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Picture Gallery: Jaguar’s F-TYPE in full

While we await tomorrow’s Livestream broadcast from the Paris Motor Show – at 7:00am British Summer Time (8:00 CET) if you’re interested, we thought you’d like to see a full hi-res gallery of Jaguar’s new F-TYPE in all its splendour.

Audi reveals an all-new 296bhp S3

It seems that the ‘on-paper’ superiority of BMW’s M135i xDrive is about to receive a serious challenge from Audi’s all-new S3, due to be launched at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show.

Based upon the new lighter Audi A3, the 2013 S3 weighs 60kg less than its predecessor, tipping the scales at just 1,395kg. And while the S3 Sportback previously wielded 261bhp, its successor deploys a class-leading 296bhp from a completely new 2.0 TFSI engine, developed specifically for the S3.

The new MINI Paceman: It’s one small step for (Country)man..

Forty-three years ago, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. As he put his first foot on the ground, he made the historic declaration, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

I was reminded of this small piece of history, by the memorial service held to mark the passing of Armstrong in Washington DC, yesterday. But I was also prompted by MINI’s launch of its new Paceman.

Limited Edition Audi SQ5 TDI set for Paris, enhanced by quattro GmbH

Here’s a piece of no-news, if ever there was, perhaps because Audi’s presence at this month’s Paris Motor Show will lack their usual flourish of concept cars and new models. There’ll be the recently launched RS 5 Cabriolet of course, plus the new A3 and R8 e-tron, but we’re not expecting any surprises – which is something of a paradoxical statement in itself.