A good car in a class of great ones
Jaguar said its SUVs made new estate cars pointless. It’s built one anyway, and it’s mostly a success.
Looks good, lowers the heart rate and comes with some reasonably cost-effective engines. A winning combination
Far better looking than the old 1 Series Coupe. Driving and owning qualities mark it out as a real BMW.
Mercedes almost undermines its own flagship with new E-Class Cabrio. Close one
Same waft, just with added style. A fine long-distance GT, if ever there was one.
More efficient and effective car than its predecessors, just not quite as exciting
For the vast majority of us, the 3 Series Touring is all the car we could use or want
The default four-seat cabrio. Excellent engines and quality, impressive metal roof too.
Typically BMW for its sheer composure on the road and fine refinement.
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.
The new 5 Series is as good to drive as the BMW image, and yet it's as refined and plush as a Mercedes E-Class.
Rivals keep it from a better score, but the new 3 is still one of the benchmarks for this class
It really does tick a whole lot of boxes. You know you want one.