BMW 2 Series Coupe pollution changed

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the BMW 2 Series Coupe 1.5 218i M Sport (Nav) 12v (136bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

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Physical stock is always limited, as cars cannot be made to appear by magic, there are only so many sat in corner of field. So be brave, grab a bargain and avoid me having to make phone calls to disappointed people who have left decision too late. Remember that you have to pass finance before I can reserve you a car, so allow time for that!

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And if you are thinking that all the fuss at the moment should be about air travel, not cars, Michael O’Leary (of Ryanair) will put you right. He said “Aviation accounts for a ‘Mickey Mouse’ 3% of carbon emissions across the EU, compared with nearly 25% from road transport” He also said “I don�t believe in trotting out all that PC claptrap just not to upset a couple of fu*king environmental lunatics. They are just loons” – which makes sense to me, as I have a problem with this statement from Christopher Macgowan, the head of the SMMT; “The motor industry is committed to helping tackle climate change”. Frankly, I don’t think many retailers and dealers are.

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Having got all the info for the BMW 2 Series Coupe Petrol Manual, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 130g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

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My BMW 2 Series Coupe 1.5 218i M Sport (Nav) 12v (136bhp) (4 seats) Coupe 2dr 1499cc Petrol Manual (6 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £301.00 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

BMWThis price on my BMW 2 Series 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! £301.00 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.

BMW 2 Series Coupe

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.

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

I have so many comments about my website, this one says;

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What a website! I could read and play all day – and get into trouble for not working!
Marie, Coventry, CV3 5GX
call_marie_@hotmail.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.

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Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Michael Atkinson in Tighnabruaich

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Does your cat eat letters when they come through your letter box? Mine does. Here’s a letter it missed, from Michael Atkinson in Tighnabruaich. Bloody cat!

Michael says…
CarHi Ling.

Thanks for the excellent service you provided me. The car is fantastic and was delivered quicker than expected. Your friendly manner and wacky website really put me at ease and made the whole experience a pleasant one. The speed you answered every question I had was a breath of fresh air. Every promise made was kept. All be back in three years for my next car. Delivery was excellent, delivered on time by a very nice man. Best regards…

Michael Atkinson
Tighnabruaich
PA21 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Mick, what a strange job you have – you are an Aquaculture Marine Operative! Whatever that does… I hope you can squeeze all your aqualungs and flippers into your new Qashqai, and that you have a great time up in Scotland. Send me a nice fish. – Ling

Citroen C4 Picasso Lease delivered to Michael Pettit in Brighton

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My letters webpage must be just about the longest on the internet! Currently, there are 1524 letters on my website. Letters are great, as they are like a window on my customers’ happiness. My good customer Michael Pettit wrote this one:

Michael says…
CarLing,

Thanks very much. Citroen Picasso delivered as promised; fantastic service.

Michael Pettit
Brighton
BN2 ***

Citroen C4 PicassoEditor Note: Mike, wonderful. Just a short email, eh, but you are busy driving it :). Hope you really enjoy the car in sunny Brighton. The C4 Picasso 5-seater is a great car. Glad you enjoyed the service. – Ling

Possible enviro banding change on the Fiat 500

Look, another CO2 change! The Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual has moved slightly in the environment tales again. I post the new info, and publish on my website.

Most extras fitted onto cars don’t seem to make difference to the resale price in 2-3 years. Metallic paint, leather and aircon actually do, but let’s face it most cars I sell come with aircon and met paint, anyway. So, if you ask for quote to include extras, you can bet life that it will mean you pay the whole cost of the extra thing, divided by the number of rentals.

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 Fiat 500 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 Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge 8v (69bhp) (4 seats) Hatchback 3dr 1242cc Petrol Manual (5 Speed) Petrol Manual gearbox is only £163.88 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

FiatThis price on my Fiat 500 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! £163.88 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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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.

Regular servicing helps keep the engine at best efficiency.

Fiat 500

This comment is great:

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Ling, help me pick a car for my missus… she wants a car big enough to carry 3 kids and a rottweiller, that looks like a 911, with the economy of a 1.6 diesel and the luxury of a Range Rover. Any ideas? No, me neither…
Leighton Williams, Neath, SA11 3ER
lavamyz_@btclick.com

Failure to show fuel consumption labels on new cars on display, or to make available to potential buyers the results of the fuel consumption tests as listed in this booklet, render dealers liable on conviction to a fine of up to �5,000. The same penalty exists for anyone who does not include all the appropriate test results in promotional literature. Trading Standards enforce point of sale information and should be contacted if you have concerns in this area. The Vehicle Certification Agency enforce the provision of information in advertising and promotional literature.

Change on the Skoda Kodiaq Estate

Great cars like the Skoda Kodiaq Estate 2.0 TDI SE Technology 16v (150bhp) (5 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic jump out to me when I am checking environment data. This one has changed, so I type it here. I get a lot of these changes.

I get my car deals from many sources, main dealers, finance companies, or I work them out myself using different finance companies. Main dealers I use include; Audi, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda (boo), Mercedes-Benz, MG (new improved Chinese joke version!), Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Proton, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Ssangyoung (North Korean??) Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen (or VW), and Volvo. Amazing, huh???

Skoda Kodiaq Estate

Christopher Macgowan, Chief Executive of the SMMT wrote to me and said “Ling, thank you very much for giving us the opportunity at SMMT to look at the impact of the (environmental) label in a different media from the car showroom. We have always been aware that like the “white goods” label on which the car label is based, that its merits extend beyond the car showroom. In addition we know that the earlier in the buying process the purchaser thinks about low CO2 emissions the more consideration it will be given in the buying process. The industry is committed to seeing the environmental credentials of cars being widely publicised and the SMMT will continue to provide leadership in this area; as with all new initiatives in a huge industry like ours, it takes a bit of time to become widespread and universally available but please be in no doubt that the SMMT and I personally are determined to see the widespread use of the new label.”

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

My Skoda Kodiaq Estate 2.0 TDI SE Technology 16v (150bhp) (5 seats) Estate 5dr 1968cc Diesel DSG (7 Speed) Diesel Automatic gearbox is only £298.69 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

SkodaThis price on my Skoda Kodiaq 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! £298.69 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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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.

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

LINGsCARS.com gets loads of comments. Here’s one (email address changed):

What a great site.
Stuart Benzie, Peterhead, AB42 4RA
stuartbenzie_@yahoo.co.uk

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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.

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Roger Hanson in Plymouth

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Roger Hanson, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Nissan Qashqai.

Roger says…
CarThank you Ling for the early delivery of our Nissan Qashqai. The contract has been dealt with in a professional, yet personal manner. My Qashqai was delivered on time by a pleasant and careful driver. Your documentation and procedures are exceptional – leaving nothing to chance. There are many Government departments that should use your advice! Will be back in 3-years. Thanks!!

Roger Hanson
Plymouth
PL9 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Here we go, another senior Fireman, you were a Deputy Chief Fire Officer until very recently. I am surprised you didn’t want a bright red Qashqai 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, they mean a lot coming from a senior professional like you, Roger. Have a great time in your new Nissan. – Ling

Nissan Qashqai Lease delivered to Ian Bealey in Plymouth

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Inbetween all my bills and bank statements, I receive customer letters. Here one I pulled out to read from Ian Bealey, but I actually got it a while ago. It is about the delivery of their Nissan Qashqai.

Ian says…
CarHaving never leased before, I had my reservations. Ling made the leasing of my new Nissan Qashqai a joyful hassle free experience. I would definitely recommended Ling to all who wish to lease. A hardworking truly professional lady. Thanks Ling, I’ll be back and the rest of my family. Delivery was excellent, by a very caring, professional company.

Ian Bealey
Plymouth
PL6 ***

Nissan QashqaiEditor Note: Ian, well… again I find it difficult to know what to say, your letter is so kind. Thanks for completing every bit of paperwork so efficiently! I have never been to Plymouth, maybe I should visit if all the people there are as nice as you? Thanks! – Ling

I have updated CO2 for the Audi Q3 Estate

I am Ling and my Audi Q3 Estate 1.4 T FSI Sport 16v (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1395cc Petrol S Tronic (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic has a new CO2 value today. So I post it here in my blog. I always update very fast. Can anyone name another website that can do this stuff as fast as me?

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Have you ever rented a self-drive car for a day or a week? Well, Contract Hire is exactly the same, just for a longer period. Easy, isn’t it? It’s available for businesses or for private individuals. You may have seen me turning down investment on Dragon’s Den! Read on to understand how it works. Occasionally, I can supply PCP, leasing and lease hire (but not often). If you’re reading this because you are unsure if you should use LINGsCARS.com, have a look at my 900+ customer letters.

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.

Having got all the info for the Audi Q3 Estate Petrol Automatic, I can publish the new CO2 figure: 136g/km. This will change across the different models of this particular car, they are all a bit different.

My Audi Q3 Estate 1.4 T FSI Sport 16v (150bhp) Estate 5dr 1395cc Petrol S Tronic (6 Speed) Petrol Automatic gearbox is only £349.62 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

AudiThis price on my Audi Q3 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! £349.62 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.

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.

Drive smoothly and efficiently – harsh acceleration and heavy braking have a very significant effect on fuel consumption, driving more smoothly saves fuel.

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

Fantastic website. You are very witty and makes for a good read. Will recommend your site to some friends looking to upgrade their car shortly.
Emma Millar, Kings Lynn, PE30 3PN
milliebk90_@hotmail.com

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Hybrid vehicles combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and battery. There are various ways in which hybrid vehicles can operate. For example the electric motor can be used to provide additional power during acceleration and high load conditions. The battery can then be recharged by the internal combustion engine or from energy absorbed during braking, or, in some cases, from an external electrical supply. Hybrid vehicles offer reduced fuel consumption and CO2 with potentially some reduction in emissions of local pollutants.

Ford Fiesta Lease delivered to David Mcculloch in Glasgow

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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, David Mcculloch explains how they are getting on with their Ford Fiesta

David says…
carI was a first time leaser, I was told about Ling’s, not too sure when I looked at other sites. All I can say is I kept going back to Ling’s, glad I did. A wacky but worthwhile experience, got the car I wanted (Fiesta) at the best price… Dealer Service ‒ Good ‒ No complaints.

David Mcculloch
Glasgow
G72 ***

Ford FiestaEditor Note: No complaints, no regrets 🙂 And you will not regret the Fiesta which is just about the best small car you can get. I especially appreciate you say I had the best price, as you are Scottish 🙂 hahaha! – Ling

Comparative label for the Kia Stonic Estate

Everyone moans that things go up and up and up. Well, the CO2 on the Kia Stonic Estate 1.6 CRDi 2 16v (108bhp) Estate 5dr 1582cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual has just come down! What a result! This post is to let you know.

This is very difficult for some people to control because of the damn human nature. But try to look at your car as a simple consumer goods, like a fridge or microwave. Who would get excited by a microwave…? Because these cars are so very, very cheap, often dealer makes just a tiny profit. Almost like handling fee. Me too. I work on numbers of cars, like airline ticket consolidators sell tickets.

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Carbon dioxide is a colorless gas which, when inhaled at high concentrations (a dangerous activity because of the associated asphyxiation risk), produces a sour taste in the mouth and a stinging sensation in the nose and throat. These effects result from the gas dissolving in the mucous membranes and saliva, forming a weak solution of carbonic acid. You may notice this sensation if you attempt to stifle a burp after drinking a carbonated drink. Burp! Ooooops!

Working it out from the tables, the CO2 is just g/km for the Kia Stonic Estate Diesel Manual. There are a few cars in this range, so different specs will give slightly different CO2 values.

My Kia Stonic Estate 1.6 CRDi 2 16v (108bhp) Estate 5dr 1582cc Diesel Manual (6 Speed) Diesel Manual gearbox is only £227.78 inc VAT per month with 3 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!).

KiaThis price on my Kia Stonic 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! £227.78 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.

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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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Cold starts – drive off as soon as possible after starting.

I have so many comments about my website, this one says;

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My friend has referred me to your site. Now I was expecting the usual car site with pages of boring cars available to rent. Well, you’re different.
Richard Jones, Bridgend, CF32 8DG,
psychoderek_@sweetthing.wanadoo.co.uk

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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.