MONTH 7 By Ben Oliver
reached Level 3 Fatherhood, in which one must attach stu to the exterior of one’s vehicle on summer holidays. So I made my irst use of the standard retractable towhook and the optional double bike rack which attaches to it easily and with reassuring solidity. It’s lexible enough to handle both my road bike and a BMX, and pivots to give access to the boot. Despite the very full load I managed my best-ever tank at 42.6mpg, using active cruise control for most of the 600 miles to Donegal.
LOGBOOK MERCEDES E350D ALL TERRAIN
Price £58,880 As tested £61,260 Engine 2987cc 24v turbodiesel V6, 254bhp @ 3400rpm, 457lb ft @ 1600rpm Transmission 9-spd auto, all-wheel drive Performance 6.2sec 0¤62mph, 155mph, 179g/km CO2 Miles this month 2346 Total 11,568 Our mpg 38.0 Oicial mpg 41.5
Fuel this month £419.49 Extra costs None