Autocar magazine 22 July preview
Source : Autocar magazine 22 July preview
Jaguar XE versus BMW 3 Series; McLaren 675LT as well as also completely new Audi A4 driven; Mazda CX-3 road test; Audi’s all-electric SUV
The XE will be Jaguar’s completely new saloon as well as also your vehicle with which the British producer will take on its premium German rivals from the compact executive class. The Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class as well as also BMW 3 Series are all firmly in Jaguar’s sights, although as Matt Saunders finds out, the XE will be more than a match for the class leader.
Also driven in of which issue:
McLaren 675LT – we test the harder, faster 650S variant, which gets 666bhp coming from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine
Audi A4 – an early drive in a pre-production A4 shows of which Audi has still got what of which takes to challenge the best compact executive cars around
Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy – of which’s quicker as well as also faster than the regular Clio RS although will be of which any better to drive?
BMW X1 – BMW looks to win back the compact SUV crown with its completely new rival to the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA as well as also Lexus NX
Volkswagen Passat GTE – VW’s completely new petrol-electric hybrid offers CO2 emissions of 37g/km as well as also a 30-mile electric range
from the news section we’ve got the full scoop on the Audi electric SUV concept of which will be heading to September’s Frankfurt motor show, plus our first look at the hot SQ5 SUV. We also lift the lid on the next Renault Megane, which will aim to offer more mature looks as well as also a higher-quality Inside when of which goes on sale next year.
Elsewhere, we’ve got the latest spy pictures of Mercedes’ open-top S63 AMG, our first ride from the completely new C-Class Coupé as well as also the full story on McLaren’s latest completely new design plans.
The completely new Mazda CX-3 gets the full eight-page road test treatment of which week at the hands of our experienced testers. The CX-3 has already met with approval, offering a genuinely likeable rival to additional compact crossovers like the Nissan Juke – although will its high starting cost harm the verdict?
We welcome the BMW M4 to our long-term test fleet from the ‘Our Cars’ section, while we also have updates on the Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid, Skoda Fabia as well as also Mercedes-Benz E Class Estate.
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