Luxury

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

    Mercedes-Benz's electric car endeavors will sit center stage on the automaker's stands at next month's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. In an announcement made Wednesday outlining its Geneva plans, Mercedes confirmed six premieres, two of which will be EV concepts. One will be a concept of Mercedes' Formula E race car for the 2019/2020 season of the electric car race series. The actual race car is being developed with long-time Mercedes motorsport partner HWA and will be based on Formula E's Gen2 control chassis introduced for the current 2018/2019 season. Of more interest is the new EQV...

  • Audi e-tron ski slope ad
    Audi pays homage to 1986 ski slope ad with e-tron SUV

    Audi made a name for itself in the late 20th century with its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, and today, the brand wants to show a shift to battery electric vehicles won't change Quattro's prowess. The brand published a new video on Tuesday that recreates its famed 1986 ski slope advertisement. In...

  • Audi traffic light recognition
    Audi wants to help you hit all green lights, all the time

    The average American driver spends 300 hours a year driving, and Audi hopes its latest piece of technology helps reduce that figure. The luxury brand announced Tuesday its new Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA), a funny name for an impressive technology that aims to help drivers hit every...

  • 2019 Lincoln MKC
    2020 Lincoln Corsair to offer 3 powertrains, including plug-in hybrid

    A redesigned MKC is coming for 2020, only it won't be called an MKC as Lincoln has ditched its confusing three-letter naming strategy in favor of proper names that just so happen to feature a nautical theme. Look for the MKC replacement to debut later this year as the Corsair, an old French term...

  • 2021 Audi RS Q4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi RS Q4 spy shots

    Audi is developing a compact crossover SUV that it will badge a Q4, and today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the high-performance version from the Audi Sport division: the RS Q4. The Q4 is a coupe-like crossover based on the same structure as the recently redesigned Q3, and judging...

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 New York auto show
    Pricey Platinum trim could be last chance to snag CT6 with V-8

    Cadillac has a new, brand-exclusive V-8 called the Blackwing that debuts in the 2019 CT6. Initially announced last November for a high-performance CT6-V model limited to just 275 units, Cadillac in January added that the 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 would also be offered in the regular CT6...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition

    Mercedes-Benz will show two special-edition roadsters at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month and each will likely signal the end of the line for their model lines. On Tuesday, Mercedes unveiled the 2020 SLC Final Edition and the SL Grand Edition, both of which will make their public debuts in Geneva. Like the first SLK from 1996, the SLC is available in yellow. That color was called Yellowstone in Europe and Sunburst Yellow in the U.S. This version is called Sun Yellow. Both the SLC 300 and SLC 43 get the Final Edition treatment, but only the SLC 43 will be offered in yellow. The SLC 300...

  • 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan demand outstrips production capacity

    The Rolls-Royce Cullinan marked the opulent luxury brand's first foray into the SUV market with its debut last May, and it's been nothing but good news for the company ever since. According to an Automotive News (subscription required) report on Saturday, demand continues to outweigh production...

  • 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots

    The Mercedes-Benz CLA will soon have competition from a coupe-like sedan from BMW. A prototype has been spotted for what’s likely to be a 2-Series Gran Coupe. The car is on track for a debut in the spring and on sale later in 2019 as a 2020 model. Its development may explain why BMW has been...

  • Polestar 2 teaser
    Polestar 2: 300-mile, 400-hp electric sport sedan set for Feb. 27 debut

    New electric car brand Polestar on Wednesday confirmed the reveal of its second model, the Polestar 2, will take place on February 27. The car is a small sport sedan to rival the Tesla Model 3, and Polestar says it will offer 300 miles of range and 400 horsepower. Final specs will be locked in...

  • Land Rover Discovery SVX concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show
    Land Rover Discovery SVX cancelled, SVX name to live on

    Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations team has less to do than initially planned. Land Rover scrapped plans for an ultra-opulent Range Rover SV Coupe in late January, and now we learn that the hardcore Discovery SVX off-roader is no longer headed to production. Autocar reported the model's death...

  • Audi Q4 e-tron concept teaser sketch
    Audi Q4 e-tron concept sketch revealed ahead of Geneva debut

    While Audi has confirmed the brand will introduce a gasoline-powered Q4 crossover to slot between the Q3 and Q5 models, the brand will present an electric Q4 e-tron concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The German luxury marque didn't share many details, but provided two sketches of...

  • Bentley Bentayga Speed

    Bentley has taken its penchant for power to the SUV segment. On Thursday, the British luxury brand unveiled the Bentley Bentayga Speed, which claims the title as the world's fastest production SUV. That claim comes with an asterisk. Bentley says this ultra-luxury SUV clocks a top speed of 190 mph, 1 mph faster than the Lamborghini Urus, but at least 10 mph faster than the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. However, the Urus is quicker off the line. It posts a 3.6-second 0-60 mph time, while Bentley says the Bentayga Speed makes the 0-62 mph run in 3.9 seconds...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots
    2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots and video

    Prototypes for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation S-Class have been spotted again. The car is expected to debut at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show and should be in showrooms in 2020 as a 2021 model. From earlier test mules, we know the general size and proportions will match up with the current...

  • 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots
    2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots

    The BMW 8-Series just returned after a long hiatus, and the German automaker has plans for an entire lineup of its svelte range-topper. Both the 8-Series coupe and convertible have officially debuted, and photos of the M8 coupe were leaked onto the Internet. The 8-Series Gran Coupe has been spotted...

  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST
    Jaguar-Land Rover nixes the V-6, debuts new inline-6 on Range Rover Sport HST

    As we've speculated for years, Jaguar-Land Rover has a new inline-6 engine, and on Tuesday the company announced it will first find a home in the Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST. The new 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 replaces the dated supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 and is part of the Ingenium...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots
    2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots and video

    Behold the production version of 2015's stunning Mission E concept: the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The car is a small fastback sedan with an electric powertrain. Don’t worry, those exhaust tips are just dummy units to fool onlookers. The rest of the design is very close to the concept we first saw...

  • 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots
    2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost spy shots

    Get ready for a second generation of the Rolls-Royce Ghost, a car you'd buy if you're filthy rich but not an all-out baller. Prototypes for a redesigned version of Rolls-Royce's entry-level sedan have been spotted ahead of an expected debut in late 2020 or early the following year. We should see it...

  • 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M

    It's the new reality: A sporty crossover SUV is as important as a sport sedan from an automaker that makes performance one of its talking points. So it was only a matter of time before BMW released M versions of its compact X3 and X4 crossovers. On Tuesday, BMW revealed the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M crossover SUVs and said production will begin in April. The headline is under the hood. Both crossover SUVs are motivated by the S58 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 that spins out 473 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The engine revs to 7,200 rpm, launches the vehicles to 60 mph in 4.1...

  • 2020 Alpina B7
    2020 Alpina B7 preview: Because the BMW M7 doesn't exist yet

    The 2020 Alpina B7 stormed onto the scene in a Monday announcement, and in typical Alpina fashion, the latest B7 looks the part and packs all the essentials of a flagship sport sedan. Alpina underscored the B7's smooth operation and door-busting torque delivery. Under the hood is a 4.4-liter...

  • 2019 Maserati Levante GTS
    First drive review: 2019 Maserati Levante GTS completes a beast

    Italian cars are known for four things: beauty, speed, noise, and a special feel. Fail on any of these and the car feels authentic like ravioli from a can. Maserati’s Levante is the Italian automaker’s first crossover SUV. It’s beautiful, but base models weren’t fast...

  • 1979 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Civilian Mercedes-Benz G-Class turns 40

    This year marks 40 years since the original Mercedes-Benz G-Class made its debut, and the brand told the story of its inception on Wednesday to mark the occasion. Originally, the G Wagon, or Gelandewagen, was conceived as a military vehicle. However, Mercedes-Benz and the Austrian firm...

  • 2019 Lexus UX (UX250h E-Four hybrid)
    Lexus launches subscription service, limited to UX crossover

    Select Lexus dealers now offer the brand's new "Lexus Complete Lease" subscription program. Announced Tuesday, the program rivals other subscription programs from competitors such as Volvo, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Yet, Lexus' offering veers more on the side of leasing with benefits than a true...

  • 2020 BMW 7-Series
    2020 BMW 7-Series and its gaping grille starts at $87,445

    The 2020 BMW 7-Series and its massive maw will cost $87,445, including a $995 destination fee, to start when it arrives at dealerships later this year. The revamped full-size luxury sedan will do its best to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which outsold the 7-Series by a wide margin last year...

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