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VW unleashes 395bhp, 4WD mega-hatch. Look out AMG...

Beijing
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Special reports: 40 new cars and all the gossip
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Porsche
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Can it really do everything?

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Volkswagen Golf R400:
mega-hatch concept
promises 395bhp and
0-62mph in 3.9sec

NEWS
Volkswagen Golf R400 Hottest of hot hatches 8
BMW Vision Future Luxury Big saloon concept 12
Audi TT offroad New crossover for TT family

14

Citron DS 6WR Chinese sub-brands first SUV 16


Hilton Holloway Musings from the Beijing show 18
Land Rover Discovery Sport Name revealed

20

Mazda MX-5 See beneath new roadster

23

Jaguar F-type RS Hot Jag could get 600bhp

26

TESTED
Mercedes SLS Final Edition GTs last hurrah

30

Volkswagen Polo Facelift makes it even better 32


Volvo V60 Polestar Rapid 345bhp estate

35

Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport Fun, but pricey 37


BMW X3 xDrive20d SE Fine SUV gets better 39
BMW M235i ROAD TEST

COVER
STORY

56

FEATURES
Porsche Macan We go off-roading in Morocco 40
Mitsubishi Evo RIP Saying goodbye to an icon 48
Speedback GT Inside story on British-built GT 52

OUR CARS
Mazda 6 Our slick SkyActiv saloon signs off

66

Range Rover A new keeper feels right at home 71

20

Latest on Land Rovers new Discovery family

15

EVERY WEEK
Steve Cropley Why being bad is a little bit sad
Mercedes Concept Coup SUV unveiled

The Vision Future Luxury is


described as a showcase
for future BMW models
Greg Kable, p12

25

Matt Prior The problems with pricey purchases 27


Joe Saward Behind-the-scenes changes in F1 29
Your views Good riddance to the 12C

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Colin Goodwin The best bit about electric cars 65


Richard Bremner Alfa Romeo Alfetta Spider

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EALS
Used buying guide Ford Escort RS Turbo 72
James Ruppert Very nice Volvo S60s

76

New vs used Porsche or Lambo for 75k? 79


New cars A-Z All the latest models rated 80
Road test results Autocars data archive 91
Classifieds Cars, number plates, services 98

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56 BMW M235i thoroughly appraised

40 Macan hits the dirt in Morocco

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Saying goodbye to Mitsubishis rally refugee in an Evo VI

Ford Escort RS Turbos from 2750

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Motor show success


in East and West...
A MOTOR SHOW WEEK is about as exciting as it gets for us.
So a week with two major shows is an extremely rare treat.
Both New York and Beijing were packed with exciting new
cars, too. Inevitably, the sheer scale and clout of the Chinese
show meant that it was by far the more significant of the two.
But it would be a mistake to dismiss the New York show as
a bit player by comparison. As you can see from our extensive
coverage, the American manufacturers and importers alike
all launched significant new models. Including, of course,
the Land Rover concept that previews the new Discovery
family. BMW showed us a new SUV and there were a raft of
new models from the domestic brands, many of which will
eventually come across the Atlantic.
The motor show barometer is a useful one. It helps to
confirm that the US is every bit as buoyant as the muchheralded Chinese market. Thats good news for our own
luxury car makers, for whom these two
powerhouses are their largest markets.
All of which makes us think that
its a shame the UK no longer has a
show of its own. We could be right up
there with New York.

CHAS HALLETT BRAND EDITOR


chas.hallett@haymarket.com

@chashallett

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VW outguns rivals wit


Q Golf R400 concept previews new low-volume mega-hatch Q 395bhp from 2.0-litre turbo
olkswagen has signalled
its clear intent to take
on the most powerful of
todays mega-hatches
with a spectacular new
395bhp Golf called the R400.
Unveiled in what is officially
a concept car form at the
Beijing motor show, the
new ber-Golf has been
developed by Volkswagens
R division in a programme
aimed at both showcasing
its engineering prowess and
highlighting its range of
customisation possibilities.

The rapid new three-door


hatchback is the latest in a
long line of Golf concepts. It is
based around the mechanical
package of the recently
introduced Golf R in a move
that aims the R400 squarely
at the likes of the MercedesBenz A45 AMG, BMW M235i
and the upcoming secondgeneration Audi RS3.
The Golf R400 runs a
higher-powered version of the
latest Golf Rs turbocharged
2.0-litre, four-cylinder
petrol engine, which is known

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internally as the EA888. Its


engineering has been overseen
by Volkswagens head of petrol
engine development, Fritz
Eichler the man who was
behind the similarly configured
unit used in the most powerful
of the existing crop of megahatches, the A45 AMG.
With 395bhp at 7200rpm
and 332lb ft of torque between
2000rpm and 6000rpm, the
heavily tuned four-pot packs a
significant 99bhp and 52lb ft
more than the already potent
Golf R. By comparison, the

A45 produces 355bhp at


6000rpm and an identical
332lb ft on a slightly narrower
band of revs between
2250rpm and 5000rpm.
The EA888 was also
showcased in Audis TT
Quattro Sport concept at
the Geneva motor show in
March with an output of
414bhp and 332lb ft.
To maximise the
sledgehammer performance
potential of its engine,
Volkswagens latest concept
employs a six-speed manual

gearbox and the latest


version of Volkswagens
multi-plate-clutch 4Motion
four-wheel drive system.
This combination, too, has
been taken from the Golf R,
which also offers the option
of a six-speed dual-clutch
automatic gearbox.
The electro-mechanical
4Motion system continuously
alters the amount of drive
sent to the front and rear
axles. Up to 100 per cent
of the formidable reserves
can be channelled to either

BEIJINGMOTORSHOW

th 395bhp mega-Golf
engine, plus 4WD Q 0-62mph in 3.9sec Q Likely price of 38k to rival Mercedes A45 AMG

Beijing concept
was created with
production in mind

end, depending on prevailing


levels of traction. It operates
in combination with
Volkswagens EDS and XDS+
electronic differential locks.
These form part of the Golf
R400s multi-function ESP
system, which also features
a Sport function to dial
back the intervention of the
electronics when driving
conditions permit.
The R400s body is
based on that of the threedoor Golf R, with which it
shares its hot-formed steel

floorpan and elements of


its bodyshell. Despite early
rumours suggesting that it
might receive a wider range
of weight-saving measures
than those featured on the
concept in Beijing, it is not
exceptionally light. But at
1420kg, the R400 manages
to undercut the Golf R (in
six-speed manual form) by
56kg and the A45 by 135kg.
This endows it with a powerto-weight ratio of 278bhp per
tonne 77bhp per tonne
more than the Golf R and

50bhp per tonne more than


the Mercedes.
Volkswagen says the R400
reaches 62mph from standstill
in 3.9sec, 1.0sec faster than
it quotes for the Golf R and
0.7sec faster than Mercedes
claims for the A45. Top speed
is limited to 174mph 19mph
up on the governed 155mph
maximum of the Golf R and
the A45. Officials say the
gearing allows the R400 to
crack 190mph if the electronic
limiter is removed.
The powerful three-door

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Carbonfibre adorns
the bucket seats
shells and the fascia

hatchbacks styling is a
lot less restrained than that
of recent concepts based on
Volkswagens perennial bestseller. Thats in line with plans
to create a car that could be
considered for low-volume
production. There is a deeper
front bumper, which sports
integral carbonfibre elements,
including a prominent splitter.
The cooling ducts have also
been heavily modified to ram
a greater amount of air into
the engine bay and to the
front brakes.
In a move that provides it
with an even more aggressive
stance than the Golf R, the
R400 receives unique wings
that have been widened by
20mm, giving it an added

The wings have been widened by 20mm,


providing the R400 with an aggressive stance
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40mm of width at both the


front and rear.
Further back, there
are carbonfibre exterior
mirror housings and subtle
sill extensions. The rear is
distinguished by a carbonfibre
spoiler atop the tailgate
and a deeper bumper with
carbonfibre elements, vertical
ducts used to extract hot air
from the wheel housings and
a carbonfibre diffuser housing
two large, round tailpipes.
Yellow accents are
used within the headlamp
assemblies, which feature the
latest LED graphics, as well as
on the grille and brake calipers
to visually set the new car
apart from the Golf R, which
uses chrome highlights. The

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW


concept also sports yellow and
chrome R400 badges within
the grille, along the flanks and
on the tailgate.
As with its powertrain, the
suspension is borrowed largely
from the Golf R. The two
share the same MacPherson
strut front and multi-link
rear suspension, which is set
20mm lower than regular
Golf models. Both also feature
Dynamic Chassis Control,
which adapts the dampers to
one of three modes: Comfort,
Normal and Sport. Further
common features are the
19-inch wheels and 235/35
R19 tyres.
Inside, the Golf R400 also
builds on the Golf R, with
revised instruments (including

a speedo incremented to
320km/h, or 199mph) and
carbonfibre-backed bucket
seats up front in combination
with carbonfibre trim elements
and yellow stitching.
At the cars unveiling in
China, Volkswagen officials
were coy about the chances
of the Golf R400 reaching
showrooms. However, sources
at its R division, which was
responsible for its conception,
development and engineering,
suggest that its close links
to the Golf R could be an
important factor in ensuring
that it reaches production on
a limited basis as a figurehead
for VWs increasingly active
performance car division.
GREG KABLE

HOW THE GOLF R400 STACKS UP AGAINST ITS RIVALS

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R400

BMW M235i

MERCEDES-BENZ A45 AMG

Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Kerb weight
Engine

34,250
5.0sec
155mph (limited)
1530kg
6 cyls in line, 2979cc,
turbo, petrol
322bhp at 5800-6000rpm
332lb ft at 1300-4500rpm

37,845
4.6sec
155mph (limited)
1555kg
4 cyls in line, 1991cc,
turbo, petrol
355bhp at 6000rpm
332lb ft at 2250-5500rpm

Power
Torque

38,000 (est)
3.9sec
174mph (limited)
1420kg
4 cyls in line, 1984cc,
turbo, petrol
395bhp at 7200rpm
332lb ft at
2000-6000rpm

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Vision Future Luxury


features i8-style
laser headlights

OFFICIAL PICTURES

BMW points to radical


Luxury saloon concept reveals BMWs vision for its next-generation S-class rival, due late next year
MW has previewed the
key exterior styling
elements, contemporary
interior design touches,
lightweight carbonfibre
construction and innovative
lighting systems of the nextgeneration 7-series with the
unveiling of an arresting new
concept car called the Vision
Future Luxury.
Revealed at the Beijing
motor show, the big new
four-door luxury saloon is
described as a showcase for
future BMW models.
While initial speculation
suggested that the Vision
Future Luxury pointed to a
possible 9-series flagship
model to be added at the top
of the German car makers

line-up, BMW officials have


confirmed that the new
concept was created more
specifically as a pointer to the
sixth-generation 7-series,
which is due to head into UK
showrooms late next year.
The BMW Vision Future
Luxury is the messenger of our
philosophy of modern luxury,
said Karim Habib, head of BMW
design. It takes our thinking a
stage further.
The exterior styling of
BMWs latest concept shows
hints of the Gran Lusso Coup
wheeled out at last years Ville
dEste concourse in Italy. But
in keeping with the upmarket
positioning of the 7-series, its
overall appearance is much
more formal.

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Architecture and
materials preview
future BMW cabins

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW

Two individual rear


seats are accessed
via coach-style doors

new 7-series
An oversized kidney grille,
heavily structured fascia
and slim-line headlights
dominate a bold front end,
while a more elegant-looking
rear is distinguished by a
heavily angled rear window,
comparatively short bootlid
and uncharacteristically
shaped tail-lights.
The conceptual nature of
the Vision Future Luxurys
exterior is further reflected
in the flanks, which receive
prominent shoulders and
BMWs latest air vents behind
the front wheel arches.
The sides of the BMW
concept are supported by a
carbonfibre inner structure in
a move that allows the front
seats to form part of the loadbearing structure. This latter
treatment is thought to hint

at an innovative construction
process that will see the new
7-series receive lightweight
carbonfibre body sides similar
to those used by its i-brand
models as part of an effort to
provide the new luxury saloon
with a significant reduction in
kerb weight.
Pillarless doors are used
front and rear. But while the
front doors have conventional
front hinges, BMWs design
team has endowed the Vision
Future Luxury with rearhinged, coach-style doors to
ease entry to the rear, which
accommodates two deeply
contoured individual seats.
As with the exterior,
the four-seat interior is
highly conceptual in nature.
However, BMW says the threedimensional displays, the

basic architecture (including


the flowing centre console)
and materials, including
a combination of brushed
aluminium and wood, will be
reflected on future models,
including the new 7-series.
Also hinted at on the Vision
Future Luxury is touchscreen
operation, a further developed
head-up display unit with realtime information and a new
iDrive controller.
Among the lighting
technology that the Vision
Future Luxury is previewing
for the next 7-series are stateof-the-art laser headlights and
organic light-emitting diode
(OLED) tail-lights. The laser
headlights are set to appear
first on the upcoming i8 plugin hybrid sports car.
GREG KABLE

Remember BMWs previous luxury concept?


CS concept was
canned after the
2008 meltdown

IF THE VISION Future


Luxury rings some bells,
dont be surprised. A similar
flagship saloon was shown
as the CS concept at the
2007 Shanghai motor show,
exactly seven years ago.
It, too, was intended as a
pointer towards the shape of
luxury BMWs to come.
The CS project died in the
global economic meltdown
of 2008, when BMW saw
profits in the third quarter
of that year plummet by

more than 60 per cent


and factory output being
reduced. No one could have
predicted the speed with
which the premium car
markets would revive, so
BMW decided to invest what
cash it had in the electric i3
and i8 projects.
Todays booming
premium car market has
convinced BMW that it is
safe to build a new luxury
car to take on the latest
Mercedes-Benz S-class.

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TT styling cues
are all present
and correct

Audi previews TT crossover


New offroad concept paves the way for an expanded TT family; likely to be called TTQ in production
udi provided proof of how
it can expand the TT into
a family of models with
the unveiling of the TT
offroad concept car in Beijing.
Audi boss Rupert Stadler
admitted that the show car
could point the way to Audis
sports car turning into a
sub-brand, and hinted heavily
that it could make production
as the TTQ.

The TT can be a family, he


said of the five-door compact
SUV. This concept shows that
we can do it, as long as the
genetic code is retained.
Stadler explained that the
genetic code equals the
TTs distinctive wheel arches,
shallow side glass, rear lights
and the distinctive interior all
present on the Beijing show
concept car.

A Range Rover Evoquerivalling production version


could reach the market in
around two years time, but
Audi technical chief Ulrich
Hackenberg says it will take
six months for Audi to reach a
decision on whether to give the
model the green light.
The concept utilises an
all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid
powertrain that mixes a 2.0

TFSI petrol engine with an


electric motor and battery
pack for a combined 402bhp.
The TT offroad features
wireless charging, allowing the
car to simply be parked over a
plate to receive a charge.
Underpinning the concept is
the VW Groups MQB platform.
It has similar dimensions to the
recently revealed third-gen TT.
CHAS HALLETT

VW takes on Merc CLA


THE VOLKSWAGEN NMC
(New Midsize Coup) concept
makes official plans for a
style-led saloon to challenge
the Mercedes-Benz CLA.
Unveiled at the Beijing
motor show, the four-door
closely previews a new
Jetta-based model that
will slot into the VW line-up
beneath the existing CC.
Looking all but ready
for production, the NMC
continues the current
VW design lineage, with
crisp feature lines, heavily
horizontal detailing and
taut surfacing.
A simple grille and LED
headlamps span the width
of the front end, giving the

new car clear family ties to


other recent VWs. In a bid to
provide it with an added sense
of sportiness, VW designers
have taken inspiration from
the CC in providing the
NMC with a heavily curved
roofline, frameless doors and
a notchback-style rear.
At 4597mm in length,
1838mm in width and
1422mm in height, the MQBbased NMC is 48mm shorter,
58mm wider and 58mm lower
than the Jetta, with which
it is expected to share its
2650mm wheelbase.
VW claims the NMC has
similar levels of space to
the Jetta, with room for five
adults and a 500-litre boot.

NMC is shorter,
wider and lower
than the Jetta

PORSCHE BOXSTER/CAYMAN GTS

VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG

The first two-seat Porsches to receive GTS


badging since the original 904GTS of 1964, the
330bhp Boxster GTS and 340bhp Cayman GTS
are set to go on sale in the UK next month, priced
at 52,879 and 55,397 respectively.

Volkswagen has dropped slow-selling V8 and


hybrid versions of the Touareg SUV as part of a
range of mid-life revisions. VW has boosted the
power and fuel economy of the existing diesel
engines. UK deliveries will begin in November.

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Cabin is similar to Mk3 TTs

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW


SHOW STARS

PEUGEOT EXALT
There was a clear winner for me.
I thought the Peugeot Exalt was
a terrific concept that was made
all the more appealing by the
confidence that it shows and the fact that
theres a fighting chance of it becoming a
production reality. CH

Production version is
set to appear next year

Rakish Mercedes SUV targets X6


MERCEDES-BENZ PREVIEWED
its upcoming BMW X6 rival when
it unveiled the arresting Concept
Coup SUV in Beijing.
The M-class-based concepts bold
styling is said to provide a realistic
glimpse of the appearance of the
2015 production version, which is set
to be called the MLC.
The Concept Coup SUV features
unique exterior styling that shares
little with the more practical M-class.
A prominent grille, heavily structured
flanks and a rear end inspired by that

of the S-class coup are among the


design features.
At 4935mm in length, 2044mm
in width and 1739mm in height, the
Concept Coup SUV is said to closely
mirror the production MLC in size.
If these figures are retained, the
MLC will be 58mm longer, 61mm
wider and 49mm higher than the X6.
The wheelbase is the same as the
M-classs 2916mm, but the tracks
are wider front and rear.
Mercedes has fitted the concept
with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre

petrol V6. Also set to appear in the


facelifted M-class due later this year,
it produces 328bhp and 354lb ft.
Drive is sent to all four wheels
through Mercedes new nine-speed
9G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox,
which gets a column-mounted shift
stalk aimed at freeing up space on
the centre console.
The suspension features
Mercedes new Active Curve system,
which allows the car to lean into
corners to counter body roll. Expect
it to appear on production versions.

AUDI TT OFFROAD
The Audi TTQ as it will be called
in production is a masterful
rethink of the TTs iconic design as
a forward-thinking urban SUV. As
such, its bound to be a smash hit and in my
eyes is the most original Audi in years. HH

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R400

MINI PACEMAN

ASTON MARTIN Q-CARS

Mini followed up the recent introduction of the facelifted


Countryman with the unveiling of a similarly reworked
Paceman in Beijing.
The three-door Paceman gains a number of minor
exterior styling tweaks, including a lightly modified
grille, new alloys, revised colour schemes and optional
LED headlamps. Inside, there are new instruments and
trim, along with more sound deadening material.
The Paceman Cooper S also gets the revised 1.6-litre
turbo petrol engine from the Countryman with an extra
6bhp over the existing model, taking output to 187bhp.

Aston Martin expanded its bespoke Q by Aston Martin


personalisation scheme in Beijing.
Customised versions of several models, including
the DB9, were used to show what is possible from the Q
scheme. Each featured special finishes and interior trims.
Aston also detailed its new Q Lounge Concept. The
scheme, which is being trialled in China, adds a new
area to Aston dealers that allows customers to better
visualise their creations by picking from a range of
colours, trim finishes, materials and other cosmetic
options. The scheme could be rolled out worldwide.

The stunning R400 takes the


humble Golf to a whole new level
of power, performance and sheer
desirability. The fact that the
concept is production-based serves to raise
its appeal even further. Can Volkswagen
afford not to build it? GK

PEUGEOT 2008 DKR


I dont just love the Gothaminspired design of this monstrous
long-distance dune buggy; I love
the reason for its existence.
After its success at Pikes Peak, Peugeot is
returning to the Dakar Rally next year and
the kind of competition it does best. AF

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VOLVO S60L HYBRID

HONDA CONCEPT B

The Chinese-made S60L Hybrid is Volvos first


petrol-electric model. The long-wheelbase
saloon is destined only for China at present. Its
powertrain mixes a 2.0-litre petrol engine with
an electric motor and battery pack.

The Honda Concept B is a China-only four-door


coup, a production version of which will go on
sale in 2016. Its designed to attract younger
buyers who are bored with traditional saloons
but dont feel ready to trade up to an SUV.

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Citron expands DS brand

A new DS-badged SUV and a sports saloon concept make their debuts, along with a crossover concept
itron unveiled two new
DS models and a new
compact SUV at the
Beijing motor show.
The DS 6WR is inspired by
the Wild Rubis SUV concept
seen last year. DS exists as a
brand in its own right in the
Chinese market, and the 6WR is
the first DS SUV.
Designed in Paris but built
at the new DS plant in Shenzen
near Hong Kong, the DS
6WR is powered by a 1.6-litre
turbocharged four-cylinder
petrol engine with either
157bhp or 197bhp. Despite its
off-road looks, the DS 6WR is
front-wheel drive only.
The DS 6WR is for the time
being destined to be sold
only in China, which is now
Citrons number one market.
However, the models lack of
four-wheel drive and diesel
power shouldnt prove to be an
obstacle to future European
sales, as it sits on the same
platform as the DS5, so it would
accept its diesel engines and
an electric rear axle drive for
all-wheel drive.
The performance-orientated
DS 5LS R concept is based on

the DS 5LS luxury flagship, also


built at Shenzen and which has
been on sale since last year.
Power comes from a
300bhp version of PSAs
1.6-litre turbocharged petrol
engine the highest output
yet seen for the unit. It would
give the DS 5LS R a top speed
of well over 160mph were it to
make production.
As with the DS 5LS, the R
would not be sold in Europe.
Completing Citrons trio
of new models in Beijing was
the C-XR concept, which
previews the first production
SUV to come from the joint
venture between Citron and
Dongfeng.
The concept is billed as
a contemporary
take on the SUV.
C-XR previews
European sales
new compact SUV
are unlikely, given
its Chinese jointventure roots,
but Citron
might reassess
that when the
model appears
next year.
ANDREW
FRANKEL

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DS 6WR is the
brands first
SUV model

DS 5LS R concept
has a 300bhp 1.6litre turbo engine

Peugeot plots China growth with Exalt


PEUGEOT COULD PUT its
Exalt concept into production
for China, company boss
Maxime Picat has revealed.
Speaking at the Beijing
show, Picat admitted that
there is a need to make a
large saloon for the Chinese

market, as well as a larger


SUV. Consequently, a
production version of the
Exalt is a serious likelihood.
Product boss Xavier
Peugeot confirmed the need to
sell the cars in China but isnt
ruling them out for Europe.

Peugeot needs a
big saloon like the
Exalt for China

FORD EVEREST

We dont want to give up on


saloons in Europe, he said.
Its possible to sell the SUV
across continents, but it cant
be exactly the same product.
He also denied that he is
trying to make the brand more
upmarket for China.

FORD PRESENTED ITS Everest concept at the Beijing show. The


new seven-seat SUV is based on Ford Ranger underpinnings and
is destined for sale in China. It is likely be made by JMC, Fords
joint venture partner in the country.
The concept was styled by Fords Australian design team and
offers beautiful design, premium refinement and rugged
capabilities in equal measure, according to Fords boss in China,
John Lawler. The firm also describes the Everest as a highly
capable vehicle that is equally at home in the city or off road.

NISSAN LANNIA

PEUGEOT 408 SALOON

Nissan followed up its Friend Me hatchback


concept from last years Shanghai show
with a saloon version named Lannia in
Beijing. It previews a Chinese-designed
saloon that could be sold worldwide.

Peugeot turned its 308 hatch into a


saloon and created the 408 for Beijing.
The 408 is destined for sale in China and
other emerging markets as a rival to the
Ford Focus and Volkswagen Lavida.

16 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

BEIJINGMOTORSHOW

Confidential

All-new Escort
uses a 1.5-litre
petrol engine

PEUGEOT IS TRYING to sell


its Hybrid Air technology to its
competitors. Company boss
Maxime Picat said the firm
needs at least 500,000 to be
sold every year to make the
system viable. That means its
unlikely that Peugeot-Citron
can go it alone with the tech.
PEUGEOTS NEXT-GEN
Hybrid 4 technology will have
a conventional automatic
gearbox instead of the current
robotised manual. Company
boss Maxime Picat admitted
that the current gearbox
has been heavily criticised,
prompting engineers to
change the transmission.

New Escort leads compact saloon push


A PRODUCTION VERSION of
the all-new Ford Escort was
revealed in Beijing, reviving
the famous model name that
disappeared from European
markets in 2002.
Designed to meet the
demands of Chinese
consumers within the fastgrowing compact saloon
segment and built on a global
platform, the Escort is part of

Fords plan to roll out 15 new


models in China by next year.
The Focus is Fords biggestselling vehicle in China it
sells both second and thirdgeneration variants in the
market and sales of compact
saloons continue to grow
rapidly. The sector currently
accounts for five million units
a year about a quarter of
Chinas entire car market but

sales are expected to grow to


7.2 million by 2017.
Ford believes the Escort will
cater for customers who value
interior roominess, superior
safety and sophisticated design
in an attainable compact car.
The Escorts development
was a collaboration between
Fords Australia-based
Asia-Pacific design team
and the Ford Research and

Engineering Centre in Nanjing.


The latest Escort is powered
by a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol
engine. The car will be built in
China by the Changan Ford
Automobile joint venture and
there are no plans for it to be
sold outside of the country.
The new production model
follows a concept version
unveiled at last years Shanghai
motor show.

HYUNDAI iX25
HYUNDAIS iX25 COMPACT SUV concept closely previews a
production model destined for sale in the Chinese market. The
expanding global popularity of smaller SUVs means it is also
highly likely to be sold elsewhere around the world, once initial
demand in China has abated.
Based on the running gear of the Kia Soul, the Skoda Yeti-size
ix25 is the result of the Beijing Hyundai joint venture and will be
built in China before sales start this summer.
The ix25 looks like a shrink-wrapped ix35, with a distinctive
grille, wraparound lights and a tapering window line.

Lincoln launches in China


with new SUV concept
FORD REVEALED A new Lincoln MKX concept in Beijing to
coincide with the launch of its premium arm into China.
The MKX previews a Ford Edge-based global SUV thats
set to go into production within 18 months. It is the first time
that Lincoln has revealed a concept car outside of the US.
Ford boss Alan Mulally said Lincoln aimed to give better
value and better service than other imported luxury brands.
Sales will commence with the MKZ saloon and MKC SUV.

WHEN PRODUCTION
of the current Volvo XC90
(above) ends this summer, the
production line will be sent to
a new facility in China built
by Volvo owners Geely. It is
understood that many of the
original XC90 engineering
team have been rehired by
Geely to work on the car and
reduce manufacturing costs.
The reborn XC90 will be
sold with a new name and is
expected to be made in China
for five years.
THE FIRST AUDI to get a
three-cylinder engine will be
the A1, with the A3 following
shortly afterwards, boss
Rupert Stadler has revealed.
The cars will use the engines
currently found in the
Volkswagen Up. Stadler said
there are currently no plans
to fit three-pot engines to the
next-generation A4.
JAGUAR IS LIKELY to make
its first car in China by the
end of the year. A new plant
will produce the XF at first,
but company insiders admit
that the aluminium XJ and
forthcoming XE could also be
made in Asia in time.

KIA K4

MG DYNAMO

The Kia K4 concept revealed at the Beijing show


previews a new saloon car developed specifically
for the Chinese market. The firm promises
outstanding interior space for the K4, which
will go into production in China later this year.

MG celebrated its 90th anniversary at the Beijing


motor show but didnt unveil any new models.
Instead, an electric city car concept called
Dynamo was put on show in Britain to coincide
with the Beijing show and the anniversary.

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 17

VW Group event
was next to the
Birds Nest stadium

Chinese lanterns
set the scene in VW
presentation hall

Hilton Holloway

Chinas thirst for SUVs


and customisation
SATURDAY, 2.30PM

Its straight off the overnight


flight from London to
Beijing and into a VW Group
presentation. Last year VW
global sales jumped by 4.9
per cent to 9.73 million units.
Amazingly, a full third of that
was accounted for by China.
VW sold 3.27m cars there, up a
massive 16.2 per cent on 2012.
Out of a global operating profit
of 7.87 billion, 3.5bn came
from China alone. This year also
got off to a galloping start, with
first-quarter sales of 881,000
units in China, up 14.5 per cent
on the same period last year.

4.30PM

Towards the end of the statheavy presentation, VW flashes


up some fascinating figures.
According to the companys

futurologists, Chinas car


buyers are on a one-way trip
to affluence. Today, three per
cent of households are classed
as affluent (having around
21,000 per year in disposable
income), 14 per cent are upper
middle class (10k-21k) and
54 per cent are mass middle
class (5k-10k) or below
middle class (under 5k).
By 2022 the top layer will
make up nine per cent of the
population, but the huge shift
will be with the upper middle
class, which will go from 14 per
cent to 54 per cent. Todays
mass middle/below middle
class will shrink from 54 per
cent to just 22 per cent.
The short version is that
middle China perhaps
the equivalent of the UKs
aspirational John Lewis

Audi TT offroad
concept starred at
a VW Group bash
Audi TT offroad concept. It is
amazing that the Range Rover
Evoque has had its own way
in the market for so long (and
its sales are still climbing), but
theres finally a style rival on
the horizon.

9.30PM

per year. In China its 1.4 million


and heading north.

I speak to VWs technical boss,


Ulrich Hackenberg, who tells
me that it will take six months
for the five-door TT to get
approval, so its probably two
years away. Hackenberg told
me to expect further additions
to the TT family car line-up.

7.00PM

SUNDAY, 7.00AM

Visitors could
customise their
own virtual Mini
customers will be the
majority of the consumer
population in eight years time.
And thats good news for VW
and other Western brands. The
best bet for future expansion
for premium brands also lies in
China. The premium segment
in Europe is 2.44 million cars

Time to get on a coach and


head off to a VW Group event
at a hotel opposite the famous
Birds Nest Olympic stadium.
Star of the evening is the

Theres an early call to get


into the coach and brave the
gridlock around the Beijing
International Automobile
Exhibition. If theres any theme

SNAPSHOTS

Long-wheelbase Skoda Yeti is just for the China market

Chinese G Patton off-roader was among a multitude of SUVs

More views on the Beijing motor show at autocar.co.uk


18 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

Domestic luxury van customised with a luxury loo

BEIJING MOTOR SHOW

JAC S30 crossover


had the look of a
Renault Captur

JACs SUV concept


might be a step in
the wrong direction
here, its the decline of Chinas
domestic car makers and the
rise of the SUV. Trying to outcompete Western car makers
now seems unlikely. If, as VW
predicts, Chinas consumers
are becoming more mature
and more aware of quality, the
home brands will fade away.

10.00AM

European makers are pushing


their corporate responsibility
agendas and making much of
cherishing the people and
protecting children from carrelated accidents. In China,
family friendly is all.

11.30AM

A quick sprint around the five


exhibition halls shows how
important SUVs are becoming.
Im not sure about the hulking
JAC SUV concept, which
seems thunderously oversized
and clunky. Mercedes new
X6-rivalling SUV concept and
the new BMW X4 also seem
rather bulbous and potato-like.
The super-lithe Evoque and TT
offroad concept show how the
SUV-coup should be done.
JACs S30 Renault Captur
look-a-alike reveals just how
far behind domestic Chinese
car makers have fallen, even

though they can clearly build


Western-engineered cars to
Western standards.

12.00PM

A schlep in the smoggy Beijing


air to a nearby hotel to see a
presentation by Brit Simon
Loasby, who is head of VW
Group design in China. He

predicts much greater use of


exterior lighting as a styling
feature, the importance of gold
in Chinese consumer taste
(hence gold iPhone 5s) and
their love of super-detailing
and customisation. I get the
idea that VWs board, having
done so well with its restrained
and tasteful product design

BMW concept taps


into Chinas desire
for added bling

Chinese consumers love


gold and customisation

Despite halls size, press reveals were all mobbed

Honda Concept B showed a calligraphy influence in its design

approach, seems unconvinced


by the need for more bling.

5.00PM

On the way to the exit, I check


out BMWs Vision Future
Luxury concept, which proves
Loasbys point. The supersized
chrome grille and extensive
strip lighting inside and out
seem optimised for Chinese
appeal. Loasby also described
Japanese car design as
calligraphy. When I see the
Honda Concept B, his point
becomes clear: the car does
look like its been drawn by
a Japanese calligraphers
brush. This is even echoed on
the Mini stand, where a huge
colour display allows children
(and there were plenty around)
to virtually spray wild colour
schemes on to a virtual Mini.

Customisation wasnt confined to inside the five halls

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 19

New Freelander named

Successor to Land Rovers Freelander will be called Discovery Sport and take cues from this concept
he Freelander
replacement will be
badged Discovery Sport
and go on sale in 2015 as
part of an expanded Discovery
family, Land Rover confirmed
at the New York motor show.
The Discovery Sport will be
the first new member of the
next-generation Discovery
family. It will be launched as
a five-seater and is set to be
revealed later this year. Sales
will start early next year.
A seven-seat Discovery
Sport will follow as part of the
four-strong range of Discovery
models planned initially. The
other two models will be a
range-topping replacement for
the current Discovery and an
SUV to sit between that and the
seven-seat Discovery Sport.
The new family will all have
styling cues from the Discovery
Vision Concept revealed in New
York, company design boss
Gerry McGovern told Autocar.
The headlights and grille,
distinctive C-pillar, stepped
bonnet and feature line that
runs from the front air vent
to the rear lights will all be
included on future Discovery

models. McGovern was keen


to point out the importance
of making Discovery models
distinct from the three-strong
Range Rover family, and these
elements will be among the key
differentiators, along with the
cars versatility.
McGovern also revealed that
no member of the new family
would be larger than the Vision
Concept, which has almost
identical proportions to the
current Discovery 4.
Jaguar Land Rover boss Ralf
Speth said that the new range
would not be mass-market
products with rivals for the
likes of the Toyota Land Cruiser
and various Korean SUVs.
We want to stay exclusive
and were not going to be able
to compete against mass
volumes, he told Autocar.
Were going to focus on really
special customers driving a
Land Rover.
This indicates that the model
to sit between the Discovery
Sport seven-seater and the
flagship Discovery will be a
premium proposition.
MARK TISSHAW/
CHAS HALLETT

Vision Concept
sets out the look
for all new Discos

SEE MORE
PICTURES

autocar.co.uk

Baby Discoverys
name was revealed
in New York

C-pillar, side groove and front end will appear on new line-up

Facelifted Infiniti Q70


joined by LWB version

BMW X4 to be truly the first of its kind


BMW IS HOPING that its
new X4 SUV will follow
the trail blazed by the BMW
X6, according to sales
and marketing chief Ian
Robertson. The rakish X6 was
controversial when introduced
but has sold over 240,000
units since its 2008 launch.

Robertson described the


X3-based X4 as extrovert
and truly the first of its kind
in its segment. Robertson
also said: There is a generous
amount of space inside,
despite the low roof.
One in four BMWs sold
worldwide is now an X-badged

model, and the X4 will soon


be followed by a large, rangetopping X7 model.
The X4 will go on sale in
July from 36,590. Engines
borrowed from the X3 include
the new 2.0-litre turbodiesel,
which will be used in the
X4 xDrive 20d.

INFINITIS Q70 SALOON has been given a makeover just a


year after its name was changed from an M designation.
The new model sports an updated exterior design and a
long-wheelbase version will be offered for the first time in
key global markets. The long-wheelbase Q70 gains 150mm,
resulting in a claimed best-in-class rear kneeroom.
A petrol V6 and hybrid are likely to be sold in the UK, as
well as a six-cylinder diesel engine, but the long-wheelbase
version is unlikely to be offered.

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI

ALFA ROMEO 4C

A Mexico-produced Volkswagen Golf GTI


was launched in New York, priced at just
$24,395 (14,500). In the US, the base
model gets a 207bhp 2.0 TSI engine, some
10bhp down on the UK-spec Golf GTI.

Alfa Romeo returned to the US at the New


York motor show with the launch of its 4C
sports car there. The model is set to reach
the US in June, with a new range of reardrive Alfas set to follow later next year.

20 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

NEW YORK MOTOR


THIS WEEK
SHOW
SHOW STARS

NISSAN MURANO
I was impressed with the Murano
another well judged SUV from
Nissan. Despite its size, its highly
likely to go on sale in the UK as
a posher, bigger brother to the Qashqai. The
question remains whether UK buyers will
overlook an X3 or Q5 to buy one. CH

Nissans new Murano


is a concept brought
to the showroom

New Murano for UK if buyers want it


THE NEW NISSAN Murano, unveiled
in New York, could be sold in the UK if
there is sufficient market demand for
the big SUV. The new model, which
draws heavily from the Resonance
concept, will go on sale in North
America later this year.
Nissan describes the styling of the
new Murano as a concept brought
to the showroom. The car retains
the V-Motion front grille and floating
roofline of the Resonance, which
was first shown at last years Detroit
motor show.
The new Murano is slightly lower,

wider and longer than the model


it replaces. Details such as grille
shutters, bumper profiling and a rear
spoiler have improved aerodynamic
efficiency by 16 per cent over the old
car and its Cd is rated at 0.31 the
same as a Lexus LFAs.
Nissan says the Murano uses
premium materials throughout the
cabin and the design borrows from
the Resonance concept. It employs
a social lounge interior that
is said to create a comfortable
and inviting space. The number
of dashboard switches has been

reduced by 60 per cent and the


instrument panel is mounted lower
to create a more user-friendly
environment.
NASA-inspired Zero Gravity
seats are standard front and back
and the rears use a three-cushion
design. One of the longest opening
moonroofs in the class is available
as an option.
A Nissan spokesman said
there were no immediate plans to
introduce the Murano to the UK, but
it would monitor the market to see if
an opportunity exists.

LAND ROVER DISCOVERY VISION


Does it look too similar to the
Range Rover? Is it too much of a
departure from the current
Discovery? Whatever people
thought, they spent the whole show talking
about it, the sign of true star quality. MT

MERCEDES-BENZ S63 AMG COUPE

SUBARU OUTBACK

FORD MUSTANG

Despite the badge change, the


latest big Mercedes coup is
even less of an S-class saloon
derivative than the outgoing CL.
It looks fantastic, enough to worry Bentley.
Its 577bhp, 65kg weight loss and 4WD option
only add to the superb package. MN

The new Subaru Outback, a more rugged estate version


of the Legacy, made its debut at the New York motor
show. Subaru quotes a ground clearance of 220mm and
says cargo and passenger space are slightly better than
the previous Outbacks. The suspension has been tuned
for improved handling and increased ride comfort.
Only US-market Outback details were released in
New York. Subarus latest 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel is
likely to be the engine of choice in the UK. Expect the
latest Outback to go on sale later this year, with full UK
specifications released closer to its launch date.

Ford celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Mustang


at the New York show with a new special-edition model.
Just 1964 examples will be sold, a homage to the original
Mustangs launch year.
Styling changes over the Mustang GT on which
the special is based include extra chrome trim on the
exterior, new tail-light housings and a unique badge at
the rear denoting its rarity. Lowered rear three-quarter
windows, another nod to the original car, also feature.
Inside, there is new trim, detailing and badging. Power
comes from the GTs 414bhp 5.0-litre V8.

MAZDA MX-5 1990


Mazda celebrated 25 years of the
MX-5 with a special display. The
1990-model-year Miata, as it was
known in the US, on show in New
York was the 15th MX-5 ever built and shows
the purity of purpose the upcoming fourthgeneration model is trying to replicate. SP

See more pictures autocar.co.uk

HYUNDAI SONATA

KIA SEDONA

The new Hyundai Sonata has made its public


debut at the New York motor show. The seventhgen Sonata is the US version of the i40. Hyundai
claims a class-leading Cd of 0.27 and a much
stiffer chassis. US sales will start this summer.

A new Kia Sedona was revealed in New York,


replacing the last Kia model to emerge before
the firms stylistic revolution under design boss
Peter Schreyer. Sales of the eight-seater are not
planned for the UK.

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NEW YORK MOTOR


THIS WEEK
SHOW

Confidential
JAGUAR LAND ROVERS
Engineered to Order division
will have a more far-reaching
remit than expected. Boss Ralf
Speth said it will be a mixture
of Mulliner and AMG, offering
sportier models and specially
tailored cars for customers. It
will also take JLRs Heritage
division under its wing.
THE GESTURE CONTROLS
of Land Rovers Discovery
Vision Concept are at least
five years from production,
R&D boss Wolfgang Epple has
revealed. Autonomous-driving
Jaguars and Land Rovers will
come within the next decade.

Anniversary MX-5
(left) gets engine and
suspension tweaks

New MX-5s underpinnings exposed


MAZDA PROVIDED A sneak
preview of the all-new MX-5 at
the New York show in the form
of the completed powertrain
and suspension systems.
Unsurprisingly, the formula
hasnt changed much since
the original car arrived 25
years ago. The new SkyActiv
chassis remains a classic
rear-wheel drive set-up, with
the four-cylinder engine set
back behind the front axle line,
allowing it to be categorised as
front mid-engined.
Weight distribution is

quoted at 50 per cent front,


50 per cent rear, and the
company says the car will have
a low moment of inertia, which
means it will be keen to make
direction changes.
Mazda says the next
MX-5 will feature the most
compact configuration of any
generation of the MX-5, the
engine will be located closer
to the vehicles centre and the
centre of gravity will be lower
than in any previous model.
The company also says it is
still working on refinements

such as the exact position of


the drivers seat.
Mazda claims the structure
of the new model has been
engineered and developed
to achieve outstanding body
rigidity and crashworthiness,
while also reducing the overall
weight by more than 100kg.
The new model will weigh
around 1076kg with a folding
hard-top, says Mazda. With a
fabric roof, it could even get
close to the 1000kg mark.
The engine range, which
is as yet unconfirmed, is

expected to include 1.5-litre


and 2.0-litre petrol units.
The new roadsters running
gear was joined on the New
York show stand by a 25th
Anniversary MX-5. It features
an overhauled 165bhp
2.0-litre petrol engine that
can rev even more freely,
delivering extraordinary
response and acceleration.
Exterior and interior detail
changes have been made,
while new alloys and special
Bilstein dampers are fitted.
HILTON HOLLOWAY

AMG promises ultimate


statement in S63 coup
THE NEW MERCEDES-BENZ S63 AMG coup unveiled in New York
drives even better than it looks, according to AMG boss Tobias
Moers. The luxury GT will be AMGs ultimate statement model,
said Moers, and joins an AMG range that had a record year for
sales in 2013, selling 32,200 units.
Power for the S63 coup comes from a twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8
with 577bhp and 663lb ft. UK sales of the model, which comes
with a tilt function when cornering, are tipped to get under way
in November, priced from 100,000.

BMWs 425bhp open-top


M4 due in September
THE RANGE-TOPPING version of BMWs new 4-series
convertible line-up, the M4, will go on sale in September,
priced from 60,730. Power for BMW M divisions latest
open-top model comes from the same turbocharged
3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine as the M3 saloon and M4
coup, complete with 425bhp and 406lb ft of torque. The
outputs are 11bhp and 111lb ft increases over the naturally
aspirated 4.0-litre V8 used by the old M3 convertible.
Overall weight is down by 60kg over its predecessor, at a
claimed 1750kg in standard six-speed manual guise.

CHEVROLET CRUZE

BMW X5 eDRIVE

The revised Chevrolet Cruze, which features new


exterior styling and improved in-car technology,
will not go on sale in the UK ahead of the brands
withdrawal from Europe next year. More than
2.5 million Cruzes have been sold since 2010.

BMW officials have confirmed a production


version of its plug-in hybrid X5 eDrive concept
will be built. The prototype on show in New
York combined a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an
electric motor, promising 74.3mpg economy.

THE VENERABLE MercedesBenz G-class isnt facing a


legislation-related axing like
the Land Rover Defender. The
G-class is still very much road
legal and enjoyed its best-ever
year for sales last year. The G63
6x6 AMG (above) is also selling
well, according to Mercedes
SUV boss Andreas Zygan.
COMMENTING ON rumours
that Mercedes is considering
launching an SUV smaller
than the recently introduced
GLA, Zygan said this was
not something the company
currently had planned. He also
responded to suggestions the
GLA is a raised A-class and not
an SUV by stating that it is
a true SUV, in his opinion.
THE PERCEIVED similarity
between the new Land Rover
Discovery concept and the
Range Rover has prompted
design studio director Richard
Woolley to point out that the
two models are bought by
very different customers. The
Discovery is bought by those
with others in mind due to its
versatility and social space,
he said. The Range Rover is a
personal choice bought by an
individual for themselves.

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23

THISWEEK

SteveCropley
A week in cars Frustrated over bad Jaguar ad; Ferrari bosss favourite things

Soul has won approval from the blue-rinse brigade

Ads aim to give the


F-type a bad boy
image, but why? Bristols owner is planning new London premises

SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Heres an important question:
do you think Jaguars Good to
be bad ads for the F-type coup
work? The billboards of west
London are currently poulticed
with them, but Im afraid I find
them distinctly puerile. Having
recently driven various editions
of the F-type coup, I now know
it to be an intelligent car, a
beautiful car, a subtle car, a car
capable of being appreciated
at all speeds on all roads by a
wide cross-section of drivers.
To portray it as some kind of
manhood extension strikes me
as lamentably trite.
I guess youve got to expect
the creatives who produce
such guff not to understand
Jaguars tradition for grace
as well as pace. Theyll be
doing mousetraps and Persil
tomorrow. The surprise is
that the ads were signed off by
Jaguars bosses. Id have backed
them to show more respect for
customers intelligence.

TUESDAY
Were hearing whispers that
Kamal Siddiqui, owner of
Bristol Cars this past three
years, is planning a new
showroom across the road from
the marques landmark place
in Londons Kensington High

Id have backed Jag to


show more respect for
customers intelligence
Street, which he also intends
to keep. Legendary Bristol
owner and custodian Tony
Crook, who died recently,
would have been delighted.
The new owners plan not
confirmed seems to be to sell
classic Bristols from the old
place and new ones (more info
on those this summer) in the
new premises. Nothing could
better underscore Siddiquis
honourable intentions for the
69-year-old marque.

WEDNESDAY
Enjoyable Midlands dash
in the new Kia Soul diesel, a
well equipped, amiable and
useful car. Not that its perfect,
though. The ride seems 10 per
cent stiffer than it should be,
theres some noise build-up at
higher motorway speeds and
the big frontal area limits fuel
consumption. I think the Souls
creators intended it to appeal
to US college kids, and maybe it

steve.cropley@autocar.co.uk

does, but over here, like all cars


with a high H-point, it seems
to have been adopted by people
of a certain age because they
can get into it easily. Honda had
the same experience with its
youthful HR-V, now departed,
which rapidly became the Hip
Replacement Vehicle.

THURSDAY
Its at least six months since I
spoke to Les Edgar, chairman
of the British consortium that
now owns TVR, mainly because
late last year he told me in
a nice way that it would be
months before there was
anything substantive to say.
He has revealed that his team
has been talking to designers,
engineers and suppliers, will
soon open an R&D centre in
the south of England and
intends to make its cars in the
UK. All good news.
It was also fascinating and
equally positive to hear what

hed learned in the past year.


Two things stand out, he
said. One is how great is the
enthusiasm for our brand.
TVR really punches above
its weight. The second is just
how many incredibly talented
people there are in the UK car
business. Its a bit sad that more
of them dont get a chance to
come to prominence.

SUNDAY
Sooner or later, every celebrity
gets snared into co-operating in
one of those favourite things
articles, and when Ferrari
boss Luca di Montezemolo
was recently collared by the

Telegraph, I feared the worst.


At first he started talking Patek
Philippe watches, Tuscan
tailored shirts and Tods shoes,
and I thought he might carry it.
Even the choice of a Ferrari FF
as his favourite car rang sort
of true. But when he chose a
Jeep Cherokee as his favourite
non-Ferrari, Im afraid the
credibility went on strike. I
know he was only trying to help
his pal Sergio Marchionne,
boss of Fiat-Chrysler, but the
mind-picture of the Ferrari
boss anywhere other than at the
wheel of an FF or in the back of
a large black limo was just too
much for the imagination.

Forgotten F deserves better


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joined the call for a mid
of
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@StvCr
23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 25

SPY SHOTS
JAGUAR F TYPE
RS ROADSTER

Jaguar plots extreme F-type RS


An F-type with even higher performance than the R coup is being tested; up to 600bhp is possible
aguar is understood to be
working on an extreme
high-performance RS
version of the F-type, as
these spy photos reveal.
Jaguar marketing director
Phil Popham admitted at
last weeks New York
show that extreme highperformance cars would help
to re-establish the company
as a performance brand.
Its likely that the
supercharged 5.0-litre V8
from the F-type R coup will
be fitted, but with a power

hike from 542bhp to close to


600bhp. Power will be sent to
the rear wheels by an eightspeed automatic transmission.
The F-type RS is being
tested in roadster form,
despite the fact that there is
no R version of the open-top
F-type as yet. The prototype
features some fairly extensive
cosmetic changes compared
with the existing variants,
including a much larger chin
spoiler, a more aggressive rear
wing and a bigger rear diffuser.
Visible upgrades include

what appear to be carbonceramic brakes, which are


optional on the R coup, as well
as the 20-inch Storm alloys
that are a prerequisite with the
carbon-ceramic brakes.
The aerodynamic upgrades
promise greater high-speed
stability and cornering ability,
while the RS can be expected
to improve on the already
potent performance of the
F-type R coup, which can
sprint to 62mph in 4.0sec and
reach a top speed of 186mph.
HILTON HOLLOWAY

LaFerrari turned into hardcore track special


SPY SHOTS
LAFERRARI XX

26 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

FERRARI IS WORKING on
a hardcore track version of
LaFerrari, according to the
head of the firms sporting
activity department,
Antonella Coletta.
Coletta said he hoped
LaFerrari XX would appear in
January or February next
year. The new model follows
on from the original FXX,
which was based on the Enzo,
and the 599XX.
Coletta admitted it would
be difficult to extract
any more power than the
950bhp already produced by
LaFerraris hybrid powertrain,
which consists of a 6.3-litre
V12 and two electric motors.
He revealed that LaFerrari XX

would have more or less


the same power.
The engineering effort
will be put into completely
retuning the handling of
the track-focused machine.
Coletta said the suspension
system, aerodynamics and
electrical systems would
also be rethought on the XX.

The short-run production


car will also wear slick tyres.
The upshot, said Coletta,
is that the cars performance
will be improved across
certain parameters.
Making it faster than the
LaFerrari road car would be
very hard, he said, but
that is the challenge.

THISWEEK
New Jaguar SUV hits the track

MattPrior
Testers notes Shop til you drop
Buying a car
can be fraught
with frustration

SPY SHOTS
JAGUAR SUV

JAGUARS UPCOMING
SUV has started track
testing, as these spy
shots from Germanys
Nrburgring show. Seen
on the asphalt for the
first time after months
of winter testing, the
Jaguar is clearly a
relatively large vehicle.
The SUV is based
on a slightly smaller
version of the aluminium
monocoque used for the
Range Rover and Range
Rover Sport. Around
4.6m long, its expected
that this architecture
will also be used for the
new mid-range Discovery
family model and for
a future Range Rover
variant that will slot in

between the Evoque and


the Range Rover Sport.
Jaguar is understood to
be placing a performance
emphasis on its SUV,
exploiting its natively
rear-drive layout. It is
likely to be benchmarked
against the Porsche
Macan, which is regarded
as the best-handling
current SUV.
The Jaguar will have
a number of advantages
over the Porsche, not
least that it has the engine
mounted well back in the
engine bay, so a 50/50
weight distribution
is likely. Use of JLRs
compact new Ingenium
four-cylinder engines will
further aid its handling.

More kit for new


top-spec Fiesta ST
FORD HAS INTRODUCED a new version of the Fiesta ST hot
hatchback with a higher specification level.
Priced at 19,250, the Fiesta ST3 gets DAB and sat-nav
as standard, keyless entry, cruise control, auto headlights,
rain-sensing wipers, auto-dim rear-view mirror, power-fold
door mirrors and automatic climate control. Ford says the ST2
accounts for 90 per cent of Fiesta ST sales and there is demand
for a higherspec version.
The ST3 has the
same 180bhp 1.6
turbo engine and
performance as
the ST and ST2.
Ford says it has
sold 6250 Fiesta
STs since the new
model was launched
a year ago.

have a theory that the more


money you try to spend, the
more difficult it becomes.
We make darned sure
theres a copy of Autocar on the
newsstand every Wednesday,
because if there isnt, you can
walk away and spend the price
of a pint on something else in the
space of, ooh, about a second.
At the other end of the scale,
spending several hundred
thousand pounds on a house
your home, the most important
thing youll ever buy is a
process that can be fraught with
insecurity, unexpected costs and
last-minute failure. One survey
discovered it could age home
buyers by two years. If buying
a loaf of bread were so difficult,
wed all live off pasta.
Granted, there are some
justifiable reasons for this: the
more complex, bespoke and
time-consuming a project, the
more there is to go wrong. But
I am also convinced that, when
it is harder to walk away from a
buying process, because more

Its new, its


shiny and you
want it, so
you wait for it
despite the
frustration
is at stake and youve already
invested lots of time, effort and
money into it, youre more likely
to be taken for granted. Your
commitment is taken as read.
Backing out of it is difficult. You
want it too much.
After all, what are you going
to do? Start again? Cancel all the
work theyve done and invest
more time and money you can
ill-afford getting somebody else
to re-do it? It takes a brave soul
to do that. Go on, I dare you. A
corner shop wouldnt dream
of daring you to walk away

At least you dont have


to think twice about
this purchase

matt.prior@autocar.co.uk

from buying a packet of sweets,


because you would.
Somewhere between these
two extremes is the process of
buying a car. Anecdotal evidence
is easier to come by than hard
data here, but if we had a quid
for each time wed been told
about delays and uncertainty
on a new cars delivery, or the
Itll be here next week for sure
phone messages, and wed been
asked to help, wed all be cash
buyers. Its new, its shiny and
you want it, so you wait for it
despite the frustration.
It happens at all ends of the
scale. We know a car collector
who says a Ferrari F40, Bugatti
Veyron and McLaren F1 are
the only supercars hell have,
partly because the business
of securing a new hypercar is
just too convoluted. (Albeit its
also because, when youve got
an F40, Veyron and F1, what
the hell else do you need?)
Meanwhile, one of our drivers
almost cancelled the order on
his Dacia Duster because of
perennial delays and too little
clarity. Almost, youll note, but
not quite. Thankfully, hes very
happy with the car.
There are good and bad
vendors in every industry, of
course, but the bad ones get
found out quicker when there
is higher customer turnover,
theres less at stake and its
easier to shop elsewhere. I fear,
ultimately, the only genuine
solution is to want less.

@matty_prior
23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27

THISWEEK

JoeSaward
Unearthing the juiciest stories from the world of Formula 1
Ferraris power unit
has performed below
par so far this year

Stefano Domenicali has resigned from Ferrari

Bob Bell would be a good catch for any F1 team

MovementsintheF1paddock
ast week was a big week for
announcements in F1, with
the departure of Stefano
Domenicali from Ferrari
and Bob Bell from Mercedes,
plus the expected failure of Red
Bulls Melbourne appeal.
Domenicalis departure
was a real shock, and all the
indications are that it also
took Ferrari by surprise. The
nomination of Marco Mattiacci
as his replacement is certainly
an unexpected choice, given
that the former CEO of Ferrari
North America is not a racer.
Domenicali spent 23 years with
the team, working in different
departments and knowing
all there was to know about
the F1 set-up, but the logic
behind the announcement is
apparently to have someone
who understands how Ferrari
works. Domenicali was very
close to Ferrari chairman Luca

LAT

di Montezemolo, and it seems


that his departure was his own
decision. He was disappointed
by what had been achieved and
felt it was best to give someone
else the chance to do a better
job. There is no question that
Domenicali was disheartened
by the performance so far this
year, largely from the power
unit rather than the car.
The change in management
might deflect attention away
from stories about the possible
replacement of Montezemolo.
There has been speculation

that the Agnelli family is


considering a replacement
for him as head of the Ferrari
business, with the suggestion
that the man most likely to get
that role is 38-year-old Andrea
Agnelli, who is currently
running the Juventus football
team with great success.
Montezemolo is now 66,
and it is worth noting that he
has recently given up running
his own Italia Futuro political
party, which might suggest he is
concentrating more on Ferrari.
The road car side of the business

Domenicalis departure
was a real shock. It also
took Ferrari by surprise

is doing very well, but Ferrari


has been in the doldrums in F1.
The loss of Bell at Mercedes
is another shock, although the
arrival of new management and
the departure of Ross Brawn
at the end of last year might
have affected his decision. The
team says he resigned back
in December and has now
departed to do some gardening
leave. Everyone now wants
to know where he will next
appear. McLaren is building up
and needs senior engineering
figures, while Williams and
Lotus would both love to have
a man like Bell. Ferrari could
also be a possibility, both to
strengthen its technical staff
and weaken its opposition.
Bell started his career at
McLaren. He is a doctor of
aeronautical engineering and
was involved in the successful
F1 cars of the 1980s before

HAMILTONS TRIPLE TREAT

SHEDDEN MAKES HISTORY

Lewis Hamilton racked up a hat-trick of


Formula 1 race wins for the first time in his
career following an imperious performance in
China at the weekend. The Mercedes driver
added to his victories in Malaysia and Bahrain.

Honda Civic Tourer driver Gordon Shedden scored


the first ever victory for an estate car in the
Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
at Donington Park on Sunday. MG team-mates
Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff also took a win each.

joe.saward@autocar.co.uk

being moved to other projects,


such as McLarens abandoned
land speed record car. He
moved to Benetton in 1997 after
McLaren put Adrian Newey
in charge, then after a stint at
Jordan he returned to Enstone
in 2001 as deputy technical
director before becoming
technical director in 2003.
Bell led the technical team
during the 2005 and 2006
world titles with Fernando
Alonso and one might
imagine he has been arguing in
favour of Bell at Maranello.
Having said that, Lotus
needs a man who can rebuild
the mess created in the last
couple of years, and Bell is
known there. Similarly, he
might also be a good hire up the
road at Williams, although Pat
Symonds has his feet under the
table there. Right now, no one
knows where Bell is off to.

@joesaward
23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 29

FIRSTDRIVES
This weeks new cars
QUICK FACTS
PRICE 189,880
ON SALE NOW

Mercedes-Benz
SLS AMG GT Final Edition
9.4.14, Stuttgart Gullwing supercars swansong combines best elements of SLS GT and Black Series

FIRST VERDICT
Old school in layout and nature, but
very capable in the right conditions

AAAAC
SO GOOD

Q Brawny engine
Q Immense grip and traction
Q Theatrical gullwing doors

NO GOOD
Q Thirsty nature
Q Small boot
Q Cabin still not special enough

TESTERS NOTE
The SLSs indirect
successor, the GT,
has conventional
doors rather than
gullwings. GK

30 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

SO THIS IS it, then: the last of


the modern-day Mercedes-Benz
gullwing models. AMG boss Tobias
Moers says of the awkwardly
named SLS AMG GT Final Edition:
As the first car to be completely
developed by AMG, the SLS marked
the beginning of a new era for our
company. Now we are offering
customers one final variant of our
sports car.
The SLS swansong is planned to be
produced in coup and roadster body
styles through to the end of May,
when AMGs factory on the outskirts
of Stuttgart will be refitted to handle
production of a smaller and cheaper
sports car, the new GT.
On the face of it, the Final Edition
looks to have the potential to become
the most rounded of all the SLSs
launched since it joined the Mercedes
line-up in 2009. It combines the
upgraded engine and suspension of
the SLS GT with the aerodynamic
and weight-saving measures used on
the track-focused SLS Black Series,

creating a car that Moers describes


as offering the best possible balance
of performance for both public road
use and race-track action.
The familiar naturally aspirated
6.2-litre V8, slung out front beneath
the long, probing bonnet, receives a
range of detailed changes to free up
its breathing properties and boost
the efficiency of the combustion
process. In one of its final
configurations before it is replaced
by a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre
V8, the 6208cc petrol engine
delivers the same 583bhp as that

Atmo 6.2 V8 is still the star of the SLS

of the existing SLS GT. Torque is


unchanged at 479lb ft.
The rich reserves are channelled
to the rear wheels via a revised
seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
gearbox with four modes: Comfort,
Sport, Sport Plus and Manual. It
receives the same updated software
as that brought to the regular SLS,
promising faster, crisper shifts and a
double-declutching feature.
Cosmetically, the Final Edition
gets a carbonfibre splitter up front
and a fixed wing at the rear both
taken from the Black Series, which
also donates its carbonfibre bonnet.
The exterior changes are claimed to
reduce lift forces acting on the front
and rear axles while improving heat
dissipation from the engine bay.
Further modifications include a
set of forged aluminium wheels
19 inches in diameter up front and
20 inches at the rear. They are shod
with new Dunlop Sport Maxx Race
tyres, developed specifically for the
range-topping Mercedes model.

Cabin receives quilted leather upholstery and plenty of Alcantara, all from Benzs Designo options list. Only 350 cars will be made

Upgraded aerodynamic package from the Black Series brings greater stability at high speeds; overall balance has improved, too
5000rpm, the V8 comes alive. The
changes made to the inlet manifold
give it a more free-revving nature
than earlier incarnations of the SLS
other than the Black Series, and with
it a more focused nature.
Official figures put the 0-62mph
time at 3.7sec, placing the Final
Edition among some fairly exclusive
machinery in terms of acceleration.
You need to be well on the way
towards its 199mph top speed before
experiencing the added downforce
brought on by the aerodynamic
changes, though. There is a
noticeable reduction in front-end
lift, with greater longitudinal
stability when youre pushing
along, making it a more agreeable
proposition at high speeds.
It also possesses one of the finest
exhaust notes ever. The big V8 emits
a baritone rumble at low revs, growls
with intent through the mid-range
and then explodes into a Nascar-like
howl near its 7200rpm cut-out.
The hydraulic steering is

engagingly direct, imparts a good


deal of feel and can be depended
upon for excellent turn-in properties.
The overall balance has improved
over earlier examples, providing the
GT Final Edition with a significantly
more fluid feel over challenging
sections of blacktop.
The front end darts into corners
with great enthusiasm, while the
rear feels less likely to step out of
line when you get on the throttle on
the exit to corners. There is terrific
purchase from the new tyres in dry
conditions, although it demands a
slow in, fast out technique before
you get the best out of the chassis.
After five years of production,
the SLS has come of age. The Final
Edition incorporates all the knowhow AMG has invested in its first
dedicated supercar, and it shows. It
is much improved on earlier versions
of the SLS, providing a more
balanced blend of performance,
handling and everyday usability.
GREG KABLE

MERCEDES-BENZ
SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION
Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight
Engine
Installation
Power
Torque
Gearbox
Fuel tank
Boot
Wheels
Tyres

189,880
3.7sec
199mph (limited)
21.4mpg (combined)
308g/km
1620kg
V8, 6208cc, petrol
Front, longitudinal, RWD
583bhp at 6800rpm
479lb ft at 4750rpm
7-spd dual-clutch automatic
85 litres
176 litres
9.5Jx19in (f), 11Jx20in (r)
265/35 R19 (f), 295/30 R20 (r)

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 31

MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

Despite the adoption of these


lightweight features, AMG quotes
the same 1620kg kerb weight as
previous coup models, endowing
this latest variant with a power-toweight ratio of 359bhp per tonne.
On the road, the Final Edition
handles the urban environment
extremely well. The low-end
flexibility of the engine makes light
work of stop-start traffic, while
the compliance of the suspension
when set in Comfort, the first of two
settings for the variable dampers,
allows you to tool around town
without too much compromise.
Still, it is out on the open road
where the SLS excels. The engine
remains the main attraction,
endowing the brawny two-seater
with impressive pace, both from
a standing start and through the
gears. The low-end flexibility that
provides it with such docile manners
around town is more than matched
by the ability of the engine at the
business end of the scale. From

QUICK FACTS
PRICE 13,065
ON SALE JULY

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 MPI 60


16.4.14, Munich Important revisions under its gently facelifted surface enhance the Polos appeal

FIRST VERDICT
Clever tech makes the Polo more
economical, cleaner and safer

AAAAC
SO GOOD

Q Its new safety technology


Q Low-emissions engines
Q Classy, high-quality cabin

NO GOOD
Q Relatively anonymous styling
Q Base 1.0 petrol is a little gutless
Q Cost of some safety tech

TESTERS NOTE
Polo is the first to
introduce collision
avoidance tech to
the supermini class,
at a cost of 500. AS

32 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

AS FACELIFTS GO, the Volkswagen


Polos appears to be a very gentle
update of a car that sold more than
42,600 units in the UK in 2013,
second only to the Golf. Why mess
with a good thing at all, then? Well,
VW may not have bothered the
styling department too much other
than for LED headlights and n ew
bumpers, but the engineering shop
has been busy under the skin.
VW proudly claims that all of the
Polos engines now comply with
Euro 6 emissions regs and it has
culled the old 1.4-litre petrol. In its
place at launch are two 1.0-litre,
three-cylinder petrols and two 1.2
TSI turbocharged engines. Two
1.4-litre turbodiesels, in 74bhp and
89bhp forms, are also on offer.
There will also be a 1.4 TSI turbo
petrol that features VWs ACT
cylinder deactivation when the new
Polo touches down in showrooms
in July. This motor will only be
offered in the BlueGT warm hatch
model, with six-speed manual or

seven-speed DSG transmissions. The


manual version is rated at 58.9mpg
and 109g/km, and the DSG model at
60.1mpg and 107g/km.
If those emissions dont seem
so impressive for a contemporary
supermini, VW has an answer in the
shape of two BlueMotion Polos, one
with a 74bhp 1.4 turbodiesel and the
other with a 94bhp 1.0-litre petrol.
The diesel returns 91.1mpg and
82g/km, while the petrol offers
68.9mpg and 94g/km, but well

Cosmetic tweaks include new bumpers

have to wait until later in the year


for these models to arrive.
Regardless of these economyminded models, VW says that the
best-seller in the new Polo line-up
will be the entry-level 59bhp 1.0-litre
engine. Put this engine in a fivedoor body in SE trim and you have
the Polo that will sell in the biggest
numbers, at a price of 13,065.
On paper, the figures for the
59bhp 1.0 MPI dont bode well, with
0-62mph taking a somnolent 15.5sec
and the top speed just scraping to
100mph. A slug of 70lb ft of torque
spread between 3000rpm and
4300rpm counters this to some
extent and the triple is happy to be
worked hard in this rev band.
At 60mph in fifth gear, which
is the uppermost of its manually
selected ratios, the Polo 1.0 engine is
revving at 3000rpm, so it accelerates
with reasonable haste when
required. Drop down a gear or two
and it feels quite lively, albeit with
more of that three-cylinder thrum

FIRSTDRIVE

The 59bhp 1.0-litre model responds better than its bald stats suggest, aided by 70lb ft of torque in its mid-range, and it rides well

Cabin retains its swish feel and good provision of space but gains a new generation of touchscreen that works like a smartphone

Smart link-up for smartphones


VOLKSWAGENS NEW MIRRORLINK system lets a driver or passenger
pair a smartphone to the cars multimedia system and access the
majority of its functions safely via the larger screen on the dashboard.
This includes the phones apps.
However, only specially configured apps will be displayed on the
Polos touchscreen. This is to prevent you from watching streamed
video, for safety reasons. It does mean that the new Polo can receive
digital radio, though. The phone can be linked to the car wirelessly
through the Comfort phone compartment, which also acts to contain
and reduce radiation from the phone seeping into the cabin.

in the cabin, which seems to have


enjoyed an equally mild update as
the exterior on first acquaintance.
However, the Polo is the first to
receive VWs next generation of
touchscreen, which features a
proximity sensor and works in much
the same way as a smartphone. On SE
models and up, a larger 6.5in screen
is included and sat-nav is a 700
option. For 150, the multimedia
screen can also be upgraded with
VWs MirrorLink (see sidebar) so that

it offers all of the functions of your


phone on the screen.
For the rest of the Polos cabin, its
business as usual, with high-quality
plastics, a good driving position,
decent space front and rear and a
reasonable boot. This sums up the
Polos facelift, which has left all that
is good untouched while adding
improved economy, emissions and
technology across the range at
competitive prices.
ALISDAIR SUTTIE

Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight
Engine
Installation
Power
Torque
Gearbox
Fuel tank
Boot
Wheels
Tyres

13,065
15.5sec
100mph
60.1mpg (combined)
106g/km
1055kg
3 cyls, 999cc, petrol
Front, transverse, FWD
59bhp at 5000-6000rpm
70lb ft at 3000-4300rpm
5-spd manual
45 litres
280-952 litres
15in, alloy
185/60 R15

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 33

MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

entering the cabin. Opt for the 74bhp


1.0 and life is more fun and relaxed.
Next to a Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost,
the Polo is not as swift and doesnt
handle with the same zest, but it
does a sound job of dispatching
corners without fuss or drama. More
importantly for most Polo buyers, it
copes easily with lump-addled roads
and seals out wind and road noise to
leave the occupants unharried.
This is a theme that VW has
carried through to the revisions

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.0 MPI 60 SE 5DR

FIRSTDRIVE
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Volvo V60 Polestar


17.4.14, Genarp, Sweden Volvos tuning house turns the V60 T6 into a 345bhp performance estate

FIRST VERDICT
Lacks edge but offers a glimpse of
performance Volvos to come

AAABC
SO GOOD

Q Ride/handling balance
Q Tenacious cornering skills
Q Performance

NO GOOD
Q Numb steering
Q High price
Q Outmoded drivetrain

TESTERS NOTE
All possible V60
options are fitted as
standard; you need
only choose a colour
of paint. RW

THIS IS THE first full production car


to be offered in the UK from Polestar,
Volvos best-buds tuning house. It is a
more traditional offering than some
of Volvos recent revelations, using the
recently departed V60 T6 as its base,
which means a turbocharged 3.0-litre
straight six and six-speed automatic
gearbox powering all four wheels.
Polestars upgrades are deeprunning and plentiful. Chassis mods
include springs 80 per cent stiffer
than Volvos firmest, manually
adjustable Ohlins dampers, stiffer
anti-roll bars and a carbonfibrereinforced front strut for snappier
steering all tuned to accommodate
20in rims. A twin-scroll Borg Warner
turbo, new intercooler and freerflowing exhaust push output to
345bhp and 369lb ft 15 per cent
hikes over the old T6. The paddleequipped self-shifter has been
recalibrated, while a fifth-gen Haldex
coupling apportions torque; normally
front axle-biased, it defaults to 50/50
with the traction control dialled

down, when accelerating or cornering


hard. Enlarged Brembo discs with
six-pot front calipers work with
reconfigured traction control.
Exterior tweaks are subtle, ticking
the habitual splitter, diffuser and
spoiler boxes. Cabin upgrades are
mostly restrained, too; the sports
seats and steering wheel are clad in
nubuck and leather, complementing
the V60s premium feel.
Pushing the starter button prompts
a brief growl; knock the shifter into
Sport mode (or breach 4000rpm in
Drive) and the exhaust blares on.
Sample the launch control and you
experience the Polestar in microcosm:
lots of speed but ample security and
little drama. The engine is lazy at low
revs but pulls strongly from 4000rpm
to the 6500rpm limiter, growing
louder but never coarse.
The transmission mapping
impresses, reinvigorating the aged
box as upshift requests via the wholly
unmechanical-feeling paddles are
obliged swiftly and with impressive

smoothness. However, the Polestars


urban manner which otherwise
borders on stately is marred by
slightly jerky downshifts and an overeagerness to kick down in Drive, plus
some low-rev droning.
On the motorway, the car makes
a relaxing mile-quasher. Peel off to
a country road and the speeds you
can carry through constant-radius
bends are heady, the asphalt-sucking
dampers and Haldex tricks lending
a huge sense of stability. But the
electro-mechanical steering, though
well weighted, fast-acting and
precise, spoils outright engagement.
Theres no avoiding the high
price, however. Even after adding
a multitude of options, a cleaner
but similarly powered and paced (if
harsher-riding) Audi S4 Avant costs a
few grand less than the toy-rich Volvo.
But if 125 UK buyers-in-waiting can
swallow the cost, theyll be rewarded
with an interesting and highly
capable, if straight-laced fast estate.
RICHARD WEBBER

Polestars centre console gets carbonfibre trim; ride is excellent, striking a fine balance between body control and comfort

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

49,775
4.9sec
155mph (limited)
27.7mpg (combined)
237g/km
1834kg
6 cyls, 2953cc, turbo, petrol
345bhp at 5250rpm
369lb ft at 3000-4750rpm
6-spd auto

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MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

VOLVO V60 POLESTAR

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Vauxhall Corsa VXR Clubsport


16.4.14, Surrey Luton looks to a name change to stoke interest in its hottest supermini

FIRST VERDICT
We still rather like this VXR, but
silly pricing means it wont matter

AAAAC
SO GOOD

Q Diff-invoked turn-in
Q Decent lateral grip
Q Feels inherently adjustable

NO GOOD
Q Outdated interior
Q Comparatively inefficient engine
Q Far too expensive

TESTERS NOTE
For 2014-2015, the
Corsa will carry a
345 showroom
tax levy. The Fiesta
STs is 130. NC

DONT LET THE name fool you. This


is Vauxhalls second go at making
its tweaked version of the standard
Corsa VXR stick. The Clubsport
takes the place of the seldom-seen
Nrburgring Edition, which sunk
without trace despite our fondness
for it. Only a new Remus sports
exhaust and a marginally better
name differentiate new from old.
That doesnt immediately seem
like enough, but because the
previous car had some notably trick
items on its kit list (all carried over),
there are several good reasons to
be cheerful. Among them is the fact
that the Clubsport continues to sit
low on bespoke Bilstein springs and
inverted dampers, comes to a halt
courtesy of lighter Brembo brakes
and goes a wee bit quicker than the
standard VXR thanks to the slightly
higher power and torque figures
rendered by a modified ECU.
Best of all, a Drexler mechanical
limited-slip differential is still
included on the front axle, and its

this multi-plated box of tricks that


continues to make this VXRs driving
experience so memorable. Where
most manufacturers seem to prefer a
subtle level of interaction from their
front-drive diffs, the Clubsport can
hardly wait to tighten up and screw
its nose into an apex. So much so
that even minor adjustments on the
steering will have the Corsa flexing
at the prospect of a direction change.
Succumb to its delinquent charms
and theres much fun to be had. The
steering never quite divests itself
of Drexlers influence making
it all too easy to apply too much
lock, or not enough, or to saw
away at the wheel when the diff
momentarily seizes on one line but
the turn-in is riotously energetic,
the communicated grip is generous
and the cars capacity for throttle
adjustment is flagrantly high.
Even away from obviously
enlivening speeds, the Clubsports
appeal isnt significantly chipped
away. The ride is taut and noisy yet

not easily unsettled. Wed prefer


a more positive change from the
six-speed manual gearbox and
had hoped the new exhaust would
redress the turbocharged 1.6s lack
of character (it hasnt), but these are
minor gripes. Aside from feeling its
age particularly inside, where some
of the switchgear on the unflattering
dash is now outdated the Corsa
VXR makes a decent case for itself.
Unfortunately, once again, thatll
remain strictly between us and
Vauxhall. No one else will look
twice at the Clubsport because
its 4395 more expensive than a
Ford Fiesta ST2 and 3740 more
than a Mini Cooper S both newer,
cleverer, cleaner and much more
economical. The difference in price is
unfathomable, particularly as it was
already the Nrburgring Editions
Achilles heel. By doing nothing about
it, Vauxhall has almost certainly left
its likeable replacement to the same
ignominious fate.
NIC CACKETT

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

Dated-feeling cabin is a letdown and at odds with the asking price; mechanical limited-slip diff is the ace up this VXRs sleeve

Power
Torque
Gearbox

22,390
6.5sec
143mph
37.2mpg (combined)
178g/km
1223kg
4 cyls in line, 1598cc,
turbocharged, petrol
202bhp at 5750rpm
184lb ft at 2250-5500rpm
6-spd manual

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MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

VAUXHALL CORSA VXR CLUBSPORT

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PRICE 33,425
ON SALE JUNE

BMW X3 xDrive20d
16.4.14, New York A new and improved 2.0-litre diesel engine makes its debut in the revised X3

FIRST VERDICT
Fine new diesel engine makes X3
sweeter to drive than ever

AAAAB
SO GOOD

Q Economy and emissions


Q Refinement
Q Supple ride quality
Q Competent handling

NO GOOD
Q Occasionally sluggish gearbox
Q Interior beginning to age

TESTERS NOTE
Upward kink in the
C-pillar makes it
seem like theres a
car in your rear view
when there isnt. MT

A RANGE OF mid-life changes to


BMWs popular X3 SUV brings with
it a new 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine,
a staple powerplant of much of the
firms line-up but one that, in spite of
its impressive performance and fuel
economy, was falling behind the class
best in its refinement.
The new all-aluminium, directinjection unit is part of BMWs latest
modular engine philosophy, with 0.5
litres per cylinder. Just two parts are
carried over from its predecessor, and
the result is significant CO2 and fuel
economy improvements, alongside
increased performance.
In the X3, which had its best-ever
12 months for sales in the UK last
year, this engine can be hooked up
to a standard six-speed manual
gearbox or this optional eight-speed
automatic. All-wheel drive is standard
on all but the entry-level rear-drive
sDrive18d. The two four-cylinder
models are joined in the all-diesel
line-up by six-cylinder xDrive30d
and xDrive35d models.

Its not just the engines that are


revised in the X3; theres a new look
on the outside too, some new trim
inside and an options list that swells
to include new driving assistance and
infotainment options.
The X3 has always been one of the
more dynamic and sporting SUVs,
with a road-biased all-wheel drive
chassis almost giving the feel of a
taller, heavier 3-series Touring.
With no chassis changes of note,
the X3 is as good to drive as ever. The
ride is firm but always supple and
never uncomfortable, and there were
no major disturbances to the cabin
over some of the brittle road surfaces
of our route through New York state.
The X3 belies its size in the way it
handles; you can confidently place it
in a corner and trust it to get around
with little body roll or lurch and with
a level of poise that again draws
3-series comparisons. The steering
will be a touch heavy and sensitive
for some, but this only adds to its
sporting feel.

The eight-speed auto can be found


wanting on occasions, particularly
when torque is suddenly needed for
an overtake. It also has an irritating
tendency to hold higher gears when
going up hills. The manual mode
eradicates these problems.
On the subject of problems, are
there any others to report? Rear
visibility isnt great, the aggressive
styling wont be for all and the
familiar interior, although functional,
is no longer in the same league as
rivals Audi and Mercedes-Benz in
terms of perceived quality or design.
None of these is a deal-breaker,
however, so were struggling to think
of a reason not to buy an X3, as an
already fine car just got even better.
As for the new engine, its more
good news. It performs better and is
more economical than its predecessor
while addressing its main failings
traits that will be welcome in each
of the wide range of BMWs that this
engine will find its way into.
MARK TISSHAW

New engine can be mated to a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto; turbodiesel is more refined and powerful than predecessor

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

33,425
8.1sec
130mph
56.5mpg (combined)
131g/km
1820kg
4 cyls, 1995cc, turbodiesel
187bhp at 4000rpm
295lb ft at 1750-2500rpm
8-spd automatic

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 39

MANUFACTURERS CLAIMED FIGURES

BMW X3 xDRIVE20D SE AUTO

Drive | Porsche Macan

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Bodyshells rigidity is
confirmed with this
sort of punishment
asy to forget, when youre sitting in the lush
surroundings of a premium crossover like
the Porsche Macan, that cars like these are
also built for terrain far ruder than their
manners. Crossovers are the progeny of pure
off-roaders whose roots go back to the WW2
Jeep and the original Land Rover, and many of
them still provide full-time four-wheel drive and the
hardware to keep going when the road runs out.
The Macan is one of these, its dauntingly
impressive bank of centre console switches housing
one labelled off-road, and another engages a hill
descent control to ease the cars passage down
treacherous slopes. More than that, all versions
come with electronically controlled four-wheel
drive, and those desiring this Porsche in its most
intrepid form can order it with height-adjustable air
suspension. Thats what the 255bhp Macan S Diesel
that were experiencing comes with, together with
a stout 428lb ft of torque just the kind of pull you
need when negotiating uncertain terrain.

And its the Macans off-road adventuring


credentials that were testing here, in the foothills
of Moroccos snow-tipped Atlas mountains.
Our route on day one will take us south-east of
Marrakech towards Adassil on all kinds of surfaces.
One of the most chilling of them, despite the 35deg
heat, is a fast, uphill track in the lower reaches of
the mountains. An open, relatively smooth dirt
road of hard-packed, blood-orange mud and
rock, its surface scatter of gravel and dust plumes
dramatically behind the Porsche as our speed
builds. But not too much. Tempting though it is to
treat this road as the rally stage that it resembles,
the toe-tingling drops into the valley below put an
end to any experimental charging into corners,
let alone the disengagement of traction control
systems. Even at heart-calming speeds, you can
begin to feel the Macan shifting into a drift unless
youre circumspect.
What you also feel is an excellent, electromechanical steering mechanism, whose weight,

precision and feedback give you the confidence


to push this car, despite its height and unsporting
bulk. So although you can feel the Macans body
teetering towards a drift, you can also sense its
purchase on the proceedings through the wheel
rim. Finding out what it really does when the grip
breaks is something that well discover tomorrow.
In the meantime, were looking for some surfaces
to test the Macans clambering capabilities,
although they certainly arent going to match
those of the herds of goats that are a common
sight among the low, pinky-orange hills that were
among now. Theyre almost as common as the
decrepit Mercedes-Benz W123 taxis plying the
roads a good 35 years after they were built. These
Benzes frequently endure having their nearside
wheels driven into the dirt to avoid oncoming
traffic, much of the countrys road network being
single track. Striking potholes big enough to hide
a cat is a perpetual hazard, too.
The Macan soaks up these onslaughts with ease,
23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 43

The Macan feels


like an ultrarefined rally
car with a view

although the small stones embedded in the roads


edge can sometimes get its trim chattering and, like
most air-sprung cars, a sharp-edged pothole will
provoke suspension crash. But theres no doubting
that it feels structurally robust. And this we are
shortly to test when we find a rough trail leading
to a fat slab of rock that looks like it might provide
a fine test of axle articulation. The track is easy
enough to negotiate and, after heaving a few modest
boulders out of the way, we reckon that the Macan
should be able to make its way on to the rock. Whose
smooth surface is uneven enough to have wheels
hanging in the air, first up front and then at the rear.
With only three wheels supporting it, theres a fair
bit of twist being applied to the Macans bodyshell,
but to little effect, its doors opening as easily as they
do when all four tyres are in touch with terra firma.
Not every off-roader is as rugged.
Some have more manageable throttles,
though. When youre manoeuvring at very low
speeds under guidance, you need a progressive,
sensitive accelerator and a responsive automatic
transmission. But its too easy to tip between
too little power and not enough, and there are
times when the transmission appears not to be
transmitting at all, until we discover that riskily big
gouts of throttle will get the wheels turning again.
And thats despite engaging the off-road mode,
which alters the throttle map to suit. Land Rovers
are easier to control.
But all four-wheel drives require thoughtful
forward planning for successful off-roading, and
that usually means not getting stuck. So when we
spot a modestly rocky descent that looks likely to
provide a decent traction test, we get out and

Off-road button on this air-sprung Macan causes the ride height to rise by 32mm and tunes the cars reactions

In a Macan, such a
water hazard is all
water and no hazard
23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 45

The Macans donkey


puts 428lb ft at its
drivers disposal

The sporting bias of


the Macan is never
far from the surface

STILL WANT THAT CAYENNE?


Dont change a winning formula miniaturise it.
Not that Porsche busies itself with telling you
that the Macan is merely a Cayenne, packaged
smaller. That would undersell the Macan, which
doesnt deserve such glib dismissal. That said,
the essence of the pair is much the same. Both
provide a strongly sporting overlay to the SUV
experience, but neither stints on serving up the
kit needed for moderately challenging off-road
adventures, either.
The Macan also comes with an impressively
spacious interior and no downgrade in amenity
or quality, as youd expect of a premium brand.
Which is why some Cayenne owners are keen
to enjoy the same experience but more handily
packaged. For the record, the Macan is almost
six inches shorter, just under an inch narrower
and a little over three inches shorter. And it
weighs 200kg less in the diesels case.
Porsche is coy about how successful the
Macan might be compared with its best-selling,
80,000-per-year-plus Cayenne. But it has
already sold a full years worth of 50,000 units,
and another production shift can be added,
enabling the Macan to become the companys
biggest seller. That seems very likely.

Cabin is luxurious enough to almost make you forget that youre in a high-riding, eminently capable off-roader
46 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

Porsche Macan | Drive


Porsche Macan S Diesel

This is a car of
surprisingly deep
and pleasing
sporting reserves

VERDICT
Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2 emissions
Kerb weight

Installation
Power
Torque
Power to weight
Specific output
Compression ratio
Gearbox
Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase
Fuel tank
Range
Boot

4681mm
1923mm
1624mm
2807mm
60 litres
611 miles
500-1500 litres

Front suspension

Struts, air springs,


anti-roll bar
Multi-link, air springs,
anti-roll bar
350mm ventilated
discs (f), 330mm
ventilated discs (r)
8Jx18in (f),
9Jx18in (r)
235/60 ZR18 (f),
255/55 ZR18 (r)

Brakes

Wheels
Tyres

Our man (right) stops with his co-driver to take on fuel


lowlands to enter terrain thats almost vegetationfree. But it looks less unforgivingly barren than it
might because of the inviting, pink-orange hues of
these boldly undulating, sometimes jagged hills.
The roads are remarkably empty and you can often
see far enough ahead to use plenty of this diesel
Porsches amazingly refined thrust, to reveal a car
that feels impressively at home being slung about
along twisting roads, despite its scale. And that
steering system once again reveals itself to be the
key to your enjoyment of this car, its precision and

43,300
6.3sec
143mph
46.3mpg (combined)
159g/km
1880kg
V6, 2967cc,
twin-turbo, diesel
Front, longitudinal, 4WD
255bhp at 4000-4250rpm
428lb ft at 1750-2500rpm
136bhp per tonne
86bhp per litre
16.8:1
7-spd dual-clutch auto

Engine layout

Rear suspension

inspect the lie of the land, just like serious


off-roaders should. Then we engage the
aforementioned off-road button and wait for the
Porsches air suspension to lift it 32mm higher
above the Moroccan shale. This button also
recalibrates the transmissions shift strategy, pretensions the multi-plate clutch to fire torque at
the front wheels more rapidly and marshalls the
torque split between axles to tackle challenging
terrain. Which, in this case, starts with a small ridge,
followed by a gentle descent on a stony slope.
We edge forward, the Macans nose rises and
we stop, rear wheels spinning, a front tyre dangling
off the ground. The Porsche is beached on the ridge,
its rear wheels burrowing into shale thats a lot
softer than it feels underfoot. It takes some digging
from three helpful Moroccans and a tow from our
photographers Dacia Duster to release the Porsche,
which has been stranded by the shortfalls of its
driver rather than any lack of mechanical ability.
A Range Rover Evoque, incidentally, has a
superior departure angle and ramp angle even
when the Porsches ride height is raised, and its
ground clearance and approach angle are better
when the Macan sits at normal ride height, too. But
its unlikely that the Range Rover would get out of
this situation, either. The earth beneath the rear
wheels and the drivers brain is just too soft.
The Macan unsnagged, we head deeper into the
Atlas mountains, leaving behind some verdant

AAAAB

feel encouraging you to commit to some satisfyingly


incisive swoops through this spectacular
topography. Just as important, though, is the
excellent body control which almost compensates
for a sometimes pattery air-sprung ride and the
balance afforded by a rear-biased torque split.
This is demonstrated to more dramatic effect
the following day on some wind-smoothed, sandcrusted hills stretching for miles in every direction.
Here its safe to indulge a low-speed unleashing
of the Macan, every traction control and driftreining electronic device turned off, second gear
engaged and the accelerator sunk. If you have any
doubts that this SUV behaves like a decidedly game
rear-wheel-drive sports car, get ready to see them
extinguished beneath a sub-Saharan sun. It takes
no more than half a turn of lock, 20mph and a
stab of the throttle to get the Porsche drifting and
your hands darting to contain it. It feels like an
ultra-refined rally car with a view.
Few Macan owners will drive their cars like this
although if you ever get the chance, take it but
it does demonstrate that this is a car of surprisingly
deep and pleasing sporting reserves. It is also an
SUV of quite some ability off road and has the
fundamental toughness to underpin it although
its not quite an ultimate off-roader. But for the
mission that Porsche and, more important, the
vast majority of would-be Macan owners have in
mind, its pretty much ideal. L
23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 47

EVO &

UT

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo | Final fling

Mitsubishis Evo has reached the


end of the line. Matt Prior goes for
a final fling in the best of them all
PHOTOGRAPHY STAN PAPIOR

n one website dedicated to the Mitsubishi Lancer


Evolution the Evo, to you and me is a page
summarising the models development.
Theyre all there: from the original Evo I of 1992,
through the II to the III that took Tommi Mkinen to the
first of his four consecutive world rally championships. It
passes the IV, V and the 1999 Evo VI, to this: the limited-edition
Evolution VI Tommi Mkinen Edition of 2000.
Then the page stops. There is more, of course, but forget the rest,
the website suggests. The decade that took in evolutions seven
through to 10? Forget it. Forget all from the Mkinen onwards.
After the Mkinen, it suggests, there is nothing.
Harsh? Maybe, but this is, even today, considered the Evos
pinnacle. The best the breed ever offered.
Ostensibly, the Mkinen Edition, sometimes known as the
Evo 6.5, was built to celebrate the Finns fourth world title. Under
it was an Evo VI, but with a new titanium turbocharger and a
different exhaust, a reworked front bumper with fewer lights and
more scoops, 17-inch Enkei alloy wheels, a quick steering rack and
Tarmac-style set-up on the suspension. Power was 276bhp, like
most top Japanese performance cars of the day, and torque
274lb ft. A good, square, balanced power and torque output.
These were still, just, Group A rally car days, and although
newer World Rally Championship regulations were putting
greater distance between road and competition cars, Mitsubishi
was persevering with existing regulations, which maintained a
link that meant the Mkinen Edition was something special.
It still is today. This car is one of just 250 officially sold in
the UK. The full livery and red paint werent compulsory, but I
wouldnt have it any other way. This one is low on miles but weve
been encouraged to enjoy it as we please, which means that weve
got to drive it. Theres little to be enjoyed in the basic interior,

Life after Evo


Where next for the Evo? Thats not
what we intended to talk about with
Mitsubishis global product director,
Gayu Eusegi, at the 2011 Geneva
motor show, but he told us anyway.
There is still a demand for the Evo,
but we must stop, he said. Our
influence is now EV technology.
It was unequivocal talk that sent
Mitsubishis European PR into
meltdown, suggesting that wed
misunderstood, misheard, or that
Eusegi had been mis-translated.
But three years on, as an Evo X
is back for one final hurrah before
shuffling off this mortal coil for
good, things for the Evo at least,
as we know it look bleak. We
hope and expect that there will be
another Evo-badged car, and with
electric motors controlling where
and how the power is sent like the
companys Pikes Peak racer (above)
it could be spectacular. The body
will be different, and the drive will be
different, but heres hoping some of
the original Evo magic remains.

50 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo | Final fling

On such roads, the


cars size and agility
are welcome assets

The drivers view is


unremarkable but
the rewards intense

The turbocharged 2.0-litre four puts out 276bhp and 274lb ft in its standard guise
after all. And looking at the
outside only makes you want to fire
it up. So we do.
Why now? Because this year
Mitsubishi UK is importing just
40 examples of the Evo X in an FQ
440-MR specification, but thatll
surely be it for the Evo as we know it.
There should be another Evolution,
but it wont be quite like this. Were
effectively saying cheerio via the
best there is.
We choose Stoke-on-Trent for
the pictures, because we want
something urban and moody. There
are areas of decay and regeneration
here, but theres no analogy to be
made. Comparing a place to a car
always understates a citys past and
patronises its present and future. Its
just that some of the old brickworks
look right, and its close to the Peak
District for a thrash.
The trip there is a reminder that,
although I still think of the Evo
as a modern car, and 2000 is not
very long ago, things in motordom
change quickly. The Evo feels small

at 4350mm long and 1875mm


across the mirrors, it is and you
are perched higher than I remember
inside, with a low window line, so
visibility is terrific.
Those seats sit high but are good,
mind. Theyre extremely supportive,
and although the steering wheel
adjusts for rake only, you can find
a position thats comfortable over
distance. Whats more wearing is the
tyre roar, which drowns any engine
drone made by a powertrain that
encompasses that highly charged
2.0-litre engine and a five-speed
manual gearbox. Both respond with
reliable precision. Theres a little
turbo lag, but its far more compliant
and responsive than many a
turbocharged modern engine. I dont
want to sound like a Luddite more
modern cars are exceptional but by
gum, this is a lovely thing.
At the time, Im sure I remember
the ride being considered harsh, but
today, although its firm and midcorner lumps kick back through the
quick steering (about 2.1, maybe

2.2 turns), theres not the harshness


that I expected. Theres no crash.
The tyres, 225/45 R17s, are relatively
modest. Gosh. I really like this car.
By and by, were through with
Stoke and heading out on to the open
road, and I like it more and more.
How can you not? It weighs just
1365kg, for heavens sake, and has a
body thats tied down better than a
Ford Fiesta STs yet rides easily and
comfortably. It steers better with
linearity, accuracy and feel than any
power-assisted set-up on sale today.
And youre able to approach
its limits on the road, to feel its
extraordinary agility. It seems to
pivot around its middle, although not
in a nervy, unstable way. It changes
direction on a whim. There is active
yaw control for the permanent fourwheel drive system, meant to limit
understeer and oversteer, but on the
road in somebody elses classic car
(how curious it feels to write that
phrase about an Evo, but I suppose it
is), Im not inclined to delve too deep.
But even at seven, eight oh, okay, if

you insist Ill have nine-tenths its


seriously terrific.
Its still great value, too. A Mkinen
Edition price new, 31,000 cant
stay at the 10k-15k mark that it
demands now, surely. Its just too
good for that. This isnt just the best
of a breed were saying farewell to
here. Its the best of any breed. L

MITSUBISHI EVO VI TOMMI MAKINEN


Price then
Price now
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2
Kerb weight
Engine
Power
Torque
Gearbox
Fuel tank
Wheels
Tyres

31,000
10,000-15,000
4.4sec
150mph
23.1mpg
na
1365kg
4 cyls in line, 1997cc,
turbo, petrol
276bhp at 6500rpm
274lb ft at 3000rpm
5-spd manual
60 litres
7.5Jx17in
225/45 R17

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B D
BOMBSHELL

David Brown (no relation) has rekindled the spirit


of the Aston DB5 in his new coachbuilt GT, based
on a Jaguar XKR. John Simister finds out why
PHOTOGRAPHY STAN PAPIOR

he idea certainly sounds


appealing. Create a grand
tourer, a handsome
transcontinental milemuncher, which looks like
such machines looked when
border-crossing was an adventure
and speed limits were largely absent.
Then build it on a modern, well
proven base so it will work properly,
probably rather better than cars of
that past time actually did, and enjoy
the best of both worlds, then and now.
Thats the reasoning behind the
car you see here. But is there really a
market for such a temporal hybrid,
or is it just the manifestation of one
mans rose-hued fantasy?
There are powerfully evocative
threads here, tying together a
tinderbox of aesthetic and historical
references. It is, for example,
impossible to overlook the fact that
this Aston Martin-shaped car, called
the Speedback GT, has on its nose
a badge bearing the name David
Brown, the industrialist who took
over Aston Martin in 1947 and whose
initials have identified many an
Aston since then.
The David Brown on the
Speedbacks badge, however, just
happens to share his name with the

famous Aston man. Its a coincidence


that he allows to speak for itself; he
can hardly do anything else. As for
the Speedbacks shape and detailing,
its designer, Alan Mobberley, says
that if youre going to evoke a 1960s
GT, it cant help but turn out this way.
Under the Speedbacks skin is the
platform of a Jaguar XKR, complete
with 503bhp supercharged V8
powertrain, suspension, electrics
and air conditioning. That means
the Speedback is rather bigger
than the Aston Martin DB5 and
DB6 with which it will inevitably
be compared, to the extent that its
19-inch, aluminium-rimmed wire
wheels seem almost as much in
proportion with the bodywork as the
old cars wheels 16 inches, typically
were. If anything, the Speedback
looks slightly underwheeled by

David Brown (below)


is confident he
can sell up to 100
Speedback GTs;
the cars classic,
1960s-inspired
lines were styled by
former JLR designer
Alan Mobberley

The Speedback
GTs hands-on
craftsmanship
goes hand in hand
with cuttingedge engineering
technology, and its
all made in Britain

comparison, due to the lower profile


of its tyres sidewalls.
That such a cars creation is even
possible, never mind at the levels
of accuracy and quality shown by
the prototype, is down to rapid
prototyping, the low-volume car
makers friend. This ability to
design three-dimensional shapes
on a computer and create perfectly
accurate solid objects without
physical tooling makes possible
things that would once have been far
too expensive in man-hours.
As labour costs rise, material costs
fall by comparison, says Brown.
These technologies save labour and
make a project like this viable.
Brown sees a rebirth of the
bespoke coachbuilding idea, in
which a customer can specify a
non-standard body on an existing
23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 53

Inside story | Speedback GT

OLD VERSUS NEW

SPEEDBACK GT or Aston Martin


DB5? Its a tough choice for the rich.
Values of high-end classics such
as DB4s, DB5s and DB6s have shot
up of late. Less than a decade ago,
a good one could be had for a fivefigure sum; now you could spend half
a million. That puts the Speedbacks
price tag bang on the money.
So which to buy? Heritage and
authenticity aside, there are
practicalities to consider. How much
will you use your Aston-shaped GT?
Are you going anywhere hot? The
Speedback has modern air-con; a
1960s Aston has heat soak.
As for running costs, a new
Speedback will use less fuel despite
being significantly quicker. It
attracts road tax, but that shouldnt

54 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

worry someone able to afford a halfmillion-pound car. Maintenance


costs and inconvenience will be
slightly more for the old cars, but
it could all go to pieces if your old
Aston isnt in tip-top nick, because
then its more likely to go wrong and
need expensive rebuilds. And you
need to keep on top of even the best
elderly Astons in a way thats alien
to owners of modern cars.
Finally, which is the safer place
to put your money? Maybe a 1960s
Astons value has levelled out,
maybe it will rise, but its unlikely
to crash. Whether a Speedback
will depreciate or appreciate is
unknowable at the moment. But
quite a lot of rich people became
so by taking a risk or two.

chassis. This, in effect, is what is


happening here, except the result has
been given a new marque name.
The company responsible
for creating, engineering and
building the car is Envisage, based
in Coventry and used by several
British car manufacturers for
producing concepts and engineering
prototypes. Envisages CEO, Alastair
Cattrell, shares Browns perception
of an unsatisfied demand for bespoke
bodywork on a modern base and is
keen to offer his services to provide it.
The Speedback is the first.
So who is David Brown, and why
has he plunged into the dangerous
waters of the low-volume prestige
car? After all, the cemetery of the
British specialist car industry is
full of broken dreams, killed by the
reality that less money than the
dreamers were asking would usually
buy a better car a Porsche 911, say
which would work properly.
Brown has been in the motor
industry for many years, involved
mainly with trucks, earthmovers and
like his namesake tractors. The
idea for the Speedback came to him
on a classic car rally in the heat
of southern Spain.
We were in a Ferrari Daytona, he
recalls. It kept breaking down and
it was about 150deg F in there. Wed

hired a Peugeot 106 with air-con and


everyone wanted to be in that, not
the Ferrari. So I decided to build a car
with that sort of style and simplicity
which would work properly.
He shares with ex-PSA, Jaguar and
Land Rover designer Alan Mobberley
the view that many modern cars
have become too visually cluttered
and contrived, reflecting their
complicated engineering.
My brief was to recreate the
simplicity of the 1960s in an elegant
statement, says Mobberley. Ive
kept the design simple with that
straight shoulder line. This time,
though, we could use computer
imaging to determine style guides
from that period.
Yes, there are elements of
Aston in there, but also of Ferrari
and Maserati. The grille has an
aggressive look, but its not allied
to anything in particular. The
headlights are faired in under
covers, but the lights themselves are
LEDs. The rear lights are round and
separate like a DB5s, but are LEDs.
Ive been in the industry for
55 years, but we have a couple of
young interns here from Coventry
University to keep us in check.
One of those interns, Costas
Phouphoullides, came up with the
idea of the fold-out dickey seat at the

Neat touches include


a fold-out dickey
seat built into the
boot floor. Pillarless
design gives an
unobstructed view
and a clean look.
A convertible is
possible, too

back. Normally stowed flat to create


the boot floor, it becomes a comfy
perch from which you can sit facing
rearwards, under the open tailgate, to
watch a sporting event. Like much of
the rest of the interior, its covered in
smooth, simple leather. Burr elm and
satin-finish metal feature strongly.
Many components are CNC
machined from solid pieces of
aluminium. Some of them, such as
the centre console cover and rear light
surrounds, are nickel-plated. Other
pieces, such as the switches on the
machined aluminium centre console,
are created in an industry first by
direct metal laser sintering. This
builds the component from lasermelted nickel alloy in 63-micronthick layers in a 3D printing process
that takes 45 minutes per switch,
before machining and polishing.
The switch surface is made up of
tiny recessed dots, the central ones
being perforations in the shape of
the required symbol, which is then lit
from behind by LED.
The exterior panels, of course,
are aluminium like the XKs, and
the whole car weighs about the

Speedback GTs
Jaguar XKR
hardware is clothed
in bespoke but
coolly understated
smooth-finish
leather, wood and
satin metal trim

same as the Jaguar, so it can retain


similar suspension calibration. Here,
though, all the front panels can be
unbolted if required.
The panels themselves are handformed using traditional panelbeating tools, while the Speedbackunique parts of the structure
are hand-welded, with internal
latticework adding strength to the
front and rear pillars. There are no
centre pillars, so with the windows
down theres a large, unobstructed
opening. Those front pillars are
more upright than an XKs, and the
windscreen wraps around more in
typical 1960s style.
One obvious potential snag is
that Jaguar is shortly to end XK
production, but Brown is assured
that sufficient supplies of XK

convertible shells a more logical


basis for rebodying than the coup
will remain to cover the proposed
run of 100 Speedbacks. Some of those
could be convertible versions.
Will David Brown Automotive
really be able to sell 100 examples of
this shamelessly retro-looking grand
tourer? The timing is right, says
Brown. And the made in Britain
theme runs all the way through. Im
not trying to leverage off the other
David Brown; I havent invited any
feedback from Aston Martin and Im
not looking for their sanction on our
product. This car will be what people
will perceive it to be.
Its handbuilt but properly
engineered, which is vital to the
projects success. We could have done
it more cheaply or quickly, but that
wasnt what we wanted. Which is
why the price is a heady 495,000.
The Speedback, inspired by
Italian-styled cars (including the
Astons), could trigger a new age of the
Italian carrozzeria idea transplanted
to Britain. Or it could simply seem
expensive for a rebodied Jaguar. The
customers will now decide. L
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No 5162

ROAD TEST

BMW M235i

Does this compact coup have the makings of a performance icon?


MODEL TESTED M235i
O Price 34,250 O Power 322bhp O Torque 332lb ft O 0-60mph 6.3sec
O Fuel economy 26.2mpg O CO2 emissions 189g/km O 70-0mph 52.2m O Skidpan 0.87g

aving passed every test


weve laid in its path, BMWs
latest M Performance brand
introduction the M235i coup
has one more hurdle to jump, one
more opportunity to show if and if
so, why its the most exciting sports
coup on the block right now. The full
road test workout awaits.
On first inspection in the US earlier
this year, Richard Bremner described
this car as the most enjoyable, well
balanced model in BMWs range.
After a subsequent European drive,
road tester Nic Cackett labelled
it a sports car of the highest

PHOTOGRAPHY STUART PRICE

WE LIKE Rich, multi-talented engine Q Engaging, characterful handling Q Premium-brand coup desirability

O Ferric Grey door mirror


caps are a BMW M Performance
hallmark like silver mirrors on
an Audi RS. The colour also pops
up in the front air intakes.

56 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

O BMWs M Sport brakes are


standard, with four-piston calipers
up front. On M Performance
models, they are distinguished
by their blue calipers.

O Slats at the outermost edges of the front


valance serve as air curtains, creating
positive pressure inside the front wheel
arches and minimising aerodynamic
interference around the wheels.

O M235is kidney grille has 16 vertical


bars eight each side and leans
forward very slightly as it rises, sharknose style. High-gloss shadowline is
BMW-speak for black body trim.

order. And, just a few weeks ago it


effortlessly bettered its competition
from Mercedes AMG and Audi in a
UK group test, shaded only by the
significantly more expensive but less
practical Porsche Cayman. Could we
be on for a perfect five-star score? The
omens are promising.
Moreover, are we looking at a new
performance legend? Having turned
the last M3 coup into a 60,000 buy
and placed the upcoming M4 equally
out of reach for a great many of us,
has BMW invented a new affordable
sporting hero in the M235i? Time to
go in search of greatness.

DESIGN AND ENGINEERING


AAAAB
There is something undoubtedly
alluring about a powerful reardrive coup such as the M235i.
This is a part of the market where
affordability makes compromise
common where hatchback-based
front-drive pseudo-coups jostle
with true three-box designs. With the
2-series, however, BMW has seized
the opportunity to offer both a purer
vision of a downsized two-door

HISTORY
Rebranding the 1-series
coups and convertibles as
2-series is part of BMWs
new naming strategy,
but it also gives a nod to
Munichs original compact
coup: the 02 coup series.
The two-door 1600-2
arrived in 1966, with
The 1966 1600-2 was BMWs original compact coup
the 2002 following in
1968. Then in 1973 BMW
launched the car most would consider to be the closest spiritual antecedent of
the M235i: the 170bhp 2002 Turbo. This notoriously tricky-handling two-door
was Europes first turbocharged mainstream passenger car.

WE DONT LIKE Suspension tuning lacks finesse Q Expensive dealer-fit options should be included

O Dark grey valance around the


twin tailpipes is smart and quite
nicely underplayed. Theres no
pretence about it being a diffuser,
either, which is refreshing.

O Rear lip spoiler is as stealthy as


the lower valance. Youd hope its big
enough to reduce rear axle lift a bit,
but it is certainly no more conspicuous
than it needs to be.

O Having a separate cabin and boot is


what makes a coup a coup in BMWs
book. In ours, too, if were honest. The
2-series boot is 20 litres larger than
that of a 1-series coup.

O Any three-box BMW has to have a


Hofmeister kink first used by General
Motors at the end of the 1940s. The
C-pillars have got wider over the years,
but this one still has good proportions.

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 57

ON THE INSIDE
O Black Dakota leather makes for a
reserved ambience. Go for Coral Red
with Estoril Blue accents if you want
something racier at no extra cost.

O Red on black instrument graphics are gently


suggestive of the performance of the car. LCD screen
with the M235i logo is a bit more special still, but the
go-faster makeover is still consciously underplayed.

O One of the M Performance cabin highlights is, wait


for it, this branded kickplate. Its very nice, but there
must surely be more effective ways of adding a bit of
performance flavour.

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM
As standard, the M235i comes with
a radio/CD player, an iDrive rotary
controller, a DAB tuner and a 6.5in
display screen. Expect to see very few
M235is with that system, however,
given that the 1890 Professional
Multimedia set-up (as fitted to our
test car) is one of the key options
needed to best preserve the residual
value of your BMW.
The system brings with it an 8.8in
display screen, adds sat-nav, turns
the top of your iDrive rotor into a
touch-sensitive fingertip input device
and adds a host of online services to

58 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

the cars communication systems.


It also seems to mean that you
have to pay another 350 for
BMWs enhanced Bluetooth phone
set-up in order to access many of
the Professional systems online
functions, but if you do theres
an apps interface, web-based
information services with local area
Google search, internet radio and
more besides to tap into.
The nav is excellent, while DAB
reception is okay but not quite
so brilliant. But on balance, and
extortionate as it may seem, the
Professional package is worth having.

and a proper BMW to boot, with a


longways engine, driven rear wheels
and the unmistakable separation of
roof and bootline that makes a coup
a coup. Its a commitment that has
produced a distinctive, desirable car.
Because its a 2-series, of course, a
bit of growth relative to the outgoing
1-series coup was inevitable. So
the M235i is 110mm longer than an
M135i three-door, as well as 72mm
longer than the old 135i coup. The
cars styling is distinguished from
that of the 1-series hatchback, with
which it shares some panels, by
different headlights and bumpers.
You can spot an M235i over a lesser
2-series, meanwhile, by its large
front air dams, the absence of front
foglights, the grey door mirrors and
the smoked exhaust pipes.
The M235i rides 10mm lower than
a standard 2-series and gets passive
M Sport suspension, enlarged M
Sport brakes and special Michelin
tyres. Adaptive M Sport suspension,
with variable dampers, is optional,
and came fitted to our test car.
Delve into BMWs M Performance
dealer-fit accessories catalogue
and youll find that an even more

purposeful passively damped setup is offered, as well as even more


powerful brakes, lightweight forged
19-inch alloys and an M Performance
mechanical limited-slip differential.
Our test car had none of the above.
Power comes from BMWs twinscroll turbocharged 3.0-litre straight
six, in a more developed state of tune
than we found it in the M135i two
years ago, producing 322bhp and
332lb ft (see Under the Skin, p61).

INTERIOR
AAAAC
Some fairly sizeable gains are
claimed for the 2-series on occupant
space: an extra 6mm of front-row
headroom and 21mm on secondrow legroom. Our tape measure
confirmed the former along with
an additional 30mm of second-row
headroom but we only measured a
10mm gain on back-row legroom.
Still, the tape measure at least
confirmed that the 2-series is a
slightly more practical car than the
old three-box 1-series. Up front, the
M235i feels spacious enough even

O Drivers seat is both widely adjustable and comfortable, if a bit high-set for a
BMW coup. Theres slightly more space up front than in the 1-series coup.

802mm

n
mi
m ax
0m mm m
3
5 0
87

390 litres

2690mm
52%

1408mm

min x
mm ma
850 0mm
112

920m
m

0.33

880m
990m m min
m max

HOW BIG IS IT?

962mm
48%

4454mm

Typical rear
legroom 800mm

VISIBILITY TEST

Headlights are
superb on high
beam and very good
on dipped beam.

1516mm

1534mm

Height 420-480mm

WHEEL AND PEDAL ALIGNMENT


The M235is pedal layout doesnt differ
from that of a standard 2-series, which
means it features the same long clutch
action that can trouble shorter drivers.
All three pedals are slightly offset to the
right, but the arrangement is so snug
that most drivers wont notice.

1774mm

HEADLIGHTS

O More head and legroom back here makes for enough space for average-height
adults. Access is a bit of a squeeze, though.
Turning circle: 10.9m

Frontal visibility is
fine, but its hard
to accurately
gauge the end
of the bootlid.

Width 760-1330mm
20mm

90mm
190mm

Centre

Length 920-1700mm

O Boot is 20 litres bigger than that of the old 1-series coup. A 420mm minimum
height is enough to accommodate big suitcases with ease.

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 59

ON THE ROAD
for larger drivers our only

T3

Track notes
DRY CIRCUIT

T2 T5

BMW M235i
1 min 24.2sec
Porsche Cayman
1min 15.1sec
Dry circuit couldnt have
been much wetter when
we figured the M235i,
so dont fret too much
about the time. Strong
resistance to oversteer
in faster corners.
Sometimes too strong.

T6
T7
T1

T4

Start/finish

O Braking is secure,
although standing water
can cause a shimmy.

O We expected the tail to push wide under power


in T7. Oddly, it washed into understeer instead.

WET CIRCUIT
BMW M235i
1min 20.4sec
Porsche Cayman
1min 16.3sec
Lack of a limited-slip
differential is less of an
issue on a low-grip surface
like our wet handling
course, where BMW
reveals easygoing, playful
handling as youd hope.

O Traction down main straight


where the water level is variable
can be patchy.

T5

T6
T7

T3
T4

T2

T1

T8

O M235i has lovely balance around


the constant-radius bend at T7.

Start/finish

ACCELERATION 10deg C, wet


BMW M235i
Standing quarter mile 15.1sec at 100.0mph, standing km 26.4sec at 131.7mph, 30-70mph 5.7sec, 30-70mph in fourth 7.4sec
30mph

40

50

60

6.3s

2.7s 3.8s 4.8s


0

70mph 80mph
8.4s

90mph

100mph

110mph

120mph

11.7s

14.7s

17.2s

20.2s

10.0s

5s

10s

15s

130m
25.2

20s

Porsche Cayman
Standing quarter mile 14.4sec at 102.8mph, standing km 25.7sec at 132.4mph, 30-70mph 5.1sec, 30-70mph in fourth 11.3sec
30mph

40

50

60

6.3s

2.7s 3.8s 4.8s


0

70mph 80mph
8.4s

5s

10.0s

90mph

100mph

110mph

120mph

130mph

11.7s

14.7s

17.2s

20.2s

25.2s

10s

15s

20s

BRAKING 60-0mph: 2.74sec


DRY
0

30mph-0
9.0m

50mph-0
25.2m

10m

WET

20m

10.3m
30mph-0

25s

70mph-0
52.2m
30m

40m

50m

28.6m
50mph-0

60m
60.8m
70mph-0

criticisms being slightly offset pedals


and a drivers seat that makes you sit
a little higher than wed ideally like.
Access to the back is restricted, but
theres an acceptable amount of space
once youre in enough for mediumsized adults, albeit only two of them.
BMWs understated performance
makeover is big on material
plushness but relatively small on
sense of occasion. Black leather
sports seats are standard and very
comfortable and supportive, while
the handsome three-spoke M Sport
steering wheel is thinner than M
Sport rims have been of late and
none the worse for it. Red instrument
graphics and an M235i logo in the
binnacle, meanwhile, are the most
exciting visual elements on show.

PERFORMANCE
AAAAB
Fate had it in for the M235i on the
day we figured it. The MIRA proving
ground was saturated with rain and
BMW sent us a test car with a manual
gearbox (so no launch control),
no limited-slip diff and a worn set
of tyres. In light of those things,
cracking 60mph in 6.3sec and
100mph in 14.7sec was no mean feat.
A Vauxhall Astra VXR takes longer
on both counts in the dry.
We can well believe the car would
probably be quicker than BMWs
5.0sec 0-62mph claim in perfect
circumstances, because once our
test car found traction, it took off
at genuine sports car pace. From
80-130mph it matched the figures
set last year by a Porsche Cayman 2.7
to the tenth, despite stronger wind
and a near 200kg weight penalty.
And on in-gear flexibility pulling
from 30-70mph in fourth the
BMW obliterated the Porsches time
by almost 4.0sec. In the real world,

On the limit

Aside from affecting outright


performance, bad weather prevented
us from revealing the BMWs full
potential on MIRAs handling track.
Experience elsewhere suggests it
might have been spectacular, but
not as spectacular, wed wager, as

60 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

it would have been had our test car


come with the optional mechanical
LSD and trick suspension.
In the wet and on worn tyres
the car had much more performance
than it could put down and handled
as if up on tip-toes. The same initial

balance and bite we found on the road


was present to begin with, but the
progressiveness and controllability
of the car quickly ebbed away at the
limit of grip with the stability control
disabled. Above a certain point, the
BMW ran seriously short of grip and

started to understeer markedly.


Better that, however, than run out of
stability at the rear end first.
Its a shame, but we can conclude
that M235i owners would be well
advised to keep their tyres fresh if
all-season usage is what they intend.

RIDE AND HANDLING


AAAAB
BMW has met what wed consider
its primary objectives, in that it has
effortlessly blown away the M235is
closest rivals. From Audi TTS to
Peugeot RCZ R, via Volkswagen
Scirocco R and even Nissan 370Z,
there isnt a compact coup that
provides the same blend of handling
agility and driver engagement as this.
The car is also a huge improvement
on the rather blunt, unsatisfying old
135i coup, it should be noted.
But, as likeable as it is, the M235i
isnt beyond criticism and nor is it
quite one of the all-time sporting
greats. There are niggles and
disappointments in its dynamic mix.
The cars basic handling is crisp,
grippy, muscular and direct. The

Muscular handling is
marred by an excess
of body movement

steering wheel has sensible but


plentiful weight but since BMWs
variable-ratio steering system is
standard it picks up pace a little
too quickly off-centre to allow
the most intuitive kind of control.
Nevertheless, on good surfaces the
M235i corners flat and hard, with
good authority from the front wheels
and a good balance of stability and
adjustability from the driven rears.
The adaptive M Sport suspension
of our test car served it fairly well.
But it may be that BMWs passive
standard setting is a better alloccasions bet than any of those
available through the adaptive
set-up. Because, by polarising those
Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes,
BMW has failed to produce a perfecthandling sports car here as far as
we could tell.
There is too much body movement
over really uneven surfaces in this
car, whichever setting you choose.
The dampers permit just enough
vertical movement when softly set
to prevent the car from hunkering
down like it should, while in their
firmer programs the body is often
no more level with the ground as it
fidgets and hunts for an equilibrium.

Economy, meanwhile, is as good


as it needs to be, given how much
that fabulous engine gives you. On
a touring run, our tests suggests
economy in the mid-30s is realistic,
which is a competitive performance.
One fly in the ointment: your
BMW dealer will most likely charge
a premium for fitting those M
Performance accessories. The LSD
alone could set you back more than
2500 all in. As a factory-fit option,
wed expect it to cost much less.

All of which leaves the M235i a


little short on the outright poise itd
need to rank as a truly outstanding
drivers car. Its not short on lively
interactivity or boisterous rear-drive
charm just a final degree of finesse.

BUYING AND OWNING


AAAAC
BMW is building a reputation
for performance value with its M
Performance brand. Given how easy
it is to spend 30k on a hot hatch
these days, the M235i looks like great
value at just over 34k. Comparison
with the outgoing 1M Coup does
the M235i no harm, either. Three
years later, you get similar power and
performance for a good 6000 less.
BMWs standard kit isnt overly
generous, but its not mean-fisted.
You get DAB, leather and xenon
lights, and you could probably specify
an optimally equipped car with
Professional Multimedia, an auto
box and one or two M Performance
extras without adding gratuitously
to the price. Our sources expect
residual values to be good but not
brilliant which is good enough.

DEPRECIATION
40

Audi TT 2.0 TFSI

35

BMW M235i

30
Value (1000s)

in other words, on anything other


than the toughest mountain road, a
Cayman would be fairly easy meat.
The fact that BMWs turbo six is
capable of such smooth tractability
without ever feeling inhibited by
its forced induction is key to the
engines appeal. This remarkable
powerplant gives the M235i a
feeling of unburstable, ever-ready
performance. It feels mechanically
rich and expensive, too, in a class
where anything other than four-pot
engines are thin on the ground.
Truth be told, the engine broadshouldered, sweet-sounding and
yet willing to rev is probably the
best advert for this car. Its manual
gearbox has a typically springy,
mechanical action. It isnt the slickest
of instruments, but it is pleasing to
use. Not pleasing enough, though,
that wed be inclined to choose it
over BMWs eight-speed automatic,
which makes the car faster, more fuel
efficient, cheaper to tax and more
likely to retain its value better.

25
20
15

Peugeot RCZ R

10
5
0
New

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

O Early word says good residuals, but


not great which means itll be behind
the Audi TTs values.

Under the skin


SPEAKING IN CODE

O Redesigned cooling system


and ECU allow BMW to turn the
M235is wick up to 322bhp.

O BMW has also tuned the


engines sonic performance
to unique effect, it claims.

BMWs N55 3.0-litre turbocharged straight six has


been through enough updates and revisions to cause a
codename-related headache. In many lesser applications
the engine is simply dubbed the N55 (to distinguish it
from the earlier twin-turbocharged N54), and develops
302bhp and 295lb ft of torque. In 2012 it found its way into
the M135i with an improved 316bhp and 332lb ft and was
rechristened the N55HP. This year, having received a new
ECU and cooling system, the unit now produces 322bhp
in the M235i. On top of all that, the 3.0-litre straight six
used in the new M3 and M4 is an even more substantially
respecified N55. Codenamed S55, it has power and torque
outputs that are both well into the 400s.
In all cases, the N55 uses one twin-scroll turbocharger,
whereas the old N54 had two. Equally confusingly, Alpinas
current B3 saloon uses the N55 block, but the firm junks
BMWs single twin-scroll turbocharger and fits two separate
blowers of its own design.

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DATA LOG
BMW M235i
On-the-road price
Price as tested
Value after 3yrs/36k miles
Contract hire pcm
Cost per mile
Insurance/typical quote

TECHNICAL LAYOUT
34,250
42,020
16,450
453.67
72p
39/983

Shares a platform with the 1-series hatchback, but is larger in every dimension than the 1-series coup it replaces.
Aluminium-rich chassis has struts up front and a five-link system at the back. BMW claims a perfect 50 per cent
front, 50 per cent rear weight distribution, but our test car recorded a not-quite-perfect 52/48 front/rear balance.

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
515

520
650
350

1890
390
2520

RANGE AT A GLANCE
POWER
141bhp
181bhp
181bhp
215bhp
322bhp

TRANSMISSIONS
6-spd manual
8-spd automatic

FROM
24,265
25,040
25,865
31,970
34,250

Q
1825

ECONOMY
TEST

CLAIMED

Average
Touring
Track
Urban
Extra-urban
Combined

26.2mpg
34.8mpg
12.0mpg
25.2mpg
47.1mpg
34.9mpg

Tank size
Test range

52 litres
300 miles

ENGINE

POWER & TORQUE

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

Front, longitudinal
rear-wheel drive
6 cyls in line, 2979cc,
turbocharged, petrol
Aluminium block and head
84.0mm/89.6mm
10.2
4 per cyl
322bhp at 5800-6000rpm
332lb ft at 1300-4500rpm
7200rpm
210bhp per tonne
217lb ft per tonne
108bhp per litre

Construction
Weight/as tested
Drag coefficient
Wheels
Tyres

450

400

332lb ft at
1300-4500rpm

350

322bhp at
5800-6000rpm

400
350

300

300

Steel monocoque
1530/1560kg
0.33
7.5Jx18in (f), 8.0Jx18in (r)
225/40 ZR18 (f),
245/35 ZR18 (r),
Michelin Pilot Super Sport
Repair kit

250

250

200

200

150

150

TRANSMISSION

100

100

Type 6-spd manual


Ratios/mph per 1000rpm
1st 4.11/5.8 2nd 2.32/10.3 3rd 1.54/15.5
4th 1.18/20.3 5th 1.00/23.9 6th 0.85/28.1
Final drive ratio 3.08

50

50

Engine (rpm)
2000
4000
6000

8000

Spare

BRAKES

SAFETY

Front MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar


Rear Multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar

Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
Anti-lock Standard with EBD and brake assist

ABS, DSC, DTC, CBC, DBC, Fading Compensation


Euro NCAP crash rating not tested

STEERING
Type Electrically assisted rack and pinion
Turns lock to lock
2.4
Turning circle
10.9m

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
140-160

2nd
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.6
-

3rd
3.2
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.1
3.4
4.2
-

4th
4.4
3.7
3.7
3.8
4.0
4.2
4.4
4.9
5.9
7.3
-

5th
4.4
4.3
4.3
4.5
4.8
5.2
5.5
6.2
7.2
8.7
-

6th
5.7
5.3
5.4
5.6
6.0
6.5
7.3
8.0
8.6
-

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 M235i, contact BMW Customer
Services, Ellesfield Ave, Bracknell RG12 8TA (0870 5050 160, bmw.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 23 APRIL 2014

450

SUSPENSION

ACCELERATION
TIME (sec)
2.7
3.8
4.8
6.3
8.4
10.0
11.7
14.7
17.2
20.2
25.2
-

CHASSIS & BODY

Torque (lb ft)

ENGINES
218d SE
220i SE
220d SE
225d M Sport
M235i

52 litres

Power output (bhp)

18-inch alloy wheels


Variable Sport Steering
BMW Professional radio/CD
DAB radio
M steering wheel
Rear parking sensors
Xenon headlights
Adaptive M Sport suspension
Driver Comfort package (inc cruise
control with brake function,
Servotronic power steering)
Electric front seats with memory
Enhanced Bluetooth
BMW Professional Media (inc
Professional nav, 8.8in display, BMW
online services, apps interface)
Visibility package (inc headlight
wash, adaptive xenon headlights)
M Performance limited-slip differential
Options in bold fitted to test car
Q = Standard na = not available

CABIN NOISE
Idle 43dB Max revs in third gear 75dB
30mph 60dB 50mph 65dB 70mph 67dB

MAX SPEEDS IN GEAR


42mph 112mph 155mph

7200rpm 7200rpm 6485rpm

74mph 146mph 155mph*

7200rpm 7200rpm 5512rpm


*claimed

RPM in 6th @ 70/80mph = 2489/2845

ROADTEST

EMISSIONS & TAX


CO2 emissions
Tax at 20/40% pcm

189g/km
171/343

0.2sec
15kg

How much longer you need to go from


70-90mph than 20-40mph in third
gear. Not many engines are so flexible.

Gap on as-tested kerb weight between


the M235i and the M135i auto we tested
in 2012. The hatch was the lighter car.

Read all of our road tests autocar.co.uk

No 5162

ROAD TEST

BMW M235i

TESTERS NOTES
MATT
SAUNDERS
Drive
Performance
Control allows
you to mix Comfort and
Sport modes for chassis
and drivetrain. Id leave
the dampers and steering
in the former setting and
the engine in the latter.

AUTOCAR VERDICT AAAAB

No game-changer, but a terrific all-rounder and a performance bargain

MATT PRIOR
The steering
wheel is
terrific proof
that not all
has been lost to flatbottomed nonsense.

SPEC ADVICE

ncompromised style, premium desirability, performance in reserve, multi-faceted reardrive handling, improved practicality and even decent value for money. How much more
could we expect? Nothing at all. BMW has no obligation to make this car more usable than
a transverse-engined, front-drive Peugeot RCZ, for example, but it has. The M235is mix of
attributes is one that nothing else in the segment can touch. Its an outstanding car.
Nowhere will you find a more pleasing powertrain to interact with, or a faster car, for similar
money. And in only a couple of sports coups will you find a more rewarding driving experience.
Theyre the five-star cars below. And theres no shame for this BMW in losing out to either.
We regret only two things: that good old-fashioned suspension tuning seems to have fallen out
of fashion at BMW and that one or two of the items on the M235is options list arent standard.
Otherwise, this is a car to celebrate and enjoy unreservedly.

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, p80

There is only one


baseline equipment level:
effectively an augmented
M Sport trim. Have the
auto box, Professional
Multimedia system,
Harman Kardon stereo
and the dealer-fit limitedslip differential.

JOBS FOR
THE FACELIFT
O Make the mechanical
LSD standard and
Variable Sport Steering
an option.
O Create an auto or
normal setting for the
adaptive suspension.

1st

2nd

3r

4th

5th

PORSCHE
Cayman 2.7
39,694
271bhp at 7400rpm
214lb ft at 4500-6500rpm
5.7sec (claimed, to 62mph)
165mph
34.4mpg
1310kg
192g/km, 31 per cent

TOYOTA
GT86
24,995
197bhp at 7000rpm
151lb ft at 6400-6600rpm
7.6sec (claimed, to 62mph)
140mph
36.2mpg
1275kg
181g/km, 29 per cent

BMW
M235i
34,250
322bhp at 5800-6000rpm
332lb ft at 1300-4500rpm
6.3sec
155mph
34.9mpg
1530kg
189g/km, 30 per cent

PEUGEOT
RCZ R
31,995
266bhp at 6000rpm
225lb ft at 1900rpm
6.1sec (claimed, to 62mph)
155mph
44.8mpg
1355kg
145g/km, 22 per cent

NISSAN
370Z GT
31,995
324bhp at 7000rpm
267lb ft at 5200rpm
5.3sec (claimed, to 62mph)
155mph
26.6mpg
1526kg
248g/km, 35 per cent

Mixes pace, style, usability,


desirability and handling
panache as only a BMW can.

Fine engine and impressive


front-drive chassis merit
serious consideration.

A dinosaur but still a likeable


and big-hearted one. Not as
much fun as it should be.

Still the best way to splurge your First-order driver thrills neednt
sports coup cash. Not as usable cost so much. A bit slow and
as some, but brilliant to drive.
lacks badge allure, but so what?

+++++

+++++

++++B

++++C

+++BC

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YOUR VIEWS

Write to Autocar, Teddington Studios, Broom Road,


Teddington TW11 9BE or email autocar@haymarket.com

LETTER OF THE WEEK

WIN

THE NUMBERS UP FOR THE 12C


So McLaren has finally kicked the black
sheep of the family out of the house,
never to return. The 12C is no more.
I saw my first one a few weeks ago and
it looked great, but I cant help thinking
that if I were a 12C owner (in my dreams)
RATED AND UPRATED
While I agree that Vauxhalls new
VXR8 looks remarkable value, I feel it
would have been better to test it against
a standard BMW M5 and Mercedes
C63, not uprated ones (Ultra Vaux,
9 April). That would have brought
the price difference down to less than
20k still sizeable but not wholly
unreasonable given the German cars
modern automatic gearboxes and better
economy and emissions.
Mike Spencer
via email
ELECTRIFIED BY TESLA
I was delighted to read your positive
response to the Tesla Model S. Autocar is
the first publication across the pond to

Id be furious with the decision. Okay,


so they are going to get a few upgrades
for the car, but Id feel abandoned by
the factory.
We all know that the 650S was the
car the 12C should have been all along,
sing its praises, but it wont be the last.
The Model S is a stunning, gamechanging achievement that leaves
people gobsmacked when they drive it.
That feeling never entirely goes away
with the familiarity of daily use; every
drive in the Model S feels special.
Im no hater of internal combustion,
and although I adore my internal
combustion cars and dont intend
giving them up, the Tesla renders them
obsolete in the same way that computers
rendered the typewriter obsolete.
Getting behind the wheel is like
being transported into the future or like
swapping your grandmothers rotary
dial telephone for an iPhone.
Frank Darabont
Los Angeles, California

Were Merc and


BMW too trick
for a fair fight?
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Letter of the week wins a selection


of car care products from
Car-Skin worth over 65.
pro-valets.co.uk

and maybe McLaren will now admit that


the 12C was launched at least a year
too early. Never mind; let the corporate
nose of the 650S and P1 reign supreme.
Simon Lucas
Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Model S makes typewriters look old hat


THE PULL OF THE QASHQAI
I read the supplement about the new
Nissan Qashqai (Autocar, 2 April). We
bought a 1.2-litre petrol version in March
and we have been delighted with it.
Testers have reported poor
acceleration, but on a holiday in Scotland
the car pulled up fairly steep hills in
sixth gear. I never found its performance
anything to grumble about.
Im 67, and my first car had a 1000cc
Austin A-series engine. You had to coax
as much power and torque as you could
out of it. Without realising, we built
up skills that todays drivers wouldnt
appreciate. The Qashqai is no Porsche,
but its quite suitable for our roads.
Oliver Craig
Edinburgh
HEIGHTENED AWARENESS
Your supplement on the Nissan Qashqai
commented on the raised height of the
tailgate to 1950mm (6ft 5in), claiming

it was the result of complaints that


customers bumped their heads on the
old Qashqais tailgate.
Marketability engineer Simon Collins
was quoted as saying it was still within
reach of 5ft 5in-tall customers. However,
the average height of women in the UK is
only 5ft 3in, and in Japan it is 5ft 2in.
Regrettably, while wishing to buy
British, the new Qashqai is off our
shopping list as a replacement for my
wifes Toyota because she cannot close
the tailgate unlike with the Volvo
XC60, Skoda Yeti or new RAV4.
Eric Rainbow
via email
FUN FILTER
Remind me not to get too excited about
the new McLaren 650S. It seems very
fast and technically competent and it
understeers. Sounds like McLaren has
engineered all the fun and character out
of the car.
Patrik Askert
via email
NOT ANOTHER SUV
A new MG SUV is due to be shown in
production form at the Beijing show as a
follow-up to the Icon and CS concepts.
MG celebrates its 90th birthday this
year, and while the marque has been
flexible over those nine decades, lets not
forget that its reputation and image has
been built on the back of its sports cars.

LETTERS

Goodwins Email to the management


To: Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW design director
Subject: The i3s inside job

Dear Adrian,
I DONT KNOW the name of the
designer responsible for the interior
of the i3, but could you give him a
warm well done from me? The cabin
of that car is quite marvellous, from
its simple dash and the use of wood
along its horizontal surface to the
seat upholstery and more besides.
The most amazing thing is that
its made me want to own one, and
thats a shock because the i3 is an
electric car. Well, the one I drove was
the range-extender version, but the
point is that it didnt have a twin-cam
straight six with spun alloy intake
trumpets under its bonnet. Which is
the sort of BMW that usually gets me
all revved up.
I was rather taken by the interior of
the Renault Zoe, too, and as you know
theres not a spark plug to be found
on that car. Is there something about
electric cars that makes designers
step up a gear? It certainly seems
to have happened at your company.
I was a fan of your old boss, Chris
Bangle, but its a shame that he

NEXT

WEEK
INSIDETHEMAGAZINE
On sale 30 April
The new i3s cabin
makes other BMWs
look a bit rubbish
didnt direct his left-field design brain
to the interiors of the cars. I have fallen
for many BMWs over the years in
particular the Z3 M Coup breadvan
but almost all modern BMWs that Ive
driven have had uninspiring interiors.
Granted, they are usually driverfocused, but theres never delightful
detail or inspired use of materials.
And, of course, in recent years there
has been the absolute prostitution
of the whole M thing, with a quick

brush of red and blue stripe deemed


sufficiently sexy to make any further
effort not worth the, er, effort.
Perhaps in future you could tell
your interior designers that theyre
designing the cabin for an electric
car, even if its a blatant lie, because
it seems to bring out the best in them.

ROAD TEST

Vauxhall VXR8 GTS

Full assessment of the Aussie-built


V8 by our team of expert testers.

Yours sincerely,

C Goodwin

GOT ANY SUGGESTIONS? Contact Colin at colin.goodwin@autocar.co.uk

An MG truck may make commercial


sense, but it is a disgrace that there
seems to be no prospect of a successor to
the MGB or MGF in the showrooms any
time soon. I am sure I am not alone in
this sense of disappointment.
John Miles
via email
If the SUV is a sales success, the profits
could liberate MG to consider making a
sports car MB
POSH TAXI?
I can definitely see similarities between
the front-end design of the white taxi
cab on page 23 of your 9 April issue and

of roadworks to London. A 100-mile


journey took four hours. Utter madness.
David Postings
via email

the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead


Coup featured on p64-65 of the same
issue. The question is, do they have the
aerodynamics of a house or a car?
Adrian Lawson-Wood
via email
ROAD TO NOWHERE
I agree with Patrick Hogan (Your
Views, 9 April). In late March I headed
back from Wolverhampton to London
on a Tuesday night, leaving at about
10pm. The M6 and the M40 were shut
so I ended up on urban roads from
Birmingham to Coventry and then took
the M45. There were 10 further sets

PUSH ME PULL YOU


As often as you persist with your opinion
that pulling back for changing down
and pushing forward for up is wrong,
this time with the Volkswagen Golf R
(road test, 9 April), I will write to object.
This is not a matter of superior
expertise and experience. One way or
the other is not better or worse.
Having done 70,000 miles in a BMW
with the gearchange the way you like it
and 80,000 miles in a Discovery 3 the
way I like it, I have had time to get used
to whichever way it was.
I never got used to forward for down
on the BMW and intuitively use the
Land Rovers lever correctly.
By all means point out which way the
lever works, because it matters to some,
including me, but please, without the
subjective opinion.
Richard Chandler
via email
Its more than subjective opinion,
Richard. Historically, push/pull gear
shifters tended to be push for down, pull
for up. It makes most sense when youre
subjected to the forces of hard braking
and acceleration when driving on track.
We prefer it the old way MB

FIRST DRIVE

Porsche 911 50th edition


Is the special anniversary-edition
911 worth its 92k price tag?

RETROSPECTIVE

Ayrton Senna remembered


Memories of the Formula 1 legend,
20 years on from his death.

FIRST DRIVE

BMW i8

First impressions of the midengined plug-in hybrid sports car.

23 APRIL 2014 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 65

CONTENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

If MG sells lots of
these, perhaps it
can make an MGF

OURCARS
A week in the life of Autocars fleet

CITROEN

AUDI
RS4

DACIA

C4 PICASSO SANDERO

Allan Muir

Stuart Milne

Jim Holder

FORD

HONDA

FIESTA ST CIVIC TOURER

Gary Lord

Tim Dickson

JAGUAR

KIA

MAZDA

F-TYPE

PROCEED

Matt Prior

Richard Bremner

Stan Papior

Mazda 6

FINAL REPORT During the past year and 16,000 miles, the Mazda 6 has proved to
be a worthy alternative to a German premium saloon, even if it has had a few faults
azda made some bold claims
about its new saloon when it
was launched in 2013. Thanks
to the use of the brands new
SkyActiv series of technologies, and its
distinctive Kodo design language, the
new Mazda 6 was reputed to be more
appealing, efficient and capable than
its predecessor.
I must admit I wasnt entirely sure
about the validity of the claims, initially
at least. The previous Mazda 6 had been
a very serviceable and capable family
car, but it wasnt desirable and always
felt confined to the also ran category.
It would have been an impressive feat if
Mazda had managed to up the ante so
dramatically in a single hit.
To say that the Mazda 6 has proved
far better than expected, however,
would be an understatement. In fact,

66 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

it has left such a mark on me that it


appears to have turned me into an
accidental ambassador for the brand.
Every time someone casually mentions
that theyre considering a new company
car, especially a saloon, I cant help but
interject: Well, have you considered a
new Mazda 6?
After all, the Mazda scores highly in
so many areas that are important to
those seeking a new car. Compared
with the likes of the entry-level Audi A4
SE 2.0 TDIe, the Mazda is faster, better
equipped, cheaper and in my eyes, at
least more distinctive.
The previous generation wasnt
particularly remarkable to look at, but
this is a much more visually pleasing
effort. In the right colour and with the
right wheels 19-inch alloys in this
instance it comprehensively pulls

Creaking suspension top mounts had to be replaced under warranty after a recall

OURCARS
MORGAN

NISSAN

A45 AMG

PLUS 8

QASHQAI

RANGEROVER RENAULT
TDV6

CLIO

Steve Sutcliffe

Jim Holder

Darren Moss

Chas Hallett

Darren Moss

RENAULT ROLLS-ROYCE
ZOE

Jim Holder

SKODA

VAUXHALL

PHANTOM

OCTAVIA

ADAM

Steve Cropley

Hilton Holloway

Mark Tisshaw

BMW
USED CARS

MERCEDES

728i

James Ruppert

LANDROVER

MAZDA

PORSCHE

DELTA DEFENDER
INTEGRALE

LANCIA

MX-5

911 TURBO

Lewis Kingston

Jesse Crosse

Lewis Kingston

Matt Prior

Drive with care


and 50mpg is
easily achievable

SECONDOPINION
I must admit I was surprised when I learned
that our Mazdas brake discs had warped. It
was unlike the hard-wearing, fault-free car
that youd expect from a Japanese brand. Ive
never had the same problem with any other
car exposed to similar usage, and it
led me to wonder if it was just a bad
batch of discs. Wouldnt stop me
from recommending it to someone,
though. LEWIS KINGSTON

EXCELLENT ENGINE
Diesel unit offers up a gratifying
blend of real-world economy and
decent punch. Likes to rev, too.

REWARDING TO DRIVE
Want a saloon with a bit more verve
than an Audi A4? The 6 is a good
choice, since it feels quite sporting.

EASE OF USE
Mazda has lots of interior space, a
decent touring range, plenty of kit
and good on-road manners.

LOVEIT
LOATHEIT
Sport Nav trim in
the 6 provided a
plethora of kit

Despite its considerable efficiency, the


173bhp twin-turbo Mazda is no slouch
off the intended premium image. Its
not often that a modern four-door
saloon will turn heads, or draw positive
comments, but the big Mazda has
managed both during its time with us.
Mazdas new chassis and powertrain
engineering has helped the company to
deliver on its purported improvements,
too. While not necessarily as engaging
to drive across country as a BMW
3-series, it has proved better than
an A4, delivering a pleasing blend of
capable handling and good ride quality.
It wasnt driven in a manner designed
to eke out maximum efficiency, either,
yet it rarely returned less than an

indicated 40mpg. Thats a pretty stout


average for a 173bhp twin-turbo diesel.
Driving the 6 a bit more carefully, you
could average close to 50mpg, or more
if youve got the patience of a saint.
Despite its considerable efficiency,
the Mazda was no slouch, with its
flexible and comparatively refined
engine being both eager to rev and
offering up substantial mid-range
torque. Consequently, as a car to drive
in a variety of conditions on a daily
basis, I found it hard to fault. At the end
of a long journey, I wouldnt hesitate to
jump back in it and immediately repeat
the trip, thanks in part to its fine on-road

manners, decent seats, well weighted


controls and high kit levels.
In Sport Nav trim, the 6 comes with
pretty much all you need including
sat-nav, heated seats, cruise and
climate control. Mazda does offer a
Safety Pack, which includes lane
departure warning and automatic
beam dipping, but neither of these is a
necessity. Otherwise, the only upgrades
available are cosmetic tweaks such as a
front airdam, none of which the Mazda
needs but at least the option is there if
you wish to personalise your car a little.
The only area where the Mazda
noticeably lags behind its rivals is with
regards to its interior. While spacious,
comfortable and finished to an
acceptably high standard, its just not as
quiet at motorway speeds as it should
be; both wind and road noise intrude

CABIN NOISE
A bit too much wind and road
noise can be heard at speed,
although it isnt uncomfortable.

MINOR GLITCHES
Warped brake discs, duff suspension
parts and a failed sat-nav; all this
happened in a year. Not great.

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TESTDATA

MAZDA
6 2.2D 175 Sport Nav

Weight savings
aided handling
and efficiency

Park the 6 next to an entry-level BMW


3-series or Audi A4 and Ill bet you its
the Mazda that garners more attention
into the cabin too much. Those

covering mostly motorway miles could


tire of the persistent roar at speed.
The Mazdas cabin is just a little drab
for my liking as well; myriad black plastic
finishes, dark wood trim and black
leather all combine to make the interior
somewhat oppressive. Opting for the
optional 200 Light Stone leather
might improve affairs considerably, but
you are still stuck with the glossy piano
black trims and the aforementioned
dark wood, so the end result might be
too much of a contrast.
I found a few other interior curiosities,
too, including a relatively basic trip

computer you cant view range


remaining and average economy at the
same time, for example and a volume
control that inexplicably ran all the way
up to 62. Id love to have been in the
meeting where that one was decided.
These issues didnt compromise
the Mazdas ease of use, something that
was bolstered further by a capacious
boot and a decent-sized fuel tank. It
wasnt difficult to eke around 550 miles
out of a single tank, which helped to
avoid overly frequent fuelling stops, and
the car could easily accommodate
four adults and all the necessary
gear for a long camping weekend.

Mazda 6 is usefully cheaper and better to drive than the similar-looking Infiniti Q50

Saloon will easily transport four and their luggage, or two plus even more rear space

Whats also interesting is that the


few faults that developed along the way
didnt put me off the Mazda partly
because none stopped the car from
being usable and partly because it
was giving me so little grief elsewhere.
During our 16,253 miles in the car,
the issues we experienced included
warped brake discs and a recall for
squeaky suspension top mounts the
replacement of which were carried
out efficiently and politely by the local
Mazda dealer.
It did raise a few questions regarding
the Mazdas long-term durability, but
the interior, exterior and powertrain
dont appear any the worse for wear for
its time on the fleet. Even the paintwork
has held up well, with minimal stonechip
damage despite a substantial number of
motorway treks over its year with us.
Admittedly there are things that
its rivals do better, but as an overall
ownership proposition I think its the
pick of the bunch. The Mazda will only
cost you 30 to tax, for one thing, which
is impressive given the performance
on offer compared with similar-priced
rivals. Coupled with the low fuel costs
and comparatively sensible servicing
bills, it shouldnt break the bank to run.
The Mazdas uniqueness contributes
further to its appeal; park one next to
an Audi or entry-level BMW and Ill bet
you its the Mazda that garners more
attention. Or at least it will if there are
people mildly interested in executive
saloons walking around.
All in all, Im going to be sad to see
the back of the Mazda. Would I take
one home over its German rivals,
or alternatives like the ageing Ford
Mondeo? Yes, without a doubt. I
suspect that many buyers, however,
will still blindly pick an Audi or a BMW
over the Mazda.
Thats a shame, because theyre
missing out on a great car. Well, I think
they are, at any rate.
stan.papior@autocar.co.uk

TEST STARTED 10.4.13


Mileage at start
2123
18,376
Mileage at end
PRICES
List price then
26,095
List price now
26,995
Price as tested
26,615
Dealer value now
19,400
Private value now
17,732
Trade value now
16,629
OPTIONS
Pearlescent paint 520
CONSUMPTION/RANGE
Claimed
62.8mpg
Fuel tank
62 litres
Test average
46.1mpg
Test best
56.3mpg
Test worst
36.7mpg
Real-world range
550 miles
TECH HIGHLIGHTS
0-62mph
7.9sec
Top speed
139mph
Engine layout
4 cyls, 2191cc,
twin-turbo, diesel
Max power
173bhp at 4500rpm
Max torque
310lb ft at 2000rpm
Transmission
6-spd manual
Boot
483 litres
Wheels
7.5Jx19in
Tyres
225/45 R19
Weight
1587kg
SERVICE/RUNNING COSTS
Contract hire rate
359.52
119g/km
CO2
Service costs
209
Other costs
None
Fuel costs
2236.26
Running costs inc fuel 2445.26
Cost per mile
15 pence
Depreciation
9986
Cost per mile
inc depreciation
68 pence
Faults
Suspension recall, failed
sat-nav unit, warped front
and rear disc brakes
DEALERS
The car ended up visiting our local dealership, MKG
3000, five times. Work undertaken comprised front
brake disc skimming, sat-nav unit replacement, rear
brake disc skimming, fitting new front discs and an
annual service. It also had a recall carried out for
squeaking suspension components. The dealership
was always prompt and helpful and made use of some
neat techniques like text messaging you the details
of your booking slot prior to your appointment.
RESIDUALS
The Mazdas residual values are competitive; after
three years and 36,000 miles, the 6 should retain
around 40 per cent of its value, while the similarly
priced Audi A4 2.0 TDIe SE will retain 43 per cent. For
most, that difference will be a non-issue. The Mazdas
comparative rarity, economy and kit levels no doubt
go a long way to preserving its value.
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THELOGBOOK

Audi RS4 Avant


Mileage 11,335 Last seen 2.4.14
The RS4s touring credentials are
undermined not only by its poor
range (about 275 miles) but also by
its questionable comfort. While the
driving position is fine, the standard
front seats are quite hard, and it
doesnt take long for me to start
getting uncomfortable. I know from
past experience that the optional
sports seats arent any better. AM

Range Rover
T

Mileage | 21,740 Our posh off-roaders new keeper is finding things strangely familiar
his seems familiar. In my previous
job, as editor-in-chief of sister
title What Car?, I also had custody
of a Range Rover TDV6. It was
a Vogue SE, rather than the ritzier
Autobiography spec of my new one.
And grey, rather than bronze. But
everything seems the same.
So here I am, sitting on slightly
softer leather, with slightly squishier
headrests, but the Autocar Range Rover
is just as terrific as the one I left behind
on the other side of the office car park.
The reason Im so glad that Mr
Cropley ceded ownership to me is that
the Rangie fits into my life just perfectly.
That life includes lots of central London
driving, lots of long-distance workrelated missions and a seven-year-old
son with his commensurate clobber.
No other car on sale quite hits the
same target as the Range Rover, which
plays the dual role of luxury saloon and
all-terrain hatchback. If anything, this
one seems to have a mite more engine
and wind noise than the Vogue SE I
left behind. But as they are identical,

Ford Fiesta ST

Two trips were needed


to dispose of 10 bags
of garden waste

despite a few extra ornaments, I cant


explain the difference.
One thing I am enjoying is a slightly
more supple ride quality around town.
The difference, no doubt, is that this
car is wearing 21-inch alloys, rather
than the 22s I had got used to. In truth,
it seems like the slightly
smaller wheels (and I use the
term smaller advisedly, of
course) is that the 21s feel
like the best balance between
aesthetics and refinement.
Nor have I detected any
dynamic disadvantage.
One minor annoyance I am
starting to have is with the
executive rear seats. These,
you might remember, are a
pricey option and mean that
you get two separate rear
chairs rather than a normal
rear bench. The executive
seats look great and
certainly make it feel even
more luxurious. But with a
little kid in tow, the inability
Executive seats are very nice but limit practicality
to get in from either side and

slide across to the other is a bit of a pain.


So is the inability to fold the seats
flat. I got an early taste of this during
my first weekend with the Rangie and
had to undertake a rare but inevitable
trip to the local tip, or recycling centre
as its now been rebranded. The 10 bags
of garden waste meant two trips there,
rather than the single jaunt I would have
taken in the previous car. I also know
that the inability to ferry five around will
cause me problems at some stage.
But if you want to carry big loads, buy
an estate or rent a van, you may well
say. Quite right too, and I can still carry
more stuff with more convenience than
in any luxury saloon. Considering the
Range Rovers myriad other abilities,
Im quite prepared to forgive it.
chas.hallett@autocar.co.uk

Range Rover Autobiography TDV6


Price 87,910 Price as tested 94,660
Economy 32.5mpg Faults Brief sat-nav
gremlin (rebooted), cracked windscreen
replaced (free) Expenses First service 359.87
Last seen 2.4.14

Mileage 20,000 Last seen 2.4.14


The Fiesta has now covered 20,000
miles. Its amazing how well the trim
is holding up to daily use, especially
when you consider how stiffly sprung
the ST is. The only interior casualty
of some fairly hardcore use over the
past year is a bit of trim thats come
loose underneath the glovebox.
Other than that, there are no rattles
or squeaks to speak of. GL

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG


Mileage 11,250 Last seen 9.4.14
Done quite a few miles in the A45
recently, including a track test
versus a BMW M235i at Bedford
Autodrome. I feared the AMG might
get thumped by the BMW, but in the
end it was a mere 0.2sec slower. Nor
did it munch its tyres like the M235i.
Conclusion? Im still very much a
fan of the A45, even if its ride is, Ill
admit, a bit on the fruity side. SS

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DEALS
CHASSIS

The S2 wasnt saddled with


the homologation needs
of the original S1 RS Turbo
and Ford made it a less
compromised road car, with
a higher ride height and
greater comfort. The chassis
of both cars suffered from
rust, notably on the chassis
legs under the back seats.

ENGINE

Bargain new
and used motors

The 1.6-litre CVH four-cylinder engine


from the Escort XR3i was the basis for
the RS Turbo, and outputs of 132bhp
and 133lb ft were claimed for both
S1 and S2. Engine tweaks for the S2
improved reliability and driveability.

BRAKES

The S1 used the same front discs and


rear drums as the XR3i, with heavierduty pads and rear shoes. The S2s
were enlarged and are much better,
but its still easy to warp the discs. ABS
can give trouble and be pricey to fix.

TRANSMISSION

A five-speed manual gearbox was used


for S1 and S2 cars, but a higher final
drive ratio featured on the S2, making
it more economical on the motorway
and quieter. The main shaft is relatively
weak, so look out for rumblings.

FORD ESCORT RS TURBO FROM 3000

May the force be with you


Its forced induction was a first and, Kyle Fortune says, today an Escort RS Turbo is about cheap fun
he original Escort RS Turbo,
launched in 1985, was conceived by
Fords Special Vehicle Engineering
(SVE) department to homologate
the Escort for Group A rallying,
something that it never really went on
to do with any great success. However,
as a production road car, it was highly
popular with enthusiasts, despite an
elevated price of almost 10,000, which
was 2000 more than any of its rivals.
So Ford quickly followed up the
original RS Turbo, now known as the S1,
with an Escort Mk4-based S2 version. S2
RS Turbos are far more common in the
classifieds, although good examples of
both are gradually appreciating in value.
The RS Turbo was Fords first
turbocharged production car. It used

72 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23 APRIL 2014

the 1.6-litre CVH engine as a basis,


with a reduced compression ratio and
mild modification to accommodate the
Garrett turbocharger and its operation.
A 132bhp power output seems laughably
low these days, but it bettered all of its
rivals at the time and the kerb weight
was only 977kg, so performance wasnt
lacking. Torque topped out at 133lb ft at
3000rpm, and when Autocar tested the
RS Turbo in 1985 it found that turbo lag
is reduced to a minimum.
But the engine wasnt the most
talked-about aspect in that original road
test. That honour went to the viscous
coupling limited-slip differential. It was
found to transform the handling from
the likes of the XR3i and RS1600i, on
which the RS Turbos suspension was

based. Autocar declared it to have the


handling prowess of a racer. The
S1 was available in white only, with a
distinctive body kit that included a grille
sourced from the Ford Orion, no less.
Without the pressure of
homologation for the S2 model, Ford
took the opportunity to make it a less
compromised road car. Along with
increased ride height and more comfort,
there were improvements to the engine
management and differential to make
it easier to drive smoothly, although
performance wasnt increased. A longer
final drive ratio made it less tiresome on
the motorway and more economical, too.
Today, although the S2 is
considerably more plentiful, its the S1
that is the most sought after. Finding

an example in good condition is a


challenge, and finding an unmolested
S1 in good nick will be the Holy Grail.
Expect to pay close to 10,000 for that.
The S2 is more plentiful, but prices vary
wildly from a few hundred pounds (these
will be good for scavenging parts but
little else) to concours-grade examples
that command upwards of 15,000. A
reliable daily driver that isnt too tatty
can be found for 3000 to 4000.
Its worth remembering the vintage
of the RS Turbo when you go to view
one and adjust your expectations
accordingly. The technicians at
independent performance Ford
tuning specialist Power Engineering
(powerengineering.co.uk, 01895
255699) have worked on many

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CABIN

Other than a set of deep Recaro


sports seats, little differentiated
the RS Turbo from the XR3i,
although many have been
upgraded. The side bolsters on the
drivers seat fall apart over time
and its not uncommon to find it
replaced by a passenger seat, as
theyre more widely available.

Check the drivers


seat side bolster
and the door card

What to look out for


Its imperative that you not only test drive the RS Turbo but also
take it on a road that allows the use of all five gears. Fifth gear
can be stripped, especially on tuned cars, so make sure that it
functions and is easy to find.
When at idle and under acceleration, keep an eye out for blue
smoke from the exhaust. Its a sign of oil in the combustion
chamber and means big repair bills. If you see it, walk away.

WHEELS, TYRES
AND BODYWORK

Unsurprisingly, given the cars 1980s


vintage, rust is a problem. Inspect
thoroughly inside and out, under the
carpets and so on. Try to see or feel the
arches and sills under the plastic body
kit, because these are usually eaten
away with no outward signs. A very
rusty car will cost a fortune to put right.

If the gearbox has been replaced at some stage, its best to


ensure that the new one has the limited-slip differential. Jack
up one side, take the car out of gear and try to rotate the wheel
thats off the ground. It shouldnt be possible.
Open the bonnet when the engine is at idle and listen for
tapping-like noises coming from the top of the engine. Dont
be swayed by someone telling you that the tappets need
adjustment, because its likely to mean a new camshaft.
Turn the ignition on and look for the ABS light in the dashboard.
If it doesnt illuminate, its a sign that the system has been
disabled completely not uncommon, but its an MOT failure.

S2 RS Turbos are far more common


than S1s, although good examples of
both are gradually appreciating in value
examples of the RS Turbo over the
years, and the advice is to thoroughly
inspect any car under consideration.
Like most cars made in the 1980s,
the RS Turbos single biggest problem
is rust. It gets everywhere theres a
fold in the metal, according to Ian and
Zak at Power Engineering. Areas of
particular concern are the front and
rear subframes and the rear chassis
legs situated under the back seats, but
its as likely to be on the bulkhead, near
the sunroof (S2 only), under the battery
and hidden behind the plastic body kit.

In comparison, mechanical bits


and pieces are relatively cheap and
servicing couldnt be simpler. A basic
service kit with air filter, oil filter, oil and
spark plugs shouldnt cost more than
60 or so. The CVH engine is robust
enough, but the RS Turbo has a few well
known idiosyncrasies. The first thing
that Power Engineering mentions is
the single overhead camshaft. Its lobes
simply wear out, leading to reductions
in performance, smoothness and
economy, as well as a tapping noise that
is often misdiagnosed as tappets out

Fords 1.6 CVH is robust and cheap to maintain, even with a turbo attached

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USED CAR EXPERT


James Ruppert
Why a Volvo S60 makes a
great alternative to a German
compact executive saloon p76

MARKETPLACE
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The RS Turbo
has 132bhp to
propel 977kg

ONES WE FOUND

Price 3500 (1990, 69,000 miles)


Black S2 with full service history,
MOT to March 2015, tax to
September, alarm, central locking,
electric windows and stage 2
upgrade. In very smart condition.
Call 07021 559056

Head to autocar.co.uk
for more used car
buying advice
of adjustment. The only fix is a

replacement camshaft, and theres


no point going for a secondhand item.
New, these cost about 125. If you buy
an RS Turbo, its worth investing in a set
of high-quality spark plugs and ignition
leads, too, because these are a regular
source of poor running issues, as is a
damp distributor cap.
Power Engineering reckons that
most of the rest of the car is robust
enough, until people start pushing
the boundaries with power upgrades
and tuning. The clutch was uprated as

standard (and the S2s is bigger than the


S1s) but it will begin to slip when asked
to deal with power outputs in the region
of 180bhp. This will shorten the life of
the gearbox, too, because its bearings
suffer, as does the turbocharger. If
theres evidence of increased boost
without any attempt to balance it with
fuelling, stay away, because this could
mean damaged bores and pistons, plus
contaminated oil.
As for the chassis, other than
rust, the main components are solid
enough. A car this old should have had

What we said then

a complete set of new bushings by now


and, if not, its worth replacing them to
make it drive at its best. Individual bush
sets are no more than 10.
Although the RS Turbo is an
appreciating classic, there are plenty of
usable cars that are never going to be
museum pieces. These offer enthusiasts
of both fast Fords and hot hatches from
the 1980s an amusing and cheap-to-run
classic that is fun to drive and easy to
tinker with. The S1 has more providence
as such but is much harder to find. And
its going to get even more difficult. L

Test date | 27.3.85

The best-handling front-drive car on sale

Price 7500 (1987, 22,000 miles)


In excellent nick with original mats,
mudflaps and stereo. Some upgrades,
including a chip. Cared-for show car
with full history and 12 months MOT.
Call 07792 832041

Price 7999 (1985, 114,000 miles)


S1 with MOT running out this month
and no tax. Good bodywork and very
tidy interior, apparently in great
condition, although modified lightly,
so worth investigating.
Call 0151 653 0100

Design and engineering


You could hardly mistake the RS Turbo for any other
Escort, with its colour-matched wheel arches, door sill
extensions and rear spoiler. The power unit is based
around the 1.6-litre CVH petrol injection unit originally
developed for the XR3i. Camshaft timing is revised and a
microprocessor used to provide optimum spark timing.

Interior
The cars cabin trim is similar to that of current Ghia Escort
models. The Custom RS Turbo equipment pack includes
Recaro front seats, electric window lifts, a tilt-and-slide
glass sunroof and central locking.

Performance
There is no mistaking the extra power of the RS Turbo. It
presents difficulties when accelerating from rest because
anything higher than 3000rpm causes excessive wheelspin.
Once on the move, an impressive surge of power can be felt,
although, as with most turbo conversions, performance is
deceptive. Lag is not a real problem.

Buying and owning


The Ford has a 10.6-gallon fuel tank and a realistic range of
230 miles before the fuel light begins to flicker. Consumption
is greater than that of the XR3i, as one might expect,
although one does not have to pay too heavily for the
substantial increase in performance. Headroom and legroom
in the rear are adequate rather than generous.

Verdict
The overall result is a drivers car that is as refined as it is fast.

Ride and handling


Among front-wheel-drive cars, the RS Turbo is in a class
of its own when it comes to handling and cornering. No
doubt, the fitting of a limited-slip differential, the efficient
suspension layout and exceptionally good Michelin 195/50
VR15 tyres are major contributory factors. Ride quality is
commendably good for a car of such a sporting nature.

Price 8994 (1987, 72,000 miles)


Low-mileage, immaculately
presented red S2. It will be serviced
and given 12 months MOT and tax
when sold. Totally standard. Great
condition inside and out.
Call 01942 238928

Ford Escort RS Turbo


Years produced 1985-1990 (S1 and S2) Total made 30,712 (S1 and S2)
Price 9951 (S1) Engine 4 cyls, 1597cc, turbo, petrol Power 132bhp
at 6000rpm Torque 133lb ft at 3000rpm 0-60mph 8.1sec
0-100mph 21.2sec Top speed 128mph Fuel economy 29.5mpg

Price 14,980 (1988, 26,223 miles)


Red S2 with very low mileage and
in award-winning condition. It looks
like new, thanks to an extensive
restoration, and comes with original
owners manuals, new MOT and tax.
Call 01142 795574

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DEALS

James Ruppert Used car bargains

Do you feel the


need for Swede?

Volvos S60 makes for a stylish and affordable alternative saloon choice

rent Volvos nice? They are nice


cars driven by nice people. I always
thought the S60 was particularly
nice and quite underrated. The
thinking persons Vauxhall Vectra, if you
like, and a rather more stylish Toyota
Avensis alternative. Oh yes, and it isnt
German. If you didnt fancy a BMW
3-series, Audi A4 or Mercedes C-class,
the S60 was the truly oddball (by
virtue of its five-cylinder engines) but
nonetheless nice option.
Getting into an original S60 the
2000 to 2008 edition isnt hard at all,
with prices starting at around 600 or
even below if there are issues to be dealt
with. You could get lucky, of course.
Some just have high, 150,000-plus

Everyone wants
a D5, but we urge
you to consider
a really rather
good petrol

mileages that frighten


some but certainly
wouldnt put off us
hardy Autocaristas.
Its a Volvo, and they
easily drive on into
interstellar mileages.
Everyone wants a D5,
of course, but we would
urge you to consider
the rather good petrols
first. To that end, 1500
buys a 2.0 TS or SE
from the early 2000s,
which is more than
likely to be an auto. If
that isnt nippy enough,
theres always the 2.4T. Theyre pretty
much the same money as the 2.0,
although they are getting harder to find.
However, if you want to go raving mad
not to mention really, really quickly
the legendary T5 badge swings into
view. When attached to the S60, it
meant 250bhp. These can be picked up
for below a grand, but choose carefully
between the ones that have issues.
To be on the safer side, 4000 buys
a 2008 T5 SE Sport in well preserved

condition. Best to mention the complex


but comprehensive specs, I guess. They
are all good from the S upwards, but SE
is nicer, not least because youll have
climate control and leather.
Incredibly, the compact Volvo saloon
performance options dont end there,
because theres also the 300bhp S60R.
You dont see many of them around,
mostly because it was only briefly a
mid-2000s model, but when you do they
are in the 6000 to 8000 range. You

really want to see a parade of official


stamps in the book with one of these.
Most buyers want a diesel, though,
which brings us back to the D5. Once
again, we can dip below 1000 and find
some high-mile SEs from 2002 or so.
However, 3000 will get a two-owner,
full-history S with half a mega mileage,
say 95,000 or so. How nice is that?
For more used car advice, go to
jamesruppert.com

Three that caught my eye

ATHISunpretentious
S60
Swedish
diesel mile-eater
Wolf
in sheeps clothing for 4k
PLEASANT 2004 S60 2.0T in S spec comes
VOLVOS DIESEL S60 is a comfortable cruiser that
The S60 T5 boasts a 0-62mph sprint time of
with climate control and cruise control and appears
to be in good condition. Its a manual, too. The car
has done just 78,000 miles and comes with a full
years MOT and tax. A dealer wants 1495.
Call 01246 452333

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promises a claimed 44mpg combined. This 2004


S60 D5 SE has covered 181,000 miles, but it has
got full beige leather, a host of goodies and a full
service history. The owner is asking 2495.
Call 07021 536300

6.5sec and maxes out at 155mph. We found a


2008 T5 SE that seems to be in good condition,
although it has 108,000 miles on the clock, which
is leggy for the age. Its up for 4000 at a dealer.
Call 01689 835553

Dont like those? Try these...

Slick fellow Swede cuts a dash

A decent S60 D5
can be bought for
around 3000

ANOTHER SALOON CUT from the


same cloth as the Volvo S60 is
the second-generation Saab 9-3,
launched in 2002.
A vast improvement over its
predecessor, this 9-3 scored a
five-star NCAP safety rating. The
cabin has a solid feel to it, too,
and thats despite the fact that
the Swedish manufacturer raided
the General Motors parts bin and
underpinned the car with the
platform from the Vauxhall Vectra.
The 9-3 possesses some of the
best seats ever fitted to a compact

executive saloon, and it rides


well enough. However, there is a
concerning amount of unreliable
history with diesel variants,
particularly timing belts potentially
letting go after 40,000 miles.
The 9-3 2.0T Aero was a Volvo
S60 T5 rival. Fitted with a 210bhp
turbocharged 2.0-litre four-pot, it
could hit 62mph from rest in 7.4sec
and go on to 146mph.
We found a tidy 2005 9-3 2.0T
Aero with 92,000 miles on the clock
and a full service history for 2770
at a dealer.

Baby Lexus with six-pot refinement


And another thing
THEY BUY ANY car from you.com. Been there and done
that, and actually I cant argue with their service at all. They
were polite and quick and paid the money into my account,
and to be honest thats about all most car sellers need. Of
course, you can do better by
going it alone, which is more
fun and games but it just isnt
for everyone these days.
So well done to the people
who dreamt it all up and
spent all that money on the
marketing so we all know just
who Im talking about.

THE LEXUS IS200 was born in 1998


to take on the BMW 3-series, Jaguar
X-type and Mercedes C-class. The
sole engine was a smooth 2.0-litre
straight six developing 155bhp.
The IS200 has a remarkably good
reliability record and is highly rated

by owners. They are well equipped,


the ride is decent and, being rearwheel drive, its a fun steer.
However, the automatic version
can be sluggish, the engine needs to
be worked hard to extract maximum
performance and fuel economy is
quite poor at 29mpg combined.
Also look out for severe front
tyre wear caused by the soft
front suspension bushes
deteriorating. Other than that,
IS200s are pretty bombproof.
Used prices are firm, but for
2490 you can get a top-spec
2004 SE auto with 83,000
miles, full leather, all the
goodies and a service history.

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Lewis Kingston New vs used

NEW: 73,413 USED: 74,950

Power 345bhp Torque 288lb ft 0-62mph 4.8sec Top speed 178mph Economy 31.4mpg

Power 513bhp Torque 376lb ft 0-62mph 4.2sec Top speed 193mph Economy 16.2mpg

Porsche 911 Carrera Lamborghini Gallardo


Entry-level benchmark German sports car or open-top Italian supercar?

WHAT IS IT?

The Porsche 911 Carrera in its latest 991 guise. Its faster, larger
and roomier than its 997 forebear and boasts a more upmarket
interior. Still, at 73,413, the Carrera 3.4 is the entry point into
Porsche 911 ownership. Its downsized 3.4-litre flat six manages to
catapult the base 911 from 0-62mph in 4.8sec and on to 178mph.

The Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder an open-top version of


the baby Italian supercar. Equipped with four-wheel drive and
a mid-mounted 513bhp 5.0-litre V10, the Spyder can sprint
from 0-62mph in 4.2sec. Expect to pay around 74,950 for an
immaculate 2007 example with just 15,000 miles on the clock.

WHATS IT LIKE TO DRIVE?

The latest 911s 3.4-litre lump delivers both its peak torque and peak power
1000rpm higher up the rev range than the previous 3.6-litre unit did. The
trademark flat six really announces itself above 5500rpm, where this 911
becomes engaging and effortlessly fast. But while the cars balance is nearperfect, its new electromechanical steering lacks the feel of a hydraulic set-up.

Hugely capable and exciting and with all the ingredients to blow your mind.
Rapid but brutal gearchanges are fired off via the single-clutch automated
manual transmission, while the chassis offers eye-watering levels of grip.
Best of all, you get to hear that mighty V10 with the roof down. The car does,
however, have a tendency to understeer initially when provoked.

WHATS IT LIKE INSIDE?

The interior feels like it has been built around the driver, rather than
simply to accommodate one. Classy aluminium switchgear is clustered
logically around the helm, with function over form being the priority.
Space has improved for this 2+2 thanks to a longer wheelbase, but youll
still struggle to get anything more than an infant in the rear seats.

The Gallardo Spyder has a low-slung driving position, a steeply raked


windscreen and acres of leather and carbonfibre. Unlike Lamborghinis
previous, pre-Audi takeover creations, theres a real sense of quality and
ergonomic clarity, allied to generous equipment levels. The boot (up front) is
remarkably deep and there are numerous well sized cubbies in the cabin.

WHERES MY MONEY GOING?

Into a brand new car that is a performance yardstick.


Dont expect the residuals to remain firm, though; this
isnt a collectable like a GT3. And due to the way Porsche
specifies its cars, items such as cruise control and floor
mats are optional extras and they soon add up.

Into an outrageous convertible supercar that is predictably


expensive to run. Economy will be in the mid to high teens
and servicing will cost at least 1200 per year. If driven
hard, E-gear clutches will need replacing every 5000 miles
at 3k a pop. However, used values remain fairly solid.

WHY SHOULD I BUY ONE?

Because the 911 Carrera is the yardstick that rival car manufacturers
use when building a sports car. And despite the addition of efficiencyenhancing technology and the new electromechanical steering set-up,
this latest 991 incarnation of the 911 continues where the 997 left off
and remains at the top of its class. Just choose the options wisely.

It is one of the cheapest ways of getting into a Lamborghini supercar and the
Gallardo is one of the firms most reliable models. The Spyder is surprisingly
civilised to drive and features a level of quality and usability not normally
associated with a car of this kind. The added bonus is that at the touch of a button
the hood is lowered in around 20 seconds, opening you up to the elements.

AND THE WINNER IS USED


The 911 is superb and delivers about as much as you could ask for from a brand new
sports car. However, the Lamborghini would be too hard to resist with those looks, the
blistering performance and that spine-tingling V10 if you can afford to run it.
WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Let us know at autocar.co.uk/facebook

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DEALS

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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Tragically, irredeemably flawed.

BCCCC 20-35% Appalling. Massively


significant failings.

ACCCC 35-50% Very poor. Fails to meet any


ABCCC
AACCC
AABCC
AAACC
AAABC
AAAAC
AAAAB
AAAAA

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.
85-92% Excellent. Near class
leading in key areas, and in some
ways outstanding.
>93% Brilliant, unsurpassed. All but flawless.

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ALFA ROMEO
MITO 3dr hatch Classy, well equipped and cheap. No
dynamic benchmark
AAABC
0.9 TB Twinair 105 Sprint
14350 103 98 13
0.9 TB Twinair 85 Distinctive 15550 103 98 13
0.9 TB Twinair 85 Sportiva
16300 103 98 13
1.4 135 MAir Distinctive
16450 133 129 19
1.4 135 Multiair Sportiva
17200 133 129 20
1.4 170 MAir QVerde
18995 168 139 26
1.3 JTDm-2 85 Sprint
14895 94 90 11
1.3 JTDm-2 85 Distinctive
16135 94 90 11
1.6 JTDm-2 120 Dtive S-S
17300 118 114 19
1.6 JTDm-2 120 Sportiva S-S 18050 118 114 20
GIULIETTA 5dr hatch Stylish, rewarding family
hatch. A new era for Alfa
AAAAC
1.4 TB 120 Turismo
17765 118 149 16
1.4 TB 120 Lusso
19015 118 149 16
1.4 TB 120 Veloce
20315 118 149 16
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Lusso
20515 168 134 23
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Lusso TCT 21855 168 121 23
1.4 TB MultiAir 170 Vel.
21815 168 134 23
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Veloce TCT 23155 168 121 23
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Sportiva 23675 168 134 23
1750 TBi Cloverleaf
25530 232 177 31
1.6 JTDM 105 Turismo
18700 103 114 16
1.6 JTDM 105 Lusso
19950 103 114 16
1.6 JTDM 105 Veloce
21250 103 114 16
1.6 JTDM 105 Sportiva
23110 103 114 16
2.0 JTDm 140 Lusso
21250 138 119 20
2.0 JTDm 140 Veloce
22550 138 119 20
2.0 JTDm 140 Sportiva
24410 138 119 20
2.0 JTDM 170 Lusso
22150 168 124 25
2.0 JTDM 170 Lusso TCT
23550 168 119 25
2.0 JTDM 170 Veloce
23450 168 124 25
2.0 JTDM 170 Veloce TCT
24800 168 119 25
2.0 JTDM 170 Sportiva
25310 168 124 25
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 V8
150000 500 3 Mugen
49740 270 -

ASCARI
KZ1 2dr coup BMW-powered supercar has promise

AABCC
5.0 V8

235000 500 -

ASTON MARTIN
RAPIDE 4dr saloon Four-door Aston is more practical, 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 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
21415 182 139 28
1.4 TFSI 185 Black Edition aut 22665 121 139 28
2.0 TFSI 231 S1
24900 228 162 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
23285 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
22035 182 139 28
2.0 TFSI 231 S1
25630 228 162 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 105 SE
18280 103 114 14
2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line
29435 148 125 26
2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport
27285 148 125 26
2.0 TDI 184 S line
26525 148 108 28
2.0 TDI 184 Sport
24375 148 108 27
2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3
30640 296 162 36
1.2 TFSI 105 Sport
19505 103 114 14
1.2 TFSI 105 S line
21655 103 114 15
1.4 TFSI 122 SE
19580 120 120 16
1.4 TFSI 122 Sport
20805 120 120 16
1.4 TFSI 122 S line
22955 120 120 16
1.4 TFSI 140 SE ACT
20430 138 109 21
1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT
21655 138 109 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

1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT


23805 138 109 21
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
23430 178 135 23
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
26390 178 152 25
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
25580 178 135 24
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
28540 178 152 25
1.6 TDI 105 SE
20530 104 99 15
1.6 TDI 105 Sport
21755 104 99 15
1.6 TDI 105 S line
23905 104 99 16
2.0 TDI 150 SE
21880 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
23105 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 S line
25255 148 106 21
A3 4dr saloon All the A3s standard attributes in a
AAAAC
saloon body. Great looking
1.4 TFSI 140 ACT Sport
22825 138 111 21
1.6 TDI 105 S line
25075 104 99 15
1.6 TDI 105 Sport
22925 104 99 15
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
29710 178 152 24
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
27560 178 152 24
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
24600 178 135 23
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
24275 148 107 21
1.4 TFSI 140 ACT S line
24975 138 111 21
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
26750 178 135 24
2.0 TDI 150 S line
26425 148 107 21
A3 5dr sportback Classy interior, stable handling and
good engines. Second only to the Golf AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 122 S line
23575 120 123 16
1.4 TFSI 122 Sport
21425 120 123 16
1.6 TDI 105 S line
24525 104 99 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE
21150 104 99 16
1.6 TDI 105 Sport
22375 104 99 15
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
29160 178 152 25
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
26200 178 135 24
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
24050 178 135 23
2.0 TDI 150 S line
25875 148 108 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE
22500 148 108 21
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
23725 148 108 21
2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line
30055 175 129 26
2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3
31260 296 162 36
1.2 TFSI 105 SE
18900 103 114 14
1.2 TFSI 105 Sport
20125 103 114 14
1.2 TFSI 105 S line
22275 103 114 15
1.4 TFSI 122 SE
20200 120 123 16
1.4 TFSI 140 SE ACT
21050 138 112 21
1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT
22275 138 112 21
1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT
24425 138 112 21
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
27010 178 152 25
2.0 TDI 184 Sport
24995 175 110 27
2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport
27905 175 129 26
2.0 TDI 184 S line
27145 175 110 28
A3 CABRIOLET 2dr open A measured success, but
the usual sacrifices make it fun free AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 140 S line
29165 138 114 23
1.4 TFSI 140 S line ACT
29165 138 114 23
1.4 TFSI 140 SE
25790 138 114 22
1.4 TFSI 140 SE ACT
25790 138 114 22
1.4 TFSI 140 Sport
27015 138 114 23
1.4 TFSI 140 Sport ACT
27015 138 114 23
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
32420 178 133 29
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
30270 178 133 29
2.0 TDI 150 S line
30615 148 110 25
2.0 TDI 150 SE
27240 148 110 24
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
28465 148 110 25
A4 4dr saloon Offset pedals and unsettled ride
AAACC
disappoint. Still competent
2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition
30585 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 150 S line
29510 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 150 SE
28435 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
29435 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
28900 175 120 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 34850 222 155 24
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
33775 222 155 24
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
31220 222 155 24
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 32220 222 155 24
1.8 TFSI 120 SE
23960 118 151 19
1.8 TFSI 120 SE Technik
24960 118 151 19
1.8 TFSI 120 S line
26515 118 151 20
1.8 TFSI 120 Black Edition
27590 118 151 20
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
25575 168 134 25
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
26575 168 134 24
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
28130 168 134 26
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
29205 168 134 26
3.0 V6 333 S4
39020 328 190 36
3.0 V6 333 S4 Black Edition 40095 328 190 36
2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik
27880 134 112 23
2.0 TDIe 136 SE
26880 134 112 23
2.0 TDI 177 S line
30455 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
31530 175 120 28
2.0 TDI quattro 177 SE
29455 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 SE Technik 30455 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 S line
32010 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 Black Edit 33085 175 134 28
3.0 TDI quattro 245 SE
34935 237 149 33

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3.0 TDI quattro 245 S line
37490 237 149 33
3.0 TDI quattro 245 Black Edit 38565 237 149 34
A4 AVANT 5dr estate More appealing than the
saloon. Still average
AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
27890 158 141 24
2.0 TDI 150 S line
30810 148 124 27
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
30735 148 129 27
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
30200 175 126 27
2.0 TDI Black Edition
30810 148 124 27
2.0 TDI TDI 150 se
29735 148 126 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 361510 222 159 26
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
35075 222 159 26
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
32520 222 159 26
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 33520 222 159 26
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
38825 237 154 34
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
36270 237 154 34
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S4 Blk Ed 41395 328 197 36
1.8 TFSI 120 SE
25260 118 154 19
1.8 TFSI 120 SE Technik
26260 118 154 19
1.8 TFSI 120 S line
27815 118 154 20
1.8 TFSI 120 Black Edition
28890 118 154 20
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
26890 158 141 25
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
29445 158 141 26
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
30520 158 141 26
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S4
40320 328 197 36
4.2 V8 RS4
55525 444 249 41
2.0 TDIe 136 SE
28180 134 116 23
2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik
29180 134 116 23
2.0 TDI 177 S line
31755 175 126 27
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
32830 175 126 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
30755 175 139 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE Technik 31755 175 139 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
33310 175 139 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 34385 175 139 28
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 39900 237 154 34
A4 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A4. Pricey

AAACC

2.0 TFSI 225 quattro


33525 222 164 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro
31810 175 153 27
3.0 TDI V6 245 quattro
37275 242 161 33
A5 5dr sportback Refined four-door coupe, but short
on charm or finesse
AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
31570 168 136 27
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
29545 168 136 26
2.0 TDI 150
29750 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition
34895 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 150 S line
33820 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 150 SE
31520 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
32870 148 127 27
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
33845 175 120 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 35495 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
34420 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
32120 175 134 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE Technik 33470 175 134 27
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
31820 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 36280 222 152 26
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
35205 222 152 26
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 34255 222 152 26
2.0TFSI 225 quattro SE
32905 222 152 26
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
37445 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 40965 242 149 34
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S5 Black 43670 328 190 40
1.8 TFSI 170
26425 168 136 26
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
28195 168 136 26
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
30495 168 136 27
3.0 TFSI 333 S5
42595 328 190 40
2.0 TDI 177
28700 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 SE
30470 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 S line
32770 175 120 28
3.0 TDI 204 S line
36370 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
39890 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
31820 168 134 27
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
30745 168 134 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 36530 222 152 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
35455 222 152 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
33555 222 134 27
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
28845 168 134 27
3.0 TFSI 333 S5
43395 328 190 41
3.0 TFSI 333 S5 Black Edition 44470 328 190 42
4.2 V8 RS5
59350 444 246 45
2.0 TDIe 163 SE
31120 161 115 28
2.0 TDI 177 SE
31120 175 120 28
2.0 TDI 177 S line
33020 175 120 29
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
34095 175 120 29
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
32770 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
34670 175 134 28

2.0 TDI qtro Bl Ed


32455 168 144 32
R8 2dr coup Usable, but no less involving and
dramatic for it. V10 is brutal
AAAAB
4.2 FSI 430 V8
92710 424 332 50
5.2 FSI 525 V10
113810 518 346 50
5.2 FSI 550 V10 Plus
125810 543 346 50
R8 SPYDER 2dr open Great noise, and loses little of
the coupes poise
AAAAB
4.2 FSI 430 V8
101360 424 337 50
5.2 FSI 525 V10
122460 518 349 50
BAC
MONO 2dr open An F 22 Raptor for the road. Only
better built
AAAAB
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
24385 215 137 22
118i Urban
22940 168 137 22
114i ES
17775 101 127 12
114i SE
18345 101 127 12
114i Sport
19470 101 132 13
114i Urban
19470 101 132 13
116i ES
19325 134 125 17
116i SE
19895 134 125 17
116i Sport
21020 134 131 18
116i M Sport
22465 134 131 18
116i Urban
21020 134 131 18
118i SE
21940 134 132 22
118i Sport
22940 134 137 22
125i M Sport
26020 215 154 30
M135i
30835 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
114i ES
18305 101 127 12
114i SE
18875 101 127 12
114i Sport
20000 101 132 13
114i Urban
20000 101 132 13
116i ES
19855 134 125 17
116i SE
20425 134 125 17
116i Sport
21550 134 131 18
116i M Sport
22995 134 131 18
116i Urban
21550 134 131 18
118i SE
22470 168 132 22
118i Sport
23470 168 137 22
118i Urban
23470 168 137 22
118i M Sport
24915 168 137 22
125i M Sport
26550 215 154 30

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3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE Executi 61405 247 158 46


2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid
63500 208 144 42
2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid L
67465 208 146 43
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro SE Exec 63505 309 183 46
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro Sport Exe 67105 308 183 46
4.0 TFSI 435 quattro SE Exec L 75370 429 216 49
4.0 TFSI 435 quattro Sport Exe 78970 429 216 49
4.0 TFSI 520 S8
79900 513 225 49
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE
58800 254 155 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE L
62765 254 158 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE Exec L 65370 247 158 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro Sport Exec 65005 254 155 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro Sport Ex L 68970 254 158 47
4.2 TDI 385 quattro SE Exec 72005 380 194 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro SE Ex L
75970 346 197 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro Sport Exec 75605 380 194 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro Sport Ex L 79570 380 197 50
Q3 5dr 4x4 Typically refined and competent, but feels
more A3 than SUV
AAABC
2.0 TDI 140 quattro S line
29790 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 140 quattro SE
27040 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 177 S line
29300 168 174 20
2.0 TDI 177 SE
26550 168 174 20
2.0 TFSI 170 quattro SE
26735 168 174 20
2.0 TFSI 170 quattro S line
29485 168 174 20
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro SE
29655 208 179 25
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro S line
32405 208 179 25
2.5 TFSI RS
41735 306 206 25
2.0 TDI 140 SE
25595 138 137 18
2.0 TDI 140 S Line
28345 138 137 18
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
27980 175 148 21
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
30730 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 35880 178 174 29
2.0 TFSI 180 quattro SE
30980 178 174 28
2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line
33380 178 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
32330 222 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
34730 222 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 qtro S line Plus 37230 222 174 30
2.0 TDI 150 quattro SE
31245 148 154 21
2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line
33645 148 154 21
2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line Plu 36145 148 154 22
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
32220 175 154 24
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
34620 175 154 25
2.0 TDI 177 qttro S line Plus 37120 175 154 25
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
37980 241 169 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
40380 241 169 34
3.0 TDI 245 qttro S line Plus 42880 241 169 34
3.0 BiTDI 313 SQ5
44055 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
50045 201 189 37
3.0 TDI 245 S line Plus
51475 237 195 41
4.2 TDI 340 S line Plus
61100 335 242 46
3.0 TDI 204 SE
43885 201 189 35
3.0 TDI 204 S line
45545 237 189 36
3.0 TDI 245 S line
46975 237 195 40
4.2 TDI 340 S line
56600 335 242 45
TT 3dr coup Clean lines and precise handling make
this fun and easy to drive
AAAAC
1.8 TFSI 160 Sport
24630 158 149 30
1.8 TFSI 160 S line
24980 158 149 30
2.0 TFSI 211 Sport
27700 208 154 33
2.0 TFSI 211 S line
28050 208 154 33
2.0 TFSI 211 Black Edition
29300 208 154 33
2.0 TFSI 211 qtro sp. auto
30720 208 169 34
2.0 TFSI qtro S-L auto
31070 208 169 34
2.0 TFSI qtro Blk Ed auto
32320 208 169 34
2.0 TFSI 272 quattro S
36045 268 184 38
2.0 TFSI 272 qtro S Blk
37295 268 184 38
2.5 RS quattro
46300 335 209 40
2.5 RS Plus quattro
49385 355 209 41
2.0 TDI 170 quattro Sport
28860 168 139 31
2.0 TDI 170 quattro S line
29210 168 139 32
2.0 TDI qtro Bl Ed
30460 168 139 32
TT ROADSTER 2dr open As above, but with more
AAAAC
fresh air. Base 1.8 very good
1.8 TFSI 160 Sport
26645 158 152 31
1.8 TFSI 160 S line
26995 158 152 31
2.0 TFSI 211 Sport
29680 208 156 34
2.0 TFSI 211 S line
30030 208 156 34
2.0 TFSI 211 Black Edition
31280 208 156 35
2.0 TFSI 211 qtro Sp. auto
32700 208 172 35
2.0 TFSi 211 qtro SL auto
33050 208 172 35
2.0 TFSI qtro Bl.Ed auto
34300 208 172 37
2.0 TFSI 272 S
38165 268 189 38
2.0 TFSI 272 S Bl.Ed
39415 268 189 38
2.5 RS quattro
48280 335 212 41
2.5 RS Plus quattro
51365 355 212 44
2.0 TDI 170 quattro Sport
30855 168 144 32
2.0 TDI 170 quattro S line
31205 168 144 33

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Hot hatches

M135i
31365 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
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 coupe now.
The M235i is one of the best BMWs period AAAAB
220i SE
25040 215 148 25
220i Sport
26040 215 148 25
220i Modern
26040 215 148 25
220i M Sport
27390 215 148 26
M235i
34250 326 189 39
218d SE
24265 141 119
218d Sport
25265 141 119
218d Modern
25265 141 119
218d M Sport
26615 141 119
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
3 SERIES 4dr saloon A new standard. Almost flawless
in every regard
AAAAA
320d EfficientDynamics Busines30175 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
41015 313 143 43
335d xDrive M Sport
41515 313 143 43
ActiveHybrid 3 Luxury
43180 306 139 39
ActiveHybrid 3 M Sport
43680 306 139 39
ActiveHybrid 3 SE
40680 306 139 38
316i ES
23550 134 137 23
316i SE
24400 134 137 23
316i Sport
25400 134 137 23
320i Efficient Dynamics
26425 168 124 28
320i SE
26565 181 147 30
320i Sport
27565 181 147 30
320i Modern
27565 181 147 30
320i Luxury
29065 181 147 31
320i M Sport
29565 181 147 31
320i xDrive SE
28100 181 159 30
320i xDrive Sport
29100 181 159 30
320i xDrive Modern
29100 181 159 30
320i xDrive Luxury
30600 181 159 31
320i xDrive M Sport
31100 181 159 31
328i SE
29765 242 149 35
328i Modern
30765 242 149 35
328i Sport
30765 242 149 34
328i Luxury
32265 242 149 36
328i M Sport
32765 242 149 36
335i Modern
35885 302 186 37
335i Luxury
37750 302 186 38
335i M Sport
38250 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

Renault Mgane 265

From 24,000
Turning the Mgane into a 261bhp world-beater might just be
Renaultsports crowning achievement. Stellar car. AAAAB

Volkswagen Golf R

From 30,000
Only the greatness of the Mgane keeps the VW from top spot.
Classy, endlessly usable and, critically, a giggle. AAAAB

Ford Focus ST

From 22,000
If youre looking for a more affordable hot hatch, the latest ST
is the new benchmark. Agile, supple and practical. AAAAB

BMW M135i

From 30,000
Cost may keep it off the top, but dont mistake that for poor
value. Even at 30k the BMW is a compelling option.AAAAC

Seat Leon Cupra SC 280

From 27,000
Doffed cap to Martorell: wed have one over a VW Golf GTI
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2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 35745 175 134 29


3.0 TDI 204 S line
36620 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
37695 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
40140 242 149 35
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Ed 41215 242 149 35
A5 CABRIOLET 2dr open Appealing. Lower
powered, steel sprung trims best AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
34525 168 143 29
1.8 TFSI 170 S line Special Ed 35650 168 143 29
2.0 TDI 150 S line
36355 148 124 29
2.0 TDI 150 S line Special Edi 37480 148 124 29
2.0 TDI 150 SE
33795 148 127 29
2.0 TDI 177 S line Special Edi 37910 175 127 30
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
40700 222 159 29
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line Sp 41825 222 159 29
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
38140 222 159 29
2.0 TFSI 225 S line
37660 222 148 29
2.0 TFSI 225 S line Special Ed 38785 222 148 29
2.0 TFSI 225 SE
35100 222 148 29
3.0 TDI 204 S line Special Edi 41635 201 138 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line Spe 45065 242 154 39
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
31965 168 143 28
3.0 TFSI 333 S5
46500 328 199 42
4.2 V8 RS5
68985 444 249 47
2.0 TDI 177 SE
34225 175 127 29
2.0 TDI 177 S line
36785 175 127 30
3.0 TDI 204 S line
40510 201 138 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
43940 242 154 39
A6 4dr saloon 2.0 TDi very dull. Otherwise a competent
saloon
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
37135 175 129 26
2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid
43975 245 145 42
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed 46670 309 166 39
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line
47020 309 166 39
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
41735 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit 40420 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line
40735 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE
38385 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 41960 242 156 36
4.0 TFSI 420 S6
54505 414 225 42
2.0 TDI 177 SE
30985 175 129 26
2.0 TDI 177 S line
32835 175 129 27
3.0 TDI 204 SE
35210 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 S line
37560 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
39960 242 156 36
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
42310 242 156 36
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE
44670 309 166 38
A6 AVANT 5dr estate A capable stress buster, but
not the enthusiasts choice
AAABC
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
37135 175 132 26
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed 51195 309 166 39
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line
49020 309 166 39
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
41735 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 qiattro Blacl Edit 44945 201 156 36
3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line
42770 201 156 36
3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE
40420 201 156 36
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 46485 242 156 36
4.0 TFSI 560 RS6
76985 552 229 42
4.0 TFSI 420 S6
56725 414 226 42
2.0 TDI 177 SE
33110 175 132 26
2.0 TDI 177 S line
34960 175 132 27
3.0 TDI 204 SE
37210 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 204 S line
39560 201 139 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
41960 242 156 36
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
44310 242 156 36
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE
46670 309 166 38
A6 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A6. Even more
pricey
AAACC
3.0 TDI 204 quattro
43805 201 159 31
3.0 TDI 245 quattro
45345 241 165 36
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro
50105 308 176 41
A7 SPORTBACK 5dr hatch A good mix of luxury,
practicality and driver reward AAAAC
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro Black Ed 56795 309 166 42
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro S line
54445 309 166 42
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro SE
52655 309 166 42
3.0 TDI 204
41170 201 135 33
3.0 TDI 204 quattro Black Edit 50580 201 152 36
3.0 TDI 204 quattro S line
48230 201 152 36
3.0 TDI 204 quattro SE
46440 201 152 35
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 53150 242 156 41
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro Black Edi 53250 296 190 41
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro SE
49110 296 190 40
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro S line
50900 296 190 41
4.0 TFSI 420 S7
62330 414 225 43
4.0 TFSI RS7
83495 552 229 47
3.0 TDI 204 SE
44760 201 135 33
3.0 TDI 204 S line
46550 201 135 34
3.0 TDI 245 SE quattro
49010 242 156 40
3.0 TDI 245 S line quattro
50800 242 156 41
A8 4dr saloon Stylish, comfortable and solid. A
convincing exec saloon
AAAAC

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330d Luxury
36475 255 129 38
330d M Sport
36975 255 129 38
330d xDrive SE
35600 255 137 40
330d xDrive Modern
36600 255 137 40
330d xDrive Luxury
38100 255 137 41
330d xDrive M Sport
38600 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
24865 136 143 23
316i SE
25715 136 143 23
316i Sport
26715 136 143 23
320d EfficientDynamics
30075 161 112 31
320d EfficientDynamics Busines31475 161 112 31
320d Sport
31075 181 125 31
320d xDrive SE
31700 181 133 30
320i SE
27900 181 152 30
320i xDrive Luxury
31900 181 160 31
320i xDrive M Sport
32400 181 160 31
320i xDrive Modern
30400 181 160 30
320i xDrive SE
29400 181 160 30
320i xDrive Sport
30400 181 160 30
325d Luxury
34500 215 134 36
325d M Sport
35000 215 134 36
325d Modern
33000 215 134 35
325d SE
32000 215 134 35
328i SE
31100 242 159 35
328i Sport
32100 242 159 34
330d xDrive SE
36915 255 142 40
335i Luxury
39050 302 189 37
335i M Sport
39550 302 189 38
320i Sport
28900 181 152 30
320i Modern
28900 181 152 30
320i Luxury
30400 181 152 31
320i M Sport
30900 181 152 31
328i Modern
32100 242 159 35
328i Luxury
33600 242 159 36
328i M Sport
34100 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
32700 181 133 30
320d xDrive Modern
32700 181 133 30
320d xDrive Luxury
34200 181 133 31
320d xDrive M Sport
34700 181 133 31
330d SE
35400 255 135 38
330d Modern
36400 255 135 38
330d Luxury
37900 255 135 38
330d M Sport
38400 255 135 38
330d xDrive Modern
37915 255 142 40
330d xDrive Luxury
39415 255 142 41
39915 255 142 41
330d xDrive M Sport
3 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Hatchback practicality
meets 3 Series talent. Duller but decent AAAAC
318d M Sport
32825 141 122 25
318d SE
30575 141 119 24
320i M Sport
31450 181 156 31
320i SE
29200 181 153 31
320i xDrive Luxury
32700 181 164 31
320i xDrive M Sport
33060 181 167 31
320i xDrive Modern
31700 181 164 31
320i xDrive SE
30700 181 164 31
320i xDrive Sport
31700 181 164 31
328i SE
32400 242 156 35
320i Sport
30200 181 153 31
320i Luxury
31200 181 153 31
320i Modern
30200 181 153 31
328i Sport
33400 242 156 36
328i Luxury
34400 242 156 36
328i Modern
33400 242 156 36
328i M Sport
34650 242 158 36
335i Luxury
39850 302 188 38
335i M Sport
40100 302 189 38
318d Sport
31575 141 119 24
318d Luxury
32575 141 119 24
318d Modern
31575 141 119 24
320d SE
31675 181 129 30
320d Sport
32675 181 129 30
320d Luxury
33675 181 129 30
320d Modern
32675 181 129 30
320d M Sport
34050 181 131 30
325d SE
33600 215 134 34
325d Modern
34600 215 134 34

325d Luxury
35600 215 134 34
325d M Sport
35850 215 137 34
4 SERIES 2dr coup More talented GT than brilliant
B road steer. Very comely though AAAAC
430d M Sport
40240 255 132 40
420i SE
29420 181 144 30
420i Sport
30920 181 144 30
420i Modern
30920 181 144 30
420i Luxury
31920 181 144 30
420i M Sport
32420 181 147 30
420i xDrive SE
30955 181 159 30
420i xDrive Sport
32455 181 159 30
420i xDrive Modern
32455 181 159 30
420i xDrive Luxury
33455 181 159 31
420i xDrive M Sport
33955 181 162 31
428i SE
32815 242 154 33
428i Sport
34315 242 154 33
428i Modern
34315 242 154 33
428i Luxury
35315 242 154 34
428i M Sport
35815 242 156 34
435i Luxury
41015 302 185 36
435i M Sport
41655 302 189 36
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
44540 309 143 41
435d xDrive M Sport
45040 309 146 41
5 SERIES 4dr saloon No longer a handling bench
mark. Superb interior
AAAAC
525d Modern
38980 215 134 40
530d Luxury
43850 241 139 43
535i M Sport
44605 302 179 42
ActiveHybrid 5 Modern
48820 335 159 44
520i SE
33000 181 149 36
520i Modern
35035 181 154 36
520i Luxury
35835 181 154 37
520i M Sport
35835 181 159 37
528i SE
35455 242 154 40
528i Modern
37455 242 159 41
528i Luxury
38255 242 159 41
528i M Sport
38255 242 164 41
535i Luxury
44555 302 174 42
550i Luxury
57600 402 199 46
550i M Sport
57895 402 206 46
ActiveHybrid 5 SE
47785 335 149 44
ActiveHybrid 5 Luxury
48820 335 159 44
ActiveHybrid 5 M Sport
50620 335 163 44
4.4 V8 M5
73940 552 232 48
518d SE
30265 141 119 30
518d Modern
32265 141 124 31
518d Luxury
33065 141 124 31
518d M Sport
33065 141 129 31
520d SE
31965 181 119 33
520d Modern
33965 181 124 33
520d Luxury
34765 181 124 34
520d M Sport
34765 181 129 34
525d SE
36855 215 129 39
525d Luxury
39780 215 134 40
525d M Sport
39780 215 139 40
530d SE
41050 241 134 43
530d M Sport
43865 241 144 43
535d Luxury
48515 295 143 45
535d M Sport
48515 295 148 45
5 SERIES TOURING 5dr estate Great overall
package. 520d the best
AAAAC
518d M Sport
35515 141 132 31
520i Modern
37360 181 162 36
528i Modern
39890 242 167 41
530d Luxury
46190 241 144 43
535d Luxury
50840 309 149 45
535i Luxury
46930 302 179 42
535i M Sport
46930 302 179 42
520i SE
35360 181 157 36
520i Luxury
38160 181 162 37
520i M Sport
38160 181 162 37
528i SE
37780 242 162 40
528i Luxury
40690 242 167 41
528i M Sport
40690 242 167 41
550i Luxury
60070 402 206 46
550i M Sport
60220 402 206 46
518d SE
32590 141 127 30
518d Modern
34715 141 132 31
518d Luxury
35515 141 132 31

520d SE

34290 181 129 33


520d Modern
36415 181 134 33
520d Luxury
37215 181 134 34
520d M Sport
37215 181 134 34
525d SE
39305 215 136 39
525d Modern
41320 215 141 40
525d Luxury
42120 215 141 40
525d M Sport
42120 215 141 40
530d SE
43375 241 139 43
530d M Sport
46190 241 144 43
535d M Sport
50840 295 149 45
5 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Fine cabin, but only seats
four. Poor ride and steering
AAABC
530d SE
46960 241 153 43
535i Luxury
49450 302 192 44
535i M Sport
50250 302 192 44
550i Luxury
59495 402 214 46
550i M Sport
60445 402 214 46
520d SE
38040 181 144 33
520d Luxury
40840 181 144 34
520d Modern
40040 181 144 34
520d M Sport
40840 181 144 34
530d Luxury
48960 241 153 44
530d M Sport
49760 241 153 44
535d Luxury
51880 295 154 46
535d M Sport
52680 295 154 46
7 SERIES 4dr saloon Refined and spacious, but
bland. 760 gets sublime V12
AAAAC
ActiveHybrid 7 M
71470 459 158 48
740i SE
61665 316 184 46
740Li SE
64665 316 184 46
740i M Sport
66940 316 184 46
740Li M Sport
69940 316 184 47
750i SE
71505 443 199 48
750Li SE
74505 443 199 49
750i M Sport
76780 443 199 49
750Li M Sport
79780 443 199 49
760Li SE
101990 537 314 50
760Li M Sport
104235 537 314 50
730d SE
58270 255 148 45
730Ld SE
61370 255 148 46
730d M Sport
63545 255 148 46
730Ld M Sport
66645 255 148 46
740d SE
65460 309 149 47
740d M Sport
70735 309 149 48
ActiveHybrid 7 SE
66195 459 158 47
ActiveHybrid 7L SE
69295 459 158 48
ActiveHybrid 7L M Sport
74570 459 158 48
X1 5dr 4x4 Odd SUV best as rear wheel drive. Good
drive, poor cabin finish
AAAAC
xDrive 25d xLine
32535 215 154 26
sDrive 20i SE
25755 181 162 27
sDrive 20i Sport
26755 181 162 27
sDrive 20i xLine
27755 181 165 27
sDrive 20i M Sport
28755 181 165 28
xDrive 20i SE
27270 181 176 28
xDrive 20i Sport
28270 181 176 28
xDrive 20i xLine
29270 181 179 28
xDrive 20i M Sport
30270 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
26825 141 144 22
xDrive 18d Sport
27825 141 144 22
xDrive 18d xLine
28825 141 144 22
xDrive 18d M Sport
29825 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
28255 181 145 24
xDrive 20d Sport
29255 181 145 25
xDrive 20d xLine
30255 181 145 25
xDrive 20d M Sport
31255 181 145 25
xDrive 25d M Sport
33535 215 154 27
X3 5dr 4x4 New X3 has an appealingly organic drive
and practical body
AAAAC
sDrive 18d SE
28970 141 135 23
sDrive 18d M Sport
31645 141 135 23
xDrive20d SE
31875 181 149 28
xDrive20d M Sport
34550 181 149 28
xDrive30d SE
38290 255 159 32
xDrive30d M Sport
40645 255 159 33
xDrive35d SE
40880 309 162 40
xDrive35d M Sport
42900 309 162 40

X5 5dr 4x4 Decent dynamics, with cosseting cabin and


better off road ability now. Avoid M50dAAAAC
xDrive50i SE
60020 402 242 49
xDrive50i M Sport
63920 402 244 49
sDrive25d SE
42590 215 149 41
sDrive25d M Sport
46525 215 151 42
xDrive25d SE
44895 215 154 42
xDrive25d M Sport
49595 215 156 42
xDrive30d SE
47895 241 162 44
xDrive30d M Sport
52595 241 164 45
xDrive40d SE
50555 302 164 46
xDrive40d M Sport
55365 302 166 47
M50d
63715 381 177 49
X6 5dr 4x4 The worlds first off road coup, but difficult
to see its purpose
AAABC
xDrive35i
48505 302 236 46
xDrive50i
58880 402 292 49
4.4 V8 M
86680 547 325 50
xDrive30d
47690 241 195 43
xDrive40d
50290 301 198 47
M50d
63235 381 204 50
Z4 ROADSTER 2dr open Classy roadster. More
cruiser than sports car
AAABC
2.0 sDrive18i
27735 154 159 33
2.0 sDrive18i M Sport
31620 154 159 34
2.0 sDrive20i
29835 181 159 34
2.0 sDrive20i M Sport
33000 181 159 35
2.0 sDrive28i
34220 242 159 39
2.0 sDrive28i M Sport
37385 242 159 40
3.0 sDrive35i
40055 302 219 41
3.0 sDrive35i M Sport
42990 302 219 42
3.0 sDrive35iS DCT
45935 335 210 43
6 SERIES GRAN COUPE 4dr saloon Back door
proves a brilliant visual coup
AAAAC
640i SE
62365 315 181 47
640i M Sport
67030 315 183 48
650i SE
71635 444 206 50
650i M Sport
76135 444 206 50
M6
98125 552 232 50
640d SE
64870 309 148 48
640d M Sport
69535 309 149 49
6 SERIES 2dr coup Great engines and interior. More
GT than sports car
AAAAC
640i SE
60620 315 179 47
640i M Sport
65285 315 181 47
650i SE
68955 402 206 49
650i M Sport
73455 402 206 49
M6
94605 552 232 50
640d SE
63125 309 144 48
640d M Sport
67790 309 145 48
6 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Great engines
and interior. More GT than sports car AAAAC
650i M Sport
79330 402 214 50
640i SE
66750 315 183 50
640i M Sport
71165 315 185 50
650i SE
75085 402 214 50
M6
99805 552 239 50
640d SE
69255 309 148 50
640d M Sport
73670 309 149 50
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
1.4 K-Series 105 Class SV
18650 105 180
1.4 K-Series 105 6sp Class
19400 105 180
1.6 Sigma 125 Roadsport
21650 125
1.6 Sigma 125 SV Roadsport 23650 125
1.6 Sigma 150 Roadsport
23750 150
1.6 Sigma 150 SV Roadsport 25750 150
1.6 Sigma 150 Superlight
26800 150
1.6 Sigma 150 SV Superlight 28800 150
2.0 Duratec 175 SV Roadsport 28850 175
2.0 Duratec R400
34300 210
2.0 Duratec R400 SV
36300 210
2.0 Duratec R500
41000 210
2.0 Duratec R500 SV
43000 210
2.3 Cosworth 260 CSR
43800 260

CHEVROLET
TRAX 5dr hatch The Mokkas sister car. Cheaper, but
less well executed
AABCC
1.4T LT
18255 138 139 14
1.4T LT AWD
19795 138 149 14
1.6 LS
15495 114 153 8
1.6 LT
17495 114 153 9
1.7 VCDi LT
18945 128 120 15
1.7 VCDi LT AWD
20495 128 129 15
CRUZE 5dr hatch Good quality, practical family car.
Saloon better value
AAABC
1.6 124 LS
14570 122 155 14
1.6 124 LT
15670 122 155 14
1.8 141 LTZ
17130 139 151 21
1.7 VCDi 130 LS
17015 128 117 20
1.7 VCDi 130 LT
18115 128 117 21
1.7 VCDi 130 LTZ
18975 128 117 18
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
6.2 V8 Grand Sport
73228 431 293 50
CHRYSLER
YPSILON 5dr hatch Another rebranded Italian. Wont
suit everyone
AAACC
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 Ltd
36295 161 207 34
2.8 CRD SE
28295 161 207 32
2.8 CRD SR
30295 161 207 32
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 C1 107 Aygo triplets.
Cute, but noisy and basic
AAACC
1.0i VT
8095 67 99 3
1.0i VTR
9220 67 99 3
1.0i VTR+
9945 67 99 4
C1 5dr hatch The cheapest of the C1 107 Aygo triplets.
Cute, but noisy and basic
AAACC
1.0i VTR+ EGS
10845 67 104 4
1.0i VTR
9620 67 99 3
1.0i VTR+
10345 67 99 4
C3 5dr hatch Comfortable and well priced but not
much fun
AAACC
1.2 VTi 82 Selection
13500 81 107 12
1.4 VTi 95 VTR+ EGS6
14150 94 127 12
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream Selectio 15500 89 95 18
1.1 VTi 68 VT
10895 67 99 8
1.1 VTi 68 VTR+
12255 67 102 9
1.2 VTi 82 VTR+
13150 81 107 12
1.6 VTi 120 Excl.
15005 118 132 19
1.4 HDi 70 VT
12990 67 99 10
1.4 HDi 70 VTR+
14350 67 101 10
1.4 e-HDi 70 Airdream VTR+ EGS 15050 67 87 10
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream VTR+
15150 89 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream Exclusiv 16000 89 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream Exclusi 16880 113 99 21
C3 PICASSO 5dr mpv Quirky small MPV. Cheap and
useful.
AAAAC
1.4 VTi 95 VT
12995 94 145 10
1.6 HDi 8v 90 Excl.
17065 91 107 12
1.6 HDi 8v 90 VT
14090 91 107 11
1.6 HDi 8v 90 VTR+
15965 91 107 12
1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 Excl.
17625 118 137 13
1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 VTR+
16525 118 137 13
1.6 VTi 120 Excl.
16825 118 149 13
1.4 VTi 95 VTR+
14875 94 145 10
1.6 HDi 115 Excl.
17865 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+ 19325 110 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Aream EGS6 Exc 20725 110 101 18
1.4 VTi 95 VTR
13995 94 140 12
1.6 VTi 120 VTR+
17150 118 143 16
1.6 VTi 120 Excl.
18550 118 146 16
1.6 THP 155 Excl.
19950 154 148 22
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
16115 91 104 15
1.6 HDi 90 VTR+
17865 91 104 16

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1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
18725 110 97 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
20125 110 100 18
2.0 HDi 150 Excl.
20945 148 130 23
C5 4dr saloon Spacious and comfy. An effective and
interesting Mondeo rival
AAACC
1.6 HDi 115 VTR
20455 107 125 20
1.6 HDi 115 VTR+
21655 109 125 22
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adream EGS6 VTR 21155 107 117 22
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adrem EGS6 VTR+ 22355 109 117 22
2.0 HDi 160 VTR+
23055 161 129 28
2.0 HDi 160 Excl.
24655 161 129 25
2.2 HDi 200 Excl. auto
29060 201 155 35
C5 5dr estate Spacious and comfy. An effective and
interesting Mondeo rival
AAAAC
1.6 HDi 115 VTR
21555 113 125 20
1.6 HDi 115 VTR+
22755 107 125 22
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adream EGS6 VTR 22255 107 117 22
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adrem EGS6 VTR+ 23455 107 117 22
2.0 HDi 160 VTR+
24160 161 133 28
2.0 HDi 160 Excl.
25760 161 133 25
2.2 HDi 200 Excl. auto
30160 171 159 35
DS3 3dr hatch Jack of all trades, master of none. Nice
styling
AAABC
1.2 VTi 82 DSign
12840 81 104 9
1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream DSport 17750 113 99 19
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle
15375 118 132 16
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle Red
15800 118 132 17
1.6 THP 155 DSport
17475 154 135 22
1.6 THP 155 DSport Red
17925 154 135 21
1.6 THP 155 Ultra Prestige
21345 154 135 23
1.6 e-HDi 90 Air DStyle
15570 91 95 16
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 21620 113 99 19
DS3 CABRIOLET 2dr open Refined soft topper.
Retains its cuteness
AAABC
1.2 VTi 82 DSign
15205 81 112 10
1.6 THP 155 DSport
19840 154 137 23
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle
17740 118 132 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
19155 113 113 18
1.6 VTi 120 DSign
17580 118 144 14
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle
19630 118 144 15
1.6 THP 160 DStyle Au
21485 161 178 21
1.6 THP 200 DSport
23130 197 149 31
1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle
21205 113 113 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Adream DStyle E 21705 113 114 17
2.0 HDi 135 DStyle
21630 134 130 21
2.0 HDi 160 DStyle
22430 161 130 23
2.0 HDi 160 DSport
23430 161 130 24
DS5 5dr hatch Design marvel. Shame it doesnt
function so well
AAABC
1.6 THP 200 DStyle
26555 197 155 27
1.6 THP 200 DSport
28615 197 155 27
1.6 e-HDI 115 ADream DStyle E 25550 113 114 18
1.6 e-HDI 115 ADream DSign EG 22960 113 114 18
2.0 HDi 160 DSign
23960 161 129 23
2.0 HDi 160 DStyle
26555 161 128 24
2.0 HDi 160 DSport
28615 161 128 24
2.0 Hybrid4 200 Airdream DSign28760 200 88 27
2.0 Hybrid4 200 Adream DSprt 33360 200 102 28
2.0 Hybrid4 200 Adream DStyle 31260 200 102 27
BERLINGO MULTISPACE 5dr mpv Likeable,
practical van based MPV
AAABC
1.6 95 VT
12960 97 155 5
1.6 HDi 75 VTR
14280 74 135 4
1.6 HDi 90 Plus Sp. Ed
15430 89 135 8
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
14730 89 135 7
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream VTR
15625 89 120 9
1.6 HDi 90 XTR
16780 89 135 8
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream XTR
17275 89 120 9
1.6 HDi 115 XTR
17530 107 134 10
C4 PICASSO 5dr mpv Plushness and an improved
dynamic make for a better car AAAAC
1.6 VTi 120 VTR
17500 118 145 14
1.6 VTi 120 VTR+
18760 118 145 15
1.6 THP 155 Excl.
21060 154 139 22
1.6 THP 155 Excl.+
23460 154 142 22
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
18195 91 110 15
1.6 HDi 90 VTR+
19455 91 110 15
1.6 e-HDi 90 VTR+ ETG6
20155 91 98 15
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
20255 113 105 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+ ETG6
20755 113 104 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
21555 113 105 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.+
23955 113 105 18
GRAND C4 PICASSO 5dr mpv Plushness and an
improved dynamic make for a better carAAAAC
1.6 VTi 120 VTR
19200 118 145 13

20460
22760
25160
20595
21855
21955
23255
25655
24455
26855

145 13
139 21
142 22
98 15
98 15
105 19
105 18
105 19
110 24
113 25

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
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 as
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
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.
Excessive body roll
AAAAC
4.3 V8
152086 483 270 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 Trekking
12645 84 105 6
0.9 Twinair 85 Easy
10945 84 99 7
0.9 Twinair 85 Lounge
11445 84 99 7
0.9 Twinair 85 4x4
14145 84 114 7
1.2 Pop
8945 68 120 3
1.2 Easy
9745 68 120 4
1.2 Lounge
10245 68 120 3
1.3 MultiJet 75 Pop
11145 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Easy
11945 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Lounge
12445 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Trekking
13645 74 109 7
1.3 Multijet 75 4x4
15145 74 125 7
500 3dr hatch Super desirable, cute city car. Pleasant,
if not involving, to drive
AAABC
1.2 Pop
10160 68 113 5
1.2 Lounge
11560 68 113 6
1.2 S
11560 68 113 9
0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge
12960 84 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 85 S
12960 84 92 12
1.4 T-Jet Abarth
14205 133 155 26
1.3 MultiJet Pop
12560 94 97 13
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
13960 94 97 15
1.3 MultiJet S
13960 94 97 14
500 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Super desirable,
cute city car. Cab a better drive than hatchAAAAC
1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Abarth
16005 133 155 27
1.2 Pop S-S
13160 68 113 9
1.2 Lounge S-S
14560 68 113 10

0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge S-S


15760 84 92 15
1.3 MultiJet Pop
15560 94 97 17
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
16960 94 97 18
500L 5dr mpv A costly option, but has the style to fill
out some of its missing substance AAABC
0.9 Twinair Pop Star
16490 103 112 11
0.9 Twinair Easy
16490 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir Lounge
17890 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir Trekking
18590 103 119 11
1.4 95 Pop Star
14995 94 145 10
1.4 95 Easy
14995 94 145 10
1.4 95 Lounge
16395 94 145 10
1.4 95 Trekking
17095 94 149 8
1.3 Multijet 85 Pop Star
16490 83 110 8
1.3 Multijet 85 Easy
16490 83 110 8
1.3 Multijet 85 Lounge
17890 83 110 9
1.3 Multijet 85 Trekking
18590 83 114 7
1.6 Multijet 105 Pop Star
17490 103 117 17
1.6 Multijet 105 Lounge
18890 103 117 18
1.6 Multijet 105 Trekking
19590 103 122 15
500L MPW 5dr mpv As above but with seven seat
flexibility in its more expensive format AAABC
0.9 TwinAir 105 Pop Star 7st 17990 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge 7st
19490 103 112 11
1.4 95 Pop Star 5st
15795 94 145 9
1.4 95 Lounge 5st
17295 94 145 9
1.3 MultiJet 85 Pop Star 7st 17990 83 110 8
1.3 MultiJet 85 Lounge 7st
19490 83 110 9
1.6 MultiJet 105 Pop Star 7st 18990 103 117 17
1.6 MultiJet 105 Lounge 7st 20490 103 117 17
BRAVO 5dr hatch Stylish Focus rival. Good value, but
odd driving position
AAACC
1.4 90 Easy
15805 89 146 11
1.4 Multiair 140 Easy
17305 138 132 20
1.6 Multijet 105 Easy
17995 103 115 17
PUNTO 3dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and
economy
AAAAC
1.2 8v Pop
10050 68 126 6
1.3 85 Multijet Easy
13650 85 90 13
1.4 16v 105 Multiair Easy
13910 103 133 15
0.9 Twinair 85 Easy
12100 84 98
1.4 8v Easy
11555 76 132 8
1.4 8v GBT
12055 76 132 8
1.4 Turbo MAir Abarth
16857 161 142 30
1.3 85 Multijet GBT
14150 85 90 13
PUNTO 5dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and
economy
AAAAC
1.2 8v Pop
10650 68 126 6
0.9 Twinair 85 Easy
12700 84 98
1.4 8v GBT
12655 76 132 8
1.4 16v 105 Multiair Easy
14510 103 133 15
1.3 85 Multijet Easy
14250 85 90 13
1.3 85 Multijet GBT
14750 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
16195 99 119 9
1.0T EcoBoost 100 Titanium
17595 99 119 10
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Zetec S-S 16795 118 99 13
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Titanium S-S 18195 118 99 13
1.4 90 Studio
12995 89 139 7
1.4 90 Zetec
15595 89 139 8
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
17260 103 149 10
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 18660 103 149 11
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
16995 74 109 8
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec
17495 94 104 10
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium
18895 94 104 11
FIESTA 3dr hatch Stylish and wonderfully engaging.
The best supermini
AAAAC
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 16295 103 138 12
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
14645 103 138 12
1.0 80 Zetec S-S
13395 79 99 6
1.0 80 Titanium S-S
14445 79 99 7
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 13895 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 14945 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 15945 99 99 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15445 123 99 15
1.0T 125 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 16445 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
12895 80 120 7
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 15695 103 138 12
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST
16995 180 138 30
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST2
17995 180 138 30
1.5 TDCi 75 Style
13695 74 98 8
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
14395 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 15295 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
16945 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
15245 103 138 12
1.0 80 Zetec S-S
13995 79 99 6
1.0 80 Titanium S-S
15045 79 99 7
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 14495 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15545 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 16545 99 99 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 16045 123 99 15
1.0T 125 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 17045 123 99 16
1.25 60 Style
12295 59 120 4
1.25 82 Zetec
13495 80 120 7
1.5 TDCi 75 Style
14295 74 98 8
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
14995 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 15895 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic 16945 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X
17545 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
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium Nav 19595 99 109 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X N 21595 99 109 12
1.0T 100 EcoBoost Zetec Navig 18345 99 109 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium Nav 20095 123 114 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium X N 22095 123 114 15
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec Naviga 18845 123 114 14
1.6 105 Zetec Navigator
17845 103 136 11
1.6 125 Titanium Navigator Aut 20845 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec Navigator Au
19595 123 146 14
1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g 18445 104 88 14
1.6 TDCi 105 Titanium Nav ECO 20945 104 99 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Navigato 20695 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X Naviga 22695 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Navigator 19445 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 15 Zetec Navigator EC 19695 104 99 15
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium Nav 20595 148 137 19
1.6T 180 Ecoboost Titanium X N 23345 180 137 26
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium Navigato 21695 138 124 19
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Naviga 24195 161 124 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec S
21445 161 124 21
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Edge
16595 99 109 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec
17595 99 109 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium
19595 99 109 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec
18095 123 114 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S
19345 123 114 14
1.6 85 Studio
13995 84 136 7
1.6 105 Edge
16095 103 136 11
1.6 105 Zetec
17095 103 136 11
1.6 125 Edge auto
17845 123 146 12
1.6 125 Zetec auto
18845 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec S auto
20095 123 146 14
1.6T 180 Ecoboost Zetec S
20595 180 137 25
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST
21995 247 169 34
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2
23495 247 169 35
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-3
25495 247 169 36
1.6 TDCi 95 Edge
17195 94 109 11
1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic
17945 104 99 14
1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Econetic
18945 104 99 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Edge
17695 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
18695 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S
19945 114 109 15
FOCUS 5dr estate Well mannered and comfortable.
An Octavia carries more
AAABC
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Edge
17695 99 112 10
1.0T 100 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 20695 99 112 11
1.0T 100 EcoBoost Titanium X N 22695 99 112 12
1.0T 100 EcoBoost Zetec Naviga 19445 99 112 11
1.0T 125 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 21195 123 117 14

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Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

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Make and Model

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

118
154
154
91
91
113
113
113
148
148

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Crossovers

1.0T 125 EcoBoost Titanium X N 23195 123 117 15


1.0T 125 EcoBoost Zetec Naviga 18845 123 114 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S
20445 123 117 14
1.6 105 Zetec Navigator
18495 103 139 11
1.6 125 Titanium Navigator aut 21945 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec Navigator auto 20695 123 146 14
1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic
19045 104 99 14
1.6 TDCi 105 Titanium Navigato 22045 104 99 15
1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Econetic
20045 104 99 15
1.6 TDCi 105 Zetec Navigator E 20795 104 99 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Navigato 21795 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X Naviga 23795 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec Navigator 20545 114 109 15
1.6T 150 EcoBoost Titanium Nav 21695 148 137 19
1.6T 180 EcoBoost Titanium X N 24445 180 137 26
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium Navigato 22795 138 124 19
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Naviga 25295 161 124 22
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST
23095 247 169 34
2.0T 250 EcoBoost ST-2
24595 247 169 34
250 EcoBoost ST-3
26595 247 169 34
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec
18695 99 112 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec
19195 123 117 14
1.6 105 Edge
17195 103 139 11
1.6 105 Zetec
18195 103 139 11
1.6 125 Edge auto
18945 123 146 12
1.6 125 Zetec auto
19945 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec S auto
21195 123 146 14
1.6T 180 Ecoboost Zetec S
21695 180 137 25
1.6 TDCi 95 Edge
18295 94 109 11
1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g 19545 104 88 14
1.6 TDCi 115 Edge
18795 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
19795 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S
21045 114 109 15
2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec S
22545 161 124 21
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
25295 161 124 22
MONDEO 5dr hatch Still the best big saloon.
Practical, comfortable, rewarding AAAAC
2.0 240 Eco. Tnium X Sp.
28415 237 179 28
1.6 120 Graphite
15995 118 156 14
1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec Bus Ed 19995 158 149 21
1.6 TDCi 115 ECO Edge S-S
20495 114 109 15
1.6 TDCi 115 ECO Zetec Bus Ed 21495 114 109 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Graphite
18195 138 119 20
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.
28555 197 159 26
MONDEO 5dr estate A vast and enjoyable estate. 1.8
TDCi not strong
AAAAC
2.0 240 Eco. Tnium X Sp.
29665 237 179 28
1.6 120 Graphite
17245 118 156 14
1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec Bness 21245 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.
29805 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 28345 148 154 20
1.6T 182 EcoBoost Titanium X S 32500 180 179 23
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Sport 31745 138 154 24
TDCi 140 Titanium X Sport 2WD 29745 138 139 22
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Zetec 2WD 20995 148 154 20
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 2WD22645 148 154 21
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titan X 2WD 25395 148 154 22
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Zetec
25150 180 179 21
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium
26800 180 179 22
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 29550 180 179 23
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 2WD
22395 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
23895 138 154 21
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 2WD
24045 138 139 21
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 2WD 26795 138 139 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
26045 138 154 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
28795 138 154 24
C-MAX 5dr mpv As fun to drive as it is easy to live with

Nissan Qashqai

From 17,000
Virtually invented the crossover segment. The latest version,
subtly better all round, retakes the class lead. AAAAB

Kia Sportage

From 17,000
Head-turning appeal married to an SUV-style sense of softness,
size and height. Hyundai ix35 sibling is good, too. AAAAC

Mazda CX-5

From 21,000
Despite being burdened by a yen-inflated price, Mazdas
SkyActiv tech makes the CX-5 worth a look. AAABC

Skoda Yeti

From 15,000
The Yeti is almost a blueprint for crossover appeal: chunky looks,
hatchback handling and compact MPV practicality. AAABC

AAAAC

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

18150
18650
19650
20150
22150
17650
20850
23600
19150

99
123
99
123
123
103
148
180
114

117 10
117 13
117 10
117 13
117 14
149 11
144 19
144 22
117 16

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

From 21,000
Capable in most respects decent to look at, drive and sit in
with exceptional economy as the kicker. AAABC

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1.6 VTi 120 VTR+


1.6 THP 155 Excl.
1.6 THP 155 Excl.+
1.6 e-HDi 90 ETG6 VTR
1.6 e-HDi 90 ETG6 VTR+
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.+
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl.
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl.+

Price

Make and Model

1000s of car reviews at autocar.co.uk

20650 114 117 16


22650 114 117 16
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 22245 148 149 19
1.6T 182 Eboost Titanium X SS 24945 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 Zetec
21945 138 134 19
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
23245 138 134 20
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
25745 161 134 22
S-MAX 5dr mpv Proof that MPVs need not be boring
AAAAC
or ungainly. A benchmark
1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 23105 158 159 18
1.6 160 Eco Tnium S-S
24855 158 159 19
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titanium auto26525 200 189 22
2.0 240 Tit. X Sp. Au
31275 237 194 27
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S-S
23905 114 139 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tium S-S
25655 114 139 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
24090 138 139 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
25840 138 139 18
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
26440 161 139 19
2.0 TDCi 163 Tit. X Sp.
30190 161 139 21
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium
27665 197 174 26
2.2 TDCi 200 Tit. X Sp.
31415 197 174 26
GALAXY 5dr mpv Huge seven seat MPV. Easy to place
AAAAC
on the road. Not cheap
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium X
32665 197 179 27
1.6 160 Ecoboost Zetec S-S
25465 158 167 18
1.6 160 Eco Tium S-S
27365 158 167 18
1.6 160 Eco TniumX S-S
29865 158 167 18
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titanium auto29025 200 189 24
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titan X auto 31525 200 189 25
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S-S
26255 114 139 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tnium S-S
28155 114 139 17
1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tit. X S-S
30655 114 139 18
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
26440 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec auto
27920 138 149 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
28340 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Tit. auto
29820 138 149 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X
30840 138 139 21
2.0 TDCi 140 Tnium X Au
32320 138 149 21
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
28940 161 139 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
31440 161 139 23
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium
30165 197 179 26
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X

2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium

GINETTA
G40 2dr coup Road legal race car with stripped out
AAAAC
charm to spare
R
29950 175 181
GUMPERT
APOLLO 2dr coup Ugly, but bruisingly effective
track day warrior
AAABC
4.2 V8
190000 641
HONDA
JAZZ 5dr hatch Great packaging makes this a
versatile, if not thrilling supermini AAAAC
1.2 i-VTEC S
11695 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S A-C
12495 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S-T
12690 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S-T A-C
13490 89 123 13
1.3 IMA Hybrid HE
16770 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HE-T
17765 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HS
17295 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HS-T
18290 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HX
18870 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HX-T
19865 97 104 17
1.4 i-VTEC ES
14000 99 126 16
1.4 i-VTEC ES-T
14995 99 126 16
1.4 i-VTEC EX
15600 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EXL
16875 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EX-T
16595 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EXL-T
17870 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC Si
14760 99 129 16
CIVIC 5dr hatch A real contender, but the lack of rear
AAABC
legroom is a hinderance
1.4 i-VTEC SE
16995 99 129 8
1.4 i-VTEC SE-T
17990 99 129 8
1.8 i-VTEC SE
18350 140 137 16
1.8 i-VTEC SE-T
19345 140 137 16
1.8 i-VTEC ES
19570 140 143 16
1.8 i-VTEC ES-T
20565 140 143 16
1.8 i-VTEC EX
22375 140 143 17
1.8 i-VTEC EX GT
24980 140 145 17
1.6 i-DTEC SE
19575 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE-T
20570 118 94 16
1.6 i-DTEC ES
20780 118 94 16
1.6 i-DTEC ES-T
21775 118 94 16
1.6 i-DTEC EX
23585 118 94 16
2.2 i-DTEC SE
20475 148 110 18
2.2 i-DTEC SE-T
21470 148 110 19
2.2 i-DTEC ES
21680 148 110 19
2.2 i-DTEC ES-T
22675 148 110 19
2.2 i-DTEC EX
24485 148 110 19
2.2 i-DTEC EX GT
27090 148 115 20
CIVIC TOURER 5dr estate Versatile, comfortable
and frugal, only price marks its scorecard AAAAC
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus
27460 118 99 16
1.6 i-DTEC S
21375 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus
22960 118 99 16
1.6 i-DTEC SR
25560 118 99 16
1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus
26250 140 149 17
1.8 i-VTEC S
20265 140 146 16
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus
21950 140 149 16
1.8 i-VTEC SR
24350 140 149 16
INSIGHT 5dr hatch An affordable hybrid, but a
standard diesel hatch is better AAACC
1.3 IMA HE
20100 97 96 15
1.3 IMA HE-T
21095 97 96 15
1.3 IMA HS
20925 97 99 15
1.3 IMA HS-T
21920 97 99 16
1.3 IMA HX
23190 97 99 16
ACCORD 4dr saloon Comfortable interior. Fiddly dash

and forgettable drive


AAABC
2.0 i-VTEC ES
22765 154 159 23
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT
23715 154 159 24
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT Nav
24915 154 159 24
2.0 i-VTEC EX
26130 154 162 24
2.4 i-VTEC EX
27430 198 199 26
2.4 i-VTEC EX ADAS
29830 198 199 27
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES
24965 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT
25915 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT Nav
27115 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX
28345 148 141 25
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX ADAS
30745 148 141 26
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S
30930 177 147 28
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S ADAS
33180 177 147 29
ACCORD TOURER 5dr estate As above but more
AAABC
desirable and useful
2.0 i-VTEC ES
24265 154 163 23
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT
25215 154 163 24
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT Nav
26415 154 163 24
2.4 i-VTEC EX
29075 198 201 26
2.4 i-VTEC EX ADAS
31475 198 201 27
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES
26480 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT
27430 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT Nav
28630 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX
29845 148 146 25
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX ADAS
32245 148 146 26
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S
32430 177 150 28
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S ADAS
34680 177 150 29
CR-V 5dr 4x4 The CR V soldiers on. But its hemmed in
AAABC
by cleverer competition
2.0 i-VTEC S 2WD
21735 154 168 24
2.0 i-VTEC S-T 2WD
22500 154 168 24
2.0 i-VTEC SE 2WD
23595 154 168 24
2.0 i-VTEC SE-T 2WD
24360 154 168 24
2.0 i-VTEC S
22835 154 173 24
2.0 i-VTEC S-T
23600 154 173 24
2.0 i-VTEC SE
24695 154 173 24
2.0 i-VTEC SE-T
25460 154 173 24
2.0 i-VTEC SR
26965 154 177 25
2.0 i-VTEC EX
29465 154 177 25
1.6 i-DTEC S 2WD
22800 118 119 24
1.6 i-DTEC SE 2WD
24660 118 119 24
2.2 i-DTEC S
24940 148 149 26
2.2 i-DTEC S-T
25705 148 149 26
2.2 i-DTEC SE
26800 148 149 26
2.2 i-DTEC SE-T
27565 148 149 26
2.2 i-DTEC SR
29055 148 154 26
2.2 i-DTEC EX
31555 148 154 27
CR-Z 3dr coup Hybrid coupe looks good but isnt the
drivers tool it should be
AAABC
1.5 IMA Sport
20750 135 122 17
1.5 IMA Sport-T
21745 135 122 20
1.5 IMA GT
23275 135 122 17
1.5 IMA GT-T
24270 135 122 18
HYUNDAI
I10 5dr hatch Second gen i10 still close to the best..
Mature drive, spacious interior, low priceAAAAC
1.0 S
8345 65 108 1
1.0 S Air
8995 65 108 1
1.0 SE
9295 65 108 1
1.0 SE Blue Drive
9595 65 98 1
1.0 Premium
9995 65 108 1
1.2 SE
9795 86 114 4
1.2 Premium
10495 86 114 4
I20 3dr hatch Good value, but looks bland and has
AAABC
average dynamics
1.2 Class
10095 84 114 4
1.2 Active
11045 84 114 5
I20 5dr hatch Good value, but looks bland and has
average dynamics
AAABC
1.1 CRDi 75PS Blue
11895 74 84 5
1.1 CRDI 75PS Active
12895 74 99 5
1.2 Active
11695 84 114 5
1.2 Style
12495 84 114 5
1.4 Active
12195 98 122 8
1.4 CRDI 90PS Style
14445 88 110 9
1.4 Style
13245 98 126 8
1.4CRDi 90PS Blue Drive Active 13595 88 96 9
1.2 Class
10695 84 114 4
1.1 CRDi 75PS Class
11895 74 99 5
I30 3dr hatch As good as weve come to expect, but
AAABC
not one inch better
1.6 120 Sport Nav
18415 118 149 11
1.4 100 Class
14300 98 139 7
1.4 100 Active
15500 98 143 7
1.6 120 Sport
17295 118 149 10
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 17790 109 100 11
1.6 CRDi 128 Sport
19290 126 108 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Sport Nav
20410 126 108 13
I30 5dr hatch As good as weve come to expect, but
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not one inch better
1.4 100 Class
14905 98 139 7
1.4 100 Active
16005 98 139 7
1.4 100 Style
17005 98 143 7
1.4 100 Style Nav
18125 98 143 7
1.6 120 Active auto
17405 118 159 9
1.6 120 Premium
20420 118 149 9
1.4 CRDi 90 Class
16345 89 109 6
1.4 CRDi 90 Active
17445 89 109 7
1.6 CRDi 110 BlueDrive Class 17195 109 97 11
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 18295 109 97 11
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Style 18995 109 100 12
1.6 CRDi 110 BDrive Style Nav 20115 109 100 12
1.6 CRDi 128 Premium
22415 126 108 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Blue Drive Style 19595 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 128 BDve Style Nav 20715 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
18295 109 110 11
1.6 CRDi 110 BDrive Style Nav 21215 109 115 12
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 19395 109 110 11
1.6 CRDi 128 BDrive Style Nav 21815 126 115 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Blue Drive Style 20695 126 115 13
1.6 Class
16600 118 150 9
1.6 Active
17700 118 150 9
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Style 20095 109 115 12
1.6 CRDi 128 Premium
23515 126 117 13
I40 4dr saloon Useful, inoffensive and well priced. No
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fireworks here
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Premium 23365 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Style
20965 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Active
18865 114 113 12

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1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Active


19665 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 Style
21670 134 134 16
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Style
21765 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 Premium
24070 134 134 17
1.7 CRDi 136 Premium SE
26420 134 134 18
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Premium 24165 134 119 17
I40 TOURER 5dr estate Useful, inoffensive and
well priced. No fireworks here AAABC
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Premium 24615 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Style
22215 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 Blue Active
20115 114 113 12
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Active
20915 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 Style
22920 134 134 16
1.7 CRDi 136 Blue Style
23015 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 Premium
25320 134 134 17
1.7 CRDi 136 Premium SE
27820 134 134 18
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Premium 25415 134 119 17
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Premium SE 27815 134 119 18
IX20 5dr hatch Usable high roofed hatch, but short on
flair
AAABC
1.6 CRDi 115 Active Blue Drive 15305 114 117 13
1.6 CRDi 115 Style Blue Drive 16255 114 117 13
1.4 Class
12430 89 140 7
1.4 Active
13580 89 140 8
1.4 Style
14530 89 140 8
1.6 Active Au
14925 123 154 10
1.6 Style Au
15875 123 154 10
1.4 CRDi 90 Class
13755 89 119 9
IX35 5dr 4x4 Classy, roomy cabin, predictable
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handling. Very competitive
1.6 GDi S 2WD
16995 133 158 14
1.6 GDi S BDrive 2WD ISG
17175 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE 2WD
18595 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE BDrive 2WD ISG
18775 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE Nav 2WD
19645 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE Nav BDrive 2WD ISG 19790 133 158 14
1.7 CRDi SE Nav 2WD
21145 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi Premium 2WD
22845 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi Premium Parama 2WD 23645 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi S 2WD
18495 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi SE 2WD
20095 114 139 14
2.0 CRDi Premium 136 4WD
25745 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi Premium Parama 4WD 26545 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi SE 136 4WD
22995 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi SE Nav 136 4WD
24045 134 149 18
SANTA FE 5dr 4x4 An injection of class has enhanced
the Santa Fes easygoing appeal AAAAC
2.2 CRDi Style 2WD 5st
25850 194 155 18
2.2 CRDi Style 2WD 7st
27050 194 155 18
2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 5st
27250 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 7st
28450 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 5st
29470 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 7st
30670 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium SE 4WD 7st 33170 194 159 20
I800 5dr mpv One of very few ways to seat eight.
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Unrefined, but useful
2.5 CRDi 136 Style
22700 134 197 28
2.5 CRDi 170 Style auto
24620 168 231 31
VELOSTER 4dr coup Asymmetrical, but not offbeat
enough to be really interesting AAABC
1.6 GDi Sport Leather & Media 22025 138 148 16
1.6 GDi Sport Leather Pack
20805 138 148 16
1.6 GDi Sport Media Pack
21725 138 148 16
1.6 GDi
18005 138 148 16
1.6 GDi Blue Drive
18355 138 137 16
1.6 GDi Sport
20505 138 148 16
1.6 T-GDI Turbo SE
22120 183 157 20
INFINITI
Q50 4dr saloon Credible compact saloon competitor
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with some novel touches
Q50 S Hybrid AWD
41635 359 144 42
Q50S Hybrid
40000 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
36760 315 246 45
3.7 V6 Q60 S
38650 315 246 45
3.7 V6 Q60 S Premium
41840 315 246 45
Q60 COUPE CABRIOLET 2dr open Desirable,
enjoyable coupe cabriolet. Poor residualsAAACC
3.7 V6 Q60 GT Premium auto 45705 315 264 48
Q70 4dr saloon Pleasant, well equipped big saloon

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42025 359 162 45


45995 359 162 45
38955 315 235 44
42925 315 235 44
45225 315 235 45
40555 235 199 46
42860 235 199 46
44525 235 199 46
3.0d V6 S Premium
46825 235 199 46
QX50 5dr 4x4 Focused on road SUV. Drives well, very
little interior space
AAACC
3.7 V6 QX50 GT
38948 315 265 44
3.7 V6 QX50 GT Premium
42546 315 265 45
3.0d
34473 235 224 43
3.0d GT
38424 235 224 44
3.0d GT Premium
42022 235 224 44
QX70 5dr 4x4 Big, powerful SUV. None of the finesse of
the X5 or Range Rover
AAACC
3.7 V6 37GT
42500 315 282 49
3.7 V6 37GT Premium
46950 315 282 49
3.7 V6 37S
44600 315 282 49
3.7 V6 37S Premium
49050 315 282 49
5.0 V8 50S Premium
54000 385 307 49
3.0d GT
42355 235 225 49
3.0d GT Premium
46805 235 225 49
3.0d S
44455 235 225 49
3.0d S Premium
48905 235 225 49
3.5h V6 GT
3.5h V6 GT Premium
3.7 V6 37 GT
3.7 V6 37 Premium GT
3.7 V6 37 Premium S
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
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 Sport
34945 197 139 37
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 Luxury
41860 271 159 43
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
3.0D V6 275 S Portfolio
51995 271 163 33
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 Sport
37445 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 Luxury
44360 271 163 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
65985 336 224
3.0 V6 S-C Premium Luxury LWB 69135 336 224
3.0 V6 S-C Portfolio
73435 336 224
3.0 V6 S-C Portfolio LWB
76435 336 224
5.0 V8 S-C Supersport LWB
95870 503 270 50
5.0 V8 S-C 550 XJR
92370 542 270 50
3.0D V6 Luxury
56865 271 159 48
3.0D V6 Luxury LWB
59975 271 167 48
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury
60665 271 159 48
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury LWB 63775 271 167 48
3.0D V6 Portfolio
67865 271 159 49
3.0D V6 Portfolio LWB
70975 271 167 49
F-TYPE 2dr coup Cheaper than the roadster. Gains in
rigidity and precision mean its better tooAAAAB
3.0 V6
51235 336 205 50
3.0 V6 S
60235 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
58520 336 209 50
3.0 V6 S
67520 375 213 50
5.0 V8 S
79985 488 259 50
XK 2dr coup Brilliant blend of handling, comfort and
pace. Good value
AAAAC
5.0 V8
65465 380 264 47
5.0 V8 Portfolio
70965 380 264 47
5.0 V8 R
78965 503 292 50
5.0 V8 R-S
97465 542 292 50
XK CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Brilliant blend of
handling, comfort and pace. Good valueAAAAC
5.0 V8 R-S
103465 542 292 50
5.0 V8
71465 380 264 48
5.0 V8 Portfolio
76965 380 264 48
5.0 V8 R
84965 503 292 50

dynamically forgettable
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1.4 100 1
14400 99 139 7
1.4 100 2
16400 99 143 8
1.6 GDI 130 2 ISG
17195 128 124 12
1.6 GDI 130 3 ISG
18995 128 124 12
1.6 GDI 130 4 ISG
20600 128 137 13
1.6 GDI 130 4 Tech ISG
22500 128 137 15
1.4 CRDi 89 1
15695 89 109 6
1.6 CRDi 126 1 ISG
16295 126 97 12
1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG
18295 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 3 ISG
20095 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG
21695 126 112 14
1.6 CRDi 126 4 Tech ISG
23595 126 112 15
CEED 5dr estate Another slightly bigger looker from
Schreyer, but also forgettable AAACC
1.4 CRDi 90 1 ISG
16895 89 109 6
1.6 CRDi 126 1 ISG
17695 126 116 12
1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG
19295 126 116 13
1.6 CRDi 126 3 ISG
21095 126 116 13
1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG
22895 126 116 14
1.6 CRDi 126 4 Tech ISG
24795 126 116 15
PROCEED 3dr hatch Another slightly smaller looker
from Schreyer. Still not memorable AAACC
1.6 GDi 133 S ISG
17495 133 124 14
1.6 GDi 133 SE
19500 133 137 15
1.6 GDi 133 SE DCT auto
20800 133 140 14
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT
19995 201 171 15
1.6 CRDi 126 S ISG
18595 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 SE ISG
20595 126 112 13
SOUL 5dr hatch Looks divide opinion. Good ride, but
AAACC
avoid the petrol engine
1.6 CRDi 2
14995 126 129 17
1.6 GDi 1
12800 138 149 16
1.6 GDi 2
13605 138 149 17
1.6 GDi Quantum
15605 138 149 18
1.6 GDi Shaker
15300 138 149 19
1.6 CRDi Quantum
16995 126 129 19
1.6 CRDi Shaker
16690 126 129 19
1.6 CRDi Inferno
18695 126 129 19
SORENTO 5dr 4x4 Big and dependable, but unlovable
AAAAC
to look directly at
2.2 CRDi KX-1
26695 194 155 21
2.2 CRDi KX-2
29095 194 155 21
2.2 CRDi KX-2 Sat Nav
30195 194 155 22
2.2 CRDi KX-3 auto
35295 194 178 25
OPTIMA 4dr saloon Looks the part, but is well off the
European saloon pace
AAACC
1.7 CRDi 1 ISG
19595 134 128 16
1.7 CRDi 2 Luxe ISG
21695 134 128 17
1.7 CRDi 2 Tech ISG
21695 134 128 17
1.7 CRDi 3 ISG
24495 134 128 17
VENGA 5dr mpv Versatile interior, but firm ride and
high price disappoint
AAAAC
1.4 89 1 ISG
11595 89 130 7
1.4 89 1 Air ISG
12395 89 130 8
1.4 89 2 ISG
13495 89 130 8
1.6 123 3 Nav ISG
16680 123 139 12
1.6 123 3 Nav auto
17780 123 154 11
1.6 123 2 Au
15405 123 154 11
1.6 123 3 Au
16785 123 154 11
1.6 123 3 ISG
15685 123 139 12
1.4 CRDi 90 Eco 1
12895 89 119 10
1.4 CRDi 89 1 Air
13695 89 119 11
1.4 CRDi 90 Eco 2
14795 89 119 11
1.6 CRDi 114 3 ISG
16975 114 117 14
1.6 CRDi 114 3 Nav ISG
17970 114 117 15
CARENS 5dr mpv NIcely up to scratch now, but no
class leader
AAABC
1.6 GDi 1 ISG
17895 133 149 13
1.6 GDi 2 ISG
19195 133 149 13
1.7 CRDi 114 1 ISG
19295 114 124 12
1.7 CRDi 114 2 ISG
20595 114 124 12
1.7 CRDi 134 2 Au
21995 136 159 16
1.7 CRDi 134 3 ISG
23895 136 132 16
SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 Good ride, handling and usability.
AAAAC
Handsome, too
1.6 GDi 1 2WD ISG
17495 133 149 10
1.6 GDi 2 2WD ISG
19395 133 149 10
2.0 KX-2 4WD
21795 160 181 12
1.7 CRDi 1 2WD ISG
18895 114 135 10
1.7 CRDi 2 2WD ISG
20795 114 135 11
1.7 CRDi 3 2WD ISG
22395 114 143 12
1.7 CRDi 3 2WD SatNav ISG
23395 114 143 12
2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD
23195 134 149 14
2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD
24795 134 156 15
2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD nav
25795 134 156 16
2.0 CRDi KX3 4WD sn au
27095 134 183 16
2.0 CRDi 181 KX-4 4WD
27395 134 158 19

JEEP
COMPASS 5dr 4x4 Jeep badged Dodge Caliber. Poor
AACCC
by any standard
2.0 Sport 2WD
18465 154 175 22
2.4 Ltd 4WD
23845 168 209 24
2.2 CRD Ltd 4WD
25735 161 172 28
WRANGLER 3dr 4x4 Heavy duty off roader lacks
on road manners
AABCC
3.6 V6 Sahara
29000 276 263
3.6 V6 Overland
31150 276 263
3.6 V6 Rubicon
29900 276 270
2.8 CRD Overland
31145 197 213 25
2.8 CRD Sahara
28995 197 213 24
WRANGLER 5dr 4x4 Heavy duty off roader lacks
AABCC
on road manners
3.6 V6 Sahara
30670 276 273
3.6 V6 Overland
32820 276 273
3.6 V6 Rubicon
31570 276 273 22
2.8 CRD Overland
32815 197 217 25
2.8 CRD Overland Axle+
33425 197 230 25
2.8 CRD Sahara
30665 197 217 24
2.8 CRD Sahara Axle+
31275 197 230 24
GRAND CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 The best Jeep.
Comfortable and well equipped AAABC
3.0 V6 190 CRD Laredo
37695 188 198 36
3.0 V6 CRD Ltd
39695 247 198 40
3.0 V6 CRD Ltd Plus
42695 247 198 41 KOENIGSEGG
3.0 V6 CRD Overland
46395 247 198 41 CCX 2dr coup Stupendously fast Swedish supercar
3.0 V6 CRD Summit
50195 247 198 43 AAAAC
6.4 V8 SRT8
60695 470 327 50 4.7 V8
415000 806
KIA
PICANTO 3dr hatch Most grown up car in its class.
AAAAC
Nice drive and cabin
1.0 1
8045 68 99 3
1.0 1 Air
8645 68 99 4
1.0 City
10245 68 99 4
1.25 White ISG
11745 84 106 11
1.25 White Au
12345 84 130 11
1.25 Equinox
11945 84 109 10
PICANTO 5dr hatch Most grown up car in its class.
AAAAC
Nice drive and cabin
1.0 1
8245 68 99 3
1.0 1 Air
8845 68 99 4
1.0 2
9845 68 99 4
1.25 2 ISG
10445 84 100 7
1.25 3
11445 84 109 10
RIO 3dr hatch Looks great, but its well off the
European saloon pace
AAABC
1.25 1
9995 83 114 5
1.25 1 Air
10795 83 114 5
1.25 2
11895 83 119 5
1.4 2 auto
13505 107 150 8
1.4 2 ISG
12695 107 124 8
1.4 3 ISG
13595 107 124 8
1.1D ISG 1 Air
12095 74 94 3
1.1D ISG 2
13195 74 99 3
1.4D ISG 2
13795 89 105 7
1.4D ISG 3
14695 89 105 8
CEED 5dr hatch Another looker from Schreyer, but

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NEW CARS A-Z


road, crude on it
AAACC
110 2.2D Chassis Cab
22315 120 295 27
110 2.2D Double Cab Pick Up 24915 120 295
110 2.2D County Double Cab PU 26760 120 295 28
110 2.2D XS Double Cab Pick Up 30100 120 295
110 2.2D Hard Top
24005 120 295 26
110 2.2D County Utility Wagon 28805 120 295
110 2.2D Utility Wagon
26615 120 295
110 2.2D SWagon
26615 120 295 27
110 2.2D County
28805 120 295 28
110 2.2D XS SWagon
33000 120 295 28
110 2.2D XS Utility Wagon
32000 120 295
130 2.2D Chassis Cab
25715 120 295
130 2.2 Double Cab Pick Up
29960 120 295
130 2.2D Dble Cab Chassis Cab 27860 120 295
FREELANDER 5dr 4x4 Classy, comfortable soft
AAABC
roader. Pricey but able
2.2 eD4 150 S 2WD
23705 148 158 20
2.2 eD4 150 GS 2WD
26455 148 158 21
2.2 eD4 150 XS 2WD
29205 148 158 22
2.2 eD4 150 HSE 2WD
33905 148 158 23
2.2 TD4 150 S 4WD
24505 148 165 20
2.2 TD4 150 GS 4WD
27255 148 165 21
2.2 TD4 150 XS 4WD
30005 148 165 22
2.2 TD4 150 HSE 4WD
34705 148 165 23
2.2 SD4 190 GS 4WD
29765 188 185 24
2.2 SD4 190 XS 4WD
32515 188 185 25
2.2 SD4 190 HSE 4WD
37215 188 185 26
DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 The best compromise between
AAAAC
off and on road ability
3.0 SDV6 255 GS
38850 252 213 39
3.0 SDV6 255 XS
45575 252 213 40
3.0 SDV6 255 HSE
52475 252 213 41
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 3dr 4x4 A new class of
desirability for the SUV
AAAAC
2.0 Si4 240 Dynamic 4WD
41510 237 199 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
39800 188 149 34
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 A new class of
desirability for the SUV
AAAAC
2.0 Si4 240 Dynamic 4WD
40510 237 199 38
2.2 eD4 150 Pure 2WD
29200 148 133 28
2.2 eD4 150 Prestige 2WD
36500 148 133 30
2.2 SD4 190 Pure 4WD
31000 188 149 32
2.2 SD4 190 Prestige 4WD
38300 188 149 34
2.2 SD4 190 Dynamic 4WD
38800 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
98430 503 322 50
5.0 V8 S Aubiography LWB
105840 503 322 50
3.0 TDV6 Vogue
71310 254 196 45
3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE
77910 254 196 50
3.0 TDV6 Aubiography
87910 254 196 50
4.4 SDV8 Vogue
78120 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE
84720 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography
94720 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography LWB
102120 308
50
RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 Just the right
kind of dynamic twist. Brilliant AAAAB
5.0 V8 S Aubiography Dynamic 81550 503 298 49
3.0 TDV6 SE
51550 254 194 43
3.0 SDV6 HSE
59995 288 199 43
3.0 SDV6 HSE Dynamic
64995 288 199 43
3.0 SDV6 Aubiography Dynamic 74995 288 199 45
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography Dynamic 81550 334 229 47

LEXUS
CT 5dr hatch Makes sense only as a company car. Not
fun
AAACC
200h S
20995 134 82 17
200h SE
23995 134 94 18
200h Advance
23985 134 94 18
200h Luxury
25995 134 94 18
200h F Sport
26745 134 94 18
200h Premier
30995 134 94 19
IS 4dr saloon Sleek junior exec, well made and interest
AAACC
ing. Needs a better diesel
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
KTM
450h Luxury
45495 338 141 42
51495 338 145 42
X-BOW 0dr unknown Eccentric looks, sharp handling. 450h F Sport
450h Premier
51495 338 141 42
Expensive
AAAAC
LS 4dr saloon Uninspiring luxury barge with a huge kit
2.0 Street
49980 237 185
2.0 Clubsport
59755 237 185
list attached
AAABC
2.0 Superlight
79305 237 185
460 Luxury
71995 382 249 48
2.0 ABT Sp.line 300
59755 296 189
460 F-Sport
74495 382 249 49
600h L Premier
99995 439 199 50
LAMBORGHINI
600h L Premier Night View
101510 439 199 50
GALLARDO 2dr coup The full supercar sensation. RX 5dr 4x4 Low flexibility, but hybrid function makes a
degree of economic sense
AAAAC
AAABC
Sublime handling
5.2 V10 LP560-4
157668 552 351 50 450h Advance
48495 245 145 40
V10 LP570-4 Sleggera
183948 562 319
450h SE
44495 245 145 40
GALLARDO SPYDER 2dr open Dramatic looks,
450h Luxury
48495 245 145 41
outrageous noise and pace
450h F Sport
51995 245 145 42
AAAAC
55495 245 145 41
5.2 V10 LP560-4
167628 552 351 50 450h Premier
5.2 V10 LP570-4 Pmante
188388 552 350 50
AVENTADOR 2dr coup Big, bullish and ballistic. But LOTUS
ELISE 2dr open Pure sports car. Great chassis and
not perfect
AAAAC
AAAAC
steering, low running costs
6.5 LP700-4
242280 690 398
1.6 Club Racer
28580 134 149 43
LAND ROVER
1.6
29050 134 149 43
DEFENDER 3dr 4x4 An institution. Unbeatable off
1.6 Sport
30650 134 149 43
road, crude on it
1.8 S
37205 217 175 43
AAACC
EXIGE 2dr coup Sharp, uncompromising track car.
90 2.2D Hard Top
22355 120 266
AAAAC
90 2.2D SWagon
24260 120 266 25 Unforgiving on road
90 2.2D County
26560 120 266 25 3.5 V6 S
54610 345 236 47
90 2.2D XS SWagon
30100 120 266 26
DEFENDER 5dr 4x4 An institution. Unbeatable off

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 3dr hatch Energetic, fun drive in a cute and usable
supermini. Good value
AAAAC
1.3 75 TS AC
10495 74 115 9
1.3 84 Tamura
11795 83 115 11
1.5 Sport
12995 101 132 16
2 5dr hatch Energetic, fun drive in a cute and usable
supermini. Good value
AAAAC
1.3 75 TS AC
10995 74 115 9
1.3 84 Tamura
12295 83 115 11
1.3 84 Sport Venture
13395 83 115 11
1.5 TS2 Activematic
12995 101 145 12
1.5 Sport
13495 102 132 16
3 4dr saloon Refined, well priced family hatch.
AAAAC
Dynamically satisfying, too
2.0 120 SE
16995 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE Nav
17595 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19095 118 119 18
2.0 120 Sport Nav
19895 118 119 18
2.2d 150 SE
19245 148 104 23
2.2d 150 SE Nav
19845 148 104 24
2.2d 150 SE-L
20745 148 104 24
2.2d 150 SE-L Nav
21345 148 104 24
2.2d 150 Sport Nav
22145 148 104 24
3 5dr hatch Refined, well priced family hatch.
AAAAC
Dynamically satisfying, too
1.5 100 SE
16695 99 119 13
1.5 100 SE Nav
17295 99 119 13
2.0 120 SE
16995 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE Nav
17595 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE-L
18495 118 119 18
2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19095 118 119 18
2.0 120 Sport Nav
19895 118 119 18
2.0 165 Sport Nav
21620 162 135 22
2.2D 150 SE
19245 148 107 23
2.2D 150 SE Nav
19845 148 107 24
2.2D 150 SE-L
20745 148 107 24
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
21345 148 107 24
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
22145 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
24995 162 135 19
2.2D 150 SE Nav
23495 148 116 21
2.2D 175 Sport Nav
27095 173 119 23
2.0 145 SE-L
21315 143 131 16
2.0 165 Sport
24295 162 136 19
2.2D 150 SE
22795 148 116 21
2.2D 150 SE-L
23595 148 116 19
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
24295 148 116 19
2.2D 150 Sport
25995 148 116 21
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
26695 148 116 21
2.2D 175 Sport
26395 173 121 23
CX-5 5dr 4x4 Superb diesel engine mated to above
AAABC
average package
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 SE-L
21595 162 139 15
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 Sport
23995 162 139 16
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 Sport Nav 24695 162 139 16
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L
23295 148 119 18
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Nav 23995 148 119 18
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Lux 24695 148 119 20
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Lux Nav 25395 148 119 20
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport
25695 148 119 19
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport Nav 26395 148 119 19
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L AWD
24995 148 136 17
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Nav AWD 25695 148 136 17
2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport AWD
27695 173 136 21
2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport Nav AWD 28395 173 136 21
5 5dr mpv Functional seven seater, but not unpleasant
AAABC
to drive. Lots of kit
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
2.0i Sport Tech
21595 158 181 27
2.0i Sport Tech Nav
21795 158 181 27
MX-5 COUPE CABRIOLET 2dr cc As above, but
with a nifty folding hard top.
AAAAC

1.8i SE
1.8i Sport Venture
2.0i Sport Tech
2.0i Sport Tech Nav
2.0i Sport Venture

125
125
158
158
158

MCLAREN
12C 2dr coup Extraordinary pace and handling. A
AAAAB
touch clinical
3.8 V8
176000 616 279 50
12C SPIDER 2dr open Extraordinary pace and
handling. Noisier, and better for it AAAAB
3.8 V8
195500 616 279 50
P1 2dr coup Just extraordinary. As worthy of a place
in hypercar history as the F1
AAAAA
3.8 V8
866000 903 194 50
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
28985 208 154 33
A250 Engned by AMG 4MATIC 30905 208 154 34
A180 SE
20715 121 128 18
A180 Sport
21835 121 133 18
A200 Sport
23360 154 134 23
A200 AMG Sport
24610 154 136 24
A250 AMG Sport
27435 208 140 33
A250 Engineered by AMG Sport 29355 208 140 34
A45 AMG
38190 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
AAABC
practical and classy
B180 CDI SE ECO
22950 108 98 15
B220 Sport 4MATIC
28135 190 156 17
B180 SE
22015 120 137 16
B180 Sport
23330 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
33435 208 154 24
CLA180 Sport
24775 121 130 23
CLA180 AMG Sport
26975 121 130 24
CLA45 AMG
42265 354 161 45
CLA220 CDI Sport
29775 168 117 27
CLA220 CDI AMG Sport
31975 168 117 28
C-CLASS 4dr saloon A desirable and rewarding
AAAAC
family car. 250 CDI is best
C180 Exec SE
26585 154 138 29
C63 AMG
57275 451 280 45
C63 AMG Edition 507
67270 451 280 50
C200 CDI Exec SE
27895 134 127 28
C220 CDI Exec SE
28970 168 109 32
C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition 30170 168 123 33
C250 CDI AMG Sport Edition 31335 201 131 39
C-CLASS 5dr estate A desirable and rewarding family
AAAAC
car. 250 CDI is best
C180 Exec SE
27785 154 139 29
C63 AMG
58475 451 285 45
C63 AMG Edition 507
68470 451 285 50
C200 CDI Exec SE
29095 134 127 28
C220 CDI Exec SE
30170 168 114 32
C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition 31370 168 128 33
C250 CDI AMG Sport Edition 32535 201 132 39
C-CLASS 2dr coup Nice balance of style, usability
AAABC
and driver reward
C63 AMG Edition 507
68470 451 280 44
C180 AMG Sport Edition
29960 154 149 35
C63 AMG
58475 451 280 44
C220 CDI Exec SE
31130 168 109 34
C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition 32455 168 133 38
C250 CDI AMG Sport Edition 33510 201 143 41
E-CLASS 4dr saloon A return to the old Merc quali
AAAAC
ties. Refined and relaxing
E300 BlueTECH Hybd AMG Sport42375 204 109 43
E63 AMG S
84090 549 232 47
E200 CGI SE
34335 181 138 36
E200 CGI AMG Sport
36845 181 142 37
E250 CGI SE
35465 208 138 38
E250 CGI AMG Sport
37975 208 142 39
E63 AMG
74095 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
39440 201 134 40
E350 Bluetec AMG Sport
41255 248 154 44
E-CLASS 5dr estate A return to the old Merc quali
AAAAC
ties. Refined and relaxing
E220 CDI AMG Sport
37160 168 135 35
E220 CDI SE
34665 168 133 34
E250 CDI AMG Sport
41245 201 145 40
E250 CDI SE
38750 201 143 39
E250 CGI AMG Sport
39765 208 147 39
E250 CGI SE
37270 208 144 38
E300 BlueTEC Hybrid AMG Sport 44165 201 119 44
E300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE
41670 201 119 44
E350 Bluetec AMG Sport
43045 248 159 44
E63 AMG
75885 549 234 47
E63 AMG S
85880 582 234 47
E-CLASS 2dr coup A return to the old Merc qualities.
AAAAC
Refined and relaxing
E200 AMG Sport
38415 181 140 39
E400 AMG Sport Plus
46265 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
42435 228 149 46
E-CLASS CABRIOLET 2dr open Nice cabin, but
ride isnt great. Six pot engines best AAACC
E200 AMG Sport
41800 181 146 42
E400 AMG Sport Plus
49635 329 185 48

E220 CDI SE
38465 168 127 41
E220 CDI AMG Sport
41085 168 134 42
E250 CDI AMG Sport
44100 201 128 45
E350 Bluetec AMG Sport
45840 228 154 48
S-CLASS 4dr saloon Still the best luxury car in the
real world. Calm, advanced, rewarding AAAAA
S500 L AMG Line
88130 449 207 50
S400 Hybrid L SE Line
69640 328 147 49
S400 Hybrid L AMG Line
74675 328 153 49
S600 L AMG Line
139960 523 259 50
S63 AMG L
119565 577 237 50
S65 AMG L
179960 621 279 50
S300 BlueTEC Hybrid L AMG Line 72260 204 120 49
S350 BlueTEC SE Line
62650 254 146 49
S350 BlueTEC AMG Line
67685 254 151 50
S350 BlueTEC L SE Line
65650 254 148 50
S350 BlueTEC L AMG Line
70685 254 154 50
CLS 4dr saloon Saloon like practicality, coupe like
rewards
AAAAC
350 AMG Sport
54240 302 164 50
63 AMG
81930 518 231 50
63 AMG Perf. Pack
88425 518 231 50
250 CDI
47605 201 135 43
250 CDI AMG Sport
50600 201 138 44
350 CDI
51245 261 160 46
350 CDI AMG Sport
54240 261 160 46
CLS 5dr shooting brake
Saloon like practicality,
AAAAC
estate like rewards
250 CDI
49390 201 139 43
350 CDI
53030 261 161 47
250 CDI AMG Sport
52400 201 143 44
350 CDI AMG Sport
56025 261 162 47
63 AMG
83080 549 235 50
GLA 5dr 4x4 Not the most practical crossover, but
good looking and very decent to drive AAAAC
GLA 250 SE 4MATIC
29910 208 154 33
GLA 250 AMG Line 4MATIC
30910 208 154 34
GLA 45 AMG
42000 354 175
GLA 200 CDI SE
25850 134 119 25
GLA 200 CDI AMG Line
26850 134 119 25
GLA 220 CDI SE 4MATIC
30030 168 129 28
GLA 220 CDI AMG Line 4MATIC 31030 168 129 29
G-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Massively expensive and compro
mised, but with character to spare AAABC
G350 BlueTEC
83805 208 295
G63 AMG
123975 537 322
GL-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Decent on road and off despite its
size. Nice cabin, too
AAABC
GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport
60100 261 209 49
GL63 AMG
92330 549 288 50
SLK 2dr open Enthusiastic, neat handling and brisk
all weather roadster
AAAAC
200 CGI BlueEff Sport
34345 181 158 41
250 CGI BlueEff Sport
38675 201 169 44
350 CGI BlueEff Sport
44600 302 167 45
SLK55 AMG
55335 416 195 47
SLK250 CDI
32615 201 132 42
SLK250 CDI AMG Sport
36615 201 132 43
SL 2dr open Big, luxurious and classier than a royal
AAAAB
stud farm. Merc at its best.
SL350 AMG Sport
69960 302 169 50
SL500 AMG Sport
79970 429 212 50
SL63 AMG
110785 557 231 50
SL65 AMG
168285 621 270 50
SLS 2dr coup Desirable gullwing supercar. Dramatic
but usable
AAAAC
6.2 V8 AMG
168485 563 308 50
6.2 V8 AMG GT
165030 583 308 50
SLS ROADSTER 2dr open The gullwings have gone,
but youre closer to the noise AAAAC
6.2 V8 AMG
176985 563 308 50
CL 2dr coup Comfortable big coupe. More GT than
sports car
AAAAC
CL500
95525 429 227 50
CL63 AMG
118865 536 244 50
CL65 AMG
164815 621 334 50
M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Roomy, quiet and well appointed. A
proper Merc SUV
AAAAC
ML350 BlueTEC SE
47460 254 189 43
ML63 AMG
84125 536 276 50
ML250 BlueTEC SE
44340 201 165 38
ML250 BlueTEC AMG Sport
46480 201 165 38
ML350 BlueTEC AMG Sport
49600 254 189 43
MG
MG3 5dr hatch Neatly tuned and nicely styled
supermini. 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
AACCC
and running costs
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
COOPER 3dr hatch Has matured very satisfyingly
into its larger footprint . A real contenderAAAAB
1.5
15300 134 105
1.5 Pepper Pack
16190 134 105
1.5 Pepper-Media Pack
17765 134 105
1.5 Chili Pack
17550 134 105
1.5 Chili-Media Pack
17550 134 105
2.0 S
18650 189 133 28
2.0 S Chili Pack
20550 189 133
2.0 S Chili-Media Pack
21725 189 133
2.0 S Media Pack
20045 189 133
1.5 D
16450 114 92
1.5 D Pepper Pack
17340 114 92
1.5 D Pepper-Media Pack
18915 114 92
1.5 D Chili Pack
18700 114 92
1.5 D Chili-Media Pack
19875 114 92
ONE CLUBMAN 5dr estate Engaging drive and
funky looks, but not practical AAACC

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

a and Model
e
Make

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Insurance group

167 21
167 21
181 26
181 26
181 26

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

19995
20795
23095
23295
22595

1.6
14570 97 129 13
1.6 Pepper Pack
15980 97 129 13
1.6 Media Pack
16270 97 129 13
1.6 Pepper-Media Pack
17320 97 129 13
1.6 Sport Chili Pack
19050 97 129 13
1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack
20180 97 129 13
1.6D
15610 89 103 13
1.6D Pepper Pack
17020 89 103 13
1.6D Media Pack
17310 89 103 13
1.6D Pepper-Media Pack
18360 89 103 13
1.6D Sport Chili Pack
20090 89 103 13
1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack 21220 89 103 13
ONE CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Lots of style, but
AAACC
poor ride and refinement
1.6
16165 97 133 14
1.6 Pepper Pack
17435 97 133 14
1.6 Media Pack
17865 97 133 14
1.6 Sport Pack
19190 97 133 14
1.6 Pepper-Media Pack
18775 97 133 14
1.6 Pepper-Sport Pack
20460 97 133 14
1.6 Sport-Media Pack
20890 97 133 14
1.6 Pepper-Sport-Media
21800 97 133 14
1.6 Sport Chili Pack
20345 97 133 14
1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack
21475 97 133 14
COOPER CLUBMAN 5dr estate Engaging, but not
AAACC
practical enough
1.6
15910 121 129 17
1.6 Bond Street
20275 121 129 19
1.6 Pepper Pack
17025 121 129 17
1.6 Pepper-Media Pack
18365 121 129 17
1.6 Media Pack
17610 121 129 17
1.6 Chili Pack
18230 121 129 17
1.6 Chili-Media Pack
19360 121 129 17
1.6 Sport Chili Pack
20090 121 129 17
1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack
21220 121 129 17
1.6T S Bond Street
23360 181 137 30
1.6T S
19245 181 137 30
1.6T S Media Pack
20805 181 137 30
1.6T S Chili Pack
21400 181 137 30
1.6T S Chili-Media Pack
22530 181 137 30
1.6T S Sport Chili Pack
22965 181 137 30
1.6T S Sport Chili-Media Pack 24095 181 137 30
1.6T John Cooper Works
23355 208 155 34
1.6T JCW Media Pack
24915 208 155 34
1.6T JCW Chili Pack
25130 208 155 34
1.6T JCW Chili-Media
26260 208 155 34
1.6D
17260 110 103 18
1.6D Bond Street
21625 110 103 20
1.6D Pepper Pack
18375 110 103 18
1.6D Media Pack
18960 110 103 18
1.6D Pepper-Media Pack
19715 110 103 18
1.6D Chili Pack
19580 110 103 18
1.6D Chili-Media Pack
20710 110 103 18
1.6D Sport Chili Pack
21440 110 103 18
1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack 22570 110 103 18
2.0D SD
19930 141 115 22
2.0D SD Bond Street
24045 141 115 23
2.0D SD Media Pack
21490 141 115 22
2.0D SD Chili Pack
22085 141 115 22
2.0D SD Chili-Media Pack
23215 141 115 22
2.0D SD Sport Chili Pack
23650 141 115 22
2.0D SD Sport Chili-Media Pack 24780 141 115 22
COOPER CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Lots of style,
AAACC
poor ride and refinement
1.6
17595 121 133 18
1.6 Highgate
21600 121 133 20
1.6 Pepper Pack
18560 121 133 18
1.6 Media Pack
19295 121 133 18
1.6 Pepper-Media Pack
19900 121 133 18
1.6 Chili Pack
19765 121 133 18
1.6 Sport Pack
20320 121 133 18
1.6 Chili-Media Pack
20895 121 133 18
1.6 Pepper-Sport Pack
21285 121 133 18
1.6 Chili-Sport Pack
22490 121 133 18
1.6 Sport-Media Pack
22020 121 133 18
1.6 Chili-Sport-Media
23620 121 133 18
1.6 Pepper-Sp-Media
22625 121 133 18
1.6 Sport Chili Pack
21475 121 133 18
1.6 Sport Chili-Media Pack
22605 121 133 18
1.6T S
20795 181 139 30
1.6T S Highgate
24380 181 139 32
1.6T S Media Pack
22355 181 139 30
1.6T S Chili Pack
22790 181 139 30
1.6T S Sport Pack
23055 181 139 30
1.6T S Chili-Media Pack
23920 181 139 30
1.6T S Chili-Sport Pack
25050 181 139 30
1.6T S Sport-Media Pack
24615 181 139 30
1.6 S Chili-Sp-Media
26180 181 139 30
1.6T S Sport Chili Pack
24205 181 139 30
1.6T S Sport Chili-Media Pack 25335 181 139 30
1.6T S John Cooper Works
25040 208 157 36
1.6T S JCW Media Pack
26600 208 157 36
1.6T S JCW Chili Pack
26725 208 157 36
1.6T JCW Chili-Media
27855 208 157 36
1.6D
18660 110 105 19
1.6D Highgate
22665 110 105 21
1.6D Pepper Pack
19625 110 105 19
1.6D Media Pack
20360 110 105 19
1.6D Pepper-Media Pack
20965 110 105 19
1.6D Chili Pack
20830 110 105 19
1.6D Sport Pack
21385 110 105 19
1.6D Chili-Media Pack
21960 110 105 19
1.6D Pepper-Sport Pack
22350 110 105 19
1.6D Chili-Sport Pack
23555 110 105 19
1.6D Sport-Media Pack
23085 110 105 19
1.6D Chili-Sp-Media
24685 110 105 19
1.6D Pepper-Sp.-Media
23690 110 105 19
1.6D Sport Chili Pack
22540 110 105 19
1.6D Sport Chili-Media Pack 23670 110 105 19
2.0D SD
21480 141 118 23
2.0D SD Highgate
25065 141 118 24
2.0D SD Media Pack
23040 141 118 23
2.0D SD Chili Pack
23475 141 118 23
2.0D SD Sport Pack
23740 141 118 23
2.0D SD Chili-Media Pack
24605 141 118 23
25735 141 118 23
2.0D SD Chili-Sport Pack
2.0D SD Sport-Media Pack
25300 141 118 23
2.0D SD Ch.Sp.Med.
26865 141 118 23
2.0D SD Sport Chili Pack
24890 141 118 23
2.0D SD Sport Chili-Media Pack 26020 141 118 23
COUPE 2dr coup Cynical perhaps, but the hatchback
AAABC
chassis still shines
1.6 Cooper
16640 121 127 18

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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 S
62290 345 229 50
3.5 V6 S +2
64190 345 229 50

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1.6 Cooper Media Pack


18320 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Sport Pack
19150 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 18855 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Pepper-Sport Pack 20000 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Pepper-Media-Sport 21365 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 19590 121 127 18
1.6 Cooper Chili-Media-Sport 22100 121 127 18
1.6T Cooper S
19785 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Media Pack
21335 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Sport Pack
21895 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Media-Sport Pack 23445 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Chili Pack
21650 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Chili-Sport Pack 23760 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Chili-Media Pack 22750 181 136 31
1.6T Cooper S Chili-Media-Spor 24860 181 136 31
1.6T John Cooper Works
23805 208 153 36
1.6T John Cooper Works Media P25355 208 153 36
1.6T John Cooper Works Chili P 25250 208 153 36
1.6T John Cooper Works Chili-M 26350 208 153 36
2.0D Cooper SD
20510 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Media Pack
22060 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Sport Pack
22620 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 23475 141 114 22
2.0D Cooper SD Chili-Sport-Med 25585 141 114 22
ROADSTER 2dr open Occasionally fun, sometimes
AAABC
compromised, never brilliant
1.6 Cooper
18055 121 133 19
1.6T Cooper S
20940 181 139 32
1.6T John Cooper Works
24790 208 157 37
2.0D Cooper SD
21660 141 118 24
PACEMAN 3dr coup Two door Countryman a Mini
too far. Tough to like
AAACC
1.6 Cooper
18975 181 140 16
1.6T Cooper S
22360 181 143 30
1.6T Cooper S ALL4
23615 181 157 29
1.6D Cooper D ALL4
21400 181 129 14
1.6D Cooper D
20210 110 115 15
1.6T John Cooper Works
29545 110 172 34
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
16545 97 139 12
1.6 One Pepper Pack 2WD
17940 97 139 12
1.6 One Media Pack 2WD
18345 97 139 12
1.6 One Pep-Media 2WD
19270 97 139 12
1.6 Cooper 2WD
18065 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Pper 2WD
19205 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Media 2WD
19865 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Pep.Med 2WD
20535 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Chili 2WD
20660 120 140 16
1.6 Cooper Chili-Med. 2WD
21715 120 140 16
1.6T Cooper S 2WD
21530 181 143 30
1.6T Cooper S Med. 2WD
23160 181 143 30
1.6T Cper S Chili 2WD
23940 181 143 30
1.6T Cper S Ch.-Med. 2WD
24995 181 143 30
1.6T Cooper S ALL4 4WD
22785 181 157 28
1.6T Cper S All4 Md.
24415 181 157 28
1.6T CperS All4 Ch.
25195 181 157 28
1.6T CperS All4 C-M
26250 181 157 28
1.6T JCW
28605 215 172 33
1.6D One 2WD
17550 89 115 13
1.6D One Pper 2WD
18945 89 115 13
1.6D One Med. 2WD
19350 89 115 13
1.6D One Pper-Md. 2WD
20275 89 115 13
1.6D Cooper 2WD
19300 110 115 18
1.6D Cper Pper 2WD
20440 110 115 18
1.66D Cper Med 2WD
21100 110 115 18
1.6D Cper Pper-Md 2WD
21770 110 115 18
1.6D Cper Ch. 2WD
21895 110 115 18
1.6D Cper Ch.Med 2WD
22950 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 Pck 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
AAABC
ludicrously expensive
MiEV
29045 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 17
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
14999 115 139 13
1.6 3 2WD
16750 115 139 13
1.6 4 2WD
20685 115 139 14
1.8 DiD 3 2WD
18750 114 136 19
1.8 DiD 3 4WD
22929 114 138 19
1.8 DiD 4 4WD
22499 114 138 20
SHOGUN 5dr 4x4 Has its appeal. Needs more chassis
AACCC
finesse, but still charming
3.2 Di-DC SG2
28599 197 213 32
3.2 Di-DC SG3 auto
33799 197 224 34
3.2 Di-DC SG4 auto
36799 197 224 34
OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 Practical and efficient,
although very ordinary inside AAABC
2.2 DI-D GX2 4WD
23879 148 138 22
2.2 DI-D GX3 4WD
26579 148 140 22
2.2 DI-D GX4 4WD
30179 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
10050 79 115 6
1.2 Acenta
11700 79 115 7
1.2 Tekna
13100 79 115 7
1.2 DIG-S Visia
11800 97 95 10
1.2 DIG-S Acenta
12800 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Tekna
14200 97 99 11
JUKE 5dr hatch High riding, funky hatch is a compel
AAABC
ling package. High CO2
1.6 94 Visia
13195 93 138 12
1.6 117 Acenta
15095 115 139 12
1.6 117 Acenta Premium Pack 16195 115 139 12
1.6 117 Tekna
17095 115 139 12
1.6 117 N-tec
16395 115 139 16
1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna
18595 188 159 21
1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna 4WD auto 20800 188 169 19
1.6 DIG-T 190 N-tec
17795 188 159 26
1.6 DIG-T 200 Nismo
20495 197 159 26
1.6 DIG-T 200 Nismo 4WD auto 22700 188 169 24
1.5 dCi Visia
15095 109 104 13
1.5 dCi Acenta
16490 109 104 13
1.5 dCi Acenta Premium Pack 17590 109 104 13
1.5 dCi Tekna
18490 109 104 13
1.5 dCi N-tec
17790 109 104 16
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
25990 107 0 23
80kw Acenta
28490 107 0 23
QASHQAI 5dr hatch Second generation a masterly
update of the first. The crossover to beatAAAAB
1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Prem 4WD 25695 128 115 18
1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 4WD
27845 128 115 19
1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia
17595 113 129 17
1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta
19145 113 129 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta Premium 20995 113 129 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna
23145 113 129 14
1.5 dCi 110 Visia
19290 109 99 17
1.5 dCi 110 Acenta
20840 109 99 17
1.5 dCi 110 Acenta Premium
22690 109 99 14
1.5 dCi 110 Tekna
24840 109 99 15
1.6 dCi 130 Acenta
22145 128 115 21
1.6 dCi 130 Acenta Premium 23995 128 115 18
1.6 dCi 130 Tekna
26145 128 115 19
X-TRAIL 5dr 4x4 Well judged ride handling. Expensive
AAABC
when kit is added
2.0 dCi 150 Tekna auto
31700 148 188 32
2.0 dCi 173 Acenta
25595 171 168 35
2.0 dCi 173 Tekna
29995 171 168 35
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
26995 323 248 46
3.7 V6 GT
31995 323 248 46
3.7 V6 GT Edition
35050 323 248 46
370Z CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Great engine and
poised handling. Lots of road noise AAABC
3.7 V6
36495 323 262 47
3.7 V6 GT
35415 323 262 47
GT-R 2dr coup A benchmark. Great drive, brutal
power, sensational value
AAAAC
3.8 V6 2013 MY
76610 523 275 50
3.8 V6 2013 MY Track Pack
86610 542 275 50
NOBLE
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
107 3dr hatch Average city car. Not as refined nor as
cheap as the i10
AABCC
1.0 Access
8095 68 99 3
1.0 Active
9220 68 99 3
1.0 Allure
9945 68 99 3
107 5dr hatch Average city car. Not as refined nor as
cheap as the i10
AABCC
1.0 Active
9620 68 99 3

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1.0 Allure
10345 68 99 3
207 CC 2dr open The best of the 207 range.
Reasonable ride and handling AAACC
1.6 THP 156 Allure
19555 153 170 20
1.6 VTi 120 Active
17000 118 149 16
1.6 VTi 120 Allure
18500 118 150 16
1.6 VTi 120 Roland Garros
19150 118 150 17
1.6 HDi 112 Active
18345 110 124 16
1.6 HDi 112 Allure
19845 110 127 17
1.6 HDi 112 Roland Garros
20495 110 127 18
208 3dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the
AAABC
supermini class
1.0 VTi Access
9995 67 99 5
1.0 VTi Access +
11095 67 99 6
1.0 VTi Active
12045 67 99 6
1.2 VTi Access +
11595 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Active
12545 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Allure
13945 81 104 8
1.6 VTi Allure
15100 118 129 14
1.6 VTi 120 XY
16600 118 129 16
1.6 THP 156 XY
17550 154 135 26
1.6 GTi
18895 197 139 30
1.4 HDi Access+
12895 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Active
13845 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Allure
15245 67 98 11
1.4 e-HDi Active EGC
14545 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
14495 91 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure
15895 91 95 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 XY
17395 91 95 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 XY
18095 113 99 20
208 5dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the
AAABC
supermini class
1.0 VTi Access
10595 67 99 5
1.0 VTi Access +
11695 67 99 6
1.0 VTi Active
12645 67 99 6
1.2 VTi Active
13145 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Access +
12195 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Allure
14345 81 104 8
1.6 VTi Allure
15500 118 129 14
1.6 VTi Feline
16900 118 129 14
1.4 HDi Access+
13495 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Active
14445 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Allure
15645 67 98 11
1.4 e-HDi Active EGC
15145 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
15095 91 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure
16295 91 95 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline EGC
18195 91 98 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline
18395 113 99 19
308 5dr sw Refined and inoffensive, but pricey and no
AAABC
dynamic excellence
1.6 VTi Access
17300 118 147 15
1.6 VTi Active
18800 118 159 15
1.6 e-HDI 115 Access
19065 113 110 15
1.6 e-HDI 115 Active
20565 113 129 15
1.6 e-HDI 115 Allure
22115 113 129 15
1.6 HDi 92 Access
18145 91 119 12
2.0 HDi 150 Active
21300 148 139 20
2.0 HDi 150 Allure
22750 148 139 20
308 2dr cc Refined and inoffensive, but pricey and no
AAABC
dynamic excellence
1.6 THP 156 Roland Garros
26255 154 160 26
2.0 HDi 163 Allure
27250 148 144 25
2.0 HDi 163 Roland Garros
27550 161 144 25
1.6 VTi Active
22850 118 159 16
1.6 THP 156 Allure
25955 154 160 22
1.6 e-HDI 115 Active
24115 113 124 18
308 5dr hatch Thoughtfully developed and very well
appointed but still no class leader AAAAC
1.2 e-THP 130 Feline
20995 128 112 10
1.2 VTi 82 Access
14495 81 114 10
1.2 e-THP 110 Access
15745 108 104 10
1.2 e-THP 110 Active
17195 108 104 10
1.2 e-THP 110 Allure
18645 81 109 10
1.2 e-THP 130 Active
17945 128 107 10
1.2 e-THP 130 Allure
19395 128 112 10
1.6 THP 125 Access
15695 120 129 15
1.6 THP 125 Active
17145 120 129 15
1.6 THP 125 Allure
18595 120 134 15
1.6 THP 156 Allure
19745 154 134 16
1.6 THP 156 Feline
21345 154 134 16
1.6 HDi 92 Access
16445 91 95 12
1.6 HDi 92 Active
17895 91 95 12
1.6 Blue HDi 120 Active
19095 118 82 12
1.6 Blue HDi 120 Allure
20545 118 87 12
1.6 e-HDi 115 Access
17245 113 95 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active
18695 113 95 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure
20145 113 100 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline
21745 113 100 16
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Active
19995 148 103 16
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Allure
21445 148 108 16
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Feline
23045 148 108 16
508 4dr saloon Very competent and likeable package.
AAABC
163 HDi the best
2.0 HDi 163 Active Au
23805 161 149 26
2.0 HDi 163 Allure
25030 161 129 27
2.0 HDi Hybrid4 Allure
32100 200 95 34
1.6 VTi 120 Access EGC
19105 118 144 20
1.6 THP 156 Active
21805 154 144 28
1.6 THP 156 Allure
24450 154 144 29
1.6 HDi 115 Active
21200 113 114 20
1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC
20100 113 104 21
1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC
22000 113 104 21
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC S-S
24650 113 109 19
2.0 HDi 140 Active
21900 140 119 24
2.0 HDi 140 Allure
24550 140 119 25
2.2 HDi 200 GT
29905 201 150 33
508 SW 5dr estate As good as saloon, only better
looking
AAAAC
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC S-S
25870 113 110 19
1.6 HDi 115 Active
22425 113 115 20
2.0 HDi 163 Active Au
25030 161 150 26
2.0 HDi 163 Allure
26255 161 130 27
1.6 VTi 120 Access EGC
20130 118 145 20
1.6 THP 156 Active
23030 154 150 28
1.6 THP 156 Allure
25675 154 150 29
1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC
21125 113 105 21
1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC
23225 113 105 21
2.0 HDi 140 Active
23125 140 125 24
2.0 HDi 140 Allure
25775 140 125 25

2.0 HDi HYbrid4 RXH


34145 200 107 33
2.2 HDi 200 GT
31130 201 154 33
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
13895 81 114 11
1.2 VTi 82 Allure
15095 81 114 11
1.6 VTi 120 Active
14850 118 135 19
1.6 VTi 120 Allure
16250 118 135 20
1.6 VTi 120 Feline Calima
17650 118 135 19
1.6 VTi 120 Feline Mistral S-S 17850 118 135 19
1.4 HDi 70 Access +
14295 67 104 10
1.4 HDi 70 Active
15195 67 104 10
1.6 e-HDi 92 Active S-S
15845 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Active EGC S-S
16445 91 98 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure S-S
17245 91 103 18
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline Calima
18645 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline Mistral
18845 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure S-S
17745 113 105 20
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline Calima SS 19145 113 105 20
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline Mistral S 19345 113 105 20
3008 5dr mpv Good handling and flexible cabin. Split
AAAAC
tailgate a useful touch
2.0 HDi 163 Allure Au
24500 161 159 23
1.6 VTi 120 Access
16995 118 155
1.6 VTi 120 Active
18695 118 155
1.6 VTi 120 Allure
20645 118 155
1.6 THP 156 Active
20050 154 159
1.6 THP 156 Allure
21500 154 159
1.6 HDi 115 Access
18795 113 125 15
1.6 HDi 115 Active
20245 113 125 15
1.6 HDi 115 Allure
22195 113 127 15
1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC
19645 113 110 15
1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC
21095 113 110 15
1.6 e-HDI 115 Allure EGC
23045 113 112 16
2.0 HDi FAP 150 Active
21350 148 139 20
2.0 HDi FAP 150 Allure
23300 148 139 20
2.0 HDi Hybrid 4 Active
27245 197 88 20
2.0 HDi Hybrid 4 Allure
28245 197 99 21
5008 5dr mpv Well resolved ride and handling with a
AAAAC
useful 7 seat interior
1.6 VTi 120 Access
18800 118 159 13
1.6 VTi 120 Active
20550 118 159 13
1.6 THP 156 Active
21100 154 163 16
1.6 THP 156 Allure
23200 154 163 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Access EGC
21345 113 113 14
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active EGC
22945 113 123 14
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC
24745 113 126 14
1.6 HDi 115 Access
20495 113 128 14
1.6 HDi 115 Active
22200 113 128 14
1.6 HDi 115 Allure
24000 113 135 14
2.0 HDi 150 Active
23200 148 138 18
2.0 HDi 163 Active auto
24405 161 164 20
2.0 HDi 150 Allure
25000 148 140 19
2.0 HDi 163 Allure auto
26205 161 164 20
RCZ 2dr coup Classy, interesting, fun coupe.
AAAAC
Peugeots got its mojo back
1.6 THP 156 Sport
21850 154 149 27
1.6 THP 156 GT
24250 154 149 28
1.6 THP 200 Sport
24235 197 155 33
1.6 THP 200 GT
26635 197 155 34
2.0 THP 270 R
31995 266 145 42
2.0 HDi 163 Sport
23685 161 135 29
2.0 HDi 163 GT
26085 161 135 30
PORSCHE
BOXSTER 2dr open Honed, toned and cosmetically
AAAAB
enhanced. Scarily brilliant
2.7
38237 261 192 40
3.4 S
46112 311 206 43
CAYMAN 2dr coup Roof seals the deal. A five star
car by any measure
AAAAA
2.7
39694 271 192 37
3.4 S
48783 320 206 41
911 2dr coup The best just got better. Still more than
worthy of its iconic status
AAAAB
3.4 Carrera
73413 345 212 46
3.4 Carrera 4
78269 345 219 46
3.8 Carrera S
83448 395 224 47
3.8 Carrera 4S
88304 395 234 48
3.8 Turbo
118349 514 227 48
3.8 Turbo S
140852 552 227 48
3.8 GT3
100540 468 289 48
911 CABRIOLET 2dr open The best just got better.
Still more than worthy of its iconic statusAAAAB
3.4 Carrera
82072 345 217 49
3.8 Carrera S
92108 395 229 50
3.4 Carrera 4
86928 345 224 49
3.8 Carrera 4S
96964 395 236 50
3.8 Turbo
126689 513 231 50
3.8 Turbo S
149511 552 231 50
918 SPYDER 2dr open Porsches hybrid hypercar. A
AAAAB
rare and memorable mix
4.6 V8
657400 875 70 50
MACAN 5dr 4x4 Spookily good handling. A sports
utility vehicle in the purest sense AAAAB
3.0 V6 S
43300 336 212 50
3.6 V6 Turbo
59300 395 216 50
3.0 V6 S Diesel
43300 254 164 50
PANAMERA 5dr hatch Technically brilliant and with
a great cabin. Soulless
AAABC
3.0 V6 S
63893 414 204 46
3.0 V6 4S
63893 414 208 46
3.0 V6 S E-hybrid
88967 410 71 50
3.6 V6 PDK
63893 306 196 46
3.6 V6 4 PDK
67454 306 203 47
4.8 V8 GTS PDK
93175 424 249 50
4.8 V8 Turbo PDK
107903 493 239 50
3.0D V6
62922 247 166 46
CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 Classy interior and mostly good
fun. Hybrid not entertaining
AAABC
3.0 V6 S Hybrid
61882 374 193 45
3.6 V6
42990 295 263 40
4.8 V8 S
57515 394 245 47
4.8 V8 GTS
68117 414 251 49
4.8 V8 Turbo
89324 493 270 50
4.8 V8 Turbo S
107784 543 270 50
3.0 V6 Diesel
47390 242 189 41
4.2 V8 Diesel S
59053 377 218 49
PROTON
SAVVY 5dr hatch Compromise in quality isnt worth
the saving
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NEW CARS A-Z


1.2 Style
8000 75 134 8
SATRIA NEO 3dr hatch Best Proton ever, but still
unjustifiable
AACCC
1.6 GSX
8500 111 157 19
1.6 Sport
9500 111 157 19
GEN-2 4dr saloon Hugely disappointing despite price

1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S

RENAULT
TWIZY 2dr hatch Zany solution to personal mobility.
Suitably irreverent and impractical AAABC
EV 13kW Urban
6895 17 0 10
EV 13kW Colour
6950 17 0 10
EV 13kW Technic
7595 17 0 11
ZOE 5dr hatch Far more practical zero emission
solution. Attractive price
AAABC
Expr.
18443 87 0 15
Dynque Zen
20043 87 0 16
Dynque Intens
20043 87 0 16
CAPTUR 5dr hatch On message compact crossover.
Better looking than most
AAABC
0.9 TCe 90 Expr.
12495 89 115
0.9 TCe Expr.+
13995 89 115 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque Media Nav 14995 89 115 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque S Media N 16495 89 115 10
1.2 TCe 120 Dynque Media N 17195 118 125 14
1.2 TCe 120 Dynque S MediaN 18695 118 125 15
1.5 dCi 90 Expr.
13895 89 95
1.5 dCi 90 Expr.+
15395 89 95 11
1.5 dCi 90 Dynque Media Nav 16395 89 95 12
1.5 dCi 90 Dynque S Media N 17895 89 95 12
CLIO 5dr hatch Attractive, nice to drive and practical.
AAAAC
Only the Fiesta does it better
1.2 TCe 120 GT-Line EDC
17395 118 120 14
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.
AABCC
Nothing exceptional
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 exceptionalAAACC
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 90 Expr.+
18895 88 104 13
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+
19545 109 109 16
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ S-S
19245 109 90 16
1.5 dCi 110 Dynque TomTom 20545 109 109 17
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
2.0 dCi 165 GT Line Tom Tom 23995 163 145 24
MEGANE 3dr coup Stylish but average in normal
AABCC
guise. Rsport excellent
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 Expr.+
17245 109 159 15
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 18245 109 159 15
2.0T Renaultsport 265
26925 261 174 36
1.5 dCi 90 Expr.+
18595 84 104 13
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+
19245 109 109 16
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ S-S
19945 109 90 16
1.5 dCi 110 Dynque TomTom 20245 109 109 17
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
2.0 dCi 165 GT Line Tom Tom 23695 163 145 24
MEGANE CC 2dr cc Not much fun to drive. Nice
AABCC
cabin, 1.4 TCe short on pace
1.4 TCe 130 GT Tom
24655 129 169 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn Tom auto
25395 109 124 17
SCENIC 5dr mpv Still a class act. Well priced and
equipped
AAABC
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
AAABC
seats. Nice cabin and ride
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 20355 109 178 19
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S-S 21450 113 140 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S-S 22295 109 105 19

SEAT
MII 3dr hatch Predictably not quite as good as the VW
Up. Cheaper, though
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8060 59 105 1
1.0 60 S AC
8560 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9520 59 105 1
1.0 60 Toca
9995 59 105 1
1.0 60 Ecomotive
9420 59 96 1
1.0 75 SE auto
10650 74 105 2
1.0 75 Sport
10240 74 108 2
MII 5dr hatch Predictably not quite as good as the VW
AAABC
Up. Cheaper, though
1.0 60 S
8410 59 105 1
1.0 60 S AC
8910 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9870 59 105 1
1.0 60 Toca
10345 59 105 1
1.0 60 Ecomotive
9770 59 96 1
1.0 75 SE auto
11000 74 105 2
1.0 75 Sport
10590 74 108 2
IBIZA 3dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Cupra
AAABC
needs a manual
1.2 12v 60 E
10195 59 125 3
1.2 12v 70 S A-C
11180 69 125 5
1.4 85 SE
12420 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
12705 84 139 11
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
14045 104 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
14020 104 119 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR DSG
15005 104 124 12
1.4 TSI 180 Cupra DSG
18765 178 139 27
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
13055 74 102 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
13575 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
14220 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
14765 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
15725 104 112 14
2.0 TDI 143 FR
16895 141 123 22
IBIZA 5dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Cupra
AAABC
needs a manual
1.2 12v 70 S A-C
11730 69 125 5
1.4 85 SE
12970 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
13255 84 139 11
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
14595 104 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
14570 104 119 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR DSG
15555 104 124 12
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
13605 74 102 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
14125 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
14770 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
15315 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
16275 104 112 14
2.0 TDI 143 FR
17445 141 123 22
IBIZA 5dr estate Rivals are more practical but Ibiza is
fun
AAACC
1.2 TSI 70 S A-C
12430 69 128 5
1.4 85 SE
13670 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
13955 84 139 11
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
15295 103 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
15270 103 119 12
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
14305 74 105 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
14825 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
15470 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
16015 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
16975 104 112 14
TOLEDO 5dr hatch Makes practical sense, but leaves
AAACC
no other lasting impression
1.2 75 E
12500 74 137 8
1.2 TSI 85 S
14120 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 105 S
15150 104 116 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
16350 104 118 14
1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG
17785 120 134 17
1.6 TDI CR S Ecomotive
16640 104 104 15
1.6 TDI CR SE Ecomotive
17840 104 106 15
LEON 3dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
AAAAC
back from the Golfs quality
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
19360 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
20470 178 137 25
2.0 TSI 265 Cupra
25690 261
25
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
17250 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
18370 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE Ecomotive 19360 104 87 13
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
19720 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
21265 148 106 20
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
22255 181 109 26
LEON 5dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
AAAAC
back from the Golfs quality
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
19660 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
20770 178 137 25
2.0 TSI 280 Cupra
28525 276 149 25
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
17550 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
18670 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE Ecomotive 19660 104 87 13
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
20020 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
21565 148 106 20
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
22555 181 109 26
LEON 5dr estate Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
AAAAC
back from the Golfs quality
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

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
ACCCC
1.6 Persona ecoLogic
11210 110 157 16 PHANTOM 4dr saloon Opulence befitting the price
AAAAC
GEN-2 5dr hatch Hugely disappointing despite price tag. Benchmark ride quality
6.8 V12
ACCCC
285200 453 347
336700 453 380
1.3 GLS
9200 74 164 10 6.8 V12 EWB
1.6 GSX ecoLogic
11215 110 170 16 PHANTOM 2dr coup Opulence befitting the price
tag. Benchmark ride quality
AAAAC
RADICAL
6.8 V12
313200 453 377
SR3 2dr coup Spectacular on the track; not so good PHANTOM 2dr open Opulence befitting the price tag.
on the way home
Benchmark ride quality
AAAAC
AAAAC
SL
69850 245
6.8 V12 Drophead
332400 453 377

SKODA
CITIGO 3dr hatch The VW Up in entry level Skoda
format
AAABC
1.0 60 S
7990 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
8780 59 105 1
1.0 60 Sport
10290 59 105 1
1.0 60 Greentech SE
9140 59 95 1
1.0 60 Greentech Eleg.
9720 59 95 1
1.0 75 Greentech Eleg.
10110 74 98 2
CITIGO 5dr hatch The VW Up in entry level Skoda
format
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8340 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9130 59 105 1
1.0 60 Sport
10640 59 105 1
1.0 60 Greentech SE
9490 59 95 1
1.0 60 Greentech Eleg.
10070 59 95 1
1.0 75 Greentech Eleg.
10460 74 98 2
FABIA 5dr hatch Good interior packaging. Soft
handling, good value
AAAAC
1.2 12v 60 S
9945 59 128 3
1.2 12v 69 SE
11580 68 128 5
1.2 TSI 86 SE
12150 84 121 9
1.2 TSI 86 Eleg.
13235 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
17150 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 SE
13555 89 109 12
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
AAAAC
handling, good value
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
18000 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 Eleg.
15490 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
AAABC
sense under a Skoda badge
1.2 75 S
12905 74 137 7
1.2 TSI 86 S
13700 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 86 SE
14650 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech S
13950 84 114 10
1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech SE
14900 84 114 10
1.2 TSI 105 SE
15350 104 125 13
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
16100 104 125 13
1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech SE
15600 104 118 13
1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech Eleg.
16350 104 118 13
1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG
17140 120 134 16
1.4 TSI 122 Eleg. DSG
17890 120 134 16
1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech SE DSG 17265 120 127 18
1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech Eleg.
18015 120 127 18
1.6 TDI 105 S
16150 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 SE
17100 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
17850 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech SE
17350 103 106 15
1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech Eleg.
18100 103 106 15
RAPID 5dr estate Estate shape makes most sense of
AAABC
Rapids skinny body
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
18440 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
17980 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

1.0 84 Pulse
10075 83 115 7
1.0 84 Passion
10875 83 115 7
1.0 101 Brabus Xclusive
15375 101 119 11
0.8 cdi Pulse
10775 54 86 6
0.8 cdi Passion
11575 54 86 6
FORTWO CABRIOLET 2dr open Likeable microcar.
Needs a better gearbox. iQ is better AACCC
1.0 70 mhd Pulse
11075 70 99 6
1.0 70 mhd Passion
11875 70 99 6
1.0 84 Pulse
11575 83 115 8
1.0 84 Passion
12375 83 115 8
1.0 Brabus Xclusive
16875 101 119 13
0.8 cdi Passion
13075 54 86 8
SSANGYONG
KORANDO 5dr hatch Good for a Ssangyong, poor by
AACCC
class standards
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
BRZ 2dr coup The GT 86s half brother looks just as
AAAAA
good in Subaru blue
2.0i SE
24995 197 181 30
2.0i SE Lux
26495 197 181 31
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
SUZUKI
ALTO 5dr hatch Energetic, frugal three pot is great
AAABC
fun. Noisy but endeering
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 8
1.2 SZ3
12119 93 116 9
1.2 SZ4
13439 93 116 9
1.6 Sport
13999 134 147 19
SWIFT 5dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling.
Sport is excellent fun
AAABC
1.2 SZ2
11299 93 116 8
1.2 SZ3
12619 93 116 9
1.2 SZ4
13939 93 116 9
1.6 Sport
14499 134 147 19
1.3 DDiS SZ3
13699 74 109 9
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
AABCC
old. Poor driving position
2.4 SZ4
18895 166 204 24
2.4 SZ5
21570 166 204 24
1.9 DDiS SZ5
23875 127 174 24
TESLA
MODEL S 4dr saloon Brings luxury, range and,
critically, credibility to electric offeringsAAAAB
60kWh
50280 245
85kWh
57680 416
85kWh Performance
69080 416

TOYOTA
IQ 3dr hatch Inovative microcar. Drives well, comfort
AAAAC
able interior. Pricey
1.0 VVT-i
10995 67 99 3
SMART
1.0 VVT-i 2
11995 67 99 4
FORTWO 2dr coup Likeable microcar. Needs a better 1.33 VVT-i 3
12995 97 119 6
AYGO 3dr hatch Stylish and able, but not as cheap as
AACCC
gearbox. iQ is better
AAACC
1.0 70 mhd Pulse
9575 70 97 4 it needs to be
1.0 70 mhd Passion
10375 70 97 4 1.0 VVT-i Active
8595 67 99 2

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1.6 TDI 105 S


16790 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 SE
17930 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech Eleg.
17900 89 114 14
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech SE
17530 89 114 14
1.6 TDI 90 S
16140 89 114 13
1.6 TDI 90 SE
17280 89 114 14
1.6 TDI 90 Eleg.
17740 89 114 14
OCTAVIA 5dr hatch Extended wheelbase makes the
Octavia an even more practical choice AAABC
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
23310 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 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE
20460 148 106 19
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 SE 4x4
21490 104 119 13
2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4
22390 148 124 19
1.2 TSI 105 S
16790 104 117 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
17990 104 117 13
1.4 TSI 140 SE
19190 138 121 18
1.4 TSI 140 Eleg.
21040 138 121 19
2.0 TSI 220 vRS
23790 217 142 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
18840 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 SE
20040 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
21890 104 99 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE
20940 148 110 19
2.0 TDI 150 Eleg.
22790 148 110 20
2.0 TDI 184 vRS
24060 181 119 26
SUPERB 5dr hatch Enormous and brilliant. A cut
AAAAC
price E class for the masses
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg.
24710 138 119 23
1.4 TSI 125 S
18555 123 138 19
1.8 TSI 160 SE
21595 158 158 25
1.8 TSI 160 Eleg. DSG
25615 158 162 26
3.6 V6 FSI Eleg. 4WD
30510 256 215 34
3.6 V6 FSI Laurin and Klement 32500 256 215 34
1.6 TDI 105 S Greenline
20070 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE Greenline
21535 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. Greenline
23860 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 S
19760 103 117 17
2.0 TDI 140 S
20360 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 140 SE
22000 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg. 4WD
26295 138 137 22
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin and Klement 26700 138 119 24
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin Klement 4WD 28285 138 137 23
2.0 TDI 170 SE
22930 168 120 25
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg.
25640 168 120 26
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin and Klement 27630 168 120 26
SUPERB 5dr estate Enormous and brilliant. A
cut price E class for the masses AAAAC
1.4 TSI S
19680 123 142 19
1.6 TDI 105 S
20885 103 119 17
1.6 TDI 105 S Greenline
21195 103 113 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE Greenline
22815 103 113 17
1.8 TSI 160 Eleg. DSG
26895 158 164 26
1.8 TSI 160 SE
22875 158 160 25
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg.
25990 138 121 23
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin and Klement 28630 138 121 24
2.0 TDI 140 S
21485 138 121 22
2.0 TDI 140 SE
23280 138 121 23
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg.
26920 168 122 26
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin and Klement 29560 168 122 26
2.0 TDI 170 SE
24210 168 122 25
3.6 V6 FSI Eleg. 4WD
31790 256 217 34
3.6 V6 FSI Laurin and Klement 34430 256 217 34
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. Greenline
25245 103 113 17
ROOMSTER 5dr mpv Quirky looks, talented package,
AAABC
awkward image
1.2 S
11970 69 143 5
1.2 SE
13440 69 143 6
1.2 TSI 85 S
12615 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 85 SE
14000 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 85 Scout
14550 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 105 S auto
14050 104 134 12
1.2 TSI 105 SE
14665 104 134 12
1.2 TSI 105 Scout
15215 104 134 12
1.2 TDI 75 Greenline II
16195 74 109 9
1.6 TDI CR 90 SE
15285 89 124 11
1.6 TDI CR 90 Scout
15835 89 124 11
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
15510 104 124 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 Scout
16060 104 124 13
YETI 5dr 4x4 Useful, versatile cabin. Good handling
and engines
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE 4WD
19450 109 154 14
1.2 TSI 105 S
16600 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor S
16600 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
18110 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor SE
18110 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
19935 103 142 14
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor Eleg.
19935 103 142 14
1.8 TSI 160 Outdoor L&K 4WD 25490 158 184 22
1.6 TDI 105 S GreenLine II
18095 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor S GreenLin 18095 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 SE GreenLine II
19605 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor SE GreenLi 19605 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. GreenLine
21365 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor Eleg.
21365 103 119 14
2.0 TDI 110 S
17940 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S
17940 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S 4WD
19580 109 154 14
2.0 TDI 110 SE
19450 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE
19450 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Eleg.
21275 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor Eleg.
21275 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor SE 4WD 21915 138 152 18
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor Eleg. 4WD 23850 138 152 19
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor L&K 4WD 27050 138 164 19
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor Eleg. 4WD 24525 168 149 22
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor L&K 4WD 26625 168 149 22

1.0 VVT-i Active Plus


9190 67 99 2
1.0 VVT-i Mode
9695 67 99 3
1.0 VVT-i Move
10110 67 99 3
1.0 VVT-i Move with Style
10610 67 99 3
AYGO 5dr hatch Stylish and able, but not as cheap as
it needs to be
AAACC
1.0 VVT-i Active
8995 67 99 2
1.0 VVT-i Active Plus
9590 67 99 2
1.0 VVT-i Active Plus A-C
10090 67 99 2
1.0 VVT-i Mode
10095 67 99 3
1.0 VVT-i Move
10510 67 99 3
1.0 VVT-i Move with Style
11010 67 99 3
YARIS 3dr hatch Good space and value, but not a
class leader
AAABC
1.0 VVT-i T2
10895 68 111 4
1.0 VVT-i Edition
11995 68 111 3
1.0 VVT-i TR
12420 68 111 4
1.33 VVT-i TR
13170 98 123 8
1.33 VVT-i SR
13925 98 127 8
1.4 D-4D 90 TR
14670 89 104 11
YARIS 5dr hatch Good space and value, but not a
class leader
AAABC
1.0 VVT-i T2
11495 68 111 4
1.0 VVT-i Edition
12595 68 111 3
1.0 VVT-i TR
13020 68 111 4
1.33 VVT-i TR
13770 98 123 8
1.33 VVT-i SR
14525 98 127 8
1.33 VVT-i Trend
14795 98 127 8
1.33 VVT-i T Spirit
15095 98 123 9
1.5 Hybrid T3
15495 98 79 8
1.5 Hybrid T4
16445 98 79 8
1.5 Hybrid T Spirit
17545 98 85 9
1.4 D-4D 90 TR
15270 89 104 11
AURIS 5dr hatch Disappointingly average. There are
AABCC
many better rivals
1.33 VVT-i Active
14695 99 125 7
1.33 VVT-i Icon
17395 99 125 8
1.6 V-matic Icon
17750 130 138 14
1.6 V-matic Icon CVT
18750 130 134 14
1.6 V-matic Sport
18500 130 140 14
1.6 V-matic Excel
19500 130 140 14
1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
20395 134 84 7
1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
22145 134 91 7
1.4 D-4D Active
16045 89 99 10
1.4 D-4D Icon
18745 89 103 10
1.4 D-4D Sport
19495 89 103 10
1.4 D-4D Excel
20495 89 103 10
AURIS TOURING 5dr estate Nothing wrong, but
nothing exceptional. Good spec AAACC
1.33 VVT-i Active
15795 99 127 7
1.33 VVT-i Icon
18495 99 127 8
1.4 D-4D Active
17145 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Excel
21595 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Icon
19845 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Sport
20595 89 109 10
1.6 V-matic Icon
18850 130 140 14
1.6 V-matic Sport
19600 130 143 14
1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
21495 134 85 7
PRIUS 5dr hatch Clever and appealing in its own right,
AAAAC
not just as a hybrid
1.8 VVT-i T3
21845 134 89 15
1.8 VVT-i T4
23595 134 92 15
1.8 VVT-i T Spirit
25145 134 92 15
1.8 Plug-In
33245 134 49 16
PRIUS+ 5dr mpv Expensive and ugly. Bigger though

AAABC

1.8 VVT-i Icon


26495 178 96 11
1.8 VVT-i Excel
29795 178 101 12
RAV4 5dr 4x4 A solid option, but ultimately outgunned
by Korean competition
AAABC
2.0 V-matic CVT Icon 4WD
25605 150 167 29
2.0 D-4D Active 2WD
22595 124 127 26
2.0 D-4D Icon 2WD
24295 124 127 26
2.0 D-4D Icon 4WD
25695 124 137 26
2.0 D-4D Invincible 2WD
25995 124 127 27
2.0 D-4D Invincible 4WD
27395 124 137 26
2.2 D-4D Icon 4WD
26500 148 149 29
2.2 D-4D Invincible 4WD
28200 148 149 29
AVENSIS 4dr saloon Nothing wrong, but nothing
AAACC
exceptional. Good spec
1.8 V-matic Active
19160 145 152 17
1.8 V-matic Icon
21450 145 152 18
1.8 V-matic Icon+
23250 145 152 18
2.0 D-4D Active
20155 124 119 22
2.0 D-4D Icon
22445 124 119 22
2.0 D-4D Icon+
24245 124 119 23
2.0 D-4D Excel
26145 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
27150 148 145 26
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon
24550 148 165 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+
26350 148 165 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel
28255 148 167 26
AVENSIS TOURER 5dr estate Nothing wrong, but
nothing exceptional. Good spec AAACC
1.8 V-matic Active
20210 145 153 17
1.8 V-matic Icon
22500 145 153 18
1.8 V-matic Icon+
24300 145 153 18
2.0 D-4D Active
21205 124 120 22
2.0 D-4D Icon
23495 124 120 22
2.0 D-4D Icon+
25295 124 120 23
2.0 D-4D Excel
27795 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
28800 148 149 26
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon
25605 148 170 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+
27405 148 170 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel
29905 148 173 26
VERSO 5dr mpv Ride is firm and boot space limited
AAACC
with all seats in use
1.6 V-matic Active 5st
17765 130 154 13
1.6 V-matic Active 7st
18265 130 154 13
1.6 V-matic Icon 7st
20250 130 154 14
1.8 V-matic Icon MDrive 7st 21775 145 159 15
1.8 V-matic Excel MDrive 7st 23775 145 159 15
2.0 D-4D Active 7st
19760 125 129 16
2.0 D-4D Icon 7st
21775 125 129 16
2.0 D-4D Excel 7st
23775 125 129 17
LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 A dinosaur, but
likeable. Pricey to buy and run AAACC
4.5 D-4D
65220 286 250 48
LAND CRUISER 3dr 4x4 A real go anywhere
vehicle. Spongey on road
AAACC

WHATS COMING WHEN

BMW M4 convertible
On sale September
The M4 convertible is the third in a new generation of
turbocharged six-cylinder M cars. Power is from the
turbocharged 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine
already confirmed for the M3 saloon and M4 coup, and
transmissions comprise a six-speed manual and an
optional seven-speed dual-clutch auto. BMW claims
0-62mph in 4.6sec for the manual car. Price 60,730
APRIL
Alpina B4, Audi A1, S3 cabriolet,
Bentley Continental GT/GTC V8 S,
Fiat 500 Cult, Ford EcoSport, Kia
Soul, Nissan Juke facelift,
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Final
Edition, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Peugeot 308 saloon, Porsche
Macan, Range Rover Hybrid (above), Vauxhall Adam 1.0
MAY
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Quadrifoglio Verde, Mito
Quadrifoglio Verde, Audi S1,
Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake (right),
Jeep Cherokee, Nissan X-Trail,
Porsche 911 Targa, Boxster/
Cayman GTS, Renault Mgane RS, Subaru Impreza
JUNE
BMW 2-series Active Tourer, i8, M3, M4, 4-series Gran Coup,
X3 facelift, Mercedes-Benz C-class, Toyota Aygo
JULY
BMW X4, Mini Countryman, Peugeot 108, Rolls-Royce Ghost,
Skoda Octavia Scout, Subaru WRX STI
LATE 2014
Abarth 695 Biposto, Ariel Atom
Titanium, Audi TT, Bentley
Continental GT Speed, BMW
3-series plug-in hybrid, M4
convertible, X4, X6, Fiat Panda
Cross, Ford Mondeo, Kia Optima, Soul EV, Lamborghini Huracn,
Lexus NX, Maserati Quattroporte Diesel, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT,
B-class facelift, GLA45 AMG, S500 plug-in, S-class coup, S63 AMG
coup, Radical RXC Turbo, Renault Twingo (above), Spyker B6
Venator, Toyota Yaris facelift, Volkswagen Golf GTE, e-Golf, Jetta,
Polo R, Scirocco, XL1, Volvo V60 Polestar, XC90
2015
Audi R8, Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, Ford Mustang, Jaguar XE, Jeep
Renegade, Land Rover Discovery 5, Mazda 2, Mercedes-Benz C63
AMG, V-class, Nissan Juke Nismo RS, Suzuki Celerio

Mercedes B-class
On sale October
Although only a minor facelift, new styling details for
the B-class include new headlight graphics, a more
prominent front grille and a refreshed front bumper.
New tail-lights appear alongside a restyled rear bumper
and different exhaust designs. No changes are
expected in the B-classs engine line-up, but an electric
version is planned for early 2015.
Price 22,100 (est)
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1.4 TSI 140 SE


18845 138 122 17
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
20485 108 87 14
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
18375 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
19495 104 99 13
1.8 TSI 180 FR
21595 178 137 25
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
22390 148 106 20
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
20845 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
23380 181 112 26
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE Ecomotive 20485 104 87 13
ALTEA 5dr hatch Short on interior flexibility and
AAACC
visibility. Well judged drive
1.6 TDI 105 S Copa Ecomotive 17985 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 SE Copa Ecomotive 19345 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 SE Copa Au
20210 103 129 14
2.0 TDI 140 SE Copa
20145 138 129 19
XL 1.6 TDI 105 S Copa Ecomotiv 18705 103 119 13
XL 1.6 TDI 105 SE Copa Ecomoti 20065 103 119 13
XL 1.6 TDI 105 SE Copa Au
20935 103 129 13
XL 2.0 TDI 140 SE Copa
20865 138 129 19
ALHAMBRA 5dr mpv Practical, refined and good
AAAAC
value. Not exciting
2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S
25340 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 S auto
26625 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE
27215 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SE auto
28500 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 140 Eco SE Lux
30655 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SE Lux auto
31940 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 177 SE
28745 138 158 22
2.0 TDI 177 SE Lux
32185 138 158 22

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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
24995 197 181 29
2.0 auto
26495 197 164 29
2.0 GT86 TRD
31495 197 192 30
VAUXHALL
AGILA 5dr hatch Spacious, agile city car. Good, but
AACCC
too expensive and unrefined
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
1.2 Jam
11405 69 124 3
1.2 Jam S-S
11700 69 118 3
1.2 Jam Urban Pack
11805 69 124 3
1.2 Jam Urban Pack S-S
12100 69 118 3
1.2 Jam Style Pack
12100 69 124 3
1.2 Jam Style Pack S-S
12395 69 118 3
1.2 Jam Technical Pack
12005 69 124 3
1.2 Jam Technical Pack S-S
12300 69 118 3
1.2 Jam Extreme Pack
12495 69 124 3
1.2 Jam Extreme Pack S-S
12790 69 118 3
1.2 Glam
12800 69 124 3
1.2 Glam S-S
13095 69 118 3
1.2 Glam Style Pack
13495 69 124 3
1.2 Glam Style Pack S-S
13790 69 118 3
1.2 Glam Technical Pack
13400 69 124 3
1.2 Glam Technical Pack S-S 13695 69 118 3
1.2 Glam Extreme Pack
13890 69 124 3
1.2 Glam Extreme Pack S-S
14185 69 118 3
1.2 Slam
13300 69 124 3
1.2 Slam S-S
13595 69 118 3
1.2 Slam Technical Pack
13900 69 124 3
1.2 Slam Technical Pack S-S 14195 69 118 3
1.2 Slam Extreme Pack
14295 69 125 3
1.2 Slam Extreme Pack S-S
14590 69 119 3
1.4 87 Jam
11730 86 129 6
1.4 87 Jam S-S
11875 86 119 6
1.4 87 Jam Urban Pack
12130 86 129 6
1.4 87 Jam Urban Pack S-S
12275 86 119 6
1.4 87 Jam Style Pack
12425 86 129 6
1.4 87 Jam Style Pack S-S
12570 86 119 6
1.4 87 Jam Technical Pack
12330 86 129 6
1.4 87 Jam Technical Pack S-S 12370 86 119 6
1.4 87 Jam Extreme Pack
12820 86 129 6
1.4 87 Jam Extreme Pack S-S 12965 86 119 6
1.4 87 Glam
13125 86 129 6
1.4 87 Glam S-S
13270 86 119 6
1.4 87 Glam Style Pack
13820 86 129 6
1.4 87 Glam Style Pack S-S
13965 86 119 6
1.4 87 Glam Technical Pack
13725 86 129 6
1.4 87 Glam Technical Pack S-S 13765 86 119 6
1.4 87 Glam Extreme Pack
14215 86 129 6
1.4 87 Glam Extreme Pack S-S 14360 86 119 6
1.4 87 Slam
13625 86 129 6
1.4 87 Slam S-S
13770 86 119 6
1.4 87 Slam Technical Pack
14225 86 129 6
1.4 87 Slam Technical Pack S-S 14265 86 119 6
1.4 87 Slam Extreme Pack
14620 86 130 6
1.4 87 Slam Extreme Pack S-S 14765 86 120 6
1.4 100 Jam
12255 99 129 9
1.4 100 Jam S-S
12550 99 119 9
1.4 100 Jam Urban Pack
12655 99 129 9
1.4 100 Jam Urban Pack S-S 12950 99 119 9
1.4 100 Jam Style Pack
12950 99 129 9
1.4 100 Jam Style Pack S-S
13245 99 119 9
1.4 100 Jam Technical Pack
12855 99 129 9
1.4 100 Jam Technical Pack S-S 13150 99 119 9
1.4 100 Jam Extreme Pack
13345 99 129 9
1.4 100 Jam Extreme Pack S-S 13640 99 119 9
1.4 100 Glam
13650 99 129 9
1.4 100 Glam S-S
13945 99 119 9
1.4 100 Glam Style Pack
14345 99 129 9
1.4 100 Glam Style Pack S-S
14640 99 119 9
1.4 100 Glam Technical Pack 14250 99 129 9
1.4 100 Glam Tech Pack S-S
14545 99 119 9
1.4 100 Glam Extreme Pack
14740 99 129 9
1.4 100 Glam Extreme Pack S-S 15035 99 119 9
1.4 100 Slam
14150 99 129 9
1.4 100 Slam S-S
14445 99 119 9
1.4 100 Slam Technical Pack 14750 99 129 9
1.4 100 Slam Tech Pack S-S
15045 99 119 9
1.4 100 Slam Extreme Pack
15145 99 130 9
1.4 100 Slam Extreme Pack S-S 15440 99 120 9
CORSA 3dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical.
AAAAC
Engines not so good
1.0i ecoFLEX Excite
11985 64 120 2
1.0i ecoFLEX Excite AC
12290 64 120 2
1.0i ecoFLEX Excite AC
12890 64 120 2
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
1.2i VVT Excite
12330 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Excite AC
12635 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Excite easytronic
13260 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Sting
9345 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Sting AC
9855 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 75 ecoFLEX Sting
10945 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting AC 11455 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
1.4i VVT Excite AC
13175 99 129 8
1.4T 120 SE AC S-S
16595 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
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy
12685 64 120 2
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy AC
12990 64 120 2
1.2i VVT Energy
13030 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Energy AC
13335 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Energy AC easytronic 13960 84 125 6
1.2i VVT S easytronic
12595 84 125 6
1.2i VVT eco auto ac
13105 84 125 6
1.2i VVT S
11970 84 129 6
1.2i VVT S AC
12480 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Exclusiv
12530 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Exclusiv AC
13045 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Ltd Edition AC
14650 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 Exclusiv auto
14230 99 143 8
1.4i VVT SE AC
14975 99 129 9
1.4i VVT Energy AC
13875 99 129 8
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
1.4T 120 Black Edition AC S-S 15995 99 129 13
1.6 VXR
18995 189 172 32
1.6 VXR Nurburgring
22390 202 178 34
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S
13570 74 110 7
14080 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX S AC
1.3 CDTi 75 eco Excl.
14130 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 75 eco Excl. AC
14640 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S Ex. AC
14905 74 103 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Energy AC 14770 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 75 eco Ltd Ed AC
16165 74 110 7
1.3 CDTi 95 eco S-S S
14340 94 88 8
1.3 CDTi 95 eco Excl. S-S
14900 94 88 8
1.3 CDTi 95 eco Exc. AC S-S
15410 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
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SE AC
17020 129 118 16
1.7 CRDi 130 eco SRi AC
17650 129 118 16
CORSA 5dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical.
AAAAC
Engines not so good
1.0i ecoFLEX Excite
12580 64 120 2
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 Design AC easytronic 12215 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Design easytronic
11700 84 129 6
1.2i VVT ecoFLEX Design AC S-S 11855 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Excite
12930 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Excite AC
13235 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Excite easytonic
13860 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Exclusiv easytronic 13585 84 125 6
1.2i VVT Sting
9945 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Sting AC
10455 84 129 6
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design
12675 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 13450 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting
11545 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Sting AC 12055 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
1.3CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Design AC 13185 74 112 7
1.4i VVT Design
11610 99 129 8
1.4i VVT Design AC
12125 99 129 8
1.4i VVT Excite AC
13770 99 129 8
1.4T 120 SE AC S-S
16595 99 129 13
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S
12220 64 120 2
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC
12735 64 120 2
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy
13280 64 120 2
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Energy AC
13590 64 120 2
1.2i VVT Energy
13630 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Energy AC
13935 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Energy AC easytronic 14560 84 125 6
1.2i VVT S eco auto
13195 84 125 6
1.2i VVT S eco au. ac
13705 84 125 6
1.2i VVTExc. eco au. ac
14095 84 125 6
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 Exclusiv
12960 84 129 6
1.2i VVT Exclusiv AC
13470 84 129 6
1.2i VVT ecoFLEX Excl. AC S-S 13735 84 119 6
1.2i VVT Ltd Edition AC
15250 84 129 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 Exclusiv
13495 99 129 8
1.4i VVT Energy AC
14470 99 129 8
1.4i VVT SE AC
15570 99 129 9
1.4i VVT SXi
14655 99 129 8
15165 99 129 8
1.4i VVT SXi AC
1.4i VVT SRi AC
16200 99 129 9
1.4T 120 Black Edition AC S-S 16595 99 129 13
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 eco Excl.
14560 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Excl AC
15070 74 112 7
1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S Excl.
14825 74 103 7
1.3 CDTi 75 ecoFLEX Energy AC 15370 74 112 6
1.3 CDTi 75 eco S-S Ex.AC
15335 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 75 Eco Ltd Ed AC
16760 74 112 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 95eco Ex. S-S
15330 94 89 8
1.3 CDTi 95 Ex.S-S AC
15840 94 89 8
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE AC
16965 94 115 9

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1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi


16045 94 115 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SXi AC
16560 94 115 9
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SE AC
17450 129 119 16
1.7 CRDi 130 SRi AC
18080 129 119 16
ASTRA 5dr hatch Good handling, nice engines but
over geared. Focus is better
AAAAC
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE S-S
21495 94 104 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Tec Ln S-S 18260 94 104 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Tech Line 17915 94 109 9
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line
16540 99 129 9
1.6i VVT Tech Line
17345 114 147 12
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX ES S-S 99g 19380 109 99 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX SE S-S 99g 22550 109 99 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX SRi S-S 99g 22140 109 99 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Tech S-S 99g 19310 109 99 13
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX ES S-S 99g 20005 129 99 17
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SE S-S 99g 23175 129 99 18
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SRi S-S 99g 22765 129 99 18
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX Tec Ln S-S 19235 123 119 15
2.0 CDTi 165 eFLEX Tech L S-S 19895 158 119 20
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line auto
20915 158 154 20
1.4i VVT 87 Exclusiv
16670 86 129 9
1.4i VVT 87 Expr.
12995 86 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 ES
16135 99 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 Energy
17555 99 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 Exclusiv
17015 99 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 SRi
18635 99 129 9
1.4T SE
20770 138 138 17
1.4T SRi
20100 138 138 17
1.6i VVT Exclusiv
17820 114 147 12
1.6i VVT SE
20110 114 147 12
1.6i VVT Elite
21135 114 147 12
1.6i VVT SRi
19440 114 147 12
1.6i VVT 115 Energy
18360 114 147 12
1.6T SRi
20705 177 159 24
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX ES
17980 94 109 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX ES S-S
18325 94 104 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Exclusiv 18700 94 109 9
1.3 CDTi Eco Excl. S-S
19045 94 104 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE
21150 94 109 9
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Energy 19645 109 99 14
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX ES S-S
18680 109 99 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX Excl S-S
19400 109 99 14
1.7 CDTi110 eFLEX TechLine S-S 18610 109 99 14
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SE S-S
21850 109 99 14
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 21440 109 99 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Excl S-S 99g 20100 109 99 15
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi
21145 109 119 15
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX Excl S-S
20025 123 119 15
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SE S-S
22475 123 119 15
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi
21770 123 119 15
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22065 123 119 15
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 23500 123 119 15
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX Excl S-S 99g 20725 129 99 17
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX Tech S-S 99g 19935 129 99 18
2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX SE S-S 23135 158 119 21
2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 24160 158 119 21
2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22725 158 119 21
2.0 CDTi 165 SE auto
24155 158 154 21
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite auto
25180 158 154 21
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto
23745 158 154 21
2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo S-S
24100 192 134 21
ASTRA 5dr estate More composed than the hatch. A
AAAAC
very decent small estate
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Tech LnS-S 19280 94 109 9
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line
17685 99 137 9
1.6i VVT Tech Line
18365 114 149 12
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX ES S-S 105g 20395 109 105 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX SE S-S 105g 23565 109 105 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Exc S-S 105g 21115 109 105 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX SRi S-S 105g 23155 109 105 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eFX Tech S-S 105g 20330 109 105 13
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line auto
21935 162 154 20
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line S-S
20915 162 124 20
1.4i VVT 100 ES
17280 99 137 9
1.4i VVT 100 Exclusiv
18160 99 137 9
1.6i VVT Exclusiv
18840 114 149 12
1.6i VVT SE
21130 114 149 12
1.6i VVT SRi
20460 114 149 12
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX ES S-S
18995 94 109 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Excl S-S 19715 94 109 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX SE S-S
22165 94 109 9
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Exclusiv 20120 109 120 15
1.7 CDTi110 eFLEX TechLine S-S 19630 109 105 13
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi
22160 109 120 15
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22455 109 105 15
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX ES S-S 105g 21020 129 105 17
1.7 CDTi 130 eFX Excl S-S 105g 21740 129 105 17
1.7 CDTi130 eFLEX TechLine S-S 20255 129 105 17
1.7 CDTi 130 eFX Tech S-S 105g 20955 129 105 17
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SE S-S 105g 24190 129 105 18
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi
22785 129 105
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 23080 129 105
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX SRi S-S 105g 23780 129 105 18
2.0 CDTi 165 SE S-S
24150 162 124 21
2.0 CDTi 165 SE auto
25175 162 154 21
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi S-S
23740 162 124 21
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto
24765 162 154 21
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S-S
25115 192 134 21
ASTRA GTC 3dr coup Good looking three door
hatch with the dynamics to matchAAAAC
1.4T 16v 140 Sport auto
21230 118 159 16
1.4T 16v 140 SRi auto
22455 118 159 16
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
18995 118 139 13
1.4T 16v 140 Sport S-S
19880 138 139 16
1.4T 16v 120 SRi S-S
20705 118 139 14
1.4T 16v 140 SRi S-S
21105 138 139 16
1.6T 16v 180 Sport
20775 177 168 25
1.6T 16v 180 SRi
22000 177 168 25
2.0T 280 VXR
27260 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
21955 163 127 20
2.0 CDTi GTC SRi 165
23180 163 127 20
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S-S
24175 192 129

CASCADA 2dr open Comfortable and credible


alternative to the usual ragtops AAAAC
1.4T 140 SE S-S
23995 138 148 20
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
26675 138 148 21
1.6T SIDI 170 SE Au
27090 168 168 24
1.6T SIDI 170 Elite Au
29190 168 168 24
2.0 CDTi 165 SE S-S
26075 163 138 23
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite S-S
28175 163 138 23
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite S-S 29660 192 138 27
AMPERA 5dr hatch Theres 175mpg on offer if you
AAAAC
can meet the asking price
16kWh Earth
34995 149 27 20
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 163 Design
19359 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite
23539 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SE
21159 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi
21159 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav
22009 161 114 20
2.8T VXR SuperSport
29749 321 249 37
2.8T VXR SuperSport Nav
30870 321 249 38
INSIGNIA 5dr hatch Nearly as good as a Mondeo.
AAAAC
Inert steering
2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo SRi Nav 25469 192 125 24
2.8T VXR Supersport
29749 321 249 37
2.8T VXR Supersport Nav
30870 321 249 37
1.4T 140 Design
17199 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Energy
20849 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Ltd Edition
21949 138 123 16
1.4T 140 SRi
18999 138 123 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line
20219 138 123 15
1.4T 140 SE
18999 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Tech Line
19849 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Elite
21379 138 123 15
1.6T 170 Elite
22764 168 139 20
1.8i VVT Design
16279 138 164 14
1.8 VVT Energy
19929 138 164 15
1.8 VVT Ltd Edition
21029 138 164 15
1.8 VVT SRi
18079 138 164 14
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line
22249 247 169 26
2.0T 250 Elite
23409 247 169 26
2.0 CDTi 120 Design
18749 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Energy
22399 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Ltd Edition
23499 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi
20549 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line
21769 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SE
20549 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite
22929 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 140 Design
18999 138 99 18
2.0 CDTi 140 Energy
22649 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Ltd Edition
23749 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi
20799 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line
22019 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SE
20799 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line
21649 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite
23179 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 163 Design
19359 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Energy
23009 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Ltd Edition
24109 161 114 21
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi
21159 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line
22379 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SE
21159 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line
22009 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite
23539 161 114 20
2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo SRi
24619 192 125 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiturbSRi VX-Line 25839 192 125 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiturboElite auto 27179 192 149 24
INSIGNIA SPORTS TOURER 5dr estate Nearly
as good as a Mondeo. Inert steering AAAAC
1.45+T 140 Design Nav
19479 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Design S-S
18629 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Elite Nav
23659 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
22809 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Energy S-S
22279 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Ltd Edition S-S
23379 138 131 16
1.4T 140 SE S-S
20429 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi Nav
21279 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi S-S
20429 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line Nav
22504 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line S-S
21649 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Tech Line S-S
21279 138 131 15
1.6T 170 Elite Nav
24929 168 146 20
1.6T 170 Elite S-S
24079 168 146 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line
23309 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 120 Design
20049 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav
20899 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite
24229 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav
25079 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Energy
23699 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Ltd Edition
24799 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SE
21849 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi
21849 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav
22699 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line
23069 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav 23919 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Tech Line
22699 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design
19209 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav
20059 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Energy
22859 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi
21009 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav
21859 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line
22229 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav 23079 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 140 Design
20299 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav
21149 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite
24479 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav
25329 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Energy
23949 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Ltd Edition
25049 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SE
22099 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi
22099 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav
22949 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line
23319 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 24169 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line
22949 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 163 Country Nav 4x4 26499 161 147 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Design
20659 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Design Nav
21509 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite
24839 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite Nav
25689 161 119 20
24309 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Energy

2.0 CDTi 163 Ltd Edition


25409 161 119 21
2.0 CDTi 163 SE
22459 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi
22459 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav
23309 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line
23679 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line Nav 24529 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite aut 28479 192 159 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi
25919 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi VX-L 27139 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTboCtryNav4x4 30859 192 174 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRiVX-Ln Nav 27989 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi195BiTurbEliteNav auto 29329 192 159 24
2.0T 250 Elite Nav
25559 247 174 26
2.0T 250 Elite S-S
24709 247 174 26
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav
24399 247 174 26
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line S-S
23549 247 174 26
2.8T VXR SuperSport
31049 321 249 37
2.0 CDTi 163 Country 4x4
25349 161 147 20
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTbo Country 4x4 29709 192 174 24
MERIVA 5dr mpv Clever flexdoors make sense for
AAAAC
young families. Nice to drive
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S AC S-S 19380 94 109 7
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S S-S
18870 94 109 7
1.4i VVT 100 Exclusiv AC
17595 99 140 8
1.7 CDTi 110 Excl. AC Au
21510 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 S AC Au
20845 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 S Au
20335 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 SE AC Au
22355 109 160 12
1.4i VVT 100 Expr.
12620 99 140 8
1.4i VVT 100 S
16415 99 140 8
1.4i VVT 100 S AC
16925 99 140 8
1.4i VVT 100 Exclusiv
17085 99 140 8
1.4i VVT 100 Energy AC
17570 99 140 7
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line AC
13995 99 140 7
1.4i VVT 100 SE
18440 99 140 8
1.4T 120 S
17150 118 139 11
1.4T 120 S AC
17660 118 139 11
1.4T 120 Exclusiv AC
18325 118 139 14
1.4T 120 SE
19170 118 139 14
1.4T 120 Energy AC
18305 118 139 11
1.4T 140 Exclusiv AC
19155 138 149 14
1.4T 140 SE
20000 138 149 14
1.3 CDTi 75 S
17910 74 124 6
1.3 CDTi 75 S AC
18420 74 124 6
1.3 CDTi 75 Energy AC
19070 74 124 5
1.3 CDTi 75 Tech Line AC
15610 74 124 5
1.3 CDTi 75 Exclusiv AC
19085 74 124 6
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S
18520 94 119 7
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX S AC
19030 94 119 7
1.3 CDTi 95 eco Exc.
20045 94 109 7
1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX Exclusiv AC 19695 94 109 7
1.7 CDTi 130 S
18990 129 139 16
1.7 CDTi 130 S AC
19505 129 139 16
1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv AC
20165 129 139 16
1.7 CDTi 130 SE
21020 129 139 16
ZAFIRA 5dr mpv Seven seat MPV with clever interior
AAABC
and saloon like handling
1.6i VVT 115 Design Nav
23075 114 157 14
1.6i VVT 115 Exclusiv Nav
19670 114 157 13
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Desn Nav 25265 109 134 16
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Excl Nav 21870 109 134 15
1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Desn Nav 25515 123 134 18
1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Excl Nav 22120 123 134 17
1.8i VVT 140 Design Nav
24010 138 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv Nav
20605 138 168 17
1.6i VVT 115 Excite
20820 114 157 13
1.6i VVT 115 Exclusiv
18920 114 157 12
1.6i VVT 115 Design
22325 114 157 13
1.8i VVT 140 Excite
21755 138 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv
19855 138 168 15
1.8i VVT 140 Design
23260 138 168 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Excite
23010 109 134 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Exc.
21120 109 134 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Des.
24515 109 134 14
1.7 CDTi 125 eco Excl.
21370 123 134 17
1.7 CDTi 125 eco Des.
24765 123 134 17
ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr mpv Super stylish, but lacks
AAABC
sliding rear doors
1.4T 140 Exclusiv
22675 138 154 16
1.4T 140 Exclusiv S-S
23015 138 144 16
1.4T 140 Tech Line
20450 138 154 16
1.4T 140 Tech Line S-S
20790 138 144 16
1.4T 140 SRi
24025 138 154 15
1.4T 140 SRi S-S
24365 138 144 15
1.4T 140 SE
24070 138 154 15
1.4T 140 SE S-S
24410 138 144 15
1.4T 140 Elite
25570 138 154 16
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
25910 138 144 16
1.8i 140 ES
21370 138 169 14
1.8i 140 Exclusiv
22370 138 169 14
1.8i 140 Tech Line
20145 138 169 14
2.0 CDTi 130 Exclusiv
24075 129 137 15
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX Exclusiv 25400 134 109 16
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX Tech Line 23175 134 109 16
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX SE
26795 134 109 16
2.0 CDTi 110 ES
22625 108 137 11
2.0 CDTi 130 ES
23075 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX ES S-S 23300 129 119 15
2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX Excl S-S 24300 129 119 15
2.0 CDTi 130 Tech Line
21850 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 eFLEX TLine S-S 22075 129 119 15
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi
25425 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 25650 129 119 15
2.0 CDTi 130 SE
25470 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SE S-S 25695 129 119 15
2.0 CDTi 130 Elite
26970 129 137 15
2.0 CDTi 165 Exclusiv
24690 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 Exclusiv Au
25975 163 159 19
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line
22465 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line Au
23750 163 159 19
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi
26040 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi Au
27325 163 159 19
2.0 CDTi 165 SE
26085 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 SE auto
27370 163 159 19
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite
27585 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite Au
28870 163 159 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi S-S 27690 192 149 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SE S-S
27735 192 149 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite S-S 29235 192 149 19
MOKKA 5dr hatch Compact and competent, but short
AAABC
on persuasive quality
1.6i 115 Exclusiv S-S
18059 114 153 6
1.6i 115 Tech Line S-S
15999 114 153 5

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1.6i 115 SE S-S
20559 114 153 7
1.4T 140 Exclusiv 2WD S-S
18719 138 139 12
1.4T 140 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S
20419 138 149 12
1.4T 140 Tech Line 2WD S-S
16719 138 139 11
1.4T 140 Tech Line 4x4 S-S
18259 138 149 11
1.4T 140 SE 2WD S-S
21219 138 139 13
1.4T 140 SE 4x4 S-S
22919 138 149 13
1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv S-S
19749 129 120 13
1.7 CDTi 130 Tech Line S-S
17749 129 120 12
1.7 CDTi 130 SE S-S
22249 129 120 14
1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S 21449 129 129 13
1.7 CDTi 130 Tech Line 4x4 S-S 19449 129 129 12
1.7 CDTi 130 SE 4x4 S-S
23949 129 129 14
ANTARA 5dr 4x4 Stylish interior blunts usability. Poor
residuals
AAACC
2.4i 16v 167 Exclusiv
19785 161 206 20
2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv S-S
21025 161 167 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S 23440 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 163 SE Nav 4x4 S-S 26315 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Diamond S-S
21825 161 167 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Diamond 4x4 S-S 24240 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 184 SE Nav 4x4 S-S 27375 184 177 28
VXR8 4dr saloon Still has old school appeal. No
AAABC
longer cheap
6.2 Clubsport
45065 425 320 50
6.2 GTS
49615 425 320 50
6.2 GTS auto
51315 425 324 50
VOLKSWAGEN
UP 3dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, just quantifiably
better
AAAAC
1.0 75 groove up!
11740 74 108 2
1.0 75 rock up!
13080 74 108 2
1.0 60 take up!
8265 59 105 1
1.0 60 move up!
9425 59 105 1
1.0 60 Bmotion Tech move up! 9785 59 95 1
1.0 75 high up!
11000 74 108 2
1.0 75 Bmotion Tech high up! 11360 74 98 2
UP 5dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, just quantifiably
better
AAAAC
1.0 75 groove up!
12115 74 108 2
1.0 60 take up!
8640 59 105 1
1.0 60 move up!
9800 59 105 1
1.0 60 Bmotion Tech move up! 10160 59 95 1
1.0 75 high up!
11375 74 108 2
1.0 75 Bmotion Tech high up! 11735 74 98 2
POLO 3dr hatch A mini Golf. Sweet handling, solid
AAAAC
interior and good value
1.2 60 Match Edition
12205 59 128 4
1.2 60 R-Line Style
12060 59 128 4
1.2 60 R-Line Style AC
12775 59 128 4
1.2 70 Match Edition
13080 68 128 5
1.2 70 R-Line Style
12935 68 128 5
1.2 70 R-Line Style AC
13650 68 128 5
1.2 TDI 75 Match Edition
14425 74 102 9
1.4 85 Match Edition
13520 84 139 5
1.2 60 S
10770 59 128 4
1.2 60 S AC
11610 59 128 4
1.2 60 Match
12205 59 128 4
1.2 70 S
11570 68 128 5
1.2 70 S AC
12285 68 128 5
1.2 70 Match
13080 68 128 5
1.2 TSI 105 SEL
15970 103 124 13
1.2 TSI 105 R-Line
15590 103 124 14
1.4 TSI ACT Blue GT
17695 138 107 23
1.4 85 Match
13520 84 139 5
1.4 TSI 180 GTI
19730 178 139 30
1.2 TDI 75 Bluemotion
15795 74 91 9
1.2 TDI 75 Match
14425 74 102 9
1.6 TDI 90 SEL
16415 89 112 13
POLO 5dr hatch A mini Golf. Sweet handling, solid
AAAAC
interior and good value
1.2 60 Match Edition
12825 59 128 4
1.2 60 R-Line Style
12680 59 128 4
1.2 60 R-Line Style AC
13395 59 128 4
1.2 70 Match Edition
13700 68 128 5
1.2 70 R-Line Style
13555 68 128 5
1.2 70 R-Line Style AC
14270 68 128 5
1.2 TDI 75 Match Edition
15045 74 102 9
1.4 85 Match Edition
14140 68 139 5
1.2 60 S
11515 59 128 4
1.2 60 S AC
12230 59 128 4
1.2 60 Match
12825 59 128 4
1.2 70 S
12190 68 128 5
1.2 70 S AC
12905 68 128 5
1.2 70 Match
13700 68 128 5
1.2 TSI 105 SEL
16590 103 124 13
1.2 TSI 105 R-Line
16210 103 124 14
1.4 TSI ACT Blue GT
18315 138 107 23
1.4 85 Match
14140 68 139 5
1.4 TSI 180 GTI
20350 178 139 30
1.2 TDI 75 Bluemotion
16415 74 91 9
1.2 TDI 75 Match
15045 74 102 9
1.6 TDI 90 SEL
17035 89 112 13
GOLF CABRIOLET 2dr open Composed but
uninspiring four seat soft top AAABC
1.2 TSI 105 S
21630 103 139 15
1.4 TSI 122 S
22325 121 149 19
1.4 TSI 122 SE
23375 121 149 19
1.4 TSI 160 GT
26275 158 150 29
2.0 TSI 210 GTI
30060 208 177 35
2.0 TSI 265 R
33475 261 190 39
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech S 23105 103 117 17
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech SE 24155 103 117 17
2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech SE 25555 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech GT 26745 138 119 23
GOLF 3dr hatch The complete package. Reassuringly
expensive
AAAAB
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
20335 103 99 13
1.6 TDI 90 S
18595 89 99 12
2.0 TSI 300 R
29900 296 165 15
1.2 TSI 85 S
16775 84 113 7
1.2 TSI 105 S
17785 104 114 11
1.4 TSI 122 S
18545 121 120 14
1.4 TSI 122 SE
19480 121 120 15
1.4 TSI 140 GT ACT
22795 138 109 15
2.0 220 GTI
26125 217 139 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
19400 103 99 12
1.6 TDI 105 SE
20335 103 99 13
2.0 TDI 150 SE
21850 148 106 18
2.0 TDI 150 GT
23300 148 106 17
2.0 TDI 184 GTD
25565 181 109 26
GOLF 5dr hatch The complete package. Reassuringly

VOLVO
V40 5dr hatch New hatchback adds Swedish flavour to
AAAAC
stock Ford platform
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
22520 118 124 20
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

WESTFIELD
SPORT 2dr open Entry level Westfield. Sport Turbo
AAABC
very quick and fun
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.
AAABC
Not cheap but fast
1.3
27950 178
XTR4 2dr open As above, but even more so. Hard to
justify over obvious rivals
AAABC
1.8
29995 192

ROADTESTS revisited
MG RV8

Tested 16.6.93

A full 13 years after the MGB had faded from view,


Rover revived the model with an intriguing, but
ultimately flawed, semi-modernised V8 roadster.
The MGBs live
rear axle, basic
suspension design
(including rear leaf
springs) and most
of its bodywork
were retained by
the RV8, but wider
wings made of GRP
and fresh bumpers
updated the cars look. Power came from Rovers
venerable all-alloy pushrod 3.9-litre V8, which ranged
from low woofle to flat-out roar as it delivered ample
torque throughout the rev range. Progress was swift
rather than TVR Chimaera-rapid, however.
Despite the widened track and modern dampers,
the live rear axle and limited suspension travel meant
handling remained unsophisticated. Anything other
than gentle steering and throttle inputs induced
unnerving amounts of understeer and oversteer
in turn, especially in the wet, while urban potholes
and B-road creases alike readily upset the cars
composure. Super-smooth, sweeping, dry roads
were required for enjoyable progress. The brakes
impressed despite using rear drums, but lacked ABS.
An otherwise good driving position was spoiled by
an offset steering wheel, and headroom was tight
with the roof up. Drop it and wind noise became
oppressive at speed.
For Strong engine, beautifully built, retro looks
Against Poor handling, unrefined and lumpy ride

MG RV8
Price 26,030 Engine V8, 3946cc, petrol Power 190bhp at
4750rpm Torque 234lb ft at 3200rpm 0-60mph 6.9sec
0-100mph 18.5sec Standing quarter mile 15.2sec at 92mph
Top speed 136mph Economy 20.2mpg

Despite Rover V8, new MG didnt feel brutally quick


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Of the 2000 or so RV8s that were built, around threequarters were sold to the Japanese market. Some
have returned, however; there are more examples in
the UK now than were actually sold here. Prices range
from 10,000 to 30,000. The RV8s 1995 farewell
heralded the debut of the significantly more modern,
viable and dynamically convincing MGF roadster.
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. K O NEW CARS A-Z

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S


31795 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
30595 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE S-S
29395 178 99 27
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 36445 212 120 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S-S
33845 212 120 29
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S-S
34745 212 120 30
3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav auto 41965 300 237 38
1.6 T3 Business Edition S-S
21750 148 139 21
1.6 T3 SE S-S
26750 148 139 22
1.6 T3 R-Design S-S
28250 148 139 23
1.6 D2 Business Edition S-S
22495 113 108 17
2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S
23145 134 119 22
2.0 D3 SE S-S
28145 134 119 23
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
30545 134 119 24
2.0 D3 R-Design S-S
29645 134 119 24
2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S
24395 178 99 26
2.4 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid
49275 275 48
V70 5dr estate Spacious, but suffers from vague
AAABC
steering and old engines
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S auto
33220 113 111 21
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S auto
31620 113 111 19
1.6 D2 SE S-S auto
30420 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
2.0 D4 SE S-S
31670 178 113 28
2.4 D5 SE Nav S-S
34370 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
28445 161 126 29
2.4 D5 SE S-S
33170 212 126 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux S-S
35970 212 126 32
2.0 D3 SE S-S
30420 161 119 25
S80 4dr saloon Refined, high quality exec saloon.
AAACC
Poor ride and residuals
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S auto
32220 113 109 21
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S auto
30720 113 109 20
1.6 D2 SE S-S auto
29520 113 109 20
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
30720 161 114 25
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
33720 178 104 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
32220 178 104 28
2.0 D4 SE S-S
30770 178 104 27
2.0 D3 SE S-S
29520 161 114 25
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
32220 161 114 26
2.0 D4 Exec S-S auto
37770 178 117 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux S-S
34870 212 120 31
2.4 D5 Exec Au
39030 212 159 33
XC60 5dr 4x4 Lovely, usable and attractive interior. A
AAAAC
worthy Freelander rival
3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav AWD 43700 300 249 37
2.0 D4 SE S-S
31110 178 117 28
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
32310 178 117 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
33810 178 117 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
35010 178 117 29
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
32385 178 117 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
33585 178 117 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
35010 178 117 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 36210 178 117 30
2.4 D4 SE AWD S-S
32785 178 139 28
2.4 D4 SE Nav AWD S-S
33985 178 139 29
2.4 D4 SE Lux AWD S-S
35485 178 139 30
2.4 D4 SE Lux Nav AWD S-S
36685 178 139 30
2.4 D4 R-Design AWD S-S
34060 178 139 29
2.4 D4 R-Design Nav AWD S-S 35260 178 139 29
2.4 D4 R-Design Lux AWD S-S 36685 178 139 30
2.4 D4 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S- 37885 178 139 30
2.4 D5 SE AWD S-S
34685 178 139 29
2.4 D5 SE Nav AWD S-S
35885 178 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav AWD S-S
38585 178 139 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav AWD S-S 37160 178 139 30
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S- 39785 178 139 31
XC70 5dr estate Dull and unexceptional, but built to
last
AAACC
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
34120 178 117 28
2.0 D4 SE S-S
32795 178 117 28
2.4 D4 SE 4WD S-S
34595 178 139 29
2.4 D4 SE Lux 4WD S-S
37995 161 139 30
2.4 D4 SE Nav 4WD S-S
36045 161 139 29
2.4 D5 SE Nav 4WD S-S
37585 212 139 30
3.0 T6 SE Lux 4WD
43160 300 248 37
2.4 D5 SE 4WD S-S
36385 212 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux 4WD S-S
39535 212 139 31
XC90 5dr 4x4 Big, capable seven seat SUV, but
AAACC
beginning to feel its age
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

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 31780 251 189 35
2.5 T5 254 C-Ctry Lux Nav AWD 34130 251 194 30
1.6 D2 115 ES
20595 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 ES Nav
21795 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE
22120 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE Nav
23320 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE Lux
24120 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 SE Lux Nav
25320 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 R-Design
22895 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 R-Design Nav
24095 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 R-Design Lux
24570 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 R-Design Lux Nav 25770 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 C-Country SE
23120 113 99 16
1.6 D2 115 C-Country SE Nav 24320 113 99 16
1.6 D2 115 C-Country Lux
25120 113 99 17
1.6 D2 115 C-Country Lux Nav 26320 113 99 17
2.0 D3 150 ES
21845 148 114 21
2.0 D3 150 ES Nav
23045 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 SE
23370 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 SE Nav
24570 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 SE Lux Nav
26570 148 114 23
2.0 D3 150 R-Design
24145 148 114 21
2.0 D3 150 R-Design Nav
25345 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 R-Design Lux
25820 148 114 23
2.0 D3 150 R-Design Lux Nav 27020 148 114 23
2.0 D3 150 C-Country SE
24370 148 117 21
2.0 D3 150 C-Country SE Nav 25570 148 117 21
2.0 D3 150 C-Country Lux Nav 27570 148 117 22
2.0 D4 177 SE
24170 174 114 26
2.0 D4 177 SE Nav
25370 174 114 26
2.0 D4 177 SE Lux Nav
27370 174 114 27
24945 174 114 25
2.0 D4 177 R-Design
2.0 D4 177 R-Design Nav
26145 174 114 25
2.0 D4 177 R-Design Lux
26620 174 114 26
2.0 D4 177 R-Design Lux Nav 27820 174 114 26
2.0 D4 177 C-Country SE Nav 26370 174 117 24
2.0 D4 177 C-Country Lux Nav 28370 174 117 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 31495 113 103 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S-S
30295 113 103 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S-S
28995 113 103 19
1.6 D2 R-Design S-S
27795 113 103 18
1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S-S
29795 113 103 19
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S
28595 113 103 19
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S
27495 113 103 18
1.6 D2 SE S-S
26295 113 103 18
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S-S
28250 148 135 23
1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S
26750 148 135 23
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 32145 134 114 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S-S
30945 134 114 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S-S
29645 134 114 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S-S
30445 134 114 24
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
28145 134 114 23
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 33395 178 99 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
32195 178 99 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
30895 178 99 28
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
29695 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
31695 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
30495 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
29395 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE S-S
28195 178 99 27
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 35145 212 119 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S-S
32645 212 119 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S-S
33445 212 119 30
3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav auto 41965 300 237 37
1.6 T3 Business Edition S-S
20550 148 135 21
1.6 T3 SE S-S
25550 148 135 22
1.6 T3 R-Design S-S
27050 148 135 23
1.6 D2 Business Edition S-S
21295 113 103 17
2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S
21945 134 114 22
2.0 D3 SE S-S
26945 134 114 23
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
29245 134 114 24
2.0 D3 R-Design S-S
28445 134 114 23
2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S
23195 178 99 26
V60 5dr estate Appealing cabin, nice looks and
AAABC
smooth drive. Too small
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 32795 113 108 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S-S
31595 113 108 19
1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S-S
30195 113 108 18
1.6 D2 R-Design S-S
28995 113 108 18
1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S-S
31095 113 108 19
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S
29895 113 108 19
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S
28695 113 108 18
1.6 D2 SE S-S
27495 113 108 17
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S-S
29450 148 139 23
1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S
27950 148 139 22
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 33445 134 119 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S-S
32245 134 119 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S-S
30845 134 119 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S-S
31745 134 119 25
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
29345 134 119 23
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 34695 178 103 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
33495 178 103 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
32095 178 103 28
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
30895 178 103 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
32995 178 99 29

Make and Model

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

1.4 TSI 160 BlueMotion Tech Hi 22700 158 144 16


1.6 TDI 105 BlueMotion Tech R- 22345 104 109 16
2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Tech R- 23460 138 119 21
1.4 TSI 122 S Blue Tech
20235 121 138 17
1.4 TSI 160 Exec
22900 158 144 16
1.4 TSI 160 Exec Style
23895 158 144 16
1.6 TDI 105 S Blue Tech
21000 104 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion
21270 104 109 16
1.6 TDI 105 Exec
22545 104 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 Sp. Blue Tec
23540 104 114 16
2.0 TDI 140 S Blue Tech
22290 138 119 21
2.0 TDI 140 Exec
23660 138 119 21
2.0 TDI 140 Sp. BlueTec
24655 138 119 21
2.0 TDI 177 Exec
25010 175 120 25
2.0 TDI 177 Exec Style
26005 175 120 25
PASSAT 5dr estate Lacking any flair but otherwise a
AAAAC
competent family car
1.4 TSI 160 Bm Tech R-Line
24125 158 144 16
1.4 TSI 160 BmTech Highline 24125 158 144 16
1.6 TDI 105 BmTech R-Line
23735 103 116 16
2.0 TDI 140 BmTech R-Line
24865 138 120 21
2.0 TDI 177 Bm Tech Alltrack 32005 175 123 25
1.4 TSI 122 S Blue Tech
21585 121 142 17
1.4 TSI 160 Exec
24310 158 144 16
1.4 TSI 160 Exec Style
25305 158 144 16
1.6 TDI 105 S Bl. Tech
22355 103 116 16
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion
22625 104 113 16
1.6 TDI 105 Exec
23955 103 116 16
1.6 TDI 105 Sp. Bl. Tech
24950 103 116 16
2.0 TDI 140 S Bl. Tech
23705 138 120 21
2.0 TDI 140 Exec
25070 138 120 21
2.0 TDI 140 Sp. Bl. Tech
26065 138 120 21
2.0 TDI 140 Alltrack Bmotion 29230 138 149 21
2.0 TDI 177 Exec
26420 175 123 25
2.0 TDI 177 Exec Style
27415 175 123 25
PHAETON 4dr saloon Big VW feels old now, and
AACCC
struggles to justify its price
3.0 V6 TDI 240 SWB
54745 236 224 45
3.0 V6 TDI 240 LWB
57305 236 224 45
TOURAN 5dr mpv Good chassis but little inspiration.
Bland appearance
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 177 Sport
27990 177 140 19
1.2 TSI 105 S
19430 104 149 12
1.4 TSI 140 SE
23240 138 159 18
1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tech S
21245 104 121 14
1.6 TDI 105 BlueTech SE
23350 104 121 14
2.0 TDI 140 Blue Tech SE
25115 138 127 19
2.0 TDI 140 BlueTech Sp.
26575 138 127 19
SHARAN 5dr mpv Refined, flexible big MPV. Seat
AAABC
version is cheaper
2.0 TDI 177 SE
30135 177 146 18
2.0 TDI 177 SEL
33035 177 146 18
1.4 TSI 150 S
24900 148 167 16
1.4 TSI 150 SE
27210 148 167 16
2.0 TSI 200 SEL DSG
33350 197 198 25
2.0 TDI 115 S
25470 113 146 14
2.0 TDI 140 S
26220 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SE
28530 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SEL
31430 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 Exec
31680 138 146 18
TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 Dull but capable soft roader. Pricey,
AAABC
but good ride and handling
1.4 TSI 160 Bm Tech Match
23515 158 156 18
1.4 TSI 160 Match 4WD
25200 158 178 18
2.0 TDI 140 Bm Tech Match 24710 138 150 18
2.0 TDI 140 Bm Tech Mch 4WD 24710 138 150 18
2.0 TDI 177 Bm Tech Mch 4WD 27485 175 151 18
2.0 TSI 180 Match 4WD
26040 178 199 20
1.4 TSI 160 Blue Tech S
21520 158 156 18
1.4 TSI 160 S 4WD
23205 158 178 18
2.0 TSI 210 R-Line 4WD
29485 208 199 22
2.0 TDI 110 Bmotion Tec S
22165 109 138 14
2.0 TDI 140 Bmotion Tec S
22715 138 138 17
2.0 TDI 140 Bmotion Tec S 4WD 24485 138 150 17
2.0 TDI 140 Bm Tec Escape 4WD 27170 138 150 18
2.0 TDI 140 Bm Tec R-Line 4WD 29060 138 150 18
2.0 TDI 177 Bm Tec R-Line 4WD 30065 175 151 23
TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 Good value, and a great blend of
AAAAC
comfort and deftness
3.0 V6 TDI 204 R-Line
45445 204 184 37
3.0 V6 TDI 245 R-Line
47070 242 189 40
4.2 V8 TDI 340 R-Line
61615 335 239 46
3.0 V6 Hybrid
59845 375 193 45
3.0 V6 TDI 204 SE
42110 204 184 35
3.0 V6 TDI 245 SE
43735 242 189 40
3.0 V6 TDI 245 Escape
44320 242 193 40
CARAVELLE 5dr mpv Rugged workhorse to carry
people
AAACC
2.0 TDI 140 SE SWB
35205 138 189 26
2.0 TDI 140 SE LWB
36230 138 189 26
2.0 TDI 140 Exec SWB
37965 138 189 26
2.0 BiTDI 180 SE SWB
37145 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDi 180 SE 4M SWB
39945 177 208 32
2.0 BiTDI 180 SE LWB
38170 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDI 180 Exec SWB
39905 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDI 180 Exec DSG
41585 177 199 31
2.0 BiTDi 180 Ex. 4M SWB
42705 177 208 32

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expensive
AAAAB
1.6 TDI 90 S
19250 89 99 12
2.0 TSI 300 R
30555 296 139 29
1.2 TSI 85 S
17430 84 113 7
1.2 TSI 105 S
18440 104 114 11
1.4 TSI 122 S
19200 121 123 14
1.4 TSI 122 SE
20135 121 123 15
1.4 TSI 140 GT ACT
23450 138 112 15
1.4 TSI 140 GT ACT DSG
24865 138 110 15
2.0 220 GTI
26780 217 139 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
20055 103 99 12
1.6 TDI 105 SE
20990 103 99 13
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
21270 103 85 15
2.0 TDI 150 SE
22505 148 106 18
2.0 TDI 150 GT
23955 148 106 17
2.0 TDI 184 GTD
26220 181 109 26
GOLF 5dr estate The complete package. Reassuringly
expensive
AAAAB
1.2 TSI 105 S
19185 104 117 11
1.2 TSI 85 S
18175 84 115 7
1.4 TSI 122 S
19945 121 124 14
1.4 TSI 122 SE
20880 121 124 13
1.4 TSI 140 GT
24195 138 121 15
1.6 TDI 105 S
20800 103 102 12
1.6 TDI 105 SE
21735 103 102 11
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
22015 110 102 12
1.6 TDI 90 S
19995 89 102 12
2.0 TDI 150 GT
24700 148 108 17
2.0 TDI 150 SE
23250 148 108 17
GOLF PLUS 5dr mpv A Golf with a bigger boot and
AAAAC
more headroom
1.2 TSI 85 S
18270 84 136 10
1.4 TSI S
20025 121 153 15
1.4 TSI SE
21595 121 153 15
1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tech S
21020 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tech SE
22590 103 114 15
2.0 TDI 140 SE
23545 138 132 19
JETTA 4dr saloon Big boot, pleasant dynamics and
AAABC
good pricing. A bit dull
1.4 TSI 122 S
18075 121 144 10
1.4 TSI 122 SE
19355 121 144 11
1.4 TSI 160 SE
20655 158 145 18
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
21560 158 145 18
1.6 TDi 105 Blue Tech S
19510 103 109 12
1.6 TDi 105 Blue Tec SE
20790 103 109 12
1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tec Sp.
21445 103 109 12
2.0 TDI 140 SE
21265 138 126 17
2.0 TDI 140 Sport
22170 138 126 17
BEETLE 3dr hatch Huge improvement, but the Golf
underneath is superior
AAACC
1.2 TSI 105 Design DSG
19570 104 139 11
1.2 TSI 105
15715 104 137 10
1.2 TSI 105 Design
18110 104 137 11
1.4 TSI 160 Design
20145 158 153 18
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
21965 158 153 18
2.0 TSI 210 Sport
23195 208 169 18
2.0 TSI 210 Turbo Black
23895 208 169 18
2.0 TSI 210 Turbo Silver
23895 208 169 18
2.0 TSI 210 GSR
25100 208 169 18
1.6 TDI 105 BlueMotion Tech. 17545 103 113 11
1.6 TDI 105 Design BlueMotion 19920 103 113 12
2.0 TDI 140 Design
20620 138 129 17
2.0 TDI 140 Sport
22440 138 129 17
BEETLE CABRIOLET 2dr open Huge improve
ment, but Golf underneath is superior AAACC
1.2 TSI 105
18605 104 142 15
1.2 TSI 105 Design
21000 104 142 15
1.4 TSI 160 Design
22890 158 158 23
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
24490 158 158 24
1.6 TDI 105 BlueMotion Tech 20420 103 118 15
1.6 TDI 105 BMotn Tech Design 22795 103 118 16
2.0 TDI 140 Design
23620 138 134 20
2.0 TDI 140 Sport
25220 138 134 21
2.0 TSI 210 Sport
24490 208 158 24
1.4 TSI 160 50s Edition
25095 158 158 24
1.4 TSI 160 60s Edition
26315 158 158 24
1.4 TSI 160 70s Edition
25890 158 158 24
2.0 TDI 140 50s Edition
25825 138 134 24
2.0 TDI 140 60s Edition
27045 138 134 24
2.0 TDI 140 70s Edition
26620 138 134 24
CC 4dr saloon Loses a name and adds some flair, but
AAAAC
never compels
1.4 TSI 160 BlueMotion Tech 24635 158 169 29
2.0 TDI 177 BlueMotion Tech GT 29395 177 120 24
2.0 TSI 210 GT
28855 208 169 29
2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Tech 25705 138 120 23
2.0 TDI 140 BlueMotion Tech GT 27270 138 120 24
EOS 2dr cc Pleasant and predictable drive. Feeling old
now
AAABC
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
27115 158 157 24
2.0 TSI 210 Sport
29115 208 165 30
2.0 TDI Blue Tech Sp.
27695 138 125 23
2.0 TDI Blue Tech Exec.
30835 138 125 23
SCIROCCO 3dr coup A complete coupe.
Entertaining, practical and stylish AAAAB
2.0 TSI 210 GTS
28790 208 172 32
1.4 TSI 122
20525 121 149 18
1.4 TSI 160
22200 158 154 28
1.4 TSI 160 DSG
23590 120 147 28
2.0 TSI 210 GT
26760 208 172 32
2.0 TSI 210 R-Line
28325 208 172 34
2.0 TDI 140 Blue Tech
22970 138 118 22
2.0 TDI 140 GT Blue Tech
25790 138 118 22
2.0 TDI 140 Bm Tech R-Line 27355 138 118 23
2.0 TDI 177 GT
26790 175 134 27
2.0 TDI 177 R-Line
28355 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 GTS
28820 175 134 28
PASSAT 4dr saloon Lacking any flair but otherwise a
AAAAC
competent family car

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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

ASTON MARTIN

V8 Vantage 2dr coup AAAAC


V8 Roadster 175 5.2 12.0 3.6 7.9 2.7 380 302 26.0 17/22 1713 25.4.07
RAPIDE 4dr coup AAAAC
Rapide S
190 5.3 11.3 4.3 8.3 3.03 550 457 33.6 19/23 1990 20.3.13

AUDI

A1 3dr hatch AAAAC


1.4 TFSI Sport 126 8.4 22.4 8.9 12.8
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

2.2 120 148 30.2 34/43 1165 10.11.10


2.7 148 236 30 48/59 1355
2.1 335 332 34.6 28/34 1640

26.9.12
6.7.11

2.6 141 236 32.7 38/48 1605 20.2.08


2.9 444 317 28.9 20/32 1795 17.10.12
2.7 237 368 35.7 32/43 1755 25.7.07
2.9 237 368 32.4 34/38 2035 12.9.09
2.7 444 317 29.0 22/30 1855 27.10.10
2.8 175 280 34.4 44/55 1675 4.5.11
2.9 201 295 39.9 34/46 1805 19.10.11
2.4 552 516 40.0 20/28 2010 3.7.13
2.8 241 369 42.9 31/40 1940

9.2.11

2.5 346 590 53.1 28/35 2130 16.6.10


2.6 335 332 27.4 24/33 1450 19.8.09

BMW

TEST DATE

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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

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

G40R 2dr coup AAAAC


27.6.07 2.0
140 6.3 17.2 6.1 8.3 3.6 175 140 22.6 28/- 880 05.10.11

11.9 3.0 161 266 34.8 35/47 1745 23.2.11 HONDA


JAZZ 5dr hatch AAAAC
11.8 3.0 128 221 34.1 46/59 1490 30.5.12 1.4 ES
113 10.7 35.2 10.7
INSIGHT 5dr hatch AAACC
27.5 2.9 80 82 22.3 37/44 1005 10.2.10 1.3 IMA SE
113 11.7 - 11.8
CR-Z 3dr hatch AAABC
14.1 3.1 94 140 29.6 51/68 1250 1.2.12 CR-Z GT
124 9.1 26.8 9
CIVIC 5dr hatch AAABC
12.2 2.7 426 419 43.3 23/29 1175 20.6.12 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT135 8.3 24 7.9
ACCORD 4dr saloon AAABC
CHRYSLER
2.2 i-DTEC EX GT131 9.5 27.1 9.1
DELTA 5dr hatch AAACC
CR-V 5dr off-roader AAABC
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 2.2 i-DTEC EX 118 9.7 31.3 9.9
GRAND VOYAGER 5dr MPV AAACC
2.8 CRD Ltd 115 12.1 - 12.5 *7.2 2.9 161 265 37.8 27/34 2200 16.4.08 HYUNDAI
300C 4dr saloon AAACC
i10 5dr hatch AAABC
3.0 Executive 144 7.3 21.1 7.5 *4.5 2.6 236 399 38.8 30/34 2040 29.8.12 1.0 SE
96 14.7 16.2
i20 5dr hatch AAABC
CITROEN
1.2
103 12.7 14.2
C3 5dr hatch AAABC
i30 5dr hatch AAABC
1.4 VTR+
114 10.8 41.9 11.0 14.4 2.9 94 100 20.9 39/48 na 9.12.09 1.6 CRDi Active 115 11.7 38.3 11.5
DS3 5dr hatch AAABC
i40 5dr estate AAABC
1.6 THP 150 133 7.6 41.9 7.1 10.0 2.7 154 177 29.8 36/45 1200 3.3.10 1.7 CRDi
118 12.2 41.4 12.5
Racing
146 7.2 18.1 6.5 8.9 3.1 204 203 30.4 33/40 1215 16.3.11 iX35 5dr SUV AAABC
C4 5dr hatch AAACC
2.0 Premium 112 10.9 40.9 11.1
2.0 HDi Excl. 129 8.5 25.2 7.9 9.2 3.15 148 251 34.2 43/49 1470 5.1.11 SANTA FE 5dr SUV AAAAC
C4 GRAND PICASSO 5dr MPV AAAAC
2.2 CRDi
118 9.0 27.6 9.2
2.0 BlueHDi 130 10.1 30.1 9.6 12.5 2.9 148 273 34.7 44/52 1430 27.11.13 VELOSTER 4dr coup AAABC
1.6 GDI
125 9.6 28.4 9.6
C5 4dr saloon AAABC
2.2 HDi
136 8.7 25.3 8.8 9.1 2.9 171 273 34.5 38/44 1951 9.4.08
DS5 5dr hatch AAABC
INFINITI
2.0 HDi 160
134 9.1 26.5 8.7 11.0 2.9 161 251 40.1 42/55 1660 18.4.12 FX 5dr SUV AAACC
BERLINGO 5dr MPV AAABC
FX30d S Prem 132 8.5 24.7 8.2
1.6 HDi 90
99 14.7 - 16.7 14.0 2.9 90 159 26.6 38/47 1580 8.10.08 Q50 5dr saloon AABCC
2.2 Premium 143 8.7 25.0 8.7
CORVETTE
M-SERIES 5dr SUV AAABC
C6 2dr convertible AAAAC
M30d S Prem 155 7.7 21.8 7.6
C6
186 4.6 10.8 3.9 9.0 2.5 400 400 41.0 8/22 1501 2.8.05

14.3 3.2 99

94 20.5 35/43 1075 29.10.08

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

18.3.09

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

14.4.10

12.2

148 258 38.7 38/55 1480 11.1.12

9.8 2.9 148 258 34.2 39/47 1630 14.5.08


5.9 2.5 148 258 32.4 36/45 1806 24.10.12

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

*5.5 2.7 194

311 37.5 36/43 1940

19.9.12

16.9 2.6 138 123 24.9 35/42 1230

18.1.12

*4.9 2.7 235 406 37.2 27/33 2210

22.9.10

5.1* 3.0 168 295 42.5 49/59 1750

5.2.14

12.3 2.9 114

*4.5 3.2 235 406 31.6 33/43 1960 29.12.10

JAGUAR

F-TYPE 2dr convertible AAAAC


V8 S
186 4.0 9.4 3.4 8.0
27.2.13 XF 4dr saloon/estate AAAAB
2.2 D
140 7.6 22.9 8.0 *4.8
FERRARI
3.0 Sportbrake 155 7.1 18.4 6.6 8.5
458 2dr coup AAAAA
XFR 5.0 V8
155 4.7 10.2 3.8 *2.1
458 Italia
202 3.3 7.0 2.4 5.7 2.3 562 398 - 17/20 1535 18.8.10 XK/XKR 2dr coup/convertible AAAAC
F12 2dr coup AAAAA
4.2
146 6.0 15.0 5.3 *3.1
F12 Berlinetta 211 3.0 6.5 2.3 5.4 2.2 731 509 29.7 13/18 1630 6.11.13 XKR 4.2 V8 155 5.2 11.8 4.3 *2.5
CALIFORNIA 2dr convertible AAAAC
XJ 4dr saloon AAAAC
California
193 3.9 9.2 3.2 6.6 2.5 453 357 25.9 15/24 1785 22.7.09 3.0D LWB
155 6.3 16.5 6.6 *3.6

DACIA

2.8 168 258 29.8 29/37 1880 14.1.09


2.9 230 369 29.9 23/30 2325 16.8.06
2.7 414 317 24.0 16/22 1560
2.4 518 391 24.3 17/25 1720

23.5.07
24.3.10

4.4.12 PANDA 5dr hatch AAAAB


1.6.11 1.2 Easy
102 14.6 4x4 TwinAir 103 14.6 8.4 3.0 616 590 44.5 18/26 2475 7.8.13 PUNTO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
1.4 Abarth
129 7.8 23.0
*2.8 2.6 505 752 44.8 18/21 2745 21.9.11 500 3dr hatch AAAAC
Abarth 595 130 7.5 20.1
500 TwinAir 108 11.7 *2.7 2.8 500 487 27.4 18/27 2470
*2.4 2.5 567 516 34.9 7/15 2375

295 29.0 26/34 1615

10.6.09

258 35.1 40/52 1572

2.12.09

280 33.5 37/43 1825 12.1.11


546 40.5 28/34 2265 13.11.13
428 34.0 26/31 2275 11.6.08

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

2.3.11

CSR 2dr roadster AAAAC


CSR 260
143 4.1 9.8 3.1 4.4 3.3 260 200 22.8 24/26 570 11.10.05
SEVEN 2dr roadster AAAAC
Seven 160
100 8.4 8.7 7.6 4.8 80 79 16.7 39/45 490 20.11.13

2.9 197 332 46.3 39/46 1840 21.7.11


2.9 271 442 49.7 32/46 1875 31.10.12
2.6 503 461 36.3 20/25 1990 27.5.09
3.1 295 310 34.8 22/25 1725
2.9 420 413 34.8 19/24 1665

3.5.06
27.9.06

2.7 271 443 43.5 28/36 1960

9.6.10

KIA

15.3 19.9 3.0 68


15.8 16.0 3.0 84

75 22.2 39/49 1020


107 20.8 37/44 1050

7.2 8.9 2.8 153 169 23.6 30/39 1255


6.4 7.0 2.8 158 170 23.9 34/39 1035
13 15.3 3.3 84 107 22.9 35/39 1070

162 21.7 34/48 1365 12.10.11 FORD


322 35.9 30/41 1545 14.11.12 S-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAC
2.0 Ecoboost 137 8.7 22.8 7.9
280 39.6 46/62 1450 19.3.14 KA 3dr hatch AAACC
332 28.1 26/35 1530 23.4.14 1.2 Style+
99 13.6 23.2
B-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB
280 36.2 41/57 1535 22.02.12 1.0T Ecoboost 117 11.6 39.0 11.1
413 45.2 43/54 1735 21.11.12 FIESTA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
236 36.5 50/57 1615 17.7.13 1.4 Zetec
109 11.9 43.4 11.9
ST-2
137 7.0 17.0 6.0
295 28.2 28/37 1585 18.9.13 FOCUS 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
1.6 TDCi Zetec 120 10.7 36.3 10.7
398 48.1 36/46 1830 31.3.10 2.0 ST
154 6.3 15.0 5.1
398 48.0 31/40 2052 18.11.09 GRAND C-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB
280 38.7 38/42 1810 6.10.10 2.0 TDCi Tium 124 9.2 28.6 8.8
332 40.4 27/33 1925 23.5.12 MONDEO 4dr saloon AAAAC
502 38.2 19/28 1975 29.12.11 2.0 TDCi
130 10.0 34.6 10.1
KUGA 5dr off-roader AAAAC
464 42.1 33/45 1840 2.11.11 2.0 TDCi
122 10.9 44.2 11.8
442 38.5 22/29 2085 6.4.11 RANGER 5dr pick-up AAABC
3.2 TDCi
109 10.8 35.7 10.7
398 42.4 29/35 1915 3.12.08
184 294wh/m 1390 22.1.14

2.8 488 460 46.8 19/29 1655 12.6.13

79 20.3 32/38 941

FIAT

1-SERIES 3dr hatch AAABC


116i Sport 3dr 130 8.7 25.7 8.9 5.4 2.9 134
M135i
155 4.6 11.4 4.0 6.8 2.6 315
2-SERIES 3dr coup AAAAB
220d SE
143 7.8 20.9 7.3 8.8 2.9 181
M235i
155 6.3 14.7 5.7 5.4 2.7 322
3-SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr estate/5dr hatchAAAAB
320d Sport 146 7.7 20.9 7.6 9.7 2.6 181
330d Touring 155 5.5 14.2 5.1 8.8 2.6 255
318d Sport GT 130 9.5 28.6 9.5 12.4 2.7 141
4-SERIES 3dr coup AAAAC
435i M Sport 155 5.5 13.2 5.2 6.3 2.7 302
5-SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr GT/5dr estate AAAAC
530d SE
155 6.4 16.1 5.4 *3.3 3.0 241
530d GT
149 6.3 17.7 6.3 *3.7 2.5 241
520d SE Touring138 8.1 23.0 8.3 *5.0 2.6 181
ActiveHybrid5 155 5.6 13.5 5.0 10.5 2.6 335
M5
155 4.3 9.0 3.6 6.4 2.8 552
6-SERIES 2dr coup/2dr open AAAAC
640d M Sport 155 5.3 13.1 4.6 *2.7 2.6 309
650i cabrio 155 5.6 12.4 4.5 7.8 2.6 402
7-SERIES 4dr saloon AAABC
730d
153 6.9 17.7 6.4 *3.7 2.9 242
i3 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.3 Range Extd. 93 8.1 7.6 *4.9 3.4 168
Z4 2dr convertible AAABC
sDrive35i
155 5.1 12.3 4.2 *2.5 2.8 302
X1 5dr 4x4 AAABC
sDrive20d SE 127 8.2 23.6 7.9 10.8 2.7 174
X3 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
xDrive20d SE 130 8.4 27.4 8.7 10.7 3.15 181
X5 5dr 4x4 AAABC
xDrive M50d 155 5.7 15.3 5.2 9.5 2.9 376
X6 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
xDrive35d
147 7.3 21.2 7.1 *4.1 2.6 282

CATERHAM

GINETTA

*7.7 2.9 148 236 35.0 25/28 1970

2.7 175 280 35.8 33/46 1710 16.11.11 SANDERO 5dr hatchback AAACC
2.8 306 310 32.4 32.4 1655 1.1.14 1.2 75 Access 97 15.3 17.6 23.0 3.0 74

BENTLEY

CONTINENTAL 2dr coup AAAAC


GTC V8
187 4.5 10.8 3.9
GT
198 4.6 10.9 4.2
FLYING SPUR 4dr saloon AAAAC
W12
200 4.5 10.4 3.6
MULSANNE 4dr saloon AAAAC
6.75 V8
184 5.7 13.7 4.8

CHEVROLET

CAPTIVA 5dr 4x4 AAACC


2.0d LTX
112 12.2 43.5 12.7
ORLANDO 5dr MPV AAABC
2.0 VCDi 163 121 10.2 30.3 10.2
CRUZE 5dr saloon/5dr AAACC
1.7 VCDi LT
124 9.9 33.6 10.4
SPARK 5dr hatch AACCC
29.8.13 1.2 LT
101 12.4 13.5
AVEO 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.3 VCDI
108 11.4 43.3 14.3
CAMARO 2dr coup AAAAC
10.8.11 6.2 V8
155 5.6 12.4 4.5

10.3 2.1 200 221 20.5 26/32 1810


10.4 2.9 67

80 22.1 41/53 1020

11.0 2.8 118

147 23.6 35/41 1345

PICANT0 5dr hatch AAAAC


25.4.12 1.0 1
95 13.8 17.4.13 CARENS 5dr MPV AAABC
1.7 CRDi 2
112 12.9 51.2
1.10.08 CEED 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
1.6 CRDi LS
117 10.6 34.1
26.2.14 RIO 5dr hatch AAABC
24.11.10 2 1.4i
114 11.4 39.1
OPTIMA 4dr saloon AAACC
2 1.7 CRDi
125 10.5 35.4
SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 AAABC
28.4.10 2.0 CRDi F.E. 112 10.5 41.8
SORENTO 5dr 4x4 AAABC
25.02.09 2.2 CRDi KX-2 118 8.6 28.6
02.1.13

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

11.3 12.2 3.0 134 236 33.6 35/39 1635 11.8.10


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

9.1 10.1 3.0 194

LAND ROVER

DEFENDER 3/5dr 4x4 AAAAC


21.8 2.7 95 94 21.9 34/41 1090 15.10.08 90 XS 2.4D
83 15.1 17.0 15.5 3.5
7.1 2.6 180 177 26.5 32/41 1163 15.5.13 FREELANDER 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
eD4 2WD HSE 112 10.8 35.0 10.8 11.3 3.0
10.8 3.0 113 210 33.5 38/52 1380 2.3.11 DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
6.4 2.5 247 250 27.2 -/- 1505 12.9.12 TDV6 HSE
109 12.2 42.8 13.0 7.9 3.4
RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
11.1 2.8 138 236 35.6 37/48 1705 17.11.10 4.4 SDV8
135 7.0 19.0 6.7 *3.8 2.9
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
10.6 2.9 138 236 34.5 33/45 1635 13.6.07 2.2 DS4
121 8.4 30.8 9.5 *5.7 3.1
RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
7.4 2.6 161 251 31.6 34/39 1707 13.3.13 3.0 TDV6
130 7.8 22.5 7.5 12.2 3.1

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

9.8 3.2 197 347 32.4 28/35 2265 10.10.12

R O A D T E S T R E S U LT S

Whyour road tests are different


YOULL SEE plenty of reviews of new cars, but nobody produces as
thorough and impartial a judgement as Autocar does with its road test.
Every car undergoes a battery of trials. 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 nding 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 ve-star standard it is highlighted in yellow.

See how we road test at autocar.co.uk


30-70mph Indicates overtaking ability through
the gears
50-70mph Is recorded in top gear (*kickdown
with an automatic) and demonstrates flexibility
Touring mpg Figure recorded over a pre-set
road test route
Braking 60-0mph Figure is recorded on a
high-grip surface at our test track
Mph/1000rpm Figure is the speed achieved
in top gear

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ROAD TEST RESULTS

ALFA ROMEO

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

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

LEXUS

IS 4dr saloon AAABC


IS300h
143 8.1 20.2
CT200H 5dr hatch AAACC
SE-L
112 11.1 37.2
GS 4dr saloon AAABC
GS250
144 9.2 26.0
LFA 2dr coup AAAAC
LFA
202 4.2 8.2

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

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)

MORGAN

SUBARU

PLUS8 2dr convertible AAACC


LEGACY 5dr estate AAACC
21.8.13 4.8 V8
4.9 11.1 4.0 8.3 3.2 390 370 36.0 24/32 1230 22.8.12 Tourer 2.0D 120 10.6 34.5 10.4
3 WHEELER 2dr convertible AAAAA
XV 5dr hatch AAACC
46/52 1450 23.3.11 3 Wheeler
115 8.0 29.9 7.7 5.1 3.56 80 103 21.3 30/- 520 6.6.12 2.0D SE
120 8.9 29.1 9.5
FORESTER 5dr 4x4 AAACC
26/32 1695 1.8.12 NISSAN
2.0d XC
118 9.9 36.5 10.5
MICRA 5dr hatch AABCC
15/19 1580 8.9.10 1.2 Tekna
105 11.6 12.3 18.7 3.0 79 81 22.6 45/53 1002 19.1.11 SUZUKI
NOTE 5dr hatch AAAAC
ALTO 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.2AcentaPrm. 106 12.6 13.4 20.3 2.9 79 81 21.8 42/54 1036 9.10.13 1.0 SZ3
96 11.5 12.9
JUKE 5dr hatch AAABC
SWIFT 3/5dr hatch AAABC
39/42 900 26.5.10 Acenta 1.6
111 10.3 41.6 9.9 12.7 3.0 115 117 19.5 36/46 1230 3.11.10 1.2 SZ4
103 11.6 37.2 11.1
Nismo 1.6
134 6.9 17.2 6.0 7.2 2.5 197 184 23.8 31/39 1295 22.5.13 SX4 S-CROSS 5dr hatch AAABC
24/33 1382 26.8.09 LEAF 5dr hatch AAABC
1.6 DDiS SZ4 111 10.0 32.6 10.1
21/26 1430 30.3.11 Leaf
91 10.9 11.4 7.3 2.8 107 207 8.76 320wh/m 1545 27.4.11 KIZASHI 4dr saloon AAACC
QASHQAI 5dr hatch AAAAB
2.4 CVT
127 10.4 30.1 9.7
21/30 1176 3.4.13 1.5 dCi 2WD
113 10.8 39.2 11.1 12.9 2.9 109 192 35.0 49/56 1365 19.2.14
370Z 2dr coup AAAAC
TESLA
370Z
155 5.4 12.8 4.7 9.9 2.4 326 270 30.5 26/34 1508 29.7.09 MODEL S 5dr hatch AAAAB
GT-R 2dr coup AAAAB
Performance 130 4.7 11.7 3.7
18/27 1975 2.2.08 Black Edition 193 3.8 8.5 3.6 5.3 2.5 478 434 28.1 19/28 1775 6.5.09

4.11.09

7.3 *4.3 2.7 220 163 39/48 1720

10.6 2.1 148 258 33.7 21/43 1625

11.4 *7.0 2.7 134 105/153 -

10.1 2.7 145 258 34.7 39/51 1465 21.3.12

9.0 16.2 2.9 207 187 34.4


3.0 5.7 2.5 552 354 29.8

LOTUS

ELISE 2dr roadster AAABC


1.6
127 6.7 21.1
EVORA 2dr coup AAAAC
Evora 2+2
162 5.4 13.0
Evora S 2+0 172 4.5 11.3
EXIGE S 2dr coup AAAAB
Exige S
170 4.1 9.6

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

7.1 14.3 2.9 134

118 24.7

4.7 8.2 2.3 276 258 27.8


4.0 6.8 2.4 345 295 34.8

11.0 2.9 145 258 33.0 41/49 1540

5.6.13

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

GRANTURISMO 2dr coup AAABC


2.2 2.7 416 443 8.7 411Wh/m 2108
4.2 GT
177 5.6 13.0 4.9 *2.8 2.8 400 339 32.1
GRANCABRIO 2dr open AAABC
TOYOTA
4.7 V8
175 5.1 11.9 4.5 11.2 2.4 433 362 32.1 17/22 2085 14.7.10 NOBLE
IQ 3dr hatch AAAAC
GHIBLI 4dr saloon AAABC
M600 2dr coup AAAAB
1.0 iq2 3dr
93 13.6 15.1 25.4 3.3 67 67 21.9 35/44 915
Diesel
155 6.5 17.2 6.0 5.1 2.7 271 443 43.3 31/40 1835 12.3.14 M600
225 3.5 6.8 2.5 4.7 2.45 650 604 29.9 18/25 1305 14.10.09 YARIS 5dr hatchback AAABC
1.33 TR
114 11.5 43.6 10.9 19.6 2.9 98 92 23.7 42/51 1065
MAZDA
PEUGEOT
1.5 Hybrid
103 12.8 - 13.9 8.5* 3.1 73 82 - 52/48 1155
2 5dr hatch AAAAB
208 3/5dr hatch AAACC
VERSO-S 5dr hatchback AAACC
1.5 Sport
117 9.7 34.1 9.8 13.4 2.7 102 101 21.4 34/41 1050 26.9.07 1.2 VTI Active 109 14.2 14.5 9.1 2.9 81 87 21.2 41/45 1080 18.7.12 1.3 T Spirit
106 12.1 38.5 11.7 19.2 2.9 98 92 21.7 39/48 1125
3 5dr hatch AAAAC
508 SW estate AAAAC
GT86 3dr coup AAAAA
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 2.0 HDi 163
138 9.6 28.6 9.7 5.8 2.57 161 255 32.3 32/46 1680 25.5.11 2.0 manual
140 7.4 18.8 6.8 10.6 2.6 197 151 23.5 30/45 1235
5 5dr MPV AAACC
2008 Mini SUV AAABC
AURIS 3/5dr hatch AAACC
1.6D Sport
111 12.5 - 13.4 11.1 2.9 113 199 31.3 35/40 1555 16.2.11 1.6 e-HDi
117 10.7 37.8 11.5 11.8 3.2 114 199 32.7 49/59 1180 19.6.13 1.6 T Spirit
117 9.9 30.7 9.4 13.4 2.7 122 116 20.0 30/37 1275
6 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
3008 5dr hatch AAABC
PRIUS 5dr hatch AAAAC
2.2 Sport Nav 139 7.9 21.2 7.1 7.9 2.7 173 309 35 44/56 1480 23.1.13 Sport HDi 150 121 9.4 29.1 9.1 9.5 2.1 148 251 32.2 44/50 1580 11.11.09 T Spirit
112 10.9 35.0 10.9 *6.6 2.9 98+80 105+153 48/56 1415
CX-5 5dr hatch AAABC
Hybrid4
118 9.0 31.6 8.9 8.6 2.6 161+36221+14832.7 41/49 1790 25.1.12 RAV4 5dr 4x4 AAABC
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 5008 5dr MPV AAAAC
D-4D 140 XT3 111 10.3 38.0 10.9 12.5 3.2 134 228 32/42 1639
MX-5 2dr convertible AAAAC
1.6 HDi 110
114 13.0 22.0 13.2 9.8 3.1 107 192 28.1 20/48 1547 27.1.10 LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 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 RCZ 3dr coup AAABC
4.5 D-4D
130 8.6 27.5 9.1 *5.4 3.0 282 479 40.3 18/20 2880
GT THP 156
133 8.3 24.1 8.1 12.4 3.0 154 177 26.5 36/47 1340 19.5.10
MCLAREN
R THP 270
155 6.8 15.3 5.5 5.8 3.0 266 243 24.2 36/44 1355 12.2.14 VAUXHALL
12C 2dr coup/roadster AAAAB
ADAM 5dr hatch AAACC
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 PORSCHE
1.2JamecoFLEX 103 14.3 15.3 20.8 2.8 68 85 21.8 39/45 1086
3.8 V8 Spider 207 3.4 7.2 2.4 14.0 2.4 616 442 35.4 19/23 1474 8.05.13 BOXSTER 2dr convertible AAAAB
AGILA 5dr hatch AAABC
S 3.4
172 4.7 11.4 4.2 14.2 2.9 311 266 40.3 25/32 1420 27.6.12 1.0i Club
98 14.5 16.1 23.0 2.9 64 68 20.6 44/57 1035
MERCEDES-BENZ
CAYMAN 3dr coup AAAAA
CORSA 3/ 5dr AAAAC
A-CLASS 5dr hatch AAABC
2.7
165 5.9 13.6 5.1 8.2 2.7 271 214 23.9 29/34 1385 24.4.13 1.6 VXR
136 6.7 16.8 5.6 7.2 2.6 189 192 23.7 28/35 1255
A200CDI Sport 130 8.9 28.3 9.0 10.1 2.5 134 221 37.1 48/58 1475 7.11.12 911 2dr coup AAAAB
MERIVA 5dr MPV AAABC
A45AMG
168 4.2 11.5 4.3 4.5 2.8 355 322 38.1 27/37 1555 14.8.13 Carrera
180 4.8 10.8 3.8 11.7 2.3 345 288 32.8 21/35 1445 7.3.12 1.4T 140 SE
122 9.4 28.3 8.7 13.1 2.6 138 148 25.5 31/37 1465
B-CLASS 5dr MPV AAABC
Turbo S
197 3.0 7.1 2.6 6.8 2.6 552 553 37.9 20/31 1605 8.1.14 ASTRA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
B200 CDI Sport130 9.4 28.8 9.6 11.9 2.7 134 221 37.8 20/52 1495 29.2.12 PANAMERA 5dr hatch AAABC
GTC 1.6 Turbo 137 8.8 24.3 8.2 13.4 2.7 178 170 28.3 31/38 1465
C-CLASS 4dr saloon/5dr estate/coup AAAAC
4.8 Turbo
188 4.0 9.2 3.4 13.5 2.5 493 567 45.0 20/28 2045 20.9.09 2.0 VXR
155 6.4 16.5 6.0 7.0 2.8 276 295 27.6 27/33 1565
C220 CDI
142 8.5 25.4 8.5 9.0 2.6 168 295 23.5 35/48 1660 20.6.07 CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 AAABC
AMPERA 5dr hatch AAAAC
C63 AMG
155 4.4 9.7 3.4 5.3 2.8 451 443 35.8 19/24 1830 12.12.07 Hybrid
150 6.0 16.6 6.0 *3.6 2.5 374 324 37.8 26/29 2315 23.6.10 Electron
100 10.1 - 9.9 *6.2 2.6 148 273 - 54/45 1735
C63 AMG Black 186 4.0 9.2 3.3 7.5 2.66 510 457 37.2 15/25 1775 5.9.12
INSIGNIA 5dr hatch/estate AAAAC
C220 CDI coup144 8.1 23.2 7.9 *4.5 2.6 168 295 41.3 39/57 1875 17.8.11 RADICAL
2.0 CDTi 160 135 9.1 25.3 8.4 10.3 2.7 158 258 36.1 19/44 1655
CLA 4dr coup AAACC
SR3 SL 2dr AAAAC
ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr AAABC
220 CDI Sport 143 8.3 23.1 8.0 4.8 2.9 168 258 37.3 44/54 1525 26.6.13 SR3 SL
161 3.4 8.4 3.7 4.8 2.7 245 265 24.9 14/- 765 30.11.11 2.0 CDTi 165 129 10.4 36.8 10.2 14.3 3.2 163 258 37.7 38/46 1805
SLK 2dr cc AAACC
MALOO 3dr pick-up AAAAC
SLK 200
149 7.5 18.9 7.0 9.9 2.8 181 184 31.3 30/41 1485 27.7.11 RENAULT
VXR
155 5.3 11.8 4.8 9.4 2.5 425 406 37.4 18/27 1855
E-CLASS 4dr saloon/5dr estate/2dr convertible AAAAC
TWIZY 2dr microcar AAACC
MOKKA Mini SUV AAABC
E250 CDI auto 149 7.7 20.3 7.4 *4.4 2.9 201 367 34.8 36/42 1780 24.6.09 Colour
50 17 42 180Wh/m 474 16.5.12 1.4T
118 10.0 30.6 9.4 13.7 3.0 138 148 26.1 32/40 1350
E350 CDI estate149 6.9 19.2 6.9 *4.0 2.9 228 398 38.9 29/36 1995 17.2.10 ZOE 5dr hatch AAABC
E250 CGI cab 155 7.4 19.6 7.5 4.5 2.4 201 229 30.0 26/36 1745 14.4.10 Dynamique
84 12.3 13.9 9.1 2.9 87 162 7.8 250Wh/m 1468 31.7.13 VOLKSWAGEN
M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
TWINGO 3dr hatch AAAAC
UP 3dr hatch AAAAC
ML250
130 8.8 28.4 9.3 11.0 2.9 201 368 36.2 38/41 2310 2.5.12 Sport 133
125 8.7 25.2 8.3 9.5 2.8 131 118 19.2 15/39 1120 5.11.08 1.0 High Up
106 13.8 14.7 18.6 2.8 74 70 20.5 44/59 945
GL 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
CLIO 5dr hatch AAAAC
POLO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
GL350 AMG Spt 137 8.3 24.8 8.2 5.0* 2.6 255 457 37.7 28/33 2455 24.7.13 0.9 TCE
113 13.4 13.9 19.1 2.8 89 100 23.8 38/47 1009 6.3.13 1.2 70PS SE 103 14.2 15.4 23 2.9 69 83 22.8 41/51 1075
CLS 4dr coup/5dr estate AAAAC
RS 200 Turbo 143 7.4 20.9 6.9 9.1 2.8 197 177 20.8 32/37 1204 23.10.13 1.4 TSI BlueGT 130 7.5 22.2 7.1 8.0 2.9 138 184 28.1 40/49 1212
350 BlueEff. 155 6.5 16.0 5.7 *3.3 2.5 302 273 37.6 29/38 1775 13.4.11 MEGANE 3/5dr hatch AAACC
GOLF 3/5dr hatch AAAAB
350CDI SBrake 155 7.0 18.5 6.4 *3.8 2.9 261 457 39.6 36/43 1980 9.1.13 1.9 dCi 130
127 9.1 29.6 9.6 9.2 2.7 128 221 32.4 41/49 1400 21.1.09 GTI Perf. DSG 155 6.5 16.4 5.9 8.9 2.8 227 258 34.4 32/38 1402
S-CLASS 4dr saloon AAAAA
250 Cup
156 6.0 13.7 4.9 6.6 2.7 247 251 28.4 28/34 1320 13.01.10 2.0 TDI
134 9.6 27.6 8.6 11.7 2.9 148 236 37.4 44/56 1390
S350 Bluetec 155 7.3 19.0 6.8 *3.9 2.7 255 457 45.6 34/44 1975 16.10.13 SCENIC 5dr MPV AAAAC
R
155 4.8 12.0 4.3 6.5 2.9 296 280 27.1 34/29 1495
SL 2dr convertible AAAAC
Grand 1.4 TCe 121 11.0 34.8 10.4 9.2 2.3 129 140 22.1 28/36 1457 16.9.09 GOLF Convertible 2dr cabriolet AAABC
SL500
155 4.3 9.9 3.6 6.5 2.7 429 516 39.6 10/24 1815 8.8.12
1.6 TDI
117 12.2 44.6 12.8 13.2 2.7 103 184 32.6 47/57 1495
SL63 AMG
155 4.6 10.4 3.8 8.7 2.5 518 465 34.3 17/21 2000 7.5.08 ROLLS-ROYCE
SCIROCCO 2dr coup AAAAB
SL65 Black 200 4.2 8.5 3.0 6.0 2.5 661 737 37.4 16/22 1880 8.4.09 PHANTOM 4dr saloon AAAAC
2.0 TSI GT
144 6.7 17.0 6.1 7.9 2.7 197 207 20.6 29/39 1390
SLS 2dr coup AAAAC
Phantom
149 6.0 14.7 5.3 *3.0 2.7 453 531 38.7 8/17 2485 2.4.03 2.0 TSI R
155 6.5 13.7 4.9 5.9 2.7 261 258 26.3 28/34 1400
SLS
195 3.9 8.0 2.9 5.0 2.3 563 479 30.4 19/24 1710 30.6.10 2dr Coup
155 6.1 15.5 5.9 *3.4 2.9 453 531 38.7 7/18 2495 27.8.08 EOS 2dr convertible AAAAC
GHOST 4dr saloon AAAAC
2.0 TFSI Sport 142 7.8 20.5 7.3 9.2 2.6 197 207 26.3 11/35 1610
MG
Ghost
155 4.9 10.6 3.9 *2.3 2.6 563 575 46.0 18/23 2450 7.7.10 PASSAT 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
6 5dr hatch AACCC
2.0 TDI SE Est 127 10.3 32.9 9.8 11.1 2.7 138 236 38.1 50/59 1560
1.8 T
120 8.8 25.8 9.2 11 2.8 158 159 28 29/37 1525 11.5.11 SEAT
TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 AAABC
3 5dr hatch AAABC
IBIZA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
2.0 TDI Sport 115 10.3 37.5 10.9 9.9 2.9 138 236 30.0 31/39 1755
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 1.4 SE
108 12.3 - 12.4 18.7 2.9 84 97 22.4 36/44 1105 16.7.08 TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
Cupra 1.4 TSI 140 7.0 19.6 6.3 *3.6 2.4 178 184 21.3 31/40 1172 21.10.09 3.0 V6 TDI SE 135 6.9 19.8 6.8 *3.9 2.7 236 406 38.5 32/37 2155
MINI
LEON 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
PHAETON 5dr saloon AACCC
MINI 3dr hatch AAAAC
SC 2.0 TDI FR 142 8.0 22.1 7.5 9.6 2.9 181 280 35.6 47/54 1350 4.9.13 3.0 V6 TDI
147 7.9 21.8 7.2 *4.1 2.9 236 369 35.2 30/40 2220
Cooper S
146 6.9 17.1 5.9 6.7 2.5 189 221 26.4 35/54 1235 2.4.14 Cupra SC 280 155 5.9 13.6 4.4 7.1 2.7 276 258 27.2 28/36 1441 26.3.14
JCW GP
150 6.6 14.9 5.2 5.6 2.4 215 192 23.6 34/45 1160 20.2.13 ALHAMBRA 5dr MPV AAAAC
VOLVO
CLUBMAN 5dr estate AAABC
2.0 TDI 170 DSG127 10.5 38.3 11.2 *7.0 3.0 168 258 30.5 35/40 1935 1.12.10 V40 4dr hatch AAABC
Cooper D
118 10.8 37.6 11.4 11.9 2.8 108 177 32.3 34/41 1295 31.10.07
D3 SE Lux
130 8.9 26.6 8.7 10.2 2.8 148 258 36.5 46/52 1545
COUNTRYMAN 5dr hatch AAABC
SKODA
S60 4dr saloon AAAAC
Cooper D All4 115 11.1 - 11.5 16.1 2.6 110 199 34.8 39/43 1475 29.9.10 FABIA 5dr hatch/5dr estate AAAAB
D4 SE Nav
143 7.6 20.4 6.9 9.2 3.0 179 295 39.4 46/59 1580
COUP 2dr coup AAABC
1.4 16v
104 11.5 12.0 15.3 2.6 85 97 22.0 32/40 1134 18.4.07 V60 5dr estate AAABC
JCW
149 7.2 17.0 6.0 6.0 2.8 208 207 23.9 33/46 1230 26.10.11 OCTAVIA 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
D5 SE Lux
143 8.1 21.0 7.1 8.2 2.7 202 310 39.2 32/48 1700
ROADSTER 2dr convertible AAABC
1.6 TDI SE
121 11.6 43.0 12.5 13.6 2.7 104 184 32.3 46/56 1230 10.4.13 Plug-in Hybrid 134 6.1 17.2 5.5 3.2 2.6 279 382 34.3 44/49 1955
Cooper S
141 8.1 19.9 7.3 8.0 2.5 182 177 23.7 33/45 1260 9.5.12 SUPERB 4dr saloon AAAAC
S80 4dr saloon AAAAC
2.0 TDI
128 10.3 31.5 9.8 10.4 2.6 138 236 34.6 34/44 1550 30.7.08 3.2 SE Sport 141 8.5 21.7 7.7 *4.6 3.0 235 236 33.3 22/26 1615
MITSUBISHI
RAPID 4dr saloon AAABC
V70 5dr estate AAABC
I 5dr hatch AAABC
1.2 TSI
114 11.3 45.5 11.5 14.2 2.9 84 118 26.1 40/47 1175 5.12.12 2.4 D5
138 8.9 24.1 8.2 9.8 2.8 182 295 35.6 32/39 1835
0.7
84 15.6 18.0 *11.6 2.9 57 62 16.8 38/49 940 11.7.07 YETI 5dr SUV AAABC
XC60 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
ASX 5dr hatch AAABC
2.0 TDI 140
119 10.7 39.1 11.2 12.3 2.7 138 236 34.5 36/46 1545 7.10.09 D5 SE Lux
118 9.5 30.5 9.5 *5.8 2.9 182 295 33.6 17/36 1930
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
OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 AAABC
SMART
WESTFIELD
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 FORTWO 3dr hatch AACCC
SPORT TURBO 3dr hatch AAABC
PHEV GX4hs 106 10.0 30.5 9.5 6.2 3.0 200 245 44/38 1810 16.4.14 Passion
92 13.2 14.5 *9.0 3.1 70 68 21.6 47/63 810
1.8.07 ST3 UK200
142 4.6 12.6 6.9 4.7 3.1 201 185 22.7 25/ 650

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No 112 Alfa Romeo Alfetta Spider


A great engine and clever packaging werent enough to see this Alfa to market
ou can look at it now, and you
could look at it then, but either way
youd come to the same reluctant
conclusion: it was probably a good
thing that the car you see here never
made the production line. This Alfa sits
a little uncertainly on its wheels, its body
too distant from the road for an asphaltskimming sports car. And against the
delicate beauty of the Duetto Spider
that it was supposed to replace, it looked
blocky and graceless. The targa tops
rollover bar sucked the romance out of
its rooflessness, and while the sharp
edges of its flat-surfaced panels were a
fast-coming fashion in the early 1970s,
they looked like theyd been planed flat
with crudely deployed cheesewire.
Yet this was a sophisticated car, and
far more advanced than the Duetto
Spider. It was bang on trend with its
sheer surfaces and blade-sharp edges,
and it also complied with the United
States life-dulling sports car legislation.
Which, in 1972, when this Pininfarinadesigned proposal appeared, looked
likely to insist on substantial rollover
protection for topless cars. The rules
were ultimately never imposed, but for
a while it looked like the end for totally
open-roofed, midges-in-the-molars
motoring. Again, US bumper design
diktat was the reason for this cars black
nose and tail, which were sculpted from
impact-absorbing rubber that drowned
Alfa Romeos famous shield-like grille.
The result was a car that looked, from
the front at least, needle-nosed and
curiously unidentifiable.
The car itself was closely related to
the Alfetta saloon and GTV coup,

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Stringent US rules shaped the Alfetta Spiders bumpers and targa roofs rollover bar

The Alfetta Spider was


bang on trend with its
sheer surfaces and
blade-sharp edges
just like the Giulia family of Spider,
saloon and GTV that preceded it,
Pininfarina betting that there was
bound to be an Alfetta-based sports car
too. Its mechanicals certainly looked
promising. The Alfetta was bold, if
not original, for having a gearbox that
co-habited with the back axle beneath
its boot floor. This improved weight
distribution, which was a sometimes
spectacular Giulia shortfall evident
every time wet curves rolled beneath
that cars skinny, under-weighted rear
wheels. Heaving a hefty gearbox to the
back was like dumping a sack of cement

in the boot: it bought you extra traction.


At the other end of the propshaft
was the famous Alfa twin-cam engine,
which made noises as exciting as the
rip of a cheque-filled envelope and
remained more advanced than most
four-cylinder units even 18 years after it
had first appeared. And unknown when
the Alfetta Spider was first paraded
was Alfas plan for an engine still more
intoxicating. This was an all-new
2.5-litre V6, and it would sound like the
best bit of the best gig youve ever heard
every time you revved it. With its glass
roof removed, the Alfetta Spider would
have howled still more magnificently
than the GTV6 that came later.
But its doubtful whether even this
superb engine could have made a
desirable car of this stillborn Alfetta,
which proved that creating sought-after
Alfa Spiders is hard as the company is
currently learning all over again.

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