Editorial | Volvo – fully switched on from 2019?

If you’ve read the news lately, you could be forgiven for thinking that Volvo has killed the combustion engine. No, not quite, but you can’t blame the company for blowing its own trumpet a little.  Given the past year, and the risk of being labelled a traitor or enemy of the people, we’d wonder if any organisation…

Tame Geek Review | Volkswagen Golf GTE

He’s back. Regular contributor, and good friend of EngageSportMode, The Tame Geek is here again with a new review. This time he’s given us the exclusive on his test drive of Volkswagen’s new electric hybrid Golf GTE. Read his detailed thoughts below, to find out whether it hit the mark with our tech guru.  After driving the…

BMW i8 – Tame Geek First Drive and Review

How does he do it? We’re not quite sure, but our good friend The Tame Geek managed to get himself behind the wheel of the BMW i8 electric supercar for a test drive. We bring you his full thoughts that first premiered on his own website.  After having a great time in BMW’s electric (and somewhat…

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Photo Highlights

EngageSportMode couldn’t be at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show but, fortunately, it knows some people who are. So with the press days now out of the way, what are some of the highlights from the 2013 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung? Below are some of the stand out new cars announced at this year’s show. Some are purely…

BMW i8 – Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Officially Revealed

The second piece in BMW’s hybrid strategy has been fully unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with prices and specifications for the futuristic i8 now confirmed. So just what do you get for almost £100,000? Hybrid plug-in electric and petrol turbo power, 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds, 155 mph top speed, Official 113 mpg, 59g/km CO2, and…

Why the Volkswagen XL1 is better than a Le Mans racer

Volkswagen is currently making a lot of noise about this: If you didn’t already know, that’s the Volkswagen XL1, currently the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car in regular production. EngageSportMode isn’t usually a fan of eco-cars, but the design details of the XL1 mean that it feels less hair shirt and more Nomex overalls than…