BMW’s new M performance range

Large image_2BMW has announced a new product range that will bridge the gap between the company's ordinary cars and its fabled M Division.

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Pininfarina teases sports saloon

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This is what the new Pininfarina sports saloon will look like. No, not the chocolatey space bubbles to the left, but the Star Trek-inspired thing on the right.

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New Honda NSX on Gran Turismo

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It's been a talking point for many years, it was Ayrton Senna's supercar of choice, and it's finally come among us once more. Welcome back, NSX.

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Jeremy on his daughter's first car

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There are around 35 million vehicles on Britain's roads, whizzing hither and thither at breakneck speeds past houses, schools, old people's homes and pubs at closing time. And yet despite this, only 3,000 people are killed in road crashes every year. That's a remarkably low figure, and we should all be very proud.

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Ford EcoSport concept revealed

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SOME FACTS: it's based on Fiesta undergubbins, Ford's new 118bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine will be an option and it's being unveiled at the 2012 Delhi auto show. Oh, and isn't actually called Jigglypuff.

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Audi unleashes 252bhp A1 Quattro

Large image_2his is faster than a JCW Mini. It's faster than the Corsa VXR Nürburgring. It's also faster than a Ford Focus ST and nudges the VW Golf R for pace. This is the turbocharged, four-wheel-drive Audi A1 Quattro. Merry Christmas.

 

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Lexus LF LC concept leaked

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This slightly cryptic picture shows Lexus's new LF-LC concept, due for a full airing at the Detroit show next month. All we know for sure is that it's been created at the company's California design studio, the same place where the original SC430 was drawn, presumably by someone holding a pen in their mouth with their eyes clamped shut. Could this be its successor?

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This is a Ferrari-beating Jeep

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Historian John Dalberg's oft-quoted dictum that "power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely" can be sprinkled liberally across the automotive spectrum. Anyone familiar with an early Saab 900 Turbo (RIP) will attest to this. Here though, it takes on a grisly significance. This is the Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

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Watch a Chevy Aveo do a barrel roll

Large image_1Before you sandblast our rusty little Internet with your incessant pedantry, yes, the pictured car is technically a Chevrolet Sonic. Only we get it as a Chevy Aveo.

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Exclusive: the Alfa Romeo 4C draws nearer

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We’ve just had an update on the Alfa 4C. It sounds like it’s going to be even more wonderful than they first promised. Its engineers are confident of getting the first prototype on the road for the middle of 2012, with the final car on sale a year after that. It will be distinctly exotic, but remarkable value. They’re still aiming for under $350,000, that's Porsche Cayman and BMW 1 M territory.

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