The Sweet Spot: BMW’s Z4

It’s a question we often ask ourselves about models featuring a wide range of powerplants and specifications – which is best? Where is the…

£150,000 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster goes on sale

An open-air version of Aston’s most powerful Vantage will be available as a ‘limited edition’ in selected markets worldwide. The V12 Vantage Roadster is powered by Aston Martin’s 510bhp naturally aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

MINI takes the covers off the New Roadster

The latest addition to the MINI range becomes the sixth variant to reach production (with at least two more in the pipeline), following closely behind the MINI Coupe which has received a mixed response from reviewers thus far.

Merc’s SLS AMG receives adaptive damping and ride control upgrade

Mercedes are offering some key additions to the SLS AMG’s suspension, to coincide with the introduction of the new Roadster at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The new optional ‘AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension with adaptive damping’ will be available as a 2320.50 Euro option (approx £2,000) on both Roadster and gull-wing Coupé.

Introducing The MINI Coupé.

MINI have taken the unusual step this morning of pre-launching its new Coupe in partially disguised form. Due to be available in Autumn 2011, the Coupe (and forthcoming Convertible) expand the MINI range to 6 models.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: The Gullwing becomes a Hot Rod

I must admit I’ve never been a fan of the gullwing doors on the SLS AMG, they add complexity where it really wasn’t needed and distract from the SLS AMG’s virtues as a driving machine. The New SLS AMG Roadster, that Mercedes officially revealed this morning, returns to a more purist design with the added bonus of releasing more of the AMG 6.3-litre V8’s wonderful sound for the enjoyment of its driver and passenger.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster undergoes final testing

Like me, it probably hadn’t occurred to you that in order for Mercedes to create a roadster version of its popular SLS AMG, it would need to lose the gullwing doors. Okay, it sounds obvious now that I’ve said it, but it still seemed something of a surprise to hear Mercedes announcing as a revelation that the SLS AMG Roadster had proven to be stable even without the gullwings.

Renault extends its Gordini line-up with the Wind

I have always considered the Renault Wind to be a car, intended primarily for female buyers who’d like something stylish, easy-to-park and manoeuvrable in towns and cities. That’s not intended as a slur on our female audience, some of whom (including Mrs D) would quite happily drive around in a 911 every day, but chic two-seaters such as the Renault Wind have proven popular with the fairer-sex and style is a large part of its appeal.