR Tourer
VXRs often mean mental pace and mad dynamics, but the Insignia has BMW and Audi in its sights.


First drive: Bentley Continental GT Speed (2015MY). Image by Bentley.
2015MY Conti GT Speed
The Crewe car maker tweaks the bombastic GT Speed and ends up creating the fastest road-going Bentley ever.

First drive: MG 6 GT DTi-Tech. Image by MG.
MG 6 diesel update
MG revises the diesel engine on its 6 fastback and creates a talented car - if you can put up with a sub-standard cabin.

First drive: Fiat Panda Cross. Image by Fiat.
Extreme off-road Panda
It's not cheap, but the new Fiat Panda Cross is, curiously, one of the most desirable (and capable) Pandas around.

First drive: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. Image by BMW.
BMW's first compact MPV
Controversial the front-drive BMW 2 Series Active Tourer might be - to car nuts - but it's a very good regular car.
test drives
Incoming: 2015MY Aston Martins. Image by Aston Martin.
Incoming: 2015MY Aston Martins
Aston Martin has a few choice tweaks up its sleeves for the Vanquish and Rapide S that mark them out as 2015 models. We've already driven them, but all details are embargoed...


 
Incoming: BMW X4 xDrive30d. Image by BMW.
Incoming: BMW X4 xDrive30d
We didn't quite know what to make of the BMW X4 when we drove the xDrive35i version on the international launch, so this diesel model should give us more perspective.

 

latest news Toyota GT86 to get sharper handling. Image by Toyota.
Toyota GT86 to get sharper handling
Toyota's rear-wheel drive coupé to benefit from revised suspension mounts and new dampers, due later this year.

Volvo's XC90 is a bit safe. Image by Volvo.
XC90 safety tech
Latest in the long line of drop-fed info on the Volvo XC90 is its safety equipment.
One-off F-Type for Team Sky. Image by Jaguar.
F-Type cycling special
Tour de France will see Team Sky's comms vehicle take the form of a 550hp, one-off Jaguar.
Nismo tunes up Note. Image by Nissan.
Note Nismo?!
Just what the octogenarian petrolhead needs - a rapid version of the mini-MPV.
Original Mini in miniature. Image by Lego.
New Lego Mini!
1,077 bricks go into creating new Lego version of iconic British car.






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