Dancers perform during the Mercedes-Benz news conference at the New York Auto Show. Photo: Reuters

BILL VLASIC With the luxury vehicle market booming, automakers are rushing to fill their showrooms with expensive new models now on displ(...)

Geoff Hill at St Werburgh Street in Chester, with Chester Cathedral behind, visited in November 1912 by Carl Stearns Clancy. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The road from Northwich to Chester is today probably very much as it was 100 years ago when Carl Stearns Clancy and his motorcycle partner Walt(...)

The CR-V is all new this year, from the tyres up, aside from the carrying-over of the generally excellent 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. (...)

The A3 Saloon is quite stunning, certainly in the bright red paintwork and S-Line bodykit of the car we were shown.

As critics, we are used to being derisory about “shatchbacks” – four-door saloons wrought from five-door hatchbacks. Such cars are shunned, gen(...)

BMW CEO Norbert Reithoffer: “Our business performance is exposed to many risks." Photo: Reuters

In keeping with the general air of gloom in the global motor industry, BMW this week said its pre-tax profit would stagnate in 2013 due to cont(...)

Audi has bucked the global and European sales trends, posting record sales year-on-year for the past 16 years, if you ignore the aberration tha(...)

A 1978 VW Camper mini bus. VW’s future is being decided in China, Russia, India, the Americas and 
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southeast Asia its chief executive has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

CANTILLON: Commentators who claim the recession is hitting the middle classes more than the wealthy need look no further than the motor industr(...)

China sales lifts BMW profits
  • Motors
  • March 14, 2013, 12:31

BMW, the world’s largest premium carmaker, beat fourth-quarter profit forecasts at its auto business thanks to growth in China and an increase(...)

A small four-door coupé from Mercedes-Benz sounds like a niche model. Yet there’s nothing niche about the ambitions for CLA in the eyes of Merc(...)