A Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI being measured for emissions at a repair shop in Frankfurt. Photograph: Patrick Pleul

The official Irish numbers are out: 79,348 Irish motorists own cars fitted with software designed to cheat emissions tests. A further 30,000 used impo(...)

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 curse of the coupe crossover strikes again. Where BMW led with its X6, Mercedes has chosen to follow. And the end result is as oddball and ridicul(...)

By opting to abandon the “twindoor” system that configured the car as a kind of cross between a saloon and a five-door, the new Superb is much better in looks

The Skoda Superb formula hasn’t actually changed all that much down the years. It all about executive-style space with family-style pricing. That’s(...)

Volvo’s XC90 loosens lower jaws. In an era of identikit model ranges, where every German model differs from the rest in terms of scale, the Volvo c(...)

BMW may just have answered the prayers of well-heeled south Dublin suburban families courtesy of its latest X5 variant. With the introduction of it(...)

Porsche 919 Hybrid number 19 driver Nico Hulkenberg of Germany crosses the finish line to win the Le Mans 24-hour

Once more Le Mans 24 hours proved to be the pinnacle of motorsport: pitting man and man-made machine against the laws of nature and ever more rigorous(...)

Eamon Foley (55) of Drennan Road, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, was to be formally arraigned before Dungannon Crown Court for failing to annually reinform the authorities of his details as required under the terms of the sex offenders’ register. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Convicted rapist Eamon Foley was freed on Thursday on continuing bail to find himself a new lawyer within a fortnight, after accusing his former solic(...)

Audi’s behemoth doesn’t seem so big anymore. With its enormous grille, like a garden gate welded to the front of a small tank, the first generation(...)

Ford’s new Mustang fastback - the raucous noise and taut chassis made it incredible fun to drive on German roads

Michael McAleer, Motoring editorJim Farley, Ford’s boss in Europe tells the tale of a teenage summer spent working in a factory in California that reb(...)