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History Seven generations of Golf mean seven generations of GTI. The Mk I GTI, presented in 1976, was quite a sensation with its 110hp 1.6l engine. The last production year and the Mk II (introduced in 1984) featured a 1.8l engine. The Mk II was also available with a sixteen-valve […]

BMW 3 series (E36)

History The E36 was introduced in 1991. It was a major step forward compared to the E30 with a completely new body, covered headlights, and much improved aerodynamics. The six-cylinders were all-new, too: The 24 valve M50 was available as 2.0l 320i with 150hp and 2.5l 325i with 192hp. The […]

Nissan 350Z

History Nissan’s Z range of coupés reaches back to the 1970s 240Z. The 350Z was introduced in late 2002. It has a naturally-aspirated 3.5l V6 with 280hp and, very importantly, rear-wheel drive. A roadster was introduced in 2003. Production ended in 2009 upon replacement by the 370Z. Pros Quite powerful […]

Renault Clio II RS

History The Clio II RS was built from 2000 to 2005. It was sold with two different 2.0l 16-valve engines. From 2000 to 2003, the engine produced 169 hp (this model is known in the UK as 172), for the last two years of production this was increased to 180 […]

BMW 3 series (E46)

The E36 has been a favourite among track lovers for many years, but as those cars are becoming older and rarer, its successor, the E46, has become popular. History The E46 was introduced in 1998, as usual starting with the saloon/sedan body style. The touring (estate/station wagon), coupé, convertible, and […]