The organisers of the “EURO2008” European Football Championships, which are taking place in Austria and Switzerland from June 7 to 29, 2008, have opted to use Setra coaches, a brand of Daimler AG, to transport the teams between venues. On May 26 in the Setra Customer Centre in Neu-Ulm, Holger Suffel, Director of Sales at Daimler Buses, officially handed over a fleet of some 16 coaches from the S 415 GT-HD series to the international “BusTeam2008”
New car registrations -3.5% to 179,272 units in May and -0.6% for the year-to-date
Mini segment up 120% in May and up 27.4% over the year-to-date
Diesel demand continues with volumes up 8.4% to 80,246 cars in May
“The slow-down in the overall new car market in May comes as no surprise and reflects concerns across the economy,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The figures are in line with SMMT forecasts for 2008, and we expect a tough year ahead. Vehicle manufacturers and dealers
Support for the Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) as the de facto vehicle repair technician qualification continues to grow, with leading vehicle manufacturer BMW now embracing the scheme through their own training and assessment programme.
BMW have worked closely with Thatcham, Training 2000 and BASF to ensure implementation and continued delivery of their own ATA based bodyshop assessment programme for the BMW Approved Repair network, consequently ensuring that the development of BM
Daihatsu believes it may have found its biggest fan in John MacKay from Axminster in Devon. Having bought five new cars in two and-a-half years, John has sampled each of the models in the current Daihatsu line-up.
Looking to replace his wife’s car with something a little sportier, the couple were bowled over by the diminutive delights of the special edition Copen Vivid and placed an order with Chris Renfree, Sales Manager at their local dealer, Central Motors Chard straight after their te
Ward’s judges named the all-new 2008 Chrysler Town & Country “Interior of the Year” at the 2008 Ward’s Auto Interiors Show, the publication’s annual auto interior event. The prestigious top award emphasizes Town & Country’s place as the premium minivan in the segment.
“Best-interior nominees included the usual smattering of utility vehicles, from the sporty Mazda CX-9 to the sophisticated Volkswagen Touareg 2,” said Eric Mayne, Editor
Detroit – The all-black Saab Turbo X, which made its world debut at the Frankfurt auto show last year, is now arriving at Saab dealership around the United States. Celebrating thee decades of Saab turbocharging leadership and the first to feature Saab’s state-of-the art Cross-Wheel Drive system, the limited-edition Turbo X is a driver-focused performance car that is already being hailed as an instant classic.
As an added bonus, American Turbo X customers who ordered their car before February
Audi A5 / S5, optimized by the german tuner B&B, reaches in the B&B level 1 modification 300hp/600Nm and impressive 325hp/640Nm in level 2, as 3.0 TDI version. The classical Audi S5 4.2 V8 can be optimized in 5 stages up to a maximum of power of 400hp. This allows speedup to 100km/h in under 5 seconds and possible top speed of 283km/h in association with the annulment of the speed limiter.
To stabilize the A5 steering performance B&
Registrations: down 0.5% in May and up 5.8% to 396,368 for the rolling year.
Trucks: Up 23.1% in May and 25.1% to 57,357 for the rolling year.
Vans: Down 4.0% for the month and up 3.1% to 339,011 for the rolling year.
“Buoyant truck registrations continue in 2008 and strong order books suggest the trend is firm for the year.” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Van registrations over the year to May are up too, though more modestly, as volumes are already at record levels.
Dave Molyneux and passenger Dan Sayle took an impressive runner-up finish in today's Sure Mobile Sidecar race two at the 2008 Isle of Man TT races. Following the disappointment of a 'DNF' earlier in the week, Team Molyneux Suzuki were back at the sharp end once more, battling with rivals Nick Crowe and Mark Cox for the three lap race this afternoon.Despite not being able to take the win, Molyneux and Sayle fought hard from the start on their GSX-R600 powered outfit, leading the race early-on bef
The Department for Transport has today published the Transport Statistics Bulletin 'Road Conditions in England 2007'.
National Statistics on the conditions of roads in England produced by the Department for Transport were released on 05 June 2008 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
This bulletin provides a picture of the state of roads in England in 2007, using various data sources to measure conditions on both local and trunk roads:
* A visual survey of
Aston Martin today announces that it has appointed Julian Jenkins as Vice President and General Manager of Aston Martin North America based at the company’s regional headquarters in Irvine, California.
Julian Jenkins, 39, joins Aston Martin from Bentley Motors where he most recently held the position of Director – Marketing, Communications and Product for North and South America, with responsibility for developing Marketing and Media plans f
Whether you own a rare Ferrari or a well-preserved Ford, one of the delights of a classic car is a leather interior. The smell and feel of this natural material greatly enhances the driving experience. However, to preserve the strength, beauty and flexibility of old (and new leather), you must use a product especially designed for the purpose with an excellent reputation.
Now, such a product is available in the UK. It's called Smartleather and is in the range of Smartwax cleaners and polishes