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  1. GeeJayW

    Can Mercedes Benz Survive in UK market ?

    MB have been using Renault engines in the smaller diesel variants for quite a while IIRC.
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    New magnet free electric motor

    Thanks, didn’t know that. It’s quite an interesting approach. Still need a lot of copper wire, but clearly reduces the demand for rare earth metal permanent magnets and the corresponding Chinese leverage on electric mobility.
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    Can Mercedes Benz Survive in UK market ?

    Ah, ok. Thanks for the heads-up…
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    New Member question

    Welcome…😀 Yeah, can be a tricky one ”We discussed this already umpteen times, use the search function!” vs “Woah, holy necro! Who dug this one up?”
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    Formula 1, Moto GP, WSB, 2021 Season

    Come on Roman! https://www.autosport.com/indycar/news/indycar-gp-indy-rookie-romain-grosjean-takes-first-pole/6508808/?fbclid=IwAR3IhmFl3xT61oySRksC50atpkwQrxRJt6oz6Dr16OJ30oahQkJz9Z4JFXI
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    V Power Petrol Prices

    Because they sell enough at that end of the market I guess.
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    GLC 250d vs 350d

    The 250d engine does a pretty good job in our C250d, but I’m sure the V6 is likely to be a more enjoyable drive (though my experience is limited to the E350d).
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    Considering a 15 plate, C250d amg line estate.

    Is there a W205 350d?
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    Considering a 15 plate, C250d amg line estate.

    I could be wrong, but thought the 9-speed came in on ‘17 plate models. Ours is July 2016 and it’s a 7-speed box, which has worked fine to date.
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    For sure, if the EU can find a way to ‘weaponise’ an independent Scotland so as to cause irritation to rUK, they will be all over it.
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    Formula 1, Moto GP, WSB, 2021 Season

    I think it’s more to do with the balance sensitivity that comes with the high-rake aero concept adopted by RBR vs the low rake approach from MB which seems to be less ‘edgy’. I’d love to have a chat with Adrian Newey about it.
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    Formula 1, Moto GP, WSB, 2021 Season

    I think RBR have possibly gone down a cul de sac in terms of speed/driveability, such that it takes someone with Max’s driving ability to get it on the pace. So, when he gets it right, the car is quick. Dialling it back to make it more driveable, makes it slower. I haven’t seen the outlap and...
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    Formula 1, Moto GP, WSB, 2021 Season

    I think the Red Bull is a difficult car to drive on the limit, and has been set up around Max’s driving style. Sergio has a different driving style, but I think he has the talent to get where he needs to be. On your earlier point about MB not pitting Lewis in response to Max’s stop; Max would...
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    Driving shoes

    https://www.sportsdirect.com/puma-drift-cat-5-trainers-mens-115877?google&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI85D3wca-8AIVQuh3Ch3IswiwEAQYASABEgJI9fD_BwE#colcode=11587703
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    Formula 1, Moto GP, WSB, 2021 Season

    Despite appearances, I think VB was quite rattled by Russell’s performance in the car last year and now by this mid-season eviction rumour. He is trying to ‘prove’ himself to the critics. Unfortunately for him, jeopardising the team result by ‘being tough’ on Hamilton isn’t going to help his...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    I think it’s also about Sturgeon desperately wanting her place in Scottish history as some kind of political hero, wresting independence from the colonial despots otherwise known as the English.
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    In a system of proportional representation, I’d agree. In the prevailing system of first-past-the-post constituency politics, it’s the number of seats not votes. There is a majority of pro-independence seats in Holyrood. Given the clear signalling ahead of the election, it’s not surprising to...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Throughout the C-19 pandemic, wee Krankie has done all she can to differentiate the response to Covid in Scotland from that announced by Westminster for England (the Welsh assembly have behaved similarly). Thus ‘demonstrating’ that the SNP ’know what is best for the people of Scotland, not...
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    Formula 1, Moto GP, WSB, 2021 Season

    You may well be right. He made it clear in his interview that he was focused on his own race and could have let Lewis by earlier but chose not to. By the time Lewis got by, the gap to Max had increased by two seconds. A truculent team-mate is not helpful to team objectives.
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread

    Bunch of sassenachs anyway, good riddance… https://www.thebottleimp.org.uk/2013/05/scots-word-of-the-season-sassenach/
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