Far from M Division’s finest hour. Fast, but you couldn’t live with the ride
The X3 has never done BMW much credit, but the new one is a thorough enough job to take on the class best
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world
More efficient and effective car than its predecessors, just not quite as exciting
BMW performance hatch that is also a bit of a bargain. It's not quite a 1M, but it's close.
Citroen's Fiat Panda - character over driving thrills, but none the worse for that.
While still a comfy, useful hatchback, the C4 Cactus's move mainstream has taken away its class hero status
Good but not great supermini for dynamics, but a thoroughly enjoyable object
Epic value from Citroen here. The Berlingo majors on comfort, economical diesels and an enormous interior. Practical.
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.
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.
Rivals keep it from a better score, but the new 3 is still one of the benchmarks for this class
A brilliant premium hatch that appeals to both keen drivers and the economically minded.