Alfa Romeo MiTo v Mini Cooper Review - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/grouptests/233813/baby_battleground .html Is the Alfa Romeo MiTo good enough to top the all-conquering Mini Cooper?
Renaultsport Megane 250 Cup vs R26R - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/246466/megane_renaultsp ort_250_cup.html#ixzz1BxpR3z13 There's no denying Renault is on a roll when it comes to hot hatches. With its rapid Renaultsport badged models, the French firm has taken the pocket rocket class by storm. We put the latest Megane 250 Cup up against it's predecessor, the extreme Renaultsport Megane R26R. Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/246466/megane_renaultsp ort_250_cup.html#ixzz1BxpR3z13
BMW M4 vs Audi RS5: epic track battle
We test the BMW M4 against the benchmark setting fast coupe, the Audi RS5. BMW M4 review: http://bit.ly/1lb81cD Audi RS5 review: http://bit.ly/1nD11rN Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt The arrival of a new BMW M car is always big news for performance car fans, and the new M4 is no exception. Costing almost ┬ú60,000, the replacement for the legendary old BMW M3, the M4 has moved away from the V8 power plant in the old car, and is now powered by a 425bhp twin-turbocharged straight-six engine. Meanwhile, the similarly prices Audi RS5 is propelled by a 4.0-litre V8, which produces 430bhp. It's also mated to the Audi quattro four-wheel drive system. Like the BMW, it also features a dual-clutch gearbox, the Audi S tronic system. There's no denying the Audi lacks the fun factor of the BMW - the quattro four-wheel-drive system prevents the lurid powerslides than you can really go for in the M4. You can also feel the weight of the engine over the front axle in the RS5, but it certainly doesn't feel slow at all. Overall then, the RS5 feels very punchy, and the gearshift is also really nice - the same can be said for its V8 soundtrack. It's not a track machine though, and the car from Neckarsulm is more of a very stable and very rapid cruiser. Meanwhile, the BMW M4 feels very raw and very serious, especially when all the settings are put at their sportiest via the M1 switch on the steering wheel. These also turn the traction control and stability control off. With no electronic aids, the M4 is always trying to get its tail out. However, the body control is amazing, but there is a feeling that it's all a bit artificial. The same can be said for the engine note, which has been enhanced. The M4 is a proper M car though, and something BMW can be truly proud of. It set a lap time of 1m09.9s, compared to the 1m12.2s set by the Audi - that's 2.3s quicker.
Subaru Cosworth Impreza vs old Imprezas review - Auto Express
Full review: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/256981/subaru_cosworth_ impreza_sti_cs400.html Four Imprezas, a total of 1,184bhp and a mile-long strip of tarmac... the battle of the hardcore Subaru special editions is on! A manic chorus of turbo engines is followed by a screech from the tyres as our competitors catapult off the line. And with 119bhp more than the next most powerful car here, the new Cosworth-tuned Impreza this should find this a walk in the park -- especially given that its rivals today are 10 years older. Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/256981/subaru_cosworth_ impreza_sti_cs400.html#ixzz1864SQKWA