Andrew Frankel Senior contributing writer

Talents are limited to "driving cars and writing English." In 19th century France he would, therefore, have been stuffed; as it is, Andrew is the perfect Autocar road test writer.

The 10 worst cars on sale in Britain today

Having recently named the best cars on sale in the UK, now it's time to name the worst…

20 December 2014
News
The top 50 cars on sale today - picture special

The top 50 cars on sale today - picture special

What's the best car on sale in the UK? Our expert team of road testers heads to Wales to decide

29 November 2014
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The return of the Maybach name is about more than just a car

The return of the Maybach name is about more than just a car

After a two-year hiatus, the Maybach name is back on the first of a new range of cars. Could Mercedes finally find its super-luxury cloud is tinged with silver?

20 November 2014
Blog
Jaguar close to decision over F-type R coupe racing car

Jaguar close to decision over F-type R coupe racing car

British manufacturer's plans to enter sports car racing with the F-type R coupé are “advanced”, according to a source close to the project

19 November 2014
News
Mercedes to develop new Maybach sub-brand into a range of cars

Mercedes plans to expand Maybach into a range of cars

German manufacturer will give the plush Maybach treatment to other models in its range if the new sub-brand's first offering proves successful

19 November 2014
News
BMW M division boss hints at revival of junior supercar project

BMW M division boss hints at softening stance towards a junior supercar

German firm could create a carbonfibre plug-in supercar in the future, although for the time being the priority is to grow the hybrid i sub-brand

19 November 2014
News
Volvo confirms plans for compact XC40 SUV - ROUGH

Volvo confirms plans for compact XC40 SUV

Swedish manufacturer says "small but premium" XC40 compact SUV will be based on new CMA platform

3 November 2014
News
Comparison - Bentley Continental GT Speed vs. Mercedes S63 AMG coupé

Comparison - Bentley Continental GT Speed vs. Mercedes S63 AMG coupé

The new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG coupé is aimed squarely at the Bentley Continental GT Speed. Can it outmuscle it?

1 November 2014
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New twin-turbo V8 engine destined for more Mercedes models

New twin-turbo V8 engine destined for more Mercedes models

AMG boss confirms the new 4.0-litre V8 engine found in the GT will be used in elsewhere in the Mercedes range

26 October 2014
News
Mercedes-AMG targets Porsche 911 GT3 with hot GT

Mercedes-AMG targets Porsche 911 GT3 with hot GT

AMG is already hard at work on a harder, faster version of its new GT sports car, set for launch in 2016

21 October 2014
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