P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:10  1/9       by Stuart Bladon  MERCEDES COUPE Although it was launched at the Geneva show in March, the Mercedes-Benz Coupe has only now arrived on the British market. Two versions are offered, the 230CE, with four-cyl. ohc 2.3-litre engine; and the 300CE, with six-cyl 3-litre ohc engine giving 188 bhp. In this two-door Coupe form, the new body looks much more elegant than the saloon from which it is derived. It has two doors, and both side and rear quarter windows go down to make the sides fully open if required. more follows > Time Off...530 Gardening....532  CHEAPER MOTOR INSURANCE FROM  DIRECT LINE INSURANCE....187 Gardening DIY Out Of Doors Rock/Film
P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:11  3/9      by Stuart Bladon  LONDON MOTORFAIR Thursday, October 22 is opening day for Motorfair at London's Earls Court, which runs until Sunday, November 1. Admission on opening day: £7.50, then £4.50 (children/OAPs £2.50). After 5pm £2.50 for all. Open 10am-7.30pm. Late arrival at the Show will be Renault Vesta 2 - the special economy vehicle which travelled 311 miles on the Bordeaux-Paris autoroute at 145.6 mpg. Vesta will come into the show on Saturday, October 24. more follows > Time Off...530 Gardening....532 Garddoing DIY Out Of Doors Rock/Film
P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1710:02  4 X      by Stuart Bladon  RENAULT AT MOTORFAIR In addition to the futuristic Renault Vesta, Motorfair will present first glimpse of a new model to be launched here a few months later. It's the 21 2L Turbo. This new addition to the 21 range will have turbocharged 2-litre engine giving 175 bhp; and it is claimed to be good for 141 mph - a useful speed to have available so that you don't get in the way of royalty@ New versions of the Renault 5 - the Campus and GTX - will also be on the Renault stand, plus the new 5GT Turbo. more follows > Time Off Guide 530 Gardening 532 Gardening DIY Oqt Of Doors Rock/Film
P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1753:10  7/9       Motorcycling by Mac McDiarmid BIKE SHOW REPORT - KAWASAKI As expected, Kawasaki unveiled the mammoth VN1500 Vulcan V-twin cruiser and GPX600R sports middleweight. But more relevant to many will be the GPX250R, a four-stroke twin in the mould of the GPZ500. The littlest GPX is billed as a fun bike also at home in traffic, although with 38bhp on tap at a giddy 14,000rpm it's likely to be pretty exciting. It's a sleek, good-looking machine with quality suspension components. Also new is a 200c version of the brilliant KMX125 trailster. more Fri$—x > Time Off Guide 530 Gardening 532 Gardening DIY Out Of Doors Rock/Film
P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:02  2/      by Stuart Bladon  MERCEDES COUPE (2) Just a few miles from the M1 I had the chance to unleash the new Mercedes 300CE and confirm the makers' claim that it will do 139 mph - and very stable it felt at that speed, too. But lest anyone should think I have been going a little faster than some magistrates would like to hear about, I hasten to add that the venue was the high speed circuit of the Bedford Proving Ground. Prices of the new Coupe are frightening: £23,800 (230CE) and £30,100 (300CE). Equipment? You name it, it's extra! more follows > $jme Off...530 Gardening....532 Gardening DIY Out Of Doors Rock/Film
P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:37  5/9      by Stuart Bladon  SOLAR FIATS Special editions of the Fiat Panda, Uno and Regata are now on sale, called the Solar collection. They are finished in a choice of special metallic colour1. Panda Solar has a fabric sunroof, and the wheel trims and wider tyres of Uno. Regata and Uno Solar get colour-keyed bumpers, grilles, and mirrors in addition to sunroof and special upholstery. Prices: Panda 1000CL Solar 3-dr £5,915; 5-dr, £6,141; Regata 70C Solar, £6,994. more follows > Time Off 530 Gardening 540 Gardeoing DIY Out Of Doors Rock/Film
P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1752:00  6/9      by Stuart Bladon  NEW MODELS ON WEDNESDAY Perhaps manufacturers thought it was next week that Motorfair opened, rather than a week on Thursday. Whatever the reason, Wednesday, October 14 has been picked as grand new car release day. Stand by to read about five additions to the Vauxhall range, the new Mitsubishi Galant Sapporo, and the new Mazda 626. To bring you details and prices of all these new cars as soon as possible, TIME OFF MOTORING will change next week on Tufsday night instead of Monday. No car test this week. more follows > Time Off Guide 530 Gardening 532 Gardening DIY Out Of Doors Rock/Film
P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1745:12  8/9     $+.! $"-'    Motorcycling by Mac McDiarmid BIKE SHOW REPORT - GERMAN BMW unveiled the R10GS, a tasty-loo3hng 1000cc derivative of the 80GS with much more engine punch and uprated suspension. Focal point is the 'Paralever' rear suspension. This parallelogram system is claimed to reduce engine torque effects on the suspension and improve action over rough ground. BMW also reintroduce the fondly-remembered R100RT and R8 twins. MZ make no changes to their popular and economical '87 range of air-cooled two- stroke singles - and a good thing, too! more Fri$—x > Time Off Guide 530 Gardening 532 Gardening DIY Out Of Doors Rock/Film
P531 ORACLE 531 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:10  9/9       Motorcycling by Mac McDiarmid BIKE SHOW REPORT - ITALIAN Most of the Italian factories are saving their wares for next month's Milan Show - no Ducatis, Laverdas or Guzzis on view. But Aprilia show the most sensational-looking 125 in captivity - racer styling, hot water- cooled 2-stroke 26hp engine, beam alloy chassis with single-sided swinging arm, plus Italian flare. But at £2400, don't expect to see many about. Aprilia also showed the ETX 6.35, a likely-looking dual-purpose bike with 350cc Rotax enine, price around £2550. more Friday > Time Off Guide 530 Gardening 532