Category Archives: Technology

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Audi & The Breath Of Fresh Air

And it came to pass that we entered the grass pollen season even as tree pollen is still doing its nasal thing. The good news is, from next month, compact Audi models will bring a breath of fresher air to their occupants thanks to a new air conditioning filter that not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, but also neutralises virtually all allergens. This will come as a blessing to those poor souls who suffer from the effects of tree pollen, grass pollen and nature’s sundry pollutants. Continue reading

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New Concepts from Volvo

Volvo Cars have unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in a new direction and mark the official launch of its global small-car strategy. The newly revealed 40 series concept models demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies. Continue reading

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Audi R8 – Is It Really An Everyday Supercar?

In a brief and all too infrequent episode of extreme good fortune, Audi recently not only gave me the opportunity to drive the latest Audi R8 V10 Plus, they also allowed me to keep it for a week. The R8 is an automotive symphony of noise, raw power and surprising comfort. As you might expect, I had a wonderful time soured only by the knowledge that I would soon have to give it back. Continue reading

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Benefits Of Installing A Back Up Camera For Your Motor

Rear view cameras are becoming an increasingly popular safety feature in both modern motors and classic cars. This automotive technology can save lives, prevent injury and even save on damages to your car. The main benefit of this new feature is undeniable: It helps drivers back up their vehicle safely which reduces the risk of hitting a bollard, another car or, even worse, a cyclist or pedestrian. Continue reading

Volvo S60, DriveWrite Automotive, Motoring blog, car blog

Volvo S60 – In At The Business End

With the proliferation of hatchbacks available these days it is hard to see the appeal of saloon cars, like the Volvo S60 D3 SE Lux Nav featured here, in the family car market. Certainly, it is family-sized with a roomy interior and a deep boot that will swallow 380L of luggage but without the wide-open aspect of, say, the V60 hatch models and I would hazard a guess that sales will be limited. The appeal of this car lies in my view firmly in the executive business car bracket. Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Cars Of 2016

Apart from a house, there is no bigger purchase than a new car. While more than 2.6 million people in the UK bought a car fresh off the production line in 2015, the numbers for this year are expected to be even higher as a raft of highly anticipated new models and face-lifted versions of old favourites hit the market. Continue reading

DriveWrite Automotive, Audi A4, motoring blog

All Aboard The Audi A4 Express Train

It’s finally come to this. I have no complaints; no real criticisms. My mind is clear and not clouded by irritating grumbles. Sure, I can nitpick about the Audi A4 3.0L S-Line TDI quattro saloon I recently enjoyed for a week but when all is said and done, for me this car is near perfect. Some may not agree but our criteria for these things often varies. All I can say is that it was very hard to give it back. Very hard. Continue reading

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Infiniti Q30 – First Drive

Let’s get one thing straight from the outset. I am not going to do any ‘To infinity and beyond!’ jokes; I only went to Reading. So it was that, bright and early with the weather staying mercifully dry, I rolled up at the Infiniti premises in the aforementioned town to trial the new Infiniti Q30 Active Compact hatchback and cast a stern, discerning eye over the showroom stock. Continue reading

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Driving To Reading With The Radio On

I went to Reading. Somebody has to. Miles and miles of meandering, mundane motorway culminating in a car crawl through roundabouts and traffic lights just trying to get into the outskirts of the town. I can’t imagine what the centre must be like. Fortunately I was in the surprisingly enjoyable Audi A4 3.0L TDI S-Line (still with me at the mo – reviewing next week) you see in the image so at least my peace of mind remained undisturbed. Or so I thought… Continue reading

Audi Q7, DriveWrite Automotive

Audi Q7 – Out And About

It has been some time since I drove the previous – and only – iteration of Audi’s flagship SUV and, although perfectly fine, it was even then starting to show its age. So the replacement Audi Q7 seen here in sporting S-Line Quattro form is welcome and it makes its predecessor seem like a potentate’s barge. It has been given a complete overhaul. My week with this car has been varied and weather affected yet the Q7 rose above it all to give a great all-round experience. Continue reading