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Maseratis model blitz


The boss spills the beans

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Revealed: Mercedes
plans for a new
entry-level SUV

NEWS
Mercedes G-Code Radical baby SUV concept

BMW X5M, X6M Hot new SUVs for LA reveal

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Audi Q7 All-new model spied ahead of Detroit 15


Volvo XC40 Small SUV gets top priority

16

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Luxury 4x4 aims high

19

Kias Prius rival Petrol-electric hatch planned 22


Spotlight Lotuss Jean-Marc Gales speaks out 24

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Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi SUV makes a solid case 28
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Best in range

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Audi A7 Sportback Facelift brings extra kit

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BMW M4 convertible Hard-driving soft-top

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Audi TT vs BMW M235i Coups square up

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Maseratis future Boss Harald Wester tells all

44

Vencer Sarthe New Dutch supercar driven

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OUR CARS

Volvo XC40: new compact SUV on the way

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Mazda 3 Pretty as a picture but tough, too

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Vauxhall VXR8 GTS More tyres, please

69

MG 3 Not so different from the original Mini

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Steve Cropley On manoeuvres at Goodwood

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Matt Prior To wave or not to wave?

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Joe Saward Saubers new recruit for 2015

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Your views Back to old-school for the BMW M2 64


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36 New Audi TT versus BMW M235i

44 What the future holds for Maserati

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The Alfieri will complete


Maseratis new-look
six-model line-up

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Maserati prepares
to open the taps
CAN MASERATI REALLY hit the big time? Thats to say,
can the Italians really sell 75,000 cars a year, when several
years ago they were lucky to sell 5000?
With the global luxury car market growing the way it is,
that seems like an achievable target, and even more so when
you realise that by 2018 the company will have a luxury
SUV and the stunning Alfieri sports car joining its sports
saloons. Not to mention that its one of the most evocative
brand names in the business, has a growing dealer network
and is led by a highly talented boss, Harald Wester, who is
interviewed by Steve Cropley on p44.
Lots of positives, then. But Maserati still has to prove that
it can make market-leading cars. Yes, the new saloons are
good but its also easy to think of reasons not to buy one.
Making world-class cars is what any company needs to do
in order to have long-term success and not just be a one-hit
wonder (a situation in which sister
firm Alfa has historically found itself).
Lets hope that Maserati manages
it, though. Not everyone wants to
be effectively forced to buy a
German car, after all.

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Mercedes plots new

Q G-Code concept previews all-new entry-level 4x4 to take on Mini Countryman Q Hydrogen-ercedes-Benz has
previewed its plans for
a new price-leading
SUV to be positioned
beneath its existing entrylevel A-class line-up. The
firm showed its intentions
by unveiling the G-Code, an
advanced, hydrogen-electric
2+2 hatchback concept.
The G-Code is said to
provide tacit clues to a more
conventionally engineered,
high-riding, urban-based
SUV model already under
development at Mercedes. The
new SUV is as part of a futureproofing strategy aimed at
attracting younger buyers to
the traditional luxury car brand.
The innovative new concept

was revealed in a ceremony


held to celebrate the opening of
Mercedes new R&D facility in
Beijing, China.
The G-Code has been styled
in a collaboration between a
team at Mercedes advanced
design centre in China and
its main studio in Germany.
Inspiration for the compact
four-seater comes from what
the companys head of design,
Gorden Wagener, describes as
the modern lifestyle of the
younger Asian society.
The contemporary-looking
SUV concept has a muscular
five-door hatchback body with
short overhangs at each end. It
adopts elements of Mercedes
current design language,

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including a bold twin-blade


grille, angular headlamps
with G-shaped LED graphics,
prominent chamfered arches
housing 21-inch wheels, heavily
structured surfacing and a onepiece tailgate,
Among the G-Codes more
flamboyant design touches
is a canopy-style glasshouse,
with the windscreen wrapping
around over the A-pillars
to give the roof a floating
appearance similar to the
treatment used by Mini on its
more recent models. The new
concept also takes advantage
of the lack of a traditional
B-pillar by employing coachstyle doors at the rear to give
unhindered access to the cabin.

The G-Code is 317mm


shorter than the GLA,
Mercs smallest SUV

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The new SUV is part


of a strategy aimed at
attracting younger buyers

w baby SUV

-electric powertrain Q High-tech energy recovery systems


For added visual effect, the
grille is backlit in one of three
colours blue, purple or red
depending on the chosen
driving mode. The designers
have also replaced traditional
exterior rear-view mirrors
with two cameras mounted on
retractable arms within the
upper section of the A-pillars.
A full-length strip of LEDs is
also used at the rear, providing
illumination for the indicators,
tail-lamps and brake lights.
At 4100mm long, 1900mm
wide and 1500mm tall, the
G-Code is 317mm shorter,
96mm wider and 6mm taller
than Mercedes existing
entry-level SUV, the GLA. This
suggests that the company

is looking to extend its lineup into a lower class, where


the production version of
the G-Code would possibly
compete against such cars as
the upcoming Audi Q1.
Mercedes has yet to
fully detail the powerplant
showcased in the G-Code. It has
only said that it relies on the
combination of a state-of-theart turbocharged combustion
engine that runs on hydrogen
and an electric motor that
drives the rear axle.
The new hydrogen-electric
powertrain is a development
of that set to appear in the
B-class Fuel Cell due in 2017.
It offers three driving modes:
all-electric Hybrid eDrive,

Is this car more than mere design fantasy?


ACCORDING TO MERCEDES-BENZ chairman
Dieter Zetsche, internal studies into a new range
of sub-A-class models have been under way for
over two years now, clearly suggesting that this
4100mm-long five-door hatchback could form the
basis of a high-riding rival to the likes of the Audi Q1 and Mini
Countryman. It is an interesting and potentially lucrative
market, he told Autocar. Reflecting on the slim profit margins
traditionally attained at this level of the market, Zetsche ruled
out using the Smart brand name to compete. He said: A car in
this segment needs a Mercedes-Benz badge. GK

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The G-Code houses two


electric scooters below
the floor of the boot
hydrogen-electric Hybrid
Eco and hydrogen-electric
Hybrid Sport.
Depending on the chosen
mode, the G-Code can operate
in front-wheel drive powered
solely by the combustion
engine, in rear-wheel drive
propelled by the electric motor
or in four-wheel drive with both
the combustion engine and
electric motor.
Drive is channelled through a
dual-clutch automatic gearbox
and an electronic propshaft
that serves to combine the two
power sources.
As well as featuring the latest
in kinetic energy regeneration
and plug-in technology, the
G-Code uses two advanced
energy-sourcing technologies
currently being investigated by
Mercedes as a way to provide
power for hydrogen synthesis
on the move.

Multi-voltaic paint covers


the body of the G-Code and not
only acts like a giant solar cell
to produce electrical energy
when the sun shines but also
regenerates electrostatic
energy as wind is drawn over
the surface.
The new concept also
employs what Mercedes
describes as power-on-themove suspension in which
the rebound movement of the
springs and dampers is used to
drive a generator via hydraulic
means to create electricity.
The G-Codes interior has
a clean, uncluttered look with
controls including steering
wheel, pedals and head-up
display that automatically
extend from their rest positions
when the ignition is triggered
via a smartphone.
A widescreen monitor spans
almost the entire width of

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the instrument binnacle and


houses vehicle information
as well as infotainment
functions and images from
the rear-view cameras.
A flat panel runs through the
middle of the cabin, providing
mounting points for a rotary
controller, various switches
and aluminium grab handles.
Meanwhile, 3D body scanners
allow the leather-lined
carbonfibre-backed seats to
automatically adjust to suit
occupants, providing massage,
heating and cooling functions.
In a nod to the design
of Mercedes more recent
production models, the G-Code
adopts round ventilation units.
The air conditioner is envisaged
to use oxygen produced during
hydrogen synthesis to provide
fresh air even in urban stopand-go traffic in congested
Asian cities.

Taking the personal


mobility theme beyond the
car itself, the G-Code also
houses two electric scooters
below the floor of the luggage
compartment. They are
conceived to be recharged
during driving to provide
additional mobility in the city
after parking.
Although Mercedes
describes the G-Code as an
advanced design study with
little technical significance
to its future production car
line-up, insiders suggest that
its exterior design, dimensions
and interior packaging are a
foretaste of a new entry-level
model to join the firms growing
number of SUV models.
The compact SUV follows
the more functionally styled
Ener-G-Force concept revealed
at the 2012 Los Angeles show.
GREG KABLE

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MERCEDES SUV SIX-PACK

The packaging is said


by insiders to preview
the new baby SUVs

GLA

GLC

The GLA will remain the foundation of Mercs


SUV line-up for several years yet. It is the
fourth car to be spun off Mercs front-drive
MFA platform after the A-class, B-class and
CLA. A further model, a CLA Shooting Brake,
is planned, as is a pair of Infiniti models as
part of Mercedes tie-up with Nissan, but so
far the firm has no plans for a coup version
of the GLA. A production version of the
G-Code would supersede the GLA as the
smallest Mercedes SUV.

The successor to the first-generation GLK


is called the GLC. Unlike its predecessor, the
mid-size SUV has been engineered in both
left and right-hand drive, paving the way for
a UK introduction shortly after its unveiling
at next years Shanghai motor show. Engine
choices will include existing four-pot and
six-cylinder petrol and diesel units, while a
plug-in hybrid is likely in early 2016. Also in
the blocks is a GLC63 AMG running a twinturbo 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine.

GLE

GLE COUPE

Facelifted third-generation M-class is set


to be called the GLE to reflect its close
technical ties with the E-class. The mid-life
visual changes are described as being more
significant than usual for Merc, with newly
shaped headlamps and revisions to the steel
body structure. Insiders say it will receive
updated versions of todays in-line four, V6
and V8 engines. New to the line-up will be
a GLE500 plug-in hybrid running the same
436bhp petrol-electric system used by the
S500 plug-in hybrid.

Previewed by the Concept Coup SUV at the


Beijing motor show in April, the production
version of the M-class-based five-door
is scheduled to be unveiled at the Detroit
motor show in January prior to the start of
UK sales during the second quarter of
2015. Mercedes rival to the BMW X6 will
receive a limited range of six-pot and eightcylinder petrol and diesel powerplants,
including a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8
petrol engine in the range-topping GLE63
AMG coup model.

GLS

G-CLASS

Mercedes range-topping GL SUV is due to


get a mid-life facelift in early 2016. Along
with stylistic and technical changes, the
big US-built seven-seater will also receive
a new name: GLS. Further into the future,
Mercedes plans to spin a long-wheelbase
Maybach model off the third-generation
model due in 2018. This move will push the
GLS further upmarket, where it will compete
against the likes of the Range Rover and
production version of the Bentley EXP 9F.

Mercedes iconic G-class off-roader is


scheduled to receive what company insiders
describe as the models most significant
update in more than 35 years when a
heavily revised version appears in 2017.
Among the changes will be a new body
structure, which provides scope for wider
tracks and improved interior packaging.
The engines planned for this military-grade
SUV include Mercedes new in-line sixcylinder diesel powerplant.

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X5M and X6M unleashed


BMWs new performance SUVs charge harder, go faster and emit less CO2 than their predecessors
MWs M division has
raised the stakes in the
performance SUV ranks
with the unveiling of its
rapid second-generation
X5M and X6M.
Both new models are set to
make their public debuts at the
upcoming Los Angles motor
show prior to the start of UK
sales in April next year.
Each of the new SUV pairing
receives the same twinturbocharged 4.4-litre petrol
engine used by the M5 and M6.
This endows them with more
power and torque than before,
as well as enhanced straightline acceleration, a slightly
higher top speed, better
combined cycle fuel economy
and lower CO2 emissions.
The X5M and X6M use the
same 90deg V8 as the existing
M5 and M6, but changes to the
induction system provide the
new SUVs with 564bhp and
553lb ft (developed between
2200rpm and 5000rpm),
increases of 12bhp and 52lb ft
over the M5 and M6.
These figures also represent
17bhp and 52lb ft increases
on the similarly configured
engine that powered the first
generation of the X5M and
X6M. It is also 51bhp more than
(but the same torque rating
as) the twin-turbocharged
4.8-litre V8 petrol engine

used by the recently facelifted


Porsche Cayenne Turbo and
46bhp and 37lb ft more than
the twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre
V8 of the Mercedes-Benz
ML63 AMG.
Channelling the prodigious
reserves is an eight-speed
automatic gearbox that
features stop-start and
brake-energy recuperation.
It replaces the six-speed
unit used by the earlier X5M
and X6M and is allied to a
permanent, multi-plate-clutch
four-wheel drive system.
The drive system is capable
of apportioning up to 100 per
cent of torque to either the
front or rear axle and features
electronically controlled torque
vectoring as part of a so-called
Dynamic Drive package.
Tipping the scales at 30kg
less than their predecessors
2275kg for the new X5M
and 2265kg for the new X6M
the two performance SUVs
share a claimed 0-62mph
time of 5.4sec, which is an
improvement of 0.3sec on the
first-generation models. The
nominal top speed remains
limited to 155mph, although
owners can choose to have
it raised to 174mph, which is
3mph higher than before.
By comparison, the 2185kg
Cayenne Turbo possesses
claimed figures of 4.2sec

for the 0-62mph sprint and


a top speed of 174mph. The
2345kg ML63 AMG boasts
performance claims of 4.8sec
and a governed 155mph.
BMW puts the combined
cycle fuel consumption and
average CO2 emissions for both
of its new M division SUVs at
25.5mpg and 258g/km. This
represents a 5.2mpg and
67g/km improvement on
the old X5M and X6M.
To visually distinguish the
new performance models
from less powerful versions
in the range, there is a new
front bumper with large air
intakes for added engine
bay and front brake cooling,
painted wheel arch flares,
revised front wings with a
stylised duct to extract air
from the front wheel housings,
signature M exterior mirrors,
chunkier sills underneath
the doors and a deeper rear
bumper that houses four
chromed tailpipes.
Buyers can choose between
standard 20-inch wheels
10 inches wide up front and
11.5 inches wide at the rear,
shod with 285/40 front and
substantial 325/35 rear tyres
or optional 21-inch rims.
The new X5M will be priced
from 90,170 and the new
X6M from 93,070.
GREG KABLE

Each can hit 62mph


in 5.4sec 0.3sec
quicker than before

The sporting intent of the X6M is apparent in the design of its seats

The X5M is priced from 90,170, which is 2900 less than the X6M
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SPY SHOTS
AUDI Q7

New Audi Q7 goes big on tech


Seven-seat SUV to use a new, lighter high-tech platform and at least four different powertrains
udi is putting the
finishing touches to its
all-new Q7 SUV ahead
of its expected world
debut at the Detroit motor
show in January.
The Slovakian-built Q7
will be the first of up to five
new luxury SUVs scheduled
by the Volkswagen Group to
use its second-generation
MLB platform. Also planned
is a new third-generation
Volkswagen Touareg, the first
chassis mules for which were
caught testing last week, a
third-generation Porsche
Cayenne, Bentleys new 2016
SUV and the Lamborghini
Urus, which is still yet to be

signed off for production by


Volkswagen Group bosses.
The new structure will
allow for a considerable
weight saving of up to 300kg
over the existing Q7. The
lightest model today is the
2220kg 3.0 V6 TFSI. The MLB
platform features a greater
percentage of high-strength
steel and aluminium in the
floorpan and body structure,
while the Audi version also
employs carbonfibre.
Petrol engines will include
largely carried-over units
including a supercharged
3.0-litre V6 and twin-turbo
4.0-litre V8. The V6 diesel
will also be retained in up

to three states of tune,


while new V8 and V10 diesels
are under development.
An eight-speed automatic
gearbox with stop-start,
brake-energy recuperation
and a likely coasting function
is set to be fitted as standard
on all models.
Two plug-in hybrid systems
are set to be offered as part
of Audis push towards the
technology a petrol-electric
one and a diesel-electric one.
A question mark hangs over
the all-wheel drive system
that the Q7 will use. Audi
could ditch its mechanical
Torsen torque-sensing
four-wheel drive for a lighter

electro-hydraulic multi-plateclutch arrangement, as used


by most Touareg and Cayenne
models today.
Inside, the Q7 will offer
seven seats over three rows,
and a new interior control
layout with a large touch
pad as part of an overhauled
Multi-Media Interface (MMI).
A stubby gearlever and a
mobile phone charging pad
also feature.
The Q7 is also set to form
the basis of a more sporting
Q8 model, which is tipped
to get an all-electric drive
system to pitch it against the
upcoming Telsa Model X.
GREG KABLE

The Q7 will shed its


disguise in January

Cabin features a new


control layout

Detroit Electric finalises UK-built SP:01 sports car


SP:01 can hit 60mph
in 3.7sec and has a
180-mile range

DETROIT ELECTRIC HAS


revealed the final design for
its SP:01 electric sports car.
Production of the car will start
in the UK later this year ahead
of a global launch next year.
The two-seat model was
first shown in prototype form
at last years Shanghai motor
show. Design changes made for
this final version include a new
underbody diffuser and rear
wing to reduce lift, plus minor
changes to the front air intakes.
The SP:01s lithium ion
battery packs, which grant the

car a range of about 180 miles,


have also been clad in a new
casing that shields cells from
damage in a collision. Expect a
0-60mph time of 3.7sec and a
155mph top speed.
Customers can already
place orders for the new car.
Early pricing information
indicates a starting cost of
about 100,500. The first
deliveries are expected in the
first quarter of next year.
Earlier this summer, the firm
announced that it would be
building the SP:01 at a

CADDYS BMW M4 RIVAL SPIED

AMG START WORK ON GLC SUV

Cadillacs high-performance ATS-V coup has


been caught undisguised just weeks ahead of
its Los Angeles motor show debut. A twin-turbo
3.6-litre V6 engine with as much as 480bhp is
expected to be fitted in the BMW M4 rival.

Mercedes-Benz is developing an AMG version


of the upcoming GLC SUV. The GLC will replace
the GLK and be offered in right-hand drive when
sales start next year. The GLC63 AMG will use the
same twin-turbo 4.0 V8 as the C63 AMG.

new facility in Leamington


Spa, Warwickshire. It also
revealed that plans for a new
2+2 model and saloon were
under consideration. Those
models would be engineered
and assembled in Detroit and
arrive in 2016.

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Volvo to make compact SUV


Company boss reveals plans for small but premium
premium XC40 SUV based on forthcoming
forth
i CMA
CM platform
olvo has made a small
SUV its top priority once it
has finished renewing its
existing ranges.
A small SUV is very high on
our wish list, Volvo chairman
Hkan Samuelsson confirmed
to Autocar. There is a clear
trend towards downsizing
and we will provide customers
with an SUV that is small in
stature but remains premium
in nature.
The new car is likely to be

called XC40 and will be based


on the forthcoming Compact
Modular Architecture (CMA)
platform being developed
in conjunction with Volvos
Chinese owners, Geely.
However, Samuelsson has
ruled out for now any attempt
to further diversify Volvos
ranges in his quest to increase
sales from about 450,000
units at present to 800,000 by
the end of the decade.
In four years time, the new

XC90 will be the oldest car we


make, but we see the priority as
replacing our bread and butter
models rather than breaking
new ground, he said.
This means that by 2020
Volvo will have three central
ranges, badged 40, 60 and 90,
all of which will be offered in
saloon, estate and SUV form.
The job for now is to
become bigger and more
profitable doing what we
already do but doing it much

better and charging more for


it, said Samuelsson. Only
then can we start looking at
coups and convertibles. He
also confirmed that there are
no current plans to replace the
C30 small hatchback.
In the meantime, Volvo
remains committed to its fourcylinder future, even though
the strategy has met with some
resistance in the crucial but
V8-friendly US market.
The question is how long is

it [the V8] going to last once


cars have to produce an average
of 95g/km? he said. If you
want 400bhp, we can give you
400bhp but no one needs it
all the time so we provide the
power using batteries and
meet emissions targets with
plug-in hybrids. Thats why we
have changed our strategy and
market them as twin-engine
cars because that is effectively
what were providing.
ANDREW FRANKEL

Seat sees potential in three-pronged SUV assault


SEAT COULD END up with
a three-strong SUV range,
according to company boss
Jrgen Stackmann.
The first, a Nissan Qashqairivalling model based on the
Leon, is confirmed for 2016 but
smaller and larger models are
also being planned.
A big SUV is potentially a
yes for us but we have to make
sure that customers want it,
Stackmann said.
It is understood that a
bigger priority for Seat is a
smaller SUV to rival the Nissan
Juke, Vauxhall Mokka and
Renault Captur. Such a car is
likely to be based on the Ibiza
supermini and could go on sale
in 2017, a year after its bigger
Leon-based brother.
A small SUV will show
where we want to take the
brand, said Stackmann.

This segment is purposemade for Seat as it combines


emotion and functionality.
But it would be two-wheel
drive only. A four-wheeldrive version only adds
infrastructure and complexity
and our customers wont pay
2000 for it.
Stackmann also revealed
that Seat has no plans to
replace the Exeo or launch
a car to compete in the Ford
Mondeo sector. Returning to
that class is a no-go strategy,
he said. That class is now all
about premium or different
bodystyles.
Stackmann added that pureelectric and plug-in hybrid
versions of existing models
dont currently feature in
Seats plans. We will do plug-in
hybrid only if theres demand
from our customers, he said.

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Leon-based SUV could


be followed by smaller
and larger SUV models

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Confidential
THERES TOO MUCH
emphasis on front-end design
in todays car market, reckons
Nissans chief creative officer,
Shiro Nakamura. Too many
cars all look the same, he said,
and the only difference is in
the face. Its unhealthy. The rest
of the car needs to work, too.
THE NEXT-GENERATION
Audi R8 will be launched
next year, R&D chief Ulrich
Hackenberg has confirmed.
He said the new model,
which shares underpinnings
with the Lamborghini
Huracn, will be offered
with different drivetrains,
including an electric version
with a 250-mile-plus range,
although a Le Mans-derived
Audi hypercar will definitely
not be happening.

Mazda gives first glimpse of new CX-3


MAZDA WILL REVEAL a new
compact crossover called
the CX-3 at the Los Angeles
motor show later this month.
The firm has previewed the
new model in the official
sketch pictured here.
The CX-3 is set to take
on the likes of the Nissan
Juke. It will go on sale in
the UK around April next
year before deliveries begin
in the summer.
The CX-3 is a global
model for Mazda and is
expected to be a significant

seller for the brand in a fastgrowing segment.


The official sketch shows
that the CX-3 features
Mazdas Kodo Soul of
Motion design language.
This is being introduced
across the firms range, as
seen on the new 2, 3, 6 and
the CX-5. The CX-3 will be
a sleeker and sportier baby
brother to the larger Nissan
Qashqai-sized CX-5.
Mazda says the CX-3
will carry the full range of
SkyActiv technology from

its range, so it will be based


on the lightweight, scalable
SkyActiv platform used
across its line-up.
This also means that
the CX-3 will use Mazdas
SkyActiv engine range.
It is understood that the
CX-3 will share its engines
with the 2 supermini, so
expect the firms new
1.5-litre turbodiesel
engine to feature, offering
about 104bhp, as well as a
SkyActiv-G petrol option
with up to 114bhp.

The Japanese marque


has also confirmed that it
will be displaying facelifted
versions of the CX-5 and 6
at the LA show, alongside
a US debut for the new MX-5,
which recently had its world
debut in Europe at the Paris
motor show.
Also on display at the
LA show, which starts on
19 November, will be a new
range-topping petrol engine,
a 2.5-litre SkyActiv-G unit
with about 300bhp.
DARREN MOSS

Nissan gets its Kicks but in Brazil only


NISSAN REVEALED A new
compact SUV concept called
Kicks at last weeks Sao Paulo
motor show in Brazil.
The Kicks offers a thinly
veiled look at a new production
model that will go on sale in
Brazil. It follows on from the
Extrem concept, which made
its debut in 2012.
Nissan said the Kicks, which
has been designed at studios
in the US and South America,
is targeted at todays fastmoving Brazilian professionals.
It went on: It is a vehicle

thats rugged enough to


handle the reality of Brazilian
back roads but that is sporty,
sophisticated and business-like
with year-round utility.
The concept sits on 19-inch
alloy wheels and is 4300mm
long, 1800mm wide and
1600mm tall. No details of the
powertrain have been revealed.
It wont be sold in the UK
but Nissan design boss Shiro
Nakamura said the firm is
considering if it would meet
the needs of urban dwellers in
other countries.

The Kicks concept


previews a new SUV
to be sold in Brazil

PEUGEOTS QUARTZ SUV


concept car provides clues to
the 3008 successor, company
boss Maxime Picat has hinted.
It will inspire the car [the
3008 replacement] and it
shows the way that we want
to go, especially for perceived
quality, he said.
VW R&D BOSS Heinz-Jakob
Neusser said that he can
envisage a future where
superminis are powered by
petrol engines, assisted by a
belt-driven starter-generator
motor. If production volumes
were large enough, he said,
they could even be cheaper
to produce than future
turbodiesel engines.
HEAD OF MERCEDES
R&D Thomas Weber remains
a fan of hydrogen despite the
popularity of EVs. The
energy density of hydrogen
will always be greater than
that of known battery
technology, he told Autocar.
A hydrogen fuel-cell car can
be refuelled in three minutes
but the fastest charging
systems still take 30 minutes.

FREE ROLLS-ROYCE EXHIBITION

NEW STI FORESTER CONFIRMED

Rolls-Royce is putting on a series of free Inside


Rolls-Royce exhibitions, with the first at
Londons Saatchi Gallery on 13-17 November.
Exhibits include paint and material selection,
bespoke car creation and the marques history.

Subaru has previewed the launch of an STI


version of its Forester. No information has been
revealed ahead of its 25 November launch, but
expect a turbo flat four engine with up to 300bhp
to drive all four wheels. UK sales are unlikely.

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 17

THISWEEK
The Grand Wagoneer will
supersede the Grand
Cherokee (left) as flagship

Jeep guns for Range Rover


New Grand Wagoneer flagship will take the fight to high-end 4x4s; on sale in two to three years
Speaking to Autocar, Jeep
global brand director Michael
Manley said: Part of my plan
says there is space for us
above the Grand Cherokee.
Ive always talked about Grand
Wagoneer and that
for me is a big focus
and will fill out the
brand at the top.
Jeep first
announced the
return of the
Grand Wagoneer
nameplate in 2012
The Levante is aimed at different buyers
at the Geneva motor

eep has confirmed that


its new Grand Wagoneer
SUV, on sale around 20172018, will be a flagship
model to rival Range Rovers
and other high-end 4x4s.

show, but its relationship to


the Grand Cherokee, currently
Jeeps flagship, has not
always been made clear.
I think that vehicle [Grand
Wagoneer] will very, very
effectively compete with
premium SUVs, Manley said
at the recent Paris show.
The new Grand Wagoneer
has three rows of seating,
which would pitch it in the
territory of the new Land
Rover Discovery as well as the
Range Rover and the Range
Rover Sport.

However, Manley said that


the new Grand Wagoneer will
not occupy a market slot that
overlaps with the forthcoming
Maserati Levante, another
SUV within the Fiat Chrysler
Automobiles group.
The Levante shares some
componentry with the Grand
Cherokee platform but it
will take a notably different
market position from the
Grand Wagoneers.
Maserati and Jeep are two
very different brands, said
Manley. I have zero sleepless

nights about the launch of


their vehicle. The Levante will
play in a part of the market
that Jeep is not playing in.
To reinforce his point about
Jeeps future positioning,
Manley identified Land Rover
as Jeeps main competition.
Range Rover is a different
story [to Maserati], he said.
Jeep and Range Rover have
historically competed. Range
Rover is the other pure SUV
brand in the world. So they will
always be our competitors.
JULIAN RENDELL

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ferrari to split


FERRARI IS TO be split from
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
(FCA) in a move designed
to support the groups longterm success.
Sergio Marchionne, boss
of FCA and more recently
Ferrari, said: Following our
acquisition of the minority
interest in Chrysler earlier this
year, the transformation of
Fiat and Chrysler into FCA was
completed earlier this month
with our debut on the New York
Stock Exchange [NYSE].
As we move to secure the
2014-2018 business plan and

work toward maximising the


value of our businesses to our
shareholders, it is proper that
we pursue separate paths for
FCA and Ferrari.
FCA currently owns 90 per
cent of Ferrari, with the other
10 per cent owned by Piero
Ferrari, who is the only living
son of Enzo Ferrari.
A total of 10 per cent of
FCAs interest in Ferrari will be
offered to public investors. The
remainder will be distributed
among FCA shareholders.
Its expected that Ferrari
shares will be listed in the US,

and potentially on a European


exchange, next year.
John Elkann, chairman of
FCA, said: Coupled with the
recent listing of FCA shares
on the NYSE, the separation
of Ferrari will preserve the
cherished Italian heritage
and unique position of the
Ferrari business and allow
FCA shareholders to continue
to benefit from the substantial
value inherent in this
business.
The value of FCAs stock
jumped more than five per cent
following the announcement.

Marchionne: It is
proper we pursue
separate paths

JLR PLANS BRAZILIAN DISCOS

FACELIFTED FOCUS ST OUT NOW

Jaguar Land Rover will build up to 24,000 units


per year of the new Discovery Sport from 2016
at a new factory in Brazil. The models are for
Brazil only and supplement UK production. JLR
will invest 240 million in the factory by 2020.

The facelifted Ford Focus ST is on sale now priced


from 22,195 ahead of UK deliveries in February.
The new-look model retains its 247bhp 2.0-litre
petrol engine but has efficiency gains. A new
182bhp ST diesel version also costs 22,195.

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 19

THIS WEEK
A Week In Cars

SteveCropley
x
x
x
Autocars fleet of
electric BMWs is
proving its worth

MONDAY
Feeling exceptionally modern
today, having done all four of
my personal journeys by electric
vehicle. First, used our longterm BMW i3 to get to work
from my inner London bolt-hole
(because the cars custodian,
Mr Muir, is away) and then to
lunch on our BMW C Evolution
scooter. My journey to work
involves 11 miles of pure city
driving, lots of stop-starting and
lots of bumps. The things you
learn to love about the i3 are its
powerful, clean step-off from
rest, its ultra-smooth 30-50mph
cruise and its ability to provide
easily modulated, powergenerating retardation with no
need of help from the brakes.
The scooter trip was about
25 miles return, from our offices
in south-west London to the
Fairoaks airfield caf, further
out in Surrey, to enjoy a quiet

sandwich with a mate. The


C Evo is a superb machine, too,
lovable for its clean power and
regenerative braking, but also
for the way it steers, looks and
goes. Gun it, and you cant quite
believe the kick up the backside.
Every time I use these two,
it strikes me how great theyd
be to own together. Both are
indisputably enthusiasts
machines; youd enjoy the
challenge of every mile. The only
difficulty would be covering
yourself for that fast, unexpected
trip to Edinburgh maybe thats
where a Ruppert-style Shed 7
would be handy. Or maybe you
just hire an Insignia wagon

TUESDAY
Rereading my interview notes
from a Paris meeting with
Maserati (and Alfa and Abarth)
boss Harald Wester I was
amused again by his remark

The C Evo is superb. Gun it,


and you cant quite believe
the kick up the backside
steve.cropley@autocar.co.uk

that one of the non-negotiable


characteristics of any new-wave
Maserati was its Ferrari-built
engine. Times have most
definitely changed. A few years
ago our European editor of the
time, Peter Robinson, one of
the finest hacks ever to pen a
Ferrari or Maserati story, was
banned from Maranello for
months for suggesting Ferraris
and Maseratis V8s were one
and the same engine, despite the
fact that examples of both could
be seen cheek by jowl on the
same assembly line. Thankfully,
greater logic prevails today.

WEDNESDAY
Lots of tie-wearing. Two
appointments at the Royal
Automobile Club in Londons
Pall Mall (where formal
neckwear is obligatory), first to
see the Dewar trophy deservedly
awarded to Mercedes-AMG
High Performance Powertrains
of Brixworth, Northants, for its
all-conquering F1 powerplant,
and then to see John Surtees
fine autobiography, My
Incredible Life on Two and
Four Wheels (published by
Evro, priced around 50),
declared Motoring Book of
the Year, in a new and very

Test your limits


on a budget at the
GRRCs AutoSolo

welcome competition the club


has decided to back annually.
Veteran author Graham Robson
described how it feels to have
written 159 (and counting)
important, accurate tomes and
still be fresh for more. Ive never
written a book; made me think I
should maybe give it a go.

FRIDAY
Short, inspirational strop
around greater Middlesex in
a BMW M235i, in my book
one of the very finest BMWs
(make that one of the finest
cars) you can buy. Its polished,
communicative, perfectly
appointed and quick, yet not
bogged down by the weight
and pomp that, to me, seem
unavoidable in so many of
todays premium cars.

SUNDAY
To Goodwood in a Renault
Clio RS to compete in the
GRRCs last AutoSolo of the
year. Co-drove with my son
who covered himself in glory
by finishing second in class. I
was a distant fourth. In effect,
these events are day-long
manoeuvring tests open to any
road car that arrives under its
own steam, fast enough for you
to feel your cars limits but slow
enough to require no special
licence, suit or helmet. You drive
four different courses three
times each, discover a lot about
your ability, meet people youd
like wherever you met them, and
leave happily in an un-bent car.
Name me another motorsport
code that can deliver you all this
for a 50 entry fee

@StvCr
5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 21

Kia readies hybrid Prius rival


Korean car maker set to go head to head with Toyota with a dedicated petrol-electric hybrid model
ia will launch a hybridonly model to rival the
Toyota Prius within the
next two years. The new
model, known internally as DE,
is based on a bespoke platform
and has a new-generation
hybrid transmission with a
1.6-litre petrol engine and an
electric motor.
Few technical details have
emerged so far, but the launch
model will be a conventional
hybrid. A plug-in version with a
larger battery pack will follow.
The new car is a five-door

hatchback just over 4.3m long,


which makes it slightly more
compact than a Volkswagen
Golf and smaller than Kias
own Sportage model. The DE is
styled to look like a crossover
version of a compact estate
car, giving it a passing
resemblance to models such
as the Peugeot 2008.
Kia sources say the new car,
which will be sold globally, has
two roles. One is to help Kia
meet the 95g/km fleet CO2
regulations that come into
force in Europe in 2020. The

other is to take sales from the


market-dominating Prius.
Unlike hybrids such as
the Prius and Honda Insight,
the DEs exterior styling is
quite mainstream. The most
obvious nods to aerodynamic
efficiency are apparent in
the extended, wrap-around,
spoiler on the tailgate.
The interior of the DE
benefits from Kias latest
styling shift, which will be
seen first in the newgeneration Optima, likely to
be revealed early next year.

Taking a line from Volkswagen,


future Kia interiors are
cleanly styled with nearly
all of the plastics finished in
matt black, giving the cabin
an impressively upmarket, if
restrained, appearance.
Kia says its own market
research has shown that
many Prius buyers would
like to be able to buy a
dedicated hybrid wrapped in
less extreme styling, even
if that meant slightly poorer
fuel consumption. The DE
has already been the subject

of customer research in the


UK, where it was given a good
validation, according to
senior Kia sources.
The sources also revealed
that the DE platform would
become very important
for the future of Kia, because
it addressed the twin issues
of customer downsizing and
the need for alternative
drivetrains. The upshot is that
the DE platform will become
the basis for a number of
future bodystyles.
HILTON HOLLOWAY

Radical reveals 440bhp V8-powered range-topper


OFFICIAL
PICTURES

RADICAL HAS REVEALED


plans to produce a new flagship
sports car from next year
and has also launched a new
performance version of its
SR3 sports car.
The track-only, 860kg SR8
RSX is available to order now,
with the deliveries expected in
the first quarter of next year.
Its priced at 131,940.

Radicals new flagship is the 440bhp SR8 RSX (above); the 210bhp SR3 RSX (right) is also new

DACIA REVEALS NEW PICK-UP

PININFARINA 458 SELLS OUT

Dacia has produced a pick-up version of the


Duster for the Sao Paulo motor show. The Orach
previews a production model thats destined
for South American markets, where more than
900,000 pick-ups are sold each year.

Six examples of the Pininfarina Sergio, a


dramatic barchetta concept based on the Ferrari
458 Spider, will be built. The production run is
already sold out, with buyers rumoured to have
paid up to 1.3 million each.

22 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

The new model is powered


by a 3.0-litre V8 engine,
which develops 440bhp at
10,500rpm and 280lb ft at
7500rpm. Its connected to
a seven-speed paddle-shift
transmission.
The go-faster version of the
SR3 takes the name SR3 RSX.
Its Suzuki-sourced 1.5-litre
four-cylinder engine generates
210bhp at 9500rpm and
124lb ft at 8200rpm.
The SR3 RSX track model
can reach 60mph in 3.1sec and
has a top speed of 155mph.
It is on sale now, with prices
starting at 80,349.

THIS WEEK
Testers Notes

MattPrior

Kia steps up quality control


KIA, WHICH SOLD 2.7
million vehicles last year,
aims to grow its global
presence through a focus on
upmarket design and outrunning its European and
Japanese rivals on quality,
company executive vice
president Thomas Oh has
revealed to Autocar.
Speaking at Kias giant
Hwasung plant, southwest of Seoul, Oh said the
firms new design centre
and quality control division
would be key to the brands
future advance.
The new design centre
is in the firms research
and development centre at
Namyang, on the outskirts
of Seoul. It covers 18,000
square metres and three
floors and has a 3300m2
outdoor viewing area.
The new facility is divided
into distinct studios that
cover the whole design

process. Component
suppliers will also have
their own offices at the
design centre.
The new global quality
centre (GQC) is an
independent department
at the Hwasung factory. It
is equipped with extensive
test facilities and workshops
and tests all aspects of new
vehicles, from demisting
functions to paint matching.
Longer-term quality is
also under scrutiny and cars
from rival makers are torn
down and inspected. The
GQC also tears down used
cars made by Kia and rivals.
Oh told Autocar that
Kia was now effectively
controlled by the GQC
because no car was allowed
to enter series production
without its go-ahead, a
decision that could not
be overruled by any Kia
executive. HH

An owner of an F will
generally get a wave
from other MG folk
till remember his surprise.
Other people keep
waving at me.
My mate had bought
an MG F during the Fs early
life, when buying one was okay
and was surprised to find
other MG F drivers giving him a
cheery greeting as they passed.
He joined in and returned
the waves but, I suspect, never
totally felt comfortable with it.
These days, he drives a Range
Rover Sport so is accustomed
to receiving hand signals of an
entirely different variety.
But the cheery welcome, one
of us isnt exclusive to the F.
Caterham drivers, without
exception, raise a hand above the
screen; generously, although
perhaps less enthusiastically,
even to drivers of Westfields and
the like. And a lot of classic
owners will find drivers of similar
metal share a passing greeting.
Motorcyclists, too, give each
other the nod, although there
are subsets. Youll want a big,
proper bike, not a little one or

OFFICIAL
PICTURE

V60 gets the Cross


Country treatment
A RUGGED CROSS Country
version of the Volvo V60 is to
be revealed at the Los Angeles
motor show later this month
ahead of UK sales next May.
The V60 Cross Countrys
ride height has been raised
by 65mm over the V60 on
which it is based. It also has

high-profile tyres, front and


rear skid plates, side scuff
plates, bumper extenders and
lower body cladding.
A diesel-only line-up includes
a base D3 unit and a new
179bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder
D4 turbodiesel with either front
or all-wheel drive.

Between giving
their clutch
legs a workout,
the majority of
Defender owners
will raise a palm
scooter; and curiously, not that
many BMW riders oblige.
In all cases, the theme is the
same these vehicles are leisure
choices. Cringeworthy word
approaching: lifestyle choices.
Youre like us. Youre one of a
club, only without having to
receive a newsletter and meet for
an orange juice and some beard
stroking on the first Thursday of
every month at the Barley Mow.
Land Rover Defenders are
starting to fall into the same
camp. Maybe Land Rovers
always have, I dont know, but

With a Defender, it can be tricky deciding if you should wave or not

matt.prior@autocar.co.uk

as the Defenders beard grows


grey and the special heritage
editions are planned, a growing
number are being bought by
people out of want, rather than
need. I suppose, although
my family try to kid ourselves
otherwise, were among them.
This is not a problem near an
urban metropolis. Spot another
Land Rover, and between bouts
of giving their clutch legs a
workout, the majority of owners
will offer a raised palm.
But in the sticks, things are
more difficult. Here land owners
or farmers own Land Rovers
because they always have. Theyre
at work. And if you wave, they
look at you like youre an idiot.
So you dont get into the habit
of it. And then somebody waves,
and its too late to wave back,
and you look rude.
If youre British, this is one of
those terribly awkward social
situations; like finding different
ways to say thanks to somebody
who has held more than one
door open for you. I cant bear it.
The only sensible solution, I
think, is to become so adept at
spotting different types of Land
Rover that you can tell one on
Boost alloy wheels with a tent
in the back, from one on steel
wheels with shotgun cartridges
in the glovebox, at 400m. This is
going to take some practice.
And if it doesnt work, were
going to have to sell it and buy
a Ford Ranger. Its the only
sensible solution.

@matty_prior
5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23

SPOTLIGHT

Just add lightness


(and maybe an SUV)
New Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales can see a bright future for the recovering Hethel-based maker
of lightweight sports cars and it could even include a crossover. Steve Cropley finds out more
otus is officially in recovery.
The Norfolk-based sports
car maker, beleaguered and
unprofitable for at least five
years, is well advanced with a
logic-based revival plan that
is already boosting car sales
and dealer numbers and will
soon yield an exciting series
of design and mechanical
changes designed to boost
the performance, practicality
and desirability of every
Hethel-built model.
The plan is the brainchild of
Lotuss new CEO, Jean-Marc
Gales, and contrasts heavily
with the flamboyant, multilaunch ambitions of previous
chief Dany Bahar, whose plans
brought Lotus close to disaster.
Gales, a Lotus enthusiast since
childhood and a former chief of
Peugeot-Citron, is depending
on his big-company experience
to move Colin Chapmans
unique business on to new,
more secure foundations.
Lotus was last in the news
with an announcement of
300 redundancies from a
workforce of 1200, but Gales
believes that following this
very regrettable event,
the company is now correctly
configured for recovery.
When I arrived six months
ago we had 1200 people making
1200 cars a year, says Gales.
We could not have survived
like that. Now we are 900
people, and this year we will

make around 2000 cars. Next


year the figure should be 3000
cars, then 3000 for several
more years. This will change
the equation completely.
Ultimately, Gales believes
Lotus is capable of volumes
close to 10,000 cars a year
if it takes lessons from other
specialist car makers, notably
Porsche, and moves to building
four-door models still at
Hethel for a completely
new sector. He wont yet
discuss specifics (lets
make a success of our first
stage), but Lotus could, for
example, use a Proton body
to produce an own-design
SUV predominantly for sale
in south-east Asia, where
demand is greatest. Gales
worked in Volkswagens top
management when legendary
group chief Ferdinand Piech
realised that for a relatively
low investment Porsche could
produce a performance SUV
the Cayenne from the major
components of the VW Touareg.
At present, such things
are dreams, and Gales insists
any exciting future at Lotus
depends on improving the
existing cars and business. The
company has just announced
a six-speed automatic version
of its Exige S that is certain
to be popular in Asia and has
a revised version of the Elise
called S-Cup waiting in the
wings. In order to sell these

Simplification and lightness remain key to Galess plans for Lotus


24 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

Every car company


wants to reduce weight.
We know how its done
new cars, the dealer count will
have swollen from 145 to 205
by the end of next year.
We wont have the funds to
build all-new cars in the next
few years, says Gales. In any
case our existing platforms
have plenty of potential.
At the Geneva motor show
next March, Lotus will have a
heavily revised version of the
Evora featuring changes inside
and out, about 15 per cent
more power and less weight.
Gales, who regularly spends
late evenings driving Lotus
products with considerable
verve on the fantastic
roads around Norwich,
reckons the 2015 Evora will
beat competitive Porsches
for performance and
thats before he launches a
lightweight Cup range, shorn
of more weight and perhaps
with a further small power

upgrade. Extra power and less


weight are also on the agenda
for the Exige in 2016, and so is
a surprise, a model designed
to continue what the superlightweight 2-Eleven track day
special began.
Further projects could
include a lightweight, highriding crossover sports car
based on an existing model
(this one probably dependent
on the reactions from Lotus
customers in focus groups),
but Gales has little time for
the Esprit supercar proposals
previous company bosses have
deemed important. A more
powerful Evora will be quicker
and more agile than any
old-style normally aspirated
supercar, he believes.
Galess twin themes of
simplification and lightness
shine out of everything he
proposes. They have always

been at the core of the Lotus


philosophy, he says, yet the
ideas are still very modern.
Every car company today
wants to reduce weight, he
says, but we have always done
it, so we know how.
To aid this drive towards
efficiency, Gales has set up
a so-called Lightweight Lab,
a large room in which all the
components of a disassembled
Elise, Exige and Evora are laid
out on trestles. The weight and
cost of every piece are labelled,
and in recent days no fewer
than 800 staff have toured the
room, suggesting an amazing
1140 ideas for reducing those
figures. Its not yet clear how
much weight can be saved per
car, but 50kg seems well within
reach, while cost reductions
are believed to be running at
about 10 per cent per car.
For all the progress, Gales
believes his work has hardly
started. He wants to play the
long game, to get the company
to a point where it can make
all-new models. This brand
is like a sleeping princess,
he says, but I believe she is
starting to wake up.

THIS WEEK

THIS WEEK
Grid Gossip

JoeSaward
Alonsos future seems
certain to be at McLaren

Marcus Ericsson will


bring TetraPak funding
to Sauber for 2015

Youth versus experience


s Formula 1 descends
into a mess following the
disappearance of two of
the backmarker teams,
those remaining are getting
their deals done for next tyear.
Over the weekend in Texas,
Sauber signed Marcus Ericsson,
who was previously racing for
Caterham, which may or may
not return in Abu Dhabi at the
end of the month.
Ericsson landed the Sauber
drive thanks to massive
funding from the Rausing
family, owners of the TetraPak
empire. It is believed that the

deal included a $10 million


signing payment for the team,
which means that its financial
situation has dramatically
improved. The team was
planning to sign Jules Bianchi,
thus bringing assistance from
Ferrari in the form of a cheap
engine, but the Frenchmans
accident in Japan meant that
this could not happen.
Ferrari was also affected
by Bianchis crash. The plan
had been to move Bianchi
to Sauber in preparation for
him to become Sebastian
Vettels Ferrari team-mate in

LAT

Ferrari aims to create stars


rather than buy them

2016, when Kimi Rikknens


contract with the team ends.
The latest suggestion is that
Raffaele Marciello will now
take Bianchis place with a
move to Marussia next year, if
the team survives. Marciello
has shown well this year in GP2,
and while a second year in the
series might be helpful, he is
probably ready for F1.
Rikknen is talking about
his future post-Ferrari. He says
hed like to go back to Nascar,
which he tried in 2011 before
going off to rallying for a while.
Ferraris aim with the young
driver programme is to reduce
its costs by creating stars,
rather than having to buy them
when they are famous (and
expensive). Fernando Alonsos
future seems increasingly likely

to be at McLaren, with the latest


hint coming amid rumours that
the team has done a deal with
Movistar, the Spanish mobile
phone company with operations
in Spain and many Latin
American countries. If this
proves to be the case, it is safe
to assume that McLaren and
Fernando Alonso have agreed
terms for the future, although
no one is saying anything yet.
Theres also speculation
about Jenson Buttons future,
rumours suggesting that he
will join Porsche in the World
Endurance Championship.
While all the fights over
money are worrying, these will
be sorted out, because there
is simply too much money
involved to destroy the sport.
If CVC Capital Partners feels

LEWIS IS F1S BEST BRIT

CHINA WEC WIN FOR TOYOTA

Lewis Hamiltons win in the US Grand Prix in


Austin, Texas, makes him the most successful
British driver in terms of wins. The series leader
now has 32 F1 victories, one more than 1992
world champion Nigel Mansell.

Toyota extended its lead in the World Endurance


Championship with victory in Shanghai on
Sunday. Sbastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson
won in their hybrid ahead of the sister car of Alex
Wurz, Stphane Sarrazin and Kazuki Nakajima.

joe.saward@autocar.co.uk

it is necessary to dump Bernie


Ecclestone, its becoming clear
that they will do that, although
Bernie appears to be working
towards buying the sport back
from CVC. The latter does
not care about F1 and simply
wants to make money, so it
must decide whether to lower
its price tag and get out quickly,
or negotiate a longer-term deal
that would continue to provide
profits but on a slightly lower
scale than has been the case.
CVC has suffered serious
image damage as a result of
its F1 involvement, and while
profit remains the key driver in
the decision making, it might be
a good idea to stay on and help
build the sport up, rather than
running off with the swag and
leaving it in a mess.

@joesaward
5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27

FIRST DRIVES
This weeks new cars

Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi


30.10.14, Korea New family-sized SUV has a more upmarket interior and a well judged chassis

FIRST VERDICT
A spacious, comfortable, capable
and well engineered family SUV

AAAAC
SO GOOD

QVast, practical cabin


QFit, finish and refinement
QImpressive dynamics

NO GOOD
QSome bump-thump apparent
QOccasional wheel shudder
QPossible rear body rigidity issues

TESTERS NOTE
The ride height has been dropped
by 20mm and the drivers hippoint is 38mm lower, making
getting in and out much easier for
a wider range of drivers. HH

28 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

THIS, THE THIRD generation


of Kias big Sorento SUV, is set to
arrive in the UK early next year with
a 2.2-litre diesel engine, all-wheel
drive and seating for seven.
The Mk3 Sorento is all new
with a stiffer body shell, updated
running gear and transmission, and
a completely fresh interior. The car
is 95mm longer than the outgoing
model at 4.78m in length. It is also
5mm wider and 15mm lower.
Kia says that even though the
roof height has fallen, lower seat
cushions than before mean there
is more headroom for all three
rows of passengers. At the same
time, legroom has increased. With
the third row of seats folded, boot
capacity has increased from a useful
515 litres to a significant 615 litres.
As much as 53 per cent of the cars
structure is made up of ultra-highstrength steels (compared with 24
per cent on the outgoing model),
which helps to make the new body
shell 14 per cent stiffer than before.

In parallel, theres been a concerted


effort to improve refinement with
tweaks including 30 per cent thicker
dashboard soundproofing and larger
engine and transmission mounts.
The 2.2-litre engine (set to be
the only one sold in the UK) has
seen power edge up from 194bhp to
197bhp. Torque is also up slightly.

Under the skin, the Sorento rolls


on the same MacPherson strut front
and independent rear suspension as
before, while bigger rear subframe
bushes and vertically mounted
shock absorbers are designed to
improve body control.
This is a big and roomy vehicle that
makes an immediate case for itself

Classy interior feels more spacious thanks to lower seats that boost headroom

QUICK FACTS
PRICE 28,000 (EST)
ON SALE APRIL 2015

Its a big car but a stiffer body, more positive steering and a well damped ride mean the Sorento is surprisingly enjoyable to drive

Cabin trim and controls look close to VW Group products in terms of quality and likely to be equally as durable after years of use

Refined diesel only engine bound for UK

many notches below the perceived


quality of the latest Volkswagens
(especially in the flat-black finish
used on much of the plastics) while
in reality being likely to match that
brand over time. The upmarket and
leather-trimmed version we drove
in Korea had particularly good front
seats with headrests that sat right up
against the drivers head.
Kias engineers have done a good
job of refining the diesel engine
which, even at lower speeds and
wide throttle openings, remains
decently subdued. At high speeds it
is pretty hushed and the six-speed
auto manages to meld well with
the turbodiesel, something thats
not always guaranteed with this
drivetrain combination.
On the road, the Sorento has
an impressive ride. Seemingly
a combination of slightly softer
springs and more aggressive
damping control, the revised set-up
worked well on the undulating roads
of Koreas Jeju Island. The restrained

body roll and positive steering feel


(the electric assistance motor is now
on the steering rack, not the column)
in long bends were welcome.
If the driver is prepared to make
sensible use of the motors urge, the
Sorento can be hustled along with
unexpected competence. Some townspeed bump-thump and shudders
from the rear wheels were probably
down to a lack of rigidity in the rear
of the body thanks to the vast rear
cabin and panoramic sunroof.
The Sorentos size, utility and
all-weather versatility mark it
out as a genuine upmarket family
hauler. Its also the first new model
overseen by Kias all-powerful and
independent quality control division.
It is, by a margin, the most well
developed Kia yet, knocking on
VWs door and offering a significant
discount over premium-badge rivals
such as Land Rovers new Discovery
Sport. You might even see it as a
budget Volvo XC90.

KIA SORENTO 2.2CRDI AUTO 7-SEATER


Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight
Engine type
Power
Torque
Gearbox

28,000 (est)
9.6sec
114mph
41.5mpg (combined)
178g/km
1849kg
4cyls, 2199cc, turbodiesel
197bhp at 3800rpm
325lb ft at 1750-2750rpm
6-spd automatic

HILTON HOLLOWAY
5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 29

MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

in terms of sheer space and interior


flexibility. The boot is huge in fiveseat form and space in the third-row
seats is impressive. With the second
row of seats folded, the (flat) loadbay
really is vast.
The new-generation Sorento
showcases Kias efforts in improving
interior quality. The cabin is not too

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint


28.10.14, Balocco Recently refreshed Giulietta receives a Sprint model with a newly tuned engine

FIRST VERDICT
Sweet 148bhp MultiAir creates the
best Giulietta, complementing its
tidy handling, ride and refinement

AAABC
SO GOOD

QSmooth, eager engine


QTidy, enjoyable handling
QGood ride and refinement

NO GOOD
QBitty dashboard design
QCabin material quality falls short
QSteering needs more feel

TESTERS NOTE
This is the second time that Alfa
has used the Sprint name for a
hatch rather than a coup, the Mito
being the other. RB

30 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

IDEALLY, ALFA ROMEO would be


celebrating the 60th anniversary of its
1954 Giulietta range with something
more than a light rework of todays
Giulietta hatchback. This famous
brand has been withering in the face
of several abandoned revival plans.
But theres cause for some optimism.
Sergio Marchionne, boss of Fiat
Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which
owns Alfa, has revealed his third plan
for this marque. Alfas rejuvenation
is seen as vital to FCAs European
revival and it should properly start
next summer with the reveal of the
159-replacing Giulia saloon.
In the meantime, we have this new
Giulietta Sprint. Its a nod to the 1954
launch of the coup of the same name
that was the first of a whole family of
Giuliettas that transformed Alfa from
a small-scale, high-end specialist
to what today wed call a premium
manufacturer. The new Sprint is
vastly less significant than the first
but it does feature a new (ish) engine.
The Sprint gets a 148bhp version

of the 1.4 turbo MultiAir, here in its


first application. It means that there
are now Giulietta petrol engines of
118bhp, 148bhp, 168bhp and 237bhp.
And as with the best Alfas, this engine
is a bit of a gem. Its smooth, likes to
rev, is fairly lively and issues a subtle
background rort thats genuinely
redolent of Giuliettas past. It doesnt
rev that high 6500rpm is the faintly
strained limit and theres a distinct

power step at 2200rpm when the


turbo pulls harder but it is rarely short
of urge. Couple this to a decently
accurate gearchange, and you have a
civilised powertrain that encourages
you to make good use of it.
The suspension is quietly
impressive, too. The car rides with
commotion-free suppleness, only
the occasional sharp-edged bump
causing a muffled clunk. And this was

Real-world performance is respectable because the 148bhp engine rarely lacks pull

FIRST DRIVE
QUICK FACTS
PRICE 20,490
ON SALE NOVEMBER

The Sprint model gains Alcantara on its seating, a sports steering wheel and carbonfibre-look trim in an odd soft-feel material

The suspension remains the same as that of other Giuliettas, so the car handles tidily and competently and rides pliantly

And breathe
UNLIKE IN THE days of the original Giulietta Sprint, fresh
engine tunes today are done not so much mechanically
as they are by remapping the engines electronics, in this
case to detune the 168bhp 1368cc turbo engine by 20bhp.
Nevertheless, the MultiAir engine remains intriguing for
its breathing. Its inlet valves are electronically rather than
mechanically controlled, which allows for the deletion of a
conventional throttle system. It produces 10 per cent more
power, 15 per cent more torque, 10 per cent less CO2, 40 per
cent fewer particulates and 60 per cent less NOx than an
otherwise identical engine without MultiAir.

is shifted to Dynamic, although


that mode usefully enlivens the
throttle, but because the modes arent
individually configurable, you cant
have what Alfa calls Natural steering
without a dulled accelerator.
Otherwise, the Sprint is as the
freshened Giulietta bar detail changes
for this model. They include anthracite
door mirrors and door handles, some
rather sexy alloy wheels, a diffuserequipped rear bumper, sill extensions,

privacy glass and some badging.


Inside, theres faux carbonfibre trim,
seats in Alcantara and black fabric
and a sports steering wheel.
Not much visual difference, then,
but the new 148bhp engine is a more
than worthwhile addition, making
the competitively priced Sprint the
best choice in a Giulietta range that
isnt quite up with the class best but
merits serious thought.

Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight
Engine
Power
Torque
Gearbox

20,490
8.2sec
130mph
49.6mpg (combined)
131g/km
1290kg
4 cyls, 1368cc,
turbocharged, petrol
148bhp at 5500rpm
184lb ft at 2500rpm
6-spd manual

RICHARD BREMNER
5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 31

MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

on the optional 18-inch rims rather


than the standard 17s. The chassis
also delivers keen turn-in, plenty of
grip and good on-limit behaviour.
The combination of the finely tuned
ESP and a standard-fit, J2 Torsen
diff tighten the cars line through
hard-charged, tight twists without
intrusive interventions. Its far from a
riot, but its satisfyingly capable.
The steering is less fulfilling. Its
too heavy when the Alfas DNA switch

ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA SPRINT


1.4 MULTIAIR

FIRST DRIVE
QUICK FACTS
PRICE 58,925
ON SALE NOW

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 BiTDI quattro


30.10.14, Surrey Mid-life refresh brings cosmetic updates and more standard equipment

FIRST VERDICT
Sleek A7 gets a refresh and
remains appealing but its
beginning to lag behind a little

AAACC
SO GOOD

Q Gratifyingly powerful engine


Q Slick-shifting gearbox
Q All-weather capabilities
Q High-quality fit and finish

NO GOOD
Q Firm ride and lifeless steering
Q Intrusive road noise

TESTERS NOTE
A 73-litre fuel tank means a
potential range of 740 miles if
you can achieve the claimed
economy figures. LK

AUDIS A7 SPORTBACK caused


quite a stir when it was launched back
in 2010. The company, looking to fill
the next available niche, took its A5
Sportback and scaled it up slightly.
The end result was a large, four-seat,
five-door hatch with sleek styling.
Suffice to say it proved appealing to
many, offering coup-like looks with
luxury refinement, moderate interior
space and a premium badge.
That was all some time ago,
however, and the competition has
moved on, evolved or in the case of
Tesla, for example appeared from
new and unexpected directions. So
in order to keep the A7 in contention,
Audi has granted it a mid-life facelift.
On the cosmetic front, the changes
include the adoption of new lights,
Audis latest single-frame grille,
different tailpipes and upgraded
interior trims. There have also been
improvements to the kit count, with
the likes of LED headlights and quadzone climate control now standard.
We tested a high-specification

Black Edition with the 316bhp


3.0-litre BiTDI diesel engine, eightspeed automatic transmission and
quattro system. Its a familiar and
effective combination. The diesel
engine churns out impressive torque
for swift acceleration, the gearbox
transitions from one ratio to another
without effort and the four-wheel
drive system provides excellent
traction. Claimed combined economy
is 46.3mpg, which is good for a fourseat Audi weighing 1970kg thats
capable of 0-62mph in 5.2sec.
The A7 remains true to type on
the dynamic front. It corners well,
although it does feel quite nose heavy,
and the steering is precise but lacking
in feel. Partly due to the cars large,
21-inch wheels the ride is also overly
firm and quite crashy, even with the
optional air suspension package,
although body roll is minimal.
Ultimately its the engine thats the
most characterful and engaging part,
thanks to its urgent, torque-laden
nature and its baritone exhaust note.

Theres room for four adults,


although those in the rear will feel
hemmed in by the low roofline. There
is a lot of road noise, too, which spoils
the otherwise pleasant ambience.
Standard kit on Black Editions
is good and comprises a Bose
surround-sound system, Matrix
LED headlights, heated electric seats,
sat-nav, a DAB radio, cruise control
and parking sensors.
All in all, this Audi is a handsome
and capable car, although the BiTDI
diesel will likely remain a niche
choice, especially when the cheaper
diesel options in the range are more
efficient yet still perform well. Wed
opt for smaller wheels, too.
Alternatively, you could have a
similarly performing but dramatically
more modern feeling Tesla Model S
85 for 57,300. Five years ago
electric cars werent even on the
radar in this class but these days Id
have to think long and hard about
the all-electric option.
LEWIS KINGSTON

Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight
Engine

A7s upmarket ambience is aided by stylish and efficient fascia but low roof impinges on headroom while big wheels spoil the ride

Power
Torque
Gearbox

58,925
5.2sec
155mph (limited)
46.3mpg (combined)
162g/km
1970kg
6 cyls, 2967cc, twinturbocharged diesel
316bhp at 3900-4600rpm
479lb ft at 1400-2800rpm
8-spd automatic

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MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

AUDI A7 SPORTBACK 3.0 BITDI


QUATTRO BLACK EDITION TIPTRONIC

FIRST DRIVE
QUICK FACTS
PRICE 63,375
ON SALE NOW

BMW M4 convertible
16.10.14, Cotswolds The M4 acquires a folding a roof and a delicious new soundtrack

FIRST VERDICT
Though its dynamics have been
blunted, removing the M4s roof
opens up a new world of sensations

AAAAC
SO GOOD

Q Ripping performance
Q Good handling and ride balance
Q Roof-down aerodynamics

NO GOOD
Q Dynamics slightly diminished
Q Steering ocasionally numb
Q Roof sometimes creaks

TESTERS NOTE
In Sport mode, the exhaust is loud
enough to make a separate volume
control desirable. RB

THERE ARE TWO major advantages


to having a roofless BMW M4. One is
the obvious fact that you can be much
closer to the process of achieving
motion, the rush of scenery being that
much more apparent when theres
only a windscreen over your head.
The other is that you can hear the
magnificent, controlled cacophony of
the straight six turbos exhalations via
a tuneful quartet of pipes.
Do not underestimate their appeal.
The pulsing growl does plenty to goad
you into the bounding pace of which
this car is capable. It revs to a heady
7600rpm but its a crank speed youll
rarely see unless you have plenty of
space, as the thick spread of torque,
kicking in from 1850rpm, and the
seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
gearbox ensure impressive pace
without working the engine hard.
Of course, removing the top of a
coup that is all about performance
and direction-changing dynamism
is not ideal, what with the sacrifice in

torsional rigidity, the compensatory


gain in weight and the fact that 70kg
motors towards the rear axle when
you open the roof.
The M4 suffers less for this
reworking than the lesser 4-series
convertibles whose handling is more
noticeably disturbed by the shift in
weight. Much more apparent is this
cars essential character, which is of a
civilised muscle car.
It has plenty of grip but give it a fat
bootful and the rear tyres will slide,
especially in the damp, while its
generally meaty feel robs it of some
of the delicacy of earlier M3s. As our
Britains Best Drivers Car feature
recently revealed, on a track the M4s
habit of tipping into oversteer a little
too readily tends to trip up its fluency.
On the road, however, youll need
deserted asphalt or a greasy sequence
of hairpins to discover this. But when
you do, your corrective efforts will be
aided by quick-acting and accurate
steering, although it can feel foggy

around the straight-ahead. Nor does


it tell you much about the shape of the
road below. The brakes, on the other
hand, are impeccable.
On a more practical but equally
vital note, with the wind-stop in place
the management of air around the
cockpit is excellent for those up front.
Even at 140mph (on an autobahn) its
easily possible to hold a conversation.
Also better than average is the
rear-seat package. The backrest is
less upright than it is in others of this
breed, and theres just enough width.
It is, however, rather breezier.
Impressive too is the M4s ride
quality on British roads. The dampers
deliver some suppleness even in
Sport mode and enough in Comfort
that youre rarely aware this is a highperformance machine.
Its not the sharpest tool in the
high-performance drawer, and thats
a shame given this models heritage,
but you couldnt call it unexciting.
RICHARD BREMNER

Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight
Engine

Good wind management aids front cabin comfort while strong performance and impressive damping enhance driving pleasure

Power
Torque
Gearbox

63,375
4.4sec
155mph (limited)
32.5mpg (combined)
203g/km
1790kg
6 cyls, 2979cc,
turbocharged, petrol
425bhp at 5500-7300rpm
406lb ft at 1850-5500rpm
7-spd dual-clutch automatic

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MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

BMW M4 CONVERTIBLE M DCT

Comparison | Audi TT vs BMW M235i

BEAUTY AND
THE BEST

The new Audi TT doesnt have the ability to


beat the BMW M235i but it still has plenty
going for it. Steve Sutcliffe reports
PHOTOGRAPHY LUC LACEY

o lets get one thing clear about this


comparison before we go a single yard
further. The Audi TT that we are testing
here is not, and never will be, a direct
dynamic rival for the faster, more powerful
and more expensive BMW M235i.
Anyone so much as considering a TT in place of
an M235i would, surely, never go for the 227bhp,
31,635 version of the car you see here. Instead,
they would much more likely opt for the new
306bhp TT S model that we drove and were so
impressed by earlier this year, were they thinking
about spending 34,250 on a 321bhp M235i.
But heres the thing: the most potent S version
of the TT wont be available until the spring of
next year at the earliest. So given that the new TT
is now upon us in the UK, with a slightly higher
than expected price (the test car that you see here
actually costs 36,150 including all of its various
options) we sat back for a moment and wondered:
why dont we just shine a light into its eyes and see
how good the new TT really is? Why not give it both
barrels right from the word go, in other words, and
find out how it gets on?

Our justification for such thinking went


something like this: if the new TT can get
anywhere close to the excellent M235i with a
mere 227bhp and costing 2615 less, then it will
be more than good enough to succeed no matter
what kind of engine it is powered by, and not
only commercially but also, this time round,
dynamically, too . And if not, well, it will be
business as usual for the new TT.
To put it another way, when push comes to
shove, the engine output and price inequality
shouldnt matter that much, because if the latest
TT can cut it where it counts, then theres no risk
of it being trounced by the M235i. But if it cant,
then it will get hammered by the BMW, plain
and simple. In which case the Audis reputation
for being little more than a fashion statement on
wheels will not have altered one little bit.
Before we come to any conclusions, however,
we need to run through some of the technical
details and do a bit more number crunching in
order to clarify where both of our particular
test cars are coming from.
The Audi is the all-new car, of course, and in

THERE IS A
LIGHTNESS OF
TOUCH TO THE TT,
A DELICACY TO
ITS RESPONSE

this case it comes in S-line trim which lowers


the ride height by 10mm and boasts 227bhp and
a more fulsome 273lb ft from its familiar 2.0-litre
turbocharged engine. Thanks to more extensive
use of aluminium this time round, it weighs a mere
1305kg, emits just 137g/km of CO2 and is capable
of reaching 62mph from rest in 6.0sec dead. So
even though it wants for outright muscle alongside
the BMW, the TT is clearly no slouch, neither
against the stopwatch nor, as well see shortly,
when trying to keep up with the M235i across a
deserted ribbon of Scottish B-road.
The test car also rides on optional 19-inch wheels
450, please and has various other extras fitted
that raise its price above that of the BMW in its
basic form (36,150 versus 34,260, remember)
assuming that they both come with the standardissue six-speed manual gearbox. In this case, the
BMW is fitted with the optional eight-speed auto
but, even so, its price still remains beneath that of
the options-heavy Audi, at 35,900. Thats another
reason why we felt that this comparison was valid
because, in simple terms, the BMW just seems to
represent far better value than the new TT.

Audi TT vs BMW M235i | Comparison

Discipline doesnt go
amiss in the rear-drive
M235i on such roads

The Audi has the more


adventurous and
stylish interior design

The BMWs cabin has a


more traditional look;
driving position is good

How so? Because thumping away beneath


its bonnet, the M235i also happens to have a
turbocharged straight six engine that produces
321bhp, with 332lb ft appearing between 1300rpm
and 4500rpm. So despite the M235i weighing a
considerable 225kg more than the featherweight
Audi, it still murders its rival in a straight line.
BMWs quoted 0-62mph time is 4.8sec for the
automatic version (5.0sec for the manual) and
weve already figured the car at not a lot more
than 10sec to 100mph. In reality, we are talking
about a fair old chasm between them in terms of
pure, straight-line performance.
And thats before you consider the fact that
the BMW is rear-wheel drive, whereas this
particular TT is not four-wheel drive but merely
front-wheel drive. There is also no clever
differential to help the Audi make its prodigious
torque stick. So dynamically, it seems, the TT
wanders into battle in this case with at least a
couple fingers tied behind its back.
Or does it? Because there are two more fairly
major factors that need to be considered when
comparing these two cars, neither of which
appears on any spec sheet, and they both

Audi TT vs BMW M235i | Comparison

centre on the extra sense of style and expense


that the TT seems to carry with it, inside and out.
For although its styling may be familiar to the
point of mild disappointment, the new TT still
looks by far the more arresting and interesting of
the two in the metal. Its detailing is full of surprise
and delight, none more so than the rear indicator
lights, which bleed their orange light gracefully
towards the outside of the car as they flash.
Inside, too, the new TT looks and feels if not
a million dollars then at least a good deal more
expensive than the BMW, which is perfectly good
to sit in but nowhere near as sophisticated visually.
The view forward in the TT is also cleaner, and you
sit lower behind its hard, thick-rimmed leather

Many will find the TTs


design more appealing
than the M235is

EVEN WITH A
MERE 227BHP
TO CALL UPON
THE AUDI TT
IS DECENTLY
RAPID, TOO

wheel. It feels more overtly sporting to be in as


a result, whereas the BMW gives the impression
of being more conventional, less exciting and a
little bit more ordinary.
And the moment you press the TTs starter
button and its new TFT instrument screen comes
to life, right before your eyes, the sense of being
inside an intrinsically newer and more interesting
car goes up a notch again.
Some will no doubt find the TTs digitised and
multi-adjustable instrument display a vulgar
and counter-intuitive aside to the main event.
These will almost certainly be the sort of people
who prefer the BMWs more traditional analogue
instruments, featuring an identically sized speedo
and rev counter and so on. But the new TT has not
been designed to suit such people, and thats fine.
The most interesting thing to observe is just how
different these two cars look and feel when you sit
behind their leather-lined steering wheels.
On the move, the new TT is far less radical in
its intentions. Audi has striven to remove as much
weight as possible from the car, and you notice
that from the moment it starts to move. There is a
lightness of touch here, a delicacy to its response,
that has been almost entirely absent until now.
Which is good news number one for TT fans.
Number two is that Audis engineers have
also made the strut and multi-link suspension
feel as smooth but also as sharp as possible on
the move, and the same goes for the new electromechanically assisted steering, which is again
light but supremely accurate and precise, even if it
doesnt exactly ripple with feel.
The Audi is decently rapid, even with a mere
227bhp to call upon. Not to the point where you
5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 41

The TT has a 2.0 turbo four-pot that generates 227bhp

A 3.0 turbo straight six endows the M235i with 321bhp


could ever call it properly, seriously fast, but
theres enough energy beneath your right foot to
make any cross-country journey a lot more than
just mildly interesting. Despite its apparent lack
of power and its theoretical absence of traction,
the TT can easily keep up with the M235i in most
circumstances, unless a complete madman is at the
wheel of the BMW.
Even if the M235i is in the hands of an unhinged
driver, the TT is far less likely to be the one that
engages with the undergrowth during a back-toback blast across the sort of soaking wet roads that
we found in Scotland. This is because, although the
new TT feels more alert, perkier and more incisive
in everything that it does on the move, its core
behaviour retains the same fundamental sense of
security that has always been there.
There are, however, at least three issues, which
are brought into sharper focus still beside the
BMW. One, despite its suspension having been
tuned to be more complete this time around, the
TTs ride still isnt great, at least not compared
to the BMWs. There is a calmness to the BMWs
damping, at both high and low speeds, that simply
isnt there in the TT. On really poor surfaces, the
Audi can still feel pretty neurotic by comparison.
Two, the TTs outright braking power might be
excellent, as ever, but the feel and weighting of its
brake pedal is once again too flaky and, more to
the point, too light. Its still far too easy to stand the
nose into the floor during light applications, even
if there is better feel and weight to the pedal when
you really lean on it. Again, the BMW shows the
Audi the way home here, with much better brake
feel and much better weighting of its controls right
across the board, from its power steering to its
throttle to its brakes.
Three, there is the constantly nagging issue of
their respective engines the way they sound,
the way they go and the way they respond to a
good old-fashioned wallop of throttle. Yes, I know
theres a power and price difference although,
as weve shown, the price gap is narrower than it
appears but the fact is that when you jump from
the BMW to the Audi, the first thing you notice
on the move is the noise that it doesnt make.
And the acceleration that it doesnt have. And the
performance that it quite clearly lacks beside the
rocket-sled that is the M235i.
The BMW not only sounds eight times more
42 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

Despite less power, the


TT keeps the M235i
honest on most roads

Audi TT vs BMW M235i | Comparison

RATING
Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight

BMW M235i

AudiTT2.0 TFSI S-line

AAAAB
34,250
5.0sec
155mph (limited)
34.9mpg (combined)
189g/km
1530kg

AAAAC
31,635
6.0sec
155mph (limited)
47.9mpg (combined)
137g/km
1305kg

Engine layout

6 cyls in line, 2979cc,


turbocharged, petrol
Installation
Front, longitudinal, RWD
Power
321bhp at 5800rpm
Torque
332lb ft at 1300-4500rpm
Power to weight
210bhp per tonne
Specific output
108bhp per litre
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Gearbox
8-spd automatic

4 cyls in line, 1984cc,


turbocharged, petrol
Front, transverse, FWD
227bhp at 4500-6000rpm
273lb ft at 1600-4300rpm
174bhp per tonne
114bhp per litre
9.0:1
6-spd manual

Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase
Fuel tank
Range
Boot

4454mm
1714mm
1408mm
2690mm
60 litres
340 miles
390 litres

4191mm
1832mm
1343mm
2505mm
55 litres
580 miles
305-712 litres

Front suspension

MacPherson struts, coil


springs, anti-roll bar
Multi-link, coil springs,
anti-roll bar
370mm ventilated
discs (f), 345mm
ventilated discs (r)
7.5Jx18in (f), 8.0Jx18in (r)
225/40 YR18 (f),
245/35 YR18 (r)

Struts, coil springs,


anti-roll bar
Multi-link, coil springs,
anti-roll bar
312mm ventilated
discs (f), 300mm
ventilated discs (r)
9.0Jx19in
2455/35 ZR19

Rear suspension
Brakes

Wheels
Tyres

delicious than the TT, but it also goes a good two


times harder subjectively. Its not twice as quick,
of course, but the thing about having 332lb ft
available from just 1300rpm is that it makes the
BMW feel quicker than it actually is, whereas,
conversely, the TT is quicker than it actually feels.
The Audi is also quicker than it sounds, and in
the how exciting are they to drive? stakes, such
subjective things matter more than they should.
Elsewhere, the BMW edges it in places and the
Audi nudges back in others. The M235i has by far

The BMW is the more


rewarding car for an
enthusiastic driver

THE AUDI TT
CAN EASILY
KEEP UP WITH
THE BMW
M235i IN MOST
SITUATIONS

the better rear seats. The TTs are for nippers and
extra luggage only whereas full-grown adults can
just about squeeze into the back of the BMW. The
two boots are of a similar size on paper but, again,
you can get more stuff into the better-shaped boot
of the BMW. But then the Audi is a good 5mpg
more economical in the real world, is cleaner, and
costs less to run as a company car.
In the end, the BMW cant help but win because
it is, without question, the more exciting of the two
to drive. Its faster, sounds nicer, steers, rides and
handles with more panache, and has more room in
it. For 36k, it remains one of the very best-value,
genuine high-performance cars on sale right now.
But the TT is far from disgraced by it overall,
which is very much to its credit in this instance.
Fact is we sent the new TT into battle carrying less
firepower, a smaller price and with a reputation
for dynamic brilliance that was far from proven,
and it has emerged on the other side still standing
against one of our most revered drivers cars. Still
with its head held high, in fact.
So although the BMW wins, and wins easily, in
a sense the new TT does, too. Now all it needs to
do is square up to the Porsche Cayman and not get
mortally injured and the picture will be complete.
But thats another story for another day. L
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Maserati has bold plans to expand its line-up and boost sales.
Its boss, Harald Wester, tells Steve Cropley how it will happen
PHOTOGRAPHY LUC LACEY

me AMaser
t the very top of an official
Maserati document that
explains how and why the
company aims to lift its
sales fivefold to 75,000
units by 2018, theres a
bold new strapline that shows how
this rejuvenated Italian marque
believes it should be regarded.
Maserati, it claims, is the absolute
opposite of ordinary.
As we sit in his bare office,
surrounded by the hubbub of the
Paris motor show, it occurs to me that
this description could just as easily be
applied to the companys boss of the
past six years, Harald Wester, as to
the six-model Maserati range that he

is constructing because this softly


spoken engineer breaks most of the
rules that make a typical Italian car
industry boss.
Wester is German, not Italian.
He is a qualified engineer, and a
lifelong lover of fine engineering,
who cut his teeth working on some of
Volkswagens key conceptual projects,
well away from the Golf-Polo-Passat
mainstream. In his early 40s, he
changed companies and countries to
spend all but two of the subsequent
15 years helping to make better
Fiat Group cars in every niche and
price, rapidly climbing the greasy
management pole in the process.
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Harald Wester | Interview

He stays calm when the explosions are going off


managers, Wester has retained
the respect and support of Sergio
Marchionne, the mercurial chief
of the Fiat-Chrysler group (or
FCA, as it is now known) who is
well known for quick and ruthless
management changes if the mood
takes him. Westers steadiness and
dependable car making skills in
such a tough environment have
rapidly increased his influence:
since the Maserati appointment
in August 2008, he has taken the
reins at both Abarth (2009) and
Alfa Romeo (2010). This, he says, is
enough to be going on with.
At Maserati, Wester can now
cite impressive successes. It may
only be a small contribution
to FCAs hoped-for sales jump
from 4.4 million to 7m sales by
2018 sixth position in world
manufacturing terms but
Maseratis projected volume
of 35,000 this year will more
than double last years already
increased tally. Volume is looking

good for 50,000 units next year,


after which the planned SUV, the
Levante, will hit showrooms at a
volume tipped to exceed 25,000
units. Given all this, the 75,000
target is looking relatively safe, in
Fiat terms at least.
Not that Wester would think
of making such boasts. He is
a compact man of 56, with a
friendly face, amused eyes, a welldeveloped sense of humour and
a fine line in quick ripostes. He
relies on his listeners perception
of an intelligent approach to earn
their respect, rather than a loud
voice and a lot of bombast. If his
reputation among his peers is any
guide, it works very well. Harald
is a very clever bloke, says one
European contemporary. He
knows how to build good cars
quickly but, most of all, he stays
calm and clear-headed when the
explosions are going off. Thats a
major asset these days.
Although I suspect that Wester

Wester is currently
the head of Maserati,
Abarth and Alfa Romeo

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 47

Harald Wester | Interview

It is vital to have
the best possible
idea of what your
brands stand for
wouldnt disagree with the last
part of that assessment, when
I ask him to spell out the future
relationship between Maserati
and Alfa Romeo previously
presumed to be very close he
defines the need for clear thinking
much more formally for my
notebook. Its vital to have the
best possible idea of what your
brands stand for, he says, and
about their positioning and price
structure relative to one another.
There should not be much overlap
you dont want everyone doing a
little bit of everything.
Here I look for a grin or twitch
that implies a criticism of the VW
Group, where at least four marques
seem to do a little bit of everything.
There is none. Wester has made
it clear in previous meetings
that he retains great respect for
the company that provided his
formative skills. Nevertheless, at
Maserati-Alfa-Abarth, he will do
things differently.
Which is why the five-tier,
six-strong model range that he
is constructing at Maserati will
use architecture not to be shared

by any other brand, and why Alfa


Romeo, which once looked certain
to use powertrain components
donated by Maserati, now will
not. Instead, Maserati will
emphasise its upmarket position
by using own-tune versions of
turbocharged V6 and V8 engines
made in Maranello by Ferrari.
As Wester proudly points out,
the engines are the work of Paolo
Martinelli, previously in charge of
Ferraris F1 engine design.
Just outside our office, the
Alfieri concept car is drawing eyes
by the thousand. It is named for
the most creative of the companys
five founders. (Maserati began
with five brothers, says the
company blurb, four mechanics
and an artist.) In Paris, it is still
officially a styling model, but this
is the second time that it has been
shown. The first time, at Geneva
last March, it won great critical
acclaim and the nod and wink
from Maserati people says that this
is how production cars will look.
With the debut of the Alfieri,
the proposed six-model range to
be completed by 2018 will be

The Alfieri is tipped to


preview a new coup
due at the end of 2016

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 49

half complete. The big refresh


began last year with the latest
Quattroporte, which moved
the luxury four-door closer to
the premium mainstream and
introduced the all-new architecture
and running gear to be used by
successive models. Next came
the Ghibli, a bidder for MercedesBenz E-class and BMW 5-series
customers (and the first Maser in
100 years to feature a diesel engine).
You can still buy a Granturismo
and Grancabrio, which will be the
last of the line to be replaced.
Next of the new cars will be the
Levante SUV. It will utilise Ghibli
underpinnings and doubtless
pioneer the permanent 4x4 system
that Maserati intends eventually to
offer in all its models bar the most
expensive coup, due in 2018.
After the Levante will come the
Alfieri, probably at the end of 2016,
built on a short-wheelbase iteration
of the familiar architecture. The
coup will be followed by a cabrio
six to 12 months later. Proposed
as 2+2s, these cars will compete
for the market in which the Jaguar
F-type has been so successful.

The Granturismos replacement


will complete the six-model range
in time for the 2018 model year. It
will be available in rear-wheel drive
only and be powered by a 560bhpplus version of the Ferrari twinturbo V8. As things stand, there
will be no drop-top. Maseratis
experience has been that demand
for 100,000-plus convertibles
is far lower than in the category
below, which is where it will
concentrate its fire.
Wester talks a lot in our 45
minutes together about the
purity of the Maserati brand and
believes that he is well on the way to
achieving it. He cites the important
components as the Ferrariderived powertrains (which will
incorporate eight-speed paddleshift ZF autos), a unique set of
driving characteristics, handmade
Italian interiors (although the
steel and aluminium bodyshells
and suspensions will be made by
a highly automated process) and a
unique design philosophy provided
and honed by Lorenzo Ramaciotti,
the former guiding light at the
Pininfarina design house who

Maserati will remain


exclusive, even at higher
volumes than before

The Alfieri shows where Maserati is heading; Wester cites all the big boys as rivals

penned the original Granturismo


coup and has strongly influenced
modern Maseratis since.
Wester cites Maseratis future
rivals as all the big boys, meaning
Mercedes, Audi, BMW and the usual
suspects, who will all continue to
have bigger sales in the luxury car
market even after Maserati reaches
its 75,000 foreseeable peak. This,
he says, will make Maseratis more
exclusive than the rest, even at
higher volumes than before.
My time with Wester is running
out. Im keen to know how Maseratis
manufacturing economics will
stand up against companies that
can use even greater economies of
scale. Wester believes that they will
and has the calculations to prove it.
With so many more models than
we have had before and so many
shared components, we should be
able to compete very well, says
Wester. Of course, we have to hit
our sales targets.
Building the dealer network,
which holds the key to bigger sales
and especially to repeat business,
is well under way. Last year, there
were 230 dealers worldwide. By

the end of next year, there will be


450. Wester prefers solus Maserati
premises, he says, because at the
new volumes, it will be necessary
to have a mature plan for selling
the cars that customers bring as
trade-ins. The biggest markets,
as now, will continue to be the US
and China, although China has
challenges that the company didnt
necessarily anticipate.
There are many new things
to understand about China, says
Wester. Its a huge market, for
sure, and it has great potential, but
its buyers are quite different from
those elsewhere. For instance, the
Quattroporte outsells the Ghibli
there, 40 per cent of buyers are
women, and the average buying age
is under 40. That makes it unique.
In sum, Wester is delighted
with the credentials of buyers
being attracted to the new-wave
Maseratis. Theyre genuine
enthusiasts, he says, people who
love to drive and who see owning a
car like this as so much more than a
means of transportation. The blogs
are showing us that the people were
getting are the people we want. L

MASERATI: THE FIRST 100 YEARS

1914

1920

MASERATI FOUNDED
Alfieri Maserati establishes an
independent car garage (Officine
Alfieri Maserati SA) in Bologna,
run by three of five Maserati
brothers. He moves his spark plug
business to the site.

TRIDENT BADGE ADOPTED


Alfieri Maserati commissions
his artist brother Mario to
design a trademark. Mario
chooses a trident from a well
known statue of Neptune in
Bolognas Piazza Maggiore.

1930
WINS GALORE
Maserati scores its first
international win, at the Tripoli
Grand Prix, and then dominates
the Italian Grand Prix, getting on
to the podium. Customer demand
for cars grows.

1937
MASERATI UNDER PRESSURE
Pressure from improving German
makers starts to hurt Maseratis
hard-won race superiority.
Surviving Maserati brothers (Alfieri
died in 1932) set up collaboration
deal with entrepreneur Adolfo Orsi.

1940
NEW HQ, ELECTRIC CARS
By the start of WW2, Maserati has
moved to Modena. Car making
stops for the war so the focus is on
making spark plugs and batteries
for the electric cars Maserati
builds between 1940 and 1945.

1946
A6, THE FIRST GT
Maserati launches its first proper
road-going GT, the handsome,
Pininfarina-designed A6. The A
stands for Alfieri. Soon after this,
the surviving brothers decide to
leave the company for good.

1957
FANGIO WINS FOUR FROM EIGHT
Juan Manuel Fangio leaves Ferrari
to rejoin Maserati. He wins in
Argentina, Monaco, France and
Germany to take his fifth and most
emphatic drivers world title. This
is Maseratis greatest F1 moment.

1963-1981
SEMINAL ROADS CARS
Big changes: Mistral, Quattroporte
launched. Orsi family sells out
to Alessandro de Tomaso. The
mid-engined Bora wows buyers,
and then the new-era Biturbo
scores decent sales success.

1993
PARTNERS WITH FERRARI
Maserati is acquired by Fiat
Group. It is now headed by Luca
di Montezemolo, already Ferrari
boss. Much is done to enhance the
marques cooperation. The buyout
is completed in 1999.

1997
THE FUTURE BEGINS
Production at the Ciro Menotti site
halts for modernisation. Maserati
workers move to Maranello for six
months, then return, operating the
factory successfully until the latest
set of volume-building changes

AMSTER-DA
An all-new supercar conceived by an ex-plumber from Holland doesnt sound promising
PHOTOGRAPHY STAN PAPIOR

AMN QUICK
but the reality is different, as Steve Sutcliffe discovers after driving the Vencer Sarthe

hen 38-year-old Dutch


entrepreneur Robert
Cobben was a teenage
boy, he went to Le
Mans for the first time
with his family. It was
the mid-1980s, when the mighty
Porsche 956s and Silk Cut Jaguars
ruled the roost at La Sarthe, as its
known among the locals. And from
the moment he saw those prototypes
howling down the Mulsanne
Straight at 220mph this was
before they put the chicanes in,
remember Cobben was transfixed.
I knew even then that, one
day, I would at least try to build a
road car that captures the spirit
of those great Le Mans cars from
the 1980s, he says. And now, 25
years later, here he is, and here
it is: the appropriately named
Vencer Sarthe, with 622bhp, full
carbonfibre bodywork and a
250,000 asking price.
Unlike most start-up supercar
makers, Cobben and his amiable
team of 10 or so employees
at Vencer which means to
overcome adversity in Portuguese
are realistic about the numbers
surrounding their new car.
In the first year, we will build
five, perhaps six cars, says Cobben.

Cobben: Some
people want a road
car that is pure
In the second year, we aim to make
one a month. And for the time being,
that will be all we aim to do: 12 cars
a year. Its an exclusive car for a
small but discerning audience.
The Vencer Sarthe will not be to
everyones taste, and deliberately
so. It purposely eschews all the
regular electronic trickery that
youll find in a contemporary
supercar from Ferrari, Porsche or
McLaren. I believe there are still
some people who want a road car
that is pure to drive, and which
isnt compromised by electronic
interference. And which has a
manual gearbox, says Cobben.

Yet Cobben doesnt claim to have


built anything as straightforward
as a racing car for the road. This
is a street car so its got to be
comfortable and usable, he says.
So its more like a GT-style supercar,
I suggest, one in which you could
drive to the south of France without
being too uncomfortable.
Exactly! exclaims the Sarthes
enthusiastic creator, who, by
the way, used to own a rather
successful plumbing business,
which he sold just before the last
recession to realise his boyhood
dream to build a supercar.
So what lies beneath the

THE SARTHE DRIVES QUITE UNLIKE ANYTHING I W


Sarthes beautifully finished,
Le Mans prototype-inspired,
carbonfibre bodywork? At its core, it
features a Hennessey-tuned 6.3-litre
V8 engine from GM, featuring
bespoke heads and a supercharger
to provide 622bhp and 618lb ft. This
sits in a hybrid aluminium-chrome
molybdenum spaceframe midengined chassis thats also bespoke,
with double-wishbone suspension at
each corner. The V8 is mated to a sixspeed manual gearbox built by UK
engineering firm Ricardo.
At the rear, theres a limited-slip
differential and 20-inch wheels that
wear 295/30-profile tyres, made
for Vencer by Dutch tyre company
Vredestein. The 245/35 ZR19 fronts
are a bespoke size for Vencer.
Amazingly, the carbonfibre
bodywork is created, baked and
finished entirely in-house at Vencers
factory in Vriezenveen, on the border
of the Netherlands and Germany.
Initially, Cobben tried to outsource
the making of carbonfibre body
parts, but he couldnt find anyone
who met Vencers price and quality
criteria, so he bought his own oven
and decided to make the stuff himself.
Its not cheap, of course, but we
can guarantee the quality if we make
54 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

the carbonfibre ourselves. And for


me, that was always a really key
element to the car, he says. This
alone tells you almost everything you
need to know about Cobbens mildly
unhinged but thoroughly endearing
obsession with doing it right.
In the raw, the Sarthe looks pretty
spectacular. Its long and wide and
low, just like a supercar should be. But
its also distinctive and intriguing
because its shape and its proportions,
especially around that long tail, are
so unfamiliar. The fit and finish of
body panels and quality of paintwork
are also genuinely incredible for
a first-time effort at a production
car. Ferraris dont come any better
painted or finished than this.
And the same ultra-high-quality
theme continues when you thumb
the invisible door release, and the
door raises in a half-scissor, halfconventional, wholly different
kind of way to reveal a simple but
luxuriant-looking interior. It smells
right in here, it looks right in here
and it is right in here. And as you
sit behind the multi-adjustable,
leather-lined steering wheel, staring
out at an unusually clean view of
the road ahead (because the main
instruments are all housed within a

Quality has been


paramount in the
creation of this cabin

Instrument siting gives a clear view ahead; beneath there sits a 622bhp 6.3-litre V8

Vencer Sarthe | Drive


The Sarthe displays
good balance once
youve got it turned in

WHAT NEXT FOR VENCER?


AT THE MOMENT, Robert Cobben and his team at Vencer claim to have no firm
plans to build another car, although they admit that a convertible version of the
Sarthe would be a fairly obvious progression and would be easy enough to engineer.
As would a right-hand-drive version of the car, which will be made available if a
customer is prepared to pay a little extra (unlike the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and
LaFerrari, by the way, all of which are left-hand drive only).
But judging from the twinkle in Cobbens eye when I ask if he has plans to make
a smaller or slightly more affordable car, he already has the plans to produce more
cars under way in his head.
I dont just want to stop here, he admits. But Im realistic and want to get this
car finished and completed first before we start moving on to other things.
Watch this space, in other words, because it will almost certainly be filled
eventually by something well worth looking at.

It looks good, sounds


great and is finished
as well as any Ferrari

AS EXPECTING OR ANYTHING IVE EVER DRIVEN


big, centrally mounted TFT screen),
you cant help think: how on earth
did they manage to get all this stuff
so spot on, first time out of the box?
Then you fire up the V8, select first
within the meaty six-speed gearbox
and drive away and the whole thing
slowly unravels, right? Wrong. Not
for one moment does the Sarthe
feel like it was built or engineered
or fine-tuned by anyone other than
people who very much know what
they are doing. It also drives quite
unlike anything I was expecting, or
anything Ive ever driven before.
You look at the spec sheet, see that
it has 622bhp, note that it weighs
just 1470kg with fluids and has a
full slippy diff but precisely zero in
the way of traction control, and you
expect it to be a complete maniac of a
machine. One that lights its rear tyres
up at the merest whiff of full throttle
and then spits you into the gutter if
youre not good enough to deal with it.
The reality, however, is somewhat
different. Cobben asked Hennessey
to make the ultimate power delivery
from the V8 as soft as possible, so
that it would also be as manageable
as possible. And it is.
As a result, the Sarthe feels
unfeasibly rapid, yes, hence the

0-60mph claim of 3.6sec and top


speed of 210mph. But it doesnt feel
in the least bit edgy or recalcitrant
on the move. Its power and, more
important, its torque flow towards
you gradually rather than with a
rush, and the throttle response is
smooth and well judged.
The steering is also similarly
refined, with a sophistication to
the way that it responds. Same goes
for the ride quality, which is both
soothing yet composed.
For most of the time, the handling
is nice and tidy although, even by
Vencers own admission, there are
elements to the chassis that remain
a work in progress. The traction is
good, as is the fundamental balance
mid-corner once youve got the thing
loaded and settled into a bend, but on
turn-in, it does feel a touch too soft for
its own good. As a result, it feels like
it wants to fall over itself at the rear
unless you are super-delicate with
your initial steering inputs.
But other than this, the Sarthe
drives every bit as good as it looks. I
loved the feel and power of its brakes,
which will eventually get ABS. I
liked the response and purity of its
steering, and I thought the ride was
exceptional for such a small-volume

car. The traction was also hard to


fault and the mid-corner composure
was similarly impressive.
Oh, yes, and did I mention the
noise it makes? Of all the things
I remember about my day with
the Sarthe, its the sound it makes
under full load at anything above
2000rpm because it is very, very
lovely indeed. An initial deep,
guttural rumble develops into a still
bass-heavy howl in the mid-range,
culminating in a full-on ear-splitting
scream between 5000rpm and the
6800rpm cut out.
And when youve heard the
Sarthes mighty war cry just once,
all you want to do is slow down,
shift back to a nice low gear in the
excellent six-speed gearbox, and
listen to it all over again. And then
again. Until your ears begin to hurt
and eventually bleed.
Id say that Cobben will have no
problem at all finding 12 customers
a year for his dream car, the first of
which has already found a home
thanks to Vencers new dealership
in China. In fact, Id say that the only
problem hell have is working out
who sits where in the queue from now
on because the dream, in this case,
has very much come true. L

VENCER SARTHE
AAAAC
250,000
3.6sec (claimed)
210mph (claimed)
21mpg (est)
na
1470kg
V8, 6282cc,
supercharged, petrol
Installation
Longitudinal, mid, RWD
Power
622bhp at 6500rpm
Torque
618lb ft at 4000rpm
Power to weight 423bhp per tonne
Specific output 99bhp per litre
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Gearbox
6-spd manual
Length
4515mm
Width
1984mm
Height
1190mm
Wheelbase
2791mm
Fuel tank
65 litres
Range
300 miles
Front suspension Double wishbones, coil
springs, anti-roll bar
Rear
Double wishbones, coil
springs, anti-roll bar
Brakes
355mm ventilated discs
Wheels
9.0Jx19in (f), 10.5Jx20in (r)
Tyres
245/35 ZR 19 (f),
295/30 ZR20 (r)
RATING
Price
0-60mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight
Engine

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 55

ROAD TEST

No 5190

Renault Mgane RS
Can an even sharper focus enhance an already great hot hatch?
MODEL TESTED 275 Trophy-R
O Price 36,430 O Power 271bhp O Torque 266lb ft O 0-60mph 6.4sec
O Fuel economy 26.2mpg O CO2 emissions 174g/km O 70-0mph 57.6m O Skidpan 0.84g

ntil very recently, introducing


a Dieppe-fettled Renault was
like announcing a Beatles
album in the late 1960s: you
just knew that whatever theyd
done, it was almost certainly going
to be brilliant. Consequently, the
last Renaultsport model that we
tested, the Clio 200 Turbo, was a
jolt; unwanted proof that the firms
genius-grade engineers could knock
out tepid acceptability if they were
made to work with one hand tied
behind their back.
This time round, there is no excuse.
Limited to a run of just 30 examples

WE LIKE Pin-sharp handling QSpartan, weight-paring ethos QBlaring, insistent pace

OThe 19-inch Speedline


alloys in this Turini style
come in three colours
white, red or black. Standard
wheels are Tibor 18s.

OBrake discs are, as


standard, 340mm at the
front and 290mm at the
rear. Optionally, theyre
350mm at the front.

56 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

OOn the regular 275 Trophy, this front splitter


blade is finished in silver. On Trophy-R models,
as here, its red.

OOpen the door and youll find a Trophy-R


kickplate, including the cars number in the
production run.

in the UK, the Trophy-R is an


example of what Renault is prepared
to do to a hot hatchback in order to
eke out extra performance. Much has
been removed in that engineering
pilgrimage, and most of what has
been added is intended to hone an
already razor-sharp chassis.
We already know that the Trophy-R
is the quickest front-wheel-drive
production car ever to lap the
Nrburgring. But has its new
go-faster guise taken it beyond the
already thoroughly brilliant 275
Trophy in the driver reward stakes?
Strap yourself in for the answer.

DESIGN & ENGINEERING


AAAAB
The quick Mgane is, by now, a
familiar machine. Like the 265 and
the 275 Trophy, the R gets the same
2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine,
in the same 271bhp guise, as the 275
Trophy. The extra power over the
standard car is delivered by a revised
ECU remap and is again tagged to
the cars Sport and Race modes. It
also shares the Trophys upgraded
Akrapovic titanium exhaust

HISTORY
Renaults hot hatch
legacy, especially where
special-edition cars are
concerned, is probably
unparalleled. Among a
bevy of household names
are the Clio Williams, the
Clio V6, the Clio Trophy,
the Mgane 230 R26 and,
Hardcore R26.R is the Trophy-Rs immediate forebear
of course, the R26.R. The
last of these, launched in
2008, is clearly the direct antecedent of the Trophy-R and came in much the
same stripped-out, limited-run format. Of the 450 made, just over half were
destined for the UK.

WE DONT LIKE Inflated price QRe-charging for deleted kit QThere will only ever be 30 on UK soil

OThe Akrapovic exhaust system cuts


4kg from the overall weight of the
car. Its titanium but incorporates this
carbonfibre finisher, which is standard
on Trophy and Trophy-R models.

OWant to shave 80kg or so from


an already relatively lightweight
hot hatchback? Start by removing
the rear wiper.

OThe roof spoiler is shared by the


Trophy and Trophy-R, but unlike the
front splitter, its the same colour
gloss black on both models.

OYou want decals? Youve got


decals. Theyre a bit on the garish
side, but wed probably leave them
on, given that its a visual clue to the
rarity of this car.

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 57

ON THE INSIDE

O The wheel could be smaller but


it gets Alcantara trim all the way
around and feels great.

O The shift lever doesnt receive quite


so classy a finish as the steering wheel
just some red stitching. Pity.

O Renault retains the speedo in the centre, with the rev counter off to the
side. Both are clear, and although we know that it would be an expensive
swap, showing the revcounter in the centre would be cooler.

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM
As standard, you get nothing on the
communications or entertainment
front. Cruise control stays and its
easy enough to dial out the ESP
completely. But more details of
those elsewhere. Meantime, here are
some shots of other interior details

58 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

system and the Cup chassis pack,


which adds stiffer springs, a largerdiameter anti-roll bar, a lower ride
height and most important a GKN
mechanical limited-slip differential.
The pack normally adds dampers,
too, but for the R, these are swapped
out for a set of adjustable hlins (see
Under the skin, p61), which feature
hydraulic compression stops that
Renault has dubbed Progressive
Damping System. Moreover, in
what Renault claims as a first for
a production car, the model gets
Allevard composite front springs.
These alone save 4kg from the
cars kerb weight and its the weightsaving theme that again defines
the quickest Mgane. Much has
been jettisoned to deliver the 80kg
decrease that the engineers were
after. About 18kg of soundproofing
has been shed, alongside 20kg of
rear seating, whose place is taken by
a strut brace and a very large, sparetyre-accommodating boot.
The kit list has been trimmed
even more aggressively than that of
the R26.R, with the loss of air-con,
stereo, multimedia system, rear
wiper and automatic headlights. This

saves 10kg and theres reputedly a


5kg saving in the 19-inch Speedline
Turini wheels, which come with highend Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.
As standard, the diet stops there.
However, if youre the kind of buyer
who feels they might be looking to
trouble the cars lap record potential,
you can spec the Nrburgring Record
Pack, a 1995 optional extra that
includes a lightweight lithium ion
battery, drivers six-point harness,
upgraded brakes (with wider 350mm
discs at the front) and tellingly
four spare wheel covers. Our test car
came so equipped.

INTERIOR
AAAAC
Tapping the rear side windows of the
Mgane tells you something straight
away theyre conventional glass,
not plastic. This car hasnt quite been
on the hardcore crash diet of the
R26.R but, once youre inside, youll
think that everything else that could
have been done has been.
The seats slide back and forth
but are fixed-back buckets with

OIts about as austere as a modern hatchback gets up front but appropriately


so. The seats are predictably excellent; the lack of air conditioning less so.

min x
mm ma
860 0mm
106

860mm

344991 litres

2636mm
66%

4299mm

1435mm

1030m
m

HOW BIG IS IT?

803mm
34%

OThe Trophy-Rs lack of rear seats ensures that this car is realistically an
option for diehard fans only. But that is probably as it should be.
1588mm

1545mm

1848mm

HEADLIGHTS

Turning circle: 11.1m

VISIBILITY TEST
Good. Pillars are
pretty skinny and
arent too close, and
the long doors make
for a good over-theshoulder view.

Also good. Youd


expect better of a
premium-brand
rival, mind. Main
beams could be
more powerful.

WHEEL AND PEDAL ALIGNMENT


Well placed pedals, with the brake and
accelerator perfectly aligned for heeland-toe flicking. Steering column could
do with a bit more telescopic range, just
to offset the shallow footwells.

Width 1160mm

Length 840mm
Height 750mm

OBeing able to get four tyres in the back of this Mgane makes a lot of sense.
It will swallow quite a lot of furniture, too, if you dont mind it moving around.

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 59

ON THE ROAD
T3

Track notes
DRY CIRCUIT

T2 T5

Renault Mgane RS 275


Trophy-R
1min 23.9sec
Volkswagen Golf R
1min 17.4sec
Steady rain and some
standing water for the
Renault. ESP Sport
mode deals with the lack
of grip well. Mid-corner
oversteer can surprise
with everything off.

WET CIRCUIT

T7
T1

T4

Renault Mgane RS 275


Trophy-R
1min 29.4sec
Volkswagen Golf R
1min 14.0sec
Much more standing
water here, and a bigger
gap to the 4WD Golf. Cup
tyres struggle. Balance of
grip is okay theres just
not enough of it.

T6

Start/finish

O Front tyres do better for longitudinal than lateral


grip in the wet so traction and braking arent terrible.

O With everything off you


need to be very smooth to
avoid a high-speed moment
in the fast T4.

O Hairpin draws lots of understeer


out of the tyres. Going in very slow
is the only way to pick up the apex.

T6

T5

T7

T3
T4

T2

T1

T8

O If you build lateral load into the car,


say around T5 and T7, expect fairly
pronounced throttle-off oversteer.

Start/finish

ACCELERATION 11deg C, wet


Renault Mgane RS 275 Trophy-R
Standing quarter mile 14.9sec at 103.1mph, standing km 26.3sec at 129.8mph, 30-70mph 5.1sec, 30-70mph in fourth 7.1sec
30mph

40

50

60

3.0s 4.2s 5.2s 6.4s


0

70
8.0s

80

90mph

100mph

110mph

120mph

130mph

11.8s

14.0s

16.9s

21.3s

26.5s

9.5s

5s

10s

15s

20s

25s

Volkswagen Golf R
Standing quarter mile 13.4sec at 105.2mph, standing km 24.6sec at 132.1mph, 30-70mph 4.3sec, 30-70mph in fourth 7.3sec
30mph 40

50

60

70

1.9s 2.7 3.7s 4.8s


0

6.2s

80
7.8s

5s

90mph

100mph

110mph

120mph

9.7s

12.0s

15.0s

18.6s

10s

130mph
23.5s

15s

20s

BRAKING 60-0mph: 3.10sec


30mph-0

50mph-0
28.3m

DRY (wet) 10.2m


0

10m

WET

11.2m
30mph-0

20m

30m

70mph-0
57.6m
40m

50m

60m

31.4m
50mph-0

69.4m
70mph-0

six-point harnesses and, for day-today use, three-point inertia reels.


The air-con and stereo have been
deleted, although cruise control
stays. But none of these things is
quite as notable by its absence as the
lack of rear chairs. Instead, theres a
luggage net and a lot of empty space,
across which the (optional) drivers
six-point race harness stretches to its
mounting points.
From that point vertically is a set of
webbing, mounted beneath a bright
red brace, to prevent whatevers
loaded in the boot from sliding
forwards. Thats designed to be a set
of wheels and tyres, although only
three fit side by side in the boot itself,
with the fourth having to be popped
over the brace and behind the seats.
Which is probably no great hardship
if youre serious about taking spare
rubber to track days.
Neither, presumably, is the relative
lack of soundproofing, again aimed
at reducing weight. After all, this is
a stripped-out car with a low-slung,
no-compromise driving position to
match. And in that context, Renaults
material choices hard plastics in
most places, soft suede-effect or
Alcantara in others is spot on.

PERFORMANCE
AAAAC
All of the motorsport-grade chassis
parts and Nrburgring honing in
the world comes to little if your first
track taste of the Trophy-R comes in
streaming rain, as ours did. Despite
waiting all day for a dry surface, it
wasnt to materialise and in the
wet, the cars Cup tyres wont take
full throttle even at middling revs in
anything less than third gear.
So dry launch timings will have
to wait for another time. Experience
suggests that itll be at least a full
second quicker to 60mph than the

On the limit

The crowning achievement of


the Trophy-R is how purposeful,
rewarding and three-dimensional its
handling is on a dry circuit. No driver
would ever get out of it and say its a
shame that its front drive because
the car gives you every option not just

60 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

to pick your line but also to tweak your


cornering attitude.
It takes a while to get used to the
sheer tenacity of the cars adhesion
to the asphalt, which is as high as any
track special from Lotus or Porsche.
In the dry, that is. In the wet, those

Cup tyres do struggle for grip, although


the fundamental chassis balance and
controllability of the car are preserved.
Braking stability is excellent either
way, and stopping power is huge in the
dry, so youll only ever be braking into
an apex by choice. You might choose

to, though, because theres wonderful


cornering balance in the handling
mix that allows you to point the cars
nose at the exit of a corner early, and
simply open up the taps to straighten
it out. Front-drivers rarely have such
poise when driven so hard.

RIDE AND HANDLING


AAAAB
The best news to report here isnt to
do with other-worldly lateral grip
or physics-defying body control. Its
that, despite its obvious superpowers,

Its suspension set-up


makes you work hard
on a bumpy B-road

the Trophy-R remains a fast Mgane


with all of the outstanding facets
that weve come to revere, given
increasingly flavourless rivals. It
hasnt been warped into a pastiche
with a few aspects of its dynamic
talent amplified out of all proportion,
so much as transported onto a higher
level of speed and excitement whole
and unaltered.
Which isnt meant to suggest that
the Trophy-R rides like a normal
Mgane RS, or is equally easy to
guide down a bumpy B-road. You
earn your corn in this car. Although
the ride isnt heinously crashy, the
suspension is firm and the tyre
sidewalls are unsympathetically hard
and thin. The wheels skip between
short, sharp lumps and bumps when
the road surface suddenly turns
cruel. In the meantime, every one
of those bumps is felt through the
bristling, weighty, scalpel-precise
steering and will frequently knock
the car slightly off course. Plenty of
rival hot hatchbacks make better fast
road cars than this, its true. But none
is more involving or more devoted to
providing tactile vivid thrills when
the opportunity presents.
And when it does on a dry track

day with plenty of more powerful


machinery to pursue the Trophy-Rs
hardcore temperament serves up an
absolute riot of a driving experience.
Huge grip levels, feelsome and well
balanced controls and benign but
still absorbing front-drive handling
manners inspire tons of confidence
and allow you to carry heroic
cornering speeds.
The car is typically balanced,
directionally responsive and
adjustable as you begin to approach
the edge of its hold on the asphalt
and permits more slip angle than
anything front-drive has a right to.
Its stable, too, but to put it simply, you
probably wont go faster or have more
fun on a circuit in anything save the
very finest sports cars and supercars.
In the wet, on the wrong road, in a
train of traffic and elsewhere, youll
pay for that devotion. But, if youre
like us, youll very seldom regret it.

heavily discounted towards the end,


and their values are up to and around
20,000 now. But Renault made
more than 200 right-hand-drive
R26.Rs: this time there are just 30.
Dont be surprised if the Trophy-R
holds its value better even than our
residual experts suggest. For other
costs, it should be broadly in line
with the standard Trophy, such as the
26.2mpg on average and broaching
30mpg when cruising in the
unlikely event you do much of that.

DEPRECIATION
50

Porsche Cayman
40

Value (1000s)

wet time we posted. Not quite in sub5.0sec Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG or


BMW M135i league, perhaps, but
anything below 5.7sec will make the
Trophy-R the fastest front-driver
weve tested. All we can say for now
is that, even in the wet and cold, the
Trophy-R is quicker than a Vauxhall
Astra VXR in perfect, dry conditions.
Once its tyres find some purchase,
the Renault roars and pops its way
through its gears with a rapacious
appetite not only because of its
extra power but also because it has
a shorter final drive than the last
Mgane RS we figured (a 250 Cup).
The old-fashioned multi-point fuel
injection combines with pleasingly
smart, linear turbo response to
make for an accelerator that you can
modulate precisely when you need to.
Aside from a sudden lump of torque
delivered at 2000rpm somewhere
you just wont find yourself when
youre stretching this cars legs the
power curve feels smooth and even.
The shift quality of the six-speed
manual gearbox is respectable,
although a more substantial feel
would suit the car better.
On the road, you wouldnt criticise
the Trophy-R for being noisy or
uncivil, although its both. Bereft
of sound-deadening, the cabin is
filled with as much road and tyre
noise as it is engine roar at cruising
speeds and, trust us, 74dB is a noisy
70mph cruise. But its all part of the
cars uncompromising, compelling,
madcap character, which cant be
escaped or ignored even on the most
mundane of motorway commutes.

30
20

BUYING AND OWNING

10

AAAAC

0
New

Renault had trouble shifting all of its


UK allocation of the R26.R Mganes,
to the extent that they were fairly

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

Renault Mgane RS 275 Trophy-R

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

O Low volume is likely to keep values


high for the Trophy-R, even compared
with more usable, upmarket options.

Under the skin


CAN YOU CLICK IT? YES, YOU CAN
Its all very well paying the premium for a car with mechanically
adjustable dampers, but getting the best from them can be a fiddly and
time-consuming process. Fortunately, to help get the best out of the
hlins built-in amplitude of 20 positional clicks at the front and 30 clicks
to the rear (0 being the firmest), Renault has supplied a guide based on
the recommendations of Laurent Hurgon the test driver responsible for
the Mganes record-breaking time around the Nrburgring.
Out of the box, the Mgane comes on what the manufacturer describes
as its standard road set-up, which, with the dampers set to 5 at the nose
and 10 at the back, provides the impressive compromise that we describe
above. To fine-tune this further, youll need to jack the car up and whip
the wheels off, then its just a matter of twisting the lower portion of the
damper to adjust. Ground clearance may also be lowered by as much as
8mm at the front, although youll probably be needing to make full use
of your top speed at somewhere like the Nrburgring to make it worth it.
Otherwise, just a single click on each damper to 4 and 9 will provide
you with what Hurgon considers to be the ideal quick dry track setting,
not to mention the one that saw him into the record books.

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 61

DATA LOG
RENAULT MEGANE RS
275 TROPHY-R
On-the-road price
Price as tested
Value after 3yrs/36k miles
Contract hire pcm
Cost per mile
Insurance/typical quote

36,430
39,300
18,050
na
na
na

TECHNICAL LAYOUT
Trick items aside, the Mgane is not a complicated car. Like the rest of the range, its a front-engined, front-drive
hatch with a transverse four-pot petrol motor, front MacPherson struts and a twist beam at the rear. Its the details
that matter, though, and the changes to the springs, dampers, tyres, brakes, exhaust and slippy diff are inspired.

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q

POWER
261bhp
271bhp
271bhp

Type

FROM
25,930
28,930
36,430

Made of
Bore/stroke
Compression ratio
Valve gear
Power
Torque
Red line
Power to weight
Torque to weight
Specific output

6-spd manual

ECONOMY

CLAIMED

Front, transverse,
front-wheel drive
4 cyls, 1998cc,
turbocharged, petrol
Aluminium head and block
82.7mm/93.0mm
8.6:1
4 per cyl
271bhp at 5500rpm
266lb ft at 3000rpm
6600rpm
208bhp per tonne
204lb ft per tonne
135bhp per litre

1995

TRANSMISSIONS

TEST

POWER & TORQUE

Installation

RANGE AT A GLANCE
ENGINES
RS 265
RS 275 Trophy
RS 275 Trophy-R

ENGINE

Average
Touring
Track
Urban
Extra-urban
Combined

26.2mpg
33.3mpg
15.7mpg
28.8mpg
45.6mpg
37.7mpg

Tank size
Test range

60 litres
345 miles

271bhp at
5500rpm

300

250

250

200

200

150

150

100

100

50

50

Engine (rpm)
2000
4000
6000

8000

Spare

Steel monocoque
1297/1285kg
na
8.25Jx19in
235/35 R19
Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2
Repair kit

TRANSMISSION
Type 6-spd manual
Ratios/mph per 1000rpm
1st 3.08/5.9 2nd 1.95/9.3 3rd 1.39/13.0
4th 1.03/17.6 5th 0.82/22.1 6th 0.67/27.0
Final drive ratio 4.188

BRAKES

SAFETY

Front MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar


Rear Torsion beam, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Front
350mm ventilated discs
Rear
290mm ventilated discs
Anti-lock Standard with EBD

ABS, ESC, CSV


Euro NCAP crash rating na

STEERING

EMISSIONS & TAX


CABIN NOISE

Type Electrically assisted rack and pinion


Turns lock to lock
2.6
Turning circle
11.1m

Idle 52dB Max revs in third gear 84dB


30mph 66dB 50mph 69dB 70mph 74dB

ACCELERATION IN GEAR

MPH
0-30
0-40
0-50
0-60
0-70
0-80
0-90
0-100
0-110
0-120
0-130
0-140
0-150
0-160

MPH
20-40
30-50
40-60
50-70
60-80
70-90
80-100
90-110
100-120
110-130
120-140
130-150

2nd
2.2
2.1
2.1
-

3rd
3.0
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.8
-

4th
5.2
3.7
3.2
3.4
3.6
3.7
4.3
5.5
-

5th
5.9
4.8
4.6
4.5
4.6
5.3
5.9
6.8
8.7
-

6th
9.4
7.3
6.4
6.3
6.8
7.5
8.7
10.8
-

THE SMALL PRINT Power-to-weight and torque-to-weight figures are calculated using manufacturers claimed kerb weight. 2014, Haymarket
Media Group Ltd. Test results may not be reproduced without editors written permission. For information on the Mgane RS 275 Trophy-R,
contact Renault, The Rivers Office Park, Denham Way, Maple Cross, WD3 9YS ( renault.co.uk). Cost-per-mile figures calculated over three
years/36,000 miles, including depreciation and maintenance but not insurance; Lex Autolease (0800 389 3690). Insurance quote covers
35-year-old professional male with clean licence and full no-claims bonus living in Swindon. Quote from Liverpool Victoria (0800 066 5161,
lv.com). Contract hire figure based on a three-year lease/36,000-mile contract including maintenance; Wessex Fleet Solutions (01722 322888).

62 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

266lb ft at
3000rpm

300

Construction
Weight/as tested
Drag coefficient
Wheels
Tyres

400

SUSPENSION

ACCELERATION
TIME (sec)
3.0
4.2
5.2
6.4
8.0
9.5
11.8
14.0
16.9
21.3
26.5
-

CHASSIS & BODY

400

Power output (bhp)

Q
625
250

60 litres

Torque (lb ft)

18in Speedline Tibor alloy wheels


Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres
hlins Road and Track
adjustable dampers
Allevard composite front springs
Akrapovic exhaust
Cruise control
Speed limiter
LED daytime lights
Rear parking sensors
Tyre pressure monitors
Recaro pole position seats
Push-button start
Remote control central locking
Cup chassis (including limited-slip diff,
red brake calipers and stiffer springs)
Arctic white paint with black roof
19-inch Speedline alloy wheels in red
Nrburgring Pack (including
lithium ion battery, six-point Sabelt
harness, 350mm front discs, spare
wheel covers)
Options in bold fitted to test car
Q = Standard na = not available

MAX SPEEDS IN GEAR


39mph 86mph 146mph

6600rpm 6600rpm 6600rpm

61mph 116mph 158mph*

6600rpm 6600rpm 5851rpm


*claimed

RPM in 6th @ 70/80mph = 2592/2963

CO2 emissions
Tax at 20/40% pcm

174g/km
164/328

12kg
The claimed/measured weight disparity
is, we think, due to the addition of the
Nrburgring Pack to our test car.

12bhp
Its diet has the desired effect. Despite
giving away 25bhp to the VW Golf R, the
Mganes power-to-weight is 12bhp up.

ROADTEST
Read all of our road tests autocar.co.uk

ROAD TEST

No 5190

Renault Mgane RS 275 Trophy-R


AUTOCAR VERDICT AAAAB

Diamond hard, deliciously niche and spectacularly rewarding

TESTERS NOTES
NIC
CACKETT
Couldnt
see myself
paying 2k
for a smaller battery
and a six-point harness.
One makes a negligible
difference; the other is,
99 per cent of the time, a
pain in the neck. Literally.
MATT
SAUNDERS
As well as
chucking
out the head
unit, Renaultsport takes
out the door speakers,
wiring and column remote
controls to save weight.
Only the speaker grilles
and aerial wiring remain.
Impressive commitment.

SPEC ADVICE
Wed re-spec the air-con
and stereo, and un-spec
some pies to end up
weight neutral.

JOBS FOR
THE FACELIFT

he Trophy-R is a car of giant-killing purpose and genuine excitement. Its a tribute to the skill
of Renaultsports engineers that it can turn an 18k family hatchback into something with
the grip, body control, stopping power and thrills comparable to those of a Lotus Exige S or
Porsche 911 GT3 RS circuit special. The Trophy-R may not be in the same league as those big
hitters on outright speed, but the fact that its endowed with more poise, more control, sharper
responses and a stronger hold on dry asphalt than it needs somehow makes it more appealing.
The perfect hot hatchback should be more usable, habitable and affordable than this, which
is why the Trophy-R doesnt get the final half star. But the market is doing all right for practical,
well mannered, well priced options. What it didnt have was a truly unhinged, razor-edged, trackready entrant focused enough to make a Mini GP feel like a 1.0-litre Mayfair. Until now.

TOP5

MAKE
Model
Price
Power
Torque
0-60mph
Top speed (claimed)
Fuel economy (combined)
Kerb weight (claimed)
CO2/tax band

Verdicts on every
new car, p78

O Sweeten the gearshift


but not by fitting a
dual-clutch thing.

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

LOTUS
Elise S Club Racer
37,200
217bhp at 6800rpm
184lb ft at 4600rpm
4.2sec (claimed)
145mph
37.5mpg
905kg
175g/km, 28 per cent

CATERHAM
Supersport
24,830
140bhp at 6900rpm
120lb ft at 5790rpm
4.9sec (claimed)
120mph
na
520kg
na

ARIEL
Atom 245
30,572
245bhp at 8200rpm
155lb ft at 6100rpm
3.2sec (claimed)
140mph
31.4mpg
550kg
190g/km, 31 per cent

RENAULT
Mgane RS 275 Trophy-R
36,430
271bhp at 5500rpm
266lb ft at 3000rpm
6.4sec
158mph
37.7mpg
1297kg
174g/km, 27 per cent

GINETTA
G40R
29,950
175bhp at 5000rpm
140lb ft at 1750rpm
5.8sec
140mph
29mpg
795kg
181g/km, 29 per cent

As a have-it-all option, the Elise


remains compelling. Especially
with a supercharger fitted.

Makes even a stripped-out


hatch look blimpish. Fun cannot
be made any more feelsome.

Brilliance of the 3.5R shows up


the entry-level cars faults but
its never less than compelling.

If you prefer your front axles


powered and your track cars
usable, this is the only choice.

Body and chassis both benefit


from a nice balance, but a
Trophy would leave it standing.

++++B

++++B

++++B

++++B

++++C

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 63

YOUR VIEWS
LETTER OF THE WEEK

GivetheM2a3.2six
I read with interest Greg Kables article about the BMW M2 and its
new engine (News, 22 October). I couldnt help but wonder if BMW
might be better off going down an old-school route for the M2. A new
engine sounds like a good idea, but I hope that it doesnt sound as
disappointingly ordinary as the current M3/M4.
My suggestion would be to swap the new unit for the 3.2-litre
straight six of the M3 CSL but ditch the jerky SMG gearbox and keep
the hallowed manual unit. The noise would be incredible, but the
controllability would stay because of the manual gearbox. I have a
feeling that the M2 might just be a whole lot better than its big brothers.
James Mortimore
Via email

WIN
Letter of the week wins full years supply
of CleanDrive (4 bottles) worth over 55
clean-drive.co.uk

Write to Autocar
autocar@haymarket.com
IN DEFENCE OF JAGUAR
Having read Mark Shaffers view on
Jaguar (Your Views, 22 October), I
can understand where he is coming
from but I totally disagree with his
conclusion. Designers today have many
more constraints to meet than back in
the 1960s, such as crash and pedestrian
safety, lighting legislation, boot capacity
and so on. Jaguar has never been about
contrived styling features for visual
effect, and long may it continue to make
beautiful form that follows function.
John Cady
Via email

growth is in budget and premium cars.


The Vignale proposition sounds
disastrous to me. Like a Ghia or
Titanium badge.
Id recommend that Ford creates a
budget brand to get volume up. That,
in turn, could make the mainstream
Ford brand more profitable. I think
Ford just cant do premium. Rival
premium brands are far too well
established and I may be wrong but I
think that Lexus and Infiniti are taking
a very long time to develop.
Casper Gorniok
Guildford, Surrey

HANDLE WITH CARE

FORD ONCE HAD PREMIUM

How refreshing to read Chas Halletts


article on the Jaguar F-type R coup
(Our Cars, 22 October), where the skill
in driving a powerful car quickly and
safely required some thought and input
from the driver rather than relying
heavily on electronics.
It may be apocryphal but Erik
Carlsson once said that his Saab 96 had
traction control, and when questioned on
this, he pointed to his right foot (but he
was also a master at left-foot braking).
Peter Lewis
Hereford

James Bohan-Pitt suggests that Ford gets


itself a Lexus-type brand. As I understand
it, Ford did have such a brand, and it was
called Jaguar. But Ford sold it.
S. N. Carter
Lincoln

FORD CANT DO PREMIUM


In answer to James Bohan-Pitts
curiosity about Fords strategy (Your
Views, 22 October), readers may recall
that Ford went on a buying spree to
develop the Premier Automotive Group,
which included Jaguar, Land Rover and
Volvo all, curiously enough, premium
brands. Ford knew back then: it was not a
premium brand.
In 2001, I co-developed a
pan-European customer segmentation
for Ford that reaffirmed that view.
However, finance dictated that all the
acquisitions had to be sold. Which leaves
Ford stuck in the mainstream, when the

NAME THAT CAR


I agree with AMGs boss Tobias Moers
that its Porsche 911 GT3 rival should have
a different name from GT GT3 (News, 22
October). How about GT AR? AR stands
for Ausdauer Racing Endurance
Racing in German (I think). To me, it
sounds suitably purposeful.
Mike Spencer
Via email

Jag F-type R
coup rewards
a drivers skill

My Heroes

Colin Goodwin
No 16 Elizabeth Junek , racing driver
SIR STIRLING MOSS got in hot water
last year for saying that a woman would
never make it in Formula 1. He might be
right, but I wrote a piece for a national
tabloid putting forward the case for
the opposition. I think that I mentioned
Desir Wilson and Michelle Mouton, but
space was limited and I didnt get the
chance to introduce the British public
to Elizabeth Junek.
Junek was a Czech whose real name
is Eliska Junkova but since I dont know
how to get my computer to do all the
funny accents, I shall do what the
hacks in the 1920s did and use the
anglicised version.
Junek got into racing because her
husband was obsessed by speed and
she thought that if she was going to

64 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

share his life, shed better go racing


with him. Mr Junek, a wealthy banker
in Prague, equipped himself with a
Bugatti and a few other top machines
of the time. A hand injury from the
Great War meant that he couldnt
change gear properly so Mrs J thought
that she might as well have a go.
Her name hit the headlines when
she was runner-up in the Klausen
Pass hillclimb in Switzerland. Later, in
1928, she entered the Targa Florio and
finished fifth in her Bugatti type 35B,
having led before mechanical issues
cost her time. Serious names were in
that race, including Louis Chiron, who
finished one place ahead of her.
A year later, the Juneks shared a
drive at the German Grand Prix at the

Nrburgring. Tragically, her husband


went off the road and was killed. His
widow never raced again. Elizabeth
Junek died in 1994, 94 years after her

birth in what was then Bohemia.


One day, Moss will be proved
wrong. Perhaps not in his lifetime,
but hopefully in mine.

NEXT

Touchscreens are the


next big thing, and rarely
as big as in Teslas Model S

WEEK
Inside the magazine on sale 12 November

FIRST DRIVE

TOUCHING BASE
I see that touchscreen applications are
spreading but can you use a touchscreen
while driving and keep your eyes on the
road? Is the solution to have a touchsensitive head-up display?
Chris Mynott
Northampton

GET BACK TO WORK


Is the Autocar writing team going
through some sort of collective mid-life
crisis? Two consecutive in-depth tests
on ultra-expensive hypercars and two
consecutive weeks of larking about with
a variety of cars on a track. Sounds like
youve all had some jolly fun-packed
boys days out. Do you fancy getting on
with some proper work now?
Harry Knibb
Via email

THE DREAM TEAM


You say that Rolls-Royce is on schedule
to sell 4000 cars this year (News,
1 October). From this, its estimated
that the maker will bank about 500
million profit. I wonder how happy a
Rolls-Royce owner will be to think that
125,000 of what he or she has paid for
their car becomes profit for the maker.
Numerous businesses would dream of
that level of profit margin.
Julian Leyton
Via email

WHY NO LOTUS?
A Britains Best Drivers Car contest
without a Lotus (Autocar, 15 October)? I
can hardly believe it. It would run rings

Rolls-Royce: its profit before volume

Lotus missed Britains Best Drivers Car


around at least seven of your contenders
for driving pleasure. Certainly, it is not a
new model, but are the Renault Mgane
and the Porsche Cayman new cars?
Philippe Dessemond
Via email
The Britains Best Drivers Car contest
consists of our favourite cars (or new
variants) launched and driven that year,
Philippe. Sadly, Lotus hasnt launched a
car to qualify this year MT

CASTLE COMBE: GOOD CHOICE


I always look forward to your Britains
Best Drivers Car contest and this year
was even better because you used Castle
Combe, where my wife spent many happy
hours watching some of the best pure
racing at the friendliest circuit in the
UK. It certainly showed up some of the
handling woes of some of the cars.
BMWs M4 would be the car for me
because I could get my golf clubs in it and
still go quickly.
Mike Mace
Via email

All-new Mazda 2 Is it good enough to


challenge the class-leading Ford Fiesta?

TWIN TEST

REVIEW

Mgane RS 275 Trophy-R


vs Mercedes A45 AMG
Hottest front-drive hot hatch
fights hottest four-wheel-drive one

New Smarts driven


First verdicts on the all-new
Smart Fortwo and the returning
Forfour. Should rivals be worried?

BMW FAILS TO CUT A DASH


Much as I admire the vast technical
aspects of BMW, not to mention the latest
i3 and i8 models, I feel compelled to
criticise the dashboard designs virtually
across the entire range. The stylists seem
to have been asleep for the past five to
six years because every model appears
the same. Even the super-modern i8 has
distinct overtones of yesterdays cars.
Why even the humble new Ford
Mondeo seems to have vastly superior
internal design architecture.
David Heather
Dublin

FEATURE

Citron DS3 WRC drive


We preview Wales Rally GB with
a blast in Citrons DS3 WRC car
CONTENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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OUR CARS
A week in the life of Autocars fleet

ALPI
AL
PINA
NA

BMW

BMW

CATERHAM

JAGU
JA
GUAR
AR

HONDA

D3

i3

X5

SEVEN 160

F-TYPE

CIVIC

Steve Sutcliffe

Allan Muir

Andrew Frankel

Colin Goodwin

Chas Hallett

Tim Dickson

Mazda 3
14,000-MILE REPORT Nine months in, Mazdas hatchback is rising to the

challenge of being a hard-working photographers car almost perfectly


ince I started my tenure at Autocar
nearly six months ago, other longterm test cars have left a deeper
impression on me than the Mazda
3. Frankly, who wouldnt have their head
turned by the thrill-a-minute, air-filling
burble of the V8 donkeys sequestered
beneath the Jaguar F-type R and
Vauxhall VXR8? But even amid such
conspicuously expensive burners of
super-unleaded, the modest 3 hasnt
lost its everyday, everyman appeal.
It has, in the best tradition of modern
hatchbacks, done almost everything
asked of it without obvious strain. With
me, that has included some serious
miles; rarely with passengers but always

66 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

brimmed with heavy kit. When a recent


shoot required off-road and on-grass
action to find the right location, I barely
hesitated in teasing the front wheels
onto the soft stuff. The 3 simply doesnt
feel like its going to let you down and
99 times out of 100, it doesnt.
Now for the one per cent of niggles.
Polished and faux carbonfibre trim is
the bane of any car photographers
existence because it picks up dirt and
finger smudge marks so easily. Like
bodywork, a cars interior needs to be
clean before the picture-taking can
begin, and unlike the exterior, theres
often no one around to help with
cleaning once youre inside. Thus, I

The 3 responds to this attitude with a freeflowing chassis and responsive controls
spend 50 per cent of my time polishing
dashboard trim prior to taking photos.
The 3 is dotted with such surfaces,
and my sensitivity to their collective
grubbiness makes them a constant
distraction. However, when it comes
to teeth-grinding annoyance, the
accumulation of dust and fingerprints
pales beside the sat-navs inability to
properly mute. Ive moaned about this
before, so I wont go on about it. Suffice
it to say that after nine months with us,

the 3s guidance can still not be totally


silenced continually interrupting
the radio with silent pauses where the
spoken instructions would have been.
The sat-nav has another
annoying quirk. For reasons beyond
understanding, it will not let you put
in a full postcode beyond three digits
without switching automatically to
the list of everyone it recognises as
starting with HP1 or RH4 or whatever.
Thus, having wiped down the interior

OURCARS
MAZD
MA
ZDAA

MG

MINI

MITSUBISHI

NISSAN

COOPER

OUTLANDER

QASHQAI

LLuc Lacey

Richard Bremner

Mark Tisshaw

Matt Saunders

DDarren Moss
M

PEUGEOT
RCZ

SEAT

TOYOTA

VAUXHALL

VAUXHALL

VOLVO

LEON

GT86

INSIGNIA

VXR8 GTS

V60

Matt Burt

Matt Prior

Road testers

Lewis Kingston

Hilton Holloway

Keen drivers will


enjoy the Mazdas
well sorted chassis

The 3 is an enjoyable and capable car with very few glitches, but the sat-nav wont mute properly and its postcode entry can be fiddly

PEDAL LAYOUT
The spacing and location of
the pedals are excellent for
enthusiastic driving.

It takes plenty of
camera kit and is
wearing very well
for the 14th time in three minutes, I
then find myself scrolling through 3000
postcodes to locate the one Im looking
for. Which, of course, isnt there anyway.
Finally, on the grumble list, theres
the economy. Mazda engines, Im told,
are becoming famous for exceptional
frugality but, so far, I havent really seen
it the current long-term average is
37.9mpg. Here, though, Im prepared to
concede that Im probably a major part
of the problem. Another 3, in exactly the
same trim, took part in the recent MPG
Marathon and recorded 58.4mpg.
Clearly, with the right amount of
patience and a serious allergic reaction
to throttle inputs, the Mazda will return

outstanding economy. But with long


days spent on deserted and distant
roads, its hard not to fall into the trap
of pushing hard to get home. That the
3 responds to this attitude with a freeflowing chassis and responsive controls
continues to be among its best features
and Ill accept the shortfall in range as
a necessary part of the deal.
It should also be noted, in the
interests of fairness, that although
the cabin shows up evidence of human
activity like a CSI crime scene under
black light, the rear load space has
proven exceptionally robust. Despite
frequently being piled high with lighting
stands, tripods, clamps, rigs, camera

bodies, lenses, cleaning gear, flashes


and laptops, the boot is a just good
hoover away from appearing brand new.
Clear evidence of such durability
only revealed in heavy-duty use is the
reason why we run long-termers and, I
suspect, why the Mazda was selected as
a car for a photographer to use. A good
way through its own tenure at Autocar,
its living up to those expectations.
luc.lacey@autocar.co.uk

Mazda 3 2.0 120PS Sport Nav


Price 19,895 Price as tested 21,435
Economy 37.9mpg Faults None Expenses None
Last seen 15.10.14

LOVE IT
LOATHE IT

TRIM
Faux carbonfibre trim isnt to my
taste it shows up the dust and
fingerprints far too readily.

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OUR CARS

Steering can weight up inconsistently

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS


Mileage | 12,660 Our mighty V8 demonstrates an appetite for destruction of its tyres
o far weve covered some 2000 or
so miles in the VXR8 GTS, burned
through countless litres of fuel and
expended a couple of tyres. The
car has seen action on track (beating a
BMW M4 around Castle Combe in the
process), been used for early-morning
runs to myriad airports and endured my
daily commute to the Autocar office.
So far it has been an immensely
gratifying companion. Despite what
you might expect its effortless to drive
with relatively light controls and easily
judged dimensions. Its comfortable,
rides smoothly, has plenty of space and
its battery of equipment means youre
rarely left wanting.
The opportunity to drive the VXR8
at Castle Combe in our Britains Best
Drivers Car contest revealed it to be
a genuinely entertaining car to drive:

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS


Britains Best Drivers Car track antics wore the front tyres down to their carcass

Mini Cooper
Mileage 6321
An early high-point of our experience
with the new Mini Cooper has been
the interior. The cabin feels every
bit the baby BMW in quality and
technology but with enough cheeky
charm that, unlike previous Minis, it
doesnt descend into parody.

punchy, communicative, playful and


forgiving. I only found myself longing for
slightly more direct and natural-feeling
steering, which, as it is, weights up
inconsistently at times.
After some 25 laps, however, the GTS
had completely annihilated two tyres
but those at the front and not the back.
Presumably because of its sheer weight
the car simply rolled the front tyres onto
their sidewalls, scrubbing them down
to the carcass at a fairly alarming rate.
Those with regular track days in mind
may do well to consider this, although
dialling in more front camber may
reduce the wear and tear somewhat.
One predictable issue that has arisen,
beyond the previously mentioned short
range and the aforementioned tyre
consumption, is the Vauxhalls size.
Its slightly longer than a BMW M5,
which is already a large car, meaning it
often protrudes from parking spaces.
Likewise, its substantial width means
its easy to get hemmed in by people
parking alongside you, increasing the
risk of door dings on its flanks.
This problem isnt confined to the
VXR8 GTS, of course, but trudging
through a multi-storey only to find that
its almost impossible to get back into it
is occasionally a little frustrating.
lewis.kingston@haymarket.com

The seats are comfortable,


supportive and suitably sporty. They
are half leatherette with the fabric
your bum plonks on winning approval
for its design and quality.
As well as being a fine place in which
to sit, the cabin is also functional.
The steering wheel is nice to grip

and has a useful number of functions


a mere thumb push away. The electric
window switches have moved from the
bottom of the centre console to a more
conventional location on the door trims,
and that god-awful central speedometer
is no more, the excellent optional headup display now being my default speedo.
There are a few things Im struggling
to get my head around, though. The LED
light ring that surrounds the central,
circular screen responds to certain
functions, such as glowing red in Sport
mode. However, I cant work out what
its telling me when Im driving the car
normally. The yellow light that hovers
halfway doesnt seem to relate to the
cars speed. Answers, anyone?
The BMW iDrive-style controller for
the infotainment system allows text
to be inputted using a touchpad on top
of the rotary knob. Its very sensitive,
though, and frustrating to use. The
voice recognition also struggles to
understand the best Queens English.
Its easier to turn the knob and click in
the text manually.

Price 54,499 Price as tested 54,499 Options


None Economy 20.6mpg Faults None Expenses
two tyres, 370 fitted Last seen 22.10.14

Taller drivers say the front central


armest is intrusive. Ive not found
this as my 5ft 10in frame means its
just right for, erm, resting my arm.
All these gripes are minor,
though, and do not detract from the
underlying point: this new Minis
cabin is proving as great to live with
as it is to look at.
mark.tisshaw@autocar.co.uk

Mini Cooper
Price 15,300 Price as tested 22,034
Economy 43.5mpg Faults None
Expenses None Last seen 24.09.14

Still cheeky but now more grown up, too

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OUR CARS

THE LOG BOOK

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


Mileage 9188 Last seen 22.10.14
Ive written about the PHEVs quality
bugbears before, but theyre not
getting any less buggy. Theres a
peristent rattle inside the header rail
and I cant walk away from the car
without tutting at the fading door
mirror paint. Now it has a powertrain
to be proud of, MMC should improve
on this stuff urgently. MS

MG3
Y

Mileage | 2847 Meeting the ancestors, finding a level and tracking down a water leak
ou might wonder why youre
seeing a picture of the MG3 with an
Austin Mini in the background. The
reason, apart from the fact that I
bought the Mini a few months back, is
that both cars were made in the same
factory, 51 years apart.
They have a few other things in
common besides: a transversely
arranged engine that was popularised
by the Mini (though unlike that car, the
MGs gearbox innards arent thrashing
away in the engines oil sump), theyre
both budget cars and they each provide
more than average space for their price.
They serve up a handling-biased chassis
set-up, too, although the MG is hardly the
revolution that the Mini was, and it would
be unreasonable to expect it to be.
But Im enjoying the MGs neat
handling, which allows you to scribe
plenty of bends without slowing down
much, partly because the car is fairly
grippy and partly because it doesnt roll
a great deal. You get fairly good steering
feel by modern standards, too, because
the system is hydraulically assisted
rather than electric. Its nowhere near
as good as the Minis unassisted set-up,
although thats true of almost every
new car on sale today.
Of course, they differ from each

other a lot more than this. The MG3 is


a fair bit bigger, not least because its
scaled to compete in the supermini
segment above city cars and because
it carries a modern complement of
crash protection kit although it only
managed to score a below-par three
stars in the Euro NCAP impact tests.
The MG3 is also only part-built in the
UK. Much of it arrives pre-assembled,
painted and furnished from China
and with a load more kit than a 1963
Mini owner could dream of.
It includes such things as
reclining seats, a heated rear
window, central locking and
airbags, most of which have
been standard on cars for
decades. It has a Bluetooth
link to your mobile phone,
too, which in the Minis day
was barely the stuff of a
James Bond movie, never
mind a budget car.
However, one habit I
thought the MG appeared to
be sharing with its ancient
Sat-nav cradle still wobbles and fouls its roll-top lid
factory stablemate was a

Jaguar F-type R coup

MG3 steers tidily


but without Mini
standards of feel
liking for oil. When I checked the level
recently, it had dropped slightly; when
I checked it again the other day, I was
pleased to see it was at maximum. I
hadnt used the MG for a week, whereas
when I had checked it the first time the
engine had run the previous day, so I
guess the lubricant takes a long time to
sink back down into the sump.
Aside from the inadequacies of
the aftermarket sat-nav mounting (it
shakes and doesnt fold away) and the
appearance of a water leak from the
top of the drivers door, which allowed
a couple of drops into the cabin during
a wet and blustery drive, its all I have
to report. The door fits accurately and
the seal is of the modern fat and soft
variety, but maybe its not fat enough.
Winter will doubtless reveal whether this
is a freakish one-off, or not.
richard.brmener@autocar.co.uk

MG 3 Style
Price 9999 Price as tested 10,685 Economy
40.2mpg Faults Water leak from drivers door.
Expenses None Last seen: 17.9.14

Mileage 4750 Last seen 22.10.14


This week our Jag was borrowed
by our colleagues on Practical
Motorhome to go face to face with
the worlds fastest motorhome a
300bhp Fiat Doblo, built by Creation
Campers. Fortunately, the F-type
kept its dignity and outpaced it,
causing yet another person to reach
for the superlatives. On this occasion,
astonishing. CH

BMW Alpina D3
Mileage 4980
One of the reasons I love the D3 is for
the quiet approval it receives from
people who know their cars. People
who dont know their cars think its
just another BMW with a spoiler;
those who do want to know if its as
good as it is cracked up to be. I tell
them that however good they think
it might be, double it and add 20 and
you might be close. SS

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 71

DEALS

Bargain new
and used motors

DODGE VIPER RT/10 FROM 30,000

A rattling good snake


The Viper may not be the most polished sports car but its fast, fun and reliable, says Lewis Kingston
oud, uncompromising, eyecatching and obscenely fast
was how we described the
original Dodge Viper RT/10 in our
original road test in 1992. With a 400bhp
V10, a six-speed manual gearbox, rearwheel drive and no driver aids, the Viper
was a raw and exciting car.
It could dispatch the 0-60mph sprint
in just 4.5sec and hit a top speed of
165mph, which is fast even by todays
standards. A showroom-condition
example will set you back upwards of
30,000 in the current market, which
isnt unreasonable for an increasingly
collectable car that offers supercar
performance and dramatic looks.
One of the most appealing aspects
of Viper ownership, however, is the

72 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

comparatively low running costs.


Theyre simple things, says
Chris Graham, owner of Chris
Graham American & Specialist Cars
(chrisgrahamcorvettes.co.uk, 01270
780 232). Theyre easy to work on
and maintain.
The only really major problem to
keep an eye out for on first-generation
Vipers is the head gaskets. They were
made from a low-quality material that
degrades with age and usage, and can
fail. They were later redesigned and the
problem eradicated, so if a cars had
the repair carried out then it shouldnt
reappear, although some high-mileage
Vipers that have been well maintained
have never suffered any issues.
Nevertheless, if you can smell coolant

or there are signs of head gasket failure


coolant or oil leaks from around the
heads, oil and water mixing, overheating
then youll need to budget around
1400 to have the problem resolved.
Another potential problem is a loose
crankshaft damper bolt. Fortunately,
correcting this is a simple case of
applying thread-locking compound and
retorquing the bolt to 250lb ft and it
wont need looking at ever again.

Slow or troublesome starting is


usually a failure of the check valve
integrated into the fuel pump. If you turn
the key, let the fuel pump prime and then
turn the key back, and then repeat this
process a few times and the car fires up
immediately afterwards, the valve is at
fault. Fortunately you can build a small
control box to simulate this cycle, and
easily fit it, rather than having to replace
the fuel pump assembly.

A showroom-condition example will


set you back 30,000, which isnt
unreasonable in the current market

Usedcarexpert

P75

LewisKingston
Dealsexpert

P78

NicCackett
Dataexpert

The Dodge Viper isnt without issues but by and large theyre robust cars and relatively cheap to run

What to look out for


HIGH CABIN TEMPERATURES A hot
cabin can be the result of partially
blocked catalytic converters. Highflow aftermarket alternatives, as
well as sports exhaust systems,
will bring the temperature down.
POWER STEERING BRACKET A
cast metal bracket secures the
power steering pump. It can crack,
however, causing the steering to
fail. Budget around 70 for an
upgraded billet part.
RUNNING ISSUES Myriad minor
problems, ranging from a failing

Regular servicing is a must since


Vipers can be hard on their fluids, so oil
changes should be every 6000 miles or
annually. Its also worth looking to see
when the Vipers coolant was changed,
as it should be refreshed ever few years.
If theres no evidence of a brake fluid,
gearbox or differential fluid change, it
might be an idea to refresh these, too.
Otherwise, theres little to look for
on the mechanical front beyond wear
and tear. Make sure the clutch operates
in a smooth, noise-free fashion and
with a comparatively light action, and
that there are no odd noises from the
drivetrain or suspension.
Inside, besides looking for damaged
trim that could be hard to replace, check
out the centre armrest. If its creased,
it means the underlying support has
cracked. It can be repaired, though, and
an aftermarket brace is available.

Because there arent many Vipers


in the UK, specialists and suppliers
are few and far between. Bedfordbased US Automotive (01234 273155,
usautomotive.co.uk) does offer some
parts off the shelf, however. In the US,
companies such as Parts Rack can
supply virtually everything you might
need (viperpartsrack.com, 001 360 837
3937). Tuning options are myriad as well.
There can, however, be unforeseen
problems with some cars. You might
get a history check on an American
import here in the UK and itll come up
fine, says Graham. Get a check for it in
America, however, and itll be far from it.
You need to get a Carfax check
from the States. I checked a Corvette
recently; it came up clear in the UK but
it had been crashed twice in America
lightly first, then much more heavily the
second time around. L

battery to a dirty idle air control


valve, can cause erratic idling or
surging. The twin throttle bodies
may need balancing, too. Happily,
these are all easily fixed.
BODY DAMAGE Beware body
damage. New panels either dont
exist or are very expensive. Repairs
can be made, though, by specialist
glassfibre companies.
REAR TYRES The standard
rear tyres are 335/35 ZR17s.
Replacements, such as Michelins or
Pirellis, will cost around 300 each.

ONES WE FOUND

Price 25,000 (1992, 26,000 miles)


Good condition Viper with new tyres,
low mileage and an MOT until next
May. It was a Cat D write-off in 2005
due to glassfibre damage but has
been professionally repaired.
Call 07971 402872

Price 34,995 (1994, 8086 miles)


Red Viper in stunning condition with
ultra-low miles and a grey leather
interior. One owner from new, dry
stored for many years. Dealer sale,
delivery available.
Call 01252 299220

5 NOVEMBER 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 73

USED BUYING GUIDE

P74

JamesRuppert

Bangernomics

James Ruppert

Get in touch
Twitter @Bangernomics
james@bangernomics.com

Collectors card No 16

FORD MONDEO (2000-2006)


PERFORMANCE
AAACC
The 2.5-litre V6 gets to 60mph in 8.3sec and the
2.0-litre four-pot isnt much slower
PRACTICALITY
AAAAC
Bags of room inside. Big boot; even bigger estate
PRICE
AAAAC
295 for MOTd runner, 2000 for Zetec 2.0 TDCi
VERDICT An awful lot of car for hardly any
money. Well equipped, refined, comfortable and
m
tical. Millions to choose from, too.
practica

elcome, then, to part two of How


to buy a car for a first-time or
teenage driver. (See last week
for part one.) I can still hear the
shouts of Its all about the insurance,
stupid, but it isnt because the priority
has to be about buying the right car.
Now, you would think that the
best policy would always be to buy
something older and pre-dented. Dents
are going to happen, and surely older
motors are cheaper to cover, arent
they? Not at all. Because teens are
more likely to have prangs, it seems
that all the modern safety kit makes a
difference when it comes to insurance.
That didnt stop me looking at a few
MOT marginals with my teen, though.

they had nothing else for a first-timer


that fitted the bill.
Further down motor trade alley was a
Ford dealer but they had almost no Kas
or Fiestas that were even remotely firsttime fodder, which shocked me. And
I dont mean 995 examples, but the
half-decent 5995 Kas or Fiestas which
were nowhere to be seen. So the teen and
I took a diversion via the Kia showroom.
Here there were affordables, but the
badge didnt inspire the youngster.
So what have we learned? Main
dealers have approved used schemes
that look good on paper but dont
always translate into sales on the
forecourt. Dealers dont have the space
or the inclination to sell older cars.
Hence, the pleasant
Volkswagen dealer with a
bunch of nearly new cars
wasnt going to get any
business from us.
All the teen wanted was
a black Volkswagen Polo.
So where did we go? An
independent dealer, with
a couple of few-owner,
full-history runarounds
to choose from, where
we bought a Polo. So far, it has proved
to be pretty much perfect. It feels like a
proper grown-up car and isnt a cheap,
tacky, built-to-a-price sub-1.0-litre car
with too much plastic, no legroom and
rear windows that flap open.
For us, then, a Polo is the ultimate
first-time car. The point and beauty of
used cars is that for you it could well be
something different.

US
USED CAR DILEMMA:
DIL
BMW Z3
You could have a Sunbeam Alpine, but that would break down, and a
Toyota 2000GT is priceless. That leaves the adequate Z3, which gets
more exciting with a 3.0 under that long bonnet. Now very affordable.

Because teens are more


likely to have prangs, all
the modern safety kit
makes a difference when
it comes to insurance
However, rust was making a comeback,
the engines were rattly and the interiors
needed a major fumigation. The point is
that these were not the cars for me, and
that changes everything.
So the next stop was a main dealer.
I think that it was the shock of seeing a
Toyota Yaris with a towbar that made
me think twice. It was also a bit less than
clean inside. And apart from the Yaris,
74 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 5 NOVEMBER 2014

WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE THIS WEEK


A 2002 Honda Civic for sale at 2000. That sounds expensive but these
cars are reliable, comfy and practical and you cant put a price on that.

GEAR
50 Shades
of Rust:
Barn Finds
You Wish
Youd
Discovered
16.59

What is it?
A collection of true stories about
notable barn finds, the motoring
equivalent of uncovering a Picasso
in a neglected attic. Each chapter
covers the story of one barn find.

Why do we like it?


It tells the tales of an eclectic mix of
cars, ranging from classics like the
Porsche 914 to rarities such as the
Cunningham C3. Each is illustrated,
too, in some cases allowing you to
see remarkable transformations
from scrap to show-car.

Is it worth it?
The book provides some interesting
insight into just whats out there
but some may find its enduring
appeal low and end up just flicking
through whats effectively a series of
similar tales. Youll pay 16.59 for a
hardcover version. LK

RATING AAABC

High-end cars in high-tech thefts


wners of high-end cars are being
told to take additional security
measures as a new wave of car
crime hits the UK
Figures reported by the Metropolitan
Police show that high-end models
including the Range Rover Evoque,
Range Rover Sport, BMW X3 and
3-series are being targeted by criminal
gangs who are using reprogrammed
key fobs to steal the cars before selling
them on in eastern Europe.
The keyless ignition systems common
on these vehicles can be hacked using
a combination of manufacturer security
data and a reprogrammable key fob.
Its not clear where the crooks

are acquiring manufacturer security


data but security updates and key
reprogramming tools are legally
available to the automotive aftermarket
under Block Exemption rules.
Once stolen, the cars are either
sold on as complete vehicles or, more
commonly, broken up for parts.
Matt Warner, head of high net worth
insurance at brokers Alan & Thomas,
which deals with high-end vehicles, says
the problem is fuelled by demand from
outside the UK: Theres a big market
for high-end vehicles. Generally when
we see high-value vehicles going missing
they are going to eastern Europe and
potentially down into Africa.

The problem is being made worse by


the complexity of tracing and recovering
the stolen cars. Most vehicles will have
a tracker fitted, says Warner. Once the
tracking company is notified, the police
can zero in fairly quickly. However, once
a couple of hours have passed, thieves
have usually located and removed the
tracking device.
Land Rover says its looking at the
issue, which has been known to the
industry for a number of years. We
are taking this very seriously, said a
spokesman. We are collaborating with
insurance bodies and police forces to
solve this evolving problem.
DARREN MOSS

Get 5k off Vauxhalls V8 saloon


If you fancy the idea of a BMW M5, but not the
idea of dropping 74k on one, you might want
to consider Vauxhalls VXR8 GTS. Usually, the
V8-engined GTS costs 54,499, but we found
an online broker offering new ones for 49,883.
The GTS might not quite have the sheer
straight-line pace or the overall refinement
of the BMW, but its a fast, charismatic and
comfortable super-saloon.
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23,490
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DEALS

DRIVE IN

DRIVE OUT
The new service for customer owned Defenders. From soundproofing to
stainless fixings and engine power upgrades to full individual conversions.

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ABARTH
500 3dr hatch Good value hot hatch. In Esseesse trim
its great fun to drive
AAABC
1.4 T-Jet
14205 133 155 26
500 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Open-top hot hatch;
has a softer ride than the tin-top car AAABC
1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet
16005 133 155 27
PUNTO EVO 3dr hatch Scorpion-badged Punto is
fun, but not the most focused hot hatch AAACC
1.4 Turbo MAir
16857 161 142 30

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20-35% Appalling. Massively
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35-50% Very poor. Fails to meet any
accepted class boundaries.
50-60% Poor. Within acceptable
class boundaries in a few areas. Still
not recommendable.
60-65% Off the pace. Below average in
nearly all areas.
65-70% Acceptable. About average in key
areas, but disappoints.
70-75% Competent. Above average
in some areas, average in others.
Outstanding in none.
75-80% Good. Competitive in key areas.
80-85% Very good. Very competitive
in key areas, competitive in
secondary respects.
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leading in key areas, and in some
ways outstanding.
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ALFA ROMEO
MITO 3dr hatch Classy, well equipped and cheap. No
dynamic benchmark
AAABC
0.9 TB TwinAir 105 Distinctive 16070 103 98 13
0.9 TB Twinair 105 Sprint
14870 103 99 13
0.9 TB TwinAir 105 QV Line
16820 103 98 13
1.4 140 Miair TCT Distinctive 17620 138 124 19
1.4 140 Mair TCT QV Line
18370 138 124 20
1.4 170 MAir QVerde
20210 168 139 26
1.3 JTDm-2 85 Sprint
15415 94 90 11
1.3 JTDm-2 85 Distinctive
16655 94 90 11
1.6 JTDm-2 120 Dtive S-S
17820 118 114 19
1.6 JTDm-2 120 QV Line
18570 118 114 20
GIULIETTA 5dr hatch Stylish, rewarding family
hatch. A new era for Alfa
AAAAC
2.0 JTDM 175 Excl. TCT
25630 148 110 20
2.0 JTDM 175 Sportiva Nav TCT 27380 148 110 20
1.4 TB 120 Progression
18235 118 149 16
1.4 TB 120 Distinctive
19485 118 149 16
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Distictive 20985 168 134 23
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Excl.
22735 168 134 23
1.4 TB Multir 170 Exive TCT
24035 168 121 23
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Sportiva N 24485 168 134 23
1.4 TB Multr 170 Spva Nav TCT 25785 168 121 23
1.6 JDTM 105 Progression
19170 103 114 16
1.6 JDTM 105 Distinctive
20420 103 114 16
1.6 JDTM 105 Excl.
22170 103 114 16
2.0 JTDM 150 Distinctive
21720 148 110 20
2.0 JTDM 150 Excl.
23470 148 110 20
2.0 JTDM 150 Sportiva Nav
25220 148 110 20
4C 2dr coup A singular statement. Flawed, perhaps,
but the best current Alfa by miles AAAAB
1.75T
45000 237 - 50
ALPINA
B3 2dr coup Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to
an M3
AAAAC
3.0 S Biturbo
51350 394 224
B3 4dr saloon Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to
an M3
AAABC
3.0 S Biturbo
50350 394 224
B3 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Rapid, usable, cheaper
alternative to an M3.
AAABC
3.0 S Biturbo
56450 394 225
B3 TOURING 5dr estate Rapid, usable and cheaper
alternative to an M3.
AAABC
3.0 S Biturbo
51350 394 225
B5 4dr saloon Huge pace, but let down by uninvolving
dynamics
AAACC
B5 Biturbo
71950 507 252
B5 Biturbo
71950 500 252
B5 TOURING 5dr estate Huge pace, but let down by
uninvolving dynamics
AAACC
B5 Biturbo
71950 500 255
B7 4dr saloon Makes sense on an autobahn but not for
the UK
AAACC
4.4 V8 Switch-tronic
95850 500 282
4.4 V8 Switch-tronic LWB
98850 500 282
D3 4dr saloon Precise dynamics with added Alpina
kudos and a great engine
AAAAC
3.0D Biturbo
46950 345 139 50
D5 4dr saloon Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to
an M5
AAAAC
3.0 Bi-Turbo
55950 340 155
XD3 5dr 4x4 Alpinas first SUV is a triumph. Hugely
AAAAB
fast, capable and desirable
3.0 XD3
54950 345 - 49
ARIEL
ATOM 0dr open Superbike fast track mentalism. As
exhilarating as cars get
AAAAC
245
29321 245 300
34319 300 3 Mugen
49740 270 ASTON MARTIN
RAPIDE 4dr saloon Four-door Aston is more practi
cal, but just as charming
AAAAC
5.9 V12 S
149995 550 355
VANTAGE 2dr coup Stunning Brit sports car. V12 is
AAAAC
a new benchmark for Aston

4.7 V8 N420
96995 420 328
4.7 V8
84995 420 299
4.7 V8 S
99995 430 299
5.9 V12
135000 510 388
5.9 V12 S
138000 565 388 50
VANTAGE ROADSTER 2dr open Drop-top suits
AAAAC
the Vantages relaxed nature
4.7 V8
98995 420 299
4.7 V8 S
110700 430 299
5.9 V12
150000 510 388
DB9 VOLANTE 2dr open Facelift a big improvement
dynamically
AAACC
5.9 V12
141995 470 333
DB9 2dr coup Enchanting looks, but ride is choppy.
Manual the best
AAACC
5.9 V12
131995 470 333
VANQUISH 2dr coup A British supercar for British
roads. Looks the business, too AAAAC
5.9 V12
189995 565 335
AUDI
A1 3dr hatch Audis answer to the Mini. Fun and refined
AAAAC
18450 84 118 12
18860 121 124 18
19510 103 99 16
14115 84 118 9
15955 84 118 9
17500 84 118 9
1.4 TFSI 122 Sport
16365 121 124 15
1.4 TFSI 122 Sport auto
17815 121 119 15
1.4 TFSI 122 S line
17910 121 124 16
1.4 TFSI 122 S line auto
19360 121 122 16
1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT
17215 138 109 21
1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT
18760 138 109 21
1.4 TFSI 140 Black Edition ACT 20010 138 109 22
1.4 TFSI 185 S line auto
21420 182 139 28
1.4 TFSI 185 Black Edition aut 22670 121 139 28
2.0 TFSI 231 S1
24905 228 162 33
1.6 TDI 105 SE
15175 103 99 14
1.6 TDI 105 Sport
17015 103 99 14
1.6 TDI 105 S line
18560 103 99 15
2.0 TDI 143 Sport
18640 141 108 21
2.0 TDI 143 S line
20185 141 108 21
2.0 TDI 143 Black Edition
21435 141 108 21
A1 5dr sportback Rear doors add convenience to an
attractive package
AAAAC
1.2 TFSI 86 S line Style Editi 19070 84 118 12
1.4 TFSI 122 S line Style Edit 19480 121 126 18
1.4 TFSI 140 Black Edition ACT 20630 138 113 22
1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT
19380 138 113 21
1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT
17835 138 109 21
1.4 TFSI 185 Black Edition
23290 182 139 29
1.6 TDI 105 S line Style Editi 20130 103 99 16
2.0 TDI 143 Black Edition
22055 141 108 22
1.2 TFSI 86 SE
14735 84 118 9
1.2 TFSI 86 Sport
16575 84 118 9
1.2 TFSI 86 S line
18120 84 118 9
1.4 TFSI 122 Sport
16985 121 126 15
1.4 TFSI 122 S line
18530 121 126 16
1.4 TFSI 185 S line
22040 182 139 28
2.0 TFSI 231 S1
25635 228 166 33
1.6 TDI 105 SE
15795 103 99 14
1.6 TDI 105 Sport
17635 103 99 14
1.6 TDI 105 S line
19180 103 99 15
2.0 TDI 143 Sport
19260 141 108 21
2.0 TDI 143 S line
20805 141 108 21
A3 3dr hatch Classy interior, stable handling and good
engines. Second only to the Golf AAAAC
1.2 TFSI 110 SE
18575 108 114 14
2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line
29905 148 124 26
2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport
27755 148 124 26
2.0 TDI 184 S line
26995 148 108 28
2.0 TDI 184 Sport
24845 148 108 27
2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3
30940 296 162 36
1.2 TFSI 110 Sport
19975 108 114 14
1.2 TFSI 110 S line
22125 108 114 15
1.4 TFSI 125 SE
19875 123 117 16
1.4 TFSI 125 Sport
21275 123 117 16
1.4 TFSI 125 S line
23425 123 117 16
1.4 TFSI 150 SE ACT
20725 148 109 21
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport ACT
22125 148 109 21
1.4 TFSI 150 S line ACT
24275 148 109 21
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
23905 178 135 23
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
26830 178 149 25
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
26055 178 135 24
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
28980 178 149 25
1.6 TDI 110 SE
20825 108 99 15
1.6 TDI 110 Sport
22225 108 99 15
1.6 TDI 110 S line
24375 108 99 16
2.0 TDI 150 SE
22175 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
23575 148 106 21
1.2 TFSI 86 S line Style Edit
1.4 TFSI 122 S Line Style Edit
1.6 TDI 105 S line Style Editi
1.2 TFSI 86 SE
1.2 TFSI 86 Sport
1.2 TFSI 86 S line

2.0 TDI 150 S line


25725 148 106
A3 4dr saloon All the A3s standard attributes in a
saloon body. S3 great looking AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 150 ACT Sport
23295 148 109 21
1.6 TDI 110 S line
25545 108 99 16
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
30150 178 149 25
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
28000 178 149 25
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
25075 178 135 23
2.0 300 quattro S3
33540 296 162 36
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
24745 148 105 21
1.4 TFSI 150 ACT S line
25445 148 109 21
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
27225 178 135 24
1.6 TDI 110 Sport
23395 108 99 15
2.0 TDI 150 S line
26895 148 105 21
A3 5dr sportback Classy interior, stable handling and
good engines. Second only to the Golf AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 125 S line
24045 123 117 16
1.4 TFSI 125 Sport
21895 123 117 16
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
29600 178 149 25
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
26675 178 135 24
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
24525 178 135 23
2.0 TDI 150 S line
26345 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE
22795 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
24195 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line
30525 175 124 26
2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3
31560 296 162 36
1.2 TFSI 110 SE
19195 108 114 14
1.2 TFSI 110 Sport
20595 108 114 14
1.2 TFSI 110 S line
22745 108 114 15
1.4 TFSI 125 SE
20495 123 117 16
1.4 TFSI 150 SE ACT
21345 148 109 21
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport ACT
22745 148 109 21
1.4 TFSI 150 S line ACT
24895 148 109 21
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
27450 178 149 25
1.6 TDI 110 SE
21445 108 99 16
1.6 TDI 110 Sport
22845 108 99 15
1.6 TDI 110 S line
24995 108 99 17
2.0 TDI 184 Sport
25465 175 110 27
2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport
28375 175 124 26
2.0 TDI 184 S line
27615 175 110 28
A3 CABRIOLET 2dr open A measured success, but
the usual sacrifices make it fun free AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 150 S line
29635 148 114 23
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
26085 148 114 22
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport
27485 148 114 23
1.8 TFSI 180 S line Au
32895 178 133 29
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport Au
30745 178 133 29
2.0 TDI 150 S line
31085 148 110 25
2.0 TDI 150 SE
27535 148 110 24
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
28935 148 110 25
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
29265 178 140 29
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
32225 178 154 29
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
31415 178 140 31
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
34375 178 154 32
1.6 TDI 110 SE
26185 108 104 17
1.6 TDI 110 Sport
27585 108 104 18
1.6 TDI 110 S line
29735 108 104 20
A4 4dr saloon Offset pedals and unsettled ride
AAACC
disappoint. Still competent
2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition
31005 148 119 24
2.0 TDI 150 S line
29930 148 119 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE
28855 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
29855 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
29320 175 120 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 35275 222 155 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
34200 222 155 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
31645 222 155 32
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 32645 222 155 33
1.8 TFSI 120 SE
24385 118 151 19
1.8 TFSI 120 SE Technik
25385 118 151 19
1.8 TFSI 120 S line
26940 118 151 20
1.8 TFSI 120 Black Edition
28015 118 151 20
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
26000 168 134 25
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
27000 168 134 24
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
28555 168 134 26
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
29630 168 134 26
3.0 V6 333 S4
39450 328 190 36
3.0 V6 333 S4 Black Edition 40525 328 190 36
2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik
28300 134 112 23
2.0 TDIe 136 SE
27300 134 112 23
2.0 TDI 177 S line
30875 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
31950 175 120 28
2.0 TDI quattro 177 SE
29880 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 SE Technik 30880 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 S line
32435 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 Black Edit 33510 175 134 28
3.0 TDI quattro 245 SE
35360 237 149 33
3.0 TDI quattro 245 S line
37915 237 149 33
3.0 TDI quattro 245 Black Edit 38990 237 149 34
A4 AVANT 5dr estate More appealing than the
saloon. Still average
AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
28315 158 141 24

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2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition
32305 148 124 24
2.0 TDI 150 S line
31230 148 124 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE
30155 148 129 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
31155 148 129 23
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
30620 175 126 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 36575 222 159 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
35500 222 159 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
32945 222 159 32
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 33945 222 159 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
39250 237 154 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
36695 237 154 33
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S4 Blk Ed 41825 328 197 36
1.8 TFSI 120 SE
25685 118 154 19
1.8 TFSI 120 SE Technik
26685 118 154 19
1.8 TFSI 120 S line
28240 118 154 20
1.8 TFSI 120 Black Edition
29315 118 154 20
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
27315 158 141 25
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
29870 158 141 26
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
30945 158 141 26
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S4
40750 328 197 36
4.2 V8 RS4
56545 444 249 41
2.0 TDIe 136 SE
28600 134 116 23
2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik
29600 134 116 23
2.0 TDI 177 S line
32175 175 126 27
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
33250 175 126 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
31180 175 139 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE Technik 32180 175 139 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
33735 175 139 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 34810 175 139 28
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 40325 237 154 34
A4 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A4. Pricey

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2.0 TFSI 225 quattro


33950 222 164 33
2.0 TDI 177 quattro
32235 175 153 27
3.0 TDI V6 245 quattro
37700 242 161 33
A5 5dr sportback Refined four door coupe, but short
on charm or finesse
AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
32615 168 136 27
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
29900 168 136 27
2.0 TDI 150
30100 148 127 24
2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition
35935 148 127 24
2.0 TDI 150 S line
34860 148 127 24
2.0 TDI 150 SE
31870 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
33220 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
34885 175 120 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 36540 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
35465 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
32475 175 134 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE Technik 33825 175 134 27
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
32170 175 120 28
2.0 TDIe 136
28195 138 117 23
2.0 TDIe 136 S line
32265 138 117 24
2.0 TDIe 136 SE
29965 138 117 23
2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik
31315 138 117 24
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 37325 222 152 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
36250 222 152 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
33260 222 152 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 34610 222 152 33
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
38485 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 42010 242 149 35
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S5 Black 43940 328 179 41
1.8 TFSI 170
26780 168 136 26
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
28550 168 136 26
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
31540 168 136 27
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S5
42865 328 179 40
2.0 TDI 177
29050 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 SE
30820 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 S line
33810 175 120 28
3.0 TDI 204 S line
37410 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
40935 242 149 34
A5 2dr coup High class, good looking coupe. V8 S5
coupe better than V6 Cab
AAAAC
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
32865 168 134 27
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
31790 168 134 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 37575 222 152 34
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
36500 222 152 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
33910 222 152 33
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
29200 168 134 27
3.0 TFSI 333 S5
43665 328 178 41
3.0 TFSI 333 S5 Black Edition 44740 328 178 42
4.2 V8 RS5
59870 444 246 45
2.0 TDI 163 ultra SE
31470 161 109 28
2.0 TDI 177 SE
31470 175 120 28
2.0 TDI 177 S line
34060 175 120 29
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
35135 175 120 29
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
33125 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
35715 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 36790 175 134 29
3.0 TDI 204 S line
37660 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
38735 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
41185 242 149 35
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Ed 42260 242 149 35

BAC
MONO 2dr open An F-22 Raptor for the road. Only
better built
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Mono 2.3
111168 280 -

BENTLEY
CONTINENTAL GT 2dr coup A brilliant Audi
V8-inspired reboot
AAAAC
6.0 W12 GT Speed
151100 616 338 50
4.0 V8
123850 500 246 50
4.0 V8 S
139000 521 246 50
6.0 W12
136710 567 385 50
CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE 2dr open A
brilliant Audi V8-inspired reboot AAAAC
4.0 V8
136250 500 254 50
6.0 W12 Speed
167900 616 347 50
MULSANNE 4dr saloon Effortless and graceful.
Great driving position
AAABC
6.75 V8
224700 506 393
FLYING SPUR 4dr saloon A genuine luxury saloon.
Superb inside. As it should be AAAAC
6.0 W12
140900 616 343
6.0 W12 Mulliner
150220 616 343
BMW
I3 5dr hatch Superb really, but pricey and not free from
the usual electric car practicality issuesAAAAC
i3 EV
30680 168 0 21
i3 EV Range Extender
33830 168 13 21
1 SERIES 3dr hatch Measures up on space and
comfort now. Still no 3 Series AAAAC
118i M Sport
24390 215 137 22
118i Urban
22945 168 137 22
114i ES
17775 101 127 12
114i SE
18345 101 127 12
114i Sport
19475 101 132 13
114i Urban
19475 101 132 13
116i ES
19325 134 125 17
116i SE
19895 134 125 17
116i Sport
21025 134 131 18
116i M Sport
22470 134 131 18
116i Urban
21025 134 131 18
118i SE
21945 134 132 22
118i Sport
22945 134 137 22
125i M Sport
26025 215 154 30
M135i
30845 315 188 39
114d ES
19410 94 109 14
114d SE
19980 94 109 14
114d Sport
20980 94 112 15
114d Urban
20980 94 112 15
116d ES
20260 114 109 15
116d SE
20830 114 109 15
116d Sport
21830 114 114 16
116d M Sport
23275 114 114 16
116d Urban
21830 114 114 16
116d EfficientDynamics
20830 114 99 15
118d SE
21975 141 109 19
118d Sport
22975 141 115 20
118d M Sport
24420 141 115 20
118d Urban
22975 141 115 20
120d SE
23425 181 114 24
120d Sport
24425 181 119 24
120d M Sport
25870 181 119 24
120d Urban
24425 181 119 24
125d M Sport
27765 215 128 31
1 SERIES 5dr hatch Measures up on space and
comfort now. Still no 3 Series AAAAC
116d Eff Dynamics Business
22760 114 99 15
120d xDrive M Sport
27900 181 126 24
120d xDrive Sport
26455 181 126 24
120d xDrive Urban
26455 181 126 24
114i ES
18305 101 127 12
114i SE
18875 101 127 12
114i Sport
20005 101 132 13
114i Urban
20005 101 132 13
116i ES
19855 134 125 17
116i SE
20425 134 125 17
116i Sport
21555 134 131 18
116i M Sport
23000 134 131 18
116i Urban
21555 134 131 18
118i SE
22475 168 132 22
118i Sport
23475 168 137 22
118i Urban
23475 168 137 22
118i M Sport
24920 168 137 22
125i M Sport
26555 215 154 30
M135i
31375 315 188 39
114d ES
19940 94 109 14
114d SE
20510 94 109 14
114d Sport
21510 94 112 15
114d Urban
21510 94 112 15
116d ES
20790 114 109 15
116d SE
21360 114 109 15
116d Sport
22360 114 114 16
116d M Sport
23805 114 114 16
116d Urban
22360 114 114 16
116d EfficientDynamics
21360 114 99 15
118d SE
22505 141 109 19

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2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid L


67470 208 146 43
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro SE Exec 63515 309 183 46
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro Sport Exe 67115 308 183 46
4.0 TFSI 435 quattro SE Exec L 75385 429 216 49
4.0 TFSI 435 quattro Sport Exe 78985 429 216 49
4.0 TFSI 520 S8
79915 513 225 49
6.3 W12 500 quattro L
97325 493 264 50
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE
58805 254 155 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE L
62770 254 158 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE Exec L 65375 247 158 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro Sport Exec 65010 254 155 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro Sport Ex L 68975 254 158 47
4.2 TDI 385 quattro SE Exec 72015 380 194 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro SE Ex L
75980 346 197 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro Sport Exec 75615 380 194 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro Sport Ex L 79580 380 197 50
Q3 5dr 4x4 Typically refined and competent, but feels
more A3 than SUV
AAABC
1.4 TFSI 150 S line
26625 138 137 20
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
23875 138 137 20
2.0 TDI 140 quattro S L Plus 32145 138 149 19
2.0 TDI 140 quattro S line
29795 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 140 quattro SE
27045 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S L Plus 33085 175 148 23
2.0 TDI 177 S line
29305 168 144 24
2.0 TDI 177 SE
26555 168 144 23
2.0 TFSI 170 quattro S L Plus 31840 168 174 24
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro S L Plus 34765 208 179 28
2.0 TFSI 170 quattro SE
26740 168 174 20
2.0 TFSI 170 quattro S line
29490 168 174 20
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro SE
29665 208 179 25
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro S line
32415 208 179 25
2.5 TFSI RS
43015 306 206 37
2.0 TDI 140 SE
25600 138 137 18
2.0 TDI 140 S line
28350 138 137 18
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
27985 175 148 21
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
30735 175 148 21
Q5 5dr 4x4 Exceptionally good handling for an SUV, but
very compromised ride
AAAAC
2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line Pl 36270 178 174 29
2.0 TFSI 180 quattro SE
31370 178 174 28
2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line
33770 178 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
32720 222 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
35120 222 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 qtro S line Plus 37620 222 174 30
2.0 TDI 150 quattro SE
31635 148 154 21
2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line
34035 148 154 21
2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line Plu 36535 148 154 22
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
32610 175 154 24
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
35010 175 154 25
2.0 TDI 177 qttro S line Plus 37510 175 154 25
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
38370 241 169 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
40770 241 169 34
3.0 TDI 245 qttro S line Plus 43270 241 169 34
3.0 BiTDI 313 SQ5
44715 309 179 41
Q7 5dr 4x4 Seven-seat SUV feels its bulk. A BMW X5 or
Land Rover is better
AAACC
3.0 TDI 204 S line Plus
50055 201 189 37
3.0 TDI 245 S line Plus
51485 237 195 41
3.0 TDI 245 S Line Sport Editi 54485 237 195 41
3.0 TDI 245 S Line Style Editi 52985 237 195 41
4.2 TDI 340 S line Plus
61120 335 242 46
4.2 TDI 340 S Line Sport Editi 64120 335 242 47
4.2 TDI 340 S Line Style Editi 62620 335 242 47
3.0 TDI 204 SE
43895 201 189 35
3.0 TDI 204 S line
45555 237 189 36
3.0 TDI 245 S line
46985 237 195 40
4.2 TDI 340 S line
56620 335 242 45
TT 2dr coup TT finds its mojo at last. Drive experience
now an equal to the obvious prestige AAAAC
2.0 TFSI Sport
29860 228 137
2.0 TFSI Sport quattro
32785 228 149
2.0 TFSI S line
32410 228 137
2.0 TFSI S line quattro
35335 228 149
2.0 TDI ultra Sport
29770 181 110
2.0 TDI ultra S line
32320 181 110
R8 2dr coup Usable, but no less involving and
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dramatic for it. V10 is brutal
4.2 FSI 430 V8
93735 424 332 50
5.2 FSI 525 V10
114835 518 346 50
5.2 FSI 550 V10 Plus
126835 543 346 50
R8 SPYDER 2dr open Great noise, and loses little of
the coupes poise
AAAAB
4.2 FSI 430 V8
102385 424 337 50
5.2 FSI 525 V10
123485 518 349 50

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Supercars

118d Sport
23505 141 115 20
118d M Sport
24950 141 115 20
118d Urban
23505 141 115 20
120d SE
23955 181 114 24
120d xDrive SE
25455 181 123 23
120d Sport
24955 181 119 24
120d M Sport
26400 181 119 24
120d Urban
24955 181 119 24
125d M Sport
28295 215 128 31
2 SERIES 2dr coup A proper compact coup now.
The M235i is one of the best BMWs period AAAAB
225d M Sport
31970 215 124 33
220i SE
25045 215 148 25
220i Sport
26045 215 148 25
220i Modern
26045 215 148 25
220i M Sport
27395 215 148 26
M235i
34260 326 189 39
218d SE
24265 141 119 20
218d Sport
25265 141 119 20
218d Modern
25265 141 119 20
218d M Sport
26615 141 119 21
220d SE
25865 181 125 25
220d Sport
26865 181 125 25
220d Modern
26865 181 125 25
220d M Sport
28215 181 125 25
2 SERIES ACTIVE TOURER 5dr mpv BMWs
front-drive hatch is a proper contenderAAAAC
218i SE
22150 134 - 218i Sport
23375 134 - 218i Luxury
24125 134 218d SE
24205 148 218d Sport
25455 148 218d Luxury
26205 148
3 SERIES 4dr saloon A new standard. Almost flawless
in every regard
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320d EfficientDynamics Busines 30175 161 109 31
320d xDrive SE
30275 181 128 30
320i Efficient Dynamics Busine 27825 168 124 30
325d Luxury
33075 218 129 36
325d M Sport
33575 218 129 36
325d Modern
31575 218 129 35
325d SE
30575 218 129 35
335d xDrive Luxury
41020 313 143 43
335d xDrive M Sport
41520 313 143 43
ActiveHybrid 3 Luxury
43185 306 139 39
ActiveHybrid 3 M Sport
43685 306 139 39
ActiveHybrid 3 SE
40685 306 139 38
316i ES
23555 134 137 23
316i SE
24405 134 137 23
316i Sport
25405 134 137 23
320i Efficient Dynamics
26425 168 124 28
320i SE
26570 181 147 30
320i Sport
27570 181 147 30
320i Modern
27570 181 147 30
320i Luxury
29070 181 147 31
320i M Sport
29570 181 147 31
320i xDrive SE
28105 181 159 30
320i xDrive Sport
29105 181 159 30
320i xDrive Modern
29105 181 159 30
320i xDrive Luxury
30605 181 159 31
320i xDrive M Sport
31105 181 159 31
328i SE
29770 242 149 35
328i Modern
30770 242 149 35
328i Sport
30770 242 149 34
328i Luxury
32270 242 149 36
328i M Sport
32770 242 149 36
335i Luxury
37760 302 186 38
335i M Sport
38260 302 186 38
316d ES
25575 114 118 20
316d SE
26425 114 118 20
316d Sport
27425 114 118 20
318d SE
27675 141 118 24
318d Sport
28675 141 118 24
318d Modern
28675 141 118 24
318d Luxury
30175 141 118 25
318d M Sport
30675 141 118 25
320d Efficient Dynamics
28775 161 109 31
320d SE
28775 181 120 31
320d Sport
29775 181 120 31
320d Modern
29775 181 120 31
320d Luxury
31275 181 120 32
320d M Sport
31775 181 120 32
320d xDrive Sport
31275 181 128 30
320d xDrive Modern
31275 181 128 30
320d xDrive Luxury
32775 181 128 31
320d xDrive M Sport
33275 181 128 31
330d SE
33975 255 129 38
330d Modern
34975 255 129 38
330d Luxury
36475 255 129 38
330d M Sport
36975 255 129 38
330d xDrive SE
35605 255 137 40
330d xDrive Modern
36605 255 137 40

Ferrari 458 Italia

From 178,000
Possibly Ferraris greatest achievement. Scintillating natural
ability interwoven with interactive technology. AAAAA

McLaren 650S

From 195,000
McLarens mainstay goes from convincing to utterly compelling.
Better day to day than a 458 but not as special. AAAAB

Audi R8 V10 Plus

From 126,000
The V10 elevated the R8 into supercar territory; the 542bhp Plus
model keeps it there seven years after launch. AAAAC

Lamborghini Huracn

From 180,000
Conspicuous positioning here. The Huracn is dynamically
inferior to the R8 but it is an evocative presence. AAAAC

Porsche 911 Turbo S

From 140,000
Stupendous supercar performance repackaged for everyday
use. Stirs the blood intermittently when given space. AAAAC

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A5 CABRIOLET 2dr open Appealing. Lower


powered, steel sprung trims best AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
35570 168 143 29
1.8 TFSI 170 S line Special Ed 36695 168 143 29
2.0 TDI 150 S line
37395 148 124 27
2.0 TDI 150 S line Special Edi 38520 148 124 27
2.0 TDI 150 SE
34145 148 124 27
2.0 TDI 177 S line Special Edi 38950 175 127 30
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
41745 222 159 37
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line Sp 42870 222 159 37
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
38495 222 159 37
2.0 TFSI 225 S line
38705 222 148 36
2.0 TFSI 225 S line Special Ed 39830 222 148 36
2.0 TFSI 225 SE
35455 222 148 35
3.0 TDI 204 S line Special Edi 42680 201 138 34
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line Spe 46110 242 154 40
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
32320 168 143 28
3.0 TFSI 333 S5
46770 328 184 42
4.2 V8 RS5
69505 444 249 47
2.0 TDI 177 SE
34575 175 127 29
2.0 TDI 177 S line
37825 175 127 30
3.0 TDI 204 S line
41555 201 138 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
44985 242 154 39
A6 4dr saloon 2.0 TDi very dull. Otherwise a competent
saloon
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
35010 175 129 27
2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid
43980 245 145 32
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed 49200 309 166 39
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line
47025 309 166 39
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
39740 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit 42915 201 149 33
3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line
40740 201 149 33
3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE
38390 201 149 32
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 44490 242 156 37
4.0 TFSI 420 S6
54520 414 225 42
2.0 TDI 177 SE
30985 175 129 26
2.0 TDI 177 S line
32835 175 129 27
2.0 TDI 190 Ultra SE
32515 187 114 26
2.0 TDI 190 Ultra S line
34365 187 114 26
3.0 TDI 204 SE
35215 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 S line
37565 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
39965 242 156 36
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
42315 242 156 36
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE
44675 309 166 38
A6 AVANT 5dr estate A capable stress buster, but
not the enthusiasts choice
AAABC
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
37140 175 132 27
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed 51200 309 166 39
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line
49025 309 166 39
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
41740 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit 44950 201 152 33
3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line
42775 201 152 33
3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE
40425 201 152 32
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 46490 242 156 37
4.0 TFSI 560 RS6
77005 552 229 48
4.0 TFSI 420 S6
56745 414 226 42
2.0 TDI 177 SE
33115 175 132 26
2.0 TDI 177 S line
34965 175 132 27
3.0 TDI 204 SE
37215 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 S line
39565 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
41965 242 156 36
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
44315 242 156 36
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE
46675 309 166 38
A6 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A6. Even more
pricey
AAACC
3.0 TDI 204 quattro
43810 201 159 31
3.0 TDI 245 quattro
45350 241 165 36
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro
50115 308 176 41
A7 SPORTBACK 5dr hatch A good mix of luxury,
practicality and driver reward AAAAC
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed 56800 309 166 42
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line
54450 309 166 42
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE
52660 309 166 42
3.0 TDI 204
41175 201 135 33
3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit 50585 201 152 36
3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line
48235 201 152 36
3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE
46445 201 152 35
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 53155 242 156 41
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro Black Edi 53260 296 190 41
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro SE
49120 296 190 40
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro S line
50910 296 190 41
4.0 TFSI 420 S7
62345 414 225 43
4.0 TFSI RS7
83515 552 229 47
3.0 TDI 204 SE
44765 201 135 33
3.0 TDI 204 S line
46555 201 135 34
3.0 TDI 245 SE quattro
49015 242 156 40
3.0 TDI 245 S line quattro
50805 242 156 41
A8 4dr saloon Stylish, comfortable and solid. A
convincing exec saloon
AAAAC
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE Exec 61410 247 155 46
2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid
63505 208 144 42

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330d xDrive Luxury


38105 255 137 41
330d xDrive M Sport
38605 255 137 41
3 SERIES 5dr touring More of the same. Less of a
wow factor, but still as good as it gets AAAAB
316i ES
24870 136 143 23
316i SE
25720 136 143 23
316i Sport
26720 136 143 23
320d EfficientDynamics
30075 161 112 31
320d EfficientDynamics Busines 31475 161 112 31
320d Sport
31075 181 125 31
320d xDrive SE
31705 181 133 30
320i SE
27905 181 152 30
320i xDrive Luxury
31905 181 160 31
320i xDrive M Sport
32405 181 160 31
320i xDrive Modern
30405 181 160 30
320i xDrive SE
29405 181 160 30
320i xDrive Sport
30405 181 160 30
325d Luxury
34505 215 134 36
325d M Sport
35005 215 134 36
325d Modern
33005 215 134 35
325d SE
32005 215 134 35
328i SE
31105 242 159 35
328i Sport
32105 242 159 34
330d xDrive SE
36920 255 142 40
335d xDrive Luxury
42320 309 148 43
335d xDrive M Sport
42815 309 148 43
335i Luxury
39060 302 189 37
335i M Sport
39560 302 189 38
320i Sport
28905 181 152 30
320i Modern
28905 181 152 30
320i Luxury
30405 181 152 31
320i M Sport
30905 181 152 31
328i Modern
32105 242 159 35
328i Luxury
33605 242 159 36
328i M Sport
34105 242 159 36
316d ES
26875 114 123 20
316d SE
27725 114 123 20
316d Sport
28725 114 123 20
318d SE
28975 141 123 24
318d Sport
29975 141 123 24
318d Modern
29975 141 123 24
318d Luxury
31475 141 123 25
318d M Sport
31975 141 123 25
320d SE
30075 181 125 31
320d Modern
31075 181 125 31
320d Luxury
32575 181 125 32
320d M Sport
33075 181 125 32
320d xDrive Sport
32705 181 133 30
320d xDrive Modern
32705 181 133 30
320d xDrive Luxury
34205 181 133 31
320d xDrive M Sport
34705 181 133 31
330d SE
35405 255 135 38
330d Modern
36405 255 135 38
330d Luxury
37905 255 135 38
330d M Sport
38405 255 135 38
37920 255 142 40
330d xDrive Modern
330d xDrive Luxury
39420 255 142 41
330d xDrive M Sport
39920 255 142 41
3 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Hatchback practicality
meets 3 Series talent. Duller but decent AAAAC
330d xDrive M Sport
40765 258 142 34
318d M Sport
32825 141 122 25
318d SE
30575 141 119 24
320i M Sport
31455 181 156 31
320i SE
29205 181 153 31
320i xDrive Luxury
32705 181 164 31
320i xDrive M Sport
33065 181 167 31
320i xDrive SE
30705 181 164 31
320i xDrive Sport
31705 181 164 31
328i SE
32405 242 156 35
320i Sport
30205 181 153 31
320i Luxury
31205 181 153 31
328i Sport
33405 242 156 36
328i Luxury
34405 242 156 36
328i M Sport
34655 242 158 36
335i Luxury
39860 302 188 38
335i M Sport
40110 302 189 38
318d Sport
31575 141 119 24
318d Luxury
32575 141 119 24
320d SE
31675 181 129 30
320d Sport
32675 181 129 30
320d Luxury
33675 181 129 30
320d M Sport
34055 181 131 30
325d SE
33605 215 134 34
325d Luxury
35605 215 134 34
325d M Sport
35855 215 137 34
330d SE
37000 258 136 34
330d Luxury
39000 258 136 34
330d M Sport
39250 258 136 34
330d xDrive SE
38515 258 142 34
330d xDrive Luxury
39000 258 142 34

335d xDrive Luxury


43415 313 142
335d xDrive M Sport
43665 313 149
4 SERIES 2dr coup More talented GT than brilliant
B road steer. Very comely though AAAAC
430d M Sport
40245 255 132 40
420i SE
29425 181 144 30
420i Sport
30925 181 144 30
420i Modern
30925 181 144 30
420i Luxury
31925 181 144 30
420i M Sport
32425 181 147 30
420i xDrive SE
30960 181 159 30
420i xDrive Sport
32460 181 159 30
420i xDrive Modern
32460 181 159 30
420i xDrive Luxury
33460 181 159 31
420i xDrive M Sport
33960 181 162 31
428i SE
32820 242 154 33
428i Sport
34320 242 154 33
428i Modern
34320 242 154 33
428i Luxury
35320 242 154 34
428i M Sport
35820 242 156 34
435i Luxury
41025 302 185 36
435i M Sport
41665 302 189 36
M4
56650 425 204 42
420d SE
31795 181 124 29
420d Sport
33295 181 124 30
420d Modern
33295 181 124 30
420d Luxury
34295 181 124 30
420d M Sport
34795 181 127 30
420d xDrive SE
33295 181 126 29
420d xDrive Sport
34795 181 126 29
420d xDrive Modern
34795 181 126 29
420d xDrive Luxury
35795 181 126 29
420d xDrive M Sport
36295 181 129 29
430d Luxury
39615 255 129 40
435d xDrive Luxury
44545 308 143 41
435d xDrive M Sport
45045 308 146 41
4 SERIES 2dr open A quality product to be sure, but
some of the verve has gone
AAABC
420d Luxury
39180 181 133 31
420d M Sport
39680 181 138 31
420d SE
36680 181 133 30
420d Sport
38180 181 133 30
428i Luxury
39520 242 159 36
428i M Sport
40020 242 163 37
428i SE
37020 242 159 36
428i Sport
38520 242 159 36
430d M Sport
44995 255 144 30
435i Luxury
44980 302 190 39
435i M Sport
45480 302 195 39
420i SE
34205 181 159 36
420i Sport
35705 181 159 36
420i Luxury
35705 181 159 36
420i M Sport
37205 181 159 36
425d SE
38535 218 142 30
425d Sport
40035 218 142 30
425d Luxury
40035 218 142 30
425d M Sport
41550 218 142 30
430d Luxury
44480 255 144 30
435d xDrive Luxury
48395 308 155 30
435d xDrive M Sport
48895 308 155 30
4 SERIES GRAN COUPE 4dr saloon A prettier 3
Series. Very good, but not better. AAAAC
420d M Sport
34795 181 128 30
420d xDrive SE
33295 181 129 29
420i SE
29425 181 149 29
420i Sport
30925 181 149 29
420i Luxury
31925 181 149 29
420i M Sport
32460 181 153 30
420i xDrive SE
30960 181 161 30
420i xDrive Sport
32460 181 161 30
420i xDrive Luxury
33460 181 161 30
420i xDrive M Sport
33960 181 164 31
428i SE
32820 245 154 33
428i Sport
34320 245 154 34
428i Luxury
35320 245 154 34
428i M Sport
35820 245 156 34
435i Luxury
41165 306 189 36
435i M Sport
41665 306 193 36
418d SE
30995 141 121 23
418d Sport
32495 141 121 24
418d Luxury
33495 141 121 24
418d M Sport
33995 141 124 24
420d SE
31795 181 124 29
420d Sport
33295 181 124 29
420d Luxury
34295 181 124 30
420d xDrive Sport
34795 181 129 30
420d xDrive Luxury
35795 181 129 30
420d xDrive M Sport
36425 181 133 30
430d Luxury
39745 255 134 39
430d M Sport
40245 255 138 40
430d xDrive Luxury
41245 255 140 39

430d xDrive M Sport


41760 255 144 39
435d xDrive Luxury
44545 308 146 41
435d xDrive M Sport
45045 308 149 41
5 SERIES 4dr saloon No longer a handling bench
mark. Superb interior
AAAAC
530d Luxury
43855 241 139 43
535i M Sport
44615 302 179 42
520i SE
33005 181 149 36
520i Luxury
35840 181 154 37
520i M Sport
35840 181 159 37
528i SE
36570 242 142 40
528i Luxury
39370 242 147 41
528i M Sport
39405 242 152 41
535i Luxury
44560 302 174 42
550i Luxury
57610 402 199 46
550i M Sport
57910 402 206 46
ActiveHybrid 5 SE
47790 335 149 44
ActiveHybrid 5 Luxury
48825 335 159 44
ActiveHybrid 5 M Sport
50625 335 163 44
4.4 V8 M5
73960 552 232 48
518d SE
30265 141 114 30
518d Luxury
33065 141 119 31
518d M Sport
33065 141 124 31
520d SE
31965 181 114 33
520d Luxury
34765 181 119 34
520d M Sport
34765 181 124 34
525d SE
36855 215 129 39
525d Luxury
39785 215 134 40
525d M Sport
39785 215 139 40
530d SE
41055 241 134 43
530d M Sport
43870 241 144 43
535d Luxury
48520 308 143 45
535d M Sport
48520 308 148 45
5 SERIES TOURING 5dr estate Great overall
package. 520d the best
AAAAC
518d M Sport
35390 141 127 31
530d Luxury
46195 241 144 43
535d Luxury
50845 308 149 45
535i Luxury
46940 302 179 42
535i M Sport
46940 302 179 42
520i SE
35365 181 157 36
520i Luxury
38165 181 162 37
520i M Sport
38165 181 162 37
528i SE
38895 242 149 40
528i Luxury
41730 242 154 41
528i M Sport
41730 242 154 41
518d SE
32590 141 122 30
518d Luxury
35390 141 127 31
520d SE
34290 181 122 33
520d Luxury
37090 181 127 34
520d M Sport
37090 181 127 34
525d SE
39310 215 136 39
525d Luxury
42125 215 141 40
525d M Sport
42125 215 141 40
530d SE
43380 241 139 43
530d M Sport
46195 241 144 43
535d M Sport
50845 308 149 45
5 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Fine cabin, but only seats
four. Poor ride and steering
AAABC
530d SE
46965 241 153 43
535i Luxury
49460 302 192 44
535i M Sport
50260 302 192 44
550i Luxury
59510 402 214 46
550i M Sport
60460 402 214 46
520d SE
38045 181 144 33
520d Luxury
40845 181 144 34
520d Modern
40045 181 144 34
520d M Sport
40845 181 144 34
530d Luxury
48965 241 153 44
530d M Sport
49765 241 153 44
535d Luxury
51885 295 154 46
535d M Sport
52685 295 154 46
6 SERIES GRAN COUPE 4dr saloon Back door
proves a brilliant visual coup
AAAAC
640i SE
62375 315 181 47
640i M Sport
67040 315 183 48
650i SE
71650 444 206 50
650i M Sport
76150 444 206 50
M6
98145 552 232 50
640d SE
64875 309 148 48
640d M Sport
69540 309 149 49
6 SERIES 2dr coup Great engines and interior. More
GT than sports car
AAAAC
640i SE
60630 315 179 47
640i M Sport
65295 315 181 47
650i SE
68970 402 206 49
650i M Sport
73470 402 206 49
M6
94625 552 232 50
640d SE
63130 309 144 48
640d M Sport
67795 309 145 48

6 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Great engines


and interior. More GT than sports car AAAAC
650i M Sport
79345 402 214 50
640i SE
66760 315 183 50
640i M Sport
71175 315 185 50
650i SE
75100 402 214 50
M6
99825 552 239 50
640d SE
69260 309 148 50
640d M Sport
73675 309 149 50
7 SERIES 4dr saloon Refined and spacious, but
bland. 760 gets sublime V12
AAAAC
ActiveHybrid 7 M
71475 459 158 48
740i SE
61675 316 184 46
740Li SE
64675 316 184 46
740i M Sport
66950 316 184 46
740Li M Sport
69950 316 184 47
750i SE
71515 443 199 48
750Li SE
74515 443 199 49
750i M Sport
76790 443 199 49
750Li M Sport
79790 443 199 49
760Li SE
102015 537 314 50
760Li M Sport
104260 537 314 50
730d SE
58275 255 148 45
730Ld SE
61375 255 148 46
730d M Sport
63550 255 148 46
730Ld M Sport
66650 255 148 46
740d SE
65465 309 149 47
740d M Sport
70740 309 149 48
ActiveHybrid 7 SE
66200 459 158 47
ActiveHybrid 7L SE
69300 459 158 48
ActiveHybrid 7L M Sport
74575 459 158 48
X1 5dr 4x4 Odd SUV best as rear wheel drive. Good
drive, poor cabin finish
AAAAC
xDrive 25d xLine
32540 215 154 26
sDrive 20i SE
25760 181 162 27
sDrive 20i Sport
26760 181 162 27
sDrive 20i xLine
27760 181 165 27
sDrive 20i M Sport
28770 181 165 28
xDrive 20i SE
27280 181 176 28
xDrive 20i Sport
28280 181 176 28
xDrive 20i xLine
29280 181 179 28
xDrive 20i M Sport
30280 181 179 28
sDrive 16d SE
24230 114 128 18
sDrive 16d Sport
25230 114 128 18
sDrive 16d xLine
26230 114 128 18
sDrive 18d SE
25330 141 128 22
sDrive 18d Sport
26330 141 128 22
sDrive 18d xLine
27330 141 128 22
sDrive 18d M Sport
28330 141 128 22
xDrive 18d SE
26830 141 144 22
xDrive 18d Sport
27830 141 144 22
xDrive 18d xLine
28830 141 144 22
xDrive 18d M Sport
29830 141 144 22
sDrive 20d Efficient Dynamics 26760 161 119 24
sDrive 20d Eff. Dyn. Business 28160 181 119 24
sDrive 20d SE
26760 181 129 24
sDrive 20d Sport
27760 181 129 25
sDrive 20d xLine
28760 161 129 25
sDrive 20d M Sport
29760 181 129 25
xDrive 20d SE
28260 181 145 24
xDrive 20d Sport
29260 181 145 25
xDrive 20d xLine
30260 181 145 25
xDrive 20d M Sport
31260 181 145 25
xDrive 25d M Sport
33540 215 154 27
X3 5dr 4x4 New X3 has an appealingly organic drive
and practical body
AAAAC
sDrive 18d SE
30995 141 131 26
xDrive20d SE
32995 181 143 30
xDrive20d M Sport
35995 181 143 31
xDrive20d xLine
34495 181 143 30
xDrive30d SE
39795 255 156 39
xDrive30d M Sport
42795 255 156 40
xDrive30d xLine
41295 255 156 40
xDrive35d M Sport
45395 308 157 43
X4 5dr 4x4 Scaled down X6 styling atop an X3 platform
works well enough. Less practical, thoughAAAAC
xDrive20d SE
36595 187 143 31
xDrive20d xLine
38090 187 143 31
xDrive20d M Sport
39590 187 143 31
xDrive30d xLine
44895 255 156 40
xDrive30d M Sport
47403 255 156 40
xDrive35d M Sport
48995 308 157 43
X5 5dr 4x4 Decent dynamics, with cosseting cabin and
better off road ability now. Avoid M50dAAAAC
xDrive50i SE
60165 402 224 49
xDrive50i M Sport
64290 402 226 49
sDrive25d SE
42945 215 149 41
sDrive25d M Sport
46880 215 151 42
xDrive25d SE
45250 215 154 42
xDrive25d M Sport
49950 215 156 42
xDrive30d SE
48250 241 156 44

xDrive30d M Sport
52950 241 158 45
xDrive40d SE
50910 302 157 46
xDrive40d M Sport
55610 302 159 47
M50d
64020 381 173 49
X6 5dr 4x4 The worlds first off-road coup, but difficult
to see its purpose
AAABC
xDrive35i
48525 302 236 46
xDrive50i
58905 402 292 49
4.4 V8 M
86705 547 325 50
xDrive30d
47700 241 195 43
xDrive40d
50300 301 198 47
M50d
63250 381 204 50
Z4 ROADSTER 2dr open Classy roadster. More
cruiser than sports car
AAABC
2.0 sDrive18i
27740 154 159 33
2.0 sDrive18i M Sport
31625 154 159 34
2.0 sDrive20i
29840 181 159 34
2.0 sDrive20i M Sport
33005 181 159 35
2.0 sDrive28i
34225 242 159 39
2.0 sDrive28i M Sport
37390 242 159 40
3.0 sDrive35i
40070 302 219 41
3.0 sDrive35i M Sport
43005 302 219 42
3.0 sDrive35iS DCT
45950 335 210 43
I8 2dr coup BMWs electric supercar is fast and
fiendishly clever. Cheap to run, too AAAAB
1.5
99895 357 59
CADILLAC
CTS-V 2dr coup A genuine rival to Europes finest
supercars
AAAAC
6.2 V8
68957 556 365 50
CTS 4dr saloon Sharp looking big saloon needs a
diesel. CTS V is excellent
AACCC
3.0 V6 Egnce auto
40897 272 229 44
3.6 V6 AWD Sp. Luxury
46977 307 247 44
3.6 V6 Sp. Luxury
45241 307 241 44
6.2 V8 V
65766 557 365 50
CATERHAM
SEVEN 2dr open Pound for pound, still the most
compelling way to spend five figures AAAAC
0.7 160
14995 80 114
1.6 Sigma 125 Roadsport
21650 125 1.6 Sigma 140 Roadsport
23750 140 1.6 Sigma 140 Supersport
26800 140 2.0 Duratec 175 SV Roadsport 28850 175 2.0 Duratec R400 Superlight 34300 210 2.0 Duratec R500 Superlight 41000 263 2.3 Cosworth 260 CSR
43800 260 CHEVROLET
CORVETTE 2dr coup Left hand drive heavy hitter.
ZR1 earns an extra star
AAACC
6.2 V8 Grand Sport
67530 431 316 48
6.2 V8
62996 431 316 48
7.0 V8 Z06
84238 505 350 50
6.2 V8 ZR1
123687 638 355 50
CHRYSLER
DELTA 5dr hatch A competent enough rebranding of a
Lancia. No looker
AAACC
1.6 M-Jet 120 S-Series
19995 118 122 15
YPSILON 5dr hatch Another rebranded Italian. Wont
suit everyone
AAACC
0.9 Twinair S-Series
13995 84 99 7
1.2 S-Series
12795 68 118 3
1.3 Multijet S-Series
14995 94 99 11
0.9 Twinair SE S-S
13250 84 99 7
0.9 Twinair Black & Red S-S
13995 84 99 7
1.2 S S-S
10750 68 118 3
1.2 SE S-S
12050 68 118 4
1.2 Black & Red S-S
12795 68 118 4
1.3 Multijet SE S-S
14250 94 99 11
1.3 Multijet Black & Red S-S 14995 94 99 12
GRAND VOYAGER 5dr mpv Spacious and well
equipped. Not good to drive
AAABC
2.8 CRD SE
28295 161 207 32
2.8 CRD SR
30295 161 207 32
2.8 CRD Ltd
36265 161 207 34
CITROEN
C-ZERO 5dr hatch Well-engineered electric city car.
Too expensive
AAACC
49kW
26216 66 0 28
C1 3dr hatch The cheapest of the Aygo triplets. Cute,
but noisy and basic
AAACC
1.0 VTi 68 Touch
8245 67 95
1.0 VTi 68 Feel
9495 67 95
1.0 VTi 68 Flair
10185 67 95
1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Feel
10345 67 95
1.0 VTi 68 Flair S-S
10435 67 88

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1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Flair S-S 11285 67 88
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
10535 81 99
C1 5dr hatch The cheapest of the Aygo triplets. Cute,
but noisy and basic
AAACC
1.0 VTi 68 Feel
9895 67 95 1.0 VTi 68 Flair
10585 67 95 1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Feel
10745 67 95 1.0 VTi 68 Flair S-S
10835 67 88 1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Flair S-S 11685 67 88 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
10935 81 99
C3 5dr hatch Comfortable and well priced but not
much fun
AAACC
1.2 VTi 82 Selection
13660 81 107 12
1.4 VTi 95 VTR+ EGS6
14150 94 127 12
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream Selectio 15660 89 95 18
1.0 VTi 68 VT
10995 67 99 8
1.0 VTi 68 VTR+
12415 67 102 9
1.2 VTi 82 VTR+
13310 81 107 12
1.6 VTi 120 Excl.
15170 118 132 19
1.4 HDi 70 VT
13150 67 99 10
1.4 HDi 70 VTR+
14510 67 101 10
1.4 e-HDi 70 Airdream VTR+ EGS 15210 67 87 10
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream VTR+
15310 89 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream Exclusiv 16160 89 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream Exclusi 17040 113 99 21
C3 PICASSO 5dr mpv Quirky small MPV. Cheap and
useful.
AAAAC
1.4 VTi 95 VT
13080 94 145 10
1.6 HDi 8v 90 Excl.
17330 91 107 12
1.6 HDi 8v 90 VT
14090 91 107 11
1.6 HDi 8v 90 VTR+
16230 91 107 12
1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 Excl.
17815 118 137 13
1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 VTR+
16715 118 137 13
1.6 VTi 120 Excl.
17095 118 149 13
1.4 VTi 95 VTR+
15145 94 145 10
1.6 HDi 115 Excl.
18050 107 119 15
C4 5dr hatch Good looking, but lacks the polish of the
latest rivals
AAABC
1.6 e-HDi 115 Aeam EGS6 VTR+ 19565 110 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Aream EGS6 Exc 20965 110 101 18
1.4 VTi 95 VTR
14240 94 140 12
1.6 VTi 120 VTR+
17395 118 143 16
1.6 VTi 120 Excl.
18550 118 146 16
1.6 THP 155 Excl.
20195 154 148 22
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
16355 91 104 15
1.6 HDi 90 VTR+
18105 91 104 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
18965 110 97 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
20365 110 100 18
2.0 HDi 150 Excl.
21185 148 130 23
C4 CACTUS 5dr hatch Interesting and novel, but
typically flawed to drive
AAACC
1.2 PureTech 75 Touch
12990 74 105 1.2 PureTech 82 Touch
13390 81 105 1.2 PureTech 82 Feel
14590 81 105 1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
15990 81 107 1.2 PureTech 110 Feel S-S
15790 109 107 1.2 PureTech 110 Flair S-S
17190 109 107 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Touch
15390 99 87 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feel
16590 99 87 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Flair
17990 99 89 1.6 e-HDi 92 Feel ETG6
16790 89 92 1.6 e-HDi 92 Flair ETG6
18190 89 94
C5 4dr saloon Spacious and comfy. An effective and
interesting Mondeo rival
AAACC
1.6 HDi 115 VTR
21470 107 125 20
1.6 HDi 115 VTR+
21930 109 125 22
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adream EGS6 VTR 21430 107 117 22
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adrem EGS6 VTR+ 23370 109 117 22
2.0 HDi 160 VTR+
24070 161 129 28
2.0 HDi 160 Excl.
25670 161 129 25
2.2 HDi 200 Excl. auto
29340 201 155 35
C5 5dr estate Spacious and comfy. An effective and
interesting Mondeo rival
AAAAC
1.6 HDi 115 VTR
22570 113 125 20
1.6 HDi 115 VTR+
23030 107 125 22
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adream EGS6 VTR 22530 107 117 22
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adrem EGS6 VTR+ 24470 107 117 22
2.0 HDi 160 VTR+
25180 161 133 28
2.0 HDi 160 Excl.
26780 161 133 25
2.2 HDi 200 Excl. auto
30440 171 159 35
DS3 3dr hatch Jack of all trades, master of none. Nice
styling
AAABC
11.2 VTi 82 DSign
12615 81 104 9
1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream DSport 17750 113 99 19
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle
15380 118 129 16
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle Red
15800 118 132 17
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle Pink
15680 118 132 17
1.6 THP 155 DSport
18500 154 135 22
1.6 THP 155 DSport Red
17925 154 135 21
1.6 THP 155 Ultra Prestige
22400 154 135 23
1.6 e-HDi 90 Air DStyle
15570 91 95 16

DACIA
SANDERO 5dr hatch A clever budget prospect. But
its limitations are unavoidable AAABC
0.9 TCe Ambiance
7595 89 116 6
0.9 TCe Laureate
8795 89 116 7
0.9 TCe Stepway Ambiance
8395 89 124 7
0.9 TCe Stepway Laureate
9995 89 124 8
1.2 Access
5995 74 135 2
1.2 Ambiance
6795 74 135 2
1.2 Laureate
7995 74 135 2
1.5 dCi Ambiance
8595 89 99 8
1.5 dCi Laureate
9795 89 99 10
1.5 dCi Stepway Ambiance
9395 89 105 10

FERRARI
F12 2dr coup Proper V12 Ferrari with serious
exclusivity and appeal
AAAAA
6.3 V12
239352 730 350 50
FF 2dr coup Four door Ferrari estate has appeal but
lacks classic DNA
AAAAC
6.3 V12
227077 651 360 50
CALIFORNIA 2dr open Sleek, comfortable and fast.
Second gen much improved
AAAAC
4.3 V8
152086 483 270 50
3.9 V8 T
154490 552 250 50
458 2dr coup The complete supercar. Calm ride,
explosive performance
AAAAA
4.5 V8 Italia
178461 570 307 50
458 SPIDER 2dr open The complete supercar. Minus
roof. A world class head turner AAAAA
4.5 V8
198906 570 275 50
FIAT
PANDA 5dr hatch Cheap, practical and very nearly
spot on
AAAAB
0.9 TwinAir 85 4x4 Antarctica 14995 84 105 6
0.9 Twinair 85 Trekking
12795 84 105 6
1.3 MultiJet 75 4x4 Antarctica 15995 74 125 7
0.9 Twinair 85 Easy
11095 84 99 7
0.9 Twinair 85 Lounge
11595 84 99 7
0.9 Twinair 85 4x4
14295 84 114 7
1.2 Pop
9095 68 120 3
1.2 Easy
9895 68 120 4
1.2 Lounge
10395 68 120 3
1.3 MultiJet 75 Pop
11295 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Easy
12095 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Lounge
12595 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Trekking
13795 74 109 7
1.3 Multijet 75 4x4
15295 74 125 7
500 3dr hatch Super desirable, cute city car. Pleasant,
if not involving, to drive
AAABC
0.9 TwinAir 105 GQ
15450 103 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge
13600 103 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 105 S
13750 103 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 85 GQ
14970 84 99 10
1.2 Colour Therapy
11120 68 113 9
1.2 GQ
13570 68 113 9
1.3 MultiJet GQ
15970 94 97 14
0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge
13120 84 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 85 S
13270 84 92 12
0.9 TwinAir 85 Colour Therapy 12320 84 99 10
0.9 TwinAir Cult
14620 84 99 10
0.9 TwinAir 105 Cult
15100 103 92 10
1.2 Pop
10320 68 113 5
1.2 Lounge
11720 68 113 6
1.2 S
11870 68 113 9
1.2 Cult
13220 68 113 9
1.4 T-Jet Abarth
14255 133 155 26
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
14120 94 97 15
1.3 MultiJet S
14270 94 97 14
1.3 MultiJet Cult
15620 94 97 14
500 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Super desirable,
cute city car. Cab a better drive than hatchAAAAC
0.9 TwinAir 105 GQ
18070 103 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge S-S
16400 103 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 105 S
16550 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 85 Colour Therapy 14870 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 85 GQ
17590 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 85 S
16070 84 92 15
1.2 Colour Therapy
13670 68 113 10
1.2 GQ
16390 68 113 10
1.2 S
14870 68 113 10
1.3 MultiJet GQ
18790 94 97 18
1.3 MultiJet S
17270 94 97 18
1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Abarth
16005 133 155 27
0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge S-S
15800 84 92 15

0.9 TwinAir 85 Cult


16800 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 105 Cult
17400 103 92 15
1.2 Pop S-S
13320 68 113 9
1.2 Lounge S-S
14600 68 113 10
1.2 Cult
15600 68 113 10
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
17000 94 97 18
1.3 MultiJet Cult
18000 94 97 18
500L 5dr mpv A costly option, but has the style to fill
out some of its missing substance AAABC
1.4 95 Pop
13040 94 145 10
0.9 Twinair Pop Star
16690 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir Lounge
18090 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir Trekking
18790 103 119 11
1.4 95 Pop Star
15200 94 145 10
1.4 95 Lounge
16600 94 145 10
1.4 95 Trekking
17300 94 149 8
1.4 120 Pop Star
17195 118 159 10
1.4 120 Lounge
18595 118 159 10
1.4 120 Trekking
19295 118 159 10
1.3 Multijet 85 Pop Star
16690 83 110 8
1.3 Multijet 85 Lounge
18090 83 110 9
1.3 Multijet 85 Trekking
18790 83 114 7
1.6 Multijet 105 Pop Star
17690 103 117 17
1.6 Multijet 105 Lounge
19090 103 117 18
1.6 Multijet 105 Trekking
19790 103 122 15
1.6 Multijet 120 Pop Star
18190 118 120 17
1.6 Multijet 120 Lounge
19590 118 120 17
1.6 Multijet 120 Trekking
20290 118 120 17
500L MPW 5dr mpv As above but with seven seat
flexibility in its more expensive format AAABC
1.6 MultiJet 120 Lounge 7st 20330 118 117 17
1.6 MultiJet 120 Pop Star 7st 18830 118 117 17
0.9 TwinAir 105 Pop Star 7st 17330 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge 7st
18830 103 112 11
1.4 95 Pop Star 5st
15840 94 145 9
1.4 95 Lounge 5st
17340 94 145 9
1.3 MultiJet 85 Pop Star 7st 17330 83 110 8
1.3 MultiJet 85 Lounge 7st
18830 83 110 9
1.6 MultiJet 105 Pop Star 7st 18330 103 117 17
1.6 MultiJet 105 Lounge 7st 19830 103 117 17
PUNTO 3dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and
economy
AAAAC
1.2 8v Easy
11275 68 126 6
1.2 8v GBT
11775 68 126 6
1.2 8v Pop
10175 68 126 6
1.3 85 Multijet Easy
13775 85 90 13
1.4 8v Easy
11685 76 132 8
1.4 8v GBT
12185 76 132 8
1.3 85 Multijet GBT
14275 85 90 13
PUNTO 5dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and
economy
AAAAC
1.2 8v Easy
11875 68 126 6
1.2 8v GBT
12375 68 126 6
1.2 8v Pop
10775 68 126 6
1.4 8v Easy
12285 76 132 8
1.4 8v GBT
12785 76 132 8
1.3 85 Multijet Easy
14375 85 90 13
1.3 85 Multijet GBT
14875 85 90 13
FORD
KA 3dr hatch An agile drive and energetic petrol
engine. Wooden ride
AAABC
1.2 Grand Prix lll
11295 68 115 5
1.2 Studio Connect
9295 68 115 3
1.2 Studio
8795 68 115 3
1.2 Edge
9795 68 115 3
1.2 Zetec
10545 68 115 3
1.2 Titanium
11045 68 115 3
1.2 Metal
11295 68 115 5
B-MAX 5dr mpv Fiesta dynamics and sliding door
access make the B Max a cut above AAAAC
1.0T EcoBoost 100 Zetec
15395 99 119 9
1.0T EcoBoost 100 Titanium
16595 99 119 10
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Zetec S-S 15995 118 99 13
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Titanium S-S 17195 118 99 13
1.4 90 Studio
12995 89 139 7
1.4 90 Zetec
14795 89 139 8
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
16460 103 149 10
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 17660 103 149 11
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
16195 74 109 8
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec
16695 94 104 10
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium
17895 94 104 11
FIESTA 3dr hatch Stylish and wonderfully engaging.
The best supermini
AAAAC
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 16300 103 138 12
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
14700 103 138 12
1.0 80 Zetec S-S
13445 79 99 6
1.0 80 Titanium S-S
14445 79 99 7
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 13945 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 14945 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 16145 99 99 11

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1.5 dCi Stepway Laureate


10995 89 105 11
LOGAN MCV 5dr estate
Lacks its stablemates
charm. Certainly retains the cheap AAACC
0.9 Ambiance
8595 89 116 9
0.9 Laureate
9795 89 116 11
1.2 Access
6995 74 135 4
1.2 Ambiance
7795 74 135 4
1.2 Laureate
8995 74 135 5
1.5 dCi Ambiance
9595 84 99 11
1.5 dCi Laureate
10795 84 99 12
DUSTER CROSSOVER 5dr 4x4 Cheap, but
cheerfully robust as an air raid shelter AAAAC
1.6 16v 105 Access 2WD
9495 103 165 6
1.6 16v 105 Access 4WD
11495 103 185 5
1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 2WD
11995 106 130 10
1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 4WD
13995 107 135 10
1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 2WD
13495 106 130 11
1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 4WD
15495 107 135 10

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Large SUVs

1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15445 123 99 15


1.0T 125 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 16645 123 99 16
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S S-S 15495 123 99 15
1.25 60 Studio
9995 59 120 3
1.25 60 Style
11695 59 120 4
1.25 82 Style
12195 80 120 7
1.25 82 Zetec
12945 80 120 7
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 15700 103 138 12
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST
17250 180 138 30
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST2
18250 180 138 30
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST3
19250 180 138 30
1.5 TDCi 75 Style
13695 74 98 8
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
14445 74 98 9
1.5 TDCi 75 Titanium
15445 74 98 9
1.6 TDCi 95 Style ECOnetic S-S 14795 94 87 11
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec ECOnetic S-S 15345 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec S
15995 94 95 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic 16345 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X
17145 94 95 13
FIESTA 5dr hatch Stylish and wonderfully engaging.
The best supermini
AAAAC
1.25 82 Style
12795 80 120 7
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
15300 103 138 12
1.0 80 Zetec S-S
14045 79 99 6
1.0 80 Titanium S-S
15045 79 99 7
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 14545 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15545 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 16745 99 99 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 16045 123 99 15
1.0T 125 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 17245 123 99 16
1.25 60 Style
12295 59 120 4
1.25 82 Zetec
13545 80 120 7
1.5 TDCi 75 Style
14295 74 98 8
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
15045 74 98 9
1.5 TDCi 75 Titanium
16045 74 98 9
1.6 TDCi 95 Style ECOnetic S-S 15395 94 87 11
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec ECOnetic S-S 15945 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic 16945 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X
17745 94 95 13
ECOSPORT 5dr hatch Pumped up Fiesta okay, but
developing world origins show through AAABC
1.0T Ecoboost 125 Titanium
15995 123 125 1.0T Ecoboost 125 Titanium X 16995 123 125 1.5 112 Titanium
14995 90 149 1.5 112 Titanium X
15995 90 149 1.5 TDCi 91 Titanium
16495 90 120 1.5 TDCi 91 Titanium X
17495 90 120
FOCUS 5dr hatch Still best to drive, but only just. The
complete package
AAAAC
1.6 125 Zetec S
19545 123 146 14
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Style
17295 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec
18295 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium
19795 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X 21795 99 105 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec
18795 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S
20045 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium
20295 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium X 22295 123 108 14
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec S
20545 148 127 14
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium
20795 148 127 14
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 23520 180 127 14
1.6 85 Studio
13995 84 136 7
1.6 105 Style
16795 103 136 11
1.6 125 Style auto
18545 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec
19545 123 146 14
1.6 125 Titanium auto
21045 123 146 14
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST
22295 247 169 34
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2
23795 247 169 35
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-3
25795 247 169 36
1.5 TDCi 95 Style
17995 94 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
19495 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec S
20745 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
20995 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium X
22995 118 98 11
1.6 TDCi 95 Style
17895 94 109 11
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
19395 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S
20645 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
20895 114 109 16
FOCUS 5dr estate Well mannered and comfortable.
An Octavia carries more
AAABC
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Edge
17995 99 112 10
1.0T 100 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 20995 99 112 11
1.0T 100 EcoBoost Titanium X N 22995 99 112 12
1.0T 100 EcoBoost Zetec Naviga 19745 99 112 11
1.0T 125 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 21495 123 117 14
1.0T 125 EcoBoost Titanium X N 23495 123 117 15
1.0T 125 EcoBoost Zetec Naviga 20245 123 114 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S
20745 123 117 14
1.6 105 Zetec Navigator
19250 103 139 11
1.6 125 Titanium Navigator aut 22250 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec Navigator auto 21000 123 146 14

Range Rover

From 71,000
King of the SUVs again, but the Range Rover could just as easily
top our luxury car list. An awe-inspiring car. AAAAB

Land Rover Discovery 4

From 40,000
This outgoing Disco gets improvements to its ride and handling,
plus a slick eight-speed automatic gearbox. AAAAC

Mercedes-Benz GL-class

From 60,000
The GL has a practical and incredibly spacious interior but its
an expensive proposition to buy and run. AAABC

Toyota Land Cruiser V8

From 65,000
A true dinosaur among modern off-roaders. Very thirsty
but it will probably last forever. Still a legend. AAABC

Audi Q7

From 43,000
Feels every bit the Yank Tank. Not really good enough to be a
poor mans Range Rover. Has the right look, though. AAABC

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1.6 e-HDi 90 Adream DStyle Re 15995 91 95 17


1.6 e-HDi 90 Air DStyle
15570 91 91 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adream DSport R 18200 113 99 19
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adream Ultra Pr 21650 113 99 19
DS3 CABRIOLET 2dr open Refined soft topper.
Retains its cuteness
AAABC
11.2 VTi 82 DSign
15325 81 112 10
1.6 THP 155 DSport
20845 154 137 23
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle
17745 118 129 16
1.6 e-HDi 90 Adream DStyle 17935 113 95 20
DS4 5dr hatch Jack of all trades, master of none. Nice
styling
AAABC
1.6 e-HDi 115 DSign
19425 113 113 18
1.6 VTi 120 DSign
17855 118 144 14
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle
19905 118 144 15
1.6 THP 160 DStyle Au
21765 161 178 21
1.6 THP 200 DSport
23405 197 149 31
1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle
21475 113 113 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adream DStyle E 21975 113 114 17
2.0 HDi 135 DStyle
21900 134 130 21
2.0 HDi 160 DStyle
22700 161 130 23
2.0 HDi 160 DSport
23700 161 130 24
DS5 5dr hatch Design marvel. Shame it doesnt
function so well
AAABC
1.6 THP 200 DStyle
26860 197 155 27
1.6 THP 200 DSport
28920 197 155 27
1.6 e-HDI 115 ADream DStyle E 25890 113 114 18
1.6 e-HDI 115 ADream DSign EG 23260 113 114 18
1.6 BlueHDi 120 DSign
23260 113 102 21
1.6 BlueHDi 120 DStyle
25890 113 105 22
2.0 HDi 160 DSign
24260 161 129 23
2.0 HDi 160 DStyle
26895 161 128 24
2.0 HDi 160 DSport
28955 161 128 24
2.0 BlueHDi 180 DSign
26890 178 116 29
2.0 BlueHDi 180 DStyle
29480 178 116 30
2.0 BlueHDi 180 DSport
31580 178 118 30
2.0 Hybrid4 200 Airdream DSign 29060 200 88 27
2.0 Hybrid4 200 Adream DSprt 33700 200 102 28
2.0 Hybrid4 200 Adream DStyle 31600 200 102 27
BERLINGO MULTISPACE 5dr mpv Likeable,
practical van based MPV
AAABC
1.6 VTi 95 VT
13285 97 155 5
1.6 HDi 75 VTR
14655 74 135 4
1.6 HDi 90 Plus Sp. Ed
15805 89 135 8
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
15105 89 135 7
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream VTR
15875 89 120 9
1.6 HDi 90 XTR
17155 89 135 8
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream XTR
17525 89 120 9
1.6 HDi 115 XTR
17905 107 134 10
C4 PICASSO 5dr mpv Plushness and an improved
dynamic make for a better car AAAAC
1.6 VTi 120 VTR
17760 118 145 14
1.6 VTi 120 VTR+
19020 118 145 15
1.6 THP 155 Excl.
21320 154 139 22
1.6 THP 155 Excl.+
23720 154 142 22
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
18450 91 110 15
1.6 HDi 90 VTR+
19710 91 110 15
1.6 e-HDi 90 VTR+ ETG6
20410 91 98 15
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
20510 113 105 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+ ETG6
21010 113 104 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
21810 113 105 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.+
24210 113 105 18
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl.
23010 148 110 24
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl. +
25410 148 113 24
GRAND C4 PICASSO 5dr mpv Plushness and an
improved dynamic make for a better carAAAAC
1.6 VTi 120 VTR
19205 118 145 13
1.6 VTi 120 VTR+
20465 118 145 13
1.6 THP 155 Excl.
22765 154 139 21
1.6 THP 155 Excl.+
25165 154 142 22
1.6 e-HDi 90 ETG6 VTR
20595 91 98 15
1.6 e-HDi 90 ETG6 VTR+
21855 91 98 15
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
21955 113 105 19
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
23255 113 105 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.+
25655 113 105 19
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl.
24455 148 110 24
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl.+
26855 148 113 25

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18150 99 117 10
18650 123 117 13
19650 99 117 10
20150 123 117 13
22150 123 117 14
17650 103 149 11
20850 148 144 19
23600 180 144 22
19150 114 117 16
20650 114 117 16
22650 114 117 16
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
21725 138 129 20
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
24225 161 129 22
GRAND C-MAX 5dr mpv Fun and practical small
seven seater
AAAAB
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 19745 99 119 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 20245 123 119 13
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 21045 99 119 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 21545 123 119 13
1.0T 125 Eboost Titanium X SS 23545 99 119 14
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 22250 148 149 19
1.6T 182 Eboost Titanium X SS 24950 180 149 22
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
20745 114 124 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
22045 114 124 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X
24045 114 124 16
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
23250 138 134 20
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
25750 161 134 22
S-MAX 5dr mpv Proof that MPVs need not be boring
or ungainly. A benchmark
AAAAC
1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 23110 158 159 18
1.6 160 Eco Tnium S-S
24860 158 159 19
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titanium auto 26535 200 189 22
2.0 240 Tit. X Sp. Au
31285 237 194 27
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S-S
23910 114 139 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tium S-S
25660 114 139 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
24095 138 139 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
25845 138 139 18
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
26445 161 139 19
2.0 TDCi 163 Tit. X Sp.
30195 161 139 21
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium
27670 197 174 26
2.2 TDCi 200 Tit. X Sp.
31420 197 174 26
GALAXY 5dr mpv Huge seven-seat MPV. Easy to place
on the road. Not cheap
AAAAC
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium X
32675 197 179 27
1.6 160 Ecoboost Zetec S-S
25470 158 167 18
1.6 160 Eco Tium S-S
27370 158 167 18
1.6 160 Eco TniumX S-S
29870 158 167 18
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titanium auto 29035 200 189 24
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titan X auto 31535 200 189 25
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S-S
26260 114 139 16
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S-S
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S
1.0T 125 Eboost Titanium X SS
1.6 105 Zetec
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium S-S
1.6T 182 Eboost Titanium X SS
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X

HYUNDAI
I10 5dr hatch Second gen i10 still close to the best.
Mature drive, spacious cabin, low price AAAAC
1.0 S
8595 65 108 1
1.0 S Air
9260 65 108 1
1.0 SE
9610 65 108 1
1.0 SE Blue Drive
9910 65 98 1
1.0 Premium
10310 65 108 1
1.2 SE
10110 86 114 4
1.2 Premium
10810 86 114 4
I20 3dr hatch Good value, but looks bland and has
average dynamics
AAABC
1.2 Class
10180 84 114 4
1.2 Active
11130 84 114 5
I20 5dr hatch Good value, but looks bland and has
average dynamics
AAABC
1.2 Active
11780 84 114 5
1.2 Style
12580 84 114 5
1.4CRDi 90PS Blue Drive Active 13680 88 96 9
1.2 Class
10780 84 114 4
I30 3dr hatch As good as weve come to expect, but
not one inch better
AAABC
1.6 120 Sport Nav
18720 118 149 11
1.4 100 Class
14605 98 139 7
1.4 100 Active
15805 98 143 7
1.6 120 Sport
17600 118 149 10
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 18090 109 100 11
1.6 CRDi 128 Sport
19590 126 108 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Sport Nav
20710 126 108 13
I30 5dr hatch As good as weve come to expect, but
not one inch better
AAABC
1.4 100 Class
15210 98 139 7
1.4 100 Active
16310 98 139 7
1.4 100 Style
17310 98 143 7
1.4 100 Style Nav
18430 98 143 7
1.6 120 Active auto
17710 118 159 9
1.6 120 Premium
20425 118 149 9
1.6 CRDi 110 BlueDrive Class 17495 109 97 11
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 18595 109 97 11
1.6 CRDi 128 Blue Drive Style 19895 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Premium
22415 126 108 13
1.6 CRDi 128 BDve Style Nav 21015 126 100 13
I30 TOURER 5dr estate As good as weve come to
expect, but not one inch better AAABC
1.6 CRDi 110 BDrive Class
18595 109 110 11
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 19695 109 110 11
1.6 CRDi 128 BDrive Style Nav 22115 126 115 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Blue Drive Style 20995 126 115 13
1.6 Class
16905 118 150 9
1.6 Active
18005 118 150 9
1.6 CRDi 128 Premium
23815 126 117 13
I40 4dr saloon Useful, inoffensive and well-priced. No
fireworks here
AAABC
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Premium 23485 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Style
21205 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Active
19105 114 113 12
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Active
19905 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Style
22005 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Premium 24405 134 119 17
I40 TOURER 5dr estate Useful, inoffensive and
well-priced. No fireworks here AAABC
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Style
22455 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 Blue Active
20355 114 113 12
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Active
21155 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 Blue Style
23255 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Premium 25655 134 119 17
IX20 5dr hatch Usable high-roofed hatch, but short on
flair
AAABC
1.6 CRDi 115 Active Blue Drive 15385 114 117 13
1.6 CRDi 115 Style Blue Drive 16335 114 117 13
1.4 Class
12515 89 140 7
1.4 Active
13665 89 140 8
1.4 Style
14615 89 140 8
1.6 Active Au
15010 123 154 10
1.6 Style Au
15960 123 154 10
1.4 CRDi 90 Class
13835 89 119 9
IX35 5dr 4x4 Classy, roomy cabin, predictable
handling. Very competitive
AAABC
1.6 GDi S 2WD
17000 133 158 14
1.6 GDi S BDrive 2WD ISG
17180 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE 2WD
18600 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE BDrive 2WD ISG
18780 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE Nav 2WD
19650 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE Nav BDrive 2WD ISG 19795 133 158 14
1.7 CRDi SE Nav 2WD
21150 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi Premium 2WD
22850 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi Premium Prama 2WD 23650 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi S 2WD
18500 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi SE 2WD
20100 114 139 14
2.0 CRDi Premium 136 4WD
25750 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi Premium Prama 4WD 26550 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi SE 136 4WD
23000 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi SE Nav 136 4WD
24050 134 149 18
SANTA FE 5dr 4x4 An injection of class has enhanced
the Santa Fes easygoing appeal AAAAC
2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 5st
27800 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 7st
29000 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 5st
30020 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 7st
31220 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium SE 4WD 7st 33720 194 159 20
VELOSTER 4dr coup Asymmetrical, but not offbeat
enough to be really interesting AAABC
1.6 GDi SE
17000 138 148 16
1.6 T-GDi Turbo
22000 183 157 20

AAABC

47205 235 162 45


45245 315 235 45
40565 235 199 46
42870 235 199 46
44535 235 199 46
3.0d V6 S Premium
46835 235 199 46
QX50 5dr 4x4 Focused on-road SUV. Drives well, very
little interior space
AAACC
3.7 V6 QX GT
38973 315 265 44
3.7 V6 QX GT Premium
42571 315 265 45
3.0d
34488 235 224 43
3.0d GT
38439 235 224 44
3.0d GT Premium
42037 235 224 44
QX70 5dr 4x4 Big, powerful SUV. None of the finesse of
the X5 or Range Rover
AAACC
3.7 V6 GT
42525 315 282 49
3.7 V6 GT Premium
46975 315 282 49
3.7 V6 S
44625 315 282 49
3.7 V6 S Premium
49075 315 282 49
5.0 V8 S Premium
54025 385 307 49
3.0d GT
42370 235 225 49
3.0d GT Premium
46820 235 225 49
3.0d S
44470 235 225 49
3.0d S Premium
48920 235 225 49
3.5h V6 GT Premium Hybrid
3.7 V6 37 S Premium
3.0d V6 GT
3.0d V6 S
3.0d V6 GT Premium

JAGUAR
XF 4dr saloon Sublime Brit exec. Great interior and
dynamics. XFR a five-star car AAAAB
2.2D 163 Portfolio
40395 161 129 33
2.2D 163 Premium Luxury
35795 161 129 33
2.2D 163 R-Sport
33995 161 129 33
2.2D 200 R-Sport
35445 197 139 38
3.0D V6 R-Sport
37360 237 159 41
3.0 V6 Premium Luxury
48495 336 224 43
3.0 V6 Portfolio
51395 336 224 43
5.0 V8 SC XFR
65415 503 270 46
5.0 V8 SC XFR-S
79995 542 270 50
2.2D 163 SE
29945 161 129 33
2.2D 163 SE Business
31495 161 129 33
2.2D 163 Luxury
32945 161 129 33
2.2D 200 Luxury
33945 197 139 38
2.2D 200 Premium Luxury
37195 197 139 39
2.2D 200 Portfolio
42195 197 139 40
3.0D V6 Luxury
35860 237 159 41
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury
40110 237 159 42
3.0D V6 Portfolio
45110 237 159 42
3.0D V6 S Premium Luxury
46610 271 159 44
3.0D V6 S Portfolio
49510 271 159 44
XF 5dr sportbrake Handsome estate wins hearts, if
not heads
AAAAC
2.2D 163 Portfolio
42895 161 129 33
2.2D 163 Premium Luxury
38295 161 129 33
2.2D 163 R-Sport
36495 161 129 33
2.2D 200 R-Sport
37945 197 139 33
3.0D V6 240 R-Sport
39860 237 163 33
3.0D V6 275 S Portfolio
51995 271 163 33
5.0 V8 SC XFR-S
82495 542 297 50
2.2D 163 SE
31945 161 129 33
2.2D 163 SE Business
33995 161 129 33
2.2D 163 Luxury
35445 161 129 33
2.2D 200 Luxury
36445 197 139 33
2.2D 200 Premium Luxury
39695 197 139 33
2.2D 200 Portfolio
44695 197 139 33
3.0D V6 240 Luxury
38360 237 163 33
3.0D V6 240 Premium Luxury 42610 237 163 33
3.0D V6 240 Portfolio
47610 237 163 33
3.0D V6 275 S Premium Luxury 49110 271 163 33
XJ 4dr saloon Modern looks finally match modern
dynamics
AAAAC
3.0 V6 S-C Premium Luxury
65995 336 224
3.0 V6 S-C Premium Luxury LWB 69150 336 224
3.0 V6 S-C Portfolio
73450 336 224
3.0 V6 S-C Portfolio LWB
76450 336 224
5.0 V8 S-C Supersport LWB
95895 503 270 50
5.0 V8 S-C 550 XJR
92395 542 270 50
3.0D V6 Luxury
56870 271 159 48
3.0D V6 Luxury LWB
59980 271 167 48
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury
60670 271 159 48
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury LWB 63780 271 167 48
3.0D V6 Portfolio
67870 271 159 49
3.0D V6 Portfolio LWB
70980 271 167 49
F-TYPE 2dr coup Cheaper than the roadster. Gains in
rigidity mean its better too
AAAAB
3.0 V6
51250 336 205 50
3.0 V6 S
60250 375 213 50
5.0 V8 R
85000 542 259 50
F-TYPE 2dr open Serious money. But it buys a serious
car with a likeable wild side
AAAAC
3.0 V6
58535 336 209 50
3.0 V6 S
67535 375 213 50
5.0 V8 S
79995 488 259 50
XK 2dr coup Brilliant blend of handling, comfort and
pace. Good value
AAAAC
5.0 V8 Dynamic R
69975 503 292 50
5.0 V8 Signature
54975 380 264 47
5.0 V8 R-S
97490 542 292 50
XK CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Brilliant blend of
handling, comfort and pace. Good valueAAAAC
5.0 V8 Dynamic R
75975 503 292 50
5.0 V8 R-S
104490 542 292 50
5.0 V8 Signature
60975 380 264 48

KIA
PICANTO 3dr hatch Widely surpassed, but still
decent value. Nice drive and cabin AAABC
1.0 VR7
9645 68 99 6
1.0 1
8145 68 99 3
1.0 1 Air
8745 68 99 4
1.25 White ISG
11845 84 106 11
1.25 White Au
12445 84 130 11
1.25 Quantum ISG
11995 84 106 12
PICANTO 5dr hatch Widely surpassed, but still
decent value. Nice drive and cabin AAABC
1.0 VR7
9845 68 99 6
1.0 1
8345 68 99 3
1.0 1 Air
8945 68 99 4
1.0 2
9945 68 99 4
1.25 2 ISG
10545 84 100 7
1.25 3
11545 84 109 10
1.25 4 ISG
12095 84 106 12
RIO 3dr hatch Looks great, but its well off the
European saloon pace
AAABC
1.25 VR7
11595 83 114 5
1.25 1
10095 83 114 5
1.25 2
11995 83 119 5
1.4 2 ISG
12795 107 124 8
1.4 3 ISG
13695 107 124 8
1.4 CRDi 3 ISG
14795 89 105 8
CEED 5dr hatch Another looker from Schreyer, but
dynamically forgettable
AAACC
1.4 98 VR7
15200 99 143 8
1.4 CRDi 89 VR7
16490 89 114 6
1.4 98 1
14605 99 139 7
1.4 98 2
16605 99 143 8
1.6 GDi 133 2 ISG
17395 128 124 12
1.6 GDi 133 3 ISG
19195 128 124 12
1.6 GDi 133 4 ISG
20600 128 137 13
1.6 GDi 133 4 Tech ISG
22500 128 137 15
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT
20500 201 171 29
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT Tech
23200 201 171 29
1.4 CRDi 89 1
15895 89 109 6
1.6 CRDi 126 1 ISG
16495 126 97 12
1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG
18495 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 3 ISG
20295 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG
21895 126 112 14
1.6 CRDi 126 4 Tech ISG
23795 126 112 15
CEED 5dr estate Another slightly bigger looker from
Schreyer, but also forgettable AAACC
1.4 98 VR7
16200 99 148 8
1.4 CRDi 89 1 ISG
17095 89 109 6
1.6 CRDi 126 1 ISG
17895 126 116 12
1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG
19495 126 116 13
1.6 CRDi 126 3 ISG
21295 126 116 13
1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG
23095 126 116 14
1.6 CRDi 126 4 Tech ISG
24995 126 116 15
PROCEED 3dr hatch Another slightly smaller looker
from Schreyer. Still not memorable AAACC
1.4 98 VR7
14700 133 143 10
1.6 GDi 133 S ISG
17695 133 124 14
1.6 GDi 133 SE
19705 133 137 15
1.6 GDi 133 SE DCT auto
21005 133 140 14
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT
20000 201 171 29
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT Tech
22700 201 171 30
1.6 CRDi 126 S ISG
18795 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 SE ISG
20795 126 112 13
1.6 CRDi 126 SE Tech
22895 126 112 13
SOUL 5dr hatch Looks divide opinion. Better value
now, but still hardly the best option AAACC
1.6 GDi Start
12600 130 158 9
1.6 GDi Connect
14800 130 158 10
1.6 GDi Connect Plus
15900 130 158 10
1.6 GDi Mixx
18150 130 170 11
1.6 GDi Maxx
19950 130 170 11
1.6 CRDi Connect
16400 126 132 9
1.6 CRDi Connect Plus
17500 126 132 10
1.6 CRDi Mixx
19750 126 132 10
1.6 CRDi Maxx
21550 126 132 11
SORENTO 5dr 4x4 Big and dependable, but unlovable
to look directly at
AAAAC
2.2 CRDi KX-1
26995 194 155 21
2.2 CRDi KX-2
29400 194 155 21
2.2 CRDi KX-2 Sat Nav
30500 194 155 22

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Insurance group

JEEP
COMPASS 5dr 4x4 Jeep-badged Dodge Caliber. Poor
by any standard
AACCC
2.4 North 2WD
21010 168 209 24
2.0 Sport 2WD
18470 154 175 22
2.4 Ltd 4WD
23860 168 209 24
2.2 CRD Ltd 4WD
25740 161 172 28
WRANGLER 3dr 4x4 Heavy-duty off roader lacks
on-road manners
AABCC
3.6 V6 Sahara
29025 276 263
3.6 V6 Overland
31175 276 263
3.6 V6 Rubicon
29925 276 270
2.8 CRD Overland
31160 197 213 25
2.8 CRD Sahara
29010 197 213 24
WRANGLER 5dr 4x4 Heavy-duty off roader lacks
on-road manners
AABCC
3.6 V6 Sahara
30695 276 273
3.6 V6 Overland
32845 276 273
3.6 V6 Rubicon
31595 276 273 22
2.8 CRD Overland
32830 197 217 25
2.8 CRD Overland Axle+
33445 197 230 25
2.8 CRD Sahara
30680 197 217 24
2.8 CRD Sahara Axle+
31295 197 230 24
CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 Hamstrung by poor UK spec.
Uninspiring, but roomy and practical AAABC
2.0 Longitude 140 FWD
25495 138 139
2.0 Ltd 140 FWD
31195 138 139
2.0 Longitude 140
27495 138 147
2.0 Ltd 140
33195 138 147
2.0 Longitude 170 Au
29995 168 2.0 Ltd 170 Au
35695 168 2.0 Longitude Plus 140 FWD
27695 138 139
2.0 Longitude Plus 140
29695 138 147
2.0 Longitude Plus 170 Au
32195 168 GRAND CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 The best Jeep.
Comfortable and well-equipped AAABC
6.4 V8 SRT8
60720 470 327 50
3.0 V6 190 CRD Laredo
37705 188 198 36
3.0 V6 CRD Ltd
39705 247 198 40
3.0 V6 CRD Ltd Plus
42705 247 198 41
3.0 V6 CRD Overland
46405 247 198 41
3.0 V6 CRD Summit
50205 247 198 43

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Insurance group

INFINITI
Q50 4dr saloon Credible compact saloon competitor
with some novel touches
AAABC
Q50S Hybrid AWD
41640 359 144 42
Q50S Hybrid
39995 359 144 42
2.2D SE
27950 168 114 39
2.2D Premium
30350 168 114 40
2.2D Sport
32720 168 118 40
Q60 2dr coup High-class coupe. Refined, potent and
entertaining
AAAAC
3.7 V6 Q60 GT
36780 315 246 45
3.7 V6 Q60 S
38670 315 246 45
3.7 V6 Q60 S Premium
41860 315 246 45
Q60 COUPE CABRIOLET 2dr open Desirable,
enjoyable coupe-cabriolet. Poor residualsAAACC
3.7 V6 Q60 GT Premium auto 45730 315 264 48
Q70 4dr saloon Pleasant, well-equipped big saloon

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

173 24
173 24
173 24
173 24
177 25
177 25
119 24
119 24
149 26
149 26
149 26
149 26
154 26
154 27

Bhp

154
154
154
154
154
154
118
118
148
148
148
148
148
148

Price

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

23100
23865
25100
25865
27410
30255
23060
25060
25205
25970
27205
27970
29495
32340

Make and Model

Bhp

Insurance group

HONDA
JAZZ 5dr hatch Great packaging makes this a
versatile, if not thrilling supermini AAAAC
1.2 i-VTEC SE
13395 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC SE-T
14390 89 123 13
1.4 i-VTEC ES Plus
14895 99 126 16
1.4 i-VTEC ES Plus-T
15890 99 126 16
1.4 i-VTEC Si-T
15990 99 129 16
1.2 i-VTEC S
11695 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S A-C
12545 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S-T
12690 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S-T A-C
13540 89 123 13
1.3 IMA Hybrid HE
17150 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HE-T
18145 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HS
17650 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HS-T
18645 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HX
19250 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HX-T
20245 97 104 17
1.4 i-VTEC EX
15995 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EXL
17195 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EX-T
16990 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EXL-T
18190 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC Si
14995 99 129 16
CIVIC 5dr hatch A real contender, but the lack of rear
legroom is a hinderance
AAABC
1.4 i-VTEC S
16995 99 129 8
1.4 i-VTEC S-T
17990 99 129 8
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus
26460 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC S
20375 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus
21960 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus-T
22505 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SR
24360 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC S-T
20920 118 94 15
1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus
25250 99 129 8
1.8 i-VTEC S
19250 140 137 16
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus
20950 99 129 8
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus-T
21495 99 129 8
1.8 i-VTEC SR
23350 99 129 8
1.8 i-VTEC S-T
19795 140 137 16
CIVIC TOURER 5dr estate Versatile, comfortable
and frugal, only price marks its scorecard AAAAC
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus
27460 118 103 16
1.6 i-DTEC S
21375 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus
22960 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus-T
23505 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SR
25560 118 103 16
1.6 i-DTEC S-T
21920 118 99 15
1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus
26255 140 149 17
1.8 i-VTEC S
20270 140 146 15
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus
21955 140 149 16
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus-T
22495 140 149 16
1.8 i-VTEC SR
24355 140 149 15
1.8 i-VTEC S-T
20810 140 146 15
ACCORD 4dr saloon Comfortable interior. Fiddly dash
and forgettable drive
AAABC
2.0 i-VTEC ES
23200 154 159 23
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT
24120 154 159 24
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT Nav
25320 154 159 24
2.0 i-VTEC EX
26580 154 162 24
2.4 i-VTEC EX
27885 198 199 26
2.4 i-VTEC EX ADAS
30285 198 199 27
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES
25400 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT
26320 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT Nav
27520 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX
28795 148 141 25
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX ADAS
31195 148 141 26
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S
31435 177 147 28
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S ADAS
33685 177 147 29
ACCORD TOURER 5dr estate As above but more
desirable and useful
AAABC
2.0 i-VTEC ES
24680 154 163 23
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT
25655 154 163 24
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT Nav
26855 154 163 24
2.4 i-VTEC EX
29545 198 201 26
2.4 i-VTEC EX ADAS
31945 198 201 27
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES
26895 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT
27870 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT Nav
29070 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX
30330 148 146 25
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX ADAS
32730 148 146 26
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S
32925 177 150 28
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S ADAS
35175 177 150 29
CR-V 5dr 4x4 The CR-V soldiers on. But its hemmed in
by cleverer competition
AAABC
1.6 i-DTEC SE-T 2WD
25825 118 119 24
1.6 i-DTEC SR 2WD
27315 118 119 24
1.6 i-DTEC S-T 2WD
23825 118 119 24
2.0 i-VTEC Black Edition
28400 154 177 25
2.0 i-VTEC White Edition
28400 154 177 25
2.2 i-DTEC Black Edition
30505 148 154 26
2.2 i-DTEC White Edition
30505 148 154 26
2.0 i-VTEC S 2WD
22000 154 168 24
2.0 i-VTEC S-T 2WD
22765 154 168 24
2.0 i-VTEC SE 2WD
24000 154 168 24
2.0 i-VTEC SE-T 2WD
24765 154 168 24

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

GINETTA
G40 2dr coup Road-legal race car with stripped out
charm to spare
AAAAC
R
29950 175 181

2.0 i-VTEC S
2.0 i-VTEC S-T
2.0 i-VTEC SE
2.0 i-VTEC SE-T
2.0 i-VTEC SR
2.0 i-VTEC EX
1.6 i-DTEC S 2WD
1.6 i-DTEC SE 2WD
2.2 i-DTEC S
2.2 i-DTEC S-T
2.2 i-DTEC SE
2.2 i-DTEC SE-T
2.2 i-DTEC SR
2.2 i-DTEC EX

2.2 CRDi KX-3 auto


35605 194 178 25
2.2 CRDi KX-4 auto
36805 194 178 27
OPTIMA 4dr saloon Looks the part, but is well off the
European saloon pace
AAACC
1.7 CRDi 2 ISG
22895 134 128 17
1.7 CRDi 1 ISG
19995 134 128 17
1.7 CRDi 3 ISG
25795 134 128 20
VENGA 5dr mpv Versatile interior, but firm ride and
high price disappoint
AAAAC
1.4 89 1 ISG
11795 89 130 7
1.4 89 1 Air ISG
12595 89 130 8
1.4 89 2 ISG
13695 89 130 8
1.6 123 3 Nav ISG
16885 123 139 12
1.6 123 3 Nav auto
17985 123 154 11
1.6 123 2 Au
15610 123 154 11
1.6 123 3 Au
16990 123 154 11
1.6 123 3 ISG
15890 123 139 12
1.4 CRDi 90 Eco 1
13095 89 119 10
1.4 CRDi 89 1 Air
13895 89 119 11
1.4 CRDi 90 Eco 2
14995 89 119 11
1.6 CRDi 114 3 ISG
17175 114 117 14
1.6 CRDi 114 3 Nav ISG
18170 114 117 15
CARENS 5dr mpv NIcely up to scratch now, but no
class leader
AAABC
1.7 CRDi 3 Sat Nav ISG
25050 136 132 16
1.6 GDi 1 ISG
17995 133 149 13
1.6 GDi 2 ISG
19400 133 149 13
1.7 CRDi 114 1 ISG
19390 114 124 12
1.7 CRDi 114 2 ISG
20795 114 124 12
1.7 CRDi 134 2 Au
22200 136 159 16
1.7 CRDi 134 3 ISG
24100 136 132 16
SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 Good ride, handling and usability

AAAAC

1.7 CRDi 4 2WD ISG


2.0 CRDi KX-1 4WD
1.6 GDi 1 2WD
1.6 GDi 2 2WD ISG
1.7 CRDi 1 2WD ISG
1.7 CRDi 2 2WD ISG
1.7 CRDi 3 2WD ISG
1.7 CRDi 3 SatNav 4WD ISG
2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD
2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD
2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD nav
2.0 CRDi KX3 4WD sn au
2.0 CRDi 181 KX-4 4WD

25000
21500
17500
19800
19100
21200
23100
23900
23600
25500
26300
27605
28200

114
134
133
133
114
114
114
114
134
134
134
134
134

143 14
149 16
158 14
149 15
135 12
135 13
143 13
143 13
149 17
156 17
156 17
183 17
158 19

KOENIGSEGG
CCX 2dr coup Stupendously fast Swedish supercar

AAAAC
4.7 V8

415000 806 -

KTM
X-BOW 0dr unknown Eccentric looks, sharp handling.
Expensive
AAAAC
2.0 Street
49980 237 185 2.0 Clubsport
59755 237 185 2.0 Superlight
79305 237 185 2.0 ABT Sp.line 300
59755 296 189 LAMBORGHINI
AVENTADOR 2dr coup Big, bullish and ballistic. But
not perfect
AAAAC
6.5 LP700-4
242280 690 398 LAND ROVER
DEFENDER 3dr 4x4 An institution. Unbeatable off
road, crude on it
AAACC
90 2.2D Hard Top
23100 120 266 90 2.2D SWagon
25265 120 266 25
90 2.2D County
27305 120 266 25
90 2.2D XS SWagon
30105 120 266 26
DEFENDER 5dr 4x4 An institution. Unbeatable off
road, crude on it
AAACC
110 2.2D Chassis Cab
24320 120 295 27
110 2.2D Double Cab Pick Up 25920 120 295 110 2.2D County Double Cab PU 27765 120 295 28
110 2.2D XS Double Cab Pick Up 30105 120 295 110 2.2D Hard Top
25010 120 295 26
110 2.2D County Utility Wagon 29550 120 295 110 2.2D Utility Wagon
27620 120 295 110 2.2D SWagon
27620 120 295 27
110 2.2D County
29550 120 295 28
110 2.2D XS SWagon
33005 120 295 28
110 2.2D XS Utility Wagon
32005 120 295 130 2.2D Chassis Cab
25720 120 295 130 2.2 Double Cab Pick Up
29965 120 295 130 2.2D Dble Cab Chassis Cab 27865 120 295 FREELANDER 5dr 4x4 Classy, comfortable soft
roader. Pricey but able
AAABC
2.2 TD4 150 SE
27765 148 165 21
2.2 TD4 150 SE Tech
29765 148 165 22
2.2 SD4 190 SE
30270 188 185 24
2.2 SD4 190 SE Tech
32270 188 185 25
2.2 SD4 190 Metropolis
35995 188 185 26
DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 The best compromise between
off and on-road ability
AAAAC
3.0 SDV6 255 GS
40005 252 213 39
3.0 SDV6 255 XS
46865 252 213 40
3.0 SDV6 255 HSE
53765 252 213 41
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 3dr 4x4 A new class of
desirability for the SUV
AAAAC
2.0 Si4 240 Dynamic 4WD
41510 237 181 38
2.2 eD4 150 Pure 2WD
30195 148 129 28
2.2 eD4 150 Prestige 2WD
37495 148 129 30
2.2 SD4 190 Pure 4WD
32000 188 149 32
2.2 SD4 190 Pres. 4WD
39300 188 149 34
2.2 SD4 190 Dynamic 4WD
39805 188 149 34
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 A new class of
desirability for the SUV
AAAAC
2.0 Si4 240 Dynamic 4WD
41010 237 181 38
2.2 eD4 150 Pure 2WD
29205 148 133 28
2.2 eD4 150 Prestige 2WD
36505 148 133 30
2.2 SD4 190 Pure 4WD
31005 188 149 32
2.2 SD4 190 Prestige 4WD
38305 188 149 34
2.2 SD4 190 Dynamic 4WD
38805 188 149 34
RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4
Arguably the best luxury
car in the world. Easily the best SUV AAAAB
5.0 V8 S Aubiography
100350 503 322 50
5.0 V8 S Aubiography LWB
107950 503 322 50
3.0 TDV6 Vogue
73950 254 196 45
3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE
80650 254 196 50
3.0 TDV6 Aubiography
89650 254 196 50

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1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tnium S-S


28160 114 139 17
1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tit. X S-S
30660 114 139 18
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
26445 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
28345 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X
30845 138 139 21
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
28945 161 139 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
31445 161 139 23
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium
30175 197 179 26
TOURNEO CONNECT 5dr mpv If you can stomach
its van looks, theres plenty to compensateAAAAC
1.0 100 Ecoboost Style
14245 99 143
1.0 100 Ecoboost Zetec
15895 99 143
1.6 150 Titanium
18905 148 181
1.6 TDCi 95 Style
14745 94 134
1.6 TDCi 95 Style Grand
16745 94 134
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec
16395 94 134
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec Grand
18395 94 134
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium
17395 94 134
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
16995 114 134
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Grand
18995 114 134
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
17995 114 134
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Grand
19995 114 134

Price

1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic


19345 104 99 14
1.6 TDCi 105 Titanium Nav ECO 22345 104 99 15
1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Econetic
20345 104 99 15
1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Navigator E 21095 104 99 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Navigato 22095 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X Naviga 24095 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Navigator 20845 114 109 15
1.6T 150 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 22000 148 137 19
1.6T 182 EcoBoost Titanium X N 24750 180 137 26
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium Navigato 23095 138 124 19
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Naviga 25595 161 124 22
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST
23395 247 169 34
2.0T 250 EcoBoost ST-2
24895 247 169 34
2.0T 250 EcoBoost ST-3
26895 247 169 34
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec
18995 99 112 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec
19495 123 117 14
1.6 105 Edge
17500 103 139 11
1.6 125 Zetec S auto
21500 123 146 14
1.6 105 Zetec
18500 103 139 11
1.6 125 Edge auto
19250 123 146 12
1.6 125 Zetec auto
20250 123 146 14
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Zetec S
22000 180 137 25
1.6 TDCi 95 Edge
18595 94 109 11
1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g 19845 104 88 14
1.6 TDCi 115 Edge
19095 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
20095 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S
21345 114 109 15
2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec S
22845 161 124 21
MONDEO 5dr hatch Bigger and prettier than ever.
Comfier too. Some of the verve gone AAAAC
2.0 240 Eco. Tnium X Sp.
28425 237 179 28
1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec Bus Ed 20000 158 149 21
1.6 TDCi 115 Edge S-S
20495 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Bs Ed
21495 114 109 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Edge
20495 138 119 18
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec Business Ed 21495 138 119 21
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X Bus Ed 23495 138 119 21
2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec Business Ed 22095 161 119 24
2.0 TDCi 163 Tit. X Sp.
27345 161 129 22
2.2 TDCi 200 Tit. X Sp.
28560 197 159 26
MONDEO 5dr estate Bigger and prettier than ever.
Comfier too. Some of the verve gone AAAAC
2.0 240 Eco. Tnium X Sp.
29675 237 179 28
1.6 120 Graphite
17245 118 156 14
1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec Bness 21250 158 149 21
1.6 TDCi 115 ECO Edge S-S
21745 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 ECO Zetec Bness 22745 114 109 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Graphite
19445 138 120 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Edge
21745 138 120 18
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec Business 22745 138 120 21
2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec Business 23345 161 120 24
2.0 TDCi 163 Tit. X Sp.
28595 161 129 22
2.2 TDCi 200 Tnium X Sp.
29810 197 159 26
KUGA 5dr 4x4 Bigger Kuga has taken a stylistic step
backwards, but the strengths remain AAAAC
1.6T 150 EcoBoost Titanium X S 28350 148 154 20
1.6T 182 EcoBoost Titanium X S 32510 180 179 23
2.0 TDCi 140 Titan X Sport 2WD 29750 138 139 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Sport 31750 138 154 24
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Zetec 2WD 21000 148 154 20
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 2WD 22650 148 154 21
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titan X 2WD 25400 148 154 22
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Zetec
25160 180 179 21
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium
26810 180 179 22
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 29560 180 179 23
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 2WD
22400 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
23900 138 154 21
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 2WD
24050 138 139 21
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 2WD 26800 138 139 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
26050 138 154 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
28800 138 154 24
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LEXUS
CT 5dr hatch Makes sense only as a company car. Not
fun
AAACC
200h S
20995 134 82 19
200h SE
22495 134 94 19
200h Advance
23995 134 94 19
200h Luxury
24495 134 94 20
200h F Sport
26745 134 94 20
200h Premier
29495 134 94 21
IS 4dr saloon Sleek junior exec, well made and interest
ing. Needs a better diesel
AAACC
250 SE
26495 204 199 32
250 Luxury
27995 204 199 33
250 F Sport
30495 204 213 33
250 Premier
35495 204 213 34
300h SE
29495 217 99 31
300h Luxury
30995 217 103 32
300h F Sport
33495 217 109 32
300h Premier
38495 217 109 33
GS 4dr saloon Refreshingly different, but lacks a diesel
engine
AAABC
300h SE
31495 179 109 31
300h Luxury
37495 179 113 32
300h F Sport
41745 179 115 33
300h Premier
43745 179 113 33
450h Luxury
45495 338 141 42
450h F Sport
51495 338 145 42
450h Premier
51495 338 141 42
LS 4dr saloon Uninspiring luxury barge with a huge kit
list attached
AAABC
460 Luxury
71995 382 249 48
460 F-Sport
74495 382 249 49
600h L Premier
99995 439 199 50
600h L Premier Night View
101510 439 199 50
NX 5dr hatch Some good ideas, but dramatically off
the pace to drive
AAACC
300h S 2WD
29495 195 120
300h SE
31495 195 125
300h Luxury
34495 195 125
300h F Sport
36995 195 125
300h Premier
42995 195 125
RX 5dr 4x4 Low flexibility, but hybrid function makes a
degree of economic sense
AAABC
450h Advance
48495 245 145 40
450h SE
44495 245 145 40
450h Luxury
48495 245 145 41
450h F Sport
51995 245 145 42
450h Premier
55495 245 145 41
LOTUS
ELISE 2dr open Pure sports car. Great chassis and
AAAAC
steering, low running costs
1.6 Club Racer
28580 134 149 43
1.6
29050 134 149 43
1.6 Sport
30650 134 149 43
1.8 S
37205 217 175 43
EXIGE 2dr coup Sharp, uncompromising track car.
Unforgiving on road
AAAAC
3.5 V6 S
54610 345 236 47
EVORA 2dr coup Sublime combination of pliant ride
and sweet handling
AAAAC
3.5 V6
53080 276 217 50
3.5 V6 +2
54980 276 217 50
3.5 V6 Sp. Racer
58850 276 217 50
3.5 V6 S
62290 345 229 50
3.5 V6 S +2
64190 345 229 50
3.5 V6 S Sp. Racer
66850 345 229 50
MASERATI
GHIBLI 4dr saloon Classy and entertaining but less
polished than a 5-Series
AAAAC
3.0 V6
52275 325 223 50
3.0 V6 S
63415 404 246 50
3.0D V6
48830 271 158 50
QUATTROPORTE 4dr saloon Not quite as sophisti
cated as it might have been.
AAABC
3.0 V6 S
80095 404 - 50
3.8 V8
110000 523 274 50
GRANTURISMO 2dr coup Fantastic looks and
soundtrack, average chassis
AAAAC
4.2 V8
82140 400 330 50
4.7 V8 Sport
90390 453 354 50
4.7 V8 MC Stradale
109995 453 337 50
GRANCABRIO 2dr open Fantastic looks and
soundtrack, average chassis
AAAAC
4.7 V8
98200 433 354 50
4.7 V8 Sport
102615 453 337 50
MAZDA
2 5dr hatch Energetic, fun drive in a cute and usable
supermini. Good value
AAAAC
1.3 75 Colour Edition
11745 74 115 9
1.3 75 SE AC
11195 74 115 9
1.3 84 Sport Colour Edition
12995 83 115 11
1.5 102 Tamura Nav Au
13495 101 145 12
1.3 84 Tamura
12295 83 115 11
1.3 84 Sport Venture
13395 83 115 11
3 4dr saloon Refined, well-priced family choice.
Dynamically satisfying, too
AAAAC
2.0 120 SE
17295 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE Nav
17895 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE-L
18795 118 119 18
2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19395 118 119 18
2.0 120 Sport Nav
20195 118 119 18
2.2d 150 SE
19645 148 104 23
2.2d 150 SE Nav
20245 148 104 24
2.2d 150 SE-L
21145 148 104 24
2.2d 150 SE-L Nav
21745 148 104 24
2.2d 150 Sport Nav
22545 148 104 24

MERCEDES-BENZ
A-CLASS 5dr hatch Desirability on message; ride
quality seriously off-piste
AAABC
A180 CDI SE ECO
21965 107 92 16
A250 AMG Sport 4MATIC
28990 208 154 33
A250 Engired by AMG 4MATIC 30910 208 154 34
A180 SE
20715 121 128 18
A180 Sport
21840 121 133 18
A200 Sport
23365 154 134 23
A200 AMG Sport
24615 154 136 24
A250 AMG Sport
27440 208 140 33
A250 Engineered by AMG Sport 29360 208 140 34
A45 AMG
38195 354 161 43
A180 CDI SE auto
23240 107 98 16
A180 CDI Sport
22785 107 102 16
A180 CDI AMG Sport
24035 107 105 16
A200 CDI Sport
23860 134 118 20
A200 CDI AMG Sport
25110 134 121 21
A220 CDI AMG Sport
27760 168 115 25
B-CLASS 5dr hatch A slightly odd prospect, but
practical and classy
AAABC
B180 CDI SE ECO
22950 108 98 15
B220 Sport 4MATIC
28135 190 156 17
B180 SE
22020 120 137 16
B180 Sport
23335 120 144 17
B180 CDI SE auto
24225 108 107 15
B180 CDI Sport
24075 108 117 15
B200 CDI SE
24125 134 114 20
B200 CDI Sport
25425 134 121 21
B220 CDI Sport
28225 168 120 25
CLA 4dr saloon Attractive from some angles, unap
pealing from others. Dynamics to match AAACC
CLA 200 CDI AMG Sport
29125 134 117 27
CLA 200 CDI Sport
26925 134 117 27
CLA 250 AMG Sport 4Matic
33440 208 154 24
CLA180 Sport
24775 121 130 23
CLA180 AMG Sport
26975 121 130 24
CLA45 AMG
42270 354 161 45
CLA220 CDI Sport
29775 168 117 27
CLA220 CDI AMG Sport
31975 168 117 28

GL-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Decent on road and off despite its


size. Nice cabin, too
AAABC
GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport
60750 261 209 49
GL63 AMG
92350 549 288 50
SLK 2dr open Enthusiastic, neat handling and brisk
all-weather roadster
AAAAC
200 CGI BlueEff Sport
34350 181 158 41
250 CGI BlueEff Sport
38680 201 169 44
350 CGI BlueEff Sport
44605 302 167 45
SLK55 AMG
55345 416 195 47
SLK250 CDI
32620 201 132 42
SLK250 CDI AMG Sport
36620 201 132 43
SL 2dr open Big, luxurious and classier than a royal
stud farm. Merc at its best.
AAAAB
SL400
72500 329 178 50
SL500 AMG Sport
81915 429 212 50
SL63 AMG
112510 557 231 50
SL65 AMG
169670 621 270 50
CL 2dr coup Comfortable big coup. More GT than
sports car
AAAAC
CL500
95545 429 227 50
CL63 AMG
118885 536 244 50
CL65 AMG
164840 621 334 50
M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Roomy, quiet and well-appointed. A
proper Merc SUV
AAAAC
ML350 BlueTEC SE Exec
50180 254 189 43
ML63 AMG
86995 536 276 50
ML250 BlueTEC SE Exec
47340 201 165 38
ML250 BlueTEC AMG Line
50000 201 165 38
MG
MG3 5dr hatch Neatly tuned and nicely styled super
mini. Flaws covered up by price AAACC
1.5 3Time
8399 105 136 4
1.5 3Form
9299 105 136 4
1.5 3Form Sport
9549 105 136 4
1.5 3Style
9999 105 136 4
MG6 4dr saloon Good dynamics and space. Poor finish
and running costs
AACCC
1.8T Magnette TSE
19955 158 174 14
1.9 DTi Magnette TSE
21195 148 129 14
MG6 5dr hatch Good dynamics and space. Poor finish
and running costs
AACCC
1.8 TCI GT S
15455 158 174 13
1.8 TCI GT SE
16955 158 174 14
1.8 TCI GT TSE
18955 158 174 14
1.9 DTi GT S
16995 148 129 13
1.9 DTi GT SE
18195 148 129 14
1.9 DTi GT TSE
20195 148 129 14
MINI
HATCH 3dr hatch Has matured very satisfyingly into
its larger footprint . A real contender AAAAB
1.2 One
13750 102 108 14
1.5 Cooper
15300 134 105 20
2.0 S Cooper
18655 189 133 28
1.5 D One
14890 114 - 17
1.5 D Cooper
16450 114 92 17
2.0 SD Cooper
19450 168 109 22
HATCH 5dr hatch Has matured very satisfyingly into
its larger footprint . A real contender AAAAB
1.5 Cooper
15900 134 - 20
2.0 S Cooper
19255 189 - 28
1.5 D Cooper
17050 114 - 17
2.0 SD Cooper
20050 168 109 22
ONE CLUBMAN 5dr estate Engaging drive and
funky looks, but not practical AAACC
1.6
14820 97 129 13
1.6 Pepper Pack
16030 97 129 13
1.6 Media Pack
16320 97 129 13
1.6 Pepper-Media Pack
17370 97 129 13
1.6 Sport Chili Pack
19100 97 129 13
1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack
20250 97 129 13
1.6D
15860 89 103 13
1.6D Pepper Pack
17070 89 103 13
1.6D Media Pack
17360 89 103 13
1.6D Pepper-Media Pack
18410 89 103 13
1.6D Sport Chili Pack
20140 89 103 13
1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack 21290 89 103 13
ONE CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Lots of style, but
poor ride and refinement
AAACC
1.6
16420 97 133 14
1.6 Pepper Pack
17490 97 133 14
1.6 Media Pack
17920 97 133 14
1.6 Sport Pack
19445 97 133 14
1.6 Pepper-Media Pack
18830 97 133 14
1.6 Pepper-Sport Pack
20515 97 133 14
1.6 Sport-Media Pack
20945 97 133 14
1.6 Pepper-Sport-Media
21855 97 133 14
1.6 Sport Chili Pack
20400 97 133 14
1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack
21550 97 133 14
COOPER CLUBMAN 5dr estate Engaging, but not
practical enough
AAACC
1.6
16160 121 129 17
1.6 Bond Street
20275 121 129 19
1.6 Pepper Pack
17075 121 129 17
1.6 Pepper-Media Pack
18415 121 129 17
1.6 Media Pack
17660 121 129 17
1.6 Chili Pack
18280 121 129 17
1.6 Chili-Media Pack
19430 121 129 17
1.6 Sport Chili Pack
20140 121 129 17
1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack
21290 121 129 17
1.6T S Bond Street
23365 181 137 30
1.6T S
19500 181 137 30
1.6T S Media Pack
20860 181 137 30
1.6T S Chili Pack
21455 181 137 30
1.6T S Chili-Media Pack
22605 181 137 30
1.6T S Sport Chili Pack
23020 181 137 30
1.6T S Sport Chili-Media Pack 24170 181 137 30
1.6T John Cooper Works
23610 208 155 34
1.6T JCW Media Pack
24970 208 155 34
1.6T JCW Chili Pack
25185 208 155 34
1.6T JCW Chili-Media
26335 208 155 34
1.6D
17510 110 103 18
1.6D Bond Street
21625 110 103 20
1.6D Pepper Pack
18425 110 103 18

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1.6D Media Pack


19010 110 103 18
1.6D Pepper-Media Pack
19765 110 103 18
1.6D Chili Pack
19630 110 103 18
1.6D Chili-Media Pack
20780 110 103 18
1.6D Sport Chili Pack
21490 110 103 18
1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack 22640 110 103 18
2.0D SD
20180 141 115 22
2.0D SD Bond Street
24045 141 115 23
2.0D SD Media Pack
21540 141 115 22
2.0D SD Chili Pack
22135 141 115 22
2.0D SD Chili-Media Pack
23285 141 115 22
2.0D SD Sport Chili Pack
23700 141 115 22
2.0D SD Sport Chili-Media Pack 24850 141 115 22
COOPER CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Lots of style,
poor ride and refinement
AAACC
1.6
17850 121 133 18
1.6 Highgate
21010 121 133 20
1.6 Pepper Pack
18615 121 133 18
1.6 Media Pack
19350 121 133 18
1.6 Pepper-Media Pack
19955 121 133 18
1.6 Chili Pack
19820 121 133 18
1.6 Sport Pack
20575 121 133 18
1.6 Chili-Media Pack
20970 121 133 18
1.6 Pepper-Sport Pack
21340 121 133 18
1.6 Chili-Sport Pack
22545 121 133 18
1.6 Sport-Media Pack
22075 121 133 18
1.6 Chili-Sport-Media
23695 121 133 18
1.6 Pepper-Sp-Media
22680 121 133 18
1.6 Sport Chili Pack
21530 121 133 18
1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack
22680 121 133 18
1.6T S
21050 181 139 30
1.6T S Highgate
24080 181 139 32
1.6T S Media Pack
22410 181 139 30
1.6T S Chili Pack
22845 181 139 30
1.6T S Sport Pack
23310 181 139 30
1.6T S Chili-Media Pack
23995 181 139 30
1.6T S Chili-Sport Pack
25105 181 139 30
1.6T S Sport-Media Pack
24670 181 139 30
1.6 S Chili-Sp-Media
26255 181 139 30
1.6T S Sport Chili Pack
24260 181 139 30
1.6T S Sport Chili-Media Pack 25410 181 139 30
1.6T S John Cooper Works
25295 208 157 36
1.6T S JCW Media Pack
26655 208 157 36
1.6T S JCW Chili Pack
26780 208 157 36
1.6T JCW Chili-Media
27930 208 157 36
1.6D
18910 110 105 19
1.6D Highgate
22070 110 105 21
1.6D Pepper Pack
19675 110 105 19
1.6D Media Pack
20410 110 105 19
1.6D Pepper-Media Pack
21015 110 105 19
1.6D Chili Pack
20880 110 105 19
1.6D Sport Pack
21635 110 105 19
1.6D Chili-Media Pack
22030 110 105 19
1.6D Pepper-Sport Pack
22400 110 105 19
1.6D Chili-Sport Pack
23605 110 105 19
1.6D Sport-Media Pack
23135 110 105 19
1.6D Chili-Sp-Media
24755 110 105 19
1.6D Pepper-Sp.-Media
23740 110 105 19
1.6D Sport Chili Pack
22590 110 105 19
1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack 23740 110 105 19
2.0D SD
21730 141 118 23
2.0D SD Highgate
24760 141 118 24
2.0D SD Media Pack
23090 141 118 23
2.0D SD Chili Pack
23525 141 118 23
2.0D SD Sport Pack
23990 141 118 23
2.0D SD Chili-Media Pack
24675 141 118 23
25785 141 118 23
2.0D SD Chili-Sport Pack
2.0D SD Sport-Media Pack
25350 141 118 23
2.0D SD Ch.Sp.Med.
26935 141 118 23
2.0D SD Sport Chili Pack
24940 141 118 23
2.0D SD Sport Chili-Media Pack 26090 141 118 23
COUPE 2dr coup Cynical perhaps, but the hatchback
chassis still shines
AAABC
1.6 Cooper Sport Chili-Media P 21440 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper
16840 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Media Pack
18320 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Sport Pack
19350 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Media-Sport Pack 20830 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Pepper Pack
17490 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Pepper-Media Pack 18890 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Pepper-Sport Pack 20000 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Pepper-Media-Sport 21400 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Chili Pack
18490 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Chili-Sport Pack
21000 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Chili-Media Pack 19760 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Chili-Media-Sport 22270 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Sport Chili Pack
20170 121 127 18
1.6T Cooper S
19990 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Media Pack
21340 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Sport Pack
22100 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Media-Sport Pack 23450 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Chili Pack
21655 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Chili-Sport Pack 23765 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Chili-Media Pack 22925 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Sport Chili Pack 22920 181 136 31
1.6T CooperS Sport Chili-Media 24190 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Chili-Media-Spor 25035 181 136 31
1.6T John Cooper Works
24010 208 153 36
1.6T John Cooper Works Media P25360 208 153 36
1.6T John Cooper Works Chili P 25255 208 153 36
1.6T John Cooper Works Chili-M 26525 208 153 36
2.0D Cooper SD
20710 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Media Pack
22060 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Sport Pack
22820 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Media-Sport Pk 24170 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Chili Pack
22375 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Sport Pac 24485 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Media Pac 23645 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Sport-Med 25755 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Sport Chili Pac 23640 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Sport Chili-Med 24910 141 114 22
ROADSTER 2dr open Occasionally fun, sometimes
compromised, never brilliant
AAABC
1.6 Cooper
18260 121 133 19
1.6T Cooper S
21145 181 139 32
1.6T John Cooper Works
24995 208 157 37
2.0D Cooper SD
21860 141 118 24
PACEMAN 3dr coup Two door Countryman a Mini
too far for us. Tough to like
AAABC
1.6 Cooper
18980 121 140 16
1.6T Cooper S
22365 181 143 30
1.6T Cooper S ALL4
23620 181 157 29
1.6T John Cooper Works
29550 208 172 34

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

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GLA220 CDI SE 4Matic


30035 168 129 28
GLA220 CDI AMG Line 4Matic 31035 168 129 29
G-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Massively expensive and compro
mised, but with character to spare AAABC
G350 BlueTEC
86435 208 295
G63 AMG
129735 537 322

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Insurance group

C-CLASS 4dr saloon Stellar cabin and polished drive


increase appeal; engines not so good AAAAC
C200 SE
26855 181 123
C200 Sport
28850 181 124
C200 AMG Line
30345 181 128
C63 AMG
59795 469 192
C63 AMG S
66545 503 192
C200 Bluetec SE
28570 134 102 25
C200 Bluetec Sport
30565 134 102 25
C200 Bluetec AMG Line
32060 134 102 25
C220 Bluetec SE
29365 168 103
C220 Bluetec Sport
31360 168 104
C220 Bluetec AMG Line
32855 168 104
C250 Bluetec SE
32020 201 117
C250 Bluetec Sport
34015 201 117
C250 Bluetec AMG Line
35510 201 117
C300 Bluetec Hybrid SE
34630 201 94
C300 Bluetec Hybrid Sport
36625 201 94
C300 Bluetec Hybrid AMG Line 38120 201 94
C-CLASS 5dr estate Decent practicality and
fantastic interior - but only okay to driveAAAAC
C200 Bluetec AMG Line
33260 134 102 25
C200 Bluetec SE
29770 134 102 25
C200 Bluetec Sport
31765 134 102 25
C200 SE
28055 181 128
C220 Bluetec SE
30565 168 108
C250 Bluetec SE
33220 201 117
C63 AMG
60995 469 196
C63 AMG S
67745 503 196
C200 Sport
30050 181 128
C200 AMG Line
31675 181 128
C220 Bluetec Sport
32560 168 108
C220 Bluetec AMG Line
34055 168 108
C250 Bluetec Sport
35215 201 117
C250 Bluetec AMG Line
36710 201 117
-C-CLASS 2dr coup Nice balance of style, usability
and driver reward
AAABC
C63 AMG Edition 507
68495 451 280 44
C180 AMG Sport Edition
29965 154 149 35
C63 AMG
58500 451 280 44
C220 CDI Exec SE
31130 168 109 34
C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition 32460 168 133 38
C250 CDI AMG Sport Edition 33515 201 143 41
E-CLASS 4dr saloon A return to the old Merc quali
ties. Refined and relaxing
AAAAC
E300 BTECH Hybrid AMG Sport 42375 204 109 43
E63 AMG S
84110 549 232 47
E200 CGI SE
34340 181 138 36
E200 CGI AMG Sport
36850 181 142 37
E250 CGI SE
35470 208 138 38
E250 CGI AMG Sport
37980 208 142 39
E63 AMG
74115 549 230 47
E300 Bluetec Hybrid SE
39880 204 109 43
E220 CDI SE
32750 168 120 34
E220 CDI AMG Sport
35245 168 129 35
E250 CDI SE
36820 201 129 39
E250 CDI AMG Sport
39445 201 134 40
E350 Bluetec AMG Sport
41260 248 154 44
E-CLASS 5dr estate A return to the old Merc quali
ties. Refined and relaxing
AAAAC
E220 CDI AMG Sport
37165 168 135 35
E220 CDI SE
34670 168 133 34
E250 CDI AMG Sport
41250 201 145 40
E250 CDI SE
38755 201 143 39
E250 CGI AMG Sport
39770 208 147 39
E250 CGI SE
37275 208 144 38
E300 BlueTEC Hybrid AMG Sport 44165 201 119 44
E300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE
41670 201 119 44
E350 Bluetec AMG Sport
43050 248 159 44
E63 AMG
75905 549 234 47
E63 AMG S
85900 582 234 47
E-CLASS 2dr coup A return to the old Merc qualities.
Refined and relaxing
AAAAC
E200 AMG Sport
38420 181 140 39
E400 AMG Sport Plus
46275 329 176 45
E220 CDI SE
35095 168 123 38
E220 CDI AMG Sport
37590 168 126 39
E250 CDI AMG Sport
40730 201 129 43
E350 Bluetec AMG Sport
42440 228 149 46
E-CLASS CABRIOLET 2dr open Nice cabin, but
ride isnt great. Six-pot engines best AAACC
E200 AMG Sport
41805 181 146 42
E400 AMG Sport Plus
49645 329 185 48
E220 CDI SE
38465 168 127 41
E220 CDI AMG Sport
41090 168 134 42
E250 CDI AMG Sport
44100 201 128 45
E350 Bluetec AMG Sport
45845 228 154 48
S-CLASS 4dr saloon Still the best luxury car in the
real world. Calm, advanced, rewarding AAAAA
S500 Plug-in Hybrid
87965 436 65 50
S500 L AMG Line
88395 449 207 50
S400 Hybrid L SE Line
70900 328 147 49
S400 Hybrid L AMG Line
74930 328 153 49
S600 L AMG Line
140615 523 259 50
S63 AMG L
119835 577 237 50
S65 AMG L
179985 621 279 50
S300 Bluetec Hybrid L AMG Line 72260 204 120 49
S350 Bluetec SE Line
62905 254 146 49
S350 Bluetec AMG Line
67940 254 151 50
S350 Bluetec L SE Line
66910 254 148 50
S350 Bluetec L AMG Line
70940 254 154 50
S-CLASS 2dr coup Heavyweight contender.
Continent smothering luxury
AAAAC
S500
96565 449 207 50
S63 AMG
125595 577 237 50
CLS 4dr saloon Saloon-like practicality, coup-like
rewards
AAAAC
400 AMG Line
55850 328 170 50
63 AMG S
86500 577 231 50
220 BlueTec AMG Line
46500 175 129 44
350 BlueTec AMG Line
49950 254 - 46
CLS 5dr shooting brake
Not huge on space, but
thats hardly the point
AAAAC
63 AMG S
87000 577 231 50
220 BlueTec AMG Line
48080 175 129 44
350 BlueTec AMG Line
51400 254 162 47
GLA 5dr 4x4 Not the most practical crossover, but
good looking and very decent to drive AAAAC
GLA250 SE 4Matic
29915 208 154 33
GLA250 AMG Line 4Matic
30915 208 154 34
GLA45 AMG
42000 354 175
GLA200 CDI SE
25850 134 119 25
GLA200 CDI AMG Line
26850 134 119 25

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Insurance group

MCLAREN
650S 2dr coup Extraordinary pace and handling. The
car the 12C should have been AAAAB
3.8 V8
195250 641 - 50
650S SPIDER 2dr open More of the same
although noisier and better for it AAAAB
3.8 V8
215250 641 - 50
P1 2dr coup Other-worldly. As worthy of a place in
hypercar history as the F1
AAAAA
3.8 V8
866000 903 194 50

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

3 5dr hatch Refined, well-priced family hatch.


AAAAC
Dynamically satisfying, too
1.5 100 SE
16995 99 119 13
1.5 100 SE Nav
17595 99 119 13
2.0 120 SE
17295 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE Nav
17895 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE-L
18795 118 119 18
2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19395 118 119 18
2.0 120 Sport Nav
20195 118 119 18
2.0 165 Sport Nav
21920 162 135 22
2.2D 150 SE
19645 148 107 23
2.2D 150 SE Nav
20245 148 107 24
2.2D 150 SE-L
21145 148 107 24
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
21745 148 107 24
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
22545 148 107 24
6 4dr saloon A compelling mix of size, economy and
performance. Interior a let down AAAAC
2.0 145 SE
19595 143 129 18
2.0 145 SE Nav
20295 143 129 18
2.0 145 SE-L
20395 143 129 16
2.0 145 SE-L Nav
21095 143 129 16
2.0 165 Sport
23495 162 135 19
2.0 165 Sport Nav
24195 162 135 19
2.2D 150 SE
21995 148 108 21
2.2D 150 SE Nav
22695 148 108 21
2.2D 150 SE-L
22795 148 108 19
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
23495 148 108 19
2.2D 150 Sport
25195 148 108 21
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
25895 148 108 21
2.2D 175 Sport
25595 173 119 23
2.2D 175 Sport Nav
26295 173 119 23
6 5dr tourer A compelling mix of size, economy and
performance. Interior a let down AAAAC
2.0 145 SE-L Nav
22015 143 129 16
2.0 165 Sport Nav
24895 162 135 19
2.2D 150 SE Nav
23595 148 116 21
2.2D 175 Sport Nav
27095 173 119 23
2.0 145 SE-L
21315 143 131 16
2.2D 150 SE
22895 148 116 21
2.2D 150 SE-L
23695 148 116 19
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
24395 148 116 19
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
26695 148 116 21
CX-5 5dr 4x4 Superb diesel engine mated to above
average package
AAABC
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 SE-L Nav 22595 162 139 15
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 SE-L
21895 162 139 15
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 Sport Nav 24895 162 139 16
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L
23695 148 119 18
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Nav 24395 148 119 18
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Lux 25295 148 119 20
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Lux Nav 25995 148 119 20
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport Nav 26695 148 119 19
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L AWD
25395 148 136 17
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Nav AWD 26095 148 136 17
2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport Nav AWD 28695 173 136 21
5 5dr mpv Functional seven-seater, but not unpleasant
to drive. Lots of kit
AAABC
2.0 150 Sport Venture
20295 148 159 16
1.6D 115 Sport Venture
21695 114 138 16
MX-5 2dr open Worthy of its iconic status.
Manageable, fun and attainable AAAAC
1.8i Sport Venture
18995 125 167 21
1.8i SE
18495 125 167 21
MX-5 COUPE CABRIOLET 2dr cc As above, but
with a nifty folding hard top.
AAAAC
1.8i SE
19995 125 167 21
1.8i Sport Venture
20995 125 167 21
2.0i Sport Tech
23095 158 181 26
2.0i Sport Tech Nav
23295 158 181 26
2.0i Sport Venture
22695 158 181 26

1.6D Cooper D ALL4


21400 110 129 14
1.6D Cooper D
20210 110 115 15
2.0D Cooper SD
23070 141 122 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4
24290 141 130 19
COUNTRYMAN 5dr 4x4 Big, but still more funky
than useful
AAABC
1.6 One 2WD
16620 97 139 12
1.6 One Pepper Pack 2WD
18015 97 139 12
1.6 One Media Pack 2WD
18420 97 139 12
1.6 One Pep-Media 2WD
19345 97 139 12
1.6 Cooper 2WD
18140 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Pper 2WD
19280 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Media 2WD
19940 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Pep.Med 2WD
20610 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Chili 2WD
20735 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Chili-Med. 2WD
21790 120 140 16
1.6T Cooper S 2WD
21535 181 143 30
1.6T Cooper S Med. 2WD
23165 181 143 30
1.6T Cper S Chili 2WD
23945 181 143 30
1.6T Cper S Ch.-Med. 2WD
25000 181 143 30
1.6T Cooper S ALL4 4WD
22790 181 157 28
1.6T Cper S All4 Md.
24420 181 157 28
1.6T CperS All4 Ch.
25200 181 157 28
1.6T CperS All4 C-M
26255 181 157 28
1.6T JCW
28610 215 172 33
1.6T JCW Media Pack
30240 215 172 33
1.6T JCW Chili Pack
30135 215 172 33
1.6T JCW Chili-Media Pack
31190 215 172 33
1.6D One 2WD
17620 89 115 13
1.6D One Pper 2WD
19015 89 115 13
1.6D One Med. 2WD
19420 89 115 13
1.6D One Pper-Md. 2WD
20345 89 115 13
1.6D Cooper 2WD
19370 110 115 18
1.6D Cper Pper 2WD
20510 110 115 18
1.66D Cper Med 2WD
21170 110 115 18
1.6D Cper Pper-Md 2WD
21840 110 115 18
1.6D Cper Ch. 2WD
21965 110 115 18
1.6D Cper Ch.Med 2WD
23020 110 115 18
1.6D Cooper ALL4 4WD
20570 110 129 16
1.6D All4 Pper
21710 110 129 16
1.6D Cper All4 Md.
22370 110 129 16
1.6D All4 Pep.Med.
23040 110 129 16
1.6D Cper All4 Ch.
23165 110 129 16
1.6D Cooper All4 C-M
24220 110 129 16
2.0D Cooper SD
22240 141 122 20
2.0D Cooper SD Med.
23870 141 122 20
2.0D Cooper SD Chili Pack
24650 141 122 20
2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Media Pac 25705 141 122 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 4WD
23460 141 130 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Media Pk 25090 141 130 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Chili Pack 25870 141 130 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 Chili-Medi 26925 141 130 20
MITSUBISHI
I 5dr hatch Electric city transport. Fun, quirky but
ludicrously expensive
AAABC
MiEV Keiko
28554 63 0 27
MIRAGE 5dr hatch Straightforward hatchback. Not
for the likes of us
AAACC
1.0 70 MIVEC 1
9054 70 96 15
1.2 79 MIVEC 2
11054 79 96 18
1.2 79 MIVEC 3
12054 79 100 18
ASX 5dr hatch Engine sets a new standard, but
otherwise unexceptional
AAABC
1.6 2 2WD
15184 115 137 13
1.6 3 2WD
17435 115 137 13
1.8 DiD 3 2WD
19435 114 136 19
1.8 DiD 4 4WD
23434 114 136 19
2.2 DiD 4 4WD auto
24884 148 153 19
SHOGUN 5dr 4x4 Has its appeal. Needs more chassis
finesse, but still charming
AACCC
3.2 Di-DC SG2
29289 197 213 32
3.2 Di-DC SG3 auto
34489 197 224 34
3.2 Di-DC SG4 auto
37489 197 224 34
OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 Practical and efficient,
although very ordinary inside AAABC
2.0 PHEV GX3h
33304 200 44 26
2.0 PHEV GX4h
37954 200 44 27
2.0 PHEV GX4hs
40054 200 44 24
2.2 DI-D GX2 4WD
23984 148 138 22
2.2 DI-D GX3 4WD
26784 148 140 23
2.2 DI-D GX4 4WD
30684 148 140 24
2.2 DI-D GX5 4WD
34229 148 153 24
MORGAN
3 WHEELER 0dr open Eccentric, uniquely English
and not a little special
AAAAA
1.9 115 Sport
31140 115 215 1.9 115 Bespoke
34000 115 - 1.9 115 Superdry
34995 115 - AERO SUPERSPORTS 2dr open Has pace and
kerbside status, but pricey
AABCC
4.8 V8
126900 390 269 4-4 2dr open Has its appeal, but not so rewarding to
drive
AACCC
1.6
31500 110 - PLUS 4 2dr open Has its appeal. Needs more chassis
finesse, but still charming
AACCC
2.0 2 Seater
35400 145 172 2.0 4 Seater
40200 145 172 ROADSTER 2dr open More advanced, but pricey and
needs better brakes
AACCC
3.7 V6 4 Seater
51000 280 - 3.7 V6
45900 280 - PLUS EIGHT 2dr open Olde V8 charm lives on, but
requires oodles of cash
AAACC
4.8 V8
85200 367 - NISSAN
MICRA 5dr hatch Low running costs but below
average overall
AABCC
1.2 Visia
10295 79 115 6
1.2 Acenta
11945 79 115 7
1.2 Tekna
13345 79 115 7
1.2 DIG-S Visia
12045 97 95 10
1.2 DIG-S Acenta
13045 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Tekna
14445 97 99 11
PULSAR 5dr hatch A fleet necessity. Makes all the
right noises anyway
AAABC
1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia
15995 114 - 1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta
17645 114 - 1.2 DIG-T 115 n-tec
18995 114 - 1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna
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98425 335 169 50
4.4 SDV8 Vogue
80850 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE
87550 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography
96550 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography LWB
104150 308 229 50
RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 Just the right
kind of dynamic twist. Brilliant AAAAB
5.0 V8 S Aubiography Dynamic 82650 503 298 49
3.0 SDV6 HSE
61250 288 199 43
3.0 SDV6 HSE Dynamic
66250 288 199 43
3.0 SDV6 Aubiography Dynamic 76250 288 199 45
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography Dynamic 82650 334 229 47

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M600 2dr coup A new era for the Brit maker.
Outrageous pace and handling AAAAB
4.4 V8
200000 650 PEUGEOT
ION 5dr hatch Good electric powertrain, comically
expensive
AABCC
63
26216 63 0 28
66 UK drive
26216 63 0 28
108 3dr hatch Sister car to the Aygo. And distant
second to most city car rivals AAACC
1.0 Access
8245 68 95
1.0 Active
9495 68 95
1.0 Active Top
10345 68 95
1.0 Active S-S
9745 68 88
1.0 Active S-S Top
10595 68 88
1.2 VTi Allure
10995 81 99
1.2 VTi Allure Top
11845 81 99
1.2 VTi Feline
11845 81 99
108 5dr hatch Sister car to the Aygo. And distant
second to most city car rivals AAACC
1.0 Active
9895 68 95
1.0 Active Top
10745 68 95
1.0 Active S-S
10145 68 88
1.0 Active S-S Top
10145 68 88
1.2 VTi Allure
11395 81 99
1.2 VTi Allure Top
11395 81 99
1.2 VTi Feline
12245 81 99
207 CC 2dr open The best of the 207 range.
Reasonable ride and handling AAACC
1.6 VTi 120 Active
17200 118 149 16
1.6 VTi 120 Roland Garros
19350 118 150 17
1.6 HDi 112 Active
18545 110 124 16
1.6 HDi 112 Roland Garros
20695 110 127 18
208 3dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the
supermini class
AAABC
1.0 VTi Access
9995 67 99 5
1.0 VTi Access +
11245 67 99 6
1.0 VTi Active
12195 67 99 6
1.2 VTi Access +
11745 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Active
12695 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Allure
14095 81 104 8
1.6 VTi Allure auto
16250 118 149 14
1.6 VTi 120 XY
16745 118 129 16
1.6 THP 156 XY
17700 154 135 26
1.6 THP 200 GTi
18900 197 139 30
1.4 HDi Access+
13045 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Active
13995 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Allure
15395 67 98 11
1.4 e-HDi Active EGC
14695 67 87 11
1.4 e-HDi Access + EGC
13595 67 87 11
1.4 e-HDi Allure EGC
15945 67 87 11
1.6 e-HDi 92 Active
14645 91 95 18

PORSCHE
BOXSTER 2dr open Honed, toned and cosmetically
enhanced. Scarily brilliant
AAAAB
2.7
39350 261 192 40
3.4 S
47725 311 206 43
3.4 GTS
53569 326 211 44
CAYMAN 2dr coup Roof seals the deal. A five-star
car by any measure
AAAAA
2.7
40234 271 192 37
3.4 S
49473 320 206 41
3.4 GTS
56087 335 211 43
911 2dr coup The best just got better. Still more than
worthy of its iconic status
AAAAB
3.4 Carrera
74199 345 212 46
3.4 Carrera 4
79055 345 219 46
3.8 Carrera S
84235 395 224 47
3.8 Carrera 4S
89315 395 234 48
3.8 Turbo
121513 514 227 48
3.8 Turbo S
143035 552 227 48
3.8 GT3
101685 468 289 48
911 CABRIOLET 2dr open The best just got better.
Still more than worthy of its iconic statusAAAAB
3.4 Carrera
82859 345 217 49
3.8 Carrera S
93119 395 229 50
3.4 Carrera 4
87715 345 224 49
3.4 Targa 4
87067 345 223 49
3.8 Carrera 4S
97975 395 236 50
3.8 Targa 4S
97328 395 237 50
3.8 Turbo
130138 513 231 50
3.8 Turbo S
151772 552 231 50
918 SPYDER 2dr open Porsches hybrid hypercar. A
rare and hugely fast new five-star modelAAAAA
4.6 V8
657400 875 70 50
MACAN 5dr 4x4 Spookily good handling. A sports
utility vehicle in the purest sense AAAAB
2.0
40621 234 175
3.0 V6 S
43990 336 212 40
3.6 V6 Turbo
59990 395 216 44
3.0 V6 S Diesel
43535 254 164 39
PANAMERA 5dr hatch Technically brilliant and with
a great cabin. Soulless
AAABC
3.0 V6 S
83129 414 204 46
3.0 V6 4S
86770 414 208 46
3.0 V6 S E-hybrid
89382 410 71 50
3.6 V6 PDK
64453 306 196 46
3.6 V6 4 PDK
68144 306 203 47
4.8 V8 GTS PDK
94306 424 249 50
4.8 V8 Turbo PDK
108921 493 239 50
4.8 V8 Turbo S PDK
132067 562 239 50
3.0D V6
65634 247 166 46
CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 Classy interior and mostly good
fun. Hybrid not entertaining
AAABC
3.0 V6 S Hybrid
62412 374 193 45
3.6 V6
42990 295 263 40
4.8 V8 S
58430 394 245 47
4.8 V8 GTS
69032 414 251 49
4.8 V8 Turbo
90469 493 270 50
4.8 V8 Turbo S
108929 543 270 50
3.0 V6 Diesel
47930 242 189 41
4.2 V8 S Diesel
59743 377 218 49
PROTON
SAVVY 5dr hatch Compromise in quality isnt worth
the saving
AACCC
1.2 Style
7995 75 134 8
SATRIA NEO 3dr hatch Best Proton ever, but still
unjustifiable
AACCC
1.6 GSX
8495 111 157 19
1.6 Sport
9495 111 157 19
GEN-2 4dr saloon Hugely disappointing despite price

ACCCC

1.6 Persona ecoLogic


11195 110 157 16
GEN-2 5dr hatch Hugely disappointing despite price

ACCCC

1.3 GLS
1.6 GSX ecoLogic

9195 74 164 10
11195 110 170 16

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Insurance group

1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC


21345 113 110 18
1.6 e-HDI 115 Allure EGC
23295 113 112 17
2.0 HDi FAP 150 Active
21600 148 139 24
2.0 HDi FAP 150 Allure
23550 148 139 22
2.0 HDi Hybrid 4 Active
27245 197 85 30
2.0 HDi Hybrid 4 Allure
28245 197 99 31
5008 5dr mpv Well resolved ride and handling with a
useful 7-seat interior
AAAAC
1.6 VTi 120 Access
19050 118 159 13
1.6 VTi 120 Active
20800 118 159 15
1.6 THP 156 Active
21100 154 163 16
1.6 THP 156 Allure
23450 154 163 19
1.6 e-HDi 115 Access EGC
21595 113 113 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active EGC
23195 113 123 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC
24995 113 126 16
1.6 HDi 115 Access
20745 113 128 16
1.6 HDi 115 Active
22445 113 128 17
1.6 HDi 115 Allure
24250 113 135 16
2.0 HDi 150 Active
23450 148 138 20
2.0 HDi 163 Active auto
24650 161 164 20
2.0 HDi 150 Allure
25250 148 140 20
2.0 HDi 163 Allure auto
26450 161 164 19
RCZ 2dr coup Classy, interesting, fun coup.
Peugeots got its mojo back
AAAAC
1.6 THP 156 Sport
22100 154 149 27
1.6 THP 156 GT
24500 154 149 28
1.6 THP 200 Sport
24495 197 155 33
1.6 THP 200 GT
26900 197 155 34
1.6 THP 270 R
32000 266 145 42
2.0 HDi 163 Sport
23950 161 135 29
2.0 HDi 163 GT
26350 161 135 30

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Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure


16045 91 95 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 XY
17545 91 95 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 XY
18195 113 99 20
208 5dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the
supermini class
AAABC
1.0 VTi Access
10595 67 99 5
1.0 VTi Access +
11845 67 99 6
1.0 VTi Active
12795 67 99 6
1.2 VTi Active
13295 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Access +
12345 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Allure
14495 81 104 8
1.6 VTi Allure auto
16650 118 149 14
1.6 VTi Feline
17045 118 129 14
1.4 HDi Access+
13645 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Active
14595 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Allure
15795 67 98 11
1.4 e-HDi Active EGC
15295 67 87 11
1.4 e-HDi Access + EGC
14195 67 87 11
1.4 e-HDi Allure EGC
16345 67 87 11
1.6 e-HDi 92 Active
15245 91 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure
16445 91 95 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline EGC
18345 91 98 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline
18495 113 99 19
308 2dr cc Refined and inoffensive, but pricey and no
dynamic excellence
AAABC
1.6 THP 156 Roland Garros
26510 154 160 26
2.0 HDi 163 Allure
27505 148 144 25
2.0 HDi 163 Roland Garros
27805 161 144 25
1.6 VTi Active
23105 118 159 16
1.6 THP 156 Allure
26210 154 160 22
1.6 e-HDI 115 Active
24365 113 124 18
308 5dr hatch Thoughtfully developed and very well
appointed but still no class leader AAAAC
1.2 e-THP 130 Feline
21395 128 110 16
1.2 VTi 82 Access
14895 81 117 9
1.2 e-THP 110 Access
16145 108 105 13
1.2 e-THP 110 Active
17595 108 105 13
1.2 e-THP 110 Allure
19045 81 107 13
1.2 e-THP 130 Active
18345 128 107 14
1.2 e-THP 130 Allure
19795 128 110 15
1.6 THP 125 Access
16095 120 125 16
1.6 THP 125 Active
17545 120 125 16
1.6 THP 125 Allure
19000 120 129 16
1.6 THP 156 Allure
20150 154 129 20
1.6 THP 156 Feline
21750 154 129 20
1.6 HDi 92 Access
16845 91 93 15
1.6 HDi 92 Active
18295 91 93 15
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active
19495 118 82 22
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
20945 118 84 24
1.6 e-HDi 115 Access
17645 113 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active
19095 113 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure
20545 113 100 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline
22145 113 100 19
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Active
20395 148 99 24
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure
21845 148 105 25
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Feline
23445 148 105 26
308 SW 5dr estate Thoughtfully developed and very
well appointed but still no class leader AAAAC
1.2 e-THP 110 Access
16845 108 109 13
1.2 e-THP 110 Active
18295 108 109 13
1.2 e-THP 110 Allure
19745 81 111 13
1.2 e-THP 130 Active
19045 128 109 14
1.2 e-THP 130 Allure
20495 128 115 15
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active
20195 118 85 20
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
21645 118 88 21
1.6 e-HDi 115 Access
18345 113 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active
19795 113 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure
21245 113 100 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline
22845 113 100 19
1.6 HDi 92 Access
17545 91 99 15
1.6 HDi 92 Active
18995 91 99 15
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Active
21095 148 99 24
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Feline
24145 148 105 26
508 4dr saloon Very competent and likeable package.
163 HDi the best
AAABC
2.2 HDi 200 GT
30645 201 140 37
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active Nav
22045 113 111 24
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure Nav
24895 113 111 25
2.0 HDi 140 Active Nav
22445 140 119 27
2.0 HDi 140 Allure Nav
25295 140 119 28
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure Nav
26395 148 109 30
2.0 HDi 163 Allure Nav auto
27195 161 140 30
2.0 HDi Hybrid4 Allure Nav
32600 200 91 36
508 SW 5dr estate As good as saloon, only better
looking
AAAAC
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active Nav
23245 113 112 24
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure Nav
26295 113 112 25
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure Nav
27795 148 110 30
2.0 HDi 140 Active Nav
23645 140 125 27
2.0 HDi 140 Allure Nav
26695 140 125 28
2.0 HDi 163 Allure Nav auto
28595 161 144 30
2.2 HDi 200 GT
32045 201 144 37
2008 5dr hatch Efficient and well-mannered but
short on space and style
AAABC
1.2 VTi 82 Access +
12995 81 114 10
1.2 VTi 82 Active
14095 81 114 11
1.2 VTi 82 Allure
15295 81 114 11
1.6 VTi 120 Active
15050 118 135 19
1.6 VTi 120 Allure
16450 118 135 20
1.6 VTi 120 Feline Calima
17850 118 135 19
1.6 VTi 120 Feline Mistral S-S 18150 118 135 19
1.4 HDi 70 Access +
14295 67 104 10
1.4 HDi 70 Active
15395 67 104 10
1.6 e-HDi 92 Active S-S
16045 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Active EGC S-S
16645 91 98 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure S-S
17445 91 103 18
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline Calima
18845 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline Mistral
19145 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure S-S
18045 113 105 20
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline Calima SS 19445 113 105 20
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline Mistral S 19745 113 105 20
3008 5dr mpv Good handling and flexible cabin. Split
tailgate a useful touch
AAAAC
2.0 HDi 163 Allure Au
24715 161 145 23
1.6 VTi 120 Access
17250 118 155 17
1.6 VTi 120 Active
18950 118 155 17
1.6 VTi 120 Allure
20900 118 155 17
1.6 THP 156 Active
20050 154 154 24
1.6 THP 156 Allure
21750 154 154 23
1.6 HDi 115 Access
19045 113 125 18
1.6 HDi 115 Active
20495 113 125 18
1.6 HDi 115 Allure
22445 113 127 18
1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC
19895 113 110 18

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Family hatchbacks

Dynque Intens
20195 87 0 16
TWINGO 5dr hatch Rear-engined city car is cleverly
packaged - but not the class leader AAABC
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque Energy
11695 89 99 8
1.0 SCe 70 Expr.
9495 69 105 2
1.0 SCe 70 Play
9995 69 105 3
1.0 SCe 70 Dynque S-S
10995 69 95 3
CAPTUR 5dr hatch On message compact crossover.
Better looking than most
AAABC
0.9 TCe Expr.+
14195 89 115 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque Media Nav 15195 89 115 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque S Media N 16695 89 115 10
1.2 TCe 120 Dynque Media N 17395 118 125 14
1.2 TCe 120 Dynque S MediaN 18895 118 125 15
1.5 dCi 90 Expr.+
15595 89 95 11
1.5 dCi 90 Dynque Media Nav 16595 89 95 12
1.5 dCi 90 Dynque S Media N 18095 89 95 12
CLIO 5dr hatch Attractive, nice to drive and practical.
Only the Fiesta does it better
AAAAC
1.2 TCe 120 GT-Line EDC
17395 118 120 14
1.6 Renaultsport 200 Lux
19995 197 144 29
1.2 75 Expr.
10795 75 127 7
1.2 75 Expr. +
12195 75 127 8
1.2 75 Dynque Media Nav
13195 75 127 8
0.9 TCe 90 Expr. +
13195 89 104 9
0.9 TCe 90 Eco Expr. +
13445 89 99 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque Media Nav 14195 89 104 9
0.9 TCe Eco Dynque Media Nav 14445 89 99 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque S Media Nav 15195 89 105 10
1.6 Renaultsport 200
18995 197 144 29
1.5 dCi 90 Expr. +
14295 89 90 13
1.5 dCi 90 Eco Expr. +
14545 89 83 13
1.5 dCi 90 Dynque Media Nav 15295 89 90 13
1.5 dCi 90 Eco Dynq Media Nav 15545 89 83 13
1.5 dCi 90 Dynq S Media Nav 16295 89 90 13
MEGANE 5dr hatch Stylish and refined but bland.
Nothing exceptional
AABCC
1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom EDC 21470 113 119 15
1.5 dCi 110 Knight Edition S-S 18645 109 90 16
1.2 TCe 115 Expr.+ S-S
17570 113 119 14
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn TomTom S-S 18570 113 119 14
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line S-S
20070 113 119 15
1.6 110 Expr.+
16745 109 159 14
1.6 110 Knight Edition
17145 109 159 17
1.6 110 Dynque TomTom
17745 109 159 15
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ S-S
18245 109 90 16
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn TomTom S-S 19245 109 90 17
1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S-S 20745 109 90 18
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn TomTom S-S 19745 128 104 20
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S-S 21245 128 104 20
MEGANE SPORT TOURER 5dr estate Stylish and
refined but bland. Nothing exceptional AAACC
1.2 TCe 115 Expr.+ S-S
18570 113 119 14
1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom EDC 22470 113 119 15
1.5 dCi 110 Knight Edtion S-S 19245 109 90 16
1.6 110 Knight Edition
18150 109 159 14
1.2 TCe 115 Dynque TomTom S-S 19570 113 119 14
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line TomTom S-S 21070 113 119 15
1.6 VVT 110 Expr.+
17745 109 159 14
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 18745 109 159 15
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ S-S
19245 109 90 16
1.5 dCi 110 Dynque TomTom S-S 20245 109 90 17
1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S-S 21745 109 90 18
1.6 dCi 130 Dynque TomTom S-S 20745 128 104 20
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S-S 22245 128 104 20
MEGANE 3dr coup Stylish but average in normal
guise. Renaultsport excellent
AABCC
1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom EDC 22245 113 119 15
1.5 dCi 110 Knight Edition S-S 20345 109 90 16
1.6 110 Knight Edition
17660 109 159 15
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn TomTom S-S 19345 113 119 15
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line TomTom S-S 20845 113 119 15
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 18250 109 159 15
2.0T Renaultsport 265
26930 261 174 36
2.0T Renaultsport 275 Trophy 28930 271 174 36
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn TomTom S-S 20945 109 90 17
1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S-S 22445 109 90 18
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn TomTom S-S 21445 129 104 20
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S-S 22945 129 104 20
MEGANE CC 2dr cc Not much fun to drive. Nice
cabin, 1.4 TCe short on pace
AABCC
1.2 TCe 130 Dynque TomTom 23800 118 169 19
1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom
25300 118 169 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dynque TomTom 24545 109 124 17
1.6 dCi 130 Dynque TomTom 25045 109 124 17
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom
26545 109 124 17
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn Tom auto
25545 109 124 17
SCENIC 5dr mpv Still a class act. Well priced and
equipped
AAABC
1.2 TCe 130 Dyn. TomTom XMOD 22100 113 140 18
1.2 TCe 130 Dynque TomTom S 20600 113 140 18
1.6 VVT 110 Expr.+ XMOD
17955 109 178 19
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 19155 109 174 19
1.6 VVT 110 Dyn TomTom XMOD 19155 109 178 19
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S-S 20250 113 135 18
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn TomTom XMOD 20250 113 140 18
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S-S 21095 109 105 19
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ XMOD
19745 109 128 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn TomTom XMOD 21095 109 105 19
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S 22195 128 114 23
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn TomTom XMOD 22195 128 114 24
GRAND SCENIC 5dr mpv As above, but with seven
seats. Nice cabin and ride
AAABC
1.2 TCe 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S 21800 113 140 19
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S-S 21450 113 140 19
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 20355 109 178 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S-S 22295 109 105 19
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S 23395 128 114 24

ROLLS-ROYCE
GHOST 4dr saloon The best drivers car in the stable.
Fabulously indulgent
AAAAC
6.6 V12
200500 563 317 6.6 V12 EWB
230000 563 317
RENAULT
PHANTOM 4dr saloon Opulence befitting the price
TWIZY 2dr hatch Zany solution to personal mobility. tag. Benchmark ride quality
AAAAC
Suitably irreverent and impractical AAABC
6.8 V12
285200 453 347
336700 453 380
EV 13kW Urban
6895 17 0 10 6.8 V12 EWB
EV 13kW Technic
7595 17 0 11 PHANTOM 2dr coup Opulence befitting the price
tag. Benchmark ride quality
ZOE 5dr hatch Far more practical zero emission
AAAAC
solution. Attractive price
AAABC
6.8 V12
313200 453 377
Expr.
18995 87 0 15
Dynque Zen
20195 87 0 16

Volkswagen Golf

From 17,000
Expensive it may be, but theres enough class here to make the
price tag look reassuringly precise. A class above. AAAAB

Ford Focus
From 14,000
Has a blend of ride and handling that rivals cant match. One of
the UKs most popular cars for all the right reasons. AAAAB

Seat Leon
From 16,000
As always, a Golf in cheaper Spanish drag. Margins are cleverly
engineered to show, but this is the best Leon yet. AAAAC

Mazda 3

From 17,000
As ever, it seems, the Mazda aces driveability and efficiency,
but fails to totally convince in an all-star class. AAAAC

RADICAL
SR3 2dr coup Spectacular on the track; not so good
on the way home
AAAAC
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69850 245 -

Peugeot 308
From 16,000
No name change, but the appeal of the latest 308 is all new.
A serious contender for family hatch money. AAAAC
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1.5 dCi 110 Visia


17595 109 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta
19245 109 1.5 dCi 110 n-tec
20595 109 1.5 dCi 110 Tekna
21945 109 JUKE 5dr hatch High-riding, funky hatch is a compel
ling package. High CO2
AAABC
1.2 DIG-T Acenta
15320 114 129 12
1.2 DIG-T Acenta Premium
16470 114 129 12
1.2 DIG-T Tekna
17670 114 129 12
1.6 Visia
13420 93 138 12
1.6 DIG-T 190 Acenta Premium 17900 188 159 21
1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna
19220 188 159 21
1.5 dCi Visia
15320 109 104 13
1.5 dCi Acenta
16715 109 104 13
1.5 dCi Acenta Premium
17865 109 104 13
1.5 dCi Tekna
19065 109 104 13
NOTE 5dr hatch It lacks a bit of verve, but objectively
the Note is entirely fit for purpose AAAAC
1.2 Visia
12100 78 109 6
1.2 Acenta
13495 78 109 6
1.2 Acenta Premium
14395 78 109 6
1.2 DIG-S Acenta
14495 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Acenta Premium
15395 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Tekna
16100 97 99 10
1.5 dCi Visia
14100 89 92 8
1.5 dCi Acenta
15495 89 92 8
1.5 dCi Acenta Premium
16395 89 92 9
1.5 dCi Tekna
17100 89 92 9
LEAF 5dr hatch Comfortable electric car with 100
mile range
AAACC
80kw Tekna
30490 107 0 24
80kw Visia
26490 107 0 23
80kw Acenta
28490 107 0 23
QASHQAI 5dr hatch Second generation a masterly
update of the first. The crossover to beat AAAAB
1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 4WD
28280 128 115 19
1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia
17995 113 129 17
1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta
19580 113 129 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 n-tec
21430 113 129 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 n-tec +
22250 113 129 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna
23580 113 129 14
1.5 dCi 110 Visia
19745 109 99 17
1.5 dCi 110 Acenta
21330 109 99 17
1.5 dCi 110 n-tec
23180 109 99 14
1.5 dCi 110 n-tec +
24000 109 99 14
1.5 dCi 110 Tekna
25330 109 99 15
1.6 dCi 130 Tekna
26580 128 115 19
X-TRAIL 5dr 4x4 Sleek, Qashqai-based crossover is an
easy win if you require seven seats AAABC
1.6 dCi Visia 2WD
22995 128 129
1.6 dCi Acenta 2WD
24795 128 139
1.6 dCi Acenta 4WD
26495 128 139
1.6 dCi n-tec 2WD
27295 128 139
1.6 dCi n-tec 4WD
28995 128 139
1.6 dCi Tekna 2WD
29295 128 139
1.6 dCi Tekna 4WD
30995 128 139
PATHFINDER 5dr 4x4 Tough, but no Discovery.
Spacious but unrefined
AAABC
2.5 dCi 190 Acenta
32945 188 224 31
2.5 dCi 190 Tekna
36280 188 224 31
370Z 2dr coup Great engine and poised handling.
Lots of road noise
AAABC
3.7 V6 Nismo
37015 345 248 46
3.7 V6
27015 323 248 46
3.7 V6 GT
32015 323 248 46
GT-R 2dr coup A benchmark. Great drive, brutal
power, sensational value
AAAAC
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MII 3dr hatch Predictably not quite as good as the VW
Up. Cheaper, though
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8195 59 105 1
1.0 60 S AC
8705 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9630 59 105 1
1.0 60 Toca
9995 59 105 1
1.0 60 Ecomotive
9530 59 96 1
1.0 75 SE auto
10760 74 105 2
1.0 75 Sport
10380 74 108 2
MII 5dr hatch Predictably not quite as good as the VW
Up. Cheaper, though
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8545 59 105 1
1.0 60 S AC
9055 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9980 59 105 1
1.0 60 Toca
10345 59 105 1
1.0 60 Ecomotive
9880 59 96 1
1.0 75 SE auto
11110 74 105 2
1.0 75 Sport
10730 74 108 2
IBIZA 3dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Cupra
needs a manual
AAABC
1.2 12v 70 S A-C
11410 69 125 5
1.4 85 SE
12545 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
12870 84 139 11
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
14185 104 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
14190 104 119 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR DSG
15285 104 124 12
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR
15495 138 109 21
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR Edition
16110 138 109 22
1.4 TSI 180 Cupra DSG
18980 178 139 27
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
13305 74 102 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
13830 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
14360 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
14910 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
15910 104 112 14
2.0 TDI 143 FR
17085 141 123 22
IBIZA 5dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Cupra
needs a manual
AAABC
1.2 12v 70 S A-C
11960 69 125 5
1.4 85 SE
13095 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
13420 84 139 11
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
14735 104 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
14740 104 119 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR DSG
15835 104 124 12
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR
16045 138 109 21
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR Edition
16660 138 109 22
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
13855 74 102 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
14380 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
14910 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
15460 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
16460 104 112 14
2.0 TDI 143 FR
17635 141 123 22
IBIZA 5dr estate Rivals are more practical but Ibiza is
fun
AAACC
1.2 70 S A-C
12660 69 128 5
1.4 85 SE
13795 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
14120 84 139 11
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
15435 103 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
15440 103 119 12
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR
16745 138 109 21
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
14555 74 105 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
15080 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
15610 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
16160 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
17160 104 112 14
TOLEDO 5dr hatch Makes practical sense, but leaves
no other lasting impression
AAACC
1.2 TSI 85 S
14265 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 105 S
15295 104 116 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
16515 104 118 14
1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG
17965 120 134 17
1.6 TDI CR S Ecomotive
17150 104 104 15
1.6 TDI CR SE Ecomotive
18370 104 106 15
LEON 3dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
back from the Golfs quality
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
19625 108 87 14
1.2 TSI 105 S
15550 104 114 12
1.2 TSI 105 SE
16670 104 114 13
1.4 TSI 140 SE
17720 138 119 17
1.4 TSI 140 FR
19265 138 119 18
1.8 TSI 180 FR
20740 178 137 25
2.0 TSI 265 Cupra
25960 261 154 32
2.0 TSI 280 Cupra
27210 276 154 33
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
17515 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
18635 104 99 13
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
19985 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
21530 148 106 20
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
22520 181 109 26
LEON 5dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
back from the Golfs quality
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
19925 108 87 14
1.2 TSI 105 S
15850 104 114 12
1.2 TSI 105 SE
16970 104 114 13
1.4 TSI 140 SE
18020 138 119 17
1.4 TSI 140 FR
19565 138 119 18
1.8 TSI 180 FR
21040 178 137 25
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
22820 181 109 26
2.0 TSI 280 Cupra
27510 276 154 33
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
17815 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
18935 104 99 13
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
20285 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
21830 148 106 20
LEON 5dr estate Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
back from the Golfs quality
AAAAC
1.2 TSI 105 S
16675 104 114 12
1.2 TSI 105 SE
17795 104 114 13
1.4 TSI 140 FR
20390 138 122 18
1.4 TSI 140 SE
18845 138 122 17
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
20920 108 87 14
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
18810 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
19930 104 99 13
1.8 TSI 180 FR
22035 178 137 25
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
22825 148 106 20
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
21280 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
23815 181 112 26

2.0 TDI 110 S


2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S 4WD
2.0 TDI 110 SE
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE
2.0 TDI 110 Eleg.
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor Eleg.
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor SE 4WD
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor Eleg. 4WD
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor L&K 4WD
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor Eleg. 4WD
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor L&K 4WD

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18055
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19565
19565
21390
21390
22030
23965
27165
24640
26740

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1.6 TDI 90 Eleg.


17740 89 114 14
OCTAVIA 5dr hatch Extended wheelbase makes the
Octavia an even more practical choice AAABC
1.6 TDI 105 SE Business
19560 104 99 14
1.2 TSI 105 S
16310 104 114 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
17510 104 114 13
1.4 TSI 140 SE
18710 138 121 18
1.4 TSI 140 Eleg.
20560 138 121 19
2.0 TSI 220 vRS
23315 217 142 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
18360 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 SE
19560 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
21410 104 99 14
1.6 TDI 110 GreenLine
20150 108 85 15
2.0 TDI 150 SE
20460 148 106 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Business
20460 148 106 20
2.0 TDI 150 Eleg.
22310 148 106 20
2.0 TDI 184 vRS
23580 181 119 26
OCTAVIA 5dr estate Extended wheelbase makes the
Octavia an even more practical choice AAABC
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. 4x4
23665 104 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 SE 4x4
21815 104 119 13
1.6 TDI 105 SE Business
21815 104 119 13
2.0 TDI 150 Eleg. 4x4
24565 148 124 20
2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4
22715 148 124 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Business
22715 148 124 19
1.2 TSI 105 S
17115 104 117 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
18315 104 117 13
1.4 TSI 140 SE
19515 138 121 18
1.4 TSI 140 Eleg.
21365 138 121 19
2.0 TSI 220 vRS
24120 217 142 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
19165 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 SE
20365 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
22215 104 99 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE
21265 148 110 19
2.0 TDI 150 Eleg.
23115 148 110 20
2.0 TDI 184 vRS
24385 181 119 26
SUPERB 5dr hatch Enormous and brilliant. A
cut-price E-class for the masses AAAAC
1.6 TDI 105 SE Business GreenL 20625 103 109 17
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg.
24840 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 SE Business
21090 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg. 4x4
28670 168 147 25
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin & Klement 4 30660 168 147 25
2.0 TDI 170 SE 4x4
25960 168 147 24
1.4 TSI 125 S
18690 123 138 19
1.8 TSI 160 SE
21730 158 158 25
1.8 TSI 160 Eleg. DSG
25750 158 162 26
3.6 V6 FSI Eleg. 4WD
30655 256 215 34
3.6 V6 FSI Laurin and Klement 32645 256 215 34
1.6 TDI 105 S Greenline
20200 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE Greenline
21665 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. Greenline
23990 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 S
19890 103 117 17
2.0 TDI 140 S
20490 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 140 SE
22130 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg. 4WD
26430 138 137 22
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin and Klement 26830 138 119 24
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin Klement 4WD 28420 138 137 23
2.0 TDI 170 SE
23060 168 120 25
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg.
25770 168 120 26
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin and Klement 27760 168 120 26
SUPERB 5dr estate Enormous and brilliant. A
cut-price E-class for the masses AAAAC
1.4 TSI S
19815 123 142 19
1.6 TDI 105 S
21015 103 119 17
1.6 TDI 105 S Greenline
21325 103 113 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE Business GreenL 21905 103 113 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE Greenline
22945 103 113 17
1.8 TSI 160 Eleg. DSG
27030 158 164 26
1.8 TSI 160 SE
23010 158 160 25
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg.
26120 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg. 4x4
27710 138 139 22
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin and Klement 28760 138 119 24
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin Klement 4x4 30350 138 139 23
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor 4x4
27000 138 139 23
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor Plus 4x4 28000 138 139 23
2.0 TDI 140 S
21615 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 140 SE
23410 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 SE Business
22370 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg.
27050 168 122 26
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg. 4x4
29950 168 149 25
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin and Klement 29690 168 122 26
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin&Klement 4x4 32590 168 149 25
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor 4x4
29240 168 149 25
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor Plus 4x4 30240 168 149 25
2.0 TDI 170 SE
24340 168 122 25
2.0 TDI 170 SE 4x4
27240 168 149 24
3.6 V6 FSI Eleg. 4WD
31935 256 217 34
3.6 V6 FSI Laurin and Klement 34575 256 217 34
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. Greenline
25375 103 113 17
ROOMSTER 5dr mpv Quirky looks, talented package,
awkward image
AAABC
1.2 S
12105 69 143 5
1.2 SE
13575 69 143 6
1.2 TSI 85 S
12750 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 85 SE
14135 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 85 Scout
14685 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 105 S auto
14185 104 134 12
1.2 TSI 105 SE
14800 104 134 12
1.2 TSI 105 Scout
15350 104 134 12
1.2 TDI 75 Greenline II
16325 74 109 9
1.6 TDI CR 90 SE
15415 89 124 11
1.6 TDI CR 90 Scout
15965 89 124 11
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
15640 104 124 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 Scout
16190 104 124 13
YETI 5dr 4x4 Useful, versatile cabin. Good handling
and engines
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor SE Bnes G 19605 103 119 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE 4WD
21205 109 154 14
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor SE Bness 4 21920 138 152 18
1.2 TSI 105 S
16715 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor S
16715 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
18225 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor SE
18225 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
20050 103 142 14
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor Eleg.
20050 103 142 14
1.8 TSI 160 Outdoor L&K 4WD 25610 158 184 22
1.6 TDI 105 S GreenLine II
18205 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor S GreenLin 18205 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 SE GreenLine II
19715 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor SE GreenLi 19715 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. GreenLine
21475 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor Eleg.
21475 103 119 14

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Insurance group

SKODA
CITIGO 3dr hatch The VW Up in entry-level Skoda
format
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8210 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9060 59 105 1
1.0 60 Sport
10390 59 105 1
1.0 60 Greentech SE
9420 59 95 1
1.0 60 Greentech Eleg.
10000 59 95 1
1.0 75 Greentech Eleg.
10390 74 98 2
CITIGO 5dr hatch The VW Up in entry-level Skoda
format
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8560 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9410 59 105 1
1.0 60 Sport
10740 59 105 1
1.0 60 Greentech SE
9770 59 95 1
1.0 60 Greentech Eleg.
10350 59 95 1
1.0 75 Greentech Eleg.
10740 74 98 2
FABIA 5dr hatch Good interior packaging. Soft
handling, good value
AAAAC
1.2 12v 70 Reaction
13405 68 128 5
1.4 16v 86 SE
12080 85 139 8
1.2 12v 60 S
9945 59 128 3
1.2 12v 70 SE
11580 68 128 5
1.2 TSI 86 SE
12150 84 121 9
1.2 TSI 86 Monte Carlo
13670 84 121 9
1.2 TSI 105 S DSG
12635 103 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
13570 103 124 13
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
13895 103 124 13
1.2 TSI 105 Monte Carlo
14330 103 124 13
1.4 TSI 180 vRS
17155 178 148 27
1.2 TDI CR 75 Greenline II
13875 74 88 8
1.6 TDI CR 75 S
12030 74 109 7
1.6 TDI CR 75 SE
12965 74 109 8
1.6 TDI CR 90 Eleg.
14640 89 109 12
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
13780 104 109 14
1.6 TDI CR 105 Eleg.
14865 104 109 14
1.6 TDI CR 105 Monte Carlo
15300 104 109 15
FABIA 5dr estate Good interior packaging. Soft
handling, good value
AAAAC
1.2 69 S
11215 68 128 4
1.2 TSI 86 SE
13000 84 121 9
1.2 TSI 86 Scout
14070 84 121 9
1.2 TSI 86 Monte Carlo
14145 84 121 9
1.2 TSI 105 SE
13660 103 124 13
1.2 TSI 105 Monte Carlo
14805 103 124 13
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
14745 103 124 13
1.4 TSI 180 vRS
18005 178 148 27
1.2 TDI CR 75 Greenline II
14490 74 88 8
1.6 TDI CR 75 S
12645 74 109 7
1.6 TDI CR 90 SE
14405 89 109 12
1.6 TDI CR 90 Scout
15475 89 109 12
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
14630 104 109 14
1.6 TDI CR 105 Eleg.
15715 104 109 14
1.6 TDI CR 105 Monte Carlo
15775 104 109 15
1.6 TDI CR 105 Scout
15700 104 109 15
RAPID 5dr hatch Slender five-door hatch makes most
sense under a Skoda badge
AAABC
1.6 TDI 105 E
17145 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 90 Eleg.
17555 103 114 13
1.6 TDI 90 GreenLine
17815 103 99 13
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech Eleg.
17805 103 104 13
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech SE
17055 103 104 13
1.6 TDI 90 S
15855 103 114 13
1.6 TDI 90 SE
16805 103 114 13
1.2 75 S
13190 74 137 7
1.2 TSI 86 S
13980 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 86 SE
14930 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech S
14230 84 114 10
1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech SE
15180 84 114 10
1.2 TSI 105 SE
15630 104 125 13
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
16380 104 125 13
1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech SE
15880 104 118 13
1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech Eleg.
16630 104 118 13
1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG
17425 120 134 16
1.4 TSI 122 Eleg. DSG
18175 120 134 16
1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech SE DSG 17545 120 127 18
1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech Eleg.
18295 120 127 18
1.6 TDI 105 S
16430 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 SE
17380 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
18130 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech SE
17630 103 106 15
1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech Eleg.
18380 103 106 15
RAPID 5dr estate Estate shape makes most sense of
Rapids skinny body
AAABC
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
16640 104 125 14
1.2 TSI 105 Greentech Eleg.
16890 104 118 14
1.2 TSI 105 Greentech SE
16430 104 118 15
1.2 TSI 105 SE
16180 104 125 14
1.2 TSI 86 Greentech S
14590 84 114 12
1.2 TSI 86 Greentech SE
15730 84 114 12
1.2 TSI 86 S
14340 84 119 11
1.2 TSI 86 SE
15480 84 119 12
1.4 TSI 122 Eleg. DSG
18445 120 134 18
1.4 TSI 122 Greentech SE DSG 18105 120 127 18
1.4 TSI 122 Gtech Eleg. DS
18565 120 127 18
1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG
17985 120 134 17
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
18390 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 Greentech Eleg.
18640 103 106 16
1.6 TDI 105 Greentech SE
18180 103 106 16
1.6 TDI 105 S
16790 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 SE
17930 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 90 GreenLine
17195 89 99 14
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech Eleg.
17990 89 106 14
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech SE
17530 89 106 14
1.6 TDI 90 S
16140 89 114 13
1.6 TDI 90 SE
17280 89 114 14

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

ALTEA 5dr hatch Short on interior flexibility and


visibility. Well-judged drive
AAACC
1.6 TDI 105 I TECH Ecomotive 19345 103 119 14
2.0 TDI 140 I TECH
20145 138 129 19
XL 1.6 TDI 105 I TECH Ecomotiv 20065 103 119 13
XL 2.0 TDI 140 I TECH
20865 138 129 19
ALHAMBRA 5dr mpv Practical, refined and good
value. Not exciting
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S
25630 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 S auto
26915 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE
27510 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SE auto
28795 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 140 Eco SE Lux
30900 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SE Lux auto
32185 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 177 SE
28750 138 158 22
2.0 TDI 177 SE Lux
32420 138 158 22

WHATS COMING WHEN

134 14
134 14
154 14
134 14
134 14
134 14
134 14
152 18
152 19
164 19
149 22
149 22

SMART
FORTWO 2dr coup Likeable microcar. Needs a
better gearbox. iQ is better
AACCC
1.0 70 mhd Grandstyle Edition 10330 70 97 4
1.0 84 Grandstyle Edition
10650 83 115 7
FORTWO CABRIOLET 2dr open Likeable micro
car. Needs a better gearbox. iQ is betterAACCC
1.0 70 mhd Grandstyle Edition 11830 70 99 6
1.0 84 Grandstyle Edition
12150 83 115 8
SSANGYONG
KORANDO 5dr hatch Good for a SsangYong, poor by
class standards
AACCC
2.0d SE 2WD
14995 147 147 19
2.0d SE4 4WD
16495 147 157 19
2.0d ELX4 4WD
19995 173 157 19
REXTON W 5dr 4x4 Rugged seven-seater makes
short work of mud. Tarmac more tricky AABCC
2.0 SX
21995 155 196
2.0 EX
24495 155 196
TURISMO 5dr mpv Incredibly ungainly, but offers
huge real estate for the money AAACC
2.0D S
17995 155 199 27
2.0D ES
19995 155 199 27
2.0D EX
23995 155 212 29
SUBARU
FORESTER 5dr 4x4 Solid, spacious and willfully
unsexy
AAACC
2.0i XE
25495 147 160 23
2.0i XE Premium
27495 147 160 23
2.0i XT Turbo CVT
30995 237 197 34
2.0d X
24995 145 150 24
2.0d XC
26995 145 156 25
2.0d XC Premium
28995 145 156 25
XV 5dr 4x4 No nonsense crossover doesnt quite make
enough sense
AAACC
2.0i SE
21995 148 160 21
2.0i SE Premium
23995 148 160 22
2.0D SE
23995 144 146 26
2.0D SE Premium
25995 144 146 27
OUTBACK ESTATE 5dr 4x4 Acceptable in isolation
but no benchmark
AABCC
2.0 D S
28870 148 155 21
2.0 D SE
30070 148 155 21
2.0 D SE Nav Plus
32370 148 155 22
2.0 D SX Lineartronic
31495 148 166 22
WRX STI 4dr saloon Appealingly old fashioned and
behind the times all at once
AAABC
2.5 STI
28995 296 242
BRZ 2dr coup The GT-86s half brother looks just as
good in Subaru blue. Cheaper, too AAAAA
2.0i SE
22495 197 181 30
2.0i SE Lux
23995 197 181 31
SUZUKI
ALTO 5dr hatch Energetic, frugal three-pot is great
fun. Noisy but endearing
AAABC
1.0 SZ
7199 67 99 4
1.0 SZ3
8399 67 99 4
1.0 SZ4
9599 67 99 4
SPLASH 5dr hatch Lots of space and fun to drive but
not cheap
AAACC
1.0 SZ2
9599 68 109 7
1.0 SZ3
10319 68 109 7
1.2 SZ3
10799 93 118 11
1.2 SZ4
11879 93 118 11
SWIFT 3dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling.
Sport is excellent fun
AAABC
1.2 SZ2
10799 93 116 11
1.2 SZ3
12119 93 116 11
1.2 SZ4
13439 93 116 11
1.6 Sport
13999 134 147 19
SWIFT 5dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling.
Sport is excellent fun
AAABC
1.2 SZ3 4x4
14159 93 116 11
1.2 SZ4 4x4
16439 93 116 11
1.2 SZ2
11399 93 116 11
1.2 SZ3
12959 93 116 11
1.2 SZ4
14639 93 116 11
1.6 Sport
14499 134 147 19
KIZASHI 4dr saloon Engaging dynamics perceptible
through poor powertrain
AAABC
2.4 Sport CVT 4WD
21995 176 191 26
SX4 5dr 4x4 Well-priced junior soft-roader. Unsettled
ride. Diesel is unrefined
AAACC
1.6 SZ3 2WD
12595 118 141 18
1.6 SZ5 4WD
15899 118 149 16
SX4 S-CROSS 5dr hatch Not class-leading, but a
worthy crossover also-ran
AAABC
1.6 SZ3
14999 118 127 13
1.6 SZ4
16249 118 127 13
1.6 SZ-T
17749 118 127 13
1.6 SZ5
19749 118 127 14
1.6 SZ5 Allgrip
21549 118 135 14
1.6 DDiS SZ3
16999 118 110 20
1.6 DDiS SZ4
18249 118 110 20
1.6 DDiS SZ-T
19749 118 110 20
1.6 DDiS SZ-T Allgrip
21549 118 114 18
1.6 DDiS SZ5
21749 118 110 19
1.6 DDiS SZ5 Allgrip
23549 118 114 19
GRAND VITARA 5dr 4x4 Good off road, but feels
old. Poor driving position
AABCC
2.4 SZ4
18895 166 204 24
2.4 SZ5
21570 166 204 24
1.9 DDiS SZ5
23875 127 174 24

Jeep Renegade
March
We came away from our first drive of the new baby
Jeep impressed by its off-road credentials, if a little
underwhelmed by its on-road manners. If you regularly
venture away from the asphalt, the Renegade is
worthy of consideration. Price 25,000 (est)
NOVEMBER
Audi
TT Roadster, S6
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GT
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B-class facelift
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208 GTI 30th Anniversary,
308 GT
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Golf GTE
DECEMBER
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i20
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Soul EV
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B6 Venator
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JANUARY-MARCH 2015
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REST OF 2015
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facelift, A4, R8 (above), RS3, Q7, BMW 3-series facelift, 3-series
plug-in hybrid, 2-series Active Tourer 7-seat, 6-series facelift,
X1, X4 M Performance, Bristol Project Pinnacle, Elemental RP1,
Ford Edge, Mustang, Honda Civic Type R, Jazz, Hyundai ix35,
i40 facelift, Infiniti Q30, Jaguar XF, Kia Optima, Land Rover
Range Rover Evoque facelift, Lamborghini Huracn Spyder,
Lotus Elise S Cup R road car, Mazda MX-5, McLaren P13, P1
GTR, Mercedes-Benz ML facelift, ML-Coup, S-class cabriolet,
GLK, Mini Clubman, Peugeot 308 GTI, Porsche 911 facelift,
Cayman GT4, Boxster facelift, Seat Ibiza, Leon ST Cupra, Ibiza
Cupra facelift, SsangYong X100, Tesla Model X, Toyota FCV,
Avensis, Vauxhall Astra, Corsa VXR, Volkswagen Golf Alltrack,
Passat Alltrack, Passat GTE
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PHANTOM 2dr open Opulence befitting the price tag.


AAAAC
Benchmark ride quality
6.8 V12 Drophead
332400 453 377
WRAITH 2dr coup In many respects - not least from
behind the wheel - the best Roller AAAAB
6.6 V12
230320 642 327 50

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Make and Model

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TESLA
MODEL S 4dr saloon Brings luxury, range and,
critically, credibility to electric offerings AAAAB
60kWh
50280 245 85kWh
57680 416 85kWh Performance
69080 416 TOYOTA
IQ 3dr hatch Innovative microcar. Drives well, comfort
able interior. Pricey
AAAAC
1.0 VVT-i
11100 67 99 3
1.0 VVT-i 2
12100 67 99 4
1.33 VVT-i 3
13100 97 119 6
AYGO 5dr hatch Probably the best of its ilk, but wed
still pay the premium for a VW Up AAABC
1.0 x
8595 68 95 6
1.0 x-play
9795 68 95 7
1.0 x-pression
10995 68 95 7
1.0 x-cite
11195 68 95 7
1.0 x-clusiv
11295 68 95 7
AYGO 5dr hatch Probably the best of its ilk, but wed
still pay the premium for a VW Up AAABC
1.0 x
8995 68 95 6
1.0 x-play
10195 68 95 7
1.0 x-pression
11395 68 95 7
1.0 x-cite
11595 68 95 7
1.0 x-clusiv
11695 68 95 7
YARIS 3dr hatch Good space and value, but not a
class leader
AAABC
1.0 VVT-i Active
10995 68 111 5
1.0 VVT-i Icon plus
12945 68 111 5
YARIS 5dr hatch Good space and value, but not a
class leader
AAABC
1.0 VVT-i Active
11595 68 111 5
1.0 VVT-i Icon plus
13545 68 111 5
1.33 VVT-i Icon
13995 98 123 10
1.33 VVT-i Icon plus
14295 98 123 10
1.33 VVT-i Trend
15095 98 127 8
1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Active
15595 98 79 10
1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Icon plus
16595 98 79 10
1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Trend
17595 98 85 11
1.4 D-4D Icon plus
15795 89 99 12
AURIS 5dr hatch Disappointingly average. There are
many better rivals
AABCC
1.33 VVT-i Active
14945 99 125 7
1.33 VVT-i Icon
17645 99 125 8
1.6 V-matic Icon
17995 130 138 14
1.6 V-matic Icon CVT
18995 130 134 14
1.6 V-matic Sport
18705 130 140 14
1.6 V-matic Excel
20250 130 140 14
1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
20645 134 84 7
1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
22890 134 91 7
1.4 D-4D Active
16295 89 99 10
1.4 D-4D Icon
18995 89 103 10
1.4 D-4D Sport
19695 89 103 10
1.4 D-4D Excel
21495 89 103 10
AURIS TOURING 5dr estate Nothing wrong, but
nothing exceptional. Good spec AAACC
1.33 VVT-i Active
16045 99 127 7
1.33 VVT-i Icon
18745 99 127 8
1.4 D-4D Active
17395 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Excel
22595 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Icon
20095 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Sport
20795 89 109 10
1.6 V-matic Icon
19095 130 140 14
1.6 V-matic Sport
19805 130 143 14
1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
21745 134 85 7
1.6 V-matic Excel
21350 130 143 14
1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
23990 134 85 7
PRIUS 5dr hatch Clever and appealing in its own right,
not just as a hybrid
AAAAC
1.8 VVT-i T3
21995 134 89 15
1.8 VVT-i T4
23745 134 92 15
1.8 VVT-i T Spirit
25295 134 92 15
1.8 VVT-i Plug-In
33395 134 49 16
PRIUS+ 5dr mpv Expensive and ugly. Bigger though

AAABC

1.8 VVT-i Icon


26145 178 96 11
1.8 VVT-i Excel
29445 178 101 12
RAV4 5dr 4x4 A solid option, but ultimately outgunned
by Korean competition
AAABC
2.0 V-matic CVT Icon 4WD
26000 150 167 29
2.0 D-4D Active 2WD
22495 124 127 26
2.0 D-4D Icon 2WD
24995 124 127 26
2.0 D-4D Icon 4WD
26000 124 137 26
2.0 D-4D Invincible 2WD
26695 124 127 27
2.0 D-4D Invincible 4WD
27700 124 137 26
2.2 D-4D Icon 4WD
26800 148 149 29
2.2 D-4D Invincible 4WD
28500 148 149 29
AVENSIS 4dr saloon Nothing wrong, but nothing
exceptional. Good spec
AAACC
1.8 V-matic Active
17700 145 152 17
1.8 V-matic Icon
20300 145 152 18
1.8 V-matic Icon+
23250 145 152 18
2.0 D-4D Active
18695 124 119 22
2.0 D-4D Icon
21295 124 119 22
2.0 D-4D Icon+
24245 124 119 23
2.0 D-4D Excel
24495 124 119 23
2.2 D-4D 150 Icon
23450 148 143 25
2.2 D-4D 150 Icon+
25250 148 143 25
2.2 D-4D 150 Excel
25500 148 145 26
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon
23400 148 165 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+
26350 148 165 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel
26595 148 167 26
AVENSIS TOURER 5dr estate Nothing wrong, but
nothing exceptional. Good spec AAACC
1.8 V-matic Active
18750 145 153 17
1.8 V-matic Icon
21350 145 153 18
1.8 V-matic Icon+
24300 145 153 18
2.0 D-4D Active
19745 124 120 22
2.0 D-4D Icon
22345 124 120 22
2.0 D-4D Icon+
25295 124 120 23
2.0 D-4D Excel
26145 124 119 23
2.2 D-4D 150 Icon
24500 148 147 25
2.2 D-4D 150 Icon+
26300 148 147 25
2.2 D-4D 150 Excel
27150 148 149 26
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon
24445 148 170 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+
27405 148 170 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel
28245 148 173 26
VERSO 5dr mpv Ride is firm and boot space limited
with all seats in use
AAACC
1.6 V-matic Active 5st
17770 130 154 13
1.6 V-matic Active 7st
18300 130 154 13

1.6 V-matic Icon 7st


20300 130 154 14
1.8 V-matic Icon MDrive 7st 21800 145 159 15
1.8 V-matic Excel MDrive 7st 23800 145 159 15
1.6 D-4D Active
19215 122 119 13
1.6 D-4D Icon
21995 122 119 13
LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 A dinosaur, but
likeable. Pricey to buy and run AAACC
4.5 D-4D
65715 286 250 48
LAND CRUISER 3dr 4x4 A real go-anywhere
vehicle. Spongey on road
AAACC
3.0 D-4D 188 LC3
32765 185 214 31
LAND CRUISER 5dr 4x4 A real go-anywhere
vehicle. Spongey on road
AAACC
3.0 D-4D 190 LC3
37015 187 213 31
3.0 D-4D 190 LC4
47465 187 213 34
3.0 D-4D 190 LC5
52915 187 213 38
GT86 2dr coup A tail-out tribute to all our favourite
things. Splendid
AAAAA
2.0
25110 197 181 29
2.0 auto
26605 197 164 29
2.0 GT86 TRD
31610 197 192 30
VAUXHALL
AGILA 5dr hatch Spacious, agile city car. Good, but
too expensive and unrefined
AACCC
1.2i 16v VVT S AC auto
13040 95 131 9
1.2i 16v VVT S auto
12530 95 131 9
1.2i 16v VVT SE AC auto
13555 95 131 10
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Expr.
8695 64 109 5
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S
10635 64 109 6
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC
11145 64 109 6
1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX S
11305 95 118 9
1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX S AC
11815 95 118 9
1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX SE AC
12325 95 118 10
ADAM 3dr hatch Certainly looks the part, but there
are better superminis ahead of it AAABC
1.0 S-S Jam
13455 113 114 3
1.0 S-S Glam
14850 113 114 3
1.0 S-S Slam
15350 113 114 3
1.2 Jam
11455 69 124 3
1.2 Jam S-S
11750 69 118 3
1.2 Glam
12850 69 124 3
1.2 Glam S-S
13145 69 118 3
1.2 Slam
13350 69 124 3
1.2 Slam S-S
13645 69 118 3
1.4 87 Jam
11780 86 129 6
1.4 87 Glam
13175 86 129 6
1.4 87 Slam
13675 86 129 6
1.4 100 Jam
12305 99 129 9
1.4 100 Jam S-S
12600 99 119 9
1.4 100 Glam
13700 99 129 9
1.4 100 Glam S-S
13995 99 119 9
1.4 100 Slam
14200 99 129 9
1.4 100 Slam S-S
14495 99 119 9
CORSA 3dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical.
Engines not so good
AAAAC
1.0i ecoFLEX Sting
8995 64 120 2
1.0i ecoFLEX Sting AC
9510 64 120 2
1.2i VVT Design
10475 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Design AC
10990 84 129 6
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design 12075 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 12585 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 12850 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design AC 13355 94 88 8
1.3 CDTi 95ecoFLEX Design S-S 12845 94 88 8
1.4i VVT Design AC
11525 99 129 8
1.4T 120 SE AC S-S
15780 99 129 13
1.4T 120 SRi AC S-S
16405 99 129 13
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Expr.
9495 64 120 2
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S
11625 64 120 2
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC
12135 64 120 2
1.2i VVT S
11970 84 129 6
1.2i VVT S AC
12480 84 129 6
1.2i VVT SE AC
14435 84 129 6
1.2i VVT SXi
13520 84 129 6
1.2i VVT ecoFLEX SXi AC S-S
14295 84 119 6
1.2i VVT SXi AC
14030 84 129 6
1.4i VVT SE AC
14975 99 129 9
1.4i VVT SXi
14055 99 129 8
1.4i VVT SXi AC
14565 99 129 8
1.4i VVT SRi AC
15600 99 129 9
1.6 VXR
18995 189 172 32
1.6 VXR Clubsport
22400 189 172 32
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S
13570 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC
14080 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC
16135 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 75eco SE S-S AC
16405 74 103 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi
15220 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi AC
15730 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 75 eco SXi S-S AC
15995 74 103 7
1.3 CDTi 95 eco S-S S
14340 94 88 8
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE AC
16365 94 115 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi
15450 94 115 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi AC
15960 94 115 9
CORSA 5dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical.
Engines not so good
AAAAC
1.0i ecoFLEX Sting
9600 64 120 2
1.0i ecoFLEX Sting AC
10110 64 120 2
1.2i VVT Design
11075 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Design AC
11590 84 129 6
1.2i VVT ecoFLEX Design AC S-S 11855 84 129 6
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design
12675 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 13185 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 13450 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75ecoFLEX Design S-S 12940 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design AC 13955 94 88 8
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design S-S 13445 94 88 8
1.4i VVT Design
11610 99 129 8
1.4i VVT Design AC
12125 99 129 8
1.4T 120 SE AC S-S
16380 99 129 13
1.4T 120 SRi AC S-S
17005 99 129
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S
12220 64 120 2
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC
12735 64 120 2
1.2i VVT S
12570 84 129 6
1.2i VVT S AC
13080 84 129 6
1.2i VVT ecoFLEX S AC S-S
13345 84 119 6
1.2i VVT SE AC
15035 84 129 6
1.2i VVT SXi
14115 84 129 6
1.2i VVT ecoFLEX SXi AC S-S
14890 84 119 6
1.2i VVT SXi AC
14625 84 129 6
1.4i VVT SE AC
15570 99 129 9
1.4i VVT SXi
14655 99 129 8
1.4i VVT SXi AC
15165 99 129 8

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1.4i VVT SRi AC


16200 99 129 9
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S
14170 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC
14680 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S S-S
14435 74 103 7
1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S S AC
14945 74 103 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SE AC
16735 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S SE AC
17000 74 103 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi
15815 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX SXi AC
16330 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S SXi AC
16595 74 103 7
1.3 CDTi 95 eco S S-S
14940 94 89 8
1.3 CDTi 95eco S S-S AC
15450 94 89 8
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE AC
16965 94 115 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi
16045 94 115 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi AC
16560 94 115 9
ASTRA 5dr hatch Good handling, nice engines but
over-geared. Focus is better
AAAAC
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design
16835 94 104 9
1.4i VVT 100 Design
15250 99 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 Excite
17790 99 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line
16640 99 129 9
1.6 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Design S- 17735 108 97 9
1.6 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 23175 108 97 9
1.6 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 21740 108 97 9
1.6 CDTi 110 eFLEX Tec Ln S-S 18910 108 97 9
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 23770 134 104 9
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22335 134 104 9
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX Design S-S 18330 134 104 9
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX Tec Ln S-S 19505 134 104 9
1.6CDTi 110eFLEX Tec LnGT S-S 19770 108 97 9
1.6CDTi 136eFLEX Tec LnGT S-S 20365 134 104 9
1.6i VVT 115 Design
16060 114 147 12
1.6i VVT 115 Excite
18600 114 147 12
1.6i VVT 115 Tech Line GT
17575 114 147 12
1.6i VVT Tech Line
17450 114 147 12
1.7 CDti 110 Excite
19845 109 99 14
2.0 CDTi 165 eFLEX Tech L S-S 19995 158 119 20
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line GT S-S 20855 158 119 21
1.4i VVT 87 Expr.
12995 86 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 SRi
18735 99 129 9
1.4T SRi
20205 138 138 17
1.6i VVT Elite
21240 114 147 12
1.6i VVT SRi
19545 114 147 12
1.6T SRi
20810 177 159 24
2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 24260 158 119 21
2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22825 158 119 21
2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo S-S
24205 192 134 21
ASTRA 5dr estate More composed than the hatch. A
very decent small estate
AAAAC
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design S-S 18200 94 109 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Tech LnS-S 19380 94 109 9
1.4i VVT 100 Design
16400 99 137 9
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line
17790 99 137 9
1.6 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 24190 108 97 14
1.6 CDTi 110 eFLEX Design S-S 18755 108 97 14
1.6 CDTi 110 eFLEX SRi S-S
22755 108 97 14
1.6 CDTi 110 eFLEX Tech Ln S-S 19930 108 97 14
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 24785 134 104 14
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX Design S-S 19350 134 104 14
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX SRi S-S
23350 134 104 14
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX Tech Ln S-S 20525 134 104 14
1.6i VVT 115 Design
17080 114 149 12
1.6i VVT 115 Elite
22260 114 149 12
1.6i VVT Tech Line
18470 114 149 12
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite S-S
25275 162 124 20
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line auto
22040 162 154 20
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line S-S
21015 162 124 20
1.6i VVT SRi
20565 114 149 12
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi S-S
23840 162 124 21
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto
24870 162 154 21
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S-S
25220 192 134 21
ASTRA GTC 3dr coup Good looking three-door
hatch with the dynamics to match AAAAC
1.4T 16v 140 Sport auto
21230 118 159 16
1.4T 16v 140 SRi auto
22455 118 159 16
1.6T 200 Sport S-S
21295 202 168 25
1.6T 200 SRi S-S
22520 202 168 25
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX 109gSRi S-S 23075 109 109 14
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SRi 109gS-S 23675 129 109 17
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX Sp. 109g S-S 22445 129 109 17
2.0 CDTi 165 Sport auto
23430 163 149 20
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto
24655 163 149 20
1.4T 16v 120 Sport S-S
19040 118 139 13
1.4T 16v 140 Sport S-S
19930 138 139 16
1.4T 16v 120 SRi S-S
20755 118 139 14
1.4T 16v 140 SRi S-S
21155 138 139 16
2.0T 280 VXR
27315 276 189 35
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Sport S-S 20850 109 114 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Sp.109g S-S 21845 109 109 14
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22080 109 114 14
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX Sport S-S 21450 129 114 16
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22680 129 114 17
2.0 CDTi GTC Sp. 165
22000 163 127 20
2.0 CDTi GTC SRi 165
23225 163 127 20
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S-S
24220 192 129
CASCADA 2dr open Comfortable and credible
alternative to the usual ragtops AAAAC
1.6T 200 200 Elite
28350 202 168 24
1.6T 200 SE
26250 202 168 24
1.4T 140 SE S-S
24030 138 148 20
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
26715 138 148 21
1.6T SIDI 170 SE Au
27130 168 168 24
1.6T SIDI 170 Elite Au
29230 168 168 24
2.0 CDTi 165 SE S-S
26115 163 138 23
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite S-S
28215 163 138 23
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite S-S 29700 192 138 27
AMPERA 5dr hatch Theres 175mpg on offer if you
can meet the asking price
AAAAC
16kWh Positiv
33750 149 27 20
16kWh Electron
35495 149 27 21
INSIGNIA 4dr saloon Nearly as good as a Mondeo.
Restricted rear visibility
AAAAC
2.0 CDTi 130 Design
18244 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Design
19694 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite
23874 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SE
21494 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi
21494 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav
22344 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi163 eFLEX EliteNav S-S 24724 161 114 20
2.8T VXR SuperSport
29824 321 249 37
INSIGNIA 5dr hatch Nearly as good as a Mondeo.
Inert steering
AAAAC
1.4T 140 Elite Nav
22479 138 123 15

1.4T 140 SRi Nav


20099 138 123 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line Nav
21319 138 123 15
1.6T 170 Elite Nav
23869 168 139 20
1.8i VVT Design Nav
17384 138 164 14
1.8i VVT SRi Nav
19184 138 164 14
2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav
19934 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav
24114 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav
21734 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav 22954 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design
18244 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav
19094 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Energy
21614 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SE
20044 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi
20044 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav
20894 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line
21264 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav 22114 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav
20184 138 99 18
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav
24364 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav
21984 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 23204 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 163 Design Nav
20544 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite Nav
24724 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav
22344 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line Nav 23564 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo SRi Nav 25804 192 125 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbEliteNav aut 28359 192 149 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRi VX-LnNav 27024 192 125 24
2.0T 250 Elite Nav
24514 247 169 26
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav
23354 247 169 26
2.8T VXR Supersport
29824 321 249 37
1.4T 140 Design
17449 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Design Nav
18299 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Energy
20904 138 123 15
1.4T 140 SRi
19249 138 123 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line
20469 138 123 15
1.4T 140 SE
19249 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Tech Line
20099 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Elite
21629 138 123 15
1.6T 170 Elite
23019 168 139 20
1.8i VVT Design
16534 138 164 14
1.8 VVT Energy
19989 138 164 15
1.8 VVT SRi
18334 138 164 14
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line
22504 247 169 26
2.0T 250 Elite
23664 247 169 26
2.0 CDTi 120 Design
19084 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Energy
22454 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi
20884 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line
22104 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SE
20884 118 99 15
23264 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite
2.0 CDTi 140 Design
19334 138 99 18
2.0 CDTi 140 Energy
22704 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi
21134 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line
22354 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SE
21134 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line
21984 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite
23514 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 163 Design
19694 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi
21494 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Energy
23064 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line
22714 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SE
21494 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line
22344 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite
23874 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo SRi
24954 192 125 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiturbSRi VX-Line 26174 192 125 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiturboElite auto 27519 192 149 24
INSIGNIA SPORTS TOURER 5dr estate Nearly
as good as a Mondeo. Inert steering AAAAC
1.4T 140 Design Nav
19734 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Design S-S
18884 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Elite Nav
23914 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
23064 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Energy S-S
22339 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SE S-S
20684 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi Nav
21534 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi S-S
20684 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line Nav
22759 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line S-S
21904 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Tech Line S-S
21534 138 131 15
1.6T 170 Elite Nav
25184 168 146 20
1.6T 170 Elite S-S
24334 168 146 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line
23644 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 120 Design
20384 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav
21234 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite
24564 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav
25414 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Energy
23754 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SE
22184 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi
22184 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav
23034 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line
23404 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav 24254 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Tech Line
23034 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design
19544 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav
20394 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Energy
22914 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi
21344 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav
22194 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line
22564 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav 23414 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 140 Design
20634 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav
21484 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite
24814 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav
25664 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Energy
24004 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SE
22434 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi
22434 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav
23284 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line
23654 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 24504 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line
23284 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 163 Country Nav 4x4 26644 161 147 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Design
20994 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Design Nav
21844 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite
25174 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite Nav
26024 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Energy
24364 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SE
22794 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi
22794 161 119 20
23644 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line
24014 161 119 20

2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line Nav 24864 161 119 20


2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite aut 28819 192 159 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi
26254 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi VX-L 27474 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTboCtryNav4x4 31004 192 174 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRiVX-Ln Nav 28324 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi195BiTurbEliteNav auto 29669 192 159 24
2.0T 250 Elite Nav
25814 247 174 26
2.0T 250 Elite S-S
24964 247 174 26
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav
24654 247 174 26
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line S-S
23804 247 174 26
2.8T VXR SuperSport
31124 321 249 37
2.0 CDTi 163 Country 4x4
25494 161 147 20
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTbo Country 4x4 29854 192 174 24
MERIVA 5dr mpv Clever flexdoors make sense for
young families. Nice to drive
AAAAC
1.6 CDTi 110 S-S Exclusiv
20485 108 99 7
1.6 CDTi 136 Exclusiv AC S-S 20645 134 116 7
1.6 CDTi 136 SE AC S-S
21500 134 116 7
1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line
17175 134 116 7
1.7 CDTi 110 Excl. AC Au
21515 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 S AC Au
20850 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 S auto
20995 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 SE AC Au
22360 109 160 12
1.4i VVT 100 Energy AC
17635 99 140 7
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line AC
13999 99 140 7
1.4i VVT 100 SE
18480 99 140 8
1.4T 120 Exclusiv AC
18365 118 139 14
1.4T 120 SE
19210 118 139 14
1.4T 140 Exclusiv AC
19195 138 149 14
1.4T 140 SE
20040 138 149 14
1.3 CDTi 75 Energy AC
19225 74 124 5
1.3 CDTi 75 Tech Line AC
15740 74 124 5
1.6 CDTi 95 S-S Exclusiv
20175 94 105 7
1.6 CDTi 110 S-S SE
21340 108 99
ZAFIRA 5dr mpv Seven-seat MPV with clever interior
and saloon-like handling
AAABC
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Desn Nav 25375 109 134 16
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Excl Nav 22005 109 134 15
1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Desn Nav 25625 123 134 18
1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Excl Nav 22255 123 134 17
1.8i VVT 120 Design
22630 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 120 Design Nav
23380 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 120 Excite
21125 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 120 Exclusiv
19250 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 120 Exclusiv Nav
20000 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Design Nav
24120 138 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv Nav
20740 138 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Excite
21865 138 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv
19990 138 168 15
1.8i VVT 140 Design
23370 138 168 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Excite
23120 109 134 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Exc.
21255 109 134 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Des.
24625 109 134 14
1.7 CDTi 125 eco Excl.
21505 123 134 17
1.7 CDTi 125 eco Des.
24875 123 134 17
ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr mpv Super-stylish, but lacks
sliding rear doors
AAABC
1.6 CDTi 136 Elite S-S
28435 134 109 16
1.6 CDTi 136 SRi S-S
26890 134 109 16
1.4T 140 Tech Line
20500 138 154 16
1.4T 140 Exclusiv
22725 138 154 16
1.4T 140 SRi
24075 138 154 15
1.4T 140 SE
24120 138 154 15
1.4T 140 Elite
25620 138 154 16
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
25915 138 144 16
1.8i 140 ES
21410 138 169 14
1.8i 140 Tech Line
20195 138 169 14
1.8i 140 Exclusiv
22420 138 169 14
1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line
23315 134 109 16
1.6 CDTi 136 Exclusiv
25540 134 109 16
1.6 CDTi 136 SE
26935 134 109 16
2.0 CDTi 130 ES
23115 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 Tech Line
21900 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 Exclusiv
24125 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi
25475 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 SE
25520 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 Elite
27020 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line
22515 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 Exclusiv
24740 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi
26090 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 SE
26135 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite
27635 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi S-S 27740 192 149 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SE S-S
27785 192 149 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite S-S 29285 192 149 19
MOKKA 5dr hatch Compact and competent, but short
on persuasive quality
AAABC
1.6i 115 Tech Line S-S
16199 114 153 5
1.6i 115 Exclusiv S-S
18264 114 153 6
1.6i 115 SE S-S
20764 114 153 7
1.4T 140 Tech Line 2WD S-S
16924 138 139 11
1.4T 140 Tech Line 4x4 S-S
18464 138 149 11
1.4T 140 Exclusiv 2WD S-S
18924 138 139 12
1.4T 140 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S
20624 138 149 12
1.4T 140 SE 2WD S-S
21424 138 139 13
1.4T 140 SE 4x4 S-S
23124 138 149 13
1.7 CDTi 130 Tech Line S-S
17949 129 120 12
1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv S-S
19949 129 120 13
1.7 CDTi 130 SE S-S
22449 129 120 14
1.7 CDTi 130 Tech Line 4x4 S-S 19649 129 129 12
1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S 21649 129 129 13
1.7 CDTi 130 SE 4x4 S-S
24149 129 129 14
ANTARA 5dr 4x4 Stylish interior blunts usability. Poor
residuals
AAACC
2.4i 16v 167 Exclusiv
19835 161 206 20
2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv S-S
21065 161 167 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S 23485 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 163 SE Nav 4x4 S-S 26325 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Diamond S-S
21865 161 167 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Diamond 4x4 S-S 24285 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 184 SE Nav 4x4 S-S 27385 184 177 28
VXR8 4dr saloon Best saved for last. Aussie-bred
super saloon best Vauxhall on sale AAAAB
6.2 GTS
54999 576 389 50
VOLKSWAGEN
UP 3dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, just quantifiably
better
AAAAC
1.0 75 Groove Up
11985 74 108 4
1.0 75 Rock Up
13325 74 108 4
1.0 60 Take Up
8635 59 105 1
1.0 60 Move Up
9670 59 105 1

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NEW CARS A-Z


1.0 60 BMT Move Up
10030 59 95 1
1.0 75 High Up
11245 74 108 2
1.0 75 BMT High Up
11605 74 98 2
UP 5dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, just quantifiably
better
AAAAC
1.0 75 Groove Up
12360 74 108 4
1.0 60 Take Up
9010 59 105 1
1.0 60 Move Up
10045 59 105 1
1.0 60 BMT Move Up
10405 59 95 1
1.0 75 High Up
11620 74 108 2
1.0 75 BMT High Up
11980 74 98 2
POLO 3dr hatch A mini Golf. Sweet handling, solid
interior and good value
AAAAC
1.4 150 BlueGT
17710 148 109 1.0 60 S
11100 59 106 1.0 60 S AC
11820 59 106 1.0 60 SE
12435 59 106 1.0 60 SE Design
13535 59 106 1.0 75 SE
12960 74 108 1.0 75 SE Design
14060 74 108 1.2 90 SE
13580 89 107 1.2 90 SE Design
14680 89 107 1.2 110 SEL
15610 108 128 1.4 TDI 75 SE
14645 74 88 1.4 TDI 75 SE Design
15745 74 88 1.4 TDI 90 SEL
16120 79 88 POLO 5dr hatch A mini Golf. Sweet handling, solid
interior and good value
AAAAC
1.0 60 S
11730 59 106 1.0 60 S AC
12450 59 106 1.0 60 SE
13065 59 106 1.0 60 SE Design
14165 59 106 1.0 75 SE
13590 74 108 1.0 75 SE Design
14690 74 108 1.2 90 SE
14210 89 107 1.2 90 SE Design
15310 89 107 1.2 110 SEL
16240 108 128 1.4 150 BlueGT
18340 148 109 1.4 TDI 75 SE
15275 74 88 1.4 TDI 75 SE Design
16375 74 88 1.4 TDI 90 SEL
16750 79 88 GOLF CABRIOLET 2dr open Composed but
uninspiring four-seat soft-top AAABC
1.2 TSI 105 S
21800 103 139 15
1.4 TSI 122 S
22495 121 149 19
1.4 TSI 122 SE
23545 121 149 19
1.4 TSI 160 GT
26445 158 150 29
2.0 TSI 210 GTI
30235 208 177 35
2.0 TSI 265 R
33650 261 190 39
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech S 23270 103 117 17
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech SE 24320 103 117 17
2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech SE 25720 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech GT 26910 138 119 23
GOLF 3dr hatch The complete package. Reassuringly
expensive
AAAAB
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
20815 103 85 15
1.6 TDI 90 S
18795 89 98 10
2.0 TSI 300 R
29900 296 165 34
1.2 TSI 85 S
16975 84 113 7
1.2 TSI 105 S
17985 104 114 11
1.4 TSI 122 S
18745 121 120 14
1.4 TSI 122 Match
19680 121 120 15
1.4 TSI 150 GT ACT
22995 148 109 15
2.0 TSI 220 GTI
26330 217 139 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
19600 103 99 12
1.6 TDI 105 Match
20535 103 99 13
2.0 TDI 150 Match
22050 148 106 18
2.0 TDI 150 GT
23500 148 106 17
2.0 TDI 184 GTD
25765 181 109 26
GOLF 5dr hatch The complete package. Reassuringly
expensive
AAAAB
1.6 TDI 90 S
19450 89 98 10
2.0 TSI 300 R
30555 296 165 34
1.2 TSI 85 S
17630 84 113 7
1.2 TSI 105 S
18640 104 114 11
1.4 TSI 122 S
19400 121 123 14
1.4 TSI 122 Match
20335 121 123 15
1.4 TSI 150 GT ACT
23650 148 112 15
1.4 TSI 150 GT ACT DSG
25065 148 110 15
2.0 TSI 220 GTI
26985 217 139 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
20255 103 99 12
1.6 TDI 105 Match
21190 103 99 13
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
21470 103 85 15
2.0 TDI 150 Match
22705 148 106 18
2.0 TDI 150 GT
24155 148 106 17
2.0 TDI 184 GTD
26420 181 109 26
GOLF 5dr estate The complete package. Reassuringly
expensive
AAAAB
1.2 TSI 105 S
19335 104 117 11
1.2 TSI 85 S
18325 84 115 7
1.4 TSI 122 S
20095 121 124 14
1.4 TSI 122 SE
21030 121 124 13
1.4 TSI 140 GT
24345 138 121 15
1.6 TDI 105 S
20950 103 102 12
1.6 TDI 105 SE
21885 103 102 11
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
22165 110 87 15
1.6 TDI 90 S
20145 89 102 10
2.0 TDI 150 GT
24850 148 108 17
2.0 TDI 150 SE
23400 148 108 17
GOLF SV 5dr mpv MQB platform gives the Golf proper
MPV proportions. Still no C-Max though AAABC
1.2 TSI 85 S
18875 84 114 1.2 TSI 110 S
19885 108 117 1.4 TSI 125 S
20645 121 125 1.4 TSI 125 SE
21580 121 125 1.4 TSI 150 GT
24895 148 130 1.6 TDI 90 S
20695 89 101 1.6 TDI 110 S
21650 110 101 1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
22715 110 95 1.6 TDI 110 SE
22585 110 101 2.0 TDI 150 SE
23950 148 112 2.0 TDI 150 GT
25400 148 115 JETTA 4dr saloon Big boot, pleasant dynamics and
good pricing. A bit dull
AAAAC
1.4 TSI 122 S
18095 121 144 10
1.4 TSI 122 SE
19375 121 144 11
1.4 TSI 160 SE
20675 158 145 18
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
21580 158 145 18
1.6 TDi 105 Blue Tech S
19530 103 109 12
1.6 TDi 105 Blue Tec SE
20810 103 109 12
1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tec Sp.
21465 103 109 12
2.0 TDI 140 SE
21285 138 126 17
2.0 TDI 140 Sport
22190 138 126 17

VOLVO
V40 5dr hatch New hatchback adds Swedish flavour to
stock Ford platform
AAAAC
1.6 T2 120 ES
18995 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 ES Nav
20195 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 SE
20520 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 SE Nav
21720 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 SE Lux Nav
23720 118 124 20
1.6 T2 120 R-Design
21295 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 R-Design Nav
22495 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 R-Design Lux Nav 24170 118 124 21
1.6 T3 150 ES
20945 148 124 20
1.6 T3 150 ES Nav
22145 148 124 21
1.6 T3 150 SE
22470 148 124 21
1.6 T3 150 SE Nav
23670 148 124 21
1.6 T3 150 SE Lux Nav
25670 148 124 22
1.6 T3 150 R-Design
23245 148 124 20
1.6 T3 150 R-Design Nav
24445 148 124 21
1.6 T3 150 R-Design Lux Nav 26120 148 124 22
1.6 T4 180 SE Lux Nav
27170 177 129 26
1.6 T4 180 R-Design Lux Nav 27620 177 129 26
1.6 T4 180 C-Country Lux Nav 28170 177 129 24
2.5 T5 254 R-Design Lux Nav 31900 251 189 35
2.5 T5 254 C-Ctry Lux Nav AWD 34140 251 194 30
1.6 D2 115 ES
20795 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 ES Nav
21995 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE
22320 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE Nav
23520 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE Lux
24320 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 SE Lux Nav
25520 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 R-Design
23095 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 R-Design Nav
24295 113 88 17

1.6 D2 115 R-Design Lux


24770 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 R-Design Lux Nav 25970 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 C-Country SE
23320 113 99 16
1.6 D2 115 C-Country SE Nav 24520 113 99 16
1.6 D2 115 C-Country Lux
25320 113 99 17
1.6 D2 115 C-Country Lux Nav 26520 113 99 17
2.0 D3 150 SE
23570 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 SE Nav
24770 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 SE Lux Nav
26770 148 114 23
2.0 D3 150 R-Design
24345 148 114 21
2.0 D3 150 R-Design Nav
25545 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 R-Design Lux Nav 27220 148 114 23
2.0 D3 150 C-Country SE
24570 148 117 21
2.0 D3 150 C-Country SE Nav 25770 148 117 21
2.0 D3 150 C-Country Lux Nav 27770 148 117 22
2.0 D4 190 SE
24570 187 99 26
2.0 D4 190 SE Nav
25770 187 99 26
2.0 D4 190 SE Lux Nav
27770 187 99 27
2.0 D4 190 R-Design
25345 187 99 25
2.0 D4 190 R-Design Nav
26545 187 99 25
2.0 D4 190 R-Design Lux Nav 28220 187 99 26
2.0 D4 190 C-Country SE Nav 26770 187 112 24
2.0 D4 190 C-Country Lux Nav 28770 187 112 24
S60 4dr saloon T6 is rapid, all-weather sports car, if a
niche choice
AAABC
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 31745 113 103 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S-S
30545 113 103 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S-S
29245 113 103 19
1.6 D2 R-Design S-S
28045 113 103 18
1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S-S
30045 113 103 19
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S
28845 113 103 19
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S
27745 113 103 18
1.6 D2 SE S-S
26545 113 103 18
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S-S
28375 148 135 23
1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S
26875 148 135 23
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 32395 134 114 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S-S
31195 134 114 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S-S
29895 134 114 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S-S
30695 134 114 24
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
28395 134 114 23
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 33645 178 99 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
32445 178 99 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
31145 178 99 28
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
29945 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
31945 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
30745 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
29645 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE S-S
28445 178 99 27
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 35395 212 119 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S-S
32895 212 119 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S-S
33695 212 119 30
1.6 T3 Business Edition S-S
20675 148 135 21
1.6 T3 SE S-S
25675 148 135 22
1.6 T3 R-Design S-S
27175 148 135 23
1.6 D2 Business Edition S-S
21545 113 103 17
2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S
22195 134 114 22
2.0 D3 SE S-S
27195 134 114 23
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
29495 134 114 24
2.0 D3 R-Design S-S
28695 134 114 23
2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S
23445 178 99 26
V60 5dr estate Appealing cabin, nice looks and
smooth drive. Too small
AAABC
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 33045 113 108 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S-S
31845 113 108 19
1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S-S
30445 113 108 18
1.6 D2 R-Design S-S
29245 113 108 18
1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S-S
31345 113 108 19
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S
30145 113 108 19
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S
28945 113 108 18
1.6 D2 SE S-S
27745 113 108 17
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S-S
29450 148 139 23
1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S
28205 148 139 22
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 33695 134 119 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S-S
32495 134 119 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S-S
31095 134 119 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S-S
31995 134 119 25
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
29595 134 119 23
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 34945 178 103 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
33745 178 103 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
32345 178 103 28
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
31145 178 103 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
33245 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
32045 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
30845 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE S-S
29645 178 99 27
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 36695 212 120 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S-S
34095 212 120 29
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S-S
34995 212 120 30
1.6 T3 Business Edition S-S
22005 148 139 21

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1.4 TSI 140 SE


23375 138 159 18
1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tech S
21375 104 121 14
1.6 TDI 105 BlueTech SE
23480 104 121 14
2.0 TDI 140 Blue Tech SE
25245 138 127 19
2.0 TDI 140 BlueTech Sp.
26705 138 127 19
SHARAN 5dr mpv Refined, flexible big MPV. Seat
version is cheaper
AAABC
2.0 TDI 177 SE
30295 177 152 23
2.0 TDI 177 SEL
33195 177 152 23
1.4 TSI 150 S
25060 148 167 16
1.4 TSI 150 SE
27370 148 167 16
2.0 TSI 200 SEL DSG
33515 197 198 25
2.0 TDI 115 S
25630 113 146 14
2.0 TDI 140 S
26380 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SE
28690 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SEL
31590 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 Exec
31840 138 146 18
TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 Dull but capable soft roader. Pricey,
but good ride and handling
AAABC
1.4 TSI 160 BMT Match 2WD
23695 158 156 21
1.4 TSI 160 Match 4WD
25385 158 178 21
2.0 TDI 140 BMT Match 2WD 24890 138 138 18
2.0 TDI 140 BMT Match 4WD 26660 138 150 19
2.0 TDI 177 BMT Match 4WD
27665 175 151 23
2.0 TSI 180 Match 4WD
26225 178 198 24
1.4 TSI 160 Blue Tech S
21700 158 156 18
1.4 TSI 160 S 4WD
23390 158 178 18
2.0 TSI 210 R-Line 4WD
29670 208 199 22
2.0 TDI 110 BMT S 2WD
22345 109 138 14
2.0 TDI 140 BMT S 2WD
22895 138 138 17
2.0 TDI 140 BMT S 4WD
24665 138 150 17
2.0 TDI 140 BMT Escape 4WD 27350 138 150 18
2.0 TDI 140 BMT R-Line 4WD 29240 138 150 18
2.0 TDI 177 BMT R-Line 4WD 30245 175 151 23
TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 Updated Touareg makes even
more sense than last. Deft piece of kit AAAAC
3.0 V6 TDI 204 SE
43000 204 173
3.0 V6 TDI 204 R-Line
46000 204 173
3.0 V6 TDI 262 SE
44500 258 174
3.0 V6 TDI 262 R-Line
47500 258 174
3.0 V6 TDI 262 Escape
44700 258 180
CARAVELLE 5dr mpv Rugged workhorse to carry
people
AAACC
2.0 TDI 140 SE SWB
35658 138 189 26
2.0 TDI 140 SE 4Mot. SWB
38484 138 206 26
2.0 TDI 140 SE LWB
37818 138 189 26
2.0 TDI 140 Exec SWB
38478 138 189 26
2.0 TDI 140 Exec. 4Mot. SWB 41304 138 206 26
2.0 BiTDI 180 SE SWB
37698 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDi 180 SE 4M SWB
40524 177 208 32
2.0 BiTDI 180 SE LWB
39858 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDI 180 Exec SWB
40518 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDI 180 Exec DSG
42414 177 199 31
2.0 BiTDI 180 Business SWB DSG 67944 177 214 31
2.0BiTDI180 Bus. 4Mot.SWBDSG 70845 177 232 31
2.0 BiTDi 180 Ex. 4M SWB
43344 177 208 32

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Crossovers

1.6 T3 SE S-S
27005 148 139 22
1.6 T3 R-Design S-S
28505 148 139 23
3.0 T6 Polestar
49755 346 237 38
1.6 D2 Business Edition S-S
22745 113 108 17
2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S
23395 134 119 22
2.0 D3 SE S-S
28395 134 119 23
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
30795 134 119 24
2.0 D3 R-Design S-S
29895 134 119 24
2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S
24645 178 99 26
2.4 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid
49975 275 48 2.4 D6 AWD Plug-in H R-Dsgn LN 51675 275 48
V70 5dr estate Spacious, but suffers from vague
steering and old engines
AAABC
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S auto
33220 113 111 21
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S auto
31620 113 111 19
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
31620 161 119 25
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
34720 178 113 30
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
33120 178 113 29
2.4 D5 SE Nav S-S
34570 212 126 30
1.6 D2 Business Editn S-S auto 25695 113 111 18
2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S
25695 161 119 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
33220 161 119 26
2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S
27195 178 113 28
2.0 D5 Business Edition S-S
28645 161 126 29
2.4 D5 SE Lux S-S
36170 212 126 32
S80 4dr saloon Refined, high-quality exec saloon.
Poor ride and residuals
AAACC
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S auto
32220 113 109 21
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S auto
30720 113 109 20
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
33720 178 104 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
32220 178 104 28
2.4 D5 SE Lux S-S
36835 212 120 31
XC60 5dr 4x4 Lovely, usable and attractive interior. A
worthy Freelander rival
AAAAC
3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav AWD 43720 300 249 37
2.0 D4 SE S-S
31260 178 117 28
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
32460 178 117 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
33960 178 117 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
35160 178 117 29
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
32535 178 117 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
33735 178 117 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
35160 178 117 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 36305 178 117 30
2.4 D4 SE AWD S-S
32790 178 139 28
2.4 D4 SE Nav AWD S-S
33990 178 139 29
2.4 D4 SE Lux AWD S-S
35490 178 139 30
2.4 D4 SE Lux Nav AWD S-S
36690 178 139 30
2.4 D4 R-Design AWD S-S
34065 178 139 29
2.4 D4 R-Design Nav AWD S-S 35265 178 139 29
2.4 D4 R-Design Lux AWD S-S 36690 178 139 30
2.4 D4 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S- 37890 178 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Nav AWD S-S
35890 178 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav AWD S-S
38590 178 139 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav AWD S-S 37165 178 139 30
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S- 39790 178 139 31
XC70 5dr estate Dull and unexceptional, but built to
last
AAACC
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
34410 178 117 28
2.4 D4 SE Lux 4WD S-S
38290 161 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Nav 4WD S-S
37590 212 139 30
3.0 T6 SE Lux 4WD
43180 300 248 37
2.4 D4 SE Nav
36340 161 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux 4WD S-S
39540 212 139 31
XC90 5dr 4x4 Big, capable seven-seat SUV, but
beginning to feel its age
AAACC
2.4 D5 200 R-Design Nav
43615 197 215 42
2.4 D5 200 SE Nav
41690 197 215 41
2.4 D5 200 ES
37115 197 215 41
2.4 D5 200 SE
40190 197 215 41
2.4 D5 200 SE Lux
43515 197 215 42
2.4 D5 200 Exec
45715 197 215 42
2.4 D5 200 R-Design
42115 197 215 42

Nissan Qashqai

From 18,000
Virtually invented the crossover segment. The latest version,
subtly better all round, retakes the class lead. AAAAC

Skoda Yeti

From 16,000
The Yeti is almost a blueprint for crossover appeal: chunky looks,
hatchback handling and compact MPV practicality. AAABC

Peugeot 3008

From 17,000
Hardly at the crossover cutting edge, but flexible cabin and splitlevel tailgate are among its thoughtful touches. AAABC

WESTFIELD
SPORT 2dr open Entry-level Westfield. Sport Turbo
very quick and fun
AAABC
1.6 135 Sigma
18999 135 171 1.6 155 Sigma
19999 155 - 1600 Sport Turbo
24999 192 171 2.0 200 Duratec
23499 200 - Turbo UK225
25649 225 185 1.6 Sport Turbo 3 UK200
26500 201 178 XTR2 2dr open Mad bike-engined mini Le Mans racer.
Not cheap but fast
AAABC
1.3
27950 178 - XTR4 2dr open As above, but even more so. Hard to
justify over obvious rivals
AAABC
1.8
29995 192 - -

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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross


From 15,000
Capable in most respects being decent to look at, drive and
sit in with exceptional economy as the kicker. AAABC

Dacia Duster
From 10,000
Outstanding cash-for-capability prospect. Better with fourwheel drive. Basic, yes but in a very good way. AAABC
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BEETLE 3dr hatch Huge improvement, but the Golf


AAACC
underneath is superior
1.2 TSI 105 Design DSG
19690 104 139 11
1.2 TSI 105
15835 104 137 10
1.2 TSI 105 Design
18230 104 137 11
1.4 TSI 160 Design
20265 158 153 18
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
22085 158 153 18
2.0 TSI 210 Sport
23315 208 169 26
2.0 TSI 210 Turbo Black
24015 208 169 26
2.0 TSI 210 Turbo Silver
24015 208 169 26
1.6 TDI 105 BMT
17660 103 113 11
1.6 TDI 105 BMT Design
20035 103 113 12
2.0 TDI 140 Design
20735 138 129 17
2.0 TDI 140 Sport
22555 138 129 17
BEETLE CABRIOLET 2dr open Huge improve
ment, but Golf underneath is superior AAACC
1.2 TSI 105
18740 104 142 15
1.2 TSI 105 Design
21135 104 142 15
1.4 TSI 160 Design
23025 158 158 23
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
24625 158 158 24
1.6 TDI 105 BMT
20550 103 118 15
1.6 TDI 105 BMT Design
22925 103 118 16
2.0 TDI 140 Design
23755 138 134 20
2.0 TDI 140 Sport
25355 138 134 21
2.0 TSI 210 Sport
25855 208 174 31
CC 4dr saloon Loses a name and adds some flair, but
never compels
AAAAC
1.4 TSI 160 BlueMotion Tech 24800 158 147 27
2.0 TDI 177 BlueMotion Tech GT 29555 177 125 27
2.0 TSI 210 GT
29020 208 169 29
2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Tech 25865 138 120 23
2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Tech GT 27430 138 120 24
EOS 2dr cc Pleasant and predictable drive. Feeling old
now
AAABC
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
27310 158 157 24
2.0 TSI 210 Sport
29310 208 165 30
2.0 TDI Blue Tech Sp.
27885 138 125 23
2.0 TDI Blue Tech Exec.
31025 138 125 23
SCIROCCO 3dr coup A complete coup.
Entertaining, practical and stylish AAAAB
1.4 TSI 125
20455 123 125 18
1.4 TSI 125 GT
22305 123 125 18
2.0 TSI 180
22495 178 139 32
2.0 TSI 220 GT
25845 217 139 32
2.0 TSI 220 R-Line
27840 217 139 34
2.0 TSI 280 R
32295 276 187 34
2.0 TDI 150
22990 148 109 22
2.0 TDI 150 GT
25025 148 109 22
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
27020 148 109 22
2.0 TDI 184 GT
26025 181 115 27
2.0 TDI 184 R-Line
28020 181 115 27
PASSAT 4dr saloon Lacking any flair but otherwise a
competent family car
AAAAC
1.4 TSI 122 S Blue Tech
20375 121 138 17
1.4 TSI 160 Exec
23040 158 144 24
1.4 TSI 160 Exec Style
24035 158 144 24
1.6 TDI 105 S Blue Tech
21135 104 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion
21405 104 109 16
1.6 TDI 105 Exec
22680 104 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 Sp. Blue Tec
23675 104 114 17
2.0 TDI 140 S Blue Tech
22425 138 119 21
2.0 TDI 140 Exec
23795 138 119 21
2.0 TDI 140 Sp. BlueTec
24790 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 177 Exec
25145 175 120 26
2.0 TDI 177 Exec Style
26140 175 120 26
PASSAT 5dr estate Lacking any flair but otherwise a
competent family car
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 177 Alltrack
32160 175 155 26
1.4 TSI 122 S Blue Tech
21740 121 142 17
1.4 TSI 160 Exec
24465 158 144 24
1.4 TSI 160 Exec Style
25460 158 144 24
1.6 TDI 105 S Bl. Tech
22505 103 116 16
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion
22775 104 113 16
1.6 TDI 105 Exec
24105 103 116 16
1.6 TDI 105 Sp. Bl. Tech
25100 103 116 17
2.0 TDI 140 S Bl. Tech
23855 138 120 21
2.0 TDI 140 Exec
25220 138 120 21
2.0 TDI 140 Sp. Bl. Tech
26215 138 120 21
2.0 TDI 140 Alltrack
29385 138 149 21
2.0 TDI 177 Exec
26570 175 123 26
2.0 TDI 177 Exec Style
27565 175 123 26
PHAETON 4dr saloon Big VW feels old now, and
struggles to justify its price
AACCC
3.0 V6 TDI 240 SWB
55055 236 224 45
3.0 V6 TDI 240 LWB
57615 236 224 45
TOURAN 5dr mpv Good chassis but little inspiration.
Bland appearance
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 177 Sport
28125 177 150 24
1.2 TSI 105 S
19565 104 149 12

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Services Family

ALFA ROMEO

MITO 3dr hatch AAABC


1.4 Cloverleaf 136 7.9 21.1 6.9 7.3 2.7 168 184 23.2 36/42 1265 7.4.10
GIULIETTA 5dr hatch AAABC
2.0 JTDm
135 8.4 22.3 7.7 7.9 2.7 168 258 34.8 40/57 1475 13.10.10

ALPINA

B3 BITURBO 4dr saloon AAAAB


B3 Biturbo
155 4.7 10.3 3.8 6.8 2.9 404 443 41.5 27/35 1610

ARIEL

ATOM 0dr open AAAAB


V8
170 3.0 5.7 1.9 3.7 2.55 475 268 16.4 21/37 650

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

Top speed

Make and Model

2.6 335 332 40.4 27/33 1925 23.5.12 ECOSPORT 5dr off-roader AABCC
2.8 552 502 38.2 19/28 1975 29.12.11 1.5 TDCi
99 14.3 15.2 14.4 2.7 89 151 28 39/48 1384 3.9.14
KUGA 5dr off-roader AAAAC
2.6 309 464 42.1 33/45 1840 2.11.11 2.0 TDCi
122 10.9 44.2 11.8 7.4 2.6 161 251 31.6 34/39 1707 13.3.13
2.6 402 442 38.5 22/29 2085 6.4.11 RANGER 5dr pick-up AAABC
3.2 TDCi
109 10.8 35.7 10.7 9.8 3.2 197 347 32.4 28/35 2265 10.10.12
2.9 242 398 42.4 29/35 1915 3.12.08

GINETTA

3.4 168 184 294wh/m 1390 22.1.14 G40R 2dr coup AAAAC
2.0
140 6.3 17.2 6.1 8.3 3.6 175 140 22.6 28/- 880
2.8 357 420 33.3 50/40 1560 17.9.14

5.10.11

HONDA

2.8 302 295 29.0 26/34 1615


2.7 174 258 35.1 40/52 1572
3.15 181 280 33.5 37/43 1825
2.6 255 416 43.7 34/45 1895
2.9 376 546 40.5 28/34 2265
2.6 282 428 34.0 26/31 2275

10.6.09 JAZZ 5dr hatch AAAAC


1.4 ES
113 10.7 35.2
2.12.09 INSIGHT 5dr hatch AAACC
1.3 IMA SE
113 11.7
12.1.11 CR-Z 3dr hatch AAABC
CR-Z GT
124 9.1 26.8
27.8.14 CIVIC 5dr hatch AAABC
2.2 i-DTEC EX GT135 8.3 24
13.11.13 ACCORD 4dr saloon AAABC
2.2 i-DTEC EX GT131 9.5 27.1
11.6.08 CR-V 5dr off-roader AAABC
2.2 i-DTEC EX 118 9.7 31.3

10.7 14.3 3.2 99

94 20.5 35/43 1075 29.10.08

11.8 *7.4 3.1 87+14 89+58 32.1 40/43 1240


9

17.1 2.9 113+15 107+58 25.743/52 1198

7.9 12.2

18.3.09
14.4.10

148 258 38.7 38/55 1480 11.1.12

9.1 9.8 2.9 148 258 34.2 39/47 1630 14.5.08


9.9 5.9 2.5 148 258 32.4 36/45 1806 24.10.12

BUGATTI

VEYRON 2dr coup AAAAB


Super Sport 268 2.6 5.0 1.7 5.9 2.6 1183 1106 40.6 12/18 1995

CATERHAM

CSR 2dr roadster AAAAC


CSR 260
143 4.1 9.8 3.1 4.4 3.3 260 200 22.8 24/26 570
SEVEN 2dr roadster AAAAC
Seven 160
100 8.4 8.7 7.6 4.8 80 79 16.7 39/45 490

CHEVROLET

CAMARO 2dr coup AAAAC


29.8.13 6.2 V8
155 5.6 12.4 4.5 12.2 2.7 426 419 43.3 23/29 1175
CORVETTE 2dr coup AAAAC
Stingray
181 4.4 9.4 3.3 11.7 2.3 460 465 48.4 22/33 1539
10.8.11

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

ActiveHybrid5 155 5.6 13.5 5.0 10.5


M5
155 4.3 9.0 3.6 6.4
6-SERIES 2dr coup/2dr open AAAAC
640d M Sport 155 5.3 13.1 4.6 *2.7
650i cabrio 155 5.6 12.4 4.5 7.8
7-SERIES 4dr saloon AAABC
730d
153 6.9 17.7 6.4 *3.7
i3 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.3 Range Extd. 93 8.1 7.6 *4.9
i8 2dr coup AAAAB
i8
155 4.5 10.6 3.7 3.3
Z4 2dr convertible AAABC
sDrive35i
155 5.1 12.3 4.2 *2.5
X1 5dr 4x4 AAABC
sDrive20d SE 127 8.2 23.6 7.9 10.8
X3 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
xDrive20d SE 130 8.4 27.4 8.7 10.7
X4 5dr 4x4 AAABC
xDrive30d
145 5.9 16.9 5.8 11.1
X5 5dr 4x4 AAABC
xDrive M50d 155 5.7 15.3 5.2 9.5
X6 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
xDrive35d
147 7.3 21.2 7.1 *4.1

HYUNDAI

2.3.11 i10 5dr hatch AAABC


1.0 SE
96 14.7 16.2
i20 5dr hatch AAABC
1.2
103 12.7 14.2
11.10.05 i30 5dr hatch AAABC
1.6 CRDi Active 115 11.7 38.3 11.5
20.11.13 i40 5dr estate AAABC
1.7 CRDi
118 12.2 41.4 12.5
iX35 5dr SUV AAABC
2.0 Premium 112 10.9 40.9 11.1
20.6.12 SANTA FE 5dr SUV AAAAC
2.2 CRDi
118 9.0 27.6 9.2
8.10.14 VELOSTER 4dr coup AAABC
1.6 GDI
125 9.6 28.4 9.6

19.9 2.9 65

70 20.0 44/51 925

29.1.14

9.3 2.95 77

88 21.5 44/57 1065

7.1.09

14.8 2.8 109 192 22.5 49/60 1360 14.3.12


192 29.4 44/51 1555

7.9.11

9.2 2.9 134 236 29.1 36/44 1695

17.3.10

12.3 2.9 114

311 37.5 36/43 1940

19.9.12

16.9 2.6 138 123 24.9 35/42 1230

18.1.12

*5.5 2.7 194

CHRYSLER

DELTA 5dr hatch AAACC


INFINITI
1.4 140 SR
126 9.8 30.6 9.6 12.9 2.5 138 170 28.3 34/45 1445 9.11.11 FX 5dr SUV AAACC
V8 Vantage 2dr coup AAAAC
GRAND VOYAGER 5dr MPV AAACC
FX30d S Prem 132 8.5 24.7 8.2 *4.9 2.7 235 406 37.2 27/33 2210 22.9.10
V8 Roadster 175 5.2 12.0 3.6 7.9 2.7 380 302 26.0 17/22 1713 25.4.07 2.8 CRD Ltd 115 12.1 - 12.5 *7.2 2.9 161 265 37.8 27/34 2200 16.4.08 Q50 5dr saloon AABCC
RAPIDE 4dr coup AAAAC
300C 4dr saloon AAACC
2.2 Premium 143 8.7 25.0 8.7 5.1* 3.0 168 295 42.5 49/59 1750 5.2.14
Rapide S
190 5.3 11.3 4.3 8.3 3.03 550 457 33.6 19/23 1990 20.3.13 3.0 Executive 144 7.3 21.1 7.5 *4.5 2.6 236 399 38.8 30/34 2040 29.8.12 M-SERIES 5dr SUV AAABC
M30d S Prem 155 7.7 21.8 7.6 *4.5 3.2 235 406 31.6 33/43 1960 29.12.10

ASTON MARTIN

AUDI

A1 3dr hatch AAAAC


1.4 TFSI Sport 126 8.4 22.4 8.9 12.8
S1
155 5.9 14.4 5.2 5.4
A3 3dr hatch AAAAC
2.0 TDI Sport 134 8.9 25.9 11.4 10.8
RS3
155 4.5 11.2 4.2 6.9
A4 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAABC
2.0 TDI SE
134 9.7 29.4 11.3 9.7
RS4
174 4.4 10.3 3.9 7.7
A5 2dr coup/cabriolet AAAAC
3.0 TDI quattro 155 6.4 16.6 5.9 8.0
3.0 TDI cabrio 153 7.1 20.2 6.6 *4.0
RS5 4.2 V8
155 4.6 10.7 4.0 8.9
A6 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
2.0 TDI SE
141 8.9 24.1 7.7 9.3
3.0 TDI SE
155 7.2 20.3 6.4 3.9
RS6 Avant
155 3.7 8.7 3.1 12.8
A7 Sportback 4dr saloon AAAAC
3.0 V6 TDI
155 6.7 18.7 6.5 *4.0
A8 4dr saloon AAAAC
4.2 V8 TDI
155 5.0 13.0 5.4 *3.4
TT 2dr AAAAC
2.5 RS
155 4.7 11.4 4.4 4.8
Q3 5dr 4x4 AAABC
2.0 TDI SE
132 8.3 25.5 8.1 *11.5
RS
155 5.0 12.6 4.5 8.3
Q5 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
2.0 TDI SE
125 9.9 34.2 10.2 9.9
Q7 5dr 4x4 AAACC
3.0 TDI Sl
131 8.6 25.0 8.3 *4.9
R8 2dr coup AAAAB
4.2 V8
187 4.4 10.5 4.2 6.7
5.2 V10 Spyder 195 4.1 8.9 3.2 5.5

CITROEN

C3 5dr hatch AAABC


2.2 120 148 30.2 34/43 1165 10.11.10 1.4 VTR+
114 10.8 41.9 11.0 14.4
2.6 228 273 25.6 30/39 1390 28.5.14 DS3 5dr hatch AAABC
1.6 THP 150 133 7.6 41.9 7.1 10.0
2.7 148 236 30 48/59 1355 26.9.12 Racing
146 7.2 18.1 6.5 8.9
2.1 335 332 34.6 28/34 1640 6.7.11 C4 5dr hatch AAACC
2.0 HDi Excl. 129 8.5 25.2 7.9 9.2
2.6 141 236 32.7 38/48 1605 20.2.08 C4 CACTUS 5dr hatch AAACC
2.9 444 317 28.9 20/32 1795 17.10.12 1.6 BlueHDi 100 114 11.8 41.2 11.7 7.2
C4 GRAND PICASSO 5dr MPV AAAAC
2.7 237 368 35.7 32/43 1755 25.7.07 2.0 BlueHDi
130 10.1 30.1 9.6 12.5
2.9 237 368 32.4 34/38 2035 12.9.09 C5 4dr saloon AAABC
2.7 444 317 29.0 22/30 1855 27.10.10 2.2 HDi
136 8.7 25.3 8.8 9.1
DS5 5dr hatch AAABC
2.8 175 280 34.4 44/55 1675 4.5.11 2.0 HDi 160
134 9.1 26.5 8.7 11.0
2.9 201 295 39.9 34/46 1805 19.10.11 BERLINGO 5dr MPV AAABC
2.4 552 516 40.0 20/28 2010 3.7.13 1.6 HDi 90
99 14.7 - 16.7 14.0

JAGUAR

2.9 94

100 20.9 39/48

2.7 154 177 29.8 36/45 1200


3.1 204 203 30.4 33/40 1215
3.15 148 251 34.2 43/49 1470
2.9 99

187 36.1 47/62 1225

9.12.09 F-TYPE 2dr convertible/3 dr coup AAAAB


V8 S cabrio
186 4.0 9.4 3.4 8.0 2.8
3.3.10 V6 S coup
171 4.9 12.1 4.2 12.7 2.7
16.3.11 XF 4dr saloon/estate AAAAB
2.2 D
140 7.6 22.9 8.0 *4.8 2.9
5.1.11 3.0 Sportbrake 155 7.1 18.4 6.6 8.5 2.9
XFR 5.0 V8
155 4.7 10.2 3.8 *2.1 2.6
16.7.14 XKR 2dr coup AAAAC
4.2 V8
155 5.2 11.8 4.3 *2.5 2.9
27.11.13 XJ 4dr saloon AAAAC
3.0D LWB
155 6.3 16.5 6.6 *3.6 2.7
9.4.08

488 460 46.8 19/29 1655 12.6.13


375 339 36.2 24/33 1594 11.6.14
197 332 46.3 39/46 1840 21.7.11
271 442 49.7 32/46 1875 31.10.12
503 461 36.3 20/25 1990 27.5.09
420 413 34.8 19/24 1665

27.9.06

271 443 43.5 28/36 1960

9.6.10

251 40.1 42/55 1660 18.4.12 CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 AABCC


2.0 140 4x4 Ltd 117 12.3 43.4 13.0 13.8 2.7 138 258 34.7 39/43 1846
159 26.6 38/47 1580 8.10.08

24.6.14

2.9 148 273 34.7 44/52 1430


2.9 171 273 34.5 38/44 1951

JEEP

2.9 161
2.9 90

KIA

9.2.11 DACIA
SANDERO 5dr hatchback AAACC
2.5 346 590 53.1 28/35 2130 16.6.10 1.2 75 Access 97 15.3 17.6 23.0 3.0 74

2.8 241 369 42.9 31/40 1940

2.6 335 332 27.4 24/33 1450 19.8.09

FERRARI

458 2dr coup AAAAA


2.7 175 280 35.8 33/46 1710 16.11.11 458 Italia
202 3.3 7.0 2.4 5.7
2.8 306 310 32.4 32.4 1655 1.1.14 458 Speciale 202 3.2 6.8 2.3 5.4
F12 2dr coup AAAAB
2.8 168 258 29.8 29/37 1880 14.1.09 F12 Berlinetta 211 3.0 6.5 2.3 5.4
CALIFORNIA 2dr convertible AAAAC
2.9 230 369 29.9 23/30 2325 16.8.06 California
193 3.9 9.2 3.2 6.6

2.3 562
2.5 597
2.2 731
2.5 453

23.5.07 FIAT
24.3.10 PANDA 5dr hatch AAAAB
1.2 Easy
102 14.6 15.3 19.9 3.0 68
BENTLEY
4x4 TwinAir 103 14.6 15.8 16.0 3.0 84
CONTINENTAL 2dr coup AAAAC
PUNTO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
GTC V8
187 4.5 10.8 3.9 *2.7 2.8 500 487 27.4 18/27 2470 4.4.12 1.4 Abarth
129 7.8 23.0 7.2 8.9 2.8 153
GT
198 4.6 10.9 4.2 *2.4 2.5 567 516 34.9 7/15 2375 1.6.11 500 3dr hatch AAAAC
FLYING SPUR 4dr saloon AAABC
Abarth 595 130 7.5 20.1 6.4 7.0 2.8 158
W12
200 4.5 10.4 3.6 8.4 3.0 616 590 44.5 18/26 2475 7.8.13 500 TwinAir 108 11.7 13 15.3 3.3 84
MULSANNE 4dr saloon AAAAC
6.75 V8
184 5.7 13.7 4.8 *2.8 2.6 505 752 44.8 18/21 2745 21.9.11 FORD
S-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAC
BMW
2.0 Ecoboost 137 8.7 22.8 7.9 10.3 2.1 200
1-SERIES 3dr hatch AAABC
KA 3dr hatch AAACC
116i Sport 3dr 130 8.7 25.7 8.9 5.4 2.9 134 162 21.7 34/48 1365 12.10.11 1.2 Style+
99 13.6 23.2 10.4 2.9 67
M135i
155 4.6 11.4 4.0 6.8 2.6 315 322 35.9 30/41 1545 14.11.12 B-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB
2-SERIES 3dr coup AAAAB
1.0T Ecoboost 117 11.6 39.0 11.1 11.0 2.8 118
220d SE
143 7.8 20.9 7.3 8.8 2.9 181 280 39.6 46/62 1450 19.3.14 FIESTA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
M235i
155 6.3 14.7 5.7 5.4 2.7 322 332 28.1 26/35 1530 23.4.14 1.4 Zetec
109 11.9 43.4 11.9 21.8 2.7 95
3-SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr estate/5dr hatchAAAAB
ST-2
137 7.0 17.0 6.0 7.1 2.6 180
320d Sport 146 7.7 20.9 7.6 9.7 2.6 181 280 36.2 41/57 1535 22.02.12 FOCUS 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
330d Touring 155 5.5 14.2 5.1 8.8 2.6 255 413 45.2 43/54 1735 21.11.12 1.6 TDCi Zetec 120 10.7 36.3 10.7 10.8 3.0 113
318d Sport GT 130 9.5 28.6 9.5 12.4 2.7 141 236 36.5 50/57 1615 17.7.13 2.0 ST
154 6.3 15.0 5.1 6.4 2.5 247
4-SERIES 3dr coup AAAAC
GRAND C-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB
435i M Sport 155 5.5 13.2 5.2 6.3 2.7 302 295 28.2 28/37 1585 18.9.13 2.0 TDCi Tium 124 9.2 28.6 8.8 11.1 2.8 138
M4
155 4.1 8.8 3.2 6.1 2.4 425 406 34.0 29/36 1585 9.7.14 GRAND TOURNEO CONNECT 5dr MPV AAAAC
5-SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr GT/5dr estate AAAAC
1.6 TDCi Tium 103 13.2 13.9 19.1 2.9 114
530d SE
155 6.4 16.1 5.4 *3.3 3.0 241 398 48.1 36/46 1830 31.3.10 MONDEO 4dr saloon AAAAC
520d SE Touring138 8.1 23.0 8.3 *5.0 2.6 181 280 38.7 38/42 1810 6.10.10 2.0 TDCi
130 10.0 34.6 10.1 10.6 2.9 138
2.7 414 317 24.0 16/22 1560
2.4 518 391 24.3 17/25 1720

PICANT0 5dr hatch AAAAC


1.0 1
95 13.8
27.2.13 CARENS 5dr MPV AAABC
1.7 CRDi 2
112 12.9 51.2
CEED 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
1.6 CRDi LS
117 10.6 34.1
398 - 17/20 1535 18.8.10 RIO 5dr hatch AAABC
398 - 17/na 1395 20.8.14 1.4i 2
114 11.4 39.1
OPTIMA 4dr saloon AAACC
509 29.7 13/18 1630 6.11.13 2 1.7 CRDi
125 10.5 35.4
SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 AAABC
357 25.9 15/24 1785 22.7.09 2.0 CRDi F.E. 112 10.5 41.8
SORENTO 5dr 4x4 AAABC
2.2 CRDi KX-2 118 8.6 28.6

14.9 24.4 3.2 68

70 21.3 33/54 950

3.8.11

13.9 15.2 2.8 114

192 31.7 47/56 1581

29.5.13

10.3 9.6 2.5 113

188 28.6 39/49 1370

20.2.08

11.5 19.1 3.0 107

101 23.3 40/50 1155

14.9.11

10.4 10.6 3.2 134 239 31.9 41/46 1535

8.2.12

79 20.3 32/38 941

75 22.2 39/49 1020


107 20.8 37/44 1050
169 23.6 30/39 1255
170 23.9 34/39 1035
107 22.9 35/39 1070

221 20.5 26/32 1810


80 22.1 41/53 1020

11.3 12.2 3.0 134 236 33.6 35/39 1635 11.8.10


9.1 10.1 3.0 194

25.4.12 LAND ROVER


17.4.13 DEFENDER 3/5dr 4x4 AAAAC
90 XS 2.4D
83 15.1 17.0 15.5 3.5
1.10.08 FREELANDER 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
eD4 2WD HSE 112 10.8 35.0 10.8 11.3 3.0
26.2.14 DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
24.11.10 TDV6 HSE
109 12.2 42.8 13.0 7.9 3.4
RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
4.4 SDV8
135 7.0 19.0 6.7 *3.8 2.9
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
28.4.10 2.2 DS4
121 8.4 30.8 9.5 *5.7 3.1
RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
25.02.09 3.0 TDV6
130 7.8 22.5 7.5 12.2 3.1

02.1.13 LEXUS
IS 4dr saloon AAABC
94 21.9 34/41 1090 15.10.08 IS300h
143 8.1 20.2
177 26.5 32/41 1163 15.5.13 CT200H 5dr hatch AAACC
SE-L
112 11.1 37.2
210 33.5 38/52 1380 2.3.11 GS 4dr saloon AAABC
250 27.2 -/- 1505 12.9.12 GS250
144 9.2 26.0
NX 5dr 4x4 AAACC
236 35.6 37/48 1705 17.11.10 300h
112 9.7 30.4

311 33.7 33/39 1891

30.1.13

121 265 26.2 19/28 1889 11.4.07


148 310 35.4 36/41 1875

2.2.11

193 328 36.6 17/24 2718 16.11.04


334 516 41.8 25/35 2625 12.12.12
187 310 37.3 30/36 1815

13.7.11

255 442 43.1 33/42 2115

2.10.13

147 23.6 35/41 1345

236 26.7 40/45 1785

6.8.14

7.3 *4.3 2.7 220 163 39/48 1720

21.8.13

11.4 *7.0 2.7 134 105/153 46/52 1450

23.3.11

9.0 16.2 2.9 207 187 34.4 26/32 1695

1.8.12

9.1 *5.6 2.7 194

na

32/38 1905 1.10.14

LOTUS

ELISE 2dr roadster AAABC


236 34.5 33/45 1635 13.6.07 1.6
127 6.7 21.1 7.1 14.3 2.9 134

118 24.7 39/42 900

26.5.10

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30-70mph Indicates overtaking ability through the gears


50-70mph Is recorded in top gear (*kickdown with an automatic)
and demonstrates flexibility
Touring mpg Recorded over a pre-set road test route
Braking 60-0mph Recorded on a high-grip surface at our test track
Mph/1000rpm Figure is the speed achieved in top gear

0-60mph

Nobody produces as thorough a judgement as


Autocar does with its comprehensive road test.
As well as acceleration, fuel consumption, noise
measurement and brake tests, we also time each car
on wet and dry handling circuits. We even measure
the visibility from inside the car. But we dont just
drive cars at the test track essential as it is for
finding the limits of performance but also on a
wide-ranging mix of roads. We aim to produce the
most complete, objective tests in the business, so
that you will know just how good a car is. Where we
have tested more than one model in a range, the star
rating is for the range overall; where an individual
model within the range meets our coveted five-star
standard, it is highlighted in yellow.

Top speed

ROAD TEST RESULTS

Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

EVORA 2dr coup AAAAC


NOTE 5dr hatch AAAAC
Evora 2+2
162 5.4 13.0 4.7 8.2 2.3 276 258 27.8 24/33 1382 26.8.09 1.2AcentaPrm. 106 12.6
Evora S 2+0 172 4.5 11.3 4.0 6.8 2.4 345 295 34.8 21/26 1430 30.3.11 JUKE 5dr hatch AAABC
EXIGE S 2dr coup AAAAB
Acenta 1.6
111 10.3 41.6
Exige S
170 4.1 9.6 3.7 5.5 2.5 345 295 27 21/30 1176 3.4.13 Nismo 1.6
134 6.9 17.2
LEAF 5dr hatch AAABC
MASERATI
Leaf
91 10.9
GRANTURISMO 2dr coup AAABC
QASHQAI 5dr hatch AAAAB
4.2 GT
177 5.6 13.0 4.9 *2.8 2.8 400 339 32.1 18/27 1975 2.2.08 1.5 dCi 2WD
113 10.8 39.2
GRANCABRIO 2dr open AAABC
X-TRAIL 5dr hatch AAABC
4.7 V8
175 5.1 11.9 4.5 11.2 2.4 433 362 32.1 17/22 2085 14.7.10 1.6 dCi 2WD
117 11.2 39.7
GHIBLI 4dr saloon AAABC
370Z 2dr coup AAAAC
Diesel
155 6.5 17.2 6.0 5.1 2.7 271 443 43.3 31/40 1835 12.3.14 370Z
155 5.4 12.8
GT-R 2dr coup AAAAB
MAZDA
Black Edition 193 3.8 8.5
2 5dr hatch AAAAB
1.5 Sport
117 9.7 34.1 9.8 13.4 2.7 102 101 21.4 34/41 1050 26.9.07 NOBLE
3 5dr hatch AAAAC
M600 2dr coup AAAAB
2.2 SE-L
130 9.0 26.6 9.1 9.9 3.0 148 280 29.7 46/60 1470 4.12.13 M600
225 3.5 6.8
5 5dr MPV AAACC
1.6D Sport
111 12.5 13.4 11.1 2.9 113 199 31.3 35/40 1555 16.2.11 PEUGEOT
6 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
208 3/5dr hatch AAACC
2.2 Sport Nav 139 7.9 21.2 7.1 7.9 2.7 173 309 35 44/56 1480 23.1.13 1.2 VTI Active 109 14.2
CX-5 5dr hatch AAABC
308 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
2.2 Sport Nav 126 9.4 28.0 9.1 9.7 2.3 148 280 34.9 24/55 1575 13.6.12 1.6 e-HDI 115 118 10.1 32.6
MX-5 2dr convertible AAAAC
508 SW estate AAAAC
2.0 Sport
130 7.1 20.8 7.2 11.1 2.8 158 139 23.3 24/35 1086 3.1.06 2.0 HDi 163
138 9.6 28.6
2008 Mini SUV AAABC
MCLAREN
1.6 e-HDi
117 10.7 37.8
12C 2dr coup/roadster AAAAB
3008 5dr hatch AAABC
3.8 V8 coup 205 3.3 6.7 2.3 9.6 2.6 592 442 35.4 19/23 1470 29.6.11 Sport HDi 150 121 9.4 29.1
3.8 V8 Spider 207 3.4 7.2 2.4 14.0 2.4 616 442 35.4 19/23 1474 8.5.13 Hybrid4
118 9.0 31.6
650S 2dr coup/roadster AAAAB
5008 5dr MPV AAAAC
3.8 V8 Spider 204 3.2 6.3 2.2 5.9 2.5 641 500 35.4 18/24 1468 30.7.13 1.6 HDi 110
114 13.0 22.0
P1 2dr coup AAAAA
RCZ 3dr coup AAAAC
P1
217 2.8 5.2 2.2 6.0 2.3 903 664 36.0 19.6/
7.5.14 R THP 270
155 6.8 15.3

MERCEDES-BENZ

A-CLASS 5dr hatch AAABC


A200CDI Sport 130 8.9 28.3 9.0 10.1 2.5 134 221
A45AMG
168 4.2 11.5 4.3 4.5 2.8 355 322
B-CLASS 5dr MPV AAABC
B200 CDI Sport130 9.4 28.8 9.6 11.9 2.7 134 221
C-CLASS 4dr saloon/5dr estate/coup AAAAC
C63 AMG
155 4.4 9.7 3.4 5.3 2.8 451 443
C63 AMG Black 186 4.0 9.2 3.3 7.5 2.66 510 457
C220 CDI coup144 8.1 23.2 7.9 *4.5 2.6 168 295
NEW C-CLASS 4dr AAAAC
C220 Bluetec 145 8.1 22.9 8.1 11.7 2.8 168 295
CLA 4dr coup AAACC
220 CDI Sport 143 8.3 23.1 8.0 4.8 2.9 168 258
SLK 2dr cc AAACC
SLK 200
149 7.5 18.9 7.0 9.9 2.8 181 184
E-CLASS 4dr saloon/5dr estate/2dr convertible AAAAC
E250 CDI auto 149 7.7 20.3 7.4 *4.4 2.9 201 367
E350 CDI estate149 6.9 19.2 6.9 *4.0 2.9 228 398
E250 CGI cab 155 7.4 19.6 7.5 4.5 2.4 201 229
CLS 4dr coup/5dr estate AAAAC
350 BlueEff. 155 6.5 16.0 5.7 *3.3 2.5 302 273
350CDI SBrake 155 7.0 18.5 6.4 *3.8 2.9 261 457
S-CLASS 4dr saloon AAAAA
S350 Bluetec 155 7.3 19.0 6.8 *3.9 2.7 255 457
GLA 5dr 4x4 AAABC
220 CDI SE
134 8.1 23.8 7.8 4.7 2.65 168 258
M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
ML250
130 8.8 28.4 9.3 11.0 2.9 201 368
GL 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
GL350 AMG Spt 137 8.3 24.8 8.2 5.0* 2.6 255 457
SL 2dr convertible AAAAC
SL500
155 4.3 9.9 3.6 6.5 2.7 429 516
SL63 AMG
155 4.6 10.4 3.8 8.7 2.5 518 465
SL65 Black 200 4.2 8.5 3.0 6.0 2.5 661 737
SLS 2dr coup AAAAC
SLS
195 3.9 8.0 2.9 5.0 2.3 563 479

13.4 20.3 2.9 79

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

Top speed

Make and Model

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

81 21.8 42/54 1036

WRX 4dr saloon AAACC


9.10.13 STI Type UK 159 5.4 13.3 5.1 9.4 2.8 296 300 27.6 23/31 1534 25.6.14

9.9 12.7 3.0 115 117 19.5 36/46 1230 3.11.10 SUZUKI
6.0 7.2 2.5 197 184 23.8 31/39 1295 22.5.13 ALTO 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.0 SZ3
96 11.5 12.9
11.4 7.3 2.8 107 207 8.76 320Wh/m 1545 27.4.11 SWIFT 3/5dr hatch AAABC
1.2 SZ4
103 11.6 37.2 11.1
11.1 12.9 2.9 109 192 35.0 49/56 1365 19.2.14 SX4 S-CROSS 5dr hatch AAABC
1.6 DDiS SZ4 111 10.0 32.6 10.1
11.7 11.2 3.0 128 236 32.8 42/48 1550 13.8.14 KIZASHI 4dr saloon AAACC
2.4 CVT
127 10.4 30.1 9.7
4.7 9.9 2.4 326 270 30.5 26/34 1508 29.7.09

20.7 2.8 67

66 21.9 50/69 885

22.4.09

18.7 3.0 93

87 21.5 43/47 1010

15.9.10

8.9 2.57 118 236 35.1 57/67 1290 30.10.13


31/38 1575

4.1.12

6.5.09 MODEL S 5dr hatch AAAAB


Performance 130 4.7 11.7 3.7 2.2 2.7 416 443 8.7 411Wh/m 2108

11.9.13

5.8 2.6 176

170

TESLA

3.6 5.3 2.5 478 434 28.1 19/28 1775

TOYOTA

2.5 4.7 2.45 650 604 29.9 18/25 1305 14.10.09 iQ 3dr hatch AAAAC
1.0 iq2 3dr
93 13.6 15.1 25.4
AYGO 5dr hatchback AAABC
1.0 VVTi
99 13.9 15.2 24.1
14.5 9.1 2.9 81 87 21.2 41/45 1080 18.7.12 YARIS 5dr hatchback AAABC
1.33 TR
114 11.5 43.6 10.9 19.6
10.4 13.9 3.0 114 199 38.5 48/59 1395 15.1.14 VERSO-S 5dr hatchback AAACC
1.3 T Spirit
106 12.1 38.5 11.7 19.2
9.7 5.8 2.57 161 255 32.3 32/46 1680 25.5.11 GT86 3dr coup AAAAA
2.0 manual
140 7.4 18.8 6.8 10.6
11.5 11.8 3.2 114 199 32.7 49/59 1180 19.6.13 AURIS 3/5dr hatch AAACC
1.6 T Spirit
117 9.9 30.7 9.4 13.4
9.1 9.5 2.1 148 251 32.2 44/50 1580 11.11.09 PRIUS 5dr hatch AAAAC
8.9 8.6 2.6 161+36221+14832.7 41/49 1790 25.1.12 T Spirit
112 10.9 35.0 10.9 *6.6
RAV4 5dr 4x4 AAABC
13.2 9.8 3.1 107 192 28.1 20/48 1547 27.1.10 D-4D 140 XT3 111 10.3 38.0 10.9 12.5
LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
5.5 5.8 3.0 266 243 24.2 36/44 1355 12.2.14 4.5 D-4D
130 8.6 27.5 9.1 *5.4

PORSCHE

BOXSTER 2dr convertible AAAAB


37.1 48/58 1475 7.11.12 S 3.4
172 4.7 11.4 4.2
38.1 27/37 1555 14.8.13 CAYMAN 3dr coup AAAAA
2.7
165 5.9 13.6 5.1
37.8 20/52 1495 29.2.12 911 2dr coup AAAAB
Carrera
180 4.8 10.8 3.8
35.8 19/24 1830 12.12.07 Turbo S
197 3.0 7.1 2.6
37.2 15/25 1775 5.9.12 Targa
182 4.3 9.8 3.6
41.3 39/57 1875 17.8.11 918 SPYDER 2dr coup AAAAA
4.6 V8
214 2.6 5.3 1.9
42.4 41/51 1700 23.7.14 PANAMERA 5dr hatch AAABC
4.8 Turbo
188 4.0 9.2 3.4
37.3 44/54 1525 26.6.13 MACAN 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
Turbo
165 4.7 11.8 4.3
31.3 30/41 1485 27.7.11 CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 AAABC
Hybrid
150 6.0 16.6 6.0
34.8 36/42 1780 24.6.09
38.9 29/36 1995 17.2.10 RADICAL
30.0 26/36 1745 14.4.10 SR3 SL 2dr AAAAC
SR3 SL
161 3.4 8.4 3.7
37.6 29/38 1775 13.4.11
39.6 36/43 1980 9.1.13 RENAULT
TWINGO 5dr hatch AAABC
45.6 34/44 1975 16.10.13 Dynamique
94 17.6 19.1
ZOE 5dr hatch AAABC
36.4 40/48 1535 14.5.14 Dynamique
84 12.3 13.9
CLIO 5dr hatch AAAAC
36.2 38/41 2310 2.5.12 0.9 TCE
113 13.4 13.9
RS 200 Turbo 143 7.4 20.9 6.9
37.7 28/33 2455 24.7.13 MEGANE 3/5dr hatch AAACC
1.9 dCi 130
127 9.1 29.6 9.6
39.6 10/24 1815 8.8.12 250 Cup
156 6.0 13.7 4.9
34.3 17/21 2000 7.5.08 275 Trophy-R 158 6.4 14.0 5.0
37.4 16/22 1880 8.4.09 SCENIC 5dr MPV AAAAC
Grand 1.4 TCe 121 11.0 34.8 10.4
30.4 19/24 1710 30.6.10

11.2.09

3.3 67

67 21.9 35/44 915

3.0 68

70 22.5 49/63 900

2.7.14

2.9 98

92 23.7 42/51 1065

28.9.11

2.9 98

92 21.7 39/48 1125

9.3.11

2.6 197

151 23.5 30/45 1235

4.7.12

2.7 122

116 20.0 30/37 1275

17.1.07

2.9 98+80 105+153 48/56 1415

8.7.09

3.2 134 228 32/42 1639 22.3.06


3.0 282 479 40.3 18/20 2880 30.1.08

VAUXHALL

14.2 2.9 311 266 40.3 25/32 1420


8.2 2.7 271 214 23.9 29/34 1385
11.7 2.3 345 288 32.8 21/35 1445
6.8 2.6 552 553 37.9 20/31 1605
15.0 2.4 394 325 37.9 21/29 1578
2.2 2.3 874 944 41.2 28/44 1740
13.5 2.5 493 567 45.0 20/28 2045
7.9 2.4 394 406 35.7 22/31 2000
*3.6 2.5 374 324 37.8 26/29 2315

4.8 2.7 245 265 24.9 14/- 765

ADAM 5dr hatch AAACC


27.6.12 1.2 Jam ecoFLEX 103 14.3 15.3 20.8
AGILA 5dr hatch AAABC
24.4.13 1.0i Club
98 14.5 16.1 23.0
CORSA 3/ 5dr AAAAC
7.3.12 1.6 VXR
136 6.7 16.8 5.6 7.2
8.1.14 MERIVA 5dr MPV AAABC
18.6.14 1.4T 140 SE
122 9.4 28.3 8.7 13.1
ASTRA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
22.10.14 GTC 1.6 Turbo 137 8.8 24.3 8.2 13.4
2.0 VXR
155 6.4 16.5 6.0 7.0
20.9.09 AMPERA 5dr hatch AAAAC
Electron
100 10.1 9.9 *6.2
4.6.14 INSIGNIA 5dr hatch/estate AAAAC
2.0 CDTi 160 135 9.1 25.3 8.4 10.3
23.6.10 ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr AAABC
2.0 CDTi 165 129 10.4 36.8 10.2 14.3
MOKKA Mini SUV AAABC
1.4T
118 10.0 30.6 9.4 13.7
30.11.11 VXR8 4dr saloon AAAAB
GTS
155 4.8 10.2 3.7 7.4

2.8 68

85 21.8 39/45 1086

6.2.13

2.9 64

68 20.6 44/57 1035

19.3.08

2.6 189 192 23.7 28/35 1255

4.4.07

2.6 138 148 25.5 31/37 1465

2.6.10

2.7 178 170 28.3 31/38 1465 23.11.11


2.8 276 295 27.6 27/33 1565 25.7.12
2.6 148 273 54/45 1735

28.3.12

2.7 158 258 36.1 19/44 1655 19.11.08


3.2 163 258 37.7 38/46 1805 15.2.12
3.0 138 148 26.1 32/40 1350 28.11.12
2.5 577 546 34.9 18/25 1882 30.4.14

VOLKSWAGEN

29.4 2.9 69
9.1 2.9 87
19.1 2.8 89
9.1 2.8 197
9.2 2.7 128
6.6 2.7 247
6.4 3.1 271
9.2 2.3 129

ROLLS-ROYCE

MG
PHANTOM 4dr saloon AAAAC
3 5dr hatch AAABC
Phantom
149 6.0 14.7 5.3 *3.0
1.5 3Form Spt 108 11.4 41.5 11.6 19.6 2.8 105 101 22.2 37/41 1150 25.12.13 2dr Coup
155 6.1 15.5 5.9 *3.4
6 5dr hatch AACCC
GHOST 4dr saloon AAAAC
1.8 T
120 8.8 25.8 9.2 11 2.8 158 159 28 29/37 1525 11.5.11 Ghost
155 4.9 10.6 3.9 *2.3
WRAITH 2dr coup AAAAB
MINI
Wraith
155 4.6 10.0 4.5 *2.1
MINI 3dr hatch AAAAB
Cooper S
146 6.9 17.1 5.9 6.7 2.5 189 221 26.4 35/54 1235 2.4.14 SEAT
JCW GP
150 6.6 14.9 5.2 5.6 2.4 215 192 23.6 34/45 1160 20.2.13 IBIZA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
CLUBMAN 5dr estate AAABC
Cupra 1.4 TSI 140 7.0 19.6 6.3 *3.6
Cooper D
118 10.8 37.6 11.4 11.9 2.8 108 177 32.3 34/41 1295 31.10.07 LEON 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
COUNTRYMAN 5dr hatch AAABC
SC 2.0 TDI FR 142 8.0 22.1 7.5 9.6
Cooper D All4 115 11.1 - 11.5 16.1 2.6 110 199 34.8 39/43 1475 29.9.10 Cupra SC 280 155 5.9 13.6 4.4 7.1
COUP 2dr coup AAABC
ALHAMBRA 5dr MPV AAAAC
JCW
149 7.2 17.0 6.0 6.0 2.8 208 207 23.9 33/46 1230 26.10.11 2.0 TDI 170 DSG127 10.5 38.3 11.2 *7.0
ROADSTER 2dr convertible AAABC
Cooper S
141 8.1 19.9 7.3 8.0 2.5 182 177 23.7 33/45 1260 9.5.12 SKODA
FABIA 5dr hatch/5dr estate AAAAB
MITSUBISHI
1.4 16v
104 11.5 12.0 15.3
ASX 5dr hatch AAABC
OCTAVIA 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
1.8 DiD 3
124 10.0 28.8 10.1 8.6 2.8 148 221 29.6 49/57 1490 21.7.10 1.6 TDI SE
121 11.6 43.0 12.5 13.6
OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 AAABC
SUPERB 4dr saloon AAAAC
2.2 DiD GX5 118 10.2 32.9 10.1 11.1 3.07 147 265 34.7 38/45 1675 27.3.13 2.0 TDI
128 10.3 31.5 9.8 10.4
PHEV GX4hs 106 10.0 30.5 9.5 6.2 3.0 200 245 44/38 1810 16.4.14 RAPID 4dr saloon AAABC
1.2 TSI
114 11.3 45.5 11.5 14.2
MORGAN
YETI 5dr SUV AAABC
PLUS 8 2dr convertible AAACC
2.0 TDI 140
119 10.7 39.1 11.2 12.3
4.8 V8
4.9 11.1 4.0 8.3 3.2 390 370 36.0 24/32 1230 22.8.12
3 WHEELER 2dr convertible AAAAA
SUBARU
3 Wheeler
115 8.0 29.9 7.7 5.1 3.56 80 103 21.3 30/- 520 6.6.12 XV 5dr hatch AAACC
2.0D SE
120 8.9 29.1 9.5 10.1
NISSAN
FORESTER 3/5dr hatch AAACC
MICRA 5dr hatch AABCC
2.0d XC
118 9.9 36.5 10.5 11.0
1.2 Tekna
105 11.6 12.3 18.7 3.0 79 81 22.6 45/53 1002 19.1.11

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Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

Top speed

Make and Model

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

Top speed

Make and Model

ROAD TEST RESULTS

ROAD TEST RESULTS

2.7 453
2.9 453
2.6 563
2.9 624

2.4 178

67 20.8 42/52 865 29.10.14 UP 3dr hatch AAAAC


1.0 High Up
106 13.8 14.7 18.6 2.8
162 7.8 250Wh/m 1468 31.7.13 POLO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
1.2 70PS SE 103 14.2 15.4 23 2.9
100 23.8 38/47 1009 6.3.13 1.4 TSI BlueGT 130 7.5 22.2 7.1 8.0 2.9
177 20.8 32/37 1204 23.10.13 GOLF 3/5dr hatch AAAAB
GTI Perf. DSG 155 6.5 16.4 5.9 8.9 2.8
221 32.4 41/49 1400 21.1.09 2.0 TDI
134 9.6 27.6 8.6 11.7 2.9
251 28.4 28/34 1320 13.01.10 R
155 4.8 12.0 4.3 6.5 2.9
266 27 26/33 1297 5.11.14 e-Golf
87 10.5 11.0 7.0 2.7
GOLF CABRIOLET 2dr convertible AAABC
140 22.1 28/36 1457 16.9.09 1.6 TDI
117 12.2 44.6 12.8 13.2 2.7
SCIROCCO 2dr coup AAAAB
2.0 TSI GT
144 6.7 17.0 6.1 7.9 2.7
2.0 TSI R
155 6.5 13.7 4.9 5.9 2.7
531 38.7 8/17 2485 2.4.03 EOS 2dr convertible AAAAC
531 38.7 7/18 2495 27.8.08 2.0 TFSI Sport 142 7.8 20.5 7.3 9.2 2.6
PASSAT 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
575 46.0 18/23 2450 7.7.10 2.0 TDI SE Est 127 10.3 32.9 9.8 11.1 2.7
TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 AAABC
590 45.9 15/27 2435 21.5.14 2.0 TDI Sport 115 10.3 37.5 10.9 9.9 2.9
TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
3.0 V6 TDI SE 135 6.9 19.8 6.8 *3.9 2.7
PHAETON 5dr saloon AACCC
184 21.3 31/40 1172 21.10.09 3.0 V6 TDI
147 7.9 21.8 7.2 *4.1 2.9

2.9 181 280 35.6 47/54 1350 4.9.13 VOLVO


2.7 276 258 27.2 28/36 1441 26.3.14 V40 4dr hatch AAABC
D3 SE Lux
130 8.9 26.6
3.0 168 258 30.5 35/40 1935 1.12.10 S60 4dr saloon AAAAC
D4 SE Nav
143 7.6 20.4
V60 5dr estate AAABC
D5 SE Lux
143 8.1 21.0
2.6 85 97 22.0 32/40 1134 18.4.07 Plug-in Hybrid 134 6.1 17.2
Polestar
155 5.3 13.1
2.7 104 184 32.3 46/56 1230 10.4.13 S80 4dr saloon AAAAC
3.2 SE Sport 141 8.5 21.7
2.6 138 236 34.6 34/44 1550 30.7.08 V70 5dr estate AAABC
2.4 D5
138 8.9 24.1
2.9 84 118 26.1 40/47 1175 5.12.12 XC60 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
D5 SE Lux
118 9.5 30.5
2.7 138 236 34.5 36/46 1545 7.10.09

70 20.5 44/59 945

7.12.11

69 83 22.8 41/51 1075


138 184 28.1 40/49 1212

23.9.09
13.2.13

74

227
148
296
113

258
236
280
199

34.4 32/38 1402 10.7.13


37.4 44/56 1390 16.1.13
27.1 34/29 1495 9.4.14
7.6 244Wh/m1585 10.9.14

103 184 32.6 47/57 1495 31.8.11


197 207 20.6 29/39 1390
261 258 26.3 28/34 1400

10.9.08
24.2.10

197 207 26.3 11/35 1610

2.8.06

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