Two thrilling Mercedes stories lead this week's magazine: the full scoop details on the new Mercedes C-class, which is seeking to outflank the BMW 3-series and mooted Jaguar baby saloon by offering best-ever in-car technology and luxury, plus a landmark road test of the new Mercedes S-class, which earns a coveted and rare five-star rating.
Other major news includes first details of the new Audi Q7, the new BMW 4-series convertible, first details of the BMW 2-series, details of how Seat plans to accelerate its rapid expansion plans, Infiniti's £4 billion investment to take on the luxury car greats and exclusive insight in to the rise of hybrid cars on our roads.
The amazing Radical RXC leads our first drives section, truly earning the 'Le Mans car for the road' tag as it blows Steve Sutcliffe away. We also drive the final production version of the innovate BMW i3 and test the temptingly good Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid in the UK. Updates on our long-term test fleet include the Vauxhall Adam, Seat Leon FR and Caterham Seven Supersport.
The ever diverse features section takes in everything from a drive from Kathmandu to Delhi by Range Rover Hybrids, a twin test showdown between the BMW 3-series and new Infiniti Q50, an examination of the upmarket Renault Initiale Paris concept and an exclusive look at Europe-bound Chinese car maker Qoros's expansion plans.