Cars

Mercedes-AMG E63 drag races Audi RS6 Avant for estate supremacy

They're both fantastic but see which is quicker.


The interesting cars that deserved far better luck

History and hindsight has a habit of misjudging some cars, and we reckon these are the most notable recent examples


Manufacturing green vehicles creates more CO2 than making fuel models

Some zero-emission vehicles have to be driven for almost 50,000 miles before they are as 'green' as cars powered by fossil fuels, damning research has found.


Reckless driver leads police on 100mph chase in bid to avoid arrest

Craig Gibbs, 32, led police at speed down the M5 before being chased through Bridgwater town centre in Somerset. Gibbs has been jailed for 16 months after admitting array of driving offences.


Sat-nav app Waze to help small businesses

Waze plans to make it easier for local firms to add their details to the navigation app, ahead of Small Business Saturday on 5 December 2020.


London Underground signs transformed into PlayStation icons ahead of UK PS5 launch

In honour of the PlayStation 5 launch tomorrow, the London Underground signs at Oxford Circus station have been transformed into PlayStation icons


Seven decades of Porsche greats

72 years old this year, we take a look at Porsche's best cars from each decade


Lorry drivers stuck in miles of M20 queues as border controls tested

The delays along the M20 in Kent today, which cleared up in the afternoon, were caused by French authorities testing the impact of no-deal Brexit border controls at the Eurotunnel terminal.


Moment teenage biker, 19, flees from police at 180mph

Marian Vasilica Dragoi, 19, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving a motor vehicle without a licence and driving without insurance at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.


The biggest British driving myths

From eating behind the wheel to tricks that can supposedly deceive speed cameras, we de-bunk the biggest UK driving myths...


21 classic car myths busted


Mercedes-AMG A45 drag races an unlikely opponent, the Jaguar Project 8

Can the Mercedes hot hatch defeat Jaguar's super saloon?


Best used family cars for less than £20,000

Whether you're after something sensible, something stylish or just a great all-rounder, £20k opens up a raft of nearly-new buys...


The most - and least - reliable family SUVs

Family SUVs may be bought for their style and practicality, but they also need to be robust enough to withstand the rigours of daily life. So, which are the most and least reliable?...


'Nobody knows if driverless vehicles will save lives, but they're guaranteed to kill jobs'

Mike Rutherford speaks out on businesses wanting to switch to driverless vehicles


Luxury US classics that are now bargains


Watch crazy Ford MUDstang vs regular Mustang in hill climb duel

It’s as crazy as it looks.


Old-school thrilling cars – from just £1000

As the world goes digital, we salute a large bunch of analogue classics that we'll miss in the brave new world


“All electric by 2030? No problem – but it's going to take some work”

Editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars is achieveable, but it’s going to need the right Government support in the right place


Best new cars coming in 2021

From electric cars to supercars, this is our list of the best new cars coming in 2021


The best cars from the ‘90s

We recently brought you the great cars from the first part of the 1990s - this story covers the best from the final years


The simplest cars ever made

Simple cars tend to be cheap and engaging to drive


Tesla recalls 9,000 Model X cars from US after parts of 'roof FLY OFF'

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc is issuing two recalls covering about 9,500 vehicles for roof trim that may separate and bolts that may not have...


Tesla issues two recalls affecting 9,500 vehicles

Tesla Inc is issuing a pair of recalls on approximately 9,500 vehicles for loose bolts and roof trim that might separate. The larger of the two recalls affects 9.136 2016 Model X cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA said that the cosmetic roof trim on the front and spine of the cars may have been connected without using a primer, which could result in one or both pieces separating from the vehicles...


BMW eDrive Zones help get the best from plug-in cars

BMW has launched its world-first eDrive Zones technology in the UK. The system switches to electric power when entering a zero emission zone.


The car management apps that now offer motor insurance

Caura says it is the first app that allows users to pay for and manage all aspects of their car through their phone - but is it any good?


Car flips over and flies off bridge after dramatic collision with truck on Chinese highway

A car flipped over and flew off a bridge after a dramatic collision with a truck on a highway in southern China. In the CCTV footage captured on the Guangzhou-Aozhou Expressway, a white truck can be seen colliding with the expansion joints of the bridge. The truck loses control and crashes into a blue car, causing it to flip over repeatedly and roll off the bridge. All five people in the two vehicles wore seat belts and only suffered minor...


Watch a Ford F-150 Raptor jump over a Hummer for YouTube clicks

This Raptor can fly.


Electric cars get top marks in Green NCAP tests

The Renault Zoe and Hyundai Kona Electric were awarded five stars in the latest Green NCAP tests. A total of 24 cars have been tested.


Remember when Volkswagen built a London taxi?

In December 2010, Volkswagen unveiled its Taxi Concept. Ten years on, here’s a brief history of VW’s black cab.


Lamborghini Aventador successor with naturally aspirated V12 confirmed

It will have hybrid assistance, however.


The best large SUV offers this week

You can save thousands on a new large SUV, thanks to our Target Price discounts, which are available exclusively to What Car? readers


Best plug-in hybrids

The best plug-in hybrids offer good electric range, low running costs and strong performance


The delightful secrets of the official Porsche Vault

We take a virtual tour of the anonymous warehouse where Porsche stores some of its biggest surprises, including plenty of cars it nearly put in production. Join us for a visit


Audi A3 Sportback review: new hatchback is a class act

The all-new A3 is an important model for Audi because it’s one of the premium manufacturer’s best-selling models in Europe. It’s also up against some strong rivals – especially the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Available as a hatchback (Sportback) or saloon, Audi says the fourth generation A3 (the first was launched way back in 1996) is more dynamic, technically advanced and sharper looking than ever than ever. Sharing the MQB platform...


Best new cars for under £250 per month

If you can muster a £250 monthly budget then check out these deals on some of the best new cars you can buy today


Podcasts 'driving motorists to distraction'

Millions of motorists listen to podcasts while driving, but new research claims nearly two thirds find them distracting. According to the survey by Confused.com, an estimated 12 million UK drivers have listened to podcasts while behind the wheel. However, one in five (22%) admit to forgetting parts of their journey while listening. “The presence of cityscapes, curves and traffic in a complex drive can significantly contribute to the mental...


In the world’s best Land Cruiser museum


100 years of Mazda


All the electric cars coming soon

New petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2030. Fortunately, these upcoming electric models push the boundaries of performance, range and desirability


Ferrari 812 Superfast (2020) review

We reckon the Ferrari 812 Superfast has the finest engine of any new car. With 800hp going through the rear wheels, it’s wildly intense.


Tesla to improve range of existing models: 435 miles

Some models under development will offer 621 miles of range.


AA to provide online road safety lessons for e-scooter riders

The AA is to give road safety lessons to e-scooter riders, as operators launch what is billed as the first theory test for the latest form of transport on Britain’s streets. Under the scheme, e-scooter riders will be taught how to operate and park the vehicles and share the road safely with cars, pedestrians and vulnerable users. Complaints of antisocial behaviour have been recorded in areas around the UK where pilot rental schemes have been...


GM told to recall and repair 6m trucks and SUVs over airbag defect, at cost of $1.2bn

The US has told General Motors to recall and repair almost six million pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the decision on Monday. It would cost the car manufacturer an estimated $1.2bn, about one-third of its net income for 2020, according to securities filings. Since 2016 GM has tried four times to avoid a recall claiming that the...


These 17 Mercedes are all for sale


I'm A Celeb host Ant McPartlin makes awkward driving joke two years after road ban

Ant McPartlin made a joke about driving around the Welsh countryside two years after he was slapped with a 15-month road ban following his conviction for drink-driving


All the taxes drivers already pay as government considers extra charge for using roads

Electric cars are great for the environment, but terrible for the Treasury - as they escape almost all the taxes drivers of petrol and diesel vehicles are hit with - and that means there could be new costs coming for everyone


The most - and least - reliable electric and hybrid cars

Electric and hybrid cars offer low running costs, but they can be expensive to buy so they need to be dependable to keep owners happy. Which are the most and least reliable?...


Drivers urged to make quick 20p car check to avoid £10,000 winter fine

With winter fast approaching, the poor weather will become a nightmare for learner and newly qualified drivers as they navigate through the snow and ice to keep their car in the right direction


“BMW has mastered the art of provoking a reaction”

While the BMW iX shows what a car with a £100k price tag can offer, deputy editor John McIlroy thinks the new Nissan Qashqai still promises plenty for those paying much less