Hong Kong's Nissan Cefiro, 350Z and Elgrand owners have reason to feel proud. Their cars' 3.5-litre VQ V6 DOHC engine has been placed on the annual Ward's 10-Best Engines list for the 12th consecutive year by Chicago-based car gurus Ward's Communications, says Gladys Chan of Nissan dealers Honest Motors. It's good for Nissan, because few editors know cars better than those at the Chicago-based Ward's AutoWorld magazine and Ward's Engine and Vehicle Technology Update newsletter. However, this is Hong Kong. We'd buy a 350Z (right, $473,000) tomorrow, if we won the Mark Six, but only if we had to drive regularly into Guangdong. Those fasties seem so restricted on the city's busy roads. The Cefiro is a lovely car, but we'd suggest the two-litre version ($196,000) is more appropriate here than the acclaimed V6 version ($299,800). The boxy Elgrand ($476,800) has a cult executive following, but our favourite Nissan is still the teeny 1,240cc March ($124,800), which is all you need in Hong Kong. Don't be put off by the sparseness of the Nissan showroom on Gloucester Road - the marque makes fine cars, and Honest Motors seems more eager to tell you about its models than most local dealers. We hear that the new Bentley Azure is stopping in Hong Kong on a tour for the region's rich this month. The four-seater, 450-brake horsepower, 6,761cc, twin-turbo V8 convertible's design is said to have been inspired by the 1955 Park Ward S1 Drophead Coupe and the original Azure introduced in 1995. Reaction worldwide to the Azure (below and right) has been overwhelming, according to a press release from Bentley Hong Kong. 'At the Sydney Motor Show where the new Azure was launched in Australia, two depositors assured their new orders straight away,' it says. The dealer hasn't mentioned a price for this big, plush convertible yet, but then Hong Kong is a compact, polluted city - and the soft-top Phantom is due out next year.