With 356bhp, 590lb-ft and 75 mpg, has BMW invented the perfect sportscar?.
Audi’s new Q7 6.0 TDI quattro takes the super-SUV into uncharted territory in terms of price and power, but how does it stack-up against its petrol powered rivals? And can any of them claim to be true drivers’ cars? We went to Cadwell Park to find out… and to have a bit of a laugh.
Jaguar has always fought shy of chasing the German establishment, but with the XFR they’re ready to hunt down the BMW M5 and Audi RS6.
“Awesome bravery. The car is a Norma M20 hillclimb car, powered by a BMW engine and driven by Alain Castellana.” – almightywiggles
This race was the last Group A event for the Nissan Skyline GTR and Ford Sierra RS500 in Australia, supporting the 1992 Australian Grand Prix meeting in Adelaide. With more than 500bhp these were ‘proper’ touring cars and the racing was epic.
The new X6M and X5M represent a series of firsts for BMW’s M division, but as controversial as they may be, they also showcase M divisions new strategy of fitting turbocharged engines to its cars.
If you have been following our Twitter feed, then you’ll already know about our test this week of Jag’s new 503bhp XFR in the company of its closest rivals from BMW and Audi.
Despite packing a 500bhp punch courtesy of a truly extraordinary V10 engine the BMW M6 has never quite cut the mustard. Can the new Competition package turn it into a contender? DR pitches the Bavarian hypercoupe against its toughest rivals on road, runway and race track to find out…
BMW’s M Division looks set to abandon it traditional naturally aspirated engines to improve efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
This week at DR we are testing BMW’s M6 as fitted with their latest competition package upgrade, and we would like you to get involved.
We brought you news of the forthcoming X6M and X5M models late last year, and now BMW have launched a microsite with a countdown to their official unveiling on 4th April.
Take one McLaren F1 V12 engine, shoehorn it into the front of an X5, give it to racing legend Hans Stuck and tell him to wring its neck. Then stand well back.