Every month CAR interviews the stars of motorsport, demystifies the latest in-car technology and shares our writers’ passion for car culture and car design. Discover the world’s newest and most exciting cars: join us to drive everything from supercars and hot hatches to family cars.
Five Lotus EVs to end the dark ages • Huge investment, a big increase in production capacity and a Porsche-rivalling line-up. Rejoice!
ADDING LIGHTNESS – EVEN FOR EVS
Future of EQ... dreamy electric halo car... new retro-futurist droptop planned
The Renault 4 returns! • Hatchback that served generations of French families from the ’60s into the ’90s will be revived as the 4Ever EV.
A look into the crystal ball • Time to stop worrying that all EVs will look the same, if this quartet of show cars is anything to go by.
The Iceman leaveth • One of the most enigmatic drivers in F1 history, Kimi Räikkönen, is retiring – here’s what we’ll miss.
KIMI’S DOMINO EFFECT
AMG 2.0: the new dynasty • AMG’s post-Moers management has a big to-do list.
How Smart will rise from the ashes • Going from zero to hero in three steps
Making all the right noises • Electric-only Chinese car maker Nio is setting up in Europe, aiming to out-tech Tesla with its fine-looking line-up.
Getting the priorities wrong • Ford has missed a trick or two in its Fiesta refresh
‘Sometimes you need a shock’ • Legendary designer Paul Smith is challenging the car industry to think smaller and simpler
EQE plays mini-me • Merc’s new family EV is a less huge EQS
Wrist muscle • A US automotive icon’s essence, in watch form.
Something in the air • The truth about over-the-air updates and what they mean for your current or next new car.
LIVING ON CLOUD V9.0
BMW iX: the science bit • Your guide to the structural and powertrain genius in Munich’s new powerhouse.
Is 3D printing revolutionary? • A game-changer, set to radically alter how cars are designed and engineered, or an over-hyped process that can’t be scaled? We quiz the experts.
An all-new kind of mapping service • A bunch of gobbledygook? Not so. What3Words is all about going beyond postcodes and street names.
YOUR GPS DICTIONARY • HOW IT WORKS
Into the lion’s den • Korea’s answer to the X3 tackles town, country and motorway on a visit to BMW’s British heartland. Can it really beat the Germans at their own game?
NO, IT’S REALLY NOT A HYUNDAI
Hedonism • Bentley’s new flagship Conti GT droptop – because you’re worth it
Same difference • Sensible, comfortable new plug-in Golf struggles to stand out from its many rivals
More, for a lot more • The GTS slots into the 911 range between the Carrera S and the wicked Turbo. Sweet spot or expensive excess?
Going on a Golf hunt • The upmarket new 308 aims to reclaim sales lost to premium German rivals
More. But still less • Sick of big, heavy electric cars? Then may we prescribe an 84bhp, 660cc Caterham…
Hype(r) beast • BMW is adamant its new e-SUV really matters. But does it?
Bring on the EVs, hold the suds
Opinion • POST-PETROL PETROLHEADS + LITTLE FIATS + BERLINGO + GBU
5 MOST READ STORIES ON CARMAGAZINE.CO.UK
The new Nissan Z
‘Replicas of the stolen Bond DB5 were sold for £2.75m, and you can’t even drive them on the road’
‘Big Data sees every charging station as an opportunity to milk you for your personal information’
Porsche saves the sports car • Phew. For a moment there it looked touch and go, like the sports car might die with the engine. Not on Porsche’s watch. Meet the...