In the news, we lift the lid of the Bentley Mulsanne Convertible Concept, an über-luxury drop-top that could make production within two years.
In our First Drives section, we get behind the wheel of one of 2012’s most important cars. The Ford B-Max looks the part, with its clever pillarless rear doors, but that alone isn’t enough to earn its billing as a supermini-MPV game-changer. We also take to the road in the Mercedes ML63 AMG, Honda Jazz Si and Volkswagen Up five-door. The Morgan Plus 8 is the subject of a full Autocar road test.
Elsewhere, Colin Goodwin fancies himself as a bit of an expert with a torque wrench, but does he have what it takes to become a rally team mechanic? Meanwhile, Hilton Holloway predicts what will be the next big thing in motoring.