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Jamiroquai star Jay Kay’s BMWs going under the hammer

1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (E9)

  Singer and musician Jay Kay is selling three BMWs from his extensive car collection on Saturday May 23 during Silverstone Auctions’ live online event. The auction will start at 14:00 BST and on offer are 86 cars, a rare Harley Davidson motorbike and 13 personalised number plates. The first …

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Morgan raises £1.39m for coronavirus relief effort

Morgan Plus Four

Morgan’s car giveaway for BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief’s ‘The Big Night In’ appeal raised a whopping £1.39 million. The amount, which will be matched by the Government, will help the most vulnerable across the UK who have been affected by the pandemic. The winner of the Morgan …

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BMW 8 Series Convertible review

BMW 8 Series Convertible

The all-new 8 Series Convertible joins the coupe to complete the top level of BMW’s sporty range. With prices starting at £83,295, this four-seat drop-top GT competes with the likes of the Mercedes S-Class Convertible, plus the more expensive Aston Martin DB11 Volante and Bentley Continental GTC. Costing £7,000 more …

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BMW 8 Series Coupe review

BMW 8 Series Coupe

The rakish, all-new 8 Series Coupe is proof positive that BMW is a brand on the move – in an upwardly mobile direction. Here’s an accomplished big GT that’s an intoxicating blend of old school and cutting edge with a dash of luxury. Powerful, plush and packed with the latest …

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Exclusive Goodwood drive day – the highlights

Goodwood Media Drive Day 2018 - credit Malcolm Griffiths-Goodwood

Goodwood is famous to petrol heads the world over for its hugely popular Festival of Speed, Revival and historic racing events. However, earlier this week I was invited to a special Media Drive Day featuring most of Goodwood’s main automotive partners, including Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, …

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Unique electric classic Mini revealed

One-off 100% electric classic Mini

BMW-owned MINI has gone back to the future, unveiling a one-off electric version of the iconic Mini. The classic Mini is the world’s most recognisable city car, with more than five million sold between 1959 and 2000. Now engineers at the Oxford-based manufacturer have transported a classic model into the …

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Kia Stinger review

Kia Stinger review

Think Kia, and a handsome old school grand tourer wouldn’t spring to mind, but then the new Stinger is meant to change perceptions. The production version of the Kia GT concept, shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor show, the Stinger is the South Korean company’s first rear-wheel drive car launched …

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BMW 2 Series review

BMW 2 Series Coupe review

The 2 Series coupe was originally launched in 2014, replacing the 1 Series equivalents, with the convertible following in early 2015. For 2017, BMW’s entry-level four-seater gets refreshed looks at the front and rear, a revised interior and specification upgrades. Click below to watch a review of the facelifted version …

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Electric MINI to be built in Britain

MINI car

BMW has announced that the upcoming 100% electric version of the MINI will be built at the Cowley plant near Oxford. The car will go into production in 2019 and the UK will be the main “production location” for the EV. There were fears that the new model would be …

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Revealed: the best new car interiors

Rolls-Royce Ghost interior

New research has found that interior design, quality and comfort are major priorities for motorists when choosing a new car. Comfort and refinement lead the way, with well over half (56%) of those polled stating that a relaxing and quiet driving environment is crucial, according to the What Car? survey. …

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