Luxury

  • Bentley Bentayga by Bengala

    Perhaps you've never heard of Bengala. If not, consider the Bentley Bentayga Bengala an introduction. The posh luxury SUV has undergone a makeover with the Spanish design firm, and it looks ready for just about anything thrown at it. Bengala says on its website that it partnered with a former Spanish off-road champion and his team to engineer and design the Bentayga Bengala. That much shows through—clearly. Outside, the rough-and-tough SUV gains a massive bumper bar to protect the fascia, LED light bars in the grille and atop the roof, and two horizontal bars at the front and rear for...

  • Acura Legend
    Acura files trademark for Legend, suggesting beloved nameplate may return

    The Acura Legend helped put the Japanese luxury brand on the map in the U.S. starting in 1985. Although the Legend departed us a decade later, it appears Acura may have a rebirth in mind. AutoGuide first discovered a trademark filing for the Legend name on Thursday. Acura curiously filed the...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Audi Q3 Sportback debuting in July won't reach US

    Audi is preparing a sleeker, more coupe-like version of its Q3 compact crossover SUV, which was just redesigned for 2019. Previously thought to be called a Q4, the coupe-like Q3 will be the first Audi SUV to feature the Sportback name, which so far has appeared exclusively on the automaker's...

  • 2019 Audi A8 L
    Audi mulls turning A8 into dedicated EV

    Audi is considering turning its A8 flagship sedan into a dedicated EV around the middle of the next decade, when a redesigned model is due. New CEO Bram Schot made the revelation during the automaker's annual general meeting held Thursday in Neckarsulm, Germany. “The next generation of the...

  • Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII
    Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII recalls a 20th-century milestone

    In 1919, the world's first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight happened, and Rolls-Royce engines provided the power to make it happen. Marking the 100th anniversary of the 20th-century milestone, Rolls-Royce crafted a limited-edition line of Wraith luxury cars with jaw-dropping nods to the flight. The...

  • 2019 Audi A8
    Audi says extra-luxurious A8 model coming

    Although the A8 is Audi's range-topping sedan today, there's an even more luxurious version on the way. The German luxury brand confirmed Thursday a new "especially luxurious and prestigious derivative." That's corporate speak for something really fancy coming to the A8 family. Although the company...

  • 2020 Cadillac CT5, 2019 New York International Auto Show

    That didn't take long at all. Following the regular CT5 sedan's debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the hotter CT5-V will debut at the end of this month. That's not all, though. We'll get our first look at the even smaller CT4 sedan, too. The luxury brand confirmed Thursday that we'll not only see the CT5-V but also the CT4-V on May 30. Recall, the CT5 replaces both the ATS and CTS, while the CT4 should fill the sub-compact sedan space. Think of the CT4 as an Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and BMW 2-Series rival. The confirmation came as Cadillac celebrates 15 years of the...

  • BMW M3/M4 Competition Package
    2020 BMW M4 coming standard with M Competition pack

    BMW is preparing a new generation of the 4-Series, and with it will come a new M4. There's still plenty of life in the current M4, though, especially now that BMW is sweetening the deal by offering the car's M Competition Package as a standard feature. This represents a saving of $5,000. Launched...

  • 2020 Jaguar F-Type Checkered Flag Edition
    Jaguar F-Type to receive electrification, digital dash

    It's hard to believe that the Jaguar F-Type has been on sale since the 2014 model year as the sultry sports car is still one of the best-looking options in its segment. Jaguar is now working on a major update for the car, with electrification, a digital dash, and revised styling all in the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE580
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE580 arrives with mild-hybrid V-8 power

    Mercedes-Benz has added V-8 power to its newest GLE with the arrival of the 2020 GLE580. The powertrain is a mild-hybrid setup combining a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 with a beefed-up electric starter motor able to aid the engine during high loads and recover energy under braking and coasting...

  • 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots and video

    BMW introduced a redesigned 3-Series for 2019 and today we have new spy shots and video of a prototype for the related 4-Series, specifically the 4-Series Convertible. The redesigned 4-Series is expected to debut in late 2019, but in coupe form only initially. The convertible should trail the coupe...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe
    Mercedes-Benz reportedly to cut model variants including coupes and convertibles from US lineup

    Prepare to say goodbye to some Mercedes-Benz model variants in the United States. The German luxury brand may cut loose slow-selling variants. Automotive News (subscription required) reported dealers were told at a dealership meeting earlier this month to prepare for model cuts. The axe could swing...

  • Mercedes-Benz ESF 2019 safety car concept

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled its latest concept to showcase what future automotive safety may look like. However, some of the technology in the concept car isn't far off from production. The brand's Experimental Safety Vehicle 2019 (ESF 2019) is based on a standard GLE. Yet, unlike the current GLE, the ESF 2019 can be a completely self-driving car. The cockpit boasts redesigned pedals and a steering wheel that can collapse in to the dash when the driver is ready give up control. That's not likely for showrooms any time soon. Other safety elements are likely coming to a Mercedes-Benz vehicle in the...

  • 2020 BMW X5 M50i
    BMW X5 and X7 spawn sporty M50i models delivering 523 horsepower of grunt

    BMW's X5 and X7 SUVs see their respective lineups expanded with sporty M50i models. These aren't dedicated M cars but tamer M Performance offerings, though there's nothing soft about them, with the X5 M50i able to hit 60 mph in as little as 4.1 seconds and the larger X7 M50i just 0.4 of a second...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 spy shots and video

    Porsche’s 718 Cayman and Boxster received the GTS treatment for 2018, but this doesn't represent the end of the performance road for Porsche's entry-level sports car. The German sports car marque is currently working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder...

  • 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport
    2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport preview

    Land Rover has given its Discovery Sport a thorough update for the 2020 model year. Due in showrooms this summer, the 2020 Discovery Sport's virtually all-new under the skin, as the current model's aging D8 platform has been updated to the latest version found in the 2020 Range Rover Evoque for...

  • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera special edition
    Aston Martin DBS Superleggera special honors an original Bond car

    Everyone recalls the Aston Martin DB5 that starred in several James Bond films, with the appearance in 1964's Goldfinger arguably the most famous. Aston Martin is even in the process of building exact replicas of this early movie car, complete with spy gadgets. However, the DB5 isn't the only Aston...

  • 2019 BMW 5-Series (M550i xDrive)
    More powerful V-8 on the way for BMW M550i

    BMW's M550i xDrive is about to receive the latest evolution of the automaker's 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 which will see the sport sedan's performance enhanced. The automaker on Friday said the new engine will be installed in the M550i from July, meaning we'll likely see it arrive for the 2020...

  • 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

    After years of promises, Audi is finally ready to roll out plug-in hybrid versions of its core models globally. They will feature the automaker's next-generation plug-in hybrid powertrain, and the first of them was confirmed on Tuesday as the Q5 55 TFSI e. Others will include A6-, and A7- and A8-based models. The Q5 55 TFSI e's lengthy name represents the new format Audi is using for its plug-in hybrids, as the previous e-tron badge is now exclusively reserved for battery-electric models, like the e-tron and upcoming e-tron Sportback. Its powertrain meanwhile consists of a 2.0-liter...

  • 2020 BMW M8 Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M8 Convertible spy shots and video

    A prototype for the convertible version of the soon-to-be-revealed BMW M8 has been spotted again. The M8 represents the performance pinnacle of the BMW lineup, with the car being prepped as Munich’s challenger to high-performance grand tourers like the Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes-AMG...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
    First drive review: 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe clarifies the performance SUV

    The jagged line that separates Austria and Slovenia on a map looks like it traces the sharp bends of a river, but it doesn’t. There is no physical barrier between Austria, where I shuffle a 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe down a foggy road early on a Sunday morning, and Slovenia, just a...

  • 2019 Genesis G80
    Genesis says it will off its V-8 engine

    The V-8 engine will reportedly not be a part of Genesis' future as the brand looks at tightening emissions regulations around the globe. Car and Driver reported the V-8 engine's death at Genesis last Friday. According to Genesis CEO Manfred Fitzgerald, the next-generation G80 sedan, which will...

  • 2020 Lincoln Corsair
    2020 Lincoln Corsair priced: Much-improved MKC replacement starts at $36,940

    Lincoln has replaced the MKC with a much-improved model for 2020 dubbed the Corsair. It will go on sale later this year priced from $36,940, including destination, and prices can quickly inflate from here. For example, add all-wheel drive, a $3,600 option, and suddenly the Corsair's pricing is in...

  • 2020 Karma Revero GT
    Karma presents 2020 Revero GT in North America, announces battery-electric platform

    Following its world debut in April at Auto Shanghai 2019, the 2020 Kamra Revero GT has now been presented on local soil. The updated extended-range electric sedan was presented on Thursday at Karma's plant in Moreno Valley, California, where Karma also announced the establishment of a new customer...

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