Test Drive

Group test Audi 100CD C3 vs BMW 525e E28 and Ford Granada 2.8GL Mark II, Saab 900 Turbo

The big capacity of the engine gives it good mid-range pull but the transmission is reluctant to kick-down at higher revs so best...

Mercedes-Benz 280 SE W108 vs BMW 2800 E3 – test-drive

Giant test - Mercedes-Benz 280 SE W108 vs BMW 2800 E3. Photography: John Perkins. Hardly more than a decade ago the possibility that BMW...

Giant test Citroen SM 2.7 vs BMW 3.0 CS E9

By contrast the BMW is almost conventional and certainly far less complicated. It has basically the same Karmann-built integral steel chassis/body as the...

Bullitt and Steve McQueen’s Ford Mustang 390 GT vs Dodge Charger 440R/T

Recently, news spread across the internet that the Bullitt Charger had survived, after being discovered in Tucson in a sad state in the...

Global test Porsche 924, Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV vs Lotus Eclat Type 84 and Mazda RX7 Series 3

From top: clean rims; frees pinning rotary gives a unique character; TWR bodykit conceals purity of 924-inspired shape; bland dash but supportive seats....

Giant test Peugeot 504GLD vs Citroen CX 2200D and Mercedes-Benz 240D

STYLING, ENGINEERING Although the 504 diesel has been re-engined in its 1977 form, the body remains as that peculiarly Peugeot shape that is...

BMW M535i E28 vs Citroen CX GTi Turbo and Rover Vitesse

Citroen’s classic shape hasn’t dated much in a decade, but cabin is outmoded and will soon be revised. Turbo engine hasn’t quite the...

Group test – Audi 100L5S vs Citroen CX Athena and Peugeot 505Ti

Group test - Audi 100L5S, Citroen CX Athena, Peugeot 505Ti. Quality not quantity. Soaring fuel prices have hit the big car market but we...

Group test Ferrari 512BBi Boxer, Porsche 911 Turbo 930 vs Lamborghini Countach and Aston Martin Vantage

Vantage’s taut damping keeps two-ton car’s light gearbox and power steering body under control. In fact, the makes it quite nimble handling. Aston engine...

Lancia Beta 2000ES, Citroen CX 2400 C-matic, Saab 99 and Princess 2200HLS – tested

Clockwise, from left: clear dials; fine cabin quality; neat saloon spawned Combi-Coupe hatch; early car's chrome; slant-four is longitudinally mounted. The suspension valving...

Test-drive Jaguar XK150 vs Jensen 541R

Both would get you to the South of France swiftly and enjoyably, but the Jensen would be the more relaxing. So the Jensen’s...

Test-drive AC 16/80

The AC's traditional cockpit immediately evokes privileged 1930s motoring. First owner Thompson ordered metallic paint AC was one of the first to feature...
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