The Times archive unearths story of the first UK in-car radio trial from a century ago

Almost exactly 100 years ago, a technology trial by a leading German car maker and a British telecoms firm sowed the seed for in-car audio.
Volkswagen faces criticism after racist ad

BMW and Volkswagen Group fined over cartel talks

The European Commission has fined BMW and the Volkswagen Group a total of €875 million over colluding on vehicle emissions.

Mercedes fined £776m for over-polluting diesels

Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler has been handed a hefty fine for failing to ensure some of its diesel engines adhere to emissions rules.

BMW, VW, Mercedes accused of emissions collusion

Three German car making giants worked together to hinder the introduction of emissions-reducing technology, a European Commission report alleges.

Me and My Motor: Ardal O'Hanlon

“I’d love an Aston Martin", says the comedian Ardal O'Hanlon, rubbing his hands with glee. "Maybe there's time for one more rash purchase."
Mercedes airbag recall involves 400,000 British cars

Mercedes airbag recall affects 400,000 UK cars

Mercedes is asking nearly 400,000 British drivers to return their luxury cars for urgent repairs, after airbags on around 30 of its vehicles...
Don’t save dying diesels, Germany told

Don’t save dying diesels, Germany told

A row has broken out over proposed tax breaks for Germany’s carmakers before a “diesel summit” in Berlin.
Road Raj: Meet Dr Ravi Prakash, the cardiac surgeon who owns one of the world’s finest classic car collections

Road Raj

“Asking which of my cars is most precious to me is just as painful as asking which of my daughters I love most,” says Dr Ravi Prakash...
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The cars that defined the decades

Cool and groovy, City boy racer or slighty smug — there’s always been a car that captured the mood over the past 50 years...
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News: Stardust special that crippled Daimler to be...

Today Lady Docker, wife of the millionaire former chairman of Daimler, might be celebrated as a visionary designer and her creations marketed to the...
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News: Daimler offers employees chance to have holiday...

Holidays are for relaxing with a piña colada or two... or three. Yet sometimes it’s impossible to escape the incessant beeping of work email notifications...
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A word in your shell-like: Arthur Daley is selling...

The most famous of Arthur Daley's cars in the TV series Minder has been offered for auction with a five-figure reserve.