Here's one to confuse the peace-bracelet brigade: BMW has revealed an X5 that emits less harmful emissions and boasts more fuel economy than a 1.6-litre diesel Ford Focus.
Designed to take on cars like the Ariel Atom and the BAC Mono, with handling to match that of the Lotus Elise; it's fair to say brothers Iker and Guillermo Echeverria have ambitious plans for their Vühl 05 sportscar.
A new single frame grille here, a more sculptured bonnet there; more powerful engines across the board and increased efficiency: welcome to the brand new Audi A8.
The VW Golf is well known for doing the day-to-day very well; Top Gear's default recommendation to just about everybody. And there are plenty of model variants to ensure the pickiest have their needs met. Want a fuel sipper? Go for the TDI Bluemotion. Got to carry children/pets/white goods? The Golf Estate. Like to go fast? Have the GTI. Like to go fast but don't have much money? Get the Golf GTD. But what happens if you want to go REALLY fast? Then this new 296bhp, sub-five-second-to-sixty Golf R is the one for you.
Toyota has revealed its hybrid racing concept for the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. When it was teased last week, we hoped it would be a hardcore GT86. It is not a hardcore GT86. It is a 400bhp Yaris.
Mercedes has revealed the third - and final - variant of its A-Class chassis: this is the new GLA, and it's the first ever compact SUV Mercedes - provided you don't count the GLK, which we're not because it doesn't come to the UK .
You know the type. The type that stands in the corner, speaking in muffled tones and rattling off BMW 3-Series chassis codes, while voicing the benefits of ‘Avus' suspension over standard. This type is officially Hard To Please. BMW knows it.
You'll already know that this year's Le Mans 24 hour race was a tragic, heart-wrenching event: the death of Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen following a crash in the opening stages of the event struck a grim chord that reverberated throughout the weekend.
The Mazda3 is the Japanese firm's rival to the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. If this had slipped your mind, don't be ashamed: in the near-decade the current 3 has been on sale, it has slowly slipped the mind of most of the rest of Britain, too.