What Car? February 2021

Britain's best car buying guide now has a brand new look with an extra 40-pages in every issue, giving you more of What Car?'s famous comparison tests than ever before and more invaluable buying advice for every car on sale. Plus, What Car?'s Target Price promise could save you thousands off the price of your next car. No wonder they call us the car buyer's bible!

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‘Models that are about to be replaced are likely to be available with big discounts’ When I was a kid,I was the sort of person who had to visit every shop before making up my mind, in case I was missing out on something.And while our reviews can help alleviate such fears when you’re shopping for a new car, you might still have the nagging concern that something better could be about to go on sale. That’s why, from p8, we’re sharing everything we’ve learned about the new models arriving in 2021, so you’ll know for certain whether it’s worth waiting a few months before buying your next car. Alternatively, if you’re not bothered about having the latest look, you can use the information to help select a model that’s about to be…

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target price

The What Car? Target Price is the maximum you should pay for your new car and is set by our team of mystery shoppers. Every day they haggle to see what discounts are available across the UK. And all What Car?-approved dealers will at least match Target Price. In a lot of cases, however, you can save even more by using our New Car Buying service. Just head to whatcar.com/new-car-deals and select the car you’re interested in, and dealers will compete for your business. It’s all done through our website, so they won’t see your details until you’re ready.…

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bmw ix

CARS THAT CAN drive themselves have long been a staple of science fiction writers, but they’ll take a step closer to reality with the launch of the BMW iX – a new electric luxury SUV that’s intended to serve as the firm’s technology flagship. About the same size as today’s X5 and expected to be priced from around £80,000, the iX will offer Level 3 autonomy. That means it will be able to steer, accelerate and brake for itself in certain situations,at speeds of up to 80mph. However, while you aren’t required to have your hands on the steering wheel at all times, you must be ready to retake control when necessary. BMW is also promising that the iX will offer a new level of connectivity, thanks to the presence of 5G…

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volkswagen id.4

‘The ID.4 is set to beat more expensive rivals for range on a full charge’ VOLKSWAGEN’S DECISION TO target the booming SUV and electric sectors with a single model makes a lot of sense, but, with lots of other brands having the same idea, the ID.4 needs to be something special. Buyers will initially only be offered ahighspec 1st Edition variant that uses a single 201bhp electric motor. This sends its power to the rear wheels and allows the ID.4 to sprint from 0-62mph in 8.5sec. Its 99kWh battery can be replenished to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes using the fastest charging stations. It provides an official range of 323 miles on a full charge; that’s farther than the closely related Skoda Enyaq iV can travel and also beats more expensive rivals…

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ford mustang mach-e

WHEN IT COMES to living up to a name, the Mustang Mach-E has things harder than most;‘Mustang’is one of the bestselling badges in the motoring world, and many of the cars that have worn it are now considered classics. However, the Mach-E is a very different type of Mustang – not least because it’s electric. It will be offered with a choice of three battery capacities and four power outputs,plus rear or four-wheel drive.The entry-level version comes with a 75kWh battery and 255bhp; there’s a 99kWh model with 282bhp as standard and the option to boost that to 333bhp; or you can choose the 88kWh, 459bhp GT, which blasts from 0-62mph in just 3.5sec. ‘A 10-minute charge is said to deliver a 73-mile boost’ How far you’ll travel on a charge depends on…

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audi q4 e-tron

AUDI ISN’T ALWAYS at the vanguard when it comes to new automotive trends; in fact, it was relatively late to both the SUV and electric car markets. However, once it sees which way the wind is blowing, boy, does it commit; this Q4 e-tron is not only its ninth SUV but also one of 12 electric cars that it intends to have in its line-up by 2025. A motor is mounted on each axle to give the Q4 e-tron four-wheel drive, with these delivering a combined output of 302bhp. That’s enough for 0-62mph in 6.3sec, while an 82kWh battery gives the car an official range of 280 miles between charges. As its name suggests, the Q4 e-tron is sized between the Q3 and Q5 in terms of overall length. But thanks to…