Brooklyn Beckham Is Driving!
Posted: 4th August 2017
You may or may not have heard of the eldest sire of the Beckham clan, but Brooklyn has had a busy year. He’s had his first book of photography, What I See published and available to buy now and is moving to New York to study Photography at university. He also has had great success at choosing cars since he passed his driving test last year.
Brooklyn has been spotted driving two cars since passing his test, although it is unknown whether he himself owns them. First, he was spotted driving a grey Mercedes C-Class followed more recently by an SWB Series 3 Land Rover around London. Not sure what he will be driving in New York City (we recommend he doesn’t).
Brooklyn’s Mercedes C-Class
The Mercedes C-Class isn’t a timid creature. It is a luxury, mid-sized saloon with a powerful engine beneath the bonnet. This may seem like too big a car for the young Beckham to handle, but let's be honest, it is a good choice all round.
It looks aggressively elegant, especially in grey. But it is inside where Brooklyn will be enjoying it most. The interior is close to S-Class quality luxury. It is just fantastic. It has a swooping dashboard with stylish circular air vents beneath the infotainment screen. It has a brilliant minimalist design that consigns many of the old buttons that cluttered up previous dashboards to the scrapheap.
Mercedes have focused on using the highest quality materials available for these models. The metal switches are cold to touch and sturdy to ensure nothing feels cheap. All the seats are made from Artico leather and are insanely comfortable. Both front seats are easily adjustable for leg space, height and lumbar support to ensure you have a comfortable journey on those longer trips.
You will all have plenty of choices when it comes to engines in the C-Class, but one of the fastest standard C-Class is the C25d 4Matic AMG Line Premium Plus model. This is the model most suspected that Brooklyn will be driving according to the Daily Mail.
It has a turbocharged 2.2-litre diesel engine, paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox, producing 204 bhp. It dashes from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds and smashes the top speed of 150 mph. Plenty of potential for a fresh-faced Beckham who has just passed his driving test.
The C-Class is a German saloon so you will have expectations about how it drives. It is so smooth. When driving it, you simply relax thanks to the quiet cabin, light controls and automatic gearbox. When you are cruising, you have little to be concerned about. The cabin is excellently refined to ensure you barely hear the noise of the engine, wind or road.
In the corners, it holds the road well, without body roll. On straight roads, it accelerates smoothly without much effort and on the motorway, you can cruise to your heart's content.
Brooklyn’s SWB Series 3 Land Rover
Being part of the Beckham clan means Brooklyn can afford to own a classic Series 3 Land Rover. The Series 3 was in production from 1971 to 1985 (it ended fourteen years before Brooklyn was born).
The stats on this car are not great when compared to modern cars. In fact, it might even be dangerous for Brooklyn to drive this car when surrounded by modern vehicles. The Series 3 comes with a 2.2-litre engine producing 70 bhp. It slogs its way to 60 mph in 29 seconds and only reaches a top speed of 68 mph. Not exactly great on the motorway.
The handling is terrible with everything feeling heavy and the turning circle in this car is huge. The clutch is heavy, which isn’t great in traffic jams (why he is driving it in London is beyond us).
The truth is that Brooklyn should take some tips from his Mum and treat himself to a Range Rover Evoque instead. It may not have the rustic feel he may want to go for, but it is far more reliable, comfortable and is an excellent car to drive.
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