In 2019, we put as many as 75 new vehicles through our stringent road-testing procedure here at CAR magazine. These are the 13 highest-scoring cars of the year (with plenty of ties)...
7=. Toyota Corolla Hatch 1,2 Xs 6MT: 81/100
Toyota’s striking midsize hatchback ditches the Auris name for the well-known Corolla moniker. Equipped with generous standard kit and a slick manual ‘box, how close does the Corolla Hatch come to dethroning the Volkswagen Golf?
7=. Mercedes-Benz C180 9G-Tronic: 81/100
The opening gambit to the facelifted C-Class range is more comfortable and refined. We put it to the test to establish whether it can match pricier variants’ fit and finish…
7=. Mercedes-AMG C63 S Speedshift-MCT 9G: 81/100
The "Mr Hyde" in Affalterbach's C-Class sedan line-up. Boasting a thunderous 4,0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and imposing Panamericana grille, the updated C63 S sedan exudes presence. But is it the last of the German muscle cars?
7=. BMW M850i xDrive Coupé Steptronic: 81/100
BMW has revived the 8 Series badge. Sporting a 4,4-litre twin-turbo V8 and the Munich automaker’s rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, we put the M850i xDrive in coupé guise to the test…
7=. BMW i3 120 Ah REx: 81/100
Six years on and BMW’s all-electric hatchback looks as futuristic as the day it was revealed. Tested here is the i3 REx, fitted with larger batteries and range extender. Is there a car better suited to urban life?
7=. Audi RS5 Sportback Quattro Tiptronic: 81/100
The RS5 Sportback and RS4 Avant are put through their paces in a group test. Both offer room for five and have astonishingly quick 0-100 km/h sprint times. But which one of these RS-badged Audi’s has the most appeal?
6. Mercedes-Benz C220d 9G-Tronic: 82/100
The refreshed Mercedes-Benz C220d improves on the pre-facelifted model. But how will it fare in a comparative test against the new BMW 320d? We strapped our test equipment to the two German sedans to find out...
4=. BMW 750Li xDrive Steptronic: 83/100
Dynamic: a word seldomly used to describe large sedans. The 750Li xDrive Steptronic is, however, an exception…
4=. Audi RS4 Avant Quattro Tiptronic: 83/100
With various automakers handing their SUVs and crossovers the performance treatment, Ingolstadt’s fast wagon is an interesting alternative. The RS4 Avant employs a 2,9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol mill, which sends 331 kW and 600 N.m of torque to all four corners via eight-speed automatic transmission.
3. BMW 320d Steptronic: 84/100
Munich’s entry-level diesel Three bests its C-Class equivalent by two points. It was, however, a much closer match-up than you might think…
2. BMW 330i Steptronic: 85/100
Similarly priced to the diesel-powered BMW that placed third, the seventh-generation 330i netted silver. Is this premium midsize sedan the new segment leader?
1. Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK: 89/100
The Porsche 911 is arguably the most accomplished everyday sportscar. The 992-generation 911 Carrera S is sensational. It even broke some records on our test strip…
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