Articles tagged Maestro

Page 36 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1984

The Mercedes-Benz 16-valve

For quite a long time we heard rumours and stories that Daimler-Benz of Stuttgart were about to enter the "small car market" with an entirely new car. Mistakenly we assumed it was aimed at the mass-market of Renault or Fiat which seemed rather ambitious of the Unterturkheim people. However when this new "small car" was announced it turned out to be a "small car" only by the standards of Daimler-...

Page 84 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, August 1984

Readers' letters

Another Fling Sir, Although there was a question mark following the title "Final Fling" to Mr Boyle's letter in the June issue of MOTOR SPORT I think it somewhat of a pessimistic heading. Why? because I too, over three score and ten am soon to start looking for a replacement for the car I purchased when I was over 70. Mr Boyle made the same choice of a vehicle for use in retirement as I did, a...

Page 38 of May 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, May 1987

Industry insight: Forced induction

Deep breathing Super- or turbocharging? Or both, for ultimate pick up and top end performance? What do the forced induction engineers foresee as likely developments to defend their high performance territory? "There are strong indications that supercharging and turbocharging have a lot of life left in them as fresh sources of extra performance from the much-abused internal combustion engine." (...

Page 64 of March 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, March 1987

Industrial Ruin

Sir, I wonder how many readers of MOTORSPORT realise that they are witnessing the demise of the British motor industry. With the imminent replacement of the Metro, Maestro and Montego by Honda-inspired models, there will be no wholly British cars in quantity production. Foreign manufacturers may have assembly lines in Britain, but they employ relatively few skilled workers or technical staff. So...

Page 33 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 1991

On Test -- Rover 216 GTi 16v

Invigorating Rover Sharp decreases in new car sales have not passed Rover by, but the sparkling performance of the versatile 3/4/5-door Rover 200/400 line, and the later Metros, must partially offset the slow selling sting of the moribund Maestro and Montego, plus the disappointing commercial record of the 800/Sterling in the USA. The Rover 216 GTi 16v we examine in our new abbreviated test...

Page 81 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, January 1986

New Cars Peugeot 309

It is no secret that Peugeot Talbot's recent history has been full of incident. The marque Talbot has not been a success due to in-herited problems, poor initial quality control, and the wider problems of overcapacity which have affected the European motor industry as a whole. Presently the only Talbot model in production is the French-made Samba. Peugeot too had its problems with a fading image...

Page 18 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, August 1986

Peugeot 309 GR

Introduced earlier this year, Peugeot's 309 series has already proved a successful British car. It's strange to refer to a Peugeot as 'British' but since the 309 is assembled at Ryton and has 65% local content it qualifies as 'British' in much the same way that multi-national products from Ford and Vauxhall qualify as British. The difference is that this 'French' car is more 'British' in terms of...

Page 16 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1986

Two 2 litre MG saloons

The original title of this piece was to have been 'Three 2 Litre MG Saloons', for the month of June saw the 50th anniversary of the announcement of the MG SA. 'Three MG Saloons' was one of those bright ideas which does not stand a great deal of examination for MG is now merely the name given to the quickest Austins and no amount of stretching could really include the distinctive SA in the same...

Page 57 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1984

LM11 arrives, named Montego

Austin-Rover's management has been telling us for long enough that "LM 11 is not just a stretched version of the Maestro", and now that the model range is announced, with the name Montego, we can see that the claim is true. An extra 2.3 inches on the wheelbase brings the measurement up to 101 in (most of it allocated to rear seat legroom), and the separate boot is some 80% larger than the Maestro...

Page 55 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, October 2011

GERMAN GRAND PRIX

GERMAN GRAND PRIX UAN MANUAL FANGIO WAS A MAN CAPABLE OF the seemingly impossible, but even reading about otherworldly charge in the August 1957 German Grand Prix leaves you with a knot-in-the-stomach sensation. The passing of time has done nothing to lessen the myth behind his final and greatest Grand Prix triumph, // Maestro having left the best till last. After repeatedly breaking the lap...

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