New 2014 cars launching in the UK

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The next six months see an unusually large haul of new and crucial cars coming to the UK. Most, as is currently the trend, have economy and refinement as their key criteria, but the market will be fiercely competitive and opportunistic buyers will be able to get some incredibly attractive deals from

New 2014 cars launching in the UK

New 2014 cars launching in the UK

Buyers will be able to get some incredibly attractive deals in 2014.

Here are some of the most important new cars for 2014 that have either already arrived or will soon arrive in the UK (not including the new Mercedes C-Class set to be revealed in January). AutoeBid's unique reverse auction model will help buyers get the most attractive new car deals on their exact specification of vehicles.

Undoubtedly the biggest arrival on the UK market in the upcoming months is the new BMW 4 Series. Don't be confused by the name: it's simply a rebadged version of the 3 Series coupé, and is available with a extensive range of engines and trims. Whether you choose the ultra-frugal 420d, rated at 60.1mpg combined, or the 306hp 435i petrol is up to you. Both will look the part and, we can vouch, drive well.

Arguably the second most important car coming out this year is the all-new MINI. It won't actually go on sale until next year (BMW won't even reveal it until November) but it promises to move the hatchback game on another step. Aluminium and high strength steel will be used for the body and aerodynamics will play a key role. The pivotal powerplant will be an ultra-frugal 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine developing as much a 190bhp in top-spec trim. Prices are yet to announced with large new car discount from AutoeBid.

Whether you think electric cars offer a viable solution or not, two of the most well-executed examples will both be on sale by Christmas. The Renault ZOE is available for less than £15,000 (excl. battery rental) and breaks from the status quo of poorly designed electric cars. At the other end of the scale is the hotly anticipated BMW i3, which will be available as a pure electric car with around 90 miles range or with an on-board two cylinder range extender, which boosts overall range to 180 miles with the help of fuel. Unsurprisingly, the BMW is more than twice the price of the Renault.

Many have been waiting decades for an Alfa Romeo like the new 4C. A mid-mounted turbocharged four-cylinder engine sits in a carbon fibre chassis to give the 4C surprising poke and, if media reports are to be believed, a wonderful driving experience. Styling like only Alfa Romeo knows means it fits the full junior-supercar brief perfectly. Prices start at around £45,000.

The 2014 model year of Alfa Romeo's popular Mito is also now on sale. Prices start at £14,350 and buyers will get a refreshed interior, new colours and a touchscreen infotainment system as standard. A more powerful, 105hp version of the two-cylinder TwinAir engine also makes its way into the range and will undoubtedly be a popular choice, offering exceptionally low engines without sacrificing fun. Four trim levels will be available, but engine stop-start, air conditioning and a leather-trimmed steering wheel are standard across the range.

Deliveries of Audi's new top-of-the-range A8 begin in January with prices starting from £58,800. The base diesel model, outfitted with the 247bhp 3.0-litre TDI, will likely prove popular, as will the host of aesthetic changes to the exterior. These include harder lines and extensive use of LEDs in the headlights. The UK will get three trim levels; SE, SE Executive and Sport Executive.

Two recent additions to the Renault range – the suave Clio hatchback and the Captur crossover – are now available with the company's smooth new 1.5 dCi EDC dual-clutch setup. The upshot is class-leading fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions. Prices start at £16,595 for the Clio and £17,395 for the Captur.

If the Clio seems like a lot money, downsizing a little to the Hyundai i10 could be an option. The new model year i10 goes on sale in January and is longer, wider and lower than before. Two petrol engines – a 65hp 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre with 86hp – will be available at launch and overall refinement should be much improved over the outgoing model. A base price of £8,345 gets you central locking, a cloth and vinyl interior, daytime running times and a USB port.

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