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Electric MINI to be built in Britain

MINI car

BMW has announced that the upcoming 100% electric version of the MINI will be built at the Cowley plant near Oxford. The car will go into production in 2019 and the UK will be the main “production location” for the EV. There were fears that the new model would be …

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Revealed: the best new car interiors

Rolls-Royce Ghost interior

New research has found that interior design, quality and comfort are major priorities for motorists when choosing a new car. Comfort and refinement lead the way, with well over half (56%) of those polled stating that a relaxing and quiet driving environment is crucial, according to the What Car? survey. …

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Most common cars on dating profiles

Car dating

A study of 5,000 online dating profiles has revealed the No 1 car manufacturer featured in dating profile photos. And the big news is that Vauxhall beat BMW and Audi as the automotive brand of choice for both men and women. However, rather than encouraging someone to swipe right, using a …

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Electric Vehicle Experience Centre to open

Electric Vehicle Experience Centre

The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle showroom is to open at centre:mk in Milton Keynes on July 22. Managed by Chargemaster, the UK’s largest manufacturer and operator of electric charging points, and funded by Milton Keynes’ Go Ultra Low City scheme, the EVEC has been established to increase the number …

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BMW 5 Series review

BMW 520d

The new BMW 520d M Sport is arguably the ‘Ultimate Diesel Driving Machine’. There, that got your attention. A little over-egging it perhaps, but the fact is that things don’t get much better than this executive express. The irony of this assertion will not be lost on most of you, …

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Cars can “put off” house buyers

Cars parked in the street

More than a third of Brits would be put off buying or renting a property based on the type of cars parked on the street, according to a new survey. Car leasing experts UK Carline carried out a survey of 1,023 people to find out what factors influence their opinion …

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Concept crazy: BMW’s birthday bonanza

BMW 100

The BMW Group has marked its centenary with more concepts, giving a hint of what its cars of the future might look like. Under the motto “The next 100 years”, BMW unveiled radical designs for two more of its brands – Rolls-Royce and MINI. Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 and MINI …

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What Car? Car of the Year 2016 – winners

What Car Awards

The Volkswagen Group cleaned up at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016, despite being engulfed by the diesel emissions scandal. Top prize went to the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport, while the Group (which consists of VW, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley and Bugatti) was victorious in nine of the …

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Volvo V60 Polestar review

Volvo V60 Polestar

If ever there was a car that will become a future classic, it’s the Volvo V60 Polestar. The standard V60 is good in itself, but once Polestar – a Swedish tuning company now 100% owned by Volvo – got their hands on it… it became a car transformed. And it’s …

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Electric Cars Providing A Boost

B Class Electric Drive

Electric Cars Providing A Boost For The Industry As Mercedes Benz Joins The Fight A package of financial aid from the UK government to ramp up the infrastructure for electric cars has left the sector poised to boost the already buoyant UK motor industry. Add to this the raft of …

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