Kia on the Charge

Can Kia really build a BMW M3 challenger? It certainly thinks so with the up-coming Stinger. Read all about it in our exclusive preview drive.

The Kia Niro hybrid is also driven in this issue. Find out why this is one of the most interesting cars from the Korean maker that we’ve come across in a long time.

 

BRIEFING

Mercedes-AMG at 50

As the go-faster sub-brand celebrates its golden jubilee, we look back at how it all started and where it is going.

Cubic capacity fights back

The era of downsized turbocharged engines may be at an end as stricter emissions laws are tightening their grip around this loophole. As they say, there’s no replacement for displacement.

Electric car myths busted

We separate the myths from truths about the realities of electric car ownership. You’ll be surprised at how doable it really is.

 

New metal

Porsche 911 GT3

The hard-core sports car is back with a manual gearbox (though PDK is still available) and a 500hp 4.0-litre powerplant. But that’s just the beginning.

Honda Civic Type R

The first turbocharged Type R Honda is upon us. Full details here.

 

DRIVEN

  • Kia Niro hybrid

  • BMW M 550i xDrive

  • Sharkwerks Cayman GT4

  • Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

  • Lexus IS Turbo

  • BMW 440i Coupe

  • Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TFSI R-Line



FEATURES

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To the Sun Moon and back

The Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4S are driven back-to-back around Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake. Do they live up to the billing of the best of both worlds?
 

M Club drive

Where can you take a BMW M car to enjoy its full potential? The west coast of Malaysia of course. We tag along with some local owners an head to the iconic Tanjong Jara resort in Terengganu.

 

Group Tests

Mazda MX-5 RF vs Toyota 86 (facelift)

Audi R v McLaren 540C v Porsche 911 Turbo