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    Jeep flies high in air-raising stunt

    The Jeep brand was born in the military - and here's the latest model in the thick of the action. This dramatic PR stunt involved a seven-seat Commander - due on sale in the UK next year - falling 400 metres to earth.

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    Police cop an earful over 'too loud' sirens

    Noisy 999 sirens could land police drivers in court! City councillor John Warmisham of Salford, Lancashire, said that response vehicles stationed at the new Pendleton station on Belvedere Road were making life a misery for neighbours. Many of them are elderly and live in sheltered accommodation.

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    Z4 Coupé turns up the heat

    M power to the people! There will be an M Sport version of the BMW Z4 Coupé - and this week's mag has the pictures that prove it. The firm's bosses were tight-lipped about the flagship model at the standard car's Frankfurt Motor Show debut, but now our spy photographers have caught the machine on camera.

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    Off-roader crash test shock

    These chilling pictures show what hap-pened when one of the new range of Chinese-built cars was put to the wall in an independent 40mph crash test

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    TV icon's Jag up for sale

    This one's an open and shut case, but there's definitely an air of mystery about it. Here is the most famous Jaguar in TV history, and it's just emerged from an incredible £100,000 restoration to go on sale.

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    Developments

    Easy Fuel is new Ford-developed system to prevent misfuelling. The car can sense if a petrol nozzle is being put in a diesel tank and won't let fuel flow start.

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    News in brief

    Jumping red traffic lights costs £400million per year in fines and insurance premium hikes, online broker www.confused.com has revealed. Cost of cover goes up seven per cent if driver gets conviction for ignoring signals.

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    Future Volvos a real glass act

    An uncrashable car that's one big glass window with seats made from cannabis - that's the view of motoring being offered by Volvo. The Swedish company has just published 2020 Mobility, a strategy for the next 15 years.

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    Sporty Panda earns its stripes

    Check out the striking striping! The Fiat Panda Sporting limited edition is based on the 1.3-litre Multijet turbodiesel, and develops the same 70bhp and 145Nm of torque. But it's set apart from other models by racing stripes, a new bodykit and 14-inch alloys. The car is only available with red or metallic black paint.

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    New pump star goes live

    This new sign will soon be a regular sight for motorists who fill with fuel at supermarkets.

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    BMW eyes debut at UK show

    Could this be the scene that will greet first-day visitors to the British Motor Show next summer? It's company boss Helmut Panke on stage and taking the wraps off an all-new BMW. It may happen - as the firm has revealed it will be at the July event and is considering a new car world debut!

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    Tyre company treads new path

    It's a firm best known for keeping vehicles planted to the road. But now tyre giant Michelin is launching new products that offer similar levels of grip while running or hill walking.

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