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[NEWS] Autocar magazine 6 October - on sale now

Autocar magazine 6 October - on sale now

mag preview 6.10

This week: an electric future for the BMW 3 Series, Volkswagen ID Life concept drive, £500,000 E-Type UK Unleashed review and much more

BMW looks set to begin the third phase of its electrification strategy in 2025, introducing an all-new executive saloon that will serve as the spearhead of a reinvented line-up based on a new EV architecture. This week’s Autocar has all you need to know. 

Also in this issue

We drive Volkswagen’s ID Life concept, as the low-cost electric crossover aims to enter production as the ID 2 in 2025. 

Rolls Royce has announced a new EV planned for 2023. The model, called the Specté, is a coupe based on the Ghost platform with a unique-to-Rolls mechanical make-up.


The £500,000 E-Type UK Unleashed leads our first drives section this week. The Series 3 roadster is upgraded for 21st-century life, but does it lose its original appeal?

Richard Lane puts the Mercedes-Benz C300e through its paces, while Mark Andrews tests China’s XPeng P5. Elsewhere, the Golf R Estate and new, facelifted Seat Ibiza are tested. 

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet is the subject of our indepth road test this week. Does the four-seat executive drop-top’s new engine and design push it above its rivals?


Steve Cropley attempts to travel 500 miles without refueling in a Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, while John Evans investigates the many modern faces of car crime. 

Andrew Frankel meets the last remaining Kia Elan in the UK. 


Matt Prior discusses the fuel crisis and shortage of haulage drivers, while James Ruppert suggests his coolest replacement for a £3500 Kia saloon.


The Volkswagen Lupo GTI features in John Evans’ used buying guide this week, while a mix of sport-inspired motors make up our classifieds section.   

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