Coming soon: executive and luxury cars
Don't buy a new car until you've read this – our ultimate guide to the new models coming in 2019 and beyond...
Executive and luxury cars
BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé
On sale October
BMW’s new Porsche Panamera-rivalling four-door will sit at the top of the 8 Series range, above the two-door coupé and convertible models, with its stretched body providing more space for rear passengers while being just as fast, luxurious and driver-focused.
Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake
On sale Autumn
Closely related to the A-Class, this sleek estate will initially be offered with a 219bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, with more options to come later. It's longer than its predecessor, with a wider, deeper boot of 505 litres.
On sale Late 2019
The Superb is already one of our favourite executive cars, because it's comfortable and hugely spacious. However, Skoda isn't resting on its laurels, and has instead given it tweaked styling, a frugal new diesel engine and upgraded tech, including cruise control that can alter your speed automatically by reading road signs.
On sale Autumn
Like the Superb, the Passat has been given a midlife update, including a new version of the plug-in hybrid Passat GTE variant which has a bigger battery and 30% greater zero-emission range. There's also a new touchscreen infotainment system across the range and improved standard equipment.
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