This week: the scoop on BMW's next 3 Series, plus a new Volkswagen Polo, the bonkers new Porsche 911 GT2 RS and our first glimpse at the Jaguar E-Pace

BMW's next 3 Series is our cover star on this week's Autocar, as we've got the scoop on what to expect from Bavaria's next best-selling saloon.

Feeling fresh? You will be when you've seen the smart new Volkswagen Polo - including its 197bhp Polo GTI variant, which looks to steal the crown from the Ford Fiesta ST

Porsche's new 911 GT2 RS, which offers close to 700bhp and 0-62mph in 2.5sec, has been revealed; get all the latest on Stuttgart's new king. 

Also in this issue

We've driven the Honda Civic Type R, and we have a special six-page verdict on Honda's hottest hatch yet. We've also driven the Ferrari 812 Superfast; can it live up to its ambitious name? You bet.

Can Mitsubishi's latest car - the Eclipse Cross - take on the Toyota C-HR? It's a fast-growing segment, so the pressure is on. The Kia Stinger GT faces much the same challenge from Germany's finest executive cars; can Korea crack the sports saloon?

Fancy reading something longer? We've got three main features this week; a drive in the David Brown Mini Remastered, analysis on why lightness in automotive engineering matters, and the winners from our Great British Women awards this year. 

Our cars

The Suzuki Ignis has joined our long-term test fleet; can the quirky baby SUV charm us during its long-term loan?

We've taken our Jaguar XF in for its first service at 18,899 miles, and we put the bootspace of the Nissan Micra to the test. We also introduce our McLaren 570GT to a toddler. 

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