News The new-look black cabs launched by Nissan

Model comes with round headlamps and a re-modelled grille as well as new front-bumper panels

Supermarket chain Asda cuts fuel prices

Supermarket chain Asda is to cut its fuel prices by up to 2p a litre.

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Engine: 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine paired with electric motor
Transmission: eight-speed automatic
Power: 306 PS at 5,800 rpm + 40kW (electric motor)
Torque: 400 Nm between 1,200 and 4,000 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 44.1 mpg
CO2 emissions: 149 g/km
Top speed: 155 mph (artificially limited)
Acceleration (0-62 mph)
: 5.9 seconds
Price: £46,855

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BMW and the London 2012 organising committee, Locog, yesterday revealed details of the 4,000-strong vehicle fleet the car-maker will be providing as Official Automotive Partner for this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Guard saw Anders Breivik's bomb explode, court hears

A security guard in the Norwegian government building struck by a car bomb that killed eight people, detonated by mass killer Anders Breivik, told a court today he had just put a security camera on the number plate when it exploded.

Cost of rental cars for travellers to Spain set to treble

British travellers to Spain risk seeing the cost of a rental car trebled by “hidden fuel charges”, researchers for Which? Travel have found.

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Mini Cooper S Roadster

Engine: 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol, turbocharged
Transmission: six-speed manual
Power: 184 PS
Torque: 240 Nm between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 47.1 mpg
CO2 emissions: 139 g/km
Top speed: 141 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 7.0 seconds
Price: £20,905

Drivers have been queuing for hundreds of yards to fill up at petrol pumps, following the Government's exhortation that drivers keep tanks topped up ahead of possible industrial actionl

Petrol prices hit a new high

The price of petrol at the pumps has risen to a new high, the AA said today.

Subaru XV

Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer diesel, turbocharged
Transmission: six-speed manual
Power: 147 PS at 3,700 rpm
Torque: 350 Nm between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 50.4 mpg
CO2 emissions: 146 g/km
Top speed: 120 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 9.3 seconds
Price: Diesel from £24,295 (1.6 petrol from £21,295)

Fuel sales plummet after panic over 'strike threat'

Sales of fuel over Easter fell by almost a third compared with a year ago in the wake of the panic buying by motorists after the Government advised them to top up their tanks because of the threat of a strike.

Seat Ibiza (Revised 2012) - First Drive

Engine: 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol, turbo-charged

Transmission: five-speed manual, seven-speed dual-clutch DSG available as an option

Power: 105 PS

Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 55.4 mpg

CO2 emissions: 119 g/km

Top speed: 119 mph

Acceleration (0-62 mph): 9.8 seconds

Price: 1.2 TSI models from £13,700, revised Ibiza range from £9,995 to £16,840

A petrol tanker moves through a line of queuing cars after replenishing supplies at a previously closed garage in Brighton today

Truck drivers in threat to support striking hauliers

Militant truck drivers who brought fuel supplies to a standstill by blockading oil refineries 12 years ago said they were prepared to repeat their protest in support of striking hauliers.

Truckers pledge to join fuel-tanker drivers and enforce petrol blockade

Militant truck drivers who brought fuel supplies to a standstill by blockading oil refineries 12 years ago said that they were prepared to repeat their protest in support of striking hauliers.

Many garages have reported long queues after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude suggested drivers should fill up any spare jerry cans

PM may be running on empty when it comes to goodwill, but Treasury due for £32m bonus

Queues snaking back from forecourts, garages pumped dry, the Prime Minister accused of presiding over a shambles. But there was one piece of good news for the Government from the ongoing row over fuel tanker drivers' threatened strike action: the petrol panic buying triggered by ministers' advice will bring an extra £32m to the Treasury.

Drivers have been queuing for hundreds of yards to fill up at petrol pumps, following the Government's exhortation that drivers keep tanks topped up ahead of possible industrial actionl

Fuel frenzy spreads – but at least it's good news for the Treasury

Government is raking in an extra £32m in excise duties thanks to the panic buying it sparked at the petrol pumps

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