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Five Top Economical Cars: Saving Money on the Daily Commute

As petrol costs soar, the scrappage scheme fades into a distant memory, and road taxes rocket for inefficient vehicles, it’s time to reassess our favourite mode of transport and find out how we can save money on our daily commute. Investing in an economical car doesn’t just mean  for us, but also the environment – here’s our guide to five top economical cars.

Mini Cooper D One

It’s super cute, has historical kudos and even Top Gear rate it – how much better could you get than that? The Mini D One incorporates a 1.6 litre engine that gallops 58 miles per gallon out of its 40 litre fuel tank, emitting just 112g/km CO2. Running on diesel also means bigger savings at the petrol pump, road tax is bracket C – costing just £35 p/a, and  costs are low. read more »

Passenger Cars

MINI Presents Clubman Hampton Special Edition

Just a few months after the market launch of the new MINI family and the MINI Countryman, the start of 2011 has brought another wave of driving fun and individuality in the premium brand’s hallmark style. The MINI Cooper SD, due for launch in spring 2011, will be the most powerful diesel variant yet in the MINI line-up. The new 2.0-litre engine developing 105 kW/143 hp – available for the MINI, MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible and MINI Countryman – will drum up even more power yet burn extremely small amounts of fuel. Motor sport enthusiasts will welcome the new John Cooper Works Pack option also on offer for the MINI and MINI Convertible. read more »

Passenger Cars

2012 BMW 6 Series Convertible

The new BMW 6 Series Convertible combines these features with a classic soft-top roof in customary “fin” design. Powerfully contoured surfaces and the surging dynamism of its lines promise assured driving properties. The luxurious ambience of the interior is highlighted by the driver-oriented cockpit set-up and wraps the front passenger and rear passengers in a feeling of exclusive security. Nowhere is the high-class functionality of the interior underlined more prominently than in the redesigned freestanding Control Display of the standard-fitted iDrive control system.

The new BMW 6 Series Convertible is available with two engine variants from launch. The eight-cylinder powerplant in the BMW 650i Convertible produces 300 kW/407 hp, while an exclusive variant of the six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo, direct injection and VALVETRONIC –generating 235 kW/320 hp – has been developed for the BMW 640i Convertible. Both engines team up as standard with an eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox. Standard-fitted BMW EfficientDynamics features include the Auto Start-Stop function in the BMW 640i Convertible. read more »