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  • Bangladeshi engineer-led team develops “cool burn” combustion tech

    Tanvir Farouk graduated from BUET in 2001 and worked as a lecturer for less than a year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering before going for his master's at the University of Toronto in 2002.

  • Lionel Messi

    Footballers' cars…and if footballers were deshi cars

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is almost over. We've been treated to a tournament full of fantastic goals, heartbreaking upsets and plenty of underdog triumphs that add drama to the greatest sporting event in the world.

  • In conversation - Sanjay Jadhav, Vice President, Head of International Operations, Mahindra

    Mahindra, global manufacturer of commercial, consumer and farming vehicles, recently announced Bangladeshi cricketer Mashrafe

  • Porsche - the tuners




  • 70 years of Porsche – Stuttgart's finest

    Porsche, makers of some of the most desirable sports cars in history, celebrate their 70th anniversary this year. To celebrate this

  • The Rolls Royce SUV is a thing – but it didn't need to be

    Of all the automobiles ever produced, very few have been able to maintain the standards of craftsmanship and engineering that they were initially known for – except, perhaps, Rolls Royce. Originally the motor vehicle of choice for heads of state and royalty, the Rolls Royce motor car has enjoyed a cult of personality that places it in an exclusive club of one.

  • Steeped in history

    Kamrul Islam's Beetle, while not exactly representing the same values that earned the iconic VW the moniker of the “Love Bug”, still has a significant amount of history attached to it that places it in the shadow of human conflict and global politics.

  • Is the three wheeled i-Road the future?

    The i-Road looks cutesy and futuristic. But it is no toy. It could possibly be the car of the future. Here's why.

  • 17 April- National Mustang Day

    Americans have taken to celebrating 17th April as National Mustang Day. We give tribute as well, with this early six-cylinder coupe.

  • Ferrari: Under the Skin

    A special exhibition on Ferrari's design, construction and craftsmanship at the Design Museum in London wraps up this week. The

  • Greatest automotive collaborations

    When an automotive giant wants to take on a bunch of foreigners at their own game, it's easier to bring in specialists who know what

  • Action Hero Surf - 50 years of the Toyota pickup truck

    Action Hero Surf

  • 2018 Dhaka Motor Show – wrap up

    The 13th instalment of the Dhaka Motor Show, 4th Dhaka Bike Show, 3rd Dhaka Auto Parts Show and 2nd Dhaka Commercial Automotive Show 2018 concluded Saturday, 24th March, at the International Convention City, Bashundhara.

  • Bangladesh's big underground parking lot meet of Evos, STIs and a wild classic Mustang

    First underground parking meet for petrolheads.The Lancer Evo - Impreza STI meet blew out of proportion with surprise appearances by some fantastic machines.

  • Classic Mercedes Benz meet

    Classic Mercedes Benz meet

  • Tackling the urban jungle with a 90 Defender

    The Land Rover Defender is one of the only cars that can claim to have an instantly recognisable shape. For nearly three decades, the boxy, utilitarian Land Rover brought aid and care to the suffering masses, helped bridge remote locales with civilisation, and sometimes enforced the peace where necessary. From the United Nations to the British Army to hospitals in rural Bangladesh, the Land Rover was seen and heard by millions of people across all social divides and social classes.

  • The face of the planet is changing

    The negative effects of the internal combustion engine and the diesel powered engine is evident – rising global temperatures as a result of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, ongoing depletion of global fossil fuel reserves and clogging up of precious space in the world's cities has made the automobile the prime target for environmentalists and those dictating environmental policy.



  • Buying Guide - Toyota Mark II GX90

    The Mark II GX90 is one of the prettiest sedans Toyota has ever made. It's sleek, smooth and highly capable. We tell you what you need to know if you're looking at buying a used one.

  • Have you seen the new hybrid electric Toyota?

    Have you seen the new hybrid electric Toyota? Electrifying it is not. We imagine the following being part of the memo running though the Toyota design team. If not, it should be.

  • Flagship road yacht – Lexus LS500

    The new LS500 is perhaps the biggest direction change for Lexus in recent years.

  • TVR - the return tour

    TVR was the largest small volume producer of sports cars for nearly 4 decades, and was a driving force in the British sports car development charge in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Now, with new owners and a more solid engineering approach, they're coming back. Here's our tribute to the Black Sabbath of motor cars - TVR.

  • This week's automotive spotting

    Our resident Rooftop Sniper, Shadman Al Samee, made an excursion onto the ground to shoot a pair of extremely well done AE100s. They're different beasts though - one is clean and smooth as butter, the other bristles with pent up aggression.

  • Electric future and Bangladesh in it

    We in Bangladesh have somewhat warmed up to the idea of environmentally friendly vehicles – both the reconditioned and brand new. What electric cars can you buy at the moment, and how will owning an EV affect you here?

  • Enemies of traffic safety: Fog lights and fancy wheels

    When you get a good thing, you don’t let it go. Unless of course you instantly find a better thing. A better thing is almost always greater than a good thing. This is great advice when it comes to choosing fish at the frozen food section. A fresh fish is a good thing. A fish that smiles and waves at you is fresher, hence a better thing.

  • Top 10 - JDM factory specials

    As the prices of JDM rockets like Skylines and Supras shoot up worldwide, we run down the list of the rarest and best JDM factory specials – cars which might be modern classics of a bygone era soon enough.

  • A new way to travel in Dhaka – Amphibious Cars

    If it rains for longer than the time it takes to make a U-turn on Green Road, Dhaka gets flooded. How do you get around then? Get one of these amphibious wonders, of course.

  • 70 years of the Prancing Horse

    Our tribute to the most recognisable automaker on the planet, and makers of the fastest race cars and sports cars on the planet.

  • The European Mustang

    The European Mustang 1970 Ford Mustang Milano Concept