We’ve got a clash of the titans in Autocar as the BMW M2 takes on the Ford Focus RS. Get this week’s issue to find out who comes out on top

We’ve got the biggest twin test of the year, as the best M-car for a generation squares up to one of the world’s best hot hatchbacks.

There’s also news on the Audi TT RS, Porsche 718 Cayman and Renault Koleos,  as well as all the other star cars direct from the Beijing motor show.

Gordon Murray and Shell have teamed up for the latest iteration of Murray’s T25 city car: is petrol the future of motoring?

Also in this issue:

The latest Dieselgate updates, as Fiat becomes the most recent manufacturer embroiled in the crisis.

We take a trip to Gaydon to look behind the scenes at how Aston Martin makes its badges.

Find out if the Audi RS6 Performance is any good – does it have what it takes to stand up to the magic of the M5?

Our long-term test cars:

It’s time to say goodbye to the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, change the tyres on our Mazda MX-5 and fix the sat-nav on our Audi A4.


James Ruppert brings you the best macho cars on the used market, while our used buying guide brings you fast estates from just £4000.

Our Verdict

Ford Focus RS

Is Ford’s new AWD mega-hatch Focus RS as special as we first thought? And can it beat off stiff competition from the Volkswagen Golf R and Mercedes-AMG A45?

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