FEATURE: Mini turns 60. We celebrate the birthday of this iconic brand by looking at the highlights both internationally and on the local motoring scene. TECH FEATURE: The science of grip. A vehicle’s motive and cornering forces are generated at the tyres’ contact patches. We attended the Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport launch at Spain’s Ascari Circuit to learn more. DRIVE: Jaguar F-Pace SVR. JLR’s Special Vehicle Operations’ answer to the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and upcoming BMW X3 M arrives … a little later than advertised. TEST: BMW 320d Steptronic vs. Mercedes-Benz C220d. What drama will unfold as a new protagonist from House Munich takes on the lead knight from House Stuttgart? CONSUMER FEATURE: Protecting your 4x4. When the going gets tough, only your ego should take a beating. We investigate ways to shield your 4x4.
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