A BMW X3, Opel Zafira Tourer and Citroen C4 Picasso were all tested under real world conditions by the International Council on Climate Change (ICCT) and all were found to be emitting more than the official limits for nitrogen oxide (NOx) 2:33

As the scandal over Volkswagen’s ‘gaming’ of its emissions tests runs on and on, other car makers are being drawn inexorably into the mix. Environment(...)

Opel Karl: a city car that will appeal to those who seek little more than a small functional runabout, where price and practicality usurp all other potential features

The death of a couple trapped in a crashed car for three days this summer sadly coincided with the launch of a system designed to prevent just such fa(...)

The new Astra Sport at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Photograph: Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images

The Frankfurt motor show started with a stumble. At the opening press conference of the biennial car industry extravaganza, BMW chief executive Harald(...)

Porsche Mission E: the company says its electric concept car has a 500km range. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Frankfurt Auto Show managed a loop-the-loop, a surge and then a stumble. Which is appropriate, for that’s much like the story of the current motor in(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly and Mayo’s Lee Keegan shake hands after the semi-final replay: Keegan was named Opel GAA/GPA Footballer of the Month for August. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The latest advocate of improved respect for referees is somewhat unexpected. Lee Keegan has tangled with authority over the past 12 months. A year ago(...)

Tipperary’s leading scorer Séamus Callanan was named as the Opel GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for August. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Tipperary’s leading scorer Séamus Callanan said at yesterday’s announcement that he was the Opel GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for August that he was st(...)

Is Mercedes’ IAA concept the best car of the Frankfurt show?

When the bosses of Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen start name-checking major political events in their motor show speeches, you know you are at a differe(...)

Mercedes razzmattazz ahead of its press conference this morning

It is, perhaps, time to pause for a cup of tea and something small to eat. A chance to rest aching soles of feet and find a replacement notebook. The (...)

The biennial Frankfurt motor show is massive, easily the most vast of motor shows, with the combined halls measuring more than 1.6km in length

It’s time to get your skates on for the biennial Frankfurt motor show, and that’s not just a cheery turn of phrase – the show is massive, easily the (...)

New direction: BMW’s next generation of its 4 Series convertible is expected to return to a soft-top

When first launched on the 1995 Mercedes-Benz SLK, the idea of a folding steel roof seemed too obvious and so clever that palms were slapped on forehe(...)