Audi set to celebrate ten years of TDI at Le Mans
Jun15

Audi set to celebrate ten years of TDI at Le Mans

  Audi has made history at Le Mans. In 2006, the premium brand became the first manufacturer to win what is arguably the world’s toughest endurance race with diesel power. 2016 marks the tenth anniversary of this achievement. Today, the TDI engine is more efficient than ever before and part of a highly complex diesel-hybrid powertrain. Never before has an Audi LMP1 race car been as powerful and fuel-efficient as the current Audi R18....

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New 1.0 TSI Petrol ŠKODA Octavia Offers Realistic Alternative to Diesel
Jun13

New 1.0 TSI Petrol ŠKODA Octavia Offers Realistic Alternative to Diesel

ŠKODA have announced prices for the new 1.0 TSI, 115bhp petrol engine that they will introduce to the Octavia range this July. Reducing engine capacity in favour of turbo charging has become a popular trend in petrol technology in recent times with ŠKODA leading the charge when they introduced their 1.2 TSI back in 2010. ŠKODA will in fact be the first brand within the Volkswagen group to utilise the 1.0 TSI unit in the MQB platform....

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Declan McGrath Car Sales June Offers
Jun07

Declan McGrath Car Sales June Offers

Declan McGrath Car Sales in Ballygraigue Nenagh have released the list of their latest offers on used cars. Tried and trusted in North Tipperary, Declan McGrath offers sales, service and after sales to the Midlands car buyers. Why not give Declan a call today or pop in to the showroom to arrange a test drive. Declan McGrath regularly updates his stock with a wide selection of used cars arriving in every week for sale. East West...

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Kennedy Motors in Birr appointed Mitsubishi Dealership
Jun07

Kennedy Motors in Birr appointed Mitsubishi Dealership

If you are in the market for a new Mitsubishi then look no further than Kennedy Motors on the Syngefield Road in Birr Co Offaly. Kennedy Motors are a family run motoring business serving the Midlands community since 1992. Over the years Kennedy Motors have seen many changes in the industry, the latest of which is welcoming in the Mitsubishi brand franchise to their purpose built dealer showroom on the Kinnity Road in Birr Co Offaly....

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Golf GTI is now the fastest front-wheel drive car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife
May11

Golf GTI is now the fastest front-wheel drive car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

  New Golf GTI Clubsport S pulverises the previous record for front-wheel drive production cars with a time of 07:49:21   Chronology of a record-setting drive A cool spring evening. Nürburgring Nordschleife. Nevertheless temperatures are in the two-digit range. Warmed up, the car waits crackling in the pit lane. The new Golf GTI Clubsport S. 228 kW / 310 PS. Countdown. The mission: to write history. Today. With the fastest front-wheel...

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ŠKODA introduces new 1.0TSI petrol engine that really packs a punch!
May11

ŠKODA introduces new 1.0TSI petrol engine that really packs a punch!

ŠKODA Ireland have announced that they will introduce a new 1.0TSI petrol engine in their Octavia model this July. Not only will this be the first time a three cylinder engine will be used in the Octavia; ŠKODA will be the first brand in the Volkswagen Group to launch this particular engine on the MQB platform. Turbo charging will result in a healthy 115bhp power output from this unit. Exact figures have yet to be confirmed however...

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As strong as a bear: ŠKODA’s large SUV is called Kodiaq
May06

As strong as a bear: ŠKODA’s large SUV is called Kodiaq

    ŠKODA’s new large SUV is to be called Kodiaq. The name refers to the Kodiak bear that lives on the homonymous island off the southern coast of Alaska; its spelling is derived from the language of the indigenous people – the Alutiiq. ŠKODA will be launching their new model campaign in the SUV segment with this new model that will be presented to the public in the second half of 2016. Living alongside around 14,000 people on...

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World’s most powerful diesel SUV: new Audi SQ7 TDI on sale in Ireland from mid-May
May04

World’s most powerful diesel SUV: new Audi SQ7 TDI on sale in Ireland from mid-May

  With 435 hp of power and 900 Nm of torque at its disposal, thanks in part to a 48V electric powered Audi turbo compressor, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.8 seconds making the Audi SQ7 the strongest in its segment. Using on average 7.2 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, this equates to 190 grams of CO2 per kilometre, resulting in road tax of €750 per year.   The 4.0 TDI of the new Audi SQ7 TDI has been redeveloped...

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