We've picked five of the best deals on cars to take on the spring sunshine, in this week’s new car market. All are valid until 24 May 2018

Buying a new car is always better when you know you're getting a bargain, but scouring the internet for the best deals can be time-consuming and scrappage schemes aren't for everyone.

So Autocar has done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the biggest savings on the new car market, with this week's bunch all featuring punchy straight-six and V6 engines.

We've found combined savings of £39,027 on the five models featured below, so take a look and click on the links to read our full road test verdict on each one or visit our sister site What Car? for further deals.

All offers are valid until 2 February 2018

Best new car deals 2018

Audi A5 - pay £41,121, save £4874

This week's first V6 is the Audi A5 - which we rate as techy, silky smooth and attractive. Sure, handling isn't tip top, but nearly five grand still in your pocket could make up for it. 

Whatcar.com will save you £4874 over list price on the Audi A5 3.0 TDi 286 Quattro S Line Tiptronic Tech Pack Coupe. Price you pay: £41,121.

Click here to find out more about this deal.

BMW X5 - pay £48,455, save £7980

The X5's 3.0-litre diesel six-cylinder is smoother than the four-cylinder units in the range and returns not inconsiderable fuel economy too. A saving of almost £8000 brings it down from the scary side of £55,000.

Go to Whatcar.com for a £7980 saving over list price on the BMW X5 xDrive40d SE 5dr Auto. Price you pay: £48,455.

Click here to find out more about this deal.

Jaguar F-Type - pay £53,053, save £5022

It wouldn't be a six-cylinder deals list without a saving off the Jaguar F-Type, so we've found a chunky £7348 off a brand new one over on our sister site What Car?. Of course, if that's too many cylinders you could always go for the 2.0-litre four-cylinder one...

Check out Whatcar.com for a £5022 saving over list price on the Jaguar F-Type 3.0 Supercharged Convertible. Price you pay: £53,053.

Click here to find out more about this deal.

Jaguar XF - pay £43,151, save £4449

F-Type not practical enough? We also found an impressive saving on the Jaguar XF, with £5854 lopped off the asking price. Ride and handling are tip top - what more could you ask for? 

A saving of £4449 over list price from Whatcar.com on the Jaguar XF 3.0d Portfolio Auto Saloon. Price you pay: £43,151.

Click here to find out more about this deal.

Mercedes-Benz SL - pay £60,253, save £16,702

An enormous saving of £16,702 on the Mercedes-Benz SL is the largest we've seen in a while, and with a new SL on the way and sports car sales flagging across Europe, you can see why Mercedes might want to shift a few SLs a little quicker.

Whatcar.com will save you £16,702 over list price on the SL 400 AMG Line 2dr 9G-Tronic. Price you pay: £60,253.

Click here to find out more about this deal.

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17 March 2017
If I was going to be forced to drive around in a grumpy looking new shape Q7. God they look crap. I'd go so far as to say the first version looked better.

18 August 2017

just seen the photos and image of the new x5 and BMW cetainly know how to make an suv look mighty uglythe propportions are horrendous.same with thwe q7 you would only buy at a good discount, due to it is cheap.better still wait till it is a couple of years old,as long as you can live with the sad looks.

19 March 2017
Well done for beating me to it. Many Audis, including the R8 and TT, now look visually disappointing compared to previous versions too, but the Q7 is by far the worst.

2 June 2017
Couldn't agree more. The new Q7 is a visual mess, with far too many fussy creases along the waistline and around the wheelarches. It looks drab, like an XL estate car rather than an SUV. The old one at least had a certain brutal elegance to it.

7 April 2017
Maybe. But just think, if these cars have already depreciated by £5k or more before they've been driven, then they are probably going to continue loosing big money after purchase. Perhaps in the long run it would be better to buy something where demand exceeds supply, rather than the opposite here?

7 April 2017
Care to comment on a 320d xDrive M Sport model :- "edging the price down close to £21k.". I'm so dubious of these companies, asked for a quote once and I just got spam!

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

29 September 2017

Not a dealer but have just spent too much time talking deals with several on a 335D Touring: bottom line, accept nothing less than 22-23% discount and 0% finance (you only get the full discount if taking finance) then pay the whole thing off immediately. Decided in the end that dealing with sales people for dinosaur burners was just too much hassle, so going straight to electric.

13 May 2017
People shouldn't be allowed to drive an XC90 without an HGV licence. It may be OK for the USA, but it is just too wide for our roads.

19 May 2017
Uncle Mellow wrote:

People shouldn't be allowed to drive an XC90 without an HGV licence. It may be OK for the USA, but it is just too wide for our roads.

It's more the case that parking space widths are just not fit for purpose anymore. Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994. Bearing in mind a space which is 1.8m wide is permissible, almost every car on sale is wider than that. Many cars are longer than the 4.5m which is the minimum length required.

You can technically drive a tractor, a tank or a privately owned bus or coach on a car licence, so any car is still small in comparison. I've driven a lot of things a lot bigger than an XC90 without a problem. But I think what you were really saying is, I don't like it, therefore no-one should have one.

19 May 2017
steve-p wrote:
Uncle Mellow wrote:

Every car has grown every time there's a new model, since cars began, and yet recommended parking space sizes have not changed since 1994.

And the justification is what, if I may ask? Manufacturers make the cars cleaner, safer, plusher, yet they can't make them more space efficient? The first gen Mercedes A-Class (W168/V168) was perfect. Full size 7-seat MPVs like the original Espace and Eurovan1 were 4.40. Let's see if dedicated electric car platforms can save even more space by pushing the batteries under the floor. IMHO road tax should be based on the amount of road occupied (length and width); let's see if we can reverse the trend that way.
Roads stay the same. Parking spaces between pillars in garages under buildings stay the same. If cars grow and can't fit anymore, it's not the parking space's or the road's fault.

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