Recent articles by Shane O'Donoghue

MINI Cooper S Convertible 2016 review - crop
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MINI Cooper S Convertible 2016 review

16 Feb, 2016

We get behind the wheel of the Mk3 soft-top MINI which could be this summer's hottest cabrio

Mitsubishi GC EV

Next Mitsubishi Shogun to be part of plug-in hybrid boom

30 Jan, 2014

The 2015 Mitsubishi Shogun will get a PHEV model as part of firm's plans to increase EV production

Audi S1

Audi S1 confirmed for Geneva Motor Show

20 Jan, 2014

Audi will reveal its 230bhp S1 quattro model in March, ahead of UK sales starting in May

Audi A3 Saloon
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Audi A3 Saloon review

30 Aug, 2013

We get our first chance to try ‘downsized A4’ in right-hand-drive form

BMW M5 Competition Pack cornering
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BMW M5 Competition Pack review

18 Jul, 2013

We get behind the wheel of the most powerful version of the BMW M5 to date

Citroen DS3 Cabrio 1.6 HDi front
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Citroen DS3 Cabrio 1.6 HDi

26 Apr, 2013

We've already been impressed by the petrol Citroen DS3 Cabrio. So what's the diesel like?

MINI Clubvan front cornering
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MINI Clubvan

1 Feb, 2013

Has the MINI Clubvan been turned into the trendiest van around? We get behind the wheel to find out

Skoda Citigo 5-dr
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Skoda Citigo 5-dr

13 Aug, 2012

We drive the five-door version of our 2012 Car of the Year on British roads for the first time

Audi Q5 2.0 TDI front action
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Audi Q5 2.0 TDI

20 Jul, 2012

The Audi Q5 has received a round of updates, inside and out, and we've driven the best-selling 2.0 TDI model

BMW 1 Series xDrive front tracking
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BMW X1 xDrive25d

28 Jun, 2012

We hit the road in the facelifted BMW X1 to find out if the updates keep it competitive with its newer rivals

Ford Focus RS

New Ford Focus RS to get 330bhp

14 Jun, 2012

New 2.3-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine could power third-generation Focus RS, says top engineer

BMW 316d front cornering
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BMW 316d

13 Jun, 2012

Cheapest version of the new BMW 3 Series makes a decent choice with low bills but the same great handling

BMW 320d EfficientDynamics front tracking
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BMW 320d EfficientDynamics

2 Mar, 2012

We drive the eco-special 3 Series - are the efficiency gains are worth the compromises on options and power?

BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics front tracking
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BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics

26 Sep, 2011

BMW launches its most economical 5 Series yet, which can do 62.8mpg and emits just 119g/km of CO2

Proton/ Lotus EMAS front
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Proton/ Lotus EMAS

18 Mar, 2011

We take wheel of range-extending hybrid that’s the basis of British firm’s new city car

BMW 1-Series M
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BMW 1-Series M

8 Oct, 2010

Ignore the crazy disguise. This firebreather evokes memories of the first M3!

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