Luxury

  • 2016 McLaren 675 LT, Jay Kay collection

    Jay Kay, frontman of the British jazz-funk band Jamiroquai, will part ways with a group of cars from his private collection at the NEC Classic Motor Show this Saturday. The cars are being offered through Silverstone Auctions, and there's something for every budget and taste. The collection's highlight is a 2016 McLaren 675LT, one of 500 cars built. The singer's example features $65,000 worth of extra equipment from McLaren Special Operations. Finished in Chicane Gray with a gray and orange interior, the supercar makes 666 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8. It was the last...

  • 2017 Audi RS 7
    Buy Bavarian: 2018 Audi RS 7 discounted up to $18,500

    Shoppers who have an eye on a 2018 Audi can take advantage of some serious discounts through the end of November. The 2018 Audi RS 7 tops the list, with up to $18,500 in savings. CarsDirect reported Wednesday that the German luxury brand has issued dealerships "marketing allowance," which is...

  • ECD Land Rover Range Rover Classic
    Florida's ECD now offers restored Range Rover Classics

    Florida's ECD has made a name for itself in recent years with its range of restored and restomodded Land Rover Defenders. In fact, the company's name is an acronym for “East Coast Defender.” However, ECD isn't opposed to working on other Land Rover products and has recently turned its...

  • Teaser for 2020 Genesis G90
    Major update on the way for 2020 Genesis G90

    Genesis is planning a major revamp for its G90 flagship, as indicated by a teaser shot released by the Korean luxury brand on Thursday. The teaser hints at a new headlight and grille treatment for the full-size sedan which originally arrived for the 2017 model year. The updated model will be...

  • Teaser for production Aston Martin DBX due in 2019
    Aston Martin SUV to be unveiled in late 2019

    Aston Martin will climb aboard the luxury SUV bandwagon with an all-new model, and the company confirmed on Wednesday it will debut in late 2019. In an announcement that surrounded ongoing work to complete the St Athan, Wales, production facility, Aston Martin said the new SUV will be unveiled in...

  • 2020 BMW 1-Series facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 1-Series spy shots

    The smallest BMW sedan we get in the United States is the 3-Series, but over in China a compact sedan known as the 1-Series has been on sale since 2016. The car will soon reach the midway point in its life cycle and in BMW tradition will receive a round of updates to keep it looking and feeling...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated version has just been spotted. The prototype is for the E-Class Wagon but similar updates should be bound for the sedan as well. The current E-Class was introduced for the 2017 model year. In Mercedes tradition, we should see the updated version introduced for 2021. The face of the E-Class will be given a substantial makeover with this update, with the headlights taking on a design similar to the units found on the latest GLE SUV. This should provide further differentiation between the...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 911 spy shots and video

    Porsche is out testing prototypes for its next-generation 911, the 992, which will be hitting the market next summer as a 2020 model. The latest prototypes, which show both the Carrera and Carrera S, are almost completely devoid of camouflage gear, and they also reveal most of the interior...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GT spy shots and video

    Mercedes-AMG's GT sports car is about to receive a subtle facelift, as evidenced by the recent sighting of a prototype sporting a few tweaks. The changes constitute a mid-cycle update for AMG's standalone sports car which first arrived as a 2016 model. We expect this updated version to go on sale...

  • Lincoln Aviator Teaser
    Lincoln Aviator's warning chimes were recorded by Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    When the Lincoln Aviator makes its debut in production form, it will have a little piece of Detroit engrained within it. Instead of using computer-generated tones, Lincoln approached the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) to record the luxury SUV's warning chimes, the brand revealed on Monday. The...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 development drives
    2020 Porsche 911: Testing from the mundane to the extreme

    Year after year, Porsche consistently ranks at or near the top of multiple reliability surveys, such as the annual J.D. Power Dependability Study. Part of the reason for this is the extensive testing that goes into the development of each of the German automaker's cars. Porsche's next major...

  • 2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots and video

    The current BMW 1-Series Hatchback is somewhat of an oddity in the world of compact cars, because it comes with a sporty rear-wheel-drive layout and available inline-6 engines. That's odd because the rear-wheel-drive layout eats into interior space, making an already tight cabin even tighter, while...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Mercedes-Benz has a redesigned A-Class on its hands, and this time around there is both a hatchback and a sedan, the latter of which we'll see here in the United States. They're the first of eight body styles planned for Mercedes' new generation of compacts. Another is a redesigned B-Class minivan. Some of those eight body styles will have high-performance variants developed by Mercedes-AMG. And this time around there will be direct replacements for the current crop of 45 series cars, plus the new crop of slightly tamer 35 series cars, the first of which is the A35 hatch that debuted at last...

  • 2019 Jaguar XE
    Jaguar Land Rover develops tech to combat motion sickness

    Future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will help passengers avoid motion sickness as the brands announced on Wednesday that new research has helped engineers understand how to keep nausea at bay while traveling. The brands' motion-sickness research has helped create an algorithm to gauge the...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesign for its GLS (formerly the GL-Class), and this time around there will be an ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach model to challenge the Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and potentially something from Aston Martin's rived Lagonda brand. Talk of the Maybach GLS...

  • Aston Martin DBS 59 special edition
    Aston Martin pays tribute to DBR1 with new DBS 59 special edition

    Aston Martin has worked overtime to crank out numerous special editions. The latest pays homage to an iconic bit of motorsport history; the DBR1 race car. To celebrate that amazing machine, Aston Martin has created the DBS 59, based on the latest DBS Superleggera. The number 59 is in reference to...

  • BOOK by Cadillac
    Chapter closed: Book by Cadillac subscription goes on hiatus

    Book by Cadillac, the luxury brand's car subscription service, will shut down effective Dec. 1. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the subscription service's end and cited ongoing challenges for the program's demise. Motor Authority reached out to Cadillac for additional information on the...

  • 2020 BMW X6 M spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW X6 M spy shots and video

    There's a new generation of the BMW X6 in the works, and like its predecessor it will spawn a high-performance X6 M variant. Today we have our first look at the high-performance variant from BMW M thanks to the sighting of a prototype testing in Germany. Clear give-aways that this is the BMW M...

  • 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible (M850i xDrive Convertible)

    BMW on Thursday unveiled the convertible version of its revived 8-Series. The car makes its formal debut this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show and will be in showrooms next March, arriving as a 2019 model. Just one variant will be available at launch, an M850i xDrive Convertible. Its starting price is set at $122,395, representing a $9,500 premium on the M850i xDrive coupe hitting showrooms in December. Both are powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 tuned to deliver 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, and the sole transmission is an 8-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is...

  • Land Rover Defender Works V8
    Redesigned Land Rover Defender could spawn Sport, EV models

    The beloved Land Rover Defender was sent to the automotive graveyard in early 2016 after decades of production. The good news is that a successor is in the works, and it's confirmed for an arrival in 2020. The last Defender was in production for more than three decades and could trace its roots to...

  • 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric car (crossover SUV)
    Jaguar Land Rover announces turnaround plan as sales slide

    Jaguar Land Rover is reeling from a sharp decline in sales in the third quarter as the automaker faces falling demand in its key markets of China and the United Kingdom. Global sales for the Jaguar and Land Rover brands were down 13.2 percent on the same period a year ago, coming in at 129,887...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesigned CLA, and like the outgoing model the new one will spawn a wagon variant known as the CLA Shooting Brake. A prototype for the redesigned CLA Shooting Brake has been spotted for the first time and reveals the sleek shape Mercedes' designers are planning. The...

  • 2019 Lexus LX Inspiration Series
    Lexus goes for sinister look with 2019 LX Inspiration Series

    Lexus will use next month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to unveil a new Inspiration Series model. Based on the 2019 LX, the latest in the line of special-edition Lexuses features a sinister exterior combining a deep black paint finish with 21-inch wheels wearing gloss black. This new beauty also...

  • 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive
    2019 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive review: Luxury for every occasion

    My 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS test car came with ceramic brakes, rear-wheel steering, and a frighteningly thick booklet explaining the driving laws—significantly, the penalties for breaking them—in Bahrain. The words “jail term” appeared often enough to dissuade me from...

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