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BMW X7 From £72155

The seven-seat BMW X7 large SUV will go on sale in April, priced from £72,155. more

Added 17th October 2018

EVs 23% Cheaper To Maintain

Electric vehicles cost an average 23% less to service and maintain over three years/60,000 miles than petrol models, research from Cap HPI has found. more

Added 16th October 2018

Govt Cuts Plug In Car Grants

Cuts to the Government’s ULEV plug-in car grants have been attacked as “short-sighted” and “frankly bonkers” by industry experts left questioning the move amid a drive to cut emissions by encouraging EV adoption. more

Added 12th October 2018

New Mercedes C Class Driven

New Mercedes C Class Driven

The brand’s bestseller accounts for a fifth of all Mercedes-Benz sold worldwide, with 417,000 units sold last year. With almost two-thirds going to businesses, this mid-life refresh is aiming to put it back at the top of the corporate wish-list – including some notable new engines.
From launch, there’ll be a wide variety of petrol and diesel engines, ranging from the C 160 to the range-topping C 43 petrol, through to the frugal C 180 d or powerful C 300 d diesels.
New to the range is the C 200; a 184hp 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol turbo equipped with a 14hp ‘EQ boost’ mild-hybrid system, which is designed to offer more accelerative torque. In its most frugal guise, the engine achieves 47mpg and emits 136g/km CO2. With those performance figures, as one might guess, it drives much like a 2.0-litre, but is slightly let down by gruff undertones – at least in comparison to the range’s other new engines.
The C 200 d and C 220 d are the real stars of the show, using the brand’s latest four-pot 2.0-litre diesel engine. The specs do the talking: 69mpg on the combined cycle – a 10% improvement over the outgoing model – and 108g/km CO2, thanks to increased outputs of 160hp for the C 200 d, while the C 220 d gets 194hp.
Enhancing frugality, the C 180 d and C 200 d are the only cars in the line-up to come as standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the rest get nine-speed automatics. What the specs can’t tell you, is these impressive new engines are a big leap forward, and are rewarding to drive in any scenario.
A 1.6-litre diesel has also been developed, as has a diesel plug-in hybrid aimed at fleets. For the lucky few, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic’s fire-spitting V6 biturbo gains 23hp and 44Nm torque.
Half of the components – 6,500 – have been changed in the new C-Class. There’s a subtly redesigned interior and exterior that sports newly designed LED lights front and rear, while the grille and bumpers give the car more presence and help differentiate between the models.
With four body styles, four equipment trim lines and 28 upholstery variants there’s something for every taste, while sensible equipment options are now standard including keyless entry and start. A big change for Mercedes-Benz fans is that cruise control is now on the steering wheel rather than its own stalk. Missing are niceties such as augmented reality sat nav, like that found in the new A-Class.
Being a Mercedes, there’s plenty of tech on-board every C-Class. Clever driver assistance tech includes adaptive cruise control that detects roundabouts and other hazards, slowing the vehicle down accordingly. Of interest to fleets, a new ‘bump’ detection alert informs a driver that their C-Class has been knocked while parked, which could prove invaluable if needing to make a claim.

Source: Fleetworld


Added: 27th September 2018

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