Review: the ‘entry level’ McLaren 540C

Is this the entry-level McLaren?

It certainly is. The McLaren 540C slots into the Sports Series range below the 570S and 570GT and has (you won’t be shocked to learn) slightly less power. So the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 develops 533hp, instead of 562hp.

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Review: the all-wheel-drive Jaguar XF

What is this?

The Jaguar XF with its optional all-wheel drive transmission. It’s only available on the 180PS 2.0-litre diesel engine, and only comes hooked up to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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First drive: VW Beetle Dune Cabriolet

What is that?

The VW Beetle Dune Cabriolet. A gold-on-gold Beetle Cabriolet that was initially a concept at the 2014 Detroit motor show, but is now available in the UK as an actual car to tempt people with a sliver of California dreaming, even if they live in Solihull.

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Review: the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line

Is this a sporty Tiguan?

Not far off. It’s the VW Tiguan R-Line, the Golf-esque SUV with a very assertive makeover. It may come with the option of 4Motion all-wheel drive, but this is as urban-minded as cars like this get. Wouldn’t want to get those 20in alloys dirty, would you?

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Review: the big, comfy Ford Edge

What’s this, then?

It’s the new Ford Edge. Except it’s not that new. It’s been on sale in America for a little while. Now, like the Mustang, it’s been Europeanised and welcomed into Ford’s line-up over here.

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Review: the new Aston Martin DB11

Don’t tell me, another new Aston that isn’t actually that new?

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Review: the BMW 740e iPerformance

A four-cylinder BMW 7-Series? Downsizing gone a bit mad huh?

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Review: the new Audi A3 1.4 saloon

What’s this?

The new Audi A3, but also a bit of a curiosity.

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Review: the Mini John Cooper Works Convertible

How many of those grilles are functional?

Very few. They’re attached to the new Mini John Cooper Works Convertible, which thanks to the 228HP, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine it shares with the hard-top JCW, is the swiftest open-air Mini you can buy. In fact, it’s among the swiftest Minis of all time.

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Review: the manual BMW M2

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