What’s coming when? If you’re looking for a new car in 2023, this comprehensive guide is the best place to start.
Cars arriving in September 2023
The 750S will replace the 720S, thoroughly updated and enhanced under the skin, and once again it will be available in coupé and Spider guises. Power is uprated to 740bhp, and the Woking firm hopes the model will provide "a new benchmark" in the supercar segment, with a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 579bhp per tonne. It's also the lightest series-production McLaren road car yet, tipping the scales at just 79kg more than the Senna hypercar.
Peugeot 208 & Peugeot 2008
A more imposing grille, hypercar-inspired daytime-running lights and the introduction of two hybrid powertrains are among the highlights for the updated Peugeot 208. The electric e-208 also gets a new motor and battery, bringing increased range and efficiency.
A style refresh and a modified powertrain line-up are the headline changes for the new Peugeot 2008, with big upgrades coming to its all-electric variant. Petrol and electric power are both available from launch, and a hybrid variant will arrive in 2024. The electric Peugeot e-2008 model gains a new, more powerful electric motor and a larger 54kWh battery - the same used in the revised Peugeot e-208. Power jumps up by 18% over the previous e-2008, with 153hp on tap.
Cars arriving in October 2023
BMW 5 Series
The highly anticipated eighth generation of BMW's premium saloon will be offered with just one pure-ICE variant as the brand accelerates its electrification. The entry-level 520i petrol model has 205bhp and 236lb ft, and it will be followed by two more powerful plug-in hybrids by mid-2024. A fully electric 5 Series will also be available for the first time, with the range-topping M60 xDrive packing a whopping 593bhp and 605lb ft.
Volkswagen ID 7
Volkswagen’s answer to the Tesla Model S. That nets you a 77kWh battery pack that – combined with an efficient new rear motor producing 282bhp – gives a range of 382 miles. Deliveries are expected to begin in December, following production delays as Volkswagen scaled back EV production.
Just as important as the Mini, its BMW Group stablemate – albeit much more exclusive and, ahem, a touch heftier: the Rolls-Royce Spectre. Tipping the scales at a hair under three tonnes but capable of matching a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 to 62mph, the 577bhp Spectre promises to be one of the most beguiling and technologically impressive cars of the modern era. It is built around the latest iteration of Rolls-Royce’s Architecture of Luxury and draws its energy from a mammoth 120kWh battery, good for a claimed 323 miles between charges. It’s also one of the most aero-efficient cars around and the stiffest car the firm has put into production so far.