Luxury

  • 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots

    BMW has just launched a new generation of its 8-Series but this time around there will be more body styles than just a coupe. We've already seen the covers come off an 8-Series Convertible and now we have revealing shots and video of a tester for the 8-Series Gran Coupe undergoing cold-weather testing on public roads. Despite the coupe in the name, the 8-Series Gran Coupe is actually a liftback sedan. It's due on sale in late 2019 as a 2020 model and will fill the void of the 6-Series Gran Coupe that BMW recently phased out. Alternatives include the Audi A7, Maserati Ghibli, Mercedes-Benz...

  • Mercedes Me store in Mercedes-Benz MBUX system
    Mercedes-Benz wants to sell optional features after a new vehicle purchase

    The buying process won't be over for Mercedes-Benz owners after they take their new car home. The luxury brand has introduced a new feature via its Mercedes Me application that allows owners to purchase optional features after the car has left the dealer. The brand announced last Tuesday that...

  • 2019 Lexus NX
    Lexus might build a performance SUV, and it could be an off-roader

    Some sort of performance-oriented SUV could be in Lexus' future, and the brand is in "active conversation" about what form it could take. It would mark the first time the F performance badge would appear on a crossover or SUV. Cooper Ericksen, vice president for product planning and strategy at...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spy shots
    2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB35 spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz already sells a GLA compact crossover SUV, but for the automaker's next generation of compacts we'll see both a redesigned GLA plus a new GLB. Prototypes for the GLB have been spotted for a while and reveal that the vehicle will exhibit the more familiar two-box SUV shape, as opposed...

  • Self-driving Mercedes-Benz S-Class prototype
    Mercedes-Benz says an uncrashable car is possible

    Mercedes-Benz believes it can build a car capable of avoiding crashes, and it plans to show its vision with a new concept vehicle this year. Australian website Motoring reported Sunday Mercedes-Benz global research and development head, Ola Kalennius, thinks an uncrashable car will come sooner than...

  • 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
    No one-hit wonder: More Lexus RC F Track Editions to come

    The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition won't come and go as a one-hit wonder. The brand plans for the RC F Track Edition to stick around for a while, according to Cooper Ericksen, vice president for product planning and strategy at Lexus. Speaking at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ericksen said the brand...

  • Byton M-Byte and K-Byte

    Tesla vehicles have earned a reputation, boosted by YouTube reaction videos, for their blistering, dragstrip-worthy, straight-line acceleration. Porsche is getting into the electric performance game with even more fervor. The German luxury marque aims for the pedigree of Nürburgring times and track-ready handling with its upcoming 600-plus horsepower Taycan. The Chinese-funded startup electric-car maker Byton, however, places performance bragging rights and sport-sedan pedigree low on its list of priorities. It has other targets in mind for its upcoming M-Byte crossover, due to go on...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo spy shots
    2020 Porsche Cayenne coupe spy shots and video

    A coupe-like version of the Porsche Cayenne has been rumored for several years and prototypes testing in the wild confirm the vehicle is finally coming. Their sighting follows comments made last year by Porsche CEO Oliver Blume that the green light for production had been given. From the spy shots...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra 1500
    GMC hints at future electric pickup truck, SUV

    General Motors' premium truck and SUV brand could have an electric pickup in its future. The GMC brand's vice president, Duncan Aldred, said an electric pickup truck is something the brand is considering and GMC is looking at how to offer an electric SUV. He made the comments to CNBC in a Thursday...

  • Polestar 2 Android-based infotainment system teaser image
    Polestar 2's Android-based infotainment system teased, looks slick

    Following a round of teaser photos for the model itself, we now get a look at the Polestar 2's Android-based infotainment system. Polestar invited anyone to preview the infotainment system via a tweet on Wednesday. The tweet routes users to a smartphone application that previews what the...

  • Porsche Taycan prototype
    Porsche Taycan production doubled before it even launches

    Before it even launches, demand for the Porsche Taycan is surging. In December, the company confirmed it would build more Taycan electric sedans than it had initially planned as it experienced stronger-than-expected demand, but now we know Porsche plans to double production. The brand confirmed...

  • Lamborghini Huracan Evo
    Lamborghini boss: 2019 production capped at 8,000 to preserve exclusivity and resale values

    Lamborghini will build no more than 8,000 vehicles in 2020 to preserve its exclusivity and protect resale values. The Italian firm's CEO Stefano Domenicali told the Australian website CarAdvice in a Wednesday report that half of the 8,000 vehicles will be Urus SUVs. The other 4,000 cars will be...

  • Aston Martin Rapide E prototype from video posted by Andy Palmer

    Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer on Monday gave an update on the progress of the company's first electric car, the Rapide E. He uploaded a video to Twitter showing a prototype on the move. According to the tweet, it was the first time a prototype for the Rapide E was driven under its own power. It's certainly eerie seeing Aston Martin's svelte sedan, which normally packs a raucous V-12, moving silently on electric power alone. A moment of @astonmartin history. First Validation Prototype Aston Martin RapideE moves under its own power for the very first time with its breakthrough 800v battery...

  • Bugatti Divo
    Skipping the bandwagon: Bugatti boss says no to SUV

    After years of speculation, Bugatti head Stephan Winkelmann has delivered a final answer on the potential for a Bugatti SUV. That answer is no. In a year-in-review announcement from the French luxury and supercar brand on Wednesday, Winkelmann explicitly said there will not be an SUV from Bugatti...

  • 2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi A6 Allroad spy shots

    Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned A6 Allroad soft-roader, and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The A6 Allroad is a high-riding wagon with all-wheel drive and underbody protection, providing buyers with an alternative to the ubiquitous crossover SUV. Other Allroad...

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator
    2020 Lincoln Aviator priced to fight at $52,195

    More than a decade on since the nameplate was last in production, Lincoln's Aviator is finally back, and better than ever. The 2020 Aviator unveiled earlier this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show is a credible alternative to mid-size luxury crossover SUVs from the German brands, and thus it's...

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

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class family is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated member has just been spotted. The prototype is for the E-Class sedan but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class...

  • 2021 Audi S4 Avant facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Audi S4 Avant spy shots

    Audi's A4 just received some minor tweaks for 2019 but a more substantial update is on the way for the car's mid-cycle refresh, as evidenced by the recent sighting of prototypes. Now a new prototype has been spotted, and this one is for the sporty S4 in Avant wagon guise. While this updated S4...

  • 2019 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Tag Heuer Edition

    Exotic cars and luxury watches go together like fine wine and cheese, and two of our favorite brands are already inexorably linked via their involvement with the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team. Aston Martin is a title sponsor of the F1 team, while Tag Heuer is official timekeeper and watch partner. The Swiss firm previously enjoyed naming rights for the Renault power units the team relied on but the deal ended with Red Bull's switch to Honda power units for 2019. Now Aston Martin and Tag Heuer have come together to collaborate on a bespoke DBS Superleggera supercar. Labeled an Aston Martin...

  • 2020 Karma Revero spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Karma Revero spy shots

    After bowing out of production in 2012, the Fisker Karma extended-range electric sedan, whose design really was too good to waste, was revived for 2017 by the new company Karma, which rebadged the stylish sedan a Revero. Karma is a new EV brand from Chinese parts supplier Wanxiang. After Wanxiang...

  • 2020 Cadillac XT5 leak - Image via Autohome
    2020 Cadillac XT5 leak: Minor refresh for popular crossover

    Cadillac's XT5 is about to undergo a mid-cycle update and images of the updated version have just surfaced. They were discovered by Autohome on the website of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and reveal the updated XT5 in full. The small crossover SUV is due out later this...

  • 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition
    2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition is sold out

    Lincoln's 2019 Continental Coach Door Edition sees the brand revive the rear-opening doors found on some of its most iconic models of the 1960s. While the front doors open in normal fashion, the rear pair swing back 90 degrees, much like on a Rolls-Royce. No doubt the feature will grab...

  • 2017 Karma Revero
    Karma and Pininfarina to collaborate on EVs

    Karma, the electric car startup born out of the remains of the original Fisker, has teamed up with Italian design house and fellow EV startup Pininfarina to collaborate on future electric cars. The two firms announced Thursday that they will work together and that the first results of their...

  • Toyota builds another Century GRMN for 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Toyota's built a second Century GRMN performance flagship

    Toyota still hasn't shared what exactly its racy GR performance division did to the original Century GRMN built for company boss Akio Toyoda, but now it's gone ahead and built a second one. Toyota presented the second Century GRMN on January 11 at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, with the car decked out...

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