AUTO

Reborn 3 Series to usher in new electric era

First car on BMW’s revolutionary Neue Klasse platform will be saloon with new motors, long-range battery and sustainable materials. BMW will kick-start the third phase of its electrification strategy in 2025 with an all-new executive saloon that will serve as the vanguard for a reinvented line-up based on a new EV architecture. It will feature Munich’s […]

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale 2021 UK review

Most extreme road-legal Ferrari yet arrives in the UK, but is 986bhp ever usable? You could drive this new Ferrari for a month and never find an occasion when the road ahead and your backbone combined adequately for you to send the right-foot pedal to the floor. The SF90 Stradale is many things: the first ever […]

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Under the skin: The science behind Lotus’s E-Sports architecture

Advanced techniques reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing Lotus’s new aluminium architecture. With the need to reduce weight on the cheap to offset the weight of EV batteries, the art and science of producing modular aluminium architectures is pretty much in full swing now. But when Lotus announces anything engineering-related, the detail involved is likely to […]

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How recovery firms are adapting to the rise of EVs

Electric cars pose unique challenges for breakdown companies. Are they prepared? The swift rise in demand for electric cars has never been more apparent. Over 600,000 plug-in vehicles are now on UK roads and showrooms are crammed full of mild-hybrid, plug-in and fully electric models. Drivers are almost spoilt for choice but the available selection […]

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The many faces of modern car crime

Familiar old activities have been joined by some scary new ones It’s come to something when not even Ethan Hunt, fictional hero of movie franchise Mission Impossible, can prevent his BMW X7 from being stolen. That’s what happened one night in August when Tom Cruise’s SUV was pinched from outside the Grand Hotel in central […]

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