Articles and Reviews

A Day Out With Audi

An experience at a 16th century mansion in Warwickshire that was once owned by Danny La Rue

Seat Ateca

Seat have never attempted an SUV before but good lord, it seems like they have been at it for years.

Rolling Thunder

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé – review by Maarten Hoffmann

The Ferrari Legacy

This year Ferrari celebrates its 70th anniversary and what a 70 years.

Tesla Model X

The long-awaited second Tesla model is here following Tesla’s mission to change the world

Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Wraith black badge is the most powerful Rolls-Royce yet, but what else does it have to offer?

World Class Winners

The Sandown Mercedes-Benz team have won Customer Service team of the year 2016

Porsche Competition

Pick up an event programme on the day of the motor show, and be in a with a chance for a Porsche experience

Laser Focus

Ford have managed to put a 2.0-litre engine in the new ST that produces 247bhp which is mightily impressive!

The High Speed Lawyer

Harry Sherrard’s new book, Taking Part, is a wonderful romp through the past three decades of adrenaline filled racing and adventure

Mondeo Mania

The original Ford Mondeo has been tampered with producing a new luxury vehicle with an enhanced performace… The Mondeo Vignale.

Meet The Fleet Team

Platinum Business Magazine met with the friendly team of Fleet Managers at Sandown to find out what really keeps their engines revving…

Vauxhall GTC

Explore what the fast-selling Vauxhall GTC has to offer…

Golf GTI

What components does the Golf GTI have, adding to the fact that it can do 0-60mph in 9 seconds?

The Future Is Here

What are the latest and most exciting models of Mercedes-Benz newest range of cars?

Range Rover Sport

It is lighter, shorter and quicker than the Full-Fat Range Rover. What’s not to like?

VW Tiguan

The car that offers quality, security and general satisfaction. What features does the Tiguan have?

Focus RS

With easy steering and an impressive engine, the Focus RS has the ability to entice customers, no matter the price.

John Cooper Works Mini

Imagine a swift mini with plenty of character and power… Introducing the John Copper Works Mini.

Happy Birthday BMW

It’s the 100th birthday of the BMW and what better time to look back at the history of the successful German manufacturers!

The Birchwood Group

An insight to The Birchwood Group with their marketing director Paula Kemp

Audi TTS Roadster

The Audi TT has always divided opinion, but the Audi TTS is the most rapid variant yet.

Do It The Rivervale Way

Rivervale have an illustrious history in Brighton and are now expanding into a new and unique building to increase their great services.

Reader Review

The Ford Mustang is capacious and looks the part, but what other technologies does the car incorporate?

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

The original Zafira was the first compact seven-seater on our streets and now, with the launch of the Tourer, it is even more practical.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

It has presence and is big and spacious, but what else is there to make of a Jeep built by the Italians?

Jaguar XF

Jaguar XF

The XF was the first effort by the then new owners of Jaguar, Tata, who purchased the company from Ford.

Skoda Octavia vRS

Skoda Octavia vRS

Skoda, following their purchase by Volkswagen in 1994, are now utterly reliable, well built and make a very sensible purchase.

Audi R8 V10

Audi R8 V10

Who doesn’t love a supercar? Total arts-of-work-on-wheels that are good enough to lick and fast enough to rip your face off. What’s not to love?

Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia

The Ford Mondeo has held sway over this mid-range sector for quite some time and all things must come to an end.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

This is the most comprehensive mid-life facelift ever carried out by Mercedes, and that’s quite some claim.

BMW X5 40e

BMW X5 40e

The electric/hybrid market continues apace, the Bavarian Motor Works have come up with their latest incarnation – a hybrid X5.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi was originally known as a shipping company and was started by three brothers way back in 1870.

Audi S1

Audi S1

Petrol heads might recall the phenomenal Sport Quattro S1, now we have the chance to buy a road going version, albeit somewhat tamer, in the shape of the S1 Quattro road car.

PEUGEOT 508 SW GT

Peugeot 508 SW GT

The brand that most of us wrote off a few years back have thrown their hat into the ring with a competent and well built estate car.

The Cow Parade - Surrey Hills Enterprise

The Cow Parade – Surrey Hills Enterprise

Supported by some of the county’s leading business figures, Surrey Hills Enterprise has launched a novel promotional campaign to broaden awareness of its work aimed at bringing the beauty of the Surrey Hills to a larger audience.

The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink

It is rare that the launch of a car has so much riding on its success. The Jaguar XE is one such car, and the company has thrown the kitchen sink at ensuring it is a huge success.

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

The battle at the top of the sub-£100,000 luxury car tree has always been between the Mercedes S-Class and the BMW 7-Series, with continuous one-upmanship as each company produces the next generation of the model.

Peugeot 208 GTi Sport

Peugeot 208 GTi Sport

If you still hanker after that youthful joy of a hot hatch having spent fun summer days with the 205 GTi, then you are in for a treat.

Sandown Group - The Platinum Marque

Sandown Group – The Platinum Marque

At Sandown Mercedes-Benz, we offer a comprehensive range of services for the Mercedes-Benz owner to ensure that we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to offer a service that is second to none in the industry.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

There are many enjoying long love affairs with the S-Class – including me, as l have owned one for many years.

Discovery Sport HSE

Discovery Sport HSE

The Freelander had been with us for a long, long time and personally, l hated it. It was gruff, hard and handled like a drunken pig.

Jaguar F-Type AWD

Jaguar F-Type AWD

Jaguar have been breaking the mould fairly consistently over the past few years and roaring back to life…

Mercedes E-Class Estate

Mercedes E-Class Estate

It was with some anticipation that the latest model pulled onto my drive… the Mercedes E-Class Estate

Tesla S

The Tesla S

I have always dismissed electric cars as being a waste of time. Then the Tesla S arrived on my driveway…

Audi TT

Audi TT

Maarten Hoffmann test drives the new Audi TT – still a hairdresser’s car?

Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI

Mercedes-Benz SLK250 CDI

Maarten discovers whether the SLK250 CDI continues the tradition of style, luxury and, best of all, speed….

BMW M6 Convertible

Maarten Hoffmann drives BMW’s flagship M6 Convertible – Mumbai here I come…

Ford B Max

Ford B Max

No doubt you will have seen the clever TV commercial that shows a guy performing a high dive. Find out more…

Motoring Review

2014 Motoring Review

This section could come in handy if you haven’t yet decided what you want for Christmas!

Mercedes SL65 AMG

Mercedes SL65 AMG

Mercedes Benz is a word synonymous with quality, style and performance…

Audi Q5

Audi Q5

The small SUV market continues unabated and we seem to be showing an inexhaustible appetite for sitting high…

Fleet Management

Fleet Management

The tax position, the cost and the time consuming efforts needed to keep them on the road.

Jaguar XJ Portfolio LWB

JAGUAR XJL PORTFOLIO LWB

Jaguar have harked back to the days when the XJ6 was a staple on our roads but there is little comparison today…

Range Rover

Range Rover

I have always loved the Range Rover although never for reasons based on common sense…

Jaguar F Type

Jaguar F Type

According to my children, the Jaguar F Type has a new name – the pointy car. Find out way…

McLaren 12C

McLaren 12C

Until recently, if you wanted a beautifully crafted supercar you sent your Euro cheque off to Italy…

Mercedes GLA 220 CDA

Mercedes GLA 220 CDA

The Mercedes GLA is the German brand’s answer to the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1 and it’s been a long time coming…

Leasing Explained

Understanding Leasing

Keith Jackman from Lookers Mercedes-Benz explains the leasing options for a new car.