Future for manual BMW M cars 'not bright'

New BMW M boss Frank van Meel says automatic transmissions and power outputs capped at 600bhp are the future of the performance brand

5 July 2015
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What former Lotus boss Dany Bahar did next

The ex-Lotus boss’s latest venture takes the cosmetic modification of high-end cars to a super-luxurious extreme

4 July 2015
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Mercedes owns 5% of Aston Martin, and has a technical partnership with it

Aston Martin in shock talks to return to F1 with Red Bull Racing

Aston Martin's tie-up would instigate Mercedes engine deal for four-time F1 champions

4 July 2015
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Rally school - learning how to race with the professionals

How easy is rally driving? We find out out with the help of sideways master Jimmy McRae and a classic Ford Escort RS2000

3 July 2015
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2015 Smart Forfour 90hp Twinamic review

Charming four-door city car gets Smart's new six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, in a bid to make the Forfour more versatile

3 July 2015
First Drive
What’s coming when - your guide to the new cars arriving in 2015 and 2016
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What's coming when - the new cars arriving in 2015 and 2016

Autocar's new cars calendar gives you all the information on 2015 and 2016's new arrivals, as we round up all the new models going on sale in the UK

3 July 2015
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New cars

Citroën C4 Cactus production increased ahead of new market push

Citroën boss Linda Jackson says the French firm will increase volume for its C4 Cactus, which could be sold in markets such as China in the future

3 July 2015
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Industry

New Fiat Aegea hatchback spotted

Hatchback variant of Fiat's Aegea saloon spotted testing ahead of early 2016 launch, but it's currently not coming to the UK

3 July 2015
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New cars
Ten great British Grand Prix moments at Silverstone
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Ten great British Grand Prix moments at Silverstone

As Silverstone prepares for this weekend’s British GP, we select 10 of our favourite incidents from the track over the past seven decades

3 July 2015
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2015 Fiat 500 gets engine and visual tweaks

Updated Fiat 500 is more a facelift than a new car, with changes to the looks, engines and infotainment system

3 July 2015
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