Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
Goes in a different direction to the German alternatives, with convincing success.
Typically BMW for its sheer composure on the road and fine refinement.
A brilliantly-designed item. Every inch the mini-A8, but not as good to drive as a 5er.
A coupe that majors on comfort and luxury. Unless you go for the C63 AMG, in which case it's NUTS
Mercedes has thrown everything it knows into the new E-Class. You can tell.
Less inviting to own than a Mercedes C-coupe, but scores points with excellent driving dynamics, a strong range, well laid-out cabin and class-best infotainment.
Credible alternative to the establishment, without being quite as talented as the key players.
Superb design and refinement cloak a nondescript driving experience. Again.
Beautifully built and beautiful to look at. But the A4 is 98 per cent as good, cheaper and less pretentious.
Far better looking than the old 1 Series Coupe. Driving and owning qualities mark it out as a real BMW.
A good car in a class of great ones
Looks good, lowers the heart rate and comes with some reasonably cost-effective engines. A winning combination
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.