We drove the MINI Cooper Convertible: truly grand open air pleasure…

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The Mini has stolen our heart, and indeed we just love all versions of it. It has all the good qualities of the original, and thanks to the superb engineering virtually none of the drawbacks and idiosyncrasies. Needless to say that in this late summer hot weather we were delighted to spend some time behind the wheel of the open version, the latest generation being launched in March this year. This time we tested it in the Cooper version….

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We drove the Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 190 HP Double Cab Tekna: a car for all seasons…

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We were already quite impressed by the Navara at its presentation, and understandably we were  looking forward to a more extensive test of this versatile performer.

Indeed, the Navara truly delivered, and proved to be everything it was meant to be. An outstanding, well balanced, roomy and sturdy pick up, with very impressive performance combined with excellent economy and last but not least lots of style and mechanical refinement.

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The Mercedes House in Brussels transformed into Smart City store…

by @Philippe Wuyts Photography
by @Philippe Wuyts Photography

One has to go with the times. And our cities want to become havens of smart mobility. Major car manufacturers are following the trend, or, rather, leading it. As does the oldest car manufacturer in the world for decades now with its Smart.

Therefore it is only fitting that Mercedes-Benz Belgium Luxembourg transforms its iconic Mercedes House into a Smart City pop-up store.

Just read further…

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A clever shock absorber system from Audi saves fuel and increases comfort…

Electromechanical rotary damper
Electromechanical rotary damper, working on the rear wheels…

There is a lot of news coming from Audi: not only have they introduced recently the new Q2 and A5 range, of which we will soon tell you more, but they a also coming up with very interesting technologies. This time, they focused on the suspension front. Indeed, everybody knows that a lot of kinetic energy is being lost by the suspension of a car. So it was written in the stars that someone would come with a new technology to convert this into electric energy…

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A Sporting Grand Tour with the Skoda Octavia Combi RS 184 HP 2.0 CRTDI DSG6 4X4.

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Skoda was literally very much in the picture in the Tour de France. When we had the occasion to make our own trip through the French “Hexagone” behind the stylish three spoked wheel of this sporting Skoda, you can understand we were looking forward to a delightful motoring experience,

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Needless to say that on the road to the French Midi we took the Skoda through its paces on an iconic “col” of the Tour de France, the Grand Ballon d’Alsace… here we drive over the finish line at the top!

enjoying the engineering excellence and the fine sporting tradition of the brand, thanks to the dynamic PR team of Skoda Import Belgium. Just read on!

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