Green info has changed on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

CO2 CO2, CO2. It always seems to go up. The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2.0 420d M Sport (Professional Media) 16v (190bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1995cc Diesel Automatic (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic seems to have reversed this trend. If you choose one of these, you will be pleased. Lower CO2 means lower fuel consumption.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

Many large organisations such as CD Bramall, Perrys, Lombard, Lex, Pendragon, Network, BMW Finance, Citroen Finance, and Renault UK and many other suppliers queue up to make their cars available to me at LINGsCARS.com because they know they will benefit from a supply of ready and waiting quality customers, fast sales and efficient communications.

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When I asked Renault UK what they were doing to encourage franchised dealers to go beyond legal-minimum disclosure of environmental data, they simply said; “The majority of Renault dealers are autonomous businesses with a franchise to sell and repair Renault vehicles and as such, the internal running is outside of our jurisdiction. However, we train the dealer network, to ensure that they are aware of the different models and new technologies available. Some Renault dealerships may choose to advertise this information on their websites whereas some Renault dealerships would choose not to.”. Note that this statement is slightly misleading as Renault UK directly owns many of its larger dealerships, and in my extensive research no Renault dealer uses this information online. They could, if they wanted to. Their statement doesn’t seem to me to be very pro-active.

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I am pleased to say that the CO2 for the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Diesel Automatic is now 126g/km. If you chose a different trim level, the CO2 would change, but not by much.

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My BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2.0 420d M Sport (Professional Media) 16v (190bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1995cc Diesel Automatic (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £358.90 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 23 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £358.90 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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One of my best awards was the 2008 best non-franchise environmentalist, awarded by Automotive Management. The web is fickle, I have noticed LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! My website won “BEST non-franchised WEBSITE 2007” in the Automotive Management Awards.

Plan ahead – choose uncongested routes, combine trips, car share.

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Looking at my pile of website remarks, I just found this one:

This site is so original.
Rory Hurren, Eastbourne, BN23 8HF
geoffery.hurren_@btopenworld.com

The different fuels have different merits from an environmental perspective. Compared to petrol, diesel vehicles have significantly lower CO2 emissions per kilometre traveled because of the higher efficiency of diesel engines and hence have a lower impact on climate change. Diesel vehicles also emit lower levels of CO and HC than equivalent petrol vehicles. However diesel engines emit greater levels of NOx and Particles than new petrol vehicles. As mentioned earlier, emissions of such pollutants are an air quality issue, particularly in urban areas.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Stuart Redshaw in Walsall

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How much do I spend on stamps??? It must add up because I send every customer a nice thank-you letter. Stuart Redshaw replied with a letter back to me about the Nissan Qashqai that was delivered, new. Here it is:

Stuart says…
CarI have to say that the service provided by Ling was second to none. We were kept informed of the progress on our Nissan Qashqai. And now it has arrived, what a beautiful car to drive and the colour is fantastic. Excellent delivery, very good service.

Stuart Redshaw
Walsall
WS3 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Stuart, I keep telling people to try these Qashqais, they are always really well reviewed cars. And they are built near me by the Mackams. Hope you have a great time in it. Thanks for the kind words about my service. – Ling

Different NOx levels on the Honda Civic

I am simply faster than any other car sales website in changing these Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC SE 12v (126bhp) Hatchback 5dr 988cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual details to reflect the latest info. No one can keep up with me. Often the manufacturer websites are out of date!

Sometimes new car will be delivered on a car transporter, other times it will be driven to you. Either way, I always ask you check mileage on delivery. Write mileage on delivery sheet (before signing!!!) and keep a copy. At the end of contract, you can then subtract these miles from any “excess mileage” you may have incurred (extra miles over contract amount). This is easy if you have kept a copy of the delivery note. This is hard if you have lost it.

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I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997. So I have some idea what I am talking about, here. How many other people in the UK motor industry can say that?

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The CO2 for this Honda Civic Petrol Manual is better than it was, at just 110g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My Honda Civic 1.0 VTEC SE 12v (126bhp) Hatchback 5dr 988cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £199.99 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

HondaThis price on my Honda Civic includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £199.99 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

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Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the Government Economics Service, produced the UK Government Environmental Report on the Economics of Climate Change. I was so pleased to win an Environmental Award in 2008, myself. I am determined that LINGsCARS.com will go further than anyone else in this industry to exceed the legal minimum information disclosure. It is probably the case that my customers have the smallest environmental footprints of any new car customers in the UK!

Do not compromise safety but be aware that the use of onboard electrical devices increases fuel consumption.

I have hundreds of these comments on my website:

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You be crazy, but I love it.
Dan Craggs, Barry, CF63 1FS
dancraggs_@gmail.com

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Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

Skoda Fabia Lease delivered to Graham Moorhouse in Corby

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I am amazed the Post Office needs to be privatised, the amount that my customers spend sending me letters about their new cars. Here, Graham Moorhouse explains how they are getting on with their Skoda Fabia

Graham says…
CarApart from a slight mix-up re delivery time, your service was impeccable. Also, the supplying dealer was spot on and perfect and very professional. I will definitely use you again. Your prices are very keen and I like your personal service. Please don’t change a thing.

LING IS KING!

ps. Just saw you on Dragons’ Den tonight, wicked! Great decision. Fabia is great, what a bargain!

Graham Moorhouse
Corby
NN18 ***

Skoda FabiaEditor Note: Graham, well, thanks. never been called a King before. I had great fun on the BBC. Really sorry about the delivery confusion, all my fault. Sorted out quickly, though. Glad you are pleased with the Skoda Fabia, these are great cars, so much cheaper then their VW brothers. – Ling

Toxic gases on the Toyota Aygo

If you are interested in CO2 stuff, then read this. I have a new figure for the Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual and I am updating it on my website now.

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Most Ling cars are on 2 year deals or less, so you should only need an oil and filter service (you won’t need brake pads etc unless you drive like German idiot Schumacker). You just pay this service yourself, OK? Some service intervals (eg. Renault) now at 18,000 miles! You can have this small service done at any cheap VAT registered garage, just use quality parts. Your car is fully covered by the manufacturer warranty (use franchise dealer for this, free), and you get manufacturer’s AA/RAC type cover.

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Compared to improvements in the emissions of toxic pollutants, there has been less progress on reducing CO2 from cars. For a given type of fuel the CO2 emissions of a car are directly proportional to the quantity of fuel consumed. Until recently the average fuel consumption of new cars was unchanged relative to that in the mid 1980�s. This was because while engines have become more efficient over this period, average vehicle mass has increased due to additional features to meet crash safety requirements and the widespread addition of features such as power assisted steering and air conditioning. However, there are signs that in the last few years average fuel consumption has begun to drop in response to voluntary agreements by vehicle manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions.

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just 93g/km for the Toyota Aygo Petrol Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 12v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 5dr 998cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £143.81 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

ToyotaThis price on my Toyota Aygo includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £143.81 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Winning the environmental award (2008 Best Environmentalist in the car industry) was very pleasing for me as it meant I was being recognised for my hard work. I’m the the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! Please note I have pioneered availability of environmental information on the internet. Using the internet to research and buy new cars is the most environmentally friendly method, by miles.

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Use air-conditioning sparingly – running air-conditioning continuously will increase fuel consumption significantly.

Read this, I have this comment up, displayed on LINGsCARS.com:

What a fab website, I love it, it’s fun and friendly and different!!! I am looking for a 6 or 7 seater car as I have expanding family.
Jodie Adams, Nottingham, NG8 3AZ
pjadamsfamily_@ntlworld.com

Dealers are also required to display a poster � in paper or as an electronic display, in a prominent position, showing the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for all new passenger car models displayed, or offered for sale through that particular showroom. In addition to the above, the directive also requires manufacturers to include fuel consumption and CO2 emissions data in all brochures and printed advertisements, provided that the literature relates to a specific model of car. These requirements were implemented into UK law by The Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 emissions Information) Regulations 2001, which came into force on the 21st of November 2001.

Honda Civic Lease delivered to Richard Hawkins in Hatfield Broad Oak

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Getting letters in the post is really nice. It makes a lovely change from getting email. This one was sent by Richard Hawkins from Hatfield Broad Oak. Amazingly, the postman didn’t steal it!

Richard says…
carI wanted to write you a short note to thank you and your team for your recent help in getting me back in a new car, a Honda Civic Type-S.

Having written my Vauxhall Corsa off in November your advice with the insurance company was really helpful in getting the claim sorted quickly and back on the road. At the start of January, being able to place an order for a new car and having it delivered to my door three weeks later is an excellent service. A very nice man delivered my new Honda Civic type S all clean and shiny on the back of a transporter with only 6 miles on the clock. Such a nice chap indeed he even got a cup of tea and a biscuit off the wife!

Using the new Lingo system this time from a customer point of view was also really useful. Actually being able to see what stage the whole process was at, easily upload specific documents was really helpful and informative. A good innovation.

I will definitely be in contact again in two years when the contract is up as the service is absolutely second to none.

Richard Hawkins
Hatfield Broad Oak
CM22 ***

Honda CivicEditor Note: Such a nice letter, Richard! Thanks so much. Next time, you might want a Civic Type-R, but those things are REALLY fast, instead of just fast. I have given you a hyperlink for your website. But visitors beware, the music is yuk 🙂 CMT is a UK based company specialising in laser effects, slide projection, 3D animation, imagineering, digital video, water and fire effects for special events, advertising. Now, it has a nice new Civic! – Ling

Pollutant levels on my VW Tiguan Allspace Estate

The impact of CO2 is important. I always compare my figures with the Government data, so when it changes, like on this VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel Automatic, I note it here in my blog.

Oh, I get very mad about this, but I cannot say this in my advertising or some big leasing companies complain to me that I slag them off… The industry standard for contract hire is a 1x rental-initial-payment or (more usually) a 3x rental-initial-payment. That’s it. If everyone advertised this, you could easily compare the rental figures as the football field we are playing on would be flat.

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A very important feature is to be able to compare many different cars – on my main car listing pages. No franchised dealer will allow this, as they are mainly representing just one brand, so how is the average customer expected to make comparative judgements?

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For this brand new VW Tiguan Allspace Estate Diesel Automatic, the latest CO2 figure is just 132g/km. When I chose this trim, it was because I have a few of these available. Different trims will have different CO2.

My VW Tiguan Allspace Estate 2.0 TDI SEL 16v (150bhp) (7 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £344.78 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 35 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

VWThis price on my VW Tiguan Allspace Estate includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £344.78 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

The comparative or “fridge” label, is compulsory in car showrooms – except you’ve got to DRIVE there to see it! I won an industry award for displaying it electronically for all website visitors. I am the proud winner of the 2008 Best Environmentalist 2008 Automotive Management Award. Like me, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair talks straight about cars versus planes. “The usual horseshit”, he says. One day, every car will be as Green as my Jolly Green Nuclear Missile Truck “Calm down dear!” – it’s only done 1,000 miles since 1970.

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Switch off – sitting stationary is zero miles per gallon, switch off the engine whenever it is safe to do so.

This comment is great:

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I think that your style and web design are very good.
Simon Austin, Chairman SNM Group Ltd, Mayfair, W1J 8EE
sasparx_@hotmail.com

Because of the need to maintain strict comparability of results achieved by the standard tests they cannot be fully representative of real life driving conditions. Firstly, it is obviously not practicable to test each individual new car; thus only one production car is tested as being representative of the model and may therefore produce a better or worse result than another similar vehicle. Secondly, there are infinite variations in driving styles and in road, car and weather conditions, all of which can have a bearing on the results achieved. For these reasons the fuel consumption achieved on the road will not necessarily be the same as the official test results.

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Vauxhall Corsa Lease delivered to Mohammed Sarkar in Leyton

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I always ask my customers if they have comments about getting their new car. Really, I am looking for criticisms (so I can improve my service). However, customers like Mohammed Sarkar show that it is hard to generate real criticism. I can only improve if I know if anything is wrong. So, no thanks to Mohammed Sarkar 🙂

Mohammed says…
carI am very pleased with the service I received from LINGsCARS start to finish. I had to wait a couple of months for actual delivery because of all the checks and paperwork to be sorted out, but the LINGO online system is excellent and kept me informed every step. I would recommend LINGsCARS to anyone looking to lease a car. Stop thinking and reading testimonials and just go ahead and book the car. Delivery service was fantastic, car delivered on time.

Mohammed Sarkar
Leyton
E10 ***

Vauxhall CorsaEditor Note: Mohammed, thanks. It’s sometimes hard to wait for a car, but these Corsas are very popular and they are a bit backlogged. However, now you have your car, you seem really happy! So nice to deal with a professional person like you because you appreciate the service! Thanks for comments about LINGO (my back-end customer management system that only customers see), I have tried really hard to make that work so well. – Ling

Different NOx levels on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

My system has alerted me that the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2.0 420d M Sport (Professional Media) 16v (190bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1995cc Diesel Automatic (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic has changed today so I update my website and post here for the benefit of customers. No one else bothers with this stuff. I treat you like adult, not idiot.

With my deals, you get a brand new car with zero miles on the clock, delivered to your door. The new car is fully taxed and has the full manufacturer’s warranty and AA cover. It has proper New Car Smell; you know this smell? MMMMM!

Martin Callanan (Euro MP for the North East Region) said “Ling and her unique website LINGsCARS.com displays environmental information in a way that leads the UK motor industry. Following my discussions with her about greening the business, Ling has grasped the environmental nettle and is giving UK car buyers comprehensive environmental data on all new cars for sale in the UK to enable them to make an informed choice. LINGsCARS.com gives a fantastic amount of green information on her new cars, which the rest of the UK motor industry would do well to emulate. Using the internet is already the most energy efficient way of researching and buying a new car, so well done Ling for taking the personal responsibility to push this carbon data to the top of her agenda and to push environmental awareness a big step further”

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The CO2 for this BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Diesel Automatic is better than it was, at just 126g/km. It is a bit different if you look at a slightly different trim level.

My BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 2.0 420d M Sport (Professional Media) 16v (190bhp) Hatchback 5dr 1995cc Diesel Automatic (8 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £358.90 inc VAT per month with 6 months initial payment, followed by 23 payments on direct debit. Business customers, make sure you deduct the VAT, when making decisions. As I can’t tell what type of customer you are (business or private), I can’t display the price any other way but to show VAT seperately (sorry!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe includes full road tax for the length of the contract, on all of my cars and vans! Free delivery to your home or work and free collection from you at the end! £358.90 inc VAT per month is based on you driving 10,000 miles per annum, but higher mileages are usually available at a small extra cost. If you go over the allocated miles, you can pay a small excess mileage charge, usually between 3p and 15p per mile.

Remember I won the best non-franchise environmentalist 2008 in the Automotive Industry Awards. Don’t let these manufacturers fool you; LINGsCARS.com is the ONLY new car supplier to display and promote environmental info for ALL new cars, on the web! I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Quality from Bournemouth Univeristy in 2000, plus a BSc in Applied Chemistry from Jinan University, Guanzhou in 1997.

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Slow down – driving at high speeds significantly increases fuel consumption.

Read this website comment. I really try my best! (email address altered)

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Quality website! Certainly had me chuckling! A breath of fresh air!
Stefan Rose, Durham, DH1 4LR
phoenixxx_85_@hotmail.com

Biofuels also offer a way to reduce vehicles’ impacts on climate change. The fuels are not entirely CO2 neutral because of the energy used to grow and process crops, but they can offer substantial CO2 savings over fossil petrol and diesel. Today most biofuels are sold in a blends of up to 5% with fossil petrol and diesel . These are suitable for use in all vehicles. Fuel standards may be extended in the future to allow more than 5% if it is concluded that this is compatible with existing vehicles. Some manufacturers offer ‘flexi-fuel’ vehicles that can run on bioethanol blends up to E85 – a blend of 85% bioethanol and 15% petrol, as well as fossil petrol.

Ford Focus Lease delivered to R E Gray in Newcastle Emlyn

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Gotta laugh at some of these letters! It’s amazing how much time some customers put into writing them. Often it can take me up to 10 seconds to read them. Just like this letter from R E Gray that I got a while ago:

R says…
car“Ling’s Cars were 100% for our Company. We had to do everything she said as we discovered the missile was pointing our way. We will have to get our next car from Ling just so we get the freebie Jinsitang sweets!! A great ‘little’ company to deal with and highly recommended.”

R E Gray
Newcastle Emlyn
SA38 ***

Ford FocusEditor Note: Missile points towards George Bush in USA, but if it veered off course it may come down in Wales. Hope the sheep are prepared for impact! Enjoy Focus, Rob! – Ling