It may lack the old BMW-developed Vogue's timeless elegance, but the all-new Mk4 is leagues ahead underneath. First up, in an SUV world-first, aluminium replaces steel, for a 420kg weight saving. Wow. Helped by new eight-speed autos, fuel consumption dives 22 percent, yet the 190kW / 600Nm 3.0L V6 diesel matches the old 4.4L V8 diesel's performance. The latter now delivers 250kW/700Nm, and there's a 375kW / 625Nm 5.0L supercharged V8 petrol for mining magnates.