The new Porsche 718 Boxster has been unveiled and with its turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine it has a combined fuel consumption figure of 40.9mpg (with PDK transmission) which is 5.1mpg more than the previous model.
The new MINI Clubman ALL4 features all-wheel drive and becomes the brand’s first all-wheel drive model in the C-segment.
There are two new Fiat 500 models promising improved economy, a 1.3-litre MultiJet II 95hp diesel, and a 1.2-litre 69hp ‘Eco’ petrol model.
The Mazda3 is now available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine which results in the emissions dropping to 99g/km CO2, along with fuel economy improving to 74.3mpg, when matched to the six-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission.
The new BMW 730d has a combined fuel economy figure of 60.1mpg, equating to 124g/km CO2, and the forthcoming BMW 740e will be capable of 134.5mpg and 49g/km CO2 emissions – as well as having 326hp, 500Nm torque, and a 0-62mph time of 5.6 seconds.
The new BMW 320d ED Sport Saloon & Touring has fuel economy of up to 70.6mpg and emissions of just 104g/km CO2, as well as sitting in VED Band B and having a BIK tax of just 19 per cent.
The new MINI Clubman gains four, rather than three, side doors; it offers more space; and is available as a MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper D Clubman or MINI Cooper S Clubman.
The styling of the new BMW X1 is more in keeping with its larger X3 and X5 brothers, yet it is now based on a front-wheel drive rather than a rear-wheel drive platform.
The new Vauxhall Astra will be up to 200kg (130kg on average) lighter than its predecessor.
New BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Plus: 72.4mpg, 99g/km CO2; 134.5mpg Plug-in Hybrid BMW 330e to followMay 7, 2015
BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring models are receiving new engines, including the three-cylinder 318i, the 326hp 340i, the 99g/km 320dED and the 335d with 630Nm of torque.