Exit M-Class, enter GLE

Mercedes has culled the M-Class badge from its lineup, for the first time since it introduced its big SUV way back in 1997. The replacement is the GLE(...)

Bood day, bad day: Aer Lingus rose on the Iseq while CRH and Ryanair fell. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined on Monday after last week’s gains, but the FTSE 100 blue-chip index managed to reverse slips in early trading to set a new r(...)

A bull figure in front of the Dax board at the Frankfurt stock exchange. As Europe’s biggest exporter, Germany has benefited from quantitative easing’s deliberate weakening of the euro

Germany’s Dax index broke through, and closed above, the 12,000 barrier for the first time yesterday as German equities emerged as the main beneficiar(...)

Check it out: Daimler’s F 015 driverless-car concept revealed at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

They are often cast as the dinosaurs, outdated companies left behind by the great disruption playing out across the worldwide motor industry.But estab(...)

Elon Musk: he expects the lack of clear regulations covering self-driving cars could delay their introduction until 2022 or 2023

Google has begun discussions with most of the world’s top auto-makers and has assembled a team of traditional and non-traditional suppliers to speed e(...)

The 2016 Audi AG Q7 sports utility vehicle. European car sales rose 4.9 per cent in December from a year earlier

European car sales in 2014 rose for the first time in seven years on demand for low-cost motors from Renault and Volkswagen. The gradual revival from (...)

Traders said CRH was the most heavily traded stock on the Iseq

The Iseq nudged up by close to 1 per cent as, despite worries over Russia’s economy, a rally in energy shares sent US and European equities higher af(...)

BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer will become chairman of the carmaker’s supervisory board. Photograph: Tobias Hase/EPA

German carmaker BMW and larger rival Volkswagen announced surprise changes to top management on Tuesday, with the veteran CEO of the Munich-based luxu(...)

Car makers’ fuel claims are saving them R&D costs but penalising drivers at the pump.

Car makers are lining their own pockets by not having to expend extra R&D money on fuel saving technology, and passing the cost on to the motorist(...)

Olof Persson, chief executive officer of Volvo AB. Photographer: Erik Abel/Bloomberg

Volvo jumped the most in more than four years in Stockholm trading as the Swedish truckmaker increased a cost-reduction target by 54 per cent and repo(...)