Drive it!: The Motor Magazine

It's shiny and new, now on DW. Drive it!, the magazine all about cars: well told, well shot and well packaged.

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Drive it! The Motor Magazine


This week Drive it! puts one of the most powerful SUVs out there through its paces in Iceland, and also takes a close look at a classic car from the 1920s that was built using strikingly sustainable principles.


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Retro: Fiat 124 Spider


Fiat’s cult roadster is now built at the same plant as the Mazda MX-5 in Japan. The two cars, which share a platform, have a lot in common. But the differences outweigh the similarities.


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Tatra 87


Based in what’s now the Czech Republic, Tatra ranks among the world’s oldest automakers. Launched in 1936, the Tatra 87 was one of the fastest series-production vehicles of its day. And when it comes to style, it’s still a standout.


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Understated: The Opel Astra


Opel has re-launched the Astra, but the changes to the exterior are nothing dramatic. A lot more has happened under the hood. The German carmaker now offers it with one of two different three-cylinder gasoline-powered engines or a diesel.


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Abseits: VW Touareg V8 TDI


VW’s Touareg V8 TDI is one of the most powerful SUVs on the market. But do you really need one? Our car tester says you do – if you live somewhere challenging like Iceland.


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Thrilling: Bentley Continental Convertible


Even the technical data takes your breath away: 467 kW, from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, 333 km/h top speed. Plus exclusive luxury including diamond-knurled rotary knobs and a triple-rotating display instrument in the dashboard.


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Spacious & all-electric: Mercedes EQV


The new EQV from Mercedes-Benz is a multi-purpose vehicle based on the conventional V-Class, a large-capacity sedan. The EQV is fully electric, delivers 150 kW of power, and Mercedes promises a range of over 400 kilometers.


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Touring Europe with a piano


Many people dream of owning a motorhome, where they can head out and explore. Thelonious Herrmann and Tara Wissel are living that dream. And they have a piano on board too, so they can give impromptu open-air concerts whenever they feel like it.


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Ford Ranger Raptor - dinosaur in the city


The Ford Ranger Raptor is a robust off-road pick-up that we already put through its paces in Morocco. But how does it handle on and off the road in Germany?


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Maserati Quattroporte - heated discussion about hot car


Quattroporte means four-door - a boring name for a luxury car. But back in 1963, four doors were extraordinary for Maserati. This DW test was also extraordinary - with two experts trying out the new version of Italy's answer to the Mercedes S-Class.


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