VW Arteon launches in Ireland

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The Volkswagen Arteon has just gone on sale in Ireland, priced at €43,295. Volkswagen’s CC replacement, the Arteon slots in just above the Passat, a five-seater fastback that combines plenty of space with sporty driving dynamics and looks.

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Bentley plays hide-and-seek in Dubai

Bentley Dubai

The launch of a new Bentley generally involves a bit of fanfare – after all it’s not a brand for the average motorist. So, unveiling the new Bentley Flying Spur W12 S via a gigapixel image of Dubai would certainly do the trick.

Gigapixel images are incredibly detailed photos composed of around one billion pixels, used in industries like astronomy, geology and military intelligence. It’s not the first time Bentley has gone for a bit of digital wizardry to create a stir – last year it used the NASA-derived tech to great effect while launching the Bentley Mulsanne on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

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Driven – the Audi A8

IMG_7995The new and improved Audi A8 has been officially launched this week at the suitable location of Carton House in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Car Craic tagged along to see if all the fuss is deserved.

In short – it is.

Like the Mercedes S-Class, Audi’s flagship A8 is undoubtedly a big car. But it’s the little things that make it. Though at first glance you mightn’t notice too much difference from the previous model, as the proportions haven’t actually changed, extra lines down the bonnet add a sleeker, sportier look, as do new rear lights and a more sculpted boot. New chrome lines through the rear lights and above the redesigned twin rhomboid exhaust pipes add to the new, more sporty A8 design.

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