The revised four-pot in this Lexus IS200d is 27bhp and 44lb ft down on the IS220d it replaces. Surely the unstoppable march of progress should give us more?
Hold on! Don't rush away. No really... come back. You probably think a small mid-life facelift of the Audi A6 isn't worth your time. But contrary to first impressions, this isn't just a grille-and-headlamps job. It's an all-new car. It just happens to look like the old one's very slightly fitter twin brother. The A6 is a breadwinner for Audi, so it doesn't want to change a winning formula. Ah yes, the safe-option defence.