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The Open Road – Skoda Octavia RS

Top Speed: 248km/h 0-100km/h 6.8 seconds Engine: 2.0 TSI/162 kW 350nm ( tested ) and 2.0 TDI DFP/135 380nm Gearbox: DSG 6speed Auto ( tested) or 6 speed Manual

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BMW i3 Test Drive – The Open Road

Tech specs 0-100km – ( claimed ) 7.9 seconds Energy consumption – 13.5 kWh / 100km Power – 170 hp What we liked Funky styling great acceleration around town unique driving experience being kind to trees What we didnt like Range per charge ( yes we had the range extender …

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The Open Road – Toyota Hilux SR5 2016

Performance Power 130kw @ 3400rpm Torque 420nm @ 1400 – 2600 rpm Consumption ( claimed ) 7.6l/100km – we got 9.1L/100km Towing – braked 3500kg, unbraked 750kg What we liked, Manual transmission Ride all round great 4×4 system What we didn’t like A bit bland – That being said, for …

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The Open Road Episode 1: HSV Clubsport R8 LSA

Striking looks and an aggressive stance are the first signs that the new GEN-F2 ClubSport R8 LSA means business. Facts and Figures Engine – 6.2L Supercharge V8 LSA Max Torque – 570nm @4600 RPM Max power – 400kw @6000 RPM Trans – 6 speed Auto we had the one with …

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Jaguar Wants Its Crown Back From BMW – Open Road Test Drive

The 3 series is regarded as the benchmark compact sports sedan that everyone else in the market is competing against, but it wasn’t the first. Arguably the Jaguar MKII was the first great compact sports sedan, and in 1959 it set the benchmark. So what happened, how did Jaguar lose …

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Mini Cooper S Clubman – Open Road Test Drive

It is always tempting to review any new Mini with reference to the original, but that would be like reviewing the new Mondeo with reference to the Model T. It is a pretty pointless thing, brands move on, new models come out, new technology, new safety laws, and changes in …

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