Audi e-tron SUV, September 2018

The best new cars launching in 2018


With new car registrations dipping in 2017 for the first time in six years, as consumer confidence takes a hit, car makers are having to...
California dreaming: star cars at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, featuring BMW i8 roadster

California dreaming: 2017 LA motor show


The Los Angeles motor show is not the biggest in the world – it’s dwarfed by Frankfurt and Detroit – but it’s where car makers go to impress
Me and My Motor: Jay Kay, singer and front man of Jamiroquai

Me and My Motor: Jay Kay, front man of Jamiroquai


Jason Kay loves cars. The singer and front man of Jamiroquai is rarely happier than when he’s breathing in the smell of freshly burned Castrol oi
Me and My Motor: actor Patrick Stewart

Me and My Motor: actor Patrick Stewart


As captain of the Starship Enterprise, Stewart got used to travelling at warp 9. But his knees turned to jelly the night Paul McCartney...
Mercedes airbag recall involves 400,000 British cars

Mercedes airbag recall affects 400,000 UK cars


Mercedes is asking nearly 400,000 British drivers to return their luxury cars for urgent repairs, after airbags on around 30 of its vehicles...
How to generate and store power for electric cars and home use

How to generate and store power for electric cars


Va-va-vroom — almost literally. There are a number of companies on a mission to turn every home into a mini power station that charges its own ba
Mercedes recalls three million diesel cars made since 2011 over toxic emissions

Mercedes recalls 3m diesel cars


Just days after Mercedes-Benz boasted of record-breaking sales, its reputation has suffered a dent. The firm is recalling 3m diesel cars ...
Interview with David Richards, chairman of Prodrive

Me and My Motor: David Richards


David Richards has been a world rally champion, principal of two Formula One teams and chairman of Aston Martin...
Hydrogen cars letters to sunday times driving

Reader Letters: Hydrogen future and petrol rip-off


"Hallelujah! At last, someone is talking about hydrogen-powered cars. It’s obvious this method of fuelling vehicles must be the future..."
Jeremy Clarkson reviews the 2017 Mercedes E400 4Matic coupé for The Sunday Times Driving

The Clarkson review: 2017 Mercedes E-class coupé


At around this time of year my colleagues and I sit down in our television production company and try to work out which cars will be subjected to
High-tech thieves use radio trick to unlock and start your car

Hi-tech thieves use radio trick to steal cars


Criminals are stealing cars with “keyless” entry systems by holding radio transmitters close to the walls of the owner’s home to amplify the...
Mercedes says self-driving cars will save occupants at all costs

Mercedes in self-driving car crash admission


As car makers steer a course towards cars that can drive themselves, drivers have been asking just one question: if a crash is inevitable