October 2018

Want a sneek peak of the October issue? Here's a few highlights:


e celebrate some of the finest Alfa Romeos of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s in a 21-page special, from an Alfetta GTV6 to an 8C Competizione. It’s not all super-coupes – we show you why a 159 Ti Tbi makes a great daily driver and why the 156 2.5 V6 is such a Clever Money Car right now. Plus: GTV Twin Spark vs V6 and Keith Adams on why the Arna deserves reappraisal.

Next we pitch the last of the old-school, naturally aspirated small M cars agains the first of the new breed. We pitch M3 CS E46 against 1-Series M, chuck the keys at Jethro Bovingdon and send him to Wales to play judge and jury.

Next up we get behind the wheel of the MG X-Power SV – is the driving experience as mad as the looks suggest?

Plus: inside development secrets from Peter Stephens. Then we sample one of the few remaining Peugeot 405 Mi-16 – we show you why the last six lions on UK roads deserve a proper conservation effort.

How to buy the best Mazda MX-5 MkIII, Tiff Needell on racing BMWs isn’t as expensive as you might think, Lewis Kingston on why now’s the time to scratch that Citroen BX itch, and lots more besides.

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We Love Alfa

A brand that has to be experienced to be appreciated - it'll enthral and enrage you in equal measure, but there's never a dull moment...

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Head To Head

The end of the old era and the beginning of a new.The E46 M3 CS and 1M take two very different approaches to going fast, but which one's better?

Lewis Plumb