Rolls-Royce Wraith tested; Peugeot 308 driven; Volvo Concept Coupé unveiled; Tesla Model S reviewed; Jeep Cherokee used buying guide
Jim Holder
3 September 2013

This week's Autocar features the reveal of Audi's dramatic new Quattro concept, which celebrates the iconic original and features a 690bhp hybrid powertrain.

Other newsworthy cars include the Volvo Concept Coupé, which shows the company's future design direction, the best-yet spy pictures of the next generation Mercedes C-class and latest details on the Jaguar C-X17 SUV concept. We also reveal Toyota's long-term plans to make hybrids a success.

The Rolls-Royce Wraith - the firm's fastest-ever road car - takes centre stage in our drives section. Meanwhile, starring in the first drive review section is the new BMW X5, alongside the Peugeot 308, Caterham 620R, Ford Mondeo Business Edition and Infiniti Q70L. Our full road test evaluates the Seat Leon SC 2.0 TDI FR, which is set to challenge in the fast diesel ranks.

Steve Sutcliffe is tasked with assessing the new Tesla Model S, and finds himself blown away by just how capable the car is. Using the Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera as reference points, he is consistently shocked and surprised by what he finds.

Long-term test fleet updates include a sad farewell to the BMW M135i, a cheery update on our used Land Rover Defender and the latest on our lives with the Renault Twizy, Toyota Auris Hybrid and Mazda 6.

Meanwhile, James Ruppert makes a case for buying sensible Saab 9-5s, and buyers and dreamers alike are taken through a comprehensive buying guide for the Jeep Cherokee. We also ask whether you should spend £38,000 on a new Porsche Boxster or used Alfa Romeo RZ.

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4 September 2013

BMW i8 ?

...not lol

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