27 June 2014
Feature

Is it possible to drive a super-frugal Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid from Africa to the UK on one tank of diesel? On the eve of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Autocar’s senior contributing writer Andrew Frankel finds out.

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27 June 2014
such bad clothes. you would have thought frankel was pottering about his garden on a sunday afternoon, rather than making a promotional video for MB. also during 27 driving hours, it looks like frankel didnt change once. gross, and possibly dangerous.

27 June 2014
Now that Mercedes has (yet again) set the bench mark, time for the rivals to catch up.

28 June 2014
How many miles did the car actually drive? the distance may have been 1223, but how many of them where on the two ferries? Also didnt Clarkson drive 1000 miles in a V6 diesel Jaguar without trying to drive economically, so is it really that impressive?

28 June 2014
And after that he got a good time on the hill. I'd still be asleep.

28 June 2014
1223 miles and not one dead insect on the car-amazing...

30 June 2014
Very boring, scruffy man drives car slowly across Europe. One helluva story that! ('Amazing adventure').

2 July 2014
And since he basically just got on a ferry in Africa surely its just driving from spain to UK one tank.

2 July 2014
Soooo made up.

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