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So far, just four European manufacturers (Fiat, Citroen, Renault and Peugeot) are currently on track to meet the 2008 target of 140 g/km, whereas carbon emissions of newly registered cars in Germany still averaged at 172.5 g/km in 2006 - just 0.5% lower than the previous year.

Why does the article compare apples and oranges?

What was the average carbon emissions for Mercedes?
Or for France?

Either of those might help the discussion.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 07:45:24 AM EST
You don't really expect Germans to buy French cars, do you? I mean, everybody knows that French cars are shitty and Germans are connoisseurs, right?

And the sad French and Italians are too poor to buy anything but local cars - which are anyway protected by protectionnist bareers. Right?

Who cares about common sense and logic in journalism?

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 07:58:14 AM EST
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See the article in Der Zeit linked by PeWi, it has a graphic with all brands. For Mercedes, it's 186. Most curious is the score for Mini, at 178.
by nanne (zwaerdenmaecker@gmail.com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 09:56:34 AM EST
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see if this works:

by PeWi on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 11:15:40 AM EST
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