Who says performance cars need to come with a sporty ride? Last week we tested the BMW Alpina B5 to see if Alpina's take on the performance saloon is a viable alternative to the BMW M5.
So what sets this Alpina apart?
Firstly, the interior has received a host of luxurious touches to set it apart from the regular 5-series: The digital dashboard in the B5 has its own Alpina-specific design and colour scheme, for example, while the handcrafted Alpina steering wheel is made of Lavalina leather (the same leather used in Rolls-Royce cars), and features blue/green stitching.
But what truly sets this car apart from the rest of the performance saloon pack is what is underneath you: With a suspension designed to deliver comfort and refinement in spades, the Alpina is not just comfortable, but sublimely comfortable.
Adding to the comfortable cruise is the fact that the B5 is joyously easy-going to drive, with the lightest of pressure on the accelerator sending the car wafting rapidly down the road.
With the abundance of humps and rumble strips on our local roads, would Alpina's take on the performance saloon, with its effortless and classy character, be a better suit for your everyday commute? Read our full review here!
Arnold Schwarzenegger is keen to push people to buy Electric Vehicles and has come out with a funny prank to convince car buyers to get an EV.
In partnership with American company ElectricForAll, the movie star released a video on YouTube with him disguised as a car salesman. He then approaches those looking to buy electric cars and suggests that they should opt for a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle instead.
In one instance, a couple wanted a new Nissan Leaf but he took out a Hummer instead, revving its engine and spewing pollution into the air. Of course, the customers were not pleased but it was pretty funny.
There are more funny examples in the video but we shall let you watch the rest of the three minute plus video to find out. All in all, it’s a pretty fun way to promote EVs by highlighting some of the downsides of conventional petrol-powered cars.
Another photo unveiling at the Paris Motor Show was the Range Rover Evoque in 5 door form. The car, which somehow looks like an enlarged Mini Countryman to me was officially confirmed by Land Rover at the official preview of the 3 door Evoque and after a photograph of it was leaked on the internet. This was amid a seemingly never ending glamorous previews, launchings and unveils of Lamborghinis, Lotuses, Jaguars and so many more.
The Evoque 5 door will have the same engine specs of the 3 door. It will have a 2.2liter 4 cylinder turbodiesel engine in two different states of tune, one with 148bhp and another with 187bhp. The diesel engines will come with stop/start function for increased fuel economy. The 2.0liter 4 cylinder petrol engine will come from Ford and is a 237bhp turbocharged EcoBoost engine that you