It's the same every year; 1 April comes around and the car world goes mad with April Fools' jokes. Faux news releases flood the web, and some people are genuinely duped into believing that, for example, Mini has built a hatchback which runs on the contents of your cup of tea. 

Here's our roundup of this year's best April Fools' news. You  can let us know your particular favourite in the comments section below.

BMW's Force Injection Booster

BMW wants drivers to feel the thrill of speed, even if they're not driving fast. A new Force Injection Booster simulates the effects of 'spirited' driving through the use of harvested kinetic energy. At speeds under 20mph the booster channels air into the cabin to simulate g-forces. BMW has also included its new AirNet technology to ensure "that occupants don't have to compromise between personal style and driving performance".

Vauxhall Astra Copacabana

For football fans looking forward to the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, Vauxhall's new Astra special edition should be a tempting offer. Priced at £41,024.01 and available now, the Astra Copacabana features a Brazilian flag on its roof, as well as genuine Rio turf inside. The car's footwells are covered with sand from Rio's beaches, while power comes from a new 1.6-litre turbo engine with 197bhp. Vauxhall says the new engine offers "more drama than a penalty shoot-out", and can accelerate to 60mph in 2.6 seconds.