CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
FERRARI TO LAUNCH FOUR WHEEL DRIVE FOR FIRST TIME
Ferrari is launching its first-ever production four-wheel-drive car at March’s Geneva Motor Show. The car, called the Ferrari FF (for now) will replace the 612 coupé and has four seats for four adults, not just two-plus-two, as the 612 has. The car, a front engined V12, is capable of 0-62mph in 3.7sec, a top speed of 208mph and emissions of 360g/km. It also has a sizeable boot of 450 litres. So now you can get back from Ikea really quickly.

ASTON MARTIN SHOWCASES CHIC NEW CITY CAR
Aston Martin’s glamourous new city car, the Cygnet, has been shown for the first time. Two special launch editions – called White and Black – come with a bespoke Bill Amberg five-piece luggage set. The White edition has white paint, silver mesh, chrome brightwork and white alloy wheels. The Black edition has black metallic paint, matt black louvers and chrome brightwork. Priced from £30,995, production begins in April.

BMW X1 GIVEN M SPORT MAKEOVER
BMW has announced the M Sport version of its X1 model. The M Sport specification adds 17-inch star-spoke M alloy wheels, chrome plated door sill finishers with M designation, high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim for the window surrounds, M Sport multi-function steering wheel, Sport seats and Anthracite headlining. Prices start at £26,615 OTR for a BMW X1 18d sDrive M Sport and £27,710 OTR for 18d xDrive M Sport.