Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

Ferdinand Piëch, a towering figure at Volkswagen for more than two decades, resigned as its chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown with Chief(...)

Sergio Marchionne wants to find a new owner or partner for Fiat but it’s a tall financial order

The turnaround at Fiat over the past decade has been little short of startling. Back in 2005, Fiat was burning through cash like there was a bush f(...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Investors in European equities shrugged off concerns over Greece as stimulus measures from China lifted sentiment.China’s central bank decided to cut(...)

The leaders of Volkswagen’s supervisory board plan to meet soon to try to iron out an effective working relationship between chairman Ferdinand Piech and chief executive Martin Winterkorn

The leaders of Volkswagen’s supervisory board plan to meet soon to try to iron out an effective working relationship between chairman Ferdinand Piech (...)

 Volkswagen group  chairman Ferdinand Piech  who listens to Volkswagen  chief executive Martin Winterkorn during the media day of the IAA (Internationale Automobil Ausstellung) international motor show in Frankfurt

Martin Winterkorn will stay on as chief executive of Volkswagen, the German carmaker said on Friday, in an unprecedented defeat for its powerful chair(...)

Bentley Continental GT V8: The Continental GT has been a soaring success for Bentley – it was the first model launched under Volkswagen ownership and instantly took the venerable British luxury brand from making a paltry couple of thousand cars a year to runaway sales success. 2:18

It’s the little things you’ll start to notice. Such as how the heated rail didn’t toast your towels quite the way you like them today. Or that the fin(...)

Mark Hayes: “It takes about three months of banging your head against the wall until you realise that if you’re going to be successful here, you have to work with their methods.”

Mark Hayes left Drimnagh Castle CBS in 1989 and spent a week cycling around west Dublin looking for a car dealer willing to take him on as an apprenti(...)

Inspector Michael O’Connor said thieves are using fishing rods and hooks to prise car keys from hallways and hall tables late at night.

Householders have been warned not to put their car keys in a place which they can be accessed through their letter boxes. Opportunistic thieves are us(...)

Next SLK will go front-drive and become an Audi TT rival

Mercedes is planning to utterly change its SLK model as it seeks to convert its convertible into a rival for Audi’s TT. The SLK has, since its origina(...)