The first BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe goes on sale this week from £25,815.
Unveiled in November, it completes the 2 Series line and the company’s four-door coupe range and will be available with a choice of 140hp or 306hp petrol engines and a 190hp diesel.
Almost half the Ford UK 400 dealers could be axed in a radical shakeup to boost profits by the car-maker, reports media.
Ford has declined to state the level of cuts but said they would be “appropriate for the market” in European countries as it fights slowing sales.
Fuel prices should be falling sooner and faster than the current crop of wholesale changes, says the RAC.
RAC fuel spokesman Simon Williams said, “After such a sharp drop in the price of oil it’s right that pump prices start falling, and quickly. We hope other retailers large and small follow Asda’s lead by trimming their prices and delivering good value to UK drivers. But despite these headline-grabbing price reductions, it remains the case that the wholesale price of both petrol and diesel has fallen so far that we really should be seeing far deeper cuts at the pumps.”
Last year’s floods and fewer home rugby internationals have been blamed for a drop of 100,000 passengers using trains in Wales.
In the first full year that Transport for Wales has operated services on behalf of Welsh Government, passenger numbers slipped to 33.5M, the first drop in 24 years and contrasted with a 5% rise in other regional services across the UK.
Chinese car makers are seeking Government help after sales plunged 79% in February to 310,000 models.
It has been suffering a decline for months but the restrictions around coronavirus have virtually halted sales and now the manufacturers want tax relief for buyers and US and European manufacturers are also worried about spring sales.
About 19% of drivers admit they avoided going out because of the recent storms.
Four million or 12% told pollsters for Uniroyal Tyres that they had failed to reach a destination because of flooding, while 20% were involved in an accident because of heavy rain.
Government intentions to ban pavement parking in England have been broadly welcomed by the RAC.
However, RAC policy head Nicholas Lyes urged caution and said a complete ban would lead to congestion and more accidents and called for guidance and definition of pavement parking.
Leading bike share operator nextbike has partnered with ride sharing firm Liftshare in a bid to offer sustainable transport solutions to commuters in the UK.
Global firm nextbike, which operates in 200 countries worldwide, helps to reduce congestion and carbon emissions by offering sustainable transport solutions to more than 243,000 registered customers in 10 cities and locations across the UK using Liftshare – the UK’s leading car share provider – offers its car sharing platform free to individual users as well as working with 700 businesses and over 1000 sites to create corporate car share and transport solutions for their employees.
By Miles, a leading provider of pay-per-mile car insurance policies, has teamed up with leading price comparison site, Quotezone.co.uk, to enable motorists compare its cutting-edge ‘connected car insurance’ policies alongside standard insurance policies.
Launched in December 2019, By Miles’ connected car policies are telematics policies that use a vehicle’s in-built Internet connectivity to track driving data instead of relying on a regular black box device.