First Drive News

Jul 8, 2014

We test BMW's new plug-in hybrid supercar, which promises to combine exceptional efficiency with M3-like performance in a futuristic and stylish package.

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Audi A5 2.0 TDI Ultra
Jul 7, 2014
Audi's executive coupe has always fallen short of its rivals, but a new, more efficient diesel engine could make the A5 Ultra much more competitive next to rivals like the BMW 420d.
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Jul 6, 2014
The best open-top cars have quality interiors, great refinement with the roof up or down and good driving manners. The new BMW 4 Series convertible takes on one of our favourites: the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet.
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Jul 5, 2014

The Countryman has been a runaway sales success for Mini, and now the time has come to update its sporty SUV to keep pace with its rivals. We test the face-lifted Cooper S ALL4.

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Jul 4, 2014
An all-new VW Passat is due in 2015, so do the well-equipped, run-out editions of this large family car make sense for private buyers and company car users?
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Jul 2, 2014
The face-lifted Nissan Juke gets a new engine, a bigger boot and new styling packs. Are these changes enough to help it fight off the rest of the small SUV class? We try it in the UK to find out.
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Jul 2, 2014
The £12,000 Picanto Quantum is a well equipped but rather expensive special edition of Kia's city car, and it's up against some very strong comepetition.
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2014 BMW M3
Jul 1, 2014
We test the new BMW M3 in the UK, the four-door saloon has new twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, but can it beat V8 rivals like the Mercedes C63 AMG and Jaguar XFR?
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Jun 30, 2014

We test the new Peugeot 108, one of the new city car trio that includes the Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo. Here's how it stacks up to its siblings and the rest of the class 

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Jun 30, 2014
Mercedes’ range-topping twin-turbo V8 petrol CLS has supercar pace and executive car space, but with a starting price of £86,500 it looks pricey compared with rivals.
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