To rival the model which claimed the prestigious Auto 1 Car of the Year award at the Geneva Motor Show in March, Mercedes has sent its E-Class engineering team back to the drawing board with a plan to set new standards in the executive saloon class.
Society Of Motor Manufacturers figures reveal 179,457 new cars left showrooms last month, down four per cent on April 2004. The diesel market rose 6.6 per cent in April, up 4.5 per cent over the year-to-date.
The RAC is claiming a long overdue victory for motorists as clamping on private land without a licence becomes a criminal offence. From last Tuesday anyone clamping, towing away or blocking vehicles for a fee will need a licence.