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Mercedes S-Class covers up your odour offenses

A biweekly round-up of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Details of all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class leak out In the 40 odd years since it first took to the roads, Mercedes-Benz's flagship executive sedan has been first in class for class

Spinning the tale of the rotary engine

I am always happy to receive any correspondence from readers, be it fulsome praise or (as is admittedly more common) stern criticism.

Updated VW GTi out-funs its own numbers

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Volkswagen reveals 2014 GTi When I was a small boy, I thought the measure of a car could be read in the numbers it put down.
Stylish, sensible sedan scores high

Stylish, sensible sedan scores high

HERE are your talking points: Jinba Ittai, Skyactiv, Zoom-zoom. Know what any of those taglines mean? You would if you've read a review of any Mazda product over the past few years.

Tesla feud highlights changing balance of power

A car ahead of its time. A machine unlike any other, springing fully-formed from the forehead of its creator - a brilliant, relentlessly driven entrepreneur.

Tesla owner charges to car's defence

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Tesla zapped by New York Times, fires back electronically There's no denying the Tesla Model S is one heck of a super-sedan.

Corvette still owns the open road

AS anyone who has any experience with social media knows, automotive manufacturers love to make the most of any big reveal.

Corvette unveiling a hit in Motown

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Detroit. The Motor City.

Aston-Martin survives 100 wild years

A few weeks ago, the wife and I managed to sneak off for a showing of the new Bond flick, Skyfall. I'm not in the movie reviewing business, but it has to be said: not too shabby, felt a bit like a watch commercial at times.

Hyundai phoning it in with new lock system

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Hyundai: Use your phone to drive Long, long ago, cars didn't have keys.