We put the new Honda Civic Type R up against the BMW M135i in a recent group test to discover which of the two offers the most thrills for £30,000 – you can read our report in full here.
Even though the Type R is new to the market, there are already some great savings available on it, and here’s how to take advantage of our favourite deal.
The car Honda Civic Type R
The saving £2849
The discounted price £27,136
The broker Autoebid.com
We previously criticised the Type R for being a tad pricey to buy and run, but, thanks to this great discount, buyers can shave around 10% off its asking price.
There are plenty of reasons to consider getting one, too. The Civic Type R is impressively capable on road and track, thanks to its super-grippy handling and quick steering. Its deep, sporty bucket seats give a lot of side and shoulder support and the Type R has an excellent driving position.
The touchscreen infotainment system is fiddly to use and tricky to see in bright conditions, and general interior quality is not as impressive as in the M135i. The Type R only has four seats, so it’s not as practical as the BMW, either.
Should I add any options?
The Type R comes with DAB radio, USB, Bluetooth and a colour multimedia screen, as well as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and a reversing camera.
If you want to spend some of your saving on the Type R on optional extras, the GT Pack adds automatic lights and wipers, lane-departure and blind-spot warnings, rain-sensing wipers, leather seats and sat-nav for a cost of £2300.
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