Real costs and depreciation: Cupra Leon 2.0 TSI

How economical and inexpensive can a 245-horsepower compact sports engine be used in everyday life? We tested and calculated. “A true compact sports car that keeps typical compromises in low comfort and still focuses on fun – also with the efficient turbo power package.” Our test editor, Thomas Helmanczyk, gets a lot of praise for … Read more

Actual Cost and Depreciation: Honda HR-V E: HEV

The Japanese crossover comes with 131 horsepower, check consumption and cost. What are the advantages of complex hybrid technology? “With good comfort, smart versatility, plenty of space, quality upholstery and plenty of utility equipment, the HR-V is the better car, but not very efficient in the effort.” In the conclusion of our test editor, Sebastian … Read more

Actual costs and consumption: the BMW 520d Touring

Adaptive suspension, 18-inch wheels with sport tyres, integrated rear axle steering, rear air suspension – everything installed. However, the five engines lack a sense of humor, much like a comfortable E-Class. It calmly executes steering commands, accurately and steadily follows the marked line, while the ESP carefully organizes fast maneuvers. Equally reliable: high suspension comfort. … Read more

€9 ticket: Consumer advocates warn of the wrong time

From the point of view of consumer advice centers, a planned monthly ticket of €9, valid nationwide, could become a “bus and train booster”. However, to ensure the opposite effect does not occur, they are calling for fundamental improvements. Marion Jungbluth, a mobility expert at the Federal Association of Consumer Centers, explained to dpa, among … Read more

Actual costs and consumption: BMW X4 xDrive30i

How much does a four-wheel drive SUV with a 245 hp gasoline engine cost in everyday life? This is exactly what we explained in our comprehensive cost check. “The narrow chassis and narrow body prevent the X4 from climbing here (in comparison test with the Audi Q5 and Porsche Macan). The economical engine and transmission … Read more

Real Cost and Depreciation: Jaguar F-Pace P550 SVR

550 hp, heavy 2.1 tons: how do power and mass affect the consumption and daily costs of a dynamic SUV? “The buoyant ambiance inside and the massive eight-cylinder compressor characterize the F-Pace SVR. The weaknesses in suspension comfort aren’t that great.” Author Heinrich Lingner is completely taken in by the dynamic power of Jaguar’s SUV. … Read more

Oil embargo: Habeck fears fuel shortages in East Germany and Berlin

Germany oil embargo Habeck fears fuel shortages in East Germany and Berlin Status: 11:30 AM | Reading time: 2 minutes EU Commission proposes imposing oil embargo on Russia Companies from Germany and other EU countries should not be allowed to import Russian oil in the future. Specifically, it is planned that after the phase-out phase … Read more