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# BMW 5 Series
BMW is rolling out its first-ever 5 Series hybrid this year
The BMW 530e iPerformance will be capable of covering up to 46km using only battery power.
# Skoda Octavia RS
First look: Skoda's high-performance Octavia RS gets a makeover
The first glimpse of the new Octavia RS, due this year.
# car awards
And the best-value car in Europe is...
SEAT’s first ever SUV wins prestigious AUTOBEST 2017 award.
# Our survey says...
One in six people would let their kids use a self-driving car
5,000 adults reveal how they would pass time in autonomous vehicles.
# citroen c3
Citroen's all-new C3 supermini has been launched in Ireland
The competitively priced C3 stands out from the crowd.
# Civic Christmas
Honda are giving away €5,000 this Christmas
Guess how many snowflakes fall on the new Honda Civic and yule be in for a cracker of a Christmas.
# along came a spider
Fiat's 124 Spider roadster takes its inspiration from the 1960s
Fiat brings Italian style open top driving to the Irish roads.
# Family wagon
The Mercedes E-Class Estate has a nifty trick for families with small kids
Large families will love the flexibility of this swanky wagon.
# Skoda Octavia
The new Skoda Octavia is here and it has all mod cons
And it should be here in time for the new 171 registration period.
# Skoda Superb
Skoda has given its Superb a new sportier twist
Moody new styling for the saloon.
# SIMI Report
Are Brexit worries stopping people buying new cars?
Maybe… but total new car registrations year-to-date are up on the same period last year.
# Audi A5 Cabriolet
The next-generation Audi A5/S5 convertibles have been revealed
The convertibles will arrive in Ireland as the weather begins to heat up.
# Money for nothing
Skoda Ireland left €4,000 lying around in a Dublin car park
How long do you think it took to disappear?
# Fiat Tipo
The new Fiat Tipo is here (and its rivals may be irritated by the price)
The all-new Fiat Tipo is cheaper than most of its rivals.
# New SEAT Leon
There's a new SEAT Leon on the way in 2017
With a raft of new additions across the range, including new engines.
# Audi Q2
Here's how much the brand new Audi Q2 will cost in Ireland
Audi’s all-new compact SUV is available in dealerships now.
# volkswagen tiguan
Volkswagen has added a cheaper diesel to its Tiguan SUV range
You can now have a 115hp 2.0 TDI Tiguan from €29,985.
# BMW 5 Series
The new BMW 5 Series is revealed (and it can park all by itself)
It’s business as usual in the looks department but the technology has evolved.
Here are the 5 best-value cars in Europe for 2017
According to Autobest, anyway.
# SEAT Ateca
SEAT's first proper SUV just launched at a very competitive price
The Ateca is a sibling to the Volkswagen Tiguan.
# Filld for Bentley
Own a Bentley? You'll never have to visit a petrol station ever again
Only in America for now though. Sorry.
# Nissan Micra
Meet the all-new fifth-generation Nissan Micra
The new Nissan Micra is a complete revamp of the series.
# Paris Motor Show
Mercedes-Benz gives a look at its all-electric car of the future
The automaker shows how electric cars can soon move into the fast lane.
# Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T
Ferrari reveals its newest 'practical supercar'
With more luggage space than a Nissan Qashqai!
# SEAT Ateca
SEAT is showing its first ever SUV at the Ploughing Championships
The Ateca will be on display from 20–22 September.
# Kinetic Seats
Spidey seats: Lexus reveals web seating concept using 'synthetic spider silk'
Lexus Kinetic Seats are made from synthetic spider silk materials.
# hyundai i30
Hyundai has unveiled the new third-generation i30
The new i30 will be the first Hyundai worldwide to feature the 1.4 T-GDI with 140hp.
# Forza Motorsport 6
Virtual Ford GT races into record books
Energy drinks and sweeties kept gamers at the wheel of a virtual race car to set new Guinness World Record.
Volvo and Uber join forces to get to the future faster
Volvo Cars and Uber project will see the companies develop autonomous driving cars.
# Mercedes-Maybach
Behold the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6
The 2+2-seater is an electric homage to the glorious age of the aero coupés.
# kinetic energy
Audi eROT system turns bumpy roads into electricity
The new suspension system converts kinetic energy into usable power.
# car news
Getting older: The average age of Irish cars is still increasing
The average privately-owned car in Ireland is 8.85 years old.
# car news
First glimpse of the new Skoda Kodiaq SUV
The Kodiaq makes its world debut next month.
# Emissions
Volkswagen switches to 'emission-cutting' particulate filters for petrol engines
The devices are said to reduce soot particle emissions by up to 90%.
# driving abroad
Italy most stressful country to drive in, say Irish motorists
AND we think Italians are the worst drivers.
# motoring news
Nissan BladeGlider high-performance electric vehicle debuts in Rio
The company’s futuristic concept car is finally here.
# motoring news
Harder, faster, stronger: BMW unleashes the 600hp M5 Competition Edition
All the car-related news you need to know this week – including the limited edition BMW M5, SEAT Ateca and van-tastic offers from Fiat.
# car news
New legislation will see insurers and importers declare write-offs
All the car-related news you need to know this week – including new write-off legislation, the all-new Ford Edge SUV and the Kia Niro hybrid crossover.
# car news
PSA Group real world fuel consumption data is world first in automotive industry
All the car-related news you need to know – including new PSA fuel consumption data, new Garda drink-driving offensive and new Renault Dacia dealership.
# car news
Ferrari's most powerful road car goes topless and Skoda's first SUV breaks cover
All the car-related news you need to know – including the new drop-top LaFerrari, the new Skoda Kodiaq SUV and Fiat 162 offers.