We pick five of the best deals on this week’s new car market; all deals are valid until 25 May

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. So Autocar has done the hard work for you and compiled a list of some of the best savings on the new car market.

We've found combined savings of £24,050 on the five cars featured below, so take a look, then click the links to read our full road test verdict on each model. All offers are valid until 25 May.

Alfa Romeo Giulia - Pay £30,683, save £4507

The Giulia, as Alfa's comeback car, has created quite an impression, and is a true rival to German alternatives. Over £4500 isn't a bad deal, either. 

Online broker Drivethedeal.com will save you £4507 over list price on the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2 JTDM-2 180 Speciale Auto. Price you pay: £30,683.

Read more: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs Mercedes-AMG C63 S: super saloon twin test

Audi A4 - Pay £28,718, save £5872

The A4 is a regular on our deals page, and they just keep getting better; Audi's willing to knock off nearly six grand from its asking price. We prefer the 3.0-litre diesel to the 2.0-litre, but at this price, it's a fair compromise.

Get a £5872 saving over list price from Whatcar.com on the Audi A4 2.0 TDi Ultra 190 S Line Saloon. Price you pay: £28,718.

Read more: Audi A4 long-term test review: from London to Blackpool

BMW 3 Series - Pay £27,574, save £5476

Audi's fiercest competition also has a chunk knocked off it; while the BMW 3 Series has a poor low-speed ride and a touch too much tyre roar, we like its blend of performance and handling. 

Pick up a £5476 saving over list price on the BMW 320d Luxury Saloon at Drivethedeal.com. Price you pay: £27,574.

Read more: BMW 4-Series GT Electric key to firm's future plans

Jaguar XE - Pay £30,095, save £3280

We like the Jaguar XE, in fact we think it's the best compact saloon on the market right now. Our sister site will also get you a saving of nearly £3300 on one too, so you can enjoy its handling, plush interior and performance with over 10% off. 

Whatcar.com will save you £3280 over list price on the Jaguar XE 2.0d [180] Prestige Auto. Price you pay: £30,095.

Read more: BMW 3 Series vs Alfa Romeo Giulia vs Jaguar XE: group test

Mazda 6 - Pay £20,899, save £3896

There's no arguing that the Mazda 6 is one of the handsomest saloons on the market, with styling which puts more staid premium rivals to shame. It's also the cheapest on our list, with a saving of nearly £4000 bringing the price down to below £21k.

A saving of £3896 over list price from Drivethedeal.com on the Mazda 6 2.0 Sport Nav Saloon. Price you pay: £20,899.

Read more: Mazda reveals new comfort-focused electronic chassis system

Mercedes-Benz E-Class - Pay £34,813, save £4637

If you're after comfort and capability, few others hold a flame to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Mercedes, through What Car?, is giving a £4637 saving on it too, so you can enjoy its quiet competence with a chunk of cash still in your pocket.

Buy a Mercedes E220d SE Premium 9G-Tronic Saloon from Whatcar.com and save £4637 over list price. Price you pay: £34,813.

Read more: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet unveiled

Our Verdict

We're very impressed by Alfa's hot new Quadrifoglio Giulia, but here we've driven the one you're more likely to buy: the 178bhp diesel

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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.

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.

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!

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

12 May 2017
I have seen a Vauxhall Zafira Elite Nav - retail for £32k go for £23k - now thats a massive saving......

12 May 2017
and before you ask - NO it will not catch fire

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.

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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