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FIRST UK COMPARISON

Future classics that are more


affordable than youd think

vs XF, 5 Series
Can Mercs super-luxury, high-tech
exec topple the best from
Jaguar and BMW?

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Extreme Vantage GT8 New Tesla Model S

Adrian Newey speaks

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F1 genius on his unique new hypercar

THIS WEEK
NEWS
Aston Martin Vantage GT8 Lighter, faster coup 8
Emerald Automotive T-001 UK to make EV van 12
Peugeot i-Cockpit New interior tech revealed

15

BMW M cars to get 4WD Option is inevitable 16


Toyota C-HR Performance version planned

18

TESTED

32

Ferrari 488 GTB Fast, tactile and fantastic

22

Porsche 911 Turbo S Outstandingly effective

24

Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d R-Sport Efficient and agile 27


BMW M2 Rapid, adjustable and rewarding

Four-door face-off:
new Mercedes-Benz
E-Class meets Jaguar
XF and BMW 5 Series

29

Audi A4 Allroad Sport 2.0 TFSI Raised estate 31

COVER
STORY

Tesla Model S P90D ROAD TEST

52

FEATURES
Mercedes E-Class vs rivals Saloons compared 32
Nissan design We visit the Sunderland studio

40

Aston-Red Bull hypercar Meeting its makers

46

Next Generation Award 2011 finalist revisited

50

OUR CARS
Hyundai Tucson New crossover joins the fleet 62
Suzuki Vitara Getting to know its infotainment 65

COVER
STORY
40 Model behaviour: inside Nissans design studio

Renault Kadjar Measuring up to a Ford Focus

46 Reichman and Newey talk about the AM-RB 001

The Model S accelerates


with a tummy-troubling,
neck-snapping outburst

COVER
STORY

67

EVERY WEEK
Matt Prior Has he finally lost his marbles?

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Steve Cropley Why Tesla is making history

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Subscription offer Free ValetPro car care kit

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Your views Mini saloon should be Sportsman

60

Rear view mirror Porsches four-pot roots

90

DEALS

Matt Saunders, p52

James Ruppert When is an AMG an AMG? 68


Used buying guide Corking cars for 10k 70
New cars A-Z All the latest models rated 72
Road test results Autocars data archive 85
Classifieds Cars, number plates, services 88
62 Our cars: new Hyundai Tucson

90 Four-pot Porsches from the past

22 Ferrari 488 GTB driven in right-hand drive form at last

70 Mazda MX-5s and others for 10k

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Issue 6199 | Volume 288 | No 3

Established 1895

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Catch the new baby BMW M car in action

Car makers rely on


executive decisions
EVIDENCE OF THE unstoppable rise in popularity of SUVs
and crossovers is readily apparent to anyone who uses the
UKs roads. High-riding vehicles are everywhere and car
makers are desperate to take advantage of the sales boom.
Yet the comparison that forms the centrepiece of this issue
new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF and BMW 5 Series
remains one of the most compelling car tests in the business.
The resources that all three manufacturers continue to
pour into their development are formidable, reinforcing the
notion that the mid-sized exec battlefield remains important
and intensely competitive. Lucrative, too. Global sales of the
current 5 Series far outstrip those of the previous version,
while the latest XF has helped Jaguar to kick off 2016 with
its strongest performance this decade and the new E-Class,
which hit showrooms earlier this month, is set to further
boost the double-digit growth that Mercedes has already
enjoyed this year in the UK.
Its even more heartening that one of
these three cars, the XF, is made here
in the UK. Whats more, it started our
test as class leader. Turn to p32 to see
if it emerges with the spoils.

MATT BURT EDITOR


matt.burt@haymarket.com

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EXCLUSIVE PICTURES

Aston V8 Vantage goes


Inspired by Aston Martins GTE endurance racer, the track-focused GT8 is the lightest
and most powerful V8 Vantage yet; only 150 will be built, each priced from 165,000

ston Martin has revealed


its latest limited-edition
sports car, the Vantage
GT8, a model inspired
by the GTE race car that
competes in the World
Endurance Championship.
The GT8 follows in the wake
of the successful, limited-run
Vantage GT12 of last year.
Just 150 examples of the
GT8 will be sold, costing
from 165,000 apiece.

Unlike the GT12, the GT8 as


its name suggests is based
on the V8 Vantage, which has a
4.7-litre engine, rather than the
larger-capacity V12 Vantage S,
which uses a 5.9-litre engine.
In the GT8, the V8s power
has been increased by 10bhp
over the regular Vantage,
giving it 440bhp, with drive
being sent to the rear wheels
via either a six-speed manual
gearbox or a seven-speed

8 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

Sportshift single-clutch
automated manual gearbox.
The GT8 wont be offered
with the seven-speed
manual transmission Aston
has been developing.
Of more significance is the
GT8s weight. Because it is
inspired by the WEC racing car,
the GT8 has benefited from a
significant weight reduction
programme and an optional
aerodynamic package said

to mimic that of the race car.


With wider, carbonfibre
body panels, a lighter
exhaust system with the
secondary catalysts removed
and magnesium wheels as
standard, plus acrylic plastic
windows and a lithium ion
battery as options, the GT8
weighs up to 100kg less than
the standard car, making it
the lightest and most powerful
V8 Vantage yet made. The

wheels save 8kg all round and


the battery saves 17kg, and its
even possible to specify plastic
rather than glass switches
in the cockpit, although that
saving is measured in grams.
Those statistics, along with
the cars exclusivity, have been
enough to ensure that Aston
Martin had sold three-quarters
of the cars 150-strong
allocation before it was publicly
announced. Around a third

GT8 retains much


of the standard
Vantages interior
Vantages 4.7-litre
V8 has been tuned
to produce 440bhp

hardcore with new GT8


of the build run is likely to
remain in the UK, with the rest
split equally between Asia
and mainland Europe, when
deliveries begin in the autumn.
The GTE racing car sits in the
middle of Astons competition
line-up, above the 4.7-litre GT4,
which has the same powertrain
as the V8 Vantage road car, but
beneath the V12-powered GT3
racer that inspired the GT12
road variant (which was itself
going to be called GT3 until
Porsche complained).
The GTE race car weighs
some 400kg less than the

road-going GT8, which, apart


from the absence of leather
upholstery, retains much
of the regular Vantages
interior, while power is around
480bhp. The GTE also
receives some significant
aerodynamic modifications.
It must share the same body
silhouette as the road car, but
aerodynamic addenda are
given more freedom.
Some of those aerodynamic
changes are recreated for the
GT8, although they are optional
extras rather than standard
fit as they were on the earlier,

more expensive and more


exclusive GT12, which cost
250,000 and was limited to
a 100-strong build run.
Likewise, the GT12s vented
bonnet isnt an option on the
GT8, in order to retain some
differentiation between the
two limited-edition models.
Both front and rear elements
of the GT8s aero package,
incorporating a large front
splitter and a huge rear wing,
have to be specified together,
because having only one or the
other would upset the cars
downforce balance.

Speaking exclusively to
Autocar, Aston Martin design
chief Marek Reichman said
the exterior changes were
all about enhancing the aero
package but not adding any
weight, so in addition to the
splitter and wing, there are
aerodynamic improvements
via the body surfacing itself.
You can see from the front
wing where were releasing
high-pressure air from the
wheel arch, said Reichman.
As with the GT12, the
Vantage GT8 is available in
some halo colours, including

the Stirling Green with lime


paint job seen on the Aston
Martin GTE cars. Also available
is white with green highlights
and silver with blue. Production
of halo-colour cars will be
capped, however, because
they greatly increase the
GT8s build time due to the car
being returned to the paint
shop for the contrasting colour
details to be added after it
has been assembled. If those
were painted initially, theres
a chance they wouldnt line
up once the body panels were
fitted to the car.
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Huge rear wing is optional


but can only be specified
with the front splitter

Aston claims the GT8 is the most driver-focused V8 Vantage yet made
Reichman says GT8
customers are tending to be
fairly extreme with colour and
specification choices, allowing
their wild side to come out
and putting the graphics on,
choosing all the options and
enjoying the cars analogue
feeling. So far weve seen a
great response in terms of
customers wanting to show
the true spirit of what Vantage
GT8 is all about.
Other options available on
the GT8 include carbonfibre
badges, a carbonfibre grille,
carbonfibre lower valances and
a carbonfibre roof, although
the last option barely saves any
weight because the cars VH
architecture means the roof
isnt a load-bearing panel.
Quite how the GT8 will
drive weve yet to discover,
but Reichman describes it as

very dynamic. Aston claims


the GT8 is the most driverfocused V8 Vantage it has yet
made, and the dynamics team,
under the leadership of Matt
Becker, has done a surprising
amount of work on the ride and
handling characteristics.
The result is intended to
start putting more clear space
between different Aston
Martin models, according to
Reichman. We have a much
broader visual language that
will go into Aston Martins
and therefore the driving
characteristics, he said.
The GT8 is the first of two
special-edition cars that Aston
Martin will launch this year.
Aston is planning to launch
two per year, capitalising on
the markets increasing
demand for limited-run,
special-edition cars such as

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this or, for example, Porsches


Cayman GT4 and 911 R models.
Not all specials will be raceinspired, but they are said to
augment the core range. Its
taking a walk on the wild side
and doing the unexpected,
said Reichman.
The core range itself is also
undergoing a massive new
product rollout, starting with
the upcoming DB11, which
is said to have a much more
compliant ride, as befits a GT
car, than the outgoing DB9. The
range will also be supplemented
by the DBX crossover before
the end of the decade.
The DB11 is the start of
our second-century plan, a
six-year plan, said Reichman.
Theres a cadence, and every
nine months theres a new
product coming.
MATT PRIOR

Halo colour scheme will only be offered on a limited number of GT8s

THIS WEEK

RML to convert 820bhp


Aston Vulcan for road use
A ROAD CONVERSION
package for the 1.8 million
Aston Martin Vulcan
supercar is to be offered
after some owners expressed
interest in driving their
track-only cars on the road.
Conversions of the
7.0-litre V12-powered
Vulcan work will be carried
out independently of Aston
Martin by engineering
company RML.
The conversion will take
about three months and the
changes are likely to focus
on three key areas: safetycritical aspects, alterations
to make the car more usable
on the road such as ride
height and gear ratios and
any other bespoke changes
requested by the customer.
Converting a track car for
the road is easier in some
countries than in others,
but it should be possible in
any nation that offers single
vehicle type approval.

Speaking about the Vulcan


conversions, Aston boss
Andy Palmer said: When
we went to market, there
was hesitation from a few
prospective owners because
it didnt have a road pack. We
didnt want to make it road
legal from the start, because
[special projects boss] David
King and his team wouldnt
have been able to make such
a stunning car in the first
place, but RML said they had
the ability to do it.
So it has taken a bit of
time to work out whats
possible from an engineering
perspective, but we expect
four or five owners will take
advantage of this. We have
the sales of the last two cars
currently under negotiation
and it looks like the road
conversion could be the
closer on those deals.
Fortunately, we put
things like the lights in the
right place to begin with,

but it is about fixing


those lights, checking the
emissions of the engine and
some up-front work such as
simulating crash test ability
and that sort of thing.
Its a significant cost, but
most of that cost is in the
crash simulation and original
engineering, and the outlay
will then get amortised via
the cost of about four or
five conversions.
Alterations that might
compromise safety will be
forbidden. Were saying you
cant chop the roll cage, for
example, because as soon as
you do that, you cant take it
onto the track, said Palmer.
The Vulcan conversion
follows a trend towards
owners of track-only cars
wishing to take them on
to the road. The 986bhp,
1.98m McLaren P1 GTR, for
example, is being converted
for road use by Hampshirebased specialist Lanzante.

Track version of AM-RB 001 hypercar on its way


ASTON MARTIN AND Red
Bull are plotting two variants
of their new AM-RB 001
hypercar, design guru Adrian
Newey has revealed.
The bulk of the 99 examples
due to be built at Astons
Gaydon factory will be road
legal, but there will also be
a small number of trackoptimised versions.
The cars are very
closely related, but they are
different, said Newey, who
has collaborated with Astons
chief creative officer, Marek
Reichman, on the design of
the AM-RB 001. The trackonly car has bigger wheels,
bigger wings and you dont
have to put on some of the
things that you have to put
onto the road car. You wont

need a stereo, for example.


In principle, if you kept
swapping parts you could
convert one version from the
other, but Im not sure why
youd want to buy a product
then cut it around to make it
something different.
The track version will be
important in achieving the cars
mission of lapping Silverstone
at the pace of an F1 car, as
stated by Aston boss Andy
Palmer at the launch of the
collaboration between Aston
Martin and Red Bull Advanced
Technologies in March.
The AM-RB 001 has
progressed to the modelling
stage and now has a definitive
shape seen only by the top
brass involved in the project.
Few technical details have

Aston boss Andy Palmer wants the AM-RB 001 to be able to match an F1 car around Silverstone
been revealed, although
Reichman has said it looks like
nothing else on the road today
while still being recognisable
as an Aston Martin in terms of
its proportions.
What is known is that
the car has a mid-engined
layout, with a bespoke internal

combustion engine harnessed


to a hybrid system, although
Newey has hinted that the
team is looking at things
that perhaps havent been
done before with that kind
of technology.
The AM-RB 001 is a twoseater that is comfortable

for 6ft-tall occupants and is


intended to be a car of two
characters, according to
Newey, capable of extreme
performance but also usable as
a daily commuting vehicle.
Adrian Newey and Marek
Reichman interview p46

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 11

UK to make worlds
first electric van
B

ritain is expected to
become home to the
worlds first massproduced electric delivery
van with the launch of the
Emerald T-001 late next year,
Autocar can reveal. Based
around a range-extender
powertrain, the vehicle
combines a 66-mile EV range
with the ability to deal with a
1400kg payload arranged on
three standard pallets.
The technology opens
the way for zero-emissions
deliveries in towns and cities
to arrive at a time when the
annual average mileage of light
commercial vehicles (LCVs) is
growing dramatically due to
the significant consumer shift
towards internet shopping.
Emerald Automotive is owned
by Chinese car maker Geely,
which also owns Volvo and
London Taxi International
(LTI). LTIs new London black
cab, the TX5, is based on the
same aluminium chassis and
powertrain as the T-001 van.
The van and taxi are part

of a 250 million investment


which should also result in
1000 new jobs being created
at a new production facility
near Coventry. Both the taxi
and van should be rolled out in
September next year.
Last autumn, Chinese
premier Xi Jinping visited
the UK and viewed the final
version of the TX5 the design
of which was overseen by
ex-Volvo design chief Peter
Horbury with prime minister
David Cameron, although no
mention of the delivery van
derivative was made. It has
been revealed, however, that
the new factory will have an
annual capacity of around
36,000 units per year. With the
TX5 facing competition from
the new Frazer-Nash electric
black cab and sales expected
to run at a maximum of 5000
units per year, it would appear
that Geely is expecting sales of
up to 30,000 delivery vans a
year. So far, Emerald has only
revealed details of two versions
of the van a short-wheelbase

The T-001 has the ability to


deal with a 1400kg payload
on three standard pallets

The range-extender
T-001 van will have a
66-mile electric range

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model and a high-roof, longwheelbase variant but a


minibus derivative is also likely.
Emerald Automotive also
has a US base in St Louis,
Missouri, and is competing for
the contract to replace the
170,000 vehicles used by the
US Postal Service. Should the
bid be successful, the T-001
would become a significant
player in the booming global
market for LCVs.
Originally developed
independently in the UK by
Emerald Automotive with help
from engineering specialist
Ricardo, the T-001 project was
bought by Chinese car maker
Geely in February 2014, shortly
after the Chinese took full
control of the ailing LTI. Details
about the T-001 are relatively
sparse, because the division
of Geely that owns the business
is privately held and the
company is not communicating
with the public or press.
However, a single spec
sheet released by Emerald
shows that the van promises a
battery-only range of over 66
miles and an additional 342
miles using the four-cylinder

engine/generator. It has a top


speed of 85mph and can hit
60mph in 8.5sec, aided by its
442lb ft of torque.
Its possible the T-001 will
benefit from live powertrain
management, with the
system acting intelligently
by using information on
local traffic conditions and
road topography to extract
maximum efficiency. Emerald
also says it expects a five-star
Euro NCAP crash test result.
The T-001 uses composite
body panels, has a 25kWh
battery under the forward floor
and the internal combustion
engine mounted in the nose.
Emerald isnt saying whether
it will use a petrol or diesel
engine, although the former
is more likely. The rear wheels
are driven by the vehicles
electric motor, which is
mounted on the rear axle.
Theres no word on the
cost of the T-001 as yet, but
Emerald says it will have a
lower whole life cost than
conventional diesel-powered
vans. Its also estimated to
have a refuelling cost thats
around 18% of that of a

New TX5 black cab will


share its chassis and
powertrain with T-001
conventional diesel LCV over a
typical daily use cycle.
The new vehicle is likely
to be welcomed by delivery
companies, which are
increasingly keen to move away
from diesel vehicles because
of the growing controversy
surrounding urban pollution
and service problems such
as blocked diesel particulate
filters. Urban delivery drivers
are also expected to benefit
from the gearless transmission
and significantly improved
powertrain refinement.
Pure electric delivery
vehicles have been ruled out by
most industry experts, because
the weight of a large battery
pack reduces the vehicle
payload significantly. Range
in the colder winter months is
also significantly affected on
battery-only vehicles.
HILTON HOLLOWAY

THISWEEK
The e2o has a claimed
79-mile range and a
top speed of 50mph

Mahindra to undercut Zoe


and Leaf with electric e2o
H I LTO N H O L L OWAY

Does the UK need a


clean delivery van?
pollution must be a priority.
At present theres only
one hybrid commercial
vehicle on the global
market: a heavily modified
separate-chassis pick-up
made by VIA in the US.
There are also retro-fit
hybrid kits for existing LCVs
such as the Ford Transit.
As a result, the T-001
will have the market almost
to itself, although there
could be a smaller delivery
vehicle spin-off from the
new Frazer-Nash electric
taxi. Although the T-001
will be more expensive than
a conventional diesel van,
government plug-in grants
and lower running costs
should make it affordable
for long-term owners.
The government is
trying to restrict the use
of older diesel vehicles in
Derby, Birmingham, Leeds,
Bristol, Southampton,
Nottingham and London
by 2020. Introducing daily
tolls for using such vehicles
could push businesses to
invest in the T-001.

LONGER-TERM TRENDS
Commercial vehicle mileage, 2007-2015
120
110

making it more than double the


price of its Indian equivalent,
which costs around 6000.
However, the UK-bound e2o is
an upgraded version with more
safety kit, a larger battery and
a higher-quality interior.
High-spec TechX versions
will cost 15,995 and include
touchscreen infotainment,
a reversing camera, a rapid
charging port and leather.
The price range makes
it more expensive than the
Renault Twizy, which starts at
6895, but cheaper than the
Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf,
which cost from 18,445 and
26,030 respectively.
Mahindra says owners doing
the UK average of 7900 miles

per year and charging at home


at night will spend less than 10
per month to run the car.
By selling cars online
only, Mahindra electric car
boss Arvind Mathew said the
company was trying to create
a convenience model.
Test drives can be booked
online in London, Birmingham,
Bristol and Milton Keynes,
with additional locations to
follow. Servicing will also be
booked online, with mobile
vans carrying out work at
owners homes.
Anand Mahindra said:
The whole buying process
has mutated. Were selling you
something that is as friendly
and easy to buy as an iPhone.

VW eyes EV tech supremacy


THE VW GROUP can leapfrog
its rivals in electric car
technology if it achieves
scale across all of its brands
effectively, according to the
firms technical development
boss, Frank Welsch.
Volkswagen boss Matthias
Mller revealed at the
Geneva motor show that the
firm would launch an electric
family car with a range of
500km (310 miles) and a
recharge time of 15 minutes
for a price lower than that of

an equivalent Golf. Insiders


had previously told Autocar
that the VW Groups highest
management sees the
potential for it to be the first
iconic electric car and the
perfect vehicle to banish
memories of the Dieselgate
emissions scandal.
The MEB platform
toolkit gives us the perfect
opportunity to gain scale by
using the platform solution
in as many ways as possible,
said Welsch. If we can

achieve scale then all


sorts of things will become
open to us, from reduced
costs to faster R&D.
Welsch also revealed
that a heavily revamped
VW e-Golf will go on sale at
the end of this year or early
next year, with a claimed
electric range of 186 miles,
up from the current models
118 miles. Cell technology
is moving forward quickly,
he said, and will move even
faster in future.

+16.7%

ILLUSTRATION BEN SUMMERELL-YOUDE

THERE ARE TWO reasons


why the T-001 is almost
certain to succeed in the
UK. Firstly, the air quality
in many cities is well below
the standard set by the EU,
particularly for the nitrogen
oxides and particulates
emitted by diesels,
especially as they age.
Secondly, the problem
with diesel pollution is likely
to get worse, not better, as
the annual mileages of LCVs
continue to boom.
According to government
figures, average annual
LCV mileages have grown
by 16.7% since 2007,
while HGV mileages have
dropped by 9.7%. Indeed,
overall traffic mileage in
the UK was, at the end of
last September, 0.6% lower
than before the 20082009 recession.
Given that LCVs are
nearly all diesel, that they
account for 47 billion UK
vehicle miles (most of it
in urban areas) and they
are on the road for most of
the day, cleaning up LCV

INDIAN CAR MAKER Mahindra


has launched its e2o electric
car in the UK. The three-door,
four-seat hatchback city car
has a claimed 79-mile range.
Unveiled last week in London
by Mahindra boss Anand
Mahindra, the e2o has outputs
of 42bhp and 67lb ft, with a top
speed of about 63mph and a
0-25mph time of 4.9sec.
With a 13.9kWh lithium ion
battery, it takes nine hours
to charge from empty; a fast
charge option taking 1.5 hours
is also available.
Available to purchase
online only, with deliveries
starting next month, the
G-Wiz successor is priced from
12,995 (after plug-in grant),

LCV traffic has grown overall

Percentage

100
90
While HGV traffic has
decreased overall

80

-9.7%

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THIS WEEK

New generation of
i-Cockpit will make its
debut this summer

Peugeot ramps up cabin tech


P

eugeot has revealed its


next-generation i-Cockpit
ahead of the technologys
production debut in the
upcoming 3008 this summer.
The second-gen system has
been completely reworked
to incorporate a 12.3in TFT
display, an 8.0in touchscreen
and just eight main buttons
located on the cars centre
console. It is said to use the
fastest software processor
currently available for this
type of infotainment and
arrives as Peugeots answer
to Audis Virtual Cockpit.
Ahead of the driver and
behind the steering wheel, the
TFT display incorporates a
similar menu structure to that
seen on Audis Virtual Cockpit,
but the Peugeot has its own
unique graphics (which have
been developed in-house) and
five customisable displays.
Drivers can use the steering
wheel controls to view the
systems standard-fit satellite
navigation or driver assist
displays, with speed and revs
pushed to the screens corners.
Alternatively, a speedo and rev

counter display can be selected


for those who prefer a more
conventional layout.
The centre consoles
touchscreen can also show a
variety of displays, including
a 3D version of the TomTombased satellite navigation that
features live traffic updates
and enables users to touch
buildings to select them as a
destination. Driver preferences
are also accessed on this
screen, allowing individual
settings for lighting, seat
massage settings and even
cockpit fragrance to be saved
in up to three profiles.
To make accessing these
profiles easy, Peugeot
has added a button to the
dashboards centre that
requires just one touch to call
them up. It says this button
and the seven others next to it
open controls for key features
to which drivers want direct
access. The other buttons
open menus for things such as
climate control, heated seats
and phone connectivity.
Smartphones can be
connected to i-Cockpit via

It is high-tech and easy


to use and puts the driver
at the heart of the car

Android Auto, Apply CarPlay


and MirrorLink. This places
certain journey-appropriate
apps onto the touchscreen
so they can be used without
touching a phone.
Peugeot says it has
worked hard to improve the
connection between human
and machine by developing
a seating position and dash
layout optimised for lovers
of driving. This means the
small steering wheel of the
car makers current models
remains, although it has
lowered the top of the wheel by
2mm to help improve visibility
of the TFT screen behind an

Q &A

issue many felt to be a major


flaw in the previous systems
design. From Autocars
preview of the set-up, its
certainly much improved, but
shorter drivers may still find
their view of the TFT screen
slightly obstructed.
To make the driving
experience feel more
immersive, Peugeot says it has
developed the engine noise
amplifier that it introduced
to the 308 last year. The
resonator plays a digital sound
through the cars speakers to
enhance engine noise.
Peugeots i-Cockpit will be
available on almost all of the

brands new models. Although


future trim levels are yet to
be confirmed, the French firm
says itll offer the technology
on everything but the 108
and itll be a standard fitment
on mid-spec trim levels and
above. That suggests models
as small as the 208 (which
starts at 12,065 in its current
generation) will be offered with
the technology. This contrasts
with Audis Virtual Cockpit,
which is only available with
models that are priced from
about 18,900 (the expected
base price for the recently
revealed A3 facelift).
SAM SHEEHAN

M A X I M E P I CAT, C EO, P E U G EOT

Why is cabin design so important?


There are key attributes to our cars that we
must maintain, such as how they ride, drive
and handle, but some of these features are
not so much fun when you are stuck in traffic,
or cruising at 50km/h. The i-Cockpit is the
beginning of the story of an alternative, for
making different, perhaps typically more
mundane, types of driving more interesting.
What makes i-Cockpit special?
It is ahead of what our opposition offer. We
have been working on these ideas for maybe
five years, and now we have realised them.
It has not been easy, blending technological
advances with more traditional touches, but
we feel we have something that is both hightech and easy to use, and which puts the driver

at the heart of the car. A


driver spends all their time
looking at the inside of a
car, not outside, and that is
why we have put so much
focus on getting this right.
This is the second-generation i-Cockpit.
What did you learn from the first?
Weve refined and improved what we
had, using feedback from customers and
harnessing technology advances, such as
processing power. The digital dash will be
standard on some models, and it changes the
entire cabin environment. The infotainment
screen is much faster to respond and the
graphics much more advanced. The pushbuttons are a very physical experience.

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 15

SPY SHOTS
BMW M5

M cars to get four-wheel drive


Boss of BMWs M division says four-wheel drive is on the way, along with selected autonomous tech

uture BMW M cars will be


offered with all-wheel drive
and increasing amounts of
autonomous technology,
but not to the detriment of
driving engagement, according
to the boss of BMW M division.
Speaking to Autocar,
M division CEO Frank van Meel
said four-wheel drive was likely
to feature on models such
as the M5 as power outputs
increased, but he suggested
rear-wheel drive would
always remain the default
specification.
They [M cars] are reaching
the point where growing power
outputs will oblige them to do
something, he said. Theyre
still wedded to rear-wheel drive
for philosophical reasons, but
its already getting hard to
sell them at 600bhp-plus in
markets such as Canada and
Switzerland.
The BMW M boss said
engineers have been working
hard to improve traction,
stability control and torque
vectoring systems but hinted
that optional four-wheel drive
was inevitable in the long run.

It wouldnt be branded as
xDrive, he said. We have to be
sensitive about equity built up
with rear-wheel drive.
Van Meel suggested a name
like 2+2WD or something
similar was possible, in order
to emphasise the cars rearbiased set-up.
It seems the integration of
i-brand electric powertrain
parts into M cars is still a
long way off, because the
technology is still too heavy,
according to van Meel. You
cant add 150kg of equipment
to our cars without feeling it in
the handling, he said.
The technology could
trickle across into M models
in the future, though. BMWs
head of sales and marketing,
Ian Robertson, said at the
New York motor show last
month: Consumers want
more performance and less
CO2 , so theres a strong
case for introducing this
technology into future
performance models.
The next-generation
5 Series looks set to inherit
the autonomous systems

Fully autonomous driving is many, many years away


BMW HEAD OF sales and
marketing Ian Robertson
(pictured) thinks true
autonomous driving is
still a long way off, despite
promises from some
manufacturers that its just
around the corner.
It depends what you
mean when you say
autonomous driving, he
said. Some people class
things like automatic cruise
control as autonomous
driving, but it isnt. Its a
step along the way.
We determine it in
laymans terms as feet off,
hands off, eyes off, brain off.

Feet off is done we have


automatic cruise control
and I can take my hands off
the wheel for up to 15 seconds
with steering assist. But that
steering assistant then needs
me to put my hands back
on the wheel, the primary
reason being to make sure
Im still responsible.
That 15 seconds will
become one minute, five
minutes and so on, but
theres an extended period
before in all circumstances
that becomes hands off and
feet off for a meaningful
time. Eyes off and brain off is
still many, many years away.

of the latest 7 Series and


the contemporary 48-volt
electrical architecture
thatll enable it to feature
hands-off operation up to
a pre-determined speed, a
sophisticated anti-collision
system and fully autonomous
braking, among other features.

It would make sense for the


M5 to gain these features, but
van Meel said the performance
model would get only a small
selection. I can imagine the
day that M cars could drive you
home from the track, he said,
but M cars wont get it [the
technology] first.

JLR CREATES NEW TECH FIRM

NEXT-GEN C3 BREAKS COVER

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a tech start-up,


InMotion, that will focus on app-based travel and
transport solutions. InMotion will begin testing
services such as car sharing and alternative car
ownership methods in the coming months.

The third-generation Citron C3 supermini has


been seen for the first time, in the form of the
C3 WRC, which will be the French manufacturers
entry for next years World Rally Championship.
The new C3 will go on sale late this year.

16 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

While the technology


will advance, I think the
legislation, the responsibility
and the societal questions
relating to a machine making
decisions to do with life and
death means were not quite
ready for that.

Given this, it seems likely the


next-generation M5 which
is expected to arrive next
year will be rear-wheel drive
only, with a limited amount of
autonomous technology. But
the following generation could
be drastically different.
SAM SHEEHAN

THISWEEK

Extra power, longer range for revised i8


BMW IS SET to give the i8
more power, an extended
range, various chassis tweaks,
an inductive charging option
and a series of new lightweight
components. The changes are
part of a comprehensive midlife facelift for the high-tech
2+2, which first went on sale in
the UK in 2014.
The facelifted i8 is due to
reach showrooms in the final
quarter of next year. Its set
to adopt an upgraded petrolelectric powertrain currently
being tested in a fleet of roadgoing prototypes as well as the
latest iteration of the i8-based
safety car seen at Formula E
events around the globe.
Details remain scarce,
although high-level engineers
at BMWs research and
development facilities in
Munich say the revised hybrid
powertrain will have a more
powerful electric motor than
the 129bhp unit used by the
existing i8.
In combination with a lightly
fettled 1.5-litre three-cylinder
turbo petrol engine, the frontmounted synchronous electric
motor is claimed to provide
the facelifted i8 with more
than a 10% boost in power
over todays model, lifting the
futuristically styled coups
output to around 420bhp.
Together with new software
mapping for the i8s sixspeed automatic gearbox,
the boosted output is claimed

Confidential

BMWs i Vision Future


concept previews
the new i8 roadster

to improve the performance


of the BMW i brands rangetopping coup, which currently
has a 0-62mph time of 4.4sec
and limited 155mph top speed.
At the same time, BMW is
working to extend the overall
range of the i8 through the
adoption of a revised battery
pack. With improved energy
density properties the same
is being touted for the battery
in the facelifted i3 that will
make its debut at the Paris
motor show in September it
is said to bring an incremental
increase in pure-electric and
hybrid ranges.
Secrecy surrounds the
capacity of the new battery.
However, BMW has confirmed
that the Formula E safety car
eschews the 7.1kWh unit of the
production car for a larger,
10.0kWh battery, possibly
hinting at whats to come for
the facelifted version. As on

todays i8, it will be mounted


down the centre line inside a
carbonfibre tunnel.
Drawing on further
developments used by the
Formula E safety car, the
facelifted i8 is also in line to
receive a number of chassis
modifications. Nothing has
been confirmed, but the two
i8 safety cars at Formula E
events have modified upper
wishbones and mounting
points, together with revised
spring and dampers, a 15mm
lower ride height than the
production car and 20in alloy
wheels shod with 245/35 front
and 285/30 rear Michelin
Pilot Super Sport tyres.
An inductive charging
system is also being tested
and is expected to be offered
as an option on the next
iteration of the i8. Drawing on
wireless charging technology
developed by Qualcomm,

it uses resonant magnetic


induction to transfer energy
between a ground-based
pad connected to the highvoltage electrical system
and a collector fitted to the
underside of the BMW.
Further possible updates
being pursued by BMW for the
facelifted i8 are carbonfibre
wheels. Already showcased
by the German car maker,
the lightweight wheels use a
carbonfibre rim and aluminium
spokes in a move that is
claimed to reduce weight by
up to 25% over the aluminium
wheels used today.
The launch of the facelifted
i8 coup is likely to coincide
with the introduction of the
long-mooted i8 roadster,
which BMW chairman Harald
Krger recently confirmed as
the next new model from the
companys i brand.
GREG KABLE

ALL JAGUAR LAND Rover


SVR models will be fourwheel drive, division boss
John Edwards has revealed.
Some people questioned
it with the F-Type SVR, but
we made that decision very
early on and it has been fully
justified. It gives the driver
such high levels of confidence
and driveability, he said.
VOLVO INSIDERS SAY the
investment in Polestar means
other models alongside the
V60 Polestar are inevitable,
although no products
have been confirmed. The
philosophy is performance
for the road, rather than the
track, and models that can
be used in all conditions.
However, Polestars remit is
expected to go beyond speed,
with the introduction of
bespoke interiors, for example.

THE SEAT ALTEA and Altea


XL may have been largely
ridiculed in their day, but the
firm was still selling 2000
examples per year when
production was discontinued
last autumn, sources have
revealed. Introduced in
1994, the Altea was an
unusual Mk5 Volkswagen
Golf-based MPV conceived
under the leadership of
former BMW boss Bernd
Pischetsrieder and design
guru Walter de Silva.
VOLKSWAGENS Das
Auto tag line is unlikely to
return after it was dropped
in the wake of the emissions
scandal. However, marketing
boss Jrgen Stackmann said
this is because VW must
evolve from being about
the car into a services,
connectivity and software
company, and not because of
a need to change perceptions
following the negative
publicity. For now, we will
just use the company name:
VW, he said. Its the peoples
car, a lifelong companion.

Formula E i8 safety
cars have received
larger battery packs

TESLA TWEAKS MODEL S

OPEN-TOP VENOM HITS 265MPH

Tesla has updated the Model S (road tested


on p52) with a Model X-style nose. It has also
introduced two new cabin decor choices and
an air filtration system claimed to be 100 times
more effective than other premium systems.

American supercar maker Hennessey


Performance has set a new world record for the
fastest production convertible after achieving
265.6mph in its Venom GT. The cars twin-turbo
7.0-litre V8 now produces 1451bhp.

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 17

Hot Toyota C-HR mooted


T

oyota is evaluating a
performance version of
its recently revealed C-HR
crossover.
The new model, which has
been mooted by C-HR lead
engineer Hiro Koba, would
act as a rival to the likes of
the Nissan Juke Nismo and
allow Toyota to compete in
the emerging and profitable
market for hot crossovers.
Speaking to Autocar during
a prototype drive of the new
C-HR, Koba said a performance
C-HR wasnt concretely
in Toyotas plans but I am
pushing to make such a car.
I need to get approval.
Toyota senior manager
Rembert Serrus added: The
car lends itself to it. It would
be possible, but it depends on
how much we have to change. A
sports version could be a minor
change or it could be a new
project. A sports version would
make a lot of sense.
Koba has already piloted
a racing version of the C-HR
and its known that the car will
compete at the Nrburgring
24 Hours endurance event next
month. Autocar understands

Hot C-HR is likely to


take visual influences
from the race version

that public reaction to that


car will heavily inform the
business case for producing
a performance version of the
road-going C-HR.
The racing C-HR is powered
by a turbocharged 1.5-litre
petrol engine with around
178bhp. A similar engine could
well be used in the road car,
and Koba has hinted hed like

to see more powerful variants


of the C-HR launched. Some of
the racing cars less obtrusive
aerodynamic bodywork could
also be carried over.
Its highly likely any
performance version of the
C-HR would also include
uprated brakes and suspension,
as well as heavier steering and
a modified interior.

Toyotas new crossover,


which sits below the RAV4
in the Japanese car makers
line-up, will be launched in the
UK this December. It will be
offered with a choice of two
powertrains: a 1.2-litre petrol
engine and a hybrid linking a
1.8-litre petrol engine with an
electric motor.
Although the hybrid version

of the C-HR is expected to


take the majority of sales in
the UK, there is an obvious
gap at the top of the range
where a performance-biased
C-HR could sit. Given the
development time needed to
produce that model, though, it
would be unlikely to appear in
showrooms until at least 2018.
DARREN MOSS

Diesel ST could join next-generation Fiesta line-up

ST200 will be the


last of the currentgeneration Fiesta STs

18 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

FORD IS CONSIDERING the


possibility of a diesel Fiesta ST,
according to Ford of Britain
chairman Andy Barratt. But
because the newly revealed
ST200 is more or less a
run-out model, a diesel ST
almost certainly wouldnt
arrive until the nextgeneration Fiesta goes on sale.
More than half of the UKs
Focus STs are now being
ordered with the TDCi engine,
and although demand for diesel
superminis is likely to fall in
the face of tougher emissions
standards, there will still be
significant benefit-in-kind
savings on more expensive
performance models.
Although Ford has yet
to release pricing for the
upcoming ST200, early
demand has meant increased

numbers will come to the UK.


Weve been delighted by
the response, Barratt said
at a presentation of the car
recently. Its one of those
cars that we could probably
sell several times over.
The original plan was for
only a few hundred ST200s
to come to the UK, but it is
understood that the high
demand will increase that to
around 1000 cars.
The ST200 wont be
significantly more powerful
than the standard ST, with its
197bhp output mirroring that
of an ST equipped with the
Mountune tuning pack, but it
will get suspension tweaks,
shorter gearing and quicker
steering. Barratt said pricing
will be highly competitive
with obvious rivals.

THIS WEEK
Testers Notes

We ride in the Toyota C-HR

I CLIMB INTO the car next


to driver and C-HR lead
engineer Hiro Koba and note
that theres mostly plenty of
room inside, although taller
passengers will find their
heads brushing against the
sloping roof. Much of the
interior is under wraps, but
a large central infotainment
screen is hard to miss.
Our car is a manual, twowheel-drive 1.2-litre petrol
model. On a test route that
takes in country roads and
cobbled urban streets, the
driving dynamics of this
prototype seem close to
production ready. The C-HR
has been benchmarked
against models such as the
Audi Q3 and Skoda Yeti.
Koba puts the 1.2-litre
engine through its paces on

the open road. It whines a


little but is strong enough
to pull the C-HR without too
much effort. The C-HR turns
in to corners well, feeling
balanced and controlled.
Indeed, theres very little
body roll through turns
and the ride is comfortable,
despite the larger 18in
wheels of our test car.
Our brief passenger
ride suggests that the
C-HR will have some of
the best dynamics of any
mainstream Toyota. It
feels remarkably like a
hatchback a compliment
for any model in this class.
The rest of the Toyota fleet
and in particular ageing
models like the RAV4
might struggle to live up
to its standard. DM

Moss (on the right) was driven by C-HR lead engineer Hiro Koba

Updates, special
edition for Evoque
LAND ROVER HAS refreshed its Range Rover Evoque range with
extra technology, a new design pack and a new special edition.
Added to the entire range is Land Rovers Low Traction Launch
all-terrain technology. Its designed to optimise traction when
pulling away on slippery surfaces by limiting the amount of torque
thats sent to each wheel. A new optional InControl Touch Pro
infotainment system also joins the range.
Autobiography-spec Evoques are now offered with an optional
Graphite Design Pack, which brings new satin grey 20in wheels, a
black grille and grey details, as well as a black roof and lettering.
The pack costs 2125.
The new special-edition
Ember (left), based on the
range-topping HSE, gains
a Firenze Red roof and
Santorini Black paint job and
matching interior. Its priced
from 47,200 3800 more
than an HSE Dynamic. It
will be on sale for just three
months this summer.

Matt Prior

F1 may not always


spark your interest,
but it has longevity

colleague emails. He has


details of another set
of races that are more
exciting than Formula 1,
he says. Its quick to watch,
unpredictable and close, and
theres lots of overtaking. You
should give it a look, he says, so I
do, and realise hes got a point.
The protagonists are easy
to identify. The lead changes
many, many times. Its fast,
its action packed and its over
quickly. As high-octane thrills
go, its right up there.
This magical, mythical racing
series? Google beach marble
race video and youll get the idea.
So, no, although theres more
overtaking in five minutes of
racing between small balls
rolled down a channel dug
into some sand on a family
holiday than there is in a
typical two-hour, pinnacleof-motorsport, multi-tens-ofmillion-quid Sunday afternoon
romp, marble runs are unlikely
to have CVC Capital Partners
too concerned that theyre

F1 can afford to
be complacent,
because weve
all invested
so much of
ourselves in it
going to be undermined by a
phone video of a lazy Thursday
in Marbella.
My colleague knows this,
too; he knows F1 can afford to
be complacent even in the face
of the deadly threat of marbles
being rolled down a beach
and, more seriously, other
genuinely brilliant motorsport,
of which theres lots because
weve all invested so much of
ourselves in F1 over the years.
Weve all put so much into it
time, enthusiasm and probably
money that we feel like we

No, we havent lost our marbles: the racing is more exciting than F1

matt.prior@autocar.co.uk

own a little bit of it, so when


its going through a bad patch,
we want to see it out the other
side. Plus, were inherently
lazy. In this case, we dont resist
change because we fear it, but
because it takes a lot of time to
learn all there is to know about
an alternative.
Some race series tried to
make learning them, and
wanting a winner, simple. They
wanted to ease you away from
F1 gently. Superleague Formula
aligned its cars with football
clubs, reasoning that, hey, if you
like Liverpool FC, surely youd
want a Liverpool-branded car
to win a race. (You didnt.)
A1 GP cars represented
nations, in the hope that
national pride would make you
want to cheer for something
other than this shallow, flagwaving puff to all be over,
please, and soon. The racing
might have been brilliant in
those series. I dont remember.
And more important, I
and apparently many other
people didnt care.
And therein lies F1s constant
advantage. It may be rubbish to
watch at times, but it can afford
to be. It has simply been around
for too long and has established
itself into our psyche and
consciousness too deeply for
other series to pry our attention
away from it. However, I do
recommend the marble thing
watched between the opening
laps and the first set of pit stops.

@matty_prior
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THIS WEEK
A Week In Cars

Steve Cropley

Teslas Model 3 has


been a remarkable
hit with the public

MONDAY
Elon Musk, Teslas founder
and front man, isnt one to
boast. I know this from having
interviewed him a couple of
times during his rare trips to the
UK. So when he describes the
400,000-odd orders generated
by the launch of his $35,000
Model 3 the accessible Tesla
that will follow the pricier
Model S and Model X as the
single biggest one-week launch
of any new product ever, its
hard to resist the feeling that,
even viewed against the motor
cars entire 131-year span, this
is exceptional public support
for a new car.
There are other amazing
statistics about the public
demand for various cars, of
course. For instance, in 1925
alone, Henry Ford sold more
than two million Model Ts.
Thats 6400 every single day,
if you accept that dealers
were closed on Sundays. Four
decades later, the first Ford
Mustang sold a million copies
in its first 18 months, having
been tipped to do no more than
100,000 a year.
Of course, pundits are
already queueing up to refute
Musks assertion on the
grounds that the $1000 a head
paid by each of 300,000-plus

In 1925 alone,
Henry Ford sold
more than two
million Model Ts.
Thats 6400
every single day
budding Tesla owners is
refundable and non-binding.
Its an expression of faith, say
the critics, not a contract. And
having promised all these cars,
Musk has the enormous task of
following through. Still, I cant
resist the thought that this Tesla
episode is big history and we
should all be enjoying it.

TUESDAY
Away to Cornwall in the Land
Rover Discovery Sport of
managing editor Allan Muir, a
touring trip with the Steering
Committee that Ive been
looking forward to for weeks.
First impressions are not all
positive, though: the interior
seems more spartan than the
prototype I took to the Faroe
Islands at launch time, the seat
cushion wont adjust exactly as
Id like, and the ride, although
flat and composed, is a shade
too knobbly to be luxurious. Yet
as the miles roll, Im continually
reminded of the four-pronged
excellence of the steering.
The perfect rim effort, ideal
gearing, small wheel diameter
and excellent feel around
the straight-ahead are now
delighting me every time I drive.

Trip to Cornwall in a Discovery Sport confirmed its steering is superb

WEDNESDAY
With Tesla in the news
and this weeks mag Im
seeing handsome Model Ss
everywhere. The only part of the
styling I cant get on with is that
apparently superfluous grille, so
its a relief to hear itll be ditched
when the car gets refreshed. The
shape has always reminded me
of the late 1950s Jensen 541
which did it first and best.

FRIDAY

And another thing


New meets old at
the National Trusts
superb 16th century
Cornwall House,
Trerice, where the
most prominent
thing in the car park
is a charging post
for Nissan Leafs
and their ilk.

steve.cropley@autocar.co.uk

Funny, but even though Id


already driven Jaguars F-Pace
sports crossover on familiar
roads in company with expert
wheelman Mike Cross (and
loved it), I was still desperate
to discover what veteran road
tester Matt Prior would say
after last weeks official launch.
Why? Because its utterly vital
that this car hits the spot. Not
only is the F-Pace a variety of
Jaguar that has never been built

before, but it also has to become


the biggest-selling Jag in history
and quickly if the marque is
ever to attain the success of its
stablemate, Land Rover.
As time has passed, Ive come
to trust Matt Ps impressions
(and of all our reviewers) even
more than I trust my own. This
group is unique in taking the
trouble to drive every relevant
version of every competitive
model before giving a view
about a crucial new car. And
given the proliferation of new
models, thats tough.
Priors F-Pace verdict,
delivered on video while he
drove a pacy V6 on a precipitous
piece of road in Montenegro
linking 25 consecutive hairpin
bends, was nearly all positive,
and it aligned happily with my
own view. Were only interested
here in delivering impartial
reviews, but we also want to see
Jaguar succeed, big time.

@StvCr
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This weeks new cars
QUICK FACTS
PRICE 183,964
ON SALE NOW

Ferrari 488 GTB


14.4.16, Devon Maranellos mid-engined masterpiece finally arrives in right-hand drive form

he last time we encountered the


488, it was taking top honours at
Britains Best Drivers Car a
feat it managed despite having
its steering wheel jauntily mounted
on the port side. Now, after what
seems like an aeon (the 488 Spider
has been launched in the meantime),
a UK-registered, right-hand-drive
coup has landed in our lap.
A brief recap. The 488 is Ferraris
mid-engined heartbeat more
expensive than the soft-topped,
soft-bellied California T and a little
cheaper (to start) than the V12 FF
or F12. It gets broadly speaking
the same twin-turbo 3.9-litre V8
engine as the California T, albeit with
uprated internals, a longer stroke and
more power. Quite a bit more, in fact:
661bhp at a higher 8000rpm limit.
The chassis is based on that
of the 458, although it has been
substantially overhauled. The
steering rack and dampers are from
the 458 Speciale, and it gets a new
generation of that models innovative
Side Slip Control. The brakes are
from LaFerrari, its the first series
22 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

production Ferrari to get active aero


and theres a revised version of the
firms spectacular seven-speed
dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Prices start at 183,964, with
cruise control, rear parking sensors,
USB port and satellite tracker
thrown in gratis. Nevertheless, as
with anything else in the ballpark,
that base price wont feature on the
bottom of many order forms. Our
press car, thanks to plenty of extra
carbonfibre, a 7k paint job and 5k
seats, weighed in at 248,860.
The 488 requires a few minutes of
recalibration. Not because it is hugely
fast (although it is) but because the
Speciale rack is exceptionally quick
and the suspension ostensibly very
busy. Drive it back to back with pretty
much anything else on a rumpled
B-road and the palpable dynamic
chatter through the seatbacks and
steering column can make it seem
coltish and anxious.
This first impression, though,
can be discounted, because by the
time youve wired yourself into the
fingertip sensitivity of the arcade-

game steering, the car is so far


under your skin that its practically
intravenous. The starting point is its
electric direction-changing ability,
which is not only because the snappy
helm decrees it but also because the
chassis is brilliant at channelling
all the incisiveness onto the deck.
Crucially, this occurs not with the
thick-necked, grip-obsessed stability
of its rivals, but with a progressive

The 488 doesnt tear


up the road; it wants
to flit and float over
it, tethered by its
sympathetic chassis

It isnt exactly softly sprung, so theres some noticeable harshness on broken roads

FIRST DRIVE

The 488 takes a bit of getting used to, but once acclimatised to its fingertip responses it is a fast, effective, tactile and rewarding cross-country tool

Lightning-quick steering comes courtesy of a 458 Speciales rack; even with these 5k optional seats, the cabin quality lags behind that of some rivals
intuition that gauges body roll and
weight transfer to near-perfection.
Little surprise, then, that this
requires some acclimatisation, given
how forthrightly it shuns the idea
of tacked-down sterility. The 488
doesnt want to tear up the road; it
wants to flit and float over it, tethered
by sympathetic chassis tuning and
low mass. So while theres much to
admire in the front ends scalpel-

blade certainty or the yaw-happy


lateral grip, its the suspensions
talent for turning a tickle of your
wrists into a split-second dip of its
wing that exhilarates.
You could quantify the net result
as more speed carried, but in fact its
deep joy in the sensation of driving
fast. And thats before we even get
to the fizzing, gravel-toned V8. Last
year, closer to living memory of its

Twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 makes 661bhp at 8000rpm and 561lb ft at 3000rpm

predecessor, we rated it very highly


without necessarily raving; now it
ranks as one of the best turbocharged
engines you can buy. Its not just the
vast landslide of escalating torque
that pops up just about everywhere,
nor even the unhesitating way
it delivers it; its the meaningful
retention of that essential flatplane-crank character and Ferraris
unswerving perseverance with
where exactly the red line ought to be
that inches it toward serious renown.
The 488 around it goes one better.
While there are supercars that ride a
little more comfortably or steer a
little more consistently, none drives
with the sheer vitality of the Ferrari.
True, the interior feels a tad low rent
in places compared with some rival
ones and the car is arguably less
sensational from all angles than its
predecessor, but the new chassis and
powertrain are fused to magnificent
effect. The correct placement of the
steering wheel merely confirms
last years findings: this remains,
emphatically, the act to beat.
NIC CACKETT

FERRARI 488 GTB


Right-hand-drive 488 remains
as desirable as ever even at its
potentially colossal asking price

AAAAA
Price
Engine

183,964
V8, 3902cc,
twin-turbocharged, petrol
Power
661bhp at 6200-8000rpm
Torque
561lb ft at 3000rpm
Gearbox
7-spd dual-clutch automatic
Kerb weight
1475kg
0-62mph
3.0sec
Top speed
205mph
Economy
24.8mpg (combined)
CO2/tax band 260g/km, 37%

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PRICE 145,773
ON SALE NOW

Porsche 911 Turbo S


12.4.16, Surrey Bombastic performance is assured, but this car is aiming for much more than that

orsche and its turbochargers


have been a contentious
subject of late, but well leave
that alone here. Whatever your
standpoint, youll probably know
that since 1975 it has been possible
to buy a 911 with forced induction.
Ever since then, and although there
are far more turbocharged 911s about
the place these days, the Turbo (with
a capital T) has occupied the 911
ranges top spot, and this S model is
the cherry on top of that.
The Turbo S has matured to
produce some insane performance
figures over the years. To give you an
idea, Porsches 1975 3.0 930 Turbo
produced 257bhp and achieved
0-62mph in 5.5sec. Todays S puts out
572bhp and rips to 62mph from rest
in just 2.9sec. For 2016, the regular
Turbos 3.8-litre flat six receives
modified inlet ports in its cylinder
heads, new injection nozzles and
a higher fuel pressure, all to help
it produce 20bhp more than it did
before. The S then gets new turbos
to give it a further 40bhp power hike
over the standard Turbo.
24 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

The Turbo S has a price to match its


high-ranking status, too: more than
145,000 before options. That puts
it in the same league as the similarly
savage McLaren 570S and Audi R8,
even if the way these three cars go
about their business is quite different.
Little can prepare you for a
911 Turbo Ss launch control. Its
computer-game easy to do, and
sitting there with its flat six howling
and turbos spooling, knowing a
twitch of the left foot will unleash
hypercar-worrying performance, is
one thing, but actually experiencing
it is quite another.
Theres a devastating amount of
traction at the rear wheels as the
Turbo S fires itself forward with
brutal force. Turbo lag is reduced
during spirited driving in its Sport
modes, thanks to the turbochargers
boost being more effectively
maintained during moments off the
throttle, meaning in turn that the
engines response is more instant
when you get back on the gas.
A new 918-inspired rotary dial on
the steering wheel selects your choice

of four driving modes, and at the


centre of the dial is a Sport Response
button. Press it and, regardless of
which drive mode youre in, you get
20 seconds of maximum response
from the engine and gearbox for
overtaking, transforming the Turbo
S from relatively serene cruiser to
frothing-mouthed Mad Hatter.
Porsches faithful PDK dual-clutch
automatic gearbox remains standard

The Turbo S is truly a


svelte supercar that
can be used every
day even more so
than a McLaren 570S

All-wheel drive system has a rear bias, but Turbo S isnt as adjustable as some 911s

FIRST DRIVE

Cabin oozes a quality feel; note the 918-inspired dial on the steering wheel that selects drive modes and enables 20 seconds of maximum thrust

New infotainment system is a step in the right direction for Porsche; twin-turbo 3.8-litre flat six is an astonishingly effective horizon shrinker
and brilliantly executed. Left to do its
own thing, its keen to change up and
rely on the large reserves of torque,
but sharpened up in racier driving
modes, it reacts with staggering
speed to manual paddle pulls.
Standard, too, is all-wheel drive
(albeit rear biased), Porsches PASM
adjustable suspension, the PDCC
chassis control system and ceramiccomposite brakes. It all adds up to an

Dual-clutch seven-speeder is standard

immensely capable car, although not


necessarily the most invigorating.
Yes, the Turbo S is ballistic
missile-quick, but it also steers
with delicious precision, rides
firmly but compliantly and stays
nicely refined at all speeds, if thats
what you want. In short, it plays
the comfortable cruiser and stable,
assured all-weather B-road blaster
extremely well in equal measure.
However, its monumental grip
doesnt allow for quite the same
rear-drive adjustability that the
best Porsches possess, and its
performance is so great that you
rarely get to enjoy its full capabilities
on the road. Even so, for the many 911
Turbo buyers who use their cars daily
in all weathers, thatll be just fine.
Just fine, too, will be the Turbos
interior, which is every bit as high in
quality as that of any other 911 and
mildly practical, with its two small
rear seats. The front seats not only
provide brilliant lateral support
but are also comfortable on a long
stint. Meanwhile, Porsches latest
PCM infotainment system is a

much-needed addition that works


very well in practice.
Porsche has once again created
a staggeringly complete car in the
Turbo S. It goes, stops and corners
with amazing capability on road and
track. It manages to be fast, agile,
comfortable and luxurious, which
is quite a feat. It truly is a svelte
supercar that can be used every
day even more so than a 570S and
definitely more so than an R8.
Whether you save yourself nearly
19,000 and stick with the lesser
Turbo is down to personal choice.
Both are stupidly fast cars. However,
wed wager that most will spend
the extra to get the Turbo S, given its
dynamic enhancements.
Is it the purest drivers car that
Porsche makes? No, but its a superb
point-and-shoot rocketship without
quite the involvement of Porsches
rear-driven heroes or McLarens
efforts, but it would be ludicrous to
suggest that the Turbo S is anything
other than a breathtaking experience
in most other respects.
RORY WHITE

PORSCHE 911 TURBO S


Stupendously quick and
dynamically excellent, yet usable,
compliant and (almost) practical

AAAAB
Price
Engine

145,773
6 cyls, 3800cc,
twin-turbo, petrol
Power
572bhp at 6750rpm
Torque
553lb ft at 2250-4000rpm
Gearbox
7-spd dual-clutch automatic
Kerb weight
1600kg
Top speed
205mph
0-62mph
2.9sec
Economy
31.0mpg (combined)
CO2/tax band 212g/km, 37%

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PRICE 40,360
ON SALE NOW

Jaguar F-Pace 2.0d


6.4.16, Montenegro Four-pot diesel SUV promises greater efficiency and agility than V6 versions

his is the 2.0-litre diesel model


that provides the way into
the new Jaguar F-Pace range.
Here, its mated to an all-wheel
drive system (rear drive is cheaper),
it has an eight-speed automatic
transmission (a six-speed manual
is standard) and it runs on optional
adaptive dampers. But for now, at
least, this is the most meagre F-Pace
thats available, and its likely to be
the model that will prove the most
popular choice.
In its mechanical make-up, its
the same as the 3.0 V6, so its based
on an 80% aluminium architecture
shared with the XE and XF saloons,
although the F-Pace runs to its own
wheelbase and tracks. Suspension
is by double wishbones at the front
and an integral link (more complex,
effective and expensive than a
multi-link) at the rear. Its a sound
set-up for good dynamics.
At 4.7 metres long, the F-Pace is
fairly lengthy in its class, where it
competes against the BMW X3, Audi
Q5 and the heroically able Porsche
Macan. The whole F-Pace range

starts at around 37,000 and runs to


more than 50,000.
Because its quite big on
the outside, the F-Pace is an
accommodating car inside. Jaguar
is particularly pleased with the
650-litre luggage capacity, and the
rear seats are plenty big enough for
tall adults to sit behind tall adults.
In terms of cabin feel, this F-Pace
is comfortably finished for its price
level, but as you get towards the top
end of the F-Pace range, some of the
materials start to bear less favourable
comparison with those of rivals.
The 178bhp diesel is Jaguar Land
Rovers new Ingenium unit, which
was quite grumbly in its earliest
incarnation. But clearly work has
been done, because it fires to a quiet
idle in the F-Pace. The eight-speed
automatic is one of the best in
production, so it shifts cleanly and
smoothly, but this is a big car for a
2.0-litre engine. Itd be heavier if
it werent aluminium, but the kerb
weight is still 1775kg. Still, the 2.0
rarely struggles, although if you put
the adaptive drive selector into Eco

mode, its reluctant to downshift, so


you have to pull changes yourself
if you dont want to feel like youre
driving through treacle.
But if theres an upside to having a
smaller engine and there is then
its the fact that its a more agile
car than the petrol and diesel V6
variants. That makes the F-Pace,
which is already one of the most
dynamically capable cars in the class,
steer with extra verve in its 2.0-litre
format, holding a line more keenly.
It has less punch down a straight,
of course, but in daily driving, the
motorway haul and trips through
town, its fine. And when you do
choose to extend the engine to make
progress, it retains its smoothness.
Smoothness is a word youd
associate with the ride, too. Jaguar
tends to make cars ride well and the
F-Pace is no exception, even though
it runs on relatively big wheels. Our
test car was on 20in rims, but you can
specify up to 22s, which, Jaguar says,
have the same depth of sidewall as
most rivals 20s. And theyre not runflats, so its smooth.

F-Pace remains brisk enough in everyday use in 2.0 diesel guise; perceived quality is a match for the price on this R-Sport model

If the German rivals have an area


in which they excel, its high-speed
straight-line stability. Our route
didnt have many tests of that, but the
F-Pace never felt nervous to us.
If you do buy an F-Pace, its most
likely to be this one. Its the cheapest
and cleanest of the lot, after all,
although Jaguar hasnt been shy
with the pricing. At the 40,360 our
R-Sport test car wants, you can get
a six-cylinder X3 or Q5, although it
still undercuts a Macan. Obviously,
well want a back-to-back test to
determine which is better to drive,
but the Jaguar has keen steering, fine
dynamism and a smooth ride and is
an easy SUV in which to find yourself
in a comfortable driving rhythm.
That its also roomy, accommodating
and refined makes it a sound choice.
MATT PRIOR

JAGUAR F-PACE 2.0D AWD


R-SPORT AUTO
Not exactly a bargain, but refined,
economical, great to drive and
rarely wants for more power

AAAAB
Price
Engine
Power
Torque
Gearbox
Kerb weight
0-60mph
Top speed
Economy
CO2/tax band

40,360
4 cyls, 1999cc, diesel
178bhp at 4000rpm
318lb ft at 1750-2500rpm
8-spd automatic
1775kg
8.2sec
129mph
53.3mpg (combined)
139g/km, 27%

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PRICE 44,070
ON SALE LATE APRIL

BMW M2
11.4.16, Spain Right-hand-drive version of the smallest M car is poised for its UK arrival

oon. But not yet. Soon well


get the BMW M2 in the UK,
where well line it up against
something equally tasty. But
for now, its here, in right-hand-drive
form, in, er, Spain, unusually. But, at
least, on roads much like our own.
And, huzzah, with the six-speed
manual gearbox that is standard.
Which reveals that the latest M car
has a fine driving position in righthook form and a sweet firm and not
over-short of throw gearshift. But
were getting ahead of ourselves.
The M2 arrives in UK showrooms
this month. Because its the smallest
M car, BMW evokes the 2002 Turbo,
E30-generation M3 and 1M Coup.
The M2 sits on a widened 2 Series
Coup body, which means it is mostly
steel, whereas its bigger M3 and M4
siblings receive more aluminium
and, in places, composites. Therefore,
the weight difference between Ms
2 and 3 can be as little as 25kg. The
suspension, though, owes more to
the bigger siblings, which is why the
body is wider and looks suitably cross
with the world.

The engine is a 3.0-litre straight six


but with one turbocharger instead
of the M3/M4s two. It gives 365bhp
and mammoth reserves of torque:
369lb ft, developed from get this
1450rpm. Theres no torque reduction
at low revs to make the car feel
naturally aspirated, to give it a sense
of gently building power. The curve
gets up and stays up, right through to
4500rpm. Peak power is at 6500rpm.
The interior? Pure BMW, with
obligatory highlights, badging,
embossment, stitching and Alcantara.
That driving position: there are
about three dozen good ones in there
for any driver. I spent a reasonable
part of a 12-hour driving day fiddling
between several. Eventually, youll
settle on one and enjoy the drive.
Now, when BMW evokes those
earlier cars, its remembering
something about them: compactness,
lightness and agility. But even by
the 1M, this was becoming relative.
At its lightest, the M2 weighs a not
insignificant 1570kg. It has so much
oomph that it needs 10in-wide rear
wheels to drive its power to the road.

Credit, then, that it does feel


notably more alert and agile than
its only marginally bigger, heavier
siblings. It has a verve and spirit
about the way it changes direction.
It steers fluently, keeps its nose well
planted and is balanced, poised and
ready and able to deploy as much of
its 369lb ft as youre inclined to push
through its fat rear tyres. Which, yes,
it overwhelms pretty much as your
whim dictates. The M2 has the same
active rear limited-slip differential
as other M cars, so it can lock by
anything from zero to 100%. It does
easy slides, in other words, despite a
60bhp power deficit over an M4.
In the end, the power difference
feels less than that. The M2 has
plenty of shove and, apart from a little
turbo lag at low revs, makes it much
of the time, so although you can
wring it out if you want to, you dont
need to. It has mammoth flexibility.
And it feels the right kind of fast.
You dont need any more power than
this. Its enough to bring the best out
of an adjustable chassis. It feels quick
without being hyper.

What happens at the rear is entirely between you and your right foot; manual gearbox is standard, but dual-clutch auto is an option

It also feels more complete and more


focused than its obvious, slightly
cheaper rivals, the Audi RS3 and
Mercedes-AMG A 45. It feels a more
natural fit against a Porsche Cayman
a sports car, not a hot four-seater.
And thats where things get
interesting. The M2 makes a decent
noise; its a straight six, so why
wouldnt it? Its composed, too, but
slightly looser body control and
vaguer steering than the Porsche
would have made the Cayman our
choice. Remove the Caymans soulful,
responsive naturally aspirated
engine from the equation, though
as Porsche just has and that could
shift the balance of power. Hopefully,
well soon find out on the same road,
on the same day. In the meantime, be
assured that, even in isolation, an M2
is a hugely appealing proposition.
MATT PRIOR

BMW M2
Delightfully rewarding and
adjustable sports car that feels
more than the sum of its parts

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

44,070
6 cyls, 2979cc, turbo, petrol
365bhp at 6500rpm
369lb ft at 1450-4750rpm
6-spd manual
1570kg
4.5sec
155mph (limited)
33.2mpg (combined)
199g/km, 36%

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Audi A4 Allroad
5.4.16, Germany Latest version of the compact exec estate gets the high-rise Allroad treatment

hen Audi launched the A4


Allroad in 2009, its selling
point was a 37mm ride height
increase over the standard A4
Avant and some black plastic wheel
arch protectors, creating a niche
model in the mould of the established
A6 Allroad. That car had adjustable
air suspension and a low-range
mode; the A4 Allroad had neither.
By last year, Audi had nevertheless
sold 100,000 examples. For this
all-new model, the basic formula is
replicated. In fact, the differentiation
between it and the A4 Avant has
slimmed to 23mm, the remaining
11mm of ground clearance coming
courtesy of the Allroads taller tyres.
And why not? Allroad customers
clearly have no issue with only a
modestly enhanced breakover angle.
Theres five-link suspension front
and back, backed by the option of
adaptive dampers and an Off-Road
mode in the Drive Select. The new
car is lighter and more efficient, too,
helped by a refreshed engine line-up
that includes a 188bhp 2.0 TDI (likely
to be the best seller) and both 215bhp

and 268bhp versions of the 3.0 TDI.


A more frugal 2.0 TDI will follow.
Quattro, of course, is standard
but not uniform. Where the diesels
are mated to the familiar mechanical
set-up, Audi has chosen this, the less
popular 248bhp 2.0 TFSI, to launch
its next generation of all-wheel drive
system. Dubbed quattro with ultra
technology, the new driveline uses
an electronically controlled clutch at
the back of the dual-clutch automatic
gearbox to disengage the propshaft,
allowing the Allroad to run in frontdrive mode when appropriate to do
so. To further reduce torque drag, an
electromagnetic decoupler isolates
the crown gear and lets the rear axle
function like an open diff. The result
is a petrol-powered 1655kg Allroad
that delivers 44.1mpg combined and
a 6.1sec 0-62mph sprint.
The A4 Allroad makes even more
sense in the metal. Where the regular
A4 tends towards anonymity, that
skimpy cladding does earn the
Allroad a greater visual presence.
Inside, of course, its about as
rugged as an Edwardian roll-top

desk. The intricate, superbly tactile


cabin could hardly be more at odds
with muddy boots and sticky fingers,
but, in high-spec Sport trim at
least, the Allroad is as pleasant as
mainstream motoring gets.
The 2.0 TFSI lump, by and large,
nurtures the feeling. At low speeds
and revs, its residency is confirmed
only by nippy propulsion and a
bobbing tachometer needle. With
273lb ft from 1600rpm, it is clearly
targeting six-cylinder amenability,
which it might achieve if it didnt get
so audibly reedy when forced to kick
down. Sound aside, its refined and
entirely linear traverse of all seven of
its gear ratios makes it an appropriate
power source for the chassis.
Kitted with the optional adaptive
dampers and on 18in wheels, the
extra suspension travel is utilised
to fine effect. In place of the A4s
occasional restlessness is a slowerrate suppleness which is a salve to
anyone bruised by recent experience
of S line-spec sports suspension.
This undulating meander has
repercussions in corners, although

Low-key body cladding gives the Allroad welcome visual presence; cabin is an Audi masterclass in interior design and execution

its congenial lean can be endearing.


The basic adhesiveness of the
package is never in question,
though, and on an admittedly dry
route unsuited to faster driving, the
difference between old quattro and
new is virtually indistinguishable.
Much like the engine and the
off-road ability, the A4 Allroad is
at its best when you dont delve too
far below the surface. Keep your
expectations at their no-rush setting
and this model at least is compliant,
quiet, spacious and likeable. Its
hardware deficiency means it doesnt
differentiate itself like the A6 Allroad,
nor is it as efficient or as affordable
as an A4 Avant. But it looks better
than the latter and is far cheaper
than the former, making Audis
niche estate as tempting as ever.
NIC CACKETT

AUDI A4 ALLROAD
QUATTRO SPORT 2.0 TFSI
Hardly a true off-roader and not
cheap, but a refined powertrain
and supple ride make it appealing

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

40,260
4 cyls, 1968cc, turbo, petrol
248bhp at 5000-6000rpm
273lb ft at 1600-4500rpm
7-spd dual-clutch automatic
1655kg
6.1sec
152mph
44.1mpg (combined)
152g/km, 27%

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THESE THREE

Mercedes E-Class vs rivals | Comparison

KINGS

Mercedes has ramped up the


battle for honours among the
mass-market royalty with the
new E-Class. Matt Saunders
finds out if it can depose its key
rivals from BMW and Jaguar
PHOTOGRAPHY WILL WILLIAMS

atching the comings and


goings of various parts of
the car market, as every
good Autocar reader so
keenly does, grants a
unique perspective on
the importance of good timing for
a would-be buyer. This is a cyclical
business, and whatever part of it
interests you will have fertile
periods of renewal and fallow
stretches of hibernation.
You can find our advice on any
particular classs top entrants in
the back of this magazine on any
given Wednesday, of course and
any of our segment champions will
be worth your money whenever you
happen to be ready to spend it. But its
also undeniably true that right now
is a particularly good time to buy an
SUV, for example, and that last year
was a fine one for family hatchbacks.

34 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

Fresh arrivals always increase choice


and renew competitive forces, which
can only ever be good news for the
likes of you and me.
And theres definitely some
spring-time blooming happening
right now in the market for mid-sized
executive saloons. Last autumn,
Jaguar introduced an all-new XF.
Now comes Mercedes-Benzs latest
E-Class which is either the fifth or
10th-generation version, depending
on whether or not you count the ones
that came along before Mercedes
starting officially calling them
E-Class in 1993. So if youd had close
to 40,000 to spend in this segment
in April 2015, youd have read quite
different advice on our back pages
from that which youre about to read
in April 2016. Moreover, by keeping
your powder dry for 12 months,
your chances of getting a bad deal

or ending up with a car thats at all


second-rate are greatly reduced.
So here we are, where the action
is, ready to jump. The office fleet
manager is on hold. What we need
to know is how much the new W213
E-Class changes a picture that still
feels familiar, the current executive
saloon incumbent champion, the
Jaguar XF, having only been installed
on its throne when the car went
through the road test mill back in
December. Were pitting the bigselling four-cylinder diesel versions
against each other, because those
are the ones youre most likely to
buy so its 192bhp E 220 d versus
187bhp BMW 520d and 178bhp XF
2.0d. What chance another change
of executive class leadership in the
space of five months?
You might think you know
what to expect from an E-Class:

heft, gravitas, material substance,


occupant space, cabin isolation, ride
refinement, some high-end cabin
equipment, perhaps. But a classleading four-cylinder diesel engine?
Pull the other one. Well, believe it.
The new E 220 d is the first Mercedes
to benefit from Stuttgarts newgeneration, aluminium-blocked OM
654 2.0-litre diesel motor, which is
due to be rolled out across all of its
model lines to replace the venerable
OM 651 2.1-litre lump that has been
overdue for retirement for a while.
Smaller and significantly lighter
than the engine it replaces, the new
2.0-litre motor has low-friction
cylinder liners, an offset crankshaft
and repositioned balancer shafts.
It apparently walks EU6 emissions
requirements, designed as much for
the EUs forthcoming WLTP test
cycle. And in the nose of the E 220 d

Mercedes E-Class vs rivals | Comparison

The Mercedes interior is in a different league


from the Jaguars and richer than the BMWs

E-Class driver sits higher than


those of its rivals; the cars
extremities are easy to judge
a car that has grown as part of its
latest regeneration and still isnt
the lightest cab on the class rank, in
spite of its hybrid aluminium and
high-strength steel construction it
makes for outstanding manufacturer
claims on peak power, 0-62mph
acceleration, NEDC fuel economy
and CO2 emissions.
But before we get into the
differences made to the cars driving
experience, a pause to take in the
pertinent details of the spaces in
which these three cars invite you
to spend such a significant portion
of your working week. Our cars
are within 50mm of each other on
overall length and are even more
closely matched on wheelbase.
So predictably, they offer similar
quantities of cabin space and
carrying capacity. The XF is, by a
whisker, the tightest car of the three

for larger adults travelling in the


back seats, but its still easily roomy
enough for most. More surprising,
the new E-Class isnt the most
commodious car of the trio. That
distinction goes narrowly to the car
that has been on sale for five years,
the 5 Series, which has back seat
cushions that are longer and more
supportive than the E-Classs and
notably more head room in both rows.
But those objective differences
do little to communicate the stark
differences in ambient character
between the E-Class, 5 Series
and XF, which should serve as a
suitable preamble for the dynamic
differences to follow. You sit high in
the new E-Class, aware of a higher
vantage point than you could get
in either of its rivals, with a good
view out in all directions, a good
sense for the corners of the car and a
pleasing impression of space around
your extremities. In the XF, youre
hunkered down more intimately,
with a high-rise centre console on one
side and a higher-rising door card
on the other, the steering wheel and
instruments closer to your down-theroad eye line. The 5 Series splits the
difference: spacious and convenient,
with BMWs brilliant sports seats
offering all the comfort, adjustability
and support youll ever need.
In isolation, the Jaguars standards
on material quality, fit and finish
seem fine; the sophistication of its
instrumentation and infotainment
likewise. But park your XF next to a
new E-Class and youll realise what
you could have won. The Mercedes
interior is in a different league from
the Jaguars. Its more rich and
expensive than the BMWs, too.
The E-Class comes, as an option,
with twin 12.3in double-display

BMW provides a roomy and convenient driving environment with excellent sports seats

XFs driving position feels the most sporting, but perceived quality trails its rivals here

  
  

 

    

  
     

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LCD screens that stretch across


most of the fascia, backlit and
appearing to float in front of the
roll-top dashboard. It has a newgeneration Comand infotainment
system thats vastly easier to navigate
than what went before, as a result
of touch-sensitive pads positioned
on each side spoke of the steering
wheel that make it easier to select the
function you want without taking
your hands from a quarter to three.
The E-Classs switchgear and
trim look expensive and feel it too.
Its 23-speaker Burmester premium
audio system sounds supreme.
The car has wireless smartphone
charging and outstanding active
safety and active cruise control
convenience systems. If you like
to see, hear and feel what your
premium-brand cash is buying in
whats directly in front of you and
wrapped around you mile by mile,
the E-Class just offers you more
and the 5 Series make a better fist of
competing with it than the XF.
Time to turn the form book upside
down, then. Mercedes 2.0-litre
engine idles sufficiently quietly and
smoothly to teach Jaguar Land Rover
a thing or two about what a new
four-pot diesel should sound and feel
like these days. It has transformed
the E-Class from one of the least
mechanically refined executive
saloons in the class into one of the
most well mannered.
Neither the XF nor the 5 Series is
very far behind the E-Class in this
respect, though and its to the aid
of the stragglers that whichever
four-cylinder oil-burner you find in
a car of this size and type, its still
unlikely to feel special. These are the
workaday grunt powerplants of the
executive saloon world, originally
designed for economy and costeffectiveness and then made the
default choice by half-baked CO2derived tax legislation and a buying
public more interested in kit count
than distinguishing mechanical
richness and performance.
So although our test instruments
confirm that the E 220 d is the
quietest, smoothest, fastestaccelerating and most economical
car here, those advantages will
only do so much for it. Against the
clock, the Mercedes accelerates from
30mph to 70mph through the gears
1.5sec quicker than the Jaguar and
0.9sec ahead of the BMW. For our
True MPG testers, the E 220 d
returned a 56.8mpg average and
the best of its rivals was the 520d,
at 48.5mpg. The E 220 d is almost
2dB quieter than the XF at a 70mph
cruise. All will be meaningful
advantages for the car in realworld use and yet none is enough
to lift the impression of the cars
powertrain far above the ordinary.
You look elsewhere, therefore, to
find a really convincing selling point
for any of these cars in how they

You get most rear space in the 5 Series;


M Sport test car rode on 19in wheels

On optional adaptive M Sport suspension, the dynamic repertoire of the BMW is broad

XFs rear is least roomy but still houses


three adults; R-Sport means 19in wheels

Keen drivers will enjoy the XFs poise, beautiful balance and perfect steering weight

No complaints about the E-Classs rear;


17in wheels for SE and bigger sidewalls

Comfortable cruising is the E-Classs forte; pushed hard, it struggles to stay composed

The E-Class is the quietest, smoothest, most


economical and fastest-accelerating car here
20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 37

The new E-Class is a luxury saloon running


here against two pseudo-sporting four-doors
conduct themselves on the road
and the first you find is the XFs
handling precision and dynamism.
But before we delve deeper into
this, we should note a trim level
difference here. Whereas the
520d and XF 2.0d submitted for
this exercise were in M Sport and
R-Sport guise respectively, with
the wheels, tyres and suspension
tunes configured to appeal to keener
drivers, the E 220 d came as an entrylevel SE model, which means 17in
alloy wheels, higher-profile tyres
and standard comfort suspension
settings. E-Class buyers will be
able to choose a lowered, passively
damped suspension set-up as an
alternative, or a lowered adaptively
damped sports suspension, or heightadjustable Airmatic air suspension
and all ought to better prepare the car
for battle with rivals that, we already
know, set a high bar for driver appeal.
And yet if any new E-Class, save
perhaps the Mercedes-AMG version,
can approach either the equivalent
XF or 5 Series on dynamic verve,
well be very surprised. The Mercedes
seems geared for an entirely different
agenda from the Jaguars and, to
a lesser but still telling extent, the
BMWs, too. While the XF constructs
its ride comfort from its subtle but
progressive close damper control,
acknowledging that its driver wants
to feel at once connected to and
cushioned from the road surface, the
E-Class commits wholeheartedly
to long-wave compliance and ride
isolation. Everything the Benz does
is done in order to add so little to the
fatigue of the daily grind as to make
almost no difference, so it answers
the Jaguars perfect steering weight
and fine directional responses with
lightness at the rim and a stabilising
sneeze zone around dead centre.
As you add steering angle in the
E 220 d, the wheel weights up and
gains directness in an attempt to
convince you that it can be athletic
through the corners. But its a token
gesture. Where the perfect balance
and taut poise of the XF make it feel
lithe and lively, the E-Class lacks
the simple grip and composure
to go with it. The softness of the
Mercedes responses is at odds with
the eventual speed of the steering
off-centre, often forcing the car into
understeer before it has even settled
on its outside contact patches. And as
it begins to heave and porpoise gently
on its springs through dips and over
bumps, even a seven-tenths crosscountry pace is enough to convince
you that the E-Class isnt a car that
likes to be hurried along.
The 520ds achievement, next to
rivals that seem at polar opposites of
38 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

the dynamic spectrum, is its breadth


of ability. On optional adaptive
M Sport suspension, the BMW can
approach the sybaritic gentility
of the Merc and the accuracy and
involvement of the Jag. The 5 Series is
still the executive option for any mood
or occasion, still competitive in its
fifth year on sale, still in possession
of the keenest-feeling engine and
cleverest automatic gearbox here. Its
still a hard car to see beyond.
But, for the likes of us at least, not
quite hard enough. Although every
group test needs a verdict, it seems
particularly harsh to rank these

cars, because each one thoroughly


deserves its following. So this is at
least as much an order of preference,
as Id expect interested drivers and
readers of Autocar to exercise it, as
of merit. Although there are still
disappointing cars in the mid-sized
executive market even in 2016, there
isnt one in this test.
No one could take much issue with
what the new E 220 d does; its what
it is that relegates the car to last place
in our final order. Its functional and
understated, supremely well built
and kitted out, and outstandingly
refined, relatively pacey and easy

to drive, thanks to that new engine.


But its also one-dimensional
gloriously so, in fact. Really, this is
a luxury saloon running against
pseudo-sporting four-doors. Those
who describe it as a mini S-Class
fundamentally misunderstand
the E-Classs character and role.
Theres nothing grand or assuming
here. There is only a deliciously
old-fashioned sense of reserve and
contentment in service.
In the 520d you get more: plenty
of sporting edge twinned with huge
everyday ownership appeal, which is
enough for second place here. And in
the XF 2.0d you get accommodation,
equipment, quality, refinement and
performance levels that pass muster
and abundant driver appeal
that makes them worth the trade.
Its as simple as that. L

Mercedes E-Class vs rivals | Comparison

XF tries to involve its driver


and the E-Class to cushion
from fatiguing distractions

Jaguar XF 2.0 R-Sport AT BMW 520d M Sport auto

Mercedes-Benz E 220 d SE

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

AAAAB
36,850
8.1sec (claimed)
136mph
65.7mpg
114g/km
1595kg

AAAAC
36,865
7.9sec (claimed)
147mph
62.8mpg
119g/km
1695kg

AAAAC
35,935
7.3sec (claimed)
149mph
72.4mpg
102g/km
1680kg

Engine layout
Installation
Power
Torque

4 cyls, 1999cc, diesel


Front, longitudinal, RWD
178bhp at 4000rpm
317lb ft at 1750rpm

4 cyls, 1995cc diesel


Front, longitudinal, RWD
187bhp at 4000rpm
295lb ft at 1750rpm

Power to weight
Specific output
Compression ratio
Gearbox

112bhp per tonne


89bhp per litre
15.5:1
8-spd automatic

110bhp per tonne


94bhp per litre
16.5:1
8-spd automatic

4 cyls, 1950cc, diesel


Front, longitudinal, RWD
192bhp at 3800rpm
295lb ft at
1600-2400rpm
114bhp per tonne
98bhp per litre
15.5:1
9-spd automatic

Length
Width
Height
Wheelbase
Fuel tank
Range
Boot

4954mm
1880mm
1457mm
2960mm
66 litres
954 miles
540 litres

4907mm
1860mm
1475mm
2968mm
70 litres
967 miles
520 litres

4923mm
1852mm
1468mm
2939mm
66 litres
1051 miles
540 litres

Front suspension

Double wishbones, coil


springs, anti-roll bar

Rear suspension

Integral link, coil


springs, anti-roll bar

Brakes

355mm ventilated
discs (f), 326mm discs

Wheels

8.5Jx19in

Multi-link, coil springs,


selective dampers,
anti-roll bar
Multi-link, coil springs,
selective dampers,
anti-roll bar
305mm ventilated
discs (f), 300mm
ventilated discs (r)
8.0Jx17in

Tyres

245/40 ZR19

Double wishbones, coil


springs, adaptive
dampers, anti-roll bar
Multi-link, coil springs,
adaptive dampers,
anti-roll bar
348mm ventilated
discs (f), 330mm
ventilated discs (r)
8.5Jx19in (f),
9.5Jx19in (r)
245/40 R19 (f),
275/35 R19 (r)

225/55 R17

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 39

HACK
TO THE
DRAWING
BOARD

At Nissans record-breaking Sunderland plant, we


take a glimpse into the dark art of car design and
have a go for ourselves. Richard Webber reports

40 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

Nissan design | Insight

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 41

All manner of tools help to carve an 037-inspired spoiler

Steve Ransom describes his role as a digital sculptor

Paper sketches are


developed into virtual
2D and 3D models
Goran Ozbolt: Everyone has a different starting point

nder an array of gleaming white tube


lights, an endless procession of Qashqais
and Leafs trundles towards the end
of Trim and Chassis Line 1 at Nissans
Sunderland plant. White-gloved like Tokyo
taxi drivers and even more attentive, the
inspectors have just under 60 seconds each to
poke, ponder and fondle their allocated section of
automotive anatomy before the relentless conveyor
ushers the car on towards the big, wide world.
This is the UKs most productive car plant,
churning out 116 cars per hour and nearly half a
million every year. One in three cars made in this
country is built here by a workforce of 6700 people.
Yet each of the five models the factory produces
began as a designers scribble. For the pioneering
Qashqai that kick-started the crossover revolution
and the smaller Juke (which shares Sunderlands

42 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

second line with the Note and Infiniti Q30), the


design element was home-grown, too, conceived
and refined at Nissans European studio in
Paddington, central London.
Well explore the production line later, but
the main reason weve come to Sunderland is
to uncover the design process that leads from
drafting-paper doodle to production car. And to
help make sense of it all, weve brought Autocars
in-house car designer, Ben Summerell-Youde, who
creates most of the speculative renderings you see
in this magazine, artfully predicting upcoming
models with considerable success.
Were focusing on the extrovert Gripz concept,
which Nissan presented at the Frankfurt motor
show last September to float the idea of a Z-car
crossover. As with all of Nissans major design
projects, the brief was tendered across the

companys four design hubs: Paddington, San


Diego, Beijing and the creative HQ in Atsugi,
Japan. Designs are submitted anonymously the
decision makers know neither the designer nor
the hub that produced each proposal but for the
Gripz, the winning exterior was penned in London
and references the works 240Z that won the 1971
East African Safari Rally.
The performance crossover brief for the Gripz
was relatively specific. For the 2009 Qazana
concept that spawned the Juke, although the
cars size was largely fixed, the design brief was
just one word: Robiotic. Which, perplexingly,
isnt even a proper word. In Paddington, the
designers expanded this to masculine and agile
and developed it with the help of mood boards
and imagery, such as the juxtaposition of welly
boots with a Nissan GT-R. Its easy to scoff but

Nissan design | Insight

A MODEL SUCH AS
A QUARTER-SCALE
GRIPZ CAN BE MILLED
FROM CLAY IN JUST
FOUR HOURS

Modellers like Joanna Bond and Paul Ratcliffe are vital

Clay lets designers


try out ideas fast and
change them easily
Summerell-Youde draws praise for his clay sculpting
just as easy to see how the production Juke splices
the spirit of those images and to observe how
successful this formula has been in the market:
more than 40,000 were sold in the UK last year.
Back on the Gripz, Paddington-based Croatian
Goran Ozbolt a vehicle design graduate of
the Royal College of Art talks us through the
design process: We start with a footprint and an
idea of the height of the car. The team discusses
how the product could look or feel. Then each of
us goes out and explores what inspirations we
could use. Sometimes, its something active and
performance-oriented. Other times, its more laid
back and practical. You might look for a variety of
products that you think reflect the kind of thing
youre trying to produce. Then we start sketching.
Summerell-Youde chips in that he usually has
to start with the previous generation of the car,

but he considers that cheating. Ozbolt disagrees.


Everyone has a different starting point, he says.
Some people start with the cars predecessor, but
I tend to begin with a doodle, imagining what the
car will look like from 100 metres away to make
sure it has a good, solid stance. It doesnt really
matter, though. The important thing is the quality
of the output. Its artistic. There are no rules.
Ozbolt sometimes goes straight from doodling
to 3D modelling with the same software Pixar
uses for animated films, but he will also scan the
sketch into Photoshop and use it to develop a more
detailed 2D rendering (which, incredibly, can
be produced in just a few hours). But even at this
stage, production realities must be considered.
I appreciate the final design needs to be
approachable to the market, he says.
Each proposal is rendered in profile and front

and rear three-quarter views, and then one or


two per hub are chosen to advance to the clay
modelling stage. This transformation requires the
likes of Steve Ransom. His official title is digital
project lead, but he reckons digital sculptor better
reflects the role, which is to bring the design
into the 3D world using CAD (computer-aided
design) software. Detailed vehicle schematics are
provided by Nissans European technical centre
in Cranfield, and Ransom stretches the designers
sketches to fit over them.
Initially, he uses a broad brush, tweaking crude
3D shapes on screen by eye. With bewildering
speed, he uses a rotary controller to spin and
zoom around the virtual Gripz while tapping his
keyboard with the other hand, contorting the
models countless complex surfaces as he goes.
Im not sure there is a more complex geometric
20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 43

IT TAKES NINE
MONTHS TO FINALISE
A CONCEPT CAR
DESIGN AND 18 FOR
A PRODUCTION CAR

Qashqai is produced
on one of the two
lines at Sunderland

Sunderlands
Line 1 employs 350
people per shift

BEN THE RENDER


BLENDER
AUTOCARS OWN BEN
Summerell-Youde studied
automotive design at Coventry
University. He explains how
he makes the renderings that
predict the look of upcoming cars
often with uncanny accuracy.
When the brief is to draw the
next version of a car, Ill look
at that manufacturers recent
concepts to see how its design
language is evolving, and then
apply that to the outgoing model,
preserving its size and shape but
using details such as headlights
from the concepts, tweaking and
blending them in. Spy pictures
of test mules are also useful.
Although cladding obscures
most of the car, I can look at the
wheelbase, window designs and
where the headlights are. These
types of renderings are usually
photo-realistic.
For concept cars or models
that are years from production,
theres more hand-sketching
involved and less detail. For the
Aston Martin-Red Bull hypercar,
they released a very vague
outline sketch that let me know
some of the shapes involved and
where the windscreen would be.
I then looked at recent Aston
concepts to help flesh the design
out into a complete car.

44 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

product than the car, Ozbolt says, and Ransoms


work certainly brings that home.
Once the 3D image is smoothed and refined,
the design is sent to a five-axis milling machine
to become real for the first time. A model such as
the quarter-scale Gripz were shown can be milled
from clay in just four hours. Modellers then help
the designers experiment with tweaks to see
what works best. The model is then 3D scanned
and the digital image goes back to Ransom,
who makes sure that the technical package can
still be accommodated.
Summerell-Youde and I try our hands at
modelling. Etching away at a chunk of warm clay,
he adds a horizontal strake to the chevron graphic
that defines the leading edge of the Gripzs doors.
It wins highly approving nods from modellers
Joanna Bond and Paul Ratcliffe. Summerell-Youde
adds a second, smaller strake below it and is less
happy with it, but such is clays flexibility that it
can be removed swiftly.
Inspired by another historic rally car, I add a
ski-jump spoiler based on the Lancia 037. Using
adapted and home-made tools at one point Im
handed a nutmeg grater I clumsily squidge and
scrape before Ratcliffe refines it quickly and neatly
into shape. Its great fun and extremely addictive,

and initial derision of the aero appendage gives


way to very mild approval.
In the real process, a steel-framed, full-size clay
model is eventually milled and refined by a team
of modellers, then wrapped in vinyl and wheeled
outside to capture how its surfaces reflect natural
light. Despite appearances, many concepts shown
at motor shows are built this way and couldnt turn
a wheel themselves if they wanted to.
It typically takes Nissan nine months to
finalise a concept car design, but its 18 for a
production model. Much of this extra time
involves a feedback loop between Paddington and
Cranfield. The engineers have strict technical
parameters to fulfil, such as weight, performance,
aerodynamics, interior space, body durability,
ease of manufacture and safety, and they work
closely with the designers to achieve this without
relinquishing the cars aesthetic character. It
took 11 loops of around four weeks each to get the
second-generation Qashqai to design freeze.
At this point, a cars image is fixed and the
designers step back. If theyve done their job, the
original concept will shine through, as Ozbolt says:
I try to create the boldest possible theme that can
endure production. As long as the initial doodle is
visible in the production car, I have done well. L

Nissan design | Insight

WALKING THE LINE


NISSANS SUNDERLAND
plant has come a long way
since it first built Bluebirds
from knocked-down kits in
1986. Theres a full range
of facilities to include
steel pressing, engine
assembly, lithium ion battery
production, a body shop and
two trim and chassis lines.
We visit Line 1 a model
of choreographed efficiency.
Workers are trained in
up to five different tasks
and rotate between them
through three 2.5-hour
stints in a working day.
When a new shift begins,

Webber tries the


fiddly task of fitting
seals to Qashqais

all 350 people on the


504-metre line are replaced
in just two minutes before
production restarts.
Dashboards are inserted,
engines are mounted,
brakes are connected and
doors are hung a panoply
of tasks, each completed
within a set stage interval,
which currently stands at
just 56 seconds. A standard
operation sheet breaks each
task into timed movements
and is specific enough to
detail which hand does what.
No one stands still. The
clich about robots moving

with balletic grace holds, but


even more striking is how the
people move with such deft
precision, interacting neatly
with the robots, part-built
cars and each other. The
speed of work is incredible,
yet haste is absent. Despite
the intense time pressures,
no one rushes or panics.
Until Summerell-Youde
and I try our hands, that
is. Weve both passed the
production line skills test
a series of timed manual
tasks designed to challenge
dexterity and the ability to
follow detailed instructions

so its our turn to help build


some cars.
Slotting into the ordered
maelstrom of Line 1, we must
attach long rubber seals to
the leading edge of Qashqai
bonnets, securing them by
pushing about 10 plastic
clips into the metalwork. We
watch a worker perform the
task with a nonchalance that
describes both thorough
training and ingrained habit.
Neither of which we have.
Im handed a seal and
ushered towards a bonnet
that has been raised just
in time by a worker on the

previous station. The clips


are surprisingly fiddly, time
pressure only making them
seem more so. I really have to
focus on my fingertips, lining
up each clip and pushing it in
at the correct angle, 10 times
over, all the while aware that
the clock is ticking.
As I complete the job, Ive
run over a little and people
at the next station swarm
around to begin their tasks.
Yet my heart is probably the
only one breaking 80bpm
across this incredibly
measured and methodised
production line.

Precision and order


are essential to the
lines smooth running

Inspectors get 60sec


to check their part
of the finished car

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 45

GREAT
MINDS
THINK
ALIKE

When Red Bulls Adrian Newey and


Aston Martins Marek Reichman
sat down to compare their visions
of a sports car with F1-rivalling
performance, the designs were
remarkably similar. Matt Burt
finds out whats on their minds
PHOTOGRAPHY MAX EAREY

Newey and Reichman | Interview

This teaser image is the


only clue so far to the
AM-RB 001s final form

ight now, for most of us, the new car being


created by Aston Martin and Red Bull
Advanced Technologies exists only as
green swooshes in a picture, a teasing
shape that hints at a sleek, low vehicle
without telling us very much at all.
In the minds of designers Adrian Newey and
Marek Reichman, however, the AM-RB 001 is
already a technologically advanced car with an
astonishing breadth of capability, able to both
jostle slowly through city traffic and beat a
Formula 1 car for outright pace.
The project has progressed as far as a full-sized
model and the parties involved Aston Martin,
Red Bull and motorsport outfit AF Racing are
still feeling their way in this new relationship.
Everyone is wary of saying too much, too soon,
but after exclusively breaking the story last
summer, Autocar has been granted a rare
interview with both Newey and Reichman.
Newey, long considered Formula 1s foremost
technical thinker, and Reichman, responsible for
shaping the new generation of Aston Martins, have
forged a fruitful working relationship. Discovering
that they think along similar lines was a huge
bonus for the pair as they set about creating an allnew sports car that will serve as a legacy road car
for Newey and a halo vehicle for Aston.
Despite his career in racing, the idea of road car
design has lingered in Neweys imagination since
his formative years. My dad was a great tinkerer
with cars, he says. He had Mini Cooper Ss, Lotus
Elans, that sort of thing, and used to do all of his
own maintenance. He had a little workshop where
he would modify them and I used to help him.
Newey began sketching his own cars and then
using dads workshop to fold up bits of aluminium
and fibreglass, making my own designs.
His final-year project at the University of
Southampton explored how ground-effect
aerodynamics all the rage in Formula 1 at the
time could be applied to a road-going sports car.
I built a full-scale wind tunnel model of [my car];
thats as far as it got, but it helped to get me my first
job in motor racing, he says.
He admits he finds the sports current
regulations restrictive from a chassis perspective,
so while hes been immersed in Formula 1, hes also
kept an eye on road car design.
I read Autocar and Ive always remained

Let your imagination


run riot, as there
are indications that
Newey and Reichman
have done likewise
interested in road cars, he says. I enjoy driving;
my treat to myself when we won the Formula 1
championship in 2010 was to buy an Aston Martin
Vantage, and I also have a DB4 GT that I use as a
road car on sunny days. So Ive always admired
Aston as a brand and Ive always been interested in
sports cars, in particular small, efficient ones.
Andy Palmers move from Nissan, where he
had become acquainted with Newey via the
Infiniti-Red Bull F1 tie-up, to become chief
executive of Aston Martin presented an
opportunity for the project partners to come
together. But this is more than a marriage of
convenience; since the project got under way in
January, the design chiefs of Red Bull and Aston
have found that their visions are closely aligned.
Neatly mirroring Neweys early immersion in

Adrian Newey has spent his working life designing F1 cars

small, fun sports cars, Reichmans first road car


was an Austin Healey Sprite, so perhaps it isnt
surprising that the two designers have similar
ideas as to what makes the perfect sports car.
Even though a mid-engined Aston wasnt in
the product plan at Gaydon, Reichman had had
thoughts about how one might look and had even
committed one mid-engined idea to concept form
in the DP 100 Vision Gran Turismo, created in
2014 for inclusion in the virtual world of the
Gran Turismo computer game.
Now, though, came the opportunity to create
a production car with few technical restrictions.
Earlier this year the two designers presented their
ideas of what such a car could look like. Reichman
says: The first time we met to share, their [Red
Bulls] vision wasnt a hundred miles apart from
what I was thinking about if Aston Martin was
to do a mid-ships car.
Newey and Reichman are reluctant to reveal
much about the cars definitive shape, but the
width of their grins as they carefully choose their
words to discuss it suggests it will provoke a jawdropping reaction when it is revealed.
Reichman confirms that the car will tell you it
is an Aston Martin through its proportions but
warns that it wont look like any Aston weve ever
seen before. The proportions of AM-RB 001 are
near-perfect, he explains. It is perfectly balanced
in terms of performance, chassis balance and
occupant versus engine packaging.
They confirm that the car will have two
seats side by side with room enough for sixfooters plus a modest luggage space and a midmounted internal combustion engine. Words such
as purity and lightweight are used to describe
the project, and the power-to-weight ratio is
expected to be close to 1:1.
Beyond that, specifics are thin on the ground.
Let your imagination run riot, because there
are clear indications that Newey and Reichman
have done likewise. Like any project, there are, of
course, budgetary constraints, but with the car due
to come with a projected price tag of 2 million
to 3 million, its effectively open season for its
creators to consider all manner of exotic materials
for parts, powertrain options and construction
methods, provided Aston Martins bespoke Q
division can turn them into reality to build 99 cars.
We can at least expect the cars shape to be
20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 47

Marek Reichman (on left)


says they have a unique
approach to the car
informed both by Neweys career-long passion
for clever aerodynamic and technical solutions and
Reichmans latest vision of Aston Martins design
language. To further fire the imagination, recall
the dramatic Newey-penned Red Bull X2010 and
X2014 concepts created to promote Gran Turismo
and Reichmans aforementioned DP 100.
There will be two variants of the AM-RB 001,
one road legal and the other an extreme, strippeddown track version that will chase that headlinegrabbing, F1-bettering lap time.
The road car will be a car of two characters,
according to Newey. The easy thing to do would
be design a road-going LMP1 car, but if it felt like
one of those on the road, I would feel we have
failed, he says. So were trying to create a car
thats capable of extreme performance when you
want it, but equally if youre stuck in a traffic jam
on the Kings Road, its a comfortable place to be.
Aston says we should expect a carbonfibre body,
but it will be more than a road-going racing car.
An LMP1 car has a brutish nature because its form
language is following a certain function, he says.
The AM-RB 001 is not only comfortable to be in
in a traffic jam, but it is also beautiful to look at in
that traffic jam. Thats an important aspect of this,
because it doesnt have the constraints of having to
follow a formula, therefore we can put that mixture
of the art of aerodynamics and the art of beautiful
design together.
Beyond that, were in the realms of speculation.
How will it achieve the promised goal of eclipsing a
Formula 1 cars lap time around Silverstone?
Clues could be found in Neweys past creations
in the real, theoretical or virtual worlds; they have
utilised ground effect aerodynamics, active aero
(which adapts to the flow of air around it), blown
diffusers to enhance the airflow using exhaust
gases and even fan car technology. The latter was
pioneered by Chaparral in CanAm racing and by
Brabham in Formula 1 and featured rear-mounted
fans that drew air out from underneath the car to
reduce pressure and promote downforce.

Then there are a host of devices that arent


permitted in F1: traction control, active
suspension, anti-lock brakes, all-wheel drive,
super-sticky tyres its little wonder that Newey
feels liberated compared with motorsports tightly
controlled formulae.
Reichman says those behind the project relish
the no limits approach: A lot of modern cars dont
have these starting points. They are often based on
a car that already exists or something the company
needs to do. This car is a unique approach.
Extra power is likely to be supplied via a hybrid
set-up thats essentially a simplified version of the
energy recovery system used by an F1 car or a
Le Mans Prototype. Newey hints: Hybridisation
offers some areas to explore that are very
interesting and which perhaps havent been
done before with that technology.
Like the ultra-rare Aston Martin Vulcan, whose
owners will be invited to be high in the queue for
an AM-RB 001, the new car will be a rewarding
high-performance model, and owners who take it
onto the track will have to build up experience of
driving it at high speeds.
But at the same time, frankly, Marek and I
would like it to be a car that you can commute
in if you want to, says Newey.
It sounds like an impossible ask, but the two
of them wear a relaxed air that suggests theyve
studied all the CFD figures and know precisely
what the AM-RB 001 should be capable of when it
hits the road and track.
The cars 001 suffix implies that it could be
the first in a series of cars. They are coy on that,
but asked whether he sees this collaboration as
a foundation for further joint projects, Newey
encouragingly describes the coming together of
Red Bull and Aston Martin as a simple marriage.
He continues: Sometimes when you put two
companies together, it is kind of a shotgun affair,
and sometimes it just works very easily. I think this
is in the very easy category, in that we seem to
have the same thoughts and ideas. L

Newey began tinkering with his dads cars at an early age

Fortuitously, both men see eye to eye on the project

48 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

Newey and Reichman | Interview

The X2014 was created


by Newey for the Gran
Turismo computer game

As with the ultra-rare Aston Martin Vulcan, owners who take the AM-RB 001
on track wil have to build up experience of driving it at high speeds

Aston Martin Vulcan


owners will be invited
to buy the AM-RB 001

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 49

C O U R LA N D
AU T O MOT I V E

WHERE ARE
THEY NOW?
2011 finalist Katie Jones The Autocar-Courland Next Generation
Award helped to propel Katie to her dream job at Jaguar Land Rover

he Autocar-Courland Next
Generation Award has
propelled many young,
budding professionals into the
automotive industry.
Previous finalists and
winners have gone on to work at
manufacturers such as McLaren,
Aston Martin, Ford and Seat, and
with entries open for this years
competition, a new wave of promising
innovators is gearing up to pitch its
ideas to industry leaders.
Katie Jones, a finalist in 2011, went
on to become lead designer for colour
and materials for Jaguars crucial
new SUV, the F-Pace. Here, she tells
us how, following on from her Next
Generation Award experience, she
went from student to designer at a
leading manufacturer.

How did you end up working at


Jaguar Land Rover?
Katie was lead designer for colour and materials on the Jaguar F-Pace SUV

O Win 9000 O Industry-wide acclaim


O Six months work experience

I have had a very busy few


years. After graduating from the

University of Leeds in 2012 with


a BA (hons) degree in design and
colour technology, I had only one
weekend before starting out as an
interior designer.
My first project was designing a
high-end car innovation showroom,
then a 5000-square-foot luxury
retail showroom in central London.
The showroom displayed bespoke
tailormade suits, handbags and
accessories, exclusive handmade
furniture, an art gallery, fine wines
and champagnes, and it was a really
useful project to kick-start my career.
Working as an interior designer
in London was fantastic, but
my passion remained with the
automotive industry. An opportunity
was presented to me to work as a
colour and materials designer at
Jaguar Land Rover, and I jumped
at the chance.
With the design experience I had,
and also additional experiences
such as the Autocar-Courland

Visit the website and register your interest today!


autocar.co.uk/nextgenerationaward

Terms and conditions apply see website for details

NEXT GENERATION AWARD

Next Generation Award, I was


offered my dream job.

What was it like working on the


Jaguar F-Pace?
It has been a privilege to work on
the new F-Pace. Taking a very wellreceived concept car into commercial
production was very exciting.
I was the project lead designer
for colour and materials. It was a
challenging but very rewarding
role, especially seeing the final
product come to life.
My primary objectives were the
development and delivery of both
interior and exterior materials and
finishes for the car, liaising with
design, marketing and engineering
along with external suppliers to
ensure the design intent and vision
was maintained throughout the
development process.
I presented ideas, strategies and
updates to management to keep them
informed of progress throughout.

The role required a high


knowledge of material performance
and requirements as well as an
understanding of past, current and
future market trends.
I have been very fortunate to work
with a dynamic and enthusiastic
team where we can implement
innovative materials and designs.

Whats your advice to people entering


the Autocar-Courland Next Generation
Award this year?
If you can identify a gap in the
market, the opportunity to present
your ideas to a well-connected and
experienced panel is incredibly
rewarding but can be extremely
challenging. Its very important to
be clear and confident when you
communicate your idea to the panel.
The Next Generation Award
can open doors and offer crucial
experiences for the next generation of
designers wanting to enter the world
of the automotive industry.

Your chance to get involved


IF YOURE AGED between 17 and 25 years old and have an idea that
would improve the UK automotive business, describe it in 1000 words
and you could be in with a chance of winning 9000 and six months work
experience. This year, the three finalists will present their ideas in front of
industry experts, including Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of
Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Jo Lopes, head of technical excellence
at Jaguar Land Rover, and Autocar editor-in-chief Steve Cropley.
The motoring industry is in a really fascinating state, and theres a
bewildering number of fantastic car companies to indulge in, Cropley
says. Theres something for everybody, and youth is really important
to manufacturers, so its a brilliant time to get involved in the industry.
This is a truly vintage era.
To apply, visit autocar.co.uk/nextgenerationaward

C O U R LA N D
AU T O MOT I V E

ROAD TEST

No 5265

Tesla Model S
Electric saloon is ramped up beyond insane for yet more effect
MODEL TESTED P90D
OPrice 87,680 O Power 525bhp OTorque 713lb ft 0-60mph 3.5sec O30-70mph 3.0sec
OFuel economy 286Wh/mile OCO2 emissions 0g/km O70-0mph 51.7m OSkidpan 0.96g

esla Motors has been in the news


lately. Its new car, the Model 3,
attracted 275,000 orders in just
three days and 30,000 saloon
cars, however theyre powered,
dont normally threaten to break the
internet and jam up the phone lines
to quite the extent that this one did.
Things have been going quite
well for Tesla, then. The company
has started up, moved off, set about
building the largest single factory
in the world and is about to change
gear. In 2013 it paid back every dollar
it owed to the US government and
became the top-performing business
on the New York Stock Exchanges
Nasdaq 100 index. It expects to
deliver close to 90,000 new cars
this year and an ambitious 500,000
a year by the end of the decade.

Model S was introduced in the US in 2012


Meanwhile, Tesla has been making
incremental improvements to the
car with which it blazed a trail
three years ago when it set about
proving that the electrically powered
luxury cars time had come. Since
our 2013 road test, the remarkable
Model S has been in receipt of more
power and performance (neither
of which it really needed), more
battery capacity and cruising range,

a second front-mounted electric


motor and consequent four-wheel
drive capability and a new Autopilot
feature that extends beyond the
abilities of most car makers lane
keeping and active cruise controls.
All good reasons for another full
Autocar road test and this time, in a
right-hand-drive, UK-registered car.
The Model S range now starts with
a sub-55,000, 312bhp rear-drive
model, moving up to include fourwheel-drive options of both 324 and
411bhp and either 70 or 90kWh of
battery capacity. Here, were trying
the top-of-the-range P90D, complete
with Ludicrous Speed upgrade all
525bhp, 713lb ft and 97,000 of it.
We donned our Spaceballs movie
costumes to investigate Teslas key
2.8sec 0-60mph performance claim.

DESIGN AND ENGINEERING


AAAAB
The Model Ss key advantages, Tesla
says, derive from the fact that it
uses electric motors rather than an
internal combustion engine. The
body structure is mostly aluminium,
with boron steel tubes reinforcing
the pillars and crash structures. Up
front, where you might otherwise
find that piston engine, theres a
small electric motor and gearbox,
some steel cross-members and an
abundance of deformation space

PHOTOGRAPHY WILL WILLIAMS

WE LIKE Ludicrous speed Q Unmatched battery capacity Q Still feels cutting edge Q Its practical, too

ODoor handles that appear as if from


nowhere will never fail to make you
smile, but the first time they trap your
fingers is no laughing matter. They
can be illuminated at extra cost.

52 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

OThese are the standard 19in wheels,


which come with Michelin Pilot Sport
tyres. Optional 21in rims are available,
but theyll adversely affect your cars
battery range.

OEven the dual-motor Model S gets


a small cargo box under the bonnet,
big enough for a sports bag.

OWith no engine to cool, the Model Ss


grille can be largely faired in with the
surrounding bodywork. The cars drag
coefficient is just 0.24.

WE DONT LIKE Costs more to run than before Q Cabin bettered by rivals Q Lengthy domestic charge times

OCharging port is incorporated


into the nearside rear light cluster,
leaving the bodywork unsullied by
unnecessary shutlines. It locks closed
magnetically.

OThis odd All-wheel drive branding


suggests an unfortunate change of
mind regarding how loudly the car
needed to shout about its driven axles.
Looks like a dealer add-on.

OThis model badge identifies Teslas


range-topping Model S: P for
Performance, 90 for the battery size
in kWh and D for dual-motor.

OModel S uses xenon headlights


up front but more energy-efficient
LEDs in the tail-lights. Further
inboard, theres the USs obligatory
high-level brake light.

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 53

ON THE INSIDE

OAlcantara strip above the air vents and glossy


veneer below are part of Teslas efforts to drive up
perceived quality and to some success.

OYou may be surprised to find headlight and


sunroof controls incorporated into the touchscreen.
They are all easy to find quickly enough, though.

OSlim cubby in the lower centre stack is one of few


places to stash oddments and its too keen to spill
them onto the cabin floor while in motion.

MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM
Teslas technophile approach to the
car business wouldnt work without
a generous equipment level here.
Sure enough, the cars stunning
17in tablet-style touchscreen
infotainment display is backed up by
3G internet connectivity and wi-fi
as standard with a full-screen web
browser visible even while the vehicle
is in motion as well as an AM/FM/
DAB radio, internet radio, European
navigation, voice control, Bluetooth
media streaming and two USB inputs.
Frankly, you couldnt really want
or expect more in the way of
entertainment or communication

54 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

options. The web browser is


somewhat limited by the speed of
your data connection, and because
the navigation relies on the same
data connection to refresh mapping
data, it can refresh a little slowly at
times when expanded into full-screen
mode. Most of the time, though,
the navigation display is clear and
fantastically easy to use, thanks to
sophisticated touchscreen controls
and intuitive programming tools.
Teslas 12-speaker premium audio
system was an option that our test
car didnt have, but the standard
set-up is powerful and clear enough
not to sound in need of an upgrade.

to protect occupants in the event


of a frontal collision.
A significant proportion of the
torsional rigidity comes from the
liquid-cooled lithium ion battery
pack, which is mounted under the
floor and made up of nearly 7000
laptop batteries. Sharing technology
with the electronics industry means
that Teslas benefit from the same
scale and pace of development that,
say, laptops enjoy. An example of that
bore fruit when Tesla introduced a
part-silicon anode to the cells last
year, creating an extra 5kWh of
capacity for the range-topping cars.
The battery shares its cooling
circuit with the main electric motor,
gearbox and power inverter. That
drive motor, rated at 496bhp in the
P90Ds case, is slung between the
rear wheels. With the front motor
rated at 255bhp, you might imagine a
peak output of up to 750bhp, but the
power inverters peak flow of 1500A
is enough for only 525bhp and

713lb ft the kind of reserves for


which many luxury saloon makers
rely on V8 and V12 petrol engines.
Batteries arent light, of course,
and neither is the Model S. We
measured this one at 2220kg, which
is about 20% heavier than a like-forlike mid-size executive saloon. The
major masses are located low in the
structure, at least, preventing that
weight from manifesting in certain
elements of the handling.
Suspension is all-independent, via
front double wishbones and rear
multi-links. Coil springs are standard;
height-adjustable air suspension is an
option even on range-topping cars.

INTERIOR
AAAAB
New seats, wider rear doors and
myriad detail changes are the
material differences to report here
a fact that both totally understates

ODriving position is quite perched, but the controls are all perfectly sited. Seat
cushions could do with being a bit longer, though.

m
0m
107

ma

0m
76

ma

Typical leg room


760mm

Kerb weight: 2220kg


2960mm

930mm

745 litres

1427mm

150
litres

900m

0.24

980m
m max

HOW BIG IS IT?

1080mm

4970mm

VISIBILITY
Generally good. A-pillars
can obscure your view
at some intersections,
but otherwise theres
nothing of note. Standard
rear camera makes
reversing painless.

circle: 11.3m
Turning

1662mm

HEADLIGHTS

OSecond row has Isofix on the outer seats, with a top tether for the middle seat
if needed. Theres just enough space for larger adults to sit in comfort.

Bi-xenons as standard,
and theyre as powerful
as many LED equivalents
but they lack adaptive
beam functionality.

Height 470700mm
150mm

Width 1000-1600mm

1700mm

Length 1100-1900mm

WHEEL AND PEDAL


ALIGNMENT
Little wrong here. Brake
pedal is centred on the
steering wheel, but the
accelerator is close
enough to feel instinctive.

1964mm

OBoot is uncommonly wide and long for the class and the liftback rear end is
a boon. The front luggage compartment is much smaller.

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 55

ON THE ROAD
how innovative and bold the
Model Ss cabin looks and feels even
today and also leaves one of two of
our original criticisms unanswered.
Teslas right-hand drive conversion
is flawless, consisting of a wide,
centrally positioned brake pedal
and a perfectly placed and broadly
adjustable steering column. The aura
of material quality has improved a
little, its leathers and plastics being
notably better than they were. But
the crowning glories remain the
crystal-clear digital instruments and,
moreover, the 17.0in colour display,
which is angled slightly towards
you as part of the asymmetrical
sweep of the cockpit. The screens
functions run beyond the scope
of most infotainment systems;
everything from the headlight and
sunroof controls to the standard-fit
web browser is incorporated. Finding
the menu you need can be tricky at
first, but it quickly becomes easy once
youre used to the shortcut buttons.
Our test car did without the rearfacing jump seats fitted to our 2013
example, making it a five-seater

only and a decently spacious one.


For the money, you can buy more
accommodating passenger cars,
the Model S coming up to mid-size
saloon standards on space and yet
costing more than most equivalent
full-size limos. That said, theres
more than enough room for larger
adults in the back, and the combined
luggage capacity of the front and rear
boot compartments would be enough
to rival almost any estate car or SUV
you care to mention.
Tesla has yet to get a proper grip
on the thorny nettle of adequate
oddment storage. There are still no
door bins, theres no centre console
storage bin, and theres only a
flat, slim cubby at the base of the
centre stack that tends to empty its
contents over the cabin floor under
acceleration. Theyre the kinds of
failings that can be remedied in a car
mid-cycle, and in the convenienceconscious United States wed imagine
theres plenty of pressure on the
company to address them. Still, given
how busy Tesla has been on other
fronts, few would complain.

avalanche of instantaneous torque,


launched like a bullet from a gun.
That car made it to 40mph from rest
in just 2.9sec; the P90D, powered up
and with both axles in on the action,
is very nearly a second quicker. For
the first 30mph, it is more than half
a second up on a BMW M5. It even
noses the McLaren 570S we tested
last month, despite giving away a
colossal 775kg. Ludicrous? Just a bit.
And thats before weve dealt
with the acceleration that occurs
when the wheels are already rolling.
From 20mph, the Tesla hits 40mph
in a solitary second. It is a tummytroubling, neck-snapping outburst,
made all the more preposterous by
the fact that it is accompanied only
by wind and whine, as well as the
audible squeaks and grunts of the
incredulous occupants around you.
But for all its initial shove, the
P90D is not immune from physics,
nor the eventual limitations of its
powertrain. By 100mph, the M5
has caught up; by 150mph, it is
almost four seconds ahead. More
pertinently, there is only a split

PERFORMANCE
AAAAA
Equipping a car with a Ludicrous
Speed setting is somewhat brave.
Not only does the name playfully
allude to the cinema of Mel Brooks
(its a 30-year-old reference to light
speed being too slow), but it also
ramps up expectations to the nearvertical and opens the door to
potential disappointment.
In one sense, the latter comes to
pass. The P90D, with two testers
aboard, could not be persuaded
to deliver a sub-3.0sec 0-60mph
time and felt unlikely to do so in
any circumstance. This, though, is
a matter for the small print, in that
Teslas claim has always included the
disclaimer of a one-foot rollout. Even
so, its the acceleration figures that
the car records before the legal limit
that make it truly remarkable.
To put it into context, the P85+
tested in 2013 featured the same
electric car party trick: a venomous

TRACK NOTES

O Huge mass tests the brakes into


T5, but the car just about loses
speed. Brakes resist overheating
for longer than the battery.

The Model S isnt made for the track.


T3
It doesnt take too many laps for
the battery to get too hot (cue a
huge-sounding fan), resulting in a
temporary dialling back of the power.
Nevertheless, while it lasted, the
cars respectable and secure
on-road handling transferred to
circuit driving respectably.
Dynamically, the defining feature
remains the colossal, ground-hugging
T4
weight beneath your feet. But
everything around it the all-wheel
drive, the 50/50 weight distribution,
the stringent body control is aimed at
DRY CIRCUIT
keeping the mass in check. This it does
Tesla Model S P90D
admirably. Its dual motors, and the
1min 17.5sec
always-on stability control, are inclined
BMW M5
toward safety-first, understeer-based
1min 14.1sec
assurance (as they should be), but that
doesnt generally prevent the P90D
from carrying big speeds into corners.
WET CIRCUIT
Suffice to say, the car was more than
two seconds quicker than the rear-drive Not tested due to resurfacing.
Model S we tested three years ago.

T6
T2 T5

T7

T1
Start/finish
O Light steering doesnt suggest
as much, but the car will carry
plenty of speed through T7.
Throttle-on cornering balance as
you exit is respectable.

ACCELERATION 8deg C, dry


Tesla Model S P90D
Standing quarter mile 12.1sec at 112.9mph, standing km 22.6sec at 139.0mph, 30-70mph 3.0sec, 30-70mph in fourth na
30mph 40

1.5s 2

50 60mph

3.5s

2.6

70mph

80mph

90mph

4.5s

5.7s

7.2s

100mph

9.1s

110mph

120mph

130mph

140mph

11.4s

14.3s

18.1s

23.6s

10s

20s

BMW M5
Standing quarter mile 12.4sec at 119.8mph, standing km 22.2sec at 155.8mph, 30-70mph 3.2sec, 30-70mph in fourth 5.9sec
30mph

40

50

60

2.1s 2.8s 3.6s 4.3s

70mph

80mph

90mph

5.3s

6.4s

7.6s

100mph

9.0s

110mph

120mph

130mph

140mph

10.6s

12.4s

14.5s

17.0s

10s

BRAKING 60-0mph: 2.91sec


30mph-0

50mph-0

9.2m
0

70mph-0

25.0m
10m

8.1m
30mph-0

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20m

51.7m
30m

22.3m
50mph-0

40m

50m

44.8m
70mph-0

Considering the Teslas mass, its command of body roll is impressive


second or two of difference in the
30-70mph times. But while the M5
proves that its possible to equal the
P90Ds performance by conventional
means, classing the two in the same
league ignores the EVs other big
advantage: it doesnt come with the
financial, social and environmental
burden of noisily burning finite
hydrocarbons. Leaving aside the
source of the electricity for a moment,
nailing the P90Ds accelerator in the
pursuit of pleasure is virtually guiltfree and absurdly moreish.

RIDE AND HANDLING


AAAAC
Much is asked of the Teslas chassis,
and, given the way it thrusts about
the place, it wouldnt be unreasonable
to wonder if Tesla has invested in
some outlandish way of overcoming
drag, gravity and mass. But sadly,
its control of the wheels remains far
more conventional than the method
used to turn them. The optional
Smart air springs deployed on our
test car are as sophisticated as the
P90D gets, giving the car the ability
to adjust its ride height on command
or even automatically if you
choose but never quite providing
superlative handling or comfort.
That it manages to do neither
brilliantly is partly because it still
strives ambitiously to do both.
With Teslas line-up being so small,
the Model S attempts to fulfil the

obligations of both a luxury saloon


and a five-door performance car, and
because there is so much weight and
power to manage, the compromise is
a tricky one. Kudos to Tesla, then, that
the P90D continues in the established
vein of offering an agreeable,
obviously hefty driveability that
rarely feels overawed by its huge
potency or unreasonably strangled
by the effort of harnessing it.
The car is ably assisted in both
respects by its near-perfect weight
distribution and the advantages
of all-wheel drive. Considering its
mass, its command of pitch and
body roll is also deeply impressive,
and much more so than its ability to
iron out secondary intrusions. The
air suspension manages the latter
satisfactorily but not with the finesse
that a similarly priced MercedesBenz S-Class or Jaguar XJ might.
The shortfall is as noticeable as
the Model Ss key driver involvement
deficit, its adaptive-feel steering
being better at communicating
reassuring sturdiness than contact
patch friction. Ultimately, though,
none of this significantly dents the
appeal, and not least because the
same steering, in Autopilot mode
with your hands deposited nearby,
will have a fair stab at doing your job
for you on the motorway including
changing lanes (via use of the
indicator). Its easily the finest such
system currently available and a clear
indication of where its makers R&D
money gets spent.

OOptional air suspension aids the Model Ss commendable harnessing of its


2220kg kerb weight, but outright ride refinement remains compromised

BUYING AND OWNING


AAAAB
Three years ago, the case for running
a Model S company car was made all
the stronger by 0% benefit-in-kind
tax; today, a business user will pay
7% on it, against a typical liability
of around 30% for a luxury diesel
saloon. Tesla estimates that a Model S
will save the typical company user
6500 in fuel and tax over five years.
The car comes with charging
cables for UK domestic three-pin
and 32A seven-pin Mennekes-style
power outlets for at-home charging.
Be warned that a full charge of the
90kWh battery from the former
would take days, not hours, but Tesla

can provide and fit a home charger to


significantly improve on that.
You also get free access to Teslas
Supercharger network, which
has already expanded beyond 30
locations from Edinburgh to Exeter.
An 80% charge at one of these takes
just 45 minutes, and allowing for the
cars near-300-mile cruising range as
we verified it (our 214-mile average
range return included the effects of
performance testing, as it always
does with road test subjects), that
means there are few places in the UK
you couldnt visit on a day trip.
There would still be journeys for
which a Model S wouldnt have the
range or be sufficiently flexible
to suit your needs, but theyd
probably be sufficiently few and
far between to plan for easily.

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DATA LOG
TESLA MODEL S P90D
On-the-road price
Price as tested
Value after 3yrs/36k miles
Contract hire pcm
Cost per mile
Insurance/typical quote

87,680*
105,130*
41,500
na
1.47
50/1195

TECHNICAL LAYOUT
Body-in-white is mostly aluminium, with boron steel reinforcing the pillars. All versions have a lithium ion battery under the
cabin floor, a rear-mounted electric motor, a power inverter and a reduction gearbox that are all liquid cooled; four-wheeldrive dual-motor versions add a second, front-mounted motor and gearbox. Perfect 50/50 weight distribution as weighed.

EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

RANGE AT A GLANCE
ENGINES
Model S 70
Model S 70D
Model S 90D
Model S P90D

POWER
312bhp
324bhp
411bhp
457bhp

FROM
54,480
58,880
70,180
87,680

TRANSMISSIONS
Dual-motor direct drive

90kWh

ENGINE

CHASSIS & BODY

Installation

Drive battery
Total system power
Total system torque
Power to weight
Torque to weight

2 x AC synchronous
three-phase, four-pole
electric motors, 255bhp
(front), 496bhp (rear)
Lithium ion,
liquid-cooled, 90kWh
525bhp
713lb ft
239bhp per tonne
324lb ft per tonne

Construction
Weight/as tested
Drag coefficient
Wheels
Tyres
Spare

Aluminium/steel
monocoque
2200/2220kg
0.24
9.0Jx19in
245/45 R19,
Michelin Pilot Sport 3
Mobility kit

TRANSMISSION
Type Direct drive reduction gearing
Mph per 1000rpm 8.5
Final drive ratio 9.73:1

*Prices include 4500 government plug-in car grant

RESIDUALS
100

Tesla Model S P90D


80

Mercedes-Benz S 500 e
60

Va ue (1000s)

Front, side and curtain airbags


Q
Charging cables for single-phase 32A
and UK domestic three-pin outlets
Q
Free access to UK Supercharger network Q
17.0in touchscreen infotainment with
nav, wi-fi and internet connectivity,
Bluetooth, AM/FM/DAB radio, internet
streaming radio and two USB ports
Q
19in alloy wheels
Q
Automatic keyless entry
Q
Xenon headlights
Q
Reversing camera
Q
Red multi-coat paint
1300
Tan leather Next-Generation seats
2200
Ludicrous Speed upgrade
8700
Carbonfibre spoiler
850
Autopilot convenience features
2200
Smart air suspension
2200
Options in bold fitted to test car
Q = Standard na = not available

40

BMW 750i
20
0
New

1 year

2 years

3 years

4 years

OCAPs data on the Model S has it


beating a hybrid Mercedes S-Class
over three years and 36,000 miles.

ECONOMY
TEST

CLAIMED

Track
Touring
Average
Combined
Battery size
Test range

950Wh/mile
307Wh/mile
420Wh/mile
286Wh/mile
90kWh
214 miles

SUSPENSION

BRAKES

SAFETY

Front Double wishbones, air springs, anti-roll bar


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

Front
355mm ventilated discs
Rear
365mm ventilated discs
Anti-lock Standard, with Brake Assist

ABS, Traction Control, ESC


Euro NCAP crash rating 5 stars (2014)
Adult occupant 82%, child occupant 77%,
pedestrian 66%, safety assist 71%

STEERING
Type Electromechanical, variable ratio,
rack and pinion
Turns lock to lock
2.4
Turning circle
11.3m

ACCELERATION

ACCELERATION IN KDOWN

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

MPH
20-40
30-50
40-60
50-70
60-80
70-90
80-100
90-110
100-120
110-130
120-140
130-150
140-160

TIME (sec)
1.5
2.0
2.6
3.5
4.5
5.7
7.2
9.1
11.4
14.3
18.1
23.6
-

TIME (sec)
1.0
1.2
1.5
1.9
2.3
2.8
3.4
4.2
5.3
6.8
9.4
-

Idle na Max rpm in 3rd gear na 30mph 59dB


50mph 63dB 70mph 65dB

EMISSIONS & TAX


CO2 emissions
Tax at 20/40% pcm

0g/km
102/204

THE SMALL PRINT Power-to-weight and torque-to-weight figures are calculated using manufacturers claimed kerb weight. 2016, Haymarket
Media Group Ltd. Test results may not be reproduced without editors written permission. For information on the Model S, contact Tesla Motors
UK, Park House, Horton Rd, West Drayton, London, UB7 8JD (01895 714 009, teslamotors.com). 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).

58 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

CABIN NOISE

ROAD TEST
Read all of our road tests autocar.co.uk

ROAD TEST

No 5265

Tesla Model S P90D

TESTERS NOTES
MATT
SAUNDERS
Supercharger
stations are
installed in
pairs, and to share a pair
with another user is to
halve the charging speed.
Its the height of bad
manners for Tesla owners.

AUTOCAR VERDICT AAAAB

Great EV, intriguing drivers car; not quite the perfect luxury GT

NIC
CACKETT
Teslas ability
to upgrade its
infotainment
remotely far surpasses
rivals sluggardly
improvements. Spotify
has been added since we
last sat in a Model S;
the proper browser
makes its addition seem
revolutionary.

SPEC ADVICE
The 90D is the best
compromise of pace,
range and value. Have
smart air suspension
(2200), Autopilot
(2600) and premium
audio (2200). Pick
the jump seats (2600)
only if youll use them.

e called the last Model S we tested a triumph. The P90D, with yet more power, slightly
enhanced battery capacity, all-wheel drive and yes ludicrous potential, is hardly any
less of a revelation. In several ways infotainment, straight-line speed and Autopilot its
so far ahead of rivals that it hardly seems plausible that Tesla started life just 13 years ago.
The models limitations do remain noteworthy. This is still an electric car, so forward planning
will occasionally be required. But even this has been alleviated less by the car, more by the
growing network of superchargers, the closest things to electricity pumps weve yet encountered.
Perhaps the most convincing argument against buy a P90D is that Tesla still hasnt applied a
final level of polish to the car that would mean it conclusively looks, feels and drives better than
anything else offered at its high asking price. However, the fact that the reasons for not buying one
are now dramatically outweighed by the incentives shows just how far the Model S has come.

JOBS FOR
THE FACELIFT
ORethink the centre
console. Wed like to
put stuff in the cubby
without it disappearing
into the footwell.
OWe wont ask for more
steering feel; just perfect
Autopilot and let us take
our hands off the wheel.
ONo more speed, thank
you. A faster-charging,
longer-lasting battery
should be the priority.

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

MERCEDES-BENZ
S 500 e L AMG Line
89,290
436bhp at 5200-6000rpm
479lb ft at 1600-4000rpm
5.2sec (claimed, to 62mph)
155mph (limited)
100.9mpg
2215kg
65g/km, 11%

LAND ROVER
Range Rover SDV6 HEV Abiog
103,350
349bhp at 4000rpm
516lb ft at 1500rpm
6.9sec (claimed, to 62mph)
135mph
45.6mpg
2466kg
164g/km, 34%

TESLA
Model S P90D
87,680 (after govt grant)
525bhp
713lb ft
3.5sec
155mph
286Wh/mile
2200kg
0g/km, 7%

BMW
740d xDrive M Sport
75,710
316bhp at 4400rpm
502lb ft at 1750rpm
5.2sec (claimed, to 62mph)
155mph (limited)
53.3mpg
1870kg
139g/km, 27%

JAGUAR
XJ 3.0 V6 Diesel R-Sport
70,980
296bhp at 4000rpm
516lb ft at 2000rpm
6.2sec (claimed, to 62mph)
155mph (limited)
47.9mpg
1835kg
155g/km, 31%

Opulent, advanced and


incredibly refined: the classic
limo, expertly realised.

The Rangie envelops you in a


lavish, invincible sense of
occasion, wherever you are.

Incremental improvements
save the Model Ss best until
later. Still feels like the future.

Rules on infotainment and


diesel engine sophistication,
otherwise too bland.

Dynamism meets refinement.


Engaging, but not as spacious
or cosseting as some.

+++++

++++B

++++B

++++C

++++C

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, p72

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YOUR VIEWS

Write to Autocar
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LETTER OF THE WEEK

Good Sportsman
The prospect of a new Mini saloon variant is very interesting (News,
6 April), but I think naming it Riley or Wolesley would be totally wrong.
All upper-market Mini models have man at the end of their names,
so something to complement Clubman and Countryman is required.
I think the name Sportsman would be ideal, especially as the car would
obviously be a sports saloon.
Im old enough to remember that there used to be a Sportsman in
the Standard Vanguard and Ensign range, so if BMW has rights to the
Standard-Triumph names, Sportsman may already be registered to it.
I also think the Mini Convertible should be a member of the Mini
hatch group, not be a superhero in its own right, creating a vacancy
in that group of five perhaps to be filled by the Rocketman or the
Superleggera.
Roger White
via email

TIME FOR A CHANGE


I have also thought, like Kevin Beeton
(Your Views, 30 March), that the way
forward for electric vehicles is to use
demountable, replaceable batteries.
Each battery pack could consist of
a number of smaller batteries, making
it easier to change them and giving
flexibility on the amount of fresh charge
purchased at any time. Instead of
changing a whole pack, you could replace
one or more of the smaller batteries.
Naturally, all the batteries could still
be recharged within the vehicle when
convenient to do so.
Mark Gilbert
Via email

ABSENT JAGUAR
I appreciate your choice of top 50 new
cars (Top 50, 23 March), but I missed
the Jaguar F-Type Roadster. Its one
of the best British sports cars for a

OVERRATED R
I was astounded to see the Volkswagen
Golf R in at number two in your Top 50
feature (Autocar 30 march).
I test drove the Golf and found it
boring. While fast, it has no fun appeal.
I wouldnt put it in the top five hot
hatches, let alone a top five spot in the
50 best cars on sale in the UK.
Declan Devine
Via email

PROFITABLE PORSCHE SALOON


Matt Prior raised the point that the
new Porsche 718 Boxster might not

The top 10 stolen cars in 2015


I wish theyd drop
keyless entry. It is
unnecessarily complex
when it goes wrong
and makes cars
vulnerable.
289

Cant believe the Golf


R/GTI/GTD arent on
the list. Its the go-to
car for local scuffers.
bomb

The Audi RS4 is


stripped for parts
more than anything
else. They are
shipped to Poland and
surrounding countries.
TegTypeR

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Letter of the week wins a


ValetPRO exterior protection
and maintenance kit worth 58.95

decade. It isnt perfect the boot is tiny


and the price is on the high side but
it looks utterly gorgeous. It handles
and rides remarkably, and it sounds so
intoxicating, too.
Andreas Meenken
Munich, Germany

What youre saying on autocar.co.uk

Keyless entry and


ignition simply makes
life easier for thieves.
Bob Cholmondeley

WIN

These top regions


account for a large
portion of the country
by population, so
naturally they would
have most car theft.
Deputy

Boxsters flat four has a lot of potential


be as good as it used to be (First Drives,
6 April) but also pointed out: So what?
Porsche will sell truckloads.
Apart from limited editions such as
the 911 R and Cayman GT4, Porsche
seems to pull its punches on mainstream
models but still manages to overshadow
its rivals.
Should the competition up its game?
Given that Volkswagen and Audi have
demonstrated electrically powered
turbos to eliminate lag, how long

before such innovations are applied to


Porsches flat fours?
These engines present an opportunity
for Porsche to take platforms from
other parts of the Volkswagen Group,
as it did with SUVs, to create an
upmarket BMW 3 Series rival with
premium profit margins.
We saw what a Porsche engineer
could do to the Golf with the R and
296bhp, so with the flat fours 345bhp
its an interesting concept.
Donald MacKay
Inverness, Scotland

FALLING ROCKET
I fear a Mini Rocketman EV would be a
bad move for the brand (News, 6 April).
Its too costly a venture to allow BMW
to make them cheap enough to sell in
meaningful numbers.
Mike Spencer
Via email

NEXT

WEEK
Inside the magazine on sale 27 April

COMPARISON

Declan doesnt
rate the VW Golf R
as highly as we do
THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND
I think the time might have finally come
to consider ditching indicators from new
cars and possibly removing the bulbs
from the rest.
At most regular junctions its
generally obvious where a car is going
anyway, while indicator use is virtually
non-existent on motorways already.
And roundabouts? Good grief! No
indicators would be a positive benefit
on roundabouts. Even on the odd
occasions they are used, half the time
the car is not even traveling in the
direction its indicating.
Neil Sissons
Fleet, Hampshire

TATAS TURMOIL
What a ridiculous situation. Jaguar Land
Rover buys only 30% of its steel from
Tatas Port Talbot plant but is owned by
the same parent company, while other

non-associated car makers buy more


from Tata than JLR (News, 6 April).
I think the term charity begins at
home applies here, and JLR should be
made to buy all of its steel from Tata.
James McMean
Via email

Ford Focus RS vs BMW M2 Feisty new


mega-hatch takes on hot compact coup

POTHOLE MAGNETS
I was surprised to see so many SUVs
on the list of cars most affected by
pothole insurance claims (autocar.co.uk,
4 April), but I believe they are there for
a few reasons.
Folks might think they can drive
straight over a pothole on the basis that
their car is off-road capable. But the
degree of off-road capability of SUVs
varies enormously, and road speeds can
be far higher than those that are sensible
off road, so pothole impacts may far
exceed off-road impacts.
SUVs are often bigger than other
cars. Faced with a line of parked cars and
oncoming traffic, SUVs may have far
fewer options to avoid potholes.
Lee Thickett
Sheffield, Yorkshire

ROAD TEST

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The most compelling hydrogen


fuel cell car yet? We find out

Bangernomics king reveals his


latest car and why he chose it

FIRST DRIVE

TAKEN FOR GRANTED

The governments
plug-in vehicle grants
have been reduced

Having read the article on the Tesla


Model 3 (News, 6 April), I have to pick
you up on the list of competitors.
As of 1 March, the plug-in grant has
been reduced to 2500 for vehicles with
an all-electric range of 10-69 miles, so
none of the cars you list is eligible for the
full grant (now reduced to 4500).
The grant isnt a great incentive to
the private buyer when compared to the
benefit-in-kind for the company car user.
Your choice of plug-in hybrids as
competitors to a pure electric vehicle
is also flawed as they are not the same
proposition but are, as Rachel Burgess
points out, a much better prospect.
Matthew Waite
Via email

Audi RS6 Avant Performance Ingolstadt


winds up the wick on its rapid estate
CONTENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 61

OUR CARS

AUDI
A4

CONTINEN
CONT
INENTAL
TAL

A week in the life of Autocars fleet

Andrew Frankel

Steve Cropley

BMW
ACTIVE

John Bradshaw

FORD
500X

MONDEO

Michele Hall

Luc Lacey

HONDA

Matt Burt

Luc Lacey

Hyundai Tucson
FIRST REPORT The new Tucson is a crucial model for Hyundai as it renews its attack on
the crossover class, but is it as good to live with as a Nissan Qashqai? Were set to find out

ack in February, Hyundai UK boss


Tony Whitehorn told us that since
the new Tucson went on sale last
October, it had overtaken the i10
as the firms best seller. From October
to the middle of February, some 13,000
Tucsons were registered, well ahead of
the 9000 predicted.
Interesting. Because in case any
extra evidence was needed Hyundai
is now being taken very seriously by
UK buyers as not only a manufacturer
of cheap and cheerful cars, but
also of larger, plusher and more
expensive models. And, of course,
everyone loves an SUV.
Hyundai recently smashed through
the one million sales mark in the UK and
wants to be selling 100,000 a year here
soon with a 5% market share, up from

62 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

the 82,000 and a 3.5% share in 2014.


Whitehorn has promised no let-up
in trying to reach that goal. Clearly,
the Tucson, an SUV targeted right at
the heart of the ever-popular Nissan
Qashqai segment, is going to play a
big part in it, and it is coupled with a
desire for the firm to move upmarket.
So it had better be good. Fortunately,
weve got the next few months to find
out whether it is or not.
The Tucson is the new old name for
the ix35. The Tucson was actually first
made in 2004 as a rather forgettable
SUV from the old Hyundai era. In
2009 it became the ix35 in its second
generation as part of a new naming
strategy for Hyundai that clearly
became confusing for those inside the
firm as well as outside, because it has

gone back to the Tucson name for the


new, third-generation car.
At Autocar, we never actually ran
an ix35 as a long-term test car, but it
was a competent and likeable, if rather
unremarkable, alternative to the allconquering Qashqai, which continues
to go from strength to strength in its
second generation.
Spec-wise, early tests of the Tucson
have revealed it to be a bit of a mixed
bag, but theres clearly a standout
model in the range: the 114bhp 1.7-litre
diesel version in upper-mid-range SE
Nav trim. Early buyers agree, because
this is the best seller. No surprise, then,
that this is the model were running.
Although the 1.7 CRDi Tucson is a fair
bit slower than my previous long-term
test car, a 2.0-litre diesel Ford Mondeo,

it shouldnt require any more stops at


the fuel station, if the specification
sheet is to be believed. Hyundai
claims that 61.7mpg is possible on the
combined fuel economy cycle, with an
impressive 52.3mpg in town, while
CO2 emissions are fairly low for such a
large vehicle, at 119g/km.
We could have opted for the more
potent 2.0-litre diesel engine, which
comes with as much as 182bhp, but
its not particularly swift (0-62mph in
9.5sec) and is quite a bit less economical
(Hyundai claims 43.5mpg combined),
so it sells in significantly smaller
numbers. Theres also the 1.6-litre
petrol version, which has 130bhp, but
44.8mpg combined is all it can manage.
And for a travelling photographer, fuel
efficiency is key.

OURCARS
LAND ROVER

LEXUS

MAZDA

MAZDA

NISSAN

XE

DISCOVERY
SPORT

NX 300H

CX 3

MX-5

LEAF

Darren Moss

Allan Muir

Mark Pearson

Mel Falconer

Mark Tisshaw

Steve Cropley

VAUXHALL

VOLVO

SUPERB
SUPERB
ESTATE

TIVOLI

VITARA
VITA
RA

ASTRA

XC90

Stan Papior

Jimi Beckwith

Hemal Mistry

Jim Holder

Matt Prior

SSANGYONG
KADJAR
KADJ
AR

Tim Dickson

Photographer like Luc


carries plenty of kit;
itll be a good test

Theres no shortage of electronic driver aids in SE Nav

Sat-nav and 8.0in touchscreen are standard on our car

View out is good and


the driving position
is comfortable

Performance is modest, but 1.7 CRDi should be frugal

Its fair to say that you get a heck of a lot


of equipment as standard on the Tucson
Admittedly, the 1.7 CRDi takes 13.7sec
to reach 62mph and top speed is a
measly 109mph, but buyers of this car
are far more likely to be more concerned
about visibility and safety than
performance. And on first impressions,
it would seem that the Hyundai has
these bases covered.
Standard-fit driver assist features
include a reversing camera thats
displayed on an 8.0in touchscreen, hill
start assist, lane keeping assist and
downhill brake control. There are also
six airbags, including side seat and
curtain airbags.

Id run out of space if I were to


list all of the other standard-fit
features, but some key ones include
satellite navigation, digital radio,
cruise control and a speed limiter,
Bluetooth connectivity, USB and aux-in
connections, dual-zone climate control,
heated seats and 17in alloy wheels. In
fact, the only option on our car is the
Moon Rock Pearl paint (620), so
its fair to say that you get a heck of
a lot of equipment as standard on
the Tucson. Compare this with, say,
a Qashqai, where youre looking at
spending 1200 more before extras

are added, and the Tucson begins to


look like a bit of a bargain.
The Tucson has also moved on quite a
bit from where its predecessor, the ix35,
left off. The old cars cabin fell well short
of its rivals, but the fit and finish of the
new Tucsons interior is much more
competitive. This matches the new
cars more comfortable demeanour,
which is a result of the tweaked
suspension settings.
No doubt this more forgiving ride will
be put to good use when the Tucson is
loaded up with Autocar camera gear,
and itll be handy when Im hanging
out of the boot trying to capture some
car-to-car photography.
First driving impressions have been
largely positive, although I am having to
adjust to a slow-responding throttle. Its

as if theres an initial lag when pulling


away, and this encourages you to press
the accelerator harder before the car
then responds and lurches forward. I
suspect Ill get used to it, but so far it
has led to some fairly jumpy starts.
Conversely, the steering responds
quickly and Ive already felt the fast
reaction times of the cars stability
control on a slippery road. Its clear,
then, that there are many merits to
owning a Tucson. Im looking forward to
finding out if there are any more.
luc.lacey@haymarket.com

Hyundai Tucson 1.7 CRDi SE Nav


Price 23,145 Price as tested 23,765
Options Metallic paint 620 Economy 41.8mpg
Faults None Expenses None

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 63

OUR CARS

Touchscreen set-up is mostly good

Suzuki Vitara S
Mileage | 4090 Getting to know its multimedia system reveals surprises and delights

ne of the key parts of any modern


car is the infotainment system,
which can range from a basic dot
matrix set-up to the full-blown
multimedia experience. In the Vitara S,
its dashboard is dominated by its 7.0in
high-resolution touchscreen.
Sometimes these systems can be
a bit hit and miss, but Suzukis set-up
is very good indeed. At first glance,
the home screen resembles that of
Fords Sync2 system, being divided into
quarters to provide quick access to the
nav, audio, Bluetooth phone system and
Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
The system as a whole is good
looking, slick in the way it operates and
supremely responsive to every touch.
But while it is brilliant in many ways,
there is one major niggle: the home and
power buttons and the volume controls

Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 Boosterjet


The Vitaras built-in smartphone connection works well and enhances the cabin

Bentley Continental GT
Mileage 26,100
Ive often thought that even for
the rich and famous let alone the
humble scribbler theres a price
cut-off where a cars value damages
its usability. If its not fear of kerbing a
1500 alloy that reduces your interest
in driving in town, its the fact that your
money has bought a car of such bulk
that its simply easier to go in a Golf.

are all touch-sensitive buttons rather


than conventional ones, forcing you to
take your eyes off the road and prodding
the dashboard in hope.
That bugbear aside, I was keen to
connect my iPhone via USB to the
Suzuki. In all honesty, I expected
their take on the smartphone-toinfotainment system connection to
be similar to others such as Vauxhalls
Intellilink and Nissans Connect
software, both of which require an
app to be downloaded prior to use.
To my surprise, the Vitara S
immediately connected to my iPhone;
all my music, text messages and phone
contacts were available, with the
crispness of the CarPlay interface. The
slick Apple set-up certainly works well,
while Siri sounds seamlessly through
the audio system, too.
Whats even better is Suzukis
decision to include this software for
free. Rival manufacturer Volkswagen,
for example, will charge 100 for the
privilege on the Tiguan. Meanwhile, on
the tech front, Fords App-link system
on the Ecosport Titanium S will only
run certain iOS and Android apps,
rather than mirroring your smartphone
directly on to the cars screen. Suzukis
system has them both licked.
hemal.mistry@haymarket.com

Which is where, Ive realised as


the miles keep rising, our Bentley
Continental GT breaks all the rules.
The new price of 125,000 has,
admittedly, been reduced to 85,000
by our cars age and mileage, but there
are other things that work in its favour.
Number one is the relative lack of
bulk; its big enough to be imposing
but small enough to be happy in a

supermarket car park. Number two for


me is the low-speed, air-suspended ride.
Most cars with 190mph top speeds are
spoiled at low speeds by the stiff bushes
and suspension rates they need for
stability beyond three miles a minute.
Next is visibility: the Conti looks sleek
but you still sit higher than in other
500bhp cars, and feeding off that is
the ease of entry and exit. If you use a
car a lot, you soon get heartily sick of
having to make balletic movements to
get behind the wheel. Finally, theres
the size of the boot, which has enough
space for three or even four peoples
weekend luggage. Result? Theres
never a downside to taking the Bentley.
Know what else Ive discovered? That
you need to take inordinate trouble to
keep this car clean. Other expensive
cars live more of their lives in garages,
being used only in fair weather. But the
Bentley regularly gets dirty. Luckily,
Ive found that even if there isnt a
convenient hand wash nearby, the sleek
lines make the Conti easier than most to
wash and there isnt such a huge body

Price 20,899 Price as tested 20.899


Economy 39.0mpg Faults None
Expenses None Last seen 23.3.16

acreage that it becomes a real chore.


Which leaves just one concern:
keeping the striking 21in Elegant
alloys pristine. So far weve kept
them away from kerbs (precise
steering and decent visibility helps),
but their condition constitutes the
major concern. Other than that,
owning this car is simply a breeze.
steve.cropley@haymarket.com

Bentley Continental GT V8 (2013)


Price new 125,000 Price now 85,000
Economy 22.5mpg Faults Exhaust rattle,
tyre valve Expenses None Last seen 30.3.16

The alloys still look like new so far

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 65



  

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OUR CARS

THE LOG BOOK

Fiat 500X
Mileage 3635 Last seen 30.3.16
I knew the 500X could never match
the boot capacity of my previous
car, a Dacia Logan MCV, but that
didnt stop me from loading it up
for a trip to the tip last weekend. A
quick spring clean of the garage and
several huge bags of garden waste
fitted comfortably in it with the rear
seats flat. I didnt have to remove the
boot floor or spare wheel, either. MH

Renault Kadjar
Mileage | 1730 In sizing up our recently arrived crossover, it has sprung some surprises

ore than a few people are trading


up/across from conventional
hatchbacks and into crossovers
like or even such as the
Kadjar. As you may recall, before the
Kadjar I spent a year in a Ford Focus,
so I feel well qualified to make some
comparisons and especially so given
that the Focus is about as conventional
a hatchback as youre going to find.
Theres much I like about the Kadjar,
but compared with the Focus it feels
quite big. I was going to write that the
Kadjar is about as big a car as Id be
happy to use every day, for school runs,
town trips, awkward car parks and the
like, but I was reasonably surprised to
discover that the Renault and the Ford
are remarkably similar in size.
Amazingly (well, I was amazed), the
Kadjars wheelbase, at 2646mm, is
2mm shorter than the Focuss, and its
front overhang (from the centre of the
front wheel to the limit of the bumper),
at 897mm, is 1mm less than that of
the Ford. The Kadjar is 13mm wider, at
1836mm to the Fords 1823mm, and
overall it is 89mm longer (4449mm
versus 4360mm), but all of that is aft of
the rear wheels. The boot, basically.
And yet the Kadjar feels both roomier
inside and less wieldy in town and when
parking, and its not the extra length to

Jaguar XE

Parking sensors are a valuable, almost essential, aid, despite the elevated view out

the rear thats the issue. Much of the


increased sense of size comes from the
raised ride height and driving position.
The Kadjar is 144mm taller than the
Focus, with all of the extra height added
low down, if that makes sense. Theres
actually 20mm less head room in the
Renault, but despite sitting higher up,
the view immediately in front of the
bonnet is nowhere near as good as it
was in the Focus and its much harder to
judge where the nose and front wheels
are. The raised bonnet and almost wavelike styling flourishes atop
each wing dont help when
it comes to placing the car
accurately, either. As it is, Im
really relying on the parking
sensors. I was convinced they
werent properly calibrated at
first and was sure I was going
to hit something, but their
red alert collision imminent
warning actually comes on
with at least 30cm to spare.
Still, Im getting used to it.
Certainly, the rear cabin
Its difficult to judge the front extremity with accuracy
is more spacious than the

Focuss, presumably because the back


seats are sited a little way farther
rearwards thanks to the space behind
them. According to our road test tape
measure, typical rear leg room in the
Renault is 720mm and its 660mm in
the Focus. The boot is a decent size, too,
with 472 litres with the rear seats up
and 1478 with them down (to the Focuss
316/1107 litres). Ive yet to come close
to filling it and, for now, the adjustable
floor has stayed in its raised position,
which minimises the loading lip.
In the meantime, and excitingly for
the sake of something to write about,
there might be something wrong with
the car: the alarm has been going off,
seemingly at random, which has hardly
endeared the Kadjar to my neighbours.
Ill look into it and report back.
tim.dickson@haymarket.com

Renault Kadjar dCi 110


Dynamique S Nav Auto EDC
Price 23,595 Price as tested 24,220
Options Metallic paint 625 Economy 56.5mpg
Faults Alarm Expenses None Last seen 6.4.16

Mileage 8760 Last seen 6.4.16


Blame it on middle age or the fact
that Im now a regular SUV driver,
but I found the XE notably awkward
to get in and out of when I borrowed
it for a long weekend. The door
openings are relatively small, the
seats are low-set and you have to
fold yourself up when entering in an
effort to avoid cracking your head on
the roof. Ive driven two-door coups
that are better in this respect. AM

Skoda Superb Estate


Mileage 3890 Last seen 6.4.16
As brilliantly laid out and usable as
the Superb is, not every button does
quite what you want. Weve had to
ask Skoda for the spare key, as the
other one refuses to unlock every
door on the first stab of the fob. The
boot release on the centre console
will open the lid but not shut it
again. And the electric handbrake
needs too much pushing. NC

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 67

DEALS

Bargain new
and used motors

A Mercedes CLK with some


AMG addenda is decent
value at around 4000

Spotting the AMG difference


Factory-fitted go-faster parts have muddied the used performance car waters, says James Ruppert

o badge or not to badge? I had


a reader with a Mercedes-Benz
AMG that had the debadged
option. The badge lived in the
glovebox and he quite rightly wondered
whether he should fess up to it being
a real AMG or stay undercover. It is a
proper dilemma these days.
Delete badge as an option was a
thing in the 1980s when it was free
which was very generous of car makers.
Well, it was in the case of BMW, which
charged 50 for radio prep, or two
speakers and a manual aerial.
Problems begin to occur when you
have genuine parts fitted. I recently
bought a BMW with an M Sport steering

68 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

wheel, which, according to many of the


adverts that I see, means I now have an
M car, even though I dont. Meanwhile,
all those AMG alloy-shod Mercedes that
suggest youre looking at a genuine
AMG are nothing more than classified
ad clickbait. But its not a major issue
as long as you read the ad thoroughly
and question the seller before you get
anywhere near the car.
So the Autocar AMG owner is simply
keeping under the radar, and whats
wrong with that? It can be offered to the
next seller, and actually, not having the
badges should be of some interest to
your insurance company; surely some
sort of discount is in order for the

non-disclosure to passing car thieves.


Now, all this talk of factory-sanctioned
tuned motors makes me want to see
what the financial damage is.
A price of 4000 for a 2002 Merc
CLK seems like remarkably good value.
It doesnt have a nice enough engine (its
a 320), but the wheels, exhaust, brakes
and suspension courtesy of the people
at AMG make it a genuine edition. It
may not be ferocious enough for some
tastes, though, so what about a 2004
CL 500 for just 4500? It had the right
engine a big one and there was an
AMG bodykit, but I that still doesnt
make it the genuine article. No, for one
of those, we need a C or E designation.

For a proper AMG, 5500 still doesnt


seem like all that much, and a 2003
C 32 Estate is a very subtle way to strut
your performance stuff and all the
better for it. Reading the ad closely
revealed that body rust had been dealt
with on all four arches. That was nice,
as was the history. Id be more worried
about the rot on a 2001 E 55 at the same
money, but I didnt see any mention of it.
Actually, you might be better off with
a stronger budget of 7000 to 8000.
One thing is very much for certain,
though: whether it has the badge
deleted or not, all AMGs are going in
one direction, and that is straight up in
value but only if you buy a real one.

Usedcarexpert

P70

Mark Pearson
Deals expert

P72

HemalMistry
Dataexpert

BANGERNOMICS BEST BUYS


READERS CAR: BMW 3 SERIES CONVERTIBLE
Jon Bradbury bought this R-plate BMW 323i Convertible
five years ago for 2900 with 116,000 miles showing, and
he has put a further 27,500 on it. I spent 440 to have the
rear wings painted, he says. Two water pumps, a tensioner
and few other bits were 400, a pair of bottom arms to
sort tired bushes cost 300, a clutch 400, disks and
pads all round 220, front shocks and springs 400, a cat
converter 120 and a battery for 100. Its not let me down
and Ill happily jump in for a trundle to the south coast.

SEND YOUR BANGERNOMICS TALES TO JAMES


Twitter: @Bangernomics
Email: james@bangernomics.com

K: PERSONAL PLATES
WHAT CAUGHT MY EYE THIS WEE
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That new DVLA computer syst


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transferring personal registration
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USED CAR DILEMMA: E39 BMW 5 SERIES

Tasty alloys dont make it a full-on AMG

For 5500, a
2003 C 32 AMG
Estate is a
very subtle
way to strut
your stuff

The trouble with modern cars is that once they are broken,
they stay broken. The 1990s E39 BMW 5 Series came with
an exciting variety of engines and in SE and Sport specs.
Right now they remain truly affordable. Buy one.

HANDSOME
LAST TRULY FIXA
MODERN C

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USED BUYING GUIDE

P68

JamesRuppert

The best cars in the


world for 10k
They were great when they were new and are
arguably even more appealing at a fraction of
their original price today. Mark Pearson reports

1 Porsche Cayman (20062012)


seek out the even quicker 295bhp
3.4-litre S version for not much more.
On the road, its sublime. The
steering is precise and beautifully
weighted, the grip strong and the
handling wonderfully sweet. Savour,
too, the delicious howl from that
engine. Caymans of this age are well
made and generally bulletproof, but
always buy with a full history.

More than just a Boxster with a roof,


sweeter than a 911 and nimbler than
a gazelle being stalked by a lion, the
Cayman is the trump card in the
Porsche pack. Our money buys a
2006 model with a 245bhp 2.7-litre
flat six engine, mounted amidships.
Performance is in the order of 5.8sec
for 0-62mph and top speed is
160mph. Dedicated speed freaks can

Mazda MX-5 (20062015)

It doesnt really matter which version


of this diminutive drop-top you choose;
from the Mk1 to the latest Mk4, youll
enjoy driving them all. A 10k budget will
buy you a 2012 Mk3 car, and what youll
get is a quick-steering, sharp-handling
roadster powered by a lively 158bhp
2.0-litre engine, enabling 0-62mph in
7.6sec and a blowy top speed of 132mph.

Range Rover (20022013)


The Range Rover has been ploughing
its own furrow since 1970, combining so
successfully the qualities of a smart and
refined upmarket town car and a hugely
capable and capacious off-roader.
This third-gen version is wonderfully
furnished, handsomely equipped and
beautifully proportioned. It can pull like
a train and glide like a swan, although it
70 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

comes as quite a shock to discover that


the chic, stolid and innovative Rangie can
occasionally handle like a boat.
It also comes as a shock to learn that
something so tough can occasionally be
rather fragile. But for 10k, you could put
a 2006 174bhp 3.0-litre diesel V6 Vogue
SE on your driveway, and for 99% of the
time you would want for no more.

But the figures tell only half the story.


Even this largest of MX-5s feels lithe, and
a quick roof-down punt along a sunny
country lane will stir your senses, its
unburstable quality matched only by its
unbeatable charm. Reported problems
are few, and there are plenty around.
Accept no substitutes; its five-star fun
in an immensely affordable package.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI (20092012)

The S-Class may be the most


accomplished luxury car you can buy at
this price, but the Golf GTI must surely be
the best all-rounder in the real world.
The Mk6 version packs a smooth
208bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre engine
under its bonnet, which means 0-62mph
in a swift 6.7sec and a top speed
of 149mph. Theres strong grip and
accurate steering and the handling is

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (20062013)


If youre after luxury limo comfort and
innovative safety aids, the S-Class is for
you and this fifth-generation model
adds bulging wheel arches and night-time
vision, as well as real dynamic capability.
Its as good to drive as it is to be driven in.
Choose wisely and youll waft along in
the S 320 CDI, with its near-silent 235bhp
3.0-litre diesel engine, and enjoy 34mpg.

Live a little, though, and you could bag


the 517bhp twin-turbo 5.5-litre V12
S 600 petrol version, which will whoosh
from 0-62mph in just 4.6sec. Both
go, stop and handle beautifully, are
wonderfully made and leave nothing out
of the equipment list. Our 10k buys a
2007 version of what is almost certainly
the best luxury car in the world.

a joy: eminently chuckable, instantly


recoverable and immense fun.
With such driver appeal, itd be easy
to overlook its practicality. The interior is
subtly sporting and the boot will handle
the weekly shop. Its refined, comfortable
and undemanding. No other hot hatch
can match its overall competence.
Problems are few. For 10k, youll get a
2010 three or five-door, manual or DSG.

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Autocars star ratings explained
CCCCC Inherently dangerous/unsafe.
Tragically, irredeemably flawed.

BCCCC Appalling. Massively


significant failings.

ACCCC Very poor. Fails to meet any


accepted class boundaries.

ABCCC Poor. Within acceptable


AACCC
AABCC
AAACC
AAABC
AAAAC
AAAAB
AAAAA

class boundaries in a few areas. Still


not recommendable.
Off the pace. Below average in
nearly all areas.
Acceptable. About average in key areas, but
disappoints.
Competent. Above average
in some areas, average in others.
Outstanding in none.
Good. Competitive in key areas.
Very good. Very competitive
in key areas, competitive in
secondary respects.
Excellent. Near class
leading in key areas, and in some
ways outstanding.
Brilliant, unsurpassed. All but flawless.

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ABARTH
124 SPIDER 2dr open The Fiat 124 Spider given a
harder, sporty going over
AAABC
1.4T Multiair
29565 167 148 26
1.4T Multiair Heritage Look
29565 167 148 26
595 3dr hatch Good value hot hatch and great fun
to drive
AAABC
1.4 T-Jet
14610 133 155 26
1.4 T-Jet Turismo
18040 158 155 26
1.4 T-Jet Yamaha Racing Pack 17420 158 155 26
1.4 T-Jet Competizione
19890 178 155 26
595 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Open-top hot hatch;
has a softer ride than the tin-top car AAABC
1.4 T-Jet
16610 133 155 26
1.4 T-Jet C Turismo
20040 158 155 26
1.4 T-Jet C Competizione
21890 178 155 26
BIPOSTO 695 3dr hatch Good value hot hatch and
now given a racing edge
AAABC
1.4 T-Jet
33055 187 145 26
ALFA ROMEO
MITO 3dr hatch Classy, well equipped and cheap. No
dynamic benchmark
AAACC
1.4 78 Progression
12960 76 130 9
0.9 TB TwinAir 105 Progression 14060 105 99 13
0.9 TB TwinAir 105 Junior
15160 105 99 13
0.9 TB TwinAir 105 Distinctive 16360 105 99 13
0.9 TB TwinAir 105 QV Line
17110 105 99 13
1.4 140 MultiAir Distinctive
17910 140 124 27
1.4 140 MultiAir QV Line
18660 140 124 27
1.4 140 MultiAir Collezione
19410 140 124 27
1.4 170 MAir Quadrifoglio Verde 20500 170 124 27
1.6 JTDm-2 120 Distinctive
18110 118 112 19
1.6 JTDm-2 120 QV Line
18860 118 112 20
GIULIETTA 5dr hatch Long-in-the-tooth but still has
the styling a dynamic verve to seduce AAACC
1.4 TB 120
18450 120 144 1.6 JDTm-2 120
19650 120 99 1.4 TB MultAir 150
19780 150 127 2.0 JTDm-2 150
20830 150 110 1.6 JDTm-2 120 Super
20900 120 99 1.4 TB Multair 150 Super
21030 150 127 2.0 JTDm-2 150 Super
22080 150 110 1.4 TB MultAir 170 Super TCT 23190 170 114 2.0 JTDm-2 175 Super TCT
24240 175 113 1.4 TB Multair 150 Speciale
24250 150 127 2.0 JTDm-2 150 Speciale
25450 150 110 1.4 TB Multair 170 Speciale TCT 25995 170 114 2.0 JTDm-2 175 Speciale TCT 27395 175 113 1750 TBi 240 Veloce TCT
28485 240 157 4C 2dr coup A singular statement. Flawed, perhaps,
but the best current Alfa by miles AAABC
1.75T
52505 240 157 50
1.75T Spider
59505 240 157 50
ALPINA
B3 4dr saloon Has fallen behind on the power stakes.
Still a niche proposition
AAABC
B3 Biturbo
57450 403 177 B3 Biturbo AWD
59496 403 183 B3 TOURING 5dr estate An estate version of the
Alpina-tuned 3 Series.
AAABC
B3 Biturbo
58950 403 179 B3 Biturbo AWD
61008 403 186 B4 2dr saloon Less well-mannered than a M4, but is
better on the road than the track
AAAAC
B4 Biturbo
58950 403 177 B4 Biturbo AWD
61092 403 183 B4 Biturbo Convertible
62950 403 186 B5 4dr saloon Huge pace, and better suited to the
autobahns than B-roads
AAAAC
B5 Biturbo
91261 591 221 B6 2dr coup A ballastic coup and convertible, but
better suited to the autobahns AAAAC
B6 Biturbo
108067 591 219 B6 Biturbo Convertible
114790 591 224 B6 Biturbo Gran Coup AWD
113613 591 242 B7 4dr saloon A luxury saloon without a huge amount
of power - a S-Class AMG challenger AAAAC
B7 Biturbo LWB
121008 599 222 B7 Biturbo LWB AWD
123782 599 242 D3 4dr saloon An intoxicating mix of performance and
fuel economy
AAAAA
D3 Biturbo
47950 344 139 D3 TOURING 5dr estate Rapid, usable fast BMWbased estate.
AAAAC
D3 Biturbo
49950 344 142 D3 Biturbo AWD
53277 344 147 D4 2dr coup Precise dynamics with added Alpina
kudos and a great engine
AAAAC
D4 Biturbo
50950 344 139 D4 Biturbo Convertible
54950 344 156 -

D5 4dr saloon Rapid, usable and cheaper alternative to


an M5
AAAAC
D5 BiTurbo
56950 344 155 D5 TOURING 5dr estate A fast, economical and
practical BMW estate.
AAAAC
D5 BiTurbo
59950 344 163 XD3 5dr 4x4 Alpinas first SUV is a triumph. Hugely
fast, capable and desirable
AAAAC
3.0 XD3
56450 344 174 ARIEL
ATOM 0dr open Superbike fast track mentalism. As
exhilarating as track cars get AAAAB
245
29321 245 - 310
34319 310 - NOMAD 0dr open A revelation and a riot to drive, and.
uniquely intoxicating
AAAAA
235
NA
235 - ASTON MARTIN
RAPIDE 4dr saloon Four-door Aston is more practical,
but just as charming
AAAAC
5.9 V12 S
149500 552 300 VANTAGE 2dr coup Stunning Brit sports car. V12 is a
new benchmark for Aston
AAAAC
4.7 V8
87495 430 321 4.7 V8 S
94995 430 321 4.7 V8 N430
94995 430 - 5.9 V12 S
138995 563 343 VANTAGE ROADSTER 2dr open Drop-top suits the
Vantages relaxed nature
AAAAC
4.7 V8
96495 430 321 4.7 V8 S
103995 430 321 5.9 V12 S
147995 565 343 DB9 VOLANTE 2dr open Open-top version of the
handsome DB9 and just as charming AAABC
5.9 V12 Black Carbon Edition NA
540 333 5.9 V12 White Carbon Edition NA
540 333 DB9 2dr coup Attractive and charming as ever, but
starting to show its age
AAABC
5.9 V12 GT
140000 540 333 5.9 V12 GT Bond Edition
167007 540 333 5.9 V12 Black Carbon Edition NA
540 333 5.9 V12 White Carbon Edition NA
540 333 DB11 2dr coup The stunning replacement to the
attractive, if long in the tooth, DB9 AAABC
5.2 V12
NA
600 - VANQUISH 2dr coup A British supercar for British
roads. Looks the business, too AAAAC
5.9 V12
195950 568 298 5.9 V12 Black Carbon Edition 195950 568 298 5.9 V12 White Carbon Edition 195950 568 298 VANQUISH VOLANTE 2dr open A dazzling cruiser
at heart and infinite headroom AAAAC
5.9 V12
207950 568 298 5.9 V12 Black Carbon Edition 207950 568 298 5.9 V12 White Carbon Edition 207950 568 298 AUDI
A1 3dr hatch Audis answer to the Mini. Fun and refined

AAABC

1.0 TFSI 95 SE
14530 93 97 15
1.6 TDI 116 SE
15605 114 97 19
1.0 TFSI 95 Sport
16505 93 97 15
1.4 TFSI 125 Sport
16905 123 115 21
1.6 TDI 116 Sport
17580 114 97 19
1.4 TFSI 125 S Line
18900 123 117 21
1.4 TFSI 150 S Line
19695 148 112 25
1.6 TDI 116 S Line
19575 114 98 19
1.4 TFSI 150 Black Edition
21290 148 117 25
1.6 TDI 116 Black Edition
21170 114 102 19
2.0 TFSI 231 S1
25595 228 162 33
A1 SPORTBACK 5dr hatch Rear doors add convenience to an attractive package AAABC
1.0 TFSI 95 SE
15150 93 97 15
1.6 TDI 116 SE
16225 114 97 19
1.0 TFSI 95 Sport
17125 93 97 15
1.4 TFSI 125 Sport
17525 123 118 21
1.6 TDI 116 Sport
18200 114 97 19
1.4 TFSI 125 S Line
19520 123 119 21
1.4 TFSI 150 S Line
20315 148 112 25
1.6 TDI 116 S Line
20195 114 98 19
1.4 TFSI 150 Black Edition
21910 148 117 25
1.6 TDI 116 Black Edition
21790 114 102 19
2.0 TFSI 231 S1
26330 228 166 33
A3 3dr hatch Classy interior, stable handling and good
engines. Second only to the Golf AAAAC
1.2 TFSI 110 SE
18865 108 114 17
1.4 TFSI 125 SE
20165 123 117 20
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
21015 148 105 24
1.6 TDI 110 Ultra SE
21115 108 89 2.0 TDI 150 SE
22465 148 108 23

1.6 TDI 110 Ultra SE Technik


21865 108 89 2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
23215 148 108 23
1.2 TFSI 110 Sport Navigation 20265 108 117 17
1.4 TFSI 125 Sport Navigation 21565 123 122 20
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport Navigation 22415 148 109 24
1.6 TDI 110 Sport Navigation 22515 108 105 18
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Navigation 23865 148 108 23
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Nav quattro 25295 148 125 2.0 TDI 184 Sport Navigation 25135 181 112 28
1.4 TFSI 125 S Line Navigation 23715 123 124 20
1.4 TFSI 150 S Line Navigation 24565 148 111 24
1.8 TFSI 180 S Line Nav quattro 29305 177 153 28
1.6 TDI 110 S Line Navigation 24665 108 107 18
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Navigation 26015 148 109 23
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Nav quattro 27445 148 127 2.0 TDI 184 S Line Navigation 27285 181 114 28
2.0 TFSI 300 S3 quattro
31230 296 162 36
A3 SALOON 4dr saloon All the A3s standard
attributes in a saloon body.
AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport Navigation 23585 148 110 24
1.6 TDI 110 Sport Navigation 23685 108 104 18
1.6 TDI 110 Sport Nav quattro 25115 108 127 15
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Navigation 25035 148 107 24
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Nav quattro 26465 148 125 23
2.0 TDI 184 Sport Navigation 26305 181 112 28
1.4 TFSI 150 S Line Navigation 25735 148 112 24
1.8 TFSI 180 S Line Nav quattro 30475 177 153 28
1.6 TDI 110 S Line Navigation 25835 108 106 18
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Navigation 27185 148 108 24
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Nav quattro 28615 148 127 23
2.0 TDI 184 S Line Navigation 28455 181 114 28
2.0 TFSI 300 S3 quattro
33830 296 164 36
A3 SPORTBACK 5dr hatch Classy interior, stable
handling, and peppy engines
AAAAC
1.2 TFSI 110 SE
19485 108 114 17
1.4 TFSI 125 SE
20785 123 117 20
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
21635 148 107 24
1.6 TDI 110 Ultra SE
21735 108 89 18
1.6 TDI 110 SE quattro
23165 108 119 15
2.0 TDI 150 SE
23085 148 108 24
1.6 TDI 110 Ultra SE Technik
22485 108 89 18
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
23835 148 108 23
1.2 TFSI 110 Sport Navigation 20885 108 117 17
1.4 TFSI 125 Sport Navigation 22185 123 122 20
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport Navigation 23035 148 112 24
1.6 TDI 110 Sport Navigation 23135 108 105 18
1.6 TDI 110 Sport Nav quattro 24565 108 127 15
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Navigation 24485 148 108 24
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Nav quattro 25915 148 125 2.0 TDI 184 Sport Navigation 25755 181 112 28
1.4 TFSI 125 S Line Navigation 24335 123 124 20
1.4 TFSI 150 S Line Navigation 25185 148 114 24
1.8 TFSI 180 S Line Nav quattro 29925 177 153 27
1.6 TDI 110 S Line Navigation 25285 108 107 18
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Navigation 26635 148 109 24
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Nav quattro 28065 148 127 2.0 TDI 184 S Line Navigation 27905 181 114 28
2.0 TFSI 300 S3 quattro
31850 296 162 36
2.5 TFSI 367 RS3 quattro
40795 362 189 40
1.4 TFSI 150 E-Tron S-tronic
35690 148 37 29
A3 CABRIOLET 2dr open A measured success, but
the usual sacrifices make it fun free AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
26375 148 110 26
1.6 TDI 110 SE
26475 108 104 18
2.0 TDI 150 SE
27825 148 113 27
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport Navigation 27775 148 116 26
1.6 TDI 110 Sport Navigation 27875 108 110 18
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Navigation 29225 148 113 27
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Nav quattro 30655 148 129 25
2.0 TDI 184 Sport Navigation 30495 181 117 31
1.4 TFSI 150 S Line Navigation 29925 148 118 26
1.8 TFSI 180 S Line Navigation 34665 177 157 32
1.6 TDI 110 S Line Navigation 30025 108 112 18
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Navigation 31375 148 115 27
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Nav quattro 32935 148 131 25
2.0 TDI 184 S Line Navigation 32645 181 119 31
2.0 TFSI 300 S3 quattro
39495 296 165 42
A4 4dr saloon High quality and competent; leaves the
dynamic finesse to its rivals
AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
25900 148 126 23
2.0 TFSI 190 SE
27700 187 127 29
2.0 TDI 150 SE Ultra
29150 148 99 23
1.4 TFSI 150 Sport
26850 148 126 23
2.0 TFSI 190 Sport
28650 187 127 29
2.0 TFSI 252 Sport quattro
35530 248 136 34
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Ultra
30100 148 99 23
2.0 TDI 190 Sport Ultra
31000 187 102 27
2.0 TDI 190 Sport quattro
33960 187 114 29
3.0 V6 TDI 218 Sport
34250 215 109 31
3.0 V6 TDI 218 Sport quattro 35680 215 115 30
2.0 TFSI 190 S Line
30150 187 130 29
2.0 TFSI 252 S Line quattro
37030 248 141 34

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2.0 TDI 150 S Line
31600 148 106 23
2.0 TDI 190 S Line
32500 187 113 30
2.0 TDI 190 S Line quattro
35460 187 118 29
3.0 V6 TDI 218 S Line
35750 215 114 31
3.0 V6 TDI 218 S Line quattro 37180 215 119 30
3.0 V6 TDI 272 S Line quattro 38950 268 134 40
A4 AVANT 5dr estate Classy demure and very tech
savvy Audi estate
AAAAC
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
27300 148 131 1.4 TFSI 150 Sport
28250 148 131 2.0 TFSI 190 SE
29100 187 129 29
2.0 TDI 150 SE Ultra
30550 148 104 23
2.0 TFSI 190 Sport
30050 187 129 29
2.0 TFSI 252 Sport quattro
36930 248 139 34
2.0 TDI 150 Sport Ultra
31500 148 104 23
2.0 TDI 190 Sport Ultra
32400 187 106 27
2.0 TDI 190 Sport quattro
35360 187 116 29
3.0 V6 TDI 218 Sport
35650 215 114 31
3.0 V6 TDI 218 Sport quattro 37080 215 119 30
2.0 TFSI 190 S Line
31550 187 132 29
2.0 TFSI 252 S Line quattro
38430 248 144 34
2.0 TDI 150 S Line
33000 148 111 23
2.0 TDI 190 S Line S-tronic
35430 187 113 30
2.0 TDI 190 S Line quattro
36860 187 120 29
3.0 V6 TDI 218 S Line
37150 215 117 31
3.0 V6 TDI 218 S Line quattro 38580 215 122 30
3.0 V6 TDI 272 S Line quattro 40350 268 139 40
A5 SPORTBACK 5dr hatch Refined four-door
coup, but short on charm or finesse AAACC
2.0 TDI 136 SE Ultra
30435 134 109 24
2.0 TDI 190 SE
30940 187 119 31
2.0 TDI 190 SE quattro
32465 187 128 31
1.8 TFSI 177 SE Technik
30035 174 141 30
2.0 TFSI 230 SE Technik quattro 34730 227 159 2.0 TDI 136 SE Technik Ultra 31385 134 109 24
2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik
33340 148 127 25
2.0 TDI 190 SE Technik
32290 187 126 31
2.0 TDI 190 SE Technik quattro 33945 187 136 31
1.8 TFSI 177 S Line
31675 174 141 30
2.0 TFSI 230 S Line quattro
36370 227 159 2.0 TDI 150 S Line
34980 148 127 25
2.0 TDI 190 S Line
33930 187 126 31
2.0 TDI 190 S Line quattro
35600 187 141 31
3.0 TDI 245 S Line quattro
41090 241 164 40
1.8 TFSI 177 Black Edition Plus 33175 174 148 30
2.0 TFSI 230 Black Ed + quattro 37870 227 164 2.0 TDI 150 Black Edition Plus 36610 148 131 25
2.0 TDI 190 Black Edition Plus 35560 187 132 31
2.0 TDI 190 Black Ed + quattro 37100 187 141 31
3.0 TDI 245 Black Ed + quattro 42590 241 164 40
3.0 TFSI 333 S5 quattro
42990 328 184 40
3.0 TFSI S5 Black Ed quattro 44065 328 184 40
A5 COUP 2dr coup Good-looking coup, but
showing its age now
AAACC
1.8 TFSI 177 SE
29190 174 128 2.0 TFSI 230 SE quattro
33995 227 149 2.0 TDI 163 SE Ultra
31590 160 109 28
2.0 TDI 190 SE
31590 187 117 2.0 TDI 190 SE quattro
33115 187 128 1.8 TFSI 177 S Line
31910 174 134 2.0 TFSI 230 S Line quattro
36620 227 157 2.0 TDI 190 S Line
34130 187 124 2.0 TDI 190 S Line quattro
35835 187 135 3.0 TDI 245 S Line quattro
41340 241 158 1.8 TFSI 177 Black Edition Plus 33425 174 142 2.0 TFSI 230 Black Ed + quattro 38120 227 161 2.0 TDI 190 Black Edition Plus 35680 187 129 2.0 TDI 190 Black Ed + quattro 37290 187 140 3.0 TDI 245 Black Ed + quattro 42840 241 164 3.0 TFSI 333 S5 quattro
43790 328 184 42
3.0 TFSI S5 Black Ed quattro 44865 328 184 42
A5 CABRIOLET 2dr open Appealing. Lowerpowered, steel-sprung trims best AAABC
1.8 TFSI 177 SE
32425 174 137 33
2.0 TFSI 230 SE
35575 227 144 2.0 TFSI 230 SE quattro
38615 227 160 2.0 TDI 150 SE
34265 148 123 2.0 TDI 190 SE
34695 187 125 35
1.8 TFSI 177 S Line
35690 174 144 33
2.0 TFSI 230 S Line
38860 227 152 2.0 TFSI 230 S Line quattro
41980 227 167 2.0 TDI 150 S Line
37515 148 129 2.0 TDI 190 S Line
38075 187 133 35
3.0 TDI 245 S Line quattro
45220 241 167 43
1.8 TFSI 177 S Line Special Ed 37225 174 154 33
2.0 TFSI 230 S Line Special Ed 40360 227 157 2.0 TFSI 230 S Line SE quattro 43480 227 175 2.0 TDI 150 S Line Special Ed 39145 187 132 2.0 TDI 190 S Line Special Ed 39575 187 138 35
3.0 TDI 245 S Line SE quattro 46720 241 173 43
3.0 TFSI 333 S5 quattro
47035 328 189 -

BAC
MONO 2dr open An F-22 Raptor for the road. Only
better built
AAAAB
Mono 2.3
111168 305 -

BENTLEY
CONTINENTAL GT 2dr coup A brilliant Audi
V8-inspired reboot
AAAAC
6.0 W12
150500 582 330 50
6.0 W12 GT Speed
168300 626 338 50
4.0 V8
140300 500 246 50
4.0 V8 S
149800 520 250 50
4.0 V8 GT3-R
237500 572 295 50
CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE 2dr open
Lavish and sumptuous convertible AAAAC
4.0 V8
154400 500 246 50
4.0 V8 S
164800 520 250 50
6.0 W12
165600 582 330 50
6.0 W12 GT Speed
185200 626 338 50
MULSANNE 4dr saloon The Mulsanne is more of a
drivers car with its laid-back V8 AAAAC
6.75 V8
229360 505 342 6.75 V8 Speed
252000 530 342 6.75 V8 EWB
NA
505 344 FLYING SPUR 4dr saloon A genuine luxury saloon.
But lagging behind in a couple of areas AAABC
4.0 V8
142800 500 254 50
4.0 V8 S
142800 521 254 50
6.0 W12
153300 616 332 50
BENTAYGA 4dr SUV Bentleys first attempt to crack
the luxury SUV market
AAAAC
6.0 W12
160200 600 292 -

BMW
1 SERIES 3dr hatch Strong on performance and
economy, but not as good as it could be AAABC
118i SE
20930 134 116 18
118i Sport
21930 134 123 18
118i M Sport
23630 134 126 19
120i Sport
23980 174 136 21
120i M Sport
25680 174 139 22
125i M Sport
27065 215 157 28
M135i
32020 321 188 37
116d SE
21865 114 94 15
116d ED Plus
22180 114 89 15
116d Sport
22865 114 103 15
116d M Sport
24565 114 106 16
118d SE
23010 148 104 19
118d Sport
24010 148 109 19
118d M Sport
25710 148 114 20
120d Sport
25460 187 114 24
120d M Sport
27160 187 118 25
125d M Sport
30485 221 121 30
1 SERIES 5dr hatch Clumsy-looking from some angles
and could handle better
AAABC
118i SE
21460 134 116 18
118i Sport
22460 134 123 18
118i M Sport
24160 134 126 19
120i Sport
24510 174 136 21
120i M Sport
26210 174 139 22
125i M Sport
27595 215 157 28
M135i
32550 321 188 37
116d SE
22395 114 94 15
116d ED Plus
22710 114 89 15
116d Sport
23395 114 103 15
116d M Sport
25095 114 106 16
118d SE
23540 148 104 19
118d Sport
24540 148 109 19
118d M Sport
26240 148 114 20
120d Sport
25990 187 114 24
120d M Sport
27690 187 118 25
120d xDrive M Sport
30740 187 119 24
120d xDrive Sport
29040 187 119 24
125d M Sport
31015 221 121 30
2 SERIES COUP 2dr coup A proper compact
coup now. Could be better equipped AAAAB
218i SE
23040 134 125 20
218i Sport
24040 134 125 20
218i M Sport
26040 134 130 20
220i Sport
26880 181 146 25
220i M Sport
28880 181 149 26
228i M Sport
29750 241 155 30
M235i
35235 321 189 39
M2
44070 365 199 218d SE
25100 148 113 20
218d Sport
26100 148 113 20
218d M Sport
28100 148 116 20
220d Sport
27700 187 112 26
220d M Sport
29700 187 115 27
220d xDrive Sport
30750 187 119 24
220d xDrive M Sport
32750 187 124 25
225d M Sport
33455 221 121 31
2 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Doesnt have
the coups verve, but still good AAABC
218i SE
26730 134 136 21
218i Sport
27730 134 136 21
218i M Sport
29730 134 139 22
220i Sport
29870 181 157 28
220i M Sport
31870 181 161 29
228i M Sport
32890 241 163 33
M235i
38535 321 199 40
218d SE
28300 148 161 22
218d Sport
29300 148 163 22
218d M Sport
31300 148 161 22
220d Sport
30650 187 163 27
220d M Sport
32650 187 161 27
225d M Sport
36300 221 163 32
2 SERIES ACTIVE TOURER 5dr MPV BMWs
front-drive hatch is a proper contender AAAAC
218i SE
23010 134 115 13
218i Sport
24560 134 115 13
218i Luxury
25310 134 115 14
218i M Sport
26310 134 120 14
220i Sport
26610 189 137 20
220i Luxury
27360 189 137 20
220i M Sport
28375 189 142 20
225i xDrive Luxury
32050 227 148 23
225i xDrive M Sport
33050 227 148 24
225xe Sport
32655 221 46 23
225xe Luxury
33405 221 46 23
216d SE
24245 114 99 13
216d Sport
25495 114 99 13
216d Luxury
26245 114 99 14
216d M Sport
27245 114 104 14
218d SE
25390 148 109 15

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2.0 TFSI 180 S Line quattro


32460 177 155 28
2.0 TDI 150 S Line
29740 148 119 21
2.0 TDI 150 S Line quattro
31300 148 132 21
2.0 TDI 184 S Line quattro
32100 181 140 25
2.0 TFSI 180 S Line Plus quattro 34810 177 161 28
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Plus quattro 33650 148 138 21
2.0 TDI 184 S Line Plus quattro 34465 181 146 25
2.5 TFSI 340 RS Q3 quattro
45810 335 203 37
2.5 TFSI RS Q3 Performance 49175 362 203 Q5 5dr 4x4 Premium brand with affordable SUV practicality. Dull to drive
AAABC
2.0 TFSI 230 SE quattro
33255 227 173 29
2.0 TDI 150 SE quattro
32130 148 147 22
2.0 TDI 190 SE quattro
33105 178 148 29
3.0 TDI 258 SE quattro
38790 254 158 39
2.0 TFSI 230 S Line quattro
35710 227 179 29
2.0 TDI 150 S Line quattro
34530 148 150 22
2.0 TDI 190 S Line quattro
35540 178 151 29
3.0 TDI 258 S Line quattro
41190 254 161 39
2.0 TFSI 230 S Line Plus quattro 38210 227 181 29
2.0 TDI 150 S Line Plus quattro 37065 148 152 22
2.0 TDI 190 S Line Plus quattro 38040 178 153 29
3.0 TDI 258 S Line quattro
43690 254 163 39
3.0 BiTDI 340 SQ5 quattro
45475 321 174 3.0 BiTDI 340 SQ5 Plus quattro 51845 335 174 Q7 5dr 4x4 Seven-seat SUV is unengaging to drive, but
fast and light. Classy interior
AAAAC
3.0 TDI 218 SE
47755 215 150 3.0 TDI 272 SE
50340 268 153 41
3.0 TDI 218 S Line
51250 215 150 3.0 TDI 272 S Line
53835 268 153 41
TT 2dr coup TT finds its mojo at last. Drive experience
now an equal to the obvious prestige AAAAC
1.8 TFSI Sport
27150 178 138 2.0 TFSI Sport
30215 228 141 35
2.0 TFSI Sport quattro S-tronic 33160 228 153 37
2.0 TDI Sport Ultra
30110 181 116 35
1.8 TFSI S Line
29700 178 138 2.0 TFSI S Line
32765 228 141 35
2.0 TFSI S Line quattro S-tronic 35710 228 153 37
2.0 TDI S Line Ultra
32660 181 116 35
2.0 TFSI 310 TTS quattro
39245 305 168 42
TT ROADSTER 2dr open Takes the edge off the TTs
fine looks but still hugely competent AAAAC
1.8 TFSI Sport
28915 178 142 2.0 TFSI Sport
32100 228 144 38
2.0 TFSI Sport quattro S-tronic 35045 228 158 39
2.0 TDI Sport Ultra
31995 181 120 36
1.8 TFSI S Line
31465 178 142 2.0 TFSI S Line
34650 228 144 38
2.0 TFSI S Line quattro S-tronic 37595 228 158 39
2.0 TDI S Line Ultra
34545 181 120 36
2.0 TFSI 310 TTS quattro
41130 305 173 43
R8 2dr coup Usable, but no less involving and
dramatic for it. V10 is brutal
AAAAC
5.2 FSI 540 V10
119500 532 272 50
5.2 FSI 610 V10 Plus
134500 601 287 50

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Compact execs

218d Sport
26640 148 109 16
218d Luxury
27390 148 109 16
218d M Sport
28390 148 114 16
220d Sport
28090 187 115 21
220d Luxury
28840 187 115 21
220d M Sport
29840 187 119 21
220d xDrive Sport
31140 187 122 20
220d xDrive Luxury
31890 187 122 21
220d xDrive M Sport
32890 187 127 21
2 SERIES GRAN TOURER 5dr MPV A premium and
capable seven-seat MPV
AAAAB
218i SE
25010 134 123 13
218i Sport
26260 134 123 13
218i Luxury
27010 134 123 13
218i M Sport
28010 134 127 14
220i Sport
28325 189 145 20
220i Luxury
29075 189 145 20
220i M Sport
30075 189 149 20
216d SE
25945 114 108 10
216d Sport
27195 114 108 10
216d Luxury
27945 114 108 10
216d M Sport
28945 114 111 11
218d SE
27090 148 115 14
218d Sport
28340 148 115 15
218d Luxury
29090 148 115 15
218d M Sport
30090 148 119 15
220d Sport
29790 187 119 20
220d Luxury
30540 187 119 20
220d M Sport
31540 187 124 20
220d xDrive Sport
32840 187 129 19
220d xDrive Luxury
33590 187 129 19
220d xDrive M Sport
34720 187 134 20
3 SERIES 4dr saloon Beats XE on space and engines,
but lacks handling finesse of the Jag AAAAB
318i SE
24975 134 124 21
318i Sport
25275 134 124 21
320i SE
27255 181 134 27
320i Sport
27555 181 134 27
320i Luxury
29755 181 138 28
320i M Sport
29555 181 138 28
320i xDrive SE
28805 181 154 27
320i xDrive Sport
29105 181 154 28
320i xDrive Luxury
31305 181 159 28
320i xDrive M Sport
31105 181 159 28
330i Luxury
33005 248 151 32
330i M Sport
32805 248 151 32
340i M Sport
38125 321 179 36
M3
56605 425 204 45
M3 Competition Package
59605 443 204 45
330e SE
33935 181 49 330e Sport
34235 181 49 330e Luxury
36435 181 49 330e M Sport
36735 181 49 316d SE
27435 114 109 18
316d Sport
27735 114 109 18
318d SE
28685 148 111 22
318d Sport
28985 148 111 22
318d Luxury
31185 148 116 22
318d M Sport
30985 148 116 23
320d ED Plus
30485 160 102 27
320d ED Sport
30985 160 108 28
320d SE
29785 187 111 28
320d Sport
30085 187 111 28
320d Luxury
32285 187 116 28
320d M Sport
32085 187 116 28
320d xDrive SE
31285 187 119 27
320d xDrive Sport
31585 187 119 27
320d xDrive Luxury
33785 187 126 28
320d xDrive M Sport
33585 187 126 28
330d Luxury
37615 254 131 37
330d M Sport
37415 254 131 37
330d xDrive Luxury
39115 254 139 37
330d xDrive M Sport
28915 254 139 37
335d xDrive M Sport
40330 308 145 40
3 SERIES TOURING 5dr estate Less of a wow
factor, but still a talent
AAAAB
318i SE
26405 134 133 21
318i Sport
26705 134 133 21
320i SE
28570 181 141 27
320i Sport
28870 181 141 27
320i Luxury
31070 181 147 28
320i M Sport
30870 181 147 28
320i xDrive SE
30105 181 164 27
320i xDrive Sport
30405 181 164 28
320i xDrive Luxury
32720 181 169 28
320i xDrive M Sport
32520 181 169 28
330i Luxury
34305 248 157 32
330i M Sport
34105 248 157 32
340i M Sport
39255 321 164 36
316d SE
28735 114 116 18
316d Sport
29035 114 116 18
318d SE
29985 148 117 22

Jaguar XE

From 27,000
Jaguar has made the XE class-leading the old-fashioned way. A
steadfast focus on the driver makes it irresistible. AAAAB

BMW 3 Series

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Audi A4

Volvo S60

From 22,000
Still one of the finest all-round prospects currently on sale and
almost certainly the best 3 Series yet. Splendid. AAAAB

From 25,000
Still doing things its own way. Has an upmarket and stately way
of working its way under your skin. Clever car. AAAAC

From 23,000
Trails behind its rivals, but due to be replaced later this year.
Quality, frugality and cabin ambience are spot on. AAAAC

From 20,000
Styled, sized and priced to compete from the outset, the S60
now has the engines to go with its best intentions. AAAAC

ROAD TEST RESULTS

A6 4dr saloon Supremely well constructed and smart


interior. A bit soulless to drive AAAAC
2.0 TDI 190 SE Ultra
32295 187 113 33
2.0 TDI 190 SE quattro
35455 187 128 3.0 TDI 218 SE
38435 215 122 35
3.0 TDI 218 SE quattro
40195 215 133 40
3.0 TDI 272 SE quattro
41755 268 133 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 SE quattro
46465 316 159 44
2.0 TDI 190 S Line Ultra
34820 187 114 33
2.0 TDI 190 S Line quattro
37980 187 128 3.0 TDI 218 S Line
40960 215 122 35
3.0 TDI 218 S Line quattro
42720 215 133 40
3.0 TDI 272 S Line quattro
44280 268 133 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 S Line quattro 48990 316 159 44
2.0 TDI 190 Black Edition Ultra 36995 187 119 33
2.0 TDI 190 Black Ed quattro 40285 187 133 3.0 TDI 218 Black Edition
43135 215 127 35
3.0 TDI 218 Black Ed quattro 44895 215 138 40
3.0 TDI 272 Black Ed quattro 46455 268 138 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 Black Ed quattro 51165 316 164 44
4.0 TFSI 450 S6 quattro
56545 444 214 47
A6 AVANT 5dr estate A capable stress buster; BiTDi a
giant-killer
AAAAC
2.0 TDI 190 SE Ultra
34345 187 118 33
2.0 TDI 190 SE quattro
37635 187 132 3.0 TDI 218 SE
40485 215 125 35
3.0 TDI 218 SE quattro
42245 215 138 40
3.0 TDI 272 SE quattro
43805 268 138 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 SE quattro
48515 316 164 44
2.0 TDI 190 S Line Ultra
36870 187 119 33
2.0 TDI 190 S Line quattro
40160 187 133 3.0 TDI 218 S Line
43010 215 125 35
3.0 TDI 218 S Line quattro
44770 215 138 40
3.0 TDI 272 S Line quattro
46330 268 138 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 S Line quattro 51040 316 164 44
2.0 TDI 190 Black Edition Ultra 39045 187 119 33
2.0 TDI 190 Black Ed quattro 42335 187 133 3.0 TDI 218 Black Edition
45185 215 127 35
3.0 TDI 218 Black Ed quattro 46960 215 138 40
3.0 TDI 272 Black Ed quattro 48520 268 138 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 Black Ed quattro 53330 316 164 44
4.0 TFSI 450 S6 quattro
58545 444 214 47
4.0 TFSI 560 RS6 quattro
79085 552 223 50
4.0 TFSI 605 RS6 Performance 86000 596 223 A6 ALLROAD 5dr estate Rugged 4x4 A6. Even more
pricey
AAAAC
3.0 TDI 218 quattro
45755 215 145 39
3.0 TDI 218 Sport quattro
49455 215 145 39
3.0 TDI 272 quattro
47315 268 149 42
3.0 TDI 272 Sport quattro
51015 268 149 42
3.0 BiTDI 320 quattro
52125 315 172 43
3.0 BiTDI 320 Sport quattro 55825 315 172 43
A7 SPORTBACK 5dr hatch A good mix of luxury,
practicality and driver reward AAABC
3.0 TDI 218 SE Executive Ultra 46415 215 124 38
3.0 TDI 218 SE Exec quattro 48170 215 138 41
3.0 TDI 272 SE Exec quattro 50755 268 138 44
3.0 TFSI 333 S Line quattro
53545 328 182 44
3.0 TDI 218 S Line Ultra
49205 215 128 38
3.0 TDI 218 S Line quattro
50980 215 142 41
3.0 TDI 272 S Line quattro
53560 268 142 44
3.0 BiTDI 320 S Line quattro 57230 315 167 45
3.0 TFSI 333 Black Ed quattro 55895 328 182 44
3.0 TDI 218 Black Ed quattro 52500 215 142 41
3.0 TDI 272 Black Ed quattro 55080 268 142 44
3.0 BiTDI 320 Black Ed quattro 58600 315 167 45
4.0 TFSI 450 S7 quattro
63920 444 220 45
4.0 TFSI 560 RS7 quattro
85025 552 221 50
4.0 TFSI 605 RS7 Performance 91600 596 221 A8 4dr saloon Stylish, comfortable and solid. Not a
convincing luxury saloon as others AAAAC
3.0 TDI 262 SE quattro
60235 258 149 48
3.0 TDI 262 SE Exec quattro 62840 258 149 48
4.2 TDI 385 SE Exec quattro 73485 379 189 50
3.0 TDI 262 Sport quattro
66475 258 155 48
4.2 TDI 385 Sport quattro
77085 379 193 50
3.0 TDI 262 Edition 21 quattro 73175 258 155 48
4.0 TFSI 520 S8 quattro
81835 513 216 49
4.0 TFSI 605 S8 Plus quattro 97700 596 231 A8L 3.0 TDI 262 SE quattro
64235 258 153 48
A8L 3.0 TDI 262 SE Exec quattro 66840 258 153 48
A8L 4.2 TDI 385 SE Exec quattro 77450 379 190 50
A8L 3.0 TDI 262 Edition 21
77140 258 159 48
A8L 6.3 W12 500
98570 493 254 50
Q3 5dr 4x4 Typically refined and competent, but feels
more A3 than SUV
AAABC
1.4 TFSI 150 SE
25650 148 127 20
2.0 TFSI 180 SE quattro
29910 177 152 28
2.0 TDI 150 SE
27190 148 117 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE quattro
28620 148 129 21
2.0 TDI 184 SE quattro
29550 181 138 25
1.4 TFSI 150 S Line
28330 138 131 20

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xDrive30d xLine
45395 255 149 40
xDrive30d M Sport
46895 255 149 40
xDrive35d M Sport
49495 308 157 43
X5 5dr 4x4 Very comfortable and capable . Although the
bling M50d should be avoided AAAAC
xDrive40e SE
52105 241 77 41
xDrive40e M Sport
56705 241 78 42
xDrive50i SE
61490 442 224 46
xDrive50i M Sport
65525 442 226 47
X5M
90200 567 258 50
sDrive25d SE
44575 228 139 37
sDrive25d M Sport
48390 228 141 37
xDrive25d SE
46860 228 146 37
xDrive25d M Sport
51460 228 148 38
xDrive30d SE
49665 254 156 42
xDrive30d M Sport
54265 254 158 42
xDrive40d SE
52325 308 157 43
xDrive40d M Sport
56925 308 159 44
M50d
65240 375 173 47
X6 5dr 4x4 The worlds first off-road coup, but
appearance makes it difficult to love AAABC
xDrive50i SE
63740 443 225 47
xDrive50i M Sport
67875 443 227 47
X6M
93100 567 258 50
xDrive30d SE
51815 254 157 41
xDrive30d M Sport
56515 254 159 42
xDrive40d SE
54475 308 163 44
xDrive40d M Sport
59175 308 165 45
M50d
67590 375 174 48
Z4 2dr open Long-in-the-tooth now. More cruiser than
sports car
AAACC
2.0 sDrive18i
29695 154 159 33
2.0 sDrive18i M Sport
33580 154 159 34
2.0 sDrive20i
31795 181 159 34
2.0 sDrive20i M Sport
34960 181 159 35
2.0 sDrive28i M Sport
39345 241 159 40
3.0 sDrive35i M Sport
44970 302 219 42
3.0 sDrive35is
47915 335 211 43
i3 5dr hatch Superb really, but pricey and not free from
the usual electric car practicality issuesAAAAB
i3 EV
30980 168 0 21
i3 EV Range Extender
34130 168 13 21
i8 2dr coup Petrol-electric sports coup is compelling
and entertaining
AAAAC
1.5
104540 357 49 50
CADILLAC
CTS-V 4dr saloon A genuine rival to Europes finest
supercars, lacks handling finesse AAAAC
6.2 V8
75255 640 298 50
CTS 4dr saloon Sharp-looking big saloon needs a
diesel.
AACCC
2.0T RWD Elegance
39265 272 180 44
2.0T AWD Elegance
41555 272 193 44
2.0T RWD Luxury
43865 272 180 44
2.0T AWD Luxury
46055 272 193 44
2.0T RWD Performance
46365 272 180 44
2.0T AWD Performance
48655 272 193 44
2.0T RWD Premium
50065 272 180 44
2.0T AWD Premium
52355 272 193 44
ESCALADE 5dr 4x4 Cadillacs luxury SUV, but remains
large and ungainly.
AACCC
6.2 V8 AWD
TBC
420 302 6.2 V8 ESV AWD
TBC
420 302 CATERHAM
SEVEN 2dr open Pound for pound, still the most
compelling way to spend five figures AAAAB
0.7 160
18995 80 114 0.7 160 S
21995 80 114 -

1.6 270
2.0 360
2.0 420
2.0 620S
2.0 620R
2.3 CSR

23495
26995
29995
44995
49995
46495

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650i M Sport
72400 443 206 50
M6
95565 552 231 50
640d SE
62295 309 147 50
640d M Sport
65935 309 152 50
6 SERIES COUP 2dr coup Great engines and
interior. More GT than sports car AAABC
640i SE
59435 315 176 50
640i M Sport
63035 315 180 50
650i Sport
69800 437 206 50
650i M Sport
72400 437 206 50
M6
93165 552 231 50
640d SE
62295 309 143 50
640d M Sport
65895 309 147 50
6 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Great engines
and interior. More GT than sports car AAABC
650i M Sport
78000 443 213 50
650i Sport
75700 443 213 50
640i SE
65335 315 179 50
640i M Sport
68635 315 184 50
M6
98115 552 239 50
640d SE
68195 309 149 50
640d M Sport
71535 309 153 50
7 SERIES 4dr saloon Its diesel powertrain and
infotainment lead the class. Still too bland AAAAC
740Li
72060 321 159 44
740Li M Sport
75710 321 164 45
750i
76320 442 186 46
750i M Sport
79970 442 189 47
730d
64530 316 124 46
730d M Sport
68180 261 129 46
730d xDrive
67260 261 132 46
730d xDrive M Sport
70910 261 137 46
730Ld
68480 261 127 46
730Ld M Sport
72260 261 132 46
740d xDrive
72060 315 134 47
740d xDrive M Sport
75710 315 139 48
740Ld xDrive
76010 315 137 48
740Ld xDrive M Sport
79675 315 142 48
X1 5dr 4x4 Much improved on its predecessor and the
pick of the premium brand bunch AAAAC
xDrive 20i Sport
31535 189 146 31
xDrive 20i xLine
33035 189 146 31
xDrive 20i M Sport
33035 189 146 31
sDrive 18d SE
27090 148 109 25
sDrive 18d Sport
28590 148 109 25
sDrive 18d xLine
30090 148 109 26
sDrive 18d M Sport
30090 148 109 26
xDrive 18d SE
28590 148 124 24
xDrive 18d Sport
30090 148 124 25
xDrive 18d xLine
31590 148 124 25
xDrive 18d M Sport
31590 148 124 25
xDrive 20d Sport
30940 187 127 30
xDrive 20d xLine
32440 187 127 30
xDrive 20d M Sport
32440 187 127 30
xDrive 25d xLine
36370 227 133 34
xDrive 25d M Sport
36370 227 133 34
X3 5dr 4x4 A close match to the Disco Sport, but has
better engines and equipment levels AAAAC
xDrive 20d SE
33945 187 135 30
xDrive20d xLine
35445 187 135 30
xDrive20d M Sport
38590 187 142 31
xDrive30d SE
40450 254 149 39
xDrive30d xLine
41950 254 149 40
xDrive30d M Sport
43450 254 156 40
xDrive35d M Sport
46050 308 157 43
X4 5dr 4x4 A downsized X6. Respectable enough, but
the cheaper X3 is a better option AAABC
xDrive20d SE
37395 187 135 31
xDrive20d xLine
38895 187 135 31
xDrive20d M Sport
40395 187 135 31

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520i Luxury
36120 181 154 37
520i M Sport
36120 181 159 37
528i SE
36945 242 142 40
528i Luxury
39645 242 147 41
528i M Sport
39685 242 152 41
535i Luxury
44845 302 174 42
535i M Sport
44900 302 179 42
550i Luxury
57775 442 199 46
550i M Sport
58075 442 206 46
ActiveHybrid 5 SE
47890 302 149 44
ActiveHybrid 5 Luxury
48830 302 159 44
ActiveHybrid 5 M Sport
50630 302 163 44
M5
73985 552 231 48
518d SE
31115 148 114 30
518d Luxury
33815 148 119 31
518d M Sport
33815 148 124 31
520d SE
32615 187 114 34
520d Luxury
35315 187 119 36
520d M Sport
35315 187 124 36
525d SE
37230 215 129 39
525d Luxury
40060 215 134 40
525d M Sport
40060 215 139 40
530d SE
41705 254 134 43
530d Luxury
44405 254 139 43
530d M Sport
44420 254 144 43
535d Luxury
49070 308 143 45
535d M Sport
49070 308 148 45
5 SERIES TOURING 5dr estate Excellent car made
more practical. 520d the best AAAAB
520i SE
35620 181 157 36
520i Luxury
38320 181 162 37
520i M Sport
38320 181 162 37
528i SE
39145 242 149 40
528i Luxury
41885 242 154 41
528i M Sport
41885 242 154 41
535i Luxury
47100 302 179 42
535i M Sport
47100 302 179 42
518d SE
33315 148 122 30
518d Luxury
36015 148 127 31
518d M Sport
36015 148 127 31
520d SE
34815 187 122 34
520d Luxury
37515 187 127 36
520d M Sport
37515 187 127 36
525d SE
39560 215 136 39
525d Luxury
42275 215 141 40
525d M Sport
42275 215 141 40
530d SE
43905 254 139 43
530d Luxury
46620 254 144 43
530d M Sport
46620 254 144 43
535d Luxury
51270 308 149 45
535d M Sport
51270 308 149 45
5 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Fine cabin, but only seats
four. Poor ride and steering
AAABC
535i Luxury
49475 302 192 44
535i M Sport
50275 302 192 44
550i Luxury
59525 443 214 46
550i M Sport
60475 443 214 46
520d SE
38145 181 148 33
520d Luxury
40845 181 144 34
520d M Sport
40845 181 144 34
530d SE
47070 254 157 43
530d Luxury
48970 254 153 44
530d M Sport
49770 254 153 44
535d Luxury
51890 308 154 46
535d M Sport
52690 308 154 46
6 SERIES GRAN COUP 4dr saloon Back door
proves a brilliant visual coup
AAAAC
640i SE
59435 315 178 50
640i M Sport
63035 315 182 50
650i Sport
69800 443 206 50

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M4
57065 425 204 42
M4 Competition Package
60065 443 204 43
418d SE
31845 148 110 24
418d Sport
33345 148 118 25
418d Luxury
34195 148 118 25
418d M Sport
34695 148 118 25
420d SE
32645 181 111 30
420d Sport
34145 181 119 31
420d Luxury
34995 181 119 31
420d M Sport
35495 181 119 31
420d xDrive SE
34145 181 117 30
420d xDrive Sport
35645 181 125 30
420d xDrive Luxury
36495 181 125 30
420d xDrive M Sport
36995 181 125 30
430d Luxury
40445 255 134 40
430d M Sport
40945 255 134 40
430d xDrive Luxury
41960 255 142 40
430d xDrive M Sport
42460 255 142 40
435d xDrive M Sport
45745 308 147 41
4 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 2dr open A quality
product, but some of the verve has gone AAAAC
420i SE
35025 181 154 31
420i Sport
36565 181 158 31
420i Luxury
37415 181 158 31
420i M Sport
37915 181 158 31
430i Luxury
40225 248 162 36
430i M Sport
40725 248 162 36
440i M Sport
47685 321 167 40
M4
61160 425 213 45
M4 Competition Package
63360 443 213 45
420d SE
37400 187 127 31
420d Sport
39030 187 134 31
420d Luxury
39880 187 134 31
420d M Sport
40380 187 134 31
430d Luxury
45200 255 144 40
430d M Sport
45700 255 144 41
435d xDrive M Sport
49605 308 155 42
4 SERIES GRAN COUP 4dr saloon A prettier 3
Series. Very good, but not better. AAAAC
420i SE
30260 181 134 30
420i Sport
31775 181 141 30
420i Luxury
32625 181 141 30
420i M Sport
33125 181 141 30
420i xDrive SE
31815 181 154 29
420i xDrive Sport
33315 181 161 29
420i xDrive Luxury
34165 181 161 30
420i xDrive M Sport
34665 181 161 30
430i Luxury
36025 248 151 34
430i M Sport
36525 248 151 34
440i M Sport
43755 321 159 39
418d SE
31845 148 114 23
418d Sport
33345 148 118 23
418d Luxury
34195 148 118 24
418d M Sport
34695 148 118 24
420d SE
32645 187 111 30
420d Sport
34145 187 119 30
420d Luxury
34995 187 119 30
420d M Sport
35495 187 119 30
420d xDrive SE
34145 187 121 29
420d xDrive Sport
35645 187 129 29
420d xDrive Luxury
36495 187 129 30
420d xDrive M Sport
36995 187 129 30
430d Luxury
40445 255 139 39
430d M Sport
40945 255 139 40
430d xDrive Luxury
41960 255 145 39
430d xDrive M Sport
42460 255 145 39
435d xDrive M Sport
45745 308 150 41
5 SERIES 4dr saloon Everything you would want
from a mid-sized exec rolled into one AAAAB
520i SE
33380 181 149 36

CO2 g/km

318d Sport
30285 148 117 22
318d Luxury
32485 148 122 22
318d M Sport
32285 148 122 23
320d ED Plus
31785 160 107 27
320d ED Sport
32285 160 114 28
320d SE
31085 187 118 28
320d Sport
31385 187 118 28
320d Luxury
33585 187 123 28
320d M Sport
33385 187 123 28
320d xDrive SE
32585 187 128 27
320d xDrive Sport
32885 187 128 27
320d xDrive Luxury
35215 187 128 28
320d xDrive M Sport
35015 187 128 28
330d Luxury
38915 254 138 37
330d M Sport
38715 254 138 37
330d xDrive Luxury
40430 254 145 37
330d xDrive M Sport
40230 254 145 37
335d xDrive M Sport
41665 308 151 40
3 SERIES GT 5dr hatch Hatchback practicality
meets 3 Series talent. Duller but decent AAAAC
320i SE
30060 181 155 31
320i Sport
31060 181 155 31
320i Luxury
32060 181 155 31
320i M Sport
32310 181 155 31
320i xDrive SE
31560 181 165 31
320i xDrive Sport
32560 181 165 31
320i xDrive Luxury
33560 181 165 31
320i xDrive M Sport
33810 181 165 31
328i SE
33260 241 157 35
328i Sport
34260 241 157 36
328i Luxury
35260 241 157 36
328i M Sport
35510 241 157 36
335i Luxury
40725 302 189 38
335i M Sport
40975 302 189 38
318d SE
31425 148 121 24
318d Sport
32425 148 121 24
318d Luxury
33425 148 121 24
318d M Sport
33675 148 121 24
320d SE
32525 187 125 30
320d Sport
33525 187 125 30
320d Luxury
34525 187 125 31
320d M Sport
34775 187 125 31
320d xDrive SE
35575 187 124 31
320d xDrive Sport
36575 187 124 31
320d xDrive Luxury
37575 187 124 31
320d xDrive M Sport
37825 187 124 31
325d SE
34455 215 136 34
325d Luxury
36445 215 136 34
325d M Sport
36705 215 136 34
330d SE
37855 254 137 40
330d Luxury
39855 254 137 40
330d M Sport
40105 254 137 41
330d xDrive SE
39370 254 141 40
330d xDrive Luxury
41370 254 141 40
330d xDrive M Sport
41620 254 141 41
335d xDrive Luxury
44270 308 149 42
335d xDrive M Sport
44520 308 149 42
4 SERIES COUP 2dr coup More talented GT than
brilliant B-road steer.
AAAAC
420i SE
30260 181 144 30
420i Sport
31775 181 146 30
420i Luxury
32625 181 146 30
420i M Sport
33125 181 146 31
420i xDrive SE
31815 181 159 30
420i xDrive Sport
33315 181 163 30
420i xDrive Luxury
34165 181 163 30
420i xDrive M Sport
34665 181 163 30
430i Luxury
36025 248 151 33
430i M Sport
36525 248 151 34
440i M Sport
42235 321 179 36

Make and Model

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

NEW CARS A-Z


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CHEVROLET
CORVETTE 2dr coup Left-hand drive heavy hitter.
Serious engine for the money AAABC
6.2 V8 Stingray 2LT
62450 460 279 50
6.2 V8 Stingray 2LT Auto
64850 460 284 50
6.2 V8 Stingray 3LT
65370 460 279 50
6.2 V8 Stingray 3LT Auto
67770 460 284 50
6.2 V8 Stingray 2LT Convertible 66070 460 282 50
6.2 V8 Stingray 2LT Auto Conv 68470 460 283 50
6.2 V8 Stingray 3LT Convertible 68990 460 282 50
6.2 V8 Stingray 3LT Auto Conv 71390 460 283 50
6.2 V8 Z06 3LZ
87860 650 291 50
6.2 V8 Z06 3LZ Auto
90260 650 322 50
6.2 V8 Z06 3LZ Convertible
91480 650 291 50
6.2 V8 Z06 3LZ Auto Convertible 93880 650 322 50
6.2 V8 Grand Sport LT1
TBC
459 - CITROEN
C-ZERO 5dr hatch Well-engineered electric city car.
Too expensive
AAACC
49kW
16995 66 0 28
C1 3dr hatch Better priced than its three-door Toyota
sibling, but less charming visually AAABC
1.0 VTi 68 Touch
8495 67 95 6
1.0 VTi 68 Feel
9860 67 95 6
1.2 PureTech 82 Feel
10210 81 99 10
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
10900 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Edition 12280 81 99 12
C1 5dr hatch Better priced than its five-door Toyota
sibling, but less charming visually AAABC
1.0 VTi 68 Feel
10260 67 95 6
1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Feel
11260 67 95 7
1.0 VTi 68 Airscape Feel ETG 11450 67 95 7
1.2 PureTech 82 Feel
10610 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
11300 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Edition 12680 81 99 12
1.2 PureTech 82 Airscape Feel 11610 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech 82 Airscape Flair 12300 81 99 11
C3 5dr hatch Comfortable and well-priced but not much
fun
AAACC
1.0 PureTech 68 VT
11280 67 102 8
1.6 BlueHDi 75 VT
13570 74 90 16
1.0 PureTech 68 Edition
13010 67 104 7
1.2 PureTech 82 Edition
14030 81 107 10
1.6 BlueHDi 75 Edition
15300 74 90 16
1.2 PureTech 82 Platinum
15080 81 107 11
1.2 PureTech 110 Platinum S&S 16335 108 104 16
1.6 BlueHDi 75 Platinum
16350 74 90 16
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Platinum S&S 17265 98 87 19
C3 PICASSO 5dr MPV Quirky small MPV. Cheap and
useful.
AAACC
1.2 PureTech 110 Edition
16225 108 115 14
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Edition
17290 99 101 16
1.2 PureTech 110 Platinum
17225 108 115 14
1.6 BlueHDI 100 Platinum
18290 99 101 16
C4 5dr hatch Good looking, but lacks the polish of the
latest rivals
AAACC
1.2 PureTech 110 Touch
14825 108 110 16
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Touch
16925 98 95 20
1.2 PureTech 110 Feel
17080 108 110 17
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feel
17780 98 95 20
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feel S&S
17980 98 86 20
1.2 PureTech 110 Flair
18080 108 110 17

FERRARI
F12 2dr coup Proper V12 Ferrari with serious
exclusivity and appeal
AAAAB
6.3 V12 Berlinetta
238938 730 350 50
6.3 V12 tdf
TBC
769 360 50
GTC4LUSSO 2dr coup Four-wheel drive and steer
V12 prancing horse, what is not to like AAAAC
6.3 V12
TBC
680 350 CALIFORNIA 2dr open Sleek, comfortable and now
turbocharged brings it up to scratch AAAAC
3.9 V8 T
153345 552 250 50
458 SPECIAL 2dr coup A fitting farewell to
Ferraris naturally aspirated V8 AAAAA
4.5 V8
208090 596 275 50
4.5 V8 A
TBC
596 275 50
488 SPIDER 2dr open The complete supercar. Minus
roof. A world-class head turner AAAAA
DACIA
4.5 V8
TBC
659 260 50
SANDERO 5dr hatch A clever budget prospect. But its 488 GTB 2dr coup TCalm ride mixed with explosive
limitations are unavoidable
performance. Say no more.
AAACC
AAAAA
0.9 TCe Ambiance
7595 89 109 6 4.5 V8
181849 659 260 50
0.9 TCe Ambiance Prime
8095 89 109 6
0.9 TCe Laureate
8795 89 109 7 FIAT
1.2 Access
5995 72 130 4 PANDA 5dr hatch Sells practical, robust charm better
1.2 Ambiance
6795 72 130 5 than most, lacking on the equipment frontAAABC
1.2 Ambiance Prime
7295 72 130 5 1.2 Pop
9510 67 119 3
1.5 dCi Ambiance
8595 89 90 8 1.3 MultiJet Pop
11575 74 103 7
1.5 dCi Ambiance Prime
9095 89 90 8 0.9 TwinAir Easy
11510 84 99 7
1.5 dCi Laureate
9795 89 90 10 0.9 Twinair Dualogic Easy
12260 84 95 7
SANDERO STEPWAY 5dr hatch More expensive
1.2 Easy
10310 67 119 4
1.2 Easy +
10710 67 119 4
- but still limited
AAABC
12375 74 103 7
0.9 TCe Ambiance
8495 89 115 7 1.3 MultiJet Easy
12010 84 99 7
0.9 TCe Laureate
10095 89 115 8 0.9 TwinAir Lounge
1.5 dCi Ambiance
9495 89 98 10 0.9 Twinair Dualogic Lounge 12760 84 95 7
10810 67 119 4
1.5 dCi Laureate
11095 89 98 11 1.2 Lounge
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
12875 74 103 7
LOGAN MCV 5dr estate Lacks its stablemates
13210 84 105 6
charm. Certainly retains the cheap charmAAACC 0.9 TwinAir Trekking
15110 94 100 12
0.9 Ambiance
8595 89 109 9 1.3 MultiJet 95 Trekking
14210 74 108 7
0.9 Ambiance Prime
9095 89 109 9 1.3 MultiJet 75 Trekking
14710 84 114 7
0.9 Laureate
9795 89 109 11 0.9 TwinAir 4x4
16610 94 117 10
1.2 Access
6995 72 130 3 1.3 MultiJet 95 4x4
15710 74 124 7
1.2 Ambiance
7795 72 130 3 1.3 MultiJet 75 4x4
16360 89 114 10
1.2 Ambiance Prime
8295 72 130 3 0.9 TwinAir Cross
18260 94 119 10
1.5 dCi Ambiance
9595 89 90 11 1.3 MultiJet 95 Cross
1.5 dCi Ambiance Prime
10095 89 90 11 500 3dr hatch Super desirable, cute city car. Pleasant,
1.5 dCi Laureate
10795 89 90 12 if not involving, to drive
AAABC
DUSTER 5dr 4x4 Cheap, but cheerfully robust.
1.2 Pop
11050 67 110 7
1.2 Pop Star
11925 67 110 8
Surprisingly convincing presence AAABC
12025 67 99 8
1.6 16v 115 Access 2WD
9495 113 145 6 1.2 Eco Pop Star
13225 83 90 11
1.6 16v 115 Access 4WD
11495 113 155 6 0.9 TwinAir 85 Pop Star
14325 93 89 13
1.6 16v 115 Ambiance 2WD
10495 113 145 6 1.3 Multijet 95 Pop Star
12800 67 110 8
1.6 16v 115 Ambiance 4WD
12495 113 155 7 1.2 Lounge
12900 67 99 8
1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 2WD
11995 107 115 10 1.2 Eco Lounge
14100 83 90 11
1.5 dCi 110 Ambiance 4WD
13995 107 123 10 0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge
14580 103 99 14
1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 2WD
13495 107 115 11 0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge
15200 93 89 14
1.5 dCi 110 Laureate 4WD
15495 107 123 10 1.3 Multijet 95 Lounge
1.5 dCi Comm Ambiance 2WD 12394 105 130 1 500 CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Super-desirable cute
1.5 dCi Comm Ambiance 4WD 14434 105 137 1 city car. Cab a better drive than hatch AAAAC
1.5 dCi Comm Laureate 2WD 13894 105 130 1 1.2 Pop
13700 67 110 10
1.5 dCi Comm Laureate 4WD 15934 105 137 1 1.2 Pop Star
14575 67 110 11
1.2 Eco Pop Star
14675 67 99 11
DS
0.9 TwinAir 85 Pop Star
15875 83 90 14
3 3dr hatch Can the new DS 3 retain the magic of its
1.3 Multijet 95 Pop Star
16975 93 89 16
1.2 Lounge
15450 67 110 11
older sibling?
AAAAC
15550 67 99 11
1.2 PureTech 82 Chic
13995 80 107 12 1.2 Eco Lounge
16750 83 90 15
1.2 PureTech 110 Chic S&S
15295 107 100 18 0.9 TwinAir 85 Lounge
17230 103 99 15
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Chic S&S
15895 97 87 21 0.9 TwinAir 105 Lounge
17850 93 89 16
1.2 PureTech 110 Elegance
16395 107 100 18 1.3 Multijet 95 Lounge
1.2 PureTech 130 Elegance S&S 16895 127 105 21 500L 5dr MPV A costly option, but has the style to fill
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Elegance S&S 16995 97 87 21 out some of its missing substance AAACC
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Elegance S&S 17595 117 94 23 1.4 95 Pop
13665 94 143 10
1.2 PureTech 110 Prestige Auto 19795 107 105 20 1.4 95 Pop Star
15825 94 143 10
1.2 PureTech 130 Prestige S&S 18795 127 105 23 1.3 MultiJet Pop Star
17865 94 107 11

1.3 MultiJet Dualogic Pop Star 18765 94 104 11


1.6 MultiJet Pop Star
18865 118 112 18
1.4 95 Lounge
17225 94 143 10
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
19265 94 107 11
1.3 MultiJet Dualogic Lounge 20165 94 104 11
1.6 MultiJet Lounge
20265 118 112 18
1.4 95 Trekking
17925 94 144 8
1.3 MultiJet Trekking
19965 94 109 9
1.3 MultiJet Dualogic Trekking 20865 94 106 9
1.6 MultiJet Trekking
20965 118 114 15
1.6 MultiJet Beats Edition
22465 118 114 16
500L MPW 5dr MPV Loses some of its charm as it
gets bigger, but has seven-seats AAACC
1.3 MultiJet Pop Star
19205 93 107 11
1.3 MultiJet Dualogic Pop Star 20105 93 104 11
1.6 MultiJet Pop Star
20205 118 112 17
1.3 MultiJet Lounge
20705 93 107 11
1.3 MultiJet Dualogic Lounge 21605 93 104 11
1.6 MultiJet Lounge
21705 118 112 17
500X 5dr hatch Familiar styling works rather well as a
crossover. Drives okay, too
AAABC
1.6 E-Torq 110 Pop
14295 108 147 7
1.3 MultiJet 95 Pop
16045 93 109 5
1.6 E-Torq 110 Pop Star
16815 108 147 8
1.4 MultiAir 140 Pop Star
18065 138 139 11
1.6 MultiJet 120 Pop Star
19565 118 109 13
1.3 MultiJet 95 Pop Star
18565 93 109 6
1.6 E-Torq 110 Lounge
18565 108 147 11
1.4 MultiAir 140 Lounge
19815 138 139 11
1.6 MultiJet 120 Lounge
21315 118 109 14
1.3 MultiJet 95 Lounge
20315 93 109 1.4 MultiAir 140 Cross
19065 138 139 11
1.4 MultiAir 170 Cross AWD Auto 22570 168 157 16
1.6 MultiJet 120 Cross
20565 118 109 14
2.0 MultiJet 140 Cross AWD
22565 138 130 15
1.4 MultiAir 140 Cross Plus
20815 138 139 12
1.4 MultiAir 170 Cross Plus AWD 24320 168 157 16
1.6 MultiJet 120 Cross Plus
22315 118 109 14
2.0 MultiJet 140 Cross Plus AWD 24315 138 130 15
PUNTO 3dr hatch Spacious and characterful supermini. Still heavily dated though
AAACC
1.2 Pop +
10990 68 124 6
1.2 Easy +
12090 68 124 7
1.4 Easy +
12500 76 132 8
PUNTO 5dr hatch MultiAir tech improves appeal and
economy. Still heavily dated though AAACC
1.2 Pop +
11485 68 124 6
1.2 Easy +
12850 68 124 7
1.4 Easy +
13260 76 132 8
QUBO 5dr MPV Fiats take on a versatile
van-based MPV
AAACC
1.4 Active
12695 76 161 2
1.3 Multijet 80 Active
14395 78 106 7
1.4 MyLife
13695 76 161 3
1.3 Multijet 80 MyLife
15395 78 106 8
1.3 Multijet 95 MyLife
15795 93 106 8
1.3 Multijet 95 Trekking
16295 93 106 9
DOBLO 5dr MPV MultiAir tech improves appeal and
economy. Still heavily dated though AAACC
1.4 95 Pop
13775 93 165 6
1.4 95 Easy
14945 93 165 6
1.4 95 Easy Air
15290 93 165 6
1.6 Multijet 95 Easy
16845 93 137 7
1.6 Multijet 95 Easy Air
17190 93 137 7
1.6 Multijet 120 Easy
17595 118 137 9
1.6 Multijet 120 Easy Air
17940 118 137 10
1.6 Multijet 95 Lounge
18925 93 137 8
1.6 Multijet 120 Lounge
19675 118 137 10
1.6 Multijet 95 Trekking
19190 93 144 7
1.6 Multijet 120 Trekking
19940 118 144 9
FORD
KA 3dr hatch Ageing three-door car with outdated
infotainment options
AAACC
1.2 Zetec White Edition
10995 68 115 3
1.2 Zetec Black Edition
10995 68 115 3
1.2 Studio
8995 68 115 3
1.2 Style
9745 68 115 3
1.2 Zetec
10695 68 115 3
1.2 Titanium
11995 68 115 3
B-MAX 5dr MPV Fiesta dynamics and sliding door
access provide convincing selling points AAABC
1.0T EcoBoost 100 Zetec
15595 99 119 9
1.0T EcoBoost 100 Titanium
16695 99 119 10
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Zetec
16195 123 114 13
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Titanium
17295 123 114 13
1.0T EcoBoost 125 Titanium X 18495 123 114 13
1.4 90 Studio
13195 89 139 7
1.4 90 Zetec
14995 89 139 8
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
16695 103 149 10
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 17795 103 149 11
1.6 105 Titanium X Powershift 18995 103 149 11
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
16545 74 98 8
1.5 TDCi 95 Zetec
17045 94 98 10
1.5 TDCi 95 Titanium
18125 94 98 11
1.5 TDCi 95 Titanium X
19325 94 98 11
1.4 90 Zetec Red Edition
15745 89 139 1.6 105 Zetec Powershift Red Ed 17745 103 149 1.0T EcoBoost 140 Zetec Red Ed 17245 138 116 1.4 90 Zetec White Edition
15745 89 139 1.6 105 Zetec Pshift White Ed 17745 103 149 1.0T EBoost 140 Zetec White Ed 17245 138 116 1.4 90 Zetec Silver Edition
15745 89 139 1.6 105 Zetec Pshift Silver Ed 17745 103 149 1.0T EBoost 140 Zetec Silver Ed 17245 138 116 FIESTA 3dr hatch No longer the class leader in every
respect, but for ride and handling it still isAAAAB
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
15045 103 138 12
1.0 80 Zetec S-S
13795 79 99 7
1.0 80 Titanium S-S
14795 79 99 7
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 14295 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ebst Zetec Blue Edit 14745 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ebst Zetec White Edit 14745 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15295 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ebst Titanium X S-S 16545 99 99 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15795 123 99 15
1.0T 125 Ebst Titanium X S-S 17045 123 99 16
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S S-S 16045 123 99 15
1.0T 140 Ecoboost Zetec S S-S 16345 138 104 1.0T 140 Ebst Zetec S Red Edit 16445 138 104 1.0T 140 Ebst Zetec S Black Edit 16945 138 104 1.25 60 Studio
10245 59 122 3
1.25 60 Style
11995 59 122 4

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Insurance group

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CO2 g/km

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Price

1.6 THP 165 Prestige S&S


19295 161 129 27
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Prestige S&S 18895 97 87 23
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Prestige S&S 19495 117 94 26
1.6 THP 165 Ultra Prestige S&S 20795 161 129 28
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Ultra Prestige 20995 97 87 26
1.6 THP 210 Performance
20495 205 125 36
1.6 THP 210 Performance Black 22495 205 125 36
1.6 THP 210 Performance BRM 25495 205 125 3 CABRIOLET 2dr open Can the new DS 3 bea
refined soft topper and zesty? AAAAC
1.2 PureTech 82 Chic
16295 80 112 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Chic S&S
18195 97 92 1.2 PureTech 110 Elegance
18695 107 100 1.2 PureTech 130 Elegance S&S 19195 127 105 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Elegance S&S 19295 97 92 1.2 PureTech 130 Prestige S&S 21095 127 105 1.6 THP 165 Prestige S&S
21595 161 129 1.6 BlueHDi 100 Prestige S&S 21795 97 94 1.6 THP 165 Ultra Prestige S&S 23095 161 129 1.6 BlueHDi 120 Ultra Prestige 23295 97 94 1.6 THP 210 Performance
22795 205 125 1.6 THP 210 Performance Black 24795 205 125 4 5dr hatch Jack of all trades, master of none. Nice
styling
AAABC
1.2 PureTech 130 Elegance
19595 128 119 17
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Elegance
21345 118 100 20
1.6 BlueHDi 150 Elegance
22345 148 100 24
1.2 PureTech 130 Prestige
20845 128 120 19
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Prestige
22595 118 103 22
1.6 BlueHDi 150 Prestige
23595 148 103 26
1.6 BlueHDi 180 Prestige Auto 25595 178 115 27
1.6 THP 165 Prestige S&S Auto 22545 163 130 22
2.0 THP 210 Prestige S&S
23095 208 138 27
4 CROSSBACK 5dr hatch A more rugged form of the
DS 4 doesnt make it any better AAABC
1.2 PureTech 130 S&S
21845 128 120 21
1.6 BlueHDi 120
23595 118 103 24
1.6 BlueHDi 180 EAT6 Auto
26595 178 115 30
5 5dr hatch Design marvel. Shame it doesnt function so
well
AAABC
1.6 THP 165 Elegance Auto
27350 163 136 25
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Elegance
26350 118 104 25
1.6 BlueHDi 150 Elegance
27510 148 105 29
2.0 BlueHDi 180 Elegance Auto 29990 178 114 33
2.0 Hybrid4x4 200 Elegance 33080 197 103 28
1.6 THP 210 Prestige
30190 207 144 31
1.6 BlueHDi 150 Prestige
29800 148 105 30
2.0 BlueHDi 180 Prestige Auto 32280 178 114 33
2.0 Hybrid4x4 200 Prestige 35370 197 103 29

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Luxury

1.25 82 Style
12495 80 122 7
1.25 82 Zetec
13295 80 122 7
1.25 82 Zetec Blue Edition
13745 80 122 7
1.25 82 Zetec White Edition
13745 80 122 7
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
15145 103 138 12
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 16145 103 138 12
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST-1
17645 180 138 30
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST-2
18645 180 138 30
1.6T 180 Ecoboost ST-3
19645 180 138 30
1.5 TDCi 75 Style
14095 74 94 8
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
14895 74 94 9
1.5 TDCi 75 Titanium
15895 74 98 9
1.5 TDCi 95 Style Econetic
15195 94 82 11
1.5 TDCi 95 Zetec Econetic
15795 94 82 12
1.5 TDCi 95 Zetec S
16645 94 94 12
1.5 TDCi 95 Titanium ECOnetic 16795 94 82 12
1.5 TDCi 95 Titanium X
17645 94 94 13
FIESTA 5dr hatch No longer the class leader in every
respect, but for ride and handling it still isiAAAAB
1.25 82 Style
13095 80 122 7
1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 16645 103 138 12
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
15745 103 138 12
1.0 80 Zetec S-S
14395 79 99 6
1.0 80 Titanium S-S
15395 79 99 7
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 14895 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ebst Zetec Blue Edit 15345 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ebst Zetec White Edit 15345 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 15895 99 99 11
1.0T 100 Ebst Titanium X S-S 17045 99 99 11
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 16395 123 99 15
1.0T 125 Ebst Titanium X S-S 17545 123 99 16
1.25 60 Style
12595 59 122 4
1.25 82 Zetec
13895 80 122 7
1.25 82 Zetec Blue Edition
14345 80 122 7
1.25 82 Zetec White Edition
14345 80 122 7
1.6 105 Zetec Powershift
15745 103 138 1.6 105 Titanium Powershift 16745 103 138 1.5 TDCi 75 Style
14695 74 94 8
1.5 TDCi 75 Zetec
15495 74 94 9
1.5 TDCi 75 Titanium
16495 74 94 9
1.5 TDCi 95 Style Econetic S-S 15795 94 82 11
1.5 TDCi 95 Zetec Econetic S-S 16395 94 82 12
1.5 TDCi 95 Titanium Econetic 17395 94 82 12
1.5 TDCi 95 Titanium X
18245 94 94 13
ECOSPORT 5dr hatch Pumped up Fiesta okay, but
developing world origins show through AAACC
1.0T Ecoboost 125 Titanium
16645 123 125 11
1.0T Ecoboost 125 Zetec
15345 123 125 11
1.5 Duratec 112 Zetec Pshift 15945 110 149 10
1.5 Duratec 112 Titanium Pshift 17245 110 149 10
1.5 TDCI 112 Zetec
14445 110 149 10
1.5 TDCi 95 Titanium
17395 94 115 10
1.5 TDCi 95 Zetec
15895 94 115 10
1.0T Ecoboost 140 Titanium S 17395 138 125 11
FOCUS 5dr hatch Still appealing for its good drive, but
not as much as it perhaps should AAAAC
1.6 125 Zetec S
21095 123 146 14
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Style
17595 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Style
17945 99 99 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec
18595 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium
20095 99 105 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X 22095 99 105 10
1.0T 125 Ebst Style Powershift 19345 123 125 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec
19095 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S
20345 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium
20595 123 108 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium X 22595 123 108 14
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec S
20845 148 127 14
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium
21095 148 127 14
1.5T 182 Ebst Zetec Red Edition 21995 180 127 14
1.5T 182 Ebst Zetec Black Edit 22520 180 127 14
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 23820 180 127 14
1.6 85 Style
15995 84 136 7
1.6 105 Style
17095 103 136 11
1.6 125 Style Powershift
18845 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec Powershift
19845 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec S Powershift
21095 123 146 14
1.6 125 Titanium Powershift 21345 123 146 14
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-1
22495 247 159 34
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2
24245 247 159 35
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-3
26295 247 159 36
2.3T 350 Ecoboost RS
29995 345 175 1.5 TDCi 95 Style
18295 94 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
19795 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec S
21045 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
21295 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium X
23295 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 105 Style Econetic
19145 103 88 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Style
18795 103 98 11
1.5 TDCi 95 Zetec
19295 93 98 16
1.5 TDCi 115 Titanium
21195 114 109 16
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
22635 148 105 16
2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec Red Edition 22810 148 105 16
2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec Black Edition 23335 148 105 16
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X
24635 148 105 2.0 TDCi 185 ST-1
22495 182 110 34
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-2
24245 182 110 35
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-3
26295 182 110 36
107kW Electric
31145 140 0 FOCUS ESTATE 5dr estate Well-mannered and
comfortable. An Octavia carries more AAAAC
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Style
18695 99 109 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium
21195 99 109 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X 23195 99 109 10
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec
19695 99 109 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium
21695 123 110 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium X 23695 123 110 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Style Auto 20445 123 125 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec
20195 123 110 14
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S
21445 123 110 14
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
22395 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium X
24395 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
20895 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec S
22145 118 98 11
1.5 TDCi 95 Style
19395 94 98 11
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium
22195 148 128 14
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec S
21945 148 127 14
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium X 24920 180 128 14
1.6 85 Style
17095 83 139 11
1.6 105 Style
18180 103 139 11
1.6 125 Style Powershift
19945 123 146 14
1.6 125 Titanium Powershift 22445 123 146 14
1.6 125 Zetec Powershift
20945 123 146 14

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

From 66,000
Opulent, advanced, incredibly refined: the S-Class is the classic
limo, expertly realised and utterly persuasive. AAAAA

Range Rover

From 73,000
Whether outside the Dorchester or atop Ben Nevis, the Rangie
shrouds you in an invincible sense of expense. AAAAB

Tesla Model S P85D

Jaguar XJ

Audi A8

From 68,000
Superior range doesnt just make the Model S a standout electric
car; its also one of the best luxury options around. AAAAB

From 56,000
No other firm is currently mixing sportiness and aloofness with
the skill of Jaguar. It makes the XJ a rare blend. AAAAC

From 53,000
Doesnt convince across the board, but theres no denying the
brands strengths make sense in its biggest saloon. AAABC
Visit autocar.co.uk for all of our Top Fives

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ROAD TEST RESULTS

1.2 PureTech 130 Flair S&S


18680 128 107 19
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Flair
18780 98 95 20
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Flair S&S
19580 118 95 25
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Flair S&S
20480 148 98 29
C4 CACTUS 5dr hatch
Interesting and novel,
but typically flawed to drive
AAABC
1.2 PureTech 75 Touch
12990 74 105 9
1.2 PureTech 82 Feel
14995 81 105 9
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair
16355 81 107 10
1.2 PureTech 82 Flair Edition 17330 81 107 10
1.2 PureTech 110 Feel S-S
16155 108 100 15
1.2 PureTech 110 Flair S-S
17555 108 100 16
1.2 PureTech 110 Flair Edition 18530 108 100 16
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feel
16885 98 90 18
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Flair
18285 98 92 18
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Flair Edition 19260 98 92 19
C5 4dr saloon Spacious and comfy. An effective and
interesting Mondeo rival
AAACC
1.6 BlueHDi VTR+ Techno Pack 24395 148 110 30
1.6 BlueHDi Exclusive Tech Pack 26020 148 110 31
1.6 BHDi Excl Tech Pack Auto 28435 178 114 33
C5 TOURER5dr estate Comfy and effective estate
alternative but still falls short of rivals AAACC
1.6 BlueHDi VTR+ Techno Pack 25515 148 115 30
1.6 BlueHDi Exclusive Tech Pack 27145 148 115 31
1.6 BHDi Excl Tech Pack Auto 29560 178 114 33
BERLINGO MULTISPACE 5dr MPV Likeable,
practical van-based MPV
AAACC
1.6 VTi 95 Touch
13605 93 148 10
1.6 VTi 95 Feel
14890 93 148 10
1.6 VTi 95 Feel Edition
15790 93 148 10
1.6 BlueHDi 75 Feel
15850 74 113 12
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feel
16450 98 113 14
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feel Edition 17365 98 113 15
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feel Edition S&S 17515 98 109 15
1.6 BlueHDi 100 XTR
18175 98 113 15
1.6 BlueHDi 100 XTR S&S
18325 98 109 15
1.6 BlueHDi 120 XTR S&S
18975 118 115 17
C4 PICASSO 5dr MPV Plushness and an improved
dynamic make for a better car AAAAC
1.2 PureTech 130 VTR S&S
18495 128 115 16
1.6 BlueHDi 100 VTR S&S
18950 98 99 15
1.2 PureTech 130 VTR + S&S
20035 128 115 18
1.6 BlueHDi 100 VTR + S&S
20490 98 99 15
1.6 BlueHDi 120 VTR + S&S
21250 118 100 20
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Selection S&S 21675 118 100 20
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Exclusive S&S 22550 118 100 20
1.6 BlueHDi 150 Exclusive
23515 148 102 24
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Exclusive + S&S 24910 118 100 20
1.6 BlueHDi 150 Exclusive +
25875 148 105 24
1.6 THP 165 Exclusive EAT6
23175 163 130 21
1.6 THP 165 Exclusive + EAT6 25535 163 134 21
GRAND C4 PICASSO 5dr MPV Plushness and an
improved dynamic make for a better carAAAAC
1.2 PureTech 130 VTR S&S
20195 128 115 16
1.6 BlueHDi 100 VTR S&S
20650 98 99 14
1.2 PureTech 130 VTR + S&S
21735 128 115 19
1.6 BlueHDi 100 VTR + S&S
22190 98 99 14
1.6 BlueHDi 120 VTR + S&S
22950 118 106 21
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Selection S&S 23375 118 106 21
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Exclusive S&S 24250 118 106 19
1.6 BlueHDi 150 Exclusive
25215 148 102 24
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Exclusive + S&S 26610 118 106 20
1.6 BlueHDi 150 Exclusive +
27575 148 105 24
1.6 THP 165 Exclusive EAT6
24875 163 130 20
1.6 THP 165 Exclusive + EAT6 27235 163 134 21

Make and Model

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

1.6 125 Zetec S Powershift


22195 123 146 14
1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium
22295 114 109 16
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
20895 118 98 16
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec S
21045 118 98 16
1.5 TDCi 95 Style
19395 94 98 11
1.5 TDCi 95 Zetec
20395 94 98 11
1.5 TDCi 105 Style Econetic
20245 103 88 11
1.5 TDCi 120 Style
19895 118 98 11
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
23735 148 105 16
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-1
23595 182 110 34
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-2
25345 182 110 34
2.0 TDCi 185 ST-3
27395 182 110 36
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-1
23595 247 159 34
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-2
25345 247 159 35
2.0T 250 Ecoboost ST-3
27395 247 159 36
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X
25735 148 105 16
MONDEO 5dr hatch Over-delivers on practicality,
handling and value
AAAAC
1.5 TDCi 120 Econetic Style
21395 118 94 2.0 TDCi 150 Econetic Style
22145 148 107 1.0T EcoBoost 125 Zetec
20495 123 119 1.5T EcoBoost 160 Zetec
21845 158 134 1.5 TDCi 120 Econetic Zetec
22495 118 94 2.0 TDCi 150 Econetic Zetec 23245 148 107 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec
23095 148 109 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec AWD
24595 148 124 1.5T EcoBoost 160 Titanium
23245 158 134 2.0T EcoBoost 240 Titanium 26750 237 171 1.5 TDCi 120 Eco Titanium
23795 118 94 2.0 TDCi 150 Eco Titanium
24545 148 107 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
24495 148 109 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium AWD
25995 148 124 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium
25245 178 117 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium AWD Auto 28245 178 138 2.0 TDCi 210 Titanium Auto
27495 207 130 2.0 TiVCT Titanium Hybrid
26445 185 99 2.0 TiVCT Vignale Hybrid
30095 185 99 2.0T EcoBoost 240 Vignale
30850 237 171 2.0 TDCi 180 Vignale
29345 178 117 2.0 TDCi 180 Vignale AWD Auto 32345 178 138 2.0 TDCi 210 Vignale Auto
31595 207 130 MONDEO ESTATE 5dr estate A vast and enjoyable
estate. Reasonably priced.
AAAAC
1.5 TDCi 120 Econetic Style
22645 118 99 2.0 TDCi 150 Econetic Style
23395 148 109 1.0T EcoBoost 125 Zetec
21745 123 120 1.5T EcoBoost 160 Zetec
23080 158 137 1.5 TDCi 120 Econetic Zetec
23745 118 99 2.0 TDCi 150 Econetic Zetec 24495 148 109 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec
24345 148 112 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec AWD
25845 148 127 1.5T EcoBoost 160 Titanium
24480 158 139 2.0T EcoBoost 240 Titanium 28055 237 176 1.5 TDCi 120 Eco Titanium
25045 118 99 2.0 TDCi 150 Eco Titanium
25795 148 109 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
25745 148 115 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium AWD
27375 148 131 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium
26495 178 119 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium AWD Auto 29510 178 141 2.0 TDCi 210 Titanium Auto
28875 207 134 2.0T EcoBoost 240 Vignale
32155 237 176 2.0 TDCi 180 Vignale
30595 178 119 2.0 TDCi 180 Vignale AWD Auto 33610 178 141 2.0 TDCi 210 Vignale Auto
32975 207 134 EDGE 5dr 4x4 Mid-sized US developed SUV joins Fords
fleet to take on the crossover market AAABC
2.0 TDCi 180 Zetec AWD
29995 177 149 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium AWD
32245 177 149 2.0 TDCi 210 Titanium AWD
34495 207 149 2.0 TDCi 180 Sport AWD
34495 177 152 2.0 TDCi 210 Sport AWD
36745 207 152 2.0 TDCi 180 Vignale AWD
TBC
177 152 2.0 TDCi 210 Vignale AWD
TBC
207 152 KUGA 5dr 4x4 Bigger Kuga has taken a stylistic step
backwards, but the strengths remain AAAAC
1.5T 120 EcoBoost Zetec
19995 118 143 20
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Zetec
20995 148 143 20
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Zetec AWD 25150 180 171 21
2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec
22695 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec AWD
24195 148 135 20
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium
22895 148 143 20
1.5T 182 Ecoboost Titanium AWD 27050 180 171 21
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
24595 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium AWD
26595 177 135 22
1.5T 150 Ebst Titanium Sport 24545 148 143 20
1.5T 182 Ebst Titanm Sport AWD 28700 180 171 21
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium Sport 26245 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanm Sport AWD 28245 177 135 22
1.5T 150 Ecoboost Titanium X 25795 148 143 20
1.5T 182 Ebst Titanm X AWD 29950 180 171 21
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X 2WD 27495 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X AWD 29495 177 135 22
1.5T 150 Titanium X Sport
28645 148 143 20
.5T 182 Ebst Titanium X Sport 32800 180 171 21
.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X Sport 30345 148 122 20
2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X Sport 32345 178 135 22
C-MAX 5dr MPV As fun to drive and easy to live with
five-seat MPV
AAAAC
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 18895 99 117 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 19395 123 117 13
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 20395 99 117 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 20895 123 117 13
1.0T 125 Ebst Titanium X S-S 22895 123 117 14
1.6 125 Zetec
18395 123 149 11
1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 20855 148 144 19
1.6T 182 Eboost Titanium X SS 23605 180 144 22
1.5 TDCi 105 Zetec Econetic
20445 103 99 16
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
20245 118 105 16
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
21745 114 105 16
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium X
23745 114 105 16
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
23095 148 114 20
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X
25095 148 114 22
GRAND C-MAX 5dr MPV Fun to drive and can be had
in five- or seven-seat form
AAAAC
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 20495 99 119 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec S-S 20995 123 119 13
1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 21995 99 119 10
1.0T 125 Ecoboost Titanium S-S 22495 123 119 13
1.0T 125 Ebst Titanium X S-S 24495 99 119 14
1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
21845 118 113 16
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
23345 118 113 16
1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium X
25345 114 113 16
2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
24695 148 119 20

GINETTA
G40 2dr coup A balanced and fine-looking track car,
but questionmarks over its finish AAABC
1.8 Club Car
TBC
135 - HONDA
JAZZ 5dr hatch Cleverly packaged car which handles
decently, but lacks vivacity
AAAAC
1.3 i-VTEC S
13495 100 116 13
1.3 i-VTEC SE
14995 100 116 13
1.3 i-VTEC SE Navi
15605 100 116 13
1.3 i-VTEC EX
15995 100 120 13
1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi
16605 100 120 13
1.3 i-VTEC S CVT
14595 100 106 13
1.3 i-VTEC SE CVT
16095 100 111 13
1.3 i-VTEC SE Navi CVT
16705 100 111 13
1.3 i-VTEC EX CVT
17095 100 114 13
1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi CVT
17705 100 114 13
CIVIC 5dr hatch Expensive in higher trims, but has
frugal diesels to choose from AAAAC
1.4 i-VTEC S
16470 98 129 5
1.4 i-VTEC S-Navi
17310 98 129 5
1.4 i-VTEC SE Plus
18310 98 131 5
1.4 i-VTEC SE Plus DASP
18910 98 131 5
1.4 i-VTEC SE Plus Navi
18920 98 131 5
1.4 i-VTEC SE Plus Navi DASP 19520 98 131 5
1.6 i-DTEC S
19190 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC S Navi
19800 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus
21140 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus DASP
21740 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus Navi
21750 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus Navi DASP 22350 118 94 15
1.6 i-DTEC Sport
21190 118 98 15
1.6 i-DTEC Sport DASP
21790 118 98 15
1.6 i-DTEC Sport Navi
21800 118 98 15
1.6 i-DTEC Sport Navi DASP
22400 118 98 15
1.6 i-DTEC SR
23765 118 94 16
1.6 i-DTEC SR DASP
24365 118 94 16
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus
25600 118 98 16
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus DASP
26200 118 98 16
1.8 i-VTEC S
17790 140 137 13
1.8 i-VTEC S Navi
18580 140 137 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus
19935 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus DASP
20535 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus Navi
20545 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus Navi DASP 21145 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC Sport
19985 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC Sport DASP
20585 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC Sport Navi
20595 140 145 14

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1.8 i-VTEC Sport Navi DASP


21195 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC SR
22560 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC SR DASP
23160 140 145 14
1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus
24395 140 145 15
1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus DASP
24995 140 145 15
2.0 i-VTEC Turbo R
29995 305 170 33
2.0 i-VTEC Turbo R GT
32295 305 170 33
CIVIC TOURER 5dr estate Versatile, comfortable and
frugal, only price marks its scorecard AAAAC
1.6 i-DTEC S
19790 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC S Navi
20400 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus
21740 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus DASP
22340 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus Navi
22350 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SE Plus Navi DASP 22950 118 99 15
1.6 i-DTEC SR
24365 118 103 16
1.6 i-DTEC SR DASP
24965 118 103 16
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus
26200 118 103 16
1.6 i-DTEC EX Plus DASP
26800 118 103 16
1.8 i-VTEC S
18585 140 149 13
1.8 i-VTEC S Navi
19195 140 146 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus
20535 140 149 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus DASP
21135 140 149 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus Navi
21145 140 149 14
1.8 i-VTEC SE Plus Navi DASP 21745 140 149 14
1.8 i-VTEC SR
23160 140 146 14
1.8 i-VTEC SR DASP
23160 140 146 14
1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus
24935 140 149 15
1.8 i-VTEC EX Plus DASP
25595 140 149 15
HR-V 5dr hatch Cleverly packaged and comfortable
crossover. Bland performance though AAABC
1.5 i-VTEC S
18495 128 130 18
1.5 i-VTEC SE
20690 128 134 18
1.5 i-VTEC SE Navi
21300 128 134 18
1.5 i-VTEC EX
24305 128 134 18
1.6 i-DTEC S
20245 118 104 20
1.6 i-DTEC SE
22440 118 108 20
1.6 i-DTEC SE Navi
23050 118 108 20
1.6 i-DTEC EX
26055 118 108 20
CR-V 5dr 4x4 The CR-V soldiers on. But remains frugal
and easy to drive
AAABC
1.6 i-DTEC S 2WD
23855 118 115 22
1.6 i-DTEC S Navi 2WD
24695 118 115 23
1.6 i-DTEC SE 2WD
26060 118 115 22
1.6 i-DTEC SE Navi DASP 2WD 27230 118 115 22
1.6 i-DTEC SR 2WD
29045 118 119 23
1.6 i-DTEC SR DASP 2WD
29645 118 119 23
1.6 i-DTEC SE 4WD
28060 158 129 26
1.6 i-DTEC SE Navi DASP 4WD 29230 158 129 26
1.6 i-DTEC SR 4WD
31175 158 133 27
1.6 i-DTEC SR DASP 4WD
31775 158 133 27
1.6 i-DTEC EX 4WD
33060 158 133 27
1.6 i-DTEC EX DASP 4WD
33660 158 133 27
1.6 i-DTEC EX Sensing 4WD
34560 158 133 27
2.0 i-VTEC S 2WD
22770 153 168 22
2.0 i-VTEC S Navi 2WD
23610 153 168 22
2.0 i-VTEC SE 2WD
25005 153 168 22
2.0 i-VTEC SE Navi DASP 2WD 26175 153 168 22
2.0 i-VTEC SE 4WD
26105 153 173 22
2.0 i-VTEC SE Navi DASP 4WD 27275 153 173 22
2.0 i-VTEC SR 4WD
29145 153 177 23
2.0 i-VTEC SR DASP 4WD
29745 153 177 23
2.0 i-VTEC EX 4WD
31030 153 177 23
2.0 i-VTEC EX DASP 4WD
31630 153 177 23
2.0 i-VTEC EX Sensing 4WD
32530 153 177 23

1.6 CRDi 136 Premium


22395 134 102 13
i30 TOURER 5dr estate As good as weve come to
expect and more practical too AAABC
1.6 120 S
16995 118 150 10
1.6 120 SE
18495 118 150 10
1.6 120 SE Nav
19795 118 150 10
1.6 CRDi 110 S
18395 109 102 11
1.6 CRDi 110 SE
19695 109 102 12
1.6 CRDi 110 SE Nav
20695 109 102 12
1.6 CRDi 136 Premium
23495 134 102 13
i40 4dr saloon Useful, inoffensive and well priced. No
fireworks here
AAABC
1.7 CRDi 115 S
19695 113 110 13
1.7 CRDi 141 S
20495 139 114 18
1.7 CRDi 115 SE Nav
21695 113 110 13
1.7 CRDi 141 SE Nav
22495 139 114 19
1.7 CRDi 115 SE Nav Business 23195 113 110 14
1.7 CRDi 141 SE Nav Business 23995 139 114 19
1.7 CRDi 141 Premium
25695 139 123 20
i40 TOURER 5dr estate A practical estate but still
rather dull and ordinary
AAABC
1.7 CRDi 115 S
20945 113 110 13
1.7 CRDi 141 S
21745 139 114 18
1.7 CRDi 115 SE Nav
22945 113 110 13
1.7 CRDi 141 SE Nav
23745 139 114 19
1.7 CRDi 115 SE Nav Business 24445 113 110 14
1.7 CRDi 141 SE Nav Business 25245 139 114 19
1.7 CRDi 141 Premium
27045 139 123 20
ix20 5dr hatch Usable high-roofed hatch, but short on
flair
AAABC
1.4 SE
14145 89 130 9
1.4 Premium
15095 89 130 9
1.6 SE Auto
15545 123 150 12
1.6 Premium Auto
16495 123 150 12
1.6 CRDi 115 SE
15895 113 115 13
1.6 CRDi 115 Premium
16845 113 115 13
TUCSON 5dr 4x4 Classy, roomy cabin, predictable
handling. Very competitive
AAABC
1.6 GDi 132 S 2WD
18995 130 147 15
1.7 CRDi 116 S 2WD
20495 114 119 15
1.6 GDi 132 SE 2WD
20845 130 147 15
1.7 CRDi 116 SE 2WD
22345 114 119 16
1.6 GDi 132 SE Nav 2WD
21645 130 147 16
1.7 CRDi 116 SE Nav 2WD
23145 114 119 16
2.0 CRDi 136 SE Nav 2WD
24545 134 127 22
2.0 CRDi 136 SE Nav 4WD
26175 134 139 22
2.0 CRDi 185 SE Nav 4WD
27045 183 154 22
1.7 CRDi 116 Premium 2WD
25395 114 119 13
2.0 CRDi 136 Premium 2WD
26795 134 127 19
2.0 CRDi 136 Premium 4WD
28425 134 139 19
2.0 CRDi 185 Premium 4WD
29295 183 154 22
2.0 CRDi 136 Premium SE 2WD 28695 134 127 20
2.0 CRDi 136 Premium SE 4WD 30325 134 139 23
2.0 CRDi 185 Premium SE 4WD 31195 183 154 20
SANTA FE 5dr 4x4 An injection of class has enhanced
the Santa Fes easygoing appeal AAABC
2.2 CRDi Premium 5st
31845 197 161 27
2.2 CRDi Premium 7st
33045 197 161 27
2.2 CRDi Premium SE 7st
36695 197 161 28
GENESIS 4dr saloon Ambitious V6-petrol saloon, but
severely out of its depths
AAACC
3.8 V6 GDi RWD
50685 311 261 42
i800 MPV Van based MPV which is surprisingly decent
and easy to drive
AAACC
2.5 CRDi 136 SE
24835 134 197 28

HYUNDAI
i10 5dr hatch More mature than before, which results in
a practical and well-priced car AAAAC
1.0 S
8995 65 108 1
1.0 S Air
9675 65 108 1
1.0 SE
10075 65 108 1
1.0 SE Blue Drive
10325 65 98 1
1.0 Premium
10775 65 108 1
1.2 SE
10575 86 114 4
1.2 Premium
11275 86 114 4
1.2 Premium SE
12395 86 114 5
i20 5dr hatch Appealing supermini, which combines
good performance and practicality AAAAC
1.2 75 S
10995 74 112 5
1.2 75 S Air
11745 74 112 5
1.2 84 SE
13025 83 119 6
1.2 84 Premium
14025 83 119 6
1.2 84 Premium SE
15025 83 119 7
1.2 84 Premium Nav
14700 83 119 5
1.2 84 Premium Nav SE
15700 83 119 6
1.0 T-GDi 100 SE
14025 99 99 10
1.0 T-GDi 100 Premium
15025 99 112 10
1.0 T-GDi 100 Premium Nav
15700 99 112 10
1.0 T-GDi 100 Active
15225 99 110 9
1.0 T-GDi 120 Premium
15525 118 112 11
1.0 T-GDi 120 Premium SE
16525 118 112 11
1.0 T-GDi 120 Premium Nav
16200 118 112 11
1.0 T-GDi 120 Premium SE Nav 17200 118 112 11
1.1 CRDi 75 S Blue
12745 74 84 6
1.4 CRDi 90 SE
15025 89 106 11
1.4 CRDi 90 Premium
16025 89 106 12
1.4 CRDi 90 Premium SE
17025 89 106 12
1.4 CRDi 90 Premium Nav
16700 89 106 10
1.4 CRDi 90 Premium Nav SE 17700 89 106 11
i20 COUP 3dr hatch Appealing supermini, but
lacking dynamically
AAABC
1.2 84 SE
13025 83 119 5
1.0 T-GDi 100 SE
14025 99 104 10
1.2 84 Sport
14025 83 119 6
1.0 T-GDi 100 Sport
15025 99 104 10
1.0 T-GDi 120 Sport
15525 108 112 11
1.2 84 Sport Nav
14700 83 119 6
1.0 T-GDi 100 Sport
15700 99 104 10
1.0 T-GDi 120 Sport
16200 108 112 11
i30 5dr hatch As good as weve come to expect, but not
one inch better
AAABC
1.4 100 S
15295 99 129 8
1.4 100 SE
16595 99 135 8
1.4 100 SE Nav
17595 99 135 8
1.6 120 SE Auto
18195 118 158 10
1.6 120 SE Nav Auto
19195 118 158 10
1.6 120 Premium
20595 118 145 9
1.6 T-GDi Turbo 3dr
22600 184 169 21
1.6 T-GDi Turbo 5dr
23100 184 169 21
1.6 CRDi 110 S
17295 109 94 11
1.6 CRDi 110 SE
18595 109 94 12
1.6 CRDi 110 SE Nav
19595 109 94 12

INFINITI
Q30 5dr hatch Infinitis first hatch uses a lot of the
Mercedes A-Class blueprint
AAABC
1.6t SE
20550 120 138 1.5d SE
21500 107 108 2.2d SE Auto
24700 167 116 1.6t Premium
21600 120 138 1.5d Premium
22550 107 108 2.2d Premium Auto
25750 167 116 2.2d Premium AWD Auto
27300 167 127 1.6t Premium City Black
24350 120 138 1.5d Premium City Black
25300 107 108 2.2d Premium City Black Auto 28500 167 116 2.2d Premium City Black AWD 30050 167 127
1.6t City Black Edition
25410 120 138 1.5d City Black Edition
26360 107 108 2.2d City Black Edition AWD 31110 167 127 1.6t Premium Tech
25480 120 138 1.5d Premium Tech
26430 107 108 2.2d Premium Tech Auto
29630 167 116 2.2d Premium Tech AWD Auto 31180 167 127 1.6t Prem Tech Gallery White 26600 120 138 1.5d Prem Tech Gallery White 27550 107 108 2.2d Prem Tech Gallery White 30750 167 116 2.2d Prem Tech AWD G White 32300 167 127 1.6t Premium Tech Caf Teak 25930 120 138 1.5d Premium Tech Caf Teak 26880 107 108 2.2d Prem Tech Caf Teak
30080 167 116 2.2d Prem Tech AWD Caf Teak 31630 167 127 2.0t Sport AWD Auto
31930 208 156 1.5d Sport
26180 107 108 2.2d Sport Auto
29380 167 116 2.2d Sport AWD Auto
30930 167 127 2.0t Sport City Black AWD Auto 34890 208 156 1.5d Sport City Black
29140 107 108 2.2d Sport City Black Auto
32340 167 116 2.2d Sport City Black AWD Auto 33890 167 127 1.6t Business Executive
24130 120 138 1.5d Business Executive
25080 107 108 2.2d Business Executive Auto 28280 167 116 Q50 4dr saloon Credible compact saloon competitor
with some novel touches
AAACC
2.2d SE
28950 168 114 29
2.2d SE Auto
30500 168 119 29
2.2d Premium
31350 168 114 30
2.2d Premium Auto
32900 168 119 30
2.0t Premium Auto
33050 208 146 33
2.2d Premium Tech Auto
39400 168 119 30
2.0t Premium Tech Auto
39550 208 146 35
2.2d Sport
33720 168 118 30
2.2d Sport Auto
35270 168 123 30
2.0t Sport Auto
35420 208 151 36
3.5 V6 Hybrid Sport Auto
40700 359 144 40
3.5 V6 Hybrid Sport Auto AWD 42350 359 159 41
2.2d Sport Tech Auto
40170 168 123 30
3.5 V6 Hybrid Sport Tech Auto 45600 359 144 41
3.5 V6 Hybrid Sport Tech AWD 47250 359 159 41

Q70 4dr saloon Pleasant, well-equipped big saloon, but


Daimler diesel engines can be coarse AAACC
2.2d Premium
33400 168 124 45
3.5 V6 Hybrid Premium
43250 359 145 45
2.2d Premium Tech
37500 168 124 45
3.5 V6 Premium Tech
47350 359 145 46
2.2d Sport
36600 168 128 46
2.2d Sport Tech
38950 168 128 46
3.7 V6 Sport Tech
44850 315 249 46
QX50 5dr 4x4 Focused on-road SUV. Drives well, very
little interior space
AAACC
3.7 V6 QX GT
38445 315 265 44
3.7 V6 QX GT Premium
42580 315 265 45
3.0d
34490 235 224 43
3.0d GT
38445 235 224 44
3.0d GT Premium
42045 235 224 44
QX70 5dr 4x4 Big, powerful SUV. None of the finesse of
the X5 or Land Rovers
AAACC
3.0d GT
43100 235 225 49
3.7 V6 GT
43250 315 282 49
3.0d GT Premium
47550 235 225 49
3.7 V6 GT Premium
47700 315 282 49
3.0d S
45200 235 225 49
3.7 V6 S
45350 315 293 49
3.0d S Premium
49650 235 225 49
3.7 V6 S Premium
49800 315 293 49
5.0 V8 S Premium
54750 385 316 49
3.0d Ultimate
52280 235 225 49
3.7 V6 Ultimate
52430 315 293 49
ISUZU
D-MAX 4dr pickup Impressive towing and payload
ability, let down by agricultural engines AAACC
2.5d 4x2 Single Cab
17942 160 200 8
2.5d 4x4 Single Cab
20642 160 192 8
2.5d Extended Cab
21242 160 192 8
2.5d Double Cab
22442 160 192 8
2.5d Eiger Double Cab
23342 160 192 9
2.5d Yukon Extended Cab
23342 160 192 10
2.5d Yukon Double Cab
24542 160 192 9
2.5d Utah Double Cab
26342 160 192 9
2.5d Blade
31142 160 192 12
2.5d Fury
19999 160 192 10
JAGUAR
XE 4dr saloon Baby Jag is a poised and engaging drive,
but not as roomy as some
AAAAB
2.0i 200 SE
26990 197 179 2.0i 200 Prestige
27990 197 179 2.0i 200 R-Sport
29740 197 179 2.0i 240 R-Sport
33090 237 179 2.0i 240 Portfolio
33740 237 179 3.0i 340 S
44995 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 SE AWD Auto
33825 178 123 2.0d 180 Prestige
31275 178 109 2.0d 180 Prestige AWD Auto
34825 178 109 2.0d 180 R-Sport
33025 178 109 2.0d 180 R-Sport AWD Auto
36575 178 109 2.0d 180 Portfolio
33675 178 109 2.0d 180 Portfolio AWD Auto 37225 178 109 XF 4dr saloon Sublime Brit exec. Great interior and
dynamics. XFR a five-star car AAAAB
2.0d 163 Portfolio
36400 161 104 2.0d 163 R-Sport
34200 161 104 2.0d 180 R-Sport
35100 178 114 2.0d 180 R-Sport AWD Auto
38650 178 129 2.0d 163 Prestige
32300 161 104 2.0d 180 Prestige
32800 178 114 2.0d 180 Prestige AWD Auto
36350 178 129 2.0d 180 Portfolio
37300 178 114 2.0d 180 Portfolio AWD Auto 40850 178 129 3.0d V6 300 S
49995 296 144 3.0 V6 380 S
49995 375 198 XJ 4dr saloon A divine mix of dynamism and refinement, and not spacious as some AAAAC
3.0 V6 R-Sport
75435 335 211 3.0D V6 R-Sport
70975 296 155 3.0 V6 Portfolio
73535 335 211 3.0 V6 Portfolio LWB
76535 335 211 3.0D V6 Autobiography LWB
79600 296 155 49
5.0 V8 Autobiography LWB
99350 503 264 50
5.0 V8 XJR
91755 543 264 50
3.0D V6 Luxury
58690 296 149 48
3.0D V6 Luxury LWB
61690 296 149 48
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury
62690 296 149 48
3.0D V6 Premium Luxury LWB 65690 296 149 48
3.0D V6 Portfolio
69075 296 155 49
3.0D V6 Portfolio LWB
72075 296 155 49
F-TYPE 2dr coup Cheaper than the roadster. Gains in
rigidity mean its better too
AAAAB
3.0 V6
51760 335 199 50
3.0 V6 S
60760 375 203 50
3.0 V6 S AWD
67405 375 211 50
3.0 V6 British Design Ed AWD 75255 375 211 50
5.0 V8 R
86810 543 255 50
5.0 V8 R AWD
91660 543 269 50
5.0 V8 SVR AWD
110000 567 269 50
F-TYPE CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Serious money.
But a serious car with a likeable wild sideAAAAC
3.0 V6
57245 335 199 50
3.0 V6 S
66245 375 203 50
3.0 V6 S AWD
72890 375 211 50
3.0 V6 British Design Ed AWD 80390 375 211 50
5.0 V8 R
92295 543 255 50
5.0 V8 R AWD
97145 543 269 50
5.0 V8 SVR AWD
115485 567 269 50
F-PACE 5dr 4x4 Luxury Jaguar SUV ticks all the boxes
for refinement, handling and ease of use AAAAB
2.0d 180 Prestige
34170 177 129 2.0d 180 Prestige AWD
36110 177 134 2.0d 180 R-Sport
36670 177 129 2.0d 180 R-Sport AWD
38610 177 134 2.0d 180 Portfolio
39170 177 129 2.0d 180 Portfolio AWD
41110 177 134 3.0d V6 300 S AWD Auto
51450 296 159 3.0d V6 300 First Edition AWD 65275 296 159 3.0 V6 380 S AWD Auto
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2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X


26695 161 119 22
S-MAX 5dr MPV Better-looking and drive than most,
but is no longer the class-leader AAAAC
1.5 SCTi Ecoboost 160 Zetec 24795 158 149 2.0 TDCi 120 Zetec
25495 118 129 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec
26245 148 129 1.5 SCTi Ebst 160 Titanium
26645 158 149 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
28095 148 129 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium AWD
29595 148 139 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium
28845 178 129 2.0 SCTi Ebst 240 Titanm Sport 31695 237 180 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium Sport 30345 178 129 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanm Sport AWD 33345 178 149 2.0 TDCi 210 Titanium Sport 32645 207 144 2.0 SCTi Ebst 240 Vignale
TBC
237 180 2.0 TDCi 180 Vignale
TBC
178 129 2.0 TDCi 180 Vignale AWD
TBC
178 149 2.0 TDCi 210 Vignale
TBC
207 144 GALAXY 5dr MPV Huge seven-seat MPV. Easy to place
on the road. Not cheap
AAABC
1.5 SCTi Ecoboost 160 Zetec 26695 158 149 2.0 TDCi 120 Zetec
27845 118 129 2.0 TDCi 150 Zetec
28595 148 129 1.5 SCTi Ebst 160 Titanium
28995 158 149 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium
30395 148 129 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium AWD
31945 148 139 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium
31195 178 129 2.0 SCTi Ebst 240 Titanium X 35595 237 180 2.0 TDCi 150 Titanium X
33495 148 129 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanium X
34245 178 129 2.0 TDCi 180 Titanm X AWD
37195 178 149 2.0 TDCi 210 Titanium X
36545 207 144 TOURNEO CONNECT 5dr MPV Fords van-based
MPV is practical and spacious AAABC
1.0T Ecoboost 100 Style
14495 98 129 1.5 TDCi 100 Style
15645 98 124 1.5 TDCi 100 Style Fuel Eco
16005 98 115 1.0T Ecoboost 100 Zetec
16145 98 129 1.5 TDCi 100 Zetec
17295 98 124 1.5 TDCi 100 Zetec Fuel Eco
17655 98 115 1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
18245 118 119 1.5 TDCi 100 Titanium
18695 98 124 1.5 TDCi 100 Titanium Fuel Eco 19055 98 115 1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
19645 118 119 GRAND TOURNEO CONNECT 5dr MPV Surprising
dynamic traits with this seven seater AAABC
1.5 TDCi 100 Style
17895 98 124 1.5 TDCi 100 Style Fuel Eco
18255 98 115 1.5 TDCi 100 Zetec
19545 98 124 1.5 TDCi 100 Zetec Fuel Eco
19905 98 115 1.5 TDCi 120 Zetec
20495 118 119 1.5 TDCi 120 Titanium
21895 118 119 RANGER 5dr 4x4 Fords UK pick-up gets an Americanstyle facelift but still a rugged beast AAABC
2.2 TDCi 160 XL
22589 157 171 2.2 TDCi 160 XL 4x2 Super Cab 22229 157 177 2.2 TDCi 160 XL Super Cab
23549 157 171 2.2 TDCi 160 XLT Super Cab
25349 157 171 2.2 TDCi 160 Limited 1 S Cab 27869 157 171 2.2 TDCi 160 Limited 2 S Cab 28469 157 171 2.2 TDCi 160 XL Double Cab
24509 157 171 2.2 TDCi 160 XLT Double Cab 26309 157 171 2.2 TDCi 160 Limited 1 D Cab 28829 157 171 2.2 TDCi 160 Limited 2 D Cab 29429 157 171 3.2 TDCi 200 Limited 1 D Cab 29789 197 218 3.2 TDCi 200 Limited 2 D Cab 30389 197 218 3.2 TDCi 200 Wildtrak D Cab 31349 197 218 MUSTANG 2dr coup American muscle built for the
UK, whats not to love
AAAAC
2.3 EcoBoost Fastback
30495 312 179 2.3 Ecoboost Convertible
34495 312 184 5.0 V8 Fastback
34495 410 299 5.0 V8 Convertible
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JEEP
RENEGADE 5dr 4x4 Middling compact crossover with
chunky looks but no obvious charm AAABC
1.6 E-Torq Sport
17295 109 141 8
1.6 Multijet II Sport
18995 118 115 13
1.6 E-Torq Longitude
19195 109 141 9
1.4 Multiair II Longitude
20395 138 140 10
1.4 Multiair II Longitude DDCT 21795 138 137 10
1.6 Multijet II Longitude
20895 108 115 13
2.0 Multijet II Longitude 4WD 23395 138 134 14
1.4 Multiair II Limited
22995 138 140 9
1.4 Multiair II Limited DDCT
24395 138 137 9
1.4 Multiair II Limited 4WD
27195 168 160 15
1.6 Multijet II Limited
23495 108 115 12
2.0 Multijet II Limited 4WD
25995 138 134 14
2.0 Multijet II Ltd 4WD Auto
27795 138 150 14
2.0 Multijet II Trailhawk
28595 168 151 15
1.6 Multijet II Night Eagle
21595 118 115 13
2.0 Multijet II Night Eagle
24095 138 134 15
WRANGLER 3dr 4x4 Heavy-duty off roader lacks
on-road manners
AABCC
2.8 CRD Sahara
30225 197 213 2.8 CRD Overland
32375 197 213 3.6 V6 Sahara
30240 280 263 3.6 V6 Overland
32390 280 263 3.6 V6 Rubicon
31140 280 270 WRANGLER 5dr 4x4 Heavy-duty and large off roader
is rather cumbersome
AABCC
2.8 CRD Sahara
31895 197 213 2.8 CRD Overland
34045 197 213 3.6 V6 Sahara
31910 280 273 3.6 V6 Overland
34060 280 273 3.6 V6 Rubicon
32810 280 276 2.8 CRD X Edition
35150 197 213 2.8 CRD Black Edition
37225 197 213 CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 Hamstrung by poor UK spec.
Uninspiring, but roomy and practical AABCC
2.0d Longitude
26095 138 139 2.0d Longitude 4WD
28095 138 139 2.2d Longitude 4WD
30845 182 150 2.0d Longitude +
28295 138 139 2.0d Longitude + 4WD
30295 138 139 2.2d Longitude + 4WD
33045 182 150 2.0d Limited
31795 138 139 2.0d Limited 4WD
33795 138 139 2.2d Limited 4WD
36795 197 150 2.2d Limited 4WD Active Drive 37995 197 160 3.2 V6 Trailhawk 4WD
38545 268 223 2.2d Night Eagle 4WD
36795 197 150 GRAND CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 The best Jeep.
Comfortable and well-equipped AAABC
3.0 V6 CRD Overland
48195 247 198 41
3.0 V6 CRD Summit
51995 247 198 41
6.4 V8 SRT
65995 461 327 50
KIA
PICANTO 3dr hatch Nice drive and cabin, but overshadowed now by rivals AAABC
1.0 1
8345 65 105 2
1.0 SR7
9845 65 105 2
1.25 Chilli
11495 84 106 6
PICANTO 5dr hatch Five-door version is also overshadowed now by rivals
AAABC
1.0 SR7
10045 65 105 2
1.0 1
8545 65 105 2
1.0 1 Air
9145 65 105 2
1.0 2
10145 65 105 2
1.25 2 ISG
10745 84 106 2
1.25 3 ISG
11745 84 106 2
1.25 4 ISG
12295 84 106 2
RIO 3dr hatch Looks great and well-priced, but its well
off the European hatch 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
RIO 5dr hatch Looks great and well-priced but nowhere
near its European rivals
AAABC
1.25 1
10945 83 115 2
1.1 CRDi 1
12245 74 86 2
1.25 1 Air
11745 83 115 2
1.1 CRDi 1 Air
13045 74 94 1
1.25 SR7
12445 83 115 2
1.1 CRDi SR7
13745 74 94 2
1.25 2
12845 83 115 2
1.4 2
13645 107 115 7
1.1 CRDi 2
14145 74 94 2
1.4 CRDi 2
14745 89 94 6
1.4 3
15045 107 115 7
1.4 CRDi 3
16145 89 94 6
1.4 4
16345 107 115 7
1.4 CRDi 4
17445 89 94 7
CEED 5dr hatch Another looker from Schreyer, but
dynamically forgettable
AAABC
1.4 98 1
14905 98 138 7
1.4 CRDi 89 1
16195 89 109 8
1.6 CRDi 134 1 ISG
16795 134 94 11
1.4 98 SR7
15750 98 138 7
1.4 CRDi 89 SR7
17040 89 109 9
1.6 GDi 133 2 ISG
17795 133 124 12
1.0 T-GDi 98 2 ISG
17945 98 113 12
1.6 CRDi 134 2 ISG
18895 134 99 13
1.0 T-GDi 118 3 ISG
20120 118 115 11
1.6 CRDi 134 3 ISG
20695 134 99 13
1.6 CRDi 134 4 ISG
22295 134 102 14
1.6 CRDi 134 4 Tech ISG
24295 134 102 16
1.0 T-GDi 118 GT-Line ISG
20220 118 115 11
1.6 CRDi 134 GT-Line ISG
20795 134 102 14
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT
23605 201 170 26
CEED SPORTWAGON 5dr estate Another slightly
bigger looker, but also forgettable AAABC
1.4 CRDi 89 1
17395 89 109 8
1.4 98 SR7
16750 98 138 7
1.6 CRDi 134 2 ISG
19895 134 102 13
1.0 T-GDi 118 3 ISG
21120 118 120 11
1.6 CRDi 134 3 ISG
21695 134 102 13
1.6 CRDi 134 4 ISG
23495 134 102 14
1.6 CRDi 134 4 Tech ISG
25495 134 102 16
1.0 T-GDi 118 GT-Line ISG
21220 118 120 11
1.6 CRDi 134 GT-Line ISG
21795 134 102 14

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
HURACN 2dr coup A supercar to its bones, but the
flaws are just as obvious
AAAAC
5.2 V10 LP 610-4
180720 602 280 5.2 V10 LP 610-4 Avio
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602 280 5.2 V10 LP 610-4 Spyder
TBC
602 285 5.2 V10 LP 580-2
TBC
572 278 5.2 V10 LP 620-2 Super Trofeo TBC
611 - AVENTADOR 2dr coup Big, bullish and ballistic. But
not perfect
AAAAC
6.5 V12 LP700-4
260040 690 - 6.5 V12 LP700-4 Roadster
288840 690 370 6.5 V12 LP700-4 Pirelli Ed
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690 - 6.5 V12 LP750-4 Superveloce 315078 740 370 6.5 V12 LP750-4 SV Roadster TBC
740 370 CENTENARIO 2dr coup Another superb looking and
extremely fast Lamborghini
AAAAC
6.5 V12 LP770-4
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759 - VENENO 2dr open A sharp looking and equally sharp
Lamborghini roadster
AAAAC
6.5 V12 LP770-4
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740 - LAND ROVER
DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 Great off and on-road ability,
but now looking outdated
AAAAC
3.0 SDV6 Graphite
47495 252 203 39
3.0 SDV6 Landmark
55995 252 203 39
3.0 SDV6 255 Commercial SE 43995 252 213 40
DISCOVERY SPORT 5dr 4x4 Hugely alluring with
the usual Land Rover capability AAAAC
2.0 TD4 E-Capability SE
31095 148 129 28
2.0 TD4 SE
32795 178 139 28
2.0 TD4 E-Capability SE Tech 32595 148 129 28
2.0 TD4 SE Tech
34295 178 139 28
2.0 TD4 E-Capability HSE
35795 148 129 28
2.0 TD4 HSE
37995 178 139 28
2.0 TD4 HSE Black Auto
41720 178 139 28
2.0 TD4 HSE Luxury
41595 148 129 28
2.0 TD4 HSE Dynamic Lux Auto 46510 148 129 28
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE COUP 3dr 4x4 A
desirable, poised and capable off-roader AAABC
2.0 eD4 SE Tech 2WD
32600 148 109 29
2.0 TD4 SE Tech 4WD Auto
37000 177 129 29
2.0 TD4 HSE Dynamic 4WD
42700 177 129 33
2.0 Si4 HSE Dynamic 4WD
43400 237 181 33
2.0 Si4 HSE Dynamic Lux 4WD 48900 237 181 33
2.0 TD4 HSE Dynamic Lux 4WD 48200 177 129 34
2.0 TD4 Autobiography 4WD 52200 177 134 34

LEXUS
CT 5dr hatch Makes sense only as a company car.
Pricey, flawed and a pokey cabin 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 Sport
25495 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. Still a left-field choice
AAACC
200t Sport
28995 241 167 200t F Sport
31495 241 167 200t Premier
35750 241 167 300h SE
28995 220 97 31
300h Executive Edition
29995 220 99 31
300h Sport
29995 220 107 31
300h Luxury
30995 220 104 32
300h Advance
31495 220 104 31
300h F Sport
32495 220 110 32
300h Premier
36750 220 110 33
GS 4dr saloon Restrictive engine choices limits appeal,
but outstanding refinement
AAABC
300h Executive Edition
33495 178 109 31
300h Luxury
36495 178 113 32
300h F Sport
40995 178 115 33
300h Premier
43245 179 113 33
450h F Sport
49995 288 145 42
450h Premier
50995 288 141 42
5.0 V8 F
69995 469 260 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 389 199 50
NX 5dr hatch Some good ideas, but dramatically off the
pace to drive
AAACC
200t F Sport
38595 235 183 300h S
29995 153 116 29
300h SE
31995 153 121 31
300h Luxury
35245 153 121 31
300h F Sport
37495 153 121 32
300h Premier
42995 153 121 33
RX 5dr 4x4 Low flexibility, but hybrid function makes a
degree of economic sense
AAABC
200t S
39995 235 181 200t Luxury
45995 235 184 200t F Sport
48995 235 184 450h SE
46995 259 120 41
450h Luxury
49995 259 127 41
450h F Sport
52995 259 127 42
450h Premier
57995 259 127 41
RC 2dr coup An also-ran in the coup segment,
although the RC-Fs V8 is easy to like AAABC
200t F Sport
36495 241 168 200t Premier
39495 241 168 300h Luxury
34995 220 113 300h F Sport
37495 220 113 300h Premier
40495 220 113 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 Sport
29900 134 149 43
1.8 Sport 220
36500 217 173 43
1.8 250 Cup
45600 242 - 1.8 Cup R
49950 217 - EXIGE 2dr coup Sharp, uncompromising track car.
Unforgiving on road
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3.5 V6 Sport 350
55900 345 235 3.5 V6 360 Cup
62995 345 235 3.5 V6 Cup R
74995 361 - -

EVORA 2dr coup Sublime combination of pliant ride


and sweet handling
AAAAC
3.5 V6 400
72000 400 225 50
3.5 V6 Sport 410
79900 410 225 50
3.5 V6 GT4
149760 356 - 3-ELEVEN 0dr open A hardcore track car that has
enough facets to be driven on the road AAAAC
3.5 V6 410 Road
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410 - 3.5 V6 460 Race
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459 - MASERATI
GHIBLI 4dr saloon Exotic saloon has allure, but is
under-powered and poorly finished AAACC
3.0 V6
53580 325 207 50
3.0 V6 S
64500 404 223 50
3.0D V6
49160 271 158 50
QUATTROPORTE 4dr saloon Italian flair in abundance, but off the pace in other areas AAACC
3.0 V6 S
81660 404 223 50
3.8 V8 GTS
110390 523 250 50
3.0D V6
69560 271 163 50
GRANTURISMO 2dr coup Fantastic looks and
soundtrack, average chassis
AAACC
4.2 V8
82890 400 330 50
4.7 V8 Sport
91420 453 330 50
4.7 V8 MC Stradale
110745 453 360 50
4.7 V8 MC Centennial Edition 119465 453 360 50
GRANCABRIO 2dr open Fantastic looks and
soundtrack, average chassis
AAACC
4.7 V8
98950 444 337 50
4.7 V8 Sport
104545 453 337 50
4.7 V8 MC Stradale
112380 453 337 50
4.7 V8 MC Centennial Edition 125045 453 337 50
LEVANTE 4dr SUV Italian flair and good looks applied
to a SUV body
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3.0D V6
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RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 Available in


five-door form but not hugely practical AAABC
2.0 eD4 SE 2WD
30600 148 113 28
2.0 TD4 SE 4WD
33200 177 125 28
2.0 eD4 SE Tech 2WD
32600 148 113 28
2.0 TD4 SE Tech 4WD
35200 177 125 28
2.0 TD4 HSE Dynamic 4WD
40900 177 125 28
2.0 Si4 HSE Dynamic 4WD
43400 237 181 39
2.0 TD4 HSE Dynamic Lux 4WD 46400 177 125 28
2.0 Si4 HSE Dynamic Lux 4WD 48900 237 181 39
2.0 TD4 Autobiography 4WD 52200 177 134 28
RANGE ROVER EVOQUE CONVERTIBLE
2dr open Without its roof, but has 4WD.AAABC
2.0 TD4 HSE Dyn Convertible 47500 177 149 2.0 Si4 HSE Dyn Convertible 48200 236 201 2.0 TD4 HSE Dyn Lux Conv
51700 177 149 2.0 Si4 HSE Dyn Lux Conv
52400 236 201 RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4 Envelopes you in luxury no
matter where you are
AAAAB
5.0 V8 Autobiography
103350 503 299 50
5.0 V8 Autobiography LWB
111050 503 299 50
5.0 V8 SVAutobiography
149800 543 299 50
5.0 V8 SVAutobiography LWB 165500 543 299 50
3.0 TDV6 Vogue
75850 255 182 45
3.0 TDV6 Vogue SE
82750 255 182 50
3.0 TDV6 Autobiography
92450 255 182 50
3.0 TDV6 SVAutobiography LWB 160500 349 164 50
3.0 SDV6 Hybrid Autobiography 103350 349 164 50
3.0 SDV6 Hybrid Agraphy LWB 111050 349 164 50
3.0 SDV6 Hybrid SVAgraphy LWB 156900 349 164 50
4.4 SDV8 Vogue
82850 335 219 50
4.4 SDV8 Vogue SE
89750 335 219 50
4.4 SDV8 Autobiography
99450 335 219 50
4.4 SDV8 Autobiography LWB 107150 335 219 50
4.4 SDV8 SVAutobiography LWB 156900 335 219 50
RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 Just the right kind
of dynamic twist. Brilliant AAAAB
5.0 V8 Autobiography Dynamic 85100 503 298 49
5.0 V8 SVR
95900 543 298 49
3.0 SDV6 HSE
62700 302 185 43
3.0 SDV6 HSE Dynamic
67900 302 185 43
3.0 SDV6 Abiography Dynamic 78600 302 185 45
SDV6 Hybrid Agraphy Dynamic 85100 349 164 45
4.4 SDV8 Abiography Dynamic 85100 335 219 47

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Premium hatches

1.5D 105 SE Nav


19595 104 105 16
1.5D 105 SE-L
20395 104 105 13
1.5D 105 SE-L Nav
20995 104 105 14
1.5D 105 Sport Nav
21895 104 105 1.5D 105 Sport Nav AWD
23395 104 123 CX-5 5dr 4x4 Superb diesel engine , crisp handling and
plenty of dynamic appeal
AAAAC
2.0 165 SE-L Nav
23195 162 139 15
2.0 165 Sport Nav
25695 162 139 16
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
24995 148 119 18
2.2D 150 SE-L Lux Nav
26595 148 119 20
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
27495 148 119 19
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav AWD
26995 148 136 17
2.2D 175 Sport Nav AWD
29795 173 136 21
MX-5 2dr open The old recipe but done better. Lean,
low-cost and pretty. As it should be AAAAA
1.5i Sport Nav
22445 129 139 26
1.5i SE
18495 129 139 25
1.5i SE-L
19245 129 139 25
1.5i SE-L Nav
19845 129 139 26
1.5i Sport
21845 129 139 26
1.5i Sport Nav
22445 129 139 26
2.0i SE-L
20095 153 161 29
2.0i SE-L Nav
20695 153 161 29
2.0i Sport
22695 153 161 29
2.0i Sport Nav
23295 153 161 29
2.0i Sport Recaro
24295 153 161 29

MCLAREN
650S 2dr coup Extraordinary pace and handling. The
car the 12C should have been AAAAB
3.8 V8
195250 641 275 50
650S SPIDER 2dr open More of the same although
noisier and better for it
AAAAB
3.8 V8
215250 641 275 50
570S 2dr coup A supercar-slayer for a new age.
Blisteringly fast and exciting
AAAAA
MAZDA
3.8 V8
143250 562 249 50
2 5dr hatch A well-made supermini, which drives with 540C 2dr coup The affordable end of McLarens
vigour and charm. Engines arent brilliant AAAAC spectrum
AAAAC
126000 533 249 50
1.5 75 SE
11995 74 110 13 3.8 V8
1.5 75 SE-L
12995 74 110 13
1.5 90 SE-L
13995 89 105 15 MERCEDES-BENZ
1.5 90 SE-L Nav
14395 89 105 15 A-CLASS 5dr hatch Desirability on message; ride
1.5 90 Sport
14995 89 105 16 quality seriously off-piste
AAABC
1.5 90 Sport Black
15595 89 105 16 A 180 SE
21065 121 127 17
1.5 90 Sport Nav
15395 89 105 16 A 180 Sport
22005 121 131 17
1.5 90 Sport Black
15595 89 105 16 A 180 AMG Line
23485 121 134 18
1.5 115 Sport Nav
15995 111 117 19 A 200 Sport
23715 154 132 21
1.5D 105 SE-L
15995 104 89 15 A 200 AMG Line
25010 154 132 22
1.5D 105 SE-L Nav
16395 104 89 15 A 250 AMG Line
28995 215 158 27
1.5D 105 Sport
16995 104 89 15 A 250 AMG Line 4Matic
31945 215 154 29
1.5D 105 Sport Nav
17395 104 89 15 A 45 AMG 4MATIC
39995 375 162 41
3 5dr hatch Refined, well-priced family choice.
A 45 AMG Petronas 2015 WC Ed 48995 375 162 41
A 180 d SE
22140 107 89 13
Dynamically satisfying, too
AAAAC
23135 107 102 13
1.5 100 SE
17095 99 119 13 A 180 d Sport
24430 107 102 14
1.5 100 SE Nav
17695 99 119 13 A 180 d AMG Line
23215 134 106 17
2.0 120 SE
17395 119 119 17 A 200 d SE
24210 134 111 17
2.0 120 SE Nav
17995 119 119 17 A 200 d Sport
25505 134 111 18
2.0 120 SE-L
18895 118 119 18 A 200 d AMG Line
28385 174 107 22
2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19495 118 119 18 A 220 d AMG Line
31635 174 107 23
2.0 120 Sport Nav
20445 118 119 18 A 220 d Motorsport Edition
29885 174 124 21
2.0 165 Sport Nav
22170 162 135 22 A 220 d AMG Line 4Matic
1.5D 105 SE
18895 104 99 - A 220 d Motorsport Edit 4Matic 33135 174 124 23
1.5D 105 SE Nav
19495 104 99 - B-CLASS 5dr hatch A slightly odd prospect, but
1.5D 105 SE-L
20395 104 99 - practical and classy
AAABC
1.5D 105 SE-L Nav
20995 104 99 - B 180 SE
21825 120 129 19
1.5D 105 Sport Nav
21945 104 99 - B 180 Sport
22950 120 132 19
2.2D 150 SE
19745 148 107 23 B 180 AMG Line
24245 120 132 19
2.2D 150 SE Nav
20345 148 107 24 B 200 SE
23350 154 130 22
2.2D 150 SE-L
21245 148 107 24 B 200 Sport
24475 154 132 22
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
21845 148 107 24 B 200 AMG Line
25770 154 132 22
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
22795 148 107 24 B 180 d SE
22900 107 104 15
3 FASTBACK 4dr saloon Refined and dynamically
B 180 d Sport
23895 107 107 15
B 180 d AMG Line
25190 107 107 15
satisfying in saloon form
AAAAC
23975 134 109 19
2.0 120 SE
17395 119 119 17 B 200 d SE
24970 134 112 20
2.0 120 SE Nav
17995 119 119 17 B 200 d Sport
26265 134 112 21
2.0 120 SE-L
18895 118 119 18 B 200 d AMG Line
27850 174 108 24
2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19495 118 119 18 B 220 d Sport
29145 174 108 24
2.0 120 Sport Nav
20445 118 119 18 B 220 d AMG Line
29350 174 130 23
1.5D 105 SE
18895 104 99 - B 220 d Sport 4Matic
30645 174 130 23
1.5D 105 SE Nav
19495 104 99 - B 220 d AMG Line 4Matic
32275 176 0 15
1.5D 105 SE-L
20395 104 99 - 28kWh Electric Drive Sport
1.5D 105 SE-L Nav
20995 104 99 - 28kWh Elec Drive Electric Art 32570 176 0 15
1.5D 105 Sport Nav
21945 104 99 - CLA 4dr saloon Attractive from some angles, unappeal2.2D 150 SE
19745 148 107 23 ing from others. Dynamics to match AAABC
2.2D 150 SE Nav
20345 148 107 24 CLA 180 Sport
25050 120 128 23
2.2D 150 SE-L
21245 148 107 24 CLA 180 AMG Sport
27250 120 128 23
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
21845 148 107 24 CLA 250 AMG
32130 215 156 23
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
22795 148 107 24 CLA 250 AMG 4Matic
25080 215 158 33
6 4dr saloon A compelling mix of size, economy and
CLA 45 AMG
42660 375 171 45
CLA 200 d Sport
27200 134 109 27
performance. Interior a letdown AAABC
29400 134 109 29
2.0 145 SE
19795 143 129 18 CLA 200 d AMG Sport
30080 175 109 27
2.0 145 SE Nav
20495 143 129 18 CLA 220 d Sport
32280 175 109 28
2.0 145 SE-L
20795 143 129 16 CLA 220 d AMG Sport
34280 175 109 28
2.0 145 SE-L Nav
21495 143 129 16 CLA 220 d OrangeArt
31580 175 123 29
2.0 165 Sport Nav
24595 162 135 19 CLA 220 d Sport 4Matic
2.2D 150 SE
22295 148 108 21 CLA 220 d AMG Sport 4Matic 33780 175 123 30
2.2D 150 SE Nav
22995 148 108 21 CLA 220 d OrangeArt 4Matic 35780 175 123 30
2.2D 150 SE-L
23295 148 108 19 CLA SHOOTING BRAKE 5dr estate Attractive
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
23995 148 108 19 from some angles
AAABC
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
26395 148 108 21 CLA 180 Sport
26030 120 134 23
2.2D 175 Sport Nav
26795 173 119 23 CLA 180 AMG Sport
28230 120 134 24
6 TOURER 5dr estate Attractively styled estate, but CLA 250 AMG 4Matic
35930 215 158 33
CLA 45 AMG
43510 375 171 45
is average to drive
AAABC
28050 134 111 24
2.0 165 Sport Nav
25395 162 135 19 CLA 200 d Sport
29500 134 111 24
2.2D 175 Sport Nav
27595 173 119 23 CLA 200 d AMG Sport
30930 175 108 27
2.0 145 SE-L
21725 143 131 16 CLA 220 d Sport
33130 175 108 28
2.0 145 SE-L Nav
22425 143 131 16 CLA 220 d AMG Sport
35130 175 108 30
2.2D 150 SE
23095 148 116 21 CLA 220 d OrangeArt
32430 175 126 27
2.2D 150 SE Nav
23795 148 116 21 CLA 220 d Sport 4Matic
2.2D 150 SE-L
24095 148 116 19 CLA 220 d AMG Sport 4Matic 34630 175 126 28
2.2D 150 SE-L Nav
24795 148 116 19 CLA 220 d OrangeArt 4Matic 36630 175 126 30
2.2D 150 Sport Nav
27195 148 116 21 C-CLASS COUP 2dr coup Nice balance of style,
CX-3 5dr 4x4 Sporting pretensions, nicely appointed
usability and driver reward
AAABC
supermini SUV. Pricey
C 220 d Sport
33645 168 106 AAAAC
34960 168 113 2.0 120 SE
17595 118 137 17 C 220 d AMG Line
36120 202 109 2.0 120 SE Nav
18195 118 137 17 C 250 d Sport
37615 202 112 2.0 120 SE-L
18995 118 137 15 C 250 d AMG Line
33515 182 123 2.0 120 SE-L Nav
19595 118 137 16 C 200 Sport
33515 182 132 2.0 120 Sport Nav
20495 118 137 17 C 200 AMG Line
35460 241 146 2.0 150 Sport Nav AWD
22495 148 150 19 C 300 Sport
36990 241 154 1.5D 105 SE
18995 104 105 15 C 300 AMG Line

BMW i3

From 30,000
An electrified statement of intent. With a generous budget and
modest miles in mind, the i3 is simply unbeatable. AAAAC

Audi A3 Sportback

From 19,000
The Volkswagen Golf is our conventional hatch champ, but its
sister car is almost as good if only an Audi will do. AAAAC

Volvo V40

BMW 1 Series

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

From 19,000
No, the V40 isnt perfect, but its handsome, brilliantly well
packaged and different rare commodities. AAABC

From 20,000
It looks desperate from certain angles, but the BMW is still a
sure bet. Arguably offers the most sporting drive. AAABC

From 20,000
Were warming to the A-Class, although caution is still advised
on how you spec it. Looks and cabin top notch. AAABC
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ROAD TEST RESULTS

PRO_CEED 3dr hatch Slightly smaller more dynamic


looker, but still not one to remember AAABC
1.4 98 SR7
15250 98 138 8
1.6 GDi 133 2 ISG
17295 133 124 13
1.0 T-GDi 98 2 ISG
17445 98 113 9
1.6 CRDi 134 2 ISG
18395 134 99 13
1.0 T-GDi 118 GT-Line ISG
19720 118 115 12
1.6 CRDi 134 GT-Line ISG
20295 134 102 14
1.6 T-GDi 201 GT
23105 201 170 27
SOUL 5dr hatch Looks divide opinion. Better value
now, but still hardly the best option AAABC
EV 81kW
29995 107 0 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 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
21495 139 110 1.7 CRDi 3 ISG
23495 139 110 1.7 CRDi 4 ISG Auto
28895 139 116 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 4 ISG
17285 123 139 13
1.4 CRDi 89 2
15195 89 115 10
1.4 CRDi 89 SR7
14895 89 115 10
1.6 CRDi 114 3 ISG
17475 114 115 14
1.6 CRDi 114 4 ISG
18570 114 115 15
CARENS 5dr MPV NIcely up to scratch now, but no
class leader
AAABC
1.6 GDi 1 ISG
18195 133 149 13
1.6 GDi SR7 ISG
19295 133 149 13
1.6 GDi 2 ISG
19600 133 149 13
1.7 CRDi 114 SR7 ISG
20690 114 120 12
1.7 CRDi 114 2 ISG
20995 114 120 12
1.7 CRDi 134 3 ISG
24300 139 132 16
1.7 CRDi 134 4 ISG
25650 139 132 17
SPORTAGE 5dr 4x4 Good ride, handling and usability.
Looks decent and well-priced too AAABC
1.6 GDi 130 1
17995 130 156 11
1.7 CRDi 114 1
19745 114 119 12
2.0 CRDi 134 KX-1 AWD
21995 134 139 18
1.6 GDi 130 2 ISG
20500 130 147 12
1.7 CRDi 114 2 ISG
22050 114 119 13
2.0 CRDi 134 KX-2 AWD
24300 134 139 19
1.6 T-GDi 174 GT-Line AWD
24350 174 177 19
2.0 CRDi 134 GT-Line AWD
25850 134 135 19
1.7 CRDi 114 3 ISG
24750 114 119 13
2.0 CRDi 134 KX-3 AWD
27000 134 139 19
1.7 CRDi 114 4 ISG
29400 114 119 12
2.0 CRDi 182 KX-4 AWD
28570 182 154 21
2.0 CRDi 182 First Ed AWD Auto 31645 182 154 21
SORENTO 5dr 4x4 Kias attempt to go upmarket, with
a smart-looking and well appointed SUV AAAAC
2.2 CRDi KX-1 ISG
28795 197 149 24
2.2 CRDi KX-2 ISG
31995 197 159 25
2.2 CRDi KX-3 ISG
35845 197 159 26
2.2 CRDi KX-4 ISG Auto
41000 197 174 28

Make and Model

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CO2 g/km

Bhp

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Make and Model

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2.0D Cooper SD
23205 141 119 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4
24425 141 126 19
COUNTRYMAN 5dr 4x4 Big, but still more funky
than useful
AAACC
1.6 One 2WD
17105 97 134 12
1.6 Cooper 2WD
18625 120 137 16
1.6 Cooper ALL4 4WD
19855 120 156 16
1.6T Cooper S 2WD
22005 181 139 30
1.6T Cooper S ALL4 4WD
23240 181 148 28
1.6 Cooper Park Lane 2WD
22100 120 137 16
1.6 Cooper Park Lane ALL4 4WD 23065 120 156 16
1.6T Cooper S Park Lane 2WD 25065 181 139 30
1.6T Cooper S Park Lane ALL4 26065 181 148 28
1.6T John Cooper Works
28985 215 165 33
1.6D Cooper 2WD
19885 110 111 18
1.6D Cooper ALL4 4WD
21055 110 123 16
2.0D Cooper SD 2WD
22725 141 119 20
2.0D Cooper SD ALL4 4WD
23945 141 126 20
1.6D Cooper Park Lane 2WD
23315 110 111 18
1.6D Cooper Park Lane ALL4 24265 110 123 16
2.0D Cooper SD Park Lane 2WD 25770 141 119 20
2.0D Cooper SD Park Lane ALL4 26865 141 126 20
CONVERTIBLE 2dr open Open-top fun, but compromised on practicality and dynamics AAABC
1.5 Cooper
18475 134 114 1.5 D Cooper
20225 114 100 2.0 S Cooper
22430 189 139 2.0 John Cooper Works
26630 228 152 CLUBMAN 5dr hatchback Cheery, usable and
likeable six-door Mini
AAAAC
1.5 Cooper
19965 134 118 1.5 Cooper D
22245 148 109 2.0 Cooper S
22755 189 144 2.0 Cooper S All4 4WD
24305 189 159 2.0 Cooper SD
24810 189 119 2.0 Cooper SD All4 4WD
27410 189 126 -

MITSUBISHI
MIRAGE 5dr hatch Straightforward hatchback. Not for
the likes of us
AAACC
1.2 Attivo
10999 79 100 18
1.2 Attivo CVT
11999 79 99 18
ASX 5dr hatch Decent engine, but otherwise
unexceptional crossover
AAACC
1.6 MiVEC ZC 2WD
15249 115 135 13
1.6 MiVEC ZC-M 2WD
17499 115 136 13
1.6 MiVEC ZC-M 2WD Leather 18699 115 136 13
1.6d ZC-M 2WD
19499 112 119 19
1.6d ZC-M 2WD Leather
20699 112 119 19
1.6d ZC-H 4WD
23499 112 139 19
2.2d ZC-H 4WD Auto
24899 147 152 19
SHOGUN 5dr 4x4 Has its appeal. Needs more chassis
finesse, but still charming
AABCC
3.2 Di-DC SG2 SWB
29634 187 238 3.2 Di-DC SG2 SWB Comms
31084 187 238 3.2 Di-DC SG2 SWB Warrior
32554 187 238 3.2 Di-DC SG2 Warrior Comms 34004 187 238 3.2 Di-DC SG2 SWB Barbarian 35184 187 238 3.2 Di-DC SG2 Barbarian Comms 36634 187 238 3.2 Di-DC SG2 LWB
32034 187 245 3.2 Di-DC SG2 LWB Comms
33484 187 245 3.2 Di-DC SG3 LWB
35299 187 245 3.2 Di-DC SG4 LWB
39299 187 245 3.2 Di-DC SG5 LWB
40299 187 245 OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 Practical and efficient, but still
feels cheap in places
AAABC
2.0 PHEV GX3h
34249 119 42 26
2.0 PHEV GX3h+
35249 119 42 26
2.0 PHEV GX3h Leather
35749 119 42 26
2.0 PHEV GX3h+ Leather
36749 119 42 26
2.0 PHEV GX4h
38899 119 42 27
2.0 PHEV GX4hs
40099 119 42 24
2.0 PHEV GX5h
43399 119 42 27
2.0 PHEV GX5hs
45499 119 42 24
2.2 DI-D GX2 4WD
24799 147 139 22
2.2 DI-D GX3 4WD
27599 147 139 23
2.2 DI-D GX3 4WD Leather
29249 147 139 23
2.2 DI-D GX4 4WD
31499 147 139 24
2.0 PHEV GX3h 4Work
35524 119 42 2.0 PHEV GX3h+ 4Work
36524 119 42 2.2 DI-D GX1 4Work
26074 147 139 L200 5dr 4x4 The L200 is a practical, efficient and
muscular workhorse
AAABC
MG
2.5D Series 4 4Life Single
19014 134 199 3 5dr hatch Neatly tuned and nice sporty style. Breaks 2.5D Series 4 4Life Club Cab 20350 134 204 2.5D Series 5 4Life Double Cab 23698 151 169 the mould of sub-9000 superminis AAABC
1.5 3Time
8399 105 136 4 2.5D Series 5 Titan Double Cab 24898 178 173 27658 178 173 1.5 3Form
9599 105 136 4 2.5D Series 5 Warrior D Cab
1.5 3Form Sport
9899 105 136 4 2.5D Series 5 Barbarian D Cab 28558 178 173 1.5 3Style
10499 105 136 4
6 5dr hatch Good dynamics and space. Poor finish and MORGAN
3 WHEELER 0dr open Eccentric and brilliant Morgan,
running costs
AAACC
1.9 DTi Diesel S
13995 148 119 17 a testament to British creativityl
AAAAA
1.9 DTi Diesel TS
16195 148 119 17 1.9 115 Sport
31140 82 215 1.9 DTi Diesel TL
17995 148 119 17 1.9 115 Superdry
34995 82 - 4-4 2dr open Has its appeal, but not so rewarding to
MINI
drive
AACCC
3DR HATCH 3dr hatch Clever redesign makes Mini a 1.6
29995 110 143 PLUS 4 2dr open Has its appeal. Needs more chassis
superb choice. Pricey but worth it AAAAB
1.2 One
13935 100 108 12 finesse, but still charming
AABCC
1.5 Cooper
15485 134 105 18 2.0 2 Seater
38100 154 164 2.0 Cooper S
18840 189 133 26 2.0 4 Seater
43200 154 164 1.5 One D
15075 94 89 11 ROADSTER 2dr open More advanced, but pricey and
1.5 Cooper D
16635 114 92 15 needs better brakes
AACCC
2.0 Cooper SD
19635 168 106 23 3.7 V6 4 Seater
55140 280 240 2.0 John Cooper Works
23050 228 155 - 3.7 V6
48000 280 240 5DR HATCH 5dr hatch Mini charm in a more usable PLUS 8 2dr open Old V8 charm lives on, but requires
package, but not as practical as rivals AAAAB
oodles of cash
AAACC
73494 367 282 1.2 One
14535 101 112 12 4.8 V8
1.5 Cooper
16085 134 109 18
2.0 Cooper S
19440 189 136 26 NISSAN
1.5 One D
15675 94 92 11 MICRA 5dr hatch Low running costs but below average
1.5 Cooper D
17235 114 95 15 overall
AAACC
2.0 Cooper SD
20235 168 109 23 1.2 Visia Limited Edition
7995 79 115 6
PACEMAN 3dr coup Two-door Countryman a Mini 1.2 Vibe
8995 79 115 7
1.2 Visia
9640 79 115 7
too far for us. Tough to like
AAABC
11615 79 115 7
1.6 Cooper
19115 121 137 16 1.2 Acenta
12715 97 99 10
1.6 Cooper ALL4
20315 121 156 16 1.2 DIG-S Acenta
12400 79 115 7
1.6T Cooper S
22485 181 139 30 1.2 N-Tec
13500 97 99 10
1.6T Cooper S ALL4
23720 181 148 29 1.2 DIG-S N-Tec
13015 79 115 7
1.6T John Cooper Works
29575 208 165 34 1.2 Tekna
14115 97 99 10
1.6D Cooper D ALL4
21535 110 123 14 1.2 DIG-S Tekna
1.6D Cooper D
20345 110 111 15

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GLC 220 d AMG Line


38440 167 129 34
GLC 250 d SE
36105 201 129 37
GLC 250 d Sport
38100 201 129 39
GLC 250 d AMG Line
39595 201 129 39
GLE 5dr 4x4 The ML replacement isnt an inspiring drive
but has a classy interior
AAAAC
GLE 250 d AMG Line
49280 201 155 41
GLE 250 d designo Line
51680 201 156 42
GLE 350 d AMG Line
56280 254 179 45
GLE 350 d designo Line
65575 254 179 46
GLE 450 AMG
58390 362 199 GLE 450 AMG designo Line
67685 362 199 GLE 500 e AMG
64995 442 84 49
GLE 500 e AMG designo Line 74290 442 84 49
GLE 63 S
94405 576 276 50
GLE COUP 5dr 4x4 A SUV with coup looks, but will
be outrun by the X6
AAAAC
GLE 350 d AMG Line
60680 254 187 45
GLE 350 d designo Line
69975 254 187 46
GLE 450 AMG
62800 362 209 47
GLE 450 AMG designo Line
72095 362 209 48
GLE 63 S
96555 576 278 50
G-CLASS 5dr 4x4 Massively expensive and compromised, but with character to spare AAABC
G 350 d BlueTec
87795 241 261 G 63 AMG
131675 563 322 G 63 AMG Edition 463
149970 563 322 GL 5dr 4x4 Decent on road and off despite its size. Nice
cabin, too
AAABC
GL 350 d BlueTec AMG Sport 61655 254 205 49
GL 63 AMG
94735 549 288 50
GLS 5dr 4x4 The impending replacement for the
GL-Class
AAAbC
GLS 350 d AMG Line
69100 254 199 GLS 350 d designo Line
78095 254 199 GLS 63 AMG
102330 576 288 SLC 2dr open Another small convertible edition added
with all the Mercedes charm
AAABC
SLC 250 d Sport
32995 201 114 SLC 250 d AMG Line
36995 201 114 SLC 200 Sport
30495 181 150 SLC 200 AMG Line
34495 181 150 SLC 300 AMG Line
39385 241 138 SLC 43 AMG
46355 362 178 SLK 2dr open Enthusiastic, neat handling and brisk
all-weather roadster
AAABC
SLK 250 d
33020 201 114 45
SLK 250 d AMG Sport
37020 201 114 45
SLK 200 AMG Sport
34715 181 150 43
SLK 300 AMG Sport
38545 241 138 45
SLK 55 AMG
55350 415 195 48
NEW SL 2dr open Big, luxurious and classier than a
royal stud farm refined further. AAAAB
SL 400 AMG Line
73575 362 175 50
SL 400 Edition
74995 362 175 50
SL 500 AMG Line
82850 449 205 50
SL 63 AMG
114100 576 234 50
SL 65 AMG
173295 621 279 50
SL 2dr open Big, luxurious and classier than a royal
stud farm. Merc at its best.
AAAAB
SL 400 AMG Sport
73575 328 179 50
SL 400 Mille Miglia 417 Edition 85335 328 179 50
SL 500 AMG Sport
83130 449 212 50
SL 500 Mille Miglia 417 Edition 95335 449 212 50
SL 63 AMG
114185 575 234 50
SL 65 AMG
173360 621 279 50
AMG GT 2dr coup Clever and handsome replacement
for the SLS. Different, but good AAABC
4.0 V8
97200 456 216 50
4.0 V8 S
110500 503 219 50
V-CLASS 5dr MPV Expensively appointed mini bus.
With matching price tag
AAABC
V 220 d SE
42990 161 163 31
V 220 d Sport
45485 161 163 33
V 220 d Long Sport
48630 161 166 V 220 d Extra Long SE
44525 161 163 33
V 220 d Extra Long Sport
47020 161 163 37
V 250 d SE
44665 187 166 32
V 250 d Sport
47160 187 166 34
V 250 d Long Sport
50190 187 166 V 250 d Extra Long SE
46200 187 166 36
V 250 d Extra Long Sport
48695 187 166 38

JUKE 5dr hatch High-riding, funky hatch is a


compelling package. High CO2 AAABC
1.2 DIG-T Acenta
15630 113 130 12
1.2 DIG-T N-Connecta
17150 113 130 12
1.2 DIG-T Tekna
18280 113 130 12
1.6 Visia
13930 93 138 12
1.6 DIG-T 190 N-Connecta
18460 187 139 21
1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna
19710 187 139 21
1.6 DIG-T 218 Nismo RS
21995 215 168 21
1.6 DIG-T 214 Nismo RS 4WD
24100 211 172 21
1.5 dCi Visia
15830 109 107 13
1.5 dCi Acenta
17025 109 107 13
1.5 dCi N-Connecta
18545 109 107 13
1.5 dCi Tekna
19675 109 107 13
1.6 117 Acenta X-Tronic
16880 115 139 21
1.6 117 N-Connecta X-Tronic 18400 115 139 21
1.6 117 Tekna X-Tronic
19530 115 139 21
NOTE 5dr hatch It lacks a bit of verve, but objectively
the Note is entirely fit for purpose AAAAC
1.2 Visia Limited Edition
9995 79 109 6
1.2 Visia
12280 79 109 6
1.2 Acenta
13675 79 109 6
1.2 Acenta Style
14175 79 109 6
1.2 Acenta Premium
14615 79 109 6
1.2 N-Tec
15515 79 109 6
1.2 DIG-S Acenta
14775 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Acenta Style
15275 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Acenta Premium
15715 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Tekna
16620 97 99 10
1.2 DIG-S Tekna Style
17120 97 99 10
1.5 dCi Visia
14280 89 93 8
1.5 dCi Acenta
15675 89 93 8
1.5 dCi Acenta Style
16175 89 93 8
1.5 dCi Acenta Premium
16615 89 93 9
1.5 dCi Tekna
17520 89 93 9
1.5 dCi Tekna Style
18020 89 93 9
LEAF 5dr hatch Comfortable and still the cheapest way
into the EV world
AAACC
24kW Visia
25790 107 0 23
24kW Acenta
27890 107 0 23
24kW Tekna
29890 107 0 24
30kW Acenta
29490 107 0 30kW Tekna
31490 107 0 PULSAR 5dr hatch Undeniably fit for purpose, but its
appeal goes no deeper than that AAABC
1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia
13995 114 117 10
1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta
17945 114 117 10
1.2 DIG-T 115 N-Connecta
19495 114 117 10
1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna
21045 114 117 10
1.6 DIG-T 190 Acenta
19845 188 134 21
1.6 DIG-T 190 N-Connecta
21095 188 134 21
1.6 DIG-T 190 Tekna
22945 188 134 21
1.5 dCi 110 Visia
17545 109 94 11
1.5 dCi 110 Acenta
19545 109 94 11
1.5 dCi 110 N-Connecta
21095 109 94 11
1.5 dCi 110 Tekna
22645 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
28910 128 133 19
1.2 DIG-T 115 Visia
18545 113 133 17
1.2 DIG-T 115 Acenta
20130 113 133 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 N-Connecta
22110 113 133 14
1.2 DIG-T 115 Tekna
24210 113 133 14
1.6 DIG-T 163 N-Connecta
23200 161 138 14
1.6 DIG-T 163 Tekna
25300 161 138 14
1.5 dCi 110 Visia
20295 109 103 17
1.5 dCi 110 Acenta
21880 109 103 17
1.5 dCi 110 N-Connecta
23730 109 103 14
1.5 dCi 110 Tekna
25830 109 103 15
1.6 dCi 130 N-Connecta
24980 128 133 19
1.6 dCi 130 N-Connecta 4WD 26810 128 133 19
1.6 dCi 130 Tekna
27080 128 120 19
1.6 dCi 130 Tekna 4WD
28910 128 133 19
X-TRAIL 5dr 4x4 Cheap route into the seven-seat SUV
world, lacks in the power and 4x4 stakes AAABC
1.2 DIG-T 163 Visia 2WD
21995 161 145 19
1.6 dCi Visia 2WD
23455 128 133 19
1.2 DIG-T 163 Acenta 2WD
23795 161 145 19
1.6 dCi Acenta 2WD
25255 128 133 19
1.6 dCi Acenta 4WD
27155 128 139 20
1.2 DIG-T 163 N-Tec 2WD
26445 161 145 19
1.6 dCi N-Tec 2WDt
28035 128 133 19
1.6 dCi N-Tec 4WD
29820 128 139 20
1.2 DIG-T 163 Tekna 2WD
28445 161 145 19
1.6 dCi Tekna 2WD
30035 128 133 19
1.6 dCi Tekna 4WD
31820 128 139 20
NV200 COMBI MPV Van-based multi-seat vehicle
which is flexible and economical AAABC
1.5 dCi 90 Acenta 5st
20177 88 133 1.5 dCi 90 Acenta 7st
20537 88 133 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta 5st
20587 108 130 1.5 dCi 110 Acenta 7st
20947 108 130 E-NV200 COMBI MPV Van-based multi-seat vehicle
which is flexible and economical AAABC
80kW Acenta
28087 106 0 80kW Acenta Rapid
28927 106 0 80kW Acenta Rapid Plus
29581 106 0 80kW Tekna Rapid
30763 106 0 80kW Tekna Rapid Plus
31429 106 0 NAVARA NP300 5dr 4x4 A tough pick-up happy on
and off-road
AAABC
2.3 dCi 160 Visia King Cab 2WD 21995 157 169 2.3 dCi 160 Visia King Cab 4WD 22995 157 169 2.3 dCi 160 Visia Double Cab 23995 157 169 2.3 dCi 160 Acenta King Cab 23745 157 169 2.3 dCi 160 Acenta Double Cab 24745 157 169 2.3 dCi 190 Acenta+ Double Cab 26445 187 169 2.3 dCi 190 N-Connecta D Cab 27295 187 169 2.3 dCi 190 Tekna Double Cab 29095 187 169 370Z 2dr coup Old-school and profoundly
mechanical. Lots of road noise AAABC
3.7 V6 Nismo
37745 339 248 46
3.7 V6
27605 323 248 46
3.7 V6 GT
32685 323 248 46
GT-R 2dr coup Now a blunt tool compared to sharper,
more charismatic rivals
AAABC
3.8 V6 Recaro
78030 523 275 50
3.8 V6 Track Edition
88560 523 275 50
NOBLE
M600 2dr coup A new era for the Brit maker.
Outrageous pace and handling AAABC
4.4 V8
200000 650 -

WHATS COMING WHEN

Bentley Continental GT Speed


Spring
The new 206mph Continental GT Speed is Bentleys
fastest model yet. Its twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12
engine produces 633bhp, 6bhp more than the old car.
Despite weighing more than two tonnes, the Speed can
sprint from 0-62mph in 3.9sec. Price 168,900 (est)
SPRING 2016
Abarth 595 facelift, Alpina B7, Ariel Nomad Supercharged, Aston
Martin GT8 Audi S8 Plus, S4, RS6/RS7 Performance, R8 Spyder,
SQ7, SQ5, BMW M2, M4 GTS, 225xe Active Tourer, 330e, 3 Series GT
facelift, X4 M40i, Bugatti Chiron, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet
Camaro, Detroit Electric SP:01, Elemental RP1, Ferrari 488
Spider, Fiat Tipo, Ford Focus RS, Kuga, Ranger, Mustang, Infiniti
Q30, Hyundai i20 Active, i20 1.0, Jaguar F-Pace, XE AWD, XF AWD,
Kia Sportage, Optima, Kahn Speed 7, Koenigsegg Agera RS,
Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, Huracn LP580-2, Huracn
Spyder, Centenario LP770-4, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Convertible, Lexus RX, GS F, RC, Lotus 3-Eleven, Elise Sport, Exige
Sport 350 Roadster, Mercedes-AMG C63 Coup, S65 Cabriolet,
GT3, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet, E-Class, GLS, SL facelift,
SLC, C-Class Coup, Mini Clubman All4, Convertible, Pagani Huayra
R, Porsche 718 Boxster, 911 Carrera 4/4S, 911 Turbo/Turbo S
facelift, Macan GTS, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Smart Fortwo Cabrio,
Subaru XV facelift, Suzuki Baleno, Tesla Model 3, Toyota Prius,
C-HR, RAV4 facelift, Vauxhall Astra, Astra Sports Tourer,
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, Tiguan, Zenos E10 R
SUMMER 2016
Alfa Romeo Mito facelift, Giulietta facelift, Alpine A120, Aston
Martin DB11, Audi RS4, A4 Allroad, A3 facelift, Q2, BMW 740e,
3 Series GT, Bristol Project Pinnacle, Chevrolet Camaro, Citron
C3, DS 3, Ferrari F12tdf, GTC4Lusso, Fiat 124 Spider, Ford,
Ecosport, Edge, S-Max Vignale, Honda NSX, Hyundai i10, Ioniq,
Infiniti QX30, Q60, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Koenigsegg Regera,
Maserati Levante, McLaren 675 LT Spider, 570S GT,
Mercedes-AMG SL 63, Mercedes-Benz, C-Class Cabriolet, CLA
facelift, CLA Shooting Brake facelift, Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
Pullman, MG GS, Mitsubishi Outlander facelift, Morgan EV3,
Peugeot 3008, 5008, Porsche 911 R, Renault Mgane, Seat
Leon SUV, Toyota Auris Cross, Tramontana R, Vauxhall Zafira
Tourer, Volkswagen Up facelift, Beetle Dune
AUTUMN/WINTER 2016
Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi Q5, A5, TT RS, Bentley Bentayga,
Mulsanne facelift, Borgward BX7, Caterham Seven 620S, Citron
C3 Picasso, Ford GT, Ka, Hennessey Venom F5, Honda Civic, FCV
Clarity, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Optima Sportswagon, Soul facelift,
Ceed, Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Lexus LC 500, Mercedes-AMG
C 63 Cabriolet, GT3, E 43, E 63, Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift,
E-Class Estate, Mini Countryman, Mitsubishi ASX, Morgan EV3,
Nissan Juke, Micra, Porsche 718 Cayman, Renault Scenic, Clio
facelift, Mgane Sport Tourer, Seat Ateca, Leon, Skoda SUV,
Roomster, Subaru Impreza, Tesla Model X, Toyota GT86, Vauxhall
Insignia, Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, Volvo S90, V90
Stay up to date with all the latest new car launches with
Autocars new cars calendar. Head to autocar.co.uk

Audi A3
Summer
Audi has lightly updated the exterior of its A3 range for
2016. The facelifted car gains two new engine options
a 113bhp turbo 1.0-litre triple and a 187bhp 2.0-litre
four-pot unit and incorporates extra safety features,
including traffic jam assist. Price From 18,900 (est)
20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 79

ROAD TEST RESULTS

C 63 AMG
61160 469 200 C 63 S AMG
68070 503 200 C 63 Edition 1 AMG
76900 503 200 C-CLASS 4dr saloon Stellar cabin and polished drive
increase appeal; engines not so good AAAAC
C 200 d SE
29380 134 101 24
C 200 d Sport
31375 134 101 25
C 200 d AMG Line
32870 134 106 25
C 220 d SE
30175 168 103 30
C 220 d Sport
32170 168 103 31
C 220 d AMG Line
33665 168 108 31
C 250 d SE
32830 202 109 36
C 250 d Sport
34825 202 109 37
C 250 d AMG Line
36320 202 117 37
C 300 h SE
35440 227 94 36
C 300 h Sport
37435 227 94 37
C 300 h AMG Line
38930 227 100 37
C 200 SE
27665 181 123 29
C 200 Sport
29660 181 123 31
C 200 AMG Line
31285 181 132 31
C 350 e Sport
38270 289 48 38
C 63 AMG
60060 469 192 47
C 63 S AMG
66810 503 192 48
C-CLASS ESTATE 5dr estate Decent practicality
and fantastic interior. Only okay to driveAAAAC
C 200 d SE
30580 134 109 24
C 200 d Sport
32575 134 111 25
C 200 d AMG Line
34070 134 117 25
C 220 d SE
31375 168 108 30
C 220 d Sport
33370 168 108 31
C 220 d AMG Line
34865 168 113 31
C 250 d SE
34030 201 117 36
C 250 d Sport
36025 201 117 37
C 250 d AMG Line
37520 201 122 37
C 300 h Sport
38635 227 99 37
C 300 h AMG Line
40130 227 104 37
C 200 SE
28865 181 128 29
C 200 Sport
30860 181 128 31
C 200 AMG Line
32485 181 132 31
C 350 e Sport
39470 289 49 38
C 63 AMG
61260 469 196 47
C 63 S AMG
68010 503 196 48
NEW E-CLASS 4dr saloon A refined Mercedes, and
has upped the sectors game again AAAAC
E 220 d SE
35935 191 102 E 220 d AMG Line
38430 191 112 E 350 d SE
44930 254 136 E 350 d AMG Line
47425 254 144 E-CLASS 4dr saloon A refined Mercedes, but its
pricey, less sporting than its rivals AAAAC
E 220 BlueTec SE
34870 174 114 33
E 220 BlueTec AMG Night Ed 37565 174 121 33
E 350 BlueTec AMG Night Ed 42010 254 136 42
E 250 SE
36070 208 138 36
E 250 AMG Night Edition
38765 208 138 37
E 63 AMG
74725 549 233 47
E 63 S AMG
84720 576 235 48
E-CLASS ESTATE 5dr estate Hugely practical, but
the diesel engines are sluggish
AAAAC
E 220 BlueTec SE
36660 174 124 36
E 220 BlueTec AMG Night Ed 39355 174 130 37
E 350 BlueTec AMG Night Ed 43815 254 143 42
E 250 SE
37875 208 147 36
E 250 AMG Night Edition
40570 208 147 37
E 63 AMG
76515 549 237 47
E 63 S AMG
86510 576 237 48
E-CLASS COUP 2dr coup A return to the old Merc
qualities. Refined and relaxing AAAAC
E 200 AMG Line Edition
38635 181 145 36
E 400 AMG Line Edition
46425 328 168 43
E 220 d AMG Line Edition
39310 174 128 35
E 350 d AMG Line Edition
42640 254 142 44
E-CLASS CABRIOLET 2dr open Refined and
sophisticated four-seat cabriolet AAAAC
E 200 AMG Line Edition
42040 181 153 39
E 400 AMG Line Edition
49795 328 173 45
E 220 d AMG Line Edition
42810 174 133 37
E 350 d AMG Line Edition
46010 254 148 46
S-CLASS COUP 2dr coup Heavyweight contender. Continent smothering luxury AAAAC
S 500 AMG Line
96195 449 197 50
S 63 AMG
125605 576 237 50
S 65 AMG
183075 621 279 50
S-CLASS 4dr saloon Still the best luxury car in the
real world. Calm, advanced, rewarding AAAAA
S 300 h AMG Line L
73375 228 120 47
S 350 d AMG Line
68955 254 146 49
S 350 d SE Line L
67995 254 141 49
S 350 d AMG Line L
71995 254 148 50
S 400 h SE Line L
72020 328 154 49
S 400 h AMG Line L
75980 328 161 49
S 500 e3 AMG Line L
89290 442 65 50
S 500 AMG Line L
89640 449 196 50
S 600 AMG Line L
142735 523 268 50
S 63 AMG
121690 576 237 50
S 65 AMG
182750 621 279 50
S 600 Maybach
165710 523 274 50
CLS 4dr saloon Saloon-like practicality, coup-like
rewards
AAAAC
CLS 400 AMG Line
55855 328 167 43
CLS 63 AMG S
86510 576 230 48
CLS 220 d AMG Line
46500 174 128 39
CLS 350 d AMG Line
50695 254 142 44
CLS SHOOTING BRAKE 5dr estate Handsome
and practical estate
AAAAC
CLS 63 S AMG
87010 576 235 48
CLS 220 d AMG Line
48080 174 132 37
CLS 350 d AMG Line
52145 254 149 44
GLA 5dr 4x4 Not the most practical crossover, but good
looking and very decent to drive AAABC
GLA 200 d Sport
27385 134 110 GLA 200 d AMG Line
28385 134 115 GLA 200 d Sport 4Matic
30335 134 130 GLA 200 d AMG Line 4Matic
31335 134 130 GLA 220 d Sport 4Matic
31765 174 130 GLA 220 d AMG Line 4Matic
32765 174 130 GLA 250 Sport 4Matic
31450 208 153 GLA 250 AMG Line 4Matic
32450 208 153 GLA 45 AMG
44855 375 172 GLC 5dr 4x4 The impressive GLC rides better and is
more economical than the BMW X3 AAAAC
GLC 220 d SE
34950 167 129 32
GLC 220 d Sport
36945 167 129 34

Make and Model

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

PORSCHE
BOXSTER 2dr open Honed, toned and cosmetically
enhanced. Scarily brilliant
AAAAB
2.0 718
41739 295 168 2.5 718 S
50695 344 184 2.0 718 PDK
43661 295 168 2.5 718 S PDK
52617 344 167 CAYMAN 2dr coup Roof seals the deal. A five-star
car by any measure
AAAAA
2.7
39694 271 195 37
2.7 Black Edition
45989 271 195 37
3.4 S
48783 320 211 41
3.4 GTS
55397 335 211 43
3.8 GT4
64451 380 238 911 2dr coup The best just got better. Still more than
worthy of its iconic status
AAAAB
Carrera
76412 365 190 46
Carrera 4
81398 365 201 46
Carrera S
85857 404 199 47
Carrera 4S
90843 404 204 48
Turbo
126925 532 212 48
Turbo S
145773 573 212 48
R
136901 493 308 50
GT3 RS
131296 493 296 50
911 CABRIOLET 2dr open The best Porsche doesnt
lose any of its charm without its roof AAAAB
Carrera
85253 365 195 49
Carrera S
94698 414 202 50
Carrera 4
90240 365 206 49
Carrera 4S
99684 414 208 50
Targa 4
90240 365 206 49
Targa 4S
99684 414 208 50
Turbo
135766 532 216 50
Turbo S
154614 572 216 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
43553 248 172 3.0 V6 S
45945 335 212 40
3.0 V6 GTS
55188 355 215 40
3.6 V6 Turbo
62540 394 216 44
3.0 V6 S Diesel
45942 255 164 39
PANAMERA 5dr hatch Technically brilliant and with
a great cabin. Soulless though AAAAC
3.0 V6 S
82439 414 207 46
3.0 V6 4S
86080 414 211 46
3.0 V6 S E-Hybrid
82439 410 71 50
3.6 V6 PDK
63913 306 199 46
3.6 V6 4 PDK
67474 306 206 47
4.8 V8 GTS PDK
93391 435 239 50
4.8 V8 Turbo PDK
108006 512 242 50
4.8 V8 Turbo S PDK
131152 562 242 50
CAYENNE 5dr 4x4 Classy interior and mostly good
fun. V8 diesel adds good variety AAAAC
3.0 V6 S E-Hybrid
64512 410 79 49
3.6 V6 S
63265 414 229 48
3.6 V6 GTS
74990 435 228 4.8 V8 Turbo
94603 512 261 50
4.8 V8 Turbo S
119720 562 267 50
3.0 V6 Diesel
52689 258 179 45
4.2 V8 S Diesel
65495 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 5dr hatch Hugely disappointing despite price

ACCCC

1.3 GLS
1.6 GSX Ecologic

9195 94 164 10
11195 110 170 7

RADICAL
SR3 2dr open Spectacular on the track; not so good on
the way home
AAABC
RSX
66958 207 - SL
58200 300 - RXC 2dr coup Designed for pounding around a track
not for the open road
AAABC
3.7 V6
94500 350 - Spyder
114950 440 - 3.0 V8
117500 480 - RENAULT
TWIZY 2dr hatch Zany solution to personal mobility.
Suitably irreverent and impractical AAABC
EV Expression
6895 17 0 10
EV Dynamique
7595 17 0 11
ZOE 5dr hatch Far more practical zero emission
solution. Attractive price
AAABC
Expression Nav
18945 87 0 15
Dynamique Nav
20545 87 0 17
Dynamique Nav Rapid Charge 21045 87 0 17
TWINGO 5dr hatch Handsome, unusual rear-engined
city car - but not the class leader AAACC
1.0 SCe 70 Expression
9495 69 105 2
1.0 SCe 70 Play
9995 69 105 3
1.0 SCe 70 Dynamique
10995 69 95 3
1.0 SCe 70 Dynamique S
11845 69 95 3
0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique Energy 11695 89 99 8
0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique S Energy 12545 89 99 8
1.0 SCe 70 Iconic
11845 69 95 3
0.9 TCe 90 Iconic Energy
12545 89 99 8
CAPTUR 5dr hatch On message compact crossover.
Better looking than most
AAAAC
0.9 TCe Expression+
14295 89 114 9
1.5 dCi 90 Expression+
15995 89 95 11
0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique Nav
15395 89 114 9
1.5 dCi 90 Dynamique Nav
16995 89 95 11
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique Nav
17695 108 98 15
0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique Nav S 16795 89 114 9
1.5 dCi 90 Dynamique Nav S 18495 89 95 12
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique Nav S 19195 108 98 15
0.9 TCe 90 Signature Nav
18395 89 121 9
1.5 dCi 90 Signature Nav
20195 89 98 12
1.5 dCi 110 Signature Nav
20795 108 101 15
0.9 TCe 90 Iconic Nav
18395 89 121 9
1.5 dCi 90 Iconic Nav
20195 89 98 12
1.5 dCi 110 Iconic Nav
20795 108 101 15
CLIO 5dr hatch Attractive and practical with fluent
handling. Cabin can be cheap in places AAAAC
1.2 Expression 16V 75
11145 74 127 4
1.2 Play 16V 75
12675 74 127 4
0.9 TCe 90 Play
13675 89 104 9
1.5 dCi 90 Play
14975 89 85 12
1.5 dCi 90 Play Eco
15225 89 82 12
1.2 75 16V Dynamique Nav
13675 74 127 4
0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique Nav
14675 89 104 10
1.5 dCi 90 Dynamique Nav
15975 89 85 12
1.5 dCi 90 Dynamique Nav Eco 16225 89 82 12
0.9 TCe 90 Dynamique S Nav 15675 89 104 10
1.5 dCi 90 Dynamique S Nav 16975 89 85 12
0.9 TCe 90 Iconic 25 Nav
16775 89 104 10
1.5 dCi 90 Iconic 25 Nav
18075 89 85 12
1.2 TCe 120 GT-Line Nav Auto 17725 118 120 15
Renaultsport Nav 200 Auto
19130 197 104 10
Renaultsport Nav 200 Lux
20280 197 85 12
Renaultsport Nav 220 Trophy 21780 118 120 15
MEGANE 5dr hatch Stylish and refined but bland.
Nothing exceptional
AAABC
1.2 TCe 115 Expression +
17570 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 Expression+
18245 108 93 19
1.2 TCe 115 Dynamique Nav
18570 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique Nav
19245 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 Dynamique Nav
19745 128 104 21
1.2 TCe 115 Limited Nav
19070 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 Limited Nav
19745 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 Limited Nav
20245 128 104 21
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line Nav
20070 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 GT Line Nav
20745 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line Nav
21245 128 104 22
2.0 220 GT Nav
23250 217 167 31
MEGANE SPORT TOURER 5dr estate A bland
estate, but does the basics well AAABC
1.2 TCe 115 Expression +
18570 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 Expression+
19245 108 93 19
1.2 TCe 115 Dynamique Nav
19570 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique Nav
20245 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 Dynamique Nav
20745 128 104 21
1.2 TCe 115 Limited Nav
20070 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 Limited Nav
20745 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 Limited Nav
21245 128 104 21
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line Nav
21070 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 GT Line Nav
21745 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line Nav
22245 128 104 22
2.0 220 GT Nav
24250 217 167 31
MEGANE 3dr coup Stylish but average in normal
guise. Renaultsport is excellent AAACC
1.2 TCe 115 Dynamique Nav
19345 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique Nav
20945 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 Dynamique Nav
21445 128 104 21
1.2 TCe 115 Limited Nav
19845 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 Limited Nav
21445 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 Limited Nav
21945 128 104 21
1.2 TCe 115 GT Line Nav
20845 113 119 17
1.5 dCi 110 GT Line Nav
22445 108 93 19
1.6 dCi 130 GT Line Nav
22945 128 104 22
2.0 220 GT Nav
24235 217 167 31
2.0 Renaultsport 275 Cup-S 23935 271 174 40
2.0 Renaultsport Nav 275
25935 271 174 40
SCENIC 5dr MPV Still a class act. Well priced and
equipped
AAABC
1.2 TCe 115 Dynamique Nav
20555 113 140 18
1.2 TCe 130 Dynamique Nav
20905 128 140 19
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique Nav
21395 108 105 18
1.6 dCi 130 Dynamique Nav
22495 128 114 23
1.2 TCe 115 Limited Nav
21055 113 140 18
1.2 TCe 130 Limited Nav
21405 128 140 19
1.5 dCi 110 Limited Nav
21895 108 105 18
1.6 dCi 130 Limited Nav
22995 128 114 23
GRAND SCENIC 5dr MPV As above, but with seven
seats. Nice cabin and ride
AAABC
1.2 TCe 115 Dynamique Nav
21790 113 145 19
1.2 TCe 130 Dynamique Nav
22125 128 145 20
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique Nav
22615 108 105 19

1.6 dCi 130 Dynamique Nav


23715 128 114 24
1.2 TCe 115 Limited Nav
22290 113 145 19
1.2 TCe 130 Limited Nav
22625 128 145 20
1.5 dCi 110 Limited Nav
23115 108 105 19
1.6 dCi 130 Limited Nav
24215 128 114 24
KADJAR 5dr SUV A Qashqai in Renault clothes. Lower
prices make it a fine alternative AAAAC
1.2 TCe 130 Expression +
17995 128 126 16
1.5 dCi 110 Expression +
19895 108 99 14
1.2 TCe 130 Dynamique Nav
19695 128 126 16
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique Nav
21595 108 99 14
1.6 dCi 130 Dynamique Nav 2WD 22795 128 113 17
1.6 dCi 130 Dynamique Nav 4WD 24295 128 126 18
1.2 TCe 130 Dynamique S Nav 20495 128 130 16
1.5 dCi 110 Dynamique S Nav 22395 108 103 14
1.6 dCi 130 Dynque S Nav 2WD 23595 128 117 18
1.6 dCi 130 Dynque S Nav 4WD 25095 128 129 18
1.2 TCe 130 Signature Nav
21695 128 130 16
1.5 dCi 110 Signature Nav
23595 108 103 15
1.6 dCi 130 Signature Nav 2WD 24795 128 117 18
1.6 dCi 130 Signature Nav 4WD 26295 128 129 18

LEON 5dr hatch Betters the class-leading Golf on the


looks and handling front
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 110 S
18230 108 99 15
1.2 TSI 110 SE
17700 108 114 13
1.4 TSI 125 SE
18300 123 120 16
1.6 TDI 110 SE
19400 108 99 15
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
20390 108 89 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE
20750 148 106 19
1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR
20525 148 110 20
1.8 TSI 180 FR
21565 178 138 25
2.0 TDI 150 FR
22355 148 108 20
2.0 TDI 184 FR
23345 181 113 26
2.0 TSI 290 Cupra
28675 286 156 LEON ST 5dr estate Good looking and responsive
handling hatch-turned-estate AAAAC
1.6 TDI 110 S
19225 108 102 15
1.2 TSI 110 SE
18695 108 114 13
1.4 TSI 125 SE
19295 123 120 16
1.6 TDI 110 SE
20395 108 102 15
1.6 TDI 110 SE Ecomotive
21385 108 89 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE
21745 148 106 19
1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR
21520 148 110 20
1.8 TSI 180 FR
22560 178 138 25
2.0 TDI 150 FR
23350 148 108 20
2.0 TDI 184 FR
24340 181 116 26
2.0 TSI 290 Cupra
29670 286 158 2.0 TDI 150 SE X-Perience
24920 148 125 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Tech X-Perience 26905 148 129 20
2.0 TDI 184 SE Tech X-Perience 30010 181 129 23
ALHAMBRA 5dr MPV Spacious and versatile, but
plainer and less desirable than the Sharan AAAAC
1.4 TSI 150 S
24885 148 150 18
2.0 TDI 150 S Ecomotive
27045 148 130 19
1.4 TSI 150 SE
27055 148 151 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Ecomotive
28965 148 132 19
2.0 TDI 150 Connect
29995 148 132 2.0 TDI 150 SE Lux Ecomotive 32440 148 132 20
2.0 TDI 184 SE Lux
33880 181 139 23
2.0 TDI 150 FR Line Ecomotive 33380 148 132 2.0 TDI 184 FR Line
34820 181 139 -

ROLLS-ROYCE
GHOST 4dr saloon The best drivers car in the stable.
Fabulously indulgent
AAAAC
6.6 V12
222888 563 327 6.6 V12 EWB
253944 563 329 PHANTOM 4dr saloon Opulence befitting the price
tag. Benchmark ride quality
AAAAB
6.8 V12
318120 453 347 6.8 V12 EWB
373824 453 349 PHANTOM COUP 2dr coup Luxury in abundance,
but in a sportier form
AAAAC
6.8 V12
347256 453 347 PHANTOM DROPHEAD COUP 2dr open
Extreme luxury with a removable roof AAAAC
6.8 V12
367632 453 347 WRAITH 2dr coup An intimate two-door Rolls-Royce,
but less grand than others in the range AAAAB
6.6 V12
235416 624 327 DAWN 2dr open An intimate two-door Rolls-Roycenow
SKODA
in convertible form
AAAAB
6.6 V12
TBC
563 330 - CITIGO 3dr hatch More plain than the VW Up, but well
finished and strong to drive
AAABC
SEAT
1.0 60 S
8275 59 105 1
MII 3dr hatch Not as desirable or plush as the VW Up,
1.0 60 SE
9135 59 105 1
1.0 60 Monte Carlo
10670 59 105 2
but nearly as good and cheaper AAABC
9495 59 95 1
1.0 60 S
8355 59 105 1 1.0 60 Greentech SE
10075 59 95 1.0 60 S A/C
8865 59 105 1 1.0 60 Greentech SE L
10465 74 98 1.0 60 SE Technology
10110 59 105 1 1.0 75 Greentech SE L
1.0 60 SE Tech Ecomotive
10465 59 95 2 CITIGO 5dr hatch Czech city car is more plain than
1.0 60 FR Line
10790 59 105 3 some, but well finished and robust, AAABC
1.0 75 FR Line
10995 74 106 4 1.0 60 S
8625 59 105 1
1.0 60 Mii by Mango
10990 59 105 3 1.0 60 SE
9485 59 105 1
1.0 75 Mii by Mango
11155 74 106 4 1.0 60 Monte Carlo
11020 59 105 2
MII 5dr hatch Nearly as good to drive as the VW Up and 1.0 60 Greentech SE
9845 59 95 1
1.0 60 Greentech SE L
10425 59 95 is also well-priced too
AAABC
10815 74 98 1.0 60 S
8705 59 105 1 1.0 75 Greentech SE L
1.0 60 S A/C
9215 59 105 1 FABIA 5dr hatch A likeable all-rounder, but its no
1.0 60 SE Technology
10460 59 105 1 class-leader on handling or cabin spaceAAAAC
1.0 60 SE Tech Ecomotive
10815 59 95 2 1.0 60 S
10600 59 106 2
1.0 60 FR Line
11140 59 105 3 1.0 75 S
11460 74 108 4
1.0 75 FR Line
11305 74 106 4 1.2 TSI 110 S DSG
13740 108 109 13
1.0 60 Mii by Mango
11340 59 105 3 1.4 TDI 90 S
14090 89 93 12
1.0 75 Mii by Mango
11505 74 106 4 1.0 75 SE
12820 74 108 3
1.0 75 Mii by Mango Limited Ed 11995 74 106 4 1.2 TSI 90 SE
13450 89 107 8
IBIZA SC 3dr hatch Sharp looking coup, which
1.2 TSI 110 SE
14100 108 110 12
1.4 TDI 90 SE
15450 89 93 10
handles well. Cupra needs a manual AAABC
13610 74 108 3
1.0 75 E
10000 74 118 8 1.0 75 SE L
14240 89 107 8
1.0 75 S A/C
11865 74 118 8 1.2 TSI 90 SE L
14890 108 110 12
1.0 75 SE
12575 74 118 8 1.2 TSI 110 SE L
16240 89 93 11
1.0 EcoTSI 95 SE
13525 94 94 12 1.4 TDI 90 SE L
16840 104 95 12
1.0 75 Vista
12995 74 118 8 1.4 TDI 105 SE L
14645 74 108 3
1.2 TSI 90 Connect
14170 89 116 13 1.0 75 Monte Carlo
15275 89 107 8
1.2 TSI 110 FR
14485 108 119 17 1.2 TSI 90 Monte Carlo
15925 108 110 12
1.0 TSI 110 FR DSG
15690 108 102 17 1.2 TSI 110 Monte Carlo
17275 89 93 11
1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR
16245 148 110 23 1.4 TDI 90 Monte Carlo
17875 104 95 12
1.4 TDI 105 FR
16885 103 95 18 1.4 TDI 105 Monte Carlo
1.2 TSI 110 FR Red Edition
15285 108 119 17 FABIA 5dr estate Straight-laced for a supermini, and
IBIZA 5dr hatch Sharp looking five door hatchback,
available in practical estate form AAAAC
but lacking the verve of the Fiestal AAABC
1.0 75 S
12460 74 109 4
14740 108 109 13
1.0 75 S A/C
12315 74 118 8 1.2 TSI 110 S DSG
15090 89 94 10
1.4 TDI 75 S A/C
14645 74 101 13 1.4 TDI 90 S
13965 74 109 3
1.0 75 SOL
12795 74 118 - 1.0 75 SE
14595 89 107 8
1.0 75 SE
13025 74 118 8 1.2 TSI 90 SE
15245 108 110 12
1.0 EcoTSI 95 SE
13975 94 94 14 1.2 TSI 110 SE
16595 89 94 10
1.4 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
15575 74 88 13 1.4 TDI 90 SE
14755 74 109 3
1.0 75 Vista
13445 74 118 8 1.0 75 SE L
15385 89 107 8
1.2 TSI 90 Connect
14620 89 116 13 1.2 TSI 90 SE L
16035 108 110 12
1.2 TSI 110 FR
14935 108 119 17 1.2 TSI 110 SE L
17385 89 94 11
1.0 TSI 110 FR DSG
16140 108 102 17 1.4 TDI 90 SE L
17985 104 97 12
1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR
16695 148 110 23 1.4 TDI 105 SE L
16140 89 107 8
1.4 TDI 105 FR
17335 103 95 18 1.2 TSI 90 Monte Carlo
16790 108 110 12
1.2 TSI 110 FR Red Edition
15735 108 119 17 1.2 TSI 110 Monte Carlo
1.4 TDI 90 Monte Carlo
18140 89 94 11
IBIZA ST 5dr estate Rivals are more practical but
1.4 TDI 105 Monte Carlo
18740 104 97 12
doesnt impact on its fun nature AAACC
1.0 75 S A/C
13015 74 120 8 RAPID 5dr saloon Essentially a Fabia in saloon form,
1.0 75 SE
13725 74 120 8 so is likeable if slightly dull
AAABC
1.0 EcoTSI 95 SE
14675 94 94 14 1.2 TSI 90 S
14400 89 107 13
1.4 TDI 75 SE Ecomotive
16275 74 90 12 1.4 TDI CR 90 S
17715 89 94 14
1.2 TSI 90 Connect
15320 89 116 13 1.6 TDI CR 115 S
17160 113 99 17
1.2 TSI 110 FR
15635 108 119 17 1.2 TSI 90 SE
15375 103 107 13
1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR
17395 148 110 23 1.2 TSI 110 SE
16115 103 110 17
1.4 TDI 90 FR DSG
18570 89 99 15 1.4 TSI 125 S DSG
17710 123 114 19
1.4 TDI 105 FR
18035 103 97 18 1.4 TDI CR 90 SE
17255 103 94 15
TOLEDO 5dr hatch Makes practical sense, but leaves 1.6 TDI CR 115 SE
18135 74 99 17
1.2 TSI 110 Sport
16165 108 110 17
no other lasting impression
AAACC
16865 108 110 17
1.4 TDI 90 SE DSG
17215 89 99 14 1.2 TSI 110 SE L
18005 89 94 15
1.6 TDI 115 SE
17380 113 109 17 1.4 TDI CR 90 SE L
18885 113 99 17
1.2 TSI 110 Style
16945 108 110 16 1.6 TDI CR 115 SE L
1.6 TDI 115 Style
18800 113 109 17 RAPID SPACEBACK 5dr estate Estate shape
1.2 TSI 110 Style Advanced
17735 108 110 16 makes most sense of Rapids skinny bodyAAABC
1.6 TDI 115 Style Advanced
19590 113 109 17 1.2 TSI 90 S
13500 89 107 12
LEON SC 3dr hatch Sharp looking and handling
1.4 TDI 90 S
15300 89 94 14
14650 89 107 13
coup, combine with the Golfs quality AAAAC 1.2 TSI 90 SE Tech
15350 108 111 16
1.2 TSI 110 SE
17400 108 114 13 1.2 TSI 110 SE Tech
16300 89 94 14
1.6 TDI 110 SE
19100 108 99 15 1.4 TDI 90 SE Tech
17100 113 99 17
1.4 EcoTSI 150 FR
20225 148 110 20 1.6 TDI 115 SE Tech
16550 108 111 17
1.8 TSI 180 FR
21265 178 138 25 1.2 TSI 110 SE Sport
17500 89 94 14
2.0 TDI 150 FR
22055 148 108 20 1.4 TDI 90 SE Sport
18300 113 99 17
2.0 TDI 184 FR
23045 181 113 26 1.6 TDI 115 SE Sport
16865 108 111 17
2.0 TSI 290 Cupra
28375 286 156 - 1.2 TSI 110 SE L
1.4 TSI 125 SE L DSG
18460 123 114 19

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1.2 PTech 110 Feline Calima 18445 108 103 19


1.2 PTech 110 Feline Mistral 18745 108 103 19
1.2 PureTech 130 Allure
17445 128 110 21
1.2 PTech 130 Feline Calima 18845 128 110 21
1.2 PTech 130 Feline Mistral 19145 128 110 21
1.6 BlueHDi 75 Access A/C
14995 74 97 15
1.6 BlueHDi 75 Active
16095 74 97 15
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Active
16695 98 97 19
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Urban Cross 17795 98 97 19
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Allure
18195 98 97 19
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
18795 118 96 22
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Feline Calima 19595 98 97 19
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Feline Calima 20195 118 96 22
1.6 Blue HDi 100 Feline Mistral 19895 98 97 19
1.6 Blue HDi 120 Feline Mistral 20495 118 96 22
3008 5dr MPV Good handling and flexible cabin. Split
tailgate a useful touch
AAAAC
1.2 PureTech 130 Active
20295 129 115 20
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active
21395 118 108 21
1.2 PureTech 130 Allure
22245 129 120 19
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
23345 118 108 20
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure
24545 148 109 24
5008 5dr MPV Ageing MPV, but still offers a slicker
and engaging driving experience AAABC
1.2 PureTech 130 Active
22245 129 124 18
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active
23345 118 113 19
.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
25145 118 115 18
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure
26345 148 110 23
RCZ 2dr coup Classy, interesting, fun coup. 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 GT
27150 197 150 34
1.6 THP 200 GT Line
27500 197 150 34
1.6 THP 270 R
32250 266 145 42
2.0 HDi 163 Sport
24200 161 130 29
2.0 HDi 163 GT
26600 161 130 30
PARTNER TEPEE 5dr MPV Likeable, practical
van-based MPV
AAACC
1.6 VTi 98 Active
14885 96 148 10
1.6 BlueHDi 75 Active
15685 74 113 12
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Active
16435 98 109 14
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Allure
18595 98 109 15
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
19245 118 115 17

1.4 TDI 90 SE L
18005 89 94 14
1.6 TDI 115 SE L
18885 113 99 17
OCTAVIA 5dr hatch Extended wheelbase makes the
Octavia an even more practical choice AAAAC
1.2 TSI 110 S
16285 108 114 14
1.6 TDI 110 S
18300 108 99 14
1.2 TSI 110 SE
17635 108 114 14
1.4 TSI 150 SE
18810 148 118 20
1.6 TDI 110 SE
19650 108 99 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE
20535 148 106 21
1.6 TDI 110 Greenline III
20225 108 90 15
1.4 TSI 150 SE L
20510 148 118 20
1.6 TDI 110 SE L
21350 108 99 15
2.0 TDI 150 SE L
22235 148 106 21
1.8 TSI 180 Laurin & Klement 26630 178 135 25
2.0 TDI 150 Laurin & Klement 26465 148 107 22
2.0 TSI 220 vRS
24230 218 142 29
2.0 TDI 184 vRS
24475 180 115 26
2.0 TDI 184 vRS 4x4 DSG
27315 180 129 26
OCTAVIA ESTATE 5dr estate Class leading amount
of space and practicality. Comfortable tooAAAAC
1.2 TSI 110 S
17485 108 114 14
1.6 TDI 110 S
19500 108 99 14
1.2 TSI 110 SE
18835 108 114 14
1.4 TSI 150 SE
20010 148 119 20
1.6 TDI 110 SE
20850 108 99 13
1.6 TDI 110 SE 4x4
22300 108 118 13
2.0 TDI 150 SE
21735 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4
23185 148 120 20
1.6 TDI 110 Greenline III
21425 108 90 16
1.4 TSI 150 SE L
21710 148 119 20
1.6 TDI 110 SE L
22550 108 99 15
1.6 TDI 110 SE L 4x4
24000 108 118 13
2.0 TDI 150 SE L
23435 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE L 4x4
24885 148 120 21
1.8 TSI 180 Laurin & Klement 27830 178 136 25
2.0 TDI 150 Laurin & Klement 27665 148 107 22
2.0 TDI 150 L&K 4x4
29115 148 122 21
2.0 TSI 220 vRS
25430 218 143 29
2.0 TDI 184 vRS
25675 180 117 26
2.0 TDI 184 vRS 4x4 DSG
28515 180 131 26
2.0 TDI 150 Scout 4x4
25405 148 125 20
2.0 TDI 184 Scout 4x4 DSG
28200 180 129 22
SUPERB 4dr saloon Big on space and quality but
relatively small on price
AAAAC
1.4 TSI 125 S
18640 123 125 14
1.6 TDI 120 S
20040 118 108 14
1.6 TDI 120 Greenline S
20900 118 95 13
1.4 TSI 150 ACT SE
21190 148 115 18
1.6 TDI 120 SE
21590 118 108 13
1.6 TDI 120 Greenline SE
22255 118 95 13
2.0 TDI 150 SE
22090 148 108 18
2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4
23590 148 119 18
1.4 TSI 150 ACT SE L
24220 148 116 19
2.0 TSI 220 SE L DSG
27020 217 143 24
2.0 TSI 280 SE L 4x4 DSG
31020 276 160 27
1.6 TDI 120 Greenline SE L
25050 118 95 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE L
25150 148 109 19
2.0 TDI 150 4x4 SE L
26620 148 120 18
2.0 TDI 190 SE L
27320 187 107 24
2.0 TDI 190 4x4 SE L DSG
30220 187 132 23
2.0 TSI 220 Laurin & Klement 30640 217 143 25
2.0 TSI 280 L&K 4x4
34740 276 160 28
2.0 TDI 150 Laurin & Klement 28740 148 109 20
2.0 TDI 150 L&K 4x4
30240 148 120 19
2.0 TDI 190 Laurin & Klement 30940 187 107 25
2.0 TDI 190 L&K 4x4
33840 187 132 24
SUPERB ESTATE 5dr estate Commendable Czech
value option, which is huge in estate form AAAAC
1.4 TSI 125 S
19840 123 126 14
1.6 TDI 120 S
21240 118 109 12
1.6 TDI 120 Greenline S
22100 118 96 13
1.4 TSI 150 ACT SE
22390 148 119 18
1.6 TDI 120 SE
22790 118 109 13
1.6 TDI 120 Greenline SE
23455 118 96 13
2.0 TDI 150 SE
23290 148 109 18
2.0 TDI 150 SE 4x4
24790 148 120 18
1.4 TSI 150 ACT SE L
25420 148 120 19
2.0 TSI 220 SE L DSG
28220 217 146 24
2.0 TSI 280 SE L 4x4 DSG
32320 276 164 27
1.6 TDI 120 Greenline SE L
26250 118 96 14
2.0 TDI 150 SE L
26320 148 110 19
2.0 TDI 150 4x4 SE L
27820 148 123 18
2.0 TDI 190 SE L
28520 187 110 24
2.0 TDI 190 4x4 SE L DSG
31420 187 135 23
2.0 TSI 220 Laurin & Klement 31840 217 146 25
2.0 TSI 280 L&K 4x4
35940 276 164 28
2.0 TDI 150 Laurin & Klement 29940 148 110 20
2.0 TDI 150 L&K 4x4
31440 148 123 19
2.0 TDI 190 Laurin & Klement 32140 187 110 25
2.0 TDI 190 L&K 4x4
35040 187 135 24
YETI 5dr 4x4 Useful, versatile cabin. Good handling and
engines
AAAAC
1.2 TSI 110 S
17000 108 128 15
2.0 TDI 110 S
18300 108 118 14
1.2 TSI 110 Outdoor S
17000 108 128 15
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S
18300 108 118 14
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor S 4x4
20030 108 137 14
1.2 TSI 110 SE
18550 108 128 15
2.0 TDI 110 SE
19850 108 118 15
2.0 TDI 110 Outdoor SE 4x4
21580 108 137 14
2.0 TDI 150 Outdoor SE 4x4
22690 148 134 20
1.2 TSI 110 SE L
20380 108 128 15
2.0 TDI 110 SE L
21680 108 118 15
2.0 TDI 150 Outdoor SE L 4x4 24620 148 134 21
2.0 TDI 150 Monte Carlo 4x4 24375 148 134 21
1.4 TSI 150 L&K 4x4
24960 148 147 21
2.0 TDI 150 L&K 4x4
26180 148 134 21
SMART
FORTWO 3dr hatch Has urban appeal, but handles and
performs less well than rivals. Pricey too AAACC
1.0 Passion
11125 70 93 3
1.0 Passion Premium
11920 70 93 3
1.0 Prime
11820 70 93 3
1.0 Prime Premium
12615 70 93 3
1.0 Prime Premium Plus
13115 70 93 3
1.0 Proxy
11820 70 93 3
1.0 Proxy Premium
12615 70 93 3
1.0 Proxy Premium Plus
13115 70 93 3
0.9 Passion
11720 89 97 8
0.9 Passion Premium
12515 89 97 8
0.9 Prime
12415 89 97 8

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ROAD TEST RESULTS

PEUGEOT
ION 5dr hatch Good electric powertrain, comically
expensive
AABCC
47kW
16995 63 0 28
108 3dr hatch Sister car to the Aygo. And distant
second to most city car rivals AAABC
1.0 Access
8445 67 95 6
1.0 Active
9695 67 95 6
1.0 Active Top
10695 67 95 7
1.2 PureTech Allure
11195 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech Allure Top
12195 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech Feline Nav
12345 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech Roland Garros Top 12595 81 99 11
108 5dr hatch Five-door version is less appealing than
its Citron and Toyota siblings AAABC
1.0 Active
10095 68 95 6
1.0 Active Top
11095 68 95 7
1.0 Allure 2-Tronic
11745 68 97 6
1.2 PureTech Allure
11595 81 99 11
1.0 Allure Top 2-Tronic
12745 68 97 6
1.2 PureTech Allure Top
12595 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech Feline Nav
12745 81 99 11
1.2 PureTech Roland Garros Top 12995 81 99 11
208 3dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, if not the
supermini class
AAABC
1.0 PureTech Access A/C
11845 67 102 5
1.6 Blue HDi Access A/C
13995 74 90 6
1.0 PureTech Active
12645 67 102 6
1.2 PureTech Active
13145 81 104 8
1.6 Blue HDi Active
14795 74 90 8
1.6 Blue HDi Active S&S
14995 74 79 8
1.2 PureTech Allure
14345 81 104 8
1.2 PureTech Allure S&S
15645 108 99 11
1.6 Blue HDi Allure
15995 74 90 8
1.6 Blue HDi Allure S&S
16195 74 79 8
1.6 Blue HDi Allure
16595 97 90 8
1.2 PureTech GT Line S&S
16245 108 99 11
1.6 Blue HDi GT Line
17195 77 90 8
1.6 Blue HDi GT Line S&S
17795 118 94 8
1.6 THP GTI
19295 205 125 30
1.6 THP GTI Prestige
20145 205 125 30
1.6 THP GTI Prestige by PS
22145 205 125 30
1.2 PureTech XS- White
13495 81 104 8
1.2 PureTech XS- Lime
13495 81 104 8
208 5dr hatch Big improvement for Peugeot, but still
an ordinary car overall
AAABC
1.0 PureTech Access A/C
12445 67 102 5
1.6 Blue HDi Access A/C
14595 74 90 6
1.0 PureTech Active
13245 67 102 6
1.2 PureTech Active
13745 81 104 8
1.6 Blue HDi Active
15395 74 90 8
1.6 Blue HDi Active S&S
15595 74 79 8
1.2 PureTech Allure
14945 81 104 8
1.2 PureTech Allure S&S
16245 108 99 11
1.6 Blue HDi Allure
16595 74 90 8
1.6 Blue HDi Allure S&S
16795 74 79 8
1.6 Blue HDi Allure
17195 97 90 8
1.2 PureTech GT Line S&S
16845 108 99 11
1.6 Blue HDi GT Line
17795 77 90 8
1.6 Blue HDi GT Line S&S
18395 118 94 8
308 5dr hatch Classy all-round appeal makes it a
serious contender. Bit tight on space AAAAC
1.2 PureTech 82 Access
15195 81 114 9
1.2 PureTech 110 Active
18345 108 105 12
1.2 PureTech 110 Allure
19345 108 107 13
1.2 PureTech 130 Active
18895 128 107 14
1.2 PureTech 130 Allure
20095 128 110 15
1.2 PureTech 130 GT Line
21645 128 110 15
1.6 THP 205 GT
24295 202 130 26
1.6 Blue HDi 100 Access
17345 97 99 16
1.6 Blue HDi 100 Active
19045 97 94 16
1.6 Blue HDi 120 Active
20045 118 82 19
1.6 Blue HDi 120 Allure
21245 118 84 21
1.6 Blue HDi 120 GT Line
22795 118 98 21
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Allure
22145 148 97 25
2.0 Blue HDi 150 GT Line
23695 148 97 26
2.0 Blue HDi 180 GT Auto
26145 178 103 29
1.6 THP 250 GTi by PS
26555 246 139 34
1.6 THP 270 GTi by PS
28155 268 139 34
308 SW 5dr estate Available in estate form and
enjoys the classy appeal of the hatch AAAAC
1.2 PureTech 110 Access
17545 108 99 13
1.2 PureTech 110 Active
19245 108 99 13
1.2 PureTech 110 Allure
20245 108 111 13
1.2 PureTech 130 Active
19795 128 106 14
1.2 PureTech 130 Allure
20995 128 111 15
1.2 PureTech 130 GT Line
22545 128 111 15
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Access
18245 97 94 16
1.6 BlueHDi 100 Active
19945 97 94 16
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active
20945 118 85 20
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
22145 118 88 21
.6 Blue HDi 120 GT Line
23695 118 102 22
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure
23045 148 99 25
2.0 BlueHDi 150 GT Line
24595 148 97 26
2.0 BlueHDi 180 GT Auto
27045 178 107 29
508 4dr saloon Competent and likeable package,
although lacks any real spark AAABC
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active
22745 118 103 25
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Active
23945 148 102 29
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
24845 118 103 26
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure
26045 148 101 30
2.0 BlueHDi Hybrid4 Allure
32395 197 95 36
1.6 BlueHDi 120 GT Line
25845 118 103 28
2.0 BlueHDi 150 GT Line
27045 148 101 31
2.0 BlueHDi 180 GT Auto
30595 177 110 32
508 SW 5dr estate As good as saloon, only better
looking
AAABC
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Active
23945 118 104 25
2.0 Blue HDi 150 Active
25145 148 102 29
1.6 BlueHDi 120 Allure
26245 118 104 26
2.0 BlueHDi 150 Allure
27445 148 102 30
1.6 BlueHDi 120 GT Line
27245 118 104 28
2.0 BlueHDi 150 GT Line
28445 148 102 31
2.0 BlueHDi 180 GT Auto
31995 177 114 32
2.0 BlueHDi 180 RXH Auto
31145 177 119 32
2.0 BlueHDi Hybrid4 RXH Auto 36095 197 109 37
2008 5dr hatch Efficient and well-mannered but short
on space and style
AAABC
1.2 PureTech 82 Access A/C
13345 81 114 11
1.2 PureTech 82 Active
14445 81 114 11
1.2 PureTech 82 Allure
15745 81 114 11
1.2 PureTech 110 Urban Cross 16645 108 103 18
1.2 PureTech 110 Allure
17045 108 103 18

Make and Model

CO2 g/km

Insurance group

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

0.9 Prime Premium


13210 89 97 8
0.9 Prime Premium Plus
13710 89 97 9
0.9 Proxy
12415 89 97 9
0.9 Proxy Premium
13210 89 97 9
0.9 Proxy Premium Plus
13710 89 97 9
1.0 Black Edition
12715 70 93 3
0.9 Black Edition
13310 89 97 9
1.0 White Edition
12715 70 93 3
0.9 White Edition
13310 89 97 9
FORTWO CONVERTIBLE 2dr open No better in
open-top form than the hatch AAACC
1.0 Passion
13265 70 93 5
1.0 Passion Premium
14060 70 93 5
1.0 Prime
13960 70 93 5
1.0 Prime Premium
14775 70 93 5
1.0 Prime Premium Plus
15255 70 93 5
1.0 Proxy
13960 70 93 5
1.0 Proxy Premium
14755 70 93 5
1.0 Proxy Premium Plus
15255 70 93 5
0.9 Passion
13860 89 97 10
0.9 Passion Premium
14655 89 97 10
0.9 Prime
14555 89 97 10
0.9 Prime Premium
15350 89 97 10
0.9 Prime Premium Plus
15850 89 97 10
0.9 Proxy
14555 89 97 10
0.9 Proxy Premium
15350 89 97 10
0.9 Proxy Premium Plus
15850 89 97 10
FORFOUR 5dr hatch Four doors makes the smart
more mainstream. Still expensive, though AAACC
1.0 Passion
11620 70 97 2
1.0 Prime
12315 70 97 2
1.0 Proxy
12315 70 97 2
1.0 Night Sky Prime
12940 70 97 2
1.0 Night Sky Proxy
12940 70 97 2
0.9 Passion
12215 89 99 2
0.9 Prime
12910 89 99 2
0.9 Proxy
12910 89 99 3
0.9 Night Sky Prime
13535 89 99 3
0.9 Night Sky Proxy
13535 89 99 3
1.0 Black Edition
13210 70 97 2
0.9 Black Edition
13805 89 99 3
1.0 White Edition
13210 70 97 2
0.9 White Edition
13805 89 99 3
SSANGYONG
KORANDO 5dr hatch Good for a Ssangyong, poor by
class standards
AAACC
2.2d SE 2WD
15995 239 139 24
2.2d SE 4x4 4WD
17495 239 152 25
2.2d EX 2WD
17495 239 139 25
2.2d EX 4x4 4WD
18995 239 152 25
2.2d ELX 4x4 4WD
20995 239 152 26
KORANDO SPORTS 4dr hatch A rugged looking
pick-up
AAACC
2.0d SX 4WD
14995 155 199 5
2.0d EX 4WD
16995 155 199 6
TIVOLI 5dr hatch Trails the Duster as the best-value
small crossover - but not by much AAABC
1.6 SE
12950 126 149 16
1.6D SE
14200 113 113 17
1.6 EX
14600 126 149 16
1.6D EX
15850 113 113 17
1.6D EX 4x4 4WD
17100 113 123 16
1.6 ELX
16000 126 149 18
1.6D ELX
17250 113 113 19
1.6D ELX 4x4 4WD
18500 113 123 19
REXTON W 5dr 4x4 Rugged seven-seater makes short
work of mud. Tarmac more tricky AAAC
2.2D SX
22995 208 196 31
2.2D EX
25495 208 196 32
2.2D ELX Auto
28995 239 205 36
TURISMO 5dr MPV Incredibly ungainly but offers huge
real estate for the money
AAACC
2.2D SE
18995 239 189 34
2.2D EX
20995 239 189 34
2.2D ELX Auto
22495 239 205 36
SUBARU
FORESTER 5dr 4x4 Solid, spacious and willfully
unsexy
AAACC
2.0i XE
25495 148 160 23
2.0i XE Premium
27495 148 160 23
2.0i XT Turbo CVT
30995 237 197 34
2.0d XC
26995 145 148 25
2.0d XC Premium
29495 145 148 25
XV 5dr 4x4 No nonsense crossover doesnt quite make
enough sense
AAACC
2.0i SE
21995 148 160 21
2.0i SE Premium
24995 148 160 22
2.0D SE
23995 145 146 26
2.0D SE Premium
26995 145 146 27
OUTBACK ESTATE 5dr 4x4 Acceptable in isolation
but no benchmark
AABCC
2.5i SE Lineartronic
28495 173 161 19
2.5i SE Premium Lineartronic 31495 173 161 20
2.0D SE
27995 148 145 22
2.0D SE Premium
30995 148 145 23
LEVORG 5dr Estate Impressively practical, but only
available with an auto box and one trim AAACC
1.6i GT Auto AWD
27495 168 164 24
IMPREZA 4dr hatchback Appealingly hatchback, but
feels a tad old fashioned
AAACC
1.6i RC
17495 112 147 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
25495 197 181 31
SUZUKI
CELERIO 5dr hatch The no-nonsense option and is
pleasing to drive and sit in. Cheap too AAABC
1.0 AGS SZ4
9799 67 99 7
1.0 Dualjet SZ3
8499 67 84 7
1.0 SZ2
6999 67 99 7
1.0 SZ3
7999 67 99 7
1.0 SZ4
8999 67 99 7
SWIFT 3dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling.
Sport is excellent fun
AAABC
1.2 SZ2
8999 93 116 11
1.2 SZ3
10599 93 116 11

TESLA
MODEL S 5dr hatch Brings luxury, range and,
crucially, credibility to electric offerings AAAAB
P90D AWD
87680 457 0 90D AWD
70180 368 0 70 RWD
54480 311 0 70D AWD
58880 324 0 TOYOTA
AYGO 3dr hatch Visually impactful, but nowhere near
as refined or practical as others AAABC
1.0 x
8845 68 95 6
1.0 x-play
10095 68 95 7
1.0 x-pression
11245 68 95 7
1.0 x-pure
11445 68 95 7
1.0 x-cite
11445 68 95 7
1.0 x-clusiv
12995 68 95 7
AYGO 5dr hatch Has the edge over its French siblings,
but lags behind the other rivals AAABC
1.0 x
9245 68 95 6
1.0 x-play
10495 68 95 7
1.0 x-pression
11645 68 95 7
1.0 x-pression with x-wave
12540 68 95 7
1.0 x-pure
11845 68 95 7
1.0 x-cite
11845 68 95 7
1.0 x-clusiv
13395 68 95 7
YARIS 3dr hatch Good space and value, but not a class
leader
AAABC
1.0 VVT-i Active
11495 68 99 4
1.0 VVT-i Icon
12915 68 99 5
1.33 VVT-i Icon
13665 98 114 5
YARIS 5dr hatch Stylish interior, but ultimately a
scaled down version of bigger Toyotas AAABC
1.0 VVT-i Active
12095 68 99 1.5 VVT-i Active Hybrid
15295 98 75 1.0 VVT-i Icon
13515 68 99 1.33 VVT-i Icon
14265 98 114 1.5 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
16495 98 75 1.4 D4-D Icon
15895 89 91 1.33 VVT-i Design
14995 98 119 1.4 D4-D Design
16625 89 91 1.5 VVT-i Design Hybrid
16995 98 82 .5 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
17795 98 75 1.5 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
17795 98 82 AURIS 5dr hatch Disappointingly average. There are
many better rivals
AAABC
1.33 VVT-i Active
15645 98 128 1.8 VVT-i Active Hybrid
20045 134 78 1.2T VVT-i Icon
18695 114 112 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
21095 134 82 1.6 D-4D Icon
19895 110 108 1.2T VVT-i Business Edition
19495 114 112 1.8 VVT-i Bus Edition Hybrid 21895 134 82 1.4 D-4D Business Edition
20295 89 92 1.6 D-4D Business Edition
20695 110 108 1.2T VVT-i Design
19495 114 125 1.8 VVT-i Design Hybrid
21895 134 91 1.6 D-4D Design
20695 110 110 1.2T VVT-i Excel
22085 114 125 1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
24395 134 91 1.6 D-4D Excel
23285 110 110 AURIS TOURING SPORTS5dr estate Nothing
wrong, but nothing exceptional. AAABC
1.33 VVT-i Active
16745 98 130 1.8 VVT-i Active Hybrid
21145 134 81 1.2T VVT-i Icon
19795 114 112 1.8 VVT-i Icon Hybrid
22195 134 83 1.6 D-4D Icon
20995 110 108 1.2T VVT-i Business Edition
20595 114 112 1.8 VVT-i Bus Edition Hybrid 22995 134 83 1.4 D-4D Business Edition
21395 89 106 1.6 D-4D Business Edition
21795 110 108 1.2T VVT-i Design
20595 114 126 1.8 VVT-i Design Hybrid
22995 134 92 1.6 D-4D Design
21795 110 110 1.2T VVT-i Excel
23185 114 126 1.8 VVT-i Excel Hybrid
25495 134 92 1.6 D-4D Excel
24385 110 110 NEW PRIUS 5dr hatch Better all-round compare to
its predecessors
AAAAC
1.8 VVT-i Active
23295 120 70 -

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1.8 VVT-i Active (TRK)


23295 120 70 1.8 VVT-i Business Edition
24195 120 70 1.8 VVT-i Business Edition (TRK) 24195 120 70 1.8 VVT-i Business Edition Plus 25995 120 70 1.8 VVT-i Bus Edition Plus 15 25595 120 70 1.8 VVT-i Bus Ed Plus 15 (TRK) 25595 120 70 1.8 VVT-i Excel
27450 120 70 1.8 VVT-i Excel 15
27050 120 70 1.8 VVT-i Excel 15 (TRK)
27050 120 70 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


26995 134 96 15
1.8 VVT-i Excel
29245 134 101 15
1.8 VVT-i Excel Plus
31245 134 101 16
RAV4 5dr 4x4 A solid option, but ultimately outgunned
by Korean competition
AAACC
2.0 D-4D Active
23695 141 123 2.0 D-4D Business Edition
24595 141 123 2.5 VVT-i Bus Ed Hybrid 2WD 26195 194 115 2.0 D-4D Icon 2WD
26995 141 124 2.0 V-matic Icon AWD
28295 148 152 2.5 VVT-i Icon Hybrid AWD
29795 194 118 2.0 D-4D Excel 2WD
27995 141 124 2.0 V-matic Excel AWD
29295 148 152 2.5 VVT-i Excel Hybrid AWD
30795 194 118 AVENSIS 4dr saloon Nothing wrong, but nothing
exceptional. Good spec
AAACC
1.8 V-matic Active
18085 145 139 17
1.8 V-matic Business Edition 21315 145 140 18
1.8 V-matic Business Edition + 23115 145 140 18
1.6 D-4D Active
19010 110 108 22
1.6 D-4D Business Edition
22155 110 109 22
2.0 D-4D Business Edition
23155 140 119 22
1.6 D-4D Business Edition +
23955 110 109 22
2.0 D-4D Business Edition + 24955 140 119 22
2.0 D-4D Excel
26795 140 124 23
AVENSIS TOURER 5dr estate Good spec but an
unexceptional estate otherwise AAACC
1.8 V-matic Active
19265 145 140 17
1.8 V-matic Business Edition 22495 145 143 18
1.8 V-matic Business Edition + 24295 145 143 18
1.6 D-4D Active
20190 110 108 22
1.6 D-4D Business Edition
23335 110 110 22
2.0 D-4D Business Edition
24335 140 120 22
1.6 D-4D Business Edition +
25135 110 110 22
2.0 D-4D Business Edition + 26135 140 120 22
2.0 D-4D Excel
28600 140 124 23
VERSO 5dr MPV Offers decent space, a respectable
drive and is good value
AAABC
1.6 V-matic Active 5st
18120 130 154 13
1.6 V-matic Active 7st
18650 130 154 13
1.6 V-matic Icon 7st
20650 130 154 14
1.8 V-matic Icon 7st Auto
22150 145 150 15
1.8 V-matic Trend 7st Auto
23150 145 150 15
1.8 V-matic Trend Plus 7st Auto 25000 145 150 15
1.8 V-matic Excel 7st Auto
24650 145 150 15
1.6 D-4D Active 7st
19990 109 119 13
1.6 D-4D Icon 7st
21995 109 119 14
1.6 D-4D Trend 7st
22995 109 119 14
1.6 D-4D Trend Plus 7st
24845 109 119 14
1.6 D-4D Excel 7st
24495 109 119 14
LAND CRUISER 3dr 4x4 A real go-anywhere vehicle.
Spongey on road
AAABC
2.8 D-4D Active
35895 175 190 31
LAND CRUISER 5dr 4x4 A real go-anywhere vehicle.
Available with seven-seats
AAABC
2.8 D-4D Active
37695 175 194 31
2.8 D-4D Active Auto
39295 175 194 34
2.8 D-4D Icon Auto
48395 175 194 38
2.8 D-4D Invicible Auto
54895 175 194 38
HILUX 5dr 4x4 A real go-anywhere vehicle with the
added practicality of being a pick-up AAABC
2.5 D-4D Active Single Cab
21255 142 194 2.5 D-4D Active Extra Cab
22705 142 194 2.5 D-4D Active Double Cab
23255 142 194 2.5 D-4D Icon Double Cab
25205 142 194 3.0 D-4D Invincible Double Cab 25349 168 203 3.0 D-4D Invincible X D Cab
27849 168 203 GT86 2dr coup A tail-out tribute to all our favourite
things. Splendid. Cheaper now, too AAAAB
2.0 Primo
22700 197 180 33
2.0 GT86 No Spoiler
25000 197 180 33
2.0 GT86 No Spoiler 18
26395 197 192 33
2.0 GT86
25000 197 180 33
2.0 GT86 18 Alloys
26395 197 192 33
2.0 Aero
27650 197 192 33
VAUXHALL
VIVA 5dr hatch Comfortable and spacious, but lacking
equipment and youthful joie de vivre AAABC
1.0 75 SE
8395 73 104 1.0 75 Ecoflex SE
8570 73 99 1.0 75 SE A/C
8890 73 104 1.0 75 SL
9495 73 104 ADAM 3dr hatch Certainly looks the part, but there are
better superminis ahead of it AAACC
1.2 70 Jam
11860 69 125 3
1.4 87 Jam
12035 86 125 3
1.2 70 Glam
13230 69 125 3
1.4 87 Glam
13405 86 125 3
1.2 70 Slam
13980 69 125 3
1.4 87 Slam
14155 86 125 3
1.4 100 Slam
14730 98 125 9
1.0T 115 Slam
15880 113 115 10
1.4T 150 S
17375 148 139 14
1.2 70 Energised
13705 69 125 3
1.2 70 Rocks
14475 69 125 1.0T 115 Ecoflex Rocks
16375 113 115 1.2 70 Rocks Air
15475 69 125 1.4 87 Rocks Air
15645 86 125 1.0T 115 Ecoflex Rocks Air
17375 113 115 1.4 150 Rocks S
18795 148 139 CORSA 3dr hatch Very refined, stylish and practical,
however its engines are not so good AAABC
1.4 75 Ecoflex Sting
9495 74 118 1.4 90 Ecoflex Sting
9740 89 118 1.0T 115 Ecoflex Sting R
11395 113 112 -

1.4 75 Ecoflex Energy


12400 74 118 1.4 90 Ecoflex Energy
12645 89 118 1.4 75 Ecoflex Energy A/C
12700 74 118 1.4 90 Ecoflex Energy A/C
12945 89 118 1.4T 100 Ecoflex Energy A/C 13600 98 119 1.0T 115 Ecoflex Energy A/C
14430 113 112 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex Energy A/C 14850 74 96 1.4 75 Ecoflex Limited Edition 14515 74 120 1.4 90 Ecoflex Limited Edition 14760 89 120 1.4T 100 Limited Edition
15415 98 122 1.0T 115 Ecoflex Limited Edition 16245 113 114 1.4T 150 Red Edition
17125 148 132 1.4T 150 Black Edition
17125 148 132 1.4 75 Design
11335 74 120 1.4 90 Design
11580 89 120 1.0T 90 Design
13065 89 100 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex Design
13485 74 98 1.3 CDTi 95 Ecoflex Design
13985 93 87 1.4 75 Ecoflex SRi
12005 74 96 1.4 90 Ecoflex SRi
12250 89 85 1.4T 100 Ecoflex SRi
12905 98 119 1.0T 90 Ecoflex SRi
13735 89 98 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex SRi
14155 74 98 1.3 CDTi 95 Ecoflex SRi
14655 93 87 1.4 75 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line
13040 74 120 1.4 90 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line
13285 89 120 1.4T 100 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line 13940 98 122 1.0T 115 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line
14770 113 114 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line 15190 74 98 1.3 CDTi 95 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line 15690 93 87 1.4 75 Ecoflex SE
12900 74 118 1.4 90 Ecoflex SE
13145 89 118 1.4T 100 Ecoflex SE
13800 98 119 1.0T 90 Ecoflex SE
14630 89 98 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex SE
15050 74 96 1.3 CDTi 95 Ecoflex SE
15550 93 85 1.6T 205 VXR
18375 202 174 CORSA 5dr hatch A more practical version of the
Corsa, which is refined and practical AAABC
1.4 75 Ecoflex Energy
13000 74 118 1.4 90 Ecoflex Energy
13245 89 118 1.4 75 Ecoflex Energy A/C
13300 74 118 1.4 90 Ecoflex Energy A/C
13545 89 118 1.4T 100 Ecoflex Energy A/C 14200 98 119 1.0T 115 Ecoflex Energy A/C
15030 113 115 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex Energy A/C 15450 74 96 1.4 75 Ecoflex Limited Edition 15115 74 120 1.4 90 Ecoflex Limited Edition 15360 89 120 1.4T 100 Limited Edition
16015 98 122 1.0T 115 Ecoflex Limited Edition 16845 113 117 1.4T 150 Red Edition
17725 148 133 1.4T 150 Black Edition
17725 148 133 1.4 75 Design
11935 74 120 1.4 90 Design
12180 89 120 1.0T 90 Design
13665 89 112 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex Design
14085 74 98 1.3 CDTi 95 Ecoflex Design
14585 93 87 1.4 75 Ecoflex SRi
12605 74 96 1.4 90 Ecoflex SRi
12850 89 85 1.4T 100 Ecoflex SRi
13505 98 119 1.0T 90 Ecoflex SRi
14335 89 100 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex SRi
14755 74 96 1.3 CDTi 95 Ecoflex SRi
15255 93 85 1.4 75 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line
13640 74 120 1.4 90 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line
13885 89 120 1.4T 100 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line 14540 98 122 1.0T 115 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line
15370 113 117 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line 15790 74 98 1.3 CDTi 95 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line 16290 93 87 1.4 75 Ecoflex SE
13500 74 118 1.4 90 Ecoflex SE
13745 89 118 1.4T 100 Ecoflex SE
14400 98 119 1.0T 90 Ecoflex SE
15230 89 100 1.3 CDTi 75 Ecoflex SE
15650 74 96 1.3 CDTi 95 Ecoflex SE
16150 93 85 ASTRA 5dr hatch Good handling, nice engines but its
working-class roots still show through AAABC
1.4 100 Design
16585 98 127 1.0T 105 Ecoflex Design
17285 103 100 1.4T 125 Design
17335 123 127 1.4T 150 Design Auto
18985 148 125 1.6 CDTi 110 Design
18285 108 96 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Design
18785 108 89 1.6 CDTi 136 Design
19470 134 101 1.4 100 Tech Line
17285 98 127 1.0T 105 Ecoflex Tech Line
17985 103 100 1.4T 125 Tech Line
18035 123 127 1.4T 150 Tech Line Auto
19685 148 125 1.6 CDTi 110 Tech Line
18985 108 96 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Tech Line 19485 108 89 1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line
20170 134 101 1.4T 125 SRi
19935 98 129 1.0T 105 Ecoflex SRi
19885 103 103 1.4T 150 SRi
20185 148 129 1.6T 200 SRi
21725 197 142 1.6 CDTi 110 SRi
20885 108 99 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex SRi
21385 108 92 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi
22070 134 104 1.6 CDTi 160 BiTurbo SRi
22685 157 112 1.4 100 SRi Nav
20635 98 130 1.0T 105 Ecoflex SRi Nav
20585 103 103 1.4T 150 SRi Nav
20885 148 130 1.6T 200 SRi Nav
22425 197 142 1.6 CDTi 110 SRi Nav
21585 108 99 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex SRi Nav
22085 108 92 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi Nav
22770 134 104 1.6 CDTi 160 BiTurbo SRi Nav 23385 157 112 1.0T 105 Ecoflex Elite
20605 103 103 1.4T 125 Elite
20655 123 130 1.4T 150 Elite
20905 148 130 1.6T 200 Elite
22445 197 142 1.6 CDTi 110 Elite
21605 108 99 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Elite
22105 108 92 1.6 CDTi 136 Elite
22790 134 104 1.6 CDTi 160 BiTurbo Elite
23405 157 112 1.0T 105 Ecoflex Elite Nav
21305 103 103 1.4T 125 Elite Nav
21355 123 130 1.4T 150 Elite Nav
21605 148 130 1.6T 200 Elite Nav
23145 197 142 1.6 CDTi 110 Elite Nav
22305 108 99 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Elite Nav 22085 108 92 1.6 CDTi 136 Elite Nav
23490 134 104 1.6 CDTi 160 BiTurbo Elite Nav 24105 157 112 -

ASTRA SPORTS TOURER 5dr estate More


composed and practical than the hatch.AAABC
1.4 100 Design
16585 98 127 1.0T 105 Ecoflex Design
17285 103 100 1.4T 125 Design
17335 123 127 1.4T 150 Design Auto
18985 148 125 1.6 CDTi 110 Design
18285 108 96 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Design
18785 108 89 1.6 CDTi 136 Design
19470 134 101 1.4 100 Tech Line
17285 98 127 1.0T 105 Ecoflex Tech Line
17985 103 100 1.4T 125 Tech Line
18035 123 127 1.4T 150 Tech Line Auto
19685 148 125 1.6 CDTi 110 Tech Line
18985 108 96 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Tech Line 19485 108 89 1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line
20170 134 101 1.0T 105 Ecoflex SRi
19885 103 103 1.4T 125 SRi
19935 123 130 1.4T 150 SRi
20185 148 128 1.6T 200 SRi
21725 197 142 1.6 CDTi 110 SRi
20885 108 99 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex SRi
21385 108 92 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi
22070 134 104 1.6 CDTi 160 BiTurbo SRi
22685 157 112 1.0T 105 Ecoflex SRi Nav
20585 103 103 1.4T 125 SRi Nav
20635 123 130 1.4T 150 SRi Nav
20885 148 130 1.6T 200 SRi Nav
22425 197 142 1.6 CDTi 110 SRi Nav
21585 108 99 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex SRi Nav
22085 108 92 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi Nav
22770 134 104 1.6 CDTi 160 BiTurbo SRi Nav 23385 157 112 1.0T 105 Ecoflex Elite
20605 103 103 1.4T 125 Elite
20655 123 130 1.4T 150 Elite
20905 148 130 1.6T 200 Elite
22445 197 142 1.6 CDTi 110 Elite
21605 108 99 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Elite
22105 108 92 1.6 CDTi 136 Elite
22790 134 104 1.6 CDTi 160 BiTurbo Elite
23405 157 112 1.0T 105 Ecoflex Elite Nav
21305 103 103 1.4T 125 Elite Nav
21355 123 130 1.4T 150 Elite Nav
21605 148 128 1.6T 200 Elite Nav
23145 197 142 1.6 CDTi 110 Elite Nav
22305 108 99 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Elite Nav 22805 108 92 1.6 CDTi 136 Elite Nav
23490 134 104 1.6 CDTi 160 BiTurbo Elite Nav 24105 157 112 ASTRA GTC 3dr coup Good looking three-door
hatch with the dynamics to match AAABC
1.4T 120 SRi
20225 118 142 16
1.4T 140 SRi
20625 138 142 16
1.6T 200 SRi
21975 197 149 16
1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex SRi
22945 108 111 20
1.6 CDTi 130 Ecoflex SRi
23760 127 115 20
1.4T 120 Limited Edition
22225 118 142 16
1.4T 140 Limited Edition
22625 138 142 16
1.6T 200 Limited Edition
23975 197 149 16
1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Limited Ed 24945 108 111 20
1.6 CDTi 130 Ecoflex Limited Ed 25760 127 115 20
2.0T 280 VXR
28300 276 184 CASCADA 2dr open Comfortable and credible
alternative to the usual ragtops AAAAC
1.4T 140 Elite
28165 138 149 21
2.0 CDTi 165 Elite
28870 163 138 23
INSIGNIA 5dr hatch Nearly as good as a Mondeo.
Inert steering
AAABC
1.8 140 Design
17184 138 169 1.4T 140 Design
17984 138 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Design
19774 134 99 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Design
20574 168 114 1.8 140 Design Nav
18034 138 169 1.4T 140 Design Nav
18834 138 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Design Nav 20624 134 99 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Design Nav 21424 168 114 1.8 140 Energy
20639 138 169 1.4T 140 Energy
21439 138 129 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Energy
23144 134 104 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Energy 23944 168 118 1.8 140 Limited Edition
21989 138 169 1.4T 140 Limited Edition
22789 138 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Ltd Ed
24494 134 104 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Ltd Ed
25294 168 118 1.8 140 SRi
18984 138 169 1.4T 140 SRi
19784 138 129 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SRi
21574 134 99 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi
21574 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex SRi
22374 168 114 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi
22374 168 118 1.8 140 SRi Nav
19834 138 169 1.4T 140 SRi Nav
20634 138 129 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SRi Nav 22424 134 99 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi Nav
22424 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex SRi Nav 23224 168 114 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi Nav
23224 168 118 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line
23044 246 169 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line 22794 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex SRi VX-Line 23594 168 118 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav
23894 246 169 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SRi VXL Nav 23644 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex SRi VXL Nav24444 168 118 1.4T 140 SE
19784 138 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SE
21574 134 99 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex SE
22374 168 114 1.4T 140 Tech Line
20634 138 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Tech Line 22424 134 99 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Tech Line 23224 168 114 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Elite
24204 134 104 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Elite
25004 168 118 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Elite Nav 25054 134 104 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Elite Nav 25854 168 118 2.8T V6 VXR SuperSport
30619 320 244 INSIGNIA SPORTS TOURER 5dr estate Hugely
spacious but no fun to drive
AAABC
1.4T 140 Design
19419 138 131 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Design
21074 134 104 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Design
21874 168 119 1.4T 140 Design Nav
20269 138 131 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Design Nav 21924 134 104 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Design Nav 22724 168 119 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Energy
24444 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Energy
25244 168 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Ltd Edition 25794 134 109 -

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1.2 SZ-L
10999 93 116 11
1.6 Sport
13999 134 147 19
SWIFT 5dr hatch Cute looks and rewarding handling,
even in this more practical form AAABC
1.2 SZ3 4x4
12099 93 126 11
1.2 Dualjet SZ4 4x4
14199 93 111 11
1.2 SZ2
9499 93 116 11
1.2 SZ3
11099 93 116 11
1.2 SZ-L
11499 93 116 11
1.2 SZ4
12199 93 116 11
1.2 Dualjet SZ4
12699 93 99 11
1.6 Sport
14499 134 147 19
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
18499 118 127 13
1.6 SZ-T Allgrip
20299 118 135 14
1.6 SZ5
20499 118 127 14
1.6 SZ5 Allgrip CVT
23199 118 130 14
1.6 DDiS SZ3
15499 118 108 20
1.6 DDiS SZ-T
19999 118 108 20
1.6 DDiS SZ-T Allgrip
21799 118 113 18
1.6 DDiS SZ5
21999 118 108 19
1.6 DDiS SZ5 Allgrip
23799 118 113 19
1.6 DDiS SZ5 TCSS Allgrip
25149 118 119 19
VITARA 5dr 4x4 Utterly worthy addition to the class.
Drives better than most
AAABC
1.6 SZ5 Allgrip
20299 118 130 11
1.6 SZ4
13999 118 123 12
1.6 SZ-T
15999 118 123 13
1.6 SZ5
18499 118 123 11
1.6 DDiS SZ-T
17499 118 106 21
1.6 DDiS SZ5
19999 118 106 17
1.6 DDiS SZ5 Allgrip
21799 118 111 17
1.6 DDiS SZ5 Allgrip TCSS
23149 118 111 1.4 Boosterjet S Allgrip
20899 138 127
JIMNY 3dr 4x4 The smallest four-wheel drive Suzuki is
looking dated
AAACC
1.3 SZ3
12499 84 162 14
1.3 SZ4
13949 84 162 15
1.3 Adventure
14949 84 162 15

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NEW CARS A-Z


2.0 CDTi 170 Limited Edition 26594 168 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SRi
22874 134 104 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi
22874 134 114 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex SRi
23674 168 119 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi
23674 168 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SRi Nav 23724 134 104 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi Nav
23724 134 114 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex SRi Nav 24524 168 119 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi Nav
24524 168 124 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line
24344 246 174 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi VX-Line
24094 134 114 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi VX-Line
24894 168 124 2.0T 250 SRi VX-Line Nav
25194 246 174 1.6 CDTi 136 SRi VX-Line Nav 24944 134 114 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi VX-Line Nav 25744 168 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SE
22874 134 104 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex SE
23674 168 119 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Tech Line 23724 134 104 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Tech Line 24524 168 119 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Elite
25504 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Elite
26304 168 124 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Elite Nav 26354 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Ecoflex Elite Nav 27154 168 124 2.8T V6 VXR SuperSport
31919 320 244 MERIVA 5dr MPV Clever flexdoors make sense for
young families. Nice to drive
AAABC
1.4 Life
13160 108 140 1.4 Exclusiv
18030 108 140 1.4T 120 Exclusiv
18760 118 139 1.4T 140 Exclusiv
19590 138 149 1.6 CDTi 95 Ecoflex Exclusiv 20570 93 105 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Exclusiv 20880 108 99 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Exclusiv 21040 134 116 1.4 Tech Line
14164 108 140 1.6 CDTi 95 Ecoflex Tech Line 16995 93 105 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Tech Line 17340 134 116 1.4 SE
19125 108 140 1.4T 120 SE
19855 118 139 1.4T 140 SE
20685 138 149 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex SE
21985 108 99 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SE
22145 134 116 ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr MPV Super-stylish on the
outside, less so on the inside
AAABC
1.4T 140 Design
17710 138 158 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Design
20525 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Design
20725 168 129 1.4T 140 Exclusiv
21025 138 158 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Exclusiv 23840 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Exclusiv
24040 168 129 1.4T 140 Energy
20830 138 158 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Energy
23645 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Energy
23845 168 129 1.4T 140 SRi
22375 138 158 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SRi
25190 134 119 2.0 CDTi 170 SRi
25455 168 137 1.4T 140 SE
22660 138 158 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SE
25475 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 SE
25675 168 129 1.4T 140 Tech Line
19705 138 158 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Tech Line 22520 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Tech Line
22720 168 129 1.4T 140 Elite
24140 138 158 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Elite
26955 134 109 2.0 CDTi 170 Elite
27220 168 137 MOKKA 5dr hatch Compact and competent, but short
on persuasive quality
AAABC
1.6i 115 Exclusiv
18749 113 159 1.4T 140 Exclusiv
19424 138 145 1.4T 140 Exclusiv 4x4
21144 138 155 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Exclusiv 20614 108 109 1.6 CDTi 110 Exclusiv
20614 108 114 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Exclusiv 20964 138 109 1.6 CDTi 136 Exclusiv
20964 138 114 1.6 CDTi 136 Exclusiv 4x4
22664 138 124 1.6i 115 Tech Line
16684 113 159 1.4T 140 Tech Line
17424 138 145 1.4T 140 Tech Line 4x4
18984 138 155 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex Tech Line 18614 108 109 1.6 CDTi 110 Tech Line
18614 108 114 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex Tech Line 18964 138 109 1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line
18964 138 114 1.6 CDTi 136 Tech Line 4x4
20664 138 124 1.6i 115 SE
21249 113 159 1.4T 140 SE
21924 138 145 1.4T 140 SE 4x4
23644 138 155 1.6 CDTi 110 Ecoflex SE
23114 108 109 1.6 CDTi 110 SE
23114 108 114 1.6 CDTi 136 Ecoflex SE
23464 138 109 1.6 CDTi 136 SE
23464 138 114 1.6 CDTi 136 SE 4x4
25164 138 124 1.4T 140 Limited Edition
21167 138 145 1.6 CDTi 136 Limited Edition 22707 138 114 ANTARA 5dr 4x4 Stylish interior blunts usability. Poor
residuals
AACCC
2.2 CDTi 163 Exclusiv
21900 161 167 25
.2 CDTi 163 Diamond
22700 161 167 25
VXR8 4dr saloon Still has old-school appeal: brutish
and unsophisticated
AAABC
6.2 V8 GTS
55500 577 363 50
6.2 V8 Maloo LSA
54500 536 363 50
VOLKSWAGEN
UP 3dr hatch Hardly revolutionary, but better that its
rivals in the areas that matter AAAAC
1.0 75 Rock Up
13695 74 106 4
1.0 75 Club Up
12225 74 106 4
1.0 75 Street Up
12225 74 106 4
1.0 60 Take Up
8945 59 105 1
1.0 60 Look Up
9995 59 105 1
1.0 60 Move Up
10000 59 105 1
1.0 60 BMT Move Up
10360 59 95 1
1.0 75 High Up
11600 74 106 2
1.0 75 BMT High Up
11960 74 98 2
UP 5dr hatch Betters its rivals on refinement, finish,
desirability and economy
AAAAC
e-up 82 BEV
25075 80 0 10
1.0 60 Take Up
9345 59 105 1
1.0 60 Move Up
10400 59 105 1
1.0 60 Look Up
10395 59 105 1
1.0 60 BMT Move Up
10760 59 95 1
1.0 75 High Up
12000 74 106 2
1.0 75 BMT High Up
12360 74 98 2
1.0 75 Club Up
12625 74 106 4

TIGUAN 5dr 4x4 Dull but capable soft roader. Pricey,


but good ride and handling
AAABC
2.0 TDI SCR 110 S
22975 108 130 2.0 TDI SCR 150 S
23525 148 130 2.0 TDI SCR 150 S 4Motion
25295 148 140 2.0 TDI SCR 150 Match
25820 148 130 2.0 TDI SCR 184 Match 4Motion 30120 181 150 2.0 TDI SCR 150 R-Line 4Motion 29520 148 140 2.0 TDI 184 R-Line 4Motion DSG 32050 181 150 2.0 TDI SCR 150 Escape 4Motion 27980 148 140 TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 A great blend of comfort and
deftness but only has five seats AAAAC
3.0 V6 TDI 204 SE
43900 204 173 39
3.0 V6 TDI 204 R-Line
46900 204 173 40
3.0 V6 TDI 262 SE
45700 258 174 42
3.0 V6 TDI 262 R-Line
48700 258 174 42
3.0 V6 TDI 262 Escape
45900 258 180 42
AMAROK 5dr 4x4 Volkswagen quality of build and
interior matched to a rugged exterior AAAAC
2.0 TDI 140 Startline
25054 138 205 39
2.0 TDI 140 Trendline
26278 138 205 40
2.0 BiTDI 180 Trendline
27238 177 211 42
2.0 BiTDI 180 Highline
25775 177 211 42
2.0 BiTDI 180 Highline BMT
27530 177 211 42
2.0 BiTDI 180 Atacama
27715 177 211 42
CADDY LIFE5dr MPV Rugged workhorse built to
supplement the Touran and Sharan AAACC
2.0 TDI 102
19477 100 122 2.0 TDI 150
22007 148 131 2.0 TDI 102 Maxi
22339 100 122 2.0 TDI 150 Maxi
24869 148 131 2.0 TDI 102 Bluemotion
21223 100 122 CARAVELLE 5dr MPV Rugged workhorse built to
carry people
AAACC
2.0 TSI 150 SE SWB
36137 148 210 2.0 TSI 204 SE SWB DSG
41135 201 206 2.0 TDI 150 SE SWB
37135 148 161 2.0 TDI 204 SE SWB
39746 201 171 2.0 TDI 204 SE SWB 4Motion 42489 201 176 2.0 TDI 150 SE LWB
39193 148 164 2.0 TDI 204 SE LWB
41804 201 175 2.0 TDI 150 Executive SWB
40711 148 161 2.0 TDI 204 Executive SWB
43322 201 171 2.0 TDI 204 Exec. SWB 4Motion 46065 201 176 CALIFORNIA 5dr MPV Rugged workhorse built to
carry people
AAACC
2.0 TDI 102 California Beach 36720 100 164 2.0 TDI 150 Calfornia Beach 38682 148 168 2.0 TDI 150 California Ocean 46788 148 169
2.0 TDI 150 Cali Ocean 4Motion 49476 148 176 2.0 TDI 204 California Ocean 49284 201 177 2.0 TDI 204 Cali Ocean 4Motion 51972 201 182 VOLVO
V40 5dr hatch A handsome, well-packaged, pragmatic
and likeable car, but not perfect AAAAC
1.6 T2 ES
19345 120 94 19
1.6 T2 ES Nav
20145 120 94 19
1.6 T2 SE
20870 120 127 19
1.6 T2 SE Nav
21670 120 127 19
1.6 T2 R-Design
21645 120 127 19
1.6 T2 R-Design Nav
22445 120 127 19
1.6 T3 150 SE
22820 150 127 21
1.6 T3 150 SE Nav
23620 150 127 21
1.6 T3 SE Lux Nav
25620 150 127 22
1.6 T3 R-Design
23595 150 127 20
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav
24395 150 127 21
1.6 T3 150 R-Design Lux Nav 26070 150 127 22
2.5 T5 R-Design Nav Auto
30175 241 137 35
.5 T5 R-Design Lux Nav Auto 31850 241 137 35
2.5 T5 Cross-Ctry Lux Nav AWD 34250 241 149 30
1.6 D2 ES
21345 118 94 17
1.6 D2 ES Nav
22145 118 94 17
1.6 D2 SE
22870 118 94 17
1.6 D2 SE Nav
23670 118 94 17
1.6 D2 SE Lux
24870 118 94 18
1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav
25670 118 94 18
1.6 D2 R-Design
23645 118 94 17
1.6 D2 R-Design Nav
24445 118 94 17
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux
25320 118 94 18
1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav
26120 118 94 18
1.6 D2 C-Country SE
23970 118 96 16
1.6 D2 C-Country SE Nav
24770 118 96 16
1.6 D2 C-Country Lux
25970 118 96 17
1.6 D2 C-Country Lux Nav
26770 118 96 17
2.0 D3 SE
23920 148 99 22
2.0 D3 SE Nav
24720 148 99 22
2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav
26720 148 99 23
2.0 D3 R-Design
24695 148 99 21
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav
25495 148 99 22
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav
27170 148 99 23
2.0 D3 Cross Country SE
25020 148 99 21
2.0 D3 Cross Country SE Nav 25820 148 99 21
2.0 D3 Cross Country Lux Nav 27820 148 99 22
2.0 D4 SE
25120 187 99 26
2.0 D4 SE Nav
25920 187 99 26
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav
27920 187 99 27
2.0 D4 R-Design
25895 187 99 25
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav
26695 187 99 25
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav
28370 187 99 26
2.0 D4 Cross Country SE
26220 187 104 24
2.0 D4 Cross Country SE Nav 27020 187 104 24
2.0 D4 Cross Country Lux Nav 29020 187 104 24
S60 4dr saloon T6 is rapid, all-weather sports car, if a
niche choice, otherwise understated AAAAC
.6 D2 R-Design Nav
29245 118 99 19
1.6 D2 R-Design
28695 118 99 18
1.6 D2 SE Nav
27745 118 99 18
1.6 D2 SE
27195 118 99 18
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav
28305 150 131 23
1.6 T3 SE Nav
26805 150 131 23
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav
32595 148 102 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux
32045 148 102 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav
30095 134 102 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav
30895 134 102 24
2.0 D3 SE Nav
28595 134 102 23
2.0 D4 Cross Country Lux Nav 33695 187 111 30
2.0 D4 Cross Ctry Lux Nav AWD 36725 187 149 30
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav
33845 187 102 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav
31345 187 102 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav
32145 187 102 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav
29845 187 102 28
1.6 T3 Business Edition
21255 150 131 21

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2.0 TDI 150 SE


22735 148 109 22
2.0 TDI 150 GT
23600 148 109 22
BEETLE 3dr hatch Huge improvement, but the Golf
underneath is superior
AAABC
1.2 TSI 105
16510 104 128 13
1.2 TSI 105 Design
18905 104 128 14
1.4 TSI 150 Design
20940 148 134 20
1.4 TSI 150 Sport
22760 148 134 20
2.0 TSI 220 Sport
23990 217 150 27
2.0 TSI 220 Turbo Black
24690 217 150 27
2.0 TSI 220 Turbo Silver
246905 217 150 27
2.0 TDI 110
18335 108 112 13
2.0 TDI 110 Design
20710 108 112 13
2.0 TDI 150 Design
21410 148 119 20
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
23230 148 119 21
BEETLE CABRIOLET 2dr open Huge improvement,
and quite chic in open-top form AAABC
1.2 TSI 105
19465 104 129 15
1.2 TSI 105 Design
21860 104 129 16
1.4 TSI 150 Design
23750 148 138 22
1.4 TSI 150 Sport
25350 148 138 22
2.0 TDI 110
21275 108 115 15
2.0 TDI 110 Design
23650 108 115 16
2.0 TDI 150 Design
24480 148 120 23
2.0 TDI 150 Sport
26080 148 120 23
2.0 TSI 220 Sport
26580 217 154 29
CC 4dr saloon Loses a name and adds some flair, but
never compels
AAAAC
1.4 TSI 150
25445 148 133 27
2.0 TDI 184 GT
30910 181 127 27
2.0 TDI 184 GT Black Edition 31485 181 127 27
.0 TDI 150
27305 148 118 23
2.0 TDI 150 GT
28885 148 118 24
2.0 TDI 150 GT Black Edition 29460 148 118 24
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
29535 148 118 24
2.0 TDI 184 R-Line
31560 181 127 28
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line Black Edition 30110 148 118 24
2.0 TDI 184 R-Line Black Edition 32135 181 127 28
SCIROCCO 3dr coup A complete coup.
Entertaining, practical and stylish AAAAB
1.4 TSI 125
21010 123 125 22
1.4 TSI 125 GT
22860 123 125 23
1.4 TSI 125 GT Black Edition
23410 123 125 23
2.0 TSI 180
23065 178 142 31
2.0 TSI 180 GT
24915 178 142 31
2.0 TSI 180 GT Black Edition 25465 178 142 31
2.0 TSI 180 R-Line
26985 178 142 31
2.0 TSI 180 R-Line Black Edition 27535 178 142 31
2.0 TSI 280 R
32855 276 187 42
2.0 TSI 220 GTS
28470 217 142 42
2.0 TDI 150
23730 148 109 27
2.0 TDI 150 GT
25580 148 109 28
2.0 TDI 150 GT Black Edition 26130 148 109 28
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
27650 148 109 28
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line Black Edition 28200 148 109 28
2.0 TDI 184 GT
26580 181 115 31
2.0 TDI 184 GT Black Edition 27130 181 115 31
2.0 TDI 184 R-Line
28650 181 115 31
2.0 TDI 184 R-Line Black Edition 29200 181 115 31
PASSAT 4dr saloon Supremely well-executed but a
tad too conservative to be entertaining AAAAC
1.6 TDI 120 S
22650 118 105 15
1.6 TDI 120 BlueMotion
23530 118 95 15
1.6 TDI 120 SE
23460 118 105 12
1.6 TDI 120 SE Business
23890 118 105 12
1.6 TDI 120 GT
25750 118 109 13
2.0 TDI 150 S
23775 148 106 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE
24585 148 106 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Business
25015 148 106 19
2.0 TDI 150 GT
26875 148 109 19
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
27870 148 109 19
2.0 TDI SCR 190 GT
28225 187 107 22
2.0 TDI SCR 190 R-Line
29220 187 107 23
2.0 TDI 240 BiTDI SCR GT
34970 237 139 28
2.0 TDI 240 BiTDI SCR R-Line 35965 237 139 28
PASSAT ESTATE 5dr estate Smart looking and
civilised estate
AAAAC
1.6 TDI 120 GT
27300 118 110 13
1.6 TDI 120 S
24200 118 107 15
1.6 TDI 120 BlueMotion
25080 118 95 15
1.6 TDI 120 SE
25010 118 107 12
1.6 TDI 120 SE Business
25440 118 107 12
2.0 TDI 150 GT
28425 148 110 19
2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
29420 148 110 19
2.0 TDI 150 S
25325 148 107 21
2.0 TDI 150 SE
26135 148 107 19
2.0 TDI 150 SE Business
26565 148 107 19
2.0 TDI 190 SCR GT
29775 187 110 22
2.0 TDI 190 SCR R-Line
30770 187 110 23
2.0 TDI 240 BiTDI SCR GT
36520 237 140 28
2.0 TDI 240 BiTDI SCR R-Line 37515 237 140 28
2.0 TDI 150 SCR Alltrack
31185 148 130 23
2.0 TDI 190 SCR Alltrack DSG 34265 187 137 23
TOURAN 5dr MPV Refined, well-equipped and wieldy
mid-sized MPV. Blandly styled AAAAC
1.2 TSI 110 S
22240 108 126 1.6 TDI SCR 110 S
23840 108 116 1.2 TSI 110 SE
23630 108 126 1.6 TDI SCR 110 SE
25230 108 116 2.0 TDI SCR 150 SE
26730 148 116 1.2 TSI 110 SE Family
25115 108 126 1.6 TDI SCR 110 SE Family
26715 108 116 2.0 TDI SCR 150 SE Family
28215 148 116 1.4 TSI 150 SE L
26745 148 133 2.0 TDI SCR 150 SE L
28215 108 117 2.0 TDI SCR 190 SE L DSG
30510 187 123 1.4 TSI 150 R-Line
27740 148 133 2.0 TDI SCR 150 R-Line
29210 108 117 2.0 TDI SCR 190 R-Line DSG
31505 187 123 SHARAN 5dr MPV Seven-seat MPV with a vast amount
of space and very versatile
AAAAB
2.0 TDI 184 SE
32035 181 138 23
2.0 TDI 184 SE Nav
32710 181 138 23
2.0 TDI 184 SE L
35280 181 139 23
1.4 TSI 150 S
26650 148 150 16
1.4 TSI 150 SE
28835 148 150 16
1.4 TSI 150 SE Nav
29510 148 198 16
2.0 TDI 115 S
27320 113 130 14
2.0 TDI 150 S
28280 148 130 18
2.0 TDI 150 SE
30465 148 130 18
2.0 TDI 150 SE L
33710 148 132 18
2.0 TDI 150 SE Nav
31140 148 130 18

1.6 T3 SE
26255 150 131 22
1.6 T3 R-Design
27755 150 131 23
1.6 D2 Business Edition
22195 118 99 17
2.0 D3 Business Edition
23045 148 102 22
2.0 D3 SE
28045 148 102 23
2.0 D3 SE Lux
30345 148 102 24
2.0 D3 R-Design
29545 148 102 23
2.0 D4 Business Edition
24295 187 102 26
V60 5dr estate Mature and appealing cabin, nice looks
and smooth drive. Too small
AAAAC
1.6 D2 R-Design Nav
30445 118 101 18
1.6 D2 R-Design
29895 118 101 18
1.6 D2 SE Nav
28945 118 101 18
1.6 D2 SE
28395 118 101 17
1.6 T3 R-Design Nav
29505 150 135 23
1.6 T3 SE Nav S-S
28005 150 135 22
2.0 D3 Cross Country Lux Nav 33745 148 111 25
2.0 D3 Cross Country Lux
33195 148 111 25
2.0 D3 Cross Country SE Nav 30995 148 111 25
2.0 D3 Cross Country SE
30445 148 111 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav
33895 148 105 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Lux
33345 148 105 25
2.0 D3 R-Design Nav
31295 148 105 24
2.0 D3 R-Design
30745 148 105 24
2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav
32195 148 105 25
2.0 D3 SE Lux
31645 148 105 25
2.0 D3 SE Nav
29795 148 105 23
2.0 D3 SE
29245 148 105 23
2.0 D4 Cross Ctry Lux Nav AWD 38025 187 149 29
2.0 D4 Cross Country Lux Nav 34995 187 111 28
2.0 D4 Cross Ctry SE Nav AWD 35275 187 149 29
2.0 D4 Cross Country SE Nav 32245 187 111 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav
35145 187 104 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav
32545 187 104 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav
33445 187 104 29
2.0 D4 SE Nav
31045 187 104 2
1.6 T3 Business Edition
22455 150 139 21
1.6 T3 SE
27455 150 135 22
1.6 T3 R-Design
28955 150 135 23
1.6 D2 Business Edition
23395 118 98 17
2.0 D3 Business Edition
24245 148 105 22
2.0 D4 Business Edition
25495 187 104 26
2.4 D6 AWD Hybrid SE Lux Nav 50175 284 48 2.4 D6 AWD Hybrid R-Design Lux 51875 284 48 S90 4dr saloon The new mid-size executive car ready
to take on the Germans
AAAAC
D4 Momentum
32555 187 116 D5 PowerPulse Momentum AWD 39555 231 127 D4 Inscription
35555 187 116 D5 PowerPulse Inscription AWD 42555 231 127 V90 5dr estate The new luxury Swedish saloon in a
more practical estate form
AAABC
D4 Momentum
34555 187 119 D5 PowerPulse Momentum AWD 41555 231 129 D4 Inscription
37555 187 119 D5 PowerPulse Inscription AWD 44555 231 129 XC60 5dr 4x4 Lovely, usable and attractive interior.
Not as spacious as othersl
AAAAC
2.0 D4 SE
31660 187 117 28
2.0 D4 SE Nav
32460 187 117 28
2.0 D4 SE Lux
34360 187 117 29
2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav
35160 187 117 29
2.0 D4 R-Design
32935 187 117 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Nav
33735 187 117 28
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux
35560 187 117 29
2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav
36360 187 117 30
2.4 D4 SE AWD
33190 187 137 28
2.4 D4 SE Nav AWD
33990 187 137 29
2.4 D4 SE Lux AWD
35890 187 137 30
2.4 D4 SE Lux Nav AWD
36690 187 137 30
2.4 D4 R-Design AWD
34465 187 137 29
2.4 D4 R-Design Nav AWD
35265 187 137 29
2.4 D4 R-Design Lux AWD
37090 187 137 30
2.4 D4 R-Design Lux Nav AWD 37890 187 137 30
2.4 D5 SE Nav AWD
35990 217 137 30
2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav AWD
38690 217 137 31
2.4 D5 R-Design Nav AWD
37265 217 137 30
2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav AWD 39890 217 137 31
XC90 5dr 4x4 Volvo takes the fight to Land Rover
- with seriously impressive results AAAAC
2.0 T6 Momentum
49705 316 179 2.0 T6 R-Design
53345 316 186 2.0 T6 Inscription
54245 316 186 2.0 T8 Hybrid Momentum
60455 401 49 2.0 T8 Hybrid R-Design
63355 401 49 2.0 T8 Hybrid Inscription
64205 401 49 2.0 D5 Momentum
46250 222 149 2.0 D5 R-Design
49785 222 152 2.0 D5 Inscription
50685 222 152 VUHL
05 2dr open A track day car set to rival the KTMs,
Caterhams and Radicals of the world AAAAC
2.0 16v Turbo
59995 285 - WESTFIELD
SPORT 2dr open Entry-level Westfield. Sport Turbo
very quick and fun, but no Caterham AAAAC
2.0 150 Classic Special Edition 19780 150 2.0 150 FW Special Edition
20496 150 1600 Sport Turbo
24999 195 1.6 Sigma 135 Sport
21950 135 1.6 Sigma 155 Sport
23005 155 2.0 Sigma 200 Sport
27200 200 2.0 170 Aerorace
17250 170 -

AUTOCAR TOP FIVES


Lightweights

Ariel Nomad

From 36,000
If there were simply a list of our top five favourite cars, the
Nomad might just top it. A revelation and a riot. AAAAA

Morgan 3 Wheeler

Caterham Seven 360R

Lotus Elise S Cup

Zenos E10 S

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

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

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 2dr open A Lotus and Caterham love child. Fun and
affordable in near perfect measure AAAAB
2.0
26995 200 - 2.0 S
32995 250 - 2.3 R
39995 350 - -

From 30,000
The latest in a line of 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

1.0 75 Street Up
12625 74 106 4
POLO 3dr hatch The sensible choice in a lot of ways:
usable and very solidly built
AAAAC
1.0 60 S
11495 59 106 1.0 60 S A/C
12215 59 106 1.0 60 Match
12930 59 106 1.0 75 Match
13445 74 108 1.2 TSI 90 Match
14075 89 107 1.4 TDI 75 Match
15140 74 93 1.0 TSI 110 SE L
16505 108 99 1.4 TDI 90 SE L
17155 89 93 1.0 TSI 110 R-Line
16960 108 99 1.2 TSI 90 R-Line
16425 89 107 1.4 TDI 90 R-Line
17665 89 93 1.0 TSI 95 BlueMotion
14975 94 94 1.0 TSI 150 ACT BlueGT
18105 148 110 1.8 TSI GTI
19095 189 139 POLO 5dr hatch The sensible choice in a lot of ways:
refined, easy-going and desirable AAAAC
1.0 60 S
12125 59 106 1.0 60 S A/C
12845 59 106 1.0 60 Match
13560 59 106 1.0 75 Match
14085 74 108 1.2 TSI 90 Match
14705 89 107 1.4 TDI 75 Match
15770 74 93 1.0 TSI 110 SE L
17135 108 99 1.4 TDI 90 SE L
17645 89 93 1.0 TSI 110 R-Line
17055 108 99 1.2 TSI 90 R-Line
17785 89 107 1.4 TDI 90 R-Line
18295 89 93 1.0 TSI 95 BlueMotion
15605 94 94 1.0 TSI 150 ACT BlueGT
18735 148 110 1.8 TSI GTI
19725 189 139
GOLF CABRIOLET 2dr open Composed but
uninspiring four-seat soft-top AAABC
1.2 TSI 105 S
22850 103 119 15
1.4 TSI 125 S
23735 123 127 19
1.4 TSI 125 SE
24670 123 127 19
1.4 TSI 150 GT
27985 148 128 29
2.0 TSI 220 GTI
30505 217 152 35
2.0 TSI 265 R
33650 261 190 39
2.0 TDI 110 S
24740 108 117 17
2.0 TDI 110 SE
25675 108 111 17
2.0 TDI 150 SE
27040 148 112 23
2.0 TDI 150 GT
28490 148 112 23
GOLF 3dr hatch The complete package. Classy and yet
classless with it
AAAAB
1.2 TSI 85 S
17595 84 113 1.4 TSI 125 S
19365 123 120 1.6 TDI 110 S
20370 108 99 1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
21675 108 89 1.4 TSI 125 Match
20640 123 120 1.6 TDI 110 Match
21645 108 99 2.0 TDI 150 Match
23010 148 106 1.0 TSI 115 Match BlueMotion 20080 113 99 1.4 TSI 150 GT
24165 148 112 1.6 TDI 110 GT
23305 108 101 2.0 TDI 150 GT
24670 148 109 1.4 TSI ACT 150 R-Line
25160 148 112 2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
25665 148 109 2.0 TDI 184 GTD
26895 181 109 2.0 TSI 220 GTI
27435 217 139 2.0 TSI 300 R 4Motion
31120 296 165 GOLF 5dr hatch The complete package and as a result
its reassuringly expensive
AAAAB
1.2 TSI 85 S
18250 84 113 1.4 TSI 125 S
20020 123 120 1.6 TDI 110 S
21025 108 99 1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
22330 108 89 1.4 TSI 125 Match
21295 123 120 1.6 TDI 110 Match
22300 108 99 2.0 TDI 150 Match
23665 148 106 1.0 TSI 115 Match BlueMotion 20735 113 99 1.4 TSI 150 GT
24820 148 115 1.6 TDI 110 GT
23960 108 101 2.0 TDI 150 GT
25325 148 109 1.4 TSI ACT 150 R-Line
25815 148 115 2.0 TDI 150 R-Line
26320 148 109 2.0 TDI 184 GTD
27915 181 109 2.0 TSI 220 GTI
28455 217 139 2.0 TSI 300 R 4Motion
31775 296 165 1.4 TSI 204 GTE
33995 201 39 1.4 TSI 204 GTE Nav
35760 201 39 e-Golf
31650 113 0 GOLF ESTATE 5dr estate Classy hatchback in a
more practical form - whats not to like?AAAAB
1.2 TSI 85 S
18950 83 115 1.4 TSI 125 S
20720 123 123 1.6 TDI 90 S
20770 89 102 1.6 TDI 110 S
21725 108 102 1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
23030 108 92 1.4 TSI 125 SE
21895 123 123 1.6 TDI 110 SE
22900 108 102 2.0 TDI 150 SE
24265 148 108 1.0 TSI 115 SE BlueMotion
21185 113 99 1.4 TSI 150 GT
25220 148 123 2.0 TDI 150 GT
25725 148 110 1.6 TDI 110 Alltrack 4Motion 27190 108 122 2.0 TDI 150 Alltrack 4Motion 28555 148 125 2.0 TDI 184 Alltrack 4Mion DSG 30995 181 129 2.0 TDI 184 GTD
28615 181 115 2.0 TSI 300 R 4Motion DSG
33890 296 162 GOLF SV 5dr MPV MQB platform gives the Golf proper
MPV proportions. Still no C-Max though AAABC
1.0 TSI 115 SE BlueMotion
21460 113 105 1.2 TSI 85 S
19225 84 114 9
1.4 TSI 125 S
20995 123 125 16
1.4 TSI 125 SE
22170 123 125 14
1.4 TSI 150 GT
25640 148 130 18
1.6 TDI 110 S
21980 108 101 13
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion
23545 108 98 13
1.6 TDI 110 SE
23175 108 101 11
2.0 TDI 150 SE
24540 148 112 17
2.0 TDI 150 GT
26145 148 115 17
JETTA 4dr saloon Big boot, pleasant dynamics and
good pricing. A bit dull
AAABC
1.4 TSI 125 S
19125 123 125 18
1.4 TSI 125 SE
20455 123 125 18
1.4 TSI 150 SE
21160 148 123 21
1.4 TSI 150 GT
22025 148 123 21
2.0 TDI 110 S
20405 109 105 14
2.0 TDI 110 SE
21735 109 105 15
2.0 TDI 110 GT
22600 109 105 15

Make and Model

Insurance group

CO2 g/km

Bhp

Price

Make and Model

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ALPINA

B3 BITURBO 4dr saloon AAAAB


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

ARIEL

ATOM 0dr open AAAAB


V8
170 3.0 5.7 1.9 3.7 2.55 475 268 16.4 21/37 650
NOMAD 0dr open AAAAA
Nomad
125 4.5 12.7 3.9 7.7 3.10 235 221 26.7 / 735

ASTON MARTIN

V8 Vantage 2dr coup AAAAC


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

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 SBack
155 4.1 10.3 3.7 7.7
A4 4dr saloon AAAAC
2.0 TDI S line 147 8.4 22.2 7.3 11.2
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
2.0 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 AAAAC
3.0 TDI S line 145 6.2 17.6 6.2 *3.8
R8 2dr coup AAAAC
V10 Plus
205 3.1 6.7 2.6 5.7

2.2 120 148 30.2 34/43 1165


2.6 228 273 25.6 30/39 1390
2.7 148 236 30 48/59 1355
3.0 201 258 30.7 45/49 1540
2.8 362 343 34.2 26/37 1595
3.1 187 295 37.1 45/50 1940
2.7 237 368 35.7 32/43 1755
2.9 237 368 32.4 34/38 2035
2.7 444 317 29.0 22/30 1855
2.8 175 280 34.4 44/55 1675
2.9 201 295 39.9 34/46 1805
2.4 552 516 40.0 20/28 2010
2.8 241 369 42.9 31/40 1940
2.5 346 590 53.1 28/35 2130
2.5 227 273 30.1 29/35 1305
2.7 175 280 35.8 33/46 1710
2.8 306 310 32.4 32.4 1655
2.8 168 258 29.8 29/37 1880
268 443 47.6 32/36 2245
2.8 602 413 26.8 15/23 1555

BENTLEY

CONTINENTAL 2dr coup AAAAC


GTC V8
187 4.5 10.8 3.9
GT
198 4.6 10.9 4.2
GT3-R
170 3.7 8.2 3.1
FLYING SPUR 4dr saloon AAABC
W12
200 4.5 10.4 3.6
MULSANNE 4dr saloon AAAAC
6.75 V8
184 5.7 13.7 4.8

*2.7 2.8 500 487 27.4 18/27 2470


*2.4 2.5 567 516 34.9 7/15 2375
8.7 3.0 572 518 37.6 /18 2195
8.4 3.0 616 590 44.5 18/26 2475
*2.8 2.6 505 752 44.8 18/21 2745

BMW

1 SERIES 3dr/5dr hatch AAABC


116d ED Plus 124 10.2 30.0 10.0 17.3 114
M135i
155 4.6 11.4 4.0 6.8 2.6 315
2 SERIES 3dr coup/convertible AAAAB
220d SE
143 7.8 20.9 7.3 8.8 2.9 181
220d Cvble 140 8.5 24.7 8.4 9.0 2.1 187
M235i
155 6.3 14.7 5.7 5.4 2.7 322
2 SERIES ACTIVE TOURER 5dr MPV AAAAC
218d Luxury 129 8.9 26.5 8.7 12.1 3.0 148
3 SERIES 4dr saloon/5dr estate/5dr hatchAAAAB
320d Sport 146 7.7 20.9 7.6 9.7 2.6 181
330d Touring 155 5.5 14.2 5.1 8.8 2.6 255
318d Sport GT 130 9.5 28.6 9.5 12.4 2.7 141

199 37.7 54/60 1395


322 35.9 30/41 1545
280 39.6 46/62 1450
295 34.5 50/53 1610
332 28.1 26/35 1530
243 40.4 42/56 1450
280 36.2 41/57 1535
413 45.2 43/54 1735
236 36.5 50/57 1615

398
280
332
502

48.1
38.7
40.4
38.2

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

1830
1810
1925
1975

464 42.1 33/45 1840


442 38.5 22/29 2085
457 50.2 40/49 1795

295 29.0 26/34 1615


295 35.1 43/49 1625
280 33.5 37/43 1825
416 43.7 34/45 1895

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

Torque (lb/ft)

9.4 2.7 410 391 35.1 19/25 1720

24.2.16

14.4 2.7 89

151 28 39/48 1384

3.9.14

7.4 2.6 161

251 31.6 34/39 1707

13.3.13

9.8 3.2 197 347 32.4 28/35 2265 10.10.12

8.3 3.6 175 140 22.6 28/- 880

5.10.11

HONDA

JAZZ 5dr hatch AAAAC


17.9.14 1.4 ES
113 10.7 35.2
CIVIC 5dr hatch AAABC
10.6.09 2.2 i-DTEC EX 135 8.3 24
Type R GT
167 5.5 13.4
14.10.15 HR-V 5dr hatch AAABC
1.6 i-DTEC SE 119 10.5 34.9
12.1.11 CR-V 5dr SUV AAABC
2.2 i-DTEC EX 118 9.7 31.3
27.8.14

10.7 14.3 3.2 99

94 20.5 35/43 1075 29.10.08

7.9 12.2 148 258 38.7 38/55 1480


5.0 6.7 2.7 306 295 27 32/37 1378

11.1.12
5.8.15

10.4 11.2

16.9.15

118

221 34.4 56/57 1324

9.9 5.9 2.5 148 258 32.4 36/45 1806 24.10.12

HYUNDAI

546 40.5 28/34 2265 13.11.13 i10 5dr hatch AAABC


553 42.3 21/26 2350 13.5.15 1.0 SE
96 14.7 16.2 19.9 2.9
i20 5dr hatch AAAAC
428 34.0 26/31 2275 11.6.08 1.4 SE
114 12.2 42.4 12.1 17.3 3.0
i30 5dr hatch AAABC
1.6 CRDi Active 115 11.7 38.3 11.5 14.8 2.8
i40 5dr estate AAABC
1106 40.6 12/18 1995 2.3.11 1.7 CRDi
118 12.2 41.4 12.5 12.3 2.9
iX35 5dr SUV AAABC
CATERHAM
2.0 Premium 112 10.9 40.9 11.1 9.2 2.9
CSR 2dr roadster AAAAC
SANTA FE 5dr SUV AAAAC
29.8.13 CSR 260
143 4.1 9.8 3.1 4.4 3.3 260 200 22.8 24/26 570 11.10.05 2.2 CRDi
118 9.0 27.6 9.2 *5.5 2.7
SEVEN 2dr roadster AAAAC
160
100 8.4 8.7 7.6 4.8 80 79 16.7 39/45 490 20.11.13 INFINITI
620S
145 3.8 9.2 3.2 5.7 2.7 310 219 21.2 25/29 610
9.3.16 Q30 5dr hatch AAABC
10.8.11
1.6t Premium 124 9.4 26.4 9.1 15.5 2.85
CHEVROLET
Q50 4dr saloon AABCC
24.6.15 CAMARO 2dr coup AAAAC
2.2 Premium 143 8.7 25.0 8.7 5.1* 3.0
6.2 V8
155 5.6 12.4 4.5 12.2 2.7 426 419 43.3 23/29 1175 20.6.12 Q70 4dr saloon AABCC
CORVETTE 2dr coup AAAAC
2.2 Prmm Tech 137 9.6 28.6 9.6 15.8 3.2
Stingray
181 4.4 9.4 3.3 11.7 2.3 460 465 48.4 22/33 1539 8.10.14
25.4.07
JAGUAR
CHRYSLER
F-TYPE 2dr convertible/3 dr coup AAAAB
20.3.13 300C 4dr saloon AAACC
V8 S cabrio
186 4.0 9.4 3.4 8.0 2.8
3.0 Executive 144 7.3 21.1 7.5 *4.5 2.6 236 399 38.8 30/34 2040 29.8.12 V6 S coup
171 4.9 12.1 4.2 12.7 2.7
XF 4dr saloon AAAAB
CITROEN
R-Sport 2.0 136 9.4 26.1 9.0 16.1 2.9
10.11.10 C3 5dr hatch AAABC
XE 4dr saloon AAAAB
28.5.14 1.4 VTR+
114 10.8 41.9 11.0 14.4 2.9 94 100 20.9 39/48
9.12.09 R-Sport 2.0 147 7.6 19.0 6.9 13.3 2.7
C4 5dr hatch AAACC
XJ 4dr saloon AAAAC
26.9.12 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 3.0D LWB
155 6.3 16.5 6.6 *3.6 2.7
31.12.14 C4 CACTUS 5dr hatch AAACC
10.6.15 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 JEEP
C4 GRAND PICASSO 5dr MPV AAAAC
RENEGADE 5dr 4x4 AAABC
4.11.15 2.0 BlueHDi
130 10.1 30.1 9.6 12.5 2.9 148 273 34.7 44/52 1430 27.11.13 2.0 Mjet 4x4 Ld 113 10.8 37.6 11.2 10.0 3.5
C5 4dr saloon AAABC
CHEROKEE 5dr 4x4 AABCC
25.7.07 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
12.9.09 BERLINGO 5dr MPV AAABC
27.10.10 1.6 HDi 90
99 14.7 - 16.7 14.0 2.9 90 159 26.6 38/47 1580 8.10.08 KIA
PICANT0 5dr hatch AAAAC
4.5.11 DACIA
1.0 1
95 13.8 14.9 24.4 3.2
19.10.11 SANDERO 5dr hatch AAACC
CARENS 5dr MPV AAABC
3.7.13 1.2 75 Access 97 15.3 17.6 23.0 3.0 74 79 20.3 32/38 941 27.2.13 1.7 CRDi 2
112 12.9 51.2 13.9 15.2 2.8
CEED 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
9.2.11 DS
1.6 CRDi LS
117 10.6 34.1 10.3 9.6 2.5
DS 3 5dr hatch AAABC
RIO 5dr hatch AAABC
16.6.10 BlueHDi 120
118 9.9 32.2 9.4 11.1 3.1 118 210 36.4 59/67 1150 23.3.16 1.4i 2
114 11.4 39.1 11.5 19.1 3.0
DS 4 CROSSBACK 5dr hatch AAACC
OPTIMA 4dr saloon AAACC
26.11.14 BlueHDi 120
117 12.0 48.8 12.3 18.0 2.9 118 221 36.7 49/50 1290 6.1.16 2 1.7 CRDi
125 10.5 35.4 10.4 10.6 3.2
DS 5 5dr hatch AAABC
SPORTAGE 5dr SUV AAABC
134 9.1 26.5 8.7 11.0 2.9 161 251 40.1 42/55 1660 18.4.12 1.7 CRDi 2 ISG 109 12.1 46.4 13.1 16.8 3.3
16.11.11 2.0 HDi 160
SORENTO 5dr 4x4 AAABC
1.1.14
FERRARI
2.2 CRDi KX-4 128 9.3 28.6 9.4 *5.7
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 LAND ROVER
DISCOVERY SPORT 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
12.8.15 CALIFORNIA 2dr convertible AAAAC
California
193 3.9 9.2 3.2 6.6 2.5 453 357 25.9 15/24 1785 22.7.09 HSE Luxury
117 8.9 27.6 9.0 11.8 2.4
DISCOVERY 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
30.12.15
FIAT
TDV6 HSE
109 12.2 42.8 13.0 7.9 3.4
PANDA 5dr hatch AAAAB
RANGE ROVER 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
1.2 Easy
102 14.6 15.3 19.9 3.0 68 75 22.2 39/49 1020 25.4.12 4.4 SDV8
135 7.0 19.0 6.7 *3.8 2.9
4.4.12 4x4 TwinAir 103 14.6 15.8 16.0 3.0 84 107 20.8 37/44 1050 17.4.13 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
2.2 DS4
121 8.4 30.8 9.5 *5.7 3.1
1.6.11 500 3dr hatch AAAAC
8.7.15 Abarth 595 130 7.5 20.1 6.4 7.0 2.8 158 170 23.9 34/39 1035 26.2.14 RANGE ROVER SPORT 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
500 Twinair 108 11.7 13 15.3 3.3 84 107 22.9 35/39 1070 24.11.10 3.0 TDV6
130 7.8 22.5 7.5 12.2 3.1
SVR
162 4.4 10.3 3.8 12.6 2.6
7.8.13

FORD

21.9.11 KA 3dr hatch AAACC


1.2 Style+
99 13.6 23.2 10.4 2.9
B-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB
1.0T Ecoboost 117 11.6 39.0 11.1 11.0 2.8
27.5.15 FIESTA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
109 11.9 43.4 11.9 21.8 2.7
14.11.12 1.4 Zetec
ST-2
137 7.0 17.0 6.0 7.1 2.6
19.3.14 FOCUS 5dr hatch AAAAC
1.4.15 1.5 TDCi Zetec 121 10.9 36.3 10.9 10.3 3.35
23.4.14 GRAND C-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAB
2.0 TDCi Tium 124 9.2 28.6 8.8 11.1 2.8
24.12.14 S-MAX 5dr MPV AAAAC
2.0 TDCi Tim 123 10.5 32.0 10.4 13.9 2.5
22.2.12 GRAND TOURNEO CONNECT 5dr MPV AAAAC
21.11.12 1.6 TDCi Tium 103 13.2 13.9 19.1 2.9
17.7.13 MONDEO 4dr saloon/5dr/estate AAAAC
2.0 TDCi
130 10.0 28.8 9.4 12.7 3.1

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

Top speed

18.9.13 MUSTANG 2dr coup AAAAC


9.7.14 5.0 V8 GT Fback155 5.2 11.6 4.2
ECOSPORT 5dr SUV AABCC
31.3.10 1.5 TDCi
99 14.3 15.2
6.10.10 KUGA 5dr SUV AAAAC
23.5.12 2.0 TDCi
122 10.9 44.2 11.8
29.12.11 RANGER 5dr pick-up AAABC
3.2 TDCi
109 10.8 35.7 10.7
2.11.11
6.4.11 GINETTA
G40R 2dr coup AAAAC
11.11.15 2.0
140 6.3 17.2 6.1

184 294wh/m 1390 22.1.14


420 33.3 50/40 1560

Make and Model

TEST DATE

Weight (kg)

Mpg test/touring

Mph/1000rpm

295 28.2 28/37 1585


406 34.0 29/36 1585

65

70 20.0 44/51 925

29.1.14

99

99 21.8 43/54 1060

7.1.14

109 192 22.5 49/60 1360 14.3.12


192 29.4 44/51 1555

7.9.11

134 236 29.1 36/44 1695

114

17.3.10

194

311 37.5 36/43 1940

19.9.12

120 148 31.6 35/39 1436

17.2.16

168 295 42.5 49/59 1750

5.2.14

168 295 40.8 39/45 1896

25.2.15

488 460 46.8 19/29 1655 12.6.13


375 339 36.2 24/33 1594 11.6.14
178 318 44.1 47/56 1595

2.12.15

197 206 33.8 30/49 1530

1.7.15

271 443 43.5 28/36 1960

9.6.10

138 258 34.0 41/53 1502 28.10.15


138 258 34.7 39/43 1846

68

70 21.3 33/54 950

24.6.14

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

114 207 34.4 50/51 1500

2.3.16

197 325 35.2 35/39 1953

8.4.15

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

LEXUS

67

80 22.1 41/53 1020

118

147 23.6 35/41 1345

95 94 21.9 34/41 1090


180 177 26.5 32/41 1163
118

199 33.1 59/63 1343

138 236 35.6 37/48 1705


148 258 39.5 44/46 1725
114 236 26.7 40/45 1785
148 258 38 53/56 1597

25.2.09 IS 4dr saloon AAABC


IS300h
143 8.1 20.2
02.1.13 CT200H 5dr hatch AAACC
SE-L
112 11.1 37.2ff
15.10.08 GS 4dr saloon AAABC
15.5.13 GS250
144 9.2 26.0
NX 5dr 4x4 AAACC
28.1.15 300h
112 9.7 30.4
RC F 2dr coup AAACC
17.11.10 RC F
168 4.8 10.7
26.8.15

7.3 *4.3 2.7 220 163 39/48 1720

21.8.13

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

23.3.11

9.0 16.2 2.9 207 187 34.4 26/32 1695


9.1 *5.6 2.7 194

na

1.8.12

32/38 1905

1.10.14

3.9 12.9 2.9 471 391 39 24/28 1765

18.2.15

LOTUS

ELISE 2dr roadster AAABC


6.8.14 1.6
127 6.7 21.1 7.1 14.3 2.9 134 118 24.7 39/42 900 26.5.10
EVORA 2dr coup AAAAC
14.1.15 Evora 2+2
162 5.4 13.0 4.7 8.2 2.3 276 258 27.8 24/33 1382 26.8.09

20 APRIL 2016 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 85

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 AAAAC
730Ld
153 6.4 17.1 6.0 8.2 3.1 261
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 AAAAC
a set road route, and test average. From 7.1.15 on, figures are
xDrive20d xLine136 8.2 24.2 8.0 11.8 2.8 187
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
4C 2dr coup/convertible AAACC
VEYRON 2dr coup AAAAB
Spider
160 5.1 12.4 4.0 5.8 2.97 237 258 29.6 32/44 940 27.1.16 Super Sport 268 2.6 5.0 1.7 5.9 2.6 1183

Torque (lb/ft)

Power (bhp)

Braking 60-0mph

50-70mph

30-70mph

0-100mph

0-60mph

No one produces as thorough a judgement on a new


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
be sure how good a car is. Where we have tested more
than one model in a range, the rating is for the range
overall; where a model within the range meets our
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Top speed

ROAD TEST RES LTS

Make and Model

Facts, figures, from the best road tests

Evora S 2+0 172 4.5 11.3 4.0 6.8 2.4 345 295 34.8 21/26 1430 30.3.11 PULSAR 5dr hatch AAACC
EXIGE S 2dr coup AAAAB
1.5dCin-tec
118 10.9 35.5 10.8
Exige S
170 4.1 9.6 3.7 5.5 2.5 345 295 27 21/30 1176 3.4.13 JUKE 5dr hatch AAABC
Acenta 1.6
111 10.3 41.6 9.9
MASERATI
Nismo 1.6
134 6.9 17.2 6.0
GRANTURISMO 2dr coup AAABC
Nismo RS
137 7.5 18.7 6.0
4.2 GT
177 5.6 13.0 4.9 *2.8 2.8 400 339 32.1 18/27 1975 2.2.08 LEAF 5dr hatch AAABC
GRANCABRIO 2dr open AAABC
Leaf
91 10.9 11.4
4.7 V8
175 5.1 11.9 4.5 11.2 2.4 433 362 32.1 17/22 2085 14.7.10 QASHQAI 5dr hatch AAAAB
GHIBLI 4dr saloon AAABC
1.5 dCi 2WD
113 10.8 39.2 11.1
Diesel
155 6.5 17.2 6.0 5.1 2.7 271 443 43.3 31/40 1835 12.3.14 X-TRAIL 5dr hatch AAABC
1.6 dCi 2WD
117 11.2 39.7 11.7
MAZDA
370Z 2dr coup AAAAC
2 5dr hatch AAAAC
370Z
155 5.4 12.8 4.7
1.5 Skyv-G SE 114 10.4 38.0 7.0 20.2 3.1 89 109 27.9 51/55 1050 22.4.15 GT-R 2dr coup AAAAB
3 5dr hatch AAAAC
Black Edition 193 3.8 8.5 3.6
2.2 SE-L
130 9.0 26.6 9.1 9.9 3.0 148 280 29.7 46/60 1470 4.12.13
5 5dr MPV AAACC
NOBLE
1.6D Sport
111 12.5 13.4 11.1 2.9 113 199 31.3 35/40 1555 16.2.11 M600 2dr coup AAAAB
6 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
M600
225 3.5 6.8 2.5
2.2 Sport Nav 139 7.9 21.2 7.1 7.9 2.7 173 309 35 44/56 1480 23.1.13
MX-5 2dr open AAAAB
PEUGEOT
1.5 SE-L Nav 127 8.4 24.8 7.9 14.7 3.3 129 111 24.5 46/49 1050 2.9.15 208 3/5dr hatch AAACC
CX-3 5dr hatch AAABC
1.2 VTI Active 109 14.2 14.5
1.5D SE-L Nav 110 10.3 34.7 10.3 10.3 104 199 34.8 59/60 1275 22.7.15 GTi 30th
143 6.5 16.1 5.8
CX-5 5dr hatch AAABC
308 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
2.2 Sport Nav 126 9.4 28.0 9.1 9.7 2.3 148 280 34.9 24/55 1575 13.6.12 1.6 e-HDI 115 118 10.1 32.6 10.4
508 SW estate AAAAC
MCLAREN
2.0 HDi 163
138 9.6 28.6 9.7
570S 2dr coup AAAAA
2008 Mini SUV AAABC
3.8 V8
204 3.1 6.4 2.2 10.2 2.6 562 443 36.5 23/37 1440 30.3.16 1.6 e-HDi
117 10.7 37.8 11.5
650S 2dr coup/roadster AAAAB
3008 5dr hatch AAABC
3.8 V8 Spider 204 3.2 6.3 2.2 5.9 2.5 641 500 35.4 18/24 1468 30.7.13 Sport HDi 150 121 9.4 29.1 9.1
P1 2dr coup AAAAA
Hybrid4
118 9.0 31.6 8.9
P1
217 2.8 5.2 2.2 6.0 2.3 903 664 36.0 19.6/
7.5.14 5008 5dr MPV AAAAC
1.6 HDi 110
114 13.0 22.0 13.2
MERCEDES-AMG
RCZ 3dr coup AAAAC
C63 4dr saloon AAAAB
R THP 270
155 6.8 15.3 5.5
C63
155 4.4 9.7 3.4 7.5 2.7 469 479 38.1 19/25 1715 3.6.15
GT 2dr coup AAAAC
PORSCHE
S
193 3.6 7.8 2.8 5.5 2.5 503 479 34.7 20/29 1715 29.7.15 BOXSTER 2dr convertible AAAAB
S 3.4
172 4.7 11.4 4.2
MERCEDES-BENZ
CAYMAN 3dr coup AAAAA
A-CLASS 5dr hatch AAABC
2.7
165 5.9 13.6 5.1
A200CDI Sport 130 8.9 28.3 9.0 10.1 2.5 134 221 37.1 48/58 1475 7.11.12 GT4
183 4.6 10.0 3.5
A45AMG
168 4.2 11.5 4.3 4.5 2.8 355 322 38.1 27/37 1555 14.8.13 911 2dr coup AAAAB
B-CLASS 5dr MPV AAABC
Targa
182 4.3 9.8 3.6
B200 CDI Sport130 9.4 28.8 9.6 11.9 2.7 134 221 37.8 20/52 1495 29.2.12 GT3 RS
193 3.4 7.8 2.8
C-CLASS 4dr AAAAC
NEW 911 2dr coup AAAAB
C220 Bluetec 145 8.1 22.9 8.1 11.7 2.8 168 295 42.4 41/51 1700 23.7.14 Carrera S
190 4.5 9.4 3.4
CLA 4dr coup/5dr estate AAABC
918 SPYDER 2dr coup AAAAA
220 CDI Sport 143 8.3 23.1 8.0 4.8 2.9 168 258 37.3 44/54 1525 26.6.13 4.6 V8
214 2.6 5.3 1.9
200CDIStSBrk 134 10.1 29.7 9.6 11.9 3.4 134 221 33.5 53/59 1555 18.11.15 PANAMERA 5dr hatch AAABC
E-CLASS 4dr saloon/5dr estate/2dr convertible AAAAC
4.8 Turbo
188 4.0 9.2 3.4
E250 CDI auto 149 7.7 20.3 7.4 *4.4 2.9 201 367 34.8 36/42 1780 24.6.09 MACAN 5dr 4x4 AAAAB
E350 CDI estate149 6.9 19.2 6.9 *4.0 2.9 228 398 38.9 29/36 1995 17.2.10 Turbo
165 4.7 11.8 4.3
E250 CGI cab 155 7.4 19.6 7.5 4.5 2.4 201 229 30.0 26/36 1745 14.4.10
CLS 4dr coup/5dr estate AAAAC
RADICAL
350 BlueEff. 155 6.5 16.0 5.7 *3.3 2.5 302 273 37.6 29/38 1775 13.4.11 SR3 SL 2dr AAAAC
350CDI SBrake 155 7.0 18.5 6.4 *3.8 2.9 261 457 39.6 36/43 1980 9.1.13 SR3 SL
161 3.4 8.4 3.7
S-CLASS 4dr saloon/2dr coup AAAAA
S350 Bluetec 155 7.3 19.0 6.8 *3.9 2.7 255 457 45.6 34/44 1975 16.10.13 RENAULT
S63 AMG coup 155 4.5 9.6 3.4 6.8 2.7 577 664 42.8 22/25 2070 3.12.14 TWINGO 5dr hatch AAABC
GLA 5dr 4x4 AAABC
Dynamique
94 17.6 19.1
220 CDI SE
134 8.1 23.8 7.8 4.7 2.65 168 258 36.4 40/48 1535 14.5.14 ZOE 5dr hatch AAABC
GLC 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
Dynamique
84 12.3 13.9
GLC 250d
143 7.8 23.5 7.8 15.7 3.2 201 369 46.9 39/43 1845 10.2.16 CLIO 5dr hatch AAAAC
M-CLASS 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
0.9 TCE
113 13.4 13.9
ML250
130 8.8 28.4 9.3 11.0 2.9 201 368 36.2 38/41 2310 2.5.12 RS 200 Turbo 143 7.4 20.9 6.9
GL 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
MEGANE 3/5dr hatch AAACC
GL350 AMG Spt 137 8.3 24.8 8.2 5.0* 2.6 255 457 37.7 28/33 2455 24.7.13 250 Cup
156 6.0 13.7 4.9
SL 2dr convertible AAAAC
275 Trophy-R 158 6.4 14.0 5.0
SL500
155 4.3 9.9 3.6 6.5 2.7 429 516 39.6 10/24 1815 8.8.12 SCENIC 5dr MPV AAAAC
SL63 AMG
155 4.6 10.4 3.8 8.7 2.5 518 465 34.3 17/21 2000 7.5.08 Grand 1.4 TCe 121 11.0 34.8 10.4
KADJAR 5dr hatch AAAAC
MG
1.5dCi Dqe S Nv 113 14.5 14.6
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 ROLLS-ROYCE
6 5dr hatch AACCC
PHANTOM 4dr saloon AAAAC
1.8 T
120 8.8 25.8 9.2 11 2.8 158 159 28 29/37 1525 11.5.11 Phantom
149 6.0 14.7 5.3
2dr Coup
155 6.1 15.5 5.9
MINI
GHOST 4dr saloon AAAAC
MINI 3dr hatch AAAAB
Ghost
155 4.9 10.6 3.9
Cooper S
146 6.9 17.1 5.9 6.7 2.5 189 221 26.4 35/54 1235 2.4.14 WRAITH 2dr coup AAAAB
JCW GP
150 6.6 14.9 5.2 5.6 2.4 215 192 23.6 34/45 1160 20.2.13 Wraith
155 4.6 10.0 4.5
CLUBMAN 5dr hatch AAABC
Cooper D
132 8.6 25.9 8.2 10.0 2.9 148 243 34.9 51/52 1320 25.11.15 SEAT
CONVERTIBLE 2dr convertible AAAAB
IBIZA 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
Cooper
129 9.2 25.4 8.8 12.4 2.7 134 162 31.0 46/53 1280 6.4.16 Cupra 1.4 TSI 140 7.0 19.6 6.3
COUNTRYMAN 5dr hatch AAABC
LEON 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
Cooper D All4 115 11.1 - 11.5 16.1 2.6 110 199 34.8 39/43 1475 29.9.10 SC 2.0 TDI FR 142 8.0 22.1 7.5
Cupra SC 280 155 5.9 13.6 4.4
MITSUBISHI
ALHAMBRA 5dr MPV AAAAC
ASX 5dr hatch AAABC
2.0 TDI 170 DSG127 10.5 38.3 11.2
1.8 DiD 3
124 10.0 28.8 10.1 8.6 2.8 148 221 29.6 49/57 1490 21.7.10
OUTLANDER 5dr 4x4 AAABC
SMART
2.2 DiD GX5 118 10.2 32.9 10.1 11.1 3.07 147 265 34.7 38/45 1675 27.3.13 FORTWO 3dr hatch AAACC
PHEV GX4hs 106 10.0 30.5 9.5 6.2 3.0 200 245 44/38 1810 16.4.14 Prime
96 11.2 11.4

MORGAN

SKODA

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)

SUBARU

13.1 2.9 108 192 35.7 50/57 1307 12.11.14 XV 5dr hatch AAACC
2.0D SE
120 8.9 29.1 9.5
12.7 3.0 115 117 19.5 36/46 1230 3.11.10 LEVORG 5dr estate AAACC
7.2 2.5 197 184 23.8 31/39 1295 22.5.13 GT 1.6i Ltronic 130 8.4 24.6 7.9
9.0 3.2 215 207 23.9 34/35 1341 11.3.15 FORESTER 3/5dr hatch AAACC
2.0d XC
118 9.9 36.5 10.5
7.3 2.8 107 207 8.76 320Wh/m 1545 27.4.11 WRX 4dr saloon AAACC
STi Type UK 159 5.4 13.3 5.1
12.9 2.9 109 192 35.0 49/56 1365 19.2.14

10.1 2.7 145 258 34.7 39/51 1465 21.3.12


21.0 2.6 168 184 31.9 34/36 1537

13.1.16

11.0 2.9 145 258 33.0 41/49 1540

5.6.13

9.4 2.8 296 300 27.6 23/31 1534

25.6.14

SUZUKI

11.2 3.0 128 236 32.8 42/48 1550 13.8.14 SWIFT 3/5dr hatch AAABC
1.2 SZ4
103 11.6 37.2 11.1
9.9 2.4 326 270 30.5 26/34 1508 29.7.09 CELERIO 5dr hatch AAABC
1.0 SZ4
96 12.9 14.3
5.3 2.5 478 434 28.1 19/28 1775 6.5.09 SX4 S-CROSS 5dr hatch AAABC
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
4.7 2.45 650 604 29.9 18/25 1305 14.10.09

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

TESLA

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
9.1 2.9 81 87 21.2 41/45 1080 18.7.12 P90D
155 3.5 9.1 3.0 1.9 2.9 525 713 8.5 420Wh/m 2200 20.4.16
6.7 2.9 205 221 25.6 41/42 1160 11.2.15

TOYOTA

13.9 3.0 114

199 38.5 48/59 1395

5.8 2.57 161 255 32.3 32/46 1680


11.8 3.2 114

199 32.7 49/59 1180

9.5 2.1 148 251 32.2 44/50 1580


8.6 2.6 161+36221+14832.7 41/49 1790
9.8 3.1 107 192 28.1 20/48 1547
5.8 3.0 266 243 24.2 36/44 1355

14.2 2.9 311 266 40.3 25/32 1420


8.2 2.7 271 214 23.9 29/34 1385
6.0 2.5 380 310 25.5 28/ 1340
15.0 2.4 394 325 37.9 21/29 1578
6.9 2.4 493 339 24.2 20/28 1495
7.3 2.9 414 369 36.4 27/31 1535
2.2 2.3 874 944 41.2 28/44 1740
13.5 2.5 493 567 45.0 20/28 2045
7.9 2.4 394 406 35.7 22/31 2000

4.8 2.7 245 265 24.9 14/- 765

29.4 2.9 69
9.1 2.9 87
19.1 2.8 89
9.1 2.8 197
6.6 2.7 247
6.4 3.1 271
9.2 2.3 129
17.2 2.3 108

*3.0 2.7 453


*3.4 2.9 453
*2.3 2.6 563
*2.1 2.9 624

15.1.14 AYGO 5dr hatchback AAABC


1.0 VVTi
99 13.9 15.2 24.1
25.5.11 YARIS 5dr hatchback AAABC
1.33 TR
114 11.5 43.6 10.9 19.6
19.6.13 VERSO-S 5dr hatchback AAACC
1.3 T Spirit
106 12.1 38.5 11.7 19.2
11.11.09 GT86 3dr coup AAAAA
25.1.12 2.0 manual
140 7.4 18.8 6.8 10.6
AURIS 3/5dr hatch AAACC
27.1.10 1.6 T Spirit
117 9.9 30.7 9.4 13.4
PRIUS 5dr hatch AAAAC
12.2.14 Business Etion 112 11.1 32.0 10.7 *6.4
LAND CRUISER V8 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
4.5 D-4D
130 8.6 27.5 9.1 *5.4
27.6.12

3.0 68

70 22.5 49/63 900

2.7.14

2.9 98

92 23.7 42/51 1065

28.9.11
9.3.11

2.9 98

92 21.7 39/48 1125

2.6 197

151 23.5 30/45 1235

4.7.12

2.7 122

116 20.0 30/37 1275

17.1.07

3.1 121

53/63 1400 16.3.16

3.0 282 479 40.3 18/20 2880 30.1.08

VAUXHALL

ADAM 5dr hatch AAACC


24.4.13 1.2 Jam ecoFLEX 103 14.3 15.3 20.8
23.9.15 VIVA 5dr hatch AAABC
1.0 SE A/C
106 13.0 14.1 19.0
18.6.14 CORSA 3/ 5dr AAABC
19.8.15 1.4T SRi VX-Line 115 11.7 45.1 12.1 15.3
VXR
143 7.2 18.3 6.4 7.8
20.1.16 MERIVA 5dr MPV AAABC
1.4T 140 SE
122 9.4 28.3 8.7 13.1
22.10.14 ASTRA 5dr hatch/estate AAAAC
1.6 CDTi 136 SRi 127 8.8 25.7 8.8 8.6
20.9.09 ST CDTi Btbo SRi137 8.4 22.2 7.7 8.1
INSIGNIA 5dr hatch/estate AAAAC
4.6.14 2.0 CDTi 160 135 9.1 25.3 8.4 10.3
ZAFIRA TOURER 5dr AAABC
2.0 CDTi 165 129 10.4 36.8 10.2 14.3
MOKKA Mini SUV AAABC
30.11.11 1.4T
118 10.0 30.6 9.4 13.7
VXR8 4dr saloon AAAAB
GTS
155 4.8 10.2 3.7 7.4

67 20.8 42/52 865 29.10.14 VOLKSWAGEN


UP 3dr hatch AAAAC
162 7.8 250Wh/m 1468 31.7.13 1.0 High Up
106 13.8 14.7 18.6
POLO 3/5dr hatch AAAAC
100 23.8 38/47 1009 6.3.13 1.2 70PS SE 103 14.2 15.4 23
177 20.8 32/37 1204 23.10.13 1.4 TSI BlueGT 130 7.5 22.2 7.1 8.0
GOLF 3/5dr hatch AAAAB
251 28.4 28/34 1320 13.1.10 GTI Perf DSG 155 6.5 16.4 5.9 8.9
266 27 26/33 1297 5.11.14 2.0 TDI
134 9.6 27.6 8.6 11.7
R
155 4.8 12.0 4.3 6.5
140 22.1 28/36 1457 16.9.09 e-Golf
87 10.5 11.0 7.0
GTE
138 7.7 18.2 6.1 7.7
192 35.0 52/69 1380 21.10.15 SCIROCCO 2dr coup AAAAB
2.0 TSI GT
144 6.7 17.0 6.1 7.9
2.0 TSI R
155 6.5 13.7 4.9 5.9
PASSAT 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
531 38.7 8/17 2485 2.4.03 2.0 TDI 190 GT 144 8.7 23.6 8.1 13.1
531 38.7 7/18 2495 27.8.08 TOURAN 5dr MPV AAAAC
2.0 TDI 150 SE 128 9.9 29.3 9.7 13.6
575 46.0 18/23 2450 7.7.10 TOUAREG 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
3.0 V6 TDI SE 135 6.9 19.8 6.8 *3.9
590 45.9 15/27 2435 21.5.14 CARAVELLE 5dr MPV AAAAC
2.0 BiTDI Exec 126 11.6 36.1 11.7 10.2

2.8 68

85 21.8 39/45 1086

6.2.13

70 20.3 49/55 938

15.7.15

74

2.9 99 148 34.8 37/42 1176 19.11.14


2.4 202 181 23.8 29/34 1280 6.5.15
2.6 138 148 25.5 31/37 1465

2.6.10

2.6 134 236 33.4 55/58 1350


2.6 158 258 33.7 57/59 1435

30.9.15
13.4.16

2.7 158 258 36.1 19/44 1655 19.11.08


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

2.8 74

30.4.14

70 20.5 44/59 945

7.12.11

2.9 69 83 22.8 41/51 1075


2.9 138 184 28.1 40/49 1212

23.9.09
13.2.13

2.8
2.9
2.9
2.7
2.5

34.4 32/38 1402


37.4 44/56 1390
27.1 34/29 1495
7.6 244Wh/m1585
7.6 44/45 1599

10.7.13
16.1.13
9.4.14
10.9.14
20.5.15

2.7 197 207 20.6 29/39 1390


2.7 261 258 26.3 28/34 1400

10.9.08
24.2.10

227
148
296
113
201

258
236
280
199
258

3.2 187 295 37.9 45/52 1614

4.2.15

3.2 148 251 37.0 54/60 1571

3.2.16

2.7 236 406 38.5 32/37 2155

1.9.10

3.2 201 332 22.7 38/45 2386 23.12.15

VOLVO

*3.6 2.4 178 184 21.3 31/40 1172 21.10.09 V40 4dr hatch AAABC
D3 SE Lux
130 8.9 26.6
9.6 2.9 181 280 35.6 47/54 1350 4.9.13 S60 4dr saloon AAAAC
7.1 2.7 276 258 27.2 28/36 1441 26.3.14 D4 SE Nav
143 7.6 20.4
V60 5dr estate AAABC
*7.0 3.0 168 258 30.5 35/40 1935 1.12.10 D5 SE Lux
143 8.1 21.0
Plug-in Hybrid 134 6.1 17.2
Polestar
155 5.3 13.1
XC60 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
12.3 3.2 89 97 22.3 / 880 4.3.15 D5 SE Lux
118 9.5 30.5
XC90 5dr 4x4 AAAAC
D5 Momentum 137 8.3 23.9

PLUS 8 2dr convertible AAACC


FABIA 5dr hatch AAAAC
4.8 V8
4.9 11.1 4.0 8.3 3.2 390 370 36.0 24/32 1230 22.8.12 1.2 TSI 90 SE-L 113 12.6 46 12.5 15.0
3 WHEELER 2dr convertible AAAAA
OCTAVIA 4dr saloon/5dr estate AAAAC
3 Wheeler
115 8.0 29.9 7.7 5.1 3.56 80 103 21.3 30/- 520 6.6.12 1.6 TDI SE
121 11.6 43.0 12.5 13.6
RAPID 4dr saloon AAABC
NISSAN
1.2 TSI
114 11.3 45.5 11.5 14.2
MICRA 5dr hatch AABCC
SUPERB 5dr hatch/estate AAAAB
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 SE
135 8.8 24.9 8.2 11.2
NOTE 5dr hatch AAAAC
YETI 5dr SUV AAABC
1.2AcentaPrm 106 12.6 13.4 20.3 2.9 79 81 21.8 42/54 1036 9.10.13 2.0 TDI 140
119 10.7 39.1 11.2 12.3

86 AUTOCAR.CO.UK 20 APRIL 2016

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

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

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


8.3 *5.0 222 347 33.6 37/39 2009 17`.6.15

21.1.15

WESTFIELD

2.7 104 184 32.3 46/56 1230

SPORT TURBO 3dr hatch AAABC


10.4.13 ST3 UK200
142 4.6 12.6 6.9 4.7 3.1 201 185 22.7 25/ 650

2.9 84

5.12.12

ZENOS

3.4 89

118 26.1 45/49 1109

118 26.1 40/47 1175

2.8 148 251 37.2 47/54 1505


2.7 138 236 34.5 36/46 1545

E10 0dr open AAAAB


9.9.15 S
140 4.3 11.2 4.1 5.3 2.9 250 295 33.9 21/23 725

7.10.09

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

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(a 007 Spy)
On retention, Private Sale
22,500
07790 915 253
murphy583@btinternet.com

For Sale by Public Auction


14th May @ 2.00pm

Private Sale
On Retention

12,500 - No VAT
david.boyle10@yahoo.co.uk

07500834386

6 EC

200YY

Cherished private number plate JD3

On Retention

4000 offers considered

30,000 o.v.n.o

On Retention

evan@evanclementsracing.com

Currently on a retention certificate


Estimate 20,000 - 30,000

For further information contact:


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R23 GRA

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HPL IK
30 HV
HV 8649
I2I HW
ILZ 24

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I500
4I00
775

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V22 JOE
R24 JOE

3800
875
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I500

R26 LAW
849 LDE
79 LE
R2I LEA
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I200
I200
4300
875
I900

R23 MAL
XI23 MAL
P3I MAT
D77 MAT
R29 MAX

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975
I200
I600
I300

P24 NER
70 NES
74 NET
R6 NEV
65 NHX

975
7500
6500
975
875

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700 NK 3800
I970 NM 2500
479 NMT II00
74 NN 5300
44 NNS 3700
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38I3 NO 875
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920 NPA 875
2I3 NPK 875
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25 NU 3800
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60 NWX 875
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I23 NXV II00
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333 OAY 775
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333 OVX 875
6738 OZ I500
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3000 PA 3700
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247 PAD 2400
S8 PAL I200
H8 PAM I900
R23 PAM I200
Y29 PAM 975
300 PAM 2900
P60 PAR 875

K66 PAT 875


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8 PBT 3700
MI PDT 875
8348 PE I600
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6660 PJ I800
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PJI 878 875
697 PKO 775
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I24 PMA 875
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222 PXW 950
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SII ROY I500
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398 RPE 875
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G5 SSS 875
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M6 SYD 975
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L3 TAB I300
TAG 9J
875
SII TAM I200
5000 TB 4I00
TBL 538 675
TBX 743 675
5709 TD I800
P25 TEF I600
TER 468 I500
TIL 757 875
TIW 98 875
783 TMP I500
839 TMU 775
7I TN
4I00
37 TO
4I00
KI6 TOM I500
TON I0Y 4900
9I6 TPC 875

RI TRB
975
824 TRT I200
GI5 TTT 875
S6 TVE 2400
9720 TW I600
77 TXO I400
40 TYV I400
860I UA 875
UDD 62 I500
600 ULX I200
73I UMX 775
I7 US
7200
UUL I
7500
6666 V 4500
S30 VAL I500
349 VAL 2500
VAL 893Y 875
4869 VB II00
700 VCY I200
573 VEE 4400
VEL 872 775
P3I VES 875
VEZ 60 975
VM 3060 875
B7 VON I200
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30I6 W I800
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WCA 42I 875
4640 WD I200
8362 WD 875
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282 WHY 875
EI WJB I300
WJO 986 875
39 WL 3800
40 WN 4I00
WOC 922 775
I0 WPX II00
WSV 357 675
XHJ 956 975
3650 XJ II00
T4 XKR I500
25 XLC I300
XMW 835 775
330 XSJ 775
XSN I00 975
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66 YDN 975
67 YE 3800
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15 April 1960

here have been many rumblings in


recent weeks from purists appalled
that Porsche has installed a fourcylinder engine into the new 718
Boxster. In fact, such a unit is in keeping
with the German firms heritage, being
used to power its first production car, the
mid-engined 356 sports car.
In 1960, after more than 10 years in
production, Porsche launched a revised
356, powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder
engine. The less powerful of the two
derivatives, the Super 75, was the subject
of an Autocar road test, which said: Any
1600cc coup which can accelerate from
a standstill to 90mph in appreciably
under 30 seconds must be considered
a sports car, yet in many respects this
Porsche has a Jekyll and Hyde character,
being almost ideal day-to-day transport
for two, in or out of town.
During the testing, we found that
the engine, which developed 75bhp and
88lb ft, offered strong performance,
particularly when accelerating in third
gear from 60-80mph, when the Super
75 takes only two seconds longer than
between 30 and 50mph, the figures
being 8.9 and 6.9sec respectively.

The 356 set the precedent that Porsche


products would be not only capable
sports cars but also usable everyday
tools. The Super 75 is completely docile,
has light and precise controls and is
endowed with most of the creature
comforts demanded of a strictly
touring car, we said.
A traditional virtue of the Porsche is
its easy running at high cruising speeds,
brought about by a combination of
high overall gearing and the quietness
with which the streamlined body
cleaves through the air. The Super 75
can maintain a constant 100mph with
remarkably little commotion.
The combination of the 1.6-litre
engine and a kerb weight of just over
a tonne meant we returned average
economy of 29.2mpg over 1114 miles.
Today, Porsche claims its new 2.0-litre
turbo engine in the 718 Boxster returns
a combined 38.2mpg. Performance has
improved by leaps and bounds, as shown
by the comparative acceleration times
of 5.1sec to 62mph (718 Boxster) versus
11.4sec to 60mph (Super 75).
Our testers added that Porsche had
developed such a good handling set-up

that the car would need no modifications


to successfully compete in rallies. They
also discovered that when travelling
fast, the ride is soft by sports car
standards. Whatever the terrain, there
is a wonderful sense of unity about the
cars whole structure, with no apparent
flexing or rattling.
For really fast cornering, the absence
of roll and almost uncanny individual
wheel adhesion displayed by the new car
combine to make it outstandingly fast
and safe on winding roads.
The road tests conclusion was that
the 356 has an almost animate
personality and is a car with which
one could never become bored.
In 1960 a 356 Super 75 cost a little
over 2215, although another 32 was
needed for the radio. At the time, the
average price of a house in the UK was
2530. In todays money, the Porsche
would cost around 46,000.
As it did with the 356, Porsche
continues to give us cars that are full
of character and seem to have their
own special personalities. Perhaps the
reintroduction of a flat four isnt such
a bad thing after all.

Got an opinion? Email us at autocar@haymarket.com


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