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Real-world fuel economy figures revealed

Just one in 10 cars hits advertised MPG, claims new research

The gap between advertised and on-the-road MPG is now at its widest ever point, with just one in 10 cars managing to hit their official fuel economy figures, according to new claims. Motoring website HonestJohn.co.uk analysed 118,000 Real MPG fuel reports, submitted by UK drivers, and found that an average …

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Rolls-Royce celebrates British music legends

Mason, Rossi, Martin, Daltrey - Wraith ab

Nine unique Rolls-Royce Wraith cars have been commissioned to celebrate icons of the British music industry. The first four Wraith ‘Inspired by British Music’ cars have been unveiled at a star-studded event in London by the artists who created them, in partnership with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The stars involved in …

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Win a London Motor Show treat

London Motor Show Rolls-Royce

A Golden Ticket to the London Motor Show is up for grabs, offering a money-can’t-buy experience. The winner and a guest will be driven to the event in a chauffeur-driven luxury car, receive a personal guided tour of the show and be provided with a complimentary lunch. Anyone who buys …

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Ways to pay for your new car

Used MINIs

Deciding to buy a new car can be really exciting, but working out how to pay for it can be hard. We’ve teamed up with www.money.co.uk to give you the options available… Cash If you have a lump sum of money already saved for your car, then using cash can have an …

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Mobiles phone use ‘safer than speeding’

Driver on phone

A quarter of British motorists think it is better to drive while using a mobile phone than speeding, according to new research. The findings emerged from a survey of 2,000 motorists after tough new legislation came in to introduce an increase in fines for those caught driving while using a …

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Tesla Model X review

Tesla Model X

When it was launched in 2012, the Tesla Model S sent shockwaves through the car industry. It didn’t just look good, but it drove well and its software (which included advanced driver assist features with the ability to be autonomous in the future) could be updated over-the-air. Tesla’s battery technology …

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Bridgestone chasing the Olympic dream

Bridgestone Olympics - Daley Thompson, Chris Mears and Charley Hill

Athletics legend Daley Thompson helps tyre giant Bridgestone launch its Worldwide Olympic Partnership. The double Olympic decathlon gold medallist was joined by Rio gold medal winning diver Chris Mears and UK golfer Charley Hull who tied seventh on her Olympic Games debut in Rio aged just 20. At the event …

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Toyota’s UK vote of confidence

Toyota's Burnaston plant

Toyota has announced that it will invest a further £240 million in its plant at Burnaston in Derbyshire. Starting this year, the facility will be upgraded with new equipment, technologies and systems so that it can produce future vehicles using the new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform. By 2020, …

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Neighbours at war over parking

Cars parked in the street

A ‘cold war’ exists between many households because of differences over parking, according to new research. While the vast majority of motorists are satisfied with their neighbours’ parking, 14% describe their neighbours’ parking is ‘poor’ or ‘appalling’ (4%). The RAC Insurance Home Parking survey reveals that the top issue for …

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Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary

First Ferrari - the 125 S

It’s 70 years since Enzo Ferrari fired up the 125 S – the first car to bear his name. That test-drive through the streets of Maranello marked the start of a journey which has taken Ferrari to iconic status globally. The anniversary celebrations culminate in Maranello on the weekend of …

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