Bright Spark

I think it’s fair to say that the new Kia e-Niro has caused a bit of a stir. Its 64kWh battery is the biggest currently fitted to an electric car from any of the mainstream brands and if you want to buy one, get ready to join a long queue. Supply difficulties notwithstanding, I managed to […]

EQS – Mercedes-Benz shows vision of next-generation S-Class

The Vision EQS, a milestone on the way to the future of Mercedes-Benz. At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (12 September to 22 September 2019), Mercedes-Benz will show the challenges of the future: sustainability is becoming a central component of the brand philosophy, and a major aspect of our corporate strategy. The show car already meets these aspirations today, and provides an outlook on future large, electric luxury saloons.

Rolling back the years…

Hi Doc!    Many years have passed since I last wrote to you. At that time, I had just purchased a pre-registered CitroÎn BX TZD Turbo ñ a great car, I just loved it, which was then followed by a Renault Megane Scenic, and then a CitroÎn Picasso 2.0 HDi. But I digress, as you […]

Filter Tips

Hello Doc,   I think that you have perhaps covered this before in these pages, although maybe not for a while, as I could find no reference to it in recent issues. What would you consider borderline conditions, in terms of freedom from particulate filter problems (DPF), in terms of the length of typical journeys […]

Extra space and dynamic styling for new B-Class

With bolder more dynamic styling, extra space for occupants and cleaner, more efficient engines, the new Mercedes B-Class went on show at this week’s Paris Motor Show. The designers’ brief was to make the new B-Class stand out visually and that brief was accepted and executed, thanks to the long wheelbase with short overhangs, slightly lowered roof line and larger 16 to 19-inch wheels making for dynamic proportions. The relatively squat, progressive front end with flowing lines from bonnet to A-pillar and on to the windscreen, along with the muscular shoulder of the body, underlines the sporty overall look.