German manufacturers named worst for emissions by green organisation
16 November 2007

The Transport and Environment (T&E) Group has claimed that of all the major European car manufacturers, Germany's brands are the worst for emissions improvements.T&E's figures take into account new models produced by major European manufacturers between 2005 and 2006. They show that the average German car produced 173g/km of CO2 in 2006 – up 1 g/km on the previous year. T&E put much of this down to the manufacturers not cutting enough weight from their cars. Daimler (then DaimlerChrysler) posted the worst results, having increased the average weight of its cars by 4.1 per cent between 2005 and 2006, and increased average CO2 output by 6g/km over the same period.BMW is the only exception to the poor German performance, which improved the average CO2 output of its cars by 2.5 per cent, or 4 g/km, between 2005 and 2006.By contrast, Toyota improved its average CO2 output by the most, with a five per cent reduction, and Fiat posted the best average figure of 144g/km CO2.

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16 November 2007

Why do we always have to say how green Toyota are and how gas guzzling and irresponsible German manufacturers are? As for as I'm concerned, this article was, first and foremost, about European manufacturers only: [quote Autocar]of all the major European car manufacturers[/quote], so get Toyota the out of there, and secondly, which country has the fastest cars? Germany! Does Fiat have any sports cars? No! Not even Toyota in that respect. Besides, you'd think that the Germans are just sitting there doing nothing...plus, this article didn't mention that Daimler will introduce a whole new set of technologies in the following 4 years which will say "good bye and good riddance" to Toyota, Lexus and the rest thanks to the brilliant DiesOtto engine, BlueTec and diesel-electric production cars. And why did the weight on cars increase? Due to more intense European regulations and more technological features which make our lives significantly better.

I also didn't see any sign of Britain...no offence, but with Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Vauxhall as the main British manufacturers, I think that their average carbon dioxide rating is even greater than Germany's.

 

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17 November 2007

Well said i'am also sick of everyone going on about toyota their cars are ugly and boring and are not even that good for the enviroment a golf or astra diesel will do a lot more mpg .

17 November 2007

One more thing autocar going on about the enviroment all the time hows the RS4,FREELANDER,GOLF R32,JAG XKR,R26 who do they think they are the goverment telling us that to drive a car that does a low MPG is politically incorrect when they drive this little lot. I drive a CLS and couldn't care less about being politically correct.

17 November 2007

Wow for someone who can afford a CLS that is a really difficult sentence to read and understand

17 November 2007

Well if that was difficult to read for you, then I'm not really sure you understand the world of cars...

 

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17 November 2007

This is 'Autocar'.

Be mindful of manners.

18 November 2007

Yeah but - no but - yeah but - no but.......HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

18 November 2007

[quote carmad1]One more thing autocar going on about the enviroment all the time hows the RS4,FREELANDER,GOLF R32,JAG XKR,R26 who do they think they are the goverment telling us that to drive a car that does a low MPG is politically incorrect when they drive this little lot. I drive a CLS and couldn't care less about being politically correct.[/quote]

Research suggests that CLS drivers don't signal, that they push in at the top of a contraflow, that they sit on peoples bumpers on the motorway and that they speed.

Research suggests they couldn't care less about punctuation and/or grammer.

18 November 2007

[quote scummyplum]

Research suggests that CLS drivers don't signal, that they push in at the top of a contraflow, that they sit on peoples bumpers on the motorway and that they speed.

Research suggests they couldn't care less about punctuation and/or grammer.

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First of all, not even you seem to "care less about punctuation and/or grammar". Secondly, what kind of research is this: where did you get it???

 

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18 November 2007

[quote Christian Galea]

First of all, not even you seem to "care less about punctuation and/or grammar". Secondly, what kind of research is this: where did you get it???

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Empirical research old boy.

And don't take everything so seriously - you'll only make things harder for yourself.

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