The New BMW M5

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The new BMW M5 was revealed a couple of days ago. And we have a very big surprise! The sixth generation of the M5 will be offered with the M xDrive system. So, what is M xDrive? It is an all-wheel-drive system designed specifically for the M5. It is the first M5 to be offered with an all-wheel-drive system. The good old days of the pure rear-wheel driven M5 are gone, or perhaps it will be offered as a special edition.

According to BMW, the M xDrive will offer a better driving experience and greater everyday practicality. This means that the M5 will able to cope with snow and wet road conditions much better. Furthermore, BMW has improved its overall performance by providing engine power to the all wheels. This will lead to increased sportiness and [...]

A couple of days ago BMW released a preview of the new 8-Series Coupe. For the last few years, there have been rumours about the new BMW 8-Series, which BMW neither denied nor verified. What we witnessed was only a concept vehicle and no more.

At the same time, the BMW 6-Series was ageing and there were no rumours about the next generation. Back in the day the 6-Series had been revealed to compete with the Porsche 911. However, it ended up as an alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe (previously the CL-Class). As a result of this contradictory situation, BMW decided to offer a proper competitor to the Mercedes S-Coupe and the 8-Series was back in the game!

Since the 8-Series left the production line, there has been a gap for a large GT car [...]

Porsche Cayenne A380
A Porsche Cayenne Diesel S and a Turbo S towed an Airbus A380. Recently, Porsche UK decided to set a new record for the Guinness World Record Book for towing an aeroplane with an SUV. For this record breaking event, a Porsche Cayenne S Diesel and a Turbo S were used. The aeroplane was an Air France double decker A380 weighting 285-tonnes!

You may remember a similar attempt by VW UK with a Touareg V10 diesel more than a decade ago. The Touareg V10 towed a Boeing 747 at the Top Gear racetrack. However, that plane had dummy engines and was ‘way lighter than the A380. This time, the Porsche Cayenne towed a fully fitted aeroplane.

Unlike the Touareg, the Cayenne does not have a low-range gearbox to increase the engine torque. [...]

Clive Sutton Top Marques Monaco 2017

Sutton CS800 Mustang, Ford F150 Raptor and Bentley Continental GT

Clive Sutton Top Marques Monaco
We were happy to participate once again in this year’s Top Marques show in Monaco. This “boutique motor show” hosts a variety of unique vehicles and, for certain exhibitors, the chance to demonstrate vehicles on part of the Grand Prix circuit.

This was an ideal opportunity for us to reveal our latest model Sutton CS800 Mustang to the public. We have been working hard to produce the CS800 Mustang, and Top Marques Monaco was the perfect place to reveal it.

On the first day of Top Marques Monaco, we received a great deal of attention for the CS800 Mustang since the press release was published few days before the event. The Top Marques Monaco was solid proof of the CS800 Mustang’s success. Both visitors and the press were excited to see [...]

2018 Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln recently revealed the new 2018 Navigator in New York. The iconic large-SUV has been revised top to bottom to keep in the race, and also capture the market lost to the Cadillac Escalade. This time Lincoln has worked hard and designed an SUV that will not only compete with the Escalade, but also will be a strong rival to European brands in the US market.

The Navigator is made from high strength aluminium to save weight, improve efficiency, reduce the centre of gravity and improve the handling. The aluminium body is still built on a frame, but the use of aluminium has saved 200 pounds in weight.

Under the bonnet, the new Navigator houses the same engine you will find in a Ford F150 Raptor – a 3.5-lt Twin-Turbo EcoBoost V6 petrol engine. [...]

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Jaguar F-Type 2-lt

It is a new era for the Jaguar F Type. Jaguar’s latest 2-lt Ingenium family engine is offered in an F-Type, starting price from £49,900. This recent move on the part of Jaguar is a clear indication of the company’s decision to increase its competitive power in emerging markets [...]

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Sutton CS800 Mustang 2

  • Debut of new 800hp supercharged Sutton Bespoke Mustang at Top Marques Monaco
  • Sutton CS800 demonstrated to customers around Monaco Grand Prix circuit
  • Custom Ford F-150 Raptor and Sutton CS500 Mustang package also on display
  • New CS800 priced from £64,950 (incl. VAT)

The new Sutton CS800 [...]

Coming soon: new luxury and performance cars for 2016

Clive Sutton looks at the just-launched, must-have performance and luxury cars coming in 2016


2016 looks to be a vintage year for new supercars and hypercars. Aston Martin, Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce – all are bringing significant new luxury cars to market that I am absolutely sure will be in huge demand. Indeed, we’re already seeing waiting lists extend for some of them…

That so many significant new models have been revealed so early in the year is further proof the supercar and luxury car market is thriving. I’ve been visiting the key shows during the winter months to see what’s in store – here’s my pick of the new cars to watch as they’re launched to market in 2016.

Bugatti Chiron


The monstrous Bugatti Chiron is a mighty step forward, now [...]

Welcome to the third edition of the Clive Sutton Market Report. This time, we have moved online, something we have done to improve what the Market Report can offer.

An online Market Report is more accessible to more people and, more importantly, can be updated more often. In the fast-paced world of premium automobiles, this is important. It is my intention to bring you the latest trends as they occur, and I’ll be using our new platform to do this.

Our focus remains luxury, high-performance and supercar models. We offer a British view of the world’s most prestigious machines, from our years of experience in the UK market. We blend this with many years in the international markets too, for added extra perspective of the trends that matter.

We analyse prices, looking across the market to draw up our unique Clive Sutton Market Price. We believe this is the most [...]

How do we generate the Clive Sutton Market Price?

Exhaustive market investigations were carried out to compile the Clive Sutton Market Report. Prices were analysed for actual cars on sale, and balanced against official values.

Then, Clive Sutton analysed each one, to give his educated, expert judgment. This is the Clive Sutton Market Price.

Price data

Prices were investigated across the board, to gain a complete understanding of the market position of each car.

Market asking price: All the major print and online car classified listings were analysed, with details of every representative car on sale added to our study. Mileages were recorded too; from this, we calculated an average market asking price and mileage. Remember, these are asking prices, not necessarily transaction prices.

  • Trade book price 1

An unadjusted value given by a respected trade body, for a mileage expected from that year of car.

  • Trade book price 2

An [...]

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