Audi RS4 Avant 2014 Review: What’s in a badge?

In the grander scheme of things within the Audi family, the RS4 is the odd one out. While the S6, S8, the RS6 and RS7 gets the 4.0 L bi-turbo V8, the boastfully booming fuel-efficient engine, the RS4 uses the 4.2 L Quattro V8 to drive its metal – the …

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Audi RS7 2014 review: Sportin’ a pin-striped suit

Taking off from where we left the Audi RS6, there is not much of a difference between the RS7 and its estate edition. At the heart of it, and even in the façade – if you overlook the aluminium strips that frame the air dams – both shone with a …

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Audi RS6 2014 Avant Review: The sixth estate

Who would want to buy a station wagon that weighs two tonnes and spills over your parking in this part of the world? Not because it could come in handy when you’re moving homes; or because it looks cool in red, burning red. Maybe because you want to swing it …

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Mercedes SLK55 AMG Review: The bridge from Affalterbach

The last time I met the SLK, it was trying hard to look muscular between its sharply sculpted lines.It handled well enough, but there was something that did not quite push it into the league of sports cars that parked themselves in your bucket list. But six years later, as …

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Jaguar XK-R 2014 Review: The X appeal

Warning: The Jaguar XK-R is likely to face ire from girlfriends or wives. So much of x-appeal could drive any woman to fall out of love with it just no sooner than you fall in. UPSIDE: Very powerful, Good looking, Value in the sport luxury segment, Happy handling DOWNSIDE: Fuel-thirsty, …

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Bentley Continental GTC V8 Review: More fun per gallon

All the other cars in our building parking would have been fast asleep when my Bentley GTC arrived and climbed up the ramp. A blood curdling roar echoed across the lot, shaking off their slumber as a chill of fearsome respect ran down their axles. Even if not in this …

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Car Reviews, MPV Comments (2) |

Toyota Avanza: A 7-seater at the price of a Yaris

A 7-seater MPV at the price of the entry level 1.5 L Yaris? To be precise, AED 54,900! Toyota has done some amazing stuff here. I know many people for who the Toyota Hi Lux or the Peugeot Boxer serves as company transporter by day and family cruiser on the …

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What we test. What we don’t.

As we celebrate 100 reviews and beyond, it’s obvious. What we test and what we don’t. Still, it feels good to tell you all about it.   It probably matters to know who are the ‘we’ in the statement above. It primarily includes ‘me’ – your faithful test driver and …

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2015 Yaris hatchback First Drive: Growing a moustache

Makeovers seem to be accelerating their pace between generations. Toyota has already given the 2015 Yaris hatchback a thorough upgrade. Available in the UAE from the last week of June, the popular hatch is now bigger, quieter and bolder for the introduction of a new 1.5 engine, not to mention …

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Aston Martin Rapide S 2014 review: Family Bond

At the headquarters, Agent Sophia handed over a rectangular capsule to me, which I presumed was an extra thick USB with encoded classified information. “Insert it deep into the centre slot till it aligns itself invisible”, she said, “that’s when the mission would begin”. I held the tiny glass capsule …

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