2019 What Car? Car of the Year Awards – the contenders

This evening we'll name the best new cars on sale in the UK, and crown one overall champion as our Car of the Year for 2019. These are the cars in contention for our top accolade...

22 December 2018
Dacia Duster

BMW 3 Series

2019 BMW 3 Series

The all-new BMW 3 Series is taking the fight to Audi and Mercedes with an improved interior, a new focus on comfort and the latest generation of BMW's iDrive infotainment system.

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BMW 8 Series

BMW 8 Series

BMW's stylish replacement for the 6 Series is striking to behold and brimming with technology, while also offering an engaging drive.

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BMW M5

New BMW M5 vs Mercedes-AMG E63 S

Despite having enough power to slay a supercar, the M5 is comfortable and no harder to drive than the regular 5 Series. And that's a huge compliment.

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BMW X3 M40i

BMW X3

This is the most powerful version of the X3, and adds to the standard car's considerable appeal by fitting a raucous straight six petrol engine under the bonnet.

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BMW X4 M40i

BMW X4 front

This is the most hardcore version of BMW's X4 currently on offer, and aims to add sports car pace to a fairly practical package.

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BMW X5

2018 BMW X5 front

The latest version of BMW's X5 is luxurious and classy and has a fine interior – it's just not as practical as key rivals.

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Citroën Berlingo

Citroën Berlingo Multispace

It may not be class-leading to drive, but Citroën's MPV is supremely practical and spacious.

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Citroën C5 Aircross

Citroen C5 Aircross front

Citroën's largest SUV is certainly stylish, and also offers a frugal range of engines and smooth ride. It's quiet inside when you're on the motorway, too.

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Cupra Ateca

Cupra Ateca

The first model to come from Seat's newly hived-off Cupra performance brand is based on the Ateca, but adds a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 296bhp.

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Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Want a cheap and cheerful SUV? The Duster is your logical first step. Avoid the fairly spartan base models, and you've got a practical and spacious SUV that won't break the bank.

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