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This week: BMW reveals the new M2, our best used buys that won't break the bank

In this week’s Autocar, BMW has announced the new M2 as its swansong to hardcore petrol power and we find the best used bargains for those on a tight budget.

Pick up a copy of this week’s magazine to find out more.


The new M2 will be the last petrol-powered car produced by M division and promises to be tauter, faster and more poised than ever before. Best of all, it has a manual gearbox. Elsewhere, the Skoda Superb is also set to make a return in 2024 with hybrid and combustion powerplants, and the new Citroën C3 sets the foundations for the marque’s future. 


We’ve got the new Nissan X-Trail to find out if Nissan’s largest SUV still holds its appeal for British buyers. Also on test is the Theon Design reimagined Porsche 911 and Vicky Parrott drives the new MG5 SW EV. 


We find a series of used buys that you can pick up for peanuts, from a £3995 Honda Civic Type R to a £2449 Jaguar S-Type. Next, we find out if it’s possible to drive a Porsche Taycan across 14 countries in 24 hours. 


Matt Prior ponders UK car crash statistics and why you should watch out for rogue Citroen Xsara Picassos.

Steve Cropley speaks of the Speed Awareness course he completed, the ubiquity of electric cars on London’s roads and the disease of car purchasing .

Used cars 

Mark Pearson puts the Peugeot 205 GTi through its paces as this week’s Cult Hero, meanwhile Oliver Young touches on the benefits of Seat Arona ownership 

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The new 454bhp M2 – entry-point to M's range of wares – is now a very serious proposition indeed

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