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Radical SR1 Cup | Motorsport

A RADICAL
APPROACH

Tisshaw can expect


wheel-to-wheel racing
in the 185bhp SR1s

I KNEW
WHAT I HAD
TO DO WHEN
IT CAME TO
THE THREE
TIMED LAPS.
AT LEAST, I
THOUGHT SO
to launch his racing career. Last year,
it was Greens turn as he began his
preparations for driving Bloodhound
at 1000mph. This year, its me.
So far, Ive been getting acquainted
with the car in Radicals official test
and tuition sessions. Ive driven a fair
amount of performance machinery
on circuits but never a racing car,
which, unsurprisingly, turns out to
be a different proposition.
The SR1 is a novices car in name
only. It weighs just 480kg before my
75kg climbs aboard. The 185bhp
output comes from a 1.3-litre Suzuki
motorbike engine. It also has fully
working aerodynamics, producing
noticeable levels of downforce.
It is uncompromised by the need
to be used on the road. Every part
of its make-up is designed to get
you around a circuit as quickly as

possible. Precisely how quickly is up


to the driver.
Things didnt start too well in
my first practice session at a chilly
Snetterton earlier this year. After
three nervy installation laps behind a
pace car, my instructor, experienced
Radical racer Roger Bromiley,
showed me a video of the circuit and
the optimum lines, before taking me
for a passenger ride in my SR1. His
car control was mighty, which left me
wondering how I was even going to
be competitive.
The light-bulb moment came when
I stopped driving the SR1 as I would
a road car around a race track and
started treating it like a race car. On
Bromileys advice, I braked later for
corners, turned in more positively
and used all of the available track. If
you dont, you could be going faster.

Bromiley gave me plenty of advice


to put into practice at my next test.
It wasnt raining for my second
outing, at Bedford Autodrome, which
involved a how fast session an
hour of free practice, followed by
three laps against the clock to see
who goes best under pressure.
At Snetterton, Id had the whole day
to get to know the car and circuit and
there was no competitive element
at the end. The reverse was true at
Bedford, and the car now had a full
Autocar livery. There was no hiding.
I struggled to get back up to speed
while having to learn the course.
After half a dozen laps, I knew my
lefts and rights well enough to push
harder, but some bad habits from
Snetterton had carried over. We
hooked up the video camera to see if I
was putting into practice what Roger

Tisshaw has excellent


technical support for
his SR1 Cup campaign

had told me and, after a spin on the


second lap at the chicane which at
least confirmed I was trying I felt
fairly au fait with car and circuit as I
pulled into the pit lane.
The video begged to differ: I still
wasnt hitting those apices, still
turning in too early and still not
nailing Bedfords tricky chicanes.
I knew what I had to do when it
came to the three timed laps. At
least, I thought I did until, on my
out lap, a wire on the back of the
steering wheel that connects to the
transmission came out. Stuck in
second gear, I headed back to the pits.
Once the issue was fixed, my
strategy was to get a solid lap in the
bag before going all out on the third.
Lap one felt good, so I decided to
carry more speed through the righthander at the end of lap two, keeping

the SR1 in fourth and flooring it


around the corner.
The Radicals back end snapped
out but, to my surprise, I caught it.
However, I lost momentum and then
crossed the start line much more
slowly than I would have liked, which
in turn ruined my third lap. Good job
I had one in the bag.
It turned out that Id come second
fastest, eight-tenths off the pace but
still good enough for a trophy. Two
trophies, in fact, because my save
across the start line earned me the
driver of the day award.
As a caveat, I was up against only
six of my rivals, but being second
out of seven should, I hope, equate
to sneaking into the top 10 when the
grid fills out for the first proper race
at Silverstone. Thats on 6 June. I have
the butterflies already. L

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Tisshaws race car is really only as fast as its driver, so seasoned Radical racer Bromiley (on left) gives him some valuable pointers

ir Chris Hoy has won six


Olympic gold medals. Wing
Commander Andy Green
OBE is the world land speed
record holder. I can lay claim
to nothing as grand as that,
but I do share something in common
with them. We have all driven the
guest car in the Radical SR1 Cup, a
one-make race series for Radicals
entry-level SR1 model.
The championship, launched in
2013, is designed as an entry point
into Radical racing and a stepping
stone for those looking to take their
track-day experience into proper
racing. A season costs 37,500 plus
VAT, which gets you everything
from a race licence test and a
fireproof suit to expert tuition and
eight races on Britains best tracks.
Hoy had the guest car slot in 2013

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The build-up to his first race has proved to be a steep learning curve

Ford Mondeo Man-size five-door says hello

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Hilton Holloway

The 2.0-litre Duratorq engine produces 178bhp

Subtle styling changes


give the Mondeos
looks a new lease of life

Intelligent full beam function works very well


The roomy boot
earns its keep
at weekends, too

Hatchback load bay can hold all of Lucs camera kit

Ford Mondeo

FIRST REPORT Has Fords much-anticipated new five-door been worth the wait? Weve got the next year to find out

lmost one year into my fledgling


Autocar career and I finally get
a photographer-sized wagon.
Except, as you can see, it isnt a
wagon; its the new Mondeo hatchback.
For fans of the estate car and I know
there are many this might seem like an
odd choice for someone who needs a lot
of day-to-day stowage space, but to be
honest, the five-door model is ideal.
With the rear seats up, the boot
capacity is actually superior to that of
the estate by about 40 litres, and as
all my gear fits into it perfectly, theres
no need to worry about prying eyes
(something my predecessor had the
misfortune of experiencing when his
BMW 330d Touring was broken into).
However, despite its ample size
and inherent security, the boot has

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unexpectedly turned out to be the


source of my primary niggle. Rather
than leaping into the air like a workshop
stewards cap at the touch of a button,
the lid requires the kind of arm curl
youd normally save for a big mirror in
the gym. Its a similar story on the way
down, requiring two goes to close it even
with a man-sized slam. This clearly isnt
as its meant to be and Fords extremely
proficient press garage agrees with me.
Following a phone call, theyve now got
some replacement struts on order.
That aside, Ive been impressed.
Weve gone for the 178bhp, 295lb ft
2.0-litre Duratorq engine, which
promises 64.2mpg combined fuel
economy and 0-62mph in 8.3sec. For
my needs, which typically involve a lot
of motorways, both feel about right.

Multimedia interface is a big step forward for Ford

Its the biggest car Ive owned and, boy,


do I notice it in a supermarket car park

The Ford is fulfilling Lucs needs so far, but hes still getting the hang of parking it

Its fast enough in general use, and the


60-litre tank means Im not visiting fuel
stations as much as I was in the Mazda 3.
I like the way it looks, too. The old
Mondeo was around for so long that
it was a bit rep-tastic by the end, but
this new one has just the right amount
of masculine good looks. The metallic
Ruby Red paint helps, as do the optional
LED adaptive headlights. Better still,
the latter come with the first intelligent
full beam feature Ive come across that
actually works properly. Which is nice
for the optic nerves of everyone else.
In return, it would be nice if the rest

of the driving public took the time


to ensure their cars were properly
parked. The Mondeo is the biggest car
Ive ever owned and, boy, do I notice
its proportions in a supermarket car
park. Get a particularly mean white-line
painter or a careless shopper in front,
and the Fords rump will spill from the
space like that of a Mercedes Sprinter
van. To help me along, theres a 450
park assist system fitted, and while it
failed to register my allocated parking
space at home as a right-sized spot,
it did manage to see me square into
another space when I tried it out.

Also featuring inside is 450 worth


of infotainment upgrade, including
sat-nav, DAB radio and a 12-speaker
Sony sound system. The latter is very
good, especially when you live in a small
flat and only get to enjoy loud music
when youre alone in the car. But the
best thing is how you interface with it
all. Fords old display and switchgear
controls were appalling; the new 8.0in
touchscreen feels like a two-generation
leap. Which, of course, it pretty much is.
Id still prefer a dial to scroll when it
comes to picking something from a long
list (a track from an iPod, for example),
but otherwise the mix of big screen
and physical buttons for things like
the air-con seems about right. Weve
criticised the interior elsewhere for its
obvious mid-Atlantic accent, but I quite

like the cabins appearance, especially


the two-tone faux aluminium trim and
little details such as the door lock switch
being inset on the speaker grille.
In all, then, the first thousand-mile
handshake has been a warm one. Once I
can get the boot shut without a wrestle,
I think were going to spend the next
year getting on famously.
luc.lacey@haymarket.com

Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium 5dr

Price 24,545 Price as tested 27,465


Options Dynamic LED adaptive headlights
1050, Ruby Red metallic paint 795, Sony DAB
touchscreen nav with 12 speakers 450, Active
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175 Economy 39.2mpg Faults Boot struts
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AtipoftheHatz to
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LESS THAN 48 hours after Steve Cropley handed Porsches


head of research and development, Wolfgang Hatz, the 2015
Issigonis Trophy at our annual Autocar Stars awards, our
man Andrew Frankel climbed from the seat of the new
911 GT3 RS, fired up his laptop and delivered another
five-star verdict. Hatz and the team he was so quick to
acknowledge at our awards bash have done it again.
The warmth and humour with which Hatz received his
honour won over our audience from across the automotive
industry, but its the quality of the cars for which he is
responsible and particularly the ones with the engine
at the wrong end, as he so eloquently put it that brought
him to our winners podium in the first place.
The brilliance of Porsche is that it delivers consistently
top-notch products across such a wide range of vehicles,
from thoroughbred racers for the road through to familyorientated SUVs. That, you suspect,
is because engineering as opposed
to marketing, bean counting or any
other distractions is at the very
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The 3.0 CSL Hommage


is slightly bigger than
the current BMW M6

BMW reinvents iconic


OFFICIAL PICTURES

One-off 3.0 CSL Hommage unveiled at Villa dEste Modern take on 1970s Batmobile

MWs iconic Batmobile


has been reincarnated
for the 21st century with
this dramatic concept car.
Revealed at the Concorso
dEleganza Villa dEste last
weekend, the BMW 3.0
CSL Hommage is a one-off
recreation of the classic 3.0
CSL from the early 1970s,
racing versions of which were
nicknamed Batmobile after
their extreme aerodynamic
packages were added.
Although BMW insists the
concept is a one-off creation
with no production future,

Autocar understands that the


concept does still hold some
significance for BMWs future
production models.
Senior sources have
revealed that the concept is
a statement of intent for the
BMW M division to build more
extreme, lightweight cars,
which would be pitched as
Ms answer to its great rival
Mercedes-AMGs Black
Series models.
This strategy is said to
have the strong backing of
new BMW M boss Frank van
Meel, who has recently

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joined the company from


Audis RS division.
The first model built under
this strategy is set to be
the M4 GTS, which will be
seen in close-to-production
concept form at the Pebble
Beach Concours dElegance
in August ahead of a launch in
summer 2016.
The 3.0 CSL Hommage is
a show car to test out some
design features, van Meel told
Autocar at the Nrburgring 24
Hours earlier this month. We
are looking into a response
to the show car, but for us its

always to get the feedback on


whether people think its really
cool. Its not an overall concept
we are thinking to make.
The 3.0 CSL Hommage
is the third Hommage car
from BMW in recent years. It
follows the M1 Hommage in

2008 and the 328 Hommage,


which celebrated the 75th
anniversary of the 328 racer
in 2011. Like the 3.0 CSL
Hommage, the two previous
Hommage concepts were
revealed at Villa dEste.
The latest concept car

It is a statement of intent
for M division to build more
extreme, lightweight cars

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The original BMW Batmobile

3.0 CSL

THE BMW 3.0 CSL


Batmobile was a loud
and proud homologation
special of the old school,
covered in wings, air dams,
strakes and riveted-on arch
extensions that were all
part of BMWs (successful)
bid to lower the win rate of
Fords Capri on the racing
circuits of Europe during
the early 1970s. About 1300
were made and nowadays
theyre like gold dust.
What I remember most
about the left-hand-drive
CSL I drove was the way
the super-smooth howl of
its 3.2-litre straight six
dominated proceedings
largely because most
of this normally refined
two-door coups sound
deadening (not to mention
its bumpers, power steering
and electric windows)

had been removed to save


weight. The doors and
bonnet were in weightsaving aluminium, too, but
BMW had to retain the steel
bootlid because it carried
a huge spoiler that worked
with the other aero addenda
to generate close to 200lb
(about 90kg) of downforce
at over 100mph.
Despite the aggressive
looks, the car sounds slow
today, what with a paltry
140mph top speed and
0-60mph acceleration
in 6.8sec. But what I
remember was a serious
and well-developed car with
heavy and high-geared
steering, instant throttle
response, a gearchange
that even then seemed
quite vague, a firm but flat
ride and best of all that
glorious engine note.

Hints at hardcore M4 GTS, due in 2016


is a two-door coup that is
marginally bigger than an M6.
It is 4997mm long, 2018mm
wide and 1302mm tall, with
a wheelbase of 3190mm.
For comparison, the M6 is
4898mm long, 1899mm wide
and 1374mm high, with a
wheelbase of 2851mm.
BMW hasnt confirmed
technical details of the car,
other than that its rear-wheel
drive and under the long
bonnet is a 3.0-litre straight
six petrol engine in combination
with an e-boost electric
motor to aid with acceleration.

Living up to its Hommage


name, the modern-day
3.0 CSL concept car is
constructed with extensive
use of lightweight materials.
These include carbonfibrereinforced plastic, much
of which is visible and is a
material BMW extensively
uses on its i and M cars. The
original 3.0 CSL was some
200kg lighter than the 3.0 CS
on which it was based, thanks
to extensive use of aluminium
in its construction.
The aerodynamic body
of the new concept car is as

Interior is stripped out, as with the original 3.0 CSL; wood on the dashboard is a nod to the 1970s car
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Much of the interior, like the bodywork, uses carbonfibre-reinforced plastic to reduce the kerb weight

Under that long bonnet sits a 3.0-litre straight six petrol engine, which is backed by an e-boost motor
dramatic as its forebears.

There are vast flared wheel


arches with aerodynamic
sculpting to channel the air
towards the rear of the car.
The wheel arches house 21in
alloys with 265/35 tyres at the
front and 325/30s at the rear.
Other notable exterior design
features include the extensive
air intakes, large fixed rear
wing, roof spoiler, front splitter
and huge side exhausts.
In profile, there is a nod to

the original 3.0 CSL with a


roofline that doesnt flow into
the back end of the car.
A further reference to
the original 3.0 CSL is the
Hommages Golf Yellow paint
finish, the same colour the
original first wore. A more
modern feature on the new car
is its laser and LED headlights.
The interior is pared down
and made almost exclusively of
carbonfibre-reinforced plastic,
save for some wood on the

M4 MotoGP safety car will be one of the influences for the M4 GTS
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instrument panel, which is also


a structural part. This wood is a
reference to the wood interior
of the original 3.0 CSL. Key
driver information such as the
speed, revs and gear selection
is shown on a display on the
steering column.
BMW design chief Karim
Habib said: For BMW
designers like us, the 3.0 CSL
is a style icon. Its combination
of racing genes and elegance
generates an engaging
aesthetic that continues to win
hearts even today.
The BMW 3.0 CSL
Hommage celebrates many of
those characteristic features
but without copying them.
Indeed, some of the parallels
are not immediately obvious.
We wanted people to sense the
family resemblance rather than
see it straight off.
BMW Group design chief
Adrian van Hooydonk said:
Our Hommage cars not only
demonstrate how proud we are

of our heritage but also how


important the past can be in
determining the future.
That determining of the
future will be seen with the
M4 GTS. This new M4 variant
will be inspired by both the
3.0 CSL Hommage and the
M4 MotoGP safety car, which
gets more extreme bodywork,
such as a fixed rear wing, as
well as significant mechanical
changes. These include a
water injection system for
the engine intake, a feature
that BMW said had production
intent when it was revealed
alongside the safety car.
This was confirmed to
Autocar at the Nrburgring
24 Hours earlier this month
by van Meel, who said on the
more general subject of special
lightweight models: We will
do some projects in the future
regarding small, limitednumber editions because thats
one of our strategies.
BMW also inadvertently

hinted at the models imminent


arrival by briefly having an M4
GTS available to order under
the 4 Series section of its US
website last week. The GTS
badge has been used only once
before, on an extreme version
of the previous-generation M3,
in 2010. This was a lightweight,
stripped-out version based on
the regular M3 and only 150
were built by hand.
However, BMW has no
immediate plans to go one step
further and develop an outand-out GT3 road car, although
it is an area of the market the
firm is observing. It recently
revealed an M6 GT3 racer
weighing 500kg less than the
road car on which it is based, at
just under 1300kg.
We might take a look into
that, but we have a lot of other
projects we are working on,
said van Meel. We need to
look and see if the market is big
enough for that product.
MARK TISSHAW

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Role of aerodynamics
dominates the look,
as with the original

Zagato unveils Maserati Mostro show-stopper


ITALIAN DESIGN HOUSE
Zagato has revealed its
homage to the Maserati
450S Coup Zagato at
the Concorso dEleganza
Villa dEste in Italy.
Joining the BMW 3.0 CSL
Hommage as one of the stars
of the show, the Mostro has
been created to celebrate
Maseratis centenary. It
recalls the 450S Coup
Zagato, which was designed
in 1957 and was raced at
Le Mans by Stirling Moss.
Described as being
created for pure racing
mechanics, the Mostro
coup features a FerrariMaserati 4.2-litre V8 engine,
six-speed automated manual
gearbox and a carbonfibre
chassis and bodywork.
The Mostro has double
wishbone suspension all

round and 19in alloy wheels.


Although designed primarily
for the track, it remains road
legal, Autocar understands.
Just five examples of the
Mostro will be made and all
have already been sold. They
will be with owners by the end
of the year.
In 2013 Zagato partnered
Aston Martin to celebrate the
firms centenary, revealing
the DB9 Spider Zagato
Centennial and DBS Coup
Zagato Centennial.
Last May it unveiled a
Zagato-bodied version of the
Lamborghini Gallardo, a oneoff special that received the
approval of SantAgata.
Zagatos most recent
creation, the Aston Martin
Virage Shooting Brake
Zagato, was revealed in
September last year.

Mostro is an homage
to the 1957 Maserati
450S Coup Zagato

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ASTON MARTIN DB11

AstonMartineyeshybridfuture
British firms line-up could expand to seven models, some with battery-electric or hybrid power

ston Martin chief Andy


Palmer believes the
luxury British car
company can expand its
range to at least six or seven
models, including electric
vehicles and hybrids.
Speaking to Autocar at
last weekends Nrburgring
24-hour endurance race,
Palmer would not rule out the
possibility of EVs and hybrids
in an expanded Aston Martin
line-up that would cover all
bases, from the highly focused
800bhp Vulcan track car to
the versatile DBX crossover
concept that has been
confirmed for production.
I see in our future
obviously V12s, V8s and
probably battery-electric

cars, said Palmer. As time


evolves, theres probably
an inevitability to
hybridisation, simply because,
car by car, you can only
downsize so much. Id rather
put a hybrid in there than an
in-line four-cylinder.
Imagine something like a
4x4, 1000bhp silent Rapide.
I think Power, Beauty, Soul
doesnt say it has to be a
gasoline engine. It just
needs to be really powerful,
really beautiful and set your
heart on fire.
Id argue that 1000bhp on
the ground would probably
do that for you. So thats the
route we could go.
While Palmer confirmed
that Aston Martin doesnt

have any immediate plans for a


hybrid, he said that producing
just 7000 units a year is no
longer sustainable.
It doesnt work as a
business model. It hasnt
worked for Aston Martin,
as we have been bankrupt
seven times. We didnt find
the solution.
The DBX and Lagonda are
part of that solution, but we
cant afford the multi-billiondollar bill to engineer all of
the active safety-connected
car and autonomous car
regulatory things that are
coming along.
You either buy them, or
you belong to a group that
owns them. We dont want to
belong to a group that owns

The first model of what


will mark the beginning of
a new era for Aston Martin
will be the DB9 replacement,
the DB11, which continued
its testing schedule at the
Nrburgring last week.
AARON SMITH

them, so therefore weve


got to buy them.
However, having that
strategic relationship and
the 5% ownership with
Daimler gives us access to
that technology. It works for
Daimler and it works for us.

Astons DBX crossover concept has been confirmed for production

Elemental RP1 launch pushed back to early 2016


NEW BRITISH sports car maker
Elemental has confirmed that
its RP1 roadster will enter
production early next year.
The RP1 a lightweight,

low-volume model pitched


against rivals such as the
KTM X-Bow and Vuhl 05 is
being built by a small group
of engineers and designers

with previous experience at


McLaren, Jeep, Porsche and
numerous works BTCC teams.
While initially scheduled to
come to market this summer,

The new RP1 will tip the scales at just 540kg when powered by a 180bhp 1.0-litre Ford Ecoboost engine

delays with preparing the car


for production mean customer
deliveries have been put back
to early next year.
The RP1 will be launched with
a choice of two engines, both
from Fords Ecoboost family.
The 1.0-litre three-cylinder
Ecoboost will provide the
RP1 with around 180bhp and
177lb ft, which should propel
it to 62mph in an estimated
3.0sec and on to a top speed of
150mph. In 2.0-litre four-pot
form, the RP1 will have 280bhp
and 325lb ft and an estimated
top speed of 170mph.
More significantly, the RP1
weighs just 540kg in 1.0-litre
form, making it a full 336kg

lighter than an entry-level


Lotus Elise.
While final pricing has yet to
be confirmed, project director
Jeremy Curnow says the
RP1 will be pitched between
the 39,900 Elise and the
110,000 BAC Mono. Previous
estimates have placed the RP1
at 40,000 to 50,000.
We are confident that it
will be received well, said
Curnow. It is a more complete
package than anything on the
market in terms of technology,
performance and weight. Our
competitors all have good
points, but none of them
brings all of those best points
together in one package.

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 15

THISWEEK

DS 3 hatch is likely
to be replaced by an
SUV before 2020

Con idential

UNDERLINING THE
emergence of the small SUV
sector as the fastest-growing
area for sales in China, the
Citron C3-XR essentially
a jacked-up C3 with body
cladding is currently the
firms best seller. Launched
last December, it accounts for
10,000 sales per month.
THERE WILL BE no hybrid
version of the Toyota Avensis
during its current generation.
Even though rivals like the
Ford Mondeo are now offered
with a hybrid variant, Toyota
bosses are confident they
have both bases covered with
the combined Avensis and
Prius model ranges.

DS wants saloons, SUVs

The future DS line-up will shift to saloons and SUVs as it bids to move upmarket

SA Peugeot Citrons
premium DS brand will
chiefly focus on SUVs
and saloons in the future,
according to global sales and
marketing boss Arnaud Ribault.
DS will have an all-new
six-model line-up by 2020,
including models that will be
specific to China.
Speaking at the recent DS
Week exhibition, celebrating
60 years since the launch of
the original DS model in 1955,
Ribault told Autocar: In the
B, C and D-segments, the DS
brand will concentrate on SUVs
and sedans. These are the

most important segments for


us. We will also have an SUV
model in Europe in the future.
The DS 6 [a China-only
SUV] was engineered
specifically for the Chinese
market and will only be offered
with petrol engines and
automatic transmissions. For
European sales, we would also
need diesel engines.
This suggests that DSs
entry-level three-door
hatchback could be replaced
towards the end of the decade
by a compact SUV, as could
the larger DS 5.
The other four DS models

are likely to be saloons, but it is


possible that not all six models
will be sold in Europe. China is
an especially important market
for DS and it may demand at
least one bespoke model.
In future, DS models will be
tuned for dynamic hypercomfort, something the brand
describes as a subtle balance
between dynamic handling and
extreme comfort.
Ribault also hinted strongly
that the successful DS3 World
Rally Championship car might
not remain as Citrons future
WRC model. We are thinking
of a new kind of motorsport for

the DS brand, Ribault said.


The DS3 WRC is very much a
product of the Citron world
rally team, which is extremely
experienced.
Ribault openly admitted
that it will probably take
15 years for DS to become
established as a true premium
brand, but he said it already
enjoys the highest profitability
per car within PSA.
Premium is about
profitability, he said. Half
of all the profit made in the
global car industry comes
from premium brand sales.
HILTON HOLLOWAY

ONE OF HONDAS toughest


diesel engine durability
tests involves running one at
very high revs for 800 hours
continuously. The test takes
33 days and uses 20,00025,000 litres of fuel. No
significant failures have yet
been encountered.
BMWS M AND i divisions
could collaborate in the
future, according to M boss
Frank van Meel. There
are a lot of fields where we
are working more or less
together, he said. Probably
one day that will grow together
but it will take more time.

Coachbuilders seek more collaboration


ITALIAN STYLING HOUSES
Pininfarina and Touring
Superleggera believe that
joint projects, rather than
volume production, will ensure

the future of coachbuilding


companies.
Piero Mancardi, boss of
Touring Superleggera, said:
There is a definite market

Tourings recent F12 Berlinetta Lusso was a Ferrari joint project

space for this kind of function.


We take from the manufacturer
all the fuss. We can take the
idea, turn it into a design, or
even make a prototype. Its a
turn-key project.
We would lose our DNA if
we went to higher volumes.
If we made 1000 cars, then
it wouldnt be so special. It
doesnt mean were not ready
to co-operate in projects at that
level, but we would be providing
only design and engineering.
Paolo Pininfarina, boss of
Pininfarina, takes a similar

view. Working as a partner


generates progress, he said.
We can explore solutions
together and push innovation
in production designs. The
limited runs are the root of our
company, though. This is really,
to me, the spirit of the highclass coachbuilder and highclass design. We will never go
into mass production again.
Both companies are also
looking to make their limitededition runs independent or
manufacturer-affiliated more
consistent and frequent.

SENNA EVENT FOR CHARITY

GREEN PASSAT HITS 95G/KM

David Coulthard and Patrick Head will be among


those sharing memories of Ayrton Senna at an
event in London in June to raise money for Great
Ormond Street and Royal Brompton & Harefield
hospitals. Details at hexagonclassics.com/events.

The new Volkswagen Passat Bluemotions


official fuel economy figure is 76.3mpg and its
CO2 emissions are 95g/km. The 118bhp 1.6-litre
turbodiesel model will go on sale in the UK early
next month, when pricing will also be confirmed.

THE DRIVE TO improve DS


profitability will include a
new ultra-personalisation
scheme that will encourage
buyers to specify their car and
its interior in fine detail, in a
similar manner to the buyers
of todays super-premium
cars. DS bosses have already
promised to offer stone
finishes for the interiors of
future models, as well as
more exotic types of leather.
DS may even go to the extent
of handcrafting the seats,
dashboards and door panels
of future DS models.

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 17

THISWEEK

Aegea is intended
to seat five and has
a 500-litre boot

Fiat saloon could reach UK

Volkswagen Golf-sized Aegea saloon will be joined by a hatch and estate when it goes on sale in 2016

he Fiat Aegea has been


unveiled at the Istanbul
motor show. This new
saloon also previews the
look of the companys next
C-segment (Volkswagen
Golf-sized) hatchback and
estate models.
The Aegea is a new fourdoor car that, Fiat says, was
specifically designed as a
saloon, rather than as the spinoff from a hatchback version.
However, the head of Fiat
functional range Europe,
Antonella Bruno, confirmed
that there will be two more
models following on from the

OFFICIAL PICTURE

Aegea: a compact hatchback


and an estate. These are
expected to be revealed
later this year before going
on sale in 2016.
The car will not be called the
Aegea when it goes on sale. The
final name is set to be revealed
closer to the launch date.
The Aegea measures 4.5m
in length and is 178cm wide and
148cm high. It is designed to be
able to carry five passengers
and has an overall boot
capacity of 510 litres.
It comes with equipment
such as Fiats Uconnect
system, with a 5.0in colour

touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB


and aux inputs and steering
wheel controls all as standard.
It is also available with an
optional TomTom satellite
navigation system and a rear
parking camera.
Fiat has chosen to launch
the Aegea at the Istanbul show
because the car will be built at
Fiats plant in Bursa, Turkey,
alongside the likes of the Linea,
Qubo and Doblo.
It will come with a choice of
four engines: two Multijet II
diesels and two petrols, with
power outputs of between
94bhp and 118bhp. Fiat claims

Aegea was designed from scratch as a saloon, not a hatch spin-off


they are capable of up to
70.6mpg, which is on a par with
the smaller Panda model.
Bruno confirmed that the
company is still assessing
whether to bring the Aegea

to the UK. If Fiat chooses


to do so, the car will be
offered with engines that
comply with the latest Euro 6
emissions standards.
TOM WEBSTER

MORE SPACE FOR NEW SUPERB ESTATE

Skoda has released the first image of the new estate


version of its range-topping Superb.
The wagon adopts similar underpinnings to the
previously seen new hatchback, with both variants
based on the Volkswagen Groups modular MQB
platform. The use of the MQB architecture means the
new Superb is significantly lighter than its predecessor,
but the latest model also has more interior space and a
greater load bay capacity.
The new Superb estate will be available to order in
the UK from mid-June, with deliveries scheduled to
start in September. The estate is expected to command
a price premium over the saloon. Full UK pricing and
specification details will be revealed in early June.
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 19

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THISWEEK

SPY SHOTS
FORD GT

FordGTstaystruetoconcept
T

New GTs extreme design is made possible by its carbonfibre body

The supercar will be the first Ford to feature active aerodynamics

est mules for Fords GT


supercar have hit the road
ahead of its launch at the
end of next year.
First revealed at the Detroit
show in January, the GT is now
entering the next phase of its
development as Ford seeks to
see it through to production
with minimal changes from the
dramatic concept car.
The firm has revealed more
about the GT on a visit to
Fords Dearborn HQ, where
the concept was developed in
secret. Fords global project
chief, Raj Nair, said: We had
meetings in evenings just to
avoid being spotted.
The GTs tub and bodywork
are made from carbonfibre,
which design chief Moray
Callum says gave the team

a new level of flexibility


in terms of what could be
achieved. This shape wouldnt
be possible in steel, he added.
Even the wheel rims are
carbonfibre, offering a weight
saving of 40% compared with
aluminium, according to Ford.
According to chief engineer
Jamal Hameedi, who was also
responsible for the previousgeneration GT, the heavily
tapered fuselage was inspired
by Formula 1 and LMP1 cars.
The GT is also the first Ford to
feature active aerodynamics,
with a three-stage rear wing
that doubles as an airbrake.
The focus on aero efficiency
has led to an exceptionally
compact cabin. Carbonfibre
seats are fixed and moulded
into the base of the chassis.

To accommodate different
drivers, the pedals will move
fore and aft by up to 200mm.
The concept, which Ford
says has key advantages
for crash performance and
packaging, has led to a rethink
of the control layout. All the
main functions are grouped
on the steering wheel, ahead
of which is a digital display
that will change appearance
according to the driving mode.
Callum said the choice of
interior materials was inspired
by the Space Shuttle.
Only 250 GTs will be built
each year, with a total run
of less than 1000. Rivals
will include the Ferrari 488
GTB, McLaren 675LT and
Lamborghini Aventador.
ALISTAIR WEAVER

Five-pot motor could be an option for VW Golf R400


THE PRODUCTION VERSION
of the Volkswagen Golf R400
concept has been spotted
testing at the Nrburgring.
The test car sports widened
front and rear tracks, along
with large wheels reminiscent
of those seen on the original
concept. The photographing
of this prototype comes only
weeks after VW technical
chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser
confirmed that the model was
entering development.
Our spy photographers
reported hearing what sounded
like a five-cylinder engine
on this test mule. However,
while the cars powertrain

hasnt been confirmed, its still


considered most likely to run an
uprated version of the 2.0-litre
four-cylinder engine from
the Golf R, which in the R400
concept produced 395bhp and
332lb ft and could make even
more power in production.
A greater power output
could result in a name change
from R400, possibly to R420,
which would reflect the metric
horsepower output.
However, if the engine was a
five-cylinder unit, it would most
likely be from the Audi RS3,
which is powered by a 2.5-litre
five-cylinder petrol engine that
produces 362bhp.

The all-wheel-drive R400


uses a six-speed manual
gearbox. In concept form, it can
accelerate from 0-62mph in
3.9sec and hit 174mph.
One of the main challenges
in bringing the R400 to
production is understood to be
finding a gearbox capable of
handling the R400s 332lb ft
torque output. VW also wants
an automatic option to give the
model greater global appeal,
but the Golf Rs six-speed DSG
dual-clutch automatic gearbox
is only rated up to 280lb ft.
Neusser gave no indication
of a launch date for the most
potent Golf model yet.

SPY SHOT
VOLKSWAGEN
GOLF R400

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 21

THISWEEK

SPY SHOT
PORSCHE 911

Pure new 911 GT planned


P

orsche is working on a
new GT model to go with
the existing 911 GT3 and
GT3 RS that is unrelated
to the GT2 RS already believed
to be in the pipeline. The new
car is thought to be an entirely
distinct entity from any that
has been seen in the 16 years
since the introduction of the
original GT3 in 1999.
The new car will have simple
driving pleasure as its focus,
meaning it will be radically
different from the track-based
RS models and the standard
GT cars that are designed to
be usable every day.
The new GT car will not
be engineered specifically
to set competitive lap times
or provide a sensible means
of daily transport. Instead,
it will be set up to maximise

feel, response and driver


interaction. Crucially, it will
mark the return of the manual
gearbox to the 911 GT range for
the first time since the demise
of the 997 generation in 2011.
It is not clear what form
the new car will take or when
it will make its debut, but
its existence stems from an
acknowledgement within
Porsche that making a car
as fast as possible and as
enjoyable to drive as possible
are objectives now sufficiently
distant from each other for
no one model to be able to
effectively bridge the divide.
The new car is expected to
lose much of the aerodynamic
addenda that has become
synonymous with GT models
and come with the narrower
body used by base-spec 911s.

GT3 RS is about speed; new GT 911 will focus on feel and response

It will most likely have skinnier,


less grippy tyres and a chassis
set-up dedicated less to the
generation of grip and more
towards providing a friendly
on-limit balance.
The engine is likely to be
similar or identical to the
normally aspirated 3.8-litre
unit used by the current
GT3, despite the move to
turbocharging for all non-GT
911s at the end of this year.
There is no information
concerning a name for the
car. As recently reported on
autocar.co.uk, Porsche has
trade-marked the GT5 name,
but that would be incongruous
as it would numerically and
hierarchically sit below the
Cayman GT4. It is also thought
not to be called Club Sport, as
that is also a name Porsche
associates more with the track
than the open road.
The new car will not appear
until next year at the earliest,
with the end of this year already
given over to the launch of the
second-generation 991-based
911, which was spied in testing
last week.
ANDREW FRANKEL
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
first drive p28

ANDREW FRANKEL

Cayman GT4 inspires new 911

WHY HAS PORSCHE


decided to build this car
now after so many years
without one? I think the
reason is not to be found
in any existing 911, but,
conversely, the Cayman.
One of very few mistakes
made by Porsche recently
was to underestimate
completely the demand
for the Cayman GT4. It
thought it would peak at
around 2000 units, but in
fact Porsche now privately

FINAL CURTAIN FOR EVO X

BUT EVO ASX LOOKING LIKELY

Plans to bring the run-out Mitsubishi Lancer


Evolution X Final Edition to the UK have fallen
through. Cost is believed to be behind the
decision, as well as the high level of demand
for the car in Japan.

Mitsubishis record sales in 2014 have increased


the chances of the Evo badge returning on a
high-performance version of the new ASX. Its
down to whether the company has the resources
to do it, said Mitsubishi UK boss Lance Bradley.

reckons it could have sold


as many as 3500 cars. It
can up production a bit but
not by nearly enough to
satisfy its prospects, and
around 1000 Cayman GT4s
that could have been sold
look likely never to be built.
Ive no doubt that its the
unexpected popularity of
the back-to-basics manual
Cayman that convinced
Porsche that people would
want a 911 conceived along
similar lines.

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 23

Alpine to appear at Le Mans


Near-production version of new sports car will be revealed next month, but Alpine SUV is less likely

he long-awaited RenaultAlpine sports car is set


to be unveiled at the Le
Mans 24-hour endurance
race next month.
It is understood that a
concept version of the car
which is likely to be very close
to the final product will be
revealed at the event. It is
expected to pay direct homage
to the most famous Alpine
model, the A110.
Speaking to Autocar at the
Clerkenwell Design Week in

London, Renaults exterior


design chief, Anthony Lo,
alluded to the plans. You will
hear about that [the Alpine]
from us, he said.
From its Le Mans debut,
the concept is likely to make
its next appearance at the
Goodwood Festival of Speed,
where a special display
celebrating 60 years of Alpine
is already planned.
The Alpine sports car has
recently been seen testing
in close to production form,

revealing how different the


cars shape will be from the
original 2012 concept.
When the sports car
officially goes on sale, it should
cost around 50,000.
French magazine
Challenges reports that
Renault-Nissan Alliance boss
Carlos Ghosn has recently
signed off a 600 million
(427 million) investment in
Alpine to build up the brand.
Alpine bosses have been
open about the future of the

brand. Speaking to Autocar


at the Moscow motor show
last year, Renault design boss
Laurens van den Acker said
there was a hope that the
sports car would spearhead a
range of Alpine vehicles.
As with many things, we
need to have a good business
first, he said. We all love
Alpines, but we all want to
make money as well. Lets get
the first car right and then I
hope I can start doing Alpines
for the rest of my life.

While an SUV would seem


like a candidate to be Alpines
second model after the sports
car, Lo was quick to quash
suggestions of such a vehicle.
It [an SUV] might fit certain
brands, but dont forget Alpine
is about lightweight sports
cars, and the most iconic of
those is the A110, he said.
Were not so sure about
it; I think SUVs are driven
by emerging markets and
the US market.
DARREN MOSS

Seat sets sights on Ibiza-based Nissan Juke rival

Leon-based SUV will come first, followed by a smaller crossover


24 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

SEAT BELIEVES IT can be the


first of the Volkswagen Group
brands to launch a proper
Nissan Juke-rivalling small
crossover, according to the
brands boss.
The Spanish car maker has
already committed to building
a new Nissan Qashqai rival at
its Barcelona plant from next
year. It has also shown the
20V20 concept, which hints at
a larger SUV model to sit at the
top of the line-up.
However, Seat is also known
to have put an Ibiza-based
crossover through customer
clinics, and chairman Jrgen

Stackmann says such a


car could beat Audis longrumoured Q1 baby SUV and
Volkswagens Polo-based
Taigun to market.
Nobody has told us we
cant be the first to bring
the small crossover to
showrooms, said Stackmann.
Our car is much better than
when we showed it to some
people last year.
We have an idea of when
to bring this car, but were
announcing it when everything
is close, when the business
case is sufficiently strong. And
when the car itself is solid.

The sequence is clear.


Number one is mid-size. Focus
number two is smaller, because
thats where the swing is in
customer demand. Number
three is our vision, like 20V20.
But it all comes in phases.
Stackmann also said the
20V20 is not yet confirmed
for production. We can
build that car now we have
everything in our hands to do
it but the brand has to be
strong enough to build that
car and sell it in volumes and in
revenues sufficient to make a
good case. Were not there yet
with the larger car.

THISWEEK

Testers Notes

MattPrior

OFFICIAL PICTURES

Rugged-looking
Kwid will have a
spacious cabin

Budget Renault hatch not for Europe


RENAULT HAS REVEALED
a new A-segment
hatchback, dubbed Kwid,
which will be launched in
India later this year.
The Kwid is based on
the new CMF-A platform
that forms part of the
Common Module Family
architecture produced
by the Renault-Nissan
Alliance. It is set to
be rolled out across a
significant number of
alliance models.
The new hatchback
features SUV-inspired
styling, including plastic
cladding around its lower
edges and a bold front
bumper. Its also raised
up, with 180mm of ground
clearance. Renault says
the Kwid will offer Indian
customers best-in-class
boot and interior space.
Renault has only

released details of one


engine that is set to be
offered in the Kwid: a
new 0.8-litre petrol unit
that will be extremely
well positioned in terms
of fuel consumption. A
new five-speed manual
transmission will also
be offered.
Renault refers to the
hatchback as a global
model, suggesting that
in the future it could find
its way to other emerging
markets and countries
such as Russia, Brazil
and China. The company
has confirmed there are
no plans to bring the
Kwid to Europe.
Renault says the Kwid
will be launched in India
with a price tag of between
three and four lakh rupees,
which equates to roughly
3000-4000.

Shogun stays tough

THE NEXT MITSUBISHI Shogun


will remain true to the vehicles
original positioning as an
authentic off-roader, company
chiefs have confirmed.
The next generation of
Mitsubishis 4x4, expected in
2017, will be positioned as a
cheaper alternative to the Land
Rover Discovery.
Lance Bradley, boss of

Mitsubishi Motors UK, said:


A lot of the rivals are more
beautiful or more refined, but
the Shogun needs to be an
authentic off-roader. Look
at the Discovery there is
room for vehicles with utility
at their heart. We see an
opportunity in providing a
less expensive alternative in
terms of pricing and running
costs, particularly with our
plug-in hybrid technology.
The Mitsubishi GC-PHEV
concept car (left) revealed
at last years Geneva motor
show was a preview of the
replacement vehicle.

A supercar will cost


a fortune in tyres
and brakes on track

eve got a contributor


who thinks track days
are for wimps, for those
who dont have, if youll
pardon the expression, the balls
to go racing properly.
I sort of agree. Sort of. But
I mostly side with those who
quite like the odd track day
now and again. Mostly because
I dont have the balls to go
motor racing beyond what
this magazine asks me to do,
or racing karts. Karts cost less
and hurt less. I like racing a car,
but only after the event. I like
racing a kart all the time. I enjoy
a car on a track with no pressure
around, no stopwatch, no
people standing there, in your
employ, waiting for the moment
that you bin it or finish near the
back, then nodding and giving
you platitudes before admitting
to their mates that, truth be
told, youre a bit slow.
I figured I couldnt be alone
in thinking that way. So it was

I enjoy a car on
track with no
pressure, no
stopwatch, no
people waiting
for you to bin it

and itll always get through


consumables at a frightening
rate. The running costs of
supercars or hypercars are high,
even for those who can afford it.
Granted, track days cost a
lot, too, but if you can make
a set of brakes and tyres on a
lightweight track car last for
three or four days, thats better
than a new set of Eagle F1s and
some main dealer servicing
every few hours. And? And you
get to have a bit of a play with,
in effect, a race car. Something
light, something immediate,
something that you can spend
hour after hour in, chipping
away at a line here or there
and knowing that, deep down,
youre learning and youre
getting faster.
Okay, you might not be
doing that alongside 20 other
hooligans, all testing yourselves
against each other and the
clock, but I really dont mind
that. In fact, I quite like the idea.
And if that implies a lack of
testicular dimension, Im afraid
Im guilty as charged.

no surprise that when I was


talking to a bloke from a
race/track day car maker the
other day, he said the market
for seriously expensive
track day toys was going
tremendously well.
Ive had a pet theory about
this for a long time. Yes, you
could use a supercar on a track
day if you wanted, and itd be
a lot of fun, but no matter how
well you drive it, itll always
weigh a tonne and a half

We should all take a lesson from cautious, courteous tanker drivers

matt.prior@autocar.co.uk

Is there a better-driven
vehicle on the road than a fuel
tanker? Always in the correct
lane. Always at the right speed.
Always courteous and clear of
intent, and never rushed. This
makes a lot of sense, really,
given the implications of things
going wrong. Maybe we should
all tow a few tonnes of explosive
liquid fuel around with us.

@matty_prior
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THISWEEK

A Week In Cars

SteveCropley

MONDAY

Exhilarating time at our


annual Autocar Stars bash in
Chelseas swanky Hurlingham
Club, watching Mr Holder
dish awards to the purveyors
of the cars that have achieved
our testers ultimate five-star
accolade this year. When that
was over, I was privileged to
present our two people gongs:
the Sturmey Award to Citrons
master designer Mark Lloyd
and the Issigonis Trophy to
Wolfgang Hatz, Porsches highflying director of R&D.
Autocar invented car awards
25 years ago but gave up when
they became an industry-wide
craze and guests started dying
of boredom. No one should be
asked to feign excitement over
Best Small Estate with Shiny
Hubcaps. Now we reckon
weve found a way of rewarding
those whove excelled, without
obliterating their achievement
with verbiage.

TUESDAY

Dashed to the Midlands to see


my new Lotus Elise (currently
being fitted with a four-point
harness so we can sprint it).
Took the Suzuki Celerio because
its quick through the traffic
between our office and the
M40 out of London. However,

Im giving up
on feathering
accelerators. Ill
simply let my
right clog weigh
what it weighs
since I find it hard not to drive
economically in economy cars,
I tried my best to save fuel
while pressing on a bit and
felt rewarded with 64mpg on
the trip at the other end. Then
things got urgent at home so
I had to hurry back and forget
frugality. Result: 64mpg again,
which was good but sort of bad

And another thing


Yep, this is a car mag,
but it cant be too
widely known that
this is the final flying
season for the only
active Avro Vulcan,
XH558. Itll be
everywhere, not least
at Goodwood. Just
another reason to go.

steve.cropley@autocar.co.uk

The impressive new


XC90 is emblematic
of a resurgent Volvo

as well. Decision: Im giving up


on feathering accelerators. Im
simply going to let my right clog
weigh what it weighs.

WEDNESDAY

Fed up with whinging about


Formula 1? Want to make
something happen? Well, you
have precisely one day to join
this years F1 Global Fan Survey,
run by our sister organ, F1
Racing. The survey gives you
the chance to ask and answer
hard questions, and the results
will be presented, without
adornment, to the sports
movers and shakers. Find F1
Racing online and youre away.

THURSDAY

Never thought Id miss Top


Gear, but I do. Despite the fact
that every two-bob Freeview

Whats next for Top


Gear on the BBC now
this lot have gone?
channel is dedicated solely
to the rib-tickling antics of
May, Hammond and Clarkie,
I feel weirdly bereft, because I
cant get satisfaction on what
has always been the essential
TG question: what will they
do next? And since I can still
remember William Woollard
reciting compression ratios
while standing in front of
the same green hedge every
Tuesday evening, I cant say I
feel all that optimistic about the
formula the Beebs 68-year-old
Alan Yentob and his chums are
reportedly dreaming up as the
trios replacement.
As a tiny boy in the
Australian bush, I vividly
remember my old man
explaining that the funniest
thing about The Goon Show
was that the BBC management
had no idea what a property
they had on their hands. Its
the same with TG.

FRIDAY

After a drive home and back


in the latest Volvo XC90, I can
report that the new SUV is a fit
and proper replacement for the
13-year-old original. Theres
a nicely designed cabin full of
Scandinavian textures and
touches, theyve found more
interior room and the styling
will please those who liked
the previous one. Best of all,
its four-pot diesel refinement
matches our V6 Range Rover.
Im impressed with Volvo at
present. I like its straightforward
claim that the V40 has been
adapted for British conditions
because I watched the
engineers making it happen on
the roads of Surrey a couple of
years ago. When Geely acquired
Volvo, I was concerned it might
not allow future Volvos the
cool Swedish character that
distinguishes them. The XC90
shows theres no need to worry.

@StvCr
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27

FIRSTDRIVES
This weeks new cars

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PRICE 131,296
ON SALE JUNE

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Porsche
911 GT3 RS
20.5.15, Germany Hardcore 911 is unlike any
before it, but youll need to take your brave pills

n first acquaintance, its just


possible youll conclude that
Porsche has muffed the new
911 GT3 RS. Youll drive it and
drive it fast and wonder whether all
the boasts about what it offers over
and above a 911 GT3 add up to more
than a hill of beans and a 30 grand
bill. Only when you drive it as fast
as you can make it go will it become
clear that this is, in fact, the purest
realisation of what Porsche estimates
a sports car to be.
The new GT3 RS is not a car made
faster by the addition of turbos
or hybrid drives, but through the
deletion of weight and provision of
more power via the delightfully backto-basics formula of shovelling a
bigger engine into the rear. So todays
GT3 RS displaces precisely the same
3996cc and produces an identical
493bhp at an indistinguishable
8250rpm as the last 997-based GT3
RS, despite their engines being
unrelated. The difference is that
whereas the 997-generation GT3 RS
4.0 was a limited-edition special, this
991-derived machine is part of the
30 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

standard model line-up. No 911 has


ever been fitted with a bigger engine.
The extra capacity has been
achieved by using a longer-throw
crankshaft to increase the stroke,
so although there is no change to
the speed at which peak power is
delivered, the red line has been
pegged back by a couple of hundred
revs, so its poor owners will have to
content themselves with a sluggish
8800rpm limit. The flipside is a small
increase in torque and a flatter curve,
albeit peaking at the same 6250rpm.
The transmission is the same PDK
seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
unit as that of the GT3 but with
its final drive lowered slightly to
counteract the effect of taller rear
tyres. The paddles themselves have a
shorter, sharper action.
Porsches plan for this RS was to
put more clean air between it and
the GT3 upon which it is based than
any other in the dozen years and five
generations since Porsche exhumed
its most revered initialism and once
more applied it to a 911. So alongside
all the usual RS modifications, such

FIRSTDRIVE

Electrically assisted steering has been reworked to cope with higher grip levels, and its as good as it gets; for all the RSs track focus, the interior has an everyday civility

Here is a production
road car with 80%
of the downforce
of Porsches pure
race GT3 Cup car
as a wider front track and a Perspex
rear screen and rear quarterlights,
this RS has been enhanced in many
other ways, of which the larger
engine is just one.
Most telling is the decision to base
the RS on the extra-wide 911 Turbo
body, making it 28mm wider at the
back than the GT3. But there is also a
magnesium roof and carbonfibre
front wings to go with its carbonfibre
bonnet and engine cover. The result
is a car thats 10kg lighter than the
GT3 an astonishing achievement
given the extra weight of the Turbo
body and larger 20in and 21in wheels.

As you might imagine, extensive


attention has also been foisted on the
chassis, where youll find different
anti-roll bars, a completely new
damper iteration and stiffer rear
springs to cope with the vast increase
in rear downforce. The front springs
are carried over from the GT3, the
slight increase in ride height due to
the larger wheels meaning that a
stiffer spring was not required. The
Michelin Cup tyres (and optional
Dunlops) are a bespoke development
for the car, too, but required far less
work than expected, largely because
they started life on the 918 Spyder.
The traction requirements of a reardrive, rear-engined car relative to a
four-wheel-drive, mid-engined car
have brought changes in compound
and construction but nothing
dramatic. By contrast, Porsche
needed to start again with the electric
power steering to adapt it to the
rigours of the additional downforce
and an increase in front-end grip so
great that it is estimated to increase
turn-in speed by up to 20%.
But talk to those who did the

development work and they will tell


you that the seven-league difference
between not just this RS and the
standard GT3 but also any other
road-legal 911 in history is the aero.
For years, all 911s emanating from
the Motorsports department have
offered not merely reduced lift but
genuine downforce. However, this
GT3 RS is a world apart, its new
front spoiler generating 110kg
of downforce all by itself and the
massive rear wing a further 220kg.
In total, it has three times the
downforce of the GT3 or, put another
way, more downforce at 124mph than
the previous GT3 RS could muster at
186mph. Put a third and final way,
here is a standard production road
car offering 80% of the downforce of
the Porsches pure race GT3 Cup car.
It adds up to a car capable of
reaching 62mph in 3.3sec, clipping
0.2sec off the GT3s time but topping
out at 193mph, 2mph short of the less
powerful GT3, entirely because of the
additional drag of its aero package.
And yes, there is a Nrburgring lap
time: 7min 20sec, two seconds shy
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 31

of the time managed by the 611bhp


GT2 RS, the most powerful street 911
yet built, but in fact the 7min 20sec
lap was set on a cold, damp track.
Porsches own simulations show the
car to be capable of a 7min 17sec lap,
which would make it the fastest roadgoing 911 yet to take to the track.
On first acquaintance, the RS
doesnt seem all that different from
the GT3 and certainly insufficiently
distinct to make you ponder
the additional 30,000 (thats a
Volkswagen Golf R, lest we forget)
Porsche is asking for it over the GT3.
Admittedly, it rides uncommonly
well on smooth German roads,
despite the fact that there is just one
joint left in the suspension that is
rubber bushed. (The rest are solid.)
There seems also to be little (if any)
compromise to refinement, despite
its plastic windows. Porsche contends
that the GT3 is the everyday car, but
if you can live with the looks and
reduced ground clearance (for which
a front axle lifter can be fitted), there
really seems to be no penalty in terms
of everyday usability. In this regard, it
32 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

is a very different proposition from


the Ferrari 458 Speciale that seems
its closest rival in all bar price. But
wheres the gain?
If you have any sense of civic
responsibility and more than a
loosely assembled gathering of
brain cells between your ears,
opportunities to get past the place
where the GT3 stops performing and
to where GT3 RS takes over rarely
come in public. You notice the torque,
but only when you realise that this
is the first normally aspirated GT
Porsche of recent times not to feel
dramatically overgeared. Id still
prefer a shorter stack, but its no
longer an impediment.
Less positively, you are always
aware of the additional width on
what might otherwise be regarded
as challenging driving roads. That
wide body provides not just more grip
but also more power through the ram
air induction provided by those side
inlets, boosting power at high speeds
up to at least 503bhp, but if you want
to thread it into a gap between a hedge
and a lorry using more than its fair

share of road, you might not breathe


until you are sure you are past.
The steering feels sharper, but so
did that of the Cayman GT4, so it may
just be that Porsche is still finding
ways of improving all its electrically
assisted power steering systems.
Grip in the dry is, in effect, limitless.
So you need a circuit, and then
the gap between the GT3 and GT3
RS is as great as their dramatically

This is a car with


another level, a level
beyond that of any
911 Ive driven, and I
dont just mean grip

FIRSTDRIVE

Aero package is a big differentiator between this and any previous road-going 911; front spoiler alone adds 110kg of downforce, rear wing 220kg

Front-sited boot provides some practicality; roll cage behind the two seats is part of the Clubsport package thats standard on the GT3 RS
different specifications suggest.
Perhaps greater. More significant,
the entire focus of the car has
changed. In the GT3, the powertrain
is the superstar, the engine snarling
up to 9000rpm supported by the
worlds best two-pedal transmission.
In the RS, they are relegated to
supporting roles.
Drive it fast around a really
challenging track and it behaves
precisely as you hoped it might. Grip
levels are withering, the steering as
good as you could hope anything
with electric power assistance to be.
Theres just a touch of stabilising
understeer when you turn in to slow
corners, but it can be cancelled with
an imperceptible lift of your right
foot. Traction from those sticky
Michelins is simply superb, so you
can drive it like an old 911: slow in,
then load up the outer tyre from the
apex and hammer up the straight. Or
you can do something else entirely.
This is a car with another level,
a level beyond that of any 911 Ive
driven, and I dont just mean grip.
Its a level that lets you drive it

another way and, if youre a bit brave


and possess at least passable track
skills, access an intensity of driving
experience that no GT3 has ever
imagined, let alone approached.
You need to break the rules
difficult when all journalists at
the launch were banned from
turning off the stability systems,
but still possible. Instead of being
deliberately conservative with your
entry speeds and guiding the car
into the corner, you fling it in on a
trailing throttle deliberately too fast,
trusting in the tyre, the cars inherent
balance and the agility of its fourwheel steering system to cope. Even
with full stability control engaged,
the car pivots about its mid-point and
flows into oversteer with the throttle
still shut. Then you hit the accelerator
and use all that torque to keep the
car from understeering. You see your
hands doing strange things with the
wheel, because when this car moves,
it moves fast, but in that instant when
you realise you are driving the GT3
RS not by some long-since-prescribed
911 orthodoxy but by instinct alone,

you are also aware of driving elevated


onto a plane that few cars wearing
numberplates have ever reached.
This is not an easy car to drive
extremely fast, and if youre not going
to drive it extremely fast, there would
seem to be little point in having one.
It is a car that will challenge you as a
driver and, I have no doubt at all, be
not in the least shy about punishing
mistakes. A standard GT3 is a far
more forgiving car, and for many who
want that everyday ability but dont
need the on-limit nuttiness, it is by far
the better choice.
But while there remains a small
constituency of drivers ready, willing
and able to make the effort and
happy to get out only what they
put in, so they will revel and delight
in the experience offered by the GT3
RS on the track. That it will also
prove so superbly civilised all the
way home, too, is perhaps its most
remarkable facet of all.
In short and for anything
approaching the money, nothing
else even gets close.
ANDREW FRANKEL

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS


A new level for the 911, with a rare
intensity of driving experience.
Faint hearts need not apply

AAAAA

Price
131,296
Engine
6 cyls, 3996cc, petrol
Power
493bhp at 8250rpm
Torque
339lb ft at 6250rpm
Gearbox
7-spd dual-clutch automatic
Kerb weight 1420kg
Top speed
193mph
0-62mph
3.3sec
Economy
22.2mpg (combined)
CO2/tax band 296g/km, 37%

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THE NEW MG6


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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

21.5.15, Balocco, Italy Two-seater loses its roof and gains some other revisions along the way

t isnt saying how, but Alfa Romeo


has been improving its midengined, carbonfibre-tubbed 4C
sports car. Take the steering. In
earlier 4Cs, its weight would vary
as you swivelled it, a disconcerting
sensation in any car, let alone a rapid
sportster with a low centre of gravity
and fat wads of grip.
Weve now sampled a smootherriding 4C too, the smaller-wheeled,
higher-sidewalled standard version,
which also does without a rear antiroll bar, managing a usefully better
job of absorbing sharp-edged bumps.
The right-hand-drive version of the
4C has also emerged, and unlike
many past Alfas, the conversion
leaves a pretty decent driving
position unspoiled. These discoveries
arrive with the launch of the Spider
version of the 4C, whose removable
roof adds yet another dimension.
But the 4C coup came a
resounding last in our 2014 Best
Drivers Car test, its dartingly
inconsistent steering, wayward
directional stability, uncertain
brakes and cacophony of industrial-

strength din turning every drive into


a battle, even if it was grippily brisk.
So the arrival of the Spider, whose
main area of modification obviously
majors on the roof, promises little
dynamic improvement. Still, the
conversion, which consists of a
fabric roll-up top supported by
carbonfibre windscreen surround
reinforcement, a modified rollover
hoop and an engine-bay strut brace,
adds only 15.5kg. The Spider also gets
air conditioning, parking sensors,
a leather-skinned dashboard and
heftier, less ugly headlights, adding
further mass (in total, it weighs 45kg
more than the coup) and an absurd
14,500 to its price, taking it beyond
Porsche Boxster GTS money.
The roof is similar to that of a
Lotus Elise, if slightly less fiddly to
use and vastly better sealed. It has
little effect on rigidity, which feels
immense and almost never allows
rut-triggered windscreen shimmy.
Descend to the elegantly slender seat
and youre faced by the same wheel
as the coups, whose fat, paddleshift-bearing spokes and thick rim

make its leathery flat-bottomedness


surprisingly difficult to grasp.
That matters in a 4C, because you
need to get and doggedly maintain
a grip on it on anything other
than tile-smooth asphalt. Wheels
that track the earths surface with a
satellites certainty may sound like a
keen drivers dream, but when youre
charging along straights at threefigure speeds and find your mount
darting capriciously for the verge,
youll be clinging to that wheel like an
iceberg-dodging mariner. The newer
4C is marginally better in this regard
than it was, but not nearly enough.
You also need a firm grip on the
fatter-tyred versions because the
steering is unassisted, although
we wouldnt have it any other way.
Especially as the steering now
weights up more consistently than
before, making it much easier to mine
the Alfas Araldite grip. Through
the rapid sweepers of Baloccos
long-lap test track, the 4Cs balance,
adjustability and roadholding
are superb and its steering is now
transparent enough to tell you when

Spider loses its roof but gains a leather-trimmed dash and air-con; it steers better and grips well, but the 4C remains a handful

the front tyres lofty grip limits are


being breached. Its Brembo brakes,
which react to pressure as well as
pedal travel, are more feelsome, too.
Trouble is, this track has almost
no direction-changing camber shifts
and can be tackled at massive speeds.
On public roads, its hard to reach the
point where nose and tail dance to
the tune of your right foot, the more
so because of the engines unhelpful
torque delivery. Little of it arrives
below 2200rpm, making it harder to
erupt from corners than it should be.
But erupt the 4C will, and this car is
memorably rapid when you get the
hang of it. And, indeed, hang on.
So the 4C is slightly better now, the
Spider gaining much and losing little.
But its still too wayward, and still too
noisy, to command 60,000 against a
Porsche Boxster GTS.
RICHARD BREMNER

ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER


A good conversion of an improved
4C, but its still dynamically
troubled and absurdly expensive

AAACC
Price
Engine
Power
Torque
Gearbox
Kerb weight
Top speed
0-62mph
Economy
CO2/tax band

59,500
4 cyls, 1742cc, turbo, petrol
234bhp at 6000rpm
258lb ft at 2200-4250rpm
6-spd dual-clutch auto
940kg
160mph
4.5sec
40.9mpg (combined)
161g/km, 27%

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DS 5 BlueHDi 150

20.5.15, Paris DSs first revised model as a stand-alone brand gives a French take on premium

f youre bored with the ubiquity of


premium German cars and have a
genuine taste for being different,
the facelifted DS 5 may very well
appeal to you. No longer a Citronbadged model but one from the
now stand-alone DS brand, the 5 is
a kind of cross between a premium
hatchback, coup and SUV and its
a genuine original.
The most obvious changes are
to the styling of the cars nose. The
new DS corporate grille makes
its debut on this car. Replacing a
design that wore the twin Citron
chevrons as its main signature,
the new grille has a more upright
stance and features a wide, polished
aluminium-effect surround. The
design of the headlights and lower
bumper have also been tweaked.
Inside, the distinctive cockpit
interior now gets a 7.0in touchscreen,
Mirror Link for compatible
smartphones and the curiously
named eMyWay sat-nav system as

standard on the UKs Prestige and


Elegance trim levels.
The most important change to
the new 5 is under the skin. When
the original Citron version was
launched in 2011, it was panned for
its poor ride and noisy suspension.
Running changes shortly after the
cars launch did help, but the new 5
has a more comprehensive cure.
The new cars ride height has been
raised by a few millimetres and
it gets new dampers with a longer
compression stroke and pre-loaded
valve technology that limits sudden
changes in damper force.
The revised 5 line-up offers three
strengths of BlueHDi diesel engine
(118bhp, 147bhp and 178bhp) and
a 162bhp turbo petrol motor. The
unusual four-wheel-drive hybrid
variant (which has a 2.0-litre diesel
engine driving the front wheels and
an electric motor driving the rear
wheels) also remains in the range as
the f lagship model.

The interior is mostly unchanged,


which means a substantial centre
console and dramatically sloping
dashboard. Unlike cars from the
established German premium
brands, which are moving to ever
more minimalist interiors, the 5 is
loud and proud in its difference.
This is a comfortable cabin. The
raised ride height makes it very easy
to get into the front seats, although
the slightly oversized, flat-bottomed
steering wheel could do with more
reach adjustment and the seat could
usefully drop another 10mm or so
for taller drivers. Things are a little
tighter for rear seat passengers, but
the big, square boot is a decent size
for the luggage of four occupants.
In the 147bhp form tested, the
2.0-litre diesel engine is impressively
refined and only really audible at
when accelerating hard from low
speeds. Its surprising how quickly
it spools up, too.
As part of the emphasis on

refinement, the DS has been fitted


with acoustically damped glass
for the side windows. It works. At
motorway speeds, the 5 is composed
and hushed.
On back roads, theres a touch of
the SUV advantage about the 5 due
to its raised ride height and driving
position. Clearly, this is not a car to be
rushed, though. More important, its
predecessors terrible ride has been
pretty much eliminated.
The 5 may lack the factorystamped design precision and
execution of an Audi A4, but it has its
own, distinct appeal and character
as well as a healthy standard spec.
This is a civilised, long-striding
machine with more than a hint of the
traditional French grand routier
cars of the past. It is not an autobahn
stormer, and all the better for it.
HILTON HOLLOWAY

DS 5 BLUEHDI 150 S&S PRESTIGE


Distinctive French-style cruiser is
a big improvement on the previous
one. Strong money, though

AAABC

Distinctive cabin now features a 7.0in touchscreen; DS 5 is in its element as a long-striding tourer rather than a back-road hero

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

29,650
4 cyls, 1997cc, turbodiesel
147bhp at 4000rpm
273lb ft at 2000rpm
6-spd manual
1537kg
127mph
10.6sec
68.9mpg (combined)
105g/km, 19%

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15.5.15, Surrey Revered reworker of BMWs creates a diesel drop-top with a 516lb ft punch

heres something uniquely


appealing about the prospect
of a supremely fast cruiser that
is capable of leaving the UK in
the morning and arriving on the
Cte dAzur the same evening, roof
down and with only a single fuel
stop. The D4 Convertible the latest
offering from Alpina, the slightly leftfield family firm from Bavaria that
somehow manages to fettle BMWs
without annoying the German
colossus is just such a car.
It will probably not shock you
to read that the D4 gets the same
retuned version of BMWs N57 twinturbo six-cylinder diesel engine as
Alpinas D3 saloon and estate and the
D4 coup. Its not short of heft, then,
with 345bhp and 516lb ft of torque
enough for a 0-62mph dash in 5.0sec
and a top speed of 171mph. Perhaps
more important, that wall of torque
is available between just 1500rpm
and 3000rpm, giving the D4 great
real-world flexibility.
For this, you pay a smidge under
55k, which is about 10 grand more
than BMWs 435d Convertible.

In isolation, the open-top D4 feels


not one bit slower than the D3 saloon.
The turbodiesel picks up from not
much beyond 1000rpm and then
huge reserves of torque kick in. The
Alpina version of the ZF eight-speed
automatic transmission is slick,
too, with rapid, smooth shifts if you
switch to the buttons mounted at the
back of the steering wheel.
The straight six is happy to be
revved to beyond 4500rpm and
Alpinas exhaust technology actually
helps to give it a curiously appealing
note, particularly for a diesel. You will
be cruising way beyond the British
motorway limit before engine noise
becomes noticeable, although there
is a bit of wind rush from around the
side mirrors and, as is usually the
case with Alpinas, the 20in tyres do
come with a bit of road roar.
The stonking powerplant doesnt
seem particularly bothered, then, by
the fact that the convertible weighs
about 130kg more than the coup
but the rest of the package isnt
quite so comfortable with it. The
D4 still has a suppleness to its ride

that is beyond mainstream BMWs,


but it does feel less deft over big
potholes. Similarly, fast, open roads
are dispatched with gusto and real
poise, helped by steering that has
a satisfying weight to it at speed,
but twistier stuff requiring sudden
changes of direction demands a little
bit more consideration as you factor
in the D4s weight. Were talking
tiny percentages here, but theres
no doubt that the D4 Convertible is
happier being a fast cruiser than a
sports car. The small but noticeable
amount of shimmy that you get with
the roof down emphasises this.
Its also worth remembering that
the convertibles weight affects
not only that acceleration but also,
perhaps more painfully, the CO2
emissions. On its own, this cars
figure of 156g/km seems sufficiently
impressive for something this fast.
But the coup manages 139g/km
enough for it to sit four whole bands
lower on company car tax.
The roof itself is standard BMW
fare, so it opens and closes in 20
seconds. With the roof down, its

possible for the front occupants to


have a conversation at more than
30mph, but you will need to speak up
when you get to motorways.
Keen drivers will probably want
to pass on the drop-top and stick
with the slightly lighter, more agile
and more supple D4 coup. There is
little doubt that the complex folding
metal roof does bring a few minor
compromises to the D4s package
enough to knock off half a star here
from the fixed-head cars rating.
However, this doesnt mean that
the D4 Convertible is a weak link
or an undesirable car. It still
possesses the core strengths that
run through every Alpina. In many
ways, the D4 Convertible is one of
the most rounded models that the
company produces.
JOHN McILROY

ALPINA D4 BITURBO CONVERTIBLE


Refined, fast and comfortable,
this Alpina serves better as a
drop-top than as a drivers car

AAAAC
Price
Engine

Fastidious assembly and high-quality trim add to the cabins appeal; the open D4 is fast and supple, but it lacks the coups agility

54,950
6 cyls in line, 2993cc,
twin-turbo, diesel
Power
345bhp at 4000rpm
Torque
516lb ft at 1500-3000rpm
Gearbox
8-spd automatic
Kerb weight 1815kg
Top speed
171mph
0-62mph
5.0sec
Economy
47.9mpg (combined)
CO2/tax band 156g/km, 29%

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 39

SWEDE
TA S T E O F
SUCCESS

The new XC90 SUV seems destined to be another


hit for Volvo but is it good enough to beat a BMW X5
and a Land Rover Discovery? Matt Prior decides
PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN BRADSHAW

here is a foregone conclusion


in some tests. A car that, before
youve even read the story,
you would bet good money on
winning. Anything involving
a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, if p28 is
anything to go by.
But this isnt one of those features.
Any of the three cars here is capable
of winning this test, and I know
this because, even as I write, Im not
convinced that Im sure on which
cars bid the hammer will fall. The
three cars in this test are among the
most different in character yet most
competitive set of cars that Ive tested
in a long while.
The reason that theyre lined up
at all is, of course, the arrival of the
latest Volvo XC90, the new flagship
SUV from the revitalised Swedish
company. So revitalised is Volvo that
although the XC90 is currently its
newest model, itll be its oldest in just
four years time.
Still, compared with the previousgeneration XC90, which remained on
sale for some 13 years, at a mere four
42 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

itll still seem like a stripling. In four


years time, there will be plenty of
other car makers still only beginning
to adopt Volvos way of doing things
most notably, the way it saves
money. Volvo is cutting the number of
platforms it uses to just two scalable
ones that will underpin every model
it makes. More significant still, itll
make no engine with more than four
cylinders or of more than 2.0 litres,
and its petrols and diesels will share
as many components as is possible.
This D5 model, then a
nomenclature that would once have
bagged you a five-cylinder diesel of
large capacity is a 2.0-litre fourpot turbodiesel making 222bhp
and 347lb ft of torque. It drives all
four wheels through an eight-speed
automatic gearbox and, at this
cars launch a few months ago, I
concluded that all of the above, plus
a world-class interior, made it a
remarkably likeable thing. However,
the test cars at its launch rode on air
springs. This one is sprung by real
springs (steel coils on the front, a

Discovery is the
heaviest and feels it,
especially on B-roads

Volvo XC90 vs rivals | Comparison

Volvos newcomer has a world-class cabin in terms of its design and material choices

XC90 and X5 are


very evenly matched
for real-world pace

Although the
XC90 is currently
Volvos newest
model, it will be
the oldest in just
four years time

novel composite leaf spring on the


rear). Well see whether that makes
a difference, but the short of it is that
its a 50k-ish SUV.
Today, it goes up against two
cars of a similar ilk. To be honest,
you can largely overlook the trim
levels and optional equipment they
arrived in and with and assume that,
at 50,000, all three are available
in likeable forms. We liked the
Volvos rivals a great deal when
they were launched and time has
not withered their appeal.
BMWs X5 is most like the
XC90 in ethos. It, too, has a steel
monocoque, and this 25d model
also has a 2.0-litre turbodiesel
driving all four wheels through an
eight-speed automatic. Its engine
makes 228bhp and 369lb ft of torque.
And then theres the oldest stager
here, Land Rovers Discovery. It
survives from a time when Land
Rovers braces-and-belt combo gave
it chassis rails that were topped by a
monocoque, which was exceptionally
strong but gave it a kerb weight of

You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a 5 Series saloons cabin, not an SUVs

You get plenty of buttons in the Discovery, but its effective and not short on quality
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 43

XC90 is the widest and


longest here but not
as tall as the Discovery

2504kg. The claimed kerb weights


for both the BMW and the Volvo are
half a tonne lighter, at 2040kg (X5)
and 2009kg (XC90).
The Land Rovers engine is
also 50% bigger, toting two extra
cylinders that give it an additional
litre of capacity. Its 3.0-litre V6 makes
253bhp and a monster 443lb ft, but
dont think that gives it any kind
of straight-line advantage in this
company. The claimed acceleration
time from 0-60mph is 8.8sec for the
Land Rover, compared with 0-62mph
times of 7.7sec for the BMW and
7.8sec for the Volvo.
Should you blame the fact that its
old tech? You can a little. Land Rover
hoped wed note that the Discovery
is a car thats nearer the end than the
start of its lifecycle, and we do, but its
not something a buyer necessarily
would. Most likely theyd only notice
that, if they plumped for a Discovery,

theyd be getting a car that is taxed


on 213g/km of CO2 emissions,
whereas the X5 (156g/km) and
the XC90 (152g/km) are not.
The Discovery, then, will have
a task on its hands to be the car of
choice here. But its where I start. And
do you know what? Its not a bad place
to start at all, for lots of eminently
sensible Land Roverish reasons. A
Discovery seats you high because
the car beneath you is rugged. And
you feel as though youre seated even
higher than that, because the glass
area is broad and the window line
somewhere between your shoulder
and elbow is low. That lets a lot of
light shine on your broad armchair,
as you rest one elbow easily on the
door top and the other on the central
armrest. Because the edges of the
bonnet are squared off, you can easily
see where the Discovery ends. The
mirrors are huge, the sides of the car

The X5 is not an
engaging car
to drive, but it
is a stable and
predictable one

are squared off, too, and the glass on


the split tailgates upper half dips to
aid rear visibility. These things are
now familiar but not insignificant,
and they make the Land Rover feel
like a car that is comfortable in its
own skin. You sit back and relax and
are the master of all you can see. It
takes the S out of SUV.
The cabins fit and finish do
likewise. Sure, its plush enough
youll be hard pushed to find a hard
or brittle surface but its a busy
cabin, with a lot of different finishes
and chunky buttons. This is fine by
me, and fine by Land Rover, which
has an admirable theory that you
should be able to comfortably work
the controls even if youre wearing
gloves. To those who love Discoverys
and, more important, to those who
use them for their intended purpose,
these things matter.
But when BMW launched the

XC90s excellent rear room is a benefit of its longer wheelbase; rear of the X5 is spacious but feels less airy than a Discoverys; Land Rovers rear occupants get a fine view out
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 45

X5 in 1999, it proved that a lot of


people either do not use SUVs in a
serious fashion or simply couldnt
give a monkeys if their ruggedness is
compromised. They wanted a taller,
more versatile, more capable version
of a BMW they already owned.
Hence, the X5 cabin feels much
like any other upper-end BMWs:
ergonomically sound and with an
iDrive system that even the latestgeneration Land Rover Discovery
Sport, let alone this Discovery, cannot
match. Theres a broadly adjustable,
far more car-like driving position
than in the Land Rover. All of this
comes with greater interior austerity,
inevitably. The window line is high
shoulder high so less light gets in,
particularly in the back. And because
no distinction is made to the cabin,
it makes the X5 feel more like a tall
5 Series than a true 4x4.
The previous XC90 was, arguably,
closer in spirit to the Discovery than
the X5, but this time it and the BMW
are on more familiar terms. The
XC90s cabin and it is exemplary
has a window line that begins at
more like the BMWs height, although
it stays flatter and is more airy in
the rear, and the driver is treated

to a massively adjustable driving


position. Its cleanly and crisply
designed inside, with first-rate fit
and finish, choice materials and an
absence of buttons allowed by an
excellent large central touchscreen
display that responds as quickly as a
smartphones. Just as quickly, mind
you, finger swipes can bring up long
fingerprints that harm your ability to
read it so easily in bright sunlight.
But although the dark finish to
this test cars cabin robs the XC90 of
some of the airiness of the cars we
tried at its launch, it feels less serious
and conservative than the BMW,
and I rather like that. Volvo hasnt
been afraid to express its personality
inside, and it turns out that Volvos
personality is easy to rub along with.
Rubbing along is easy to do in
the Land Rover, too. To drive, the
Discovery feels every inch the
relaxed, loping 4x4 that its interior
and key statistics suggested it
would be. It fires to a refined and
muted idle and has a leisurely but
easily metered response to throttle
applications all the better off road
or when manoeuvring at low speeds,
Land Rover will tell you. The steering
is slowish, too, at about 3.4 turns

Previous XC90 was far closer to the Discovery in its character than this new version

Discovery is the most comfortable, relaxing car to drive here and the least sporting
46 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

If you want some


S in your SUV,
the XC90 does
a better job of
behaving like a
tallcarthantheX5

between locks. But this is all fine.


The secondary ride is extremely well
isolated and body control, thanks
to air springing, isnt poor, either.
Youre always aware of the girth
of the car youre driving, and the
stability control system cuts in early
if you dare try to forget it, but this is a
stable, easy and exceedingly relaxing
car to drive.
The BMW, quite obviously, feels
more agile. It has only three turns
between locks and its engine is even
more muted and more responsive.
Ditto its gearbox calibration. The
Discovery is happy to hang in there
in a higher gear, but the BMW is
keener to drop and give you the
acceleration you asked for. This X5,
an xDrive25d M Sport, comes as
standard with adaptive dampers,
which have two stages of calibration.
Theyre largely well judged, too,
Comfort offering an approximation
of that and Sport offering an effort
at the other. In neither mode is the
steering non-linear in response
and artificial in feel particularly
satisfying but, generally, the BMW
drives like BMWs do. It rides well
enough, grips strongly and is more
agile than youd credit. Its not an

Volvo XC90 vs rivals | Comparison


engaging car to drive, but its a stable
and predictable one.
And if the inside gave you a clue as
to which way the Volvo swayed, the
way it drives certainly will, too
yet, if anything, it feels even more
agile than the BMW. Partly thats
presumably down to the relatively
low weight, but some credit must also
go to the way the XC90 is set up. Like
the BMW, it wants three turns
between steering locks, but away
from a slightly reassuring straightahead tendency, it turns in with
remarkable sharpness.
Body control is good and the ride
firm too firm, in truth, on this
passively suspended model. Most of
the time its acceptable, but theres an
underlying busyness to the ride on all
but the smoothest of surfaces, and if
you load up the suspension with, say,
a cornering or braking force and then
apply another input a pothole or big
surface imperfection the XC90 is
the most intrusive of the lot.
Air springs would, I suspect, solve
that, and you should by no means
think that the Volvo is duff even as it
is. All of these cars are excellent and
were talking small degrees here,
by which its less isolated and more

agile than the BMW but responsive


enough to be preferable. Its yet
further away, in cabin isolation and
agility, from the Land Rover, but
Im less inclined to think badly of
the Discovery for that. If you want
some S in your SUV, the XC90 does
a better job of behaving like a tall
car than the BMW. Its engine and
gearbox are eager quieter, too, than
the Land Rovers, albeit making a
less pleasing sound. Land Rover is
happy to figure that, if you are buying
a vehicle of this ilk, youd like it to
behave like one.
Which is where I have the problem
I came in with. The Volvo has a truly
excellent interior, is more interesting
to drive and, if you want seven seats,
its rear chairs are infinitely preferable
to the BMWs, all of which means the
XC90 gets the nod over the X5. But
the XC90 and the Discovery are
harder to split, because they are not
attempting to do quite the same thing.
I prefer the cut of the Discoverys
mature, isolated jib, and its the one
Id rather drive. Right up until, I
suspect, where I had to pay some of
the running costs and at that point,
the XC90 would seal the narrow
victory Im inclined to award it here. L

1
RATING
Price
0-62mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2/tax band
Kerb weight

Volvo XC90 D5
AWD Momentum
AAAAB
45,750
7.8sec
137mph
48.7mpg
152g/km, 26%
2009kg

4 cyls in line, 1969cc,


turbodiesel
Front, transverse, 4WD
Installation
228bhp at 4250rpm
Power
347lb ft at 1750rpm
Torque
Power to weight 113bhp per tonne
116bhp per litre
Specific output
Compression ratio 16.0:1
8-spd automatic
Gearbox
Engine layout

Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase
Fuel tank
Range
Boot

4950mm
2008mm
1776mm
2984mm
71 litres
713 miles
314-1868 litres

Front suspension MacPherson struts, coil


springs, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension Multi-link, composite
transverse spring,
anti-roll bar
345mm ventilated
Brakes
discs (f), 320mm
ventilated discs (r)
19in
Wheels
235/55 R19
Tyres

Land Rover
BMW X5 xDrive25d
Discovery HSE Lux M Sport
AAAAB
59,965
8.8sec (to 60mph)
112mph
35.3mpg
213g/km, 37%
2504kg

AAAAC
49,790
7.7sec
137mph
47.9mpg
156g/km, 29%
2040kg

V6, 2993cc,
turbodiesel
Front, longitudinal, 4WD
253bhp at 4000rpm
443lb ft at 2000rpm
101bhp per tonne
85bhp per tonne
16.1:1
8-spd automatic

4 cyls in line, 1995cc,


turbodiesel
Front, longitudinal, 4WD
228bhp at 4400rpm
369lb ft at 1500rpm
112bhp per tonne
114bhp per litre
16.5:1
8-spd automatic

4838mm
1915mm
1891mm
2885mm
82 litres
637 miles
172-2558 litres

4886mm
1938mm
1762mm
2933mm
75 litres
790 miles
650-1870 litres

Double wishbones, air


springs, anti-roll bar
Double wishbones, air
springs, anti-roll bar

Double wishbones, coil


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

360mm ventilated
discs (f), 350mm
ventilated discs (r)
9Jx20in
255/50 R20

332mm ventilated
discs (f), 320mm
discs (r)
8.5Jx19in
255/50 R19

Volvos big SUV has


more driver appeal
than its BMW rival

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 47

Drive story | Mille Miglia

THOROUGHLY
MODERN
MILLE
Todays Mille Miglia is a more sedate event than
it once was, but it still presents an intoxicating
challenge, as Jim Holder finds out from behind
the wheel of a BMW 328 Touring Roadster

ifteen million. Or perhaps 20.


Nobody was certain, but when
5m can be bandied about
in terms of give or take, you
quickly get the idea of the value
and rarity of a car. The car in
point was the BMW 328 Berlin-Rome
Touring Roadster, and I was about to
drive it in a hailstorm for two hours,
in preparation for taking part in the
Mille Miglia rally in Italy.
Intimidating? You bet. No matter
how many times carefree colleagues
reminded me that all the value was
in the chassis number rather than
the actual metalwork, I couldnt
shake off my unease. The supposedly
comforting suggestion from one
BMW man that the only way youll
cost us 20m is by writing the car off
in which case you wont be around
48 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

to worry about it did little to help.


Built in 1940 by coachbuilder
Carrozzeria Touring, it was one of
three 328s streamlined to take part
in the Berlin to Rome race of 1941,
an event subsequently cancelled for
obvious historical reasons. Powered
by a 1971cc straight six engine linked
to a four-speed gearbox, it has around
120bhp at 5500rpm and weighs just
700kg. Top speed is rated at 120mph
or so, while stopping power comes
from a combination of drum brakes
and ventilated anchor plates. Oh,
and youll note the absence of any
seatbelts and rollover protection,
never mind anything resembling a
roll cage or crash structure.
Even in that hailstorm, my face
stinging from the force of the ice
pounding my skin, I discovered

Pisa welcomes Holder


and Robertson in their
Touring-bodied 328

that the car was fast, nimble and


a little tail-happy. In fact and
possibly helped by the fact that the
staff of BMWs Classic division
have a reputation for being the
master craftsmen of the tens of
thousands of engineers working in
Munich it was quite easy to drive,
revving cleanly from low down to
the redline and riding and handling
with a smoothness and directness
that defied its age. Only the brakes
required any real recalibration of my
brain, being about half as effective as
those of a modern car.
But I was never going to approach
the event with any confidence; to
do so would have been tempting
fate. Just over a week after my first
acquaintance with the car, waiting
in the holding area for the start at

the incredible Mille Miglia museum


in Brescia with the team and my
team-mate Ian Robertson, BMWs
board member in charge of sales and
marketing, I slipped away and felt
more than a little bit sick. Piled on
top of the sense of the responsibility
to the car and Ian, there was the
pressure of following the road book,
getting the time cards stamped at the
33 set locations and programming
and using the on-board trip computer
that was required to complete the
84 regularity and average speed
tests around the route.
While Ian and I shared the on-road
driving, we opted for a consistent
strategy in the regularity tests, with
him at the wheel and me calling out
whether he needed to speed up or
slow down in order to hit the required

target speed or time. The closer you


get to being within two seconds of
the target time, the fewer penalties
you accumulate. It sounds simple
enough, but when they run up to six
of these tests consecutively and you
consider that you must judge yourself
when your wheels cross a start/finish
line, it gets terrifically complicated.
We were dreadfully inconsistent
early on. The BMW Classic crew
reckoned wed do well to crack the top
150, but we managed 161st despite an
erratic first day and rapidly climbed
the order on days two and three,
getting as high as 76th. We even
managed a couple of top 10 overall
results. But just when we thought
we were getting the hang of it, we
hit disaster, first when the gearbox
started getting increasingly
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 49

Competitors line up in
Brescia for the start
of the Mille Miglia

Long days at the wheel


make it an event to
endure as well as enjoy

BMWs Ian Robertson


took the helm for the
regularity tests

reluctant to engage first and


second (crucial when the regularity
speeds were between 15mph and
30mph or so) and then when the GPS
computer stopped measuring our
speed, which ruined our last five runs
and left us 82nd of 435 finishers.
However, to sum up the Mille
Miglia on the basis of these fun
challenges would be to miss the main
focus of the event, which annually
attracts the finest cars (and the
wealthiest owners) from around the
world. For many of you, the history
lesson wont be necessary, but to
fill in, the Mille became famous
between 1927 and 1957 as an openroad endurance race, when it was
reputedly watched by upwards of

five million people who lined the


route. Standing alongside the likes
of the Targa Florio and the Carrera
Panamericana as a headlinegrabbing road race, it was seen as a
perfect showcase for grand touring
cars from the likes of Alfa Romeo,
BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche
and Mercedes-Benz.
In Britain, of course, it became
scorched forever into the national
consciousness 60 years ago this
month, when Stirling Moss and
Denis Jenkinson took victory at
the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz 300
SLR, averaging 98.53mph over
the course of 10hr, 7min and 48sec
of driving. Just stop and consider
that average of nearly 100mph

POLICE LINE THE ROUTE


TO WAVE YOU THROUGH
TRAFFIC LIGHTS, AND
LOCALS MAKE SURE TO
GET OUT OF THE WAY
50 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

Tuscan scenery took a back seat to priceless classics


over 1000 miles on open roads and
with stops for fuel and tyres for a
moment. Contemporary motorsport
magazines described it as the
greatest drive in history and there
are commentators who feel no need
to update that assessment today.
Like every other road race, bar
perhaps some of the Dakar Rallystyle cross-country events, the Mille
Miglia became too dangerous for
modern sensibilities and was canned
after a tragic accident killed nine
spectators and pushed even the
motorsport-loving Italians tolerance
too far. In 1977 it was reborn as
a regularity event for classic and
vintage machinery that took part in
the original, and it found popularity
among manufacturers keen to
emphasise their heritage. Which,
of course, is how I found myself in
Brescia with BMW.

Today, the Mille Miglia is not as


fast nor as tough as it once was but
it is still fast and tough. To have any
hope of staying on schedule, you
need to drive assertively in traffic
and quickly on the open roads. All
road regulations remain in force,
but police line the routes in towns to
wave you through traffic lights, and
the vast majority of the locals make
sure to get out of the way at the first
sign of a competing car, to the point
of stopping on roundabouts to wave
you through. Police bikes also follow
the route and, while they frown on
anything too fast, its fair to say that
they are happy to set a pace that is
energetic to say the least. Through
some generous sharing of a few cans
of Red Bull, Ian befriended one of
these police riders, and by far my
most enjoyable runs were into the
evenings as he led us along the route

D-Type was safe in


the hands of Jaguar
design boss Ian Callum

11:25
10:15 AUTODROMO

ARRIVO 13:00
PARTENZA 14:30

DI MONZA

15:38

15:23

15:55
16:36

08:14
19:15

ARRIVO 21:00
PARTENZA 06:30

20:20

21:01
BAGNI DI LUCCA

16:31 BORGO A MOZZANO


ARRIVO 22:15
PARTENZA 08:00

16:00
15:16

08:47
14:45

11:30

12:42 LORETO
12:52 RECANATI
12:07

13:25

11:20
15:40

09:40

16:35 TERAMO
19:10

08:12

ANTRODOCO 18:40

07:33 RONCIGLIONE

ARRIVO 20:45
PARTENZA 06:00

with brio, waving locals out of the


way in time for our arrival.
So we went from Brescia to Rimini,
on to Rome, then Parma and then
back to Brescia, all in three days of
driving over four days of competition.
For two of those days, we drove from
around 6am to 10pm, and on one of
them Im not sure I got out of the car
for more than 15 minutes while we
refuelled. Going fast for that long
is both gruelling and intoxicating,
and if you like that heady mix, Mille
Miglia veterans say there is no better
place to experience it.
Along the way, there was also
an atmosphere unlike anything
Ive experienced. While I doubt we
drove past five million people, every
single bit of the route was lined with
enthusiastic fans. Roundabouts into
and out of every town were rammed
and there were even people standing

on the side of the autostradas as we


blasted by. Best of all, though, were
the runs into the towns and cities
along the way, where vast crowds of
enthusiasts of every age and gender
lined the route and cheered us on,
dropping regional specialities into
the car as gifts at time controls.
Highlights included a run into the
normally pedestrianised (or closed
for horse racing) square in Siena and
a run past the Leaning Tower of Pisa,
but in truth everywhere we visited
oozed history and character in that
utterly beguiling Italian way.
This, then, was an adventure
on an epic scale. If you have the
wherewithal to buy an eligible car
and pay the entry fee (by which point
youll be several hundred thousand
pounds out of pocket, at least), Id
recommend it. If not, Id urge anyone
with even a passing interest to go and

watch. Ive been lucky enough to


be trackside at Monaco, in Monza
while Ferrari was running one-two
and to watch Colin McRae and
Richard Burns in full flight, fighting
for the WRC title on home soil,
and this event is right up there for
the scale of the atmosphere, if not
perhaps the outright intensity.
More than anything, though,
I reached the finish line feeling
privileged to have taken part in
such an incredible event in such
a great car. Relieved, too, to have
done it all without putting a scratch
on the BMW. I cant truly say that
I ever got the 20m figure out
of my head, but more than once,
sun blazing, crowds cheering and
pushing along as hard as I dared,
the magic of the Mille Miglia was
more than enough to push it to the
back of my mind. L
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 51

A RADICAL
APPROACH
Racing rookie Mark Tisshaw is tackling the Radical SR1 Cup this year.
The build-up to his first race has proved to be a steep learning curve

ir Chris Hoy has won six


Olympic gold medals. Wing
Commander Andy Green
OBE is the world land speed
record holder. I can lay claim
to nothing as grand as that,
but I do share something in common
with them. We have all driven the
guest car in the Radical SR1 Cup, a
one-make race series for Radicals
entry-level SR1 model.
The championship, launched in
2013, is designed as an entry point
into Radical racing and a stepping
stone for those looking to take their
track-day experience into proper
racing. A season costs 37,500 plus
VAT, which gets you everything
from a race licence test and a
fireproof suit to expert tuition and
eight races on Britains best tracks.
Hoy had the guest car slot in 2013
52 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

to launch his racing career. Last year,


it was Greens turn as he began his
preparations for driving Bloodhound
at 1000mph. This year, its me.
So far, Ive been getting acquainted
with the car in Radicals official test
and tuition sessions. Ive driven a fair
amount of performance machinery
on circuits but never a racing car,
which, unsurprisingly, turns out to
be a different proposition.
The SR1 is a novices car in name
only. It weighs just 480kg before my
75kg climbs aboard. The 185bhp
output comes from a 1.3-litre Suzuki
motorbike engine. It also has fully
working aerodynamics, producing
noticeable levels of downforce.
It is uncompromised by the need
to be used on the road. Every part
of its make-up is designed to get
you around a circuit as quickly as

possible. Precisely how quickly is up


to the driver.
Things didnt start too well in
my first practice session at a chilly
Snetterton earlier this year. After
three nervy installation laps behind a
pace car, my instructor, experienced
Radical racer Roger Bromiley,
showed me a video of the circuit and
the optimum lines, before taking me
for a passenger ride in my SR1. His
car control was mighty, which left me
wondering how I was even going to
be competitive.
The light-bulb moment came when
I stopped driving the SR1 as I would
a road car around a race track and
started treating it like a race car. On
Bromileys advice, I braked later for
corners, turned in more positively
and used all of the available track. If
you dont, you could be going faster.

Tisshaw has excellent


technical support for
his SR1 Cup campaign

Radical SR1 Cup | Motorsport


Tisshaw can expect
wheel-to-wheel racing
in the 185bhp SR1s

Tisshaws race car is really only as fast as its driver, so seasoned Radical racer Bromiley (on left) gives him some valuable pointers

I KNEW
WHAT I HAD
TO DO WHEN
IT CAME TO
THE THREE
TIMED LAPS.
AT LEAST, I
THOUGHT SO
Bromiley gave me plenty of advice
to put into practice at my next test.
It wasnt raining for my second
outing, at Bedford Autodrome, which
involved a how fast session an
hour of free practice, followed by
three laps against the clock to see
who goes best under pressure.
At Snetterton, Id had the whole day
to get to know the car and circuit and
there was no competitive element
at the end. The reverse was true at
Bedford, and the car now had a full
Autocar livery. There was no hiding.
I struggled to get back up to speed
while having to learn the course.
After half a dozen laps, I knew my
lefts and rights well enough to push
harder, but some bad habits from
Snetterton had carried over. We
hooked up the video camera to see if I
was putting into practice what Roger

had told me and, after a spin on the


second lap at the chicane which at
least confirmed I was trying I felt
fairly au fait with car and circuit as I
pulled into the pit lane.
The video begged to differ: I still
wasnt hitting those apices, still
turning in too early and still not
nailing Bedfords tricky chicanes.
I knew what I had to do when it
came to the three timed laps. At
least, I thought I did until, on my
out lap, a wire on the back of the
steering wheel that connects to the
transmission came out. Stuck in
second gear, I headed back to the pits.
Once the issue was fixed, my
strategy was to get a solid lap in the
bag before going all out on the third.
Lap one felt good, so I decided to
carry more speed through the righthander at the end of lap two, keeping

the SR1 in fourth and flooring it


around the corner.
The Radicals back end snapped
out but, to my surprise, I caught it.
However, I lost momentum and then
crossed the start line much more
slowly than I would have liked, which
in turn ruined my third lap. Good job
I had one in the bag.
It turned out that Id come second
fastest, eight-tenths off the pace but
still good enough for a trophy. Two
trophies, in fact, because my save
across the start line earned me the
driver of the day award.
As a caveat, I was up against only
six of my rivals, but being second
out of seven should, I hope, equate
to sneaking into the top 10 when the
grid fills out for the first proper race
at Silverstone. Thats on 6 June. I have
the butterflies already. L
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 53

ROAD TEST

BMW 116d

No 5218

Can a final facelift enhance the appeal of the rear-drive 1 Series?


MODEL TESTED Efficient Dynamics Plus
l Price 22,560 l Power 114bhp l Torque 199lb ft l 0-60mph 10.2sec l 30-70mph in fourth 14.9sec
l Fuel economy 55.4mpg l CO2 emissions 89g/km l 70-0mph 46.4m

heres a revolution in compact


car design going on at BMW at
the moment. Whether by bad
luck or bad judgement, though,
that revolution wont impact upon
the firms biggest-selling compact
car for another two years, and that is
a source of annoyance unlikely to be
lost on many in Munich.
Having already brought us the
2 Series premium MPVs and the
new Mini hatchback, BMWs frontwheel drive UKL1 platform will first
father the X1, X2, Z2 convertible
and Mini Clubman before BMW
finally gets around to pressing it into
service under an all-new 1 Series at

PHOTOGRAPHY LUC LACEY

WE LIKE Eager, economical diesel engine Enhanced standard equipment level Improved styling

l If you spot a 1 Series with front


foglights, itll also have optional
adaptive LED headlights. The
lower spotlights double as static
cornering lights.

54 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

l Kidney grilles are bigger than before,


and chrome surrounds are new. Profile
of vertical grille bars is unique to the ED
model; it prevents excessive air pressure
building inside the engine compartment.

l These are BMWs standard


16in alloys. There are two betterlooking 16in options, but neither
preserves the cars 89g/km CO2
emissions score.

l New three-cylinder engine is shorter


than its four-pot predecessor. Northsouth mounting might have had less of
an impact on packaging if the car had
been designed for triples from the outset.

some point in 2017. At which time,


BMW may finally concede that
engineering the original 1 Series as a
rear-drive compact premium hatch
cost a lot and delivered relatively little
for a clientele who according to the
firms own research didnt even
know which wheels propelled the car.
For those who did, and for anyone
else minded to bag an example of the
rear-drive hatch before its too late,
enter the final facelifted version of
the 1 Series. To its credit, and in spite
of its plan for an overhaul, BMW has
gone to a lot of trouble updating the
cars engines, suspension, styling,
cabin and equipment level in order to

The 1 Series was BMWs first small hatch


give the 1 Series a decent send-off.
And it needed to. Since the F20
1 Series originally went before the
road test desks gaze in 2011, it has
been supplanted on our compact
premium class podium by the

sophisticated Audi A3 and the


pragmatic Volvo V40. But improved
fuel economy and CO 2 emissions
seem like the right place for BMW
to begin the fightback, so its to the
116d Efficient Dynamics Plus in
particular that our attention turns.
A new-generation three-cylinder
turbodiesel engine gives this
low-emissions special better
performance and economy than its
predecessor and makes it one of the
most frugal combustion-engined
cars that money can buy. But does
it now finally command the
attention of business car users in the
manner of its bigger siblings?

DESIGN AND ENGINEERING


AAAAC
BMWs revised 1 Series is easier to
spot from the back than it is at the
front, by dint of a facelift whose
biggest single styling change is
the adoption of L-shaped LED taillight clusters. BMW also claims
a fairly extensive redesign to the
surrounding sheet metal at the
rear, with some sharper horizontal
creases to emphasise width and new
reflectors mounted in the bumper
that are intended to do the same.

WE DONT LIKE Compromised practicality Mixed cabin quality Underwhelming rear-drive handling

New L-shaped tail-light clusters are


entirely LED-lit and succeed in giving
the 1 Series more of BMWs family
look. They also make the bootlid look
less slabby and featureless.

Swollen rear bumper is nicely


punctuated by these new mandatory
reflectors, which emphasise the width of
the rear end quite effectively.

Exhaust styling is another


way for BMW geeks to recognise
trim level. A matt silver finisher
means SE or ED, black means
Sport and chrome means Urban.

The Efficient Dynamics Plus model


is badged like any other 116d, making it
trickier for private buyers looking for a
road tax-free secondhand car to identify
one on the forecourt.

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 55

ON THE INSIDE

Glossy black plastic behind the audio controls


and chrome around the air vents are new if halfhearted efforts to enrich the cabin ambience.

Downsized dials lack an oil temperature gauge,


which is unusual for a BMW. Digital econometer
under the tacho is new and largely pointless.

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM

Leather-wrapped wheel is now standard, as is


cruise control with braking function. Both should
be appreciated by high-mileage drivers.

Now that BMW has to compete a bit


harder for sales against Audi and
Mercedes-Benz, its being more
generous with its equipment. So the
facelifted 1 Series gets iDrive, nav,
DAB and a 6.5in display as standard.
The Professional Multimedia pack
is likely to remain a popular option,
though (not least because its in
demand on the secondhand market),
and it has been improved in several
ways. The first is a thinner version of
the free-standing 8.8in widescreen
display, which we wouldnt have
noticed had we not read about it, but
it undoubtedly looks neat. You get a

56 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

4G mobile SIM with every system, via


which the car delivers its Emergency
Call, TeleServices, BMW Online
and Real-Time Traffic Information
functions, and also automatically
downloads sat-nav mapping updates.
The navigation and multimedia
systems are among the best in the
class, being easy to operate, reliable
and clear. Bluetooth phone call audio
quality is likewise very good. The
Online Entertainment option gives
you access to up to three Napster
music streaming accounts, and via
BMW ConnectedDrive you can keep
track of your social media streams or
listen to web radio.

Up front, there are new headlights,


larger chrome-set kidney grilles
and larger air intakes in the lower
valance. Its a fairly subtle facelift
design-wise, but from a premium
brand out to protect residual
values, this is understandable.
More important, most of our
testers marked it as a worthwhile
improvement. The Efficient
Dynamics version, meanwhile, gets
active aerodynamic flaps behind
those kidney grilles in order to speed
engine warm-up, while specially
shaped vertical grille bars prevent
excessive air pressure from building
inside the engine bay, where it would
otherwise add unnecessarily to the
cars drag. The front of the 1 Series is
also better sealed against air ingress,
contributing to an impressively low
drag coefficient of 0.29.
Under the bonnet, the 116d
moves from four longitudinally
arranged cylinders to three. BMWs
new-generation B37 1.5-litre
turbodiesel triple moves in where
its outgoing 1.6-litre four used to
be, producing an identical 114bhp
of peak power but an extra 7lb ft of
torque, with NEDC-certified carbon
dioxide emissions of just 89g/km.
The engine shares its cylinder
bore spacing and individual cylinder

capacity with BMWs new B47


2.0-litre diesel, as well as features
such as its forged steel crankshaft
and conrods, integrated balancer
shaft, bearing-guided turbo shaft
and intelligent oil pump. The
Efficient Dynamics version of the
116d engine, as tested here, is also
fitted with an on-demand water
pump and a specific combustion
chamber pressure control system.
The cars all-independent
suspension is carried over for the
most part, but it has new mountings,
revised damping and slightly altered
wheel kinematics the aims of all
three being better steering feedback
and a quieter and more settled
ride. Like its predecessor, the 116d
Efficient Dynamics Plus rides 10mm
lower than a typical 1 Series for a
more aerodynamic profile.

INTERIOR
AABCC
Longitudinal engines have always
presented a huge packaging hurdle
for the 1 Series, simply because they
leave less room for passengers than a
transverse motor would. In a perfect
world, a shorter three-cylinder
engine might have redressed that

l Optional front sports seats (fitted) are a touch narrow but benefit from
base angle adjustment and particularly good under-thigh support.

x
ma
94
0

11

Kerb weight: 1395kg


2690mm

770mm

3601200 litres

mm

m
30m

x
ma

1413mm

1000m
m

0.29

940m
m

max

HOW BIG IS IT?

Typical leg room


690mm

869mm

4329mm

VISIBILITY

Swept-back pillars
cut down your forward
view a little but not
seriously. Views over
the shoulder and to the
rear are only adequate.

HEADLIGHTS

Optional adaptive LED


headlights have a good
spread and dipped range
but could be brighter.
Cornering function is good.

WHEEL AND PEDAL


ALIGNMENT

Right-sided offset of brake


and clutch is big enough to
notice. Pedal box is also
quite tight, with notably
scant clearance between
clutch and footrest.

l Getting in or out of the rear seats can be awkward and space for full-size
adults is tight. Three-door model gets a two-seat bench as standard.

circle: 10.9m
Turning
1523mm

Width 840-1140mm
30mm 75mm
170mm

Height
440-700mm

Length 730-1530mm

1558mm

1765mm

Centre

l Boot is quite deeply recessed and shorter and narrower than the class norm.
Rear seats that split/fold 40/20/40 are available as an option.

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 57

ON THE ROAD
equation at least a little. But, as
evidenced in all sorts of ways which
well come to, a perfect world is not
where the 1 Series exists.
And so the 116d remains a tight fit
when you slide in behind the wheel.
For longer-legged drivers, with the
steering column at full telescopic
range and the seat slid all the way
back, it can be an awkward squeeze
just to slip in between the B-pillar
and the steering wheel. And once
youre in, the cabin feels snug around
your extremities more so, in fact,
than the interiors of most superminis
do. If you dont like that close-fitting
impression from a compact car,
chances are itll just feel restrictive.
In the rear cabin, the entry and
exit routine is even more awkward,
and theres limited head and foot
room in particular so limited, in
fact, that theres space for teenagers
and smaller adults only. The boot is a
more reasonable size, being smallish
but within about 10% of family
hatchback norms on loading length,

TRACK NOTES

For an economy special on Michelin


Energy Saver tyres, the 116d Efficient
Dynamics Plus tolerates hard driving
well. Grip levels are more than
adequate, body roll is contained and
while the engine is only moderately
powerful, it is flexible, responsive
and ready to give everything its got
whenever you need it.
But everything its got isnt
enough to make the car feel like a truly
engaging rear-driven BMW. Stabilityfirst chassis tuning causes a general
shortage of incisiveness to the cars
steering and a preference for push-on
understeer if you try to adjust the
cars cornering attitude using the
accelerator. Exaggerated inputs can
force the car into fleeting throttle-off
oversteer although only with the DSC
fully disengaged. But its quite sudden
and untidy when it comes, no doubt as a
result of the cars high-sided profile.
The stability control system is a good
one, operating subtly to begin with and
never apparently needing to intervene
with big, clumsy grabs of the brakes.

overall width and under-shelf height.


New seat upholsteries are among
the changes made to BMWs interior
but, fitted with optional Dakota
leather, our test car couldnt show
them off. The standard leather
steering wheel (complete with audio
remote controls) and standard-fit
iDrive system with 6.5in multimedia
set-up will both meaningfully
improve the ambience and technical
appeal of less generously equipped
cars. There are also new trims on the
upper centre stack and around the
audio and climate control consoles.
But even so enriched, the 1 Series
cabin still doesnt present much of a
threat to the decluttered class of
an Audi A3s interior, or the airy
comfort and solidity of a Volvo V40.
The fascia continues to look and feel
a bit plain and dull in places, and
while many of the materials and
switches feel worthy of a premium
price tag in isolation, they somehow
labour to create that impression
when collectively judged.
Shorter gears,
and higher revs than
required by many rival
diesels, are needed on
the steep run up to T6.
A good job the 116d lump
likes to work hard, then.

Efficient Dynamics models lowresistance gearbox oil only serves to


exacerbate the units stubbornness
particularly when starting from cold.
Once you get used to the deliberate
force required to change gears with
any confidence, theres the gearing
to get on terms with. With a taller
final drive than that of the regular
116d, the Efficient Dynamics model
feels extremely long-legged. Around
town, youll seldom get out of third
gear, while sixth is too tall for even
moderate motorway acceleration.
As such, regular cog-swapping is
necessary if you want to combine
good economy with equally good
ground-covering pace.
That the car manages to pull off
those long ratios has everything
to do with the operating range of
its engine. The three-pot diesel is
predictably spikey at low revs, firing
some vibration through the pedals
and seat. But its inherent advantage
comes with engine speed, because
as the tacho needle climbs, so the

PERFORMANCE
AAAAC
Just by being a diesel BMW, the
116d Efficient Dynamics comes into
this section with a heavy weight of
expectation hung, albatross-like,
around its neck, but with only three
cylinders to call its own, it might
not initially inspire the utmost
confidence. The new 1.5-litre triple,
however, proves to be a credit to
both the car and the BMW brand,
delivering admirably peppy and
flexible power combined with
strong real-world economy and an
industrious brand of likeability.
BMWs six-speed manual gearbox
is certainly an acquired taste, though,
and its the only transmission on
offer if you want the 89g/km of the
Efficient Dynamics Plus model. The
springy, notchy, occasionally fussy
shift feel will be instantly familiar
to long-time BMW owners, but the
Loading up the front wheels
under braking makes the front end
feel more positive, such as on the
downhill drop into T5.

T2

T4
T3

T6

T1

Softness of initial
steering response
makes it hard to put the
car exactly where you
want it through fast T3.

T7
T5

FINISH

START

ACCELERATION 15deg C, dry


BMW 116d Efficient Dynamics Plus
Standing quarter mile 17.5sec at 79.7mph, standing km 32.0sec at 102.5mph, 30-70mph 10.0sec, 30-70mph in fourth 14.9sec
30mph

3.3s

40mph

50mph

5.0s

60mph

10.2s

7.1s

70mph

80mph

13.3s

90mph

17.7s

100mph

30.0s

23.1s

10s

20s

30s

Lexus CT200h (2011)


Standing quarter mile 18.5sec at 76.7mph, standing km 33.6sec at 97.2mph, 30-70mph 11.4sec, 30-70mph in fourth na
30mph

3.8s

40mph

5.7s

50mph

8.2s

60mph

11.1s

70mph

80mph

15.2s

90mph

20.2s

10s

100mph

37.2s

26.8s

20s

30s

BRAKING 60-0mph: na
30mph-0

50mph-0

8.3m
0

70mph-0

24.0m
10m

8.8m
30mph-0

58 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

20m

46.4m
30m

24.8m
50mph-0

40m

48.6m
70mph-0

Front end is short on


bite in corners, while
ride remains excitable

The 1 Series corners


with greater precision
than the original but
still fails to deliver truly
rewarding handling
coarseness and wheeziness you
expect of a diesel engine declines to
materialise. Although the engine
produces peak power at 4000rpm,
it revs to 5000rpm and beyond
quite freely and responds smartly
throughout the rev range with a
pleasing, consistent spread of urge.
Real-world fuel economy is
likewise impressive (see Buying
and Owning), and while its not the
most civilised engine in its class, the
1.5-litre triple conforms to BMWs
modern turbodiesel mould. In other
words, its ready to over-deliver
on performance, efficiency and
tractability above all else.

RIDE AND HANDLING


AAACC
To point out that nothing much has
changed in this department may
well do an injustice to the efforts
of BMWs chassis engineers but
its undeniably true. And it speaks
volumes about Munichs attitude
to this car, which has always been
simplistic. Its the only rear-driver
in the class, goes their rationale. So
what more do we need to do?

Plenty, is the answer weve been


giving for a decade but to little
avail. With its lowered suspension
and low-resistance tyres, the 116d
Efficient Dynamics Plus probably
doesnt represent the 1 Series at the
height of its powers, granted. But
its got the same pitching, excitable
primary ride as the pre-facelift
version and the first-generation
car before that. It corners and steers
with greater precision than the
original 1 Series did, and it has better
lateral body control and betterbalanced grip levels. But the car still
fails to deliver truly commendable,
rewarding handling, whether youre
inclined to define that in classic
rear-drive BMW terms, or simply
in comparison to the cars wieldiest
front-drive modern competition from
Audi, Volkswagen, Ford or plenty of
other car makers we might mention.
There are, as ever, several modes
to choose from within BMWs Drive
Performance Control, but unless you
pay extra for adaptive dampers or
variable-ratio steering, theres little
to distinguish between them. Sport
mode adds helpful weight to match
the directness of the steering and a
modicum of contact patch feel. But it

does little to address a lack of bite in


evidence from the front axle, because
whichever mode is selected, the
116d is never as agile as youd want
a compact BMW to be. Somehow it
continues to handle like a car tuned
to protect you from its undesirable
dynamic tendencies, rather than to
benefit from the inherent advantages
as youre expecting.
And, for keen drivers, that remains
the 1 Series chief disappointment. If
you wanted a competent, balanced
driving experience, youd buy an
A3 or, better still, a VW Golf. Youre
interested in a 1 Series because youre
willing to exchange any number of
things for entertaining handling.
And yet you dont get it.

BUYING AND OWNING


AAAAC
The 116d Efficient Dynamics Plus
doesnt look like the best-value option
among its peers at list price, but that
matters little. Our sources suggest
that itll retain value as well as a
like-for-like Mercedes-Benz A-Class
and be as cheap on contract hire as
any of its immediate competition.

The breadth of the lowest emissions


band for company car tax means
that BMWs three-cylinder engine
actually buys the car little advantage
where you might expect it to but
simply being competitive on that
front is good enough.
The better news is that you need to
add much less to the 1 Series by way
of options than once was the case in
order to bring it up to a competitive
standard on equipment. Automatic
air conditioning, automatic
headlights and wipers, keyless
ignition, heated door mirrors, tyre
pressure monitors, rear parking
sensors, cruise control, a BMW
Professional-spec radio with DAB
and an iDrive multimedia system
with 6.5in control display and sat-nav
all come as standard.
Those who pay for their own diesel
should approve of the cars fuel
economy, which bettered 55mpg for
our True MPG testers as an average
real-world return. The BMWs long
gearing also lends plenty of potential
to eke out your last few litres of fuel
when you need to. A concertedly
economical driving style can see
the trip computer heading up to
70mpg and beyond.

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DATA LOG
BMW 116D EFFICIENT
DYNAMICS PLUS

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

22,560
27,375
10,875
267.87
40.4p
15/501

TECHNICAL LAYOUT

Bucks convention for compact hatchbacks by being longways-engined and rear-wheel drive (although the next version will
switch to transverse front drive). Three-pot engine is mounted a long way back presumably for better weight distribution,
although we couldnt confirm that on the scales. All-independent suspension is still quite rare for a hatchback, too.

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
n
n
n
n

FROM
20,245
23,295
26,375
31,200
21,180
22,325
24,775
29,800

TRANSMISSIONS

6-spd manual
n
8-spd automatic
1550
(standard on 125d, 120d xDrive;
116d Efficient Dynamics manual only)

ECONOMY

TEST (TRUE MPG) Urban


Extra-urban
Average
Urban
CLAIMED
Extra-urban
Combined
Tank size
Test range

50.6mpg
60.1mpg
55.4mpg
72.4mpg
91.1mpg
83.1mpg
52 litres
634 miles

ACCELERATION
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

TIME (sec)
3.3
5.0
7.1
10.2
13.3
17.7
23.1
30.0
-

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
3 cyls in line, 1496cc,
turbodiesel
Aluminium block and head
84.0mm/90.0mm
16.5:1
4 per cyl
114bhp at 4000rpm
199lb ft at 1750-2250rpm
5400rpm
82bhp per tonne
143lb ft per tonne
76bhp per litre

199lb ft at
1750-2250rpm

200

150

100

50

50

Engine (rpm)
2000
4000

CABIN NOISE

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
3.4
3.9
7.5
-

3rd 4th
5.6 11.3
4.8 7.6
5.1 6.9
5.9 7.3
7.6 8.2
9.7
- 12.5
-

5th
14.4
10.4
10.0
10.8
12.3
14.9
-

6th
23.0
17.3
16.5
-

150

100

STEERING

ACCELERATION IN GEAR

200

114bhp at
4000rpm

BRAKES

Type Electrically assisted, rack and pinion


Turns lock to lock
2.7
Turning circle
10.9m

Construction
Weight/as tested
Drag coefficient
Wheels
Tyres

250

SUSPENSION

Front MacPherson struts, coil springs,


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

CHASSIS & BODY

250

THE SMALL PRINT Power-to-weight and torque-to-weight figures are calculated using manufacturers claimed kerb weight. 2015, Haymarket
Media Group Ltd. Test results may not be reproduced without editors written permission. For information on the X5 M, contact BMW UK Ltd,
Summit Avenue, Farnborough GU14 0FB (01252 920000, 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).

60 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

POWER & TORQUE

Torque (lb ft)

POWER
134bhp
175bhp
215bhp
322bhp
114bhp
148bhp
187bhp
221bhp

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

Type 6-spd manual


Ratios/mph per 1000rpm
1st 4.00/6.3 2nd 2.13/11.9 3rd 1.40/18.0
4th 1.00/25.3 5th 0.78/32.4 6th 0.67/37.7
Final drive ratio 2.93

6000

Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Solid discs
Anti-lock Standard, with Fading Compensation
Idle 48db Max revs in third gear 70db
30mph 60db 50mph 63db 70mph 67db

MAX SPEEDS IN GEAR


34mph 97mph 121mph

SAFETY

DSC, ABS, ASC, DTC, CBC, DBC


Euro NCAP crash rating 5 stars
Adult occupant 91%, child occupant 83%,
pedestrian 63%, safety assist 86%

EMISSIONS & TAX

CO2 emissions
Tax at 20/40% pcm

89g/km
60/120

RESIDUALS
25

5400rpm 5400rpm 3737rpm

Steel monocoque
1395/1366kg
0.29
7.0Jx16in
205/55 R16,
Michelin Energy Saver
Repair kit

Spare

BMW 116d

20

5
Value (1000s)

RANGE AT A GLANCE

ENGINES
118i SE
120i Sport
125i M Sport
M135i
116d SE
118d SE
120d Sport
125d M Sport

52 litres

n
n
n
n
1150
1295
395
645
250
110
220

Power output (bhp)

16in alloy wheels


BMW Navigation
DAB radio
Bluetooth, USB audio interface
Leather steering wheel with
audio remote controls
Automatic wipers
Cruise control with brake function
Servotronic power steering
Black Dakota leather
BMW Professional Media pack
Sports seats, front
LED headlights
Parking sensors, front and rear
Sport steering wheel
Brushed aluminium interior trim
Options in bold fitted to test car
n = Standard na = not available

Audi A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI

15
10

Mercedes Benz A180 CDI

64mph 121mph 121mph*

5400rpm 4792rpm 3210rpm


*claimed

RPM in 6th at 70/80mph = 1857/2123

ROADTEST

5
0
New

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

l Respectable showing puts the 116d


clear of volume-brand hatchbacks
and ahead of A-Class, but behind A3.

Read all of our road tests autocar.co.uk

ROAD TEST

BMW 116d Efficient Dynamics Plus


AUTOCAR VERDICT AAABC

Strong engine, but not rounded enough or rewarding enough to drive

No 5218
TESTERS NOTES
MATT
SAUNDERS
Its short on
elbow and
knee room,
but the driving position
is good for taller drivers.
Im 6ft 4in and dont
struggle for leg or head
room but the drivers
seat feels confined.
NIC
CACKETT
Think Id
rather forgo
a few options
and pay an extra couple
of grand and 2% extra
tax for an eight-speed
auto 116d. In top, itll
probably be just as
frugal as the ED but
easier to drive the rest
of the time.

SPEC ADVICE

ore than a decade into its life, the 1 Series remains an enigma for BMW, you suspect, every
bit as much as for the car-buying public. The idea of a compact, rear-drive alternative to the
hatchback mainstream is as appealing now as it was in 2004, but BMWs execution retains
its original flaws: a shortage of space, a deficit of truly premium cabin ambience and a
dynamic repertoire that falls frustratingly between two stalls. The 116d is neither as rounded nor
as refined as its most polished rivals, nor is it the dynamic junior BMW that the company deserves.
You can appreciate why Munich is reaching for the reset button, but it has done well to put the
116d on such a sound footing on paper. This cars new engine, and the performance, fuel economy
and emissions it grants, are credit-worthy, but the rest of car simply isnt. The next 1 Series will
need to leave much more than its propshaft behind if its going to be much better.

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, p74

The Efficient Dynamics


factor limits your
options a bit. Avoid
the optional wheels if
you want to keep your
tax bill down. Dakota
leather (1150) and
the Professional Media
pack (1295) are
worth the money for
private buyers.

JOBS FOR
THE FACELIFT

l Well, there wont be


another one like this.
But in any case
l Aim for a smoother,
less busy primary ride.
l Shift the balance of
grip towards the front.
l Take the opportunity
to make more space in
the car in both rows.

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

BMW
i3 Range Extender
29,130 (after govt grant)
168bhp at 4800rpm
184lb ft
8.1sec
93mph
470.8mpg
1315kg
13g/km, 5%

AUDI
A3 1.6 TDI Ultra SE
21,485
109bhp at 3200rpm
184lb ft at 1500rpm
10.7sec (claimed, to 62mph)
124mph
83.1mpg
1205kg
89g/km, 16%

VOLVO
V40 D2 SE
22,720
118bhp at 3750rpm
207lb ft at 1500rpm
10.5sec (claimed, to 62mph)
118mph
78.5mpg
1423kg
94g/km, 16%

BMW
116d Efficient Dynamics Plus
22,560
114bhp at 4000rpm
199lb ft at 1750-2250rpm
10.2sec
124mph
83.1mpg
1395kg
89g/km, 16%

MERCEDES-BENZ
A180 CDI SE
21,790
108bhp at 4000rpm
192lb ft at 1750rpm
11.3sec (claimed, to 62mph)
118mph
76.3mpg
1385kg
98g/km, 17%

Our top premium-brand hatch


is also battery powered.
Ground-breaking but pricey.

More upmarket, more


refined and easier to drive
than the BMW. Hard to beat.

A fine advert for the simple,


pragmatic approach. Comfy,
pleasant and robust.

New engine and extra kit do


little for the 1 Series class
ranking. Frugal but flawed.

As limited on cabin space


as the BMW; poorer both on
paper and to drive.

BC

BC

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YOURVIEWS

Write to Autocar
autocar@haymarket.com

LETTER OF THE WEEK

Autos ightback

I remember a letter on these pages a few months back in which the


correspondent trotted out the adage that automatic gearboxes selected
the gear for the road conditions that one had just been in, whereas the
experienced driver would select the best gear for the road that could be
seen ahead. A suggested defeat for the reactive auto box against the
proactive driver.
With the increasing numbers of cars that now look ahead thanks to
auto box technology linked to sat-nav, as reported in Autocar (First
Drives, 6 May), the book of smug sayings needs rewriting.
David Bartholomew
via email

THE SOUND AND THE FURY

Matt Prior was spot on about peoples


reactions to what you drive (Testers
Notes, 29 April). Ive experienced the
best and worst of this.
The worst was owning an immaculate
Rosso Corsa Ferrari 328 GTS with a
sports exhaust. The resulting flat plane
crank howl at anything over 4000rpm
caused other road users to snarl at me
and pedestrians to hurl abuse.
The antithesis is when I drive two of
the cars I now own. My TVR wedge V8
sounds so wonderful and is so rare that
it always receives admiring glances, and
I reach celebrity status in my white and
blue 1974 Ford Escort Mk1 RS2000.
I always get courteously let out of
junctions and drivers in front take
photos on their phones all this despite
the non-standard RS being louder than
the 328 ever was. So noise means
nothing. Its perceived character that

SALUTE THE XJS

DEVILS IN THE DETAIL

Are you sure that Colin Goodwins Seven


160 went back to Caterham with only
5885 miles under its wheels (Our Cars,
6 May)? According to the dials shown in
the photograph, he managed to drive it
without the engine running
Stephen Mead
Holmer Green, Bucks
Caterhams look quick standing still MB

VAN-TASTIC

I read your article on the Ford Transit


Supervan (Rear View Mirror, 6 May).
During my time at Ford Tractor, we had
the use of two Ford Transit minibuses
with Essex 3.0-litre engines.
The boost of torque over the normal

Smart considers a baby SUV


Does Noddy actually
need an off-road
vehicle? Why, yes
to visit Big Ears, who
lives in the hilly,
lumpy, bumpy part
of Toyland.
Norma Smellons
A Smart SUV could be
a decent alternative
to a Panda 4x4, but
couldnt they build a
new roadster/coup
as well?
Beastie_Boy

62 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

Letter of the week wins a


ValetPRO exterior protection
and maintenance kit worth 58.95

counts. I wonder which cars of this era


will elicit the same responses.
Trevor Chesterton
Market Harborough, Leicester

What youre saying on autocar.co.uk

Not everyone wants


a big German phallus
extension. I have had
a Smart for five to six
years and, gearbox
aside, it has been a
pleasure to own.
peterover

WIN

In what respect is
this an SUV? Whats
proposed here is a
slightly larger rearengined, rear-wheeldrive city car.
Daniel Joseph

This Seven was in zero-emissions mode


2.0-litre unit made for quite an enjoyable
drive, further enhanced by the Laycock
overdrive on top gear. We used these
to transport visiting Field Service Staff
from overseas locations during their
annual seminars at Boreham House,
near to Chelmsford.
It might have been nice to have the
Supervan, but I think the accommodation
was a little sparse for our purpose.
Bryan Baker
Maldon, Essex

I have never been a fan of the muchdiscussed Jaguar XJS, surely the
strangest-looking Jag ever, but I am
willing to forgive all for just one reason,
which is that it donated its platform to
Aston Martin to create the DB7, surely
one of the best-looking cars of all time.
Without the DB7, Aston Martin may have
folded forever, so thanks, XJS.
Stuart Underwood
Weston-super-Mare

CRITICAL MASS

As a car and driving enthusiast, I get


worried about the future. Were losing
manual gearboxes, turbocharging
is taking over and electric power will
become more and more widespread.
Thats without even taking into account
autonomous cars
Thank goodness for companies
like Ariel for making cars like the

NEXT

WEEK
Inside the magazine on sale 3 June

ROAD TEST

The queue of people


who want an Ariel
Nomad is growing
Nomad. It looks absolutely sensational.
I seriously want one.
It makes me feel happier inside that
the mass market that want to just get
from A to B will get their hybrids and selfdriving pods while we, the drivers, will still
get to enjoy stuff like the Nomad.
David Marazzi
Singapore
Imagine if we all drove Nomads and
Atoms. Its a future vision we like MB

NOT CHARGED UP

Having read your Our Cars updates on


the Kia Soul EV, I was thinking what an
interesting proposition it seems.
Im sure this is a worthy car that would
be really useful as a second or third car if
based in London. The problem is that not
many people can have a car just to use
for avoiding the congestion charge.
In reality, I cannot get past the Soul
EVs 25k price. For that money, you

Where would Aston


Martin be without
the Jaguar XJS?

could have a new BMW 120d, an Audi S1


or any five-door Mini.
The need to have another car to
actually go anywhere and the crippling
depreciation relegate the Soul EV to an
interesting curio. This is not a dig at the
Kia. The same applies to all EVs.
Andrew Brown
Bramhall, Cheshire

Mercedes-AMG C63 Stuttgarts M3 rival is


thoroughly assessed by our test experts

CLOUDING THE ISSUE

Regarding the article about smog (News,


6 May), many diesel vehicles in use have
exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and
particulate filter issues.
There are many companies that will
remap the control units and delete the
EGR and particulate filters, giving even
higher emissions. People are buying
low-emission vehicles, paying low road
tax and turning them into high-emission
vehicles. Something needs doing, surely.
Simon Grice
Sheffield

FIRST DRIVE

Vauxhall Viva

Does Lutons new competitively


priced offering stack up?

INSIGHT

Classics reinvented

We ask elite car designers to


reimagine cars from the past

COMPARISON

LESS FOR MORE

As I was overtaken by a Volvo V40 Cross


Country the other day, it occurred to me
that car manufacturers have pulled their
most cunning trick.
Twenty years ago, people paid extra
for body-coloured bumpers and metallic
paint because they added premium
appeal and, frankly, looked better.
Yet this V40 specimen would have
required its owner to pay extra for its
unpainted bumpers and white paint. Call
me cynical, but doesnt that sound like a
remarkably clever money maker? In 20
years, they have managed to persuade
us that these cheaper-to-produce
options are fashionably redolent of the
increasingly popular SUV breed.
Kudos to Dacia for keeping its
premium flat-white-and-unpaintedbumpers approach at Primark prices.
Will Chalkley
Ashford, Kent

Mini JCW vs Audi S1 Small and feisty


hot hatches are pitched head to head
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OURCARS
A week in the life of Autocars fleet

AUDI

AUDI
TT

C4 CACTUS

CITROEN

FERRARI
FF

FOCUS

MONDEO

FORD

HYUNDAI

Barnaby Jones

Stan Papior

Lewis Kingston

Steve Cropley

Tim Dickson

Luc Lacey

Aaron Smith

A6 AVANT

FORD

i20

Ford Mondeo

FIRST REPORT Has Fords much-anticipated new five-door been worth the wait? Weve got the next year to find out

lmost one year into my fledgling


Autocar career and I finally get
a photographer-sized wagon.
Except, as you can see, it isnt a
wagon; its the new Mondeo hatchback.
For fans of the estate car and I know
there are many this might seem like an
odd choice for someone who needs a lot
of day-to-day stowage space, but to be
honest, the five-door model is ideal.
With the rear seats up, the boot
capacity is actually superior to that of
the estate by about 40 litres, and as
all my gear fits into it perfectly, theres
no need to worry about prying eyes
(something my predecessor had the
misfortune of experiencing when his
BMW 330d Touring was broken into).
However, despite its ample size
and inherent security, the boot has
64 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

unexpectedly turned out to be the


source of my primary niggle. Rather
than leaping into the air like a workshop
stewards cap at the touch of a button,
the lid requires the kind of arm curl
youd normally save for a big mirror in
the gym. Its a similar story on the way
down, requiring two goes to close it even
with a man-sized slam. This clearly isnt
as its meant to be and Fords extremely
proficient press garage agrees with me.
Following a phone call, theyve now got
some replacement struts on order.
That aside, Ive been impressed.
Weve gone for the 178bhp, 295lb ft
2.0-litre Duratorq engine, which
promises 64.2mpg combined fuel
economy and 0-62mph in 8.3sec. For
my needs, which typically involve a lot
of motorways, both feel about right.

The Ford is fulfilling Lucs needs so far, but hes still getting the hang of parking it

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Hilton Holloway

The 2.0-litre Duratorq engine produces 178bhp

Subtle styling changes


give the Mondeos
looks a new lease of life

Intelligent full beam function works very well


The roomy boot
earns its keep
at weekends, too

Hatchback load bay can hold all of Lucs camera kit

Multimedia interface is a big step forward for Ford

Its the biggest car Ive owned and, boy,


do I notice it in a supermarket car park
Its fast enough in general use, and the
60-litre tank means Im not visiting fuel
stations as much as I was in the Mazda 3.
I like the way it looks, too. The old
Mondeo was around for so long that
it was a bit rep-tastic by the end, but
this new one has just the right amount
of masculine good looks. The metallic
Ruby Red paint helps, as do the optional
LED adaptive headlights. Better still,
the latter come with the first intelligent
full beam feature Ive come across that
actually works properly. Which is nice
for the optic nerves of everyone else.
In return, it would be nice if the rest

of the driving public took the time


to ensure their cars were properly
parked. The Mondeo is the biggest car
Ive ever owned and, boy, do I notice
its proportions in a supermarket car
park. Get a particularly mean white-line
painter or a careless shopper in front,
and the Fords rump will spill from the
space like that of a Mercedes Sprinter
van. To help me along, theres a 450
park assist system fitted, and while it
failed to register my allocated parking
space at home as a right-sized spot,
it did manage to see me square into
another space when I tried it out.

Also featuring inside is 450 worth


of infotainment upgrade, including
sat-nav, DAB radio and a 12-speaker
Sony sound system. The latter is very
good, especially when you live in a small
flat and only get to enjoy loud music
when youre alone in the car. But the
best thing is how you interface with it
all. Fords old display and switchgear
controls were appalling; the new 8.0in
touchscreen feels like a two-generation
leap. Which, of course, it pretty much is.
Id still prefer a dial to scroll when it
comes to picking something from a long
list (a track from an iPod, for example),
but otherwise the mix of big screen
and physical buttons for things like
the air-con seems about right. Weve
criticised the interior elsewhere for its
obvious mid-Atlantic accent, but I quite

like the cabins appearance, especially


the two-tone faux aluminium trim and
little details such as the door lock switch
being inset on the speaker grille.
In all, then, the first thousand-mile
handshake has been a warm one. Once I
can get the boot shut without a wrestle,
I think were going to spend the next
year getting on famously.
luc.lacey@haymarket.com

Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Titanium 5dr

Price 24,545 Price as tested 27,465


Options Dynamic LED adaptive headlights
1050, Ruby Red metallic paint 795, Sony DAB
touchscreen nav with 12 speakers 450, Active
Park Assist 450, inflatable rear seatbelts
175 Economy 39.2mpg Faults Boot struts
have too much resistance Expenses None
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Lexus NX300h

FIRST REPORT Lexuss new petrol-electric compact SUV enters a class still
dominated (for now) by diesels. Were about to find out if it can hold its own

ts timely that we should take delivery


of our new long-term Lexus NX300h
just as the thorny issue of pollution
from diesel-powered cars raises its
controversial head again.
Lexus holds the view that carbon
dioxide-based tax incentives have
boosted the popularity of diesels, and
its uncertain what tougher clean air
regulations might mean for the engines
future. So the firms environmentally
friendly face is now represented solely
by its petrol-electric hybrid option, a
bold stance that means our new car
sits in a class of compact SUVs
dominated by diesel engines.
Such an individual approach
continues with the NXs styling; the
chiselled look is razor sharp but well
proportioned and distinctive. Lexus
call its origami styling polarising,

but comments have so far been


overwhelmingly positive.
Behind that eye-catching spindle
grille is a 2.5-litre petrol engine linked,
in our four-wheel-drive version, to two
electric motors, the second of which
drives the rear axle and chips in only
when it senses it needs to. Most of
the time the petrol and electric power
sources work in tandem, although
electric-only propulsion is possible for
short bursts around town.
The e-CVT transmission distributes
power as it sees fit, rather like a
differential. Its compact, lightweight
and, says Lexus, efficient, even if its all
fairly familiar Lexus hybrid tech, with
no sign yet of the company offering
the more fashionable plug-in option
(although parent firm Toyota does, of
course, have the plug-in Prius on its

books). However, official figures put


combined fuel economy at 54.3mpg,
which betters some of its diesel rivals,
and the CO2 output is just 121g/km,
which means lower tax bands. Chalk
another one up for our NX, then.
Our range-topping Premier trim is
pretty opulent. In addition to keyless
entry, all-round parking sensors and
automatic LED lights, we also get a
powered tailgate, a Premium Navigation
system with a 14-speaker Mark Levinson
surround sound set-up, a head-up
display and a 360deg surround-view
monitor. Weve added Mercury Grey
paint (645) and a full-length sunroof
(1000) to brighten up the interior.
Theres further good news inside. The
driving position is great, with supportive
and electrically adjustable front seats,
leather-clad and heated and ventilated

In-car selfie reveals


1k sunroofs lightgiving properties

in our car. The handsome steering wheel


is thick and pleasantly leathered, and
the interior generally benefits from
high-grade textures and materials,
along with good ergonomics and an
intuitive dash layout. Visibility is good
and space seems generous.
First impressions? Around town, the
NX is certainly more refined than its
diesel-powered rivals and is at its best
when being driven gently with small
throttle openings, pushing seamlessly
into and out of its electric-only mode.
Passengers like it, too, praising the
quality of the cabin; very few cars feel as
well put together as this one.
However, all that luxury weighs
heavy, as does the hybrid tech. As a
result, our NX is not a quick car, and
its ride, firm but forgiving most of the
time, can thump rather too heavily into
potholes and over road irregularities.
So far, though, I rather like this
quixotic Lexus. Admittedly, all this
opulence costs 44,640 with options,
which is undeniably steep, but such
an individual and well-equipped car
is a welcome addition to our fleet. Im
looking forward to the next year.
mark.pearson@haymarket.com

Lexus NX300h Premier


Premier trim brings lots of kit to the plush, well-finished cabin

Price 42,995 Price as tested 44,640


Options Panoramic sunroof 1000, Mercury
Grey paint 645 Economy 32.6mpg
Faults None Expenses None

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OURCARS

THELOGBOOK

FerrariFF

Mileage 15,500 Last seen 6.5.15


Weve been surprised a couple
of times lately by a nose lift
malfunction warning, suggesting
we seek dealer advice, which were
about to do. The irony is the FF
seems to be less in need of a nose lift
mechanism than many other fast
cars, including our Jaguar F-Type.
It clears speed humps and multistorey car park ramps with ease. SC

Volkswagen Golf R

Mileage | 2410 A Sunday outing with a BMW 1 Series M Coup highlights the Rs fortes

nother Sunday, another rewarding


day blasting around the roads of
West Sussex in the Golf R with no
purpose other than having fun and
stopping off at my favourite pub near
Goodwood for lunch. This time I was in
the company of friends with a BMW
1 Series M Coup, a worthy performance
rival for the 296bhp mega-Golf.
We didnt try anything as childish as
lining them up side by side for a drag
race, but the two cars seemed quite
evenly matched as we criss-crossed
the county in search of the best driving
roads. With more power and torque, the
1M has a slight performance advantage,
but the all-wheel-drive Golf R makes
up for that with superior traction out
of corners and greater composure on
bumpy roads. In the end, the Golf R
might be the quicker car from A to B,
but its debatable which driver would
be having the most fun. Both would be
having a ball, undoubtedly.
The way the Golf R puts its power
down is deeply impressive. Fitted with
a fast-acting Haldex 5-based 4Motion
four-wheel drive system and an XDS+
electronic diff lock on the front axle,
this generation of the Golf R behaves
like a car with full-time four-wheel drive,
but without the potential downsides

Porsche
PanameraSE Hybrid

In D, the DSGs gear selector obscures important buttons on the passenger side

such as decreased fuel economy. Even


on a wet road, you can accelerate hard
from a standstill and the car simply
grips and goes, with no torque steer
and no waiting for drive to be shuffled
rearwards to bolster traction.
So far, Im mildly frustrated with
the optional six-speed dual-clutch
automatic gearbox, though. It shifts
swiftly and smoothly at higher speeds
and in Sport mode, but downshifts can
be jerky at lower speeds and the DSG
tends not to give the driver
enough control for my liking.
Unwanted double shifts
are surprisingly common
when youve asked for only
one via the paddles, and
the fact that the gearbox
changes up automatically at
the relatively low 6500rpm
redline feels like its depriving
the driver of half the fun.
When its in D, the gear
selector also blocks the
drivers view of the driving
mode, stop-start deactivation
Fast-acting AWD system gives Golf R terrific traction
and traction control switches,

which are all badly positioned down the


passengers side of the U-shaped strip
running around the lever.
Predictably, the Golf Rs confidenceinspiring handling, uncanny poise and
accessible performance all played big
parts in my enjoyment of that Sunday
blast in convoy with the 1M. Afterwards,
though, I was surprised that those
lumpy West Sussex lanes had managed
to shake loose a couple of rattles in the
cabin that are still evident whenever the
car hits the right kind of bump.
So, one or two grumbles to report, but
the Golf R continues to be a wonderfully
rewarding car to live with. Every mile I
cover in it, even at low speeds around
London, feels special, and Im beginning
to understand why the R has such a cult
following. As an all-rounder, it really
would take some beating.
allan.muir@haymarket.com

Volkswagen Golf R DSG

Price 32,220 Price as tested 39,100


Economy 25.8mpg Faults Cabin rattles
Expenses None Last seen 29.4.15

Mileage 2413 Last seen 13.5.15


Im finding Porsches Car Connect
smartphone app to be a useful tool.
It offers trip computer info, charging
status updates, a location finder
and the facility to fold in mirrors,
flash the lights or give a quick blast
of alarm. Ill expand on it in a future
report, but this all seems to fit in well
with the cars high-tech ethos. JM

KiaSoulEV

Mileage 1685 Last seen 6.5.15


Driving our Ferrari FF recently, I was
reminded of another advantage of
electric vehicles: they dont suffer
heat sink from the engine and
exhaust, so the cabin rarely gets
too warm, even on summer days.
So as the weather gets warmer, the
Kia stays pleasantly temperate in
city jams, even with the air-con off.
Unlike, say, the Ferrari FF. HH

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 69

DEALS

Bargain new
and used motors

Howsuperaresupermarkets?
Some car supermarkets get it spot on, but James Ruppert warns that you should be wary and picky

erhaps it has bypassed your


attention, but car supermarket
Carcraft is to close, with the loss
of about 500 jobs. The dealership,
based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester,
has 10 showrooms around the country.
Carcraft was the UKs seventh-largest
second-hand car chain. It sold more
than 12,000 used vehicles a year,
according to the administrator, Grant
Thornton, which said the group had
suffered from poor market reputation,
lack of investment, a high cost base,
expensive loan note financing and an
insolvent balance sheet.
More than 20 years ago, I remember
spending a day at one of their branches,
kicking tyres and talking to staff about
the car supermarket revolution.
70 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

What Ive always liked most about car


supermarkets is the choice. However,
the mass-market selling of cars in a
supermarket setting is problematic. The
easy finance can be less than easy. Then
there can be strong pricing and cars
that arent strictly warrantable. Indeed,
a spokesman warned customers that
Carcraft policies, including breakdown
cover, would no longer be valid.
So some car supermarkets have
exploited the needy and those with
CCJs, who may not get mobile
otherwise. Everyone has to take care,
of course, and look out for themselves,
but the condition of some cars Ive seen
really isnt that impressive. They are
often bought in blocks at auction on
price and certainly not condition. To

With a such wide selection, do be choosy

keep profits firm, the minimum amount


of remedial work is done. What you dont
spot, they wont draw to your attention.
Capping it all off is a warranty that may
be full of holes.
Of course, not all supermarkets are
like that, whereas some of the bigger
independent dealers can be. However,
there are those that get it absolutely
right: family run, with nice facilities,
and devoid of the cheap stuff. They

Ive always liked the choice. However,


the mass-market selling of cars in a
supermarket setting is problematic

Usedcarexpert

Car supermarkets
can be a convenient
and safe place to buy

P72

P74

SteveCropley
Dealsexpert

NicCackett
Dataexpert

BANGERNOMICS BEST BUYS


READERS CAR: LEXUS IS200

Simon Grice bought this Lexus IS200 as a trade-in from


work. He paid 550 almost two years ago, when it had
125,000 miles on it. The alloy wheels were shot but he fitted
some refurbished ones and snagged a new radiator (60
from eBay). According to Simon, the IS is quiet, comfy and,
with winter tyres, not too bad in poor weather. He says:
Its not economical fuel-wise, but its a hell of a car. After
10,000 miles, I am finding it hard to part with. It was only
bought as a stop-gap, but it comes up a treat with a wash.

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K: MISDESCRIBED CARS
WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE THIS WEEby
an advert for a BMW 3 Series

The other day I was mesmerised


convertible. It was oddly
that was illustrated by a Saab 9-3
. Id like to see more of it.
toes
your
on
you
s
compelling. Keep

USED CAR DILEMMA: BMW Z8

stick to the properly warrantable,


fairly new stuff.
There is a place near me that is
clean and tidy and its stock is hard to
fault. The prices are firm but fair and
you understand why families go back
repeatedly for their hatches, SUVs and
people-movers.
What about the really interesting
stuff? Sports cars, supercars and
performance cars? If the supermarket
has them as part-exchanges, chances
are theyll be decent buys.
Getting back to the bankrupt
supermarket in question, the rumour
is that Carcraft managed to rack up
losses of about 8 million per year.
And I thought there was money to be
made in flogging used cars

The Z8 is becoming hyper-collectable and valuable, plus


you dont see very many around, and they will always be
left-hand drive. The Z8 also looks like a giant Burago model.
Alternatively, you could buy several Datsun 240Zs

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 71

USED BUYING GUIDE

P70

JamesRuppert

Premium
potency for
10k or less
Buy carefully and you can get a mighty engine, a
big name on the nose and even an open cockpit,
all for less than 10,000, says Steve Cropley

1 Mercedes-Benz SL500 (1989 2008)


Mercedes perennial sports cruiser
has come in many guises over six
generations and 61 years, but when
big value is key, two generations
stand out: the R129 (1989-2002)
and the R230 (2003-2008).
Power and performance are
a given thanks to the SL500s
5.0-litre V8, although lesserengined models are available. Still,

the V8s have great reputations for


reliability and functioning smoothly
with their automatic transmission.
Theyre heavy cars, fairly softly
suspended and the steering isnt
quick. But theres lots of rubber on
the road and the centre of gravity is
low, so even early SLs can press on.
Look for leggy R129s from 2500
and R230s this side of 8500.

Jaguar S Type R (2002 2007)

From unpromising beginnings, the


S-Type became the car that pioneered
some brilliant late-model drivers Jags.
It appeared in 1999, styled in the old
Jaguar way and half-cooked in the old
British motor industry way. But it was
soon revised when comparison tests
decided it fell far behind BMWs 5 Series.
The 400bhp (later 420bhp) 4.2-litre,

BMW M5 (1998 2003)


How extraordinary to be able to buy such
a performance icon for just 5k. We like
the E39 M5 for value, with its 4.9-litre,
394bhp V8. Performance is close to
supercar levels, with 0-60mph in 5.0sec
and torque that slingshots you to threefigure speeds without appearing to try.
Find a nice one and youre onto a
winner, but bear in mind that many M5s
72 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

have had a hard life, so look for worn


tyres, brakes, clutches and steering,
along with crash damage. Insurance
costs will be high, too, especially if you
live in a loaded area. Still, even a 16-yearold M5 is something of a mobile miracle
a car with towering performance allied
to all the practicalities and most of the
luxury of an executive saloon.

auto-only supercharged V8 R model was


in showrooms from late 2002. It helped
rescue the cars reputation because its
performance a governed 155mph and
0-60mph in 5.6sec was matched by
terrific, Mike Cross-developed handling.
Search carefully and youll find fullhistory cars for less than 5000. For a
really quick Jag, thats value.

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USED CAR
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Audi S4 Cabriolet (2004 2007)

Theres a confusion of Audi S4 cabrios


on the market, but we reckon the best is
the third-generation B6. It was built on
a new platform from 2004 and powered
by Audis ubiquitous 4.2-litre V8 engine,
whose 339bhp flows through a standard
quattro four-wheel drive system. Audis
are beautifully built, and these engines
are hard to abuse, so if you can find an
unmolested version youll have a car that

Mercedes-Benz CL600 (2003 2005)


These big Merc coups come in various
shapes and sizes, but the ones we prefer
are the 1999-2006 C215 models, with a
particular eye on the 493bhp twin-turbo
V12-powered cars from 2003. To our eye
this coup looks even smarter than the
much pricier model that followed.
That monster engine also made its
way into the W220 S-Class saloon for a

while, presenting you with a nice choice,


because saloons and coups are about
equal in price, that being 5k-10k,
depending on mileage, condition and
your bargaining power.
Savour the stats: 590lb ft, 0-60mph in
4.8sec and 155mph. And if you ever see
more than 4000rpm on the tacho, youre
going too fast. Wafting hits new heights.

tolerates mileages. Odo readings above


100,000 should hold no fears.
Service costs will look high against
the purchase price, and youll be wise to
get an insurance quote before buying.
This cars compact size and sheer grunt
(0-60mph in 5.9sec and a top speed
reined in at 155mph) mean that brakes
and tyres take a hammering, too. But
buy well and these cars are brilliant.

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

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ABCCC 50-60% Poor. Within acceptable


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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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4.7 V8 S
99995 430 299 5.9 V12 S
138000 565 388 50
VANTAGE ROADSTER 2dr open Drop-top suits
the Vantages relaxed nature
AAAAC
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.
ALFA ROMEO
Manual the best
AAACC
MITO 3dr hatch Classy, well equipped and cheap. No 5.9 V12
131995 470 333 dynamic benchmark
VANQUISH 2dr coup
AAABC
A British supercar for
0.9 TB TwinAir 105 Distinctive 16070 103 98 13 British roads. Looks the business, too AAAAC
0.9 TB Twinair 105 Sprint
14870 103 99 13 5.9 V12
189995 565 335 0.9 TB TwinAir 105 QV Line
16820 103 98 13
1.4 140 Miair TCT Distinctive 17620 138 124 19 AUDI
1.4 140 Mair TCT QV Line
18370 138 124 20 A1 3dr hatch Audis answer to the Mini. Fun(ish) and
1.4 170 MAir QVerde
20210 168 139 26 refined
AAAAC
1.3 JTDm-2 85 Sprint
15415 94 90 11 1.4 TFSI 125 Sport
16690 123 115 21
1.3 JTDm-2 85 Distinctive
16655 94 90 11 1.4 TFSI 125 S line
18685 123 117 21
1.6 JTDm-2 120 Dtive S-S
17820 118 114 19 1.4 TFSI 150 S line
19480 148 112 25
1.6 JTDm-2 120 QV Line
18570 118 114 20 2.0 TFSI 231 S1
25380 228 162 33
GIULIETTA 5dr hatch Stylish, rewarding family
1.6 TDI 116 SE
15390 114 92 19
1.6 TDI 116 Sport
17365 114 92 19
hatch. A new era for Alfa
AAAAC
19360 114 93 19
2.0 JTDM 175 Excl. TCT
25630 148 110 20 1.6 TDI 116 S line
2.0 JTDM 175 Sportiva Nav TCT 27380 148 110 20 A1 5dr sportback Rear doors add convenience to an
1.4 TB 120 Progression
18240 118 149 16 attractive package
AAAAC
1.4 TB 120 Distinctive
19490 118 149 16 1.4 TFSI 125 Sport
17310 123 118 21
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Distictive 20990 168 134 23 1.4 TFSI 125 S line
19305 123 119 21
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Excl.
22740 168 134 23 1.4 TFSI 150 S line
20100 148 112 25
1.4 TB Multir 170 Exive TCT
24035 168 121 23 2.0 TFSI 231 S1
26110 228 166 33
1.4 TB Multiair 170 Sportiva N 24490 168 134 23 1.6 TDI 116 SE
16010 114 92 19
1.4 TB Multr 170 Spva Nav TCT 25785 168 121 23 1.6 TDI 116 Sport
17985 114 92 19
1.6 JDTM 105 Progression
19170 103 114 16 1.6 TDI 116 S line
19980 114 93 19
1.6 JDTM 105 Distinctive
20420 103 114 16 A3 3dr hatch Classy interior, stable handling and good
1.6 JDTM 105 Excl.
22170 103 114 16 engines. Second only to the Golf AAAAC
2.0 JTDM 150 Distinctive
21720 148 110 20 1.2 TFSI 110 SE
18575 108 114 14
2.0 JTDM 150 Excl.
23470 148 110 20 2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line
29905 148 124 26
2.0 JTDM 150 Sportiva Nav
25220 148 110 20 2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport
27755 148 124 26
4C 2dr coup A singular statement. Flawed, perhaps, 2.0 TDI 184 S line
26995 148 108 28
2.0 TDI 184 Sport
24845 148 108 27
but the best current Alfa by miles AAAAB
30940 296 162 36
1.75T
45000 237 - 50 2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3
1.2 TFSI 110 Sport
19975 108 114 14
ALPINA
1.2 TFSI 110 S line
22125 108 114 15
19875 123 117 16
B3 2dr coup Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to 1.4 TFSI 125 SE
1.4 TFSI 125 Sport
21275 123 117 16
an M3
AAAAC
23425 123 117 16
3.0 S Biturbo
51350 394 224 - 1.4 TFSI 125 S line
20725 148 109 21
B3 4dr saloon Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to 1.4 TFSI 150 SE ACT
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport ACT
22125 148 109 21
an M3
AAABC
24275 148 109 21
3.0 S Biturbo
50350 394 224 - 1.4 TFSI 150 S line ACT
23905 178 135 23
B3 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Rapid, usable, cheaper 1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
26830 178 149 25
alternative to an M3.
AAABC
26055 178 135 24
3.0 S Biturbo
56450 394 225 - 1.8 TFSI 180 S line
28980 178 149 25
B3 TOURING 5dr estate Rapid, usable and cheaper 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
1.6 TDI 110 SE
20825 108 99 15
alternative to an M3.
AAABC
22225 108 99 15
3.0 S Biturbo
51350 394 225 - 1.6 TDI 110 Sport
24375 108 99 16
B5 4dr saloon Huge pace, but let down by uninvolving 1.6 TDI 110 S line
2.0 TDI 150 SE
22175 148 106 21
dynamics
AAACC
23575 148 106 21
B5 Biturbo
71950 507 252 - 2.0 TDI 150 Sport
25725 148 106 21
B5 Biturbo
71950 500 252 - 2.0 TDI 150 S line
B5 TOURING 5dr estate Huge pace, but let down by A3 4dr saloon All the A3s standard attributes in a
uninvolving dynamics
saloon body. S3 great looking AAAAC
AAACC
B5 Biturbo
71950 500 255 - 1.4 TFSI 150 ACT Sport
23295 148 109 21
B7 4dr saloon Makes sense on an autobahn but not for 1.6 TDI 110 S line
25545 108 99 16
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
30150 178 149 25
the UK
AAACC
28000 178 149 25
4.4 V8 Switch-tronic
95850 500 282 - 1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
25075 178 135 23
4.4 V8 Switch-tronic LWB
98850 500 282 - 1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
2.0 300 quattro S3
33540 296 162 36
D3 4dr saloon Precise dynamics with added Alpina
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
24745 148 105 21
kudos and a great engine
AAAAC
25445 148 109 21
3.0D Biturbo
46950 345 139 50 1.4 TFSI 150 ACT S line
27225 178 135 24
D5 4dr saloon Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to 1.8 TFSI 180 S line
1.6 TDI 110 Sport
23395 108 99 15
an M5
AAAAC
26895 148 105 21
3.0 Bi-Turbo
55950 340 155 - 2.0 TDI 150 S line
A3 5dr sportback Classy interior, stable handling and
XD3 5dr 4x4 Alpinas first SUV is a triumph. Hugely
fast, capable and desirable
good engines. Second only to the Golf AAAAC
AAAAB
3.0 XD3
54950 345 - 49 1.4 TFSI 125 S line
24045 123 117 16
1.4 TFSI 125 Sport
21895 123 117 16
ARIEL
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
29600 178 149 25
ATOM 0dr open Superbike fast track mentalism. As
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
26675 178 135 24
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
24525 178 135 23
exhilarating as cars get
AAAAC
26345 148 106 21
245
29321 245 - - 2.0 TDI 150 S line
22795 148 106 21
300
34319 300 - - 2.0 TDI 150 SE
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
24195 148 106 21
ASTON MARTIN
2.0 TDI 184 quattro S line
30525 175 124 26
31560 296 162 36
RAPIDE 4dr saloon Four-door Aston is more practi- 2.0 TFSI 300 quattro S3
1.2 TFSI 110 SE
19195 108 114 14
cal, but just as charming
AAAAC
20595 108 114 14
5.9 V12 S
149995 550 355 - 1.2 TFSI 110 Sport
22745 108 114 15
VANTAGE 2dr coup Stunning Brit sports car. V12 is 1.2 TFSI 110 S line
1.4 TFSI 125 SE
20495 123 117 16
a new benchmark for Aston
AAAAC
21345 148 109 21
4.7 V8
84995 420 299 - 1.4 TFSI 150 SE ACT

1.4 TFSI 150 Sport ACT


22745 148 109 21
1.4 TFSI 150 S line ACT
24895 148 109 21
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
27450 178 149 25
1.6 TDI 110 SE
21445 108 99 16
1.6 TDI 110 Sport
22845 108 99 15
1.6 TDI 110 S line
24995 108 99 17
2.0 TDI 184 Sport
25465 175 110 27
2.0 TDI 184 quattro Sport
28375 175 124 26
2.0 TDI 184 S line
27615 175 110 28
A3 CABRIOLET 2dr open A measured success, but
the usual sacrifices make it fun free AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 150 S line
29635 148 114 23
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
26085 148 114 22
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport
27485 148 114 23
1.8 TFSI 180 S line Au
32895 178 133 29
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport Au
30745 178 133 29
2.0 TDI 150 S line
31085 148 110 25
2.0 TDI 150 SE
27535 148 110 24
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
28935 148 110 25
1.8 TFSI 180 Sport
29265 178 140 29
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro Sport
32225 178 154 29
1.8 TFSI 180 S line
31415 178 140 31
1.8 TFSI 180 quattro S line
34375 178 154 32
1.6 TDI 110 SE
26185 108 104 17
1.6 TDI 110 Sport
27585 108 104 18
1.6 TDI 110 S line
29735 108 104 20
A4 4dr saloon Highly competent and quality laden;
leaves the dynamic finesse to its rivalsAAAAC
2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition
31005 148 119 24
2.0 TDI 150 S line
29930 148 119 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE
28855 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
29855 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
29320 175 120 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 35275 222 155 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
34200 222 155 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
31645 222 155 32
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 32645 222 155 33
1.8 TFSI 120 SE
24385 118 151 19
1.8 TFSI 120 SE Technik
25385 118 151 19
1.8 TFSI 120 S line
26940 118 151 20
1.8 TFSI 120 Black Edition
28015 118 151 20
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
26000 168 134 25
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
27000 168 134 24
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
28555 168 134 26
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
29630 168 134 26
3.0 V6 333 S4
39310 328 178 36
3.0 V6 333 S4 Black Edition 40385 328 178 36
2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik
28300 134 112 23
2.0 TDIe 136 SE
27300 134 112 23
2.0 TDI 163 ultra SE
28320 161 109 27
2.0 TDI 163 ultra SE Technik 29320 161 109 27
2.0 TDI 177 S line
30875 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
31950 175 120 28
2.0 TDI quattro 177 SE
29880 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 SE Technik 30880 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 S line
32435 175 134 27
2.0 TDI quattro 177 Black Edit 33510 175 134 28
3.0 TDI quattro 245 SE
35360 237 149 33
37915 237 149 33
3.0 TDI quattro 245 S line
3.0 TDI quattro 245 Black Edit 38990 237 149 34
A4 AVANT 5dr estate More appealing than the
saloon. Still not brilliant
AAAAC
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
28615 158 141 24
2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition
32305 148 124 24
2.0 TDI 150 S line
31530 148 124 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE
30155 148 129 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
31455 148 129 23
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
30920 175 126 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 36575 222 159 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
35800 222 159 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
32945 222 159 32
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 34245 222 159 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
39550 237 154 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
36695 237 154 33
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S4 Blk Ed 41985 328 180 36
1.8 TFSI 120 SE
25685 118 154 19
1.8 TFSI 120 SE Technik
26985 118 154 19
1.8 TFSI 120 S line
28540 118 154 20
1.8 TFSI 120 Black Edition
29315 118 154 20
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
27315 158 141 25
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
30170 158 141 26
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
30945 158 141 26
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S4
40910 328 180 36
4.2 V8 RS4
56545 444 249 41
2.0 TDIe 136 SE
28900 134 116 23
2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik
29900 134 116 23
2.0 TDI 163 Ultra SE
29620 161 114 27
2.0 TDI 163 Ultra SE Technik 30920 161 114 27
2.0 TDI 177 S line
32475 175 126 27
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
33250 175 126 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
31180 175 139 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE Technik 32480 175 139 27

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NEW CARS A-Z


2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
34035 175 139 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 34810 175 139 28
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 40325 237 154 34
A4 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A4. Pricey

AAACC

2.0 TFSI 225 quattro


34395 222 164 33
2.0 TDI 177 quattro
32680 175 153 27
3.0 TDI V6 245 quattro
38145 242 161 33
A5 5dr sportback Refined four-door coupe, but short
on genuine charm or finesse
AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
32615 168 136 27
1.8 TFSI 170 SE Technik
29900 168 136 27
2.0 TDI 150
30100 148 127 24
2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition
35935 148 127 24
2.0 TDI 150 S line
34860 148 127 24
2.0 TDI 150 SE
31870 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
33220 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
34885 175 120 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 36540 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
35465 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
32475 175 134 27
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE Technik 33825 175 134 27
2.0 TDI 177 SE Technik
32170 175 120 28
2.0 TDIe 136
28195 138 117 23
2.0 TDIe 136 S line
32265 138 117 24
2.0 TDIe 136 SE
29965 138 117 23
2.0 TDIe 136 SE Technik
31315 138 117 24
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 37325 222 152 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
36250 222 152 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
33260 222 152 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE Techni 34610 222 152 33
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
38485 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Edit 42010 242 149 35
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S5 Black 43940 328 179 41
1.8 TFSI 170
26780 168 136 26
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
28550 168 136 26
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
31540 168 136 27
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S5
42865 328 179 40
2.0 TDI 177
29050 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 SE
30820 175 120 27
2.0 TDI 177 S line
33810 175 120 28
3.0 TDI 204 S line
37410 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
40935 242 149 34
A5 2dr coup High class, good-looking coupe. Not one
for the thrill seeker
AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 Black Edition
32865 168 134 27
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
31790 168 134 27
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro Black Edi 37575 222 152 34
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
36500 222 152 33
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
33910 222 152 33
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
29200 168 134 27
3.0 TFSI 333 S5
43665 328 178 41
3.0 TFSI 333 S5 Black Edition 44740 328 178 42
4.2 V8 RS5
59870 444 246 45
2.0 TDI 163 ultra SE
31470 161 109 28
2.0 TDI 177 SE
31470 175 120 28
2.0 TDI 177 S line
34060 175 120 29
2.0 TDI 177 Black Edition
35135 175 120 29
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
33125 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
35715 175 134 28
2.0 TDI 177 quattro Black Edit 36790 175 134 29
3.0 TDI 204 S line
37660 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 204 Black Edition
38735 201 129 30
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
41185 242 149 35
3.0 TDI 245 quattro Black Ed 42260 242 149 35
A5 CABRIOLET 2dr open Appealing. Lowerpowered, steel-sprung trims best AAABC
1.8 TFSI 170 S line
35570 168 143 29
1.8 TFSI 170 S line Special Ed 36695 168 143 29
2.0 TDI 150 S line
37395 148 124 27
2.0 TDI 150 S line Special Edi 38520 148 124 27
2.0 TDI 150 SE
34145 148 124 27
2.0 TDI 177 S line Special Edi 38950 175 127 30
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
41745 222 159 37
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line Sp 42870 222 159 37
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
38495 222 159 37
2.0 TFSI 225 S line
38705 222 148 36
2.0 TFSI 225 S line Special Ed 39830 222 148 36
2.0 TFSI 225 SE
35455 222 148 35
3.0 TDI 204 S line Special Edi 42680 201 138 34
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line Spe 46110 242 154 40
1.8 TFSI 170 SE
32320 168 143 28
3.0 TFSI 333 S5
46770 328 184 42
4.2 V8 RS5
69505 444 249 47
2.0 TDI 177 SE
34575 175 127 29
2.0 TDI 177 S line
37825 175 127 30
3.0 TDI 204 S line
41555 201 138 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
44985 242 154 39
A6 4dr saloon The best sprung Audi saloon, and one of
the most appealing full stop.
AAAAC
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro Black Ed 50750 316 164 44
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro S line 48575 316 159 43

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
4.0 V8 S
152900 521 254 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
4.0 V8
136000 500 254 50
6.0 W12
140900 616 343 50
6.0 W12 Mulliner
150220 616 343 50
BMW
I3 5dr hatch Superb really, but pricey and not free from
the usual electric car practicality issuesAAAAC
i3 EV
30980 168 0 21
i3 EV Range Extender
34130 168 13 21
1 SERIES 3dr hatch Measures up on space and
comfort now. Still no 3 Series AAAAC
118i M Sport
24390 215 137 22

114i ES
17775 101 127 12
114i SE
18345 101 127 12
114i Sport
19475 101 132 13
116i SE
19895 134 125 17
116i Sport
21025 134 131 18
116i M Sport
22470 134 131 18
116i Urban
21025 134 131 18
118i SE
21945 134 132 22
118i Sport
22945 134 137 22
125i M Sport
26025 215 154 30
M135i
30845 315 188 39
114d ES
19410 94 109 14
114d SE
19980 94 109 14
114d Sport
20980 94 112 15
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
125d M Sport
27765 215 128 31
1 SERIES 5dr hatch Measures up on space and
comfort now. Still no 3 Series AAAAC
116d Eff Dynamics Business
22760 114 99 15
120d xDrive M Sport
27900 181 126 24
120d xDrive Sport
26455 181 126 24
114i ES
18305 101 127 12
114i SE
18875 101 127 12
114i Sport
20005 101 132 13
116i SE
20425 134 125 17
116i Sport
21555 134 131 18
116i M Sport
23000 134 131 18
116i Urban
21555 134 131 18
118i SE
22475 168 132 22
118i Sport
23475 168 137 22
118i M Sport
24920 168 137 22
125i M Sport
26555 215 154 30
M135i
31375 315 188 39
114d ES
19940 94 109 14
114d SE
20510 94 109 14
114d Sport
21510 94 112 15
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
125d M Sport
28295 215 128 31
2 SERIES 2dr coup A proper compact coup now.
The M235i is one of the best BMWs period AAAAB
225d M Sport
32120 215 124 33
220i Sport
26195 215 148 25
220i M Sport
27545 215 148 26
228i M Sport
28410 242 154 30
M235i
34535 326 189 39
218d SE
24415 141 119 20
218d Sport
25415 141 119 20
218d M Sport
26765 141 119 21
220d Sport
27015 181 115 25
220d M Sport
28365 181 115 25
2 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Doesnt quite
replicate the coupes verve, but still goodAAAAC
220d M Sport
31315 181 124 27
220d Sport
29965 181 124 27
220i M Sport
30530 215 159 29
220i Sport
29180 215 159 28
228i M Sport
31550 242 159 33
M235i
37710 326 199 40
220i Luxury
30180 215 159 28
220d Luxury
30965 181 124 27
2 SERIES ACTIVE TOURER 5dr mpv BMWs
front-drive hatch is a proper contenderAAAAC
220i M Sport
27190 189 142 22
218i SE
22125 134 115 15
218i Sport
23375 134 115 15
218i Luxury
24125 134 115 16
218i M Sport
25125 134 120 16
220i Sport
25425 189 137 22
220i Luxury
26175 189 137 22

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2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line


30735 175 148 21
Q5 5dr 4x4 Exceptionally good handling for an SUV, but
very compromised ride
AAAAC
2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line Pl 36270 178 174 29
2.0 TFSI 180 quattro SE
31370 178 174 28
2.0 TFSI 180 quattro S line
33770 178 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro SE
32720 222 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 quattro S line
35120 222 174 29
2.0 TFSI 225 qtro S line Plus 37620 222 174 30
2.0 TDI 150 quattro SE
31635 148 154 21
2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line
34035 148 154 21
2.0 TDI 150 quattro S line Plu 36535 148 154 22
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
32610 175 154 24
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S line
35010 175 154 25
2.0 TDI 177 qttro S line Plus 37510 175 154 25
3.0 TDI 245 quattro SE
38370 241 169 33
3.0 TDI 245 quattro S line
40770 241 169 34
3.0 TDI 245 qttro S line Plus 43270 241 169 34
3.0 BiTDI 313 SQ5
44715 309 179 41
Q7 5dr 4x4 Seven-seat SUV feels its bulk. A BMW X5 or
Land Rover is better
AAACC
3.0 TDI 204 S line Plus
51155 201 189 37
3.0 TDI 245 S line Plus
52585 237 195 41
3.0 TDI 245 S Line Sport Editi 55585 237 195 41
3.0 TDI 245 S Line Style Editi 54085 237 195 41
4.2 TDI 340 S line Plus
62220 335 242 46
4.2 TDI 340 S Line Sport Editi 65220 335 242 47
4.2 TDI 340 S Line Style Editi 63720 335 242 47
3.0 TDI 204 SE
43895 201 189 35
3.0 TDI 204 S line
46655 237 189 36
3.0 TDI 245 S line
48085 237 195 40
4.2 TDI 340 S line
57720 335 242 45
TT 2dr coup TT finds its mojo at last. Drive experience
now an equal to the obvious prestige AAAAC
2.0 TFSI Sport
29860 228 137 2.0 TFSI Sport quattro
32785 228 149 2.0 TFSI S line
32410 228 137 2.0 TFSI S line quattro
35335 228 149 2.0 TDI ultra Sport
29770 181 110 2.0 TDI ultra S line
32320 181 110 TT ROADSTER 2dr open Heavier and wobblier, but
still as competent as they come AAAAC
2.0 TDI ultra 184 S line
34505 181 114 36
2.0 TDI ultra 184 Sport
31955 181 114 35
2.0 TFSI 230 quattro S line
37555 228 154 39
2.0 TFSI 230 quattro Sport
35005 228 154 38
2.0 TFSI 230 S line
34595 228 140 38
2.0 TFSI 230 Sport
32045 228 140 37
R8 2dr coup Usable, but no less involving and dramatic for it. V10 is brutal
AAAAB
4.2 FSI 430 V8
93735 424 332 50
5.2 FSI 525 V10
114835 518 346 50
5.2 FSI 550 V10 Plus
126835 543 346 50
R8 SPYDER 2dr open Great noise, and loses little of
the coupes poise
AAAAB
4.2 FSI 430 V8
102385 424 337 50
5.2 FSI 525 V10
123485 518 349 50

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Sports SUVs

225i xDrive Luxury


30825 227 148 25
225i xDrive M Sport
31860 227 152 26
216d SE
23060 114 99 13
216d Sport
24310 114 99 13
216d M Sport
26060 114 104 14
218d SE
24205 148 109 17
218d Sport
25455 148 109 18
218d Luxury
26205 148 109 18
218d M Sport
27205 148 114 18
220d Sport
26905 187 115 23
220d Luxury
27655 187 115 23
220d M Sport
28655 187 119 23
220d xDrive Sport
29955 187 122 22
220d xDrive Luxury
30705 187 122 23
220d xDrive M Sport
31705 187 127 23
3 SERIES 4dr saloon A new standard. Almost flawless
in every regard
AAAAA
320d EfficientDynamics Busines30875 161 109 31
320d xDrive SE
30975 181 128 30
325d Luxury
33775 218 129 36
325d M Sport
33575 218 129 36
325d SE
31275 218 129 35
335d xDrive Luxury
41720 313 143 43
335d xDrive M Sport
41520 313 143 43
ActiveHybrid 3 Luxury
43885 306 139 39
ActiveHybrid 3 M Sport
43685 306 139 39
ActiveHybrid 3 SE
41385 306 139 38
316i ES
24255 134 137 23
316i SE
25105 134 137 23
316i Sport
25405 134 137 23
320i SE
27270 181 147 30
320i Sport
27570 181 147 30
320i Luxury
29770 181 147 31
320i M Sport
29570 181 147 31
320i xDrive SE
28805 181 159 30
320i xDrive Sport
29105 181 159 30
320i xDrive Luxury
31305 181 159 31
320i xDrive M Sport
31105 181 159 31
328i SE
30470 242 149 35
328i Sport
30770 242 149 34
328i Luxury
32970 242 149 36
328i M Sport
32770 242 149 36
335i Luxury
38460 302 186 38
335i M Sport
38260 302 186 38
M3
56590 425 204 45
316d ES
26275 114 118 20
316d SE
27125 114 118 20
316d Sport
27425 114 118 20
318d SE
28375 141 118 24
318d Sport
28675 141 118 24
318d Luxury
30875 141 118 25
318d M Sport
30675 141 118 25
320d Efficient Dynamics
29475 161 109 31
320d SE
29475 181 120 31
320d Sport
29775 181 120 31
320d Luxury
31975 181 120 32
320d M Sport
31775 181 120 32
320d xDrive Sport
31275 181 128 30
320d xDrive Luxury
33475 181 128 31
320d xDrive M Sport
33275 181 128 31
330d SE
34675 255 129 38
330d Luxury
37175 255 129 38
330d M Sport
36975 255 129 38
330d xDrive SE
36305 255 137 40
330d xDrive Luxury
38805 255 137 41
330d xDrive M Sport
38605 255 137 41
3 SERIES 5dr touring More of the same. Less of a
wow factor, but still as good as it gets AAAAB
316i ES
25570 136 143 23
316i SE
26420 136 143 23
316i Sport
26720 136 143 23
320d EfficientDynamics
30775 161 112 31
320d EfficientDynamics Busines32175 161 112 31
320d Sport
31075 181 125 31
320d xDrive SE
32405 181 133 30
320i SE
28605 181 152 30
320i xDrive Luxury
32605 181 160 31
320i xDrive M Sport
32405 181 160 31
320i xDrive SE
30105 181 160 30
320i xDrive Sport
30405 181 160 30
325d Luxury
35205 215 134 36
325d M Sport
35005 215 134 36
325d SE
32705 215 134 35
328i SE
31805 242 159 35
328i Sport
32105 242 159 34
330d xDrive SE
37620 255 142 40
335d xDrive Luxury
43020 309 148 43
335d xDrive M Sport
42820 309 148 43
335i Luxury
39760 302 189 37
335i M Sport
39560 302 189 38
320i Sport
28905 181 152 30
320i Luxury
31105 181 152 31

Range Rover Sport SVR

From 93,000
The debut act from the new SVO wing, and boy, do they know
what we like. Not perfect, but an SUV for the soul. AAAAA

Porsche Macan

From 43,000
Few rivals challenge the Macans completeness or polish, and
where it excels, theres simply nothing else like it. AAAAB

BMW X5 M

From 90,000
A staggering concoction especially the underbonnet
contribution. Suffers from tunnel vision, though. AAAAC

Alpina XD3 Biturbo

From 54,000
Low volume may make it difficult to get, but Alpinas first SUV is
judged to perfection. Price to match, though. AAAAC

Audi SQ5

From 44,000
Serious ground-covering ability with the bi-turbo engine
aboard. For more involvement, see the above. AAAAC

ROAD TEST RESULTS

3.0 TDI 218 Black Edition


42720 215 127 35
3.0 TDI 218 quattro Black Edn 44480 215 138 40
3.0 TDI 218 quattro S line
42305 215 133 39
3.0 TDI 218 quattro SE
39855 215 133 39
3.0 TDI 272 quattro Black Edn 46040 268 138 42
4.0 TFSI 450 S6
56000 429 214 42
2.0 TDI 190 Ultra SE
31955 187 113 32
2.0 TDI 190 Ultra S line
34405 187 114 33
2.0 TDI 190 Ultra Black Edtn 36580 187 119 33
3.0 TDI 218 SE
38095 215 122 34
3.0 TDI 218 S line
40545 215 122 35
3.0 TDI 272 quattro SE
41415 268 133 41
3.0 TDI 272 quattro S line
43865 268 133 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro SE
46125 316 159 43
A6 AVANT 5dr estate A capable stress buster; BiTDi
a giant killer
AAAAC
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro Black Ed 52860 316 169 44
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro S line 50575 316 164 43
3.0 TDI 218 Black Edition
44720 215 130 35
3.0 TDI 218 quattro Black Edn 46495 215 144 40
3.0 TDI 218 quattro S line
44305 215 138 39
3.0 TDI 218 quattro SE
41855 215 138 39
3.0 TDI 272 quattro Black Edn 48055 268 144 42
4.0 TFSI 560 RS6
77995 552 223 50
4.0 TFSI 450 S6
58000 429 219 47
2.0 TDI 190 Ultra SE
33955 187 118 32
2.0 TDI 190 Ultra S line
36405 187 119 33
2.0 TDI 190 Ultra Black Edtn 38580 187 124 33
3.0 TDI 218 SE
40095 215 125 34
3.0 TDI 218 S line
42545 215 125 35
3.0 TDI 272 quattro SE
43415 268 138 41
3.0 TDI 272 quattro S line
45865 268 138 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro SE
48125 316 164 43
A6 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A6. Even more
pricey
AAAAC
3.0 TDI 204 quattro
43810 201 159 31
3.0 TDI 245 quattro
45350 241 165 36
3.0 BiTDI 313 quattro
50115 308 176 41
A7 SPORTBACK 5dr hatch A good mix of luxury,
practicality and power
AAAAC
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro S line
53000 328 176 44
3.0 TFSI 333 quattro Black Edi 55350 328 176 44
3.0 TDI 218 Ultra SE Exec
45875 215 122 37
3.0 TDI 218 Ultra S line
48665 215 122 38
3.0 TDI 218 quattro SE Executi 47630 215 136 41
3.0 TDI 218 quattro S line
50425 215 136 41
3.0 TDI 218 quattro Black Edit 52775 215 136 42
3.0 TDI 272 quattro SE Executi 50215 268 136 43
3.0 TDI 272 quattro S line
53005 268 136 43
3.0 TDI 272 quattro Black Edit 55355 268 136 44
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro S line 56575 316 162 45
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro Black Ed 58925 316 162 45
A8 4dr saloon Stylish, comfortable and solid. A
convincing exec saloon
AAAAC
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE Exec 62185 247 155 46
2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid
64280 208 144 42
2.0 TFSI 245 Hybrid L
68245 208 146 43
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro SE Exec 64290 309 183 46
3.0 TFSI 310 quattro Sport Exe 67890 308 183 46
4.0 TFSI 435 quattro SE Exec L 76160 429 216 49
4.0 TFSI 435 quattro Sport Exe 79760 429 216 49
4.0 TFSI 520 S8
80690 513 225 49
6.3 W12 500 quattro L
98100 493 264 50
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE
59580 254 155 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE L
63545 254 158 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE Exec L 66150 247 158 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro Sport Exec 65785 254 155 46
3.0 TDI 258 quattro Sport Ex L 69750 254 158 47
4.2 TDI 385 quattro SE Exec 72790 380 194 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro SE Ex L
76755 346 197 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro Sport Exec 76390 380 194 50
4.2 TDI 385 quattro Sport Ex L 80355 380 197 50
Q3 5dr 4x4 Typically refined and competent, but feels
more A3 than SUV
AAABC
1.4 TFSI 150 S line
26625 138 137 20
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
23875 138 137 20
2.0 TDI 140 quattro S li Plus 32145 138 149 19
2.0 TDI 140 quattro S line
29795 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 140 quattro SE
27045 138 149 18
2.0 TDI 177 quattro S li Plus 33085 175 148 23
2.0 TDI 177 S line
29305 168 144 24
2.0 TDI 177 SE
26555 168 144 23
2.0 TFSI 170 quattro S li Plus 31840 168 174 24
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro S li Plus 34765 208 179 28
2.0 TFSI 170 quattro SE
26740 168 174 20
2.0 TFSI 170 quattro S line
29490 168 174 20
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro SE
29665 208 179 25
2.0 TFSI 211 quattro S line
32415 208 179 25
2.5 TFSI RS
43015 306 206 37
2.0 TDI 140 SE
25600 138 137 18
2.0 TDI 140 S line
28350 138 137 18
2.0 TDI 177 quattro SE
27985 175 148 21

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Insurance group

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

320i M Sport
30905 181 152 31
328i Luxury
34305 242 159 36
328i M Sport
34105 242 159 36
316d ES
27575 114 123 20
316d SE
28425 114 123 20
316d Sport
28725 114 123 20
318d SE
29675 141 123 24
318d Sport
29975 141 123 24
318d Luxury
32175 141 123 25
318d M Sport
31975 141 123 25
320d SE
30775 181 125 31
320d Luxury
33275 181 125 32
320d M Sport
33075 181 125 32
320d xDrive Sport
32705 181 133 30
320d xDrive Luxury
34905 181 133 31
320d xDrive M Sport
34705 181 133 31
330d SE
36105 255 135 38
330d Luxury
38605 255 135 38
330d M Sport
38405 255 135 38
330d xDrive Luxury
40120 255 142 41
330d xDrive M Sport
39920 255 142 41
3 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Hatchback practicality
meets 3-Series talent. Duller but decent AAAAC
318d M Sport
33525 141 122 25
318d SE
31275 141 119 24
320i M Sport
32155 181 156 31
320i SE
29905 181 153 31
320i xDrive Luxury
33405 181 164 31
320i xDrive M Sport
33765 181 167 31
320i xDrive SE
31405 181 164 31
320i xDrive Sport
32405 181 164 31
328i SE
33105 242 156 35
330d xDrive M Sport
41470 258 143 41
320i Sport
30905 181 153 31
320i Luxury
31905 181 153 31
328i Sport
34105 242 156 36
328i Luxury
35105 242 156 36
328i M Sport
35355 242 158 36
335i Luxury
40560 302 188 38
335i M Sport
40810 302 189 38
318d Sport
32275 141 119 24
318d Luxury
33275 141 119 24
320d SE
32375 181 129 30
320d Sport
33375 181 129 30
320d Luxury
34375 181 129 30
320d M Sport
34755 181 131 30
325d SE
34305 215 134 34
325d Luxury
36305 215 134 34
325d M Sport
36555 215 137 34
330d SE
37705 258 135 40
330d Luxury
39705 258 135 40
330d M Sport
39955 258 136 41
330d xDrive SE
39220 258 142 40
330d xDrive Luxury
41220 258 142 40
335d xDrive Luxury
44120 313 148 42
335d xDrive M Sport
44370 313 149 42
4 SERIES 2dr coup More talented GT than brilliant
B-road steer. Very comely though AAAAC
430d M Sport
40945 255 132 40
420i SE
30125 181 144 30
420i Sport
31625 181 144 30
420i Luxury
32625 181 144 30
420i M Sport
33125 181 147 30
420i xDrive SE
31660 181 159 30
420i xDrive Sport
33160 181 159 30
420i xDrive Luxury
34160 181 159 31
420i xDrive M Sport
34660 181 162 31
428i SE
33520 242 154 33
428i Sport
35020 242 154 33
428i Luxury
36020 242 154 34
428i M Sport
36520 242 156 34
435i Luxury
41725 302 185 36
435i M Sport
42365 302 189 36
M4
57050 425 204 42
420d SE
32495 181 124 29
420d Sport
33995 181 124 30
420d Luxury
34995 181 124 30
420d M Sport
35495 181 127 30
420d xDrive SE
33995 181 126 29
420d xDrive Sport
35495 181 126 29
420d xDrive Luxury
36495 181 126 29
420d xDrive M Sport
36995 181 129 29
425d SE
35430 215 131 33
425d Sport
36930 215 131 34
425d Luxury
37930 215 131 34
425d M Sport
38430 215 135 34
430d Luxury
40315 255 129 40
430d xDrive Luxury
41945 255 137 40
430d xDrive M Sport
42460 255 141 40
435d xDrive Luxury
45245 308 143 41
435d xDrive M Sport
45745 308 146 41

4 SERIES 2dr open A quality product to be sure, but


some of the verve has gone with the roof AAABC
420d Luxury
39880 181 133 31
420d M Sport
40380 181 138 31
420d SE
37380 181 133 30
420d Sport
38880 181 133 30
428i Luxury
40220 242 159 36
428i M Sport
40720 242 163 37
428i SE
37720 242 159 36
428i Sport
39220 242 159 36
430d M Sport
45700 255 144 41
435i Luxury
45680 302 190 39
435i M Sport
46180 302 195 39
M4
61145 425 213 45
420i SE
34910 181 154 30
420i Sport
36410 181 154 31
420i Luxury
37410 181 154 31
420i M Sport
37910 181 159 31
425d SE
39240 218 138 34
425d Sport
40740 218 138 34
425d Luxury
41740 218 138 34
425d M Sport
42255 218 142 35
430d Luxury
45185 255 139 40
435d xDrive Luxury
49100 308 151 42
435d xDrive M Sport
49600 308 155 42
4 SERIES GRAN COUPE 4dr saloon A prettier 3
Series. Very good, but not better. AAAAC
420d M Sport
35495 181 128 30
420d xDrive SE
33995 181 129 29
420i SE
30125 181 149 29
420i Sport
31625 181 149 29
420i Luxury
32625 181 149 29
420i M Sport
33160 181 153 30
420i xDrive SE
31660 181 161 30
420i xDrive Sport
33160 181 161 30
420i xDrive Luxury
34160 181 161 30
420i xDrive M Sport
34660 181 164 31
428i SE
33520 245 154 33
428i Sport
35020 245 154 34
428i Luxury
36020 245 154 34
428i M Sport
36520 245 156 34
435i Luxury
41865 306 189 36
435i M Sport
42365 306 193 36
418d SE
31695 141 121 23
418d Sport
33195 141 121 24
418d Luxury
34195 141 121 24
418d M Sport
34695 141 124 24
420d SE
32495 181 124 29
420d Sport
33995 181 124 29
420d Luxury
34995 181 124 30
420d xDrive Sport
35495 181 129 30
420d xDrive Luxury
36495 181 129 30
420d xDrive M Sport
37125 181 133 30
430d Luxury
40445 255 134 39
430d M Sport
40945 255 138 40
430d xDrive Luxury
41945 255 140 39
430d xDrive M Sport
42460 255 144 39
435d xDrive Luxury
45245 308 146 41
435d xDrive M Sport
45745 308 149 41
5 SERIES 4dr saloon No longer a handling benchmark. Superb interior
AAAAC
530d Luxury
44255 241 139 43
535i M Sport
44740 302 179 42
520i SE
33130 181 149 36
520i Luxury
35965 181 154 37
520i M Sport
35965 181 159 37
528i SE
36695 242 142 40
528i Luxury
39495 242 147 41
528i M Sport
39530 242 152 41
535i Luxury
44685 302 174 42
550i Luxury
57610 402 199 46
550i M Sport
57910 402 206 46
ActiveHybrid 5 SE
47790 335 149 44
ActiveHybrid 5 Luxury
48825 335 159 44
ActiveHybrid 5 M Sport
50625 335 163 44
4.4 V8 M5
73960 552 232 48
518d SE
30865 141 114 30
518d Luxury
33665 141 119 31
518d M Sport
33665 141 124 31
520d SE
32365 181 114 33
520d Luxury
35165 181 119 34
520d M Sport
35165 181 124 34
525d SE
36980 215 129 39
525d Luxury
39910 215 134 40
525d M Sport
39910 215 139 40
530d SE
41455 241 134 43
530d M Sport
44270 241 144 43
535d Luxury
48920 308 143 45
535d M Sport
48920 308 148 45

5 SERIES TOURING 5dr estate Great overall


package. 520d the best
AAAAC
518d M Sport
35865 141 127 31
530d Luxury
46470 241 144 43
535d Luxury
51120 308 149 45
535i Luxury
46940 302 179 42
535i M Sport
46940 302 179 42
520i SE
35365 181 157 36
520i Luxury
38165 181 162 37
520i M Sport
38165 181 162 37
528i SE
38895 242 149 40
528i Luxury
41730 242 154 41
528i M Sport
41730 242 154 41
518d SE
33065 141 122 30
518d Luxury
35865 141 127 31
520d SE
34565 181 122 33
520d Luxury
37365 181 127 34
520d M Sport
37365 181 127 34
525d SE
39310 215 136 39
525d Luxury
42125 215 141 40
525d M Sport
42125 215 141 40
530d SE
43655 241 139 43
530d M Sport
46470 241 144 43
535d M Sport
51120 308 149 45
5 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Fine cabin, but only seats
four. Poor ride and steering
AAABC
530d SE
46965 241 153 43
535i Luxury
49460 302 192 44
535i M Sport
50260 302 192 44
550i Luxury
59510 402 214 46
550i M Sport
60460 402 214 46
520d SE
38045 181 144 33
520d Luxury
40845 181 144 34
520d M Sport
40845 181 144 34
530d Luxury
48965 241 153 44
530d M Sport
49765 241 153 44
535d Luxury
51885 295 154 46
535d M Sport
52685 295 154 46
6 SERIES GRAN COUPE 4dr saloon Back door
proves a brilliant visual coup
AAAAC
640i SE
62375 315 181 47
640i M Sport
67040 315 183 48
650i M Sport
76150 444 206 50
M6
98145 552 232 50
640d SE
64875 309 148 48
640d M Sport
69540 309 149 49
6 SERIES 2dr coup Great engines and interior. More
GT than sports car
AAAAC
640i SE
60630 315 179 47
640i M Sport
65295 315 181 47
650i M Sport
73470 402 206 49
M6
94625 552 232 50
640d SE
63130 309 144 48
640d M Sport
67795 309 145 48
6 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Great engines
and interior. More GT than sports car AAAAC
650i M Sport
79345 402 214 50
640i SE
66760 315 183 50
640i M Sport
71175 315 185 50
M6
99825 552 239 50
640d SE
69260 309 148 50
640d M Sport
73675 309 149 50
7 SERIES 4dr saloon Refined and spacious, but
bland. 760 gets sublime V12
AAAAC
ActiveHybrid 7 M Sport
71475 459 158 48
740i SE
61675 316 184 46
740Li SE
64675 316 184 46
740i M Sport
66950 316 184 46
740Li M Sport
69950 316 184 47
750i SE
71515 443 199 48
750i M Sport
76790 443 199 49
760Li SE
102015 537 314 50
760Li M Sport
104260 537 314 50
730d SE
58275 255 148 45
730Ld SE
61375 255 148 46
730d M Sport
63550 255 148 46
730Ld M Sport
66650 255 148 46
740d SE
65465 309 149 47
740d M Sport
70740 309 149 48
ActiveHybrid 7 SE
66200 459 158 47
ActiveHybrid 7L SE
69300 459 158 48
ActiveHybrid 7L M Sport
74575 459 158 48
X1 5dr 4x4 Odd SUV best as rear-wheel drive. Good
drive, poor cabin finish
AAAAC
xDrive 25d xLine
32540 215 154 26
xDrive 20i SE
27280 181 176 28
xDrive 20i Sport
28280 181 176 28
xDrive 20i xLine
29280 181 179 28
xDrive 20i M Sport
30280 181 179 28
sDrive 16d SE
24230 114 128 18
sDrive 18d SE
25330 141 128 22

sDrive 18d Sport


26330 141 128 22
sDrive 18d M Sport
28330 141 128 22
26830 141 144 22
xDrive 18d SE
xDrive 18d Sport
27830 141 144 22
xDrive 18d xLine
28830 141 144 22
xDrive 18d M Sport
29830 141 144 22
sDrive 20d Efficient Dynamics 26760 161 119 24
sDrive 20d Eff. Dyn. Business 28160 181 119 24
sDrive 20d SE
26760 181 129 24
sDrive 20d Sport
27760 181 129 25
sDrive 20d M Sport
29760 181 129 25
xDrive 20d SE
28260 181 145 24
xDrive 20d Sport
29260 181 145 25
xDrive 20d xLine
30260 181 145 25
xDrive 20d M Sport
31260 181 145 25
xDrive 25d M Sport
33540 215 154 27
X3 5dr 4x4 New X3 has an appealingly organic drive
and practical body
AAAAC
sDrive 18d SE
31295 141 131 26
xDrive20d SE
33295 181 143 30
xDrive20d M Sport
36295 181 143 31
xDrive20d xLine
34795 181 143 30
xDrive30d SE
40095 255 156 39
xDrive30d M Sport
43095 255 156 40
xDrive30d xLine
41595 255 156 40
xDrive35d M Sport
45695 308 157 43
X4 5dr 4x4 A downsized X6. Respectable enough, but
the cheaper X3 is a better option AAABC
xDrive20d SE
36895 187 143 31
xDrive20d xLine
38395 187 143 31
xDrive20d M Sport
39895 187 143 31
xDrive30d xLine
45195 255 156 40
xDrive30d M Sport
46695 255 156 40
xDrive35d M Sport
49295 308 157 43
X5 5dr 4x4 Very comfortable and capable . Although
the bling M50d should be avoided AAAAC
xDrive50i SE
60165 402 224 49
xDrive50i M Sport
64290 402 226 49
X5M
90170 567 258 50
sDrive25d SE
42945 215 149 41
sDrive25d M Sport
46880 215 151 42
xDrive25d SE
45250 215 154 42
xDrive25d M Sport
49950 215 156 42
xDrive30d SE
48250 241 156 44
xDrive30d M Sport
52950 241 158 45
xDrive40d SE
50910 302 157 46
xDrive40d M Sport
55610 302 159 47
M50d
64020 381 173 49
X6 5dr 4x4 The worlds first off-road coup, but
appearance makes it difficult to love AAABC
xDrive50i SE
63050 443 225 50
xDrive50i M Sport
67170 443 225 50
xDrive30d SE
51145 258 157 45
xDrive30d M Sport
55845 258 157 45
xDrive40d SE
53805 313 163 47
xDrive40d M Sport
58505 313 163 47
M50d
66915 381 174 50
Z4 2dr open Classy roadster. More cruiser than sports
car
AAABC
2.0 sDrive18i
27740 154 159 33
2.0 sDrive18i M Sport
31625 154 159 34
2.0 sDrive20i
29840 181 159 34
2.0 sDrive20i M Sport
33005 181 159 35
2.0 sDrive28i M Sport
37390 242 159 40
3.0 sDrive35i M Sport
43005 302 219 42
3.0 sDrive35iS DCT
45950 335 211 43
I8 2dr coup BMWs electric supercar is fast and
fiendishly clever. Cheap to run, too AAAAB
1.5
99845 357 49 50
CATERHAM
SEVEN 2dr open Pound for pound, still the most
compelling way to spend five figures AAAAC
0.7 160
14995 80 114
1.6 Sigma 125 Roadsport
21650 125 1.6 Sigma 140 Roadsport
23750 140 1.6 Sigma 140 Supersport
26800 140 2.0 Duratec 175 SV Roadsport 28850 175 2.0 Duratec R400 Superlight 34300 210 2.0 Duratec R500 Superlight 41000 263 2.3 Cosworth 260 CSR
43800 260 -

CHEVROLET
CORVETTE 2dr coup Left-hand drive heavy hitter.
ZR1 earns an extra star
AAACC
6.2 V8 Grand Sport
67530 431 316 48
CHRYSLER
YPSILON 5dr hatch Another rebranded Italian. Wont
suit everyone
AAACC
0.9 Twinair S-Series
13995 84 99 7

1.2 S-Series
12795 68 118 3
1.3 Multijet S-Series
14995 94 99 11
0.9 Twinair SE S-S
13250 84 99 7
1.2 S S-S
10750 68 118 3
1.2 SE S-S
12050 68 118 4
1.3 Multijet SE S-S
14250 94 99 11
GRAND VOYAGER 5dr mpv Spacious and well
equipped. Not good to drive
AAABC
2.8 CRD SE
28310 161 207 32
2.8 CRD SR
30310 161 207 32
2.8 CRD Ltd
36310 161 207 34
CITROEN
C-ZERO 5dr hatch Well-engineered electric city car.
Too expensive
AAACC
49kW
26216 66 0 28
C1 3dr hatch The cheapest of the Aygo triplets. Cute,
but noisy and basic
AAACC
1.0 VTi 68 Touch
8345 67 95 6
1.0 VTi 68 Feel
9595 67 95 6
1.0 VTi 68 Flair
10285 67 95 7
1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Feel
10595 67 95 7
1.0 VTi 68 Flair S-S
10535 67 88 7
1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Flair S-S 11535 67 88 7
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
10635 81 99 11
C1 5dr hatch The cheapest of the Aygo triplets. Cute,
but noisy and basic
AAACC
1.0 VTi 68 Feel
9995 67 95 6
1.0 VTi 68 Flair
10685 67 95 7
1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Feel
10995 67 95 7
1.0 VTi 68 Flair S-S
10935 67 88 7
1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Flair S-S 11935 67 88 7
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
11035 81 99 11
C3 5dr hatch Comfortable and well-priced but not
much fun
AAACC
1.2 PureTech 82 Selection
13865 81 107 12
1.6 e-HDi 90 Selection
15740 89 95 18
1.0 PureTech 68 VT
11075 67 99 8
1.0 PureTech 68 VTR+
12495 67 102 9
1.2 PureTech 82 VTR+
13515 81 107 12
1.6 VTi 120 Excl.
15250 118 132 19
1.4 HDi 70 VT
13230 67 99 10
1.4 HDi 70 VTR+
14590 67 101 10
1.4 e-HDi 70 VTR+ ETG
15210 67 87 10
1.6 e-HDi 90 VTR+
15390 89 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 90 Excl.
16240 89 95 18
C3 PICASSO 5dr mpv Quirky small MPV. Cheap and
useful.
AAAAC
1.4 VTi 95 VT
13080 94 145 10
1.6 HDi 8v 90 Excl.
17330 91 107 12
1.6 HDi 8v 90 VTR+
16230 91 107 12
1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 Excl.
17815 118 137 13
1.6 VTi 120 EGS6 VTR+
16715 118 137 13
1.6 VTi 120 Excl.
17095 118 149 13
1.4 VTi 95 VTR+
15145 94 145 10
1.6 HDi 115 Excl.
18050 107 119 15
C4 5dr hatch Good looking, but lacks the polish of the
latest rivals
AAABC
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl. ETG6
20965 110 101 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+ ETG6
19565 110 95 18
1.4 VTi 95 VTR
14240 94 140 12
1.6 VTi 120 VTR+
17395 118 143 16
1.6 THP 155 Excl.
20195 154 148 22
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
16355 91 104 15
1.6 HDi 90 VTR+
18105 91 104 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
18965 110 97 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
20365 110 100 18
2.0 HDi 150 Excl.
21185 148 130 23
C4 CACTUS 5dr hatch Interesting and novel, but
typically flawed to drive
AAACC
1.2 PureTech 75 Touch
12990 74 105 9
1.2 PureTech 82 Touch
13390 81 105 9
1.2 PureTech 82 Feel
14590 81 105 9
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
15990 81 107 10
1.2 PureTech 110 Feel S-S
15790 109 107 15
1.2 PureTech 110 Flair S-S
17190 109 107 16
1.6 Blue HDi 100 Touch
15390 99 87 18
1.6 Blue HDi 100 Feel
16590 99 87 18
1.6 Blue HDi 100 Flair
17990 99 89 18
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feel ETG6
16790 89 92 16
1.6 e-HDi 92 Flair ETG6
18190 89 94 16
C5 4dr saloon Spacious and comfy. An effective and
interesting Mondeo rival
AAACC
1.6 HDi 115 VTR
21470 107 125 20
1.6 e-HDi 115 ETG6 VTR+
23370 109 117 22
2.0 HDi 160 VTR+
24070 161 129 28
2.0 HDi 160 Excl.
25670 161 129 25
C5 5dr estate Spacious and comfy. An effective and
interesting Mondeo rival
AAAAC
1.6 HDi 115 VTR
22570 113 125 20
1.6 e-HDi 115 ETG6 VTR+
24470 107 117 22

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NEW CARS A-Z


2.0 HDi 160 VTR+
25180 161 133 28
2.0 HDi 160 Excl.
26780 161 133 25
DS3 3dr hatch Jack of all trades, master of none. Nice
styling
AAABC
1.2 VTi 82 DSign
12865 81 104 9
1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream DSport 17750 113 99 19
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle
15630 118 129 16
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle Red
15800 118 132 17
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle Pink
15680 118 132 17
1.6 THP 155 DSport
18750 154 135 22
1.6 THP 155 DSport Red
17925 154 135 21
1.6 THP 155 Ultra Prestige
22650 154 135 23
1.6 e-HDi 90 Air DStyle
15820 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 21650 113 99 19
DS3 CABRIOLET 2dr open Refined soft topper.
Retains its cuteness
AAABC
1.2 PureTech 110 DStyle S-S
17745 109 107 20
1.2 PureTech 82 DSign
15325 81 112 12
1.6 BlueHDi 120 DSport
21415 118 94 26
1.6 THP 165 DSire S-S
20145 161 129 27
1.6 THP 165 DSport S-S
21345 161 129 29
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle auto
18845 118 154 18
1.6 e-HDi 90 DStyle
17935 113 95 20
DS4 5dr hatch Jack of all trades, master of none. Nice
styling
AAABC
1.6 e-HDi 115 DSign
19425 113 113 18
1.6 VTi 120 DSign
17855 118 144 14
1.6 VTi 120 DStyle
19905 118 144 15
1.6 THP 160 DStyle Au
21765 161 178 21
1.6 THP 200 DSport
23405 197 149 31
1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle
21475 113 113 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle ETG6
21975 113 114 17
2.0 HDi 135 DStyle
21900 134 130 21
2.0 HDi 160 DStyle
22700 161 130 23
2.0 HDi 160 DSport
23700 161 130 24
DS5 5dr hatch Design marvel. Shame it doesnt
function so well
AAABC
1.6 THP 200 DSport
28920 197 155 27
1.6 e-HDi 115 DStyle ETG6
25890 113 114 18
1.6 BlueHDi 120 DSign
23260 113 102 21
1.6 BlueHDi 120 DStyle
25890 113 105 22
2.0 HDi 160 DStyle
26895 161 128 24
2.0 HDi 160 DSport
28955 161 128 24
2.0 BlueHDi 180 DSport
31580 178 118 30
2.0 Hybrid4 200 DSport
33700 200 102 28
2.0 Hybrid4 200 DStyle
31600 200 102 27
BERLINGO MULTISPACE 5dr mpv Likeable,
practical van-based MPV
AAABC
1.6 VTi 95 VT
13285 97 155 5
1.6 HDi 75 VTR
14655 74 135 4
1.6 HDi 90 Plus Sp. Ed
15805 89 135 8
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
15105 89 135 7
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream VTR
15875 89 120 9
1.6 HDi 90 XTR
17155 89 135 8
1.6 e-HDi 90 Airdream XTR
17525 89 120 9
1.6 HDi 115 XTR
17905 107 134 10
C4 PICASSO 5dr mpv Plushness and an improved
dynamic make for a better car AAAAC
1.6 VTi 120 VTR
17760 118 145 14
1.6 VTi 120 VTR+
19020 118 145 15
1.6 THP 155 Excl.
21320 154 139 22
1.6 THP 155 Excl.+
23720 154 142 22
1.6 HDi 90 VTR
18450 91 110 15
1.6 HDi 90 VTR+
19710 91 110 15
1.6 e-HDi 90 VTR+ ETG6
20410 91 98 15
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
20510 113 105 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+ ETG6
21010 113 104 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
21810 113 105 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.+
24210 113 105 18
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl.
23010 148 110 24
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl. +
25410 148 113 24
GRAND C4 PICASSO 5dr mpv Plushness and an
improved dynamic make for a better carAAAAC
1.6 VTi 120 VTR
19460 118 145 13
1.6 VTi 120 VTR+
20720 118 145 13
1.6 THP 155 Excl.
23020 154 139 21
1.6 THP 155 Excl.+
25420 154 142 22
1.6 e-HDi 90 ETG6 VTR
20850 91 98 15
1.6 e-HDi 90 ETG6 VTR+
22110 91 98 15
1.6 e-HDi 115 VTR+
22210 113 105 19
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.
23510 113 105 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Excl.+
25910 113 105 19
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl.
24710 148 110 24
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Excl.+
27110 148 113 25

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.
A real improvement
AAAAC
4.3 V8
152086 483 270 50
3.9 V8 T
154490 552 250 50
458 2dr coup The complete supercar. Calm ride,
explosive performance
AAAAA
4.5 V8 Italia
178461 570 307 50
458 SPIDER 2dr open The complete supercar. Minus
roof. A world-class head turner AAAAA
4.5 V8
198906 570 275 50
FIAT
PANDA 5dr hatch Cheap, practical and very nearly
spot on
AAAAC
0.9 TwinAir 85 4x4 Antarctica 14995 84 105 6
0.9 Twinair 85 Trekking
12795 84 105 6
1.3 MultiJet 75 4x4 Antarctica 15995 74 125 7
0.9 Twinair 85 Easy
11095 84 99 7
0.9 Twinair 85 Lounge
11595 84 99 7
0.9 Twinair 85 4x4
14295 84 114 7
1.2 Pop
9095 68 120 3
1.2 Easy
9895 68 120 4
1.2 Lounge
10395 68 120 3
1.3 MultiJet 75 Pop
11295 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Easy
12095 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Lounge
12595 74 104 7
1.3 Multijet 75 Trekking
13795 74 109 7
1.3 Multijet 75 4x4
15295 74 125 7
500 3dr hatch Super desirable, cute city car. Pleasant,
if not involving, to drive
AAABC
0.9 TwinAir 105 GQ
15550 103 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge
13700 103 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 105 S
13850 103 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 85 GQ
15070 84 99 10
1.2 Colour Therapy
11220 68 113 9
1.2 GQ
13670 68 113 9
1.3 MultiJet GQ
16070 94 97 14
0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge
13220 84 92 10
0.9 TwinAir 85 S
13370 84 92 12
0.9 TwinAir 85 Colour Therapy 12420 84 99 10
0.9 TwinAir Cult
14720 84 99 10
0.9 TwinAir 105 Cult
15200 103 92 10
1.2 Pop
10420 68 113 5
1.2 Lounge
11820 68 113 6
1.2 S
11970 68 113 9
1.2 Cult
13320 68 113 9
1.4 T-Jet Abarth
14255 133 155 26
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
14220 94 97 15
1.3 MultiJet S
14370 94 97 14
1.3 MultiJet Cult
15720 94 97 14

1.2 Studio Connect


9445 68 115 3
1.2 Studio
8945 68 115 3
1.2 Edge
9945 68 115 3
1.2 Zetec
10695 68 115 3
1.2 Titanium
11195 68 115 3
1.2 Metal
11445 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
15495 99 119 9
1.0T EcoBoost 100 Titanium
16695 99 119 10
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Zetec S-S 16095 118 99 13
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Titanium S-S 17295 118 99 13
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Titanium X 18495 118 99 13
1.4 90 Studio
13095 89 139 7
1.4 90 Zetec
14895 89 139 8
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
16595 103 149 10
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 17795 103 149 11
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
16295 74 109 8
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec
16795 94 104 10
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium
17995 94 104 11
FIESTA 3dr hatch Stylish and wonderfully engaging.
The best supermini
AAAAC
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
14845 103 138 12
1.0 80 Zetec S-S
13595 79 99 6
1.0 80 Titanium S-S
14595 79 99 7
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 14095 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15095 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 16295 99 99 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15595 123 99 15
1.0T 125 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 16795 123 99 16
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S S-S 15645 123 99 15
1.25 60 Studio
10145 59 120 3
1.25 60 Style
11845 59 120 4
1.25 82 Style
12345 80 120 7
1.25 82 Zetec
13095 80 120 7
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 15845 103 138 12
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST
17395 180 138 30
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST2
18395 180 138 30
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST3
19395 180 138 30
1.5 TDCi 75 Style
13845 74 98 8
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
14595 74 98 9
1.5 TDCi 75 Titanium
15595 74 98 9
1.6 TDCi 95 Style ECOnetic S-S 14945 94 87 11
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec ECOnetic S-S 15495 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec S
16145 94 95 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic 16495 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X
17295 94 95 13
FIESTA 5dr hatch Stylish and wonderfully engaging.
The best supermini
AAAAC
1.25 82 Style
12945 80 120 7
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 16445 103 138 12
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
15445 103 138 12
1.0 80 Zetec S-S
14195 79 99 6
1.0 80 Titanium S-S
15195 79 99 7
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 14695 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15695 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 16895 99 99 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 16195 123 99 15
1.0T 125 Eboost TitaniumX S-S 17395 123 99 16
1.25 60 Style
12445 59 120 4
1.25 82 Zetec
13695 80 120 7
1.5 TDCi 75 Style
14445 74 98 8
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
15195 74 98 9
1.5 TDCi 75 Titanium
16195 74 98 9
1.6 TDCi 95 Style ECOnetic S-S 15545 94 87 11
1.6 TDCi 95 Zetec ECOnetic S-S 16095 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic 17095 94 87 12
1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X
17895 94 95 13
ECOSPORT 5dr hatch Pumped up Fiesta okay, but
developing world origins show through AAACC
1.0T Ecoboost 125 Titanium
15995 123 125 11
1.0T Ecoboost 125 Titanium X 16995 123 125 11
1.5 112 Titanium
14995 90 149 10
1.5 112 Titanium X
15995 90 149 10
1.5 TDCi 91 Titanium
16495 90 120 10
1.5 TDCi 91 Titanium X
17495 90 120 10
FOCUS 5dr hatch Still best to drive, but only just. Still
feels like a complete package AAAAC
1.6 125 Zetec S
20795 123 146 14
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Style
17295 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec
18295 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium
19795 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X 21795 99 105 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec
18795 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S
20045 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium
20295 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium X 22295 123 108 14
FORD
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec S
20545 148 137 14
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium
20795 148 137 14
KA 3dr hatch An agile drive and energetic petrol
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 23520 180 137 14
engine. Wooden ride
AAABC
13995 84 136 7
1.2 Grand Prix lll
11445 68 115 5 1.6 85 Studio

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500 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Desirable, cute city


car. Cab a better drive than hatch AAAAC
0.9 TwinAir 105 GQ
18170 103 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge S-S
16500 103 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 105 S
16650 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 85 Colour Therapy 14970 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 85 GQ
17690 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 85 S
16170 84 92 15
1.2 Colour Therapy
13770 68 113 10
1.2 GQ
16490 68 113 10
1.2 S
14970 68 113 10
1.3 MultiJet GQ
18890 94 97 18
1.3 MultiJet S
17370 94 97 18
1.4 16v Turbo T-Jet Abarth
16005 133 155 27
0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge S-S
15900 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 85 Cult
16900 84 92 15
0.9 TwinAir 105 Cult
17500 103 92 15
1.2 Pop S-S
13420 68 113 9
1.2 Lounge S-S
14700 68 113 10
1.2 Cult
15700 68 113 10
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
17100 94 97 18
1.3 MultiJet Cult
18100 94 97 18
500X 5dr hatch Familiar styling works rather well as
a crossover. Drives okay, too
AAABC
1.4 MultiAir 140 Pop Star
17595 138 139 1.4 MultiAir 140 Lounge
19345 138 - 1.4 MultiAir 140 Cross
18595 138 - 1.4 MultiAir 140 Cross Plus
20345 138 - 1.3 MultiJet 95 Pop Star
18095 94 109 1.6 MultiJet 120 Pop Star
19095 118 - 1.6 MultiJet 120 Lounge
20845 118 - 1.6 MultiJet 120 Cross
20095 118 - 1.6 MultiJet 120 Cross Plus
21845 118 - 2.0 MultiJet 140 Cross AWD
24095 118 147 2.0 MltiJet 140 Cross Plus AWD 25845 118 147 500L 5dr mpv A costly option, but has the style to fill
out some of its missing substance AAABC
1.4 95 Pop
13040 94 145 10
0.9 Twinair Pop Star
16690 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir Lounge
18090 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir Trekking
18790 103 119 11
1.4 95 Pop Star
15200 94 145 10
1.4 95 Lounge
16600 94 145 10
1.4 95 Trekking
17300 94 149 8
1.4 120 Pop Star
17195 118 159 10
1.4 120 Lounge
18595 118 159 10
1.4 120 Trekking
19295 118 159 10
1.3 Multijet 85 Pop Star
16690 83 110 8
1.3 Multijet 85 Lounge
18090 83 110 9
1.3 Multijet 85 Trekking
18790 83 114 7
1.6 Multijet 105 Pop Star
17690 103 117 17
1.6 Multijet 105 Lounge
19090 103 117 18
1.6 Multijet 105 Trekking
19790 103 122 15
1.6 Multijet 120 Pop Star
18190 118 120 17
1.6 Multijet 120 Lounge
19590 118 120 17
1.6 Multijet 120 Trekking
20290 118 120 17
500L MPW 5dr mpv As above but with seven seat
flexibility in its more expensive format AAABC
1.6 MultiJet 120 Lounge 7st 20330 118 117 17
1.6 MultiJet 120 Pop Star 7st 18830 118 117 17
0.9 TwinAir 105 Pop Star 7st 17330 103 112 11
0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge 7st
18830 103 112 11
1.4 95 Pop Star 5st
15840 94 145 9
1.4 95 Lounge 5st
17340 94 145 9
1.3 MultiJet 85 Pop Star 7st 17330 83 110 8
1.3 MultiJet 85 Lounge 7st
18830 83 110 9
1.6 MultiJet 105 Pop Star 7st 18330 103 117 17
1.6 MultiJet 105 Lounge 7st 19830 103 117 17
PUNTO 3dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and
economy
AAAAC
1.2 8v Easy
11275 68 126 6
1.2 8v GBT
11775 68 126 6
1.2 8v Pop
10175 68 126 6
1.3 85 Multijet Easy
13775 85 90 13
1.4 8v Easy
11685 76 132 8
1.4 8v GBT
12185 76 132 8
1.3 85 Multijet GBT
14275 85 90 13
PUNTO 5dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and
economy
AAAAC
1.2 8v Easy
11875 68 126 6
1.2 8v GBT
12375 68 126 6
1.2 8v Pop
10775 68 126 6
1.4 8v Easy
12285 76 132 8
1.4 8v GBT
12785 76 132 8
1.3 85 Multijet Easy
14375 85 90 13
1.3 85 Multijet GBT
14875 85 90 13

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Family hatchbacks

1.6 105 Style


16795 103 136 11
1.6 125 Style auto
18545 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec
19545 123 146 14
1.6 125 Titanium auto
21045 123 146 14
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST
22195 247 159 34
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2
23695 247 159 35
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-3
25995 247 159 36
1.5 TDCi 95 Style
17995 94 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
19495 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec S
20745 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
20995 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium X
22995 118 98 11
1.6 TDCi 95 Style
17895 94 109 11
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
19395 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S
20645 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
20895 114 109 16
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
22335 148 109 16
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X
24335 148 109 2.0 TDCi 185 ST
22195 178 110 34
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-2
23695 178 110 35
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-3
25995 178 110 36
FOCUS 5dr estate Well-mannered and comfortable.
An Octavia carries more
AAABC
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Style
18395 99 109 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium
20895 99 109 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X 22895 99 109 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec
19395 99 109 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium
21395 123 110 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium X 23395 123 110 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec
19895 123 110 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S
21145 123 110 14
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
22095 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium X
24095 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
20595 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec S
21845 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 95 Style
19095 94 98 11
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium
21885 148 128 14
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec S
21645 148 128 14
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 24610 180 128 14
1.6 105 Style
17880 103 139 11
1.6 125 Style auto
19645 123 146 14
1.6 125 Titanium auto
22145 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec
20645 123 146 14
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
21995 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
20495 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S
21745 114 109 16
1.6 TDCi 95 Style
18995 94 109 11
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
23435 148 109 16
2.0 TDCi 185 ST
23295 178 110 34
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-2
24795 178 110 34
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-3
27095 178 110 36
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST
22195 247 159 34
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2
23695 247 159 35
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-3
25995 247 159 36
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X
25435 148 109 16
MONDEO 5dr hatch Still the best big saloon.
Practical, comfortable, rewarding AAAAC
1.5T EcoBoost 160 Zetec
21045 158 134 23
1.5T EcoBoost 160 Titanium
22245 158 134 23
2.0T EcoBoost 240 Titanium 25745 237 169 1.6 TDCi 115 Style
20795 113 94 17
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
21795 113 94 17
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
22995 113 94 17
2.0 TDCi 150 Style
21545 148 107 23
2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec
22545 148 107 23
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
23495 148 115 23
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium Econetic 23745 148 107 23
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium
24245 178 115 27
MONDEO 5dr estate A vast and enjoyable estate.
Reasonably priced.
AAAAC
1.5T Ecoboost 160 Titanium
23495 158 134 23
1.5T Ecoboost 160 Zetec
22295 158 134 23
1.6 TDCi 115 Style
22045 113 94 17
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
24245 113 94 17
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
23045 113 94 17
2.0 TDCi 150 Style
22795 148 107 23
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
24745 148 115 23
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium Econetic 24995 148 107 23
2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec
23795 148 107 23
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium
25495 178 115 27
2.0T Ecoboost 240 Titanium 26995 237 169 KUGA 5dr 4x4 Bigger Kuga has taken a stylistic step
backwards, but the strengths remain AAAAC
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X Sport 32045 178 135 22
1.6T 150 EcoBoost Titanium X S 28350 148 154 20
1.6T 182 EcoBoost Titanium X S 32510 180 179 23
2.0 TDCi 140 Titan X Sport 2WD 29750 138 139 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X Sport 31750 138 154 24
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Zetec 2WD 21000 148 154 20
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec 2WD 21000 148 143 20
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium
22645 148 143 20

Volkswagen Golf

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

Ford Focus

Seat Leon

Mazda 3

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

Peugeot 308

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

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

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

ROAD TEST RESULTS

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 5dr 4x4 Cheap, but cheerfully robust.
Surprisingly convincing presence 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

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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
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X

18150 99 117 10
18650 123 117 13
19650 99 117 10
20150 123 117 13
22150 123 117 14
17655 103 149 11
20855 148 144 19
23605 180 144 22
19150 114 117 16
20650 114 117 16
22650 114 117 16
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
21725 138 129 20
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
24225 161 129 22
GRAND C-MAX 5dr mpv Fun and practical small
seven seater
AAAAB
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 19745 99 119 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 20245 123 119 13
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 21045 99 119 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 21545 123 119 13
1.0T 125 Eboost Titanium X SS 23545 99 119 14
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 22250 148 149 19
1.6T 182 Eboost Titanium X SS 24950 180 149 22
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
20745 114 124 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
22045 114 124 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium X
24045 114 124 16
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
23250 138 134 20
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
25750 161 134 22
S-MAX 5dr mpv Proof that MPVs need not be boring
or ungainly. A benchmark
AAAAC
1.6T 160 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 23310 158 159 18
1.6 160 Eco Tnium S-S
25060 158 159 19
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titanium auto26735 200 189 22
2.0 240 Tit. X Sp. Au
31485 237 194 27
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S-S
24110 114 139 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tium S-S
25860 114 139 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
24295 138 139 17
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
26045 138 139 18
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
26645 161 139 19
2.0 TDCi 163 Tit. X Sp.
30395 161 139 21
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium
27870 197 174 26
2.2 TDCi 200 Tit. X Sp.
31620 197 174 26
GALAXY 5dr mpv Huge seven-seat MPV. Easy to place
on the road. Not cheap
AAAAC
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium X
32875 197 179 27
1.6 160 Ecoboost Zetec S-S
25670 158 167 18
1.6 160 Eco Tium S-S
27570 158 167 18
1.6 160 Eco TniumX S-S
30070 158 167 18
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titanium auto29235 200 189 24
2.0 203 Ecoboost Titan X auto 31735 200 189 25
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S-S
26460 114 139 16
1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tnium S-S
28360 114 139 17
1.6 TDCi 115 Eco Tit. X S-S
30860 114 139 18
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
26645 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium
28545 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X
31045 138 139 21
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
29145 161 139 22
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
31645 161 139 23
2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium
30375 197 179 26
GINETTA
G40 2dr coup Road-legal race car with stripped-out
charm to spare
AAAAC
R
29950 175 181 HONDA
JAZZ 5dr hatch Great packaging makes this a
versatile, if not thrilling supermini AAAAC
1.2 i-VTEC SE
13395 89 123 14
1.2 i-VTEC SE-T
14390 89 123 14
1.4 i-VTEC ES Plus
14895 99 129 19
1.4 i-VTEC ES Plus-T
15890 99 129 19
1.4 i-VTEC Si-T
15990 99 129 16
1.2 i-VTEC S
11695 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S A-C
12545 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S-T
12690 89 123 13
1.2 i-VTEC S-T A-C
13540 89 123 13
1.3 IMA Hybrid HE
17150 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HE-T
18145 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HS
17650 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HS-T
18645 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HX
19250 97 104 16
1.3 IMA Hybrid HX-T
20245 97 104 17
1.4 i-VTEC EX
15995 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EXL
17195 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EX-T
16990 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC EXL-T
18190 99 129 16
1.4 i-VTEC Si
14995 99 129 16
CIVIC 5dr hatch A real contender, but the lack of rear
legroom is a hinderance
AAABC
1.4 i-VTEC S
15975 99 129 5
1.4 i-VTEC S-Nav
16815 99 129 5
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus
25140 118 98 16
1.6 i-DTEC S
18755 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus
20570 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus-Nav
21180 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC S-Nav
19365 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SR
23140 118 94 16

HYUNDAI
I10 5dr hatch Second gen i10 still close to the best.
Mature drive, spacious cabin, low price AAAAC
1.0 S
8595 65 108 1
1.0 S Air
9260 65 108 1
1.0 SE
9610 65 108 1
1.0 SE Blue Drive
9910 65 98 1
1.0 Premium
10310 65 108 1
1.2 SE
10110 86 114 4
1.2 Premium
10810 86 114 4
I20 5dr hatch Very good value hatch. Fun a byproduct;
practicality mostly spot on
AAAAC
1.2 75 S
10695 76 112 5
1.2 75 S Air
11445 76 112 5
1.2 84 SE
12725 84 119 6
1.2 84 Premium
13725 84 119 6
1.2 84 Premium SE
14725 84 119 6
1.4 100 SE
13325 98 127 10
1.4 100 Premium
14325 98 127 10
1.4 100 Premium SE
15325 98 127 10
1.1 CRDi 75 S Blue
12445 74 84 6
1.1 CRDi 75 SE
14225 74 84 6
1.4 CRDi 90 SE
14725 89 106 11
1.4 CRDi 90 Premium
15725 89 106 12
1.4 CRDi 90 Premium SE
16725 89 106 12
I30 3dr hatch As good as weve come to expect, but
not one inch better
AAABC
1.6 120 Sport Nav
18720 118 149 11
1.4 100 Class
14605 98 139 7
1.4 100 Active
15805 98 143 7
1.6 120 Sport
17600 118 149 10
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 18090 109 100 11
1.6 CRDi 128 Sport
19590 126 108 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Sport Nav
20710 126 108 13
I30 5dr hatch As good as weve come to expect, but
not one inch better
AAABC
1.4 100 Class
15210 98 139 7
1.4 100 Active
16310 98 139 7
1.4 100 Style
17310 98 143 7
1.4 100 Style Nav
18430 98 143 7
1.6 120 Active auto
17710 118 159 9
1.6 120 Premium
20425 118 149 9
1.6 CRDi 110 BlueDrive Class 17495 109 97 11
1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 18595 109 97 11
1.6 CRDi 128 Blue Drive Style 19895 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Premium
22415 126 108 13
1.6 CRDi 128 BDve Style Nav 21015 126 100 13
I30 TOURER 5dr estate As good as weve come
to expect, but not one inch better AAABC
1.6 CRDi 110 BDrive Class
18595 109 110 11

1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active 19695 109 110 11


1.6 CRDi 128 BDrive Style Nav 22115 126 115 13
1.6 CRDi 128 Blue Drive Style 20995 126 115 13
1.6 Class
16905 118 150 9
1.6 Active
18005 118 150 9
1.6 CRDi 128 Premium
23815 126 117 13
I40 4dr saloon Useful, inoffensive and well-priced. No
fireworks here
AAABC
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Premium 23485 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Style
21205 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Active
19105 114 113 12
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Active
19905 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Style
22005 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Premium 24405 134 119 17
I40 TOURER 5dr estate Useful, inoffensive and
well-priced. No fireworks here AAABC
1.7 CRDi 115 BDrive Style
22455 114 113 13
1.7 CRDi 115 Blue Active
20355 114 113 12
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Active
21155 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 Blue Style
23255 134 119 16
1.7 CRDi 136 BDrive Premium 25655 134 119 17
IX20 5dr hatch Usable high-roofed hatch, but short on
flair
AAABC
1.6 CRDi 115 Active Blue Drive 15385 114 117 13
1.6 CRDi 115 Style Blue Drive 16335 114 117 13
1.4 Class
12515 89 140 7
1.4 Active
13665 89 140 8
1.4 Style
14615 89 140 8
1.6 Active Au
15010 123 154 10
1.6 Style Au
15960 123 154 10
1.4 CRDi 90 Class
13835 89 119 9
IX35 5dr 4x4 Classy, roomy cabin, predictable
handling. Very competitive
AAABC
1.6 GDi S 2WD
17000 133 158 14
1.6 GDi S BDrive 2WD ISG
17180 133 149 14
1.6 GDi SE 2WD
18600 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE BDrive 2WD ISG
18780 133 149 14
1.6 GDi SE Nav 2WD
19650 133 158 14
1.6 GDi SE Nav BDrive 2WD ISG 19795 133 149 14
1.7 CRDi SE Nav 2WD
21150 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi Premium 2WD
22850 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi Premium Panama 2WD 23650 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi S 2WD
18500 114 139 14
1.7 CRDi SE 2WD
20100 114 139 14
2.0 CRDi Premium 136 4WD
25750 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi Premium Panama 4WD 26550 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi SE 136 4WD
23000 134 149 18
2.0 CRDi SE Nav 136 4WD
24050 134 149 18
SANTA FE 5dr 4x4 An injection of class has enhanced
the Santa Fes easygoing appeal AAAAC
2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 5st
27800 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Style 4WD 7st
29000 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 5st
30020 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD 7st
31220 194 159 19
2.2 CRDi Premium SE 4WD 7st 33720 194 159 20
INFINITI
Q50 4dr saloon Credible compact saloon competitor
with some novel touches
AAABC
3.5 S Hybrid Sport AWD
41640 359 144 42
2.0t Premium
31755 208 146 40
2.0t Premium Tech
38255 208 146 40
2.0t Sport
34125 208 146 40
2.0t Sport Tech
39025 208 146 40
3.5 S Hybrid Sport
39995 359 144 42
3.5 S Hybrid Sport Tech
44895 359 144 42
3.5 S Hybrid Sport Tech AWD 46540 359 159 42
2.2D SE
27950 168 114 39
2.2D Premium
30350 168 114 40
2.2D Premium Tech
36850 168 114 40
2.2D Sport
32720 168 118 40
2.2D Sport Tech
37620 168 118 40
Q60 2dr coup High-class coupe. Refined, potent and
entertaining
AAAAC
3.7 V6 Q60 GT
36780 315 246 45
3.7 V6 Q60 S
38670 315 246 45
3.7 V6 Q60 S Premium
41860 315 246 45
Q60 COUPE CABRIOLET 2dr open Desirable,
enjoyable coupe-cabriolet. Poor residualsAAACC
3.7 V6 Q60 GT Premium auto 45730 315 264 48
Q70 4dr saloon Pleasant, well-equipped big saloon

AAABC

3.5 Hybrid Premium


42500 235 145 45
3.5 Hybrid Premium Tech
46600 235 145 45
3.7 Sport Tech
44100 315 145 45
2.2d Premium
32650 168 129 46
2.2d Premium Tech
36750 168 129 46
2.2d Sport
35850 168 129 46
2.2d Sport Tech
38200 168 129 46
QX50 5dr 4x4 Focused on-road SUV. Drives well, very
little interior space
AAACC
3.7 V6 QX GT
38973 315 265 44
3.7 V6 QX GT Premium
42571 315 265 45
3.0d
34488 235 224 43
3.0d GT
38439 235 224 44
3.0d GT Premium
42037 235 224 44
QX70 5dr 4x4 Big, powerful SUV. None of the finesse of
the X5 or Range Rover
AAACC
3.7 V6 GT
42525 315 282 49
3.7 V6 GT Premium
46975 315 282 49
3.7 V6 S
44625 315 282 49
3.7 V6 S Premium
49075 315 282 49
5.0 V8 S Premium
54025 385 307 49
3.0d GT
42370 235 225 49
3.0d GT Premium
46820 235 225 49
3.0d S
44470 235 225 49
3.0d S Premium
48920 235 225 49
JAGUAR
XE 4dr saloon Early word suggests Jaguar has crafted
a fine junior exec
AAAAB
2.0i 200 SE
26995 197 179 2.0i 200 Prestige
27995 197 179 2.0i 200 R-Sport
29745 197 179 2.0i 240 R-Sport
33095 237 179 2.0i 240 Portfolio
33745 237 179 3.0i S-C 340 S
44870 335 194 2.0d 163 SE
29775 161 99 2.0d 163 Prestige
30775 161 99 2.0d 163 R-Sport
32325 161 99 2.0d 163 Portfolio
32975 161 99 2.0d 180 SE
30275 178 109 2.0d 180 Prestige
31275 178 109 -

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1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus


23935 99 145 15
1.8 i-VTEC S
17635 140 137 13
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus
19565 99 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus-Nav
20175 99 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC S-Nav
18245 140 137 14
1.8 i-VTEC SR
22135 99 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC Sport
19615 99 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC Sport-Nav
20225 99 145 14
1.6 i-DTEC Sport
20820 118 98 15
1.6 i-DTEC Sport-Nav
21430 118 98 15
CIVIC TOURER 5dr estate Versatile, comfortable
and frugal, only price marks its scorecard AAAAC
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus
26140 118 103 16
1.6 i-DTEC S
19755 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus
21570 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus-Nav
22180 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC S-Nav
20365 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SR
24340 118 103 16
1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus
24935 140 149 15
1.8 i-VTEC S
18650 140 146 13
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus
20565 140 149 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus-Nav
21175 140 149 14
1.8 i-VTEC S-Nav
19260 140 146 14
1.8 i-VTEC SR
23135 140 149 14
ACCORD 4dr saloon Comfortable interior. Fiddly dash
and forgettable drive
AAABC
2.0 i-VTEC ES
23200 154 159 23
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT
24120 154 159 24
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT Nav
25320 154 159 24
2.0 i-VTEC EX
26580 154 162 24
2.4 i-VTEC EX
27885 198 199 26
2.4 i-VTEC EX ADAS
30285 198 199 27
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES
25400 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT
26320 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT Nav
27520 148 138 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX
28795 148 141 25
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX ADAS
31195 148 141 26
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S
31435 177 147 28
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S ADAS
33685 177 147 29
ACCORD TOURER 5dr estate As above but more
desirable and useful
AAABC
2.0 i-VTEC ES
24680 154 163 23
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT
25655 154 163 24
2.0 i-VTEC ES GT Nav
26855 154 163 24
2.4 i-VTEC EX
29545 198 201 26
2.4 i-VTEC EX ADAS
31945 198 201 27
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES
26895 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT
27870 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 ES GT Nav
29070 148 143 24
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX
30330 148 146 25
2.2 i-DTEC 150 EX ADAS
32730 148 146 26
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S
32925 177 150 28
2.2 i-DTEC 180 Type S ADAS
35175 177 150 29
CR-V 5dr 4x4 The CR-V soldiers on. But its hemmed in
by cleverer competition
AAABC
1.6 i-DTEC 120 SE-Nav 2WD
26740 118 115 22
1.6 i-DTEC 120 S-Nav 2WD
24300 118 115 23
1.6 i-DTEC 120 SR 2WD
28495 118 119 23
2.0 i-VTEC S 2WD
22340 154 168 22
2.0 i-VTEC S-Nav 2WD
23240 154 168 22
2.0 i-VTEC SE 2WD
24510 154 168 22
2.0 i-VTEC SE-Nav 2WD
25680 154 168 22
2.0 i-VTEC SE
25610 154 173 22
2.0 i-VTEC SE-Nav
26780 154 173 22
2.0 i-VTEC SR
28590 154 177 23
2.0 i-VTEC EX
30435 154 177 23
1.6 i-DTEC 120 S 2WD
23400 118 115 22
1.6 i-DTEC 120 SE 2WD
25570 118 115 22
1.6 i-DTEC 160 SE
27570 158 129 26
1.6 i-DTEC 160 SE-Nav
28740 158 129 26
1.6 i-DTEC 160 SR
30625 158 133 27
1.6 i-DTEC 160 EX
32470 158 133 27

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Lavish

2.0d 180 R-Sport


33025 178 109 2.0d 180 Portfolio
33675 178 109 XF 4dr saloon Sublime Brit exec. Great interior and
dynamics. XFR a five-star car AAAAB
2.2D 163 Portfolio
37195 161 129 33
2.2D 163 R-Sport
34695 161 129 33
2.2D 200 R-Sport
36250 197 139 38
5.0 V8 SC XFR
65440 503 270 46
5.0 V8 SC XFR-S
79995 542 270 50
2.2D 163 Luxury
33445 161 129 33
2.2D 200 Luxury
34550 197 139 38
2.2D 200 Portfolio
38700 197 139 40
3.0D V6 S Premium Luxury
46615 271 159 44
3.0D V6 S Portfolio
49515 271 159 44
XF 5dr sportbrake Handsome estate wins hearts, if
not heads
AAAAC
2.2D 163 Portfolio
39695 161 129 33
2.2D 163 R-Sport
37195 161 129 33
2.2D 200 R-Sport
38750 197 139 33
3.0D V6 275 S Portfolio
51995 271 163 33
5.0 V8 SC XFR-S
82495 542 297 50
2.2D 163 Luxury
35945 161 129 33
2.2D 200 Luxury
37050 197 139 33
2.2D 200 Portfolio
41200 197 139 33
XJ 4dr saloon Modern looks finally match modern
dynamics
AAAAC
3.0 V6 S-C Premium Luxury
65995 336 224 3.0 V6 S-C Premium Luxury LWB 69150 336 224 3.0 V6 S-C Portfolio
73450 336 224 3.0 V6 S-C Portfolio LWB
76450 336 224 5.0 V8 S-C Supersport LWB
95895 503 270 50
5.0 V8 S-C 550 XJR
92395 542 270 50
3.0D V6 Luxury
56870 271 159 48
3.0D V6 Luxury LWB
59980 271 167 48
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury
60670 271 159 48
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury LWB 63780 271 167 48
3.0D V6 Portfolio
67870 271 159 49
3.0D V6 Portfolio LWB
70980 271 167 49
F-TYPE 2dr coup Cheaper than the roadster. Gains in
rigidity mean its better too
AAAAB
3.0 V6
53050 336 199 50
3.0 V6 S
60250 375 213 50
5.0 V8 R
85000 542 259 50
F-TYPE 2dr open Serious money. But it buys a serious
car with a likeable wild side
AAAAC
3.0 V6
58535 336 209 50
3.0 V6 S
67535 375 213 50
5.0 V8 S
79995 488 259 50
JEEP
COMPASS 5dr 4x4 Jeep-badged Dodge Caliber. Poor
by any standard
AACCC
2.4 North 2WD
21010 168 209 24
2.0 Sport 2WD
18470 154 175 22
2.4 Ltd 4WD
23860 168 209 24
2.2 CRD Ltd 4WD
25740 161 172 28
WRANGLER 3dr 4x4 Heavy-duty off roader lacks
on-road manners
AABCC
3.6 V6 Sahara
29025 276 263 3.6 V6 Overland
31175 276 263 3.6 V6 Rubicon
29925 276 270 2.8 CRD Overland
31160 197 213 25
2.8 CRD Sahara
29010 197 213 24
WRANGLER 5dr 4x4 Heavy-duty off roader lacks
on-road manners
AABCC
3.6 V6 Sahara
30695 276 273 3.6 V6 Overland
32845 276 273 3.6 V6 Rubicon
31595 276 273 22
2.8 CRD Overland
32830 197 217 25
2.8 CRD Overland Axle+
33445 197 230 25
2.8 CRD Sahara
30680 197 217 24
2.8 CRD Sahara Axle+
31295 197 230 24
CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 Hamstrung by poor UK spec.
Uninspiring, but roomy and practical AAABC
2.0 Longitude 140 FWD
25495 138 139 27
2.0 Ltd 140 FWD
31195 138 139 2.0 Longitude 140
27495 138 147 2.0 Ltd 140
33195 138 147 2.0 Longitude 170 Au
29995 168 - 29
2.0 Ltd 170 Au
35695 168 - 28
2.0 Longitude Plus 140 FWD
27695 138 139 2.0 Longitude Plus 140
29695 138 147 2.0 Longitude Plus 170 Au
32195 168 - 29
GRAND CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 The best Jeep.
Comfortable and well-equipped AAABC
6.4 V8 SRT
61595 470 327 50
3.0 V6 190 CRD Laredo
37705 188 198 36
3.0 V6 CRD Ltd
40295 247 198 40
3.0 V6 CRD Ltd Plus
43295 247 198 41
3.0 V6 CRD Overland
46995 247 198 41
3.0 V6 CRD Summit
50795 247 198 43
KIA
PICANTO 3dr hatch Cost effective and surprisingly
grown up. Nice drive and cabin AAAAC
1.0 VR7
9645 68 99 6
1.0 1
8145 68 99 3
1.0 1 Air
8745 68 99 4
1.25 White ISG
11845 84 106 11
1.25 White Au
12445 84 130 11
1.25 Quantum ISG
11995 84 106 12
PICANTO 5dr hatch Cost effective and surprisingly
grown up. Nice drive and cabin AAAAC
1.0 VR7
9845 68 99 6
1.0 1
8345 68 99 3
1.0 1 Air
8945 68 99 4
1.0 2
9945 68 99 4
1.25 2 ISG
10545 84 100 7
1.25 3
11545 84 109 10
1.25 4 ISG
12095 84 106 12
RIO 3dr hatch Looks great, but its well off the
European saloon pace
AAABC
1.25 1
10345 83 115 2
1.25 SR7
11845 83 115 3
1.25 2
12245 83 115 3
1.4 2 ISG
13045 107 114 7
1.4 3 ISG
14445 107 114 7
1.4 CRDi 3 ISG
15545 89 98 6
CEED 5dr hatch Another looker from Schreyer, but
dynamically forgettable
AAACC
1.4 98 VR7
15400 99 143 8
1.4 CRDi 89 VR7
16690 89 114 6
1.4 98 1
14805 99 139 7

Rolls-Royce Phantom

From 310,000
BMW built a phenomenal Rolls-Royce when it took over in 1998.
Wonderfully made and knowingly aristocratic. AAAAB

Rolls-Royce Wraith

From 230,000
An intimate and involving Rolls-Royce; less grand, perhaps, but
only in the measures that serve to make it great. AAAAB

Aston Martin Rapide

From 147,000
There may not be room in the back for top hats, but the Rapide is
the most elegant four-door sports car in the world. AAAAC

Bentley Mulsanne

Rolls-Royce Ghost

From 229,000
If the Phantom is best experienced from the back seat, the
Mulsanne is a flagship best flown from the front. AAAAC

From 227,000
The affordable Rolls rounds out the silly-money list, narrowly
trumping the Flying Spur with its superior cabin. AAAAC
Visit autocar.co.uk for all of our Top Fives

27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 79

ROAD TEST RESULTS

1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium X 25395 148 143 20


1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 2WD22650 148 154 21
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titan X 2WD 25400 148 154 22
1.5T 150 Titanium X Sport
28345 148 143 20
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Zetec
25160 180 179 21
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Zetec AWD 25160 180 171 21
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium
26810 180 179 22
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium AWD 26795 180 171 21
1.6T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 29560 180 179 23
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X A 29545 180 171 21
1.5T 182 Ebst Titanium X Sport 32495 180 171 21
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 2WD
22400 138 139 20
2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec 2WD
22695 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
23900 138 154 21
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 2WD
24050 138 139 21
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium 2WD
24345 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 2WD 26800 138 139 22
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X 2WD 27095 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X Sport 30045 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium
26050 138 154 22
2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec AWD
24195 148 135 20
2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X
28800 138 154 24
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium AWD
26345 178 135 22
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X AWD 29095 178 135 22
C-MAX 5dr mpv As fun to drive as it is easy to live with

Make and Model

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Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

AAAAC

1.7 CRDi 4 2WD ISG


25000 114 143 14
2.0 CRDi KX-1 4WD
21500 134 149 16
1.6 GDi 1 2WD
17500 133 158 14
1.6 GDi 2 2WD ISG
19800 133 149 15
1.7 CRDi 1 2WD ISG
19100 114 135 12
1.7 CRDi 2 2WD ISG
21200 114 135 13
1.7 CRDi 3 2WD ISG
23100 114 143 13
1.7 CRDi 3 SatNav 4WD ISG
23900 114 143 13
2.0 CRDi KX-2 4WD
23600 134 149 17
2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD
25500 134 156 17
2.0 CRDi KX-3 4WD nav
26300 134 156 17
2.0 CRDi KX3 4WD sn au
27605 134 183 17
2.0 CRDi 181 KX-4 4WD
28200 134 158 19
SORENTO 5dr 4x4 Big and dependable, but unlovable
to look directly at
AAAAC
2.2 CRDi KX-1
28795 197 149 24
2.2 CRDi KX-2
31995 197 161 25
2.2 CRDi KX-3
35845 197 161 26
2.2 CRDi KX-4
40995 197 177 28
KTM
X-BOW 0dr unknown Eccentric looks, sharp handling.
Expensive
AAAAC
2.0 Street
49980 237 185 2.0 Clubsport
59755 237 185 2.0 Superlight
79305 237 185 2.0 ABT Sp.line 300
59755 296 189 LAMBORGHINI
HURACAN 2dr coup A supercar to its bones, but the
flaws are just as obvious
AAAAC
5.2 V10 LP 610-4
180720 601 - AVENTADOR 2dr coup Big, bullish and ballistic. But
not perfect
AAAAC
6.5 LP700-4
242280 690 398 -

LEXUS
CT 5dr hatch Makes sense only as a company car.
Not fun
AAACC
200h S
21245 134 82 19
200h SE
22745 134 94 19
200h Advance
24245 134 94 19
200h Luxury
24745 134 94 20
200h F Sport
26995 134 94 20
200h Premier
29745 134 94 21
IS 4dr saloon Sleek junior exec, well made and interesting. Needs a better diesel
AAACC
250 SE
26495 204 199 32
250 Luxury
27995 204 199 33
250 F Sport
30495 204 213 33
250 Premier
35495 204 213 34
300h SE
29495 217 99 31
300h Luxury
30995 217 103 32
300h F Sport
33495 217 109 32
300h Premier
38495 217 109 33
GS 4dr saloon Refreshingly different, but lacks a diesel
engine
AAABC
300h SE
31495 179 109 31
300h Luxury
37495 179 113 32
300h F Sport
41745 179 115 33
300h Premier
43745 179 113 33
450h Luxury
45495 338 141 42
450h F Sport
51495 338 145 42
450h Premier
51495 338 141 42
LS 4dr saloon Uninspiring luxury barge with a huge kit
list attached
AAABC
460 Luxury
71995 382 249 48
460 F-Sport
74495 382 249 49
600h L Premier
99995 439 199 50
600h L Premier Night View
101510 439 199 50
NX 5dr hatch Some good ideas, but dramatically off
the pace to drive
AAACC
2.0 200t F Sport
38095 235 183 300h S 2WD
29495 195 116 29
300h SE
31495 195 121 31
300h Luxury
34495 195 121 31
300h F Sport
36995 195 121 32
300h Premier
42995 195 121 33
RX 5dr 4x4 Low flexibility, but hybrid function makes a
degree of economic sense
AAABC
450h SE
44495 245 145 40
450h Luxury
48495 245 145 41
450h F Sport
51995 245 145 42
450h Premier
55495 245 145 41
RC-F 2dr coup An also-ran in the segment, although
naturally-aspirated V8 is easy to like AAABC
5.0 V8
59995 471 251 48
5.0 V8 Carbon
67995 471 251 50
LOTUS
ELISE 2dr open Pure sports car. Great chassis and
steering, low running costs
AAAAC
1.6 Club Racer
28580 134 149 43
1.6
29050 134 149 43
1.6 Sport
30650 134 149 43
1.8 S
37205 217 175 43
EXIGE 2dr coup Sharp, uncompromising track car.
Unforgiving on road
AAAAC
3.5 V6 S
54610 345 236 47
EVORA 2dr coup Sublime combination of pliant ride
and sweet handling
AAAAC
3.5 V6
53080 276 217 50
3.5 V6 +2
54980 276 217 50
3.5 V6 Sp. Racer
58850 276 217 50
3.5 V6 S
62290 345 229 50
3.5 V6 S +2
64190 345 229 50
3.5 V6 S Sp. Racer
66850 345 229 50

LAND ROVER
DEFENDER 3dr 4x4 An institution. Unbeatable off
road, crude on it
AAACC
90 2.2D Hard Top
23100 120 266 90 2.2D SWagon
25265 120 269 25
90 2.2D County
27305 120 269 25
90 2.2D XS SWagon
30505 120 269 26
DEFENDER 5dr 4x4 An institution. Unbeatable off
road, crude on it
AAACC
110 2.2D Hard Top
25010 120 295 26 MASERATI
110 2.2D County Utility Wagon 29550 120 295 - GHIBLI 4dr saloon Classy and entertaining but less
110 2.2D Utility Wagon
27620 120 295 - polished than a 5-Series
AAAAC
110 2.2D SWagon
27620 120 295 27 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 sophisticated as it might have been.
AAABC
3.0 V6 S
80095 404 - 50
3.8 V8
110000 523 274 50
3.0 V6 Diesel
69230 271 163 50
GRANTURISMO 2dr coup Fantastic looks and
soundtrack, average chassis
AAAAC
4.2 V8
82140 400 330 50
4.7 V8 Sport
90390 453 354 50
4.7 V8 MC Stradale
109995 453 337 50
GRANCABRIO 2dr open Fantastic looks and
soundtrack, average chassis
AAAAC
4.7 V8
98200 433 354 50
4.7 V8 Sport
102615 453 337 50
MAZDA
2 5dr hatch Much more grown-up now. Handsome and
comfortable - if slightly less fun AAAAC
1.5 75 SE
11995 74 110 1.5 75 SE-L
12995 74 110 1.5 90 SE-L
13995 90 105 1.5 90 SE-L Nav
14395 90 105 1.5 90 Sport
14995 90 105 1.5 90 Sport Nav
15395 90 105 1.5 115 Sport Nav
15995 113 117 1.5D 105 SE-L
15995 104 89 1.5D 105 SE-L Nav
16395 104 89 1.5D 105 Sport
16995 104 89 1.5D 105 Sport Nav
17395 104 89 3 4dr saloon Refined, well-priced family choice.
Dynamically satisfying, too
AAAAC
2.0 120 SE
17295 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE Nav
17895 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE-L
18795 118 119 18
2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19395 118 119 18
2.0 120 Sport Nav
20195 118 119 18
2.2d 150 SE
19645 148 104 23
2.2d 150 SE Nav
20245 148 104 24
2.2d 150 SE-L
21145 148 104 24
2.2d 150 SE-L Nav
21745 148 104 24
2.2d 150 Sport Nav
22545 148 104 24
3 5dr hatch Refined, well-priced family hatch.
Dynamically satisfying, too
AAAAC
1.5 100 SE
16995 99 119 13
1.5 100 SE Nav
17595 99 119 13
2.0 120 SE
17295 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE Nav
17895 118 119 17
2.0 120 SE-L
18795 118 119 18
2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19395 118 119 18
2.0 120 Sport Nav
20195 118 119 18
2.0 165 Sport Nav
21920 162 135 22
2.2D 150 SE
19645 148 107 23
2.2D 150 SE Nav
20245 148 107 24
2.2D 150 SE-L
21145 148 107 24
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
21745 148 107 24
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
22545 148 107 24
6 4dr saloon A compelling mix of size, economy and
performance. Interior a let down AAAAC
2.0 145 SE
19795 143 129 18
2.0 145 SE Nav
20495 143 129 18
2.0 145 SE-L
20795 143 129 16
2.0 145 SE-L Nav
21495 143 129 16
2.0 165 Sport Nav
24595 162 135 19
2.2D 150 SE
22295 148 108 21
2.2D 150 SE Nav
22995 148 108 21
2.2D 150 SE-L
23295 148 108 19
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
23995 148 108 19
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
26395 148 108 21
2.2D 175 Sport Nav
26795 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
22425 143 129 16
2.0 165 Sport Nav
25395 162 135 19
2.2D 150 SE Nav
23795 148 116 21
2.2D 175 Sport Nav
27595 173 119 23
2.0 145 SE-L
21725 143 131 16
2.2D 150 SE
23095 148 116 21
2.2D 150 SE-L
24095 148 116 19
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
24795 148 116 19
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
27195 148 116 21
CX-5 5dr 4x4 Superb diesel engine mated to above
average package
AAABC
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 SE-L Nav 22595 162 139 15
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 SE-L
21895 162 139 15
2.0 Skyactiv-G 165 Sport Nav 24895 162 139 16
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L
23695 148 119 18
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Nav 24395 148 119 18
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 SE-L Lux 25295 148 119 20
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Lux Nav 25995 148 119 20
2.2D Skyactiv-D 150 Sport Nav 26695 148 119 19
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L AWD
25395 148 136 17
2.2D Sky-D 150 SE-L Nav AWD 26095 148 136 17
2.2D Sky-D 175 Sport Nav AWD 28695 173 136 21
5 5dr mpv Functional seven-seater, but not unpleasant
to drive. Lots of kit
AAABC
2.0 150 Sport Venture
20495 148 159 16
1.6D 115 Sport Venture
21895 114 138 16
MX-5 2dr open The old recipe - but done better. Lean,
low-cost and pretty. Enough said AAAAB
1.5i Sport Nav
18550 129 139 1.5i SE
18495 129 139 1.5i SE-L
19245 129 139 1.5i SE-L Nav
19845 129 139 1.5i Sport
18050 129 139 2.0i SE-L
20095 153 - 2.0i SE-L Nav
20695 153 - 2.0i Sport
22695 153 - 2.0i Sport Nav
23295 153 - MCLAREN
650S 2dr coup Extraordinary pace and handling. The
car the 12C should have been AAAAB
3.8 V8
195250 641 - 50
650S SPIDER 2dr open More of the same
although noisier and better for it AAAAB
3.8 V8
215250 641 - 50
P1 2dr coup Other-worldly. As worthy of a place in
hypercar history as the F1
AAAAA
3.8 V8
866000 903 194 50

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110 2.2D County


29550 120 295 28
110 2.2D XS SWagon
33405 120 295 28
110 2.2D XS Utility Wagon
32405 120 295 DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 The best compromise between
off and on-road ability
AAAAC
3.0 SDV6 255 GS
40005 252 213 39
3.0 SDV6 255 XS
46865 252 213 40
3.0 SDV6 255 HSE
54495 252 213 41
DISCOVERY SPORT 5dr 4x4 Hugely alluring
compact seven-seater
AAAAC
2.2 SD4 190 SE
32395 188 162 28
2.2 SD4 190 SE Tech
33895 188 162 28
2.2 SD4 190 HSE
37595 188 162 31
2.2 SD4 190 HSE Luxury
41195 188 162 31
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 3dr 4x4 A new class of
desirability for the SUV
AAAAC
2.2 eD4 150 Pure Tech 2WD
31205 148 129 29
2.2 SD4 190 Pure Tech 4WD
33505 188 149 33
2.2 SD4 190 Dynamic 4WD
39305 188 149 34
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 A new class of
desirability for the SUV
AAAAC
2.0 Si4 240 Dynamic Lux 4WD 46210 237 181 39
2.2 eD4 150 Pure 2WD
29205 148 133 28
2.2 eD4 150 Pure Tech 2WD
31205 148 133 29
2.2 SD4 190 Pure 4WD
31505 188 149 32
2.2 SD4 190 Pure Tech 4WD
33505 188 149 33
2.2 SD4 190 Dynamic 4WD
39305 188 149 34
RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4
Arguably the best luxury
car in the world. Easily the best SUV AAAAB
5.0 V8 S Aubiography
100350 503 299 50
5.0 V8 S Aubiography LWB
107950 503 299 50
3.0 TDV6 Vogue
73950 254 196 45
3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE
80650 254 196 50
3.0 TDV6 Aubiography
89650 254 196 50
3.0 SDV6 Hybrid Aubiography 100350 335 169 50
4.4 SDV8 Vogue
80850 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE
87550 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography
96550 308 229 50
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography LWB
104150 308 229 50
RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 Just the right
kind of dynamic twist. Brilliant AAAAB
5.0 V8 S Aubiography Dynamic 82650 503 298 49
3.0 SDV6 HSE
61250 288 199 43
3.0 SDV6 HSE Dynamic
66250 288 199 43
3.0 SDV6 Aubiography Dynamic 76250 288 199 45
4.4 SDV8 Aubiography Dynamic 82650 334 229 47

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Lightweights

MERCEDES-BENZ
A-CLASS 5dr hatch Desirability on message; ride
quality seriously off-piste
AAABC
A180 CDI SE ECO
21965 107 92 16
A250 AMG Sport 4MATIC
28990 208 154 33
A250 Enginred by AMG 4MATIC 30910 208 154 34
A180 SE
20715 121 128 18
A180 Sport
21840 121 133 18
A200 Sport
23365 154 134 23
A200 AMG Sport
24615 154 136 24
A250 AMG Sport
27440 208 140 33
A250 Engineered by AMG Sport 29360 208 140 34
A45 AMG
38195 354 161 43
A180 CDI SE auto
23240 107 98 16
A180 CDI Sport
22785 107 102 16
A180 CDI AMG Sport
24035 107 105 16
A200 CDI Sport
23860 134 118 20
A200 CDI AMG Sport
25110 134 121 21
A220 CDI AMG Sport
27760 168 115 25
B-CLASS 5dr hatch A slightly odd prospect, but
practical and classy
AAABC
B180 SE
21500 120 129 16
B180 Sport
22225 120 129 16
B180 AMG Line
23520 120 129 16
B200 SE
22575 154 130 16
B200 Sport
23300 154 130 16
B200 AMG Line
24595 154 130 16
B180 CDI SE ECO
22575 108 94 15
B180 CDI SE
22575 108 108 15
B180 CDI Sport
23170 108 108 15
B180 CDI AMG Line
25540 108 108 15
B200 CDI SE
23650 134 111 20
B200 CDI Sport
24245 134 111 20
B200 CDI AMG Line
25540 134 111 20
B220 CDI Sport
27125 168 107 25
CLA 4dr saloon Attractive from some angles, unappealing from others. Dynamics to match AAACC
CLA 200 CDI AMG Sport
29125 134 117 27
CLA 200 CDI Sport
26925 134 117 27
CLA 250 AMG Sport 4Matic
33440 208 154 24
CLA180 Sport
24775 121 130 23
CLA180 AMG Sport
26975 121 130 24
CLA45 AMG
42270 354 161 45
CLA220 CDI Sport
29775 168 117 27
CLA220 CDI AMG Sport
31975 168 117 28
C-CLASS 2dr coup Nice balance of style, usability
and driver reward
AAABC
C63 AMG Edition 507
68495 451 280 44
C180 AMG Sport Edition
29965 154 149 35
C220 CDI Exec SE
31130 168 109 34
C220 CDI AMG Sport Edition 32460 168 133 38
C250 CDI AMG Sport Edition 33515 201 143 41
C-CLASS 4dr saloon Stellar cabin and polished drive
increase appeal; engines not so good AAAAC
C200 SE
27270 181 123 31
C200 Sport
29265 181 124 31
C200 AMG Line
30760 181 128 31
C63 AMG
59795 469 192 C63 AMG S
66545 503 192 C200 Bluetec SE
28985 134 102 25
C200 Bluetec Sport
30980 134 102 25
C200 Bluetec AMG Line
32475 134 102 25
C220 Bluetec SE
29780 168 103 31
C220 Bluetec Sport
31775 168 104 31
C220 Bluetec AMG Line
33270 168 104 31
C250 Bluetec SE
32435 201 117 35
C250 Bluetec Sport
34430 201 117 35
C250 Bluetec AMG Line
35925 201 117 35
C300 Bluetec Hybrid SE
35045 201 94 C300 Bluetec Hybrid Sport
37040 201 94 C300 Bluetec Hybrid AMG Line 38535 201 94 C-CLASS 5dr estate Decent practicality and fantastic interior - but only okay to drive AAAAC
C200 Bluetec AMG Line
33260 134 102 25
C200 Bluetec SE
29770 134 102 25
C200 Bluetec Sport
31765 134 102 25
C200 SE
28055 181 128 31
C220 Bluetec SE
30565 168 108 31
C250 Bluetec SE
33220 201 117 35
C63 AMG
60995 469 196 47
C63 AMG S
67745 503 196 47
C200 Sport
30050 181 128 31
C200 AMG Line
31675 181 128 31
C220 Bluetec Sport
32560 168 108 31
C220 Bluetec AMG Line
34055 168 108 31
C250 Bluetec Sport
35215 201 117 35
C250 Bluetec AMG Line
36710 201 117 35
E-CLASS 4dr saloon A return to the old Merc qualities. Refined and relaxing
AAAAC
E300 BlueTECH Hyd AMG Sport 42375 204 109 43
E63 AMG S
84110 549 232 47
E200 SE
34340 181 138 36
E200 AMG Line
36850 181 142 37
E250 SE
35470 208 138 38
E250 AMG Line
37980 208 142 39
E63 AMG
74115 549 230 47
E300 Bluetec Hybrid SE
39880 204 109 43
E220 Bluetec SE
32750 168 120 34
E220 Bluetec AMG Line
35245 168 129 35
E250 CDI SE
36820 201 129 39
E250 CDI AMG Line
39445 201 134 40
E350 Bluetec AMG Line
41210 248 154 44
E-CLASS 5dr estate A return to the old Merc qualities. Refined and relaxing
AAAAC
E220 Bluetec AMG Line
38555 168 135 35
E220 Bluetec SE
36060 168 133 34
E250 AMG Line
39770 208 147 39
E250 CDI AMG Line
41250 201 145 40
E250 CDI SE
38755 201 143 39
E250 SE
37275 208 144 38
E300 BlueTEC Hybrid AMG Line 44165 201 119 44
E300 BlueTEC Hybrid SE
41670 201 119 44
E350 Bluetec AMG Line
43015 248 159 44
E63 AMG
75905 549 234 47
E63 AMG S
85900 582 234 47
E-CLASS 2dr coup A return to the old Merc qualities.
Refined and relaxing
AAAAC
E200 AMG Line
38420 181 140 39
E400 AMG Line Plus
46100 329 176 45
E220 Bluetec SE
35095 168 123 38
E220 Bluetec AMG Line
37590 168 126 39
E250 Bluetec AMG Line
40730 201 129 43
E350 Bluetec AMG Line
42425 228 149 46

Morgan 3 Wheeler

From 31,000
The eccentric, characterful and deftly brilliant Morgan is a
three-wheeled testament to English creativity. AAAAA

Ariel Atom 3.5

Caterham Seven 360R

Lotus Elise S Cup

From 43,000
Road-going version of the racing Elise. Suspension mods help to
make it an unbridled joy. Justifies its price tag. AAAAB

Zenos E10 S

From 29,000
The track-day car for this century. Nothing this side of a
superbike can match it for rawness or sheer thrills. AAAAB

From 30,000
The sweet spot in the revised range, its remapped 2.0 Duratec
providing just the right level of performance. AAAAB

From 30,000
The latest of the British mid-engined marvels. Earns its stripes
immediately. Expect a dedicated following. AAAAB
Visit autocar.co.uk for all of our Top Fives

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ROAD TEST RESULTS

1.4 98 2
16805 99 143 8
1.6 GDi 133 2 ISG
17595 128 124 12
1.6 GDi 133 3 ISG
19395 128 124 12
1.6 GDi 133 4 ISG
20600 128 137 13
1.6 GDi 133 4 Tech ISG
22500 128 137 15
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT
20700 201 171 29
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT Tech
23400 201 171 29
1.4 CRDi 89 1
16095 89 109 6
1.6 CRDi 126 1 ISG
16695 126 97 12
1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG
18695 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 3 ISG
20495 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG
22095 126 112 14
1.6 CRDi 126 4 Tech ISG
23995 126 112 15
CEED 5dr estate Another slightly bigger looker from
Schreyer, but also forgettable AAACC
1.4 98 VR7
16400 99 148 8
1.4 CRDi 89 1 ISG
17295 89 109 6
1.6 CRDi 126 1 ISG
18095 126 116 12
1.6 CRDi 126 2 ISG
19695 126 116 13
1.6 CRDi 126 3 ISG
21495 126 116 13
1.6 CRDi 126 4 ISG
23295 126 116 14
1.6 CRDi 126 4 Tech ISG
25195 126 116 15
PROCEED 3dr hatch Another slightly smaller looker
from Schreyer. Still not memorable AAACC
1.4 98 VR7
14900 133 143 10
1.6 GDi 133 S ISG
17895 133 124 14
1.6 GDi 133 SE
19905 133 137 15
1.6 GDi 133 SE DCT auto
21205 133 140 14
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT
20200 201 171 29
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT Tech
22900 201 171 30
1.6 CRDi 126 S ISG
18995 126 100 13
1.6 CRDi 126 SE ISG
20995 126 112 13
1.6 CRDi 126 SE Tech
23095 126 112 13
SOUL 5dr hatch Looks divide opinion. Better value
now, but still hardly the best option AAACC
EV 81kW
29995 107 - 19
1.6 GDi Start
12800 130 158 9
1.6 GDi Connect
15000 130 158 10
1.6 GDi Connect Plus
16100 130 158 10
1.6 GDi Mixx
18350 130 170 11
1.6 GDi Maxx
20150 130 170 11
1.6 CRDi Connect
16600 126 132 9
1.6 CRDi Connect Plus
17700 126 132 10
1.6 CRDi Mixx
19950 126 132 10
1.6 CRDi Maxx
21750 126 132 11
OPTIMA 4dr saloon Looks the part, but is well off the
European saloon pace
AAACC
1.7 CRDi 2 ISG
22895 134 128 17
1.7 CRDi 1 ISG
19995 134 128 17
1.7 CRDi 3 ISG
25795 134 128 20
VENGA 5dr mpv Versatile interior, but firm ride and
high price disappoint
AAAAC
1.4 89 1 ISG
11995 89 130 8
1.4 89 1 Air ISG
12795 89 130 8
1.4 89 SR7 ISG
13595 89 130 9
1.4 89 2 ISG
13895 89 130 9
1.6 123 3 ISG
16190 123 139 13
1.6 123 2 auto
15810 123 154 11
1.6 123 3 auto
17290 123 154 11
1.4 CRDi 89 2
15195 89 119 10
1.4 CRDi 89 SR7
14895 89 119 10
1.6 CRDi 114 3 ISG
17475 114 117 14
1.6 CRDi 114 4 ISG
18570 114 117 14
CARENS 5dr mpv NIcely up to scratch now, but no
class leader
AAABC
1.7 CRDi 3 Sat Nav ISG
25250 136 132 16
1.6 GDi 1 ISG
18195 133 149 13
1.6 GDi 2 ISG
19600 133 149 13
1.7 CRDi 114 1 ISG
19590 114 124 12
1.7 CRDi 114 2 ISG
20995 114 124 12
1.7 CRDi 134 2 Au
22400 136 159 16
1.7 CRDi 134 3 ISG
24300 136 132 16
SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 Good ride, handling and usability

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SKODA OCTAVIA
VRS III ESTATE
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A practical, simple and stylish solution to cover unsightly scuffed and scratched

rear bumper tops Hides old paint scratches and prevents new ones thus avoiding costly bumper repairs!
Protects paintwork when loading or unloading the boot Quick and easy DIY ft using 3M self-adhesive tape
Individually tailored and moulded in recyclable ABS plastic with 4 colour options: Black, Silver, Carbon Look and
Brushed Alloy Look New models constantly being added Looks like an original factory ftted product
Designed & manufactured in the U.K. by
NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
I was pleased to receive my Rearguard so
quickly because my Ford Kugas rear bumper
was recently badly scratched and damaged
in a car park (by a hit and run driver).
To replace it would cost 100s. Rearguards
cover up all the damage. It looks part of the
car. Incredibly easy to ft. An excellent accessory! Thank you
Rearguards! Mr D.R. Ford Kuga
Every VW driver should have RGM
Rearguards to protect their painted
rear bumper.
Neil Birkitt, Editor,
VW Driver Magazine
Just taken delivery and ftted Rearguards to
my C3 Picasso. Brilliant! It took me about two
minutes and it fts perfectly.
Mr B.Stevens. C3 Picasso

Just ftted Rearguard which arrived today


for my Sandero Stepway. Absolutely brilliant.
Blends in so well with rest of cars trims.
Mr D.F. Dacia Sandero Stepway

Thanks for sending the carbon-look


Rearguard for my Mk7 Golf. Its fabulous
- it does exactly what I needed, as the sill is
particularly prone to damage. I dont
understand why manufacturers dont ft
something like it as standard equipment.
Mr R.J. VW Golf Mk7
Today I received my Rearguard for my 2011
BMW 525 SE and Id like to say a Big Thank
You. It covers the scratches on top of the
bumper and it makes the rear of my car look
even more upmarket. The Lady I ordered it
from on the Phone was Extremely Helpful
and Friendly, a credit to your company. Now Ive ftted Rearguards
it makes me wonder why theyre not standard on all new cars. You
have a great Product and I wish you every Success for the Future.
Mr M.R. BMW 525 SE
Now a couple of things we had no room for at
the top. If youd like a free brochure, just ask.
If you place an order and youd like us to ft
your Rearguard, pop in and well do it for free.
If your cars not on our list, call us and we
might make one especially for you!
Models recently added: Skoda Fabia/Fabia Estate Skoda Octavia
Scout Ford Focus Porsche Cayenne/Macan VW Passat Variant

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RGM Ltd, Unit K4-K5 Cherrycourt Way, Stanbridge Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4UH

MITSUBISHI
I 5dr hatch Electric city transport. Fun, quirky but
ludicrously expensive
AAABC
MiEV Keiko
28554 63 0 27
MIRAGE 5dr hatch Straightforward hatchback. Not
for the likes of us
AAACC
1.0 70 MIVEC 1
9054 70 96 15
1.2 79 MIVEC 2
11054 79 96 18
1.2 79 MIVEC 3
12054 79 100 18
ASX 5dr hatch Engine sets a new standard, but
otherwise unexceptional
AAABC
1.6 2 2WD
15184 115 137 13
1.6 3 2WD
17435 115 137 13
1.8 DiD 3 2WD
19435 114 136 19
1.8 DiD 4 4WD
23434 114 136 19
2.2 DiD 4 4WD auto
24884 148 153 19
SHOGUN 5dr 4x4 Has its appeal. Needs more chassis
finesse, but still charming
AACCC
3.2 Di-DC SG2
29289 197 213 32
3.2 Di-DC SG3 auto
34489 197 224 34
3.2 Di-DC SG4 auto
37489 197 224 34
OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 Practical and efficient,
although very ordinary inside AAABC
2.0 PHEV GX3h
33304 200 44 26
2.0 PHEV GX4h
37954 200 44 27
2.0 PHEV GX4hs
40054 200 44 24
2.2 DI-D GX2 4WD
23984 148 138 22
2.2 DI-D GX3 4WD
26784 148 140 23
2.2 DI-D GX4 4WD
30684 148 140 24

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 - MG
3.7 V6
45900 280 - MG3 5dr hatch Neatly tuned and nicely styled super- PLUS EIGHT 2dr open Olde V8 charm lives on, but
mini. Flaws covered up by price AAACC
requires oodles of cash
AAACC
1.5 3Time
8399 105 136 4 4.8 V8
85200 367 - 1.5 3Form
9299 105 136 4
1.5 3Form Sport
9549 105 136 4 NISSAN
1.5 3Style
9999 105 136 4 MICRA 5dr hatch Low running costs but below
MG6 4dr saloon Good dynamics and space. Poor finish average overall
AABCC
and running costs
AACCC
1.2 Visia
10295 79 115 6
11945 79 115 7
1.8T Magnette TSE
19955 158 174 14 1.2 Acenta
13345 79 115 7
1.9 DTi Magnette TSE
21195 148 129 14 1.2 Tekna
12045 97 95 10
MG6 5dr hatch Good dynamics and space. Poor finish 1.2 DIG-S Visia
1.2 DIG-S Acenta
13045 97 99 10
and running costs
AACCC
14445 97 99 11
1.8 TCI GT S
15455 158 174 13 1.2 DIG-S Tekna
1.8 TCI GT SE
16955 158 174 14 JUKE 5dr hatch High-riding, funky hatch is a compel1.8 TCI GT TSE
18955 158 174 14 ling package. High CO2
AAABC
1.9 DTi GT S
16995 148 129 13 1.2 DIG-T Acenta
15320 114 129 12
1.9 DTi GT SE
18195 148 129 14 1.2 DIG-T Acenta Premium
16470 114 129 12
1.9 DTi GT TSE
20195 148 129 14 1.2 DIG-T Tekna
17670 114 129 12
1.6 Visia
13420 93 138 12
MINI
1.6 DIG-T 190 Acenta Premium 17900 188 159 21
HATCH 3dr hatch Has matured very satisfyingly into 1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna
19100 188 159 21
1.6 DIG-T 200 Nismo
21650 197 159 21
its larger footprint . A real contender AAAAB
15320 109 104 13
1.2 One
13955 102 108 12 1.5 dCi Visia
16715 109 104 13
1.5 Cooper
15505 134 105 18 1.5 dCi Acenta
17865 109 104 13
2.0 S Cooper
18840 189 133 26 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium

1.5 dCi Tekna


19065 109 104 13
NOTE 5dr hatch It lacks a bit of verve, but objectively
the Note is entirely fit for purpose AAAAC
1.2 Visia
12130 78 109 6
1.2 Acenta
13525 78 109 6
1.2 Acenta Premium
14425 78 109 6
1.2 DIG-S Acenta
14625 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Acenta Premium
15525 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Tekna
16230 97 99 10
1.5 dCi Visia
14130 89 92 8
1.5 dCi Acenta
15525 89 92 8
1.5 dCi Acenta Premium
16425 89 92 9
1.5 dCi Tekna
17130 89 92 9
LEAF 5dr hatch Comfortable electric car with 100
mile range
AAACC
80kw Tekna
30590 107 0 24
80kw Visia
26490 107 0 23
80kw Visia +
27590 107 0 23
80kw Acenta
28590 107 0 23
PULSAR 5dr hatch Undeniably fit for purpose, but its
appeal goes no deeper than that AAABC
1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia
15995 114 117 10
1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta
17645 114 117 10
1.2 DIG-T 115 n-tec
18995 114 117 10
1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna
20345 114 117 10
1.5 dCi 110 Visia
17595 109 94 11
1.5 dCi 110 Acenta
19245 109 94 11
1.5 dCi 110 n-tec
20595 109 94 11
1.5 dCi 110 Tekna
21945 109 94 11
QASHQAI 5dr hatch Second generation a masterly
update of the first. The crossover to beat AAAAB
1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 4WD
28500 128 115 19
1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia
18265 113 129 17
1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta
19850 113 129 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 N-tec
21700 113 129 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 N-tec +
22250 113 129 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna
23800 113 129 14
1.6 DIG-T 163 N-tec
23200 161 138 14
1.6 DIG-T 163 N-tec +
23750 161 138 14
1.6 DIG-T 163 Tekna
25300 161 138 14
1.5 dCi 110 Visia
20015 109 99 17
1.5 dCi 110 Acenta
21600 109 99 17
1.5 dCi 110 N-tec
23450 109 99 14
1.5 dCi 110 N-tec +
24000 109 99 14
1.5 dCi 110 Tekna
25550 109 99 15
1.6 dCi 130 Tekna
26800 128 115 19
X-TRAIL 5dr 4x4 Sleek, Qashqai-based crossover is an
easy win if you require seven seats AAABC
1.6 dCi Visia 2WD
23195 128 129 19
1.6 dCi Acenta 2WD
24995 128 129 19
1.6 dCi Acenta 4WD
26695 128 139 20
1.6 dCi n-tec 2WD
27645 128 129 19
1.6 dCi n-tec 4WD
29345 128 139 20
1.6 dCi Tekna 2WD
29645 128 129 19
1.6 dCi Tekna 4WD
31345 128 139 20
PATHFINDER 5dr 4x4 Tough, but no Discovery.
Spacious but unrefined
AAABC
2.5 dCi 190 Acenta
32945 188 224 31
2.5 dCi 190 Tekna
36280 188 224 31
370Z 2dr coup Great engine and poised handling.
Lots of road noise
AAABC
3.7 V6 Nismo
37575 345 248 46
3.7 V6
27435 323 248 46
3.7 V6 GT
32515 323 248 46
GT-R 2dr coup A benchmark. Great drive, brutal
power, sensational value
AAAAC
3.8 V6 2014 MY
78020 523 275 50
3.8 V6 Nismo
125000 523 275 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
108 3dr hatch Sister car to the Aygo. And distant
second to most city car rivals AAACC
1.0 Access
8345 68 95 6
1.0 Active
9595 68 95 6
1.0 Active Top
10595 68 95 7
1.0 Active S-S
9845 68 88 6
1.0 Active S-S Top
10845 68 88 7
1.2 VTi Allure
11095 81 99 11
1.2 VTi Allure Top
12095 81 99 11
1.2 VTi Feline
11945 81 99 11
108 5dr hatch Sister car to the Aygo. And distant
second to most city car rivals AAACC
1.0 Active
9995 68 95 6
1.0 Active Top
10995 68 95 7
1.0 Active S-S
10245 68 88 6
1.0 Active S-S Top
11245 68 88 7
1.2 VTi Allure
11495 81 99 11
1.2 VTi Allure Top
12495 81 99 11
1.2 VTi Feline
12345 81 99 11
208 3dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the
supermini class
AAABC
1.0 VTi Access
10195 67 99 5
1.0 VTi Access +
11445 67 99 6
1.0 VTi Active
12395 67 99 6
1.2 VTi Access +
11945 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Active
12895 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Allure
14295 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Style
13645 81 104 11
1.6 THP 156 XY
18150 154 135 26
1.6 THP 200 GTi
19100 197 139 30
1.4 HDi Access+
13245 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Active
14195 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Style
14945 67 98 10
1.6 e-HDi 92 Style
15595 91 95 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure
16245 91 95 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 XY
17895 91 95 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 XY
18545 113 99 20
208 5dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the
supermini class
AAABC
1.0 VTi Access
10795 67 99 5
1.0 VTi Access +
12045 67 99 6
1.0 VTi Active
12995 67 99 6
1.2 VTi Active
13495 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Access +
12545 81 104 8

1.2 VTi Allure


14695 81 104 8
1.2 VTi Style
14245 81 104 11
1.6 VTi Allure auto
16850 118 149 14
1.6 VTi Feline
17245 118 129 14
1.4 HDi Access+
13845 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Active
14795 67 98 11
1.4 HDi Style
15545 67 98 10
1.4 e-HDi Active EGC
15495 67 87 11
1.6 e-HDi 92 Style
16195 91 95 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure
16645 91 95 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline
18695 113 99 19
308 5dr hatch Thoughtfully developed and very well
appointed but still no class leader AAAAC
1.2 PureTech 82 Access
14995 81 117 9
1.2 PureTech 110 Active
17945 108 105 13
1.2 PureTech 110 Allure
19145 81 105 13
1.2 PureTech 110 Sportium
17445 108 105 13
1.2 PureTech 130 Active
18695 128 107 14
1.2 PureTech 130 Allure
19895 128 110 15
1.2 PureTech 130 GT Line
21445 128 110 15
1.6 THP 205 GT
24095 202 130 20
1.6 HDi 92 Access
16945 91 93 15
1.6 HDi 92 Active
18645 91 93 15
1.6 Blue HDi 120 Active
19845 118 82 22
1.6 Blue HDi 120 Allure
21045 118 84 24
1.6 HDi 115 Active
19445 113 95 18
1.6 HDi 115 Allure
20645 113 100 18
1.6 HDi 115 GT Line
22195 113 100 18
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Allure
21945 148 105 25
2.0 Blue HDi 150 GT Line
23495 148 105 26
2.0 Blue HDi 180 GT
25945 178 103 26
308 SW 5dr estate Thoughtfully developed and very
well appointed but still no class leader AAAAC
1.2 PureTech 110 Access
17145 108 109 13
1.2 PureTech 110 Active
18845 108 109 13
1.2 PureTech 110 Allure
20045 81 111 13
1.2 PureTech 130 Active
19595 128 109 14
1.2 PureTech 130 Allure
20795 128 115 15
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active
20745 118 85 20
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
21945 118 88 21
1.6 e-HDi 115 Access
18345 113 95 18
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline
22845 113 100 19
1.6 HDi 115 Active
20345 113 95 18
1.6 HDi 115 Allure
21545 113 100 18
1.6 HDi 92 Access
17845 91 99 15
1.6 HDi 92 Active
19545 91 99 15
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Active
21095 148 99 24
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Feline
24145 148 105 26
508 4dr saloon Very competent and likeable package.
163 HDi the best
AAABC
2.2 HDi 200 GT
30645 201 140 37
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active Nav
22045 113 111 24
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure Nav
24895 113 111 25
2.0 HDi 140 Active Nav
22445 140 119 27
2.0 HDi 140 Allure Nav
25295 140 119 28
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure Nav
26395 148 109 30
2.0 HDi 163 Allure Nav auto
27195 161 140 30
2.0 HDi Hybrid4 Allure Nav
32600 200 91 36
508 SW 5dr estate As good as saloon, only better
looking
AAAAC
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active Nav
23245 113 112 24
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure Nav
26295 113 112 25
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure Nav
27795 148 110 30
2.0 HDi 140 Active Nav
23645 140 125 27
2.0 HDi 140 Allure Nav
26695 140 125 28
2.0 HDi 163 Allure Nav auto
28595 161 144 30
2.2 HDi 200 GT
32045 201 144 37
2008 5dr hatch Efficient and well-mannered but
short on space and style
AAABC
1.2 VTi 82 Access +
13195 81 114 10
1.2 VTi 82 Active
14295 81 114 11
1.2 VTi 82 Allure
15595 81 114 11
1.6 VTi 120 Allure
16750 118 135 20
1.6 VTi 120 Feline Calima
18150 118 135 19
1.6 VTi 120 Feline Mistral S-S 18450 118 135 19
1.4 HDi 70 Access +
14495 67 104 10
1.4 HDi 70 Active
15595 67 104 10
1.6 e-HDi 92 Active S-S
16245 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Active EGC S-S
16845 91 98 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Allure S-S
17745 91 103 18
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline Calima
19145 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 92 Feline Mistral
19445 91 103 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure S-S
18345 113 105 20
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline Calima SS 19745 113 105 20
1.6 e-HDi 115 Feline Mistral S 20045 113 105 20
3008 5dr mpv Good handling and flexible cabin. Split
tailgate a useful touch
AAAAC
2.0 HDi 163 Allure Au
25015 161 145 23
1.6 VTi 120 Access
17550 118 155 17
1.6 VTi 120 Active
19250 118 155 17
1.6 VTi 120 Allure
21200 118 155 17
1.6 THP 156 Allure
22050 154 154 23
1.6 HDi 115 Access
19345 113 125 18
1.6 HDi 115 Active
20795 113 125 18
1.6 HDi 115 Allure
22745 113 127 18
1.6 e-HDI 115 Access EGC
20195 113 110 18
1.6 e-HDI 115 Active EGC
21645 113 110 18
1.6 e-HDI 115 Allure EGC
23595 113 112 17
2.0 HDi FAP 150 Active
21900 148 139 24
2.0 HDi FAP 150 Allure
23850 148 139 22
2.0 HDi Hybrid 4 Active
27245 197 85 30
2.0 HDi Hybrid 4 Allure
28245 197 99 31
5008 5dr mpv Well resolved ride and handling with a
useful 7-seat interior
AAAAC
1.6 VTi 120 Access
19350 118 159 13
1.6 VTi 120 Active
21100 118 159 15
1.6 THP 156 Active
21100 154 163 16
1.6 THP 156 Allure
23750 154 163 19
1.6 e-HDi 115 Access EGC
21895 113 113 16
1.6 e-HDi 115 Active EGC
23495 113 123 17
1.6 e-HDi 115 Allure EGC
25295 113 126 16
1.6 HDi 115 Access
21045 113 124 16
1.6 HDi 115 Active
22745 113 128 17
1.6 HDi 115 Allure
24550 113 135 16
2.0 HDi 150 Active
23750 148 138 20
2.0 HDi 163 Active auto
24950 161 149 20
2.0 HDi 150 Allure
25550 148 140 20
2.0 HDi 163 Allure auto
26750 161 149 19
RCZ 2dr coup Classy, interesting, fun coupe.
Peugeots got its mojo back
AAAAC
1.6 THP 156 Sport
22350 154 149 27
1.6 THP 156 GT
24750 154 149 28
1.6 THP 200 Sport
24495 197 155 33

1.6 THP 200 GT


1.6 THP 270 R
2.0 HDi 163 Sport
2.0 HDi 163 GT

27150
32250
24200
26600

197
266
161
161

155 34
145 42
130 29
130 30

PORSCHE
BOXSTER 2dr open Honed, toned and cosmetically
enhanced. Scarily brilliant
AAAAB
2.7
39350 261 192 40
3.4 S
47725 311 206 43
3.4 GTS
53569 326 211 44
CAYMAN 2dr coup Roof seals the deal. A five-star
car by any measure
AAAAA
2.7
40234 271 192 37
3.4 S
49473 320 206 41
3.4 GTS
56087 335 211 43
911 2dr coup The best just got better. Still more than
worthy of its iconic status
AAAAB
3.4 Carrera
74199 345 212 46
3.4 Carrera 4
79055 345 219 46
3.8 Carrera S
84235 395 224 47
3.8 Carrera 4S
89315 395 234 48
3.8 Turbo
121513 514 227 48
3.8 Turbo S
143035 552 227 48
3.8 GT3
101685 468 289 48
911 CABRIOLET 2dr open The best just got better.
Still more than worthy of its iconic statusAAAAB
3.4 Carrera
82859 345 217 49
3.8 Carrera S
93119 395 229 50
3.4 Carrera 4
87715 345 224 49
3.4 Targa 4
87067 345 223 49
3.8 Carrera 4S
97975 395 236 50
3.8 Targa 4S
97328 395 237 50
3.8 Turbo
130138 513 231 50
3.8 Turbo S
151772 552 231 50
918 SPYDER 2dr open Porsches hybrid hypercar. A
rare and hugely fast new five-star modelAAAAA
4.6 V8
657400 875 70 50
MACAN 5dr 4x4 Spookily good handling. A sports
utility vehicle in the purest sense AAAAB
2.0
40621 234 175 3.0 V6 S
43990 336 212 40
3.6 V6 Turbo
59990 395 216 44
3.0 V6 S Diesel
43535 254 164 39
PANAMERA 5dr hatch Technically brilliant and with
a great cabin. Soulless
AAABC
3.0 V6 S
83129 414 204 46
3.0 V6 4S
86770 414 208 46
3.0 V6 S E-hybrid
84456 410 71 50
3.6 V6 PDK
64453 306 196 46
3.6 V6 4 PDK
68144 306 203 47
4.8 V8 GTS PDK
94306 424 249 50
4.8 V8 Turbo PDK
108921 493 239 50
4.8 V8 Turbo S PDK
132067 562 239 50
3.0D V6
65634 247 166 46
CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 Classy interior and mostly good
fun. Hybrid not entertaining
AAABC
3.0 V6 S E-Hybrid
61529 410 79 49
3.6 V6
50266 296 215 3.6 V6 S
61133 414 229 48
3.6 V6 GTS
73438 414 234 4.8 V8 Turbo
93773 513 267 50
3.0 V6 Diesel
50302 258 179 45
4.2 V8 S Diesel
62164 380 209 50
PROTON
SAVVY 5dr hatch Compromise in quality isnt worth
the saving
AACCC
1.2 Style
7995 75 134 8
SATRIA NEO 3dr hatch Best Proton ever, but still
unjustifiable
AACCC
1.6 GSX
8495 111 157 19
1.6 Sport
9495 111 157 19
GEN-2 4dr saloon Hugely disappointing despite price

ACCCC

1.6 Persona ecoLogic


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

ACCCC

1.3 GLS
1.6 GSX ecoLogic

9195 74 164 10
11195 110 170 16

RADICAL
SR3 2dr coup Spectacular on the track; not so good
on the way home
AAAAC
SL
69850 245 - RENAULT
TWIZY 2dr hatch Zany solution to personal mobility.
Suitably irreverent and impractical AAABC
EV 13kW Urban
6895 17 0 10
EV 13kW Technic
7595 17 0 11
ZOE 5dr hatch Far more practical zero emission
solution. Attractive price
AAABC
Expr.
18995 87 0 15
Dynque Zen
20195 87 0 16
Dynque Intens
20195 87 0 16
TWINGO 5dr hatch Rear-engined city car is cleverly
packaged - but not the class leader AAABC
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque Energy
11695 89 99 8
1.0 SCe 70 Expr.
9495 69 105 2
1.0 SCe 70 Play
9995 69 105 3
1.0 SCe 70 Dynque S-S
10995 69 95 3
CAPTUR 5dr hatch On message compact crossover.
Better looking than most
AAABC
0.9 TCe Expr.+
14195 89 115 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque Media Nav 15195 89 115 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque S Media N 16695 89 115 10
1.2 TCe 120 Dynque Media N 17395 118 125 14
1.2 TCe 120 Dynque S MediaN 18895 118 125 15
1.5 dCi 90 Expr.+
15595 89 95 11
1.5 dCi 90 Dynque Media Nav 16595 89 95 12
1.5 dCi 90 Dynque S Media N 18095 89 95 12
CLIO 5dr hatch Attractive, nice to drive and practical.
Only the Fiesta does it better
AAAAC
1.2 TCe 120 GT-Line EDC
17395 118 120 14
1.6 Renaultsport 200 Lux
19995 197 144 29
1.2 75 Expr.
10995 75 127 7
1.2 75 Expr. +
12495 75 127 8
1.2 75 Dynque Media Nav
13495 75 127 8
0.9 TCe 90 Expr. +
13495 89 104 9
0.9 TCe 90 Eco Expr. +
13745 89 99 9
0.9 TCe 90 Dynque Media Nav 14495 89 104 9
0.9 TCe Eco Dynque Media Nav 14745 89 99 9

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1.5 D One
15075 114 89 11
1.5 D Cooper
16635 114 92 15
2.0 SD Cooper
19655 168 106 23
HATCH 5dr hatch Additional door hardly adds charm.
Bottom line embellished nevertheless AAABC
1.2 One
14565 102 112 12
1.5 Cooper
16105 134 109 18
2.0 S Cooper
19440 189 136 26
1.5 D One
15675 94 92 11
1.5 D Cooper
17235 114 95 15
2.0 SD Cooper
20255 168 109 23
ONE CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Lots of style, but
poor ride and refinement
AAACC
1.6
16585 97 133 14
COOPER CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Lots of style,
poor ride and refinement
AAACC
1.6
18015 121 133 18
1.6 Highgate
21175 121 133 20
1.6T S
21215 181 139 30
1.6T S Highgate
24245 181 139 32
1.6T S John Cooper Works
25460 208 157 36
1.6D
19095 110 105 19
1.6D Highgate
22255 110 105 21
2.0D SD
21925 141 118 23
2.0D SD Highgate
24955 141 118 24
PACEMAN 3dr coup Two-door Countryman a Mini
too far for us. Tough to like
AAABC
1.6 Cooper
19115 121 137 16
1.6T Cooper S
22485 181 139 30
1.6T Cooper S ALL4
23720 181 148 29
1.6T John Cooper Works
29575 208 165 34
1.6D Cooper D ALL4
21645 110 123 14
1.6D Cooper D
20375 110 111 15
2.0D Cooper SD
23235 141 119 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4
24535 141 126 19
COUNTRYMAN 5dr 4x4 Big, but still more funky
than useful
AAABC
1.6 One 2WD
17105 97 134 12
1.6 Cooper 2WD
18625 120 137 16
1.6T Cooper S 2WD
22005 181 139 30
1.6T Cooper S ALL4 4WD
23240 181 148 28
1.6T JCW
28985 215 165 33
1.6D One 2WD
18135 89 111 13
1.6D Cooper 2WD
19885 110 111 18
1.6D Cooper ALL4 4WD
21165 110 123 16
2.0D Cooper SD
22755 141 119 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 4WD
24055 141 126 20

0.9 TCe 90 Dynque S Media Nav 15495 89 105 10


1.6 Renaultsport 200
18995 197 144 29
1.5 dCi 90 Expr. +
14595 89 90 13
1.5 dCi 90 Eco Expr. +
14845 89 83 13
1.5 dCi 90 Dynque Media Nav 15595 89 90 13
1.5 dCi 90 Eco Dynq Media Nav 15845 89 83 13
1.5 dCi 90 Dynq S Media Nav 16595 89 90 13
MEGANE 5dr hatch Stylish and refined but bland.
Nothing exceptional
AABCC
1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom EDC 21470 113 119 15
1.5 dCi 110 Knight Edition S-S 18645 109 90 16
1.2 TCe 115 Expr.+ S-S
17570 113 119 14
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn TomTom S-S 18570 113 119 14
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line S-S
20070 113 119 15
1.6 110 Expr.+
16750 109 159 14
1.6 110 Knight Edition
17150 109 159 17
1.6 110 Dynque TomTom
17750 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 Expr.+ S-S
18570 113 119 14
1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom EDC 22470 113 119 15
1.5 dCi 110 Knight Edtion S-S 19645 109 90 16
1.6 110 Knight Edition
18150 109 159 14
1.2 TCe 115 Dynque TomTom S-S 19570 113 119 14
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line TomTom S-S 21070 113 119 15
1.6 VVT 110 Expr.+
17750 109 159 14
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 18750 109 159 15
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ S-S
19245 109 90 16
1.5 dCi 110 Dynque TomTom S-S 20245 109 90 17
1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S-S 21745 109 90 18
1.6 dCi 130 Dynque TomTom S-S 20745 128 104 20
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S-S 22245 128 104 20
MEGANE 3dr coup Stylish but average in normal
guise. Rsport excellent
AABCC
1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom EDC 22245 113 119 15
1.5 dCi 110 Knight Edition S-S 20345 109 90 16
1.6 110 Knight Edition
17650 109 159 15
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn TomTom S-S 19345 113 119 15
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line TomTom S-S 20845 113 119 15
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 18250 109 159 15
2.0T Renaultsport 265
25930 261 174 36
2.0T Renaultsport 275 Trophy 28930 271 174 36
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn TomTom S-S 20945 109 90 17
1.5 dCi 110 GT Line TomTom S-S 22445 109 90 18
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn TomTom S-S 21445 129 104 20
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom S-S 22945 129 104 20
MEGANE CC 2dr cc Not much fun to drive. Nice
cabin, 1.4 TCe short on pace
AABCC
1.2 TCe 130 Dynque TomTom 23800 118 169 19
1.2 TCe 130 GT Line TomTom
25300 118 169 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dynque TomTom 24545 109 124 17
1.6 dCi 130 Dynque TomTom 25045 109 124 17
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line TomTom
26545 109 124 17
SCENIC 5dr mpv Still a class act. Well priced and
equipped
AAABC
1.2 TCe 130 Dyn. TomTom XMOD 22305 113 140 18
1.2 TCe 130 Dynque TomTom S 20805 113 140 18
1.6 VVT 110 Expr.+ XMOD
18165 109 178 19
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 19360 109 174 19
1.6 VVT 110 Dyn TomTom XMOD 19365 109 178 19
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S-S 20455 113 135 18
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn TomTom XMOD 20455 113 140 18
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S-S 21295 109 105 19
1.5 dCi 110 Expr.+ XMOD
19945 109 128 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn TomTom XMOD 21295 109 105 19
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S 22395 128 114 23
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn TomTom XMOD 22395 128 114 24
GRAND SCENIC 5dr mpv As above, but with seven
seats. Nice cabin and ride
AAABC
1.2 TCe 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S 22025 113 140 19
1.2 TCe 115 Dyn. TomTom S-S 21675 113 140 19
1.6 VVT 110 Dynque TomTom 20585 109 178 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dyn. TomTom S-S 22515 109 105 19
1.6 dCi 130 Dyn. TomTom S-S 23615 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 PHANTOM 4dr saloon Opulence befitting the price
tag. Benchmark ride quality
AAAAC
6.8 V12
285200 453 347 6.8 V12 EWB
336700 453 380 PHANTOM 2dr coup Opulence befitting the price
tag. Benchmark ride quality
AAAAC
6.8 V12
313200 453 377 PHANTOM 2dr open Opulence befitting the price tag.
Benchmark ride quality
AAAAC
6.8 V12 Drophead
332400 453 377 WRAITH 2dr coup In many respects - not least from
behind the wheel - the best Roller AAAAB
6.6 V12
230320 642 327 50
SEAT
MII 3dr hatch Predictably not quite as good as the VW
Up. Cheaper, though
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8195 59 105 1
1.0 60 S AC
8705 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9630 59 105 1
1.0 60 Toca
9995 59 105 1
1.0 60 Ecomotive
9530 59 96 1
1.0 75 SE auto
10760 74 105 2
1.0 75 Sport
10380 74 108 2
MII 5dr hatch Predictably not quite as good as the VW
Up. Cheaper, though
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8545 59 105 1
1.0 60 S AC
9055 59 105 1
1.0 60 SE
9980 59 105 1
1.0 60 Toca
10345 59 105 1
1.0 60 Ecomotive
9880 59 96 1
1.0 75 SE auto
11110 74 105 2
1.0 75 Sport
10730 74 108 2
IBIZA 3dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Cupra
needs a manual
AAABC
1.2 12v 70 S A-C
11410 69 125 5
1.4 85 SE
12545 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
12870 84 139 11

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E-CLASS CABRIOLET 2dr open Nice cabin, but


ride isnt great. Six-pot engines best AAACC
E200 AMG Line
41805 181 146 42
E400 AMG Line Plus
49590 329 185 48
E220 Bluetec SE
38465 168 127 41
E220 Bluetec AMG Line
41090 168 134 42
E250 CDI AMG Line
44100 201 128 45
E350 Bluetec AMG Line
45810 228 154 48
S-CLASS 2dr coup Heavyweight contender.
Continent smothering luxury
AAAAC
S500
96190 449 207 50
S63 AMG
125595 577 237 50
S65 AMG
183065 621 279 50
S-CLASS 4dr saloon Still the best luxury car in the
real world. Calm, advanced, rewarding AAAAA
S500 Plug-in Hybrid
87965 436 65 50
S500 L AMG Line
88395 449 207 50
S400 Hybrid L SE Line
70900 328 147 49
S400 Hybrid L AMG Line
74930 328 153 49
S600 L AMG Line
140615 523 259 50
S63 AMG L
119835 577 237 50
S65 AMG L
179985 621 279 50
S300 Bluetec Hybrid L AMG Line 72260 204 120 49
S350 Bluetec SE Line
62905 254 146 49
S350 Bluetec AMG Line
67940 254 151 50
S350 Bluetec L SE Line
66910 254 148 50
S350 Bluetec L AMG Line
70940 254 154 50
CLS 4dr saloon Saloon-like practicality, coupe-like
rewards
AAAAC
400 AMG Line
55850 328 170 50
63 AMG S
86500 577 231 50
220 BlueTec AMG Line
46500 175 129 44
350 BlueTec AMG Line
49950 254 - 46
CLS 5dr shooting brake
Saloon-like practicality,
coup-like rewards
AAAAC
63 AMG S
87000 577 231 50
220 BlueTec AMG Line
48080 175 129 44
350 BlueTec AMG Line
51400 254 162 47
GLA 5dr 4x4 Not the most practical crossover, but
good looking and very decent to drive AAAAC
GLA250 AMG Line 4Matic
31330 208 154 34
GLA45 AMG
44510 354 175 GLA200 CDI Sport
26265 134 119 25
GLA200 CDI Sport 4Matic
29150 134 119 25
GLA200 CDI AMG Line
27210 134 119 25
GLA200 CDI 4Matic AMG Line 30345 134 119 25
GLA220 CDI Sport 4Matic
30775 168 129 28
GLA220 CDI AMG Line 4Matic 31775 168 129 29
M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Roomy, quiet and well-appointed. A
proper Merc SUV
AAAAC
ML350 BlueTEC SE Exec
50180 254 189 43
ML63 AMG
86995 536 276 50
ML250 BlueTEC SE Exec
47340 201 165 38
ML250 BlueTEC AMG Line
50000 201 165 38
ML350 BlueTEC AMG Line
52840 254 189 43
G-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Massively expensive and compromised, but with character to spare AAABC
G350 BlueTEC
86435 208 295 G63 AMG
129735 537 322 GL-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Decent on road and off despite its
size. Nice cabin, too
AAABC
GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport
60750 261 209 49
GL63 AMG
92350 549 288 50
V-CLASS 5dr mpv Expensively appointed mini bus.
With matching price tag
AAABC
V220 SE
41845 161 149 V220 Sport
44340 161 149 V220 Extra Long SE
43380 161 149 V220 Extra Long Sport
45875 161 149 V250 SE
43515 161 157 V250 Sport
46010 161 157 V250 Extra Long SE
45050 161 157 V250 Extra Long Sport
47545 161 157 SLK 2dr open Enthusiastic, neat handling and brisk
all-weather roadster
AAAAC
200 CGI BlueEff Sport
34750 181 158 41
250 CGI BlueEff Sport
38705 201 169 44
350 CGI BlueEff Sport
44605 302 167 45
SLK55 AMG
55345 416 195 47
SLK250 CDI
33150 201 132 42
SLK250 CDI AMG Sport
37150 201 132 43
SL 2dr open Big, luxurious and classier than a royal
stud farm. Merc at its best.
AAAAB
SL400
72500 329 178 50
SL500 AMG Sport
81915 429 212 50
SL63 AMG
112510 557 231 50
SL65 AMG
169670 621 270 50
CL 2dr coup Comfortable big coupe. More GT than
sports car
AAAAC
CL500
95545 429 227 50
CL63 AMG
118885 536 244 50
CL65 AMG
164840 621 334 50
AMG GT 2dr coup Clever and handsome replacement
for the SLS. Different, but very good AAAAC
4.0 V8
97195 456 216 50
4.0 V8 S
110495 503 219 50

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CITIGO 3dr hatch The VW Up in entry-level Skoda
format
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8210 59 105
1.0 60 SE
9060 59 105
1.0 60 Monte Carlo
10590 59 105
1.0 60 Greentech SE
9420 59 95
1.0 60 Greentech Eleg.
10000 59 95
1.0 75 Greentech Eleg.
10390 74 98
CITIGO 5dr hatch The VW Up in entry-level Skoda
format
AAABC
1.0 60 S
8560 59 105
1.0 60 SE
9410 59 105
1.0 60 Monte Carlo
10940 59 105
1.0 60 Greentech SE
9770 59 95
1.0 60 Greentech Eleg.
10350 59 95
1.0 75 Greentech Eleg.
10740 74 98

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2.0 TDI 150 Laurin & Klement 27560 148 110 22


2.0 TDI 150 Laurin Klement 4x4 29010 148 124 21
2.0 TDI 184 Scout 4x4
28205 181 134 2.0 TDI 184 vRS
25170 181 119 26
SUPERB 5dr hatch Enormous and brilliant. A cutprice E-class for the masses
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 105 SE Business GreenL 20625 103 109 17
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg.
24840 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 SE Business
21090 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg. 4x4
28670 168 147 25
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin & Klement 4 30660 168 147 25
2.0 TDI 170 SE 4x4
25960 168 147 24
1.4 TSI 125 S
18690 123 138 19
1.8 TSI 160 SE
21730 158 158 25
1.8 TSI 160 Eleg. DSG
25750 158 162 26
3.6 V6 FSI Eleg. 4WD
30655 256 215 34
3.6 V6 FSI Laurin and Klement 32645 256 215 34
1.6 TDI 105 S Greenline
20200 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE Greenline
21665 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. Greenline
23990 103 109 17
1.6 TDI 105 S
19890 103 117 17
2.0 TDI 140 S
20490 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 140 SE
22130 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg. 4WD
26430 138 137 22
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin and Klement 26830 138 119 24
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin Klement 4WD 28420 138 137 23
2.0 TDI 170 SE
23060 168 120 25
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg.
25770 168 120 26
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin and Klement 27760 168 120 26
SUPERB 5dr estate Enormous and brilliant. A
cut-price E-class for the masses AAAAC
1.4 TSI S
19815 123 142 19
1.6 TDI 105 S
21015 103 119 17
1.6 TDI 105 S Greenline
21325 103 113 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE Business GreenL 21905 103 113 17
1.6 TDI 105 SE Greenline
22945 103 113 17
1.8 TSI 160 Eleg. DSG
27030 158 164 26
1.8 TSI 160 SE
23010 158 160 25
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg.
26120 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 Eleg. 4x4
27710 138 139 22
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin and Klement 28760 138 119 24
2.0 TDI 140 Laurin Klement 4x4 30350 138 139 23
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor 4x4
27000 138 139 23
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor Plus 4x4 28000 138 139 23
2.0 TDI 140 S
21615 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 140 SE
23410 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 SE Business
22370 138 119 22
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg.
27050 168 122 26
2.0 TDI 170 Eleg. 4x4
29950 168 149 25
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin and Klement 29690 168 122 26
2.0 TDI 170 Laurin&Klement 4x4 32590 168 149 25
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor 4x4
29240 168 149 25
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor Plus 4x4 30240 168 149 25
2.0 TDI 170 SE
24340 168 122 25
2.0 TDI 170 SE 4x4
27240 168 149 24
3.6 V6 FSI Eleg. 4WD
31935 256 217 34
3.6 V6 FSI Laurin and Klement 34575 256 217 34
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. Greenline
25375 103 113 17
ROOMSTER 5dr mpv Quirky looks, talented package,
awkward image
AAABC
1.2 S
12105 69 143 5
1.2 SE
13575 69 143 6
1.2 TSI 85 S
12750 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 85 SE
14135 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 85 Scout
14685 84 134 9
1.2 TSI 105 S auto
14185 104 134 12
1.2 TSI 105 SE
14800 104 134 12
1.2 TSI 105 Scout
15350 104 134 12
1.2 TDI 75 Greenline II
16325 74 109 9
1.6 TDI CR 90 SE
15415 89 124 11
1.6 TDI CR 90 Scout
15965 89 124 11
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
15640 104 124 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 Scout
16190 104 124 13
YETI 5dr 4x4 Useful, versatile cabin. Good handling
and engines
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor SE Bnes G 19915 103 119 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE 4WD
21405 109 154 14
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor SE Bness 4 22230 138 152 18
1.2 TSI 105 S
16915 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor S
16915 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
18425 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor SE
18425 103 142 13
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
20250 103 142 14
1.2 TSI 105 Outdoor Eleg.
20250 103 142 14
1.8 TSI 160 Outdoor L&K 4WD 25940 158 184 22
1.6 TDI 105 S GreenLine II
18405 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor S GreenLin 18405 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 SE GreenLine II
19915 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor SE GreenLi 19915 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. GreenLine
21675 103 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 Outdoor Eleg.
21675 103 119 14
2.0 TDI 110 S
18255 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S
18255 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S 4WD
19895 109 154 14
2.0 TDI 110 SE
19765 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE
19765 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Eleg.
21590 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor Eleg.
21590 109 134 14
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor SE 4WD 22230 138 152 18
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor Eleg. 4WD 24165 138 152 19
2.0 TDI 140 Outdoor L&K 4WD 27495 138 164 19
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor Eleg. 4WD 24840 168 149 22
2.0 TDI 170 Outdoor L&K 4WD 27070 168 149 22
SMART
FORTWO 3dr hatch A better Fortwo than ever, but
theres no new reason to buy it AAABC
0.9 90 Passion
11720 89 97 0.9 90 Prime
12415 89 97 0.9 90 Proxy
12415 89 97 1.0 70 Passion
11125 70 93 1.0 70 Prime
11820 70 93 1.0 70 Proxy
11820 70 93 FORFOUR 5dr hatch Four doors makes the smart
more mainstream. Still expensive, though AAABC
1.0 70 Passion
11620 70 97 1.0 70 Prime
12315 70 97 1.0 70 Proxy
12315 70 97 1.0 70 Edition 1
13365 70 97 0.9 90 Passion
12215 89 99 0.9 90 Prime
12910 89 99 0.9 90 Proxy
12910 89 99 0.9 90 Edition 1
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FABIA 5dr hatch Straight-laced for a supermini, but


as likeable an all-rounder as youll findAAAAC
1.0 60 S
10600 59 106 1.0 75 S
11460 74 108 1.0 75 SE
12760 74 108 1.0 75 SE L
13610 74 108 1.2 90 SE
13390 89 107 1.2 90 SE L
14240 89 107 1.2 110 DSG S
13740 108 109 1.2 110 SE
14040 108 110 1.2 110 SE L
14890 108 110 1.4 TDI 90 S
14090 89 88 1.4 TDI 90 SE
15390 89 88 1.4 TDI 90 SE L
16240 89 88 1.4 TDI 105 SE L
16840 104 90 FABIA 5dr estate Straight-laced for a supermini, but
as likeable an all-rounder as youll findAAAAC
1.0 75 S
12460 74 109 4
1.0 75 SE
13905 74 109 3
1.0 75 SE L
14755 74 109 3
1.2 TSI 110 S DSG
14740 108 110 13
1.2 TSI 110 SE
15185 108 110 12
1.2 TSI 110 SE L
16035 108 110 12
1.2 TSI 90 SE
14535 89 107 8
1.2 TSI 90 SE L
15385 89 107 8
1.4 TDI 105 SE L
17985 104 92 12
1.4 TDI 90 S
15090 89 89 10
1.4 TDI 90 SE
16535 89 89 10
1.4 TDI 90 SE L
17385 89 89 11
RAPID 5dr hatch Slender five-door hatch makes most
sense under a Skoda badge
AAABC
1.6 TDI 105 E
17145 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 90 Eleg.
17555 103 114 13
1.6 TDI 90 GreenLine
17815 103 99 13
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech Eleg.
17805 103 104 13
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech SE
17055 103 104 13
1.6 TDI 90 S
15855 103 114 13
1.6 TDI 90 SE
16805 103 114 13
1.2 75 S
13190 74 137 7
1.2 TSI 86 S
13980 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 86 SE
14930 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech S
14230 84 114 10
1.2 TSI 86 GreenTech SE
15180 84 114 10
1.2 TSI 105 SE
15630 104 125 13
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
16380 104 125 13
1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech SE
15880 104 118 13
1.2 TSI 105 GreenTech Eleg.
16630 104 118 13
1.2 TSI 105 Sport
15630 104 125 15
1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG
17425 120 134 16
1.4 TSI 122 Eleg. DSG
18175 120 134 16
1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech SE DSG 17545 120 127 18
1.4 TSI 122 GreenTech Eleg.
18295 120 127 18
1.6 TDI 105 S
16430 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 SE
17380 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
18130 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech SE
17630 103 106 15
1.6 TDI 105 GreenTech Eleg.
18380 103 106 15
RAPID 5dr estate Estate shape makes most sense of
Rapids skinny body
AAABC
1.2 TSI 105 Eleg.
16640 104 125 14
1.2 TSI 105 Greentech Eleg.
16890 104 118 14
1.2 TSI 105 Greentech SE
16430 104 118 15
1.2 TSI 105 SE
16180 104 125 14
1.2 TSI 86 Greentech S
14590 84 114 12
1.2 TSI 86 Greentech SE
15730 84 114 12
1.2 TSI 86 S
14340 84 119 11
1.2 TSI 86 SE
15480 84 119 12
1.4 TSI 122 Eleg. DSG
18445 120 134 18
1.4 TSI 122 Greentech SE DSG 18105 120 127 18
1.4 TSI 122 Gtech Eleg. DS
18565 120 127 18
1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG
17985 120 134 17
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
18390 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 105 Greentech Eleg.
18640 103 106 16
1.6 TDI 105 Greentech SE
18180 103 106 16
1.6 TDI 105 S
16790 103 114 15
1.6 TDI 105 SE
17930 103 114 16
1.6 TDI 90 GreenLine
17195 89 99 14
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech Eleg.
17990 89 106 14
1.6 TDI 90 GreenTech SE
17530 89 106 14
1.6 TDI 90 S
16140 89 114 13
1.6 TDI 90 SE
17280 89 114 14
1.6 TDI 90 Eleg.
17740 89 114 14
OCTAVIA 5dr hatch Extended wheelbase makes the
Octavia an even more practical choice AAABC
1.6 TDI 105 SE Business
19775 104 99 14
1.2 TSI 105 S
16525 104 114 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
17875 104 114 13
1.4 TSI 140 SE
19075 138 121 18
1.4 TSI 140 Eleg.
20775 138 121 19
1.8 TSI 180 Laurin & Klement 26915 178 141 25
2.0 TSI 220 vRS
24100 217 142 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
18575 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 SE
19925 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
21625 104 99 14
1.6 TDI 110 Greenline
20515 108 85 15
1.6 TDI 110 SE Business Greenl 20365 108 85 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE
20825 148 106 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Business
20675 148 106 20
2.0 TDI 150 Eleg.
22525 148 106 20
2.0 TDI 150 Laurin & Klement 26755 148 106 22
2.0 TDI 184 vRS
24365 181 119 26
OCTAVIA 5dr estate Extended wheelbase makes the
Octavia an even more practical choice AAABC
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg. 4x4
23880 104 119 14
1.6 TDI 105 SE 4x4
22180 104 119 13
1.6 TDI 105 SE Business
20580 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 110 Greenline
21320 108 85 15
1.6 TDI 110 SE Business Gline 21170 108 85 19
2.0 TDI 150 Eleg. 4x4
24780 148 124 20
2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4
23080 148 124 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Business
21480 148 110 19
1.2 TSI 105 S
17330 104 117 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
18680 104 117 13
1.4 TSI 140 SE
19880 138 121 18
1.4 TSI 140 Eleg.
21580 138 121 19
1.8 TSI 180 Laurin & Klement 27720 178 141 25
2.0 TSI 220 vRS
24905 217 142 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
19380 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 SE
20730 104 99 13
1.6 TDI 105 Eleg.
22430 104 99 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE
21630 148 110 19
2.0 TDI 150 Scout 4x4
25530 148 129 2.0 TDI 150 Eleg.
23330 148 110 20

WHATS COMING WHEN

SSANGYONG
KORANDO 5dr hatch Good for a SsangYong, poor by
class standards
AACCC
2.0d SE 2WD
14995 147 147 19
2.0d SE4 4WD
16495 147 157 19
2.0d ELX4 4WD
19995 173 157 19
REXTON W 5dr 4x4 Rugged seven-seater makes
short work of mud. Tarmac more tricky AABCC
2.0 SX
21995 155 196 2.0 EX
24495 155 196 TURISMO 5dr mpv Incredibly ungainly, but offers
huge real estate for the money AAACC
2.0D S
17995 155 199 27
2.0D ES
19995 155 199 27
2.0D EX
23995 155 212 29
SUBARU
FORESTER 5dr 4x4 Solid, spacious and willfully
unsexy
AAACC
2.0i XE
25495 147 160 23
2.0i XE Premium
27495 147 160 23
2.0i XT Turbo CVT
30995 237 197 34
2.0d X
24995 145 150 24
2.0d XC
26995 145 156 25
2.0d XC Premium
28995 145 156 25
XV 5dr 4x4 No nonsense crossover doesnt quite make
enough sense
AAACC
2.0i SE
21995 148 160 21
2.0i SE Premium
23995 148 160 22
2.0D SE
23995 144 146 26
2.0D SE Premium
25995 144 146 27
OUTBACK ESTATE 5dr 4x4 Acceptable in isolation
but no benchmark
AABCC
2.0 D SE Nav Plus
32370 148 155 22
2.0 D SX Lineartronic
31495 148 166 22
WRX STI 4dr saloon Appealingly old fashioned and
behind the times all at once
AAABC
2.5 STI
28995 296 242 40
BRZ 2dr coup The GT-86s half brother looks just as
good in Subaru blue. Cheaper, too AAAAA
2.0i SE
22495 197 181 30
2.0i SE Lux
23995 197 181 31
SUZUKI
ALTO 5dr hatch Energetic, frugal three-pot is great
fun. Noisy but endearing
AAABC
1.0 SZ
7199 67 99 4
SPLASH 5dr hatch Lots of space and fun to drive but
not cheap
AAACC
1.0 SZ2
9599 68 109 7
1.0 SZ3
10319 68 109 7
1.2 SZ3
10799 93 118 11
1.2 SZ4
11879 93 118 11
SWIFT 3dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling.
Sport is excellent fun
AAABC
1.2 SZ2
10799 93 116 11
1.2 SZ3
12359 93 116 11
1.2 SZ4
14039 93 116 11
1.6 Sport
13999 134 147 19
SWIFT 5dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling.
Sport is excellent fun
AAABC
1.2 SZ3 4x4
12099 93 116 11
1.2 SZ4 4x4
13699 93 116 11
1.2 SZ2
9499 93 116 11
1.2 SZ3
11099 93 116 11
1.2 SZ4
12199 93 116 11
1.6 Sport
14499 134 147 19
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
very worthy crossover also-ran AAABC
1.6 SZ3
13999 118 127 13
1.6 SZ-T
17999 118 127 13
1.6 SZ5
20249 118 127 14
1.6 SZ5 Allgrip
22049 118 135 14
1.6 DDiS SZ3
16999 118 110 20
1.6 DDiS SZ4
17999 118 110 20
1.6 DDiS SZ-T
19499 118 110 20
1.6 DDiS SZ-T Allgrip
21299 118 114 18
1.6 DDiS SZ5
21749 118 110 19
1.6 DDiS SZ5 Allgrip
23549 118 114 19
VITARA 5dr 4x4 Utterly worthy addition to the class.
Drives better than most
AAABC
1.6 SZ5 AllGrip
19799 118 123 1.6 SZ4
13999 118 123 1.6 SZ-T
15499 118 123 1.6 SZ5
17999 118 123 1.6 DDiS SZ-T
16999 118 106 1.6 DDiS SZ5
19499 118 106 1.6 DDiS SZ5 AllGrip
21299 118 106 -

Ford GT
Late 2016
Ford is looking to take on supercars such as the
Lamborghini Aventador with its new GT. Revealed at
the Detroit show early this year, the GT is powered by
mid-mounted 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 that makes more
than 600bhp, and it drives through a seven-speed
dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Price 240,000 (est)
SPRING
Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, Ariel Nomad, Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf,
Audi A1 facelift, R8, BMW 1 Series facelift, 2 Series Gran Tourer, M6
Competition Pack, Bristol Project Pinnacle, Caterham Sevens,
Citron C4 facelift, DS5, Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K, Ford C-Max,
Grand C-Max facelift, Ford Galaxy, Hyundai Genesis, Jaguar XE,
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque facelift, Mazda CX-3, McLaren
570S, Mercedes-Benz C350e, C450 AMG, Mercedes-AMG GLE63,
Mini JCW, Peugeot 208 facelift, Ssangyong Tivoli, Vauxhall Viva,
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Golf GTD estate, Polo Bluemotion,
Volvo S60 Cross Country, V60 Cross Country
SUMMER
Alfa Romeo Giulia, Aston Martin Vantage GT3, Audi A4, A8 Sport
Q7, BMW 3 Series facelift, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet Volt, Citron
Berlingo Multispace, Elemental RP1, Ferrari 488 GTB, Ford Edge,
Honda Civic Type R, HR-V, Jazz, Hyundai Tucson, Lamborghini
Huracn Spider, Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography, Lotus
Evora 400, Mazda MX-5, McLaren 675 LT, P1 GTR, MercedesBenz GLE, GLE Coup, S600, Mini Clubman, Mitsubishi L200,
Peugeot 2008 facelift, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Boxster facelift,
Boxster Spyder, Renault Kadjar, Seat Ibiza facelift, Toyota Mirai,
Avensis facelift, Volkswagen Passat GTE, Passat Alltrack
AUTUMN/WINTER
Bentley Grand Convertible, BMW X1, M2, Ford Ka, Honda NSX,
Hyundai ix20 facelift, Santa Fe facelift, Infiniti Q30, Jaguar XF,
Jeep Grand Cherokee facelift, Kahn Vengeance, Flying Huntsman
Pick-Up, Kia Optima, Koenigsegg Regera, Agera RS, Lamborghini
Aventador Super Veloce, Lexus GS F, RX, Mercedes-Benz A-Class
facelift, G500 4x4, GLC, S-Class Cabriolet, Nissan Murano, Pulsar
Nismo, Porsche 911 facelift, Seat Ibiza facelift, Skoda Superb,
Subaru Levorg, Tesla Model X, Toyota Prius, Vauxhall Astra,
Volkswagen Golf GTE, Transporter, Touran
2016
Audi Q1, Chevrolet Camaro, Citron crossover, Infiniti QX30,
Jaguar F-Pace, Maserati Levante, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Skoda SUV,
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
Stay up to date with all the latest new car launches with
Autocars new cars calendar. Head to autocar.co.uk

TESLA
MODEL S 5dr hatch Brings luxury, range and,
critically, credibility to electric offerings AAAAB
60kWh
52680 245 - 85kWh
58680 416 - 85kWh Dual Motor
62780 416 - 85kWh Performance
79080 416 - TOYOTA
AYGO 3dr hatch Probably the best of its ilk, but wed
still pay the premium for a VW Up AAABC
1.0 x
8595 68 95 6
1.0 x-play
9795 68 95 7
1.0 x-pression
10995 68 95 7
1.0 x-cite
11195 68 95 7
1.0 x-clusiv
11295 68 95 7
AYGO 5dr hatch Probably the best of its ilk, but wed
still pay the premium for a VW Up AAABC
1.0 x
8995 68 95 6
1.0 x-play
10195 68 95 7
1.0 x-pression
11395 68 95 7
1.0 x-cite
11595 68 95 7
1.0 x-clusiv
11695 68 95 7
YARIS 3dr hatch Good space and value, but not a
class leader
AAABC
1.0 VVT-i Active
10995 68 99 4
1.0 VVT-i Icon
12745 68 99 5
YARIS 5dr hatch Good space and value, but not a
class leader
AAABC
1.0 VVT-i Active
11595 68 99 4

Lotus Evora 400


August
Described as a quicker, lighter and better-packaged
version of the companys flagship, the Evora 400 will
be the fastest production Lotus yet built, with 400bhp
from its 3.5-litre V6 engine. The car has already lapped
Lotuss Hethel test track six seconds faster than the
old Evora S. A key car in the Lotus sales strategy, the
Evora 400 was revealed in Geneva. Price 72,000
27 MAY 2015 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 85

ROAD TEST RESULTS

1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG


14185 104 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
14190 104 119 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR DSG
15285 104 124 12
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR
15495 138 109 21
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR Edition
16110 138 109 22
1.4 TSI 180 Cupra DSG
18980 178 139 27
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
13305 74 102 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
13830 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
14360 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
14910 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
15910 104 112 14
2.0 TDI 143 FR
17085 141 123 22
IBIZA 5dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Cupra
needs a manual
AAABC
1.2 12v 70 S A-C
11960 69 125 5
1.4 85 SE
13095 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
13420 84 139 11
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
14735 104 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
14740 104 119 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR DSG
15835 104 124 12
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR
16045 138 109 21
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR Edition
16660 138 109 22
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
13855 74 102 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
14380 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
14910 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
15460 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
16460 104 112 14
2.0 TDI 143 FR
17635 141 123 22
IBIZA 5dr estate Rivals are more practical but Ibiza is
fun
AAACC
1.2 70 S A-C
12660 69 128 5
1.4 85 SE
13795 84 139 9
1.4 85 Toca
14120 84 139 11
1.2 TSI 105 SE DSG
15435 103 124 12
1.2 TSI 105 FR
15440 103 119 12
1.4 TSI 140 ACT FR
16745 138 109 21
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C
14555 74 105 7
1.2 TDI 75 S A-C Ecomotive
15080 74 92 7
1.2 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
15610 74 92 7
1.6 TDI 105 SE
16160 104 112 14
1.6 TDI 105 FR
17160 104 112 14
TOLEDO 5dr hatch Makes practical sense, but leaves
no other lasting impression
AAACC
1.2 TSI 85 S
14265 84 119 10
1.2 TSI 105 S
15295 104 116 13
1.2 TSI 105 SE
16515 104 118 14
1.4 TSI 122 SE DSG
17965 120 134 17
1.6 TDI CR S Ecomotive
17150 104 104 15
1.6 TDI CR SE Ecomotive
18370 104 106 15
LEON 3dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
back from the Golfs quality
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
19625 108 87 14
1.2 TSI 110 S
15815 108 114 13
1.2 TSI 110 SE
16935 108 114 13
1.4 TSI 125 SE
17535 123 120 16
1.4 TSI 140 FR
19265 138 119 18
1.8 TSI 180 FR
20740 178 137 25
2.0 TSI 265 Cupra
25960 261 154 32
2.0 TSI 280 Cupra
27210 276 154 33
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
17515 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
18635 104 99 13
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
19985 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
21530 148 106 20
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
22520 181 109 26
LEON 5dr hatch Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
back from the Golfs quality
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
19925 108 87 14
1.2 TSI 110 S
16115 108 114 13
1.2 TSI 110 SE
17235 108 114 13
1.4 TSI 125 SE
17835 123 120 16
1.4 TSI 140 FR
19565 138 119 18
1.8 TSI 180 FR
21040 178 137 25
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
22820 181 109 26
2.0 TSI 280 Cupra
27510 276 154 33
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
17815 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
18935 104 99 13
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
20285 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
21830 148 106 20
LEON 5dr estate Sharp looks and handling. Inevitably
back from the Golfs quality
AAAAC
1.2 TSI 105 S
16675 104 114 12
1.2 TSI 105 SE
17795 104 114 13
1.4 TSI 140 FR
20390 138 122 18
1.4 TSI 140 SE
18845 138 122 17
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
20920 108 87 14
1.6 TDI CR 105 S
18810 104 99 13
1.6 TDI CR 105 SE
19930 104 99 13
1.8 TSI 180 FR
22035 178 137 25
2.0 TDI CR 150 FR
22825 148 106 20
2.0 TDI CR 150 SE
21280 148 106 19
2.0 TDI CR 184 FR
23815 181 112 26
ALTEA 5dr hatch Short on interior flexibility and
visibility. Well-judged drive
AAACC
1.6 TDI 105 i-Tech Ecomotive 19345 103 119 14
2.0 TDI 140 i-Tech
20145 138 129 19
XL 1.6 TDI 105 i-Tech Ecomotiv 20065 103 119 13
XL 2.0 TDI 140 i-Tech
20865 138 129 19
ALHAMBRA 5dr mpv Practical, refined and good
value. Not exciting
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive S
25630 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive SE
27510 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 Ecomotive i-Tech 28630 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 Eco SE Lux
30900 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 177 SE
28750 138 158 22
2.0 TDI 177 SE Lux
32420 138 158 22

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Insurance group

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

1.0 VVT-i Icon


13345 68 99 5
1.33 VVT-i Icon
14095 98 114 10
1.33 VVT-i Sport
14995 98 119 10
1.33 VVT-i Excel
15695 98 119 10
1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Icon
16195 98 75 10
1.5 VVT-i Hybrid Excel
17695 98 82 11
1.4 D-4D Icon
15595 89 99 11
AURIS 5dr hatch Disappointingly average. There are
many better rivals
AABCC
1.33 VVT-i Active
14945 99 125 7
1.33 VVT-i Icon
17645 99 125 8
1.6 V-matic Icon
17995 130 138 14
1.6 V-matic Icon CVT
18995 130 134 14
1.6 V-matic Sport
18705 130 140 14
1.6 V-matic Excel
20250 130 140 14
1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
20645 134 84 7
1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
22890 134 91 7
1.4 D-4D Active
16295 89 99 10
1.4 D-4D Icon
18995 89 103 10
1.4 D-4D Sport
19695 89 103 10
1.4 D-4D Excel
21495 89 103 10
AURIS TOURING 5dr estate Nothing wrong, but
nothing exceptional. Good spec AAACC
1.33 VVT-i Active
16045 99 127 7
1.33 VVT-i Icon
18745 99 127 8
1.4 D-4D Active
17395 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Excel
22595 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Icon
20095 89 109 10
1.4 D-4D Sport
20795 89 109 10
1.6 V-matic Icon
19095 130 140 14
1.6 V-matic Sport
19805 130 143 14
1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
21745 134 85 7
1.6 V-matic Excel
21350 130 143 14
1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
23990 134 85 7
PRIUS 5dr hatch Clever and appealing in its own right,
not just as a hybrid
AAAAC
1.8 VVT-i T3
21995 134 89 15
1.8 VVT-i T4
23745 134 92 15
1.8 VVT-i T Spirit
25295 134 92 15
1.8 VVT-i Plug-In
33395 134 49 16
PRIUS+ 5dr mpv Expensive and ugly. Bigger though

AAABC

1.8 VVT-i Icon


26145 178 96 11
1.8 VVT-i Excel
29445 178 101 12
RAV4 5dr 4x4 A solid option, but ultimately outgunned
by Korean competition
AAABC
2.0 V-matic CVT Icon 4WD
26000 150 167 29
2.0 D-4D Active 2WD
22495 124 127 26
2.0 D-4D Icon 2WD
24995 124 127 26
2.0 D-4D Icon 4WD
26000 124 137 26
2.0 D-4D Invincible 2WD
26695 124 127 27
2.0 D-4D Invincible 4WD
27700 124 137 26
2.2 D-4D Icon 4WD
26800 148 149 29
2.2 D-4D Invincible 4WD
28500 148 149 29
AVENSIS 4dr saloon Nothing wrong, but nothing
exceptional. Good spec
AAACC
1.8 V-matic Active
17700 145 152 17
1.8 V-matic Icon
20300 145 152 18
1.8 V-matic Icon+
23250 145 152 18
2.0 D-4D Active
18695 124 119 22
2.0 D-4D Icon
21295 124 119 22
2.0 D-4D Icon+
24245 124 119 23
2.0 D-4D Excel
24495 124 119 23
2.2 D-4D 150 Icon
23450 148 143 25
2.2 D-4D 150 Icon+
25250 148 143 25
2.2 D-4D 150 Excel
25500 148 145 26
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon
23400 148 165 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+
26350 148 165 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel
26595 148 167 26
AVENSIS TOURER 5dr estate Nothing wrong, but
nothing exceptional. Good spec AAACC
1.8 V-matic Active
18750 145 153 17
1.8 V-matic Icon
21350 145 153 18
1.8 V-matic Icon+
24300 145 153 18
2.0 D-4D Active
19745 124 120 22
2.0 D-4D Icon
22345 124 120 22
2.0 D-4D Icon+
25295 124 120 23
2.0 D-4D Excel
26145 124 119 23
2.2 D-4D 150 Icon
24500 148 147 25
2.2 D-4D 150 Icon+
26300 148 147 25
2.2 D-4D 150 Excel
27150 148 149 26
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon
24445 148 170 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Icon+
27405 148 170 25
2.2 D-CAT 150 Excel
28245 148 173 26
VERSO 5dr mpv Ride is firm and boot space limited
with all seats in use
AAACC
1.6 V-matic Active 5st
17770 130 154 13
1.6 V-matic Active 7st
18300 130 154 13
1.6 V-matic Icon 7st
20300 130 154 14
1.8 V-matic Icon MDrive 7st 21800 145 159 15
1.8 V-matic Excel MDrive 7st 23800 145 159 15
1.6 D-4D Active
19990 122 119 13
1.6 D-4D Icon
21995 122 119 14
LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 A dinosaur, but
likeable. Pricey to buy and run AAACC
4.5 D-4D
65715 286 250 48
LAND CRUISER 3dr 4x4 A real go-anywhere
vehicle. Spongey on road
AAACC
3.0 D-4D 188 LC3
32765 185 214 31
LAND CRUISER 5dr 4x4 A real go-anywhere
vehicle. Spongey on road
AAACC
3.0 D-4D 190 LC3
37015 187 213 31
3.0 D-4D 190 LC4
47465 187 213 34
3.0 D-4D 190 LC5
52915 187 213 38
GT86 2dr coup A tail-out tribute to all our favourite
things. Splendid. Cheaper now too AAAAA
2.0 Primo
23000 197 180 33
2.0 GT86
25000 197 180 33
2.0 Aero
27500 197 192 33
2.0 Giallo
27500 197 180 34
2.0 GT86 auto
25995 197 164 33
VAUXHALL
AGILA 5dr hatch Spacious, agile city car. Good, but
too expensive and unrefined
AACCC
1.2i 16v VVT S AC auto
13045 95 131 9
1.2i 16v VVT S auto
12535 95 131 9
1.2i 16v VVT SE AC auto
13560 95 131 10
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX Expr.
8695 64 109 5
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S
10635 64 109 6
1.0i 12v ecoFLEX S AC
11145 64 109 6
1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX S
11305 95 118 9
1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX S AC
11815 95 118 9

1.2i 16v VVT ecoFLEX SE AC


12325 95 118 10
ADAM 3dr hatch Certainly looks the part, but there
are better superminis ahead of it AAABC
1.0 S-S Jam
13455 113 114 3
1.0 S-S Glam
14850 113 114 3
1.0 S-S Slam
15350 113 114 3
1.0 S-S Rocks Air
16695 113 119 3
1.2 Jam
11455 69 124 3
1.2 Jam S-S
11750 69 118 3
1.2 Glam
12850 69 124 3
1.2 Glam S-S
13145 69 118 3
1.2 Slam
13350 69 124 3
1.2 Slam S-S
13645 69 118 3
1.4 87 Jam
11780 86 129 6
1.4 87 Glam
13175 86 129 6
1.4 87 Slam
13675 86 129 6
1.4 100 Jam
12305 99 129 9
1.4 100 Jam S-S
12600 99 119 9
1.4 100 Glam
13700 99 129 9
1.4 100 Glam S-S
13995 99 119 9
1.4 100 Slam
14200 99 129 9
1.4 100 Slam S-S
14495 99 119 9
CORSA 3dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical.
Engines not so good
AAABC
1.0i 90 S-S Design
12730 89 102 9
1.0i 90 S-S SRi
13425 89 102 1.0i 90 S-S SE
14070 89 102 1.0i 115 S-S Sting
10825 113 - 12
1.0i 115 S-S Sting R
10995 113 - 1.0i 115 S-S SRi VX-Line
14460 113 - 1.2i 70 Life
10900 69 126 2
1.2i 70 Sting
8995 69 126 1.2i 70 Design
10900 69 126 1.2i 70 SRi
11595 69 126 1.2i 70 SRi VX-Line
12630 69 126 1.2i 70 SE
12240 69 126 1.4i 90 Life
11245 89 121 6
1.4i 90 Sting
9340 89 121 1.4i 90 Design
11245 89 121 1.4i 90 Easytronic Design
11900 89 119 1.4i 90 SRi
11940 89 121 1.4i 90 SRi VX-Line
12975 89 121 1.4i 90 SE
12585 89 121 1.4i 100 Turbo SRi
12595 99 119 10
1.4i 100 Turbo SRi VX-Line
13630 99 119 1.4i 100 Turbo SE
13240 99 119 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S Life
13150 74 - 6
1.3 CDTi 75 S-S Design
13150 74 - 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S SRi
13845 74 - 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S SRi VX-Line
14880 74 - 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S SE
14490 74 - 1.3 CDTi 95 S-S SRi
14345 94 85 9
1.3 CDTi 95 S-S SRi VX-Line
15380 94 85 1.3 CDTi 95 S-S SE
14990 94 85 CORSA 5dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical.
Engines not so good
AAABC
1.0i 90 S-S Design
13330 89 102 1.0i 90 S-S SRi
14025 89 102 1.0i 90 S-S SE
14670 89 102 1.0i 115 S-S Sting
11425 113 - 1.0i 115 S-S SRi VX-Line
15060 113 - 1.2i 70 Life
11500 69 126 1.2i 70 Sting
9595 69 126 1.2i 70 Design
11500 69 126 1.2i 70 SRi
12195 69 126 1.2i 70 SRi VX-Line
13230 69 126 1.2i 70 SE
12840 69 126 1.4i 90 Life
11845 89 121 1.4i 90 Sting
9940 89 121 1.4i 90 Design
11845 89 121 1.4i 90 Easytronic Design
12500 89 119 1.4i 90 SRi
12540 89 121 1.4i 90 SRi VX-Line
13575 89 121 1.4i 90 SE
13185 89 121 1.4i 100 Turbo SRi
13195 99 119 1.4i 100 Turbo SRi VX-Line
14230 99 119 1.4i 100 Turbo SE
13840 99 119 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S Life
13750 74 - 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S Design
13750 74 - 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S SRi
14445 74 - 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S SRi VX-Line
15480 74 - 1.3 CDTi 75 S-S SE
15090 74 - 1.3 CDTi 95 S-S SRi
14945 94 87 1.3 CDTi 95 S-S SRi VX-Line
15980 94 - 1.3 CDTi 95 S-S SE
15590 94 - ASTRA 5dr hatch Good handling, nice engines but
over-geared. Focus is better
AAAAC
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design
16835 94 104 9
1.4i VVT 100 Design
15250 99 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 Excite
17790 99 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line
16640 99 129 9
1.6 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Design S- 17735 108 97 9
1.6 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 23175 108 97 9
1.6 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 21740 108 97 9
1.6 CDTi 110 eFLEX Tec Ln S-S 18910 108 97 9
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 23770 134 104 9
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22335 134 104 9
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX Design S-S 18330 134 104 9
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX Tec Ln S-S 19505 134 104 9
1.6CDTi 110eFLEX Tec LnGT S-S 19770 108 97 9
1.6CDTi 136eFLEX Tec LnGT S-S 20365 134 104 9
1.6i VVT 115 Design
16060 114 147 12
1.6i VVT 115 Excite
18600 114 147 12
1.6i VVT 115 Tech Line GT
17575 114 147 12
1.6i VVT Tech Line
17450 114 147 12
1.7 CDti 110 Excite
19845 109 99 14
2.0 CDTi 165 eFLEX Tech L S-S 19995 158 119 20
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line GT S-S 20855 158 119 21
1.4i VVT 87 Expr.
12995 86 129 9
1.4i VVT 100 SRi
18735 99 129 9
1.4T SRi
20205 138 138 17
1.6i VVT Elite
21240 114 147 12
1.6i VVT SRi
19545 114 147 12
1.6T SRi
20810 177 159 24
2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 24260 158 119 21
2.0 CDTi 165 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22825 158 119 21
2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo S-S
24205 192 134 21
ASTRA 5dr estate More composed than the hatch. A
very decent small estate
AAAAC
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Design S-S 18200 94 109 9
1.3 CDTi 95 ecoFLEX Tech LnS-S 19380 94 109 9
1.4i VVT 100 Design
16400 99 137 9
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line
17790 99 137 9

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1.6 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 24190 108 97 14


1.6 CDTi 110 eFLEX Design S-S 18755 108 97 14
1.6 CDTi 110 eFLEX SRi S-S
22755 108 97 14
1.6 CDTi 110 eFLEX Tech Ln S-S 19930 108 97 14
1.6 CDTi 136 ecoFLEX Elite S-S 24785 134 104 14
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX Design S-S 19350 134 104 14
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX SRi S-S
23350 134 104 14
1.6 CDTi 136 eFLEX Tech Ln S-S 20525 134 104 14
1.6i VVT 115 Design
17080 114 149 12
1.6i VVT 115 Elite
22260 114 149 12
1.6i VVT Tech Line
18470 114 149 12
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite S-S
25275 162 124 20
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line auto
22040 162 154 20
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line S-S
21015 162 124 20
1.6i VVT SRi
20565 114 149 12
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi S-S
23840 162 124 21
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto
24870 162 154 21
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S-S
25220 192 134 21
ASTRA GTC 3dr coup Good looking three-door
hatch with the dynamics to match AAAAC
1.4T 16v 140 Sport auto
21270 118 159 16
1.4T 16v 140 SRi auto
22495 118 159 16
1.6T 200 Sport S-S
21295 202 168 25
1.6T 200 SRi S-S
22520 202 168 25
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLEX 109gSRi S-S 23075 109 109 14
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLEX SRi 109gS-S 23675 129 109 17
1.7 CDTi 130 eFLX Sp. 109g S-S 22445 129 109 17
2.0 CDTi 165 Sport auto
23480 163 149 20
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi auto
24705 163 149 20
1.4T 16v 120 Sport S-S
19055 118 139 13
1.4T 16v 140 Sport S-S
19945 138 139 16
1.4T 16v 120 SRi S-S
20770 118 139 14
1.4T 16v 140 SRi S-S
21170 138 139 16
2.0T 280 VXR
27315 276 189 35
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Sport S-S 20850 109 114 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eFLX Sp.109g S-S 21845 109 109 14
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22080 109 114 14
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX Sport S-S 21450 129 114 16
1.7 CDTi 130 ecoFLEX SRi S-S 22680 129 114 17
2.0 CDTi GTC Sp. 165
22000 163 127 20
2.0 CDTi GTC SRi 165
23225 163 127 20
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo S-S
24220 192 129 CASCADA 2dr open Comfortable and credible
alternative to the usual ragtops AAAAC
1.6T 200 200 Elite
28350 202 168 24
1.6T 200 SE
26250 202 168 24
1.4T 140 SE S-S
24030 138 148 20
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
26715 138 148 21
1.6T SIDI 170 SE Au
27130 168 168 24
1.6T SIDI 170 Elite Au
29230 168 168 24
2.0 CDTi 165 SE S-S
26115 163 138 23
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite S-S
28215 163 138 23
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite S-S 29700 192 138 27
AMPERA 5dr hatch Theres 175mpg on offer if you
can meet the asking price
AAAAC
16kWh Positiv
33750 149 27 20
16kWh Electron
35495 149 27 21
INSIGNIA 5dr hatch Nearly as good as a Mondeo.
Inert steering
AAAAC
1.4T 140 SRi Nav
20099 138 123 15
1.6T 170 Elite Nav
23934 168 139 20
1.8i VVT Design Nav
17384 138 164 14
1.8i VVT SRi Nav
19184 138 164 14
2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav
19934 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav
24114 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav
21734 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav 22954 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design
18244 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav
19094 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Energy
21614 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SE
20044 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi
20044 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav
20894 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line
21264 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav 22114 128 112 16
2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav
20184 138 99 18
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav
24364 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav
21984 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 23204 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 170 SRi Nav
22134 168 114 20
2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo SRi Nav 25804 192 125 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbEliteNav aut 28359 192 149 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRi VX-LnNav 27024 192 125 24
2.0T 250 Elite Nav
24514 247 169 26
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav
23354 247 169 26
2.8T VXR Supersport
29824 321 249 37
1.4T 140 Design
17449 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Design Nav
18299 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Energy
20904 138 123 15
1.4T 140 SRi
19249 138 123 15
1.4T 140 SE
19249 138 123 15
1.4T 140 Tech Line
20099 138 123 15
1.6T 170 Elite
23084 168 139 20
1.8i VVT Design
16534 138 164 14
1.8 VVT Energy
19989 138 164 15
1.8 VVT SRi
18334 138 164 14
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line
22504 247 169 26
2.0T 250 Elite
23664 247 169 26
2.0 CDTi 120 Design
19084 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Energy
22454 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi
20884 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line
22104 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SE
20884 118 99 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite
23264 118 99 16
2.0 CDTi 140 Design
19334 138 99 18
2.0 CDTi 140 Energy
22704 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi
21134 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line
22354 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SE
21134 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line
21984 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite
23514 138 99 19
2.0 CDTi 170 Design
20334 168 114 20
2.0 CDTi 170 Design Nav
21184 168 114 20
2.0 CDTi 170 Energy
23704 168 114 20
2.0 CDTi 170 SRi
22134 168 114 20
2.0 CDTi 170 SRi VX-Line
23354 168 114 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi VX-Line Nav 24204 168 114 2.0 CDTi 170 SE
22134 168 114 2.0 CDTi 170 Tech Line
22984 168 114 2.0 CDTi 170 Elite
24514 168 114 2.0 CDTi 170 Elite Nav
25364 168 114 2.0 CDTi 195 Biturbo SRi
24954 192 125 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiturbSRi VX-Line 26174 192 125 24

2.0 CDTi 195 BiturboElite auto 27519 192 149 24


INSIGNIA SPORTS TOURER 5dr estate Nearly
as good as a Mondeo. Inert steering AAAAC
1.4T 140 Design Nav
19734 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Design S-S
18884 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Elite Nav
23914 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
23064 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Energy S-S
22339 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SE S-S
20684 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi Nav
21534 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi S-S
20684 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line Nav
22759 138 131 15
1.4T 140 SRi VX-Line S-S
21904 138 131 15
1.4T 140 Tech Line S-S
21534 138 131 15
1.6T 170 Elite Nav
25184 168 146 20
1.6T 170 Elite S-S
24334 168 146 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Tech Line
23644 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 120 Design
20384 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Design Nav
21234 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite
24564 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Elite Nav
25414 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Energy
23754 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SE
22184 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi
22184 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi Nav
23034 118 104 15
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line
23404 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 SRi VX-Line Nav 24254 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 120 Tech Line
23034 118 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design
19544 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Design Nav
20394 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 Energy
22914 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi
21344 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi Nav
22194 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line
22564 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi VX-Line Nav 23414 129 104 16
2.0 CDTi 140 Design
20634 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Design Nav
21484 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite
24814 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Elite Nav
25664 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Energy
24004 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SE
22434 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi
22434 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi Nav
23284 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line
23654 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 SRi VX-Line Nav 24504 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 140 Tech Line
23284 138 104 19
2.0 CDTi 163 Country Nav 4x4 26644 161 147 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Design
20994 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Design Nav
21844 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite
25174 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Elite Nav
26024 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 Energy
24364 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SE
22794 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi
22794 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi Nav
23644 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line
24014 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 163 SRi VX-Line Nav 24864 161 119 20
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite aut 28819 192 159 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi
26254 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi VX-L 27474 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTboCntryNav4x4 31004 192 174 24
2.0 CDTi 195BiTurbSRiVX-Ln Nav 28324 192 129 24
2.0 CDTi195BiTurbEliteNav auto 29669 192 159 24
2.0T 250 Elite Nav
25814 247 174 26
2.0T 250 Elite S-S
24964 247 174 26
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav
24654 247 174 26
2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line S-S
23804 247 174 26
2.8T VXR SuperSport
31124 321 249 37
2.0 CDTi 163 Country 4x4
25494 161 147 20
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTbo Country 4x4 29854 192 174 24
MERIVA 5dr mpv Clever flexdoors make sense for
young families. Nice to drive
AAAAC
1.6 CDTi 110 S-S Exclusiv
20485 108 99 7
1.6 CDTi 136 Exclusiv AC S-S 20645 134 116 7
1.6 CDTi 136 SE AC S-S
21500 134 116 7
1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line
17175 134 116 7
1.7 CDTi 110 Excl. AC Au
21515 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 S AC Au
20850 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 S auto
20995 109 160 12
1.7 CDTi 110 SE AC Au
22505 109 160 12
1.4i VVT 100 Energy AC
17635 99 140 7
1.4i VVT 100 Tech Line AC
13999 99 140 7
1.4i VVT 100 SE
18480 99 140 8
1.4T 120 Exclusiv AC
18365 118 139 14
1.4T 120 SE
19210 118 139 14
1.4T 140 Exclusiv AC
19195 138 149 14
1.4T 140 SE
20040 138 149 14
1.3 CDTi 75 Energy AC
19225 74 124 5
1.3 CDTi 75 Tech Line AC
15740 74 124 5
1.6 CDTi 95 S-S Exclusiv
20175 94 105 7
1.6 CDTi 110 S-S SE
21340 108 99 ZAFIRA 5dr mpv Seven-seat MPV with clever interior
and saloon-like handling
AAABC
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Desn Nav 25375 109 134 16
1.7 CDTi 110 ecoFLEX Excl Nav 22005 109 134 15
1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Desn Nav 25625 123 134 18
1.7 CDTi 125 ecoFLEX Excl Nav 22255 123 134 17
1.8i VVT 120 Design
22630 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 120 Design Nav
23380 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 120 Excite
21125 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 120 Exclusiv
19250 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 120 Exclusiv Nav
20000 116 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Design Nav
24120 138 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv Nav
20740 138 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Excite
21865 138 168 17
1.8i VVT 140 Exclusiv
19990 138 168 15
1.8i VVT 140 Design
23370 138 168 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Excite
23120 109 134 15
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Exc.
21255 109 134 14
1.7 CDTi 110 eco Des.
24625 109 134 14
1.7 CDTi 125 eco Excl.
21505 123 134 17
1.7 CDTi 125 eco Des.
24875 123 134 17
ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr mpv Super-stylish, but lacks
sliding rear doors
AAABC
1.6 CDTi 136 Elite S-S
28435 134 109 16
1.6 CDTi 136 SRi S-S
26890 134 109 16
1.4T 140 Tech Line
20500 138 154 16
1.4T 140 Exclusiv
22725 138 154 16
1.4T 140 SRi
24075 138 154 15
1.4T 140 SE
24120 138 154 15
1.4T 140 Elite
25620 138 154 16
1.4T 140 Elite S-S
25915 138 144 16
1.8i 140 ES
21410 138 169 14

1.8i 140 Tech Line


1.8i 140 Exclusiv
1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line
1.6 CDTi 136 Exclusiv
1.6 CDTi 136 SE
2.0 CDTi 130 ES
2.0 CDTi 130 Tech Line
2.0 CDTi 130 Exclusiv
2.0 CDTi 130 SRi
2.0 CDTi 130 SE
2.0 CDTi 130 Elite
2.0 CDTi 165 Tech Line
2.0 CDTi 165 Exclusiv
2.0 CDTi 165 SRi
2.0 CDTi 165 SE

20195 138 169 14


22420 138 169 14
23315 134 109 16
25540 134 109 16
26935 134 109 16
23115 129 137 15
21900 129 137 15
24125 129 137 15
25475 129 137 15
25520 129 137 15
27020 129 137 15
22515 163 139 19
24740 163 139 19
26090 163 139 19
26135 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite
27635 163 139 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SRi S-S 27740 192 149 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo SE S-S
27785 192 149 19
2.0 CDTi 195 BiTurbo Elite S-S 29285 192 149 19
MOKKA 5dr hatch Compact and competent, but short
on persuasive quality
AAABC
1.6i 115 Tech Line S-S
16199 114 153 5
1.6i 115 Exclusiv S-S
18264 114 153 6
1.6i 115 SE S-S
20764 114 153 7
1.4T 140 Tech Line 2WD S-S
16924 138 139 11
1.4T 140 Tech Line 4x4 S-S
18464 138 149 11
1.4T 140 Exclusiv 2WD S-S
18924 138 139 12
1.4T 140 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S
20624 138 149 12
1.4T 140 SE 2WD S-S
21424 138 139 13
1.4T 140 SE 4x4 S-S
23124 138 149 13
1.7 CDTi 130 Tech Line S-S
17949 129 120 12
1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv S-S
19949 129 120 13
1.7 CDTi 130 SE S-S
22449 129 120 14
1.7 CDTi 130 Tech Line 4x4 S-S 19649 129 129 12
1.7 CDTi 130 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S 21649 129 129 13
1.7 CDTi 130 SE 4x4 S-S
24149 129 129 14
ANTARA 5dr 4x4 Stylish interior blunts usability. Poor
residuals
AAACC
2.4i 16v 167 Exclusiv
19835 161 206 20
2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv S-S
21065 161 167 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv 4x4 S-S 23485 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 163 SE Nav 4x4 S-S 26325 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Diamond S-S
21865 161 167 25
2.2 CDTi 163 Diamond 4x4 S-S 24285 161 177 25
2.2 CDTi 184 SE Nav 4x4 S-S 27385 184 177 28
VXR8 4dr saloon Still has old-school appeal. No
longer cheap
AAABC
6.2 GTS
54999 576 389 50

VOLKSWAGEN
UP 3dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, just quantifiably
better
AAAAC
1.0 75 Groove Up
12125 74 108 4
1.0 75 Rock Up
13465 74 108 4
1.0 60 Take Up
8765 59 105 1
1.0 60 Move Up
9810 59 105 1
1.0 60 BMT Move Up
10170 59 95 1
1.0 75 High Up
11385 74 108 2
1.0 75 BMT High Up
11745 74 98 2
UP 5dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, just quantifiably
better
AAAAC
1.0 75 Groove Up
12500 74 108 4
e-up 82 BEV
24525 - 0 10
1.0 60 Take Up
9140 59 105 1
1.0 60 Move Up
10185 59 105 1
1.0 60 BMT Move Up
10545 59 95 1
1.0 75 High Up
11760 74 108 2
1.0 75 BMT High Up
12120 74 98 2
POLO 3dr hatch A mini Golf. Sweet handling, solid
interior and good value
AAAAC
1.4 TSI 150 ACT BlueGT
17860 148 110 24
1.0 60 S
11250 59 106 7
1.0 60 S AC
11970 59 106 7
1.0 60 SE
12585 59 106 8
1.0 60 SE Design
13685 59 106 8
1.0 75 SE
13110 74 108 10
1.0 75 SE Design
14210 74 108 11
1.2 TSI 90 SE
13730 89 107 15
1.2 TSI 90 SE Design
14830 89 107 15
1.2 TSI 110 SEL
16260 108 110 19
1.8 TSI 192 GTI
18850 189 139 24
1.4 TDI 75 SE
14795 74 88 13
1.4 TDI 75 SE Design
15895 74 88 14
1.4 TDI 90 SEL
16770 79 88 16
POLO 5dr hatch A mini Golf. Sweet handling, solid
interior and good value
AAAAC
1.0 60 S
11880 59 106 7
1.0 60 S AC
12600 59 106 7
1.0 60 SE
13215 59 106 8
1.0 60 SE Design
14315 59 106 8
1.0 75 SE
13740 74 108 10
1.0 75 SE Design
14840 74 108 11
1.2 TSI 90 SE
14360 89 107 15
1.2 TSI 90 SE Design
15460 89 107 15
1.2 TSI 110 SEL
16890 108 110 19
1.4 TSI 150 ACT BlueGT
18490 148 110 24
1.8 TSI 192 GTI
19480 189 139 24
1.4 TDI 75 SE
15425 74 88 13
1.4 TDI 75 SE Design
16525 74 88 14
1.4 TDI 90 SEL
17400 79 88 16
GOLF CABRIOLET 2dr open Composed but
uninspiring four-seat soft-top AAABC
1.2 TSI 105 S
22070 103 139 15
1.4 TSI 122 S
22765 121 149 19
1.4 TSI 122 SE
23815 121 149 19
1.4 TSI 160 GT
26715 158 150 29
2.0 TSI 210 GTI
30505 208 177 35
2.0 TSI 265 R
33650 261 190 39
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech S 23540 103 117 17
1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech SE 24590 103 117 17
2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech SE 25990 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 Bluemotion Tech GT 27180 138 119 23
GOLF 3dr hatch The complete package. Reassuringly
expensive
AAAAB
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
21015 103 85 15
1.6 TDI 90 S
18995 89 98 10
2.0 TSI 300 R
30150 296 165 34
1.2 TSI 85 S
17175 84 113 7
1.2 TSI 105 S
18185 104 114 11
1.4 TSI 122 S
18945 121 120 14
1.4 TSI 122 Match
19880 121 120 15
1.4 TSI 150 GT ACT
23195 148 109 15
2.0 TSI 220 GTI
26580 217 139 29

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NEW CARS A-Z


1.6 TDI 105 S
19800 103 99 12
1.6 TDI 105 Match
20735 103 99 13
2.0 TDI 150 Match
22250 148 106 18
2.0 TDI 150 GT
23700 148 106 17
2.0 TDI 184 GTD
26015 181 109 26
GOLF 5dr hatch The complete package. Reassuringly
expensive
AAAAB
1.6 TDI 90 S
19650 89 98 10
2.0 TSI 300 R
30805 296 165 34
e-Golf 115 BEV
31145 114 0 15
1.2 TSI 85 S
17830 84 113 7
1.2 TSI 105 S
18840 104 114 11
1.4 TSI 122 S
19600 121 123 14
1.4 TSI 122 Match
20535 121 123 15
1.4 TSI 150 GT ACT
23850 148 112 15
1.4 TSI 150 GT ACT DSG
25265 148 110 15
2.0 TSI 220 GTI
27235 217 139 29
1.6 TDI 105 S
20455 103 99 12
1.6 TDI 105 Match
21390 103 99 13
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
21670 103 85 15
2.0 TDI 150 Match
22905 148 106 18
2.0 TDI 150 GT
24355 148 106 17
2.0 TDI 184 GTD
26670 181 109 26
GOLF 5dr estate The complete package. Reassuringly
expensive
AAAAB
1.2 TSI 105 S
19535 104 117 11
1.2 TSI 85 S
18525 84 115 7
1.4 TSI 122 S
20295 121 124 14
1.4 TSI 122 SE
21230 121 124 13
1.4 TSI 140 GT
24545 138 121 15
1.6 TDI 105 S
21150 103 102 12
1.6 TDI 105 SE
22085 103 102 11
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
22365 110 87 15
1.6 TDI 90 S
20345 89 102 10
2.0 TDI 150 GT
25050 148 108 17
2.0 TDI 150 SE
23600 148 108 17
GOLF SV 5dr mpv MQB platform gives the Golf proper
MPV proportions. Still no C-Max though AAABC
1.2 TSI 85 S
19075 84 114 9
1.2 TSI 110 S
20085 108 117 14
1.4 TSI 125 S
20845 121 125 16
1.4 TSI 125 SE
21780 121 125 14
1.4 TSI 150 GT
25095 148 130 18
1.6 TDI 90 S
20895 89 101 11
1.6 TDI 110 S
21850 110 101 13
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
22915 110 95 13
1.6 TDI 110 SE
22785 110 101 11
2.0 TDI 150 SE
24150 148 112 17
2.0 TDI 150 GT
25600 148 115 17
JETTA 4dr saloon Big boot, pleasant dynamics and
good pricing. A bit dull
AAABC
1.4 TSI 125 S
18815 123 125 10
1.4 TSI 125 SE
20145 123 125 11
1.4 TSI 150 SE
20850 148 123 18
1.4 TSI 150 GT
21715 148 123 18
2.0 TDI 110 S
20095 109 105 17
2.0 TDI 110 SE
21425 109 105 17
2.0 TDI 110 GT
22290 109 105 17
2.0 TDI 150 SE
22425 148 109 17
2.0 TDI 150 GT
23290 148 109 17
BEETLE 3dr hatch Huge improvement, but the Golf
underneath is superior
AAACC
1.2 TSI 105 Design DSG
19850 104 139 11
1.2 TSI 105
15995 104 137 10
1.2 TSI 105 Design
18390 104 137 11
1.4 TSI 160 Design
20425 158 153 18
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
22245 158 153 18
2.0 TSI 210 Sport
23475 208 169 26
2.0 TSI 210 Turbo Black
24175 208 169 26
2.0 TSI 210 Turbo Silver
24175 208 169 26
1.6 TDI 105 BMT
17825 103 113 11
1.6 TDI 105 BMT Design
20200 103 113 12
2.0 TDI 140 Design
20900 138 129 17
2.0 TDI 140 Sport
22720 138 129 17
BEETLE CABRIOLET 2dr open Huge improvement, but Golf underneath is superior AAACC
1.2 TSI 105
19010 104 142 15
1.2 TSI 105 Design
21405 104 142 15
1.4 TSI 160 Design
23295 158 158 23
1.4 TSI 160 Sport
24895 158 158 24
1.6 TDI 105 BMT
20820 103 118 15
1.6 TDI 105 BMT Design
23195 103 118 16
2.0 TDI 140 Design
24025 138 134 20
2.0 TDI 140 Sport
25625 138 134 21
2.0 TSI 210 Sport
26125 208 174 31
CC 4dr saloon Loses a name and adds some flair, but
never compels
AAAAC
1.4 TSI 160 BMT
25050 158 144 27
2.0 TDI 177 BMT GT
29820 177 120 27
2.0 TSI 210 GT
29285 208 169 29
2.0 TSI 210 R-Line
29935 208 169 32
2.0 TDI 140 BMT
26115 138 119 23
2.0 TDI 140 BMT GT
27695 138 119 24
2.0 TDI 177 BMT R-Line
30470 177 120 28
SCIROCCO 3dr coup A complete coupe.
Entertaining, practical and stylish AAAAB
1.4 TSI 125
20735 123 125 22
1.4 TSI 125 GT
22585 123 125 23
2.0 TSI 180
22775 178 139 31
2.0 TSI 220 GT
26125 217 139 37
2.0 TSI 220 R-Line
28195 217 139 37
2.0 TSI 280 R
32575 276 187 42
2.0 TDI 150
23455 148 109 27
2.0 TDI 150 GT
25305 148 109 28
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
27375 148 109 28
2.0 TDI 184 GT
26305 181 115 31
2.0 TDI 184 R-Line
28375 181 115 31
PASSAT 4dr saloon Supremely well-executed
family-sized saloon
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 120 S
22215 118 105 15
1.6 TDI 120 SE
23310 118 105 12
1.6 TDI 120 SE Business
24010 118 105 12
1.6 TDI 120 GT
25305 118 109 13
2.0 TDI 150 S
23340 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE
24435 148 106 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Business
25135 148 106 19
2.0 TDI 150 GT
26430 148 109 19
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
27425 148 109 19
2.0 TDI 190 GT
27780 187 107 22
2.0 TDI 190 R-Line
28775 187 107 23
2.0 TDI 240 BiTDI SCR GT
34510 237 139 28
2.0 TDI 240 BiTDI SCR R-Line 35505 237 139 28

1.6 T4 180 R-Design Lux Nav 27620 177 129 26


1.6 T4 180 C-Country Lux Nav 28170 177 129 24
2.5 T5 254 R-Design Lux Nav 31900 251 189 35
2.5 T5 254 C-Ctry Lux Nav AWD 34140 251 194 30
1.6 D2 115 ES
20795 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 ES Nav
21995 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE
22320 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE Nav
23520 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 SE Lux
24320 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 SE Lux Nav
25520 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 R-Design
23095 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 R-Design Nav
24295 113 88 17
1.6 D2 115 R-Design Lux
24770 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 R-Design Lux Nav 25970 113 88 18
1.6 D2 115 C-Country SE
23320 113 99 16
1.6 D2 115 C-Country SE Nav 24520 113 99 16
1.6 D2 115 C-Country Lux
25320 113 99 17
1.6 D2 115 C-Country Lux Nav 26520 113 99 17
2.0 D3 150 SE
23570 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 SE Nav
24770 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 SE Lux Nav
26770 148 114 23
2.0 D3 150 R-Design
24345 148 114 21
2.0 D3 150 R-Design Nav
25545 148 114 22
2.0 D3 150 R-Design Lux Nav 27220 148 114 23
2.0 D3 150 C-Country SE
24570 148 117 21
2.0 D3 150 C-Country SE Nav 25770 148 117 21
2.0 D3 150 C-Country Lux Nav 27770 148 117 22
2.0 D4 190 SE
24570 187 99 26
2.0 D4 190 SE Nav
25770 187 99 26
2.0 D4 190 SE Lux Nav
27770 187 99 27
2.0 D4 190 R-Design
25345 187 99 25
2.0 D4 190 R-Design Nav
26545 187 99 25
2.0 D4 190 R-Design Lux Nav 28220 187 99 26
2.0 D4 190 C-Country SE Nav 26770 187 112 24
2.0 D4 190 C-Country Lux Nav 28770 187 112 24
S60 4dr saloon T6 is rapid, all-weather sports car, if a
niche choice
AAABC
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 31745 113 103 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S-S
30545 113 103 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S-S
29245 113 103 19
1.6 D2 R-Design S-S
28045 113 103 18
1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S-S
30045 113 103 19
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S
28845 113 103 19
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S
27745 113 103 18
1.6 D2 SE S-S
26545 113 103 18
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S-S
28375 148 135 23
1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S
26875 148 135 23
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 32395 134 114 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S-S
31195 134 114 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S-S
29895 134 114 24

VOLVO
V40 5dr hatch New hatchback adds Swedish flavour to
stock Ford platform
AAAAC
1.6 T2 120 ES
18995 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 ES Nav
20195 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 SE
20520 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 SE Nav
21720 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 SE Lux Nav
23720 118 124 20
1.6 T2 120 R-Design
21295 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 R-Design Nav
22495 118 124 19
1.6 T2 120 R-Design Lux Nav 24170 118 124 21
1.6 T3 150 ES
20945 148 124 20
1.6 T3 150 ES Nav
22145 148 124 21
1.6 T3 150 SE
22470 148 124 21
1.6 T3 150 SE Nav
23670 148 124 21
1.6 T3 150 SE Lux Nav
25670 148 124 22
1.6 T3 150 R-Design
23245 148 124 20
1.6 T3 150 R-Design Nav
24445 148 124 21
1.6 T3 150 R-Design Lux Nav 26120 148 124 22
1.6 T4 180 SE Lux Nav
27170 177 129 26

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22005 148 139 21
1.6 T3 SE S-S
27005 148 139 22
1.6 T3 R-Design S-S
28505 148 139 23
3.0 T6 Polestar
49755 346 237 38
1.6 D2 Business Edition S-S
22745 113 108 17
2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S
23395 134 119 22
2.0 D3 SE S-S
28395 134 119 23
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
30795 134 119 24
2.0 D3 R-Design S-S
29895 134 119 24
2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S
24645 178 99 26
2.4 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid
49975 275 48 2.4 D6 AWD Plug-in H R-Dsgn LN 51675 275 48 V70 5dr estate Spacious, but suffers from vague
steering and old engines
AAABC
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S auto
33220 113 111 21
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S auto
31620 113 111 19
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
31620 161 119 25
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
34720 178 113 30
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
33120 178 113 29
2.4 D5 SE Nav S-S
34570 212 126 30
1.6 D2 Business Editn S-S auto 25695 113 111 18
2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S
25695 161 119 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
33220 161 119 26
2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S
27195 178 113 28
2.0 D5 Business Edition S-S
28645 161 126 29
2.4 D5 SE Lux S-S
36170 212 126 32
S80 4dr saloon Refined, high-quality exec saloon.
Poor ride and residuals
AAACC
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S auto
32220 113 109 21
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S auto
30720 113 109 20
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
33720 178 104 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
32220 178 104 28
2.4 D5 SE Lux S-S
36835 212 120 31
XC60 5dr 4x4 Lovely, usable and attractive interior. A
worthy Freelander rival
AAAAC
3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav AWD 43720 300 249 37
2.0 D4 SE S-S
31260 178 117 28
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
32460 178 117 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
33960 178 117 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
35160 178 117 29
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
32535 178 117 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
33735 178 117 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
35160 178 117 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 36305 178 117 30
2.4 D4 SE AWD S-S
32790 178 139 28
2.4 D4 SE Nav AWD S-S
33990 178 139 29
2.4 D4 SE Lux AWD S-S
35490 178 139 30
2.4 D4 SE Lux Nav AWD S-S
36690 178 139 30
2.4 D4 R-Design AWD S-S
34065 178 139 29
2.4 D4 R-Design Nav AWD S-S 35265 178 139 29

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2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S-S


30695 134 114 24
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
28395 134 114 23
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 33645 178 99 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
32445 178 99 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
31145 178 99 28
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
29945 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
31945 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
30745 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
29645 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE S-S
28445 178 99 27
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 35395 212 119 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S-S
32895 212 119 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S-S
33695 212 119 30
1.6 T3 Business Edition S-S
20675 148 135 21
1.6 T3 SE S-S
25675 148 135 22
1.6 T3 R-Design S-S
27175 148 135 23
1.6 D2 Business Edition S-S
21545 113 103 17
2.0 D3 Business Edition S-S
22195 134 114 22
2.0 D3 SE S-S
27195 134 114 23
2.0 D3 SE Lux S-S
29495 134 114 24
2.0 D3 R-Design S-S
28695 134 114 23
2.0 D4 Business Edition S-S
23445 178 99 26
V60 5dr estate Appealing cabin, nice looks and
smooth drive. Too small
AAABC
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 33045 113 108 20
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S-S
31845 113 108 19
1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S-S
30445 113 108 18
1.6 D2 R-Design S-S
29245 113 108 18
1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S-S
31345 113 108 19
1.6 D2 SE Lux S-S
30145 113 108 19
1.6 D2 SE Nav S-S
28945 113 108 18
1.6 D2 SE S-S
27745 113 108 17
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S-S
29450 148 139 23
1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S
28205 148 139 22
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 33695 134 119 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S-S
32495 134 119 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S-S
31095 134 119 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S-S
31995 134 119 25
2.0 D3 SE Nav S-S
29595 134 119 23
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 34945 178 103 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S-S
33745 178 103 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S-S
32345 178 103 28
2.0 D4 R-Design S-S
31145 178 103 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S-S
33245 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux S-S
32045 178 99 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
30845 178 99 28
2.0 D4 SE S-S
29645 178 99 27
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S-S 36695 212 120 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S-S
34095 212 120 29
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S-S
34995 212 120 30

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2.0 TSI 210 R-Line 4WD


29180 208 199 22
2.0 TDI 110 BMT S 2WD
22605 109 138 14
2.0 TDI 140 BMT S 2WD
23155 138 138 17
2.0 TDI 140 BMT S 4WD
24925 138 150 17
2.0 TDI 140 BMT Escape 4WD 27610 138 150 18
2.0 TDI 140 BMT R-Line 4WD 28750 138 150 18
2.0 TDI 177 BMT R-Line 4WD 29755 175 151 23
TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 Good value, and a great blend of
comfort and deftness
AAAAC
3.0 V6 TDI 204 SE
43415 204 173 39
3.0 V6 TDI 204 R-Line
46415 204 173 40
3.0 V6 TDI 262 SE
45215 258 174 42
3.0 V6 TDI 262 R-Line
48215 258 174 42
3.0 V6 TDI 262 Escape
45415 258 180 42
CARAVELLE 5dr mpv Rugged workhorse to carry
people
AAACC
2.0 TDI 140 SE SWB
35658 138 189 26
2.0 TDI 140 SE 4Mot. SWB
38484 138 206 26
2.0 TDI 140 SE LWB
37818 138 189 26
2.0 TDI 140 Exec SWB
38478 138 189 26
2.0 TDI 140 Exec. 4Mot. SWB 41304 138 206 26
2.0 BiTDI 180 SE SWB
37698 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDi 180 SE 4M SWB
40524 177 208 32
2.0 BiTDI 180 SE LWB
39858 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDI 180 Exec SWB
40518 177 192 31
2.0 BiTDI 180 Exec DSG
42414 177 199 31
2.0 BiTDI 180 Business SWB DSG 67944 177 214 31
2.0BiTDI180 Bus. 4Mot.SWBDSG 70845 177 232 31
2.0 BiTDi 180 Ex. 4M SWB
43344 177 208 32

2.4 D4 R-Design Lux AWD S-S 36690 178 139 30


2.4 D4 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S- 37890 178 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Nav AWD S-S
35890 178 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav AWD S-S
38590 178 139 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav AWD S-S 37165 178 139 30
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S- 39790 178 139 31
XC70 5dr estate Dull and unexceptional, but built to
last
AAACC
2.0 D4 SE Nav S-S
34410 178 117 28
2.4 D4 SE Lux 4WD S-S
38290 161 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Nav 4WD S-S
37590 212 139 30
3.0 T6 SE Lux 4WD
43180 300 248 37
2.4 D4 SE Nav
36340 161 139 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux 4WD S-S
39540 212 139 31
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- with seriously impressive results AAAAB
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49200 316 179 2.0 T6 320 R-Design
52840 316 179 2.0 T6 320 Inscription
53740 316 179 2.0 T8 Hybrid Momentum
59955 395 59 2.0 T8 Hybrid R-Design
62855 395 59 2.0 T8 Hybrid Inscription
63705 395 59 2.0 D5 225 Momentum
45750 222 149 2.0 D5 225 R-Design
49285 222 152 2.0 D5 225 Inscription
50185 222 152 WESTFIELD
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AAABC
1.6 135 Sigma
18999 135 171 1.6 155 Sigma
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24999 192 171 2.0 200 Duratec
23499 200 - Turbo UK225
25649 225 185 1.6 Sport Turbo 3 UK200
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AAABC
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27950 178 - XTR4 2dr open As above, but even more so. Hard to
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AAABC
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29995 192 - ZENOS
E10 2dr open A Lotus and Caterham love child. Fun and
affordable in near perfect measure AAAAB
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24995 200 - 2.0 S
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PASSAT 5dr estate Supremely well-executed family-sized saloon


AAAAC
1.6 TDI 120 GT
26835 118 110 13
1.6 TDI 120 S
23745 118 107 15
1.6 TDI 120 SE
24840 118 107 12
1.6 TDI 120 SE Business
25540 118 107 12
2.0 TDI 150 GT
27960 148 110 19
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
28955 148 110 19
2.0 TDI 150 S
24870 148 107 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE
25965 148 107 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Business
26665 148 107 19
2.0 TDI 190 GT
29310 187 109 22
2.0 TDI 190 R-Line
30305 187 109 23
2.0 TDI 240 BiTDI SCR GT
36040 237 140 28
2.0 TDI 240 BiTDI SCR R-Line 37035 237 140 28
PHAETON 4dr saloon Big VW feels old now, and
struggles to justify its price
AACCC
3.0 V6 TDI 240 SWB
55055 236 224 45
3.0 V6 TDI 240 LWB
57615 236 224 45
TOURAN 5dr mpv Good chassis but little inspiration.
Bland appearance
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 177 Sport
28350 177 150 24
1.2 TSI 105 S
19790 104 149 12
1.4 TSI 140 SE
23600 138 159 18
1.6 TDI 105 Blue Tech S
21600 104 121 14
1.6 TDI 105 BlueTech SE
23705 104 121 14
2.0 TDI 140 Blue Tech SE
25470 138 127 19
2.0 TDI 140 BlueTech Sp.
26930 138 127 19
SHARAN 5dr mpv Refined, flexible big MPV. Seat
version is cheaper
AAABC
2.0 TDI 177 SE
30555 177 152 23
2.0 TDI 177 SEL
33455 177 152 23
1.4 TSI 150 S
25320 148 167 16
1.4 TSI 150 SE
27630 148 167 16
2.0 TSI 200 SEL DSG
33775 197 198 25
2.0 TDI 115 S
25890 113 146 14
2.0 TDI 140 S
26640 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SE
28950 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 SEL
31850 138 146 18
2.0 TDI 140 Exec
32100 138 146 18
TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 Dull but capable soft roader. Pricey,
but good ride and handling
AAABC
1.4 TSI 160 BMT Match 2WD
23955 158 156 21
1.4 TSI 160 Match 4WD
25645 158 178 21
2.0 TDI 140 BMT Match 2WD
25150 138 138 18
2.0 TDI 140 BMT Match 4WD
26920 138 150 19
2.0 TDI 177 BMT Match 4WD
27925 175 151 23
2.0 TSI 180 Match 4WD
26485 178 198 24
1.4 TSI 160 Blue Tech S
21960 158 156 18
1.4 TSI 160 S 4WD
23650 158 178 18

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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
S1
155 5.9 14.4 5.2 5.4
A3 3dr/5dr hatch AAAAC
2.0 TDI Sport 134 8.9 25.9 11.4 10.8
Sback e-tron 138 7.9 20.9 6.6 8.5
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
NEW TT 2dr AAAAC
2.0 TFSI S-line 155 6.6 14.5 5.0 6.5
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

CHEVROLET

398
280
332
502

48.1
38.7
40.4
38.2

36/46
38/42
27/33
19/28

1830
1810
1925
1975

3.1 148 258 38 53/56 1597

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30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

Top speed

Make and Model

MONDEO 4dr saloon/5dr/estate AAAAC


18.9.13 2.0 TDCi
130 10.0 28.8 9.4 12.7
9.7.14 ECOSPORT 5dr off-roader AABCC
1.5 TDCi
99 14.3 15.2 14.4
31.3.10 KUGA 5dr off-roader AAAAC
6.10.10 2.0 TDCi
122 10.9 44.2 11.8 7.4
23.5.12 RANGER 5dr pick-up AAABC
29.12.11 3.2 TDCi
109 10.8 35.7 10.7 9.8

14.1.15

2.7 89

151 28 39/48 1384

3.9.14

2.6 161

251 31.6 34/39 1707

13.3.13

3.2 197 347 32.4 28/35 2265 10.10.12

464 42.1 33/45 1840 2.11.11 GINETTA


442 38.5 22/29 2085 6.4.11 G40R 2dr coup AAAAC
2.0
140 6.3 17.2 6.1 8.3 3.6 175 140 22.6 28/- 880
398 42.4 29/35 1915 3.12.08

5.10.11

HONDA

184 294wh/m 1390 22.1.14 JAZZ 5dr hatch AAAAC


1.4 ES
113 10.7 35.2 10.7
17.9.14 INSIGHT 5dr hatch AAACC
1.3 IMA SE
113 11.7 11.8
295 29.0 26/34 1615 10.6.09 CR-Z 3dr hatch AAABC
CR-Z GT
124 9.1 26.8 9
258 35.1 40/52 1572 2.12.09 CIVIC 5dr hatch AAABC
2.2 i-DTEC EX GT135 8.3 24 7.9
280 33.5 37/43 1825 12.1.11 ACCORD 4dr saloon AAABC
2.2 i-DTEC EX GT131 9.5 27.1 9.1
416 43.7 34/45 1895 27.8.14 CR-V 5dr off-roader AAABC
2.2 i-DTEC EX 118 9.7 31.3 9.9
546 40.5 28/34 2265 13.11.13
553 42.3 21/26 2350 13.5.15 HYUNDAI
i10 5dr hatch AAABC
428 34.0 26/31 2275 11.6.08 1.0 SE
96 14.7 16.2
i20 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.4 SE
114 12.2 42.4 12.1
i30 5dr hatch AAABC
1106 40.6 12/18 1995 2.3.11 1.6 CRDi Active 115 11.7 38.3 11.5
i40 5dr estate AAABC
1.7 CRDi
118 12.2 41.4 12.5
iX35 5dr SUV AAABC
200 22.8 24/26 570 11.10.05 2.0 Premium 112 10.9 40.9 11.1
SANTA FE 5dr SUV AAAAC
79 16.7 39/45 490 20.11.13 2.2 CRDi
118 9.0 27.6 9.2
VELOSTER 4dr coup AAABC
1.6 GDI
125 9.6 28.4 9.6
420 33.3 50/40 1560

CAMARO 2dr coup AAAAC


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

CHRYSLER

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

295 28.2 28/37 1585


406 34.0 29/36 1585

20.6.12

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

17.3 3.0 99

99 21.8 43/54 1060

7.1.14

14.8 2.8 109 192 22.5 49/60 1360 14.3.12


12.3 2.9 114

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

INFINITI

Q50 5dr saloon AABCC


8.10.14 2.2 Premium 143 8.7 25.0 8.7 5.1* 3.0 168 295 42.5 49/59 1750
Q70 4dr saloon AABCC
2.2 Prmm Tech137 9.6 28.6 9.6 15.8 3.2 168 295 40.8 39/45 1896

300C 4dr saloon AAACC


2.2 120 148 30.2 34/43 1165 10.11.10 3.0 Executive 144 7.3 21.1 7.5 *4.5 2.6 236 399 38.8 30/34 2040 29.8.12 JAGUAR
2.6 228 273 25.6 30/39 1390 28.5.14
F-TYPE 2dr convertible/3 dr coup AAAAB
CITROEN
V8 S cabrio
186 4.0 9.4 3.4 8.0 2.8
2.7 148 236 30 48/59 1355 26.9.12 C3 5dr hatch AAABC
V6 S coup
171 4.9 12.1 4.2 12.7 2.7
3.0 201 258 30.7 45/49 1540 31.12.14 1.4 VTR+
114 10.8 41.9 11.0 14.4 2.9 94 100 20.9 39/48
9.12.09 XF 4dr saloon/estate AAAAB
2.1 335 332 34.6 28/34 1640 6.7.11 DS3 5dr hatch AAABC
2.2 D
140 7.6 22.9 8.0 *4.8 2.9
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 3.0 Sportbrake 155 7.1 18.4 6.6 8.5 2.9
2.6 141 236 32.7 38/48 1605 20.2.08 Racing
146 7.2 18.1 6.5 8.9 3.1 204 203 30.4 33/40 1215 16.3.11 XFR 5.0 V8
155 4.7 10.2 3.8 *2.1 2.6
2.9 444 317 28.9 20/32 1795 17.10.12 C4 5dr hatch AAACC
XKR 2dr coup AAAAC
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 4.2 V8
155 5.2 11.8 4.3 *2.5 2.9
2.7 237 368 35.7 32/43 1755 25.7.07 C4 CACTUS 5dr hatch AAACC
XJ 4dr saloon AAAAC
2.9 237 368 32.4 34/38 2035 12.9.09 1.6 BlueHDi 100 114 11.8 41.2 11.7 7.2 2.9 99 187 36.1 47/62 1225 16.7.14 3.0D LWB
155 6.3 16.5 6.6 *3.6 2.7
2.7 444 317 29.0 22/30 1855 27.10.10 C4 GRAND PICASSO 5dr MPV AAAAC
2.0 BlueHDi 130 10.1 30.1 9.6 12.5 2.9 148 273 34.7 44/52 1430 27.11.13 JEEP
2.8 175 280 34.4 44/55 1675 4.5.11 C5 4dr saloon AAABC
CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 AABCC
2.9 201 295 39.9 34/46 1805 19.10.11 2.2 HDi
136 8.7 25.3 8.8 9.1 2.9 171 273 34.5 38/44 1951 9.4.08 2.0 140 4x4 Ltd 117 12.3 43.4 13.0 13.8 2.7
2.4 552 516 40.0 20/28 2010 3.7.13 DS5 5dr hatch AAABC
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 KIA
2.8 241 369 42.9 31/40 1940 9.2.11 BERLINGO 5dr MPV AAABC
PICANT0 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.6 HDi 90
99 14.7 - 16.7 14.0 2.9 90 159 26.6 38/47 1580 8.10.08 1.0 1
95 13.8 14.9 24.4 3.2
2.5 346 590 53.1 28/35 2130 16.6.10
CARENS 5dr MPV AAABC
DACIA
1.7 CRDi 2
112 12.9 51.2 13.9 15.2 2.8
2.6 335 332 27.4 24/33 1450 19.8.09 SANDERO 5dr hatchback AAACC
CEED 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
1.2 75 Access 97 15.3 17.6 23.0 3.0 74 79 20.3 32/38 941 27.2.13 1.6 CRDi LS
117 10.6 34.1 10.3 9.6 2.5
2.5 227 273 30.1 29/35 1305 26.11.14
RIO 5dr hatch AAABC
FERRARI
1.4i 2
114 11.4 39.1 11.5 19.1 3.0
2.7 175 280 35.8 33/46 1710 16.11.11 458 2dr coup AAAAA
OPTIMA 4dr saloon AAACC
2.8 306 310 32.4 32.4 1655 1.1.14 458 Italia
202 3.3 7.0 2.4 5.7 2.3 562 398 - 17/20 1535 18.8.10 2 1.7 CRDi
125 10.5 35.4 10.4 10.6 3.2
458 Speciale 202 3.2 6.8 2.3 5.4 2.5 597 398 - 17/na 1395 20.8.14 SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 AAABC
2.0 CRDi F.E. 112 10.5 41.8 11.3 12.2 3.0
2.8 168 258 29.8 29/37 1880 14.1.09 F12 2dr coup AAAAB
F12 Berlinetta 211 3.0 6.5 2.3 5.4 2.2 731 509 29.7 13/18 1630 6.11.13 SORENTO 5dr 4x4 AAABC
2.9 230 369 29.9 23/30 2325 16.8.06 CALIFORNIA 2dr convertible AAAAC
2.2 CRDi KX-4 128 9.3 28.6 9.4 *5.7
California
193 3.9 9.2 3.2 6.6 2.5 453 357 25.9 15/24 1785 22.7.09
2.7 414 317 24.0 16/22 1560 23.5.07
LAND ROVER
2.4 518 391 24.3 17/25 1720 24.3.10 FIAT
DEFENDER 3/5dr 4x4 AAAAC
PANDA 5dr hatch AAAAB
90 XS 2.4D
83 15.1 17.0 15.5 3.5
BENTLEY
1.2 Easy
102 14.6 15.3 19.9 3.0 68 75 22.2 39/49 1020 25.4.12 DISCOVERY SPORT 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
CONTINENTAL 2dr coup AAAAC
4x4 TwinAir 103 14.6 15.8 16.0 3.0 84 107 20.8 37/44 1050 17.4.13 HSE Luxury
117 8.9 27.6 9.0 11.8 2.4
GTC V8
187 4.5 10.8 3.9 *2.7 2.8 500 487 27.4 18/27 2470 4.4.12 PUNTO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
GT
198 4.6 10.9 4.2 *2.4 2.5 567 516 34.9 7/15 2375 1.6.11 1.4 Abarth
129 7.8 23.0 7.2 8.9 2.8 153 169 23.6 30/39 1255 1.10.08 TDV6 HSE
109 12.2 42.8 13.0 7.9 3.4
FLYING SPUR 4dr saloon AAABC
500 3dr hatch AAAAC
RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
W12
200 4.5 10.4 3.6 8.4 3.0 616 590 44.5 18/26 2475 7.8.13 Abarth 595 130 7.5 20.1 6.4 7.0 2.8 158 170 23.9 34/39 1035 26.2.14 4.4 SDV8
135 7.0 19.0 6.7 *3.8 2.9
MULSANNE 4dr saloon AAAAC
500 TwinAir 108 11.7 13 15.3 3.3 84 107 22.9 35/39 1070 24.11.10 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
6.75 V8
184 5.7 13.7 4.8 *2.8 2.6 505 752 44.8 18/21 2745 21.9.11
2.2 DS4
121 8.4 30.8 9.5 *5.7 3.1
FORD
RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
BMW
S-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAC
3.0 TDV6
130 7.8 22.5 7.5 12.2 3.1
1-SERIES 3dr/5dr hatch AAABC
2.0 Ecoboost 137 8.7 22.8 7.9 10.3 2.1 200 221 20.5 26/32 1810 28.4.10 SVR
162 4.4 10.3 3.8 12.6 2.6
116d ED Plus 124 10.2 30.0 10.0 17.3 114 199 37.7 54/60 1395 27.5.15 KA 3dr hatch AAACC
M135i
155 4.6 11.4 4.0 6.8 2.6 315 322 35.9 30/41 1545 14.11.12 1.2 Style+
99 13.6 23.2 10.4 2.9 67 80 22.1 41/53 1020 25.2.09 LEXUS
2-SERIES 3dr coup/convertible AAAAB
B-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB
IS 4dr saloon AAABC
143 8.1 20.2 7.3 *4.3 2.7
220d SE
143 7.8 20.9 7.3 8.8 2.9 181 280 39.6 46/62 1450 19.3.14 1.0T Ecoboost 117 11.6 39.0 11.1 11.0 2.8 118 147 23.6 35/41 1345 02.1.13 IS300h
CT200H 5dr hatch AAACC
220d Cvble 140 8.5 24.7 8.4 9.0 2.1 187 295 34.5 50/53 1610 1.4.15 FIESTA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
109 11.9 43.4 11.9 21.8 2.7 95 94 21.9 34/41 1090 15.10.08 SE-L
112 11.1 37.2 11.4 *7.0 2.7
M235i
155 6.3 14.7 5.7 5.4 2.7 322 332 28.1 26/35 1530 23.4.14 1.4 Zetec
ST-2
137 7.0 17.0 6.0 7.1 2.6 180 177 26.5 32/41 1163 15.5.13 GS 4dr saloon AAABC
2-SERIES ACTIVE TOURER 5dr MPV AAAAC
GS250
144 9.2 26.0 9.0 16.2 2.9
218d Luxury 129 8.9 26.5 8.7 12.1 3.0 148 243 40.4 42/56 1450 24.12.14 FOCUS 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.5 TDCi Zetec 121 10.9 36.3 10.9 10.3 3.35 118 199 33.1 59/63 1343 28.1.15 NX 5dr 4x4 AAACC
3-SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr estate/5dr hatchAAAAB
320d Sport 146 7.7 20.9 7.6 9.7 2.6 181 280 36.2 41/57 1535 22.2.12 GRAND C-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB
300h
112 9.7 30.4 9.1 *5.6 2.7
330d Touring 155 5.5 14.2 5.1 8.8 2.6 255 413 45.2 43/54 1735 21.11.12 2.0 TDCi Tium 124 9.2 28.6 8.8 11.1 2.8 138 236 35.6 37/48 1705 17.11.10 RC F 2dr coup AAACC
318d Sport GT 130 9.5 28.6 9.5 12.4 2.7 141 236 36.5 50/57 1615 17.7.13 GRAND TOURNEO CONNECT 5dr MPV AAAAC
RC F
168 4.8 10.7 3.9 12.9 2.9
1.6 TDCi Tium 103 13.2 13.9 19.1 2.9 114 236 26.7 40/45 1785 6.8.14

5.2.14
25.2.15

488 460 46.8 19/29 1655 12.6.13


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

27.9.06

271 443 43.5 28/36 1960

9.6.10

138 258 34.7 39/43 1846

24.6.14

68

70 21.3 33/54 950

3.8.11

114

192 31.7 47/56 1581

29.5.13

113

188 28.6 39/49 1370

20.2.08

107

101 23.3 40/50 1155

14.9.11

134 239 31.9 41/46 1535

8.2.12

134 236 33.6 35/39 1635 11.8.10


197 325 35.2 35/39 1953

8.4.15

121 265 26.2 19/28 1889

11.4.07

188 310 47.2 34/37 1863 18.3.15


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


542 502 41.8 22/19 2335 15.4.15

220 163 39/48 1720

21.8.13

134 105/153 46/52 1450

23.3.11

207 187 34.4 26/32 1695


194

na

1.8.12

32/38 1905

1.10.14

471 391 39 24/28 1765

18.2.15

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ROAD TEST RESULTS

4-SERIES 3dr coup AAAAC


435i M Sport 155 5.5 13.2 5.2 6.3 2.7 302
M4
155 4.1 8.8 3.2 6.1 2.4 425
5-SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr GT/5dr estate AAAAC
530d SE
155 6.4 16.1 5.4 *3.3 3.0 241
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
30-70mph Indicates overtaking ability through the gears
i8 2dr coup AAAAB
50-70mph Recorded in top gear (*kickdown with an automatic)
i8
155 4.5 10.6 3.7 3.3 2.8 357
Z4 2dr convertible AAABC
and demonstrates flexibility
sDrive35i
155 5.1 12.3 4.2 *2.5 2.8 302
Fuel economy Prior to 7.1.15, figures are touring, recorded over
X1 5dr 4x4 AAABC
a set road route, and test average. From 7.1.15 on, figures are
sDrive20d SE 127 8.2 23.6 7.9 10.8 2.7 174
average and extra-urban, to the What Car?/True MPG standard
X3 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
Braking 60-0mph Recorded on a high-grip surface at a test track
xDrive20d SE 130 8.4 27.4 8.7 10.7 3.15 181
X4 5dr 4x4 AAABC
Mph/1000rpm Figure is the speed achieved in top gear
xDrive30d
145 5.9 16.9 5.8 11.1 2.6 255
X5 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
xDrive M50d 155 5.7 15.3 5.2 9.5 2.9 376
ALFA ROMEO
M
155 4.2 9.8 3.5 10.2 2.8 567
MITO 3dr hatch AAABC
X6 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
1.4 Cloverleaf 136 7.9 21.1 6.9 7.3 2.7 168 184 23.2 36/42 1265 7.4.10 xDrive35d
147 7.3 21.2 7.1 *4.1 2.6 282
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 BUGATTI
VEYRON 2dr coup AAAAB
ALPINA
Super Sport 268 2.6 5.0 1.7 5.9 2.6 1183
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 29.8.13 CATERHAM
CSR 2dr roadster AAAAC
ARIEL
CSR 260
143 4.1 9.8 3.1 4.4 3.3 260
ATOM 0dr open AAAAB
SEVEN 2dr roadster AAAAC
V8
170 3.0 5.7 1.9 3.7 2.55 475 268 16.4 21/37 650 10.8.11 Seven 160
100 8.4 8.7 7.6 4.8 80

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

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car as Autocar. As well as acceleration, braking, fuel
economy and noise tests, we carry out benchmark
limit-handling tests, setting lap times if appropriate.
But we dont just drive at the track, essential as it is
for finding the limits of performance; we also drive
on a wide range of roads. We aim to produce the most
complete, objective verdict in the business, so you can
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Top speed

ROAD TEST RESULTS

Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

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

7.1 14.3 2.9 134


4.7 8.2 2.3 276
4.0 6.8 2.4 345
3.7 5.5 2.5 345

MASERATI

Nismo 1.6
134 6.9 17.2
Nismo RS
137 7.5 18.7
26.5.10 LEAF 5dr hatch AAABC
Leaf
91 10.9
258 27.8 24/33 1382 26.8.09 QASHQAI 5dr hatch AAAAB
295 34.8 21/26 1430 30.3.11 1.5 dCi 2WD
113 10.8 39.2
X-TRAIL 5dr hatch AAABC
295 27 21/30 1176 3.4.13 1.6 dCi 2WD
117 11.2 39.7
370Z 2dr coup AAAAC
370Z
155 5.4 12.8
GT-R 2dr coup AAAAB
339 32.1 18/27 1975 2.2.08 Black Edition 193 3.8 8.5
118 24.7 39/42 900

2 5dr hatch AAAAC


1.5 Skyv-G SE 114 10.4 38.0 7.0 20.2
3 5dr hatch AAAAC
2.2 SE-L
130 9.0 26.6 9.1 9.9
5 5dr MPV AAACC
1.6D Sport
111 12.5 13.4 11.1
6 4dr saloon/5dr
a e AAAAC
2.2 Sport Nav 139 7.9 21.2 7.1 7.9
CX-5 5dr hatch AAABC
2.2 Sport Nav 126 9.4 28.0 9.1 9.7
MX-5 2dr convertible AAAAC
2.0 Sport
130 7.1 20.8 7.2 11.1

11.4 7.3 2.8 107 207 8.76 320Wh/m 1545 27.4.11

89

3.0 148
2.9 113
2.7 173
2.3 148
2.8 158

MCLAREN

650S 2dr coup/roadster AAAAB


3.8 V8 Spider 204 3.2 6.3 2.2 5.9 2.5 641
P1 2dr coup AAAAA
P1
217 2.8 5.2 2.2 6.0 2.3 903 664 36.0 19.6/

7.5.14

MERCEDES-BENZ

A-CLASS 5dr hatch AAABC


A200CDI Sport 130 8.9 28.3 9.0 10.1 2.5 134 221 37.1
A45AMG
168 4.2 11.5 4.3 4.5 2.8 355 322 38.1
B-CLASS 5dr MPV AAABC
B200 CDI Sport130 9.4 28.8 9.6 11.9 2.7 134 221 37.8
C63 AMG Black 186 4.0 9.2 3.3 7.5 2.66 510 457 37.2
C-CLASS 4dr AAAAC
C220 Bluetec 145 8.1 22.9 8.1 11.7 2.8 168 295 42.4
CLA 4dr coup AAACC
220 CDI Sport 143 8.3 23.1 8.0 4.8 2.9 168 258 37.3
SLK 2dr cc AAACC
SLK 200
149 7.5 18.9 7.0 9.9 2.8 181 184 31.3
E-CLASS 4dr saloon/5dr
a e/2dr convertible AAAAC
E250 CDI auto 149 7.7 20.3 7.4 *4.4 2.9 201 367 34.8
E350 CDI estate149 6.9 19.2 6.9 *4.0 2.9 228 398 38.9
E250 CGI cab 155 7.4 19.6 7.5 4.5 2.4 201 229 30.0
CLS 4dr coup/5dr
a e AAAAC
350 BlueEff. 155 6.5 16.0 5.7 *3.3 2.5 302 273 37.6
350CDI SBrake 155 7.0 18.5 6.4 *3.8 2.9 261 457 39.6
S-CLASS 4dr saloon/2dr c
AAAAA
S350 Bluetec 155 7.3 19.0 6.8 *3.9 2.7 255 457 45.6
S63 AMG coup 155 4.5 9.6 3.4 6.8 2.7 577 664 42.8
GLA 5dr 4x4 AAABC
220 CDI SE
134 8.1 23.8 7.8 4.7 2.65 168 258 36.4
M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
ML250
130 8.8 28.4 9.3 11.0 2.9 201 368 36.2
GL 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
GL350 AMG Spt 137 8.3 24.8 8.2 5.0* 2.6 255 457 37.7
SL 2dr convertible AAAAC
SL500
155 4.3 9.9 3.6 6.5 2.7 429 516 39.6
SL63 AMG
155 4.6 10.4 3.8 8.7 2.5 518 465 34.3
SL65 Black 200 4.2 8.5 3.0 6.0 2.5 661 737 37.4

48/58 1475 7.11.12


27/37 1555 14.8.13
20/52 1495
15/25 1775

29.2.12
5.9.12

41/51 1700

23.7.14

44/54 1525

26.6.13

30/41 1485

27.7.11

36/42 1780 24.6.09


29/36 1995 17.2.10
26/36 1745 14.4.10
29/38 1775
36/43 1980

13.4.11
9.1.13

34/44 1975 16.10.13


22/25 2070 3.12.14
40/48 1535

14.5.14

38/41 2310

2.5.12

28/33 2455

24.7.13

10/24 1815
17/21 2000
16/22 1880

8.8.12
7.5.08
8.4.09

MG

3 5dr hatch AAABC


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
6 5dr hatch AACCC
1.8 T
120 8.8 25.8 9.2 11 2.8 158 159 28 29/37 1525 11.5.11

MINI

MINI 3dr hatch AAAAB


Cooper S
146 6.9 17.1 5.9 6.7
JCW GP
150 6.6 14.9 5.2 5.6
COUNTRYMAN 5dr hatch AAABC
Cooper D All4 115 11.1 - 11.5 16.1
COUP 2dr coup AAABC
JCW
149 7.2 17.0 6.0 6.0
ROADSTER 2dr convertible AAABC
Cooper S
141 8.1 19.9 7.3 8.0

2.5 189 221 26.4 35/54 1235


2.4 215 192 23.6 34/45 1160

2.4.14
20.2.13

2.6 110

29.9.10

199 34.8 39/43 1475

2.8 208 207 23.9 33/46 1230 26.10.11


2.5 182 177 23.7 33/45 1260

MITSUBISHI

9.5.12

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

50-70mph

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

25.0 3.0 67

66 22.4 54/57 835

25.3.15

8.9 2.57 118 236 35.1 57/67 1290 30.10.13


15.5

118

115 24.3 49/47 1075

29.4.15

MODEL S 5dr hatch AAAAB


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

11.9.13

TESLA

14.5 9.1 2.9 81 87 21.2 41/45 1080 18.7.12 TOYOTA


5.8 6.7 2.9 205 221 25.6 41/42 1160 11.2.15 iQ 3dr hatch AAAAC
1.0 iq2 3dr
93 13.6 15.1 25.4 3.3 67 67 21.9 35/44 915
10.4 13.9 3.0 114 199 38.5 48/59 1395 15.1.14 AYGO 5dr hatchback AAABC
1.0 VVTi
99 13.9 15.2 24.1 3.0 68 70 22.5 49/63 900
9.7 5.8 2.57 161 255 32.3 32/46 1680 25.5.11 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
11.5 11.8 3.2 114 199 32.7 49/59 1180 19.6.13 VERSO-S 5dr hatchback AAACC
1.3 T Spirit
106 12.1 38.5 11.7 19.2 2.9 98 92 21.7 39/48 1125
9.1 9.5 2.1 148 251 32.2 44/50 1580 11.11.09 GT86 3dr coup AAAAA
8.9 8.6 2.6 161+36221+14832.7 41/49 1790 25.1.12 2.0 manual
140 7.4 18.8 6.8 10.6 2.6 197 151 23.5 30/45 1235
AURIS 3/5dr hatch AAACC
13.2 9.8 3.1 107 192 28.1 20/48 1547 27.1.10 1.6 T Spirit
117 9.9 30.7 9.4 13.4 2.7 122 116 20.0 30/37 1275
PRIUS 5dr hatch AAAAC
5.5 5.8 3.0 266 243 24.2 36/44 1355 12.2.14 T Spirit
112 10.9 35.0 10.9 *6.6 2.9 98+80 105+153 48/56 1415
RAV4 5dr 4x4 AAABC
PORSCHE
D-4D 140 XT3 111 10.3 38.0 10.9 12.5 3.2 134 228 32/42 1639
BOXSTER 2dr convertible AAAAB
LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
S 3.4
172 4.7 11.4 4.2 14.2 2.9 311 266 40.3 25/32 1420 27.6.12 4.5 D-4D
130 8.6 27.5 9.1 *5.4 3.0 282 479 40.3 18/20 2880
CAYMAN 3dr coup AAAAA
2.7
165 5.9 13.6 5.1 8.2 2.7 271 214 23.9 29/34 1385 24.4.13 VAUXHALL
911 2dr coup AAAAB
ADAM 5dr hatch AAACC
Carrera
180 4.8 10.8 3.8 11.7 2.3 345 288 32.8 21/35 1445 7.3.12 1.2JamecoFLEX 103 14.3 15.3 20.8 2.8 68 85 21.8 39/45 1086
Turbo S
197 3.0 7.1 2.6 6.8 2.6 552 553 37.9 20/31 1605 8.1.14 AGILA 5dr hatch AAABC
Targa
182 4.3 9.8 3.6 15.0 2.4 394 325 37.9 21/29 1578 18.6.14 1.0i Club
98 14.5 16.1 23.0 2.9 64 68 20.6 44/57 1035
918 SPYDER 2dr coup AAAAA
CORSA 3/ 5dr AAAAC
4.6 V8
214 2.6 5.3 1.9 2.2 2.3 874 944 41.2 28/44 1740 22.10.14 1.6 VXR
136 6.7 16.8 5.6 7.2 2.6 189 192 23.7 28/35 1255
PANAMERA 5dr hatch AAABC
NEW CORSA 3/ 5dr AAABC
4.8 Turbo
188 4.0 9.2 3.4 13.5 2.5 493 567 45.0 20/28 2045 20.9.09 1.4T SRi VX-Line 115 11.7 45.1 12.1 15.3 2.9 99 148 34.8 37/42 1176
MACAN 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
VXR
143 7.2 18.3 6.4 7.8 2.4 202 181 23.8 29/34 1280
Turbo
165 4.7 11.8 4.3 7.9 2.4 394 406 35.7 22/31 2000 4.6.14 MERIVA 5dr MPV AAABC
CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 AAABC
1.4T 140 SE
122 9.4 28.3 8.7 13.1 2.6 138 148 25.5 31/37 1465
Hybrid
150 6.0 16.6 6.0 *3.6 2.5 374 324 37.8 26/29 2315 23.6.10 ASTRA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
GTC 1.6 Turbo 137 8.8 24.3 8.2 13.4 2.7 178 170 28.3 31/38 1465
RADICAL
2.0 VXR
155 6.4 16.5 6.0 7.0 2.8 276 295 27.6 27/33 1565
SR3 SL 2dr AAAAC
INSIGNIA 5dr hatch/estate AAAAC
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 160 135 9.1 25.3 8.4 10.3 2.7 158 258 36.1 19/44 1655
ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr AAABC
RENAULT
2.0 CDTi 165 129 10.4 36.8 10.2 14.3 3.2 163 258 37.7 38/46 1805
TWINGO 5dr hatch AAABC
MOKKA Mini SUV AAABC
Dynamique
94 17.6 19.1 29.4 2.9 69 67 20.8 42/52 865 29.10.14 1.4T
118 10.0 30.6 9.4 13.7 3.0 138 148 26.1 32/40 1350
ZOE 5dr hatch AAABC
VXR8 4dr saloon AAAAB
Dynamique
84 12.3 13.9 9.1 2.9 87 162 7.8 250Wh/m 1468 31.7.13 GTS
155 4.8 10.2 3.7 7.4 2.5 577 546 34.9 18/25 1882
CLIO 5dr hatch AAAAC
0.9 TCE
113 13.4 13.9 19.1 2.8 89 100 23.8 38/47 1009 6.3.13 VOLKSWAGEN
RS 200 Turbo 143 7.4 20.9 6.9 9.1 2.8 197 177 20.8 32/37 1204 23.10.13 UP 3dr hatch AAAAC
MEGANE 3/5dr hatch AAACC
1.0 High Up
106 13.8 14.7 18.6 2.8 74 70 20.5 44/59 945
250 Cup
156 6.0 13.7 4.9 6.6 2.7 247 251 28.4 28/34 1320 13.1.10 POLO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
275 Trophy-R 158 6.4 14.0 5.0 6.4 3.1 271 266 27 26/33 1297 5.11.14 1.2 70PS SE 103 14.2 15.4 23 2.9 69 83 22.8 41/51 1075
SCENIC 5dr MPV AAAAC
1.4 TSI BlueGT 130 7.5 22.2 7.1 8.0 2.9 138 184 28.1 40/49 1212
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 3/5dr hatch AAAAB
GTI Perf. DSG 155 6.5 16.4 5.9 8.9 2.8 227 258 34.4 32/38 1402
ROLLS-ROYCE
2.0 TDI
134 9.6 27.6 8.6 11.7 2.9 148 236 37.4 44/56 1390
PHANTOM 4dr saloon AAAAC
R
155 4.8 12.0 4.3 6.5 2.9 296 280 27.1 34/29 1495
Phantom
149 6.0 14.7 5.3 *3.0 2.7 453 531 38.7 8/17 2485 2.4.03 e-Golf
87 10.5 11.0 7.0 2.7 113 199 7.6 244Wh/m1585
2dr Coup
155 6.1 15.5 5.9 *3.4 2.9 453 531 38.7 7/18 2495 27.8.08 GTE
138 7.7 18.2 6.1 7.7 2.5 201 258 7.6 44/45 1599
GHOST 4dr saloon AAAAC
GOLF CABRIOLET 2dr convertible AAABC
Ghost
155 4.9 10.6 3.9 *2.3 2.6 563 575 46.0 18/23 2450 7.7.10 1.6 TDI
117 12.2 44.6 12.8 13.2 2.7 103 184 32.6 47/57 1495
WRAITH 2dr coup AAAAB
SCIROCCO 2dr coup AAAAB
Wraith
155 4.6 10.0 4.5 *2.1 2.9 624 590 45.9 15/27 2435 21.5.14 2.0 TSI GT
144 6.7 17.0 6.1 7.9 2.7 197 207 20.6 29/39 1390
2.0 TSI R
155 6.5 13.7 4.9 5.9 2.7 261 258 26.3 28/34 1400
PASSAT 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
SEAT
IBIZA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
2.0 TDI 190 GT 144 8.7 23.6 8.1 13.1 3.2 187 295 37.9 45/52 1614
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 TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 AAABC
LEON 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
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 TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
Cupra SC 280 155 5.9 13.6 4.4 7.1 2.7 276 258 27.2 28/36 1441 26.3.14 3.0 V6 TDI SE 135 6.9 19.8 6.8 *3.9 2.7 236 406 38.5 32/37 2155
ALHAMBRA 5dr MPV AAAAC
PHAETON 5dr saloon AACCC
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 3.0 V6 TDI
147 7.9 21.8 7.2 *4.1 2.9 236 369 35.2 30/40 2220

ASX 5dr hatch AAABC


SMART
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 FORTWO 3dr hatch AAACC
OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 AAABC
Prime
96 11.2 11.4 12.3
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
PHEV GX4hs 106 10.0 30.5 9.5 6.2 3.0 200 245 44/38 1810 16.4.14 SKODA
FABIA 5dr hatch AAAAC
MORGAN
1.2 TSI 90 SE-L 113 12.6 46 12.5 15.0
PLUS 8 2dr convertible AAACC
OCTAVIA 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
4.8 V8
4.9 11.1 4.0 8.3 3.2 390 370 36.0 24/32 1230 22.8.12 1.6 TDI SE
121 11.6 43.0 12.5 13.6
3 WHEELER 2dr convertible AAAAA
SUPERB 4dr saloon AAAAC
3 Wheeler
115 8.0 29.9 7.7 5.1 3.56 80 103 21.3 30/- 520 6.6.12 2.0 TDI
128 10.3 31.5 9.8 10.4
RAPID 4dr saloon AAABC
NISSAN
1.2 TSI
114 11.3 45.5 11.5 14.2
MICRA 5dr hatch AABCC
YETI 5dr SUV AAABC
1.2 Tekna
105 11.6 12.3 18.7 3.0 79 81 22.6 45/53 1002 19.1.11 2.0 TDI 140
119 10.7 39.1 11.2 12.3
NOTE 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.2AcentaPrm 106 12.6 13.4 20.3 2.9 79 81 21.8 42/54 1036 9.10.13 SUBARU
PULSAR 5dr hatch AAACC
XV 5dr hatch AAACC
1.5dCin-tec
118 10.9 35.5 10.8 13.1 2.9 108 192 35.7 50/57 1307 12.11.14 2.0D SE
120 8.9 29.1 9.5 10.1
JUKE 5dr hatch AAABC
FORESTER 3/5dr hatch AAACC
Acenta 1.6
111 10.3 41.6 9.9 12.7 3.0 115 117 19.5 36/46 1230 3.11.10 2.0d XC
118 9.9 36.5 10.5 11.0

90 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 27 MAY 2015

0-60mph

ALTO 5dr hatch AAAAC


19.2.14 1.0 SZ3
96 11.5 12.9
SWIFT 3/5dr hatch AAABC
11.7 11.2 3.0 128 236 32.8 42/48 1550 13.8.14 1.2 SZ4
103 11.6 37.2 11.1
CELERIO 5dr hatch AAABC
4.7 9.9 2.4 326 270 30.5 26/34 1508 29.7.09 1.0 SZ4
96 12.9 14.3
SX4 S-CROSS 5dr hatch AAABC
3.6 5.3 2.5 478 434 28.1 19/28 1775 6.5.09 1.6 DDiS SZ4 111 10.0 32.6 10.1
VITARA 5dr hatch AAABC
1.6 SZ5
112 9.5 29.8 9.5

208 3/5dr hatch AAACC


109 27.9 51/55 1050 22.4.15 1.2 VTI Active 109 14.2
GTi 30th
143 6.5 16.1
280 29.7 46/60 1470 4.12.13 308 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
1.6 e-HDI 115 118 10.1 32.6
199 31.3 35/40 1555 16.2.11 508 SW estate AAAAC
2.0 HDi 163
138 9.6 28.6
309 35 44/56 1480 23.1.13 2008 Mini SUV AAABC
1.6 e-HDi
117 10.7 37.8
280 34.9 24/55 1575 13.6.12 3008 5dr hatch AAABC
Sport HDi 150 121 9.4 29.1
139 23.3 24/35 1086 3.1.06 Hybrid4
118 9.0 31.6
5008 5dr MPV AAAAC
1.6 HDi 110
114 13.0 22.0
RCZ 3dr coup AAAAC
500 35.4 18/24 1468 30.7.13 R THP 270
155 6.8 15.3

25.6.14

SUZUKI

11.1 12.9 2.9 109 192 35.0 49/56 1365

PEUGEOT

3.1

Top speed

6.0 7.2 2.5 197 184 23.8 31/39 1295 22.5.13 WRX 4dr saloon AAACC
6.0 9.0 3.2 215 207 23.9 34/35 1341 11.3.15 STI Type UK 159 5.4 13.3 5.1 9.4 2.8 296 300 27.6 23/31 1534

GRANTURISMO 2dr coup AAABC


4.2 GT
177 5.6 13.0 4.9 *2.8 2.8 400
GRANCABRIO 2dr open AAABC
4.7 V8
175 5.1 11.9 4.5 11.2 2.4 433 362 32.1 17/22 2085 14.7.10 NOBLE
GHIBLI 4dr saloon AAABC
M600 2dr coup AAAAB
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

MAZDA

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)

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

11.2.09
2.7.14
28.9.11
9.3.11
4.7.12
17.1.07
8.7.09
22.3.06
30.1.08

6.2.13
19.3.08
4.4.07
19.11.14
6.5.15
2.6.10
23.11.11
25.7.12
19.11.08
15.2.12
28.11.12
30.4.14

7.12.11
23.9.09
13.2.13
10.7.13
16.1.13
9.4.14
10.9.14
20.5.15
31.8.11
10.9.08
24.2.10
4.2.15
28.11.07
1.9.10
20.4.11

VOLVO

3.2 89

3.4 89

97 22.3 / 880

118 26.1 45/49 1109

2.7 104 184 32.3 46/56 1230


2.6 138 236 34.6 34/44 1550
2.9 84

118 26.1 40/47 1175

2.7 138 236 34.5 36/46 1545

V40 4dr hatch AAABC


4.3.15 D3 SE Lux
130 8.9 26.6
S60 4dr saloon AAAAC
D4 SE Nav
143 7.6 20.4
V60 5dr estate AAABC
21.1.15 D5 SE Lux
143 8.1 21.0
Plug-in Hybrid 134 6.1 17.2
10.4.13 Polestar
155 5.3 13.1
S80 4dr saloon AAAAC
30.7.08 3.2 SE Sport 141 8.5 21.7
V70 5dr estate AAABC
5.12.12 2.4 D5
138 8.9 24.1
XC60 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
7.10.09 D5 SE Lux
118 9.5 30.5

8.7 10.2 2.8 148 258 36.5 46/52 1545 15.8.12


6.9 9.2 3.0 179 295 39.4 46/59 1580

5.3.14

7.1 8.2 2.7 202 310 39.2 32/48 1700 8.12.10


5.5 3.2 2.6 279 382 34.3 44/49 1955 1.5.13
4.6 9.0 2.6 345 369 34.8 26/32 1834 15.10.14
7.7 *4.6 3.0 235 236 33.3 22/26 1615 18.10.06
8.2 9.8 2.8 182 295 35.6 32/39 1835

22.8.07

9.5 *5.8 2.9 182 295 33.6 17/36 1930 26.11.08

WESTFIELD

SPORT TURBO 3dr hatch AAABC


2.7 145 258 34.7 39/51 1465 21.3.12 ST3 UK200
142 4.6 12.6 6.9 4.7 3.1 201 185 22.7 25/ 650
2.9 145 258 33.0 41/49 1540

5.6.13

3.10.12

MARKETPLACE
ASTON MARTIN SPECIALISTS

TRINITY ENGINEERING
www.trinityaston.co.uk

Contact: Tim Butcher


Tel: 01932 862 040
Fax: 01932 868 747
Email: tim@trinityaston.co.uk
Address: Bramley Hedge Farm,
Redhill Rd, Cobham,
Surrey, KTII IEQ

Classic and modern in perfect harmony...


Trinity Engineering has a well established reputation for superb engineering and attention to detail
at affordable prices on the older range of Aston Martins from 1950 onwards, and we now give this
same level of service to modern Aston Martin Vanquish, DB9, V8 & V12 Vantage and DBS owners.
Service Diagnostics Parts Repair
Maintaining the future with traditional engineering...

KEY GARAGEVAC POINTS


2

5
4

Class leading cleaning perfomance

Strong, adjustable length aluminium wand with wall clip

40 / 12m stretch hose coils down to 8 / 2.4m and wraps around unit

Extra tough polycarbonate body and tool holder

7 specialist tools, including soft pile brush for dashboard and leather

INSTANT CLEANING POWER


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and dragging the household vacuum out onto the drive!

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CHerisHed numbers

CHER15HED NUMBER5
01675 481 791
Personalised registration numbers

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ACE 1S

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HRC 199

NAT 486

RAZ 1000

W411 UCY

VX11 ALL

100 DOG

P17 HXX

NEA 103

W31 RMW

742 UHK
R95 UTH

BDU 1

G3 DOY

J40 JKS

W123 NEV

1 RTN

W10 BEN

A1 EGE

S11 JLW

S6 NJA

SHW 300

UKE 1

BEX 1X

EL 12

K145 JMB

N33 NYK

E11 SKE

209 VC

BND 900

MU57 ENG

T8 JWN

1 OC

F14 SPD

B1 VMS

V2 BUC

FIL 8

KJW 100

L10 OJO

ST 7339

AU10 WAY

7 CDF

Y81 GGS

M155 LFM

OOM 1

SVC 1

WOT 1E

F1 CDF

111 GJ

H6 LOU

PAU 180Y

T6 TEU

WYN 298

X10 CHL

GR 9917

V12 MKE

PCY 1

111 TK

S3 XSL

1 CLR

X6 HAB

X666 MRS

PJR 6

TNR 1

M155 YPX

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2I3 EMM .................2,800
EMW 520................2,500
I0 EN .....................13,000
G7 ENG ..................2,800
EP 3582..................2,500
ERR IK ..................12,000
F
I9 F ........................44,500
LA55 FAT ...............4,500
S2 FCS ...................... 850
RI2 FCS ..................... 650
FDZ 483.....................900
FP 23 ......................9,500
R555 FRY............... 1,000
G
I7 G ....................... 47,500
550 G .................... 11,000
GAC 88I..................3,000
4 GAK .....................8,000
GE 4768..................2,600
I GFX.......................8,500
I GGX ......................9,500
III GJ........................9,700
SI0 GMX .....................150
GNL 74....................4,000
G2 UMP..................2,400

OOO9 GUY............ 1,800


H
H 6...................... 260,000
850 H ......................9,000
93 HB ......................8,500
38 HGB...................5,800
R9 HJH ................... 1,200
HJR IN .................... 1,300
56 HM ................... 11,000
II HNS .....................5,000
R8 HRD .................. 1,200
HSK 288 ................. 1,200
HX I ....................... 47,000
HXN 2 .....................4,000
HY13 RED .............. 1,200
J
RI00 JAG ................5,500
JAY 3R ....................6,500
II JCD ......................6,500
6 JCK ......................9,000
I JDJ ......................23,995
II JDJ.......................3,500
HI JDJ ..................... 1,995
WI8 JEM ................. 1,300
JFB 502 ..................3,300
624 JGC ................. 1,495
JGL 289 .................. 1,400
6000 JR ..................4,500
24 JT .....................10,000
550 JT.....................6,500
JYL 2W ................... 2,100
K
26 K.......................22,000
KAT 6V....................4,500
KCT 96I...................2,000
DI KDJ .................... 1,200
I5 KF .....................15,000
KH 9064 .................2,800

KH 2842..................2,500
660 KO....................4,800
I0 KSD ....................3,500
I KX .......................70,000
L
1000 L .....................9,500
LI4 RDD .................. 1,400
I LBO..................... 14,500
K6 LEE....................5,000
F47 LEO .................2,500
8 LJS.......................8,800
LOS 9.................... 11,500
CC02 LOT .................500
222 LR .................... 7,800
69 LT ....................... 7,000
L2 LTY ....................... 950
92 LW......................8,200
LXS 40 ....................2,600
M
92 M ......................30,000
Y200 MAX .............. 1,600
MBA 80...................5,800
II MCF .....................8,500
MDS I7.................... 7,000
V9 MDT................... 1,200
MEL 999 .................5,000
MG 4 .....................45,000
6 MG .....................35,000
V8 MGB ..................3,500
5 MGL ..................... 7,500
X7 MHB ..................... 950
MHS I23..................5,600
WI MLW .................. 1,995
866 MMB ................3,000
MI0 SES .................3,800
E83 MUW ..................800
N
CII NAK................... 1,300

S330 NCK ................. 700


T444 NDV..................600
NFG 20 ...................2,800
II NMS .....................5,000
HI NFO.................... 1,000
R6 NOW .................2,000
84 NT ...................... 7,500
70 NXN ................... 1,900
O
O 49 ......................55,000
OAK 7I5 ..................5,500
OCT 546.................2,000
7 OF ......................23,000
I6 OG ......................8,800
30 OJ ......................8,000
OOO IX ...................8,800
E5 OOO..................5,500
F2 OOO ..................5,500
Y7 OSH .................. 1,800
I OTO ....................22,000
P
P I00......................65,000
PAM I32Y ............... 1,200
PAT 228 ..................6,500
PBP 735 ................. 1,200
P6 PBR ................... 1,000
PHC 7 .....................6,800
PI5 ASO.................. 1,800
PIL 2003 ....................800
7584 PJ................... 1,800
I0 PJA...................... 7,000
X5 PNE ................... 1,600
POI3 SCH............... 1,300
X6 PPD ......................600
I996 PS...................5,500
PSX 888 .................2,000
R
R 3...................... 260,000
RAG 535.................2,600

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7 RBR .....................5,500
B3 RCC .................. 1,000
RCM 684 ................2,000
CI7 RDS .................2,300
J30 REP ................. 1,300
P99 REY....................600
RGC 943 ................ 1,800
RHA 77 ...................5,000
RJG I8.....................6,500
I9 RMS....................8,500
P90 RNR ................... 700
777 ROY.................5,800
RRK 2 .....................6,800
RSB 6 ...................28,000
RUS 463 ................. 7,500
C7 RWG ................. 1,800
S
8I8 SB .....................8,800
SCOIT...................19,500
SHE 4C................... 1,000
SI9HTN.................13,500
22 SMR...................5,800
2 SON ...................95,000
50UND..................50,000
I0 SRC ....................5,000
SRE I.....................25,500
5 SRR .....................9,500
STH II.................... 11,000
RM55 SUE ................ 850
SV 5939................. 1,200
T
6T ....................... 265,000
58 T ....................... 14,500
98 TL.......................6,000
TRI3 MPH...............5,500
T234 CLE ............... 2,750
TSE 6 ......................6,500
U
I UEE.......................8,500

M66 UFC ................ 1,800


7 UNO.....................4,500
V
LR03 VER .............. 1,500
K333 VET ..................900
P2I VGB.................. 1,200
7 VJX.......................3,800
VSN I.....................28,000
VVC 2 ...................10,000
W
925 W .....................8,000
WCI3 OXR.............. 1,200
W3I KER.................2,800
WGS 37S................ 1,500
WIA 9 ......................3,800
WWK 92 .................5,600
X
28 X.......................18,800
333 X ....................15,000
700 X.....................15,500
I XAD ......................9,500
I XB .......................45,000
I XBC.....................15,500
I XD .......................55,000
I XJM.....................10,000
XJR II0T..................3,300
XK5I THH ............... 1,000
4 XX ......................30,000
XXX 4.................... 19,000
XXX IG....................9,800
Y
I2 Y ........................39,500
I4 Y ........................35,500
YLJ 662 ..................2,500
YSX 88....................... 200
I YTA .......................8,500
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80 ACL
8 ACN
I960 AE
5 AEG
6 AEP
AFA 9
I AFL
I AFO
I AFR
I985 AG
9 AHH
I0 AHS
I AHV
I970 AL
ALM 52
III ALP
APJ I
23 APM
I0 APR
I8 ASD
II ASL
78 ATB
I23 ATJ
I ATW
AVS I
BAM I2
I5 BAP
I BBA
BBS 4
I986 BC
I BCC
I2 BCL
6 BCM
II BCP
I000 BD
55 BDC
BFC 96
I BFM
6 BHS
5 BJA
66 BJC

5 BJN
I BJT
BKC I
94 BL
I BLF
77 BMS
2 BN
320 BP
III BPG
9 BPM
6 BPR
BSW 88
BUN I30Y
I BV
696 BVB
5 BVL
7777 BW
5 BWM
88 CAD
30 CAG
I7 CAP
I980 CC
I CCO
66 CCP
I5 CDR
4 CEJ
3 CEK
8 CEL
CFH 93
2222 CG
6 CHD
CHG I
5555 CJ
999 CJD
I980 CK
I CKM
3 CLD
I CNA
I CNE
I CNF
CNJ I
I CNL

8 CPR
8 CRJ
75 CSN
I995 CT
888 CVR
I CWT
DAA III
I992 DB
I0 DBA
I00 DBP
5 DFP
6 DFY
3 DGK
7 DHJ
I DHV
2I DJA
I0 DKW
38 DLB
I DMA
80 DN
I00 DNT
I DOP
III DPR
77 DPW
DRG III
60 DRK
6 DSN
DTJ II
I00 DY
E 67
EA I07
3000 EB
EBM I
I EBW
I EDL
I EDU
I EEC
I EER
III EES
I EFO
I EHF
I EHJ

5 EJA
EJE I
EJM 36
3 EJN
I EK
I EKW
EN 7
EPA I
I EPN
I ERC
6 ESH
2 ESW
6 ET
I EWG
I EYC
I FAW
FBF I
I FBK
I FBL
FBS 4
FCH 8
5 FCS
I FCT
I FEK
FH I
I FHG
70 FJ
8 FJD
I FKK
8 FMT
FPR I
I FPS
I FRW
3 FSE
I FSP
I FSW
I FTK
I FUD
5 FV
I FVR
I FWJ
G 53

I970 GB
GBK I
9 GBS
4 GCA
GCD 7I
9 GCS
2222 GD
II GDB
7 GDD
GDN I
I GDO
II GEP
99 GF
3 GFP
GGM I0
GLG 84
GLS II
I23 GMS
GMY I
I GNA
I GNC
I GNH
6 GPA
57 GPJ
I4 GPR
GPS 55
I980 GW
I4 GWT
I000 HB
I HBR
HC 222
HCA I
I HCD
I HCE
I HCO
I HDD
I HDF
I HDK
HF 586
I HGR
I HHC
HHS I

I HHT
9 JPN
I LFR
HJK 3
6 JRN
I LGF
3 HJN
23 JSD
II LHG
55 HJR
I JSW
LHM 7
HLC I
9999 JT
I LJB
HLH I
I JUW
I LJN
8 HMK
JVL 83
I LJR
I HNB
9 KAD
600 LK
9 HR
3 KBG
3 LKG
4 HRG
I2 KBM
I LLC
HRW I
4 KBS
I LLF
HSD 777 I KCK
LMR I
I975 HT
I KCL
I987 LR
HVB 74
I KCN
2 LRG
I HWF
5 KCP
I LRT
97 J
I KEK
I LSF
4 JBE
KFP 2
I LSN
52 JBM
KFT I
I LTG
I7 JBS
89 KG
I LUT
9 JCE
I KGT
I LWD
5 JCT
I KHS
I LWP
I995 JD
2 KJF
I MBG
99 JDL
I KJV
6 MCJ
JDT I
KLK I
I MDO
I JEU
I KLP
MFK 3
66 JFR
I KMW MGD 200
8877 JG
KN I
40 MGF
8 JGL
I KNL
MGM III
45 JGP
I KNR
MHF 7I
JGS I
I KRH
I00 MJA
JHC I6 I985 KS I4 MJE
I JHV
I KVT
7 MKD
I JHY
KY II
440 ML
I JJA
I LAR
I MLE
I4 JJJ
6 LBC MMG 78
III JJT
4 LBG MND 74
77 JKS
I LBN
I2 MPM
JL 2222
I LBT
I6 MRJ
74 JMJ
LBW I MRW 67
JN 4
I960 LC
I MVH
8 JND
I LCT
I MVS
I962 JO
I LDD
II MWF

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ABB 8I5S
Abbiss BUR 2R
Eddison LAII RDS
Butter EDI5 SON
ADA 4N
Adan BII7 TER
Edgars LAM 85Y
Byrd EDG 42S
ADE I3X
Adele BYR 2D
Elaina LAN IIIE
AGA 77A
Agata BYW 473R Bywater ELA IIIA
Elcock LAN 670N
Callard ELC 606K
AGN 35E
Agnese C4II ARD
Ellena LAS IIE
Camber ELL 3IIA
AII4 MED
Ahamed CAM 83R
Elves LAT IIN
Camelia ELV 9S
AI77 KEN
Aitken CAM 3IIA
Emsley LAW I3Y
Carl EMS I33Y
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ALE 6C
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Essex L38 VER
Carre ESS 6X
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ALP 33R
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Ames C42 RON
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Farrah LEO IIE
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Celine FAT IIH
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Anslow CEL IIIE
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42 FAN
Arfan CER 27S
Ferenc LOR 444A
Clarice FER 3IIC
ARM 333S
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Ferry YE5I OVC
Clark FER I2Y
AST 7IIL
Astill CLA 42K
Finbar LUC 6A
Cloake FIII BAR
ATT IIIA
Attia CI0 AKE
Fone LUT 770N
Cogger FON IIE
A77 LEE
Attlee COG 663R
Fossey LUV IIE
Collison FOS 553Y
AYD 33N
Ayden COL I50N
Franck LYN 4S
Cook F24 NCK
AYR 3E
Ayre LEE 600K
Galina LYN 37E
Coote GAL IIIA
BAB IT
Bab COO 7E
Gantry MAC I3J
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Badham COP 3E
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BAL 7IC
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Coyle G37 HYN
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Barker 60 YLE
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BAR 2R
Barr CI2 ABB
Gulay MAM IIA
Craft GUL 44Y
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Curl HAL IIE
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B32 THA
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BLO 473R
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80 DDY
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Jethro MOR 20W
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3 OSE
Bose DEZ I234
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Doc JEY 3S
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Jonker MOS 550P
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BOW I33R
Bowler DOG ID
MOX IIE
JUD
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Judge
Dolina
BOW 73R
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Donald JUR IS
BOY 3R
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BRA 555S
Brass DOR 4A
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Dore K420 LYN
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Bray DOR 2E
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82 OOM
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I NCJ
I NDG
5 NDP
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I NEG
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I NEU
NEZ I
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NFP 4
NGM I
2 NLA
32I NLD
5 NLS
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9 NPR
NRL I
NS I
I NSE
54 NSM
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OSJ I
I PBH
I990 PC
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PCG 50
66 PDA
PDD 55
I0 PDG
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I978 PF
4 PFA
PGL I2
I PHF
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PMT I
I PNL
I PPN
I PPT
PPW 3
PR I
I2 PRG
I4 PRM
PRP 22
70 PRS
3 PSK
PSM I00
PTB I
PTD I
I PTK
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PVG I
5 PWA
60 PWL
2 PWY
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3 RCJ
RCT 45
7 RDA
RDG I
RDL I8
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745 RE
5 REP
I RFF
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RGL 7
I RGO
9 RHC
II RHO
RJ 9659

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I RKW
I975 RL
66 RLJ
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3333 RM
70 RMS
5 RNC
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RPD I
I RPO
RPW I4
I995 RR
RS 2
I9 RSG
RTP 4
RWR I
6 RWT
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SDL 95
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SFT 3
II SGP
SHB II
5 SHC
SHJ 55
8 SJE
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SL 574
44 SMJ
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I SMU
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SNS 6

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206 SP
VJW I
II SPT
II VMS
I9 SRG
VMT I
III SRJ
I VPF
SRS 777
VSB I
I985 ST
I VSC
9 STM
6 VSH
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WCB 4
5 TBR
WCC 5
I TCP
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TDB 97
I WCJ
TDS 6
I WCW
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WDB 40
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WFD I
I TFF
WFP 9
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THW I
I WFT
TJJ I
I WJA
85 TK
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TKS 3
I WKA
I TNC
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60 WP
TNJ I
WRR I
4 TPR
48 WS
I970 TT
IIII WT
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I WUG
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Osborn SPE I2S
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Steed
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Pamala STE 3D
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Panna S7 OKE
Stout
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Pascale 57 OUT
Straker
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Passey S724 KER
Stuart
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Patrik STU 427T
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Peach SUM IIIT
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Petrov SUS 553X
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Raheela T34 GER
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Ranjan T323 SSA
Thain
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Raoul THA 4IN
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Raul TII3 LMA
Thrush
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Roast TII6 KER
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ROB 327T
Robert TII2 NER
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53 AA
487 AAA
592 AAE
AAN 2G
AAR 17N
48 BA
ABB 5S
A836 GAL
A858 GAL
A880 GAL
A879 GAL
804 ABK
24 BLE
ABO 77T
AB07 TTS
AB07 TTT
477 ABU
ABW 308C
ACC 997A
ACC 967A
ACC 968A
ACC 995A
ACE 129B
98 ACJ
ACR 76V
KAC 70N
LAC 70N
AAC 70N
ADD 874
ADM 75W
ADY 110D
ADY 333V
ADY 586D
ADY 32V
ADY 456D
AEC 486
AEH 89C
AES 163T
AEW 994A
AFG 652S
AFG 701S
302 AFW
AGO 751
AGS 323D
1338 AH
843 AJB
AJM 884A
AJN 555K
24 L
HAL 4N
444 LAN
JOA 14N
444 LAN
RAL 41N
ALC 834A
808 ALF
A11 COT
DAL 107T
ALM 274B
799 ALX
PAM 11D
AMJ 378F
AMJ 40L
AMJ 377F
AMO 375A
ANG 611S
ANN 816H
ANN 934H
2 ANN
ANN 797H
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ANP 264A
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ANT 237A
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ANV 71A
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6989 AP
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APP 13S
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ARA 71A
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A5 FAD
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741 ATD
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AUJ 677A
788 AWA
AWF 732
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BAA 795
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G84 CON
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6 BAG
9 BAG
BAG 876S
BAG 817S
BAG 913S
BAH 81W
BAH 77T
841 NES
B4 LER
K8 ANK
B4 NEY
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BAR 121K
BAR 121N
BAR 123T
BAR 71N
BAR 77N
B4 SET
BBA 53Y
BAS 11L
EBA 570N
BBA 570N
8 ATY
YBA 73S
8 ATY
BBC 929B
200 BBD
BBK 69
BBR 564
74 BCE
555 BCJ
296 BCJ
82 BCJ

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49 BDL
BEA 57T
BEA 7T
B6 ATY
BEA 570N
BEA 1T
9 BEE
BEG 367
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BEN 7T
B3 REL
E78 ERY
F83 RRY
TBE 57T
EDB 35T
BET 228
BEZ 84
BF 4210
569 BFM
BG 6372
BGF 2H
BGR 36
BHA 77T
BIG 655
B16 TUM
BIG 54
B16 GER
BIG 59
BIG 8115
BIG 8411
BIG 8115
81 MBO
TOP 131N
A81 RKE
B15 CHO
ARB 150N
913 BKE
BKN 2T
BKU 452B
E81 AKE
KBL 41N
B115 ETT
BLO 77S
544 BLO
BNG 23
830 BNG
BNH 85E
BNH 63E
BNR 8Y
BOB 805S
562 BOB
BOC 74A
BOC 862A
BOD 56Y
BOE 74A
BOL 77S
BOL 701V
751 BOL
BOL 7T
BON 533R
BOO 85T
BOO 856X
BOO8 53X
ROT 80S
SHE 80S
VET 805S
MFC 805S
SBO 55Y
TBO 5S
REE 805S
SHT 805S
PEE 805S
FAB 805S
POW 805S
USA 805S
BOB 805S
TAN 805S
CAB 805S
D80 WES
WWW 80X
WAC 180X
LON 680X
FUM 80Y
7334 BP
3722 BP
3108 BP
BPM 927
BPR 654A
BPR 657A
BPR 655A
674 BPW
957 BPW
BRA 99
BRA 7T
BRA 17T
BRA 77T
BRA 991T
BRE 70T
BRE 78Y
BRE 35Y
BRE 77J
BRE 223Y
BRE 770T
BRE 771Y
ABR 199S
FBR 199S
BBR 166S
GBR 166S
EBR 199S
GBR 150N
11 BRS
BRU 3L
BRY 417T
CBR 750N
B168 RYN
BSL 559
BSS 199M
BTM 92L
BTP 7B
368 BTP
321 BTT
31 BTW
BUC 223H
A18 UNK
TBU 12R
K13 URN
SBU 12R
B1 JST
BBU 7T
EBU 7T
CBU 7T
JBU 770N
HBU 770N
PBU 7S
ABU 7T
BVG 560E
63 BVT
563 BWD
BYE 51T
5 BYL

C 178
CAB 50N
CAB 574R
CAB 805S
HU11 CAB
CAC 53Y

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CAE 110S
C411 LOW
CAL 110W
XCA 10W
WCA 10W
C4 LEL
BCA 10W
C4 NES
S CA12R
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CAR 18F
CAR 185T
CAR 773R
C12 RON
PCA 123Y
C412 ONS
V8 OAR
BCA 120L
CAR 70N
C4 REN
DCA 120L
CAR 104T
CAS 946A
CAS 11W
RCA 53Y
CAS 641A
CAS 650A
CAS 638A
CAS 677A
CAS 983A
CAS 966A
CAS 579A
CAS 864A
CAS 590A
CAS 808A
UCA 551D
CAS 952A
C47 ONS
CAV 380Y
CAZ 235
CBU 173B
708 CBC
542 CBK
353 CBK
567 CBM
CBW 32V
401 CCE
536 CCE
CCE 127
674 CCE
7996 CD
CEY 189W
CEY 63W
CEY 64W
208 CFC
CG 6774
RCH 45M
CHA 210T
RCH 44M
RCH 41M
RCH 34M
RCH 33M
CHO 74L
C11 OKA
CHU 88Y
CIL 6575
CIL 7601
CJE 785
927 CJF
545 CJO
414 CKN
CKP 478
CKT 26
CCL 45S
TCL 41R
WCL 45S
RCL 41R
C112 VES
CLU 88S
576 CNN
CNU 59H
COA 57S
COA 77S
CON 4V
CON 311V
COO 165T
COO 180X
333 COP
COR 541R
COV 311S
COW 13S
976 COX
COX 792C
COX 31V
COX 576V
CPA 107T
714 CPC
CPE 76
CRA 16L
CRA 138L
CRE 3T
CRE 4T
CRE 45T
CRE 59Y
CRK 8H
CS 2374
CST 89A
CST 129A
CTT 140
CTV 565K
819 CUB
CUP 5S
CUT 53T
CUT 963K
CV 9731
224 CVA
CVG 799F
17 CVJ
CYB 46
CYN 119C
CYN 700

DAC 564J
214 DAE
DAH 21T
A99 DAL
E290 DAN
E859 DAN
OAN 13L
A227 DAN
OAN 16L
DAN 36H
DAR 7S
DAR 12T
OAS 70R
DAS 188
D4 SSU
DAS 189
DAT 267
DAV 15F
DAV 135N
DAV 135V
DAV 3N
DAV 15L
DAV 135D
DAW 17T

529 DAY
DBJ 49
477 DBM
DBR 23S
DCZ 9
DCK 241B
DCK 238B
DCK 59B
DCK 94B
DCK 92B
DCK 75B
DCK 231B
DCM 94Y
7479 DD
2522 DD
DDE 96P
DDE 99P
DDE 98P
DEB 501V
DEE 3L
DEE 41L
DEE 99X
DEE 585L
M9 DEL
DEL 5S
DEL 128Y
M9 DEL
DEL 661T
DEM 953Y
DES 1N
DEV 3Y
9074 DF
8422 DF
2986 DF
46 DFC
4016 DG
D34 BLO
DIL 6646
DIL 4802
DIL 8858
DJI 7757
DJK 77E
DJN 174C
4859 DK
947 DK
639 DKH
DM 6144
DN 3754
DNG 34
192 DNR
DOD 580Y
DOM 41V
DOM 513K
L36 DOM
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DON 39V
DON 875V
DON 63V
DON 42V
DOR 668
454 DOR
DOU 6K
DOV 688
DOW 17S
5469 DP
132 DRB
DRE 5S
DRE 64N
676 DRK
DRR 520B
DRR 517B
DRR 504B
DRS 218D
DRS 262K
DRS 235L
DRS 761A
DRS 759A
DRS 260J
DSJ 852
DSM 73X
DSN 23K
8908 DT
DT 9695
872 DTP
426 DTP
DUG 237Y
DUG 528C
DUG 425K
DUG 55S
DUJ 608B
45 DVB
DYL 101V
DYW 15

XEA 7X
EAN 11V
F8 EAN
F7 EAN
F9 EAN
F6 EAN
EAN 11S
JEA 501V
E17 VES
EAZ 7
153 EBK
148 ECD
9 ECD
667 ECD
ECJ 99
EDD 11T
EDD 17T
EDD 13Y
B16 EDD
EDD 51T
EDD 171T
EDE 86R
EDE 87R
E6 ENS
EDE 89R
EDE 95R
EE 9471
EFC 308A
EFC 355A
405 EFH
4 EFJ
509 EHA
EHJ 904H
EHJ 859P
EHJ 915P
EKA 750
5607 EL
EL 67
8127 EL
LEL 150N
SEL 150N
ELL 4Y
LEL 107T
ELL 187T
ELL 152J
SEL 50N
ELW 15Y
ELY 107T
EMA 635S
EMA 628F
EMA 46X
EMA 53X
EMA 65K
EMA 317X

EMA 847F
EMD 57B
ENR 38
90 ENR
EPD 59V
EPM 48V
ERE 3N
ERG 73
ESE 536
EST 116D
E551 TON
EST 87D
1306 ET
8361 ET
ETA 18
EUI 20
EVE 383
EVG 550H
EVG 510H
EVN 202L
EVN 258L
EVO 7V
W5 EVO
32 EWD
7 EYL

FAB 110S
FAB 59S
92 FAB
FAB 118S
F46 ANS
FAJ 53L
FAJ 63L
FAJ 56L
FAJ 51L
5 FAJ
FAK 13Y
FAR 7Y
TFA 12R
FAS 77T
FAC 80Y
FAT 138Y
FAT 80Y
FAX 11V
FBK 825
FBR 83
533 FCG
FCR 888
62 FCY
9229 FD
TFE 4R
F36 ANS
HFE 1N
FLE 517Y
FFB 811
FIB 539
FIL 65
FLA 91T
91 FLA
FLA 66S
645 FLD
FLE 33T
86 FLF
3588 FM
8179 FM
1263 FM
2641 FN
7553 FN
FNA 97C
FNA 91C
FNA 92C
FO 6482
FOB 813L
FON 6L
AFO 12D
FOS 733R
572 FOT
FOW 153X
FOX 701V
FOX 6S
3 FOY
FPA 22
7 FPP
FRO 57T
FRO 661T
FRO 664T
FRO 64T
FRY 39V
FRY 5V
FRY 5S
FUG 3Y
SFU 110N
FUR 70N
FUR 12Y
FUR 3Y
FUR 9Y
FVG 560J
FVL 177M
FWE 65H
FYJ 777

LSG 41N
64 LS
GAL 73N
GAM 811N
GAR 189L
GAR 501N
GAR 1D
G4 ROT
GAR 1X
GAR 140Y
GAR 16N
T6 ASK
TPG 4S
GAT 3N
G4 VEN
GBF 82
GCN 254
693 GCR
GDE 444W
GEF 340V
GEJ 20
GEL 653L
6 ENS
GEN 77S
GEP 21
63 RRY
166 ERY
GER 1A
GEY 705E
68 GFR
GGL 273
61 ANT
GIL 15
GJI 4728
GJY 401
GKC 50
GKK 7V
GL 5918
GLA 231T
H161 ENN
GM 6585
986 GMF
GNJ 63
GNR 74
GOB 5W
GOB 81L

GOB 58N
OOO 560D
GOL 81N
GOL 50N
NGO 1D
GOO 1E
GOR 84N
GOR 3Y
GOV 88W
GOW 9N
999 GP
8 GPR
8 GR
GRA 758N
GRA 990N
GRA 78N
GRA 318V
GRA 70N
GRA 713V
GRA 790V
GRA 290V
GGR 33N
GRE 694K
HGR 33N
GRE 16K
GRE 50N
GRE 610N
GRE 950N
GRE 33N
GRE 169N
ERE 3N
GRE 1N
GRE 609N
83 GRE
6 RUB
GRY 565N
GS 2128
GSG 86
GSK 337
GSK 779
GSL 734
76 GTG
GUI 1
T900 GUN
GUN 58N
GUR 111T
GUS 74R
6 UV
GVG 909K
T8 GYM
73 GYM

3207 HA
HAB 18J
HAB 40J
HAB 18N
HAB 40S
HAB 86N
HAB 84S
HAG 3E
HAH 11V
HAH 460T
478 HAJ
HAL 550N
HAL 4N
HAL 58N
H417 SEN
J114 NDS
HAN 56N
HAN 120W
APY 64A
HAP 3N
HAR 799N
WHA 121S
HAR 7T
HAR 13L
HRT 50N
HAR 81Y
VHA 121S
HAR 153N
HAR 19Y
H4 TAC
GHA 770N
HAT 58N
HAW 50N
A537 HAY
415 HBC
851 HBC
HBF 406
HC 7831
HCT 58
MHE 4P
KHE 4P
HED 63N
HEG 50N
HEL 317V
HEL 317S
HEL 31V
HEL 41V
HEN 71N
HEN 570N
HEN 70N
HES 46
HES 70N
HEW 177W
HEW 377S
HEX 3N
98 HFK
38 HGG
AAH 188S
ADH 188S
S111 CKS
HIL 157
906 HJF
200 HKJ
242 HKL
HL 8674
146 HLU
HN 5141
HNJ 53T
HNM 5
HO 1234
HOB 135N
HOB 850N
HOB 85L
HOB 85H
JHO 850N
HOD 635N
T33 HOG
HOL 78N
HOL 73N
HOL 70N
HOL 7W
HOO 50N
HOO 531N
HOR 53N
HOR 733N
HOR 702N
HOR 701N
F110 RNE
HOR 58N
HOT 70N
448 HOV
HOV 154W
9287 HP
8927 HP
HRT 81
928 HTW

SHU 88S
HUB 42D
HUG 637S
HUG 35N
HUG 637T
HUI 19
HUM 33R
HUM 813S
HUN 7N
HUN 71N
HUP 1N
HUR 16Y
HUR 7Y
HUR 57V
144 HUR
HUR 57T
HUT 76N
WHU 770N
CHU 770N
HUT 10V
HUT 701N
HUT 71N
474 HYD
HYE 28
9 HYE
9301 BH

JON 49E
JOS 11L
JOY 376N
JPB 448C
532 JRR
JRS 90V
JSA 228G
JSH 552
JSK 204
JSR 640
JSS 963N
JSS 966N
JSS 962N
JST 284N
JTR 383D
JTR 385D
JUD 68S
JUF 648

KBL 29N
KBL 31N
KBL 51N
KBL 45N
817 KBM
73 KBP
87 KBP
KBS 5
KCD 419
B16 KCH
KCH 38N
KCH 55N
KDG 89
KEA 524
KEG 793Y
KEN 51P
K3 NOC
KEN 33P

KYA 51N
84 KYD
K77 KYD
KYL 13M
KYL 38K
KYL 13S
9 KYM
KYM 774X

24 L
LAB 37T
LAL 14W
LAM 88B
LAM 85P
B16 LAP
BUY 14W
LAY 10N

JA 3638
JAB 81N
JAC 58N
JAC 946V
JAC 680V
JAC 264N
JAC 687V
A864 JAC
JAD 35V
JAG 163Y
JAK 356W
JAL 53N
JAM 190W
JAM 53E
JAM 53M
JAM 943N
JAN 35S
JAN 35A
E259 JAN
B898 JAN
JAP 17N
JAP 5
JAR 35Y
JAR 60N
JAR 120N
JAR 450N
JAR 50N
GJA 50N
J45 ONB
NJA 50N
JAS 796
HJA 50N
JAT 117T
JAT 137T
JAV 51W
LOJ 4X
JAY 51N
JAY 510N
A364 JAY
JAY 833N
JAZ 59
JBB 906
JBM 990F
JCR 999P
JDY 200

LOU 15N
LOU 158P
LOV 3P
59 LOV
LOW 312Y
7 LOW
LOX 500
214 LPA
LRP 52M
LRP 7V
LRP 51M
LRS 72
LS 3903
LSB 3H
LSG 252N
LSG 42N
LSG 48N
LSG 47N
LSP 93
LT 728
LUC 180X
LUE 5P
LUR 4L
LVA 11
LWG 66
LYC 3E
LYL 3N
LYN 814X
LYN 78P
E282 LYN
LYN 87X

B16 EDD

JUK 5W
JUL 104N
JUL 106N
JUL 16N
JUL 113N
JUL 110N
5 JUN
2604 JW
JWO 96N
498 JWE

KEN 5S
KEN 13P
4317 KF
KFC 47
KFM 73
KGD 71L
111 KGE
KGJ 409A
KGL 83
KHC 3Y

LAY 685
LAZ 8
31 LBF
LBF 57
LBK 513
LCL 710A
LDD 87
LDS 509A
LEE 366
LEE 5N

MAB 813Y
MAB 837T
MAB 682D
790 MAB
MAC 16P
NMA 660T
MAH 41P
MAH 33D
MAH 41E
MAL 763K
MAL 119W
MAL 338W
MAL 357P
MAL 261W
MAR 437V
MAR 647E
MRR 10W
MAR 63P
MAR 7Y
MAR 63L
MAR 77V
MAR 771V
MRR 19W
PMA 551E
MAS 73R
MAS 6Y
MAS 537
MAY 598P
MAY 698
MAY 769F
MBC 978
MBH 31H
MBH 3L
35 MC
MCE 984
MCE 929
MCV 4N
MCW 84G
MCW 95G
MCW 94G

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AUJ 398A
EHJ 915P

PPV 146E
UCA 657D

WHJ 910M
XPX 459F

ALL 149

CEY 61W
CNU 59H
DUJ 608B
EFX 301C

GEL 653L
LCL 710A
LFM427N
NWF 28P

ONT 52P
PVV 109D
TTU 624H
TTU 625H

KCH 69N
KEG 793Y
LRP 52M
MDM 653G
MNN 48D
MTH 337P
MVG 710C
NAV 297F
NSE 87V
PHH 62P

PMA 96D
PRC 84W
REY 446S
RHR 255C
RMO 112R
SST 446S
SVR 52H
TEF 54R
WRT 96A
WRT 97A

ANV 182A

ALL 195 CYN 119C


AES 163T
AMO 375A
ANP 264A
BAG 868S
BKU 452B
BKU 460B
BNH 63E
BPR 657A
BSS 199M

JEE 1P
JEL 50N
JEM 41
JEM 5S
11 JEM
JEP 35H
JES 51Y
RJE 5S
JES 53P
24 JGN
59 JGN
164 JH
7127 JH
JHU 604N
JJ 5067
758 JKA
M9 JKC
JKN 7V
JKS 48P
82 JLA
JM 8753
JMR 702
4407 JN
JN 3773
JOA 14N
JDB 50N
C233 JOE
JOG 3R
C994 JON
JON 1K
JOH 17P
JON 53N

DRR 504B
DRS 218D
DRS 761A
EHJ 958H
EVG 550H
HNJ 53T
JSS 962N
JTR 385D
KBL 29N

JWO 84N
JWW 3V
JY 632
JY 9184
JYC 25
JYM 297K

913 KAB
KAJ 53N
KAJ 58N
KAJ 68N
KAJ 69N
KAJ 67N
KAR 12Y
KAR 317V
KAR 317P
KAS 210
KAS 839
KAS 160
KAS 170
KAS 842
KAS 802
KAT 35V
KAW 53N
KAW 54N
KAW 51N
KAW 52N
KAW 56N
KAW 85N
KAY 537V
KAY 88V

K1 DUM
KJ 1673
KJK 969
KKR 57
KLJ 351N
342 KM
4976 KM
KMB 775
KNE 109N
491 KOD
KOR 12Y
KOT 6Y
889 KOV
KPR 41
KPW 99
93 KRD
KRG 99
KRP 750P
KS 7967
KSA 178F
KSC 226D
KSC 224D
KSP 3
700 KTF
KTS 87G
KTS 91G
90 KTW
KUN 189
6888 KV
5426 KV
KWA 83
KWC 688

LEG 785W
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Introduction of
the driving test
1 June 1935
A

Mr RE Beere of Kensington Hall


Gardens, London W14, secured
a footnote in history when, on 16
March 1935, he became the first
person in Britain to pass the driving test.
Passing the test wasnt compulsory
until June 1935, but from March a series
of trial tests were held, and the intrepid,
history-making Mr Beere was the first to
receive his pass certificate, permitting
him to then acquire a full driving licence.
The driving test was an attempt to
formalise the training of new drivers
and trim the countrys quite astonishing
accident rate. Government figures show
that 7343 people were killed on Britains
roads in 1935, despite there being just
2.4 million vehicles in use.
The Highway Code, issued in 1930,
was an early attempt to introduce car
owners to the fundamentals of sharing
the road with other users. Reinforcing
that with a compulsory assessment
for new licence applicants occurred in
tandem with the introduction of a new
30mph limit for urban areas, as well as
pedestrian crossings.
Autocar carried out a thorough test
of the driving test, assessed by Captain

How the driver treats


his car does not matter
so much. Crashing the
gears will not in luence
the tester, so long as it
does not affect safety
RSD Stuart, who had been appointed as
chief of Britains driving examiners. In
the early days, there were no test centres,
so applicants had to meet an assessor at
a pre-arranged place. Autocars man met
Captain Stuart in a narrow cul-de-sac
off the Camberwell Road in Peckham.
After being quizzed on the Highway
Code, they drove to the tests starting
point, described by Autocar as a horses
drinking trough at a road fork in a
reasonably traffic-free area.
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should be familiar to most drivers.
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point turn, vehicle and hand signalling,


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Besides these actual manoeuvres,
Captain Stuart was watching my
general behaviour all the time. The total
time taken was just over half an hour
and the distance covered was about five
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How the driver treats his car does
not matter so much. Crashing the gears
will not influence the tester, so long as it
does not affect safety.
Mr Beere and Autocars man can lay
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than 46 million motorists to have passed
their driving test in the 80 years since.

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