This week: BMW i4 saloon, the all-new BMW X7, Audi E-tron first drive and much more
17 October 2018

BMW’s grand electric plans lead this week’s issue of Autocar, with all the inside knowledge on the game-changing i4 saloon due by 2021.

That’s not all from BMW – its Range-Rover rivalling X7 has been revealed ahead of an LA motor show debut. Elsewhere in the automotive industry, Toyota is considering reintroducing its iconic MR2 sportscar while a hot version of its new Corolla is also on the cards.

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Reviews

Mercedes-AMG is going hybrid, and the new, third-generation CLS is the first to get the hybridised powertrain making it a prudent choice for this week’s road test.

We also drive Audi’s highly anticipated E-tron for the first time to see whether it’ll convince non-electric car owners to get behind the wheel, and test the all-new seven-seater Santa Fe.

Our Verdict

Seventh generation Vauxhall Astra review hero front

Is it seventh time lucky for the British-built Vauxhall Astra, as it takes the fight to the Ford Focus and Skoda Octavia for hatchback supremacy

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Features

There are few cars are highly anticipated as a new Porsche 911, and the latest generation’s arrival is imminent. We take a ride in a prototype to find out whether the iconic sports cars should live up to the hype.

Talking of highly commended sports cars, what better to discover the breadth of the McLaren 600LT than on a road trip from Budapest to London? At the other end of the spectrum, there’s a dirty mega test of some of the top pick-ups on sale, including the Mercedes X-Class, Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux.

Opinions

Steve Cropley takes us through his week in cars, regretting the demise of the Vauxhall Cascada and applauding the Volkswagen e-Golf’s ease of use. Matt Prior, meanwhile, discusses Scotland’s North Coast 500 tourist loop and why the limited few are spoiling fun for the masses.

Our cars

This week we welcome the Kia Ceed to our long-term fleet. Can it raise the game enough to be a true, better-value Volkswagen Golf rival? The Ford Fiesta becomes a firm airport-run favourite and we put the supersized Ssangyong Rexton to the car-wash test.

Deals

Our used buying guide this week, John Evans tells us why the Mk7 Fiesta ST, is a wise buy for a used warm hatch. Bangernormics laments the end of the Mondeo while considering the best second-hand Mondeos to spend your pennies on.

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5 April 2018

As usual, this week's edition (dated 04APR2018), is a very good read, and well worth the investment. The road test of the eighth generation of Roll-Royce Phantom - with its "mahogany panelling" - illustrates that moneyed wealth, should NOT be confused with good-taste!

The sales pitch for next week's issue (to be dated 11APR2018), whets our appetite with the Used Buying Guide  . . .  "Mercedes-Benz CLS. Can't afford the new one? Then read our guide to Merc's original style icon".

The original CLS certainly was a style icon, with all the svelte elegance of a Parisian - or Italian - chic designer item.

That streamlined elegance was lost when the original's "facelift" incorporated the bluff, Teutonic, more upright, corporate Mercedes radiator grill.

The new, current, incarnation of the CLS (page 29, of this week's magazine), shares all the style, delicacy, and substantial "presence" of a rugby prop forward!  It is not a case of "Can not  AFFORD  the new CLS?".  More a question of why would anyone wish to purchase such a vulgar and brutish vehicle?

It is (again) a reminder that the ownership of wealth, is NOT the same as the possession of good taste.

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18 July 2018

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24 June 2018

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18 July 2018

....suggest you study English language first!

Free advice.

19 July 2018

Why the GT2 RS isn't  a five-star Porsche?

Well, according to the German car magazine Sportauto the McLaren 720 S is the better supercar.

The 720 S is razor sharp and yet poised, while the GT2 RS is a bit unhinged.

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22 July 2018

Good overall read this week, except for the iPace vs Tesla review, which is a biased storyline developed clearly ahead of the cars being reviewed.  Essentially, the premise looks to convey an analogy between two passenger jets and how the second to market - the Boeing 707 - went on to lead it. Unfortunately, much like his story, he apply's 20th century motoring thinking to a 21st century ownership problem. In other words, he clearly doesn't get what the shft to electric is about. Not only that, many of the facts are just incorrect, like 0-60 time that amongst the others if they had been published correctly, would make the reader question how the author could possibly have reached such a conclusion. This disregards the fact that the iPace is better compared with the Model 3 (same size). Not only that, but the test cars were over 25% apart on costs - with the iPace being more expensive. Really dissappointing journalism. 

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24 July 2018

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