AT A GLANCE
WHAT IT’S GOT
Ten airbags, stability control, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, pre-collision, radar cruise, adaptive headlights, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, headup display, leather/alcantara upholstery, heated seats, 19-inch alloys, tri-zone aircon, 12.3-inch infotainment screen, Levinson audio with rear controls, voice control, digital radio, sunroof, satnav, rear window sunshade.
WHAT IT HASN’T
Adaptive suspension, Apple CarPlay, Android auto, front parking sensors, spare wheel.
No fixed price servicing. Service interval 12 months/15,000km.
WHAT WE LIKED
The atmo V8 differs from Audi, BMW and Mercedes — thrilling, yet accessible. Real world performance and sharp, engaging dynamics. Sublime steering. Outstanding quality, reliability and customer service. Did I mention the atmo V8?
WHAT WE DIDN’T
The ride’s only just tolerable. Tyre noise on coarse-chip bitumen. Driver’s seat won’t fit everybody. Smartphone integration is off the pace. Fiddly infotainment controller. No spare.