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Archive for April, 2012

Efficiently Dynamic – The BMW 520d ED

Efficiently Dynamic – The BMW 520d ED

 The BMW 5 series has always been the benchmark for the executive sector for the sheer pleasure it is to drive. In these euro pinching times however buyers are now attaching equal if not more importance to efficiency. So does the BMW 520d add efficiency without taking from performance? BMW has given its 5 Series [...]

Jaguar’s new F-type sports car

Jaguar’s new F-type sports car

Jaguar has officially announced that a new entry-level sports car will come to market next year carrying the “F-Type” name. Inspired by the stunning Jaguar C-X16 concept that debuted at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show the F-Type will be the first two-seat  Jaguar in two generations.  Jaguar is hoping to tempt Mercedes, BMW and Audi [...]

It’s not easy being green – Toyota Auris Hybrid

It’s not easy being green – Toyota Auris Hybrid

Toyota, probably the worlds most sensible car company has put its problems behind them; sales in the US are returning to normal and they are number one in  a host of  markets  around the world. In Europe, however the story is quite different and they face increasing pressure from rivals as diverse as Volkswagen to [...]

One Classy Car – The Volkswagen  CC

One Classy Car – The Volkswagen CC

  Volkswagen has dropped the Passat name from the shapelier CC model but is this enough to justify the bigger price tag?   Originally launched  in 2008 as the  Passat CC, VW have dropped Passat from the title and relaunched the car as the VW CC. Partly  in an effort to simplify things but also [...]

The Car that Launched a Legend

The Car that Launched a Legend

A grand Prix car driven by Ayrton Senna da Silva in his debut F1 season, in 1984, will go under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ spring sale on May 16. The car, a Toleman TG184-2, is best known for Senna’s second place drive in the rain-soaked 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, arguably the race which first demonstrated [...]

Focusing on Ford – Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi

Focusing on Ford – Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi

  Winner of the Continental Irish Compact Car of the Year 2012 and the best selling car in Ireland. It seems Ford can’t put a foot wrong with the Focus or can it?   Ford has always played a safe hand in terms of the Focus with conservative redesigns since its dramatic launch in 1998. [...]

Citroen DS5 2012

Citroen DS5 2012

Citroen became synonymous with futuristic car design when the iconic DS emerged in 1955. The DS range from Citroen hankers after an iconic heritage and is the premium offering from the brand. Two years ago the DS name was resurrected with the introduction of the sporty DS3 three-door supermini followed by the DS4. Now the [...]

Geneva Motorshow 2012

Geneva Motorshow 2012

The Geneva Motor Show has become one of the most important in the world for its unique concepts and luxury debuts and this year’s show didn’t disappoint. Motoring Life picks some of the highlights from the 2012 show including the good, the bad and the just plain ugly! The good The Mercedes-Benz A Class The [...]

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Revealed!

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Revealed!

Hyundai  has revealed the look of the new third-generation Santa Fe SUV with teaser photos.  The all-new Santa Fe will have its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in early April. Hyundai will keep the name “Santa Fe” for the new vehicle.  Featuring  sophisticated and refined lines the overall look is more [...]

Volvo XC60 D3 AWD

Volvo XC60 D3 AWD

With fuel prices on the rise and financial hardships looming downsizing is the new black and the compact luxury S.U.V. is becoming the car of choice. The Volvo XC60 was one of a host of compact luxury SUVs that emerged on the market over the last couple of years. However the arrival at the end [...]

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