BMW M5 E28
Anonymous looks make this M5 the perfect ‘sleeper’

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If you prefer to blend understated class with rapid pace, you need a Q car. We drive our favourites and recommend nine alternatives

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Normally aspirated 1.8 makes 187bhp and revs to 8700rpm

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We take a look at the best used front-driven cars you can get

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Peugeot 306 GTi-6

Peugeot 306 GTi-6 - Built 1996-2001 Price range £500-£6000 We’d pay £2500 See Peugeot 306 GTi-6 for sale on Pistonheads

It will never quite have the cachet of its predecessor, the 205 GTi, but the
 306 GTi-6 was the hot hatch to beat for most of the 1990s. Combined with its near-perfect proportions, that’s going to make it a desirable car soon – and with top examples starting to crest the £5k mark, prices are creeping northwards. There are still plenty of tatty snotters around, though, so only buy clean, tidy, standard cars with a reasonable mileage. 

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Want to buy a car that’s unlikely to drop in value? We show you how

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This sublime coachbuilt model is called 'Shangri La' and uses a Ramjet engine

Gallery: best of the Quail motorsport event

Enthusiasts from around the world reside in Monterey this weekend to see the best the car world has to offer. First up: the Quail

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Infiniti Prototype 9 concept revealed as race-inspired retro concept

Infiniti looks to create its own heritage with retro concept using an electric motor and traditional construction techniques

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Electric powered Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet revealed

Electric Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet concept car revealed

Dramatic new luxury convertible points to the design direction of future Mercedes-Maybach models

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The new Alfa Romeo Stelvio. We've tested it on UK roads for the first time

Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2 TD 210 AWD Speciale UK 2017 review

First tilt on UK roads reveals a chassis almost as absorbing as the Giulia’s, though the Stelvio’s comfort and quality levels may disappoint SUV clientele

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Alpina D5 S tuned for UK roads with lighter engine

Alpina D5 S - 237bhp diesel saloon launched with bespoke UK set-up

British version gets twin rather than triple-turbo engine; prices to start at around £62,000

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Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG

Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Produced 2001-2006 Price range £7000-£13,000 We’d pay £9950 See Mercedes CL55 for sale on Pistonheads  

It was with its 55-badged generation of tuned factory Mercedes models that the growth spurt that has taken AMG to the brink of launching its own hypercar started. Having been known for a handful of ultra-rare-groove saloons throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the company showed us the SL55 in 2002, and followed it with supercharged versions of the contemporary E-Class, S-Class and CL coupé. CL55s tend to be the most affordable of the lot today, and they pack a hulking 493bhp. 

Merc’s famous M113K supercharged V8s have been known to develop cooling problems, so check for a healthy radiator (and no coolant leaking into the transmission lubricant) in any car you’re considering.

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One-off McLaren 720S by MSO revealed at Pebble Beach

Striking 720S has been commissioned by a car collector in completely bespoke form and produced by McLaren Special Operations

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