Drive it!: The Motor Magazine

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Next time, Drive it! takes a tour through time from the race cars of the 1960s to today's electric cars. And looks at new products in the mid and top ranges.Present it! Audi S8Audi has given its luxury sedan, the A8, a facelift. The most powerful and sportiest in the series, the S8, has also been revamped. Its 4-liter TFSI engine produces 382 kilowatts and has a maximum torque of 650 Newton meters. A real highlight of the new S8 are its headlights, with matrix LED technology.Picture it! The Renault ZOEMany of the smaller, more compact electric cars now on the market often trade leg room, comfort and practicality for smaller size. But the Renault ZOE Zero Emissions has set out to change that. The five-door supermini electric is about the size of a VW Polo and comes with its own recharging station. It can go for up to 200 kilometers on a single charge.Test it! Mercedes CLAIs it still a compact, or already mid-range? A coupe, or already a sedan? Opinion differs on the Mercedes-Benz CLA. It's based on the company's A class, but its length and width are greater than the C class, which you'd expect to be bigger. But its graceful curves give it a much chicer effect than its larger, somewhat staid brother.Examine it! Light System Inspections 2013In order to show how important working headlights, taillights and blinkers are, a Drive It! mechanic went to an autobahn rest area to test cars coming in. No matter what the results, drivers were given useful tips to ensure that they can see well and be seen, even when it's dark.Vintage! The Opel Black WidowIn the late 1960s, Opel ventured onto the race track for the first time since before the Second World War. Its entry, nicknamed the "Black Widow" left Porsches in the dust. But one day, it vanished - probably stolen from the courtyard of team leader and former Opel dealer Kurt Bergmann. Now, the Opel Classic department has produced a replica of the famous Black Widow. Drive It! had a look.