John Simister

John Siminster writes for the motoring section of The Independent.

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MG3 Form Sport, motoring review: The re-imagining of a much-loved marque

Price: £9,549
Engine: 1,498cc, four cylinders, 16 valves, 106bhp
Transmission: five-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive, 108mph, 0-62 in 11.4sec, 48.7mpg, CO2 136g/km

Range Rover Sport SDV: Has the car company made this model a justifiable purchase?

Price: £81,570 (range from £51,550 to £81,575)
Engine: 367cc, V8 cylinders, 32 valves, turbo diesel, 339bhp
Transmission: eight-sped automatic, four-wheel drive
Performance: 140mph, 0-62 in 6.9 sec, 32.5 mpg, CO2 229 g/km

Citroën C1 Airscape Feel 82, motoring review: Can this car separate itself from its clan?

Price: £10,495 (range from £8,245 to £11,935)
Engine: 1199cc, three cylinders, 12 valves, 82bhp
Transmission: five-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
Performance: 106mph, 0-62 in 11.0sec, 65.7mpg, CO2 99g/km

David Brown Speedback GT, motoring review: Would this lithe and elegant car impress 007?

Price: £594,000
Engine: 5,000cc, V8, 32 valves, supercharger, 510bhp
Transmission: 6-speed automatic gearbox, rear-wheel drive
Performance: 155mph, 0-62 in 4.8sec, 23mpg, CO2 292g/km

BMW M4, motoring review: The new M3 is more powerful than ever - and duller

BMW's new M3 is more powerful than ever – and duller, says John Simister

Citroën C4 Cactus, motoring review: 'Right on the pulse of what a car for real people should be'

Price: From £13,000
Engine: 1199cc, three cylinders, 12 valves, turbocharger, 110bhp
Transmission: five-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
Performance: 117mph, 0-62 in 9.3sec, 60.1mpg, CO2 107g/km

Hyundai i10, motoring review: Why do these cars keep getting bigger and bigger?

Price: from £8,345-£10,495
Engine:
(1.0) 998cc, three cylinders, 12 valves
Transmission: five-speed gearbox (four-speed auto optional), front-wheel drive
Performance: 96mph, 0-60 in 14.9sec

McLaren 650S, motoring review: Haven't we seen this car before?

Price: £195,250
Engine: 3,799cc, V8 cylinders, 32 valves, 650bhp at 7,500rpm
Transmission: Seven-speed double-clutch sequential gearbox, rear wheel drive
Performance: 204mph, 0-62 in 3.0 seconds, 24.2mpg, CO2 275g/km

Seat Leon Cupra 280, motoring review: Volkswagen has much to fear

Price: From £26,940 (range spans £25,690-£28,525). On sale now
Engine: 1,984cc, four cylinders, 16 valves, turbo, 280bhp at 5,350-6,600rpm, 258lb ft at 1,750-5,300rpm
Transmission: Six-speed gearbox, front-wheel drive
Performance: 155mph, 0-62 in 5.8 seconds, 42.8mpg official average, CO2 154g/km

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