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UK Drive: The Mazda 3 has premium rivals in its sights

17/05/2019

What is it? Mazda has been on a hot streak of late. There’s been the 6, the CX-3 and CX-5 SUVs and, of course, the ever-present MX-5. But while those cars have been successfully updated – and made their mark in their respective segments – the firm hasn’t actually had an all-new model in quite some time.

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UK Drive: The Mercedes-Benz E 300 de electrifies diesel power

14/05/2019

What is it? There are two strong trends in the motoring world at the moment — a decline in diesel, and a surge in electrified vehicles. The former has been lambasted for its impact on the environment, while the latter options are quickly becoming feasible daily drivers rather than just the niche machines they once were.

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Long-term report: The Mercedes X350d shows how capable it can be

03/05/2019

“It’s just a Nissan with Mercedes badges on, right?” is a phrase I’ve heard countless times when speaking to people about the X350d. Time and time again I’ve fielded questions about the big Merc’s humbler underpinnings, and just why a truck with relations to the Nissan Navara should cost the best part of £55,000. I’ll admit that’s a lot – particularly for a pick-up truck – but I’d argue that the pair differ enough to stop the comparisons being thrown around quite so liberally.

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Explained: London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone

05/04/2019

A new Ultra Low Emission Zone is to be introduced in central London on Monday. Designed to help reduce emissions in the city as well as cut congestion, it’s additional to the congestion charge and is likely to affect many drivers.

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UK Drive: The BMW 840d xDrive is a GT car with true driver appeal

04/04/2019

What is it? Remember the 6 Series? BMW’s big, swooping grand-tourer may have been an underground favourite for big-distance drivers (and performance enthusiasts too with the M6), but the German firm has seen fit to replace it with this – the new 8 Series. In-your-face and packed with tech, it’s BMW’s new battle cruiser – and is designed to take on rivals like the Mercedes-Benz S Class Coupe.

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UK drive: The Skoda Kodiaq vRS isn’t all that sporty, but that’s not bad

15/03/2019

What is it? This is Skoda looking at vehicles such as the Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5 and saying ‘nope, our way is better’. Skoda is already very good at making SUVs – its Kodiaq and Karoq are serious class contenders – while its vRS performance division has a small but very loyal following. The obvious solution, then, is to combine the two and let vRS loose on the largest car on Skoda’s range – the Kodiaq SUV.

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Long-term report: The Mercedes X350d gets the premium edge

27/02/2019

You may remember that back before Christmas a bare-bones, full utility-spec Mercedes X-Class pick-up arrived on the fleet. No satellite navigation, a manual gearbox and dinky alloy wheels all made the white X-Class a proper, no-frills truck – and after a few months behind the wheel it was clear that it could handle almost everything we could throw at it.

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AdBlue: What is it and how does it work?

28/10/2016

For a little while now, certain manufacturers have been using AdBlue as a way of lowering exhaust emissions in diesel engines. However, few people know exactly what it is, or how it works. We’re going to investigate and see what’s what.

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