A round up of the week’s new car launches in bite-sized chunks.

News this week from Audi, Chrysler, Nissan and Subaru.

30 April 2012

Audi tops the TT with the new RS plus

Top of the Audi TT tree is the new RS plus

  • Audi has uprated its TT RS coupé and Roadster models with a further 20PS to create the RS plus.
  • Now with 360PS, the TT RS plus coupé reaches 174mph, sprints to 60mph in 4.1 seconds with S tronic transmission, yet still returns 33.2mpg.
  • Special features on the RS plus include 19″ ‘Rotor’ alloy wheels, special grille finish, sports exhaust and CFRP door mirror casings.
  • Prices range from £48,945 for the RS plus coupé with manual transmission to £52,265 for the S tronic equipped RS plus Roadster.

1 May 2012

Subaru confirms UK prices for the BRZ coupé

Subaru re-enters the coupé arena with the BRZ

  • Subuaru has confirmed UK prices for the SE and SE Lux versions of its new BRZ coupé.
  • Priced at £24,995 and £27,995 respectively, both BRZs feature a 2.0-litre boxer engine, keyless entry, torque-sensing limited slip differential and six-speed manual gearbox. A six-speed automatic is available for a further £1500.


Chrysler announces British prices for the revised 300C

Will Britons love the latest ‘Big American’ from Chrysler? The new 300C

  • Chrysler has confirmed UK prices for the new diesel-powered 300C saloon range that goes on sale in June.
  • Both the Limited and Executive are available with a 3.0-litre V6 delivering 236bhp yet returns 39.8mpg and as little as 185g/km CO2.
  • The distinctive new look aims to add more prestige and less aggression than the outgoing 300C, as well as offering the largest sunroof and touchscreen in its class.
  • The 300C Limited costs £35,995 with the Executive model carrying a £4000 premium.

3 May 2012

Nissan confirms the Juke-R’s limited production run

What the Nissan Juke was missing was a 545bhp engine. Who knew?

  • After teasing with a well-honed, but bonkers concept, Nissan has confirmed the Juke-R will go into limited production.
  • Built on the running gear of the latest 2012 GT-R supercar, the Juke-R has a 3.8-litre 545bhp engine, enough for it to reach 160mph.
  • So far three orders have been taken, with further deposits being taken over the next four weeks.