Jaguar F-Pace vs Porsche Macan, the 100 greatest BMWs, Mini’s striking future look and on track in the hottest ever Golf GTI
In the spirit of the Euros we’ve pitted two of the latest European heavyweights – the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace – against eachother in a performance SUV face-off, plus, we examine 100 of the greatest BMWs in celebration of the car maker’s centenary.
We also sample the hottest iteration of the Volkswagen Golf GTI to have ever made production, the Clubsport S, at the circuit it was designed to conquer, the Nürburgring.
And we sample the new MG GS in UK-spec to see if it can really punch above its sub-£15,000 starting price.
Also in this issue:
Mini’s self-driving EV concept previews its design future, sister BMW brand Rolls-Royce reveals its take on the future of luxury, Volkswagen’s big push for an EV future examined and we look into Renault’s plans for a crossover coupé.
Plus, we drive the new Audi A5, sample the facelifted Bentley Mulsanne Speed, Maserati Quattroporte GTS and subject the Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 T to a full Autocar road test.
This week’s issue of Autocar is packed with some of 2016’s most significant new cars. Porsche’s four-cylinder 718 Boxster S faces one of the world’s best-handling sports cars, the Lotus Elise Cup 250, and the Bentley Bentayga is put under the microscope in a full Autocar road test.
We’ve also got a scoop on Alfa Romeo’s first SUV, the Stelvio, which will be launched next year in high-performance V6 guise to take on the Porsche Macan Turbo, and we reveal details on the two new MG SUVs destined to join the upcoming GS.
Plus, Ford factory racing drivers Marino Franchitti and Billy Johnson offer us some tips on tackling Spa in a Focus RS before we have a go ourselves, and we visit the recently revamped British Motor Museum to see what’s changed.