Five-cylinders

1AUDI RS Q3

228kW Rorty turbo engine loaded with character as revs rise and ample torque low in the rev range.

Perfect accompaniment for the brandís first RS SUV.

2VOLVO XC60 D5

169kW Diesel five-cylinder is hanging in longer at Volvo, despite the imminent switch to fours. Not as smooth as some, but punchy and charming.

3MAZDA BT-50

147kW The least zoom-zoom of Mazdas at least gets something a bit out of the norm under the bonnet, though itís identical to the five-pot in the Ranger.

4FORD RANGER

147kW In a market littered with diesel fours, the Ranger stands out as something different. Gruff and grunty but with a tradie-satisfying timbre.

VOLVO V40 T4

132kW A more potent 187kW version has given way to a 180kW four-pot, but the thrummy goodness can still be found in the five-cylinder V40 T4 Ė for now.