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Marine

Kilkea adds touch of luxury to container ships

Your average container ship could never be described as luxurious, but the Kilkea is not your average container ship. To be built on the shell of an old Vard 1-08 platform supply vessel, instead of shipping containers, the Kilkea will be repurposed to take you and 36 of your closest friends to all corners of the globe in sumptuous comfort.

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Automotive Review

BMW X1 xDrive 25i: The consummate all-rounder

Not even BMW, a brand built around the slogan "ultimate driving machine," has been able to avoid the pull of front-wheel drive. It started with a minivan – the Series 2 Active Tourer – but the space-saving tech has quickly spread across to BMW's smallest SUV. So, is the X1 worth the sticker price and can a roomy family SUV really be built on the skinny carcass of the Mini Cooper? After spending a week in the xDrive25i, we have some answers.Read More

Automotive

Audi goes long with six-door A8 L extended

Measuring up at 5.27 m (17.28 ft) long, most wouldn't consider the regular Audi A8 L too short. But one particularly wealthy European buyer isn't most people, and has commissioned an even longer, six-door A8. Measuring 6.36 m (20.9 ft) from nose to tail, the A8 L extended is almost a meter longer than the 5.45 m (17.9 ft) Mercedes-Maybach S600, and makes BMW's 5.24 m (17.72 ft) long wheelbase 7 Series look like a Ford Fiesta.


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Automotive

BMW 7 Series Master Class and Solitaire are all about exclusivity

No one has accused the new 7 Series of being low rent or lacking in luxurious touches, but that hasn't stopped BMW's Individual Manufactory department from developing two ultra-exclusive versions of the limousine. With paintwork that incorporates fine glass flakes, diamond trim and lush floormats, the Master Class and Solitaire Edition 7 Series serve to show the huge range of options available to buyers with a taste for the finer things.Read More

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