Road Tests

Long-term test — 2017 Honda CR-V

Week 1: The 2017 Honda CR-V arrives at AutoMiddleEast long-term garage. Here are our first impressions. Text and Image: Amit Benjamin With the departure of our long-term Audi A5 40 TFSI, it’s now time to welcome a new arrival at AutoMiddleEast.com towers. Ladies and gents, say hello to the 2017…

2017 Lincoln Continental — Road Test

Lincoln’s latest crack at the luxury saloon market is a strong comeback effort, but is it enough to unseat the Germans? Text: Amit Benjamin. Images: Amit Benjamin and supplied So, this is the sedan that’s supposed to bring back Lincoln’s glory days? Is it up to the task? To be honest,…

Long-Term Test — 2017 Audi A5 40 TFSI – Week 4

Week 4: Our Audi A5 long-term tester leaves AME HQ. It’s time for the obligatory round-up of how it’s behaved over the past month or so. Text and images: Amit Benjamin After more than four weeks of humble service our long-term Audi A5 40 TFSI S line Coupe — to give…

2018 Audi TT RS — Road Test

Ingolstadt’s new coupe is a giant slayer with performance figures to shame bona fide supercars. But should you buy one? Text and images: Amit Benjamin   So, a 400-horsepower Audi TT. A 0-100km/h time of about 3.7 seconds. That sounds like a first-gen R8, give or take… Progress is a…

Long-Term Test — 2017 Audi A5 40 TFSI – Week 3

Week 3: Despite a couple of niggles and a choppy ride quality, the Audi A5 40 TFSi is proving to be good value for money over our long-term test. Text and images: Amit Benjamin Even by Neptunean calendar it has been substantially more than a week since I updated the progress with our…

Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Road Test

With the new 2018 911 GT2 RS putting 700 horsepower down to the rear wheels, Porsche has developed the ultimate 911 and probably the fastest road car on the planet – Auto Middle East went for a drive on road and track in Portugal. Hang on, 700 horsepower just to…

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS – Road Test

Porsche new 718 GTS mid-engined sports cars bridge the gap between the lesser models and the upcoming GT department track-day fiends – Auto Middle East tested the new 718 Cayman GTS in Spain on road and track… I need a quick refresher course here for the new 718. Okay, so…

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Edition — Road Test

Auto Middle East exclusively drives the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio in the UAE ahead of its Middle Eastern debut at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Here’s what we make of it. Words and images: Amit Benjamin Isn’t this the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring, or something?  Yes indeed, the…

2018 Jaguar XJR575 — Road Test

For 2018 Jaguar has updated its flagship XJ sedan line and introduced the fastest ever XJ to the line-up — Auto Middle East tested the 300km/h XJR575 on some winding roads of northern Portugal… So it’s called the Jaguar XJR575 — I bet I can guess the horsepower? Yes, well…

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo — Road Test

Auto Middle East headed to the Greek island of Crete to try the all-new third-generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo, all 550 horsepower of it… Well, well, if it isn’t the all-new third-generation Porsche Cayenne, and in top-dog Turbo trim too, I see? Yup, it’s all-new, based on the same platform as…