Best new cars coming in 2022

What can you expect to see in showrooms this year? Our in-depth guide reveals all

Coupes and convertibles coming in 2022

BMW M2

2022 BMW M2

On sale: 2022

Following the launch of the new 2 Series, an all-new version of the flagship M2 is currently in development. The second-generation M2 will have a more aggressive look than the regular 2 Series, with flared wheel arches to accommodate wider axles. Power is likely to come from a detuned version of the 3.0-litre straight-six engine used in the latest M3 and M4 Coupe, along with an upgraded suspension setup.

Read more about the new M2 here.

Mercedes SL

2022. Mercedes-AMG SL

On sale: 2022

A new Mercedes-AMG SL is coming this year, and it’ll take the place of the Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet at the top of the brand’s range. A fabric roof will be fitted, rather than a metal one, and the SL will be developed by AMG to make it better to drive than the current model.

Read more about the new Mercedes SL here.

MG e-Motion

On sale: Late 2022

MG is reportedly working on a sporty new coupe model. It’ll be electric, like the ZS EV, and may cost around £30,000. That would undercut all its rivals, yet the MG e-Motion would still offer over 300 miles of range and a very sports car-like 0-62mph time of four seconds.

Toyota GR86

2022 Toyota GR86

On sale: 2022

After the demise of the Toyota GT86 coupe, Toyota announced its replacement: the GR86. The ‘GR’ part of its name brings it into line with the GR Yaris and GR Supra models, and the model is likely to be one of the cheapest ways into sports car ownership thanks to a starting price of around £30,000. Power comes from a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, which makes around 232bhp. This gives the GR86 significantly better performance over the GT86, with 0-62mph taking around 6.3 seconds - over a second quicker than the old car.

Read more about the Toyota GR86 here.

Saloons and estates coming in 2022

BMW M3 Touring estate

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BMW has never put an estate version of the M3 into production - despite its Audi RS4 Avant and Mercedes-AMG C63 estate rivals - but now it looks like the company is making a u-turn, perhaps due to customer demand. The car will have four exhaust pipes and swollen wheel arches. It’ll have up to 503bhp and rear-wheel drive, plus the big grilles from the new BMW 4 Series.

Read more about the BMW M3 Touring here.

BMW i7

The next BMW 7 Series saloon will come with a huge choice of powertrains, including petrol, diesel and electric options - with the latter likely to be called the BMW i7. A range of over 300 miles is expected from BMW’s flagship saloon, and it’ll rival the next-generation Jaguar XJ, which will also have electric power.

Read more about the electric BMW 7 Series here.

Mercedes-AMG C43

Mercedes-AMG C43 in development

On sale: Autumn

Mercedes is already working on a faster version of the next-generation C-Class, and this C43 model will sit below the flagship C63. It’ll still have over 400bhp, though, and with four-wheel-drive 0-62mph will be dispatched in around 4.5 seconds.

Read more about the Mercedes-AMG C43 here.

Mercedes EQE

2022 Mercedes EQE

On sale: summer 2022

The all-new Mercedes EQE is the latest ‘EQ’ branded model to join the firm’s growing range of electric cars. The model is billed as the electrified equivalent to the E-Class saloon and is designed to steal sales away from the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S. It launches next summer with a single motor powertrain with a range of up to 410 miles. Dual-motor versions are expected to follow later after the car’s launch. 

Read more about the Mercedes EQE here. 

Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion

Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion concept

On sale: Late 2022

The Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion is an estate version of the ID. Vizzion saloon, due in a couple of years’ time. It’s slightly bigger than a Volkswagen Passat Estate, and has a large 82kWh battery. The stats look promising; 367 miles of range, 335bhp and 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds. Just like the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the doors are opened digitally.

Read more about the Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion here.

Volkswagen Golf R estate

VW Golf R estate

On sale: 2022

A new version of the Volkswagen Golf R estate is due this summer. It closely follows the hatchback, with the same sporty styling and a 316bhp petrol engine, but with greater practicality. Like the old car, VW’s 4MOTION four-wheel drive is standard along with an automatic gearbox. A special ‘R-Performance’ pack is also available, adding a specific driving mode for the Nurburgring racetrack and a drift setting, which allows the driver to do tyre-smoking powerslides. 

Read more about the new Volkswagen Golf R estate here. 

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