Source: Auto Trader UK
We like free stuff.
We’re also quite fond of cars too. So a free motor show displaying eye-wateringly hot supercars in one of central London’s most famous locations is, if you’ll excuse the pun, right up our street.
Next week sees the return of the Motorexpo – London’s free motor show held in Canary Wharf.
The show is aimed at a business audience too busy to attend real shows, and offers punters the opportunity to stick a hefty bonus payment down on a model which takes their fancy.
For mere mortals, it is the chance to gawp at some of the world’s hottest and most exclusive machinery.
We’re not exactly sure Canary Wharf is the ideal place for a load of super-expensive supercars to turn up, what with Captain Credit Crunch and his spandex pants tightening the nuts on the economy.
But whatever – we can’t wait to see all this hot metal in the flesh. And for free!
We’ll be dodging distressed bankers on Monday and reporting live from Canary Wharf to bring you all the hot news.
News Source: Top News
With regard to the dire straits the automobile industry is in, there is no overlooking the statement by equity analyst Efraim Levy, of Standard & Poor’s: “We are in an automotive depression,” full-blown!
The latest blow to the already much-existent snag in the auto industry has come in the form of February reports about auto sales in the US – the dismal figures indicated a 41 percent plunge, with the sales practically all of the country’s six leading automakers dropping at least 10 percent from the previous year figures.
The company-specific plunging sales figures indicated a 53 percent drop for GM; 48 percent for Ford; 44 percent for Chrysler; 40 percent for Toyota; 38 percent for Honda; and 37 percent for Nissan.
Full detail – Top News
Since the first Mercedes A Class was sold in 1998, more than 1.1 million have found homes worldwide. That has a lot to do with its supermini sensibilities and the peerless image the car’s Three Pointed Star badge brings.
This model has a sportier stance than its predecessor – especially with the three-door version. It has a pair of sweeping headlights up front, a bolder grille and flowing lines along the side. The edges of the rear screen flow into the sides of the taillights, which in turn drops to form a low boot sill, which makes loading luggage simple.
The A-Class’ interior is immediately recognisable as a Mercedes. High quality materials and an excellent fit and finish are employed throughout.
Combining Europe’s love of small cars with Mercedes’ iconic badge was a very smart move. But looking beyond the badge, the Mercedes A Class is a superb space package which could be considered against far larger cars.
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BMW X5 – Brilliant to drive; lots of useful technology; now available with seven seats.
BMW says it coined the phrase Sports Activity Vehicle – SAV, combining the presence of an SUV with the handling of a saloon car.
BMW X5 has a contemporary look making it among the most handsome cars in its class. There’s no denying the BMW X5 has massive presence on the road.
The BMW X5′s unique selling point is the way it handles. It corners almost as flatly as the 5 Series saloon with which is shares some DNA, and although the steering is slightly vague (very few SUV have really responsive steering), it can be hustled along winding roads at an impressive rate. Unsurprisingly for a 4×4, there’s no shortage of grip either
The BMW X5 feels like a solid machine, and the quality and fit and finish is commensurate with a premium-badged SUV costing upwards of £40,000.