This is a tremendous engine. With 282bhp, it simply romps off down the road the minute you put your foot down. But there’s more to it than just straight-line pace, because it’s effortlessly quick in normal, everyday driving. That’s down to the enormous shove it generates from low revs, coupled with the responsive eight-speed automatic gearbox. The only downside is that it will cost you more to buy and run than the 2.0-litre diesel (badged 40 TDI).