This week’s cover star is Mercedes’ answer to the Volkswagen Golf R - the AMG A35. With 302bhp from its 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, and impressive handling from a more intuitive four-wheel drive system, it can keep up with the old A45 for driving engagement. But is it a match for Wolfsburg’s finest? We take to the winding roads of Majorca to find out.
The 2018 Los Angeles auto show was the venue for unveilings of new models from Porsche, BMW, Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and others. We report on all the big launches, with insight and analysis from some of the people responsible for producing the cars, and industry insiders.
We also discuss the measures General Motors is taking to stay afloat, as the company closes factories and axes models, and take a look at the E-tron GT, Audi’s upcoming flagship electric car.
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We hit the road in the new Audi E-tron SUV. In the three years it has taken to go from conception to production, its two biggest rivals, the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X, have been released, so we see whether it can stand up to such imposing competition.