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video watch @JRRBatchelor Full report from the Detroit Motor Show AS you’ve seen in our news pages, the 2018 motor show calendar is kicking off in Detroit. Star unveils include Mercedes’ new G-Class, plus its first hybrid AMG – the CLS 53 – as well as BMW’s X2. Log on to see it all, plus a flagship Lexus SUV concept and an Infiniti design study. New Rolls Phantom walkaround video IN Issue 1,506, I visited Rolls-Royce’s Goodwood factory in West Sussex and specified Auto Express’s very own Phantom. It was a very special experience and the car we picked was even more special. So join me in a walkaround video where I reveal all the new features of the new Phantom VIII. You can watch any of our videos on your phone Simply scan this QR code.…

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1st VOLKSWAGEN IT’S a very close result between these three family hatchbacks, but the Golf is so good in so many areas that it will make the most sense for more people. It’s comfortable, refined, good to drive, well equipped and great value, and the latest infotainment system is one of the best on the market at any price. The Golf manages all that while still being practical enough for most owners. 2nd HONDA THE latest Civic isn’t as well rounded as the Golf, while its infotainment system is a real letdown, but it’s more practical and fun to drive than the VW. It finishes ahead of the 308 thanks to lower running costs and engaging handling, while its performance is strong enough to match the 308. Although it’s not as polished as…

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mini countryman

IF you want to buy some perfume or a litre of gin, you can nip down to your nearest shop. Or you can get it at an airport and lug it around on holiday with you. That may make no sense, but some people do it to save a few quid in tax. Our MINI Countryman hybrid similarly involves compromises to help reduce bills – but they are compromises worth making. Company car users pay Benefit In Kind (BiK) tax based on the emissions of the vehicle, and the MINI has a really low official figure of 49g/km. Higher-rate taxpayers can save £292 per month over those choosing the diesel version. That’s pretty compelling, but it’s not the full story. Just like that duty free shopping, we’re finding you need to sacrifice in…

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bmw m4 cs @sean_carson_ WINTER might not be the best time to test a 454bhp super-coupé, but with snow dusting the hills we headed towards them in the new BMW M4 CS. How does this latest model sit in the M Division’s two-door hierarchy? Like the hardcore, track-focused M4 GTS of 2016, this M4 CS is a limited run model (capped at 3,000 units). The difference is you can still buy one of these brand new. At £87,150, it’s not cheap, but for that sum you get a more focused chassis set-up and plenty of exclusivity, without any real compromise in terms of practicality. The engine’s power has been lifted to 454bhp, while torque is boosted to 600Nm; that’s 10bhp and 50Nm more than the M4 Competition Pack. This has a tangible impact on performance, while…

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ourfleet index

Audi RS3 New arrival BMW 5 Series Issues 1,476, 1,493 Citroen C3 Issues 1,483, 1,497, 1,504 Ford Edge 1,465, 1,477, 1,494, 1,501, 1,506 Honda Civic Issues 1,485, 1,500 Land Rover Discovery Issue 1,506 Mazda CX-5 Issue 1,503 Mazda MX-5 RF Issues 1,484, 1,493, 1,505 MINICountrymanPHEV Issues 1,497, 1,503 Mitsubishi L200 Issues 1,452,1,461,1,482,1,504 Nissan Micra Issues 1,476, 1,494 Peugeot 3008 Issue 1,489, 1,506 SEAT Ibiza New arrival Skoda Kodiaq Issue 1,501 Suzuki Ignis Issues 1,479, 1,491, 1,505 Volkswagen e-Golf Issues 1,490, 1,504 Volkswagen up! Issues 1,470, 1,486, 1,499 Volvo S90 Issues 1,488, 1,503…

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and wraps are off new mild-hybrid 53-series amgs

MERCEDES-AMG has bridged the gap between its hottest 63 variants and Mercedes’ standard models with a new ‘53-series’ model line-up. Featuring 48V mild-hybrid tech, the new engines will be added to the range later this year. The new motor designation will be introduced on the latest CLS saloon (right), plus the E-Class Coupé and Cabriolet range. All three models use a brand new 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine, featuring two turbos: a traditional exhaust gas charger, and a new 48V electric compressor, the latter a Mercedes first. The new motor develops 429bhp and 520Nm of torque, with an ‘EQ Boost’ electric starter-generator able to add 21bhp and 250Nm of torque when moving off or to fill in the power gap until the turbocharger has spooled up. The result, Mercedes claims, is instant…