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Drivers looking to cut their carbon emissions have received the welcome news that Mercedes Benz is planning new amendments to all its cars, reports Auto Week, putting environmental motoring in reach of all – particularly with car finance.

Drivers looking to cut their carbon emissions have received the welcome news that Mercedes Benz is planning new amendments to all its cars, reports Auto Week, putting environmental motoring in reach of all – particularly with car finance.

Following BMW's announcement that it will introduce 'stop-start' technology to its entry level One Series, its big rival has pledged to do the same for all its vehicles.

The stop-start system works by turning off the engine whenever the car is at a complete standstill, restarting it automatically when the accelerator is depressed.

By reducing the unnecessary idle time an engine is turning over the technology helps substantially cut the petrol usage and carbon emissions of a vehicle, particularly for drivers who spend a lot of time stuck in traffic jams or commuting queues.

"We will catch up and get ahead," Thomas Weber, research and development chief at parent company DaimlerChrysler, told Auto Week after BMW took the limelight.

Also recently announced is a hybrid petrol-electric version of Porsche's Cayenne; however, the popular SUV will not be released in this form until at least 2009.


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