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Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake first drive review
The XFR-S Sportbrake is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8

2014 Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake first drive review

New high-performance estate delivers an appealing combination of big power and load-lugging ability

28 May 2014
First Drive
Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible first drive review
Prices for the revised Bentley Continental GT V8 S start at £152,900

Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible first drive review

Our favourite drop-top Continental GT variant gets even better thanks to a raft of engine, suspension and aero tweaks

7 May 2014
First Drive
The Skoda team do the final Service. Photo: Maria Slough Photography

End of an era for Skoda motorsport

As the curtain comes down on the IRC, the team's top driver eyes WRC stardom

6 November 2012
Blog
Ranger combines handsome, chunky looks of an American pick-up with a more modern platform, engines and electronics than before

First UK drive review: Ford Ranger

Ranger is rugged enough to cope with life as a workhorse yet comfortable and well equipped enough to perform family and leisure-related duties

24 July 2012
First Drive
Bentley Continental GTC V8
The new V8 engine feels no less potent than the W12 unit on the road

Bentley Continental GTC V8

Advanced new V8 engine makes the Bentley Continental GTC V8 feel like a modern car all over again

15 February 2012
First Drive
Mercedes CLS250 CDI

Mercedes CLS250 CDI

Same lovely cabin and refinement as six-pot CLSs, with even lower running costs

20 April 2011
First Drive
BMW X5 xDrive50i SE
As well as being supremely refined, the twin-turbo V8 gives the X5 startling performance

BMW X5 xDrive50i SE

Highly desirable, but you'd have to be spectacularly uncaring about running costs to buy one

11 July 2010
First Drive
Porsche Cayman 2.9

Porsche Cayman 2.9

Entry-level Cayman is predictably brilliant

19 February 2009
First Drive
BMW 335i SE convertible

BMW 335i SE convertible

Not quite as sharp as the coupe, but 3-series is the best four-seat cabrio on the market.

17 January 2007
First Drive
Ford Galaxy 2.0 TDCi
Expect performance to be blunted with all seven seats occupied

Ford Galaxy 2.0 TDCi

First UK drive of the all-new Galaxy, which looks very similar to the new S-Max, but offers more room and a better ride

30 May 2006
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