Luxury

  • 2021 BMW iX3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Prototypes for an electric version of the BMW X3 have been spotted and follow an earlier sighting of a test mule. The vehicle, which will go by the name iX3, is confirmed for launch in late 2020, meaning we'll likely see it arrive as a 2021 model. After stumbling with the oddball i3, BMW decided to change its approach to electric cars by developing battery-powered versions of its core models as opposed to launching standalone EVs. The move makes more sense now that electric cars are becoming more widely accepted, and it will also save the automaker a boatload as the costs of developing EVs...

  • Teaser for Porsche Taycan debuting in September 2019
    Porsche to only use dedicated EV platforms for electric models

    Porsche is open to turning every model it sells into an EV, bar the 911, which CEO Oliver Blume said last fall would never be a pure electric car. But any EV that Porsche launches won't be offered with an alternative powertrain utilizing an internal-combustion engine, Blume told Auto Express during...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG armored by Inkas—Edit
    Get your swagger on in an armored Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

    The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has made a name for itself over decades for being tough as nails. Yet, it won't stop rifle fire from the factory. For those with an urgent need for armored and ballistic protection, Toronto-based Inkas is here. In the latest from the company's line of armored vehicles is...

  • Land Rover Range Rover Adventum coupe by Niels van Roij design
    Range Rover coupe not dead, coachbuilder picks up where Land Rover left off

    Cost cutting killed the Land Rover Range Rover SV coupe in January before it ever arrived. Don't shed a tear yet, know that it will live to die another day. British coachbuilder Niels van Roij Design will pick up the pieces Land Rover left behind for the Range Rover coupe and will put the swanky...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
    2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Jumping on the fastback SUV bandwagon

    Porsche's Cayenne can soon be ordered in a sleeker, sportier shape thanks to the arrival of the 2020 Cayenne Coupe, which the German performance marque unveiled Thursday. Like other players in the segment, such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, the Cayenne Coupe sacrifices space in pursuit...

  • Audi Aicon concept
    Futuristic Audi EV concept pegged for 2019 Shanghai auto show

    Audi has confirmed plans to unveil an EV concept at next month's Auto Shanghai 2019. Rather than previewing a future model in the works, the concept will be a pure design study exploring electric mobility a decade from now. Audi rolled out a similar concept at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW’s benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, revealing a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the redesigned 2019 3-Series, from which it will be derived. We can also see that the brake discs and calipers are very large, and at the rear of the car sit a signature set of quad-exhaust tips. Hidden underneath all of the camouflage gear at the front will be enlarged intakes possibly with a similar design to what’s found on the...

  • 2020 Cadillac CT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Cadillac will also unveil CT4 compact sedan in 2019

    The Cadillac CT5 unveiled on Monday isn't the only new sedan Cadillac will show us in 2019. Another will be the compact CT4, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle confirmed to Automotive News (subscription required) in an interview published Monday. Like the CT5, the CT4's been no secret as prototypes...

  • Teaser for BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe debuting at  2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
    BMW locks in 2-Series Gran Coupe for 2019 LA Auto Show

    The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show isn't until November but the show's first world premiere has already been confirmed. During BMW Group's annual financial results press conference held Wednesday in Munich, Germany, CEO Harald Krueger announced that a BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be unveiled at the...

  • 2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Land Rover Defender spy shots

    Land Rover’s Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that’s barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian and mechanically bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe
    2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed ahead of New York auto show

    Mercedes-Benz's GLC is the hottest ticket in the automaker's lineup, with buyers in the United States snapping up close to 70,000 units last year. To keep things brimming, Mercedes unveiled an updated 2020 GLC earlier this month at the Geneva International Motor Show, and on Tuesday we got our...

  • 2019 BMW X7
    First drive review: The 2019 BMW X7 has grit, grille, and grandeur

    Somewhere on the interstate between Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina, it finally clicks, like the incessant drops of rain on the glass. We’re not getting any decent weather on this first drive of the 2019 BMW X7. No useful turns, either. The descent into Low Country evaporates all hope...

  • Teaser for 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz unveiled its updated 2020 GLC at this month's Geneva International Motor Show, and the automaker on Sunday confirmed that the updated version of the crossover's GLC Coupe sibling is just around the corner. To build the excitement, Mercedes also released a teaser video hinting at the revised light signatures of the head and taillights of the updated GLC Coupe. The reveal will likely take place at either the New York International Auto Show or Auto Shanghai, which this year are both scheduled for April. Beyond some subtle visual tweaks, we know from the updated GLC that the...

  • 2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots
    2020 Genesis GV80 spy shots and video

    The Genesis GV80 luxury crossover SUV has been spotted testing on public roads in prototype form. The first of two new SUVs due from Hyundai's upmarket Genesis brand in the next couple years, the GV80 will be a mid-size vehicle targeting the BMW X5. It is expected to reach showrooms in late 2019...

  • Bugatti Divo
    Bugatti Royale to return as electric super sedan?

    Now that it is no longer chasing the production car speed crown, there are whispers Bugatti will add a more comfortable, more practical model to its lineup. It may even be a battery-powered model, Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann suggested in a March 6 interview with Bloomberg. “There, I would...

  • Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator production at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky
    Ford ups Expedition, Navigator production a second time due to soaring demand

    Ford announced Tuesday that it will increase production of the Expedition and its pricey Lincoln Navigator twin by 20 percent this summer to meet soaring demand. The increase comes after Ford upped the production of the SUVs by 25 percent a year ago when the vehicles were last redesigned. The...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots and video

    It was in early 2017 that Audi first confirmed the addition of a Q4 to its lineup, though there have been some changes to the automaker's plans since then. The Q4 was originally planned to be a compact crossover SUV with a coupe-like profile based on the same structure as the recently redesigned...

  • Bentley Continental GT V8
    Bentley Continental GT adds V-8 engine, loses none of the charm

    Bentley Continental GT buyers can now have their opulent coupe with four fewer cylinders. On Monday, the British luxury automaker revealed the new Continental GT V8 and GT Convertible V8, which gives potential owners a (relatively) more fuel-efficient option compared to the burly 6.0-liter V-12...

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6-V

    The Cadillac CT6's future, in general, remains in question, but the hotter CT6-V isn't dead yet. The brand announced it will build another "installment" of the cars due to high demand. Cars Direct reported on Wednesday that the Cadillac CT6-V will live again, but the next batch of 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8-powered cars will cost $4,000 more. According to Cadillac, the original price of $88,790, which included destination, was something of a reward for early buyers who snapped up the cars in hours. Those who missed the boat originally will be met with a $92,790 price with no changes to standard...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes-Maybach GLS rumored to debut this year, start at $200,000

    The Mercedes-Maybach GLS will likely debut this year before production begins at Mercedes-Benz's Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant. Naturally, it will come with a high-profile price tag, potentially making it the most expensive vehicle assembled in the United States. Automotive News (subscription...

  • Fisker EMotion
    Fisker EMotion delayed until solid-state batteries ready for prime time

    It was in 2017 that revived electric car startup Fisker announced plans for the EMotion, stating at the time that the svelte sedan would enter production in 2019 and feature next-generation batteries developed in-house. Fisker has since pushed back the launch of the EMotion until sometime after...

  • 2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots

    BMW M is out testing a new version of the M2 at the Nürburgring, believed to be a hardcore M2 CS. The car may look like the recently launched M2 Competition but if you look a little closer you'll notice some key differences. For instance, the front fascia sports an additional lip spoiler...

  • Teaser for Fisker electric SUV
    Fisker provides first look at Tesla Model Y rival priced below $40,000

    It's been almost two years since reborn electric car startup Fisker showed us the EMotion, a svelte sedan promised with a 500-mile range. The EMotion is still on the road to production but Fisker is already keen to show us another model in the works. Fisker's next model will be a small SUV to...

  • 2020 Cadillac CT5 Sport
    2020 Cadillac CT5 revealed with Escala looks and turbo power

    Cadillac's focus has been on crossover SUVs for the last few yars, but on Monday it shifted back to sedans when it revealed the 2020 CT5 mid-size sports sedan. Set to make its formal debut next month at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the CT5 is first in Cadillac's upcoming sedan...

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