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Issue 6358 | Volume 300 | No 7 ‘We have our core cars. Now we need to launch into space’

THIS WEEK

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NEWS

Dyson’s electric car Mould-breaking EV due 2021 6 Citroën 19_19 Concept so good they named it twice 10 Mercedes-Benz GLB We ride in the seven-seat SUV 13 The name’s 5, DB5 Aston’s 007 Goldfinger replicas 14 Audi A4 facelifted Big tech, chassis, design updates 16 Car sales stall New Autocar survey pinpoints why 18

TESTED

Mercedes-Benz EQC Impressive pure-electric SUV 24 Porsche 911 Speedster Greatest open-top 911 yet? 29 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d Entry-level car in the UK 31 BMW 320d M Sport Auto ROADTEST 32

AUTOCAR AWARDS SPECIAL Five-star cars, Britain’s Best Driver’s Car, Used Hero 42 Best Affordable Driver’s Car, Readers’ Champion 45 Game Changers: cars that blazed a trail 47 Issigonis Trophy winner: Daimler’s Dieter Zetsche 50 Sturmey Award winner: Laurens van den Acker 54 Editor’s Award winner: Aston Martin’s Andy Palmer 58 OutstandingUKLeaders,LifetimeAchievement 60 DesignHero,MundyAward,InnovationAward 62 Motorsport Hero: George Russell 64

FEATURE Pass and move But are MOT fails on the rise? 68

OUR CARS BMW i3s EV’sarrival meansonehappycustodian 72 Dacia Duster A trip to Snowdonia is all types of fun 75 Jaguar XE How it stacks up against a Tesla Model 3 77

EVERY WEEK Jesse Crosse Get a steer on how EPAS is improving 17 Damien Smith Why BTCC tempted Mark Blundell 19 Steve Cropley From Dyson to Tesla, via Volkswagen 21 Subscribe Save money and enjoy exclusive benefits 22 Your views Are manuals going the way of the dodo? 70 Matt Prior Things you learn emptying a septic tank 98

DEALS

James Ruppert If you really must buy an electric car 78 As good as new How to save cash on a Qashqai 80 Spied in the classifieds Get ’em while they’re hot 82 Used buying guide Audi A2: more sense than money 84 Road test results Autocar’s gold mine of data 87 New cars A-Z Key car stats, from Abarth to Zenos 90

COVER STORY

AUTOCAR AWARDS 2019: BEST CARS AND TALENT HONOURED 40 AUTOCAR AWARDS 2019: BEST CARS AND TALENT HONOURED

ROAD TEST: BMW 320d SCOOPS FIVE STARS 32 FIRST VERDICT ON THE MERCEDES BENZ EQC 24

❝THINGS THAT SEEMED LIKE SCI FI NOT LONG AGO ARE DAILY ENGINEERING NOW❞

ISSIGONIS TROPHY WINNER DIETER ZETSCHE ON THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE 50

IMAGE

PATENTS AND JAMES DYSON REVEAL WHY HIS NEW EV WILL BE A PIONEER 6

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