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VIDEO: UK to ban internal combustion engine sales by 2040

VIDEO: UK to ban internal combustion engine sales by 2040

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The UK is to ban the sale of petrol and diesel engines by 2040, in a move that the Government hopes will allow it to meet air quality targets, which cities in the country have exceeded by high levels for a number of years. Following a high court loss, the UK Government was forced to publish plans to tackle air quality and believes that banning sales would be better than introducing a diesel scrappage scheme, which was originally on the cards. In addition, there will be an investment of £255 million for local councils to tackle air pollution.  The announcement will likely see a further decline in diesel sales in the UK, while petrol vehicle sales may also fall as drivers start to look towards an electric future. Already in the first half of 2017, diesel sales are down by 10% compa
Mazda MX-5 1.5i Review

Mazda MX-5 1.5i Review

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The Mazda MX-5 is the benchmark for the two-seater roadster, so when the Japanese company launches a new version, it does so to an expectant audience. All Torque Managing Editor Phil Curry takes his first drive in any MX-5 variant, and shares his views... https://youtu.be/U4haIqKNSI4   Want to see more? Check out our MX-5 Gallery below...    
VIDEO: Automechanika Birmingham 2017

VIDEO: Automechanika Birmingham 2017

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Automechanika is a series of shows held all around the globe, dedicated to the aftermarket - or the automotive parts supply chain. For the second year, the event returned to the NEC in Birmingham to highlight all that is good with the UK market. over 800 exhibitors in five halls, with products ranging from tools to clutches, brakes to pressure washers and beyond, the event proved to once again be a huge success for the industry. Phil Curry, All Torque's managing editor and an aftermarket expert, offers some highlights in this video review...
VIDEO: Audi R8 Spyder

VIDEO: Audi R8 Spyder

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The R8 brings to Audi a performance supercar, powered by a 5.2-litre V10. The Spyder driven in this video is fitted with the company's DSG auto gearbox which provides smooth shifts in whatever driving mode you should choose, while the handling is precise and neat, suspension soaking up the bumps while also holding you well into the corners. However, the noise of the engine is beautiful, so enjoy as we take you on a drive around the Millbrook Alpine course on a sunny May day...
VIDEO: London Motor Show 2017

VIDEO: London Motor Show 2017

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For 2017 the London Motor Show returned to Battersea Park. Unlike international events, this one caters for customers as well as petrol heads, allowing drivers to see and order vehicles, with dealer groups supplementing manufacturers as exhibitors. On the first day, press and trade members were invited to the launch of the MG XS and the new Nissan Micra, both received with high regard. Exclusive offerings at the show also include the Alpine A110, Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo, a new McLaren concept from renowned tuners Liberty Walk and the Kahn Design Vengeance Volante. British coachbuilder David Brown Automotive’s latest creation – the Mini Remastered – will is also making its world debut at the event. Over 130 brand new cars are on display from major manufacturers and dealerships, includi
MG ZT review

MG ZT review

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All Torque Managing Editor Phil Curry reviews the MG ZT, Rover Group's attempt to bring new customers to its vehicles while boosting the MG brand.
Oil filter comparison

Oil filter comparison

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Have you ever wondered what is inside an oil filter, and which brand would work best with your car? Nigel Yardley, of Yardleys Garage in Sutton-in-Ashfield, breaks down some of the leading brands and explains the differences to help you make an informed choice...
Renault Twizy on track

Renault Twizy on track

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to take a small city car around a circuit? Phil Curry took a Renault Twizy out to do just that... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlDbEuR4hXc