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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...

BMW M135i v Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG: Comparison Review

Hatches don’t come any hotter than the BMW M135i and the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. Nor do rivalries come any fiercer. BMW has been building fast hatchbacks since the 130i of a decade ago, and its M division is esteemed in building compact six-cylinder performance models seemingly since the dawn of time...

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: BMW M135i v Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R

Which is the best fast car for less than $70,000? For years it has been the Japanese all-wheel drives, but two contenders from Germany argue the toss…...

BMW M5 v Jaguar XFR v Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG: Comparison Review

It's the BMW M5 versus its rivals, the Jaguar XFR and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, as Germany and Britain battle to take over as chair-car of luxury performance sedans. Words: Jez Spinks. Photos: Easton Chang Executives have been in a rush to make money long before fictional Wall Street warlord Gordon Gekko proclaimed, “greed is good”...

BMW M3 versus Lexus IS-F

BMW M3 vs Lexus IS-F - photography Paul Maric & Matt Brogan Model Tested: BMW E92 M3 M-DCT, 4.0-litre, seven-speed dual-clutch, sedan - from $145,000 (RRP) Lexus GSE20R IS-F, 5.0-litre, eight-speed automatic, sedan - from $127,400 (RRP) Most tests involving upmarket sport sedans provide you with a few laps of a track, and little else...

Sport Sedan Shootout Video

The video to go along with our Sport Sedan Shootout...

Sport Sedan Shootout

2008 Sport Sedan Shootout BMW 135i vs. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution TC-SST vs. Subaru Impreza WRX-STi spec R vs. Volkswagen Golf R32 4MOTION Models Tested: BMW E87 135i coupe 3.0-litre, manual - $72,230 Mitsubishi CJ Lancer Evolution sedan 2.0-litre, dual-clutch sequential manual - $64,490 Subaru Impreza WRX STi-R hatch 2...

BMW 530d vs Mercedes Benz E280 CDI

The whole BMW versus Mercedes thing is much like a case of sibling rivalry, except these two haven’t grown out of it. Everything fitted to the BMW in a model refresh is then fitted to the Mercedes in its next model refresh and vice versa. So when it comes to equipment, these two are nearly identical. The difference though exists in all other aspects of their operation...