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Lexus LS 2014 Review: Business class cocktail

In a segment marked by ego massages and megalomania, the Lexus LS offers a powerful 4.6 L engine, dramatic comfort features and handling skills surprisingly agile for a 2.4 tonne leviathan. The engine is unchanged but there is a lot more refinement in the cabin, and the stylishly aggressive LS …

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Infiniti G37 and G25 Review: A sports car doesn’t need a sports button

The Infiniti G sedan makes no pretensions. Its intentions are pretty clear in those exhaust notes that crackle like a pot of boiling water when driving up ramps or tunnels. Spiraling down a flyover or challenging a narrowing curve, the rear wheel drive sedan allows you the feeling that you …

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Volvo XC 70 Polestar: Romancing a station wagon

The first time I came across the term Station Wagon was in a Hardy Boys flick. At that time, it came across as something inherently unromantic and unadventurous that I couldn’t help wonder how could these flambouyant teenage detective blokes be driving around something as functional as that. We didn’t …

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DriveME decodes the secret of nomenclature in premium cars

So, the sedans of Infiniti will now be called Q and the SUVs will bear the tag QX. Simple enough for those who aren’t the brightest in taxonomy and still believe that Homo sapiens is a gay rights group in Europe. But, are things as simple as they seem or …

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Jaguar XJL 5.0 L Portfolio: Luxury Supercharged

When our family house was renovated, it was my desire to have the grain cellar converted into a modern study. The dark, ageless wood paneling that enclosed the cold, heartless flooring would now be transformed into polished wooden trims to offset audiophile speakers, glistening gadgetry and classy leather furniture. Ghosts …

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Choosing the best car deal this season

It has become almost a tradition for buyers to expect the best deals on cars during Ramadan. Hence automakers and dealers are also bound to put their best foot forward in terms of designing competitive price and value packages. But is there something called the best deal? The month of …

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New X5 and 4 series Coupe to boost growing BMW Group performance

BMW is the largest luxury carmaker in the world currently, and where else could its mettle be tested but in the Middle Eastern market, the black hole in the galaxy of luxury motoring? The icon remains one of the top favourites of the Middle Eastern market with their best ever …

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BMW 750 Li Review: Fire the chauffeur

Once upon a time, as kids, we used to watch a majestic Impala roll into the driveway with an imperial chauffeur at the wheel, and our imperious uncle in the rear. This day and age, he would have chosen the BMW 7-series for its sheer majestic presence. But I have …

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Flagship sedans: Closer rivalry than what numbers show

The Flagship Fridays begin on Drivemeonline.com a week and a day late… on sa Saturday! But it will extend without break covering all the flagship luxury sedans you can afford without OD-ing. The Mercedes S-class has launched worldwide but is yet to hit the Middle East markets. The BMW 7-series …

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The answer is in the Q: Decoding Infiniti’s new naming strategy

Infiniti has been changing things like it is a revolution. From naming Sebastian Vettel as ‘Director of Performance’ to adding and replacing team and talent across its hierarchy, to opening its first ever showroom in Hong Kong, where the brand is headquartered, Infiniti has been on the go for over …

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