Top 5 New Saloon Car Deals from AutoeBid

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With a couple of noteworthy additions to the coupé class, 2013 looks sets to be a good year for buyers. High prices and optional extras also mean that large savings are available on almost every model, from the modestly priced Peugeot RCZ right up to BMW’s mighty M6.

All-new BMW 4 Series

All-new BMW 4 Series

The amazing new BMW 4 Series is due to be launched in the UK in the winter of 2013

AutoeBid has researched the market to bring you the 5 best new car deals on the most desirable new saloon cars to buy in 2013. The platform has now nearly taken £200 m in new car orders to date and offers by far the best new car discounts on new cars in the UK.

Peugeot RCZ – save £2,761
The RCZ has to be on this list because there’s nothing else buyers can buy for less than £30,000 that looks like it might be a concept car (except Renault’s brilliant Twizy). The RCZ received a mid-life makeover for last year’s Paris Motor Show and the updated model hits the roads this year.

Direct competitors are the Audi TT and, to some extent, VW’s popular Scirocco, but whilst they’re both better built and at least as good to drive, they can’t match the style the RCZ delivers, and that’s partly what coupés are all about. Combined economy of 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km also make the RCZ more practical than it looks. List prices start at £25,830, however, which puts the RCZ alongside the MKVII Golf GTI.

Audi A5 – Save £4,973
The A5 has been a hit for Audi, and the original’s coupé lines are now available in 4-door Sportback form as well as in 450bhp RS guise. Built to take a significant slice of BMW’s 3 Series sales, the range starts with the 2.0 TDI, which returns around 60mpg with emissions of 122g/km CO2.

The real draw to the A5 is the high standard of the beautifully finished interior, which complements the strong but minimalist exterior lines. It’s a fantastic piece of product design, and whilst not cheap, it is nevertheless hugely desirable. More so with Audi’s famous Quattro all-wheel drive system.

BMW 6 Series - Save £7,463
The most senior car here is also the most impressive, and not least because of the sophisticated design that has been reigned-in somewhat from the unruly Bangle-generation car. A low-slung cabin that leaves the driver gazing out over the endless bonnet makes the 6 Series feel like a proper GT coupé, which it is.

Where the 6 Series leaves rivals behind, however, is with its breadth of ability. The 640d – easily the most popular model in this country – develops over 300bhp from its six-cylinder engine yet returns a combined fuel economy of over 50mpg. On motorway journeys fuel economy is even higher. Understated, handsome and astonishingly competent.

Mercedes E-Class facelift
The entire E-Class range has just received a considerable facelift, with the front and rear styling becoming more organic and sporty. It’s the elegant coupé model that wears the larger air intakes and curvaceous headlights best, though, and equipped with Mercedes’ smooth 7G-Tronic automatic transmission it looks set to offer the 6 Series some serious competition.

The facelifted E-Class comes with three efficient diesel engines – a 220 CDI, 250 CDI and six-cylinder 350 CDI – whilst there are also two new four-cylinder petrol engines. A convertible version will also go on sale, equipped with Mercedes’ Aircap system, which reduces wind buffeting.

All-new BMW 4 Series
The big news for BMW in 2013 is that there will be no 3 Series coupé. After four decades of BMW’s most popular car, the coupé version of the brilliant 3 Series saloon will be known as the 4 Series, and will feature more aggressive styling including an air intake that stretches right across the front bumper

Whilst this means that there will no longer be an M3 – it will be called the M4, slightly oddly – the 4 Series range will feature BMW’s more powerful twin turbo six-cylinder petrol engines. As always, however, a frugal two-litre turbocharged diesel is expected to be the best seller.

New car discount on the BMW 4 Series and the Mercedes E-Class facelift are due to be published on the AutoeBid website prior to launch.

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