DRIVEN: BMW Z4 M40i Steptronic. With the market for roadsters in retreat globally, has BMW left the best for last with the all-new Z4? DRIVEN: BMW M850i Coupé xDrive Steptronic. BMW revives the iconic 8 Series grand tourer and lauds it as a redefinition of the sportscar. Can it be both? PERFORMANCE SHOOTOUT 2019: It’s playtime when another Shootout commences. This year, the CAR team returns to its natural stomping
ground – those mouth-watering mountain passes and arrow-straight, uncongested roads of the Western Cape – to indulge in 2018’s best sportscars. FEATURE: The Brat Pack. Five hot hatches compete for a place in this year's Performance Shootout. SPEED: Greatest victories plus next month’s preview. It’s about overcoming the odds.
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CONSUMER FEATURE: Put it there … or there. Modern cars have a storage spot for most items but there’s always room for improvement. TECH FEATURE: This is how a 4x4 tyre is made. Manufacturing a modern 4x4 tyre is more complicated than you might think. TEST: BMW i8 Roadster. The i8 gains a bigger battery, more power and the option of a retractable roof in an aim to broaden its appeal. BUY: Starter classic: Fiat Uno 1400 Turbo (1990-’98). Pint-sized power made this a default choice. DRIVEN: Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The final Aventador is also the greatest one, full stop.