New Cars Coming in 2016
Without further ado, let’s jump right into the most exciting cars on the horizon for the 2016 UK car market.
BMW M2 - £44,070 – Coming April
M model fans have been patiently waiting for a worthy successor to the 1 Series M Coupe - now it’s officially been unveiled. Physically it will be a smaller than an M4, a tad lighter on the wallet but still very much M worthy. The 2 Series body has packed obvious automotive muscle within the M2, backed up by a roaring 370BHP straight-six under the hood. The manual model rockets from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, or with an auto transmission this can be shaved down to just 4.3!
Alfa Romeo Giulia - £24,000(estimated) – Coming September
Whilst this fiery Italian manufacturer dropped out of the compact market for the last few years, it’s back now with a burning vengeance. Alfa pays homage to their classics by reviving the Giulia name with a furiously fast new model. At the top of the Giulia food chain is a 4WD QV model with a 503bhp 3-litre V6 turbo and all the trimmings. More sensibly, there are more efficient engine choices available in both diesel and petrol guises. However there is still plenty of fun to be had since most of these models are rear-wheel drive. Rock on!
Honda NSX - £120,000 – Coming Late 2016
The legendary Honda NSX is coming back for 2016. Car enthusiasts worldwide can barely contain their excitement for the return of Honda’s iconic supercar. After multiple delays, it has now been confirmed to surface in 2016 and it’s going to be well worth the wait. Using the most innovative technology, they will combine an already powerful V6 engine with 3 electric motors. This results in a monstrous 550bhp at the throttle, whilst still capable of providing similar economy to a diesel hatchback. If that wasn’t mind blowing enough, the handling has been reported to be nothing short of physics defying!
McLaren 540C - £126,000 - Coming Early 2016
The 540C model leads the way for McLaren’s new Sports Series, the best value and most affordable McLaren to date. Main rivals include the outstanding Audi R8 and Porsche 911 Turbo. It keeps ahead of the pack with a 3.8 litre V8 twin turbo borrowed from the P1 model, albeit wound down to 533bhp. Before you get disappointed, it still pulls off 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 199mph. Fast enough for you?
Tesla Model X - £50,000 (estimated) – Coming Spring 2016
Tesla pioneered the battery powered electric saloon market with their Model S. They have proved the potential of electric cars by providing outstanding performance with decent mileage ranges. Now they are entering the SUV market with their streamlined Model X. It’s going to blow most SUVs out of the water with 762bhp and 967NM torque of pure electric muscle. The 0-60mph times will scare most supercars at 3.2 seconds. All this with a 250-mile range is impressive for a single electric charge. If that wasn’t enough excitement, it will feature “falcon wing” rear doors that open vertically. Bring all your friends or family along for a slice of the action with the 7-seater option!
published: 05/01/2016 09:38:03