New January 2010 issue of CAR Magazine

Published: 14 December 2009

The new January 2010 issue of CAR Magazine is on sale on Wednesday 16 December. Highlights include a BMW package focusing on the new 5-series and its super saloon range-topper, the new M5, plus features on a new rare-groove M3 version, an exotic drive in Munich’s first hybrid SUV and a ringside seat at BMW’s team in the American Le Mans Series. Plus 30 first drives, long-termers, news and the usual brain fodder you’ll find in every issue of CAR Magazine. Scroll to the foot of the page for our free digital sampler.

Scooped! We lay bare the new F10 BMW M5
Plus the inside line on the new 5-series family
BMW 135i Coupé vs original E30 M3
Driven: the new BMW X6 ActiveHybrid
Inside Munich’s ALMS race team
Mark Walton drives the Dakar race buggy built by the McRaes
The new ‘eco’ muscle car: we take the Camaro V6 to San Fran
The CAR 100 – our guide to the year that was
Our top 10 cars of the year. The best of the best
30 first drives: 911 Sport Classic, new Land Cruiser, Chevy Spark, Vauxhall Astra, Prius plug-in, new ‘Stang
Opinion: columns by Gavin Green, Mark Walton, Jethro Bovingdon
All the month’s news, from the new Audi A8 to Alfa’s Giulietta
The dirty dozen: the cars we drive day in, day out
Plus! GBU – the data pages with bite

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By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, motoring news magnet