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BMW’s electrified 5-Series

Morgan Flanagan Creagh The BMW 5-Series has long been a stalwart of Irish roads. A famous silhouette that adorned parking spots outside buildings through the length and breadth of this country. This year the 5-Series, will increase its hybrid offering from two to five plug-in hybrid models by November 2020. The hybrid 5-Series was the…

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Ford’s new take on its Puma

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the new sporty Puma on the prowl When I was a boy, the Ford Puma was a small sports coupé, driven, predominantly, by hairdressers throughout Europe. It was one of the cars I fancied as a potential first car in my early teens as it came with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order…

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MINI’s new Countryman has all bases covered

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the latest range of Countryman offerings from Mini It’s been a very long time since the Mini was actually mini and the beefed-up Countryman is the biggest of the range. The big Mini has had some design updates for 2020 and a plug-in hybrid system. It’s also available with two petrol…

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BMW turn up the dial with the latest M5

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the new BMW M5 Competition, the most performance-focused version of their flagship M-car to date Late last year, BMW brought me to Mondello Park to test their M2, M4 and the big daddy M5. The 591bhp, 4.4-litre BMW M5 was definitely the fastest car I have ever driven in a straight…

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Hit the ground running…

Morgan Flanagan Creagh takes a look at what Mercedes-Benz has to offer The curve is flattening thanks to the tireless work of doctors, like you, throughout Ireland. I’m sure we still have a long way to go and I can’t imagine the pressure many of you have been under over the past three months, so…

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Mercedes mid-price crossover

Morgan Flanagan Creagh delivers his verdict on the Mercedes-Benz GLA It’s May and many of you have been fighting this virus full-time for more than three months. Thank you for your continuing work saving lives throughout Ireland, and the world. We’re all hoping to see a return to normality sooner rather than later; but in…

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A captured audience

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the Renault Captur Here we are with another motoring review, at a time when doctors are trying to save the world. Apologies if this makes you cringe, like those hearty salutes given to oil mining astronauts in Michael Bay films, but thank you all for your continuing hard work on the…

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Calm, comfortable and competent

Morgan Flanagan Creagh delivers his verdict on Volvo’s XC90 It feels a little odd to write a car review while many of you are on the front line, tackling Covid-19 around the country, and the world, but hopefully you can find some time to decompress and enjoy the witterings that follow. If you’ve found your…

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Release the Norse engine gods

Introducing Volvo’s S60 T5 R-Design I’m going to preface this article by admitting that I’m a Volvo fetishist, who owns a Volvo belt buckle and once lost an eBay bidding war for a black Volvo 850 T5, only to convince the seller to let me buy his wife’s Volvo S40 T4. So, I have nothing…

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Mazda’s new take on suck-squeeze-bang-blow

The Mazda-3 was reviewed in this publication last year and at that time, I advised shrewd Medical Independent readers to hold their fire and wait for the release of the Skyactiv-X engine, which Mazda implied was going to be a revolution in fuel economy. Here we have the follow-up, as I was lucky enough to…

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