In this Issue:
18 Page supertest! Britain’s best driver’s car – revelead: 2016’s most grin-inducing car on road and track
NEW Mini Countryman – Biggest, boldest and most practical mini yet
Buy a £2k TT – used coupés for all budgets
Go rallying – how to slide a 300bhp fiesta
New Merc E63 603bhp, 4WD, supercar pace
In this Issue:
NEW 5 SERIES – Lighter, sleeker BMW to fight Jag XF and Merc E-Class: Meet the 5 Series that drives itself and talks to other BMWs
NEW Audi Q5 driven on and off road in crucial new X3 rival
Vantage GT8 road test
Buying used: Continental GT for just £25K – Bag a Bentley for bonkers money
107MPG City car exclusive: we try Gordon Murray’s eco champ
Non-turbo hot hatches rated – swift sports VS Clio RS, Civic Type R
In this issue;
UP IN SMOKE – Spectacular failure costs Lewis crucial victory: “Someone doesn’t want me to win this title”
Ricciardo at last – Red Bull ace beats Verstappen
British Grand Prix under threat again
Shedden snatches third BTCC crown
In this issue:
Super Saloon Shootout – New Alfa Giulia vs Mercedes C63
Citroen Reinvents the Saloon
Jeep vs a Kangaroo
Why Jaguar’s going electric racing – What Formula E means for future road cars
New E-Class rated
Bag a hot Mini Cooper S for £2k
In this issue:
Another clash between Mercedes ‘team-mates’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg is the main talking point from our Austrian Grand Prix coverage.
Hamilton managed to score a dramatic last-gasp win, despite Rosberg’s robust defence, but will team orders now be imposed? With only 11 points between them as they head to the British GP this weekend, it’s hard to see how that could work.
There was another controversial crash in the Battersea Formule E finale and Scott Mitchell brings the views from both champion Sebastien Buemi and his defeated rival Lucas di Grassi.
We also cover Ott Tanak’s late heartache in Rally Poland and the progress of Suzuki’s return in MotoGP, as well as action from the historic Brands Hatch Superprix.
The 6 Mercedes to buy now: 280 SE Coupé, E320 Cabriolet, 450 SEL 6.9, 280 CE, 190E 2.3 and SL500, PLUS Quentin Willson’s pick of the bunch
• The Life Cycle of a Fiat 124 Coupé told by its one owner from new
• Epic Restoration of a Land Rover Series 1 that spent its whole life on an Australian ranch
• Inside a 100-car collection, from a 1957 Mercedes 170D to a 1959 Pontiac Strato Chief
• We put a reader in his dream Aston MArtin V8 Volante for the day
• NEW SERIES In the first of our new Pilgrimage series we take a 1938 Bentley 3 Litre on a B-road blast to meet a restoration guru
• How to buy a Jaguar E-type without risking big repair bills
• Quentin Willson reveals why now’s the time to buy a De Tomaso Pantera, Bentley Azure or Vauxhall Viva GT, and a Rover 75
• NEW SERIES In the first of our new Why I Love series, Andrew Cowan explains the allure of the Paris Dakar Rally
The latest market trends and analysis, news, events and all of your favourite regulars
This week’s cover feature takes an in depth look at the relationship between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, with Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff talking intelligently and insightfully about the relationship between the pair in a must-read article by Ian Parkes.
We also have coverage of Hames Hinchcliffe’s remarkable run to Indy 500 pole position – a year and a day after his potentially-fatal accident at The Brickyard, as well as Mitchell Adam’s report of Jorge Lorenzo’s stunning MotoGP victory at Mugello.
David Evans tells the story of Kris Meeke’s second World Rally Championship event victory in Portugal, while Simon Strang explains the reasons behind Stefan Wilson racing at the Indy 500 less than a year after brother Justin’s death at Pocono.
We also have coverage of the DTM, European F3, NASCAR, TCR International, Formula 3.5 V8 and V8 Supercars, as well as all the usual national and club racing coverage – including Marcus Pye’s ever-popular Humble Pye column.
First UK test – New E-Class vs 5 Series vs XF. We name Britain’s best executive car
Plus target price – how to save up to £4421 on these cars
New Tiguan driven – VW’s Quashqai rival rated.
New Audi A3 revealed – fresh look, new tech, low mpg.
Cool cabrios tested – New mini vs DS3 vs Fiat 500
Seat Leon FR vs Vauxhall Astra SRi, Mitsubishi L200 vs Nissan Navara
Every car rated, new look data.
You’ll find a Tesla Model S road test in there too – find out what we make of the all-electric barnstormer in P90D format.
What Car? is the essential car-buying guide, with honest verdicts and purchasing advice in every segment, plus definitive information on insurance, warranties, accessories and servicing.
This issue: New Jaguar F-Pace driven. First verdict on 2016’s hottest new car.
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