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400kW Club Comparison : Audi RS6 v BMW M5 v Jaguar XFR-S v Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG

Chief executives sitting in lofty boardrooms make changes less frequently than the manufacturers of the cars they drive, or so it seems. One year ago we tested the BMW M5 and it was the only luxury muscle car with 400-plus kilowatts of power; the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG made 386kW, the Jaguar XFR 375kW...

Premium hatch comparison: Audi A3 v BMW 1 Series v Mercedes-Benz A-Class v Alfa Romeo Giulietta v Volkswagen Golf v Volvo V40

‘Premium’ is perhaps the word most difficult to define in the automotive lexicon. To some, it may be about delivering an image above the mainstream and the connotations of a badge; to others it may be about the tangibles of a product and the engineering behind the façade...

CarAdvice top three cars of 2013: the testers' picks

Jez Spinks - Editor-in-chief 1. BMW i3 Will electric cars ever be bought by the masses rather than a minority mix of wealthy early adopters or government fleet buyers? We’re still many a year away from the former scenario, but the BMW i3 (above) is one of the most convincing examples of the breed yet...

Compact luxury comparison: Lexus IS v BMW 3 Series v Audi A4 v Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Rarely does a single car define the segment in which it resides, but that's exactly the case with the BMW 3 Series. For three decades it has been a synonym for the compact luxury sedan genre; the yardstick rivals have long measured themselves against. When this generation of Mercedes-Benz C-Class launched in 2007, the manufacturer claimed it was better than a 3 Series (implicitly acknowledging the BMW was the one to beat)...

Sports car comparison: Porsche Cayman v Audi TT RS v Lotus Exige S

It's been variously belittled as a Boxster with a roof, or the Porsche that tells people you can't afford a 911 … but the Porsche Cayman emerged in 2005 to quickly establish itself as one of the great driver's cars. Named after a type of alligator rather than the tax-haven islands whose residents certainly could afford far more expensive Porsches, the Cayman arrived in 2013 in all-new form for the first time in eight years...

Audi A1 vs Volkswagen Polo GTI: light car comparison

Audi A1 Attraction vs Volkswagen Polo GTI Model Overview Audi A1 Attraction three-door six-speed manual – $29,900 Volkswagen Polo GTI five-door seven-speed DSG – $28,990 Most people with their hearts set on purchasing the newest and smallest Audi to hit our shores – the Audi A1 – have probably given little consideration to the standard Volkswagen Polo range...

Audi TT vs Peugeot RCZ: European 2+2 comparison

Audi TT 1.8 TFSI vs Peugeot RCZ Model Overview Audi TT 1.8 TFSI six-speed manual – $64,500 Peugeot RCZ 1.6 six-speed manual – $54,990 Peugeot RCZ 1.6 six-speed automatic – $54,990 Peugeot RCZ 2.0 HDi six-speed manual – $54,990 Different cars are designed for different purposes. Some are designed to go fast...