We love the 3.0 TDI 286. This V6 diesel has 282bhp and romps down the road with real energy, thanks as well to the smooth Tiptronic eight-speed auto’ gearbox. However, the 187bhp 2.0 TDI 190 diesel makes more sense financially. It’s not very quick, but there’s enough poke to breeze you up to motorway speeds with little stress. The 2.0 TFSI petrol engine is lively, but the diesels make more sense here. Both the 2.0-litre TDI and TFSI come with a slick, seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox.