CAR TALK

 
Ryan Borroff
BMW 3-SERIES
The all-new BMW 3-series has been launched in Munich. BMW’s most popular saloon, which will go on sale in February, is faster and more frugal – across the range – than its predecessor. It also looks quite different and has a long bonnet similar to that seen on the 5 and 7-series models.

HYUNDAI VELOSTER
Hyundai's unusual Veloster three-door coupe will go on sale in February next year priced from £17,995. The most economical car in the range will be the Blue Drive version. Capable of 47.9mpg (combined) and with CO2 emissions of just 137g/km, it will cost £18,345.

PORCHE CAYMAN R
Porsche’s Cayman R has beaten the Aston Martin Vantage S, BMW 1M, Jaguar XKR-S, Lotus Evora S and McLaren MP4-12C (among others) to the title of Britain’s Best Driver’s Car for 2011 from industry magazine Autocar. It even beat Porsche’s own 911 GT3 RS. Our review of the Cayman R will be here next week.