Drive it!: The Motor Magazine

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Drive it!: The Motor Magazine
Porsche make a splash with their new 911 Carrera 4 with four-wheel drive. Swedish automakers Volvo continue to live up to their reputation as safety fanatics- the new V40 is the first car with an air bag for pedestrians. And a look back to by-gone era, gliding through Italy in a majestic Bentley T2.Present it!: Porsche 911 Carrera 4 CabrioletPorsche has launched a new 911 with four wheel drive. It offers more safety and more motoring fun. Via a central display, the driver can see how power is distributed between the wheels. The new model has a wider rear end and an elegant illuminated crossbar element between the two taillights.Spot it!: Mercedes SetraSetra has been in the bus manufacturing business for more than 60 years. Originally part of an independent company, it is now part of the Daimler group. The engines of the company's latest model already meet the Euro 6 emission standards due to go into force in 2014. And the new ComfortClass is the only coach of its class to have all the available safety technology.Test it!: Volvo V40The Volvo V40 is the first car in the world with a pedestrian airbag as standard. It's designed to protect a pedestrian's head in the event of an accident. There's also a lot more safety technology hidden inside. At Volvo, standard-style fenders have long been a thing of the past. But this time around, the brand has taken a bolder approach to design. We're curious to know what you think.Examine it!: Winter InspectionTemperatures are sinking in the northern hemisphere. Time to brace ourselves for iced-up windscreens, frozen locks, flat batteries and slippery roads. Drive it! shows how to get your car ready for the cold season with a winter inspection.Vintage: Bentley T2What could be better than driving a Bentley through the Italian countryside? Test driver Christoph Bauer enjoys the dolce vita in fine English style in a Bentley T2, surrounded by polished wood interiors and the smell of real leather. The first and second T-series were built at the same time as the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 between 1965 and 1980--and share practically the same design. The T2 version of the hand assembled. V8-motor has a cubic capacity of 6.8 liters and 223 horsepower.