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# Cruise Control
Tom Cruise’s BMW stolen in Birmingham while Mission: Impossible star was filming
The Hollywood A-lister was in the city filming the latest instalment in the blockbuster spy series.
# total recall
Recall: Over 2,000 drivers in Ireland warned about safety issue with their Dacia cars
It is the third time a major vehicle manufacturer has issued a recall in recent days.
# brexit wounds
BMW joins Airbus in warning about the consequences of Brexit uncertainty
Airbus said that it could pull out of the UK if there’s a “no deal” Brexit.
# grind it out
McIlroy finishes strong to share lead ahead of final day at Wentworth
Franceso Molinari is level with the former world number one while Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell are seven and eight shots back respectively.
# Investigation
Cars sold in Ireland included in recall of 312,000 BMW vehicles
The affected models are BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel models made between March 2007 and August 2011.
# buying advice
How to buy a savage used BMW: Should you go for a fresher 3-Series or a larger 5-Series?
Here’s our advice – and the key models to look out for.
# buying advice
How to buy a savage SUV on a €12k budget - and 4 models to check out
Want a big car with a big badge? Here’s where to look.
# buying advice
Looking to buy a beautiful BMW with change from €25k? Here are 3 unusual options
It is possible to buy Bavarian auto magic without remortgaging your house. Here’s our advice.
# Rolls-Royce Phantom
Rolls-Royce reveals its new luxury behemoth: the Phantom VIII
The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is the ultimate expression of wealth.
# Diesel Recall
Three German Giants start free retrofit program for millions of diesel cars
Audi, BMW and Mercedes are offering customers a retrofit program for cars with EU5 and EU6 diesel engines.
# BMW Electrifies
BMW announce: We'll make electric or hybrid versions of all cars from 2019
BMW Group is going to make electric or hybrid versions of every model and range that it builds.
# Ambitious
BMW is giving itself five years to develop a fully self-driving car
2021 will be the year it will start producing the iNEXT, a fully autonomous car.
# car listings
DoneDeal of the week: Two cars that offer great road handling and driving pleasure
Two cars from the BMW marque that are proven in their class for build quality, road handling and enjoyment behind the wheel.
# Future Tech
BMW made the most insane driverless concept car we've ever seen
The car will recognise who you are when you approach it, and greet you with a light-up sign.
# Denied
Wife of convicted 'drug baron' fails in bid to recover share in €53k BMW
The car was set on fire by two men who broke into a garda compound in 2009.
# faraday future
First prototype from mystery electric car startup revealed
The company expects to bring its first car to market in around two years time.
# chop shop
Two stolen luxury cars found chopped up in a trailer bound for Lithuania
Gardaí say the BMW and Audi were both stolen from Rathfarnham.
# tax dodge
People have been lying about how big their engines are
As part of a scam to pay lower motor tax
# dye
Masked men who stole cash box could be caught red-handed
Raiders took the box from a cash-in-transit van from outside an Aldi earlier today.
# back to this again
Finally! You'll soon be able to play golf and buy a BMW at the same time
Wait, what year is this?
# Investigation
Man shot at in Dublin carpark
The man escaped uninjured.
# Collision
The BMW that rammed Garda car was spotted all over Ireland - did you see it?
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
# In Numbers
Gardaí, Microsoft and Hello Kitty: The week in numbers
Plus: At what age do people begin to feel most confident about their looks?
# Airbag
BMW to recall 1.6 million cars, 8,500 in Ireland
The problem lies in a faulty airbag, the German manufacturer says.
# Witness appeal
Gardaí continue hunt for man who hijacked car with two children inside
The children’s mother was forced to drive to their home, get bank cards, and take money out at an ATM.
# Vroom vroom
BMW recalls over 1,500 cars in Ireland over air bag fault
The move is part of a global recall of 220,000 vehicles over airbags manufactured 10 years ago.
# jingle hell
How to sing Jingle Bells while terrified by a speeding car
New BMW ad challenges a capella group to harmonise while being thrown around a race track.
# High Spec
Bafflingly Futuristic Gadget Launch of the Day
This is a mouse, but not as you know it…
# Cops
In photos: BMW unveils new... police car range
Range includes vehicle with “an armouring that is not even visible to the most practiced eye”.
# European Tour
Still got it: McGinley well positioned at International Open
The Irishman is one shot off the lead after day one in Germany.
# Mick Wallace
Mick Wallace faces fine after BMW towed from Aer Lingus staff car park
The independent TD for Wexford left his car illegally parked at Dublin Airport last Friday.
# False start
Usain Bolt could face charges after car crash
The double Olympic sprint champion slammed his luxury BMW into a guard rail.
# Shooting
Man hospitalised after alleged shooting on farm in north Dublin
The incident occurred yesterday afternoon on a farm in Kilsallaghan in Swords, north Dublin.
# Dream Drive
The 10 best concept cars that never made it to production
Concept cars have been around for decades – but most are never produced beyond their prototype. Here’s a selection we wish had made it onto the road…
# Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper S models in US investigated over engine fires
US agency says it has received 12 complaints of engine fires in cars from 2007 and 2008, with eight apparently starting after the engine had been shut off.
# Start your engines
In pictures: this season’s Formula One cars
We kick the tyres and lift the bonnet on the cars that will fill the grid down under this weekend.
# crushed
Ire of the Tiger: Seanie Fitz car goes under the crusher on Friday
Auction winner will push the button on the former Anglo chairman’s BMW as the rest of the country goes to the polls.