Drive it! presents new and old players on the compact car market as well as a family car with plenty of muscle under the hood.
The Skoda Rapid is the first model in a series line-up that embodies Skoda's new design. Sharp lines as well as large spaces dominate the car's appearance. In Germany, the Rapid begins at a price of 13,990 Euros. Drive it! takes a closer look.
Four people in a Fiat 500 is a real tight fit. That's why the Italians have rolled out a roomier version, the Fiat 500L. It's over half a meter longer than the normal 500 model but still shorter than say a Golf. The "L" has generous interiors and five people can fit in; four really comfortably.
Drive it! is testing the Mercedes E class T-model in the AMG version. It's powered by a 5.5-liter turbo engine with a 386-kilowatt performance. It packs quite a punch, needing just 4.4 seconds to make the sprint from from zero to hundred.
Satellite navigation systems and radios usually means drivers fiddle with knobs while they're driving. We want to know exactly how far the technology distracts drivers from keeping their eyes on the road. Together with scientists from the University of Salzburg, Drive it! gets behind the wheel to test it out.
A small car with a lot of sound - that's the Empi imp Buggy. It was the sound of the 1960s, synonymous with hedonism, fun and freedom. The Empi company built the buggy series in 1960s in California. It was modeled on the Volkswagen Beetle.