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
Rivals are closer than ever, but S-Class remains our favourite luxo-barge. For now
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.
A likeable thing. Go for a higher powertrain and it makes most sense.
One of the most practical, sensible and desirable large estates.
Mercedes has thrown everything it knows into the new E-Class. You can tell.
It’s not revolutionary, but in refocusing the dynamics to deliver a more relaxed driving experience, the All-Terrain is the most compelling E-Class estate out there
Same waft, just with added style. A fine long-distance GT, if ever there was one.
Not what Merc should be doing. Focus on engineering, not trying to invent another niche
Not much different to the A-Class, but that's OK. Why mess with a successful formula?
Classy, sensible and easy to live with. Not the most exciting small estate on sale, but possibly the most well-rounded
Meet the new C-Class, same as the old C-Class: comfy, techy and classy
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
An immensely fast and capable car to drive. But Golf R remains better to drive.
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
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.