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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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Real racers; no slouches on the couch

Last week, Nissan announced the first champion of GT Academy Middle East. What started as a virtual race on a Playstation screen had transformed lives on the Silverstone racing grounds. Think twice before you call them couch potatoes. They might get glued to their seat with eyes stuck on the …

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Bentley Continental GT V8: Reverse Aging

When I say the Bentley is getting younger, I am not talking the “ageless classic” line! Chances are, you will see “the young businessman of the year” taking the wheels of the new Continental GT V8 rather than a middle-aged magnate. And the secret lies not as much in the …

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Two years and Two hundred stories later

Another year. And still running full steam ahead, to use an old phrase. The featured cars have only got better in badge value, the number of first drives have gone up, and the camera crew, designers and SEO gurus haven’t yet turned their back to us – or have asked …

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Audi S6 Review: What S under the hood?

Audi A6 was one car that didn’t have to try too hard to get into my ‘best drives of 2012’ list. As I stepped on the sporty pedals of the S6, I found the car coaxing myself once again in its new avatar, to kick every other consideration out to …

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Opel Insignia Review: Germanium Unalloyed

The Opel Insignia OPC Line will be appreciated for its good sense of balance in comfort, style and handling. This German has an inspiring drive, though you might not want to call it exhilarating. The 2.8 L OPC Insignia might claim that one for a chunky 30 grand more. UPSIDE: …

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Peugeot 208 Review: Finer points

The French claim to the fashion throne isn’t all hype. They do have the power to turn heads when something new steps out of a designer’s workshop, and if automobiles were to be an exception, a veritable canvas of art would be lost! Thankfully, the new Peugeot 208 has enough …

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All-New Range Rover Sport captivates UAE

The fastest, most agile, most responsive Range Rover ever covered the time between the New York launch and Dubai reveal in a record 10 weeks! Good things happen in threes too. The Range Rover portfolio is now complete with the launch of the all-new Range Rover Sport, standing equidistant from …

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