This week in Autocar: full Paris show round-up; VW Golf first drive; the most in-depth look at the new Jaguar F-type yet and a drive in the E-type that inspired it
Jim Holder
2 October 2012

This week's Autocar magazine is packed with all the highlights of the Paris motor show, with an eight-page feature revealing the new Jaguar F-Type in all its glory, detailing every fact and figure of one of 2013's hottest new cars. The feature is also complemented by an exclusive drive in the Jaguar E-Type, to which the F-Type owes its heritage.

The news section is also the largest of the year, as we aim to give unrivalled coverage of the Paris motor show. In total the extra large 20-page section has pictures and details of an amazing 53 new cars, with the new VW Golf GTI, Renaultsport Clio, McLaren P1 and Audi Crosslane concept at the heart of our coverage. Steve Sutcliffe also reminisces about running, owning and saying goodbye to a Golf GTI in his column.

Our first drive section is headlined by one of the most important new car launches of the year, the new VW Golf. We know that the technology that it sits on is revolutionary, but now we finally get to find out what it means for the customer. We also reveal our first impressions of the new BMW 3-series Touring, and reveal whether it has the credentials to live up to its saloon brethren. Meanwhile, the Westfield Sport Turbo pick-up gets the full eight-page road test.

Elsewhere in the magazine, on the eve of the first full rocket test we catch up with the team behind the Bloodhound land speed record attempt, James Ruppert looks at the Ford Mondeo, our used car experts detail how to buy a Range Rover from just £7000 and Richard Bremner takes a look at the Jaguar F-type concept car.

As ever, the magazine is available from all good newsagents or can be downloaded from Zinio or the Apple iTunes store.

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2 October 2012

A huge disappointment,mediocre looks and nearly as heavy as big brother.And the price!Almost as expensive as a 911,only 21mm shorter yet 207kg heavier.It still doesn't have the 911's interior space and occasional 4 seats and the boot is so awkwardly shaped it needs bespoke luggage!Come on Jaguar,Porsche is running rings round you.

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