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alpine a110

Running costs 46.3mpg (official) £54 fill-up Performance 0-62mph/top speed 4.5 seconds/155mph IN 2016, Renault boss Carlos Ghosn unveiled the resurrected Alpine brand’s first concept car. The A110 resembled its sixties namesake, just like BMW’s MINI took inspiration from the original. But this wasn’t a nod to the classic, it was a complete revival. With rear-wheel drive, a mid-engined layout and a kerbweight less than 1,000kg, the Alpine possessed the ingredients of a great sports car. More than a year later, the production version appeared, with a 249bhp 1.8-litre turbo engine and seven-speed auto gearbox. And now we’ve driven it. Tipping the scales at 1,103kg, it was clear that the earlier target could only have been achieved by using carbon fibre. That would’ve made the car too pricey, so aluminium is now used, but the A110 still feels light. The…

1 minutos
video watch

James_Batchelor@dennis.co.uk @JRRBatchelor Walkaround tour of BMW’s i8 Roadster BMW has finally given us what it’s promised for years: a drop-top i8. As you’ll have read on Page 12, the Roadster will arrive in January priced from just over £124,000, and somehow manages to look even more stunning than the Coupé. Whether it’s been too long in the making we’ll have to wait and see, but for now join me on an exclusive tour of the new plug-in hybrid convertible. Range Rover Velar road trip in Norway THE Range Rover Velar was one of this year’s Auto Express video smash hits – my studio walkaround tour clocked up an incredible one million YouTube views in a matter of weeks. To find out why there’s so much interest in the striking new SUV, I took one for a road…

11 minutos
our year in cars

Pete Gibson Senior staff photographer SEAT Ateca OUR photographers travel more miles than any other staff member at Auto Express, so for senior snapper Pete Gibson, there’s nothing better than a motor which is comfortable and can carry a load of kit. It’s also key that the boot is able to accommodate a full-sized photographer at a moment’s notice – as Pete is often found hanging out of the back, taking photos of nearly every car you see in the road tests each week. Once we get to our test tracks, our man takes his gear out of the boot and hops inside, so the Ateca’s big capacity and low loading lip are perfect. Pete wasn’t so sure about the ride, as it was on the firm side and made it a bit harder…

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peugeot 308

New and used buying advice 19th PLACE 2017 results Peugeot 308 Factfile Years: 2013 to present CO2: 94g/km Fuel economy: 78.5mpg (1.6 BlueHDi 100) Best options: Sat-nav, keyless entry, panoramic sunroof, parking camera, heated seats Used prices: From £7,300 OVERALL SCORE 91.24% Bars show where model finished out of 75 vehicles in our 2017 new car survey. The longer the bar the better ▪ GOOD “IT looks aggressive in a pleasingly understated way.” “The seats are fantastic and hold you in place without being too firm.” “Even on rough roads the ride is smooth.” “The brakes are effective and easy to modulate.“ “Insurance, road tax and fuel are all cheap, plus fixed-price servicing offers good value.” “It took getting used to, but the small steering wheel makes the car responsive.” “Quality is good and there’s a sense of solidity.” ▪ NOT SO GOOD “I’M only 5ft 10ins tall and…

3 minutos
wraps are off mercede s’ curvy new cls

John_McIlroy@dennis.co.uk @johnmcilroy ANOTHER of the big debuts at last week’s LA Motor Show was an all-new version of Mercedes’ CLS four-door coupé. It will arrive in the UK in spring and become one of the first models to be launched under a new 53 AMG sub-brand, which will be exclusive to performance-based hybrids. Now in its third generation, the CLS is based heavily on the latest E-Class, sharing that car’s chassis tech and powertrains. It has a smoother look than the old model, with more of the swooping lines that made the original such a distinctive proposition when it was launched back in 2003. The CLS will arrive with a choice of two diesels and one petrol engine, and all feature 4MATIC all-wheel drive and a ninespeed automatic gearbox. There are two versions of…

2 minutos
hot topic tesla’s new roadster

Inbox What do you think? Contact Hugo Griffiths mail@autoexpress.co.uk @AutoExpress Write to: Watchdog/Letters, Auto Express, Dennis Publishing, 31-32 Alfred Place, London WC1E 7DP FROM: Technomad STONKING. Setting aside the trivial consideration that it doesn’t fly, this is what my 12-year-old self wanted to be trundling around the 21st century in. It also shows that Tesla is developing a coherent design language. Let’s hope it makes it into production. FROM: Phil THIS was certainly a surprise! I love the quirkiness of an all-electric car with a removable hard-top. However, in my opinion, Tesla should pay way more attention to producing an affordable lightweight electric car that doesn’t need tax credits to make it more enticing. Join the debate at www.autoexpress.co.uk ▪ “Given Tesla is behind on production of the promised Model 3, the company is biting off more than…