Category Archives: First Drives

FIRST DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz GLC

FIRST DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz GLC
The luxury vehicle segment in New Zealand has always been a two-way fight between BMW and Audi — but not this year. In 2015 Mercedes has stormed to the top of the sales charts, leaping over both the other Germans. Why? While the magnificent ...

FIRST DRIVE: Peugeot 208

FIRST DRIVE: Peugeot 208
When Peugeot launched the latest 208 in New Zealand, the car came across as a pleasant enough little vehicle, with a few glaring faults. Chief among them was that it was not only saddled with an automatic transmission with only four gears, but that it was a French automatic transmission with only four gears. ...

FIRST DRIVE: BMW X1

FIRST DRIVE: BMW X1
Redesigned to look far more like a member of the X family, the smallest BMW SUV is now sitting on a new platform. It is the same platform that sits under the 2 Series Active Tourer and the new ...

FIRST DRIVE: BMW 3 Series

FIRST DRIVE: BMW 3 Series
  The revamped 3 Series range starts with the $72,000 320i sedan and the $75,000 Touring (wagon), both of which get the same 135kW/270Nm 2-litre petrol turbo engine and come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, front ...