We are now well into 2019 and have a whole year’s worth of car releases and motorshows to look forward to! But before we look too far into the future, we must look back at the good, the bad and the ugly that 2018 brought along.
We had some powerful, super SUVs, some great highlights from Geneva Motorshow 2018 and some flops (sorry Fiat). So much happened in a year, so we decided to combine our top winners and losers from 2018 car releases!
The Winners! The Best Cars of 2018
The 6th generation 2018 BMW M5 makes it into our list of best 2018 cars because of its day-to-day driveability and faultless performance. With its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 592bhp, you can launch from 0 to 62 in just 3.4 seconds – and you can launch with stability – this model comes with four wheel drive. For a family saloon, its performance is exceptional. Who knew doing the school run could be so fun?
The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the definition of opulent. This ultra-luxury vehicle screams money and riches, and follows 2018’s trend of big, luxury SUV releases. Whilst the SUV trend may not be your cup of tea, the Cullinan’s powerful twin-turbo, 6.75-litre V12 engine certainly will. You’ll feel like you’re gliding rather than driving, and if you feel like towing a caravan in style, you can’t get more luxury than this.
Ferrari 488 Pista
The 2018, 710bhp 488 Pista is the stunning successor to the 458 Speciale. It’s loud, it’s wide, it’s lightweight and despite its name translating to ‘track’, it’s easy to drive on normal roads. You’ll achieve 0-62 in a blistering 2.85 seconds and reach a top speed of 212 mph. So quick in fact, it laps Fiorano eight seconds faster than the iconic F40. There is so little to fault with this car – can we have a go?
… And The Losers. The Worst Cars of 2018
Bearing little to no resemblance to the compact and cutesy Fiat 500, the 2018 Fiat 500L is a much taller, more spacious family transporter. It should have won over those who are a fan of the original 500’s aesthetics, but needed more space. However, many were less than impressed with its uncomfortable driving position and firm ride. Not to mention, it won’t be winning any prizes for looks…
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It may seem unfair to discredit something as cheap as the Mirage in the presence of flashy Rolls-Royces and Ferraris, however its price isn’t what puts this car in our Losers section. Despite its generous spec, the 2018 Mirage is anything but nimble and zippy. It reportedly feels strained to drive, has uneven power delivery and lifeless steering. It has little grip, poor handling, a cheap, 0-effort interior and an even more uninspiring exterior. A big thumbs down from us.
So, there you have it, our best and worst car picks of 2018! What will 2019 bring? Hopefully we’ll continue to have more winners than losers – let us know what you’re looking forward to most! Share your top picks , both best and worst, on our Facebook page!