02.02.12 | 18:30 - 19:00 UTC
The new Opel Ampera has finally delivered what most e-cars have been promising for years - electric power for everyday use. It comes with a price tag, though. For the more economically minded we pit five small family cars against each other. The new BMW 1 Series takes on the VW Golf and other members of the compact segment. And finally a bit of sporty elegance: the Porsche Boxster Spyder.
drive it! checks out the Detroit Motor Show and also shows the latest developments in Europe: from electric tricycles to rally cars.
In this week's drive it! we go from the mighty to the miniscule. We look at sports cars, city cars and award-winning cars, and hopefully convince you not to drive any of them while medicated.
In this edition of Drive It! We look at the souped-up John Cooper Works Coupe of the Mini; a battle of efficiency between electric and diesel Smarts; and the new Mercedes B-Class tries to combine the stylish with the solid.
It's shiny and new, now on DW. Drive it!, the magazine all about cars: well told, well shot and well packaged.