Motoring Life Arts /

C-Class proves best in class

C-Class proves best in class

One of the classiest cars in any Mercedes-Benz showroom is the new C-Class Estate, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Opel’s most potent Corsa yet

Opel’s most potent Corsa yet

Opel’s new high performance Corsa OPC is rapid, but comes at a price.

Overhauling Ford’s big boys

Overhauling Ford’s big boys

Feisty and frugal: the new VW Polo

Feisty and frugal: the new VW Polo

BMW brings quality to the compact MPV segment

BMW brings quality to the compact MPV segment

With seven seats and optional all-wheel drive, the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer offers premium family transport, writes Dave Humphreys

Importing luxury

Importing luxury

Old stock and new financing driving car sales

Old stock and new financing driving car sales

Large numbers of Irish buyers are using car manufacturers’ finance arms to purchase new vehicles.

Top gear: Maserati and Porsche eye up Ireland

Top gear: Maserati and Porsche eye up Ireland

The Italian car maker is planning a luxury SUV and new sports car to challenge the Porsche 911

BMW’s leaner, greener 7 Series

BMW’s leaner, greener 7 Series

Lightweight carbon construction at the core of BMW’s new flagship saloon. Dave Humphreys has driven a pre-production prototype

Shanghai’s no surprise

Shanghai’s no surprise

The importance of the Chinese market to car makers was brought to the fore at last week’s Shanghai Motor Show, writes Kyle Fortune

Fiat’s 500 arrives in crossover guise

Fiat’s 500 arrives in crossover guise

Glimpse of distant future from Mercedes

Glimpse of distant future from Mercedes

Fully driverless cars may still be the stuff of science fiction, but it seems that nobody told Mercedes-Benz, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Peugeot smoothly moves up a gear

Peugeot smoothly moves up a gear

Opel’s hot hatch doesn’t quite hit the spot

Opel’s hot hatch doesn’t quite hit the spot

Most buyers won’t realise that the subtle Opel Astra range is topped by this fire-breathing OPC hot hatch.

Suzuki gambles on colour for new SUV

Suzuki gambles on colour for new SUV

Suzuki is taking a chance on daring colours and customisation for its Vitara compact SUV.